I like this thread a lot. A while back (10 years maybe) I made the same choice to be more verbose in my poses. And in my speech.
I wanted my poses and speech to be unique to my character, so much that people could reference the speech pattern when describing my character and have others recognize who they were referring to.
The greatest thing about this is that it really adds to both the immersion of the person writing and also that of the person (or people) reading.
@tutorials has a speaking and emoting tutorial which has a mirror in it that you can practice complicated poses in and see not only what you see, but what others see as well.
Also, I think if you asked on OOC-Chat or Game-Help for someone to practice with, that could totally be something another member of the community would work on with you. You could then post the log up for others to learn from!
Oh man, gender. That’s a really fun one to play around with. Thinking about how the opposite sex walks, how they hold themselves, what their motivations are— all super interesting. Sex, money, fame, infamy, stability, shelter.
Keep at it. It’s a roleplaying game. Most everything is going to be more fun and get the blood pumping in a good way, if you put yourself out there. Be willing to make mistakes.
Don’t be afraid to play to lose.
Yes. Please! If I find myself wanting to use something relevant to our time, I think about ways to rewrite it in terms of Sindome. Juicy Vee, E-Love, The Akalumpa, Sinners, Snakes, Jakes. These all make great SD pop-culture. This stuff is built into TV commercials and SIC Ads, and the random sic’s you see sometimes.
Hell, help build the SD pop culture legend of your character or other characters by telling bad ass stories of their heroics. You guys are playing the bad ass urban legends of tomorrow. The Red-Ikes and the Seven Ecks’. Every day, moment to moment, all of your legends are growing. Help each other out with that.
You’ve got the right attitude my friend. That’s a hell of a mission statement right there.
Hell of a goal. I can’t wait to see how it plays out. You’ll need to be conniving and brutal and loving and kind intermittently.
A good rule of thumb if you have a lot of gear if to be always trying to sell it. Either to shops or to players. Put up a list on the grid or a SIC ad. Start a fixing business or find someone with one and make a business arrangement with them. Start building your empire.
Creating things, role playing, plotting, planning. This is what makes Sindome great.