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14th Jan 2017, 6:00 AM
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Breaking Ground
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Newbiespud 14th Jan 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Scrapped, dumb lines:
Rainbow Dash: I thought that was, like, your character buys land and builds a house or something.
Applejack: "Character de-" Ugggggh.
Pinkie Pie: Gosh, I wish I'd thought of that one!

I feel like, knowing my audience, this is going to open up a can of worms about what exactly "character development" is. (I could probably fill up your screen with my thoughts on the subject.) I hemmed and hawed over Applejack's wording for a while, but I decided to stick with this. To help contain the worms, I'll just leave some little caveats here:

1) The context is tabletop character development, which, when you're piloting the character in question, you view a little differently than when you're observing characters in fiction.
2) "Development" tends to imply change in inner character, but I'd argue that changes in status (as a direct result of the character's actions, and the preceding pursuit of that status) inevitably do cause a character's interactions and reactions to change.
3) Rainbow Dash is still new at this.
4) This single page of a webcomic is not exactly meant to be a writing guide.

31 Comments:

Specter 14th Jan 2017, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I wonder if this 'character development' goes against being the element of loyalty for Rainbow Dash. Probably not, but it still makes for good pondering.
JennyDracos 14th Jan 2017, 8:08 AM edit