thread: 2006-01-24 : Still More Character Ownership

On 2006-01-25, Tris wrote:

Help me out here.

I’m holding “Character” in one hand, and “Player” in the other.

What gets me about random character death, I think, is the disparity between the investment I have in that character (even if I have explicitly NO ownership, beyond the group share) and the fate of that character w.r.t the story.

“It’s okay that Dave the super-wombat will be mostly helping to highlight the issues that Sally the sheep of doom is working through this episode” is so totally something I think rocks.

“It’s okay that Dave the super-wombat died in that episode, in an arbitrary and pointless way, because he wasn’t a protagonist at that time” is so totally something I feel sick about.


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