Hello, so I noticed Episode is marketed as “Choose your own story” but there’s barely any stories that allow us to play as ourselves. I like CC, so I customize and play as myself, but not every reader gets that chance, especially male readers.
I’m making a story, it was going to be CC anyway, so I decided to add an option to play as a male or a female, with a sexuality choice of course.
I know there are people who don’t like CC, but I write stories I’d want to read, so I don’t want anyone to feel excluded.
Would you customize/play as yourself? If no, please let me know if I can add something that’s missing.
nah I sometimes don’t wanna CC why? because the author gets limited to do things such as discribing my personal features. I do like a sexuality choice
I haven’t thought of that, I can’t exactly narrate so I wouldn’t describe MC’s features.
Technically there isn’t any scenes like that, but I’ll consider this, thank you for the help!
Umm…for certain stories sure, but usually not. Like, for stories that include sex though
(Because that’s weird, creepy, and gross. To me)
The story is action and comedy, I’m not planning on including scenes like that, just mention a few times that MC and love interest dated, nothing more.
Thank you for the help!
Then probably yeah. But then again, I just make up an ideally beautiful person and rarely use myself or best friend.
I’d say most stories are made for a sort of self-insert already.
I feel like more people complain about not having the option to customize then to actually have it. I don’t see why people would complain about having the option to customize… I mean you don’t have to. personally, I don’t play as myself. I like to explore the character that the author has created and see their personality. I really only play/customize myself if its an episode featured story, why I honestly don’t know lmao.
That’s not what I meant, some people don’t play as themselves because they can’t. You can’t be a male in most stories, so people prefer not to play as themselves. I want to change this and that is what I’m saying.
Goodness no, I’m too old to be an MC in most of the stories I read. I play as characters from my own stories, as they’re mostly young enough to work.
Okay, thank you for your thoughts.
I never thought I would play as myself but
now I’m reading a story in which the MC is customized through the reader’s avatar. I usually don’t really customize, so I kept everything and named her Annie. First it was a bit strange to me but fortunately the MC turned out to be a badass so now I see why some readers would choose this option: it’s actually pretty fun to play and think: “Haha, I’m awesome!”
Oh, I’m definitely doing that.
I see why people wouldn’t want to play as themselves though, I wouldn’t want somebody who’s named after me and looks like me doing things I would never do, I will increase the choices, thank you Annie!
Well, I would… But it depends on how I feel about the story heading in. Sometimes, I get a good feeling about it so I play as “Amber”, but I’ve had too many “Amber’s” that have made idiot moves and had love interests I don’t like, so now I’m cautious about what story I insert myself into
ohh okay sorry, I must of skipped over that part for I was mostly responding to this part
I get uncomfortable watching my mc (that looks like me and has my name) get pregnant and/or do things that make me feel weird watching them do, especially in stories that use many cliches. Usually, I use an alternate mc.
I never play as myself. I’ve been playing RPG’s since the days of Baldur’s Gate and tabletop D&D too and I never, ever play as myself. It’s just way to cringy and immersion breaking for me. For me, it’s like watching Scott’s Tots again. I just can’t.
I get why people like it, but it’s not for me. So that’s how I approach Episode too. I step into the role of a character, I do not insert myself and it allows me to explore a lot of different characters. For my stories, I’ve allowed CC for the MC but not naming her to make sure the readers know that this character isn’t really “you”.
I do story insert myself whenever I can. Then when the MC acts like an idiot, I get frustrated and abandon the story. Figures
I’m cautious when it comes to adding myself as an MC, mainly due to the fact that the MC’s tend to act odd and irrationally in the stories and the choices they take aren’t what I would of done - so it doesn’t feel like me in that story (if that makes sense?). But now and then, when I feel like it and I think the MC sounds like meish, I’ll add myself in for a laugh.