Forgive me for being new to tabletop RPGs, but is it considered bad etiquette to come up with new characters before your current one dies? I really enjoy coming up with new character ideas and discussing them with my gaming group, but it ticks off my DM whenever I talk about it. The main reason I even do it, though, is I'm bored out of my mind of my current PC (he's my first ever PC and after playing him 8 months I want to play something more creative) but my DM insists I stick with him for a few more months. He keeps reminding me I need DM approval for any character ideas (as if that isn't a given) and says he doesn't want to be bombarded with questions of "Can I play this?" Even though I've asked to play something else exactly once, the same conversation that led to him telling me to stick with my boring human fighter. Am I out of line?