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message 1: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (last edited Jan 01, 2011 11:47AM) (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
A very important part of every RP is the character you use. For every awesome roleplay, there is almost always a group of amazing characters that make things fun.

This topic is here to teach about the 'do's and 'don't's in character making. Hopefully, this will help you create unique, believable, and just plain epic characters.

Normally, a character profile consists of the following:

Name:
Age:
Gender:
Appearance:
Personality:
Family:
Crush:
Other:

NAME

Your character's name is important, but doesn't have to be some mystical sounding thing (unless the topic of the RP calls for it). Simple names like 'Rose' or 'Jeffery' are perfectly acceptable. It's your choice, really. If you're very particular about names, there are a ton of naming sites that have the origin and meaning of any name you want.

AGE

This is a touchy subject. Really, the age of your character depends on the RP you're in. Some RPs can have age ranges from 5-69 yearsold (unless the maker of said RP has said otherwise). Then there are some RP (Highschool roleplays, for example) where the youngest and oldest characters are only a few years apart. Again, the age is your desiscion.

GENDER

Male or female, usually.

APPEARANCE

Normally, when some people do this part of the character profiles, they post a picture/picture link. And most of the time it's anime. Most people are okay with this, but some RP makers tell their members to post only real pictures. Many peple (such as me) write a description instead. BE SPECIFIC. "Sparkling, light blue eyes that convey his/her emotions perfectly and often grow wide with excitement" gives me a better mental image than " pretty blue eyes".

PERSONALITY

This is honestly THE most important part of your character. It often kills me when people say this:

"TBA"- Tell us now!
"Like me" -I have no idea what your personality's like.
"Sweet, nice, caring, funny, great" -That's nice. Too nice. She needs flaws! And complete sentences!
"Cruel, nice, funny, and serious a lot" -Don't they contradict each other? Unless he has multiple personalities, which you really should mention.

Basically, tell us about their flaws, their redeeming qualities, quirks, anything about them that makes their personality! (And preferably with too many commas and sentence fragments).

FAMILY

Any family members they have/ influenced them greatly.

CRUSH

No, your character DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE A CRUSH. But sometimes a little romance in a roleplay is cool. But if they fall for each other, please let them get to know one another first.

OTHER

Anything else about your character that hasn't already been covered by any of the above. Pets, past history, likes, dislikes, what ever comes to mind.

I hope this helps anyone who needs it. I seriously do think that the characters make the RP and are just as important as the plot. Of course, in every RP, the standards change. But these are the basics.

Love,

RedPath and Rae


message 2: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
:P I can guess where you got this.


message 3: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Really? It's a mystery.


message 4: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
Great ideas. Again, would you be okay if I used them for some other groups? I might change it a bit for the settings, but yeah. I could tell you the groups if you want.


message 5: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
You can use it :) As long as you give credit.


message 6: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
Sure thing. HEy, did Rae tell you about my request to be a mod? I would love to, but if you don't want another one,m I totally understand. I can give reasons or whatever.


message 7: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (last edited Jan 07, 2011 03:53PM) (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
Yes, she did! We discussed it, and I'd gladly do so with you too :) Over messaging, of course.


message 8: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
:)


message 9: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) I love how you said "Male or female. Usually." It made me laugh.


message 10: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
You know, i never realized that, Mandy. RP has her moments. :)


message 11: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) =D It was funny. Don't edit it! =D

Gotta love RedPath. I know her from a few other groups. She was Enna-girl then.... =P


message 12: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Yeah, same here. I know her pretty well so she's RP except when new members first join. :)
and i won't


message 13: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) Ah, okay. That makes sense. =)
Sweet!


message 14: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Yeah. We've known each other for a while.


message 15: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) Cool.


message 16: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
Awwwww, I love you guys too!


message 17: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) =D


message 18: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
:D


message 19: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Hhahaha, :)


message 20: by Katerina (new)

Katerina (Klymene) | 1209 comments I adore these rules. and guidelines


message 21: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
They adore you too :)


message 22: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
RP.....:)


message 23: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
-///- They do, though!


message 24: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
If you say so.


message 25: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
-nod- I read their diary. -covers mouth- Oops.


message 26: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
-scolds- RP! That's very rude!


message 27: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
T-T I can't help it!


message 28: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Sure you can!


message 29: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
WOW RP. :D hehe. I'm with Rae on that one.


message 30: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
:D Cause I'm a better person then RP, obviously. :) lolz


message 31: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
-scoff- Okay then. I could always just leave...


message 32: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
You wouldn't do that. Think of our conversation last night.


message 33: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
>.< Crap. You called my bluff.


message 34: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
I did. Cause well, I know you. ;)


message 35: by Mandy (new)

Mandy  Harmon (mandyharmon) .....


message 36: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
LOL :D


message 37: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Don't mind us, we're crazy! :)


message 38: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
I already know that


message 39: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 1098 comments Rae*Gnomey* wrote: "Don't mind us, we're crazy! :)"

Aren't we all?


message 40: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
True..... :D


message 41: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Good point. :)


message 42: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
Yeppers. :D


message 43: by RedPath, The worst Mod. EVER. (new)

RedPath | 850 comments Mod
-nodnod-


message 44: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 1098 comments I'm so clever. Oh, the cleverness of me!


message 45: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
And the vainness.....:D


message 46: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 1098 comments " Conceited? Not me,
It's just that I am what I am
And I'm me!
When I look at myself
And I see in myself
All the wonderful things that I see
If I'm pleased with myself
I have ev'ry good reason to be."


message 47: by Siareen (new)

Siareen | 1412 comments wait, wheres the cleverness thing from?!?! it sounds really familiar!!!!!!


message 48: by Hannah, Bek and Red are depressing: BEST mod ever. (new)

Hannah | 2744 comments Mod
Yeah........

Dr. Seuss?


message 49: by Emily (new)

Emily | 278 comments Peter Pan!

Oh the cleverness of me!


message 50: by Rebekah Faith, The worst mod in the world (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 1480 comments Mod
Pan! I love Peter Pan. How did you guys not get that?

I do believe in fairies, I do, I do!


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