Inspired by this post!
I always wanted to create some sort of rant about this sort of thing, well. Now I’m going to.
Creating and roleplaying an OC has to be one of the scariest things about being a roleplayer. Honestly, you don’t know how people are going to react towards the character you spent a ton of time creating. You have no idea if the hard work you just did is going to be put to waste because people will ignore you. It’s honestly really something you have to take a risk on.
Even making changes to a canon character could be risky (coming from someone who runs two femvenger blogs). You have no idea if you’re going to be ignored or disliked.
People who run OC blogs and mixed-canon blogs have to be some of the bravest roleplayers in my eyes. They take a huge risk and in all honesty they get shot down alot. I know in my time on here I have been, and to be honest it does bother me so I know how everyone else feels.
To anyone who runs and OC blog, keep up the good work, I’m sure your character is just as amazing as any sort of canon character if not better! Just because a few people are asses and ignore you doesn’t mean everyone will. I’ve kept a group of four people who always reply and talk to me and they are amazing and without them I probably wouldn’t have stayed.
I want to thank them right now as well, both mun & muse because they are all lovely.
- RedSpydey - One of the first people to EVER roleplay with this character, and guess what? To this day Annalee and Micheal still continue the para they’ve had going since I started this account. I love this roleplayer, and they are amazing both IC & OOC. Brilliant plot ideas and very kind.
- RichardParkersSon - Not only the person who inspired me to write this but the best spider man/Peter Parker rolplayer I have come across. The mun is super sweet (not to mention funny, and entertaining to speak to) and she’s an amazing writer. This was the first canon character to stick with my OC all this time, and continue to roleplay all the crazy ideas I have. Lets face it, they are so awesome.
- PoisonousWidowsBite - The first and only Natasha to have accepted Annalee immediately as her daughter. Not to mention answer to posts I created without having to be badgered to reply later on because she was kind enough to keep replying. The mun is always super nice and creative and is one of the reasons I kept Annalee the way she was instead of changing her parentage. We might not roleplay alot, but I still love her none the less.
- SonOf-TheSun - Annalee’s half brother from her mothers side, not to mention one of the few people I actually allowed her to become close to. Why? Because the roleplayer is great and always interacts with her even during the most insane situations, involving snakes and many M!A’s. The mun is absolutely sweet as well and has made this mun’s day more than once with their kindness.
There are people who will accept the fact that you’re an OC character, not everyone is a snob, and not everyone is strictly canon. There is someone or many who will accept your character just the way they are.
I mean really, I’m insane and my plots are always everywhere.