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Destiny - Tiercel, a ghost story
I spent long years searching for my Guardian. In my wanderings in the wilderness, I happened across groups of humans fleeing the knives of the Fallen, or dying at their hands.
Although I'm only a ghost, I resolved to help what people I could. In a way, I could stand in for the Guardian I hadn't found. I couldn't fight, but I could still help.
The next group of humans I found were trying to reach the Last City, with its protective walls. I offered to guide them there, although it was hundreds of miles across rough terrain. But I knew the way, and they didn't.
Our journey was a long, cold, hungry one. As the days passed, I struck up a friendship with a young human named Tiercel. He was a thin, gangly youth, determined to take a man's responsibility on his bony shoulders after his father's death at the hands of the Fallen. He worked hard and cared for the others, and even more remarkable, complained little.
At night, when he had guard duty, he would say, "Tell me stories, Ghost. You know
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A last visit to the Cosmodrome
This was inspired by the Thunderlord quest in Destiny 2, when for one very short mission, you get to return to the Cosmodrome and even find the car where your ghost resurrected you.
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I fell down the Destiny 2 rabbit hole back in May and still haven't really recovered. I love everything about this game.

Anyway, I began lurking in the fan community on Tumblr. And it's been really interesting.

I mean, all fandoms are basically the same. You have the official ships and the unofficial ships, the irreverent comic strips, the jokes, the super good art and the crappy art and all of it is fine. You have the fans who will do battle over tiny details, and fans who irrationally hate one character. You know. Fandom stuff.

Anyway, one thing I noticed about the Destiny fandom is the way people build their OCs.

In the Sonic community, people tend to start their character at the level of Shadow and build up from there. "My OC is perfect and beautiful and has Sonic's speed and Shadow's chaos control and Knuckles's strength and Tails's charm! And my favorite character is in luuuuuuuv with them!"

We've all made at least one of those, heh. I know I did. And it's fun, but it kind of makes them hard to tell stories about. After all, once your character is an unkillable god, what else is there for them to do?

Destiny OCs work exactly the opposite, much to my amusement.

In Destiny, your character is already an unkillable god. The in-game resurrections after a game death are baked into the game's premise. As a Guardian, you can die and resurrect over and over, as long as your little robot ghost is around as your own personal healer. Kind of like running a tank/healer combo in Warcraft or Team Fortress 2. Your character has super powers, super strength, super speed, you name it.

So, when people build their OCs, they tend to back them down. Sure, their character may be awesome in combat. But maybe they have dark secrets from their past life. Or they're incredibly insecure. Or they're super lonely. Or they're afraid of/can't control their own powers. Or they're falling to the Darkness in some way (being Taken is popular).

It's like, starting with a character who is already super powerful actually forces people to think of other character traits to make them interesting. I've always liked learning about people's OCs, whether Sonic or Destiny. But it seems like Destiny skips a step in character creation by handing you all the super powers on a platter. Sonic OCs are rarely powerless losers, or just normal people. In Destiny, everybody wants to be normal, even though they never will be. Kind of a One Punch Man kind of deal.

So, are your OCs unkillable gods? Or are they interesting people? (And giving them a weakness like "super clumsy" doesn't count.) ;-)
I fell down the Destiny 2 rabbit hole back in May and still haven't really recovered. I love everything about this game.

Anyway, I began lurking in the fan community on Tumblr. And it's been really interesting.

I mean, all fandoms are basically the same. You have the official ships and the unofficial ships, the irreverent comic strips, the jokes, the super good art and the crappy art and all of it is fine. You have the fans who will do battle over tiny details, and fans who irrationally hate one character. You know. Fandom stuff.

Anyway, one thing I noticed about the Destiny fandom is the way people build their OCs.

In the Sonic community, people tend to start their character at the level of Shadow and build up from there. "My OC is perfect and beautiful and has Sonic's speed and Shadow's chaos control and Knuckles's strength and Tails's charm! And my favorite character is in luuuuuuuv with them!"

We've all made at least one of those, heh. I know I did. And it's fun, but it kind of makes them hard to tell stories about. After all, once your character is an unkillable god, what else is there for them to do?

Destiny OCs work exactly the opposite, much to my amusement.

In Destiny, your character is already an unkillable god. The in-game resurrections after a game death are baked into the game's premise. As a Guardian, you can die and resurrect over and over, as long as your little robot ghost is around as your own personal healer. Kind of like running a tank/healer combo in Warcraft or Team Fortress 2. Your character has super powers, super strength, super speed, you name it.

So, when people build their OCs, they tend to back them down. Sure, their character may be awesome in combat. But maybe they have dark secrets from their past life. Or they're incredibly insecure. Or they're super lonely. Or they're afraid of/can't control their own powers. Or they're falling to the Darkness in some way (being Taken is popular).

It's like, starting with a character who is already super powerful actually forces people to think of other character traits to make them interesting. I've always liked learning about people's OCs, whether Sonic or Destiny. But it seems like Destiny skips a step in character creation by handing you all the super powers on a platter. Sonic OCs are rarely powerless losers, or just normal people. In Destiny, everybody wants to be normal, even though they never will be. Kind of a One Punch Man kind of deal.

So, are your OCs unkillable gods? Or are they interesting people? (And giving them a weakness like "super clumsy" doesn't count.) ;-)

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A long-time art student, still avidly studying art in between raising a growing family. Art production is slower and less polished than it used to be, but that will change.
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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018   General Artist
Hey there! Do you mind if I share with you something awesome I found that is Sonic-related?
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NetRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sure!
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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018   General Artist
fav.me/dco61s3 This thing is pretty neat, I think! I like the shimmering ripple effects they did. ^^

Also, dunno if you've seen the following pic already, but here's a screenshot of some custom character models I thought were really well done. ^^ fav.me/dd6bvr
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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018   General Artist
Question. Did you by any chance hit a snag with the newest Sonic Boom fic installment? Maybe something I can help you with? I'm noticing it's taking you longer than usual, so I was worried that something was wrong and want to know if I can help in any way?
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Shaylo-Artistry Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav :)
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Islaria Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
I''ll completely understand if you decline.
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Islaria Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Hey, you remember when you and Midday-Mew were talking about a world building doc about a year ago? Well, I was wondering if you might send me all you can remember about it. And pretty much everything else about your SATAM AU universe, if that's not too much to ask. And I mean everything else as in info about chaos fields, chao, chaos emeralds, chaos powers and abilities, family relations, time lines, where every place is in your world (like a map), etc. I want all the details!

I'm asking for this because-
1: I'm extremely curious about all this stuff!
2: I was wondering if it would be ok for me to make an AU universe of my own based off of yours. I promise I'd give credit to you!
If you do send that stuff to me, could you simply label all the stuff that's copyrighted by you and others?

Thank you! I LOVE your work!
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NetRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I don't have those docs anymore, they were lost like two computer upgrades ago. And alas, I don't actually remember a ton about the worldbuilding. If you just read the fics, particularly the ones around Sonic Adventure and onward, that was where the worldbuilding got nailed down a little more tightly. My brain is full of my Sonic Boom series now, and there's not room for the old stuff. :-)
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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner May 22, 2018   General Artist
I wish I could help you more with your stories, somehow. The least I can do, as far as I know, is to provide inspiration and ideas, like the time I inspired you on how to include Gerald in your Knuckles Boom series (my suggestion may have been different (I suggested life-support bodysuit like Lyric) from what was used but it's still in the same vein (both based on technology)).

Hm. Speaking of that, out of curiosity, when I inspired you on that, did you end up revising the draft to include Gerald with cybernetics or was the draft not written yet at the time? I'm curious about the process that occurred.
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NetRaptor Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I don't remember, but DA brainstorming sure helped. Not much you can do at the moment. I'm just busy getting the words down. If I get stuck, I'll ask for advice. :-)
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