Post by Pro Wrestling NEO on Aug 26, 2018 19:26:30 GMT -5
Transparency is what I seek out the most as a handler, ergo, I want to offer the same as an administrator. This thread is meant to explain what I seek out from my members.
Usually, this is a vague concept to request out of a roster member. As such, a complaint that I have had or have seen is that someone doesn’t know what an admin wants out of their roster. This misconception leads to drama that could have been handled in a diplomatic manner.
This is a term that has a subjective definition. So, I will define it for everyone in my own way.
To me, selling is a matter of developing a story on a marketability and an interest level. It can be difficult, but it’s important to support one another’s characters as competent. Firstly, the idea that someone is “trash” is disturbing to me. How is it that a character is signed to an expensive contract if they’re trash? Now, there are variations that make this typical insult mean something more. Call someone “trash” because they’ve not made it to someone’s respective level—but never to the point of demeaning their entire existence. If a character does that, then they devalue their match—and it will reflect so in the buildup and the match itself.
Sell your character’s injuries, losses, victories, and everything that happens to them. Sell what happens in the federation. This is what angles, characters, and federations need to sustain themselves. I’ll be honest here. If I see a character no-selling or deriding another character, or burying, I will refuse to book that character. There’s no point since they’re dismissive to what goes on. It makes it so that nothing on the show, or at least, to their character matters.
I simply ask to treat the federation as something living and breathing. It’s possible for a situation that initially has nothing to do with your character to affect them in later time.
So, to summarize this.
Von’s Definition of Selling: the act of being aware of what transpires in one’s life and acknowledging the competence and the characteristics of those around them.
What I mean by this is that I want you to care. This is your angle, this is your character, and this is their moment to shine. If you’re on the bottom of the card or in the main event, you can make it seem way bigger. You are all writers. You all have the potential to be great. As the administrator, I want to see everyone do great. I want to feel your motivation to uplift your characters and this federation. I will do my best to help you get there, but you have to meet me halfway. Apply care to your segments, to your storylines, to your character—and I will see to it that you’re given your platform to excel.
If you failed to reach a deadline, tell me. Sometimes, it’s difficult. Life gets in the way. Sometimes, you just have a lazy week. That’s fine. I will try not to dismiss you because of that, but I need to know. I promise you that I won’t get upset that you missed out on a segment. There are other ways to build a story/feud.
I’d rather find a way that will allow you as a handler/writer to submit something great rather than a rushed segment with little vibrancy to it.
So, whatever you need to do as a writer to put forth your best work, tell me how I can help you.
If you do your best, that’s all I can ever ask for.
Now, I said everyone has a rough week or two. But I favor those who are consistent. Now, I’m not saying that you simply send a segment or a few tweets every week. No, I mean that you’re consistently putting your best foot forward. You’re finding a way to make your storyline pop or doing something interesting and exciting. Being someone that I can rely on will net you success, championships, or all those fanciful things that make us as handlers feel good.
This is easy.
I want any of my feds to be a place where people can feel like they can communicate with one another. I don’t want this place to be like a high school. Many of us are grown adults or those who have a certain amount of maturity to them. I will not stand for anyone that bring negativity to this federation.
If you respect one another, it will lead to a better outcome. I promise you.
That’s all I have to say on that.
Usually, this comes out as how active someone can be on Twitter. Eh, I’m not a Twitter person myself. A lot of people have full time jobs and cannot grab their phone, tablet, computer, or magical rock to send tweets out 24/7. As such, there’s a deeper meaning to visibility. Despite not being on a card, there’s ways for your characters to remain visible. That’s the common need for segments.
Please don’t send in twenty-five thousand segments, but one or two wholesome segments will tell me what you’re trying to do.
I will appreciate that, and it will let me know that I can put faith (or more than I’ve already given) in you and your progression.
"Hoping to bring efedding a few good steps forward."