100 Questions Interview100 Character Questions (Insert Character Name here)More Like This
Part 1: The Basics
1. What is your full name?:
2. Where and when were you born?:
3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities,
4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?:
5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the
6. What is your occupation?:
7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider
factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and
any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.:
8. To which social class do you belong?:
9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?:
10. Are you right- or left-handed?:
11. What does your voice sound like?:
12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?:
13. What do you have in your pockets?:
14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other
Part 2: Growing Up
15. How w
So You Want to Join an RP GroupMore Like This
So You Want to Join an RP Group
A Guide to Creating and Playing Original Group RP Characters
Disclaimer: People have different styles of roleplaying. This centers around the style that I and my friends use. When reading instructional manuals for creative endeavors, always take suggestions with the knowledge that everyone likes different things.
RP groups are a lot of fun. After having exclusively done single one on one roleplays for the last nine or ten years, I only recently discovered the world of the deviantArt RP group. Many -- sometimes even hundreds! -- people gather in one location, all interested in the same base concept, and all hungry for roleplaying! It sounds like a writer's fantasy.
You almost always end up hitting it off with a couple of people whose style of writing compliments yours. The bonds you forge and the friendships that come with them are immensely strong, and you'll find people there for
5 Comics on DA That Manage To Do Things RIGHTWurr by PaperiapinaMore Like This
The skinny: Horribly deformed, heroic hellhounds seek out a new home in a land forbidden to their kind.
Why It Doesn't Suck: First off, the whole premise brilliantly takes the Beauty Equals Goodness trope and completely turns it on its head. Aside from that, it just about subverts every wolf comic trope there is. Sleek, beautiful, romantic icons these guys ain't. There is no prophecy, no aesop about man being evil, and probably above all, no romanticizing what it means to be a hunter. The pack has almost no petty squabbling, puts up with each other's foibles, and has to because they know the alternative is death. No angst, no whining or existential crises, just shutting up and putting up with each other because it means living another day. Considering most wolf comics take the opportunity to put whiny teen
5 Tips on PlotEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!More Like This
I should point out that plot is also called storyline; to paraphrase the definition from Dictionary.com: plot is the plan, scheme, or main story of a dramatic work. Plan and scheme, geddit? Plot is the scheme of your characters to overcome their obstacles, whether it go wrong or right. Since action reveals character, the entire chain of actions becomes plot, preferably with quite a bit of suspense and a twist or two. Also, if you havent heard of the guy before, Joseph Campbell and freaking Hero With a Thousand Faces. The man was a god. Breathe in his essence, and ye shall know plot.
1. The ideal scene reads like a story by itself, complete with exposition, risi
5 Tips on WarfareEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!More Like This
This was kind of supposed to be Tips on Weaponry: Part 2 but it turned into warfare. So ... yeah. I don't think there'll be a part 2 on Weapons.
1. Infantry, archers, and cavalry are like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Speaking roughly, archers can kick the crap out of cavalry but get owned by infantry; cavalry can beat infantry but is vulnerable to archers; and infantry can slaughter archers and but is screwed if they get flanked by cavalry. Infantry is the most versatile unit, but you have to use them correctly; for example, a square formation is death to charging cavalry, but makes the unit extremely vulnerable to archers. Conversely, spreading out to avoid arrows makes you extr
5 Tips on Weaponry, Part 1EDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!More Like This
1. Swords - First of all, I have to point out that swords were for rich people. The nobility could afford to raw materials for swords, and afford to pay a blacksmith to make one. If you were a soldier, mercenary, man-at-arms, or what-have-you: you got your sword from someone richer than you in a feudal system. If you were a peasant or a serf: forget it! There were laws in Europe against low-class schmucks carrying blades, and being caught with one would be grounds for death, because it probably meant you were planning on overthrowing your lord or something. Swords are specifically a weapon of war, unlike spears or bows, so don't kid your reader with the idea that a sword would be use
5 Tips on CharacterizationEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!More Like This
1. Character is action. Do you get that? Characters DO things. They dont sit around and THINK about doing things. They dont sit around and have things DONE TO them. They get up, take a proactive stance, and get stuff done. A lot of young writers seem enchanted with exposition or description right off the bat, and spend pages and pages letting us know exactly what kind of black lace their werewolf vampire wears, and just how wickedly evil-looking the dragon theyre facing is, but Ill be damned if they actually start fighting by the end of the first chapter. Character is revealed through action. I remember the exact moment when I had the re
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1. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. - If you do not have this book, or have never heard of it, you are not a writer. Very few rules are hard and fast in writing, but this is about as close as youll get to them. Everyone has this book. In writing circles, its often referred to as the little book, because its the tiniest books youll ever have on your how-to-write-shelves. Its got roughly 75 rules on grammar, punctuation, syntax, and often misused words. Internalize them, and your writing will improve, guaranteed. If youre wondering where a Grammar Nazi comes from, this was their youth camp. A lot o
Sanji x Kitten!reader: Little Kitchen Helper Sanji glowered in the kitchen. All over his counters and cupboards were little signs everywhere that certain invaders has disgraced his kitchen. He stormed over to Usopp’s workshop, where he was busy tinkering with a new contraption. “Usopp.”More Like This
Said man jumped, turned around, and began stuttering, “Y-y-y-y-y-yes, S-S-S-S-Sanji?” Usopp was cowed by Sanji’s stormy mood.
“Make mouse traps for me.”
“Those little miscreants violated my kitchen. They need to go. Now.”
Usopp paled even more, thinking, Has Sanji figured out how I’ve been getting Luffy and myself into the fridge? “W-wouldn’t th-that hurt th-them?”
“The whole point is to catch them in the act. Of course it’s going to hurt!” Sanji’s m
Zoro x Kitten!Reader: Wake Up Since you were still new to the Straw Hat crew, the only person you knew really well was Chopper. So you decided to stalk each of the other crewmembers separately. You were interested in the grass head guy, Zoro. You struggled following him around, though. He seemed to take the strangest turn, and took the long way around to a point that was right in front of him earlier. But you were bound and determined by curiosity to follow Zoro. You also noticed that Zoro happened to sleep.More Like This
You worried something was wrong with Zoro. So every time you found him sleeping somewhere, you’d go up and poke his foot with your paw. Then his lower leg, then upper leg, and continued going up until Zoro shifted in some way. After he moved, you would go to someone else on the ship, since they were usually doing something interesting.
The last time you checked Zoro was still alive when he was slee
Zoro X Reader: Soft “EXCUSE YOU?! YOU MEAN YOU’RE TELLING ME I CAN’T SLEEP?!” You screamed, eyes whited out in fury with tightly clenched fists.More Like This
“That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you!” Nami yelled back, facing you with an equally as angry expression.
“FUCK NO. THIS IS A BEACH. I AM GOING TO LAY MY ASS DOWN AND SLEEP.” You argued, gesturing madly to the very beach you stood on.
“NO! Did you NOT see that stack of gold literally TWENTY FEET into the forest just sitting there?! There’s obviously more somewhere! That’s why I sent mostly everyone off to go find more!” She shouted with emphasis.
“I was on NIGHT WATCH! I got three hours of sleep! THREE! Better yet, you SAID we were going to take a break!” You pointed out.
“Well I changed my mind! Treasure is far more
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You knew it was going to be a bad day the moment you woke up in the most uncomfortable position -the back of your neck resting on the bed’s woodplank, all of your pillows on the floor and your knee brushing against the wall gave you an awful, sharp pain that shook you up. Your entire body was sore and every muscle you moved made you scream in pain as you sat up and rubbed the back of your head, instantly feeling your tangled hair and getting frustrated.
“This is definitely not my day.” You groaned and decided to take your anger out on someone from the crew -probably Usopp, or Brook, of course after you made yourself look human again. You brushed your long, (h/c) hair and let it down for the first time in forever. You brushed your teeth, slipped your favorite (f/c) bikini on, along with jean shorts and flip flops and left your room behind as you walked to the deck of Thousand Sunny to find everyone being their usual selves; unique and full of energy. The weather was al
Grass [Reader x Zoro]"Join my crew!" Luffy said.More Like This
You stared at him. Then Zoro. Then you burst out laughing.
"I've never been in a crew with a lawn before, but there's a first for everything!" you said, making fun of Zoro's hair.
"You're funny!" laughed Luffy.
You stepped onto the Thousand Sunny for the first time. It was absolutely beautiful. You felt something tickle your feet and you looked down. There was grass on the deck. Holy cowshit.
Then you burst into fits of giggles. The crew looked at you.
"What's wrong, [Name]?" asked Nami.
"Look, it's Zoro!" you said, pointing at the ground.
Zoro glared at you.
"Your ass is grass and-!" started Sanji, in an argument with Zoro.
"Actually Sanji, his hair is," you said.
"[Name]-chwaaan~!" Sanji cooed, doing his love tornado.
"I'm surrounded by idiots," muttered Zoro.
You stared at Zoro.
"When you shower, does a flower grow on your head?" you said. Zoro stared back as if you were an escaped mental patient.
Stitches (Reader x Connor)It was always like this. Weeks even months he would be gone and then he would return with rips in his cloak, blood stains in his shirt and more cuts, bruises and gashes on his person than you could count. Connor would allow you to repair and clean his clothes but he would often try to insist that he was fine with a stern face, masking any pain that his injuries were causing him. You always insisted that he let you tend to them.More Like This
Today was no different. He hobbles into the house, clutching his side, his clothes torn and bloodstained. You drop the pile of clothes you had been carrying and rush over to him. It was unusual for Connor to show visible signs of pain since he always tried to hide his injuries behind a mask of indifference and apathy. If he was limping then his injuries were serious.
“Connor!” You exclaimed, “Good heavens did you decide to tackle a cannonball?”
His mouth twitched for a moment and then you gaped.