Anonymous asked:

An ooc ask. This is by far one of the best Asura tumblrs I've seen. Well written, great content. How, in your opinion, does someone go about making a well put together Asura character?

Oh wow, thank you so very much! You have no idea what this means to me, thank you. I try to make this an enjoyable blog and I’m glad that people like it.

In my opinion, a good asura character is like any other good character:

1) Give time to develop. The first ideas rarely work out in the long run. Let a character idea age a little, like a fine wine. That’s how you figure out which ideas are worth keeping.

2) Be open to change. Even the longest stewing idea will come across obstacles when put into practice. Characters change and develop over time and sometimes you wind up somewhere unexpected. Don’t fight it and go with the flow.

3) Be relatable. Have something about the character that the audience can go “I know that feel”. A flaw, a struggle, a goal, a quirk, or even a strength (protip: strengths and weaknesses can the same thing, just in different circumstances). This helps to make your character three dimensional and gives your audience something to latch onto and root for.

While I’m sure there is more, that’s really all I can think of right now. If you need more help, I can recommend some nice writing and character blogs.

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