Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

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Hello, I am back.

As you can see, I have a gain from a previous episode leading in. However, something strange is happening. if the reader (and me?) while reading the story has the ‘magic’ fire, freezes right at the end of the coding. Whereas, ‘else’ has no such pause. I’ve been informed that if they exit the story and come back, it’s fixed. Do you know what is causing this?


    SUZY SUE (talk_flirt_charming)
I was quite the bad girl.

if (magic_FIRE){

    MCM (blush_shy)
(Azura. . . she's probably going away for the break.)

&cut to zone 1
@AZURA is laugh_crackup AND SUZY SUE faces left
@pan to zone 3
@SUZY SUE is sigh_disappointed
&SUZY SUE faces right

    SUZY SUE (talk_neutral_loop)
You know that girl is bad news right?

    MCM (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
Which one? Not my Azura!

    SUZY SUE (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
[MCM], don't get angry.
That girl is bad news, and you should stay away from her.

    MCM (talk_angry)
How can you say that, you don't even know her?

@SUZY SUE is eyeroll_subtle

    SUZY SUE (talk_deny_neutral)
Whatever.
Don't come crying to me when she turns on you.

&SUZY SUE exits right
@MCM is think_rubchin
@follow MCM to screen right in zone 1

    MCM (talk_greet_neutral)
Hi.

    MELISSA (talk_repulsed)
Hi?

    AZURA (talk_smile_happy_loop)
Hey love.

    MELISSA (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
We have to go Azura, or we will miss the train.

&MELISSA exits left

    AZURA (talk_flirt_charming)
I'll call you later.

} else {

    SUZY SUE (talk_smile_happy_loop)
See that girl, the red head behind us?

&cut to zone 1
@pause for a beat
&cut to zone 3

    MCM (talk_neutral_loop)
Yes.

    SUZY SUE (talk_pointup_pretentious)
She's bad news.
I'm not just saying that because she is a red head.
She's evil.
She's strange.

&SUZY SUE exits left
@MCM is think_rubchin
@follow MCM to screen right in zone 1

    MCM (talk_greet_neutral)
Hi.

    MELISSA (talk_repulsed)
Hi?

    AZURA (talk_smile_happy_loop)
Hello.

    MELISSA (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
We have to go Azura, or we will miss the train.

}

@AZURA exits left AND MELISSA exits left
@MCM is think_rubchin
&MCM exits left
@transition fade out 1


Is there a way to write episode interactive on mobile not on the app?

How do I let my readers choose different hairstyles? Like, as choices?

Change “CHARACTER” to your own character’s name:
-Highlight CHARACTER
-Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard (Cmmd + F for Macs)
-Click on “All” on the bar that will pop up
-Type in your character’s name in all caps

label INK_hair

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Short Hair"{
goto INK_hairShort1
}"Mid-length Hair"{
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Long Hair"{
goto INK_hairLong1
}"Curled Hair"{
goto INK_hairCurled1
}"Tied-Up Hair"{
goto INK_hairUp1
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairShort1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Buzzed Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Buzzed Hair
goto INK_hairShort1
}"Classy Pixie" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Classy Pixie
goto INK_hairShort1
}"Messy Pixie" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Messy Pixie
goto INK_hairShort1
}"Pixie" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Pixie
goto INK_hairShort1
}"Unstyled Faux Hawk" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Unstyled Faux Hawk
goto INK_hairShort1
}<GREEN>"Next Page"{
goto INK_hairShort12
}<GREEN>"Change Length"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairShort12

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Slicked Back" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Slicked Back Hair
goto INK_hairShort12
}"Twist Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Twist Hair
goto INK_hairShort12
}"Long Faux Hawk" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Faux Hawk
goto INK_hairShort12
}"Cornrow Faux Hawk" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Cornrow Faux Hawk
goto INK_hairShort12
}"Shaved Sides" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Shaved Sides
goto INK_hairShort12
}<GREEN>"Previous Page"{
goto INK_hairShort1
}<GREEN>"Change Length"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairMedium1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Bed head" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Shaggy Long Hair
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Classic Bob" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Classic Bob
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Dreadlocks" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Dreadlocks
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Straight Bob" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Straight Bob
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Suburban Bubble" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Suburban Bubble
goto INK_hairMedium1
}"Natural Curls" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Natural Curls
goto INK_hairMedium1
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairLong1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Layered Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Layered Hair
goto INK_hairLong1
}"Long Feathered" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Feathered
goto INK_hairLong1
}"Jules Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Jules Hair
goto INK_hairLong1
}"Long Straight Bangs" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Straight Hair
goto INK_hairLong1
}"Straight" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Straight
goto INK_hairLong1
}<GREEN>"Next Page"{
goto INK_hairLong12
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairLong12

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Scene Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Scene Hair
goto INK_hairLong12
}"Styled Corn Rows" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Styled Corn Rows
goto INK_hairLong12
}"Side Head Scarf" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Side Head Scarf
goto INK_hairLong12
}"Long Braids" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Braids
goto INK_hairLong12
}"Box Braids"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Black and Red Box Braid Updo
goto INK_hairLong12
}<GREEN>"Previous Page"{
goto INK_hairLong1
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairCurled1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Beach Wave" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Beach Wave Hair
goto INK_hairCurled1
}"Diva Curls" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Diva Curls
goto INK_hairCurled1
}"Long Curly Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Long Curly Hair
goto INK_hairCurled1
}"Rebel Half Shaved" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Rebel Half Shaved Hairstyle
goto INK_hairCurled1
}"Short Curly Hair" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Short Curly Hair
goto INK_hairCurled1
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairUp1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Casual Braided Pigtails" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Casual Braided Pigtails
goto INK_hairUp1
}"High Ponytail" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into High Ponytail
goto INK_hairUp1
}"Fishtail Braid" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Fishtail Braid
goto INK_hairUp1
}"Messy Back Bun" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Messy Back Bun
goto INK_hairUp1
}"Double Bun" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Double Bun Updo
goto INK_hairUp1
}"Braided Crown" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Braid Crown Updo
goto INK_hairUp1
}<GREEN>"Next Page"{
goto INK_hairUp12
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairUp12

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hairstyle.

choice
"Punk Ponytail" {
@CHARACTER changes hair into Urban Punk Ponytail
goto INK_hairUp12
}"Dancer Bun"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Dancer Bun
goto INK_hairUp12
}"Pulled Back"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Monday Morning Updo
goto INK_hairUp12
}"Cornrow Bun"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Cornrow Bun
goto INK_hairUp12
}"Ponytail Locks"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Ponytail Locks
goto INK_hairUp12
}"Short Tied Up"{
@CHARACTER changes hair into Short Tiedup Hair
goto INK_hairUp12
}<GREEN>"Previous Page"{
goto INK_hairUp1
}<GREEN>"Change Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Change Color"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_haircolor1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hair color.

choice
"Dark"{
goto INK_hairDark1
}"Light" {
goto INK_hairLight1
}"Dye"{
goto INK_hairDye1
}<GREEN> "Back to Styles" {
goto INK_hair
}

label INK_hairDark1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hair color.

choice
"Black" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Black
goto INK_hairDark1
}"Chestnut Brown"{
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Chestnut
goto INK_hairDark1
}"Cayenne"{
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Cayenne
goto INK_hairDark1
}"Auburn" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Auburn
goto INK_hairDark1
}<GREEN>"Different Colors"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Back To Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairLight1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hair color.

choice
"Blond" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Blond
goto INK_hairLight1
}"Fawn" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Fawn
goto INK_hairLight1
}"Platinum Blond" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Platinum Blond
goto INK_hairLight1
}"Strawberry Blond" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Strawberry Blond
goto INK_hairLight1
}<GREEN>"Different Colors"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Back To Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairDye1

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hair color.

choice
"Bright Blue" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Blasting Blue
goto INK_hairDye1
}"Green" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Grievance Green
goto INK_hairDye1
}"Hot Pink" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Pop Pink
goto INK_hairDye1
}"Purple" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Punky Purple
goto INK_hairDye1
}<GREEN>"Next Page"{
goto INK_hairDye12
}<GREEN>"Different Colors"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Back To Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hairDye12

        NARRATOR
    Choose your hair color.

choice
"Charcoal" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Charcoal
goto INK_hairDye12
}"Light Blue" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Blue Light
goto INK_hairDye12
}"Mint" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Mint
goto INK_hairDye12
}"Passion Fruit" {
@CHARACTER changes hairColor into Passion Fruit
goto INK_hairDye12
}<GREEN>"Previous Page"{
goto INK_hairDye1
}<GREEN>"Different Colors"{
goto INK_haircolor1
}<GREEN>"Back To Styles"{
goto INK_hair
}<GREEN>"Done"{
goto INK_hair_end
}

label INK_hair_end

        NARRATOR
    Is this the look you're going for?
choice
"Yes, love it!" {
goto story_continue
} "No, let me try something else" {
goto INK_hair
}

label story_continue
#story here
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You mean use the portal on a mobile device?

This could be because you and your readers are tapping the “I’ll call you later” dialogue too fast before MELISSA can completely exit the scene. Try changing the & to a @ so that MELISSA can exit first, then AZURA can say her dialogue; or have AZURA say her dialogue first, then MELISSA will exit.

Yes

You can. Just go to the same website (episodeinteractive.com) but it would be harder to work around with. And I don’t think you can use the web previewer, outfit previewer, or character previewer on mobil devices.

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Thank you,

But I actually had MELISSA exit twice - thus caused the glitch — woops!

Thank you!

Hey!! I am having trouble remembering a choice or formatting it so basically I am trying to make a scene where if the mc chooses to pick up the phone, something good happens and if she doesnt then something else happens. So, I created that choice already and put my gain the two choices. However when I do the if (chose_answerphone){ and try to do the rest of the scene it gives an error saying “the script line does not have a matching” can you help me format it correctly please?

It means you don’t have a matching bracket, or there is an error inside the brackets. Can you post your script please?

@RINA exits left in 5 AND RINA does it while walk_sad

gain chose_answerphone

}
“Don’t answer phone”{
@RINA is idle_angry_arms_crossed
@RINA is hangup_phone_angry
@speechbubble is 106 298 to 87% with tail_top_right
RINA
(I am not answering the damn phone.)
@RINA is idle_rear
RINA
(I need to stay here.)
(Just a little while longer.)
@transition fade out 2.6
readerMessage 30 minutes later
@speechbubble is 175 254 to 87%
NARRATOR
phone ringing
@RINA is disappointed
@speechbubble is 106 298 to 87% with tail_top_right
RINA (talk_phone_angry_loop)
Hello.
@RINA is listen_phone_angry_loop
@speechbubble is 209 294 to 87% with tail_top_left
JAY
Did you forget you have training today?

@speechbubble is 106 298 to 87% with tail_top_right
RINA (talk_phone_sad_loop)
(Shit.)
I’m sorry, Jay.
@RINA is listen_phone_eyeroll
RINA
(Lol, no tf I’m not.)
RINA (talk_phone_angry_loop)
My training doesn’t start till 3.
So why do I have to -
@speechbubble is 209 294 to 87% with tail_top_left
@RINA is listen_phone_angry_loop
JAY
I rescheduled it earlier. I have something to take care of.
I need you at the restaurant in 10 minutes.
@RINA is deepbreath
@speechbubble is 106 298 to 87% with tail_top_right
RINA
(Only a little while longer, Rina.)
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@RINA is listen_phone_eyeroll
RINA (talk_phone_angry_loop)
Fine. I’ll be there soon.
@RINA walks to spot 0.740 -26 204 in 4 AND RINA does it while walk_sad

gain chose_dontanswer

}

@transition fade out 4
INT. LA SUSHI RESTAURANT - NIGHT
if (chose_answerphone){

Are you getting the error for the choice or the if/elif/else code?

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Do you have a leg overlay

The if else coding

I don’t, but try asking around in Resources.

Can you show me just that code then?

sure!
@transition fade out 4
INT. LA SUSHI RESTAURANT - NIGHT
if (chose_answerphone){

@ROSS enters from left to screen center AND ROSS is think
@RINA enters from right to screen right
rest of dialogue

if (chose_dontanswer){

rest of dialogue

Sorry if i cant be more thorough, I cant really use alot of details because it wont open up my previewer because of the matching error