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    Character Building Game

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Jack, Jan 17, 2009.

    Welcome to 'The Character Building Game'!


    Are your having troubles creating a character(s)? Then I recommend you try this out!
    Perhaps you WILL come up with an idea…

    This is a simple game which requires thinking and mental imagery. You must be able to reply with a description / personality /appearance or anything which relates to character building/development.

    If you feel that you are running out of ideas for a specific character, then you may start over and re-create a new character with new personalities, appearances etc.

    Rules:
    1. Obey the Forums rules and regulations
    2. A minimal of 3 sentences is required to reply/post.
    3. Must have a creative mind
    4. You cannot reply with a random discription of another random character, you must stick with the current one. Unless you cannot come up with anything else, you may start us off with a new/fresh character to describe with.
    Remember: You are not writing a story, you are writing a character.
    5. Enjoy!


    I'll start us off...

    Frederick Belkin is a 19 year old male. He has black hair with blonde highlight. He is fairly short (5 foot 4) and weighs 165 pounds.

    Now its your turn to continue… Have Fun! Use your Creativity!
    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
     
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    Frederick run away from home at age 12 due to a falling out with his parents. He got caught in a hurricane that night and barely escaped with his life. Due to a case of mistaken identity, the charred body of another runaway under electrical wires was mistakenly believed to be him. He survived on his own for a month before being kidnapped by a mysterious stranger. He was taken to a cottage, afraid for his life, but was surprised to find that his "captor" was a caring person.

    (Did I do OK and can I reply again later?)
     
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    Frederick dyes his hair black with blond highlights because he is an emo. At seventeen he started smoking clove cigarettes. He has watched every episode of Criss Angel.
     
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    Frederick has a twin brother named Barney who believes his brother to be alive despite officials stating him to be dead.

    Frederick also feels the pull of his twin brother but can't contact his family. If he did, they would have to pay back the huge insurance policy they received after his death.

    As time goes by the brothers develop a sort of telepathy and eventually hone it to the point of communicating with each other over vast distances.


    A cookie for the first person to ken the significance of the brothers' names. :D
     
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    Did their parents like The Flintstones? ;) One would think so if they named their kids Fred and Barney. Do they got twin daughters named Betty and Wilma? lol


    Anyway: After years of living with his captor, Fred set out on his own at age 18. He got himself an apartment and a job. One Friday evening, his favorite rock band called Anberlin came to town. Fred had scored himself a ticket. He arrived early and was able to be up close to the band. During the closing song, (*Fin), Fred felt something, his brother. He looked around but didn't see him. He moved towards the back of the crowd and then saw somebody who looked just like him approaching his direction, as if the two felt the same connection. As the song exploded into it's climax, the two brothers felt their own connection explode, as they came face to face with each other.
     
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    Show got to it just minutes before I did. :D

    When Frederick ran away from home at age twelve, he learned to play Texas Hold'em and a few other poker games in order to keep food in his belly, but he is a poor loser and often cheats.
    Frederick's favourite drink is strawberry milk.
    Frederick has severe scoliosis that is untreated.
     
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    Recap - Frederick Belkin

    I essentially combined all of your post into one, so that it makes it easier to follow. (If Your stuck with this character and can't think about anything, then you may choose to create another one)

    Show's
    You may reply as much as you want, but remember minimal of 3 sentences. (Yes you have done it 'ok' :D)






    Frederick Belkin is a 19 year old male. He has black hair with blonde highlight. He is fairly short (5 foot 4) and weighs 165 pounds. Frederick run away from home at age 12 due to a falling out with his parents. He got caught in a hurricane that night and barely escaped with his life. Due to a case of mistaken identity, the charred body of another runaway under electrical wires was mistakenly believed to be him. He survived on his own for a month before being kidnapped by a mysterious stranger. He was taken to a cottage, afraid for his life, but was surprised to find that his "captor" was a caring person. Frederick dyes his hair black with blond highlights because he is an emo. At seventeen he started smoking clove cigarettes. He has watched every episode of Criss Angel. Frederick has a twin brother named Barney who believes his brother to be alive despite officials stating him to be dead.

    Frederick also feels the pull of his twin brother but can't contact his family. If he did, they would have to pay back the huge insurance policy they received after his death.

    As time goes by the brothers develop a sort of telepathy and eventually hone it to the point of communicating with each other over vast distances. After years of living with his captor, Fred set out on his own at age 18. He got himself an apartment and a job. One Friday evening, his favorite rock band called Anberlin came to town. Fred had scored himself a ticket. He arrived early and was able to be up close to the band. During the closing song, (*Fin), Fred felt something, his brother. He looked around but didn't see him. He moved towards the back of the crowd and then saw somebody who looked just like him approaching his direction, as if the two felt the same connection. As the song exploded into it's climax, the two brothers felt their own connection explode, as they came face to face with each other. When Frederick ran away from home at age twelve, he learned to play Texas Hold'em and a few other poker games in order to keep food in his belly, but he is a poor loser and often cheats.
    Frederick's favourite drink is strawberry milk.
    Frederick has severe scoliosis that is untreated.

    Well done guys, keep it up! Its looking good! :)
     
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    Jane is a 30 year old housewife who, due to a traumatic upbringing in a bizarre household, made a pledge to be a completely and utterly "normal" human being for the rest of her life. She took general studies in college before dropping out after meeting her future husband. Jane has now started an affair like all the girls her age in the afternoon soaps.
     
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    Despite Jane's pledge of normalcy, she is anything but, because she is slightly unstable and her idea of normalcy is skewed. Even her pledge was unique: it was a blood bond in which she smeared blood from her sliced tongue in the center of a small, oval, rose gold locket. She now wears the locket around her neck to serve as a reminder of her promise. Jane has very long, cerulean polished fingernails.

    Thanks for starting this game, Jack! It's really a fun way to create a character! I write with a friend often, and I plan on proposing this game with him! :)
     
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    Jane realizes that her methods for acheiving normalcy are unorthodox which complicates her already irrational thinking. Jane has sunken into a deep depression during the past few years but believes that seeking outside assistance for her issues would be admitting defeat. The man she is having an affair with is a slightly mentally challenged janitor who thrives on her companionship.
     
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    I like this character... very imaginative and creative!

    Gathered Posts (Including mine):


    Jane is a 30 year old housewife who, due to a traumatic upbringing in a bizarre household, made a pledge to be a completely and utterly "normal" human being for the rest of her life. She took general studies in college before dropping out after meeting her future husband. Jane has now started an affair like all the girls her age in the afternoon soaps.
    Despite Jane's pledge of normalcy, she is anything but, because she is slightly unstable and her idea of normalcy is skewed. Even her pledge was unique: it was a blood bond in which she smeared blood from her sliced tongue in the center of a small, oval, rose gold locket. She now wears the locket around her neck to serve as a reminder of her promise. Jane has very long, cerulean polished fingernails.
    Jane realizes that her methods for acheiving normalcy are unorthodox which complicates her already irrational thinking. Jane has sunken into a deep depression during the past few years but believes that seeking outside assistance for her issues would be admitting defeat. The man she is having an affair with is a slightly mentally challenged janitor who thrives on her companionship.
    Besides having long nails, she also has long black curly hair. Her eyes are hazel brown and she is fairly tall. As for body size... she is fairly thin compared to most housewifes.

    You may wish to create a different character.
     
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    Adam Black is a tall, thin man with features that are undisputedly attractive, but that's the only positive thing he has going for him. He is the owner of a small company, but the company files often for bankruptcy because he uses the profits to support his PCP addiction. He listens to the one opera cassette he owns daily because it reminds him of his past girlfriend and first true love, who is also the one who lured him into trying PCP for the first time.
     
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    Adam inhereted the company from his father who has since passed on. The two had a friendly if not remarkable relationship, but Adam feels no remorse over allowing his father's company to flounder so badly. He continually justifies his misuse of company funds because he has no heartfelt desire to see the company succeed. He feels that having his name attached to the company undermines his own identity and his true desire to be a successful painter.
     
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    @Jack: ty... I thought it was a cool archetype when I came up with her but sadly I have no place for her in my story so far... it's really the type of character you have to basically base the whole story around for it to work IMO

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    Adam has two successful brothers who are trying to exploit loopholes to get the company from adam based on the wording in the will. Adam is real good with kids on his good days. Adam's stereo speakers are blown from turning the opera up to full volume and screaming/sobbing along with the singer on his bad days.
     
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    Past History...

    Adam's parents are 65 years old and they continue to work on farms. However, Adam and his other two brothers absolutely hate working on farms, their father suggested that they should open up a company. After months and months of planning... Adam wanted to open up a small chocolate company. Meanwhile the other two brothers decided work together and open up a beer company.


    Just to calrify... In order to create a new character you must indicate at the top of your reply the characters name. Example --> "New Character: Joe Doe" <-- Or whatever name you'd choose. Have Fun!
     
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    Okay, Adam's older brothers started a beer company after moving away from the farm where they raise cacao trees to make into chocolate. Now what could go better together than chocolate and beer, so since adam's father reportedly passed away, the two brothers are trying to get the now-floundering chocolate farm company into their names. But what they don't know is that their father is still alive, having ditched the money-losing chocolate farm, and is now on holiday in columbia!
     
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    Summary of Adam Black

    Previous and combined Posts.


    Adam Black is a tall, thin man with features that are undisputedly attractive, but that's the only positive thing he has going for him. He is the owner of a small company, but the company files often for bankruptcy because he uses the profits to support his PCP addiction. He listens to the one opera cassette he owns daily because it reminds him of his past girlfriend and first true love, who is also the one who lured him into trying PCP for the first time.

    Adam inhereted the company from his father who has since passed on. The two had a friendly if not remarkable relationship, but Adam feels no remorse over allowing his father's company to flounder so badly. He continually justifies his misuse of company funds because he has no heartfelt desire to see the company succeed. He feels that having his name attached to the company undermines his own identity and his true desire to be a successful painter.

    Adam has two successful brothers who are trying to exploit loopholes to get the company from adam based on the wording in the will. Adam is real good with kids on his good days. Adam's stereo speakers are blown from turning the opera up to full volume and screaming/sobbing along with the singer on his bad days. Past History...

    Adam's parents are 65 years old and they continue to work on farms. However, Adam and his other two brothers absolutely hate working on farms, their father suggested that they should open up a company. After months and months of planning... Adam wanted to open up a small chocolate company. Meanwhile the other two brothers decided work together and open up a beer company.

    Okay, Adam's older brothers started a beer company after moving away from the farm where they raise cacao trees to make into chocolate. Now what could go better together than chocolate and beer, so since adam's father reportedly passed away, the two brothers are trying to get the now-floundering chocolate farm company into their names. But what they don't know is that their father is still alive, having ditched the money-losing chocolate farm, and is now on holiday in columbia!

    I'd say Adam Black is a very unique character... he also has an interesting life/story. I must say that his background information is well established.
    Nicely done! Feel free to create another unique/different character!
    - Jack
     
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    New Character: Constantine Equinella

    Constantine is a young professional woman, having just earned her doctorate of law at the mere age of 18, and gained notoriety as being the youngest woman in her state to pass the bar. However, her prodigious childhood has made her a little mentally unstable and she has recently decided to leave the law profession to become a professional dog walker during the days, and an exotic dancer at night.
     
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    Constantine, however, isn't aware of her nightlife. She is aware of her intentions to become a dog walker. Family troubles left her with her pet dog and studying, and she found herself more emotionally connected to the dog and her own studies than to family, friends, and humans in general.
    Her nightlife, to be truthful, isn't really her own nightlife. It is Georgina's, Georgina being Constantine's coping mechanism for her rather anti-social behavior.
    ((I'm feelin' CORNY!))
     
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    Constantine has an IQ of 158, establishing herself as a "high genius." In addition to being born gifted, Constantine had a leg up in earing her degrees so quickly because she was a sickly child and had few friends. Georgina made her first appearance in Constantine's life when she was only nine years old, first as an imaginary friend to cope with having no 'real' ones, and she quickly became an appendage to Constantine herself. Constantine has been aware of this fact since she dreamt up Georgina, but lately she's found it harder and harder to remain 'Constantine;' this wild and crazy Georgina is becoming much more aggressive in the body the two souls inhabit.

    DUN DUN DUN...
     
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    Holy crap, we should write for Days of Our Lives.
     
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    HAHAHA!
    Thats an excellent idea! I could use the money and the possible recognition! XD
    Anyone want easy money writing for a rather ridiculous and strange and long soap opera that has funny lighting and so many plot twists that you'd swear the show is a pretzel?
     
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    Never seen it, but I figured if we were going to go with cliche, then let's really turn it up! ;)
     

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