Not too long ago I received an anonymous message asking if I could write up a guide on how to portray a impolite, manipulative type of character. I don’t really associate with these kinds of people so I had to do a lot of research but, at last, here it is. Inside, I’ve included basic information as well as several links with further information. Credit goes to damnaly for the graphic above.
Hey guys! An anon requested a guide on how to play bitchy/vicious character so here it is! I normally don’t do such general guides, so please give me a bit of leeway as you read this. The following information I’ve gathered is from writing sites and psychology sites. I hope you find this useful! It would be banging if you liked/reblogged this if you’ve found it remotely helpful.
Under the cut is a Writing Guide on how to play a bitchy character.
How To: Play a judgmental bitch/jerk
We’ve all had that one character who was just mean to everyone. Now, it’s your turn to be that character. But how, you ask? Lets find out.
FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A LIBRARIAN
So, first off, librarians really don’t fit the stereotypes. They don’t all have glasses or have a secret dark side or anything like that. They’re normal people with normal jobs just like you and me. All information is gathered from my two years as a librarian so far.
RODENOFRPH CREATES A GUIDE: HOW TO PLAY THE FOREIGNER
I recently played a character that was a foreign exchange student so I decided to make a guide. This guide is not exclusively about foreign exchange students, it can be applied to any type of foreigner. Please like or reblog if you found this useful!
HOW TO PLAY A MUSICIAN
As a thank you for 200 followers, I've made a guide for how to play a character that is a musician. As a musician, I see people copying characters from Glee or making them sing all the time, which, usually, isn't the case. I hope this is helpful and thanks again for 200!
I dont know how my characters and muses do it, I really dont, but somehow they always seem to find the Irish. Not that there is anything wrong with that if the Irish is written accurately. Saying that an Irishmen is using an English dialect is like saying that Canadians and Americans have the same slag and dialects, which is just plain not true and a little bit insulting. Its the same thing with accents and dialects from different parts of the UK.
Under the cut you will find a quick list of commonly used Irish slang words that can help you understand your characters dialect and speech patterns. Please keep in mind that just like in different parts of the States, different regions have different words as well (Someone from New York and someone from Texas are not going to speak the same). If you would like a more specific guide to a region let me know and I will do my best to find someone or some where that can help you!
FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A BARISTA
So you’re playing a barista, huh? What exactly does a barista do? How does the job work? Here’s a little guide to help you out. All my information comes from firsthand experience working at multiple coffee shops over multiple years. If you have anything to add/discuss about this list, please let me know!