04-02-2012, 08:22 AM
Another thing I despise (and there's lots of them! XD) is too tragic pasts and/or unrealisticness. That of course depends on the premis of the RP, but a lot of people go way too overboard with the tragicness in their character. You really don't need your character to constantly be going on and on about their hard life, or about the tragedy in their past; most people who have suffered don't bring it up at every opportunity.
As for unrealisticness, the same person who went overboard on the flowery purple prose seemed to not understand that one problem with her character was the way she was still beautiful after the life she'd led. If a character has gone thru their life fighting, they'd have scars for example. If a character was burned in a fire, they would not recover physically from it. A character who's human and drug addicted is not going to be breathtakingly beautiful. A bit of research goes a long way.