character portrayals

really considering making esmeralda. 

Anonymous asked:

Can you go in depth about how to write omniscient? If you have, could you link me? Thank you.

I don’t have a guide to writing in third-person omniscient, but I talk a bit about it in my post All About First and Third, Plus How to Choose. This will also help you see how third-person omniscient differs from other POVs. :)

Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Prohibited questions: portrayal of diverse characters, portrayal of emotions, specialist knowledge questions (medical, military, mental health, etc.), “how to portray/describe,” asking for tropes/cliches, asking for resources; broad, vague, or complicated questions. See master list & main site for more info!

anonymous asked:

R8 - Aku >:)

//all answers are in mun mode


First impression: At first I wasn’t sure what to think since Aku’s one of my favorites in BSD, if only bc everything about him is always covered in subtext and you really need to put yourself in his shoes to get his character portrayal, but holy heck your Aku is amazing and you resurfaced the little tidbits about him that other people won’t pay attention about him.

Do I like your blog: Do you really need to ask, dude?

One thing I like about it: You turned Aku’s easter eggs about his ‘survival for the fittest’ mindset into something that’s both fierce and terrifying but also full of wisdom and so amazingly prolific and it actually makes sense that someone’s who has been through what he had to have that kind of thinking. It’s not something that’s gonna be brought up in BSD I think, so having this blog to bring up his actual portrayal to the public is brilliant and you’re fucking fantastic at doing it. Aku’s just a walking landmine of character development and I’d love to see more of his personality being brought on the foreground.

One thing I dislike about it: Considering that IRL!Aku actually looked up to Soseki’s writing from what I’ve looked up, maybe we’d be able to interact more in this fashion or an inversion of it.

Rating: 10/10

What I think about you now: you are the amazing gdi


Closer to Your World by @castleofklance

Self-indulgent doodles in between projects from the past few weeks.

I just really wanted to draw some stuff for CastleSL’s work! I don’t usually read fics, but this one was really sweet with great relationship portrayals between characters. It’s also fun seeing the team in the Galaxy Garrison setting!

Pls go read if you haven’t yet! 

Munday Interactions
  • 🎊 I’m happy to have met you.
  • 😣 I’m a little nervous to interact with you.
  • 💌 I don’t RP, but I follow you because of your interesting threads.
  • 👭 Can we roleplay together?
  • 👍 You’re doing great! Keep it up!
  • 👌 Your character portrayal is amazing.
  • 🙅 I think your portrayal could be worked on a little more.
  • 💞 Do our muses have the potential to become romantic interests?
  • 💭 Your thoughts on our threads?
  • 💧 I don’t know what our muses can do in a thread together. Ideas?
  • 💔 I would like to improve our muses’ relationship.
  • 🗣 Care to talk outside of our threads? (discord/skype/twitter/etc)
  • ✍ Could we have more threads?
  • ☺ I love our muses’ relationship!
  • ❣ Can our muses become better friends/lovers/rivals/enemies? 

Anonymous asked:

hey! you just answered a question and talked about not romanticizing a bad relations by having a character as the voice of reason. may I ask, does this work for anything that could come off as romanticized? I write about a lot of dark things like [edited out by WQA] and [edited out by WQA] as a healthy coping mechanism and I’m always afraid this will seem romanticized or glorified.

Yes, as long as you find a way to address the realities and consequences of these things, you can avoid romanticizing them. :)

Also, since the specific examples you mentioned are prohibited topics here on WQA, I edited them out so I could still answer your question. :)

Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Prohibited questions: portrayal of diverse characters, portrayal of emotions, specialist knowledge questions (medical, military, mental health, etc.), “how to portray/describe,” asking for tropes/cliches, asking for resources; broad, vague, or complicated questions. See master list & main site for more info!

Why Rick and Morty is such a good series:

Do you know what makes Rick and Morty such a good series?

The humanistic approach to each story and character and the savage portrayal of real emotions felt by believable characters. The characters in Rick and Morty are not over the top caricatures, such as they are in Family Guy and now the Simpsons, they are real.

When Beth shoots Mr poopybutthole, she shakily sobs into a glass of wine while he lays bleeding. Jerry is whiny but also tries hard to be the man of the house. Summer is not only believable as a teenage girl, but she is also complex and has layers to her character that other equivalents do not.

Morty suffers real trauma throughout the series and it wears on him as it progresses. Each character has real flaws, real developments and strengths.

Originally posted by borg-snorkelling

Most of all, the protagonist Rick is as layered, complex and indecipherable a character as you can get. He is truly a toxic person who struggles between loving his family and yet remaining distant. You feel every single emotional blow he is dealt and you can empathise with how he reacts to it, because we have all done the same.

There’s real drama in the series, better drama than seen in most TV shows today and all the while there is drama, the action is excellent, the stories are great and the laughter is genuine. It doesn’t try to be funny all the time, it doesn’t try to be sad all the time. Behind every laugh is real pain and that makes the comedy in the series so much more effective, because we can relate to it on a human level.

For a series that is based on science fiction and fantasy, it is awfully real.


Let us, once more, simply appreciate and admire the gift that is Colin O’Donoghue on Once Upon a Time. He brings so much to this character - his portrayal of Killian Jones so perfect and beautifully nuanced. The way you can feel how Killian feels simply by the look in his eyes. From exasperated acceptance, to determination, to shock and amazement. And don’t even get me started on the reunion/second proposal scene that could’ve had a gifset all to itself showcasing Colin’s ability to make you feel effortlessly (that smile/giggle moment tho!!). Like we are truly blessed to have this talented guy playing such an important character on this show. So truly blessed.

Anonymous asked:

Hi! I have a question about the opening line of my story: is it ok to write an opening paragraph for the reader to misinterpret it? For example, let’s say that in the first line the MC has a knife in his throat, but in the second paragraph it’s explained that he’s just shaving his beard. Is it ok to “mislead” the reader at the very beginning of the story? (Sorry for any mistakes, English is not my native language).

Sure, that’s fine as long as you have a good reason for doing it. Readers generally don’t like to be tricked unless it serves a good purpose. :)

Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Prohibited questions: portrayal of diverse characters, portrayal of emotions, specialist knowledge questions (medical, military, mental health, etc.), “how to portray/describe,” asking for tropes/cliches, asking for resources; broad, vague, or complicated questions. See master list & main site for more info!


Creators Misunderstanding Their Fan Base: Undertale

I love Undertale, so do many others. However, I love Undertale because of the fan base. I have met so many kind and determined individuals that I wouldn’t have met otherwise if not for Undertale. Many of these people are artists, and it’s nice to see the same characters drawn in so many different styles. Even better is when there is a story written about Undertale, a what if this happened instead of this? Great examples of this are Dreamtale, by @jokublog (currently not theirs more about that later), Glitchverse, by @camilaart, and Xtale/Underverse, by Jackei/@xtaleunderverse. There are many more alternate stories/universes I would love to share but I really want to focus on these two right now. As you may or may not know, both these creators make animations/comics based off their story lines, and they are incredible. The amount of effort that goes into each and every frame of animation is jaw dropping to say the least. The story is also pretty great compared to most, especially Glitchtale’s constant subversion of every expectation and Underverse’s imaginative plot and character portrayal are no small feat either. It’s immediately clear that a lot of effort goes into their work to make it as great as possible and create their animations fairly quickly. However, I’m not here to simply sing their praises because the title isn’t “Amazing Undertale Universes You Have To See To Believe” no, this is “Creators Misunderstanding Their Fan Base: Undertale” 

 Recently a story came out about Joku threatening to use her fan base against another person who was just giving feedback on a shirt that they made. This led to them deleting their blog and now it’s being held by a nice individual so that Joku can have the name back if she wants. Joku makes sure people know that she is getting lots of hate over this misbehavior of hers. She’s making it seem like her fan base is full of haters that demand comics every week and don’t care about the person behind the project at all. Her “fans” led her to deleting her blog that she had used for a while now, over one small incident. That’s. Not. True. Joku’s fans are passionate, without a doubt, but they have huge amounts of respect for the amount of work that goes into this complex narrative that Joku is almost always working on. Joku, you’re fans are there, making fan art, liking your posts, and sending positive words your way, but you don’t care about that, do you? You just want to show everyone that you can overcome the haters by yourself, but you can’t, nobody can on their own. You say you ignore the haters, but dealing with what I’ve heard people say about you in silence, isn’t a great idea. If you open up more to your audience, show your real fans that you still care about them, I have no doubt that there will be a shift in the types of people who view your content. I along with many others didn’t hate you for what you did, was it a bit uncalled for? Yea, a little bit, but that one incident with someone WHO’S ALREADY FORGIVEN AND APOLOGIZED FOR MAKING IT PUBLIC, shouldn’t have led to you deleting your blog. The blog is being held for you, your choices are to reset back to zero and build your blog all over again, or quit and leave everyone.

 Jackei, the creator of Xtale and Underverse, is passionate about her work. Her amazing narrative and intense animations make it a joy to experience through and through, but she has her flaws as well. One day you’ll get a hilarious shitpost from Jackei about how she got braces, the next a comic about how she is having to stand against her fans barrage of negativity. I’m saying it right now that there is a difference in HATING and CRITICIZING and it’s easy to tell which is which. Hate usually is opinionated, relying on the same feeling from others to help boost their opinion into more of a fact. Fans that criticize a work however often point out actual problems with the product they were presented with. Maybe the animation was a bit low quality in some places, or maybe the dialog didn’t add anything to the situation, but whatever it is its a real problem that they just shed light on for you. Those fans care, unlike the haters you insist are your fans. Many people really love your intense devotion to your work, making comics often along with incredible animations that have breathtaking moments a plenty, but it sucks when someone you hugely respect talks down to you. You make it clear that whenever you get hate you try to deal with it in silence, and for the most part if you are a strong enough person that works out really well for you. Not only does it improve your image as a creator but it makes fans think much much more of you as a person. However, you show us that side of you way too much, and its clear you want to be that person you portray yourself as. You’ve gotten much better about showing us that you can withstand the hate sent your way, and your shitposts/memes are always a joy to behold, but why not show off the better side of your fan base, the people who really care about you and your work. It’d make a difference in how you view your fans. Just remember Jackei, haters shout loud because they want others to hear them, but when a fan comments, they don’t even expect an answer from anyone.

 Camila is an incredible artist as well, creating a 20 minute animation in less than 4 months is unreal. On top of that the animations feature a standard of quality not usually seen in animations made in the same amount of time. However, Camila is known to harp on people for asking when the latest episode is going to come out. Her response is usually a meme or her telling them to chill and just wait. Camila has the opposite issue that Jackei does, she will show all the asks about when the episode is coming out, making it seem like that’s all her fan base cares about. That and her talking down to her fans often, sometimes calling them stupid for not understanding a small detail in the animation. She’s who Jackei strives to be, impervious to all hate sent her way. To be honest, it’s not the best way to act towards your fans, sometimes people honestly just want to know because they are hyped for the next episode. Especially with the amount of information Camila will spoil about the episode, when in reality it’s mostly misdirection to make hers fans come to one conclusion before the episode even starts, just so she can subvert everyone’s expectations in the end. It’s incredible how many times I knew what would happen just because I followed Camila’s tumblr, @camilaart. Camila, I desperately wanted to donate $50 to you on patreon after you lost part of your house because I desired to talk to the biggest inspiration in my life at the time. To be honest I still want to, but I’m only 15 and I have no income for which to donate to either of you, sorry /;-;/. Camila, your awe inspiring, I just wish you would act more mature and be more loyal to people. After what happened to Jackei you threw her under the bus, reblogging what she said just to garner it more exposure. It’s shocking how many people you turn on after someone comes out with something bad about that person, like Jackei and Ultima almighty. You’re getting much better though about pointing out positive things, like animators and artists who have almost no exposure on youtube, is pretty amazing. It’d be amazing though, if you could use the positives to detract haters instead of memes. You’re a role model for some people whether you want to believe it or not, and sometimes people take anything that role models say as undeniable fact. Your on the right path, please don’t reset again. 

(Everything I said are just my thoughts on these two amazing animators, I just really want to get these out their so that maybe they will both see this post and reflect on themselves as creators. I plan to do more of these but I don’t what topics/people to do yet. And guys, don’t hate these artists just for me pointing out a few things wrong with them, that’s the complete opposite of what I’m trying to say. If you don’t like them, then just ignore them, it’s as simple as that. Thanks for reading this, it truly means a lot to me.) 



[Image: Four screenshots of disabled characters from recent media; Erica from Doctor Who, Yang Xiao from RWBY, Billy Cranston from Power Rangers and Chirrut Imwe from Rogue One.

In white space between them reads “Disabilityfest 1st July - 31st July”]

Hello everyone, this July we’ll be running disabilityfest again!

What is it?

Disabilityfest is a celebration of disabled characters across all media, we encourage everyone to make any contribution to it; art, videos, fics, gifs, meta, fanmixes, anything that you do!

Original characters and content are absolutely allowed as well as fanworks!

This covers all disabled characters, so physically disabled, developmentally disabled, mentally ill, chronically ill, d/Deaf, blind, significantly scarred and any other disabled characters are all welcome! Just tag it #disabilityfest and it will be reblogged to this blog!

When is it?

We’ll be running this from 1st of July until 31st of July but we want it to lead to people making more works about disabled characters all year round!

Guidelines, we won’t be too strict on them but if you can fit in with these that would be great:

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black_bird_89 Most people will look at this Photo & think “Cool! She got to meet two of her favorite Characters from her Favorite Tv Show.” but for me it’s soo much more.
Growing up us African American Women/Girls didn’t have characters like Iris West. We were always portrayed as a Slut, Bully, Ghetto, Best Friend or Love Interest for the Other Black Character. Candice’s portrayal of Iris West is more than just a Damsel In Distress. For Brooklyn to see her on Tv honestly speaks volumes. Such a Blessing to meet them!!🙏💖⚡

stop assuming how you interpret a canon character is how an rper plays that character 2k16

being a roleplayer means you have the ability to play your favourite characters just how you see them, or sometimes even in an au sense. what’s fanon isn’t necessarily going to be how an rper plays their character! Don’t assume that just because someone’s muse is a canon character you know them, how they think, how they feel, how they act. read the bios of characters, canon or not, read the rules, talk to the muns! everyone has a different view of a character and they will play these characters different to how you see them, different to how other muns of the same muse see them. it is so frustrating when people make these assumptions. my friend wants to stop playing her character because of fanon assumptions that she doesn’t agree with keep getting pushed onto her in threads. please respect everyone’s individual portrayal of characters, if you want a fanon version of a particular character, find a mun that plays it that way.

things i love about avatar: the last airbender
  • katara calling sokka out for being sexist, to his face, loudly, no beating around the bush, in the first five minutes of the first episode
  • katara literally fighting the patriarchy, and winning
  • suki telling sokka that she’s both a girl and a warrior, and being one doesn’t cancel out the other
  • sokka’s character development 
  • the sheer diversity and quality of the female characters (of whom there are a lot compared to most cartoons)
  • aang didn’t have to compromise his beliefs by killing ozai, and he wasn’t seen as weak for finding a way around it
  • toph 
  • everything about toph
  • zuko’s character development
  • azula’s portrayal as someone sad, rather than as someone to mock, especially in light of her obvious mental illness (at least, that’s how i saw it, if others saw differently i won’t argue, i haven’t got the ‘bad’ mental illnesses)
  • uncle iroh
  • uncle iroh’s relationship with zuko and it’s development through the show
  • the clear message that power is nothing if you have no compassion
  • the message about it being okay to dislike your family if they’re abusive (zuko, toph to a point), and that found families are just as good, if not better
  • the characters respecting aang’s philosophies about nonviolence and compassion
  • aang keeping his cheerfulness and sense of joy, even through rough situations
  • the message that you can’t do everything alone, and needing help isn’t weakness
  • that time sokka got high on cactus juice 
  • “that’s rough, buddy”
  • “death is an illusion, and so are pants”
  • you know what
  • the entire show
  • the entire show is what i love 
  • the
  • entire
  • goddamn
  • show.