A Guide to Roleplaying and Soaping

Thread Topic: A Guide to Roleplaying and Soaping

Dark22978
Joined: May 8, '12
Status: Hot Shot
It's been a while, but.. Anyone want tips?
Stardust1
Joined: May 15, '17
Status: Novice
Hmm, if you start out something as a roleplay, but then it starts getting really descriptive, and starts sounding like a soap, is it a soap or a roleplay?
JaneDoe
Joined: Sep 14, '13
Status: Senior
Technically, soaps are roleplays, they're just in lit style instead of script. If you start a roleplay using script, unless you switch to lit style and stop using the script format, you're still roleplaying.

However, for roleplays that are more detail and plot centered, lit style is certainly a better fit.
SunLover
Joined: Aug 14, '17
Status: Novice
K thanks.
Dark22978
Joined: May 8, '12
Status: Hot Shot
"Soap" is just another term for roleplay. Back in '10 or '11, some really older users had a gigantic thread called "Soap Opera." They started to call their rps soaps, and we have used those terms since. It's a pretty cool thing, honestly.

Anyway to answer your question further, you can call your roleplay whatever you want
Jeeshan
Joined: Aug 9, '15
Status: Hot Shot
Apparently, soap and roleplay are the same things. Is there any other name(s) to substitute RP or soap?