Oh, I have done just that. Quite a few of the traits I mentioned come off as being a lot more subdued than what I've been describing, if I don't want them being hammy (which I don't). I ended up like this:
I pretty much got the guys down. As an example, watch as I piece together a scene about one of the topics you suggested on the spot, the weather:
Location: Acero Beach (Magnet's home); at night, raining.
Everyone's sitting around a table in Magnet's small shack.
Haidrow: "This is quite bothersome."
Torn: "What's wrong this time, Haidrow? Trouble deciding whether you should use your powers to stop the rain?"
Magnet: "That's precisely what he's thinking. But, Haidrow... I'm sure you've though of this already, but wouldn't that just be needlessly messing with the natural order of things?"
Haidrow: "I'm worried. There might be someone out there who may get trapped in a mudslide or something if I let the rain keep falling. At the same time, there might be a group of farmers nearby who count on the rain. I just don't know whether I shou-"
Shock: "Interfere? I'm fairly sure there are no farms around here. Think about it, this is a beach. How many farms do you see near beaches? But, at the same time, is the rain so bad? Considering that we mostly get clear skies around here, the rain feels like a nice change of pace."
Ruyo: "You people are forgetting something more important here. We can't see the auroras in the night sky with the rainclouds blocking our view!"
Everyone gives Ruyo a blank stare. Awkward slience.
Magnet: This is strange. Shock isn't being trigger-happy and getting ready to point out that you can see those all the time.
Haidrow: "Whether or not people can see the beautiful auroae isn't nearly as important as whether or not people die or have nothing to eat."
Shock: "...But I told you. There are no farms around here. Speaking of which, I don't think mudslides are possible in this region. Can you go check, Ruyo?"
Ruyo leaves with his teleportation jutsu.
Magnet: "In any event, why are you guys even still here? We can continue this tomorrow, I need my sleep. Or would you rather your though processes dull when you need them the most?"
Shock: "Nope. See ya."
Shock leaves at the speed of lightning.
Torn: "I suppose you're right. Let's go, Haidrow. We can use your power as an umbrella."
Torn and Haidrow exit. Ruyo teleports back in, wet.
Ruyo: "I'm done surveying the are- Where is everyone?"
Magnet: "We decided to continue this tomorrow. Go home."
Ruyo teleports out.
I didn't even need to pause at all. You see, I have a good handle on what they'd say in a mundane situation. Knowingly developing actual relationships, however, is something I do not have experience writing.
edited 22nd Dec '11 4:38:53 PM by burnpsy