Is my Character a Marty/Mary Sue?A while ago, an internet friend of mine said that they had had to change their Oc, because someone had criticised it as being a Marty Sue. I found that rather sad. Because from what it sounded like to me, the person doing the criticising wasn't exactly being friendly about it. I still don't understand why there are people out there, that feel that nastiness and cruelty is the best way to go about "helping" people. Except to say that obviously they are assuming that their holier-than-thou attitude, makes them an authority on every subject known to human kind. I also find it sad that people naturally assume that ALL Oc's are going to be Mary and or Marty Sue's, and never take the time to look before they either click off or slam the crap out of it.Is my Character a Marty/Mary Sue?5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Criticism is a fact of life. Abuse and harassment is not a form of criticism however. It's just a bully thinking that just because they don't like something, no one else in the world should like it either.
Anyway, this one goes out there for t
Ivy's Smut Writing Tips #2IntroductionIvy's Smut Writing Tips #22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hello Guys, Ivy is back again with her bandslash smut tips!
I did one of these before but now that I look back on it I really don't think that I put much effort into it and I felt that I didn't really explain everything fully. So I'm going to re-write them!
And this time I'm going to give you guys examples and stuff using; Andley.
Obviously I'll still keep the original one I did up, but I hope that this one will be clearer and much more helpful!
Right so in smut there needs to be a background story, I believe that if there's a cute little background story behind it then it makes the smut much more believable. But don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with writing a piece which just involves the characters getting it on, sometimes that can be pretty hot. But as you know me when I write smut I try to involve a background story, it can be as short or as detailed as you wish but I just feel that it makes it better!
Words and Dialogue
Dialogue is quite impo
How To 'Flesh Out' an OCHow To 'Flesh Out' an OC3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aggregate of features and traits that form the
individual nature of some person or thing.
In this tutorial I will guide you through a way to 'flesh out' an Original Character (Also known as an OC). Before we begin, let's go through the basics.
A character is quite simply one who possesses qualities that define them from someone else. Every character is original and unique. A character can not only be human, but an animal, an alien, or anything that the imagination can come up with.
However, characters are often difficult to create, because to put it bluntly, you are in a sense creating a new being. This being needs the same kinds of traits and characteristics you possess, but can't be your own. They have to be original. In this case, many young writers and artists forget how hard it is to make a character and forget the complex details that enhance a character.
Fleshing out is a term used commonly in developing characters. It means to add additional det
Ivy's Smut Writing TipsIvy's Smut Tip'sIvy's Smut Writing Tips2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In this piece of writing I will be explaining to all you lovely lot how I write my band slash sexy scenes. I know what your thinking 'Ewww Ivy but some of your smut is really detailed and I could never do that," Well the secret my dears is practice, once you overcome that wall of saying no I can't put this and that in my writing, people would think I'm sex craved! Once that's over you'll be surprised that you could write them banging each other with baseball bats...not recommended.
So let's start this shit then!
1.Setting the scene
In smut you obviously need a place or area where your two characters can romp to their hearts content. It's no fun if you just place them in a bed is it? That just takes all the imagination away just throwing them in a bed and saying 'Get to it' No my dears we do not do this.
To get you started I'm going to share my favourite little places to put my characters in;
-Tents, Underneath the moonlight with the stars shining in each others eyes as
How I write what I write.I have had a few people over the years, ask me why I write the way I write. While I have tried hard to explain it, it's an on-going learning experience for me and one that I don't think will ever end soon. There again, it's also one that I can share with people, in more ways than one.How I write what I write.5 months ago in Editorial More Like This
Setting aside the grammar and punctuation situation, because that is one of the things that I still struggle with. There are other elements of writing to consider. So I will share with you how I put a story together and you can either take all, or some of it (or nothing at all) away with you and add it to your own arsenal.
I tend to start with the simple premise of what, why, where, when, how and who.
Who and what?
My Oc Spyder, taking a walk.
Around the grounds of his manor house in England.
Early in the morning.
To clear his head and get ready for a busy day.
That as it is will get images running through my head. But it's important to set each of them down
Relationships between Oc's and Canon characters.Seeing that my little guide on Mary and Marty Sue's appeared to be well received. I have decided to expand on one of the ideas in a guide to show how relationships/friendships between canon's and Oc's can work. And I'm going to use my Oc Ray and :iconVey-kun:s Oc Vince as an example. Note that all the answers won't be here, but there's enough to at least give you a good start.Relationships between Oc's and Canon characters.5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Thanks go to Vey for being himself.
Research, research, research...
To know if your character and the canon could ever be together. You first have to look at who they are as people. Research is needed. You can't change who the canon is, because the second that you do, you'll evoke the wrath of fans who'll tear you apart for even daring. That, and it instantly alters the canon into little more than a doppleganger Oc. The best way to go is to look at who they are and take any differences into consideration.
Look at real world relationships.
The whole soul mate deal is silly
Toby's Super Awesome Guide...Toby's Super Awesome Guide...4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Toby's Super Awesome Guide to many Werewolf Things
Alpha-(α) The Executive leader of the Clan and overseer of the entire territory. The selection of an Alpha is done by popular vote there is also an interim alpha which are the runner up. Interim Alphas only serve until a new Election is held. Any werewolf can apply to be an Alpha. At the age of 6, Toby was the youngest to be elected and the interim served the position until Toby would be able to perform his duty. The implied criteria for an Alpha is abnormal strength, cunning, strict morals, bravery, compassion, and intelligence, but this interpretation of the criteria is entirely up to the voter.
Anthro- A Greek based word meaning Human-like. This is the 2nd form werewolves may take. The physical characteristics that the 2nd form differs from the 1st are: Longer nails, protruding teeth, yellow or golden eyes, Taller, more muscle, pointed ears, longer hair, raspy voice, fur more noticeable, and nose is
Female Japanese NamesAi Love, AffectionFemale Japanese Names6 years ago in Settings More Like This
Aiko Loved one, Beloved
Akino Autumn field
Aimi Love, Beautiful
Aina Love, Affection
Airi Loving Jasmine, Loving Pear
Akane Deed red
Akemi Bright and Beautiful
Aki Bright, Sparkling Autumn
Akiko Child of Brightness, Child of Autumn
Akina Spring flower
Akira Bright, Clear
Amaya Night rain
Ami Friend, Beauty
Aoi Hollyhock, Blue
Atsuko Child of Warmth, Child of Kindness
Asuka Tomorrow's Fragrance
Aya Colorful, Design
Ayaka Colorful, Fragrant, Colorful flower
Ayako Child of Color, Child of Design, Child of the Kimino Design
Ayana Patterned, Colorful, Dress design
Ayane Patterned, Colorful, Dress design
Ayano Pattern, Dress design
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l