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I have a character who's a devout Catholic (he's one of my favorites, actually), and I'm a raging atheist.

I have a character who's the single-handed scum of the earth (by which I mean, a raging paedo), but I will personally punch out anyone who even insinuates that I think or behaves like him.

I have characters that are religious, ones that aren't, ones that are terrible people, ones that have philosophical views, ones that are apathetic, ones that would vote left, right, or middle in the next election. Some will shoot the first person to look at them funny, some are pacifists, and some are in the middle. Some are full-on NietzcheWannabes, and some believe in sunshine and flowers and brightness.

Don't take my characters' views and behavior as my own.

I personally think it's boring when every single character shares the person's religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, favorite foods, and would all act just like the author.

That, and it's just too damn fun to write villains.
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hell-lottie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember guys, portrayal DOES NOT automatically equal endorsement!
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a devout Catholic and have a character who's a raging atheist, so this actually made me chuckle-

But honestly, this stamp makes me so happy. All of my characters are really ... not great people ... and not at all similar, and I'm so happy to see someone who can relate. As long as the author isn't disrespectful to opposing views (though subtly denoucning them is okay as long as it's PEACEFUL and RESPECTFUL and at least in my case, it isn't a major plot point), it's honestly awesome to have a large diversity of characters.

Thank you for making this <33
MascaraMorada Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this stamp!
TanukiKlaw Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a character that betrays his friends and then murders someone, and then tries to kill his old friends.
Do I want to do that in real life? No.
Is the character a real person? No. 
Am I a bad person for making this character? No.
He's simply a fictional character, and is represented as a villain anyway. 
horse14t Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have an RP partner that, when my character is fighting against his character's beliefs or something he'll try and drop the plot line all together because he thinks that my character not liking it means that I don't like it... when it's actually the opposite... I usually find the plot point highly interesting and I have to tell him that just to keep him from dropping the conflict entirely....

(He does this ALL the time!.. Just drops interesting conflicts because he thinks that I don't like it when he never bothers to ask me if that were the case...)
horse14t Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! I'm adding this to my page now!
perii-draws Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cat4139 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
TYSM for making this stamp
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS RIGHT HERE. :headbang:

Thankyou for making this stamp, and for just existing in general.

Some people don't seem to realise this, and it can be incredibly frustrating when people may then take offense or assume you share the viewpoint of the character in question.

My characters are not Mary-Sues made from my own thoughts who I fantasise through. Those characters exist, but mine are not like this, nor are so many other characters out there. They are individuals in their own right, with their own personalities and thought processes distinct from my own. Many of them I like and agree with, some I like as individuals but am frustrated by some of their outlooks or choices, and others I think are 24-Karat bastards.

If all characters only ever represented, conformed to or agreed with their owners, everything would be ridiculously boring, and there would be no true sources of conflict or struggle. The real world is not like that, and stories lose all credibility when they basically become vehicles for the owner's opinions, and the characters get stripped of their personalities/identities.

Kind of a long :blahblah: comment, but anyway, I totally agree here and this stamp is awesome. <3
OceanFairie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Agreed with this stamp.  I have a few OCs who's beliefs differ greatly from mine.
Navy-Blue-Falconet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
TY for this stamp. :D
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
SilverFae16 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for doing this! This is something I worry about when it comes to my OCs, because I know I am not my charas  but I know how easily people will take things the wrong way. (For example: I have one definitely confirmed autistic chara, but everyone else doesn't have autism. I have AS myself, so...)
Lonelyanqelll36 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an Atheist but most of my OC's are religious,I'm straight but some of my OC's have different sexualities,and I was like searching for this stamp for years :D :D :D
Poofgirl Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If people thought I was like all of my favorite characters or my ocs, there would misinterpret me as a huge jerk. More often than not, I hugely dislike my faves and/or ocs' moral code/beliefs. Good stamp.
BrightAndBold Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same bro. Wicked stamp :3
TaniTheLynx Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This, so much. Some of my characters are absolutely terrible and I wouldn't want to get anywhere close to them IRL if they were real people. Writing about something or having your characters do something horrible does not mean you condone it!
Izolna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
So true, thanks for making this.
AberrantWendigo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally someone says it here...
danathekiller Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My OC is a killer but I would NEVER kill anyone.
MISSCassidyJones Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made an OC that was Anorexic, and people would NOT stop bothering me about it! They were always asking if I was okay and if I was eating well.
This stamp is entirely true.
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to spice up my character with different beliefs and personalities. Also, the favourite of my characters is a huge creep.

One thing that annoys me, however, is that people say that if you create an OC that is a lot (or completely) like yourself, the OC is automatically a Gary-Stu/Mary-Sue.
SilentRosySunrise Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed all the way.
Artsysnowflake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This also applies to acting. I really love this stamp.
QueenDanny Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
This is a Big Problem with alot of people on this website. who always take the characters personalities & apply them to the Authors personality. particular the villian characters.  this has happend to me lots of times with my demonic & nazi Characters whom are villians.

CJtheEAofMAS couldn't have said it better
CookieCanisZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I totally agree. I have a bunch of characters that smoke, and I don't and never have smoked.  
CJtheEAofMAS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
that' so true, it really annoys me when persons that are a sorry for the word, but total shit-head fucking ignorants in this subject, since they blindly think that if you create a character that is different of you is like some kind of secret wish you have or some bullshit like it, and the worst part is that they become all arrogant and "know-it-all-wannabe" when you try to explain that the characters can be different from the creator, they just don't listen, and threat you like a immature little prick even twisting your words
SkyBoss27 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes,or was it every time?.... I take how I might react having lived in that anime/book/show and un-sue 'em up. :XD: I have a Christian hyper active psyco, a easily annoyed assassin, an irritatable kid with crazy power who is AWESOME at cooking, and a dulled until you touch her friends leader all for the same fandom. XD *ps no one asked but yes I am a Christian.*
1hope Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
faved this over at OC Select…
Seraphsword-Seraphs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True! This definitely applies to me, examples below(If you feel like reading them.):
One of my characters can bake cookies and cakes and such like she was born with a mixing bowl in her hands... while another character couldn't cook even if her life depended on it. I still have no idea if I can or cannot cook.
One of my characters is calm and gentle, I'm paranoid and tend to accidentally hurt my little brother.
One of my characters is a strict vegetarian... I devour chicken and meat tacos/burritos.
A bunch of my characters are Christian or Atheist. I'm Jewish...
One of my characters is a Goth. I am currently wrapped in a pink and blue Hello Kitty blanket.
One of my characters is a gymnast and is normally seen upside-down. I can't even do a somersault correctly. XD
The only similarity between some of my characters and me is probably hair color and gender. (I'm a brunette and can't draw the human male... so I have an army of female characters... with about two guys.)
ChaoticUmbreon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love villains :I

And I really hate when people seem to blur the invisible line between OOC (out of character, aka yourself) and the actual character. Since, there are a lot of characters I make that I would either A) run the opposite direction of or B) want to shoot them if they were real.

What a character says, acts or thinks 90% of the time doesn't reflect the creator. Especially with the fact that the character is suppose to have a different personality from the creator.

....End rant.
chokokun Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist



AliceSacco Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Digital Artist
A character that act like is chreator is a Mary Sue.

Some of my character are drinkers and use drugs. I never did that.
One of my characters (a protagonist) is an anarchist and is very vulgar, while I am right-winged and I don't like to say bad words.
My characters are almost all neurotypical (except one that has dyslexia), while I have AS.

Character that are the same of the author are irritating, I think that authors with high horse like to show how awesome they are through the mouth and the action of their characters.
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Writer
If every character acted like their creator I'd have a freaking army of clones now... As it is, I have near on 100 characters all with their own personalities/needs/wants/etc and there are some stuff (homophobia/abuse/coffee-loving/etc) that I downright can't stand. If anything - differences from creator are what keeps things interesting.
ConstantineBlood Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. A lot of my characters are the total opposite of me.
XxXTwisted-WolvesXxX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have the same thing, all of my characters are basically Atheists, but it doesn't mean Im one too. So, people need to seriously shut their traps. I just get so angry when people judge a book by its cover. UGH.
Polarisey123 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, this caused a lot of conflict between an old friend and I.
LadyData Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds a lot like actors who play the opposite of themselves. For example, Ray Romano, who is an Atheist plays a fictional version of himself as a Catholic.

Besides why did you make your character a Catholic if you are an Atheist? Just out of curiosity.
GoodDayEveryone Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True true 1000 times true.
Adrainea9876 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Most of my characters are villains yet I'm not evil at all! Sometimes I wonder about them....
ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Writer
I'm the same way. Some of my characters don't believe in God but I do. I don't think someone should look at an author's character and judge the author based...on their character? Did that even make sense? ^^;
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
most of my characters believe the same thing that I do, but they always tend to be very different from me all the same.
Funsizefluffy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I think it's cool that your characters are somewhat the opposite if what you are. I think it shows that you're going out of your comfort zone and not being like the many that create a character that is a copy of themselves. :clap:
Ishninka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013

Something that irks me that's related to this is when people quote something (from a fiction genre book) and attribute it to the author despite it being something one of their characters said. :| Just because they wrote the book doesn't mean every word is a direct quote from the author's mouth.

TheLegendofEevee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what I always thought too! :) Nice stamp.
CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree, when I write I honestly act like none of my characters.
Raenafyn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, if there were ever such a person who just made characters based solely on their own beliefs, they fail at life... how the hell do you make villains if you don't believe in crime!?
i like to think my characters are varied; i have one who's atheist, one's a pacifist (while another is a war vet), one who smokes, and all sorts of stuff and i am none of those XD
Kayline09 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so true, though seems like too few people realizes it when creating their OC:s. Understanding this is very important, I think. Personally I would hate my favourite OC if he really existed. :D
Draco6767 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hells yes

-says the person with violent, witch-burning, alcoholic characters- :XD:
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