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PostSubject: Character Creation Guide!   Character Creation Guide! I_icon_minitime6th November 2014, 10:59 am

Sailor Uranus's Guide to Semi-Painless Character Creation!

While this is tailored to Advanced Profiles, the linked resources are good for creating a character of any profile type!

General Information
Name: Senshi Names ; Name Generator, Name Meanings When creating a character, make sure to choose a name that fits! It’s an author’s tongue-in-cheek best friend!
Gender: 

Birthday: Senshi Birthdays ; Astrology Site in case you want to match your OC’s general personality traits to a date
Age: 
Birthplace: Consider carefully! Most of the time Tokyo will work (and is correct), but where a person is from also has a hand in how they behave and what they hold to be important. Culture is tricky; when in doubt, make them where you’re from because you know how you and people in your culture act!

Physical Description (include clothing generally worn): Please include at least two paragraphs of description. An easy way to do this is to make a list of the characteristics your character has, or you want them to have. Then turn that list into sentences describing the characteristics in a little more detail, and then turn those sentences into paragraphs. For example…
Example Physical Description Creation Process:
 

Personality: Please include at least two paragraphs of description. The best way I’ve found to do this is to cheat! Lol, you can find general blood type personality bases here, and general astrology profiles here, with elemental personality profiles in places like this. Don’t copy word for word or anything, just get the general feel and make a list of traits you like or want. Then you can use lists of positive and negative traits to make sure your character is balanced/well rounded – a character with faults is more interesting than a character without. Once you have your lists, my advice is to start collecting them in general areas of moods for your character – what are they like when they’re calm? When they’re excited? When they’re angry? When they’re sad? How do they react to people when they first meet? How easily do they trust people? Do they believe people are inherently good, or evil? Just answering those questions will get you close to two paragraphs!
Example Personality Creation Process:
 
General List of Positive/Negative Traits:
 

Any Unique Abilities/Skills: A list of odd human abilities

History: Please include at least two paragraphs of description. If the character is a sailor senshi or a villain, please provide information on how he or she became a sailor senshi or a villain. BIG NOTE! With canon characters, you don’t have to get super detailed! Lol, we kinda know their history since becoming a senshi. My advise in creating a good history is to do it chronologically – Birth, growing up, school, any important life events; You’re just writing your character’s biography – how would you write yours? And keep it open ended!
Example History Creation Process:
 

Storyline Specific Information: This section is for you to detail information about your character that is specific to a certain storyline(s). Fill out this section with each separate storyline, so you don't have to send multiple character profile applications for the same character. This is suuper useful; you might want to put each storyline in its own spoiler to keep things neat and tidy in your profile; this area is just for you, so you can remember if you killed of a parent or something in a storyline—HOW COULD YOU OMG XD This is also super useful for AU characters.
Example Storyline Specific Information:
 

Senshi Information (delete this section if not applicable)

Senshi Name: List of Celestial Bodies
Senshi Fuku: I’d go from a picture, to a list, to a sentence, to a paragraph with the description. If it’s canon, providing a picture is fine; more than one picture (ex for each powerup) should be put in a spoiler to keep things neat and tidy. 
Henshin/Transformation: your transformation item, phrase, and possible appearance when transforming.
Powers: Please include a description of how the attack looks when performed, the name of the attack, the effects of the attack, and the strengths/weaknesses of the attack. 
Weapons or Magical Items: Please include a description of any weapons and magical items. 
Guardian: If applicable. A guardian is not required. 

RP Sample: Must be at least 100 words. Please use the character you are applying for in this role-playing sample.[i]Writing prompts!

  • Usagi is late to a battle! (humerous tones) 
  • Sneaking in after a late night of monster fighting. ((Were you caught?! Did someone see you?))
  • Sitting down to lunch, you get interrupted…
  • Living the dream!
  • Bumping into someone at the airport
  • Introductions on the first day of high school
  • “I swear my family’s trying to catch me!” – your situation, or your reaction to another’s


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