Hey guys, I had an idea to compile something that could be helpful to character creators: a misc list of traits/quirks that people might use to give some life or realism to an otherwise boring character. Maybe I can split them into categories such as peeves, habits, and physical traits.
Wanna help? Comment with some habit or just generally odd things about yourself. List as many as you want.
I get irritated about people leaving lights on
I prefer to talk to people while sitting next to them rather than across from them
I'm double jointed in my elbows (can pop them inside-out)
-> For each of the first 20 people to comment on this journal, I will feature one of their characters. I'll also tell you what I like about them.
-> If you comment, please do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on in the first slot. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
I met Vicky through a certain Pimp back when I first joined NukeTown, and she and a lot of the others welcomed me in and I appreciated that so much and I feel so many warm fuzzy feels, help!
Anyway, I was going to avoid featuring Gestalt, but I got all nostalgic again when I saw her feature. Gestalt was the character who you wanted to keep coming back because he was such a manipulative, jerk-headed monster-of-a-guy, that all of his interactions were just really fun to watch. (And I'll never forget the mental image of him riding the Kain-rex on a rampage of trollery)
All of Vicky's characters are fun and unique in their designs and I really respect her creativity in creature creation!
Another Nuke Town friend! Ninja and I got to know each other over the chat board and during long conversations over our characters. I really think she's helped me grow as a writer a lot through our friendship!
A fun thing about Ninja is that her characters are never as they seem. She likes to play with inner depths and deceiving appearances, and that makes them interesting to get to know. Mint is a character I haven't had much experience with (RP-wise), but seeing her interactions with others leads me to believe she's a bit more devious than she appears.
I have never had the pleasure of being in a tournament with Sam, but we were introduced at the beginning of our respective tournaments through mutual friends. And she's amazing.
Another character I don't know very well, but her profile caught my attention (like with Ninja's, I had to pick a new one because I had a hard time choosing between my favorites otherwise). I like that Sam creates and uses so many female characters that are interesting and just really super cool! I like the attitude Isolde has about her, and she's well-designed! (I like her name too)
's Eli Von Wolf Awesome McCoolName
I haven't really met this guy yet, but from what I've seen, he's the type you want on your side. He has the brains, the brawn, and the experience to soundly whip a lot of guys half his age, and you just gotta respect that facial hair.
Dillon and I met during one of the Battle Royale OCT seasons I'm pretty sure (things are a bit fuzzy, I admit). Probably in the third one when I was planning on joining and had to drop out before it began. I hope to get to know him a bit better in the future; maybe we'll be able to compete in a tourney together next time.
I know this pic was a practice drawing and she's not in her usual outfit, but you don't have many pics of this girl yet.
Sherri just sort of stuck out to me (and in a colorful, crazy cast no less!) She just looks like a lot of fun and intrigues me. I would very much like to see more of her.
's Andrew Humpfrey
Who doesn't love a good villain? Andrew is a manipulative mutant butler, and that's awesome. I mean, who even thinks up a thing like an alligator/bat/cat butler? Molly does, that's who.
Molly is one of my oldest friends on this account. If not for her, I never would have met everyone above her on this list (and several below); that's how influential she is on my dA life. Thank you, Molly! I'm so glad we bonded over your Detective Conan parodies!
Well, Rae hasn't posted anything in a while, which is a shame because I really like her style and how she plays with colors. (If you have a pci you'd prefer me to feature, let me know). Like many of the others, I met this lovely person through Nuke Town. Two of her cool characters are Mia (who annoyed one of my characters beautifully in a rp) and her shadow cat, Tac (how cool does that sound?). Also, Rae is going to be my sugardaddy someday, somehow, and it will be magical.
I've had the pleasure of seeing 'Aria' go through a couple of updates over the years, and while I don't know much about the newest incarnation, I'm sure I'll love her as much as I loved her in the past. Her new design is really cute!
Aly is one of my oldest internet friends period. I've known her since I was twelve on neopets, and roleplayed with her until I was sixteen. We lost touch for a few years do to life and stuff, but I'm really glad that we're able to talk again. It's just awesome to have known her for so many years and she's been such an inspiration to me over the years as a fellow developer of characters.
Ance is a new character of Joel's, but I'm excited about his feature. Joel puts a lot of thought into the powers and abilities of his characters and that's something I really appreciate as a stickler for realism. Ance uses a giant tuning fork as a weapon! –how cool is that?
Joel is a really cool guy and you should all know him. I'm really happy that we were opponents in Nuke Town and I think we both learned a lot through the experience.
's Andrew Kingsley
I met Keli via a roleplay forum Aly and I were a part of. I have lots of good memories from interacting with her and even from just reading about her characters in their bios and older roleplays (I was a lurker). Keli runs a tumblr
that I enjoy going to as well. (plug!)
While I did not have the chance to roleplay with Andrew, I saw a lot of him and did ask questions. He's one of those really sweet guy types, and I've always had a soft spot for those. ^^
Laura and I met via mutual friend, ~RedgeandLilly
(see below), and have seen more of
each other online than in real life, despite living like, six miles from each other. *fail*
Anyway, she's pretty cool and really handy at making stamps and banners (she made that
spiffy icon for the oct I'm part of)/
I got to draw these two a while back, so I also got a sneak peek at them, hehe. Not much
I'll say here, other that it's hard to see these two apart and they've had a hard life. I
admire Mendel's (blonde twin) desire to protect his brother, and think he has the better
hair. XD The coloring is just really pretty on this picture too, I gotta say.
I've known Missy in rl for many years, like, since I was twelve. She's probably my oldest
RL friend on dA, in fact. (Not age-wise, we graduated together; shared a table in fact!) And
she has a horrible sense of humor. By horrible, I mean it's glorious, but bad. Very bad. She
also ships everyone with everyone and is generally a devious person. Which is awesome.
She does manipulations, brushes, icons, drawings, poetry, writing, and staking and while
she hasn't posted much to her gallery lately, hopefully, she'll be sharing with us some of
the writing she's been working on.
Look at that comic page. Just look at it. Good, now read the rest.
I met Aura during Nuke Town as well. She's very nice and always helpful with her comments!
She has a real talent for drawing animals and I admire her paneling skills. Read her comic.
Personality aside, Phantom just a cool concept: a spirit inhabiting ice armor (how cool is
that? Srsly.) But, it's his personality I love! He's a lot less serious and grim than he
looks, and has a bit of that innocent trollish humor that I can't resist in a character (see
There are more left if you want a spot.