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Character types you tend to gravitate towards writing/writing with?

Caligula

Planetoid
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Location
Castle Rock
Not sure if there's already a thread on this, but I didn't notice any active ones that were similar so I decided to give it a shot.

I like villains and characters with questionable morals. Typically, if I'm pairing a character with an asshole, I'd prefer that character to be one as well so they're not a doormat because that becomes boring or even frustrating at times. Aesthetically, I like less beefy guys, maybe muscular but not the bodybuilder types. A body type I like but rarely find in FxM pairings are guys on the lankier side. Style-wise, I really like the (mainly retro) punk style and facial piercings or androgynous to straight-up feminine clothing.

Characters I write for the most part come in these categories: a variety of bitches and Stepford Smilers with obvious issues confronting their trauma. To varying degrees, I guess but about 60-70% of them fit in either of those two slots.
 

LunarStar

Banned
Banished
Joined
May 4, 2019
I'm with you on the type of male character being less beefy, it's my number one reason I never felt like doing anything MxF related because people would always want to go for a kind of character that's just trying too hard to portray that they are a man in every sense of the word. It wouldn't hurt to just have someone one the average side, you know?

I've always had more of a thing to play as, or against, a character that's on the petite side but did allow for more mature looking character when it fitted the plot. So long as it didn't near the line of excessive proportions like massive boobs/ass/hips/etc. Personality wise, my personal favourite kinds are the ones with a backbone. The ones that can and will talk back to the other, who's ready to butt heads at any given time and is just an all round hardass to deal with. It made it a nice change of pace than the typical dom/sub nonsense.
 
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Caligula

Caligula

Planetoid
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Location
Castle Rock
I'm with you on the type of male character being less beefy, it's my number one reason I never felt like doing anything MxF related because people would always want to go for a kind of character that's just trying too hard to portray that they are a man in every sense of the word. It wouldn't hurt to just have someone one the average side, you know?

I've always had more of a thing to play as, or against, a character that's on the petite side but did allow for more mature looking character when it fitted the plot. So long as it didn't near the line of excessive proportions like massive boobs/ass/hips/etc. Personality wise, my personal favourite kinds are the ones with a backbone. The ones that can and will talk back to the other, who's ready to butt heads at any given time and is just an all round hardass to deal with. It made it a nice change of pace than the typical dom/sub nonsense.
I didn't even think to mention it, but you just reminded me of a common physical trait my characters usually have. For some reason, I prefer smaller breasts, most of the time no larger than a B cup. I think I've only had a character with bigger breasts twice, and one would try to hide them with bad posture and baggy shirts.
 

LunarStar

Banned
Banished
Joined
May 4, 2019
I didn't even think to mention it, but you just reminded me of a common physical trait my characters usually have. For some reason, I prefer smaller breasts, most of the time no larger than a B cup. I think I've only had a character with bigger breasts twice, and one would try to hide them with bad posture and baggy shirts.
The majority of characters I played as had breasts on the small size. It's pretty much one of my preferences also. Sad to say though that I used to come across plenty of people that viewed them as being 'too young' because of that.
 

Seranda

Mother Night
Joined
Jan 20, 2013
Location
House of Hades
I travel all over the female spectrum when it comes to playing characters. Weak, dependent women, to powerhouses who could order your death before their next sip of tea. I do generally enjoy the female being a bit older than the male, and yes, motherly in one sense or the next. Usually my characters have bodies on the curvier side, but some of them come with self-confidence issues which do allow my male counterparts to not perceive them as out of their league. I also love being "damaged goods," women with historically bad luck and a generally bad outlook on men. Then there is the physically strong. To my surprise, the request which has blown up biggest for me is that of a beautiful, but somewhat muscular and tall orc. It's very fun to have a character that could rip your arms off, but you could also smooch and cuddle and make her feel like she's protected in your arms.

My biggest obstacles when writing is that I feel that I need to generally somewhat like YC. Even if it's non-consensual, if I can understand his selfishness and desires, I'm on board. The overly cocky hero, the aloof wanderer, and the try hard are all very big turn offs. I don't like overly muscular men, though in some cases it's fine. I do like characters who have walls to climb, perhaps even doubt themselves and find inner strength and end up becoming badasses. I also have a deep love for the cool and collected kind, but show signs of affection and care. The way most of my flirty male partners have been portrayed does not come off flirty at all. I much prefer a nervous smile and breaking of eye contact to a big stupid grin and a cringe-worthy wink.
 
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Caligula

Caligula

Planetoid
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Location
Castle Rock
I travel all over the female spectrum when it comes to playing characters. Weak, dependent women, to powerhouses who could order your death before their next sip of tea. I do generally enjoy the female being a bit older than the male, and yes, motherly in one sense or the next. Usually my characters have bodies on the curvier side, but some of them come with self-confidence issues which do allow my male counterparts to not perceive them as out of their league. I also love being "damaged goods," women with historically bad luck and a generally bad outlook on men. Then there is the physically strong. To my surprise, the request which has blown up biggest for me is that of a beautiful, but somewhat muscular and tall orc. It's very fun to have a character that could rip your arms off, but you could also smooch and cuddle and make her feel like she's protected in your arms.

My biggest obstacles when writing is that I feel that I need to generally somewhat like YC. Even if it's non-consensual, if I can understand his selfishness and desires, I'm on board. The overly cocky hero, the aloof wanderer, and the try hard are all very big turn offs. I don't like overly muscular men, though in some cases it's fine. I do like characters who have walls to climb, perhaps even doubt themselves and find inner strength and end up becoming badasses. I also have a deep love for the cool and collected kind, but show signs of affection and care. The way most of my flirty male partners have been portrayed does not come off flirty at all. I much prefer a nervous smile and breaking of eye contact to a big stupid grin and a cringe-worthy wink.
I'm kind of into the goofy Casanova thing if it's done intentionally and well, but yeah there are a lot of people that struggle to make it charming
 

BreezinBy

Inconsistent Writer
Joined
Aug 12, 2020
Location
The darkest regions of your mind
In terms of women I play, I think I'm starting to realize I like strong-willed women even if they aren't in charge. I love playing women that take no shit but have a soft-side. There's something about it that really is fun to play. I hate using anime terms for it but playing tsundere type characters, which somewhat falls under that is also pretty fun. Though I don't like going full anime with it, it's never that extreme, I just like playing a girl very much in denial how much she loves the person she's having feelings for. Characters that try to pull away, really just characters that are trouble for their partners.

In terms of characters I like playing against pure boys, admittedly. Maybe because none of my characters end up on the nice end of the spectrum entirely minus a few. So, someone that will say my characters are much better than they say they are.
 

MellowYellow

Pulsar
Joined
Sep 28, 2013
When it comes to male characters I like to play wholesome guys on opposite ends of the physical spectrum. From cute effeminate men to towering Superman-looking himbos who are more confident in their pursuits. In generally I'd rather play nicer men than cruel assholes. Not that I can't, but sweeter fellas are easier for me to enjoy.

With female characters I tend to go all over the place, but usually end up playing easily flustered cute girls, and stone cold foxes with warm centers.
 

gob bee

Goddess of honest sinners and selfless thieves.
Joined
Mar 9, 2021
Location
in a wallflower.
I love to play big buff himbos when I'm playing guys, who are warm bros. Like, the good wholesome type of dude you'd trust to drive you home after you drink a lot.

For female characters, I tend towards playing natural, warm caretakers. I'm also really good at "fuck off I'm the worst" exteriors but warm interiors for the right person/people.

As for *against*, I mean, all sorts, but my favorite guys are unrecognized/underdogs, that sort. Guys that you'd attribute the word 'hangdog' to. Or guys who have had a really rough life and just need someone to take care of them.
 

Deante

Star
Joined
Feb 12, 2018
Location
Tennessee
Playing as, the wholesome guy. While I end up playing a lot of dominants and more fit guys, that's because what I find partners prefer; if given free reign it'd either effeminate all men who're shy or playful and teasing and a little sly.

Playing opposite, I fall all over myself for the demure/shy-but-eager type.
 

Alien

Moon
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Usually a romantic in some sense, usually male and masculine in a Renaissance kind of way. Articulate, intelligent, kind of broody. Sometimes more dark than other times. Always complex and has conflicting traits or various sides to themselves.
 

RedRose

Supernova
Joined
Aug 30, 2014
Any interesting character is interesting, but physically I am not into the "tonne of muscle", nor do I find the "red blooded hero" thing realistic all the time. I think some of it is also cultural as I wasn't raised with superman and stuff. Oh, also I won't provide with a size and cup... I don't know my characters' measurements unless she's a model. I do like bigger breasts but will play whatever is needed and often it won't be mentioned size wise. Apart from that, Victorian virgin is good, so is hitwoman.
 

Adamina

semi-hiatus
Joined
Feb 3, 2018
The types I'm attracted to generally are intelligent, resilient, capable and independent; they don't wallflower and they don't starfish.

For writing as, I gravitate toward fantasy/supernatural races of too many kinds to list lol and in humans, I often default to POCs. The easiest males for me to play are either foundationally strong and silent (he's calculated, driven, domineering) or charming and chaotic (he's horndoggy, risk-takey, unpredictable). The female types I gravitate toward are siren fatales (she's sexy, sensual, serpentine) and firebrand adventurers (she's feisty, fun, fleet). Plot and partner preference determine which is used and I like my characters unique, so quirks are always added for razzle-dazzle.

For writing against, I adore when my cowriter's character has layers to peel and something interesting about them - say dark history, a secret, etc. Male characters that attract me the most are the sweethearts that can and will whoop ass. I like them emotionally in-touch and expressive, also masculine (athleticism, broadness, height, chisel). Any male character that makes my girl work for it is high-up too. With female characters, I like those that are free-spirited and headstrong, that truly carve their place in our plot. Give me a lady with fire in her eyes and the man I write will be sprung.

Last thing of note - switches are my all-time favorite. Hands down. Both to write as and with.
 
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Caligula

Caligula

Planetoid
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Location
Castle Rock
Damn, it's hard out here for a switch

Bad joke, bad joke. But yeah, the fluidity is great when you can find another one. Even if it's not exactly BDSM, it's fun to just have the guy get pegged then later get 'revenge' and that sorta thing
 

GemStoneBride

"Tell me pretty lies."
Joined
Jul 30, 2020
I tend to play dominant pretty boys that are mistaken for beautiful women. They are smart, scrappy and physically strong for their tiny size. They are usually demons, vampires, or a hybrid of a human and one of the two.

I like playing them against bigger guys that sub, particularly musicians.
 
Joined
Oct 15, 2019
Location
Moon dust
I love the play the sort of gentle giant guys, or protective and passionate men, who also have a soft side. Unless they're meant to be something more cruel, but even then that cruelty usually doesn't reach significant others. Some side characters or enemies? Sure cut their hands off and bleed them dry. Your own precious? Cuddle him up and give him a box of chocolates. For top at least, for bottom I prefer a sweetie but have characters quite from both ends of the spectrum when it comes to personality and/or looks. Artistic types most often as I'm one myself. Feelsbasicman. Though I love to play all sorts of fantasy creatures from orcs, elves, demons, angels, selfmade races, you name it. That I've noticed seems rather uncommon here.

I used to play switch but things got so confusing so often that I just decided to better just avoid that confusion. My brain works better with at least somewhat clear roles I suppose.

As for females, I don't play them as much right now, but they vary from side to side as well from controlling and cold to sweet and caring.
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2021
I try really hard to mix up the types of characters I write if for no other reason than to avoid falling into formulas. If I have too many characters that are similar I find myself too tempted to reuse ideas. That said, I do really like playing passionate guys just because it gives me a lot to work with. I like twists in my characters, little details that most people will never know about them but it comes out during the story, like the brutal warrior who secretly loves to read and quietly buys books from every little village he visits, that kind of thing.

I love playing against really strong, really independent female characters who are sexually really quite submissive. Again, it's the sort of thing where no one would ever guess that about them but it becomes a thing in the story.
 
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