Ahaha, that is rather true, Sasa. I personally feel like Personality and Biography should remain separate for the sake of simplicity, but I totally get where you're coming from. My talk about the city came mostly from the development document I wrote much afterwards; in the RP, at the time, it would've been a mere side note.
I won't lie that the application could've been much more structured. When I write an application, the biography acts as my top priority. From there, the personality becomes a section I simply need to fill in without making it seem half-assed, the extra detail there primarily to give it more flair. Besides, I treat the personality section much more flexibly IC-wise than I do the biography sections, so I don't think too much of it.
And not to worry. Whatever she's called, homeless Sakuya is the best <3
In any case~
Both of the following characters come from the same RP. I'm only just finding this out now, but apparently I started work on them on my 17th birthday (must've been uneventful), and finished them in the midst of a heavy fever...
While I'd hesitate to name either of these my favourites per se, they're nice examples of what my creations were normally like.
Sir Taylor Everest
"Ahh, it's hard to get what you want, isn't it~?"
「Emote」 by Giga
Taylor's one of those characters who could've easily turned out a mess due to the lack of direction, as well as the constant changes. Made for another one of Giga's RPs with an interesting concept (this one X-Men-esque, with people who possessing emotion-based powers, seeking a safehouse), the original emotion I intended for him was taken. In fact, the sheer amount of taken emotions and variety of powers was making it more and more difficult to be original, to the point that one if not a few users had to drop out due to the inability to be original.
Since nationality was a factor, I spent much of the initial planning focusing on the idea of making a 'Citizen from Sealand' (BECAUSE SEALAND IS BEAUTIFUL). I'm not sure where most of Taylor's quirks came from to be honest. I was building up the backstory that would drive him to develop an obsession with Sealand, to the point of escaping his home, but somewhere along the lines, Sealand turned into a mere footnote when it no longer fitted into the narrative.
For those who took the application at face value, reading it from start to finish, his backstory ended up written as a plot twist.
Ultimately, Taylor turned out rather compact; a lovely drag king whose persona derives from inner torment~ I remember spending an awfully long time searching for an appropriate picture for Taylor, as it had to be someone who was both masculine and feminine, as well as fun. He strikes me as one of those hot girly guys you'll typically see on Tumblr or Instagram, so I ultimately looked for fanart of such users and came across the current picture, just about capturing my impression of the character.
There isn't much to say about either the name or the powers, since both came from off the top of my head, linking to the theme of 'Longing'. The most notable thing I like about Taylor is his backstory; a simple twist on the classic childhood friends cliche. This is faaar from the first character I've made who plays with gender, and there'll be a few more to come who approach it differently, seriously one could say.
Taylor is one of those characters who would start off as the clown, being involved in humorous if not outright awkward situations with the others, but this could've quickly taken a dark turn as the RP progressed.
"Urgh, you smell horrible... Stay ten feet away from me at all times, understand?"
「Emote」 by Giga
Ah yes, The Kid. It was obvious from the very start what appearance he would have, that being a kid version of Fate/stay night's dark priest Kotomine Kirei.
If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I enjoy creating arrogant douchebag antagonists. And that I enjoy creating superpowered, twisted children. The Kid is the natural culmination of both of my favourite character types.
A distorted childhood led to a simple, entertainingly dark personality. He's basically an angsty child with a warped ideology. A victim of the world with no concept of good and evil and OCD severely installed into him, only just beginning to develop complex emotions. His innocence lets him be an unusually powerful Emoter without the need for years of training, and I believed that withholding giving him a name would single him out as a 'yeah, you need to really watch out for this one'. It dehumanizes him, making him sound more akin to a walking tragedy as opposed to an actual young boy.
In the RP proper, his youth could've led to some rather interesting scenarios. Could he be taught proper morals? Couldn't he be easily manipulated? Is it right to kill a kid? And of course, who knows what puberty would do to that head of his, how would he react to crushes?
His moveset isn't particularly complex, but I spent a lot of time developing it since I needed to work a barrier-related ability into Disgust for the sake of the story. I like what I came up with - that he would start off with barriers protecting him from the repulsiveness of the outside world, then progress onto inflicting disgust, and finally resort to exploding himself in a rush of childlike frustration.
Again, neither Taylor nor the Kid are my favourite characters per se, and I didn't get much opportunity to utilize either much in the Emote RP. Even so, I like what I came up for them, and feel that I was able to convey the 'emotion theme' in both rather well.