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RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:10:58 AM »
Quickie's thread on Tragic Backstories got me thinking on something that pops up often in said backstories and is also a prevalent force in pretty much all RPs, Love Interests.

What are your thoughts on love interests? Do you see them as simply romantic foils or as characters with more than just "I love so-and-so" to them? What kind of process do you use when developing a love interest? Do you base them off of an existing character or are they original?

I'm sure there was more I meant to put here, but for now this will work. Anyway, I hope I can create some discussion.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 05:16:27 AM »
I think I just go with it really I don't know how to describe my romantic stuff.
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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 06:26:28 AM »
As with most things, it all depends on the character and the situation. Sometimes it's good for the situation and sometimes it's not. Love always can make for an interesting plot point, but it depends on how it's done.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 07:19:23 AM »
I prefer to have a mutual relationship form between two players over the course of a campaign as the players fight together, work together, and journey together.  They become friends, and if the chemistry is right, much more.  This way, it's more genuine and brought about by mutual interests.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 07:20:36 AM »
That's pretty much what I go for really.
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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 07:29:06 AM »
Back when I was in my so-called "Cringe Era" I didn't really use love interests for anything but that, somebody for RMZX to lust over/protect or something. Needless to say, it bugged pretty much everybody else that I RP'ed with, well, that and using established characters as love interests.

Anyway, when it came time to start doing Wilypocalypse, I decided against using a love interest at first, since I didn't want to fall into my old habits. But I decided on adding Akai relatively early, though since I didn't want to make her into another waifu thing, I avoided giving her a name or design. That's what led to her being the character she was, I let somebody else create her design and her name. And, after her "helpless girl" personality was essentially overwritten, she became sort of her own character, I did eventually take her out of the story because I didn't want her just hanging around with nothing to do. After her original death I tossed the idea of introducing another love interest, but I quickly scrapped those plans and instead focused on re-introducing Akai into the story, with her trying to do something besides be a cheerleader. This culminated in her breaking up with Josei. I'm not sure whether or not I'll bring them back together or if I'll have them just stay friends. Or hell, I'm not sure if I'll do something stupid like introduce another love interest.

As for RPM-Vengers, Josei/Batguy has no actual love interest. He just pines over pretty women. I'd like to imagine his character as in the slump that I was in a few years ago where he has waifu on the brain and is reluctant to do anything about that.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 04:32:15 PM »
Love is icky, unless it's forbidden, then it's spicy.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 04:40:32 PM »
Love is icky, unless it's forbidden, then it's spicy.

I'm going to have to agree with Sub here. Love, to me, only bring up dirty thoughts. Can't seem to get those thoughts of Hazard and Morte out of my head.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 06:17:06 PM »
I'm going to have to agree with Sub here. Love, to me, only bring up dirty thoughts. Can't seem to get those thoughts of Hazard and Morte out of my head.
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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 07:54:59 PM »
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After a while you... well I wouldn't say get used to it, but you kind of learn to ignore the nonsensicality.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 03:57:48 AM »
I LOVE MYSELF AND THAT IS ALL

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 05:29:02 AM »
Eh... I try to evolve it as organically as possible, if it's there at all. Occasionally I'll make one in the backstory, depending on what I'm trying to achieve and the circumstances. Otherwise, what happens happens.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 05:32:50 AM »
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Say it! You'll feel better.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 05:39:26 AM »
Say it! You'll feel better.

This is your advice on everything, isn't it?

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 07:05:56 AM »
Eh... I try to evolve it as organically as possible, if it's there at all. Occasionally I'll make one in the backstory, depending on what I'm trying to achieve and the circumstances. Otherwise, what happens happens.

That's why I'm kinda enjoying PBPB & Fxeni right now!  [eyebrow]

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 07:07:42 AM »
That's why I'm kinda enjoying PBPB & Fxeni right now!  [eyebrow]
So am I, though I'm curious if ADA will make things awkward. XD
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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2013, 07:10:49 AM »
So am I, though I'm curious if ADA will make things awkward. XD

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2013, 07:12:10 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2013, 07:13:44 AM »
Oh, I might not do anything. What I have planned for her might have nothing to do with PBPB and Fxeni!  8)

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2013, 07:31:06 AM »
ADAxISS

You know you want it.

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2013, 07:35:26 AM »
ADAxISS

You know you want it.
The ISS wants ADA inside it or is it the other way around.
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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2013, 07:39:24 AM »
Maybe ADA wants the WDS' computer system?  8D

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Re: RP Character Discussion: Love Interests
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2013, 07:44:53 AM »
No she wants Terra's.
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2013, 07:54:25 AM »
Maybe ADA wants the WDS' computer system?  8D
After all the hacking it has been through!?

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2013, 08:00:52 AM »
After all the hacking it has been through!?

... LOL. 8D
I don't remember Wily hacking ADA.
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