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June Theme


LET'S GIVE SOME RESPECT TO ORIGINAL CHARACTERS!



THIS THEME WILL START WITH PROMPT 224 ON THURSDAY EVENING

We all know that original characters get a bad rep. They are called Mary Sues or self-inserts and a lot of people won't even read a story with an OC in it. Well, we have a feeling that our talented writers and artists can make people LOVE original characters. Whether you have them interacting with canon characters or striking out on their own in the universe, let's give some original characters some love.

This prompt was based on an idea by sonnekinde who suggested "I thought it would be interesting to do something like an original character challenge. Taking the Buffyverse as an example: there are lots of stories in this universe, and most of them focus on the core group and the people they affiliate with. But there have to be so much more characters out there with stories to tell – children whose parents have been turned into vampires, people discovering the existence of vampires during season 8, the crew working on Harmony's show Harmony bites, and so on."

Now there are two ways we can structure this challenge. Either we can do it based on the shows (So one week would be an original character set in BTVS or ATS or Firefly, etc) or we could do it based on archetypes (So one week is a hero OC, a villian OC, etc). Of course, whatever the majority wants, that is how we will go. So just click a box in the poll to let us know which you prefer.

How should we structure the prompts for June?

Do it by show
5(26.3%)
Do it by archetype
13(68.4%)
Other (see comments)
1(5.3%)
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Cool that my idea got picked up! :D Stupid, but: I've no idea what I just voted for. I clicked "submit" without being able to see the categories and now I'm just seeing bar charts. It's okay, though; I couldn't decide which option I wanted anyhow so I'm going to go with that the crowd goes. I'm off to write (and hope that my OCs don't qualify for being Mary Sues). :D
I liked your other idea too, of unseen chars, and put it down for another month. :)

If you use this link it will show you what you voted for and you can change your answer.
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