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A Guide to OCTs
Original Character Tournaments are all over deviantart and keep growing in popularity, but not everyone knows what they are or how to participate in them.  Since they're hosted by individuals and not actually affiliated with the website itself, there are no guides available to help explain how they work.  Hopefully, this FAQ will be helpful to anyone looking to get involved in OCTs.
What is an OCT?
OCTs, or "Original Character Tournaments" are contests held here on deviantart in which you can pit your original characters against other people's characters in a comic-style battle-royale.  To put it simply, it's a cross between an art competition and a storytelling contest.
OCTs can be hosted on someone's account, or they can have a tournament account of their own.  OCTs are usually open to anyone with a deviantart account, although some are invite only.  Information about who is eligible to audition will usually be clearly stated s
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A Fightin' Guide for RPing
This being - probably - one of the most difficult things to accomplish, successfully, in a role-play situation. So, don't worry if you feel like you suck at it - the majority of people who think they're good at it just power-play their way through everything. Nobody has any fun, ever, with a power-player save for the power-player themselves. This changes when everyone refuses to role-play with the power-player ever again - leave them out in the cold and rain, they deserve it.
There is no perfect formula for role-playing and there certainly isn't a formula for doing a fight scene right. Personally, I've found things that work and things that don't - I'll be expressing what I know of it from my own experiences.
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In everything you do you want to make sure you express your character to their fullest. If a character is more than likely to sit down and take a beating for fear of fighting back then they probably shouldn't be pulling black-belt moves out of nowhere to punish t
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Character Creation Guide
There are no hard, permanently set rules for creating a character, but there are things that work and things that don't.
The Basics:
By this point most people are familiar with the term 'Mary Sue' or 'Gary Stu'. They're words used to categorize a particular brand of underwhelming characters. A 'Mary Sue' is just an extreme stereotype example, just as some other terms are. Everyone who knows of them knows how to avoid making one -- or think they know. A character that isn't a 'Mary Sue' is not immediately compelling. The avoidance of the extreme does not mean the character is awesome, it just means they don't suck at the most extreme level.
For all intents and purposes a character is a person separate from their creator. Sometimes a character might be the embodiment of what a owner wants to be or how they see themselves; we call this a self-insert, and this should be avoided. Each character is going to have a different style. Each will speak, think and communicate different from
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Words will never hurt me.
Hating yourself is a commitment.
You aren't born with it; it's something that is learned. When it begins varies from person to person- perhaps it only starts in high school, maybe it's something that grows from when you're too young to understand what is happening. It likely starts off innocuously - "What was stopping you from getting that A?" "Why can't you be different?" "Maybe you should lose some weight." "I don't want to be friends anymore."
But, sure enough, it builds. It grows, like a weed that feeds from each negative experience thrown your way. As it grows, you lose your ability to let words bounce off you- they start to stick, digging into your skin with their sharp edges. They sink into you, growing stronger and larger with each repetition. Soon the word becomes an attachment, an extension of you. And soon it becomes the first thing you notice in the mirror, the first thing you think of when somebody asks you to describe yourself?
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ironically I've never heard of Pokemon Day until now
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I'm a person who likes video games, Lucario, and listening to music. I kind of suck at art (and drawing in general) but sometimes I make decent art
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JoshStudios Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thanks for watch ^w^
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
You're welcome!
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JoshStudios Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student Filmographer
*Hugging and happy cute chuckle*
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Deepzekrom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Student Artist
EEEEEEEEEEYYYYYY thanks a lot for the watch, its very appreciated!
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
no problem!
(sorry about the late response)
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Deepzekrom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Artist
Dont worry, everyone has a life so I cant blame ya
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional
Thank you for adding me to your friend list
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
No problem!
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mondetactica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
You're welcome!
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pouchdweller Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :)

Thylacine - Peace and Wink [Sticker] by pouchdweller  
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
No problem!
p.s. Sorry about taking so long to respond
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WAAAATCH!!!!

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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
no problem
...woody what happened to your face
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Ravieel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +Watch ! :D
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
You're welcome!
P.S. I'm really sorry about taking so long to respond- thanks to my homework, I haven't had time to respond
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Ravieel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh don't worry about that :b

Take the time you need !
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doonser Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank Watch! by doonser  
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HylianLucario05 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
No problem!
P.S. I'm really sorry about the late response-I've been busy with homework so I haven't had time to check DeviantArt
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doonser Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfectly alright!
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