I have a real hate-on for character sheets this morning. I mean, what’s the point of all this inane babble? Likes and dislikes? Hobbies? Who cares? I care about what the character is like as a person, how they act in extreme situations, how they act in everyday situations, what they value, how they feel, how they think, what kind of people they hang out with, where their hard limits are, how they function in society… what they’re actually like. Who cares if their favorite color is red or their favorite ice cream is sea-salt caramel?
I’m staring at a sheet, blank except for a name and a filled-out personality section, meant to be describing a secondary character. I couldn’t even fill this out for myself. What would you put for yourself under “likes” and “dislikes”?
Disclaimer: this is part of the writing process, I don’t actually hate detailed character sheets, I’m just frusturated.