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Anonymous sent: How do you create such perfect OC's? I really struggle with this. All of yours seem so perfect though. ^^

solelysabotage:

Wow anon, I’m so sorry. This has been in my ask for a while now because I forgot all about it. There are a lot of different aspects that go into making OCs for me; between the aesthetics, bio, character quirks, etc. It’s difficult to answer such a broad question without rambling on until 5689 AD, but I will do my best to cover all the basics and hopefully get somewhere close to the answer you were hoping for.

When I create a new charri, they originally start out with me drawing something and liking the result so much that I decide to keep the character. From there I pick a name, usually with an underlying meaning that reflects the essence of the character. For example, I have a character named Femi which is Yoruba, African for ‘love me’ and that really personifies her as a person. Middle names are also really fun for me, and almost all of my characters have them, where applicable. One of my characters is from Estonia, though, and middle names weren’t a ‘thing’ there when she was born (17th century), so she doesn’t have one.

Next comes bio, which I think is better to create before personality a lot of the time, because it is our experiences in life that pave the foundation for who we grow to become.For instance, a lot of people with a jaded outlook on love experienced a particularly bad breakup, or whose parents are divorced. There are also studies featured in peer-reviewed psychology articles that show children whose parents took on a more authoritative parenting style (very demanding and harsh), grow up to become more insecure and even less successful.

I also keep a document in my laptop (although a notebook works too), where I write down all the interesting character quirks as I think of them. They often come to mind at random intervals throughout the day, so I often come back and write them down for further use. Little quirks and personality ticks are fun and help set separate a 2d from a 3d character. Although the ‘too much of a good thing’ philosophy is applicable here, so of course don’t go too crazy.

Even better than character quirks are character flaws, in my personal opinion. I’ve got racists, assholes, cowards, hypocrites, short-temperaments, narcissists, you name it. We as people are full of silly shortcomings. There are things we wish we could do better, and that’s okay. Some people may even hate your character, and that’s also okay. Preferable even, to someone feeling neutral about them, because at least then your character is eliciting a strong reaction one way or another.

_______________________________________________________Oh god, i’ve written a novel. No one is going to read this. WHATEVER. Ending notes? Basically pay attention to people. The way they walk, the way they eat, speech impediments, what they do with their hands when they conversate.. I’ve also found brushing up on psychology, anthropology, and sociology helps with character development, too c:

Thanks for asking! I left out a lot of stuff, and didn’t even delve into the physical aspects of making a character (outfits, hairstyles, skin…) OOPS.

50 questions. Send me numbers. 1:
What would you name your future daughter?
2:
Do you miss anyone?
3:
What if I told you that you were pretty?
4:
Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
5:
What are you looking forward to in the next week?
6:
Did you go out or stay in last night?
7:
How late did you stay up last night?
8:
Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
9:
What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
10:
Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
11:
Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
12:
Have you pretended to like someone?
13:
Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
14:
Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
15:
Is it hard for you to get over someone?
16:
Think back five months ago, were you single?
17:
Have you ever cried from being so mad?
18:
Hold hands with anyone this week?
19:
Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
20:
Who did you last see in person?
21:
What is the last thing you said out lot?
22:
Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
23:
Have you ever been to Paris?
24:
Are you good at hiding your feelings?
25:
Do you use chap stick?
26:
Who did you last share a bed with?
27:
Are you listening to music right now?
28:
What is something you currently want right now?
29:
Were your last three kisses from the same person?
30:
How is your heart lately?
31:
Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
32:
When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
33:
What do people call you?
34:
Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
35:
Are there any stressful situations in your life?
36:
What are you listening to right now?
37:
What is wrong with you right now?
38:
Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
39:
Do you make wishes at 11:11?
40:
What is on your wrists right now?
41:
Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
42:
Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
43:
Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
44:
Have you hugged someone within the last week?
45:
Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
46:
What were you doing at midnight last night?
47:
Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
48:
Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
49:
Have you ever been to New York?
50:
Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

nothingbutflawless:

I’m jealous of girls that are super gorgeous. The ones that everyone always wants to be around, the friend everyone wants to have. The one that everyone looks at and thinks “damn she’s beautiful.” The ones that have a naturally cute laugh, a perfect smile, the ones with cute clothes and that look perfect all the time.

twntydollarnosebleed:

Two weeks of work later I have finished my panic! at the disco logo embroidery. This is by far my favorite piece I have ever made but I am considering selling it so I can afford textbooks

twntydollarnosebleed:

Two weeks of work later I have finished my panic! at the disco logo embroidery. This is by far my favorite piece I have ever made but I am considering selling it so I can afford textbooks

annicron:

look at this thing i got at the airport when leaving germany
it’s a giant tic tac box filled with tiny tic tac boxes

annicron:

look at this thing i got at the airport when leaving germany

it’s a giant tic tac box filled with tiny tic tac boxes

i-am-sher-221b-locked-in-berk:

vigilantedragonlady:

I’ve always noticed that Stoick doesn’t even try to help Hiccup up here and I have a headcanon that it’s because after Hiccup lost his leg Stoick was extremely overprotective and hovered constantly and was always worried about Hiccup falling or tripping or being in pain. Hiccup hated it because his dad always looked so guilty about it (and because Hiccup wanted to work through it on his own), so he finally snapped and told his dad to stop treating him like he was going to break, it’s just a leg, he’s a Viking, it’s an occupational hazard… But he trails off and they both choke up because it does hurt and he is upset about it but tries to hide it because he thinks it makes him less of a Viking, and his dad’s protectiveness in front of everybody just makes it worse. And Stoick confesses how terrified he was that he had lost him that day, how he forgot that “a Chief feels no pain” and broke down in front of the whole village, and they share their second real moment of understanding since the battle with the Green Death.

And after that Stoick stops hovering and lets Hiccup catch himself (or, more often, lets Toothless catch him)… While out in public anyway.

I still laugh at the nonchalant “MORNING SON” though

(Source: daciio)

5 Seconds of Summer: Selfie Wars

(Source: lukesvoices)

(Source: daily-marvel)

the quidditch world cup

(Source: ginvraweasley)

rokashii:

I’ll swim and sail on savage seas
with ne’er a fear of drowning
And gladly ride the waves of life
if you will marry me
I’ve had a sketch of this sitting in my folder for a while now, and galtenoble’s gorgeous art inspired me to finish it! I’m so in love with these two ahh//

rokashii:

I’ll swim and sail on savage seas

with ne’er a fear of drowning

And gladly ride the waves of life

if you will marry me

I’ve had a sketch of this sitting in my folder for a while now, and galtenoble’s gorgeous art inspired me to finish it! I’m so in love with these two ahh//

gnzfx:

jib—reel:

lawebloca:

Armadillo playing x

STOP

gnzfx:

jib—reel:

lawebloca:

Armadillo playing x

STOP

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characterdesigninspiration:

goldenswallowtail:

zombie-spiders:

royals-and-quotes:

Vintage Medieval Weddings Dresses

I love these so much

GIVE THEM TO ME

here’s the source :)

chocolateinthelibrary:

So my family stayed at my aunt’s beach house last weekend and

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there

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is

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literally

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a Harry Potter-themed

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reading nook

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in the cupboard under the stairs

krisarchasm:

mistressofpie:

A super girly and peppy blonde girl who wears bright pink dresses and skirts everyday is best friends with a quiet goth girl who of course sports all black clothing and big lace up boots. Someone jokes and yells to them “Hey look, a fairy and a vampire!” The blonde turns around and flashes a fanged grin and says “She’s human actually.”

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This has been done before, I’m sure.