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Quote from: Mizuki on 2014 Apr 29, 07:48:51As much as I rag on really cruddy, unoriginal OC designs, I still think all OC's are perfectly valid.They can be horribly unoriginal, entirely self-indulgent and total self-insert wish-fulfillment fantasies, but at the very least you're still doing something creative. So long as people are having fun with it, I honestly don't mind (Mary-sue's and all!)Why when I was a youngin', I used to draw romantic pictures of myself and my favorite anime character as a couple ....granted, I wasn't even that young...I....I was still doing that stuff at like...age 17...But I'm 25 now, so...so it was totally a long time ago!! YEAH!!Also Batman is a total gary-stu, but nobody cares 'cause it's perfectly normal for men to have fantasies about being ultra-cool, dark & broody billionaire playboys :U
Quote from: Ramisha on 2014 Apr 29, 14:29:43I don't know, I know a bad oc when I see it. Sometimes the ocs aren't bad but I jsut hate them for some reason. Wait I'll find you something.Spoiler: showsorry if I offend anyone, I jsut don't like those ponies.
Quote from: MrEmu on 2014 Apr 29, 23:40:38I personally think your OC's were great, they fit in the show cannon quite well!
Quote from: Prince-Puri on 2014 Apr 29, 21:57:08As my Pony Persona, she's my figure head who explains why I hate/love something or somewhere.
Quote from: Mizuki on 2014 Apr 30, 00:37:05Aww thank you! To be honest a lot of my OC's don't really have backstories, they're mostly just ponysonas.
Quote from: Tiger on 2014 Apr 30, 01:27:45I think my main pet peeve about OCs are those that are named based off their talent. Which doesn't make sense, since ponies don't get their talent the minute they're born.
Quote from: MrEmu on 2014 Apr 29, 23:40:38Octavia: Plays a celloLyra: Plays a harpBon Bon: (Not confirmed) makes candies...
Quote from: MrEmu on 2014 Apr 30, 00:53:07Quote from: Mizuki on 2014 Apr 30, 00:37:05Aww thank you! To be honest a lot of my OC's don't really have backstories, they're mostly just ponysonas.Ponysona's don't really need a back story seeing as their's is usually yours, also most OC's don't need back stories ether.Once again, Octavia, Lyra, BonBon(Technically Sweetie drops but Bon Bon sounds cuter ) none of them have a back story! but they're still loved wonderful characters.Adding TO MUCH to a pony can make them too complex, one thing I like about your OC's Mizuki is that they're simple, like the show!"an artist work is not finished when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" is a good quote, I always saw this as "Don't try to spakle it up with doohickys and thingamajigs, only use the BEST parts to it"A Pizza tastes good if it has fresh cheese, good ripe tomatoes, and fluffy fresh bread.but when you start adding gross tasting but pretty looking stuff it may LOOK nice, but it'll taste like a baked bad Wow, I'v been rambling here! all in all I'm not saying Complex is bad, just TO complex can get over board.But I your OCs because they're pleasingly simple like the show!
Quote from: Tiger on 2014 Apr 30, 01:27:45I think my main pet peeve about OCs are those that are named based off their talent. Which doesn't make sense, since ponies don't get their talent the minute they're born.Personally I think ponies are better if named off appearance (Eg Derpy... heh), or perhaps based off something their parents knew, inspiring them to name the pony based off that object or thing. (Eg Applejack. Then again, most of the Apple family has Apple in their name...)It's because of this that I actually get a bit annoyed at some of the canon character's names, like Fluttershy (how would they know she would be shy?) and Scootaloo (how would they know she'd be good at a scooter?).
Quote from: Midnight Breeze on 2014 Apr 27, 22:51:51Alicorns.Hybrid species.Extracanon powers.Blood relative to a canon character.
Quote from: AaronMk on 2014 Apr 30, 00:38:43Quote from: Prince-Puri on 2014 Apr 29, 21:57:08As my Pony Persona, she's my figure head who explains why I hate/love something or somewhere. Oh dear, another bullhorn.At least you're not forcing your words through the mouth of a canon character in a weak-wristed attempt at making a stand in the worst possible way.
Quote from: Ramisha on 2014 Apr 30, 07:50:57Oh right about the ponies I posted (they got a lot of replies ) I don't like them because, well, their designs are good but not for a pony. They could be good if ummm they were something else. The last one looks like an alien and the first one is a cat dragon horse?! But I don't like the design of the second one. It's too ugly sometimes ponies can look really good but when I read their backstory all I can say is "w0t "
Quote from: Asterian on 2014 Apr 30, 17:38:15Quote from: Midnight Breeze on 2014 Apr 27, 22:51:51Alicorns.Hybrid species.Extracanon powers.Blood relative to a canon character.I have to argue a little bit on that.Alicorns --- Okay, there is little argument for that, however, there is a possibility to justify the character being an alicorn. If the creator can come up with a valid and believable reason for making a character an alicorn, it is fine. Sadly, very few know how to accomplish this without destroying the character's believability. I know I can not do this.Blood Relation --- Not always. I read a story recently under the title "She Knows How to Treat a Lady" in which the writer managed to make a believable character of direct blood relation to Trixie. Now maybe the ruling is a little warped due to perception and the fact we are talking about a rival, not a Mane Character, but I found the story more touching with Clementine.By the way, here's the link to that story!http://www.fimfiction.net/story/97807/she-knows-how-to-treat-a-lady
Quote from: teacloud on 2014 Apr 30, 14:56:33This doesn't necessarily make an OC bad.. but,I don't like plain mane/tail styles. There's a test you can do to check the uniqueness of your design.If you black out the character and can still tell it apart from other characters, you're good to go. However, I find tons of OCs copying the RD mane style-- just plain down. If you saw an outline ofPinkie or Rarity for example, it'd be hard to mix them up with anyone else. However, if you blacked out Rainbow's colors, you could easily mistake her for Derpy. Because pony's body styles all look the same (usually), the mane and tail is what really sets them apart aesthetically. Alicorns bother me for almost all reasons mentioned above.And I think that OCs with musical talents are horrendously overdone.