So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!
i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!
How to Write Better OCs:
- basic tips on how to make your oc even better
- tragic backstory? learn how to write one/make yours great
- writing specific characters
- a wordier, great guide on how to develop your character
- kick out those vague descriptions and make them AWESOME
- how to actually make an OC
- Q&A (to develop characters)
- more Q&As
- giving your character a backstory
- how to write an attractive character
- adding more racial diversity
- avoiding tokenism, AKA, how to add diversity to your cast not just because you “need” it
- writing sexuality and gender expression (doesnt include non binary, if you have a good ref to that, please add on!)
- masterpost on writing more diversity into your story
- cultures of the world
- guides to drawing different ethnicities (not just a great art reference, but also really helpful in appearance descriptions!)
Mary Sue/Gary Stu
- Test to see if your character is a Sue
- Explains subdivisions of Sues/Stus
- Powerful Characters Don’t Have to Be Sues
- villain generator
- need an evil sounding name for your evil character? bam
- villain archetypes
- what’s your villain’s motive for being a villain?
- character perceptions (What your character thinks of themselves and what others think of them)
- how to write strong relationships between two characters
- 8 ways to write better characters and develop their relationships with others
- OCxLove Interest Handbook
- develop your couple with good ol’ Q&A!
- how to write realistic relationships
- how to write relatives for your characters (this is more OC related to a canon character, but will help in writing family members in general)
- 12 common archetypes
- 8 archetypes for male/female characters
- female archetypes (goes pretty indepth from two main categories)
- a list of archetypes
- tips for better design
- basic appearance generator
- pinterest board for character design (includes NSFW and images of skeletons/exposed muscle (?) so tread carefully!)
- clothing ref masterpost
- give your character better powers
- a list of professions
- proactive vs reactive characters
- positive and negative traits
- interest generator
- skills generator
- motivation generator
- 123 ideas for character flaws
- list of phobias
again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
nicki and ciara going shopping as sims
Benedict Cumberbatch is stopped yet again from illegally downloading movies, God bless
an ode to crazy ass old playstation controllers.
i miss you all.
You’re forgetting this classic
This is magical.
Super Blue - keith lemley
I had to move a bunch of my box shelves around recently because of a new shelf I got, so i figured while they were off the wall I’d take advantage and decorate them. The entire project cost about six bucks total with supplies left over, so I figured I’d share my method for those of us a bit tighter on money who still want to display their fun stuff uwu I also have photos of all the remaining ones that weren’t decorated if that’s more your style too
What you’ll need;
Cigar boxes (I get all of mine for free from the cigar shop next to my house)
Acrylic paint in a color of your choice (I used black here)
Scrapbook paper + a glue of your choice
I coupon religiously, so a sheet of paper like this cost just over a dollar for me (shown after I’d cut out a piece oops);
And lastly you’ll need some mounting tape ($5 at home depot, make sure to get the one that can hold more weight);
SO FIRST all u wanna do is strip the box of any stickers and paint it. You’re gonna wanna paint all but the bottom of it, but paint some in the corners for insurance just in case your paper is cut a little too small
Next all you gotta do is cut your paper to the size of the back wall of your box! cut it so it fits and then glue it to the back, and the box itself is done!
Now all that’s left is to mount ur cute box to the wall. All you gotta do is take your mounting tape and stick a strip of it horizontally on the top and bottom of the back of your box
Peel the red tape off and firmly press it to the wall with all ur fuckin might. Be careful, though, because this stuff can tear out a chunk of your wall if you remove it wrong. Always use a level when mounting your boxes if you can, too! After that, just fill them with junk, and you’re done!
just let him have the pizza