Character Sheet Reasons

In SWAG 77 we use character sheets for all our N-canon characters.  The character sheets we have used vary from the Star Wars The Old Republic Long Form to an abbreviated short form.

What we found is, both of the SWTOR forms lacked a good backstory necessary for character development and performing the character on social media without attack.

Having a good backstory takes time, and the audience does not want to see your personal history as a backstory for your character. It appears as if you are living your life through your fictional character, rather than trying to really tell a story and having your character’s voice. It lacks plot and depth and your character is trivialized in the story.

 

A good backstory generally gives the motivation for the plot and the story arc.  Some backstories are too long and no one wants to read them. Other backstories are too short and leaves too much to be desired. But a backstory in social media entertainment should be nearly a “tagline” to a plot or the “blurb” on the back cover of a book. Long enough to be intriguing, but short enough to read it quickly.

 

Character identification: SWAG 77 is Star Wars Actors Guild 77. STAR WARS! Not the latest popular fiction out there, but STAR WARS! Characters must be identified MORE than the movies and television. You must delve into the literature to fully understand the nature of your character’s identity.

A Sith Hutt would have poor exposition in performing a Star Wars story on Facebook. Your character would be unbelievable in Star Wars and would be traumatic for you when explain your character to Star Wars fans. Most of the time people who do that overpower their characters making them “Mary Sues” to fit into the performance, rather than studying the canon and seeing what is possible.

When you create your character, you had better know something about his or her homeworld, what the latest Star Wars Expanded Universe literature is on it, and you should know everything about your character.

Senator Yemaja is half-Human, half-Yuuzhan Vong. 1) How can that happen? It is justified on the power of the Force to go absence as desired if one believes in the Unifying Force Theory. The basis of this was Force Sever. Does one become absent in the Force when severing herself from it? What causes that severance? What I found is Force Sever is a choice. The Force user can choose to sever herself from the Force and it is painful. The research was obtained by reading all the novels about the Yuuzhan Vong, what Force Severing was in the book, “Jedi vs Sith” and constantly looking for updates on Wookieepedia.  2) Senator Yemaja is part Korunnai from Haruun Kal, making her a power in the Force due to her past Jedi heritage. I used the molecular cellular biological concept of “variegation” to justify that not all of Yemaja’s cells had “midichlorians” in them. That in fact Yemaja’s mother was a Chimera – the eggs in her mother did not match the cells in her body. This is a real occurred in human biology. By implementing this process, I enriched the plot into what does the Force do with variegation and chimeras?  These are the stories that are performed under SWAG 77.

 

SWAG77 is not affiliated with Lucasfilm except in Star Wars Celebration 6. The reason for that is the information submitted on the application. We read and write a lot for our stories and characters. Our reading list is long. Our sample writings spread over several blogs and stories. We follow a scripting format. Our process is intense. Our purpose is to not only get as close to canon as possible, but also to predict it. We have followed information on our favorite characters so closely that we have been accurate on what is shown on television and/or written in the novels. We ask the content creators of Star Wars, keep aspects on the characters and situations. We stay on top of the Lucasfilm Star Wars franchise. That is what it takes to perform on social media.

Many people barely do that and want to chase “roleplayers” for sexual conquest. But our performances are like a production for television – the audience wants more.  Screen Actors Guild actors ask us what we are doing. Bestselling authors are watching our progress. Now we need Lucasfilm to see us at our best. So when we say “audition”, these people are the ones that we have to impress, not some alleged little girl (maybe) attempting to sleep her way to the top with all the “Star Wars Jedi”.

On SWAG77 we follow the rules of Facebook and Google+ and use pages for all our characters. If you cannot use a page because you use a phone, then SWAG77 is not for you at this time. Our work demands us to create and manage a lot of pages. The demand to switch from one character to another on the numerous different pages. There will be NO fake impostor accounts in our system. Other groups may use different systems and that is them, but that is not SWAG77. We have a standard and we would like to keep it. Using fake accounts is risky and you can lose them. We are running an ethical business and we want people to be honest for their best performances.

You do not need a performing page, we have several members who do not perform but assist us in writing, evaluating and developing our stories. That is a great service to us and we appreciate their input.

Assume all information you present to us is an “audition” for your admittance to SWAG77. So would it not be in your best interest to put your best foot forward? If you think you are up to the challenge, complete our simple character sheet!

 

 

May The SWAG77 Be With You

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