background preloader

Writing Character profiles

Facebook Twitter

Lion Princess. L'enfer, c'est les autres. L'enfer, c'est les autres. Goodbye, my almost lover. Keir Reviews — ↳ The Bitch With a Violent Streak Description: ... Keir Reviews — ↳ The Bureaucrat  Description: ... L'enfer, c'est les autres. The thrill of the {gif} hunt. Sherry, baby. Keir Reviews — ↳ The Bully with a Soft Side Description: The... Keir Reviews — → The Joker Male pronouns will be used. ... Keir Reviews — A kleptomaniac is the general term for a person... Keir Reviews — Made rebloggable by request. The first thing to... Keir Reviews — → PLAYING THE QUEEN BITCH WHOM EVERYONE SECRETLY... The Fiction Review, thedemihelper: UNDERUSED PERSONALITIES; 26... I'm finally free. Keir Reviews — ↳ The Loveable Criminal (male version) ... Keir Reviews — If you’re roleplaying in an Australian setting, or...

Semi-hiatus. The Trolliest Critic. Crissvera helps. L'enfer, c'est les autres. Interview with a hitman. [My research takes me to a dilapidated apartment in Hell's kitchen, New York. The walls and floor are stained with something I do not wish to know, and the room I am in is referred to as the 'Living Room'. I'm currently talking with Diamond, as he likes to call himself in order to conceal his identity. He's solidly built with a square jaw and an unnerving gaze.

He's smoking a cigarette. As he begins to speak he buts it out in an overflowing ashtray. He offers me a cup of coffee and I accept. When you kill someone, a part of yourself dies along with your victim. [At this point he lights up another cigarette.] It was my first job, a routine assignment for an experienced hitman, but very intimidating for a rookie like I was. Shit, Adams family. [He exhales heavily, wishing to emphasize the next point.] My hands were clean of blood. Ya'know, it's funny when I think about it now.

[He laughs loudly and heartily, as if more at the concept of ever having children than at the editing remark] PSYCHRPH. The smiling god from asgard, GUIDE TO ROLEPLAYING A VEGETARIAN Contrary to... Lmao. Once Upon a Roleplay. Nutty Natter Chatter: Script Reader Gripes: #3 Why aren't we writing disabled characters? This is a blog post I have been meaning to write for some time. There have been a few reasons as to why it has taken me so long to get round to it. Firstly there was Christmas (I did say it had been a while!) , then I had my tonsils out (ice cream is a myth by the way, warm mash potato does the trick) and then, well, it all started to feel quite difficult as a subject area to approach. I feared not being ‘PC’ enough or much worse, that perhaps I’d end up inadvertently insulting somebody (no I didn’t mean… sorry that wasn’t what I… etc.)

And then I realised that this fear in itself is part of the problem as to why the topic of writing characters with disabilities is not being discussed, so here it is… The following contains quotes and thoughts that I took away from an informal TV meeting about 'Writing Disabled Characters'. “There was a time not that long ago when black people were not being represented in drama and comedy on our screens.” says a well-known writer. How to play a disabled character - Cantr II Wiki. First of all, Cantr has seen a lot of quirky characters. People in a town might be looking for someone who can contribute to the community and make oneself useful and if they get yet another dumb guy who talks funny and breaks the laws because he can't read, people may start thinking "Oh great, not this again".

Disabilities can be different in Cantr compared to the real world, still, we get the idea of them from the real world so it shouldn't be too far off. You need to claim your place in the society and that means not only good role playing but sometimes being helpful and not just a burden. Disabilities are tough to play and it requires skill to do it with style. Be consistent If you start off as a village idiot, you can't just suddenly stop being stupid when you get tired of it. There will be moments that make you curse silently that you're unable to act even though you know as a player that something bad is going to happen. Be realistic Making it show. Combating Stereotypes: Why Movies About 'the Disabled' Stink | Quest Magazine Online. Article Highlights: Author Michael Murphy is frustrated by the shallow portrayal of people with disabilities in movies and books, and encourages writers and artists to shape the film and literary markets by creating their own multidimensional characters.

"The disabled are people, and people — not stereotypes — are what drive all good stories," he says. by Michael P. Murphy on April 9, 2012 - 12:03pm QUEST Vol. 19, No. 2 I love movies. These three movies — like many great movies I’ve enjoyed — share two qualities: They were rousing adventures that spoke about honor, courage and all that is noble in the human spirit.

Do I, a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), need to point that out? And do I need to explain the reason? Simple: Movies about the disabled stink. Always the catalyst, never the protagonist Yawn. In movies, on TV or in novels, physically disabled characters are rarely the protagonists. Coming soon to a theater near you … See? Beyond cardboard characters. On the handling of disabled characters. I'm probably not covering everything here. These are issues that I've found useful to keep in mind when writing disabled characters of my own. 1) Know what the disability looks like even if you don't describe it to the reader immediately. Sometimes this is a simple matter of terminology. The author says "eye" at one point and "eyes" at another, leaving me unsure if the character has really lost an eye or was just turned a certain way the first time. It's very easy to forget and pluralize words like hands, eyes, arms, feet, legs, and so on when you have a character who's lost a paired part of his body.

Other times, the slippage is more severe. If the injury doesn't involve the loss of a limb or eye, then it can be harder to picture. 2) Remember that a disability makes small, ordinary tasks hard, as well as greater skills. Y'know, the first thing I'd wonder about if I lost a hand would be how I was going to dress myself, not about how I was going to fight. Speaking of that... Fuck that. Writing About Disability. By Stephanie Green Copyright © 2008 by Stephanie Green, All Rights Reserved A disability is a physical, emotional, cognitive, or sensory impairment that affects an individual's function in everyday life. Thousands of people live with the effects of disabilities, whether they're affected themselves, or have a disabled family member, spouse, or friend, or are employed at an organisation assisting those with disabilities. As a writer with severe vision impairment I understand how difficult it can be to have access to literature, and how much fiction has enriched my life.

My country (New Zealand) is one of the world leaders in providing print text to the blind and vision-impaired, through Braille, large print, audio and other electronic formats. I am part of a community that loves to read. It seems odd to me -- given such a wide community of enthusiastic readers -- that so few writers choose to portray characters with disabilities.

This reluctance could be for several reasons. Writing Realistic Disabled Characters | CMStewartWrite. Throughout my live, I’ve known and befriended a number of people who were physically, mentally, or psychologically disabled, so it makes sense that I’ve written a few disabled characters into my novels. The disabilities I’m most familiar with- schizophrenia, autism, and mental retardation, are featured prominently within some of my main and supporting characters. Because I personally don’t have these disabilities, and I write realistic fiction, I’ve been especially mindful of how I portray these afflictions in my novels. I’ve come up with my own guidelines to writing realistic disabled characters: 1. Research the facts of the disability- but not too much. 2. 3. 4. Have you written a major character with a significant mental, psychological, or physical disability? Like this: Like Loading...

Welcome to Fuck Yeah Character Development. Writing My First Wheelchair Bound Character Has Been Enlightening. It's something I've avoided for years, now. Ever since telling stories became my primary focus and (hopefully) career, I've steered well clear of writing a truly disabled character.

The main character in my comic book HOLLOW in many ways could be considered disabled, though the disability is actually more metaphysical than real, but even he is able bodied. Since I started writing Hellwatch - that's why think I'm going to call my disabled demon/monster hunter story - I've had to tackle writing a disabled character head on, and it's taught me some things.

I'm not sure if I've avoided it for this long because writing is a bit of an escape for me, or because I didn't want to become one of those people, who make everything about their disability, but whatever the case may be, I acknowledge that I've been avoiding it until now. Anyway, I've just found the whole experience to be rather interesting, and thought I would share. The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Four Ways To Do It Right.

This post contains minor spoilers for West Wing, Joan of Arcadia, Girls with Slingshots, and the first Twilight movie. I get asked all the time to evaluate some work or another on whether or not it does disability "right". This is a bit of a problem, of course - despite having opinions (a lot of them, according to someone in my thesis course), I haven't always seen the work in question. Also, my tastes don't run mainstream - if I've liked a movie, it probably tanked at the box office, and not because it was arty and pretentious. (I liked Last Action Hero. And Push. These are not deep movies, nor are they terribly good, and I think they both fail on every -ism you can imagine. There's also the problem that I shouldn't be the final arbitrator of what is "good" and "right". After a few times of being asked what made disability in pop culture look "right" to me, I made a short list. 1.

I haven't seen all of West Wing, but I did watch a lot of episodes featuring Joey Lucas. 2. 3. 4. Great Characters With Disabilities In YA and MG : Guest Post by Sarah Heacox. Today we welcome Sarah Heacox, an aspiring MG and YA author from Los Angeles. If she's not skiing or writing or running, she might be baking cupcakes or sending query letters. She's currently polishing a MG novel about an action-adventure boy in a wheelchair and his high speed antics at summer camp, on the basketball court, and out on the slopes. Hello! I was asked to write a guest post on something I'm passionate about: great YA (and MG) novels with characters with disabilities (CWD).

It's so important for those characters to exist, for the same reason it's vital to have characters of color, characters with terrible parents, LGBTQ characters, characters with mental illness, characters who are poor, characters who are immigrants, characters who are hopelessly dorky, and just generally the whole wide range of kid and teenager humanity. If a kid reads her way through the library and there's no book about any kid that resembles her, then what is she to think? Sarah's Favorites. YA Misfits: Writing Club Wednesday: Writing Characters with a Disability.

Hello m’lovelies! A while ago I hijacked the YAMF blog and talked about writing diverse characters. If you know me a little, it won't surprise you that I'm about to add another yay! Disability post to that. Specifically, a rant post about how to write characters with a disability. So fasten your seat belts, and all that. Two reasons. And that's a shame, because ya know, we exist in real life. Four things to keep in mind when writing characters with a disability(aka how not to be an ableist writer) 1) A person with a disability is not an inspiration. What would you do in that situation?

And that’s not just insulting, it’s dangerous. So a good thing to keep in mind when writing characters with a disability: they need to be characters, not plot devices. 2) A physical disability does not mean a character is less intelligent, less caring, has mental issues.(...I wish I did not have to explain this.) 3) Not every person with a disability would automatically choose a cure. And finally: Welcome to Fuck Yeah Character Development. Kj bloggar om autism och första världskriget. Here to help? bitch, i might be. Janessahelps.tumblr. L'enfer, c'est les autres. Keir Reviews — The word muteness is used as an umbrella term to... Ask away ☆ Keir Reviews — Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a neurological...

ON HIATUS. What Is the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath? I don't really know what bucket I would fit in, but I can say that I truly love the people in my life. I empathize, and I function normally in that I have a job that I excel at and I take good care of my family. However, I am a pathological liar. I tell lies every day of my life, from big lies to little lies and I let them compound. I'm not a good person. Six years ago, I started dating my future wife while living with someone else. I hid both sides of my life from the other and I portrayed myself as a successful fund manager making lots of money. I took my future wife on vacations and we went out to eat all the time while I left the other person that I was living with at home. The sad part about it is that I wanted to break up with the woman I was living with but I felt guilty about not wanting to be with her and so I let it all compound and fester.

I hid the lawsuit from my future wife and I tried to clean it up without admitting that I was being sued. What should I do? Sociopath vs. Psychopath, Differences Between Psychopathic & Sociopathic Personality Disorders. The differences between sociopathy & psychopathy are still debated, however they are primarily differentiated by the origin of the disorder. In general sociopath and psychopath are very often used to describe the same thing. In the mental health sphere the general opinion is that psychopathy is actually much more of an inborn phenomenon whilst sociopathy, which displays clinical presentation alike to psychopathy, is the consequence of environmental stressors.

Clinicians which feel that the syndrome is brought by solely by social forces & early experiences favor the term sociopath; while those that believe that psychological, biological and genetic components too contribute to the development of the condition usually use the name psychopath. David T. Lykken believed that psychopaths are born having temperamental distinctions that cause the behavior of risk seeking, impulsiveness, fearlessness as well as inability to socialize in an ordinary manner. Advertisement. Psychopathic Writings: Psychopaths And Sociopaths Differences - Why? What is the Difference between Psychopaths and Sociopaths?

Why make a distinction between the two? The word Sociopath is often used as synonymous for Psychopath. Using the two terms in this way works okay for the most part but has considerable limitations, the greatest of which is that it obscures the fact that despite the two groups clearly have many things in common at a superficial social level, there are fundamental differences which sometimes make us as different as night and day... or, to put it more correctly: As different as are the two points in time '1 min. Before Midnight' and '1 min. The main difference between our two minorities lies not in our behavior but in our neurological makeup. A discussion has been going on for a number of years in the psychopathy research community about whether psychopaths are the way we are as a result of our upbringing or are born with a genetic structure that determines our condition. Psychopathic Writings. How Psychopaths View Their World. How Psychopaths View Their World Most psychopaths are very arrogant and cocky.

However, when charming a potential victim, they say all the "right" things and make you believe they are kind-hearted souls; not always, but often enough. The truth is, psychopaths are not altruistic and do not really care about friendships or ties. Guggenbuhl-Craig states that they are very talented at appearing much more humble than the average person, but are hardly so. Some are also able to feign concern about the lower classes and profess that they are on the side of the underdog, the poor, and so forth. A psychopath may claim, for instance (if he's from a low socio-economic class), that he dislikes rich people intensely, but at the same time, he will inwardly yearn and envy what they have.

He is like the narcissist, desiring to reflect a false image of himself through his possessions. I believe that psychopathy is primarily genetic. Not all psychopath are uneducated low-class misfits. How to Write a Snarky Character, Part II (or, The Seven Building Blocks of Zingers) | A Fuzzy Mango With Wings. How to Write a Snarky Character, Part I (or, What Drives a Character to Snark?) | A Fuzzy Mango With Wings. How to Write a Snarky Character: The Introduction (or, Google and Weep Ye No More!) | A Fuzzy Mango With Wings. Here to help? bitch, i might be. Kazza's Guides: Writing a Witty Character. ROLEPLAYER RESCUE. That one rp blog. Gonna bite you ok. HERE TO HELP. Bitchy Characters. Jerk with a Heart of Jerk - TV Tropes. Reformed Rakes - TV Tropes.

Dark and Troubled Past - TV Tropes. Main/Anti-Hero. Evil Is Cool - TV Tropes. The Quiet One - TV Tropes. Loveable Rogue - TV Tropes. Jerkass Woobie - TV Tropes. Troubled, but Cute - TV Tropes. Makehuman | Open source tool for making 3D characters. Tumblr princess, How To: Play a rich character Archetype: Serena... The Writers Helpers. Have no fear, a helper is here! Well, when we say "help"..... Keep calm and Kanye on. — How To: Write/play a character who is a rebel. ... Klariza’s How To ✓ Play a Shy Character  ... - RP and Writing.