Anonymous asked: So yea. I never seem to be able to finish character applications. It's so strange - I always almost finish, I just have to get the very end in, but I can't squeeze it out of myself. I've been adminning a site (that I of course love very much) for about a month now. I still haven't finished my own application. BAH. Is there any good way to draw inspiration?
Honestly, I find applications can be completely tedious. I really dislike the whole sorting out the character in the beginning when I’d rather just jump right into the writing- and it doesn’t help that I usually end up changing half of the info in the application, anyway, as I flesh out the character. Unfortunately, applications are just sort of a part of being a roleplayer.
Personally, I find the best ways to draw inspiration are all very straight forwards: watch a movie that makes me feel different emotions strongly; do something quietly by myself for a while; read poetry. Different things work for each individual, but my advice is to do something that will make you feel emotions that you associate with your character or things that they frequently feel. Sometimes it takes a while to find the right trigger, but once you’ve got it, you can always have it.
- Jae <3