Author has written 11 stories for Fruits Basket, Pokémon, Kingdom Hearts, Yu Yu Hakusho, Yu-Gi-Oh, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ouran High School Host Club, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Rise of the Guardians.
Thoughts on Original Characters thrown into fanfiction:
First of all, I THOROUGHLY enjoy OCs. Very few of my stories do not have OCs, but when I look into others works I look for creativity. Some people have been asking for more of my advice after I leave reviews, just keep in mind I don't deem myself an expert, I just know what I like and I don't think OC creators should sell their OCs short! I mean, they're your babies right?!
1) Give your OC their OWN story. Unless it is absolutely essential to the plot (if it is, it should be foreshadowed quickly) your OC would be more convincing if he/she had her own thing going for them. Example? In Rise of the Guardians fanfiction I find a lot of OCs are given Guardian status and normally die to obtain it. This I find a little silly and of course, overdone. If you read the book series, you will find none of the Guardians died to achieve their position although Man in the Moon had a bit of a tragic twist for a children's book and North is pretty (hot) awesome!
2) Stay away from copying the script!!! PLEASE do not do this! I beg of you! The moment this comes up I'm turned off (immediately) and I don't know how some reviewers can love a fanfiction so much if the OC is given lines previously said by a canon character! The only reason I will excuse the use of the movie's script is if it is there to keep the reader up to date on the timeline of the story. On some occasions when I spot LONG passages of script taken from the movie, I copy and paste it on the review and ask the author "why are you making me read this? I've seen the movie/read the books I have no interest in rereading it!"
3) Write from your own experience. This kind of comes from the advice given to aspiring artists - draw from life, write from life. Meaning don't write things you don't understand or have not done research on. A lot of OCs that I find positively engrossing are college interns.
4) Take pride in the OC's dialogue, I cannot tell you how many times the first time an OC speaks they are swearing! "What the hell" or "what the f-" seriously? Ok, everyone swears, I'm not being a prude, but swearing is heavily ingrained in our society as a negative thing as well as unintelligent-sounding. If you don't want your OC to have qualms with swearing, make it happen when it counts or as my professor would say "use those words sparingly, otherwise you will not be taken seriously". From my experience the people I hear curse regularly (including without regards to their surrounding audience) are either A) immature B) grew up in an unfortunate environment or C) just don't care (the worst kind of scenario). It does not matter if your write in 1st or 3rd perspective also.
Just a Theory - Ouran High School Host Club - When second-year Honiwa Tsuyu takes on a custodial job at Ouran to ensure her status as a student there she managed more than a year before personally getting acquainted with two of the most handsome students in her year. Unfortunately and fortunately, the Host Club becomes a part of her everyday routine and more. Yet it would seem past conflicts between the Honiwas and the Ootoris stir up problems in school, not to mention tension between the easy friendship Tsuyu managed between her and Tamaki. What's worse, Tsuyu is just too involved and doesn't realize what kind of impact her choices can make. KyouyaXOCTamakiXHaruhiMoriXOC(Kana by Laleanen)
UNHINGED - Full Metal Alchemist - Twisted and laugh-a-holic, Nikita is one of Greed's henchmen and leads into my most morbid story-lines I ever wrote. Nikita's future follows steadfast in Greed's orders. She does not desire to sway from his path alongside her fellow chimeras, but it would seem after a close encounter with one of Greed's past lovers' granddaughters, Nikita finds herself catching glimpses of Greed's past and in turn, recalling times she much rather forget in Laboratory Five. Flashbacks of agony and blood-curdling screams, failed experiments, drills, scalpels, and Dorochet.
FuNsIzEd - Yu-Gi-Oh! - Penny discovers she has been adopted and the last eight years of her life she may soon discover why her real parents had been kept a mystery to her. Yet is her adopted parents intentions pure? Or corrupted? Is she pushing herself into dangerous territory and if she is, is it worth it?
Good Time - Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame - Audrey the Odd, known for her outlandish quirks that land her in a position in a traveling French carnival comically known as the Festival of Fools. Her parentage is questionable but during these modern times is easily overlooked by the tourists in la France. Due to a riding accident, however, she wakes up in 1482 and finds herself in a much older version of the "Feast of Fools". She runs into a number of characters, but can't seem to find her place among them due to her obvious mixed heritage.
Sevii Islands Academy - (a Pokemon fanfic I started at Pokemon Tower but never finished, awaiting motivation to rewrite and add to fanfiction.net)
//The Sevii Islands Academy (SIA) exclusively educates the children about pokemon, but on the other side of the world Touko, Touya, and Cheren are battling gym leaders and Team Plasma. Young Myuu, turning 10 means acceptance to SIA, but Team Plasma isn't just a problem in Sinnoh, the ideals of the shadowy organization disturbed Champions and the Elites throughout the Pokemon world and what's worse, Myuu's best friend, Lori and her family are returning to their family roots in Goldenrod! There's tension in the air and the chain of islands Sevii, being secluded and located off the southern coast of Kanto, stays isolated from the surfacing chaos. Kanto is at it's safest after all...but regardless of her worry for her friend, Myuu's just too excited to get her first pokemon and start studying!// (Takes place PRIOR to "Along the Broken Road")
??? (rewritten "Along the Broken Road") -(a Pokemon fanfic I plan on rewriting to connect with the modern poke'dex and events)
//Ivory starts her journey as a pokemon trainer the same way Red, Green, and Leaf did. From Professor Oak's lab in Pallet Town. It's been years since Kanto has heard or seen the universally acclaimed Pokemon Champion, Ash Ketchum (also known as Red) and rumors say he's been dwelling in Mt. Silver in Johto. Regardless Team Rocket has resurfaced in Kanto through a well-executed takeover at a Pokemon League Tournament. Pokemon Trainers are granted a license for owning and training pokemon, but only if they are aligned with Team Rocket and follow strict rules. There is no coming and going from Kanto and Team Rocket's influence is spreading into Johto. Ivory is granted permission to "own" a squirtle and ventures across Kanto on paved trails lined with electric fences. With she, her family, pokemon, and friends under constant threat, Ivory cannot risk putting a toe out of line, but has ambitions to go against Team Rocket. Thing is, she has some personal issues to sort out herself.// (Somewhat based on the games AND anime)
- (a Pokemon fanfic)
Unova's Elite Four's Grisley's fiance was visiting Saffron City during the Team Plasma crisis at the Pokemon League to visit her old rival/friend/respected colleague, Sabrina. The Psychic gym leader needs to return to her post as a TR executive on an undercover mission for the Pokemon League when whispers of Team Rocket making an unexpected rebirth thread throughout Kanto. In the mean time, Alice will be filling in for her as the Kanto's Psychic gym leader. Alice thought it took long enough to get Grisley to propose, but if the rumors of Team Rocket's return are valid she would be in for a longer wait to get Grisley to meet her at the altar and she very well may get caught up in her old home region's most current crisis. Life never goes as one plans it huh?
Musouka Rewritten - my Fruits Basket fanfiction I have left to rot for a long time now with always the intention of rewriting because I messed it up so much.
//Yu Yu Hakusho//
No title - a Yu Yu Hakusho fanfiction based on Yomi/OC.
No title - another YYH fanfiction idea revolving around Touya and Atake (my koorime OC).
//Full Metal Alchemist//
Indelible Sin - a story of an OC with a left arm made of automail who meets Dorochet. DorochetXOC
Falling Grace - a story prior to the Ed and Al's birth, back before Hohenheim met Trisha and before Greed came to Dublith. GreedXOC
Pff, Nobodies - title is still under construction, but a new idea revolving around my OC Chenry from Unwritten Secret during the BBS timeline.
Naughty & Nice - a Santa Clause idea that I began writing last Christmas '10. My idea of a Santa Clause 4.
I don't type R&R in my summaries, if my writing is horrible or good enough to stir a comment or two, that's all I need and want.