(Grr! Computer poroblems are making it impossible to post!)
First, I’ll remind everyone as to what OCtober is. This whole month, I’ll discuss OCs, what I think about them, give a profile or two on some of mine, invite everyone to discuss their OCs, and I’ll be doing fanarts of my OCs and linking to them. Or at least that’s the plan. It all kind of depends on how much material I’m able to cover each week… and the involvement of the readers too. This means if OCtober is going to be interesting, you readers have to get involved too!
‘Twas on September 23 that I came up with the concept of OCtober… but seeing as it wasn’t October yet, I obviously couldn’t do the bit back then. My first thought was, "What should my topic be for the first Friday in October? Well, I’ve heard a lot about OCs and have been thinking about possible topics… hey! OC and October have the same first two letters! Wouldn’t that be a cool theme for next month?"
And that is how OCtober was created. (End of flashback.)
To start off the month, I’ll do two things:
1. Define what I think an OC is, and what makes a good one (such as having the right balance of intelligence, wit, and courage and all that good stuff), and
2. Tell you about my OCs (aka the ones in my fanartwork)
1. Define what I think an OC is and what makes a good one
My definition: (n.) a character created by anyone, whether part of a story or just a random person thought up on a whim, that may or not actually be on paper (as a drawing, part of a story, or whatever) and is mostly a product of the creator (but getting inspiration from someone else’s characters is okay too).
You guys may take an OC to be something different, but that’s what I think of when I hear “OC.” (I’m entitled to an opinion too.) Here’s another thing that’s my opinion:
A good OC has to have the right balance of stuff. I mean intelligence, wit, courage, and a good friend base. They don’t have to be as smart as a supercomputer, but good OCs have a good head on their shoulders that isn’t full of nitrogen. They’re the ones that, when in a tight situation, will think up a solution that won’t end in an even tighter situation. And if they have even just a little bit of courage, then they’re more relatable. Everyone has fears, after all.
2. Tell you about my OCs
First off, the two people would be familiar with: Paige and Ryker from my first fanart. Their bios are in the description box, so most of their basic profiles are already out there. But they aren’t my only OCs.
Mira and her twin sister Trish (will add links later, hopefully) started out as afterthoughts while watching Azumanga Daioh. I really like Nyamo-san’s haircut, and thought to myself, “what would I look like with Tomboyish Sidetails like Nyamo-san?”
Mira was the outcome from that thought. Trish, on the other hand, started from another question: “What would Mira look like with light hair?” She quickly evolved into Mira’s blind, white-haired twin once I started drawing her. She doesn’t classify as albino, partly because with the blindness comes a more gray-blue eye color, but even if she did, I myself don’t even know why I decided to make her blind with white hair. I guess it plays up the “total opposites” idea.