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MMD Ask Accounts (Tips about MMD Ask Accounts) by Xeraphano MMD Ask Accounts (Tips about MMD Ask Accounts) by Xeraphano
Truth be told yeah I have an MMD Ask Account. It's more for shits and giggles and Rping with friends and it helped me realize how much I love certain people more than others... BUT I AM SERIOUSLY IRKED AT HOW BADLY MANAGED THESE DAMN MMD ASK ACCOUNTS ARE. IT HAS L-A-Z-Y WRITTEN ALL OVER THEM.

I mean there is so many (ESPECIALLY. WITH. ITALY) And out of all of them, I have seen like... only two to five accounts, out of a shitton, That I thought was well made and managed. BUT THE REST OF THEM NEEDS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND FIX UP THEIR SHIT. BEFORE I PERSONALLY HAVE TO STRANGLE SOMEONE. (DO IT FOR THE RANDOM PERSON I SHALL STRANGLE)

.: NO OUT OF CHARACTER :.
If you are doing a canon character from anything (HETALIA I'M LOOKING AT YOU) THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR OUT OF CHARACTERNESS UNLESS IT'S AN AU WHERE THE CHARACTERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE OUT OF CHARACTER. That Au better include a completely different outfit as well (Stuff like 2P!Talia and Tricksterstuck for Homestuck are example of AU's of different personalities and thus they are acceptable for out of characterless as long as it includes a bit of Canon; Dressing Italy up in a neko outfit does not excuse you for screwing up his damn personality. Genderbend as well does get a slight personality change because of upbringing but not a completely different personality overall..) You stick with a character's personality. If you don't know that character's personality and you want to do an ask account on them, DO YOUR RESEARCH.

.:Start out with a FEW character :.

Do not think that "Oh I won't be like the last ask blog, let me just add a shit-ton of characters to mine and we'd be good" No stop right there. If you are going to create one, start out with 1-3 characters only, with personalities you know by heart if this is canon characters. Then, once you got your bearings, you can add on more people if you can handle it, but it also gets dull if you keep adding on characters to create events and shit (I will mention associating yourself with other ask accounts in a moment). ALSO IF YOU ARE DOING AN ASK ACCOUNT JUST TO FUCKING SHIP EVERYTHING AND DO A SHITTON OF OOC SHIT STOP RIGHT WHERE THE FUCK YOU ARE AND GO THINK OVER YOUR LIFE. (There is an acceptance to this with the associating yourself with other ask accounts, intertwining relationships from other accounts are actually a better thing than having a shitton of characters just to ship them all together.) Maximum amount of characters you can have that I think will be fine is at least 8.

.: THINK ABOUT WHO ARE YOU GOING TO DO :.
Know that person like the the back of your hand. Make sure you enjoy this character, because it would suck RPing someone you hate.

.: Admin/Character Complex :.
AVOID ADDING ADMIN SHIT UNLESS IT'S A SERIOUS ISSUE AND WHY YOU CANNOT WORK. BUT. IF YOU ARE IN CHARACTER, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT ADMIN HAS NO SAY ON THINGS AND BULLSHIT THAT SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED ADMIN OR ASK ACCOUNT CHARACTER. AN ADMIN THAT KNOWS SOMETHING IS WRONG SHOULD NOT EVEN TRY IT ON THEIR ASK ACCOUNT. (Ex. Having the Character be fine with rape or bullshit as bad as that). Ask accounts are supposed to be fun, do not make it uncomfortable for people who watch you.

.: Associating Yourself With Other Accounts :.
I truthfully hate it that some accounts (PRESETCOUPLEFORSHIPPINGREASONSBULLSHITOOCGRAH) Already set up their own relationships and it just makes the account so bland. It is actually more involving and fun to run an account if you associate with other accounts that are on the same concept as you, and, I dunno, DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER BY INTERACTION? It's more enjoyable to the watcher who passes your account to see you chatting it up with others accounts and building actual relationships, it's more innovated like that. Like for example my silly account associate themselves with many other Trickster Accounts to the point where my characters are dating another ask account. It's also more enjoyable with your shipping because it's not all completely ran by you. (Especially if you set up times to RP with each other and to create events to add more spice to our ask account life) Also, don't hesitate to talk to accounts that have the same character as you or AUs; they are usually pretty fun if you do.

.: Avoid Crossover Accounts If You Are Starting One:.
I'm telling you by experience. Don't do it. Because it's just horrid. I haven't seen it once be done well. I dislike it when it's done so trashy like. If you are associating with other accounts that are not doing something like your own, sure go for it. BUT DON'T MAKE ACCOUNT THAT IS BASED OFF IT MAN. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU STARTING OUT MAKING AN ERIDAN X ENGLAND ASK ACCOUNT AS YOUR FIRST ACCOUNT ESPECIALLY IF IT'S OOC. IF, you are going to do a crossover account and you know like characters that could interact well with each other then try it.

.: Don't Do One Dimensional Clone Characters :.
I mean don't do characters with a plain boring personality or groups of people who act fucking alike. It's so so so so so so boring. If you are doing three people, look up on types of three man trope groups. Do some research, and make it interesting and have a variety.

.: Keep it PG13 :.
MMD is not Polygon Love or 3DCG. Don't

.: Avoid Yes/No Answers :.
A yes or no does not help develop your character or make them interesting. Each question you get, give them a down deep interesting answer, don't be afraid to make a huge ass comic about it. Add some depth.

.: Characters can Influence Other Characters in Personality :.
Take for example putting a guy in an ask account with three other girls. It is possible he will have to change his ways because he is around women more than men. Make sure your character could get hooked off another thing by another accounts influence.

.: Avoid the WHITE BACKGROUND :.
Transparent, colored, or staged backround or gtfo

.: THOSE EMOTIONS AND POSES ARE IMPORTANT :.

Refer back to here: [link]

.: Do Not Get Pissy if Someone is Doing the Same Character as You :.
Because chances are you are not the most creative being.
But chances are
you might be the better account.
It's a slim to none chance but you know.

.: Enjoy it and Try to Stay Active :.
I mean it would suck if I was actually enjoying an MMD ask account and they just drop the face of the earth. There's many ways to stay active with a deviantart MMD account by using the journal system. If you are doing it VIA tumblr then use the text pose to tell of the happenings of your character(s). Do text memes and comment on other Ask accounts deviations and answers. You are supposed to have fun with it as well try to follow these tips to make yourself look like a better ask account.

And this is all the wisdom Xera could bring to you about MMD Ask Account which I tolerate but not downright hate you lovely babus you.


Other MMD TIPS-

Poses & Expressions: [link]
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:iconwaninaandthecrew45:
Waninaandthecrew45 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
For once the best advice was for Italy thats new
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SimRandyCunninghamx2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really want to see Italy do this XD
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JSOkami Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I love Italy fingering the DA place. :iconlaughingplz:
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Neko9898 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
those are really good Tips,  and about of out of character, IS SO TRUE, i want to star one because my sisters asked me, and those are really good tips. and understand all your points, which are right.
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:iconask-mary-of-ib:
Ask-Mary-Of-Ib Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
(admin: true that. I see a lot of bad role playing and yes/no questions.)
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2P-Vargas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Molte grazie bella~
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ClEL-RED Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Hey I Made An Ask Account With Italy But Im Afriad My Modle SUCKS.... (i think its cute but..) this is the ask im just worried people will be like THAT MODLE SUCKS! i cant get the good ones either..... ask-mmd-italy.deviantart.com/
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One: *Model (Sorry, that's a peeve of mine) And
Two: The model doesn't suck, I remeber this being my first Italy model. And if you feel like you can't find a good one, I can suggest to you my own Italy edit xeraphano.deviantart.com/art/A... if you want. But you don't have to.
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ClEL-RED Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thanks for the advice! :iconthanksplz:
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:iconinomyoursoul:
INomYourSoul Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I can't help but laugh at how Italy's smiling all cute and stuff and talking like that XD
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:iconceo-chan:
Ceo-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
good job italy!
high five :iconyeahplz:
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:iconask-mmd-axis-powers:
Ask-MMD-Axis-Powers Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
((You could maybe check out what we have so far? We would love to improve if needed <3 ))
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EmeraldAngel2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about these guys? ( AU ) :iconaskexcerptsitalia: and ( AU character from the one on the left ) :iconaskhondayori: They also have a group with their story. :iconwelcometotheidhq:
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:iconhiiragiblade12:
Hiiragiblade12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is this one acceptable?
[link]
((ah,the reblogged posts were apparently a mistake))
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not bad, it may need a bit of work but I think it has potential uwu
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Hiiragiblade12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
>w< thanks! ill remember that! i think that a different theme would work as well.
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Ask-MMD-FMA Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
((Awesome. :3 This account is my first ask account and it's like a week old, so this is pretty helpful. And I totally agree with all that stuff. I've seen so many ask accounts that are out-of-character, and ask accounts that have like 10 characters that aren't even from the same universe... It's just stupid. -.- They're probably the reason ask accounts are so hated. They give all of them a bad name. What about those of us that actually put effort into things, huh? I mean, I know it's impossible to stay totally in-character if you're not the actual author, but at least I TRY, you know? And then don't even get me started on lazy posing. I'll admit that I reuse a lot of poses, but in my opinion, a reused pose is better than no pose.
Also, I think it helps to have nice text. It annoys the crap out of me when I see an answer that just has horribly colored text slapped directly on the picture with a hand-drawn doodle line pointing towards the character. Speech bubbles aren't that hard. And if you can't do that, at least add a drop shadow or something to make it easier to read. Really, people.))
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DayDreamer5656 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: good job italy....i knew you had a romano in you somewhere
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TricksterJohn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
(( Yay!Finally someone who finally said what I was thinking about some people who can be so ooc! I love you very much for this! ))
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JapaneseAnimeFreak Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclapplz:

Holy mother of fuck, all of this is so true. I always see about 30 Ask Account things from just one person, and the picture looks like it was made in a rush, and it's really OOC. Though, there are those really good Ask Accounts that you can tell took time to make it, and stayed at least mostly in character or are truly in character.

Now, excuse me while I chase you down to give you a hug.
:iconletmehugyouplz:
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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Korlashadow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Ok this is good for me well some parts. I just know what I need to improve on in some parts now.
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:iconvillago:
villago Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not trying to be rude, but weren't you and the admin of the ask account friends at one point?? If not ok its my misunderstand, but ppl are ppl. They have thier own perferance in what they like and dislike, so i geuss what i am trying to say is can't we all get along without hurting each other? You can say "I don't really care for this" on the comments, might leave some nice critism, or look, say nothing and go about your day its all up to you, but even if you say how you should use the MMD or MMM ppl won't really listen to you some may but, the likelyness they will fallow your advice or what you say is 1/20? Maybe lower?? I am not sure. But ppl like what they like, and you can't really chnage anyone taste. Thats all i have to say, and like i said i am not being mean. Just sayign what i think.
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And also these are not just my own tips I've talked to a few people about this and they help build up on this list. It isn't just my own commentary and tips. AND I DIDN'T SAY PEOPLE HAD TO FOLLOW THEM.
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:iconvillago:
villago Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I kindly understand that, your trying to defend what others have said, but in all honest opion snice i have been on here, is that more pepole will porabaly ignor this or hit it hard with thier own comments. it useally happens from what i have seen, but all i am saying is that ppl have thier own taste. Some won't chnage that. I'm not being rude.
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Xeraphano Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please fix your spelling, I cannot take this seriously without spelling and grammar. And also saying that you are not being something kinda means that you are 99.999999% of the time. And also I can take people going "I DO NOT AGREE" And "AKLJSSKLDJ YOU'RE WRONG I"m RIGHT" Because people are like that that. That does not mean I shall sit there and not state my opinion. Besides, I know the deal that words cannot get through the ignorant, and guess what? Everyone is nescient, or ignorant for lack of a better term, In their own special way. Extra knowledge and opinions never killed anyone or not help them improve in some way.
Now please, see how much of a damn I give about other peoples taste, others can learn from different opinions. I learn from your opinion. Now learn from mine.
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villago Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Sigh* I have said, what i thoguht needed to be said. And i humbly respect your opinion, as i do my own. Please, have a nice day. Good-bye
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh?? Admin of Ask Account friends? No.
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:iconvillago:
villago Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
huh. when i frist meet this account and the other one, it seemed liek you 2 knew each other well...my mistake
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ElizabethKirkland Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out ~Ask-TheCupcakesPair which is someones first MMD Ask account and it is a very good one though it doesn't follow a lot of the tips at all.
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er yeah uh no
this is actually one of my least favorite ask accounts yet it's so popular, which I do not understand. I find it quite distasteful.
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Russiasinsanefangirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
...
Very
Very perf.
>w<
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TheSupremeEvilOne Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great tutorial, thanks Xeraphano! :D
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:iconxeraphano:
Xeraphano Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondoublepistolsplz:
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