Tropers: Wooper Winchester
What? I have a page for myself? That's kinda odd I guess, but hey, what ever suits this site. I mean the whole point is tropes after all. Well, I'm WooperWinchester, 'sup? Well, I suppose that I put tropes I worked on specifically or tropes that apply to me here, right? Hm, I'll get back onto that eventually, I guess. Hey everyone, I actually have something to add! I RP a lot, see the useful note section of it if you don't know what it is, and I'm pissed at seeing pages of stupid ocs. So I'm making a guide on what to do! You're free to PM me about what you think should be added, removed, or if you just have some random comment. Though, a lot of this is just a summery of a bunch of articles on this site, just summarized into one thing. This guide is following an average oc format sheet on what one would normally fill out on making an oc. This is also partly my interpretation as a writer, reader, and Rper and don't hesitate to head to the main articles to see better explanations and examples, so don't take my guide for fault. When I finally finish it, that is. Anyway, for this guide I'm going to be using a girl called Melissa Jones, who I created just for this sheet. I'm also making her up as I go along for this.
Here’s some advice/guide for an oc.:Name: This is self-explanatory, a name should reflect where that person is from: some Asian kid, actually from Asia and not Asian-American, should not be called Melissa Jones, however that is an American name, so she's from New York instead. Point two, long names are just stupid, they don’t add anything and tend to be linked to ocs: Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way is a good example of this and also shows another point, use real names and using ‘cool’ words for a name makes you look stupid, kills your credibility as a writer, marks a Mary Sue, and is just terrible. Lastly, avoid Meaningful Name, not only is it annoying but it makes little sense in context, unless your characters parents/guardians already knew their future, and not just superstitious I'm-not-physic-but-I-know-it-will-happen-anyway-with-a-gut-feeling crap, actual people who have an idea, which can be good for Mythology fics. This can connect with Bilingual Bonus, but don't go overboard and remember the first two steps. Nicknames: Same thing as above, though add in a little back story if the nickname is odd enough -if it's not glaringly obvious, explain it so it has a purpose and can be used later, for plot, or just to make sense-, however, don't add it in when you're describing your character and do it in a way that seems realistic, for example:
- Don't do: 'Kasey blinked and rolled her eyes as John said "Aw cheer up, Flame!" Which Kasey had gained when she accidentally started a fire when she was six.'
- 'Flame blinked, she had gotten the nickname when she was six and started a fire,...'
- Good examples: '"Aw, Flame, cheer up!" John announced with a grin to the brunette. Bob just raised an eyebrow "Flame?" Before Kasey could say a word John grinned "Yup, Kay-Kay here" and hell if that nickname didn't cause another glare "caused a fire when she was only six!" He chortled, and really...'
- '"Flame?" Bob stated with a raised brow, and before John could say a word, Kasey slapped a hand over his mouth with a glare, there was no way in hell she was bringing up THAT story again, really, start a fire one time when you're six and it stays with you forever.'