For character creation you start with your character name and minor details, but build it as you proceed in an adventure. Craziness.
Secret conversations in rpgs. We pass notes. Game Masters pull players aside to talk about something that may not be privy to the in-game situation. Does it matter if the rest of your group hears these conversations? Sometimes this can take attention from others. Like the theater diva of the group seeks attention, so would the sneaky, conniving, cunning player that wants the private attention of the referee.