rpanonmod ([personal profile] rpanonmod) wrote in [community profile] rpanons2016-10-02 03:06 am

All the pretty little anons

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Natsume from Natsume's book of friends - thinking of getting back into playing an old muse from years ago, but I'm rusty, and with the new season coming out and what looks like new interest/castmates, I thought I would pick him back up. Any advice?


(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
natsume oh my god ♥♥♥!!!

uhhhhhhhh i think the main thing to remember is that natsume's not a clamp character. by which i mean he craves bonds and fears loneliness, but not to the point where he'll hurry to sacrifice himself for someone else's good fortune. that's both in the literal sense of his life as well as the less-tangible sense of "who he is". he has a hard time approaching others for help, but he is getting better about ... thinking about approaching others for help ... (see: that time his family photograph was lost in the woods and he actually spends like five!! whole!!! minutes contemplating asking his friends to help him look before tanuma jumped him with a question. i'm pretty sure he would've just given it up at the beginning of the series, or tried to comb the woods alone.)

he overthinks his actions a lot -- little remarks from old classmates stick with him for years even when he's aware that they weren't meant to hurt him that way. he actively, constantly tries to see the other point of view; it's in fact one of his driving forces. so i have a hard time imagining him being really petty or sarcastic in a way that's meant to hurt someone else.

i also feel like he also draws his boundaries pretty clearly? negative cr is one thing, but he's not one to get involved with people with grey morals and not say something about how they clash with his own code. but at the same time, be careful not to make him too active and shounen-heroish. natsume's just an op boy learning to be kind. given his own (still-running!) issues with bonds, he might just withdraw rather than seek to change them.

lastly: when in doubt, punch something supernatural.


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(Anonymous) 2016-10-03 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so happy to see someone picking up Natsume! It's always nice to have his face around. When you do finally get sorted, I play two of those castmates you mentioned and would be happy to send them your way :)

Toshio Ozaki | Shiki

(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Looking for general advice, mostly, and how to incorporate the novel even though I plan on playing from the anime version. Thinking about a later canon point, when the climax is already in motion.

Komaeda Nagito | Dangan Ronpa 2/3

(Anonymous) 2016-10-04 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
Looking for some advice on what to keep in mind and just general stuff. He seems a little intimidating.

Re: Komaeda Nagito | Dangan Ronpa 2/3

(Anonymous) 2016-10-04 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
Depending on where you're taking him from in 2 or 3, he could be acting very differently, so what canonpoint did you have in mind anon?

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Persona 4 | Yosuke Hanamura

(Anonymous) 2016-10-05 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I think he'd be easy enough to play, but what do you guys consider the essentials of being captain ressentiment?

Re: Persona 4 | Yosuke Hanamura

(Anonymous) 2016-10-06 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
just please don't make him slobber all over souji/yu's dick from the get-go. he's kind of really homophobic, and whether you're in the camp that believes it's because he's in the closet or not, he's not going to immediately dive into his partner's pants without some serious soul searching and being eased into the idea.

very religious characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
any tips for playing characters who are committed to religions you know next to nothing about?

obviously i am going to read up on the religion but any common pitfalls to avoid would be good. never played a character like this before and don't want to offend anyone.

Re: very religious characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 12:14 pm (UTC)(link)
if it's not shown in detail in the canon and you don't know much about it, it may be a better idea to handwave things where you can, rather than risk making a fuckery of someone's beliefs/culture. if it is shown in detail in canon, though, it's most likely fine to just follow canon's lead-- unless you discover something that makes you want to handwave that, too.

Re: very religious characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
what religion is it specifically? there might be some people on here who are from that religion and can give you basic 101 pointers (like catholic masses are short, baptist masses are long sort of pointers)

Re: very religious characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Stick with what the canon shows and handwave anything else. Also when it comes to research, make sure to read about the author before reading the text. A lot of religious works especially can be full of bias and propaganda. Certain religions are especially bad about the propaganda. You want to be sure anything you read is written by someone who actually practices the religion.

Another thing to bear in mind is that many canons do get it wrong when it comes to some religions, this is especially true for non-mainstream religions, but canons related to mainstream ones will do this as well since they may be satire or purposely trying to make the religion look bad. The more the religion is disliked by Christians, the more you should expect bias and inaccuracy in a canon that portrays it, unless the canon is created by those who actually practice the religion.

I'd also recommend to have an opt out post. Religion is a topic that can easily offend people no matter how good of a portrayal you have and how hard you try not to offend. Better safe than sorry here and for all you know, no one may opt out. But it's better to have the option available because someone will bitch if they have to PM you to say they don't want to be tagged by this character.


(Anonymous) 2016-10-11 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Because I tend to play characters from series that are done, I have always wondered: what do you do if something happens series-wise that destroys a theory you had and based a lot of your playing around?

Do you just disregard and if anyone questions you go 'I was wrong then, but I am in too deep now to backtrack without destroying CR' or try and backtrack or what?

(Anonymous) 2016-10-11 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
depends. if i like the reveal equally or more than what i had going on til then, i'd probably get so torn up about it that i'd end up dropping. if it was meh, i'd probably just keep doing what i was doing, tbh


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(Anonymous) 2016-10-15 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I tend to just not incorporate theories into my IC play, no matter how cool, and just base my play on the character as-presented until said reveal happens. If there isn't enough canon to play the character as-is without working theories into it then they probably aren't appable in a game setting anyway.


(Anonymous) 2016-10-16 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
i'd bullshit some IC excuse, probably. maybe canon update.


(Anonymous) 2016-10-16 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
How do you get more game CR for an at best socially awkward character from an obscure twenty year old canon? I've been trying to tag out as much as I can and use as many hooks as I can in my tags, but I haven't been getting many replies back. it's getting to the point where the only way I'll make AC this month is if I tag every open post I can reasonably tag into. Help??


(Anonymous) 2016-10-16 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
define "socially awkward" in this scenario?


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(Anonymous) 2016-10-17 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Have the character be make and reasonably attractive. Good luck if it's a woman.


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genius characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
aside from "google and more google" in regards to the subjects they know about, anyone have any tips on maintaining incredibly smart characters without getting exhausted and/or nervous? personality wise the one i'm thinking of in particular has more than enough flaws to make up for their intelligence, i know there needs to be a lot more to someone than their brains, and i'm not afraid to have them be flat out wrong. but at the end of the day i don't know how to carry a genius without feeling like i'm overstepping my bounds somewhere. and how much can i rely on "it's fiction" to handwave complicated things getting handled in a short amount of time?

Re: genius characters

(Anonymous) 2016-10-21 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
TBH nobody here is a super genius, all of us are googling too.

I've never played a genius but the fact you are willing to let them be wrong and show their flaws says a lot. People normally only scrutinize or get annoyed by genius types if they're never showing those flaws or the player seems to think they're infallible.


(Anonymous) 2016-10-22 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
more out of curiosity than anything, but how exactly do people play characters from touken ranbu and canons like that? i didn't think there was anything to know about the characters really


(Anonymous) 2016-10-22 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
There's an anime now so for Touken Ranbu the question is a moot point. But for everything before then: Very close analysis of what voice acted lines exist (a huge selling point of Japanese mobile games is the credits of the voice actors), and tons of head canon.


(Anonymous) 2016-10-23 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
Touken Ranbu RPer here!

Like above anon said, just close analysis of the lines and how the voice acting delivered it, along with what canon said about their personal history and relates to other swords and/or Saniwa. Save for maybe a few swords, each character basically have their own recorded history + main characterisation gimmick.

After that is headcanon to fill in the blanks.

There's the anime (Hanamaru, plus ufotable anime next yea)r, plus the musicals & stage adaptation. So some characters would have more material to drawn from.


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