Post by Colin Arascain on Nov 4, 2014 16:27:34 GMT -5
Then again, you can be an asshole OOC and still meet the criteria for IC shit. Don't think a lot of stock should be put into the OOC thing in my opinion. How/who you are as a person outside of your writing shouldn't have much ground for making a decision as to whether or not the character is "ready" for prestige.
I only seriously take poor behaviour into account when it is the sort of poor behaviour that is exacerbated by having more out of character power. If you have caused drama by crashing IC threads and threatening to kill characters, expect me to view your prestige request with extreme skepticism.
Otherwise it'll sway it, but not all that significantly.
Post by Colin Arascain on Nov 4, 2014 16:29:17 GMT -5
Garra's How to Earn Prestige List 1. Be prestigious 2. Have sufficient character development 3. Proper theming (if it isn't Bleach, why are you here?) 4. Write like you could pass a 4th grade English class 5. Tertiary concerns
Its almost as if there are a team of people looking for different things...
I actually disagree with number one.
Because each Prestige moment is going to stand or sink on its own as it makes sense to the character. We should not be having every single character go Prestige because they're suddenly Ichigo or Naruto and going PLOTKAI! NEW POWER EXPLOSION BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE EXPECT.
Your Prestige moment should be tied to your character's storyline and overall theme; not thrown face first into a high powered action life or death fight if that doesn't make sense for them.
It's the end of one specific development route.
It's that big "Aha!" moment, the revelation that they've been denying, denying, denying, denying-- rejecting, or it's another brick falling down out of the wall of lies they've built around themselves to keep them safe from the truth.
It's them accepting that moment-- and manifesting it into action. That, to me, is what Prestige is about. It's not a small moment, it's not something insignificant. It's something major and life altering.
Disagree. Both are needed. Prestige isn't something you get from sitting in the corner writing with one guy.
Post by Consequence on Nov 6, 2014 18:16:47 GMT -5
Did you know I failed my first Second Power request?
Tova once told me something that has always stuck with me, that is a critical part of advancing character power in our setting. WIthout his permission, I'd like to share it in the context of this thread, paraphrased to leave out specific reference to me.
Coal does not turn to diamond because it has a lot of inner turmoil. People do not transform because they woke up one day and realized they were sad. People change, coal turns to diamond, because of the heat and pressure applied by outside forces. You must recognize that people need to suffer and be strained in order to grow, however you need to create an external conflict to bring that about. The achievement must be a need, and not purely a desire.
I've been thinking about ways I can add to this topic that don't devolve into my own gigantic thread about what I look for, which I think would be wildly inappropriate.
Seireitei is crumbling and the Gotei is a shell of its former self. Ravaged by the plague, the surviving Shinigami struggle to maintain the balance, but with so few of them left, the work is taxing and their fortress-city has fallen to neglect. Spread thin across all fronts, their diminished presence has been noted by friend and foe alike.
The Arrancar have rebuilt Las Noches and are rallying. The throne remains empty, but self-styled Espada have risen up from among them and are vying for control, each one endlessly testing the others’ weaknesses. Too evenly matched for any one of them to claim the crown, they bide their time, waiting for the opportune moment.
On Earth, all seems well—but there is a war being fought in the shadows as the mortals find themselves lacking the protection they once had and so sorely need. The Quincy, having realized the oppressive specter of the Shinigami is no more, are flourishing, and are fighting the Hollow-breeds with renewed vigor.