First order of buisiness: posting this lecture that the mods deleted yesterday! (Copy and paste is your friend.)
First of all, Mary Sues make me sick. And despite all my lectures, rants and ways to fix them, THEY ARE TAKING OVER THE FORUMS! *Smashes everything with a sledgehammer, then gives to sledgehammer to Lightspeed so I can write while listening to the sound of things breaking.* SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE, YOU MIGHT NOT TAKE OC DEVELOPING TO THE EXTREMES THAT I DO, BUT FOR ALL THREE MOON'S SAKE, REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE CREATING AN ACTUAL DRAGON IN YOUR BRAIN!
Also, on the same subject, I hate it when people think that quantity is better than quality. I hate it when people make a ton of poorly-developed OCs and then parade around acting proud of themselves because they've got so many OCs. Okay, great, now what are all their thoughts on tree-gliding? Oh, can't think of that? What about favorite color? Do they even have a personality besides a string of disconnected adjectives? If not, you should try to develop them. Before you make more OCs. QUALITY, not quantity.
Also, I've been thinking. Do I come across as harsh towards powerful characters? Because I really don't intend to. I don't like Mary Sues, yes, but I also don't like the thought of forcing people to make Anti-Sues to accommodate me. I hope that isn't the case.
I was walking around earlier (take random walks. I find that they help me think.), and I thought of this thing I heard about. Someone's most likely Sue OC, a hybrid of all the tribes, who'd been experimented on by NightWings to make them superpowered. When I heard about it, I dismissed the concept immediately. But now I'm thinking... Is there a way to make that sort of character interesting? I might try writing a fanfic about a character exactly like that after I finish TTM. You can judge the quality.
Speaking of TTM, that leads right into my next topic: I seriously hate my tendency to procrastinate, but it's hard to do anything about it. I want to finish TTM eventually, but I'm worried that I won't. Readers, I'm sorry for leaving you in suspense.
My last topic, plus a little shameless advertising: The Evil Overlord's List. My new RP. Took me two weeks to write, and so far only two forumers have actually posted OCs. (Thank you Angel and Flight, have ALL THE COOKIES!) It's still open! This RP is an audition-style one, which means that you put in characters and I'll pick their spots. Until you see the PoV thread (and probably after that, some spots are unlimited), all spots are open. It might take a while to read, but it's as funny and interesting as I could make it so PLEASE join. I am actually begging you, people, I SPENT TWO WEEKS ON THE DRATTED THING! It's here: /230194.
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