Archive for May, 2012

The Coffee Guy’s Rants: Too Many Pokeballs

Monday, May 21st, 2012

THAT’S RIGHT, YOU HEARD ME. THERE’S TOO MANY OF THESE DARN BALLS ABOUT TODAY!

FIRSTLY, WHAT THE HECK HAS GONE WRONG WITH SOCIETY THAT YOU NEED ALL THESE KINDS OF BALLS THAT DO THE SAME DARN THING ANYWAY BUT WITH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COLOUR AND A FAR HIGHER PRICE TAG? WHAT’S WRONG WITH GOOD OLD RED AND WHITE? GUESS WHAT, YOU SPEAK TO ANYONE DOWN THE STREET ABOUT POKEBALLS AND THAT’S THE FIRST THING THEY’RE GOING TO THINK OF! NOT BLUE AND WHITE, OR MEW FORBID YELLOW AND BLUE! THOSE COLOURS DON’T EVEN NORMALLY MATCH! WHY NOT KEEP IT TO WHITE, EVERYTHING GOES WITH WHITE! EVEN I GO WITH WHITE! I DON’T THINK THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT COLOUR TO GO WITH ANYMORE BUT THEY JUST USE A NEW ONE TO MAKE YOU BUY IT! YOU KNOW THAT PREMIER BALL? IT’S NO DIFFERENT TO A POKEBALL; THE DARN THING JUST HAS A DIFFERENT COLOUR AND WORKS THE SAME WAY! BUT I’M SURE IT WAS MADE TO ‘COMMEMORATE AN EVENT’ – THAT EVENT BEING THE DAY SOME BIGWIG EXECUTIVE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY POKEBALLS IN BULK!

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The Top 5 Worst Ideas for an OC

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

In the writing career of most fanfiction writers, there comes a time when you wish to write a story in which a character of your own creation appears. Some writers only work with their own characters. Some use mostly canon characters, but then add in some with their own touches. Some only use their original characters as very minor characters. Either way, most writers do end up creating a character of their own sooner or later.

As it turns out, that’s not very easy. No, seriously. You need practice in that type of thing, and not many people are willing to go through the trouble of mastering this process. Simply because you like your OC doesn’t mean it’s a good OC – it could mean that, but in many cases it also doesn’t. This is especially evident because many writers want to take shortcuts and make things easy for themselves instead of going through the effort of fleshing out their characters and making them believable.

Here are five ways to create an original character that you should use if you really don’t want people to take you or your characters seriously.

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