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What truly makes an OC likable... by Spaztique What truly makes an OC likable... by Spaztique
It's not enough to make an army of OCs: you must actually use them. No amount of backstory or lavish design will make your characters likable unless you employ them in a series.

Based on a conversation with ~MiniWitch3.
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Dragonjek Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I... I...
Have you written this story?  You should write this story.
Has someone else written this story?  If they have, you should link me to this story.
I... I... I need to read it.

(Also, thank you for putting into words something I've been trying to pin down to explain for a while.)
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Spaztique Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That story does not exist (yet). The premise is up for grabs by anyone.
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:iconmobiusonedt:
Also I have a question: Is Jade a character legitimately pitched to you by someone or is it your own creation? It actually sounds like a really interesting story.
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:iconspaztique:
Spaztique Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just made her up on the spot. I did watch Puella Magi Madoka Magicka before coming up with her and I did think of the soul gem idea, but that's as far as I went.
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bablet Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I dunno if this is good or horrible idea, but when a character of mine needs help developing, my friend and I do crossover rps. It gives the character a chance to develop via interaction and being in an actual situation. I've gotten quite a bit done thanks to that, and it's even given me more ideas for my actual story.

*Shrugs* But I'm me, and proooobably doing it wrong XD
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MiniWitch3 Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, RPs have variable results. How your character interacts with others and what he/she suffers from is usually spontaneous in those situations. I wouldn't say it is terrible, but I also won't say it's the best way to examine a character.

If there's anything you need to talk about this, just tell me.
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bablet Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Y-yeah? Thanks! XD It's definitely got a big flaw:

My main villain character. I need to develop him, but... I don't want to have to subject anyone to him! XD (he's kind of awful, just saying)
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MiniWitch3 Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your main villain huh? Well then, tell me the following:

1. What are his relationships with other characters like?
2. What is he trying to achieve, how is he going to do it, and why?
3. How does his actions oppose the protagonist's actions?
4. What is his personality like?
5. What are his powers and in relation, how does he use it to counteract the protagonist?
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:iconbablet:
bablet Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah-

I'll note what I can answer to you. Sorry, I might not be much of a writer (*cough total hack cough*) but I'm stupid paranoid.
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:iconphantomminion:
Well, I,m thinking of starting a comic series with my characters, unfortunately I have no experience of making them or where to start. How do you make yours?
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