Today I'm going to give you all another tip, but I'm also going to address a certain character. *points at title* If you understand who says that, you probably know. 8D
If you already have your character and you can "hear" them, you're pretty set to play them!...there's only one problem:
Even if YOU can hear the "voice" of your character, other people may not be able to.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW THEIR FREAKING BACKGROUND?
S.O.B., GO READ OR WATCH THAT ANIME/MANGA AGAIN. THE BACKGROUND INFO CONTROLS THEIR ACTIONS.
You CANNOT, I repeat CANNOT play a character without knowing their ins and outs. Even if you know a LITTLE about your character, unless you can emotionally "connect" with them, you're doomed. I DON'T CARE IF YOU CAN HEAR THE VOICE. YOU SUCK. GO HOME.
All joking aside, if you, as an RPer, have no "connection" with your role and/or their "history", you cannot play them accurately!
To play the Sannin, Jiraiya (From Naruto), you must know that he is:
A. Tsunade and Orochimaru's comrade
B. An erotic novel writer
C. An AWESOME shinobi (you must know his techniques)
D. Hiruzen Sarutobi's student
There are more, but those are the fundamentals! You must know them almost as well as you know yourself! You are trying to bring your role to LIFE. You cannot brush it off like some prick who doesn't know what he's doing! RPing is fun, but doing it right makes it even more fun! 8D Besides, then no one can criticize you as "not being accurate enough" and stuff. >:I People are mean, you know.
I'll post "How I Played Jiraiya" after this :D
HOPE THIS HELPED!