How to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good Backstory11 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 a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating a Non-Human Creepypasta OC for Dummies1 year 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
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 Sue1 year 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
Creating an Original Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating an Original Creepypasta OC for DummiesCreating an Original Creepypasta OC for Dummies1 year 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
Jeff meets Ben part 4That night, Jeff tried talking to Ben multiple times. Unfortunately for Jeff, all of those tries were a waste of time. He tried talking to the tv, turning it on and off, he even shook the tv in desperation. When he decided to just give up, he kicked the tv in frustration and threw himself on the couch. Suddenly the N64 started shaking. And finally the majoras mask cartridge flew from the game system, and hit Jeff in the face.Jeff meets Ben part 42 years ago in Other More Like This
"Oh that's how it's going to be?!" Jeff shouted. He immidiatly picked up the N64 and threw it on the ground with force.
The N64 stopped shaking, and it glowed white. Blood started leaking rapidly from it. Ben then shot out of the N64, and his bloodied blonde hair covered his eyes. His mouth was upturned into a frown, but it also had a large gash on it.
"Why did you do that..."
"WHY DID YOU DO THAT?!" Ben shouted. He looked up at Jeff. His mouth was dripping blood, and both his eye and mouth had a large gash on them. His cheek was badly brui
BEN DROWNED backround story (fanfic)Ben had always been a normal kid. A very big Legend of Zelda fan, why, he even looked like link, with his long blonde hair rather wide eyes. But let's rewind back. "Ben had always been a normal kid". This was a lie. This went for his parents too. His stereotypical parents, who always hugged their son in portraits around the house, or made him lunch everyday,were not so normal either. Kids in Ben's neighborhood always thought he was spoiled, since he got Zelda games almost every night. But they didn't know his awful truth, his horrible life behind his house's walls.....BEN DROWNED backround story (fanfic)2 years ago in Other More Like This
Ben sat on the swing set of the playground of his school, swinging slowly back and forth. He looked at his bruised legs.. "They're only from falling off the playground" he had always lied to his teacher. Ben finally muttered to himself "they taught to never judge a book by it's cover..well...they didn't teach good enough". He stopped swinging, and lifted himself up off the swing. He grabbed his backpack, and starte
.: Blank Interview Meme :. [Character #1's name and species here] [Character #2's name and species here].: Blank Interview Meme :.1 year ago in Literature Templates More Like This
Describe yourself in one sentence.
What do you think is your best quality?
If you were able to change any of your traits, what would it be?
Now describe your teammate(s) in one sentence each.
Do you think you make friends easily?
Are you content with your life in general?
What are your feelings about your family?
How were you educated?
What is your favorite hobby?
What career do you hope to pursue in the future?
What sort of religion do you belong to, if any?
How good is your sense of direction?
Some Do's And Don'ts When Writing a CreepypastaSome Do’s and Don’ts when Writing a CreepypastaSome Do's And Don'ts When Writing a Creepypasta7 months ago in Other More Like This
Good evening or whatever time it is when you read this, my fellow Pastanians. I’ve written quite a few guides on how to create a creepypasta OC that I hope you’ve found helpful. However, I haven’t written as much on how to write an actual creepypasta story. I know there are plenty of people who want to write stories with their own OC’s, those belonging to other people, or just about creepy stuff in general. So I’ll be breaking down three things you shouldn’t do and three things you should do for all ya’ll.
I’m gonna quote my good friend and fellow creepypasta designer :iconjch2897: on the first point:
“First off, do not overdo gore and violence. There might be readers who get squeamish around gore, but don't be pouring out blood and entrails every minute of the story and don't use it too much. That makes the story boring to read and that scare factor will wear thin quickly.