rpanonmod ([personal profile] rpanonmod) wrote in [community profile] rpanons2016-05-03 11:35 am

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frank castle | marvel/daredevil

(Anonymous) 2016-05-03 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I want to mostly play him from the show, but do any comic fans have any recommendations for what storylines to pick up for him? the closer he is to the show and what they're drawing off of the better, but I wouldn't mind any other ones if they were good.

Re: frank castle | marvel/daredevil

(Anonymous) 2016-05-03 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Punisher War Journal

Re: frank castle | marvel/daredevil

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
Ennis's MAX run is great (especially Born, please read Born, it's fantastic), but not similar to the show. Honestly, there's not a lot to compare to the show since the show gives us an early Frank who's still raw from the loss of his family, and in the comics, he's usually already the hardened cold Punisher who's been at this for years.

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
so happy people are picking him up! But I agree with above, show Frank is very much his own beast. You'd probably get more reading actor/writer interviews than comics. Especially as he's getting his own show, I imagine they'll keep the more emotional/less hardened aspects of him intact to keep that interesting instead of turning him fully into the comics version.

Re: frank castle | marvel/daredevil

(Anonymous) 2016-05-06 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
comic frank castle is next to nothing like his show appearance. which is why nobody gave a fuck about punisher before netflix's daredevil.

i'm not even saying that to insult anyone, because i LOVE nf's frank. he was just the most generic dudebro "TUFF GUY" character on the planet, devoid of anything emotional or sympathetic.


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Junko Enoshima / Dangan Ronpa

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Just looking for general advice, really. Things players tend to miss? Things to think about?

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Definitely read the Zero novel if you haven't already done so. It's one of the few places where we actually get to see how she thinks, so I can't recommend it enough.

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Re: Junko Enoshima / Dangan Ronpa

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
so many people ignore that her talent was actually analysis, and that that likely contributed to her indifference to life and living. when you can predict every single thing that people will do with astonishing accuracy, your life gets boring; so much so that you will inevitably begin craving surprises in the form of deeper unhappiness. she could never be truly happy, so the desire for despair emerged.

and yes, +1 to reading zero. or reviewing it, if you've already read it. it's been many a year since i have played junko, but that's definitely crucial. good luck, though; she's definitely a challenging character to play, but it is extremely satisfying once you have her voice down.

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Rorschach | Watchmen

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Just looking for general advice. I'm still unsure about the point in canon I want to take him from, but playing him pre-Keene Act would be interesting. I feel like there's enough material from that period to go by (the shitty video game, Before Watchmen) to make it work, but I'd like some input all the same. Give me anything you got, guys.

Re: Rorschach | Watchmen

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
one of the hardest things personally for me was to go back and study the times and the politics surrounding Watchmen. Rorschach has extreme right-wing, anti-liberal views and considers Truman a personal hero for dropping the atomic bomb. I'd also bother to look up Reagan and his presidency as well.

since you'll probably be writing him fighting at some point, I'd also look up boxing since that was a huge part of Walter's upbringing.

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Re: Rorschach | Watchmen

(Anonymous) 2016-05-09 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't", is my main advice. Sorry. The movie barely got him right.

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Genos / One punch man

(Anonymous) 2016-05-04 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Any advice would be great! I think I want to play him from the manga. Just looking for general advice. Things to not miss. Things to focus on.

Re: Genos / One punch man

(Anonymous) 2016-05-09 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
play him brash and aggressive at the core, even with Saitama. There's a few Genos around that do this well, but some play him like a moe-sugar-cube and it makes him boring to interact with -.-
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Re: Genos / One punch man

[personal profile] biomechanic 2016-05-10 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Watch the OVAs! I found they really helped me with Genos' voice.

general advice

(Anonymous) 2016-05-06 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
anyone have tips on playing deaf/mute/blind characters? how would they deal with networks? general stuff? tropes/ableist stuff to keep away from?

Re: general advice

(Anonymous) 2016-05-06 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
no offense, but i'm wondering if you should play a character like this if you're questioning stuff like this. are you new to dwrp in general? i can understand this more if so, but...

deaf characters can read text/ask people to use text, or use a subtitle function on the comm which more than likely exists. blind characters can use screen readers. mute characters can just text forever.

"ableist" stuff to avoid is, again, common sense like not making the blind character trip over everything lol how clumsy!! they need help with everything! etc shit like that. pretty basic, anon.

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(Anonymous) 2016-05-06 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
For blind, there's a YouTube channel you may want to look at. It's TommyEdisonXP. He talks about his experiences, answers a lot of questions.


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Re: general advice

(Anonymous) 2016-05-06 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
have a lot more going on in their life than their disability. pervasive ones like blindness and deafness will affect everything they do, but they should still be able to do most everything.

try to settle into a conversational flow in your tags where you're not re-mentioning their disability in every tag, because people will be like OMG THEY PLAY THEM AS NOTHING BUT THEIR DISABILITY (whether it's true or not)

they'll make mistakes with networks, obviously. a blind person might hit the wrong button. a deaf person might make an alarming noise on video because they can't hear themselves. but do your best to really minimize these, for the same reason as above.

don't make them into inspiration porn, either. they're just a person.

Re: general advice

(Anonymous) 2016-05-07 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
resources link in top post > general character advice > scroll down

Re: general advice

(Anonymous) 2016-05-07 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I played a character that was mute for awhile! Network stuff is pretty much exactly the same as with any other character, so that's fairly straightforward. It is a bit trickier with in-person threading, though. You want to put a lot of detail into body language and movement, and make sure you're always giving your partner something to respond to even if you're not using any dialogue.

The character I played in particular didn't even have an alternate way to communicate like sign language at first, but I still managed to get by and have a lot of fun with them despite that. There was a lot of charades involved. Good times.

(Anonymous) 2016-05-11 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't played a mute character before, but I've threaded with someone who has to great success. For one, when they first threaded with someone new, they'd go into detail about how their character was communicating: in this case, with a small device that allowed him to type and display text to his conversational partner. After that thread, the mute character's player would assume the other player understood what was going on and would not go into such detail about their character's use of the device or only mention it briefly. This avoided creating the impression that they were beating people over the head with the character's disability; after the first thread, it became more of a background element rather than the central focus of every tag.

In cases where their character either could not or did not wish to use this device, they would describe his body language, but also include a "translation" in their description. This sounds a bit unwieldy, but in practice, it came across pretty naturally. For example: "He tilts his head at her. What does she want?" (not a direct quote, but you get the idea). In this way, the player was allowing their thread partner(s) to decide how much their own character understood, not forcing them to guess along with their character.

Really, as long as you don't beat people over the head with it and don't let it become the center of every thread, I doubt people will mind!

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Erika, Nurse Joy, Jasmine | Pokemon Red/Blue

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*Pokemon Gold/Silver

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How frowned-upon/weird is it to have a username that is just your character's full name, as opposed to the popular choice of one-word usernames? I registered a character's name several years ago when their canon first began, and since I can't think of any other username that isn't taken I thought I could put it to use, but not if it's going to look bad/unoriginal...


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Mikaela Hyakuya l Owari no Seraph

(Anonymous) 2016-05-21 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm looking to play him as a lone canon warrior, canon point is either aftert he Salt King's release or before he meets Yuu again. Any tips on what to pay attention to, do's or don't's? Any advice would be great!