You died on the operating table. You think you're living a life, but really you're just the burning embers of a dying brain, slowly but surely stopping, one neuron at a time. The "magic anons" are just your fragmented consciousness trying to hold together with fewer and fewer neurons.
so this creepy alien shows up and kidnaps some guys and then some other guys show up and argue a lot and then this guy tries to make them form a team and another guy dies (lol) so they do and then they stop the alien from taking over the world.
Do you have any suggestions. I'm trying to make a SHIELD oc. Help?
ooc; Alright, just a disclaimer here— This is all my opinion. I fully support the fact roleplayers have the freedom to do whatever they want with their blogs and anyone convincing you otherwise is a butt. Kill them. [But no don’t murder that’s bad]
Be realistic. There’s nothing wrong with uniqueness— Uniqueness sets S.H.I.E.L.D. agents apart from any other organization. But S.H.I.E.L.D. also has rules and protocol. There can only be so many exceptions. If you’re a 16 y.o., department head with Level 10 clearance after only five months at S.H.I.E.L.D., there’s going to be some number crunching that will have me scratching my head.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TRAGIC. This is where my ultimate opinion comes in. I’m not sayin’ bubbly happy-go-lucky here, but Jesus— Do all of our parents have to be murdered in front of us by ninja assassins as children? I know tragedy and vengeance are S.H.I.E.L.D.’s middle names, but a little variety and realism is refreshing. Again, that’s just my preference.
Brush up on S.H.I.E.L.D.. Wikis, comics, MCU, etc. S.H.I.E.L.D. is a network of thousands of people with ten of thousands of stories. Learn some key history you can refer to in threads. You don’t have to be an expert, but you should know about your character’s employers.
Terminology -> *IMPORTANTE*. I actually think this is one of the most important parts of playing a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Learn the agent talk. Whatever your position is, break out some sticky notes and post them up somewhere nice and pretty. Remember universals— We all have to write ‘missives’, we all have ‘dossiers’. Pilots can man ‘Quinjets’ and someone’s always blaming someone in ‘R&D’. If you know the vocab. words, you can bullshit your way through anything.
And lastly, the mundane can be the most fun to play. Not every day at S.H.I.E.L.D. is a Chitauri attack on New York. It’s the little things that breath life into your character. The details that wouldn’t make it on a big screen aren’t necessarily unimportant. This is why we have headcanons, tags dedicated to what our characters eat and listen to, text messages sent and unsent. Any OC should be worth the details.
So anyway. Don’t let anything deter you from making your new character. If it’s your first S.H.I.E.L.D. OC, don’t sweat it. We all start somewhere. The key is learning and growing from it as a writer. I almost didn’t want to post this, because I get so afraid of voicing my opinion in front of others. But eventually you learn to cry ‘fuck it’. It’s your blog. Do what you want, have fun with a capital F, because roleplaying is something you should enjoy. Don’t forget that.
I have to walk to and from work at night and while tasers are illegal, can you suggest a few things I can carry that'll keep a girl somewhat safe? (Coz apparently I can't rent you)
[Chuckles] No, renting me might be a bit out of the question, but your inquiry is an important one nonetheless. While it’s an unfortunate world we live in, it is our reality to be prepared in such cases. Regardless of gender, taking precautions is the most intelligent thing you can do in your situation.
There are a number of products made legal for self-defense (Pepper spray, knives, kits, etc.) that may be kept on your person on your walks. I suggest doing a bit of research on items that might best fit you, Anon. Budgets and time are important, but so is your safety. If you truly feel the need– Looking into self-defense may help you on more than just your trips to and from your place of employment.
But it’s not simply the items you carry that are important. How you carry them, and how you use them, are the key.
Know how to use them. Whatever you use, it will not be a toy. Just like you learn to use anything, go over it so you’ll be prepared.
Be ready to use them. In the case that something does happen, nothing will do you good if it’s buried at the bottom of your bag or in a pocket not easily accessible. Know where it is, or have it in hand if you can. I also stress that you must be ready to use them on someone. You’re carrying these items for your safety, and your safety is what you are protecting. If someone is attacking you– use it.
I also suggest letting anyone close know of your whereabouts whether it is a family member or friend. A simple text to and from work once in awhile can make all the difference.
And as for any other additional tips, my biggest advice to you is FLIGHT. Not just advice– That is an order I would enforce. Whatever item you decide to carry, it will only do so much in a situation you can only be so ready for. I say it not to frighten you, but to remind you that there are dangerous people this world. A good agent knows when to pick their fights, but not everyone is an agent. When your window to run away is clear I want you to take it. There will be law enforcement to take care of your assailant once you are safe again. What is important is you.