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Sonic OC - Kione Profile
Name: Kione (formerly Reon) the Pangolin
Alliance: Generally neutral
Personality: Stubborn and snarky, Kione still retains a confidence in his abilities that he's had since childhood. He has mellowed out somewhat since his teenaged years, and now is much more reliant on having and working off of a plan. However, if said plan goes awry, Kione can't quickly adjust to the change, and split-decisions often cause him to freeze, wasting vital time. Self-doubt is usually a foreign thing, to him, and when he does experience it, he overreacts to it, as he does with most of his fears. Water deeper than his knees terrifies him, as he cannot swim, and wide open spaces with no cover put him on edge.
He still mourns over his past, though. Kione is almost constantly homesick for his family (with whom, he's had no contact since his exile), and he worries about what they think of him. He regrets ever picking the fight with
G1 - BlackworkName: Blackwork
Age: Mental human equivalent of 54
Alt mode: 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT
Appearance: Red armor with black accents, silver 'skin', orange optics, and a black face, hands, and feet. (working on for further detail)
Personality: Strong-willed and not very respectful of authority, Blackwork has a bit of a temper problem, but has a pretty deep well of patience. That said, when that well is exhausted, he explodes. Violently. Charismatic, but with no taste for authority, Blackwork would like nothing more than to return to his beloved job, and work, instead of fight. He only follows orders out of respect or fear (as is the case with Megatron), and he has a very keen optic for detail.
He can't stand crooked lines, and will almost always have to fix them before moving on, else it will bother him for joors. He doesn't like to leave projects unfinished, but will st
CE - Breaking Canon AlternateWe’ve covered “Breaking Canon” in a previous article, but this time around, we’re aiming to delve further into what actually breaks Canon, ranging around various series. We’ll start with G1, work our way through RiD, TFA, and finally end with Prime.
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In G1, it may seem pretty difficult to break Canon, as the Canon includes such things as dragons, (some degrees of) magic, human-to-Cybertronian changes (and vice versa, in later series). However, when creating a G1 OC, one still has to keep them within the boundaries of this (admittedly wacky) series.
For example, an OC with a dragon alt mode (i.e.: Dragonsbane, see header) is plausible, but it must still be done right. The one Canon dragon (episode “A Decepticon in King Arthur’s Court”) lived in the Dark Ages, and as none are shown in modern times (the 1980s), it’s safe to assume they went extinct/are otherwise hidden. So simply scanning a living dragon for an alt mode is
CE - TechorganicsIn varying series, and in varying degrees, technorganics are TF Canon.
There was Autobot X/Spike in G1, the majority of Beast Wars, and Sari in TFA. Techorganics are pretty common in all sorts of media, as well, and can be horrendously badass and terrifying - the Borg of Star Trek, anyone? Unfortunately, many of the techorganic OCs this blog is shown (being TF specific) aren’t done very well, and I’d like to go over why.
Right away, there’s the issue of copying Canon, especially in a TFA setting. Because Sari is the only techorganic of her type in the series, she is the exception, not the rule, and creating an OC just like her is breaking Canon.
TFA is a world of strange - human villains that actually pose threats to TFs, pretty princess villains that ride unicorns, corrosive villains that terrify even Grimlock, etc. It isn’t a horrible stretch to create a technorganic through an encounter with an Allspark shard or something. But when you copy a Canon, it shows
CE - Suspension of DisbeliefWhat is ‘suspension of disbelief’? Coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1817, and it is a willingness to believe the unbelievable - a sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment. Is it used often? Damned straight.
Every story, from medieval tales of dragons and wizards to modern tales of superheroes and deep-space travel utilizes the suspension of disbelief. In each one, the reader/viewer knows at heart that what they are watching could never be true….and yet, they watch/read it anyway, and push aside normal logic and realism in favor of enjoying the story. What does this have to do with the TF universe? Everything, really.
Every OC - every fanfiction - is written with suspension of disbelief, whether the creators intend to or not. Creators want to make their OC’s unique, and special, to catch the public’s eye. But this plan goes awry if the suspension of disbelief is broken. Why? Without it, readers/viewers can only see the OC for their flaw
CE - Profiles Long and ShortWriting profiles for a character can be pretty tricky business and depending on what the character is going to be used for, the creators may find themselves having to rewrite them over and over again to make them fit. The most common reason might be retro fitting a specific character to be integrated into a certain role-play or series. This can take a lot of time and effort on the creator’s part and often it’s not done correctly or the character ends up changing too much or too little. Not to mention that you might be forced to write a most compact version of a longer, much more detailed profile. Thus making is hard to try to squish down the information to make it easier to read without compromising the character.
So how exactly do we solve these issues?
Easy, you write both a short and a long version. Essentially, you’re creating two kinds for two different uses. The compact version is of course the “easy read” type you would be using for role-plays or fo
CE - About Taking Critique and NOT Causing DramaAbout taking critique and avoiding butthurt.
In light of the recent drama, I’ve decided to go ahead and write this article even though I really wish I didn’t have to. But since many people are apparently terrible at taking harsh, but honestly helpful advice, I’m breaking out textedit to help out those those who maybe currently putting bandaids on their asses.
Let’s start off with by addressing the two situations in which you might encounter as a character creator, and people this goes for any fandom not JUST for Transformers.
Situation one, you’ve asked for a critique but you received one you found to be very harsh, unfair or just plain rude. Is it really though? Take a closer look. Is this harshness actually backed up by valid reasoning? Does the person who posted the critique prove examples as to why they’re judging you on said points? If yes to at least one of these, then yes that critique is valid and there for you frankly have no right to respon
CE - On Self InsertsI’m going to go ahead and tackle this subject since I often do this myself in role-plays and sometimes in publicized works. I admit to having used used both my human self and a Transformer version of me on more then one occasion.
So what is exactly a self insert if the name doesn’t already clear that up? Simply put it is the act of inserting yourself in fandom canon. You’ll see this very often and MANY of the OCs we’ve reviewed are in fact self inserts.
I’ll state this here. While self inserts are gravely looked down upon, there are both good ways and bad ways of doing this with any fandom.
Let’s start off with the good kind. That being the honest to goodness true human portrayal of yourself as a character that has your appearance, nothing special, and is able to do the things you can do and nothing more. A very average character if you will. You are one of billions of people on this Earth so by no means are you yourself a unique special snowflake of
CE - Names and Naming ConventionsTransformer names are widely varied. Some sound cool (Optimus Prime, Megatron, Metroplex, etc), some are descriptive of powers (Skywarp (teleporting), Thundercracker (sonic booms), Mirage (illusion ability), etc., and some are descriptive of personality (Dead End (pessimistic), Beachcomber (nature lover), Jazz (music lover), etc). Some don’t really make sense, but still sound good (Bumblebee, Hound, etc.), some are very simple (Hound, Rhinox, etc.), and still others are ironic (Rattrap, for example). There’s no real ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to name a Transformer.
However, there are several things you should avoid.
Giving Transformers names such as ‘Sally’, ‘Johnny’, or ‘April’ - names that typically sound human - are not good choices. They don’t sound very Transformer-y, and unless you can come up with a damned good reason why they chose such a human name, it just doesn’t fit. Another thing to avoid is co
Thunder (Levi x Reader) [AU]
The sound of booming thunder woke me up. I rubbed my eyes and glanced at the clock:
I groggily dragged myself out of bed, staggered towards the window, and looked outside. Lightning flashed, illuminating the clouds with an ominous dark yellow glow. Thunder quickly followed, the sound making me feel like the earth would split into two. The crackling thunder was deafening, and it scared me.
I've always hated thunderstorms. The sound of booming and crackling and the flashy thin bolts of lightning has always made me quiver in fear. I couldn't bear to sleep while hearing those sounds without burying myself in the blankets and blocking out little of the sound with my earphones, turning up the music as loud as it can go. Well, as loud as my ears can handle.
'Hmm, might as well stay up,' I thought aloud, walking to the bedroom door with a blanket covering most of my figure.
Movie Night (AvengersxReader)“Tony are you sure we should go the movies?” you asked cautiously. “I mean, you being a billionaire and all, we could have just watched something at your home theater.”
“Yeah but it’s not the same,” he huffed, buying the tickets for everybody.
Tonight was movie night with all the Avengers including Loki. Usually all of you just watch a random movie picked out from Stark’s huge movie library and just pop it in the DVD player, kicking back at the large couch. However tonight Tony insisted that everyone get off their lazy asses and head to a movie theater. Why? The man just liked to be unpredictable, you assumed.
Currently, everyone was on edge. Natasha seemed to be relaxed but you just knew that she was just waiting for Tony or someone else to do something stupid, thus ending the night as a disaster. Bruce was trying to keep to himself mostly by ignoring any fans that whispered about him when they passed by. He tried not to stand out. You k
It was late and the nightclub you had entered was jam-packed. Everywhere you looked there were people dancing to the explosive beat that pulsed from the large speakers, and drunken souls making fools of themselves. Normally, you weren't comfortable in places such as this, but tonight you had made an exception. Because tonight you had every reason to party.
From your place at the bar you could see everything that the club had to offer. From its flashing lights, to its excellent sound-system and wide variety of beverages, it was pure heaven. Well, to any hardcore clubber at least.
You sighed gently as you took another sip from your glass of water, and moved to ask the bartender for another when someone exhaled loudly right next to you. You already knew who it was before you turned to look, but it was a sad fact that you couldn't blow off your companion forever. No matter how tempting the idea might be.
Darcy Lewis stood in all
Country!EnglandxHuman!Reader: Forever and Always
"Okay, I spy with my little eye... Something red," you said, your eyes darting around the quiet street as you and Arthur walked along, hand in hand, having just gone out to dinner at your favorite restaurant. The moonlight cast an almost magical glow all around you.
"Is it... That large bouquet of roses in the flower shop over there?" Arthur guessed, pointing to said floral arrangement. You giggled.
"Yep!" you exclaimed, nodding.
"I knew it! And it's my turn now! Let's see here... I spy with my little eye... Something that is absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word," Arthur whispered, smiling and staring right at you. You blushed bright pink, knowing he was talking about you, but you decided to play dumb.
"Is it... The moon?" you asked. Arthur shook his head.
"Nope. Try again," he cooed.
Steve x Child! Reader Little Nightmares
Steve x Child! Reader Little Nightmares
Everything was black.
(Name) cried out in terror, petrified of her surroundings. Or lack thereof.
Everything was cold and dark and empty. Not a single person was with her. Not even her--
“DADDY!!” She gasped, running around the void as panic began to settle into her soul.
“Daddy, where are you?!” (Name) screamed, tears running down her cheeks. Sobs escaped her mouth, and she dropped, laying on the blackness in utter defeat.
“D-Daddy…please…” She whimpered, the void opening up beneath her.
And then she was falling.
(Name) awoke with a sharp gasp, fresh, hot tears racing from her eyes as she shook. Her whole body heaved as she attempted to breathe properly, images from her nightmare still etched into her mind.
“D-Daddy…” She whispered, and with stifled sobs she worked her way out of bed to the thankfully solid floor. If anyone could make her feel better, it was her Dadd
Mute!Romano x Blind!Reader - Love Communication“Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.”
~ Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
“Lovino!” (Name) called and flailed her arms. She bumped into a sharp edge, and screamed out in pain. “Lovino! Where are you!?” She reached her hands out and heard footsteps in the distance. Suddenly, her back was pressed against a warm chest. She felt muscular hands snake underneath her arms. Lovino’s warm hand grabs her left hand and gently wrote on her palm with his finger.
‘I - a-m - r-i-g-h-t - h-e-r-e.’
She let out a sigh and collapsed in Lovino’s arms. (Name) always gets panic attacks when Lovino isn’t holding her hand. Why would Lovino be around a girl who can’t even see? Why would she need him out of all people? Lovino and (Name) are at all different. They both have a fault in t
Dancing With Whisky (JackSparrowxReader) One-Shot
It was unbearably hot on the Black Pearl. The sun’s rays made your skin fry like a fish on a skillet. Mmmm you could actually go for some fish right now. As you leaned against the railing of the ship, you closed your eyes and figured that you might as well get a tan while you were out here. The ship swayed gently from side to side as it kept on moving throughout the ocean. Thankfully the sea was calm in the afternoon and you didn’t have to worry about a wave bringing the entire ship and its crew down.
Even though you had been a pirate for almost your entire life, you were still a little nervous around the sea. The water was unpredictable. It could be purifying and be used for all sorts of remedies that witches had but it could also destroy and take out thousands of ships without a single breath. You had learned that the hard way when you watched from a castaway boat your parents fighting for their lives during a terrible storm.
The water giveth, and the water taketh.
Feel the Beat (Dave x Deaf!Reader)
Dave hadn't seen his best friend, well besides Egderp, (Y/N) in so long he'd forgotten how beautiful she was. The last time he could actually remember her was on the playground in pre-school. The little pigtailed girl who always seemed to be carrying a box of chocolate-coated animal crackers; it wasn't what he was expecting to see after 15 years but this definitely wasn't what he thought about either.
Her figure had filled in some, her figure was an average figure that women commonly had. Her hair was (length), (style) with a few blue highlights added into it. A smile was plastered on her face as she stood in his doorway but it was clear she was as shocked as Dave.
"Dave, oh my gosh!" Her voice still had that weird, deep ring to it. No judgement, he thought it was kinda interesting. It was like that back in pre-school too and maybe she just never grew out of it.
"It's been a while, yeah. Do you wanna come in?" He cocked his head, remaining cool but behind the shades he was
Mutti's Birthday (2P!Germany x Mutti!Reader)_______________ woke up that morning. She looked to the right and saw that Lutz wasn’t there. She looked puzzled as she freshened up and went downstairs. The whole house was still. Too still…she sighed and went into the kitchen. There she was greeted to the most chaotic sight she’s seen this year…her whole kitchen was covered in smoke and flour. Tom was on the ground with a bowl of batter on his head. Franz and Gilbert were fighting something that oozing from the oven.
“It’s still growing!” cried Franz pounding it with a rolling pin.
“Keep beating it!” Gilbert was hitting it with a frying pan. Lutz was juggling eggs while trying to put them in the pan while and trying to avoid Tom, who managed to get up, grabbed some oven mitts and brought the pan to his Vati. Germania was in the corner looking on and then placed his head in his hands and sighed.
“What’s going on in here?!” they stopped and looked up.
SDG - Kakuto's BioBLANC BASE FILE ID:
NAME: Kakuto, Knight of the Flames, and Junior Guardsman of the Kishavan Royal Guard
AGE: Unknown, appears to be, mentally, in his teens.
USUAL CLOTHING: Black armor with highlights that shift between red, orange, and yellow with changes in lighting, a black cape with a red inner lining, and a few accents of silver.
NOTABLE TATTOOS/SCARS/MARKINGS/ECT: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
PERSONALITY: Cold shouldered, in general. He believes in handling his own problems, and has no friends beyond his Guardsman partners and Raah. He grudgingly admits that he needs the SDG's help to liberate his homeland, but he makes it very clear that if he could, he'd handle it himself. He has a softer side, though - one that's terrified that he'll never see his homeland shine in freedom again.
FRIENDS: Ajatamaru, Christen, Raah (all OCs)
SPECIAL BELONGINGS: The seal of the Kishavan Royal Guard, which he wear
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