Okay I have a question… As a episode writer do you consider yourself a coder? And why?
I ask this because techs who code computers n stuff seem like their codes are a lot more complicated than episode, not that episode coding is super easy but I as an epi writer would not understand tech coding. Which brings me to the question above.
Also, in public (outside episode community) do u tell people that u are a coder? Or do u be more specific n say u are a episode writer?
I am good at episode directing but I never thought about calling myself a coder.
But I would nou use word coder for anybody doing episode. It might be because that English is not my native langueage but I more think about the script as about directing.
If I try to describe it to somebody who is not famuliar with episode I usually say that I am writing a story in an app and that it looks like animated comix and that I do both writing and directing
And if you meant it just in the episode language than I would say I am both. I have the idea for both the dialogues and the visual part of them. When I set scene and see thecharactersit often also new ideas how to make the scene. So the directing is helping me to write .
But If I would have to choice only one thay I would say writer.Because I know for sure that making just the coding but not being involved in the story development I would not like, but I can imagine that if I would be bad at coding to have cowriter who would do the directing based on my ideas.
I would consider myself a coder for episode, but not a professional coder at all. I have no idea how to do it, and actual coders probably work with a lotttt of overwhelmingly complicated stuff. Episode isn’t even that hard. Once you get the hang of it and remember what to do, it’s easy (just a lot to write)
Thanks… I guess it’s all based on preference. Personal I would love to consider myself a coder. But I know professionally wise I wouldn’t have any clue on what to do. Therefore should I consider myself an episode coder instead of a coder in general.
When someone asks me what I do in my free time I say that I code just because of people’s reactions to saying I write. That being said I don’t consider myself a coder by any means. I just say it to people I won’t talk to again just to skip the questions of ‘What do you write?’ ‘Why write when you can do _____’ and others.
I work as a programmer in real life. And I would say this: if you want to say you are a coder then you absolutely are justified to! Episode stories are written with Donacode — which is a scripting language solely for directing. The logical/conditional elements of Donacode, including if/else and gains and character points are in “professional” programming languages. So you don’t need to humble yourself, you can say you code in your past time, and a professional coder won’t bat an eye after looking at your script. They may find what you’re working on really cool and interesting. Just my two cents.
I feel like I’m a coder because in terms of actual writing, I wouldn’t be able to write a novel as well as I can write an episode story. And after @dukii_x’s comment, I guess I am justified to say so. Hahaha. If people ask me irl, I say I’m coding because usually that stops them from asking what I’m coding and instead they just ask what coding is. If I say I’m writing, they’ll ask what about and that’s a harder thing for me to explain
Wow… I never thought of it that way, I always thought/felt like I had to pick one over the other. And if I chose to be a coder than I needed to know profession tech coding too. Which I don’t and not interested in knowing… so I’m basically over thinking and creating this big hassle on what I want to consider myself.
For me writing is waaaaaaay easier than coding lmao. I have became an advanced coder (not super advanced) And I think I equally like them both even though coding is more effort but I enjoy writing because not only is it easy but I can put express the storyline better.
I started out as a writer, and I wouldn’t say I’m a coder, because the only reason why I started coding is because of Episode. Coding is fun after you get the hang of it (but it still gets frustrating), but I prefer writing the scenes, writing long narrations (which I try to avoid, because Episode is about showing, not telling), and planning out the characters’ personalities, etc.
Luckily I’m both because I study programming as well haha episode is pretty much the perfect platform for ppl like me. When you think about it the ‘language’ in episode is kinda similar to assembly ( but only with the ‘label’ thing there are labels in other languages but we just don’t use them a lot) and to python with the if and elif.