JemU776's Help Thread

In case anybody wants to write their Instagram in their bio (like I did) without showing the actual link.

It would look like this:


So, first you’d write the word Instagram and italicize it if you want.

Example= Instagram:

Then you’d write your IG (Instagram) account next to it.

Example= @jem776x

Next, you’d put [ ] around the Instagram account that you wrote, so it looks like this:
Example= [@jem776x]

Then next to your Instagram, you’d write your Instagram link.


After that you would put () around your link, so it looks like this:

Example= (

You’d put that all together, to make it appear like this:

Instagram: @jem776x

Looks cool, right? :grin:

Can also be applied to stories, too.

The Ice Skating Dream


As well as other websites ^^

Submit a ticket here

P.S if you’re unsure about how to do this and you see someone do it, you can always quote their post and see how they wrote it (you don’t need to post anything, just quote them and see how they wrote it, copy it and replace the link with yours as well as change the word highlighted in blue that can be clicked to the one you want)


Read this on the ink style: PETITION: More Ink!


A very helpful guide:



Customizing your character

Using The Avatar Creator Feature:

Using Reader’s Existing Avatar:

Multiple CC templates can be found here:

Limited CC templates can be found here:

These are the different ways to customize a character. Have fun and remember to give credit to @ Dara.Amarie in regards to the multiple & limited CC templates; she works so hard on them :wink: :black_heart:

Also, a guide to typed in choices as well as naming your character (which is of course a typed in choice lol):

Twin and Family Member CC template by the awesome @ Dara.Amarie :

Check out this template by @ Dara.Amarie :

& this one:

Ok, this is all for now lol… :sweat_smile: :facepunch:


Complex Branching Guide from Episode:

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Amazing guide on using & or @ (which are different):

Another amazing guide by @ Dara.Amarie on script symbols: Script Symbols/Commands and What They're Used For


I’m going to bookmark this! :heart_eyes::wink:

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So, as soon as you start making progress on your story (by the time you reach the third Episode), Episode Interactive sends you this e-mail:

"Hello Creator,

It looks like you are making great progress on your story, STORY NAME! Before they publish for the first time many creators have questions about what kinds of content stories can have. You are here to help! You can find our Guidelines here. Stories that meet Episode’s content guidelines are eligible for featuring and more!

The most common things authors put in their stories that aren’t allowed are:

  • Stories that are reproductions, tributes or fan fictions of other books, movies or tv shows.
  • Adding real life celebrities as characters.
  • Depictions of sex acts or sexually explicit content.
  • Slurs or words you would not say in school.

If you have more questions about what can be in your story, our Support Team is here to help! Send us a message here.


The Episode Team"

P.S What your story can and cannot include:

Also, remember that you can always submit a ticket here if you’re experiencing issues or for other Episode related reasons:

And to find your support ID:

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Episode Terms of Service can be read here:

Episode Privacy Policy can be read here:

If you’re looking for a job at Episode Interactive you can search for them here:

(Note, jobs can have different requirements, and there might not even be one available at the moment)

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The Episode Content Guidelines can be found here:

It gives you a list and you can go through them : )

Content Guidelines:

Censor Bar Use, Nudity, and Sexual Content:

References to Drugs & Alcohol:

Suicide & Self-Harm:

Hate Speech:


Songs, Brands, Celebrities and Children:

And yep, that’s it for now, but if new rules are added in, or they change, or something else happens, I’ll be sure to keep you informed ^^


Thanks Jem! I literally just read through all of them and I found the one about alcohol particularly helpful.


Hi! When using backgrounds with built in overlays, how to you set the layer of the overlay? I’m using the INT. CAFE OL - DAY and I want one person to be behind the counter and another one in front of the counter, but I can’t seem to figure out how to move the layer of the overlay :frowning:

@overlay overlayname moves to layer _

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Hmmm yes thank you, but in this case what is the overlay name? Is “OL” the overlay name?

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Agh, I actually have no idea it works with OL. @JemU776?

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Thanks for the tag! :heart:

@puma I’ll PM you :wink:

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How to have all three episode styles in one story (ink, classic, limelight):

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Tip: when you’re naming a background you got from someone else because they’re allowing you to use it, include the person’s credit name in the background when you’re uploading it & giving it a name so you don’t forget who made it and don’t need to spend hours trying to search for the source.


Check out: Discourse Text Formatting How-to!

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First of all, I want to apologize to the person whom I offended very deeply by posting this on their thread so I’ve decided to post it on my own thread. It’s pretty much what other posts on spot directing say but I wanted to make it as simple & detailed as possible. This one is dedicated to you @softangel :innocent:

Anyways, here ya go:

Spot directing:

@CHAR spot S X Y


@ANGIE spot 1.280 200 0

Walking using spot directing:

@CHAR walks to spot S X Y


@ANGIE walks to spot 1.280 400 0

The S is the height of the character (so 1.280 is how tall Angie is), the X is left to right (she walks from left to right or right to left) and Y is her going up and down (so you can make her walk from the top of the background to the bottom of the background or from the bottom of the background to the top in combination with making her walk from left to right or vice versa (the X-value) while also changing her height (S), so S would be smaller if you want your character to be smaller and S would be bigger if you want your character to be bigger OR you can place her at the top of the background, or at the bottom, or in the middle, or at any other value on the Y-axis in your story when you test out the whole thing on the web previewer)

Think of X as the horizontal axis (a horizontal line goes straight from left to right) And think of Y as the vertical axis (this line goes from top to bottom) Look at this:


Again, the horizontal line is X and the vertical line is Y

If you took Math (of course, you probably did, even though Math is boring it’s pretty easy :rofl: ) think of it like a grid.

On the x-axis (horizontal line) numbers are higher on the right side and lower on the left side. So if X was 120 and you want to make her walk from left to right, the numbers would increase. So X might change to 200 or whatever value that’s higher than 120. However, if you wanted her to go from right to left, x would decrease. If you have her at 120, it would be a lower number than 120. And looking at the value Y, it’s a straight line where negative numbers are at the bottom of the line however the numbers start increasing along the line, with very positive numbers at the top of the line.


So, to sum it up, if you want to change the height of the character, you’d change the S value in S X Y
If you want to make them walk from left to right or right to left in a straight line, you’d change the X value.
If you want them to go from top to bottom or bottom the top, you’d change the Y value.
You can change all three, or two, depending on where you wanna make your character walk.
And of course, you’d replace S X Y with actual numerical values.

Also, note, you’d need to test out the spot values for your character on the web previewer, don’t take the actual values from the grid lol, they were just used as an example!

Anyways, I hope this helped and that I didn’t make it more confusing.

XOXO :wink:

Sorry for how crooked the lines look :sweat_smile:
But I hope this somewhat helps you @softangel : )
Anyways, good luck! :black_heart: