Anyone notice there's been a lot more OC fics than there used to be? I don't hate them but I definitely don't love them or even like them for that matter. I'd say I tolerate them. But only when they're not a main character.9/3/2011 #1
I realize this is not exactly on the topic of Zutara or Kataang so I'll be more specific since this is a pairing forum. Anyone find it annoying when an OC is paired with Zuko, Aang or Katara rather than the actual characters from the show?9/3/2011 #2
I have a few OCs in my new fic, The Fifth Column. I don't think there's anything wrong with OCs in a story as long as they don't take away from the main characters, which I'd generally prefer to be from the show. If the show is about pairing an OC with a main character, I usually find that to be the author's fantasy. Often, I avoid those fics - but that's not to say that an OC fic can't be done right.9/3/2011 #3
Yeah, I don't like OC dominated fics. I want to read AtLA. And that means the characters from the show.9/3/2011 #4
I haven't checked for a couple days, but the number of stories in the Avatar fanfic-dom is nearing 30,000. As such, a lot of ground has been covered with the canon characters. I suspect some authors are unsure of where to take the canon characters, leading to the creation of more OCs. I think it's a natural progression as more fics are written -- if anything, I'm surprised it seems to have taken so long, if it has. 30k fics...damn.
As for an OC as the main character...I can see why in the Avatar fanfic-dom that would be problematic. AtLA is a much more contained universe than some others that have a lot of OCs.9/3/2011 #5
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