Well, I'm going through another creative phase, so I'm fielding ideas. One thing I wanted to do is a pitch-in fic, something like a roleplay, yet written out by one author. I'd like to ask for people to put together an outline of a character, so that I can have different ideas to work with.
I'm not going to really put in every application, if I get a lot, and if I get fewer than I need, I still might not include some, and add in some custom characters. I'm going to do most of the character development myself, and characters submitted are subject to alterations.
I'm open to suggestions to character development and storyline from character owners, but keep in mind I'm going to be basically controlling what happens, so if you do want to submit, your character might have something happen to them that you would object to.
The fic I have in mind is the somewhat common trainer's school concept (precisely, a school for training Gym Leaders), except it'll be a more realistic version, not some ubiquitous "new gym leeders 4 neeew reegin" thing.
Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn will make up the bulk of the students, with Sinnoh being somewhat far away, and Sinnoh students being something of a minority, and even more rare are students from Orre, with only about ten in the school of hundreds. As far as I have, a new burst of exploration has led explorers to cross previously impassable places to discover new regions. I'm not going to develop any of them, and most of them will be used in small talk, like "Oh, they have me getting ready for this place in [region name]. [something] type."
So, I'd like some applications for characters (there'll be quite a few characters, although some won't be introduced into the storyline for some or so chapters). I reserve the right to make any alterations I deem necessary.
Name: (No Ketchums or anything, and gym leader's kids/relative are somewhat looked down upon.)
Age: (School lasts six terms. 1st term is 12, 6th term is 18.)
Gender: (This I won't change.)
Appearance: (Only a general description, such as hair color/height. I don't want anything specific like scars or actual clothes, but preferred styles/colors are okay. Don't expect them to wear the same clothes all the time.)
Pokemon: (Should be unevolved, although 1st evo stages like Nidorina, Flaaffy, etc. will usally be okay. Anywhere from 1 to 5, but I may cut back on the number, change species, or whatever I think is necessary. Obviously no ubers.)
Bio: (Again, veery general. Things like where you're from, lineage, but nothing that would overly constrict me from developing the character the way I want to.)
Personality: (General. No angels and no demons, please. Be realistic.)
All these fields don't need much detail. That's my job, and I'll change it if I need to.
In conclusion, don't think I'm an ambitious idiot, a presuming (that I'll get any apps) idiot, or... actually, you can think I'm a lazy procrastinator, but since there are people's characters involved, nagging might just be the motivation for me to make more than two chapters.