Listening to: pc
I love jesters.Really.Mostly stylised ones,but historical ones are ok,too.But when I search for some pictures,I usually found:
1)Female jesters.Mostly Harley Quinn,plagiarism from her,just some tasteless nudes in jester hats or,what piss me off the most,genderbends of male jester characters (poor Shaco).People,do you fucking realise that historical jesters were mostly male?And females were dressed differently anyway.Don't turn one more profession into fetish exclusive!I browsed "jester" here and it was fucking enraging.Also most of OC's never function as jesters or are too dumb to be ones (on tumblr,I saw one OC,"jester girl who want to be a knight"-what braindead thing created this?).
2)Clowns labeled as jesters (or vice versa).This two words aren't synonymous!It's like calling a soldier a cop just because both carry guns.Some clowns can be dressed in jesterish outfit,but they are still clowns.Also,words "harlequin" and "joker" aren't synonymous with "clown" or "jester"either.
3)Characters who are named/nicknamed Jester without even looking like one.I think nobody realise that it's not cool or original.Plus most of that characters are evil/emo/whatever the crap teens are into today.Blaaargh. Plus,I hate the fact that most jester characters-OC's or game/book ones are either evil or crazy or both.It's just stupid!Jester is a profession! I hope someone will comment this,as I think I can't be only one caring.
MEFISTA'S JESTER CHARACTER RATING TABLE:
1)Character is male-1 point.
2)Character is not evil-1 point
3)Character is not crazy/insane-1 point
4)Character does his work (as jester) or,if not in directly medieval setting,have genuine sence of humour and does good jokes-1 point
5)Character is not dumb and don't do stupid jokes-1 point
6)Character is not ashamed of his profession-1 point
7)Character is not thief/spy in disguise-1 point
+few unrated things that can be present in good character:
-Character is ugly/crippled-sometimes historical jesters were like that
I prefer nice ones,but it's just me;
-Character is in love with a princess-it's classic thing ^^ It's even better if love goes both ways;
-Character is not a cat,horse/pony or wolf-I like that animals,but it's so overused!
IF YOU HAVE AT LEAST 4 POINTS,INCLUDING FIRST,AND maybe SOMETHING FROM UNRATED SECTION,YOUR CHARACTER IS TOLERABLE TO MY TASTES (I NEVER SAID THIS RATING IS UNBIASED)