A messy haired brunette was adjusting the camera, muttering, "Is it on? Oh wait
yeah, the light is on. Alrighty then."
She took a few steps back and adjusted her glasses, "I'm Amy, the person who usually worked on filming the Character Development series. Cerise is working on how to go over the next segment, Looks, and after the previous rant, she's probably resting her voice. I also manage the comments with Red and we got some worries about the relationships or connections with canon characters. Cerise did point out a few good things, but she did forget some other things during the filming."
"For one thing, if you have a character that's paired up with a canon-character, that's fine, but you need to let the relationship start off slow or at least at a pace that would work with the canon-character. If you do it too fast, you lose readers.
Second, even if you decide 'hey, I want to be with this character, not this established person', that's fine as well, but at least don't replace them entirely or have the character fall head over heels for someone that's just like the person that they're dating," Amy explained. "You also have to keep in mind that people and characters change, but don't make it overly drastic when you do change them. Change is usually a slow and patient process. I want to talk about the connections, meaning friends or family relations:
A few of you were worried about getting rid of a character due to the fact that they were related to a main character. As long as the character didn't declare that he or she was an only child in the actual series, I think you can be creative with how many relatives that they have and what they do for a living. If they mention that they have an older sibling that's never mentioned or shown, that also works so you can make that unknown sibling your own until otherwise stated," she added. "Friends are sort of the same thing: I think that as long as your character doesn't go down the 'I've known you since grade school, back when, in the series, you had no friends!' road. I mean, sure, the guy could've had one friend, but if that one friend turned into the bad guy
ok I'm probably getting myself confused on this
Basically: Just use common sense! If you know that the canon-character only has one or two friends when he was 12 years old, but has, like, 39 friends when he reaches 25, don't try being the one friend when he was 12. Be one when he's 21 or something!"
Amy sighed as she pushed back her hair. "If any of that made sense, good for you. If not
again, and I cannot stress this enough but USE
SENSE. If you love the character, just use common sense and don't have your character make the canon-character, or any character for that matter, fall head over freaking heels in five seconds! No one is like that! Unless they're the type that would jump at the sight of a hot chick or guy, most of the rational canon-characters that everyone likes wouldn't do that! I'm Amy and you'll probably won't see me again unless you guys get some more concerns."