MUCKing Tip of the Day: Displaying Emotion

Try to fill your poses with information that would be readily apparent to others: things like facial expressions, body language, and tones of voice rather than thoughts, feelings, and motivations. It helps if you save the words 'clearly' and 'obviously' for things that truly are obvious to everyone present, such as "Lydia is obviously limping" instead of "Lydia looks furious, but clearly she loves you anyway". If your feelings really would be obvious, then show us how instead of just telling us that they are. In addition to being more realistic, this allows other players to choose whether or not their characters understand yours instead of deciding for them.