How to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good Backstory5 months ago in Other More Like This
Howdy to all my fellow pastamakers! Not the food kind, the other kind. Anyway, in this particular guide I thought I’d share what advice I can on creating a proper backstory for your OC. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of great OCs out there who are missing a background on how they came to be and why they do what they do. Creating an origin story for your OC is as important in my opinion as giving them a memorable appearance and personality.
There's one model in particular I use for my once-human character, but you can follow it too if you so wish. It includes a set-up that describes who the character was and what they and their life used to be like, a dramatic incident which marks the transition to a Creepypasta, and an awakening to their new life as a creature of horror.
(I should mention that for the sake of simplicity we’ll just be assuming you character was once or is still human for this exercise. Besides, if som
Creating an Original Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating an Original Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating an Original Creepypasta OC for Dummies7 months ago in Other More Like This
So, you’ve probably seen all the awesome OCs floating around on DA. You may have heard that creepypasta OCs are hard to create. That’s not true at all, and I’ll show you why in a bit. Or maybe you received criticism for an earlier OC of yours. Well, even if your character is in fact poorly designed, all legitimate art is still art. So while you shouldn’t ignore constructive criticism, you shouldn’t listen to the haters. I’ve noticed most of those people don’t even do art at all and just troll the forums and insult shippings that aren’t their personal favourites. What losers, eh?
Which in a way brings me to my first point which is more about how to avoid criticism: don’t ship your character with an existing pasta unless you have permission. The original creator probably wouldn’t approve if they knew, and it’s just bad form. Nothing brings the critics out like making your sup
Creating a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for Dummies7 months ago in Other More Like This
Alright, we’re back for round two on making a pasta OC. In my initial guide (which you can read in the link below) I tried to provide the foundations for making a good pasta OC. Assuming that the foundations to the building were for a house so your pastas had someplace nice to live in, let’s add a backyard pool and a second floor to that house. By which I mean let’s talk about an important aspect of making characters interesting as well as making interesting characters: non-human OCs. Since “non-human” is a pretty broad term, we’ll divide it into three common divisions for creepypastas: daemons, spirits/ghosts, and monsters.
Daemons are my personal preference in that literally every single one of my OCs is at least partially daemonic, but this is more due to the universe I built for my stories than laziness…I hope. Why daemons? Simple: Hell is the ultimate scare in that a lot of people, myself in
Tips on How to Design a Creepy Pasta MonsterHello, deviantART. Supermarikfuntime(God, I regret choosing that name) here, to present you with a little "guide", of sorts. I don't want to split hairs, so I'll get right to the point! This'll be my guide on how to design your very own Creepy Pasta monster! This will cover some random do's, don't's, and (My personal) rules for conjuring up your own little piece of nightmare fuel! So, let's begin.Tips on How to Design a Creepy Pasta Monster8 months ago in Writing More Like This
1: Make sure that your character is a Pasta monster. By that, I mean not to go calling anything that has dark themes to it a Pasta monster. Don't design an OC who is a villain in your canon, go "Oh, he's brutal! He's a Pasta Monster!", and decide that your character is a Pasta monster. If that was a rule, then I guess that Tetsuo from Akira has been a Pasta monster since 1988. Seriously, though, don't do this. It makes you seem like you have a very vague to no understanding of what a Pasta is.
2: Know the difference between a fan fiction and a Creepy Pasta. If
How to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary SueHow to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary SueHow to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary Sue7 months ago in Other More Like This
For this part of my continuing series on making a quality OC, we’re going to talk about the most dreaded two words for any serious author: “Mary Sue”, or “Gary Stu” as it’s called for male characters.
What is a Mary Sue? Different people seem to have different definitions but there is one in particular I am familiar with, and the one most often found in creepypasta Mary Sues. This is the type that is basically the author, only cooler, sexier, and always quick with a bad punchline when they kill someone, with more friends than the author does but still oh so tragic and misunderstood. They probably have cat ears and maybe a mask. And they are always way, way overpowered. Oh, and all the male creepypastas are in love with them. You know the type of character I’m talking about.
Now, not every character that has just a few of these traits is a Mary Sue. So don’t jump the gun and throw away a c