I’m just dropping by to say something that’s been happening a lot, both with custom Sheps as well as custom Hawkes in the DA fandom.
Jane Shepard is the default female red head & only refers to her (unless someone really named their Shepard-Jane)
Jane Shepard is not someones custom Shepard.
John Shepard or the abbreviation, Sheploo, is the default male Shepard, modeled after Mark Vanderloo (unless someone really named their Shepard-John)
John Shepard/Sheploo is not someones custom Shepard.
Do not use Sheploo for custom male Shepards.
Femshep is for any female Shepards, maleshep is for any male Shepards, Commander Shepard or Shepard are good for any regardless of gender. All of these are acceptable for default & custom Shepards.
Marian Hawke is the default pale short black haired female Hawke.
Garrett Hawke is the default pale black haired grizzled male Hawke.
Do not use “Marian Hawke”, “Garrett Hawke”, “Default Hawke” for custom Hawkes, regardless if they use the same hairstyle.
Hawke is an acceptable tag for those who you are unsure of their first name & are good for any regardless of gender & regardless if they are custom or default
Please, out of courtesy for the original poster do not misname/tag their OCs, especially for POC characters (that’s white washing, eeek!). This is why I conveniently have two separate tags for default Jane & custom Shepards that I do not know the names of off the top of my head.
In the future if you reblog a custom Shepard from me & incorrectly name them, I will ask you to fix it. It takes two seconds to look in the tags for their name, but it means a lot to the OP.
Terribly phone quality pictures of my two favorite Shepards: Garrett on the left and Gabriel on the right. I didn’t realize how similar they looked until now, but they have their (albeit subtle) differences. Garrett is a Paragade Infiltrator, romancing Jack. Gabriel is a Vanguard and is full Renegade (well he will be, just started ME3 with him) and he’s romancing Tali. Gah, I wish my PC could handle Mass Effect so I could make these guys look waaay better than I can on the Xbox.