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I've seen a few people here and there on the internet do this for their OC so I thought I'd give it a go. What question(s) or other chatter do you have for Lovinity? To avoid confusion, all responses from my account on this thread are from Lovinity's character. (I thought for this it'd be appropriate) When saying something here, imagine you are talking to an actual pony from Equestria. Do not ask or say something you would not ask or say to a pony.
I know I mentioned a "Pimp my Oc" Episode but I never got any pms so that segment is canceled! Today we will instead be talking about how to make a good Oc in both appearance and personality! To once again make clear, I am NOT RPHS, none of this will guarantee your app will get approved, but I like to think that it helps Lets start off with the outside and work our way in!Lets go bit by bit of the pony and explain those various parts and how to improve them! 1: Eyes The eyes are the window to the soul however Oc's have done some overdone tropes with them so lets get a few don'ts out of the way! As said feel free to disreguard this advice, but this is my personal do nots list! 1: Red eyes! Overdone to death! They don't make your Oc look intense, or scary for that matter, they just make you look like you need clear-eyes 2: Heterochromia, That thing where your ponies eyes are two different colours? Yeah that's really becoming over done and often a mark of "SSSP" (Super Special Snowflake Pony), if you must do it, don't make it over the top, like making one eye GLOWING RED, and the other CELESTIAL BLUE! to symbolize some weirdness..eyes shouldn't symbolize anything with their colour, they should just accent your ponies colour. 3: JET BLACK EYES! Yeah again like the red eyes? These tend to be a badge of overdone and unoriginal, not to mention a warning sign that your pony just might be a SSSP..It's okay to have dark eyes, but having your entire eye be black is beyond weird and not something you should strive for in World of Equestria Rp. 4: Describing the eyes as "sparkling, radiating, flawless," ect You need to be modest, you can say that your ponies eyes are her best feature, or that "they are constantly sparked with passion" but DON'T make it seem like they could melt you with one batt of their eyelashes 5: Solid white eyes/Blindness: Solid white eyes are a no, you can have pale coloured eyes, and you can have blindness! But there is a difference between accenting and hindering! Protip with any form of disability with your pony you need to ask yourself "Is this a huge part of her or do I just want to make her seem "interesting" by having it?" If you answer yes to either of those? Remove the blindness! A pony should never have the entire app focused on a disability such as blindness, you can have a blind pony but don't make his or her world revolve around it. That should cover it for the eyes! I'll add in anything that I mighta forgotten later :3 Now ONTO THE MANES! A mane is a important part of any pony, and you should strive to make it unique yet not crazy, some things to avoid are. 1: Claiming it is styled like the Mane 6 -shakes head- Be more creative! Rping is a written form of art and you need to paint a picture...For example Mane:Styled like Fluttershy's but is blue= NOT okay Mane: Hangs long and wavy, lightly covering her face and is light blue, curling slightly at the ends= Okay! See the difference? You should never reffer to another character in your app to describe any part of them 2:Claiming your mane is so bizarre that other ponies shun you because of it. Ponies have shown they don't care much about mane colour, pelt colour, or other such appearances so don't try to make it seem like your pony is an outcast because their mane is magenta. 3: Stay away from making your mane too Xtreme! Like shaving all your mane off and replacing it with plates of metal held on by piercings..be reasonable and try to stay with the flavor of the show 4: Rainbow Manes are rare, if you must do it, try to be creative with it Onto the Coats! A pony's coat should be a nice complimentary colour to their mane, and you should get any ideas out of your head now of Pony coat segregation. Your pony will not be seen as "evil" or "Pure" if you have a jet black pelt, or a pure white one Your jet black stallion with his glowing red eyes will not be seen as evil, and your pure white pony with her soft blue eyes isn't going to be mistaken for royalty. 1: If you are a PONY it makes no sense for you to have stripes unless one of your parents is a zebra, or has zebra in your family...However if you are an eccentric pony then feel free to say that your pony dyes the stripes on 2: Tattoo's aren't possible on pony coats, however you can dye patterns onto your coats like mentioned above for a unique look! 3: If your pony has nicks and cuts from their work they really won't be visible unless it's a deep gash, and you really should refrain from mutilating your pony at any rate ^^; having a piece of the ear missing is often fine if not over done. 4: Don't try to get weird/ugly with your colours! Try to be logical with your colours and don't make your pony hard to look at, like making them the brightest pink possible and then splotching rainbow colours all over. Now we will do the tail, though the tail is similar to the manes, my only added thoughts on it is that your pony should have one! Unless you have one hay of a reason to not have a tail, a tail is important to a pony, for emoting and for balance, so don't disregard it. Lets go over species! And what each species brings to the party And to talk about some do's or don'ts of your selected pony. Earth Ponies: They are pretty basic, they tend to be strong, fast, and have a way with the ground, mostly planting, building, and other such activities! This doesn't mean your earth pony has to be a farmer, or that they have to be stuck in a job they hate, nor does it mean you should have your earth pony despise their position either ^^; Pegasus Ponies: Mostly deal with the weather, racing, and other extreme things, but we've seen Pegasi as all sorts of things! With a Pegasus please refrain from making them unable to fly! That's unneeded drama and angst to cast your pony with, if you are a filly or colt Pegasus that can't fly yet that is perfectly fine however as it takes a while to develop the wing strength and size to do so. Unicorns: Do NOT BREAK THEIR HORNS! I don't care how essential to your character this is! DON'T DO IT! Your unicorn can not be magic-less, you can have a unicorn that likes to farm, and you can have a unicorn that likes to fly, but DON'T make a unicorn that is powerless! We've seen Unicorns be everything from Dress makers to bakers! So be creative! Have your pony like one type of magic that is their special talent, but don't rob them of what makes a unicorn unique, and that is their magic. Finally let's talk about Cutie marks and names! A cutie mark should be a symbol of what is important to your pony! What makes them special and different than anypony else in the world! Your pony should never despise their cutie mark, or hate their talent, since a cutie mark is supposed to be something that means something to YOU. If you are a filly or a colt, feel free to make a blank flank! However if you are a mare or a stallion? You /NEED/ a cutie mark! You can't be talentless and claim to be a late bloomer, this is essentially pony puberty! It is a milestone you need to cross before you are a mare or a stallion A cutie mark shouldn't be overly complex, but it can't be too simple..like for instance "My cutie mark is a rock, it shows that I like rocks" Isn't okay hah hah! Unless you are Tom, which you arn't Now for your ponies name you need to think of the names on the show! They tend to be in two parts, or just one part and have to do with nature, animals, gems, ect! Like Twilight Sparkle is two words, and Fluttershy is 1! Ponies don't have last names but they have families, like the apple family, however not every apple family member has apple in their name! See for example Babseed! Also your ponies name does /not/ have to match his talent! Your ponies parents weren't born with the ability to see the future! They could name them anything! As a baby your pony was a blank canvas! My Pony was named Ginger Kick due to her gingery colouring and her plucky personality that gave her a bit of a kick, she wasn't named "Creme Light" due to her special talent for making light coffee And if you ever need help naming your pony or coming up with cutie mark ideas? Feel free to shoot me a pm about it! I'v done a ton of pony names and am pretty good at it by now. That covers all of their outer appearance! Now lets work on the inside, the personality! This will be broken in some suggestions and some do nots! You should focus on your pony's personality long before you think of anything else! What do they do? where do they want to go with their lives? You should strive for creativity, but not introvering! It's fine to have a pony that is not super social, it's NOT fine to make a pony that flat out avoids other ponies! If you are so focused on making your character dead set against meeting other ponies then why are you rping at all? The point of rping is to INTERACT with others and collaberate to write something facinating and interesting! Try to describe their personality creativly! Don't say "Shy like fluttershy" or "Smart like Twilight" You can say instead "She's very quiet and tends to be more withdrawn untill she gets to know you, then she opens up like a daisy!" or "She's very bookish and quiet and loves her alone time but that doesn't mean she doesn't enjoy a good party!" In the end you should try to make a character that is both unique, interesting, and fun to be around! If you try too hard to make them super duper unique then you are going to FAIL and fail hard...Try to make your pony matter to YOU, and then try to make us care about how they interact with the World of Equestrian And overall write cleanly, write clearly and have fun, relying on your OWN words instead of leaning heavily on the mane 6 This is QuickLime Signing off for now!
Me, I take one facet of my personality, think of a talent, then build the rest of the OC around that. I do that because it makes characters easier to RP realistically and think about what they would really do, because I can relate to them better. What about you?