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December 21, 2016, 02:28:28 PM
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This here will be our general thread for exploring Character Consistency and Credibility (believability) through December. There will be a second thread for Character Development discussion in January.

I wanted to start off by asking what character consistency in fan fiction means to you? Everyone I'm sure has a slightly different definition. What traits about a character make them so obvious that when you read a quote by them, you know who said it even if the speaker isn't specified in context? (Such as: "Do or do not, there is no try." Many people, even outside the Star Wars fandom, know this to be Yoda speaking because he uses a specific dialect.)
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December 23, 2016, 12:34:42 AM
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Re: Character Consistency and Credibility Gen Discussion & Announcements
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 12:34:42 AM »
Here are a few traits important to me:
-adherence to canon: a BIG one
-appropriateness of dialogue (certain words and phrases like "blimey" are so Ron Weasley, or words like "unbelievably inefficient" might be more hermione)
-character evolution (or devolution) in response to situations
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