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.
BUMPING THIS AGAIN so we don't clog up BT haha
It'll be interesting to see how the Kameron-Akako relationship will turn out. Except for when Jiyu tried to warn the Bao Crowd about Ruri and Akako little blew up---and kinda indirectly said that she at least used to have at least some feelings for him---the two of them never saw each other in Book Two, both missing out on a lot of each other's development.
Also, other than Kaiya, who Jiyu believes to be dead, and Sensaina, who is pretty traumatized, everyone else alive who knows him knows him only as Kameron, not Jiyu. And he's, well, he's pretty traumatized himself. I'm almost scared to see which path he'll end up choosing...
Akako will feel terrible for losing Kaori, so I wonder how she'll react when she finds out [*potential spoiler alert*] Jiyu got Kaori got out of jail, if we're still gonna go with that plan. I have a feeling Jiyu and Miwa will hit it off on the right note (I'll be crossing my fingers haha), though I have no idea how Jiyu-Ichiro will turn out.
Especially since---I just realized this---Ichiro theoretically should be the new leader of the Fekkara, now that Nekkara, Kasumi, and the previous second-in-command (the last being a detail I added in the final post for Book Two) all being dead. O.O ...and with Jiyu being the one who killed Ichiro's mother.
And writing for Kokoro'll be hilarious, traveling with a bunch of girls...girls who each have such clashing personalities that it'll be a miracle if they all will make it out alive XD
Anyway, I'm gonna go find and bump up the previous A:HOE threads, for me and anyone else who wants to look through them again. I remember last time I looked through Book One, it was painful, seeing how poorly-written my posts were for a while lol. Amazing how far not only our characters have gone for the duration of this roleplay, but also ourselves, as writers and friends ^_^
Akako and Kameron did miss out on a lot of their development of each other. I think, by the time they meet, things will be very different - for good or for bad, who knows? I'm curious to see how Kameron will turn out...honestly, I'm not sure about the path Akako will take. Right now, she's almost around a corner, trying to save Kaori...so maybe Kameron's saving her will dissolve some bitter feelings Akako has toward him.
So many possibilities.
And, huh...I never even realized that about Ichiro. The Fekkara are probably going to be near-collapse, torn in half from those who want a replacement leader and those who will only follow Ichiro, due to his bloodline. That will make for an interesting series of events, especially when Ichiro and Jiyu meet. I wonder how that will go, since Ichiro killed Jiyu's family (though he saved his sister) and Jiyu killed Ichiro's mother. It'll either even things out, the boys will just be too tired to fight anymore, or their hatred won't be able to dissolve until one is dead.
Jeesh. I'm hoping for something more peaceful!
Kokoro and the girls will be great. Gah, I'm definitely going back to read now! Even though I'll cringe through my horrible posts...
I can't wait for Jiyu to meet the old Bao Crows---Akako and Bao especially. I have no idea how it will turn out, considering how flighty Jiyu's grown in the past book, as well as the others' developments as well. When Jiyu realizes Kaiya is alive...whew. The feels...haha. Oh, and yes, I'm hoping Jiyu and Ichiro's next meeting will be more on the peaceful side, too!
Will the Fekkara be desperate enough to want Ichiro back? :o I doubt it, but it'll be interesting to see what happens to the cult.
As for the people who've left...I hope they'll be able to come back. It's weird not having Dolphin, especially since he created the roleplay. And Chanel, Emily, and Karma all had such wonderful characters D:. Dolphin pops in every so often so hopefully we'll be able to reach him...and I have Chanel's email so I can ask her when the time comes around. Actually, I recently started talking to her again (I had forgotten I had her email until recently!), so if you guys want, I could ask her to pop in ^_^.
The Fekkara will probably just collapse, without a definite leader and so much chaos. A lot of them died, too, in the battle with the Blue Spirits. Their numbers are probably low, too, after Book Two's battle. :O
You should definitely contact Chanel. We'd love to have her back for Jinkun and some others. Maybe we can catch Starlit on here sometime for Ekano, and Karma for Sensaina. If Dolphin could pull through the roleplay...it would be perfect, for everyone to be together again.
Kokoro and the girls is one of my most looked forward to parts of Book Three!! It's going to be disastrously beautiful to see.
I'm also really looking forward to having Kaiya and Jiyu meet, there' so much character develpoment possiblity. Kaiya's already started her development because she's learned he's alive, but Jiyu doesn't know about her and I'm really excited!!
Also, with Miwa and Kaori caught, will they still be able to communicate with Hajime like we'd planned before?? It'll help with what I have planned for him, but if we don't want to do that then I can do it a different way.
I do think Miwa and Jiyu will get along. Mostly because Miwa will just be 110% done with Jiyu's cr.ap all the time, and Jiyu will just find it useless trying to get a rise out of her.
It'll be weird (but amazing) if Chanel is able to come back. Especially as she'd probably take Jinkun back, and I've gotten so used to him!!
Kokoro won't know what to do with so many girls bickering. XD Though I will say, his new understanding with Akako - if I remember correctly...I think they sort of got on the same page; it's hard to tell with Akako - should make for some interesting situations. Which means Akako's gonna give him he.ll for his goo-goo eyes on Jia. XD
And Dani, lol. 110% done with his cr.ap is a great way to put it. :D
There's so much to catch up on. Peng and Bao are going to have to manuver through the awkward territory of you-stole-my-girlfriend-and-now-you're-my-airbending-teacher-how-do-you-expect-me-to-listen-to-you-jerk lol
But what if Dolphin can't come back? Who wil play Hinohana and Peng? :/
I'm so excited for Kokora and the girls. Jia is going to be hel.lbent on finding Miwa, and it will be interesting for her and Akako to find a common cause linking them together lol
So pumped! :D
It's weird to think that the Fekkara could potentially disappear in the next book... And the Blue Spirits will likely be gone, or at least a lot weaker, too, now that I think about it. I forget, what happened to Ryuu (or do we even know)?
I was actually thinking of another group forming... It's not an organized group, but rather the remaining supporters of the Blue Spirits. Actually, I'll just copy and past a paragraph of the A:HOE3 opening post I wrote for Jiyu a while ago so it'll make more sense...:
[Jiyu's meeting some guy for information btw] "...Jiyu couldn’t fail to notice the tattoo on the inside of the guy’s wrist ... It wasn’t just any tattoo, no---the blue and silver colors were even more recognizable than his own mask. A Blue Spirit’s mask was etched into his skin, a symbol recognizing that although a non-Bender, he was a supporter of Bender rights and, most importantly, could be trusted. Ever since the Blue Spirits fell...well, people like him were becoming less and less commonly seen---either dead, arrested, or in hiding."
Like I said, it's not like the Fekkara or the actualy Blue Spirits were, in that they were a tight organization, nor will they likely play a major role (especially since it's so late in to the series) but I remember Dolphin especially was hinting at growing non-Bender support for Benders in Book Two so that came to mind...
Anyway, I emailed Chanel, so hopefully she'll pop in, at least to say hello ^_^. Sadly, I don't know how to contact Emiliy, Karma, or Dolphin... Hopefully they'll be able to return.
HAHAHA Akako making fun of Kokoro's crush on Jia will be hilarious. And I'm sure Kaiya will be, you know, completely sympathetic as well *cough* XD
Oh yeah, I forgot about Hajime too! That'll make for an interesting group haha. Jiyu will probably be bent on returning Kaori to the BaoCrowd, but I wonder who he'll run into first, since it's been pretty much split up: Bao or Akako? o.O Either way should be interesting
Oh, and in other news---Legend of Korra's Book Two is supposed to air later this year, and apparently it'll also show other parts of the world! It's weird to think that this roleplay started before LoK had even aired o.O
LEGEND OF KORRA! I had wondered what happened to that series. Aren't they doing a trilogy-like thing, as with the Avatar? Or did the Avatar have four seasons?
I'm not sure, actually. I mean, I think AtLA had four seasons (I think Fire was split in two), but I'm not sure how many seasons they're planning on doing for LoK. Lemme look on Wikipedia...
...Okay, here's a quote!:
"Animation director Yoo Jae-myung of Studio Mir said that the impetus to renew the series for four seasons came from the president of Nickelodeon and its parent company MTV, who believed that The Legend of Korra had the potential to replace SpongeBob SquarePants as the channel's flagship animation series."
That would be so cool of LoK became the flagship animation series :O. But yeah, I don't know if it means there'll be four more books or four total books.
I so want Legend of Korra back. And I believe AtLA had three seasons; Water, Earth, and Fire, each season focused on Aang learning the title element ^.^
I am just so impatient they need to come out with it already!
I'm so excited for LoK to start again! I knew that they were going to show the south pole but it'll be even better to see how the rest of the avatar universe is doing after everything. Gah, I can't wait anymore >.>
Have any of you guys read The Search? It's an Avatar comic about what happens after the war, and it finally goes into what happened to Zuko's mom.
Yeah, I'm excited to see how the rest of the Avatar will look. And I've read part of The Search---the guy who created the comic actually came to speak at our school! I didn't buy a copy (I did get his signature ^^), but a couple of my friends did, though I only had the chance to read the beginning. So I still don't know what happened to Zuko's mom D:
I haven't read The Search yet...but I need to. :O