Help me please! It's my first story and I need help!


#1

If anyone can help me that would be great. I am doing a Limelight story and i am on the first chapter. I would like to let the readers choose their look (as a girl). But when I click on the Avatar- Limelight- Female it says that almost every label does not exist. Please help me!


#2

You have to create a label, and the same “goto”.

label hello
BECKY (talk_agree_happy)
Hello!
choice
“Hello, Becky!” {
GEORGE (talk_agree_happy)
Hello, Becky!
} “Goodbye, Becky.” {
GEORGE (talk_neutral)
Goodbye, Becky.
@pause for a beat and BECKY is idle
GEORGE (think_rubchin)
(Oh wait…)
goto hello
}
The goto takes you to the label, and you need both a label and a goto in your current episode. So what I am trying to say is that there may not be a label/correct label in the story, it may be misspelled.

Also, do you mind sending a picture of the problem?


#3

My picture is taking forever to load but basically there is a waring sign next to almost every line for creating a character. For example “The label 'bodyColor’does not exist” and “The label mouth does not exist” and “You cannot have a label inside if/then statements or {}.”


#4

The the goto ‘bodyColor’ and ‘mouth’ both exist, but a label does not exist for them, you need to create a label for every goto created. and inside of a “choice” option, you can’t have an if/elif/else inside, because they would clash due to the “{” and “}” involved with both. In order to have an if/elif/else, you would need to put them inside of a label choice. ex:

DEBRA (talk_neutral)
What should I have for dinner?
choice
“Chicken” {
gain chicken
} “Steak” {
gain steak
} “Salad” {
gain salad
}
if (chicken) {
DEBRA (talk_agree_happy)
This steak is so good!
} elif (steak) {
DEBRA (talk_agree_happy)
This steak is so good!
} else {
DEBRA (talk_agree_happy)
This salad is so good!
}
DEBRA (talk_neutral)
Dinner was good today.

The point of this example is that if/elifs/elses can’t be put into “choice” sections.

Having a label in a story helps to direct a story to a certain point and skip over certain points that the character is not suppose to go to. In order to have both a “choice” and an “if/elif/else” involved, you would need to use “goto” in the “choice” section, and create a “label” to direct the character to the “if/elif/else” part of the story.


#5

How do I create a label for them?


#6

You simply put

label (nameofgoto)
dialouge


#7

I can send you an example involving all of this for a clothing option from my story if you would like to get a better understanding?


#8

Yes please. I have looked up scripts for limelight creating a character but it’s all outdated. I just would like for readers to get to customize the characters. Anything would be helpful.


#9
    HAILEY (yawn_bored)
(Ugh... Kaitlyn wants me to go to that orientation today...)

label ootd
HAILEY (idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
(Let me see what I can find…)
choice (ootd)
“Cozy and cool” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
I’m feeling a little cold this morning…
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.998 378 182 in 3 and HAILEY does it while walk_neutral
@HAILEY changes into hailey9
@pause for a beat
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.988 187 182 in 3
@HAILEY faces right
goto ootd1
} “Casual” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
Nothing wrong with going casual for a day… or week.
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.998 378 182 in 3 and HAILEY does it while walk_neutral
@HAILEY changes into hailey8
@pause for a beat
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.988 187 182 in 3
@HAILEY faces right
goto ootd2
} “Tomboy” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
I think I have the perfect outfit.
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.998 378 182 in 3 and HAILEY does it while walk_neutral
@HAILEY changes into hailey7
@pause for a beat
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.988 187 182 in 3
@HAILEY faces right
goto ootd3
} “Summer cutie” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
I may dress up a little today…
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.998 378 182 in 3 and HAILEY does it while walk_neutral
@HAILEY changes into hailey6
@pause for a beat
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.988 187 182 in 3
@HAILEY faces right
goto ootd4
} “Comfy” {
HAILEY (talk_neutral)
Maybe I’ll be “underdressed” girl today.
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.998 378 182 in 3 and HAILEY does it while walk_neutral
@HAILEY changes into hailey5
@pause for a beat
@HAILEY walks to spot 0.988 187 182 in 3
@HAILEY faces right
goto ootd5
}
label ootd1
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Is this sweater too much?
choice (clothing1)
“Heck no it’s not!” {
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Nah.
gain sweater
goto done1
} “Heck yes it is!” {
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
Yeah, I should change.
goto ootd
}
label ootd2
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
I don’t know… is this too dark?
choice (clothing2)
“The shoes are white! WEAR IT!” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
Nah, it’s fine.
gain cas
goto done1
} “There’s no such thing as an outfit that’s too dark. Wear it!” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
“Too dark”. What was I thinking?
gain cas
goto done1
} “Yeah, it is.” {
HAILEY (talk_neutral)
Yeah, I think it is.
goto ootd
}
label ootd3
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Should I wear this? I don’t know how Rose will feel about this crop top.
choice (clothing3)
“Yes!” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
Whatever, if she gets mad I’ll just zip up my sweater.
gain croptop
goto done1
} “No!” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Yeah, not really feeling this outfit.
goto ootd
}
label ootd4
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Is this too much? I mean, it |italic, color:black| is |reset| just an orientation.
choice (clothing4)
“It’s not too much!” {
HAILEY (talk_pointup_happy)
The best thing to do is make a good first impression!
HAILEY (talk_flirt_coy)
Plus I look cute.
gain cas
goto done1
} “It is too much!” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
Yeah… maybe I’ll just try those other outfits.
goto ootd
}
label ootd5
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Is this |italic, color:black| too |reset| relaxed?
choice (clothing5)
“No!” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
What am I saying? There’s no such thing as an outfit that’s “too relaxed”.
gain cas
goto done1
} “Yes!” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
Uh… Yeah, this isn’t going to work. I feel lazy.
goto ootd
}
label done1
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Okay, I better go and get breakfast.

It’s not exactly the same as creating a character because this is working with outfits. I have another example involving hair and makeup that I could also send


#10

label hairtime
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Okay, hair up or down?
choice (hairhair)
“Up!” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
I don’t usually put my hair up, lets see how that looks.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes hair into Short High Ponytail
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto hairchoice
} “Down!” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_concerned)
Yeah, maybe I’ll just keep it down.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes hair into Straight Medium
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto otherhairchoice
}
label hairchoice
HAILEY (talk_primp_neutral)
Should I keep my hair up?
choice (ndjssm)
" Yes." {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
Yeah, it looks really nice… and I don’t usually put my hair up.
goto finito
} “No.” {
HAILEY (talk_sheepish_rubneck)
Yeah… now I know why I don’t put my hair up a lot.
goto hairtime
}
label otherhairchoice
HAILEY (talk_primp_neutral)
Should I keep my hair down?
choice (ndisnsk)
“Yes.” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
Yeah, I look good.
goto finito
} “No.” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Yeah, lets try that other look.
goto hairtime
}
label finito
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Okay, so now it’s time for makeup.
label makeuptime
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
What style am I looking for?
choice (dnsi)
“Glossy styles.” {
HAILEY (talk_flirt_coy)
Glossy and sossy.
@HAILEY is sigh_disappointed
@pause for a beat
HAILEY (talk_exhausted)
I hate myself.
goto glossystyles
} “Matte styles.” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
Nothing wrong with sticking to my usual style.
goto mattestyles
} “Keep it natural.” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
Maybe I should stay naked.
goto naturalstyle
}
label glossystyles
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Which colour should I try on first?
choice (glossytime)
“Glossy red.” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
How about my usual colour… but glossy?
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Red Gloss
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto glossychoice
} “Dark glossy red.” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
How about a darker red?
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Red Deep Gloss
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto glossychoice
} “Glossy pink.” {
HAILEY (talk_apathetic)
Pink… it’s something new.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Pink Warm Gloss
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto glossychoice
} “Glossy black.” {
HAILEY (talk_neutral)
I don’t think I’ve ever used that black lipgloss before…
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Black Gloss
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto glossychoice
} “Kaitlyn’s usual colour.” {
HAILEY (talk_sheepish_rubneck)
Here’s to hoping Kaitlyn wont kill me for using her lipgloss.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Peach Gloss
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto glossychoice
} “Go back to the styles.” {
goto makeuptime
}
label mattestyles
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Which colour should I try on first?
choice (ndisj)
“Hailey’s usual colour.” {
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
I missed my red lipstick today.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Red Matte
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto mattechoice
} “Dark red matte.” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
How about a darker red?
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Red Deep Matte
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto mattechoice
} “Matte pink.” {
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Maybe I’ll try a matte pink? I know Hailey has that colour.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Pink Warm Matte
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto mattechoice
} “Matte black.” {
HAILEY (talk_flirt_charming)
How about black? Like that mysterious guys leather jacket…
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Black Matte
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto mattechoice
} “Matte peach.” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
Peach looks good… right?
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Peach Matte
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto mattechoice
} “Go back to the styles.” {
goto makeuptime
}
label glossychoice
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
Should I stick with this glossy colour?
choice (dmskon)
“Yes!” {
HAILEY (talk_exclaim_yes_happy)
Yes I should!
goto imdonenow
} “No!” {
HAILEY (talk_exclaim_no_worried)
No I shouldn’t!
goto glossystyles
}
label mattechoice
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
How about this matte colour?
choice (ndsijon)
“Stick with it!” {
HAILEY (talk_primp_neutral)
Yeah… this really works for me.
goto imdonenow
} “Stick it in the garbage!” {
HAILEY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
I don’t think this is really working for me.
goto mattestyles
}
label naturalstyle
HAILEY (talk_think_neutral)
So… should I keep it natural?
choice (bfjdisal)
“Yes!” {
HAILEY (talk_agree_happy)
Yeah, I look good.
@transition fade out white in 1
@HAILEY changes mouthColor into Beige Rose
@transition fade in white in 1
@HAILEY is primp_neutral
goto imdonenow
} “No!” {
HAILEY (talk_shrug_neutral)
Maybe I should try those other styles again.
goto makeuptime
}
label imdonenow
HAILEY (talk_excited_happy)
I’m so excited!

It’s a bit more advanced, but once you practice it gets easier:)


#11

I’m so sorry to be a bother but I am still confused. I don’t understand what goto’s and labels in episode are and how to use them. And the warnings don’t really help me at all. Do you have or know anyone that has something I can copy into my script for letting readers customize how they look. I just don’t understand. Thank you for helping.


#12

If I’m just confusing you and not making sense, you can copy and paste it on here and I can edit what’s wrong and send it back


#13

Oh! Thank you so much! I’ll paste it in a second


#14

Possibly after I edit it and you can go through the choice yourself it will make more sense.

Happy to help!:slight_smile:


#15

I can’t send it there is a pop-up saying something like Sorry new users can only mention a certain amount of people


#16

That’s odd. Maybe you can send it in sections?


#17

Ok. I’ll try it.


#18

I would try doing it myself and sending it to you but I don’t know how to get all of the options to create your own character.


#19

I can’t send it in sections either, I think there is to many @ signs

@Jules_Episode


#20

Maybe I can fill them in and you can tell me what the names are suppose to be?