Anatomy for TF WritersAKA "Why knees should never 'reverse direction' in TFs. Ever."Anatomy for TF Writers9 hours ago in Writing More Like This
So. How many times have you read this exact sentence, or some variation of it, in a TF: "Bobby winced in pain, sickened by the loud 'crunch' of his bones as his knees turned backwards, and he fell to all fours, no longer able to stand"?
I'm guessing the answer is, as it is for me, 'too many to count'. Oftentimes, you find it in inexperienced works, but it's not the sole province of the amateur. You can also find it even in commercial transformation stories - KA Applegate, author of the Animorphs series, which got me and likely a lot of other people into TF, tries to work it in at least once a book, and it bugs me every time.
The main problem, and the reason it's so prolific, is that it makes sense. If you take a dog, or a cat, or a horse, or a bird, and you look at their hind legs, the first thing you'll probably notice is that they bend in the opposite direction of a human's. When a dog or bird lifts it
A (possibly) helpful guide for Ace Attorney OCsWhile I'm not a member of The Court Records.net, I usually like looking at OCs and their bios. Sometimes I find really good ones and sometimes... Not.A (possibly) helpful guide for Ace Attorney OCs8 hours ago in Writing More Like This
And because The Ace Attorney OC contest has begun I wanted to share some tips, suggestions and a few peeves that will be helpful. This can be helpful even If you're not going to join the contest and might help you with OCs in general.
In addition, I won't mention any good or bad examples unless they are mine, and if the negatives sound like any of your OCs then please don't take this personally, I'm here for build up not dissing.
I'm no expert but I hope this is helpful.
Okay let's begin with the appearance of your ocs.
make your OCs look unique. It's okay if they remind of a canon character but don't outright steal their appearance and claim their yours.
However when designing a character make them look appropriate to the game. don't make them look TOO gaudy or Edgy. You can give them a bizzare hairdo or clothes you don