July 13th, 2011

Nick Ellis About To Fight

30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 8

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

Ah, OCs. I personally don't write OCs nor am I a really big fan of them, but I know that sometimes they are a necessary evil. Of course some people write them really well, and others... Well, not so much.

If an OC is sort of detrimental to your plot and such, then that's cool. And if they're written well, then hey, they're fine by me. It's when OC's take the spotlight in fanfiction rather than you know, the canonical characters, that kind of bugs me. Especially when people write an OC just for the sake of romancing a canon character for their own self-insert fap fantasies. Ew. :/ When I see fanart of someone's OC and a character from a fandom together, it kind of makes me die inside. It's like, keep that shit to yourself. D:< So yeah, OCs are cool if they're well done and don't take over the entire fic. Otherwise, I will probably run in the other direction from your fic.

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