socksuke_uchiha ([personal profile] socksuke_uchiha) wrote in [community profile] rpanons2017-03-29 07:33 am

We mustn't offend the all powerful NPCs!

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Saruhiko Fushimi | k project

(Anonymous) 2017-04-01 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
Any advice welcome. I usually gravitate to cheerful/outwardly social characters, so general suggestions for handling the opposite of that is also appreciated.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-06 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
You win the internets for wanting to play him. Anon never could though anon here loves him to pieces.

What canon point are you planning on taking him from? That'll be good to know since Fushimi develops as canon progresses.

Have you read the K materials with him in it? LSW gives huge insights into why he is the way he is. Side Red and the latter parts of Side Blue, Memory of Red, Days of Blue (and if you're doing S2/RoK canon, parts of Dream of Green) will help. If you can get your hands on some of the drama CDs, that may be useful too.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-06 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, thanks! He's pretty intimidating.

I haven't fully settled on a canon point yet. Likely either post-MK or post-RoK. Obviously, there's a pretty large chunk of development between the two so I'm still considering the options.

I've read basically all the translated novels/short stories. Still working my way through the drama CDs.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-06 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
He is beyond complicated. But that's the making of a good character?

Both good canon points! Post-RoK he seems more like he's settled in and comfortable with where he is. I say "internally" comfortable though since it's Fushimi, and he doesn't like to give away the fact that he could be comfortable somewhere. I like the idea that Scepter 4 has given him stability, something secure to fall back on since basically his whole life pre-Homra and arguably during was having all things precious to him shattered. Unfortunately what Homra couldn't exactly provide, he gradually found in Scepter 4.

With playing him maybe post-MK (not sure if this'll help at all since anon here is also used to much more social/amiable/outgoing/actually genuinely happy characters), I can see him being more reticent around people in general. To me, what Fushimi is good at is observation though behind a shield: He's perceptive, but he hides himself at the same time to keep from getting hurt or appearing vulnerable. It's like he can scrutinize others but no one can do it to him (save for Munakata, but that's Munakata). So maybe some internal brackets/prose description of what's going on in his head might help. Try to use less words to get something across? Obviously anon isn't doing that here at all, but he would? Everything he says has meaning, even if it's self-sabotaging, but there's always something behind his words. He won't really go into idle chatter or small talk if he can help it. And tongue clicks, don't forget the tongue clicks! Sometimes that might suffice instead of words.

His posture also gives away how he's feeling since he slouches a bit, rests weight on a leg, hand on a hip, his uniform isn't even standard issue, though if you're playing him as a LCW the latter might not be as significant. He's not exactly closed off in posture, but you can tell he gets bored or is irritated, and then when of course Yata appears, he's completely on and radiating and active, so there's the juxtaposition you can play off of if something catches his attention like that. His expressions go through the same kind of cycle where you can tell he's bored or concentrating and then a switch is turned on and he's so full of energy (literally?). So more emphasis on body language might be a way to get across his disposition at a given time.

Anon will say it again that he's complicated and full of juxtapositions. He wants to be loved but he pushes people away. He destroys things first before other people can destroy them. He's insecure then plays up this tough bravado. He'll go off on his own to do something, but knows (even more so post-RoK) that people have his back despite him thinking they're a bunch of idiots. He works hard, ridiculously so (six people to do his job alone?!), but appears lazy or nonchalant and sometimes defiant of authority. Slightly veering off topic of how to handle him, but maybe knowing that he has so much going on inside might help when it comes to having him act/react in different situations?

If anon thinks of more, anon will pass along the info!

(Anonymous) 2017-04-07 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks anon! That's all really helpful and I appreciate it. Definitely saving and keeping it on hand for my series rewatch.

Anders | Dragon Age

(Anonymous) 2017-04-12 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
We're going with an oldy but a goody.

Re: Anders | Dragon Age

(Anonymous) 2017-04-14 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Awakening or Dragon Age: 2?

Re: Anders | Dragon Age

(Anonymous) 2017-04-16 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
DA2, preferably.

Re: Anders | Dragon Age

(Anonymous) 2017-04-16 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
He's not a champion of equality and justice in all respects at all times. He has one cause that he devotes himself to obsessively, and completely dismisses other injustices, or thinks they're perfectly fine as long as they're happening to people who disagree with his pet cause (see: him dismissing the situation of the alienage elves, and only ever acknowledging it as an argument for why they should be on his side, as an example). He's unlikely to care about the social justice issue of the day, unless he can turn it into an opportunity to talk about mages.

Tanya von Degurechaff | saga of Tanya the Evil

(Anonymous) 2017-04-16 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
now in the right place.

Mostly looking for a some tips on playing a character who is clearly evil but not insane or some kind of criminal.