so like I typed this up real quick because wHOA we have a lot of new peeps on the forum

 

uh,,, sorry if this,,, comes off as condescending or rude?? Like if you don't want some advice, don't take it

 

PoVing

 

There’s two kinds of PoVs you can use in an RP when PoVing a character — third person limited and first person. First person makes use of "I," "we," "my", etc. Third person limited uses "she/her/their/them", and only states the emotions of the character from which the PoV is coming from. 

 

Don't control characters that don't belong to you in your PoVs — it counts as OP.

 

Try to use descriptive adjectives in your PoVs; don't just say "Mary watched the sun rise". Say "Mary watched the sun rise over the gray peaks as she stood perfectly still."

 

Also!! Tenses are very important!! Most of the time you see past tense used, but present tense is okay.

 

Making a Character

 

When making a character, think of the following things.

 

1. Is what my character wears far fancier than what the canon characters wear? If so, do they have a reason?

2. Do they fit in with canon?

3. If their backstory is based off of headcanons by me, is it a good backstory?

4. Does my character have flaws that fit in with the personality? Is the personality contradictory? (Ex.: saying someone is brave but then turning around and claiming they're selfish just to be able to slide in a flaw or two)

5. Is their personality balanced?

6. Do I think this is a good OC?

 

A list of some traits which go together—

 

Selfless - Doesn't care too much about self, has low self-esteem

Sharp-tongued/sarcastic/tough - Insecure, cares about keeping an image

Kind - Oblivious, sheltered, gullible, innocent

Passionate - Very stubborn, believes they're right

Curious - Gets into trouble a lot

Brave - reckless, doesn't think ahead

(Very) organized - perfectionist, cares a lot about how they come off to others

 

If you noticed, the positive traits come first and then the negative traits come second. This is to keep a balanced personality, which is very important for avoiding making a Mary Sue or OP character.

 

Another important thing: don't romanticize mental illness (ex.: depression, personality disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia)!! Little to none of these can affect your character in a positive way, so please don't make it seem like they do. Mental illness is a bad thing and while the people who have them are not bad and oftentimes very nice people, making it seem like you don't need help for certain mental illnesses is never okay.

 

Next, appearance. You cannot say someone is "pretty". (Ex.: “Christine is blonde and has brown eyes and is pretty.) Everyone has different definitions of pretty or beautiful, so you can't really claim that they're beautiful to everyone. In addition, beauty is oftentimes not natural. Like,,, does your OC have any scars or scabs on their face they like to hide? Insecurities about their appearance? If you make a pretty character, having them have insecurities about their appearance is great for character development as your RP/story goes on.

 

Also,,, no unrealistic hair or skin colors (ex.: pink skin and natural seafoam green hair) unless your character is in an RP centered around some form of anime or the rules of the universe allow this.

 

If you want to make your character seem a bit more vivid or real, try giving them some quirks — are they allergic to anything? Do they like to stand on one leg? Do they sometimes read magazines upside down? There's nearly endless possibilities.

 

If they have a certain set of abilities, try to balance them out; if they can manipulate fire, does it cost them a lot of stamina or energy? Do they require a hefty amount of focus to do so? 

 

Creating an RP

 

Okay, you’re like,,, a section away from the end. Good job!! :D

 

When creating an RP, try to be creative with the plot — don't make it some form of standard RP you see everyone make. Try something new. Creating your own concepts is an arduous task but very fun! There's tons of generators for creating RP plots online you can find that are very helpful!

 

One of the things I do when I'm trying to create a new RP is to look at some words in a dictionary, find a random word, and think of something centered around that word. Looking at colors, taking a walk, or just getting inspiration from the little things around you is very helpful.

 

Shipping your character

 

Okay, lots of people like shipping. 

 

Now, there's infatuation and love.

 

Infatuation is when you feel a chill run up your spine whenever so-and-so comes into the room. You want to touch so-and-so, you want to kiss so-and-som and you dream about them frequently. You feel all nervous and shaky whenever so-and-so comes near you and you blush randomly. You think their eyes or eyebrows or whatever is cute, and you want them to feel the same way.

 

Love is after the infatuation fades. Love is looking past the skin and into this person's soul. You might not always agree with this person, but you love them and they love you the same. You'd do a lot of things you normally wouldn't do for them, even if the kiss that makes bolts of excitement course through your body is not given or they don't call you a sweet nickname after coming home from work. You don't care if this person is ugly or beautiful or what. You love them anyways.

 

There is a fine but thin line between infatuation and love — infatuation only lasts around one to three months and love lasts a very long time. Infatuation can become love, but love cannot become infatuation. If your characters seem to be more infatuated with each other than in love, try to change this as much as you possibly can.

 

Opposites attract is always a good thing!! Rarepairs (aka the name for couples who follow the opposites attract rule) are known to be able to fall in love really quickly because they see things in the other person that they don't see in themself — you don't need to follow the opposites attract rule, though. 

 

Try to keep the chemistry between the two characters healthy. If one of them is abusive mentally, physically, or emotionally, the other person should not be praising them for it. In other words, if the relationship is one of them smacks it's time for the ship to hit the racks.

 

 

Thank you so much for reading this!! I might update this a bit later with some more info as time goes on, so,,, stay tuned, I guess??

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And oof I got the rarepair thing wrong

 

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"Don't give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping."

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Oof

 

rn I'm working on a tidbit about character design, but I'm gonna have to post it after 6:30/7:00 PM EST since I have to be at play rehearsals for 5:45 PM EST - 6:30 PM EST

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am a vwey human!

Loves Trash.  And darkness

 

very good sneaking, a sneaky theif who steals!!

Oof

 

The character design thing didn't go through, lemme try again

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Awesome, this is a great guide

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Such is the path of a dreamer: I find my way by moonlight.

 

~Oncilla~

 

Queen of Non SequiturBookwyrmsPangolinsand Bones

 

Trash Squad, WerewolfGASTER FOLLOWER

 

Writer, roleplayer, nerd

 

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@Oncilla: Thank you for the compliment! :D

 

Character Design

 

When creating a character design, think of the following factors:

 

A: What climate did my character grow up in?

B: What is their financial status?

C: What are my character’s favorite colors, favorite accessories, etc?

 

If your character grew up in a tundra climate or is in a cold climate, they are v e r y unlikely to suddenly be gallivanting around wearing shorts and a crop top. 

 

Aesthetic

 

Aesthetics and making an appealing design are very important when designing a character. Their outfit should go together with the colors complimenting one another, but there should also be some contrast as well.

 

A list of contrasting colors:

 

Blue and yellow

Red and green

Green and purple

Black and white

Yellow and purple

Yellow and pink

Green and orange

 

The entire outfit or overall appearance should not entirely consist of all contrasting colors — it distracts the viewer from the OC itself and/or will make it harder to envision in their imagination. The outfit should probably be easy on the eyes as well (ex.: don't make the entire thing consist of neon colors that don't go together.)

 

The reason I did not include blue and orange on the list is because when in large quantities, it's just... bleh. Especially if mixed together— mixing orange and blue creates a brown color, I believe.

 

Also, something I cannot stress enough— bright =/= neon. There is a reason why bright blue and neon blue have different names, kiddos. 

 

On the topic of red, white, and black

 

The color combination of red, white, and black is typically associated with edginess. Sometimes, characters with this color combination are assumed to be edgy characters.

 

Red, white, and black does not make a character edgy. A character could dress up in pastel colors and have a dark personality and still be edgy — in my opinion, the personality is a bigger factor than the appearance. If both the appearance and personality are edgy then, yes, a character can be considered edgy. But red, white, and black does not always make a character edgy.

 

Let me use some characters from the danganronpa series as an example. One of the characters, Celestia Ludenberg, has a red/white/black color scheme. Look her up if you wanna know whom I am discussing.

 

Now, I know what you’re about to say — “Necro!!11!! She looks eDGY!!”

 

The thing is, Celestia... isn't really an edgy character. She's just a gothic lolita esque character with big dreams. She’s a cool and collected character and, unlike edgy characters, will not hurt or kill others without a reason — heck, the whole reason she murders someone in Danganronpa is for her dream! 

 

Gundham Tanaka is another example of a character who, at first glance, can be considered edgy. He's... really not. He's a soft-hearted guy who actually might have an inferiority complex of some form, which is why he has such a grandiose and bombastic matter of speaking as he claims he is a “demon”. Gundham Tanaka runs an animal breeding site that covers the care of animals as well. If he was "edgy" as some might claim, he wouldn't have feelings for Sonia Nevermind, his love interest — edgy characters are traditionally aloof and don’t often get emotionally close to other people.

 

In conclusion, red/white/black color scheme =/= edgy character.

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Hm

 

hey is there anything y'all want me to write up next??

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'don't make the entire thing consist of neon colors that don't go together.' says kodaka, making souda. 

souda ends up being a Neon Boy.

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A curious case, a reckless infection

 

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Relatable Duo

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@grif: true

 

souda's colorscheme works because it doesn't consist of too many neon colors (if I recall correctly really it's only yellow and pink in the games) and the black beanie balances it out

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This is helpful :D even if i’m not new!

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Dragons  

 

Night Forest

 

Howling ghosts they reappear, In mountains that are stacked with fear

 

Through pain, through fear, through darkness and death, I will always stay with you

 

@Fossil: Glad it helped! :D

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Like @Fossil said, it's a good reference page to refer back to when checking your characters.

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Ⓣⓦⓘⓝ Ⓢⓘⓢⓣⓔⓡ ⓞⓕ Ⓢⓐⓣⓤⓡⓝ

 

     ʍíɾɾօɾ-Եօմϲհ ՏվղҽՏԵհҽԵe

purple and yellow, blue and orange, and red and green all are supposed to create a brownish color when mixed together, being opposite colors

but red and green and purple and yellow look much better together than blue and orange

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Zodiak

 

 

A quiet voice in a room filled with sound

Another chance, another choice, another go around

 

 

Est. 6/25/2016

Exactly 1740 Stars

 

"Please, remember it all..."

 

#IStoleSanetra'sCupcakes

 

@Zodiac: Agreed

 

rn I'm typing up a thing on character clichés

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Character Clichés

 

Most of these are self explanatory, but I decided to explain some.

 

Rebel Without A Cause

Brooding Villain

Orphan Turned Brooding Villain

Tragic Backstory Villain

Cat Lady Next Door

Princess Who Is Unaware of her Heritage

Farmer’s daughter- Someone with lots of spirit and optimism whom everyone seems to love.

Girl Next Door

Star Wars Pilot/Reckless Hotshot

Mad Scientist

Mary Sue- an annoyance in the purest sense of the word

Tragic hero

Antagonist who becomes a protagonist after falling in love with the main character

Senpai

Kawaii!! - Someone who is considered kawaii, and often annoyingly so. Works when the RPer themself has made a conscious decision to do this for character development so they eventually stop being overly kawaii, or the kawaiiness is minor. Does not work when the character was purposely made to be kawaii. 

Snotty Royal - Someone who is royal/rich and snotty due to their upbringing.

Benevolent Royal - Someone who is royal/rich yet still a very benevolent character.

 

imma expand on dis list later if possible

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make sure to include lack of parents, sometimes its okay but it's way too overused, be creative if you want a tragic event in your characters life

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Zodiak

 

 

A quiet voice in a room filled with sound

Another chance, another choice, another go around

 

 

Est. 6/25/2016

Exactly 1740 Stars

 

"Please, remember it all..."

 

#IStoleSanetra'sCupcakes

 

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Zodiak

 

 

A quiet voice in a room filled with sound

Another chance, another choice, another go around

 

 

Est. 6/25/2016

Exactly 1740 Stars

 

"Please, remember it all..."

 

#IStoleSanetra'sCupcakes

 

i give you my seal of approval

 

or something i guess

 

 

 

keep up the good work!

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Febreeze

 

he/him

[insert fancy quote+colour fade]

 

don't mind

it's nothing

 

Wyoming

Adjectives To Use

 

Search - Maraud

Troubled - careworn, overwrought

Quick - swift, walk/run/etc with celerity

Happy - elated/elation

Plan - ruse

Retractable - retractile

Scintillating - glaring (this one is a bit fancy tho)

Love/infatuation - endearment, doting, ardor

Optimistic - sanguine, buoyant

Kind - benign, altruistic

 

prolly gonna expand on this,,,,

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that's not a seal of approval, that's a cheese of approval

 

I just made a cringy joke

 

I'm so proud of myself

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Zodiak

 

 

A quiet voice in a room filled with sound

Another chance, another choice, another go around

 

 

Est. 6/25/2016

Exactly 1740 Stars

 

"Please, remember it all..."

 

#IStoleSanetra'sCupcakes

 

bookmark!

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          ~Crystul~

 

 He left the other 99 to look for YOU

 

 Mirror, Tell me something...

 

          #Prolife

          #Canada

          #Homeschool

          #RCatholic

         

 I may suddenly leave for a long time...

                   

Another cliche-

 

Anti Mary Sue- still an annoyance in the purest sense of the word

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Booping this because I’m working on typing smthn up right now

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Boop

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I'm just gonna point out that some of those synonyms can give the wrong impression and you should be careful using them 

well you should be careful with your words anyways but still

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Son of Justice

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

 

El Amigo

 

Please just be okay...

 

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CONGRATS NECRO! SARAH E TALKED ABOUT THIS POST! *throws cupcakes*

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SHE DID? 

 

WHERE

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Check the "Cool FanWing Posts Roundup" thread 

 It's a sticky post

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correct it, that is a second mistake."

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Sarah also linked it & bookmark

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>Pan/Ace

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Say Yes,

Say No?

Luna,Cricket,Io&Sundew are my Pantala Beans.

 

 

maybe the Harry Potter type, Orphan turned protagonist because of antagonist

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Call me Ivory

 

My ocs are Galaxy, Pine, Serpentine, Rose, princess Bronzetalon, Amber, and Watermelon Tourmaline.

 

MY FAVORITE COLOR IS CLEAR

 

jk it’s Gold

 

 

moonbli, Glorybringer, Sunnyflight

proud atheist, Democrat, feminist

 

#supportPeri

So the shipping part... 

 

would a a good example be that Winter is in love w/ Moon, and Kinkajou is infatuated w/ Winter? 

 

Chez

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Call me Ivory

 

My ocs are Galaxy, Pine, Serpentine, Rose, princess Bronzetalon, Amber, and Watermelon Tourmaline.

 

MY FAVORITE COLOR IS CLEAR

 

jk it’s Gold

 

 

moonbli, Glorybringer, Sunnyflight

proud atheist, Democrat, feminist

 

#supportPeri

@Ivory: Yep!

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Format a PoV

 

I’m saying this for the recent flow of people coming from chat to the forums.

 

We don’t do the ___- insert words and actions here. We do this:

 

Dan stared up at the sun, smiling. “I love the daytime.” He said.

 

Not-

 

Dan- stares up at sun, smiles. I love the daytime he said.

 

Always make sure to put quotation marks around what your character is saying. Otherwise it gets a bit, erm... confusing.

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bumping this for ☆no reason☆

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