GOING IN-DEPTH: Character Forms

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GOING IN-DEPTH: Character Forms

Post by Sapphire on Thu May 23, 2013 10:11 pm

Going In-Depth: Character Forms

This contains the things admins/approvers look for when reviewing character forms. It also includes some optional guide questions in case you want to flesh your character out and make him/her more detailed.

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Questions in this format are those which you are required to answer.
Questions in these boxes are optional information. You may choose not to include it in your form.
Items in these boxes are important warnings. They also contain the no-no's in character-making.


Name:
  • What is his/her first or last name?
What about his/her middle name?


Nicknames:
What do they go by?


Age:
  • How old are they? No younger than 6 years, no older than 18 years.
When were they born?


Gender:
  • Male or female?
What is their sexual orientation?


Weapon:
  • What kind of weapon do they own? What is it made of? (Celestial bronze is highly suggested due to mortal metals being useless to monsters.)
Limit of one primary weapon and one secondary. No bombs, grenades, rockets, etc. Guns must be bought from the drachma shop and pre-approved.


God/dess Parent:
  • Who is his/her god/dess parent?
What is s/he the god/dess of?


Claimed:
  • Yes or no?
When did your character get claimed? Where? Is there an interesting story behind your character’s claiming?
Note that your character must be claimed by thirteen.


Powers:
  • What is the extent of his/her powers? Include limitations.
  • Any drawbacks to using his/her powers?
Note that powers must be bought from the drachma shop and approved by an admin. Also state in the form that you’ve bought the powers and that they have been pre-approved.


Hometown:
  • Where did your character spend most of their life? If Camp Half Blood, give a brief explanation of why.

Mortal Parent(s):
  • What are their names?
What do they look like?
Give a bit of an insight to their personality.
What do they do for a living?
How did they meet your character’s god/dess parent?
  • Your character cannot be the child of a god/dess and a demigod.

  • Your character cannot be a Legacy.


Physical Description:
  • What do they look like? Here are some aspects that you could describe:
    • Hair: Length, color, style
    • Eye: Shape, color
    • Face: Shape
    • Nose
    • Lips
    • Body Build/Weight
    • Skin tone
    • Height
    • Distinguishing marks (ie. tattoos, piercings)
        Note that you don’t necessarily have to include all of them. They’re just there to help you in case you run out of things to write. Feel free to go into more detail if you like.
  • Name some flaws in your character’s appearance. These are things which s/he is insecure about or things that s/he wants to change. (i.e. dry lips, misaligned teeth, big feet, etc.)
  • This field requires a minimum of five sentences.

  • Try not to use too many general adjectives. Saying one is beautiful is being general. Rather than writing like that, try focusing on the specific aspects that make your character beautiful.

  • Don't make your character sound like the sexiest boy/girl in the world without even a single flaw in his/her appearance. Likewise, don't make him/her the ugliest.

Personality:
  • This is where you delve deeper into your character's psyche.

      Sample questions to answer (these are just examples. It's not entirely necessary to answer them all):
    • Is s/he generally a good person or a bad person? Somewhere in-between?
    • How does s/he behave around people? His friends? His enemies?
    • Name a few of his good traits.
    • Name a few of his bad traits/flaws. (Must include at least two).
    • What are his/her goals and dreams?
What is his/her fatal flaw?
  • This field requires a minimum of five sentences.

  • Try to balance your character's good and bad traits. No one is perfect, not even characters.

Talents:
  • What are they good at?

    Examples:
    • Arts (ie. Drawing, painting)
    • Sports (ie. Basketball, football)
    • Music (ie. Singing, instruments)
Don't overdo it and make your character good at absolutely everything.

Weaknesses:
  • What are they bad at?

    Examples are pretty much the same as above.

Likes:
Self-explanatory. Things like food, gadgets, hobbies, and even colors.


Dislikes:
Same as above.


Fears:
  • What are they scared of? Include at least one.

Time at Camp:
  • How long have they been in CHB? May be expressed in years or months.

Brief History of Before Camp:
  • What was his/her childhood like?
  • Any important events that shaped them to be the person s/he is now?
  • How did they end up in camp?
  • This field requires a minimum of five sentences.

  • Make your character's history sound reasonable and realistic.

  • Your character can neither have physical contact with his/her god/dess parent nor receive a gift from them.

  • Your character cannot to be destined to save the world. They cannot be 'The Chosen One' or anything of the like.

  • Your character is allowed to be cursed by a god to some extent, but curses that affect the course of humanity or something just as huge are not allowed.

  • Anything that does not conform with history, the PJO canon, or Greek myths is not allowed.

  • Your character is not allowed to have any interaction with or relation to any existing PJO characters (i.e. Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, etc.).

  • Keep things PG-13. Your character is allowed to have morbid pasts but any mention of violence, gore, sexual content and the like should be kept at a minimum, if not at all.

Pets:
  • Does your character have a pet? If yes, what is its species?
  • Only one pet to start. Take a look at the accepted pet list for a free one, or purchase a more unique pet from the drachma shop.
What is its name? Breed? Color?
If you have bought an exotic pet, please state it here.


Any other notes:
This is an optional field. You can add things like play-bys, character colors, weapons and other extras.


Role-play Example:
  • This field requires a minimum of four sentences. Be creative! c:

  • Make sure to use the character you are submitting for approval.


More questions when you’re finished:

  • Have you filled out all the required fields? If there is a required field that doesn't apply to your character (like pets), write 'None'.

  • For those fields which have a minimum sentence requirement, have you met this requirement? Did you write complete sentences?

  • Did you proofread your form? Did you run it through a word processor and fix all spelling and grammatical errors?

  • If you're using a celebrity to base your character's looks on, have you checked his/her availability in the Face Claim list? Have you already claimed him/her?


And lastly, be sure to remember this as well!
Plagiarism is strictly not allowed. Basing characters on existing ones from other television shows, movies, or stories will not be tolerated. You must fill out the form in your own words (unless you have adopted or bought a character written by someone else - and if that is the case, don't forget to state it in the form and give credit!).


If you have any questions, feel free to post here or PM an admin/approver. c:

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