Now that you have an animated setting
for your story, you'll add two characters
and sequence dialogue between them.
To start, select a boat for your story.
Click the boat sprite and click the Costumes tab.
There are four costumes here that you can choose from.
Click one to select it.
Next, choose two characters to put on this boat.
Click Choose Sprite from Library
and select your first character.
These characters will be on a boat together,
so think about what kind of story you want to tell.
What two characters would be interesting
to put on a boat together?
Maybe they're two characters who don't get along
or who might not agree on where they're going.
Maybe they ended up on the boat by accident.
Once you have one character, add another.
To flip a sprite so that the two sprites are facing,
click the Costumes tab and the Flip Left Right button.
Click and drag the characters around the stage to move them.
The characters will be in front
of the boat when you do this.
To fix this, program the boat and the water
to go to the front of the stage.
Click the boat, this sprite is already programmed
to go to the front, then go back one layer.
Click the water sprite and add a Go to Front Block
from the Looks menu under the When Flag Clicked.
Click the flag to test it out.
Great, your two sprites look like they're in the boat.
Select one sprite to start your dialogue,
then from the Looks menu, drag out a Say Block.
Click to run this.
The first sprite should say hello.
Change the value of this block
to the first sign of dialogue in your story.
How will this character start your story?
Consider why these characters are in a boat together.
Are they stuck, going on a cruise, looking for treasure?
Think about the story you want to tell
before you start to write dialogue.
This example says, "I think we're lost."
Next, select the other character sprite.
Drag out a Say Block and write the next piece of dialogue.
How does this sprite respond
to what the other character said?
This example sprite says "What makes you say that?"
But your project should tell your story.
To run these blocks, you have to click them.
Remember from earlier, that you can make code run
when the flag is clicked.
Add a When Flag Clicked Event to each Save Block.
Click the flag to test.
There is the wave animation and both sprites start talking.
They talk at the same time.
Two characters talking at the same time is hard to follow.
To fix this, add a Wait Block
before the When Flag Clicked Block
for the second character who talks.
Each character talks for two seconds now,
so change the value of this block to two seconds.
Awesome, one sprite talks and the second one responds.
Continue the character's conversation
using Say and Wait Blocks.
Click back on the first sprite that talks
and add a Wait Block and change the value to two seconds,
then add another Say Block.
While you sequence dialogue between the two sprites,
test often so you catch mistakes as they happen.
If two sprites talk at the same time,
move your code and the order that it runs
to help find the bug or unexpected behavior.
Continue to build as complex of a story as you'd like.
After you've told your story, move on to the next page
to learn about more ways to add code
to this project using the add-ons.
Now it's your turn, add two sprites,
then add a Go to Front Block to the water sprite.
Add a When Flag Clicked and Say Block
to the first sprite to make it talk,
then add When Flag Clicked, Wait and Save Blocks
to the second sprite to make it talk.
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