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Spaztique's Guide to Touhou OC Creation by Spaztique Spaztique's Guide to Touhou OC Creation by Spaztique
Note: There's a couple of misspellings, but I'm too tired to fix them tonight. I'll get to work on them tomorrow.

It's another illustrated guide I made in between all of my classes (if my laptop screen had a higher resolution, I would be making DitR at school, but I don't, so I can't).

Also check out ~Kigurou-Enkou's follow-up guide regarding proper use of backstory: [link]
And check out this awesome guide by ~Rumiflan regarding relatives of characters: [link]

OC concepts not addressed in the comic (more added based on your comments):
-Once you understand the logic behind these principles, you are clear to bend/break them. For example, once you understand the difficulty of writing a relative of a canon character and how storytelling applies to the concept, you are clear to write a relative for a canon character.
-Don't give your characters inappropriate names like Sara Hakurei or Smith Morichika. Look up Japanese naming conventions here: [link]
-Don't be afraid to make Western-style youkai. Rumia, Letty (despite being a traditional snow woman youkai), and much of the SDM crew are good examples.
-Develop different characters for different types of series. The traits that go into an episodic character are different than that which go into a gag series character.
-You can be a half-whatever if you can give a logical explanation. The examples in Trap 2 are just to show multiple incarnations of the same person.
-It's acceptable to make a character similar to you, and you can even make a version of yourself that could survive in Gensokyo (a slightly more badass version of yourself), but you eventually reach a line between minor tweaking and pure wish fulfillment. Finding this balance depends on your storytelling abilities.
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clubpinguin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
spaz you can help me? I have a friend named: iconpewdiepiethewolf: he does not accept defeat it is overpower !!
Spaztique Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Contrate um tradutor humano. Google Translate é terrível.
Pare de lutar pessoas.
Eu não apoio rancores. Eu não participar de rancores. Não me incluir nisso.


1. Please get a human translator. Google translate is terrible.
2. Stop fighting people.
3. I do not support or join grudges, so leave me out of this.
clubpinguin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
clubpinguin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
But spaz you use the hair of rengeteki! (pc-98)
PnFForever11 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
About the 10th principle, is there a way to make self-multiple WITHOUT falling to the 2nd Trap or the 3rd Trap?
TherealPercy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Hey Spaz.
Anything will be answere'd here ^^
(some OC stuff, should be obvious)
GinTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Idk if someone is still checking characters around here, but i still want to try…
candidato someone Telles if my char is alright, it's still Wip, which is the reason it still colorless
Pomera-CP Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My second time reading this, I feel like changing around my OC, Totome. Maybe just design and maybe name.
Michel-SantAngelo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Ugh. I have a general idea for a 'Youkai of Voids/Zero', but aside from the appearance, personality and basic abilities, I have no idea what to do with them. They're not a blood relative or 'archnemesis' of any sorts, at least. In fact, I have no intention of having them preemptively acquainted with any canon characters.

A little worried about them being overpowered since there's a lot of cheap tricks they could pull off with that kind of power, too... Perhaps I'll have to think of some kind of nerf that limits their power.

If you'd be willing to help me work on them, send me a message. Thanks.
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