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Old June 4th, 2018 (1:45 PM).
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    How often do you make characters of the opposite gender?

    I kinda just realized that all of the characters I’ve made recently with the exception of Vincent Morrigan have been female. It’s not that this is a problem, but I’m just curious if it’s normal. When I first came to this site, I exclusively made male characters because I thought it would be awkward to Rp a female character, but now it seems like I hardly ever make male characters.
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    Old June 4th, 2018 (2:46 PM).
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    I tend to have about a 50/50 ratio. I never got why people think it would be awkward to play an opposite gender character since it has little bearing on personality.
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    Old June 4th, 2018 (5:45 PM).
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      Most of my characters rn are of the same gender. I think I generally prefer writing girls because it feels more satisfying to differentiate them? Like I feel in-general female characters tend to fall victim to archetype more than males do in how their dialogue's written and in how they're portrayed. So it's more of a creative exercise for me, I guess.
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      Old June 5th, 2018 (12:58 PM).
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        I flip between making a lot of one gender, and a lot of another. I personally think you should learn how to write both, especially if you have plans for anything involving solo writing.
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        Old June 6th, 2018 (5:19 PM). Edited June 6th, 2018 by Trev.
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        I actually used to predominantly play female characters. I was under the impression that I related to them better and could therefore write them better than men (I was completely wrong - a lot of my writing was quite problematic...)

        Nowadays I tend to vary it up. I do usually play primarily as gay males (write what you know, right?), but sometimes I play as women. Haven't written a non-binary character yet, should probably do that at some point.
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        Old June 7th, 2018 (11:33 AM).
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          Depends on if I have an idea or not. In my spare time, I look for pictures I like, specifically ones that are interesting or visually stand out. I find more pictures of females I like than males, so I have more inspiration to play as a woman.

          Artists! Please make more interesting looking men! There are more than enough generic guys on the market.
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          Old June 8th, 2018 (12:11 AM).
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            Old June 8th, 2018 (1:13 AM). Edited June 8th, 2018 by adventure.
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            I think I write girls 75% of time, but not for any particular reason. I have sometimes finished a SU and the simply changed the gender to make a more unexpected character :) Usually doesn’g give as funny results as one might think, as I think sex or gender is seldom a defining point of my characters.
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