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Luminosity
by on September 11, 2019
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This week it’s time to help you build your OCs. So to begin, we’d like to ask you to think about your OC and answer this question. “What is the biggest lie your OC tells themself?” This sort of question gives your OCs a flaw which is tied to perhaps a core ideal for them.An example of such would be that your OC believes that their friends would never lie to them. This would cause them to trust whatever their friends say at face value, like Pinkie Pie. While being devastated if they find out they were lied to. The break of their internal reality could cause them to then create another lie that is more dysfunctional then the last or provide a character with something to reflect upon. The example is how Pinkie discovers that her friends lie to her so she falls into a deep depression of which she creates versions of her friends that would never lie to her. Rejecting her friends due to their untrustworthy behavior, by creating narratives in her head about how much they dont care for her. She quickly rebounds once she realizes that her friends were instead planning something for her. While I dont personally recommend such a quick rebound it is an interesting example to get you to start to think about what makes your character tick. So what is the lie that your character tells themself?
Topics: oc workshop
Zaten
Zaten's lie would probably be that his friends would never betray him, and that with enough hugs anyone can be gud
Luminosity
I suppose that would lead him to be quite trusting and refuse to give up on anyone, no matter how evil their deed. Its an interesting flaw that I bet you would weave into a backstory quite nicely.
Zaten
he's already got a backstory .3. but i definitely could go back and remake it a bit, maybe find a way to weave in in as you say
Luminosity
Well it doesn't have to appear in his backstory per say. Though, it is something you can keep in mind when doing story RPs with folks :P. On that note, I do need to go back and touch up my own charactes' backstories.
Luminosity
But, I hope this was helpful to you.
Hymn
Hymn’s lie would probably be... Well... That everyone has good soul deep down, you just have to find it. She’s already had an accident where this backfired on her completely sadly.
Luminosity
Thats an interesting Lie, once broken.. Do they now feel that the opposite might be true? Or is she feeling paranoid about those around her?
Luminosity
To add on to this, did a new lie develop from reality showing itself to her?
Hymn
No, she hasn't losr faith in that, she just now knows that there are bad ponies in this world.
Luminosity
Alrighty, glad to see your character has a good head on their head :) Hopefully, this guide was a bit helpful to ya. Though it seems like you got it already :P
Sandy Sunrise
Sandy Sunrise's lie would probably be that she's still the adventurous little filly she used to be, not the anxious mare she is now.
Luminosity
I see, how does this lie impact her? Does she sign up for things that shes not up for on a whim but when it comes down to it, she folds?
Sandy Sunrise
She tries very hard to force herself into situations she can't handle, and while she is very talkative and social, it's more of an act. She spends at least an hour a day before she leaves her house trying to calm down.
Luminosity
Interesting, Im sure that leads to dramatic situations. I hope this guide was helpful for you to think about. :P
Sandy Sunrise
It was, thanks!
Shade Step
Dahlia's lie? that she can and will be loved
Luminosity
Is there a specific reason why she can never be loved to make this lie valid? I'd be curious to hear you explain it if there is :). Perhaps she is cursed to whenever someone gets too close to them they find themselves plagued by bad luck which eventually pushes people away for fear of her. Or is thi...View More
Shade Step
She was abandoned as a foal, she has horns like a ram and is mostly blind. She is more afraid of being loved, because she does not know what it is.
Luminosity
So from my understanding is that her lie would be, "I will never find love, for who could truly love someone like me." Am I understanding that correctly? A fear of love can be an interesting character point for a story. This causes her to push people away because maybe she thinks they are trying to ...View More
Shade Step
You are right on her lie would be "who could truly love someone like me" and it is out both out of of fear of being taken advantage of, and from no understanding of it from not exeperienced it.
Luminosity
Alright, like I had said above the lie that you propose of, "Who could truly love someone like me." Can be very interesting, seeing her try to balance friendships and her disability. I would recommend for having some ways that Dahlia copes with having her disability if you dont already. How does she...View More
Trixie Lulamoon
Trixie's lie.. Well. She's had several. Many have been broken/disproven to her. It's hard to focus on just one. I could get into all of them if you would like, would give out a lot of backstory as well.
Luminosity
Well if you already have a few lies for her that's awesome. No need tell me if you want your backstory to be some stuff that people discover. I just hope, this guide was a bit helpful for you to think about.
Trixie Lulamoon
Eh I mean... I usually try not to focus on all these complexities anyways. I just go with the flow kinda, reacting as my AU Trix would. Tbh she lies to herself a lot. Her big issue is can she even trust herself?
Luminosity
I see, no worries. Its just a nice tool for people who are feeling stuck.
Ambient Waves
Ambients biggest lie would probably be she thinks everything is positive and try's to grasp at even the smallest of things in dark times. Even though deep down she is crying, scared and knows its all over or there is no win.
Luminosity
Interesting, so what Im understanding is that her core value is that, "There is a spark of light no matter how dark?" Would you consider this to be a lie or optimism? Or is there world context that Im missing that would explain why there is no way to win?