We all know about the "S" word.
No, not sleeping.
I'm also not talking about the word with an "s" in front of "hit".
As in, RELATIONSHIPS~
As otaku, we know this word relatively well; in some places this word is feared, but don't be afraid, little RPer~!
SHIPPING IS WONDERFUL.
When it comes to you and your character, I'm sure you'll be tempted to act out your personal "OTPs" (one true pairings). That's absolutely fine! However, it's a good idea to be fair to everyone when it comes to pairings. I'm not telling you to "act out" pairings in ships that you don't support your character being in (for example, I don't "ship" NaruSasu/SasuNaru so I don't like the idea of either of them being in that pairing and therefore will not RP it). But...
I AM telling you to keep the sexuality of your canon character!
If their sexuality is not stated, you may "pick" for them, according to how you interpret them, but if the author states a character's sexuality, or gives examples of them being otherwise and you're giving them a different preference....
YOU AREN'T CANON AT ALL, AND TECHNICALLY YOU ARE OOC.
This is a pet peeve of mine; you are encouraged to interpret a character any way you wish, but changing their sexuality for your own person needs is wrong! I'm sure that many people don't think this; however, CANON means "how they appear in the series". Things that are "set in stone". If you are playing an AU (alternate universe) version of your character, you can very well change your character's sexuality, but otherwise, you can't properly call yourself canon. How would you like it if someone tried to change YOUR sexuality?
If there is someone you would like to "exclusively" ship with, go right ahead. This is your choice. If you decide to avoid shipping altogether (maybe it isn't in character) then you can ignore it and never have to deal with it.
THAT IS ALL FOR TODAY~