I respect the development of Jiyu; I can't say I like him (I'm too involved with Ichiro and Akako for that nonsense XD), but his interaction with Ruri made me see that side of him. As far as Jiyu from Point A to the unknown Point B (the end of Book Three), I can appreciate the journey, his past, his actions, and everything all rolled up. It explains why he does what he does...even if I don't always agree. But that may be the Ruri in me. XD
Oh, Leafy. Having characters that like each other? I think we were destined to always have characters that either A) killed each other's family members, B) have such conflicting personalities that getting along is nowhere in the range of a possibility, or C) they're too much alike to ever put aside their differences and get along. As fate would have it. >.<
I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of character development in Book Three, considering a lot of characters haven't even had a chance to really make strides yet, and all of that will have to be done in one Book. o.O But it'll be worth it, to see how everyone ends up...even if, sadly enough, not all of the characters will have happily-ever-afters. I just think, with this roleplay in particular, things are too realistic for us to have everything end up that way, much as I want it to. I just don't see it.
Okay, so I found this REALLY helpful series of blog-posts about making characters and fleshing them out...just in case you guys wanna read it. Just get rid of the spaces!
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Personally, I really love Jiyu. I've always had a habit of loving the evil/psychotic characters and I guess roleplays aren't an exception :P Whenever he has a kind of opportunity to renounce his evil ways and turn to the good side I'm always on the edge of my seat wondering if he will or not (although so far it's always been not XD).
I don't really hate any of the characters, they're all pretty awesome in one way or another... Okay, I did really dislike Ruri. I suppose I'll have to pick a new charrie to hate on now that she's gone XD
I had no plan whatsoever for my charries when I started the RP. Kaori was created because I was thinking (half jokingly) about how a group of teenage benders would react to having to drag around a little kid. The result turned out pretty good I think, haha ^_^ And then Amayah was my first attempt at having my character be a bad guy's side. I knew that I wanted her to be a water and blood bender and then the Fekkara so easily presented the opportunity to make her evil, so I took it. I think I also had a third character that I posted for once before giving up on him, but I don't remember anything about him.
It's hard to think about starting another RP series after doing the Avatar and Busting ones for so long. I'll be so heartbroken when they're over :( Sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I hadn't been curious enough to explore teenink and had never started RPing- do you guys ever think about that? :P Anyways, it's pretty hard to picture after over a year of RPing with everybody here.
Haha I suppose, once again, that the characters people like better depends on the characters people are writing for. It's hard not to be biased XD
And Carson, don't forget D) --- they just flat out don't want to admit they like each other! I do, however, see a possible friendship in the future between Hector and Leona. And maybe Nyx. At least one of our characters will be able to stand the other's presence at some point or another....
And yeah, it'll definitely be strange, not being in AHOE (and even BO) anymore, since it's definitely been the longest (and best played---by everyone) roleplay I've taken part in. But I'm sure future ones will be just as fantastic---or perhaps *gasp* even more---as the others ^_^
For some reason I still feel like I'm not really adding anything to AHOE and BO roleplays...... :/
I dunno, I know my AHOE characters haven't really had much development because it's only been one Book, but I still feel like they're so .....lame, I dunno.
I'm a little more proud of my BO charries, though. Even if Tesla turned out COMPLETELY different from what her bio said she'd be.