Mar 14

Fuck Yeah Character Development!: Antagonist Prompt: Aspects of Oneself -

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

It can be difficult to create a completely unique character at times. We’re influenced by everything - other writing, ourselves, people we know. After all… we draw from our environment. We write what we know.

Mar 07

Fuck Yeah Character Development!: Morally ambiguous characters -

shannahmcgill:

I see a lot of “morally ambiguous” characters that fail hard at having any ambiguity in their morals. The author presents a villain with a sad backstory or a hero who breaks the rules as morally ambiguous, when really they’re still only a hero or a villain. There’s nothing…

(Source: the-right-writing, via characterandwritinghelp)

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, been busy with classes and such. Plus I haven’t got any new submissions yet so yeah it’s been pretty quiet here. Think I’m going to be posting character tips and such from other blogs once in a while to make up for the lack of material here.

-Shock

Feb 17

By the way, you’re welcome to:

I might have a different opinion and different way of running things here than the previous mod, and if you don’t like it or have some other concerns then feel free to tell me so. That’s all I can think of for now. 

-Shock

Name: Mildred P. Hamilton
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Species: Pot-bellied pig
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color:  Dark Brown
Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Farmhand
Parents: Gertrude Hamilton and Howard Hamilton
Personality traits: 
Pos: Strong, loyal and honest.
Neg: Stubborn, short-tempered, sometimes too self-confident and gullible.
Short Bio: Mildred was born in a small town in Georgia, with her mother and father living on her  grandparents peach farm. 
She began learning about the fun of agriculture and often helped out in the peach groves with her grandfather. Her granddad had unfortunately died in his sleep
when Millie was only 6 years old. Her grandmother became a nervous wreck and was soon put into a hospital. Mildred’s parents gained the rights to the farm.
When Millie turned 18, she left Georgia in hope of a new life. Moving to the city was tough on her. She had to numerous odd jobs to pay for her apartment.
Her most well paying job was as an intern at the local plant nursery. Upon her 20th birthday, she received  a job offer at the farm just a few miles from the city. She proved to be a very dedicated worker. Mildred now resides in the farmhouse and is has a happy life.
Any kind tips and critiques would be very helpful. :)
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Character Design: Well, I think Mildred’s design is cute and she looks like she’ll fit in the Regular Show universe, though the eyes are a little too egg-shaped for Regular Show’s style. Also, your line work is pretty rough around the edges. It’s not a bad start, but you need to practice your drawing skills more. I would try not to rely on the shape/line tools so much from whatever drawing program you’re using, I know it feels like they make it easier for you to draw, but really they set you back from improving on your own.
 
Character Traits: I like your choices and I think they’re believable. Mildred’s positive and negative traits blend in great with her character.
 
Bio: Her past seems to flow well with her character, and based on how she grew up, I can see why she would have trouble adjusting to city life, though I would like to see a little more of what she went through. Only problem I have with this is that last sentence. You just can’t end it there. While I’m glad her hard work has paid off, there still needs to be some conflict and an ultimate goal or purpose for Mildred to reach. Otherwise, future character development is going to be difficult. Is there any trouble the farm is going through like financial troubles, competition, or some trouble with growing produce for example? Is Mildred is just a regular worker living in the farm who is trying to prove that she’s skillful enough to own the farm some day? Is she happier with her new life here than her old life at home and why? What challenges does Mildred face running the farm? Are there certain people she can’t get along with or she try to be nice to everyone she meets?
These are only examples of questions you can use to help develop Mildred’s character further. Overall, the handle you handled Mildred is a good start, but there’s some things you can do to make Mildred a better OC.

Name: Mildred P. Hamilton

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Species: Pot-bellied pig

Hair color: Blonde

Eye color:  Dark Brown

Birthplace: Georgia

Occupation: Farmhand

Parents: Gertrude Hamilton and Howard Hamilton

Personality traits: 

Pos: Strong, loyal and honest.

Neg: Stubborn, short-tempered, sometimes too self-confident and gullible.

Short Bio: Mildred was born in a small town in Georgia, with her mother and father living on her  grandparents peach farm. 

She began learning about the fun of agriculture and often helped out in the peach groves with her grandfather. Her granddad had unfortunately died in his sleep

when Millie was only 6 years old. Her grandmother became a nervous wreck and was soon put into a hospital. Mildred’s parents gained the rights to the farm.

When Millie turned 18, she left Georgia in hope of a new life. Moving to the city was tough on her. She had to numerous odd jobs to pay for her apartment.

Her most well paying job was as an intern at the local plant nursery. Upon her 20th birthday, she received  a job offer at the farm just a few miles from the city. She proved to be a very dedicated worker. Mildred now resides in the farmhouse and is has a happy life.

Any kind tips and critiques would be very helpful. :)

~~~~~~

Character Design: Well, I think Mildred’s design is cute and she looks like she’ll fit in the Regular Show universe, though the eyes are a little too egg-shaped for Regular Show’s style. Also, your line work is pretty rough around the edges. It’s not a bad start, but you need to practice your drawing skills more. I would try not to rely on the shape/line tools so much from whatever drawing program you’re using, I know it feels like they make it easier for you to draw, but really they set you back from improving on your own.

 

Character Traits: I like your choices and I think they’re believable. Mildred’s positive and negative traits blend in great with her character.

 

Bio: Her past seems to flow well with her character, and based on how she grew up, I can see why she would have trouble adjusting to city life, though I would like to see a little more of what she went through. Only problem I have with this is that last sentence. You just can’t end it there. While I’m glad her hard work has paid off, there still needs to be some conflict and an ultimate goal or purpose for Mildred to reach. Otherwise, future character development is going to be difficult. Is there any trouble the farm is going through like financial troubles, competition, or some trouble with growing produce for example? Is Mildred is just a regular worker living in the farm who is trying to prove that she’s skillful enough to own the farm some day? Is she happier with her new life here than her old life at home and why? What challenges does Mildred face running the farm? Are there certain people she can’t get along with or she try to be nice to everyone she meets?

These are only examples of questions you can use to help develop Mildred’s character further. Overall, the handle you handled Mildred is a good start, but there’s some things you can do to make Mildred a better OC.

Introducting a New Admin here

Hello everyone. Some of you in the Regular Show fandom might already know me on Tumblr, but to everyone else here, I go by the nickname Shock (or S.A if you happen to see the other blog I run on Tumblr: havesomecrackpairings). 

I’m currently a college student studying to get into animation and really hoping to get a job as a storyboard artist or character designer. I’m pretty excited to run this blog in Mango’s place, and would be happy to properly critique your OC and help you to improve your character if needed. I’m generally a nice person, but I will be honest in giving my opinion here. 

So let’s get started right now.

-Shock

Feb 16

well it’s been nice but now that the blog has a new owner it’s likely i won’t be making posts on it anymore

later bros

-mango

shock--culture said: I suppose I could help run it. I been pretty interested in designing characters and back stories for a long time even though I'm no expert at it. I'm fine with critiquing other people's characters/ back stories and helping them improve.

alrighty then the blog goes to you, shock

i’ll just go ahead and set you as the admin

Okay, here’s the deal: I’ve hated running this blog for a long time and it’s gotten to the point that I don’t want to do it anymore. And let’s face it, lately I’ve been doing a shitty job of running it. So I’m willing to hand it off to one of my followers. I honestly don’t care if this blog goes uphill or downhill so anybody can have it. First one to ask for it gets it. Who’s it gonna be?

Dec 02

Hi! I’m the creator of Gabe and Delilah, who you reviewed about a month ago. You suggested I start an ask blog, so I have! Would you mind promoting it? It can be found here!