Your characters are not people

Idk if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but if you’re a writer you can’t just take your white characters and make them poc instead. that’s not going to work. when I say “I wish this had more poc”, I don’t want you to randomly change a character and make them a poc, you have to re-write your entire piece of work so that your characters race works with their storyline.

poc have different narratives than white people, even you’re story doesn’t explicitly have a lot to do with race. you have to think about it. you have to think about how you’re characters race is going to impact all of their experiences, other identities, and interactions with other characters. and tbh you need to think about this for ever character, even the white ones.

The recruits (RP with igniters)

* a beautiful, purple haired, women walks into the place you call a base. (Straight guys and lesbians are bewitched) her voice echoes through your characters minds. “Are you Flesh’s people.”*

casualaquaintance asked:

Please will you do House? From House?

OH MY GOD HOUSE OF COURSE. i still low key adore him even after all this time.

sexuality headcanon: pansexual
otp: house/cuddy
brotp: house/wilson
notp: house/13??
first headcanon that pops into my head: house and wilson made out one time when they were trashed but wilson doesn’t remember it and house never brings it up :(
favorite line from this character: 
“- I’ve heard your name before. 
 - Most people have, it’s also a noun.”

one way in which I relate to this character: lowkey self loathing covered up by sarcasm and denial??
thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: a lot of things, house does some crazy shit lets be honest
cinnamon roll or problematic fave?: problematic fave

FAVOURITE CHARACTERS

I was tagged by ateengirlneedsbooks to do this challenge where you list your ten favorite characters (1 per fandom/series) and tag ten people!

Nico di Angelo - Percy Jackson and the Olympians/ Heroes of Olympus

Rin Matsuoka - Free!

Fred and George Weasley (they are one person okay) - Harry Potter

Ten - Doctor Who

Nine - Zankyou no Terror

Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist

Prince Zuko - Avatar the Last Airbender

Bucky Barnes - Captain America

Blake Belladonna -RWBY

Kuranosuke Koibuchi - Kuragehime

I tag carpedm87, moonshroom420, castorandpollvx, rehmuslpin, aromanticronan, bailci, likemybonfireheart (and I’ve run out of people to tag but yeah)

  • The Shadowhunter Chronicles:Alec and Magnus are getting married and are going to have a child in the books AND there is going to be an awesome new television show where you will get to see Malec exist right in front of your eyes and the characters are going to be played by extremely attractive people who will do the characters justice
  • Me:okay........ that sounds fake but alright

I hate when people say that you can’t dislike someone just bc your friend does. My friends aren’t incompetent and bitter, they only dislike people when there is a valid reason and 99.9% of the time, when I find out the reason, it makes me lose respect for that person as well. Specific actions from people say a lot about their personality and character as a whole.
But if your friends are immature and hate people for no reason, then you do you but don’t tell me what I should be doing.

was tagged by ronanslynhc leyyline and sergeantjane <33

List your top 10 favourite characters (one per fandom/series) and tag 10 people!

  1. Nico Di Angelo (pjo)
  2. Fred Weasley (hp)
  3. Ronan Lynch (trc)
  4. Alec Lightwood (tmi)
  5. Zia Rashid (tkc)
  6. Spencer Reid (criminal minds)
  7. Barry Allen (the flash)
  8. Dipper Pines (gravity falls)
  9. Bucky Barnes (marvel)
  10. Patroclus (tsoa)

tagging czernv percabcth praetordrewtanaka czernyofficial blxesargent maggichase aphnodite nicodorkangelo kavinskcy and duhmigods

List your top 10 favourite characters (one per series) and tag 10 people

1. Makoto Tachibana (Free!)
2. Chiyuki (Death Parade)
3. Denmark (Hetalia)
4. Armin Arlert (SnK)
5. Mikoto Mikoshiba (GSNK)
6. Mitsukuni Haninozuka (OHSHC)
7. Daiki Aomine (KnB)
8. Yū Nishinoya (Haikyuu!!)
9. Tatsumi (Shiki)
10. Kyoko Kirigiri (Dangan Ronpa)

Thank you kazunar-i for tagging me 💖
I’m tagging: july-daze, arakitaa, kakashihatakay, dontcallmetenzosenpai, kotabombastic, nonbinaryrinhoshizora, purple-pantsu, suck-my-icicle, aph-czech and crazy-gaming. OH and pretendthisisanactualurl!

Got tagged by kurapix​! :D

List your top ten favourite characters (one per fandom/series) and tag 10 people.

aah this is gonna be tough but here we go

1. D.Gray-Man: Allen Walker

2. One Piece: Zoro

3. Hunter x Hunter: dont make me do this uhh.. gotta be either Hisoka, Neferpitou or Killua but bc the first two are bigger creeps I’ll go with Killua 

4.Death Note: Naomi Misora

5. Death Parade: Chiyuki

6. FullMetal Alchemist: aaah idk i love everyone uhh lets go with Ed

7. Umineko no naku Koro ni: Beatrice (but mostly bc of the visual novel)

8. Psycho Pass: Tsunemori Akane

9. K-On!: Ritsu

10. Zankyou no Terror: Nine

and I tag: pan-jimin, princeshojo, arren-walker, giusky, ch-cheers, baeriya, cindersasuke, tivruskyiv, lenkagamine133 and endlcer ! but only if u guys feel like it! :D

tagged by genderqueerfuri thank u fam!!!!

List your top ten favourite characters (one per fandom/series) and tag 10 people 

i’m actually not that much into fiction anymore but i still love these characters ahh this list is in no particular order bc i don’t rly remember who i used to like more!!

  • q from 007
  • jack harkness from torchwood & doctor who
  • akashi seijuuro from kuroko no basuke
  • bucky barnes from mcu
  • tony stark from mcu
  • sawamura eijun from diamond no ace
  • oikawa tooru from haikyuu
  • jang jaeyeol from it’s okay, that’s love
  • merlin 
  • rancho chanchad from three idiots

(wait hermione granger and morgana should be on the list ahh)   

tagging taesgurl sungyxol suutei vorevertae hopefarm & whoever wants to do this~

Here I come again, just like I said in the makoharu tag (why am i even mentioning my free! otp idk, it’s just more proof that i’m in too deep) respect other people’s opinions. This is supposed to be a free webpage where people can post their thoughts freely without others judging them, besides everybody can like whatever they want. This is frigging fiction god. Just because you don’t like some character or some ship you don’t go shoving your opinion down other people’s throats, that’s immature and disrespectful. It surprises me how salty you all get in this fandom when it shouldn’t be like that. And all that saltiness is annoying. I mean, not everything has to be black or white. Can’t there be a gray area? An area where everyone gets along? Why insult other people for fictional stuff? Just stop the hate and if you don’t like something then block the blog or blacklist the tag that’s it, but stop the useless preaching.

Favourite Character Tag

List your top 10 favourite characters (one per fandom/series) and tag 10 people!

I was tagged by nerdytrash–trashynerd - thank you so much!!

- Aaron Warner (Shatter Me)

- The Darkling (The Grisha Trilogy)

- Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle)

- Rowan Whitethorn (Throne of Glass)

- Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

- Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

- Sebastian/Jonathon Christopher Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments)

- James Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

- Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus)

- Celia Bowen (The Night Circus)

I tag:

- bellelel

- elizabethb14

- the-walrus-sings-at-night

- sophienizynskireads

If I tagged you please don’t feel that you have to do this if you don’t want to and if you never want me to tag you in anything ever again then I’m so so sorry please tell me and if I didn’t tag you but you want to do this then please go ahead!!

I was tagged by dropofjade, thank you!! *^^*

Rule 1: Write down the rules.

Rule 2: Answer the questions from the person who tagged you.

Rule 3: Make up 10 new questions and tag 10 people


1)Who’s your favourite character ever out of any book/show/film and why?

Hmmm if I can only say one…Rin Matsuoka. I find him drop dead gorgeous X’3 He is a great leader and tries his best, and is always there for his friends. (it pains me only mentioning one DX)

2)What’s your favourite time of day?

Night

3)If you could have any animal as your pet, what would it be?

A snow leopard! They are so cute and fluffy and would make good snuggle buddies :3

4)Favourite tea flavour?

I don’t drink tea very much, but I had this strawberry and rhubarb (I think it was) tea when I was in Germany and it was really good! But I can’t find the same thing here which makes me sad.

5)Where on this planet do you crave to be right now and why?

Home…it’s nice living in the student accommodation at uni but all of my family (and pets) and most of my friends live in my hometown and I miss them sometimes. 

6)What’s the nerdiest thing you’ve ever done?

Hmm I can’t think of anything specific… anime nerd side of things I go to conventions and cosplay, have my rooms covered in anime posters and literally watch and read nothing but anime and manga. Computer nerd related things…I worked on an IT help desk and I own probably too many electronic devices. Oh and I was the Academic Captain in year 12, which was dubbed the Nerd Captain by most of the students…

7)What part of your body do you love the most?

My hair probably.

8)What colour calms you?

purple

9)If you could give yourself a new name, what would it be?

I have no idea…I do like the names Lucina and Erza…

10)What is your earliest memory?

Hmmm I remember in pre-primary (so like 4 year old ish) this girl in my class wanted to tell me something important, so at lunch time she took me and we sat under the playground. She told me that she really wanted to be my friend…18 years later, we’re still good friends ^^


Now for my questions for people to answer!

1. What’s the last song you listened to and would you ever go see the artist/band live if given the chance?

2. What’s a bad habit of yours?

3. Favourite school subject?

4. Favourite fictional character/s?

5. What’s your dream holiday and why?

6. What’s one thing you like about yourself?

7. Something funny that happened to you?

8. Favourite video games?

9. If you were a character in a video game that required combat, what would be your preferred fighting style? (swords, hand-to-hand, magic, etc…)

10. What is something that you want right now?


I’ll tag ashanarchy13, anime-blood, koujakus-favorite-sass-princess, ginzuo, tsuntsunkageyams, dramaticaltears, mimzystar, bururaven, mega-pokemaniac :D

repost and fill in the answers you most associate
your character to with each question, then tag 5 people to do it

animal: fox
color(s): baby blues & light pinks.
month: august?? april… may. 
song(s): fleet of hope, the indigo girls. 
number: 7
day or night: dusk. sunset time. 
plant: umm… lillies?? any sort of tropical flower. 
smell(s): salt water. sweet flowers. watermelon. 
gemstone: pink opal.
season: spring/summer.
place: the shoreline.
food: fruit! watermelon, berries, mango, etc. 
element: water or maybe fire?? some weird mix. 
drink: lemonade

tagged by. myself–
tagging. papersail / alexandrianheir / reverse-gaia / fatesmarked / gladiance / heaper / grimaed / aphoticies

instead of complaining about random people who have no idea who your character is that looks exactly like every other black dog on this website you could say “dont tag as me/kin” tbh it doesnt make your aesthetic picture look ugly and it takes 2 seconds and saves a ton of messages and time

Tagged by top-kekyoin

RULES:

* always post the rules

* answer the questions the person who tagged you asked

* create 10 new ones

* tag 12 people.

1.) Your favorite fictional character and why?

Speedwagon.. He is.. SO CUTE!.. And.. he.. is.. PERFECT! <3 *boom*

2.) A song that’s always stuck in your head?

Rock me.. *ROCK ME YEAAAH*

3.) What is the most cringeworthy thing you’ve seen?

When I saw my best friend and her boyfriend kissing in my face while I ate > :( (To clarify I’ve never kissed anyone)

4.) Something from your childhood you wish you still had?

My teddy bear xc

5.) Is there anything you’re ashamed of liking?

Maybe I’m still very childish , because I keep most of my stuffed animals and I sleep with them (secret)

6.) Advertise the item to your immediate left.

A stuffed cat (that ’s what I’m talking about ↑)

7.) When was the last time you clipped your nails?

Approximately two days

8.) What is the worst thing you could possibly hear while in a public restroom stall?

Reggaeton

9.) Your least-used electronic?

The hairdryer

10.) real questions now: the ass or the tiddy?

I’m a girl, but.. the tiddy

What you need to share:

1.) Favorite program.

2.) What social networks you have?

3.) What is your nationality?

4.) How many pornographic images have?

5.) You have hair painted or natural?

6.) Favorite football team?

7.) How often have you stolen (don’t lie)

8.) You are using the translator at this time?

9.) How long will it take you to do this?

10.) Hetero, gay, lesbian or bisexual?

emerald-cherry caesarpng jhojhosbizarrehunt ovadiotiddies notdiobrando caesars-bubbles jojosbaratiddies the-most-beautiful-duwang diogiornos-pizza-stand ova-iggy fem-dio ovadiobrando

The Carmilla fandom need to understand that in most break-ups, one person isn’t a total saint and the other doesn’t deserve to burn in hell. The world isn’t black and white, it’s grey, and so are Laura and Carmilla. 

They are, equally or not, both the “victim” and “perpetrator” here.

Your characters, plot, theme, setting, and dialogue are all under your exclusive control. No external force, no magical muse, is taking your hand and making you do anything. That’s why I tend to feel frustration when I see a would-be author blaming one of the aforementioned for hijacking the tale.

You are telling the tale, and should be consciously making use of your novel’s elements to do so. The lion’s share of misplaced blame for novel derailment gets heaped on characters. When you’re saying “My character refuses to do this!” what you’re really telling us is that you’ve failed to give the character proper motivations in the story up to this point, and now your mind does not feel that it would be logical for the character to move on to your desired course.

One method is to go on the new logical route and see where it takes you. If you are a discovery writer, as opposed to someone who outlines, this can be a healthy process. If it’s going to leave your story in shambles instead, or destroy all of the carefully laid plans for your plot, then you need to step back and rewind. Find out where you failed to give your characters proper motivation, and make the necessary changes. Take ownership of your characters as tools to tell your tale.
Talk to them if you want. Do any exercise you need to in order to get to the heart of their motivations. Once you’re done, realize that you’re just using these techniques as a vehicles to communicate with yourself.

The big pitfall of believing your characters are actual, sentient beings is that you lose the ability to tell the best possible story with them. Grow too attached and you’ll always find a way to keep bad things from happening to the character. You’ll enhance their traits until they’re the embodiment of everything you want to be. You’ll give them unrealistic rewards, or become blind to their faults. You’ll stop using them to serve the needs of the story, and they will become a parody of excellence that you may adore, but no one else will want to read.

Sometimes, bad things need to happen to great characters to facilitate the best possible outcome. If you behave as if you’re the characters’ kind and loving creator, instead of an artist who is using a tool to shape your tale, you’re always going to be tempted to mitigate any disasters that occur to your imaginary friends.

Your characters are not people.

They are tools for you to use.

—  Your Characters are Not People.  Awesome words to remember, whether or not you’re writing fiction or roleplay.