(People still have those, right?
And for Christmas, I want to write about...your
Yes, I’m serious. If you give me some information about your OC, and I think she looks interesting, I’ll write a one-shot fic about her for free. Why?
1. I want to be a novelist, so I need the experience.
2. I need a break from the usual stuff I’m working on.
3. As an anxious person, I need to stay occupied.
4. I love writing fics (one reason I’m writing Killjoy fics instead of original fiction) because it’s way easier to be creative when you take existing ideas and build on them, instead of starting from scratch.
5. As a thank you for sticking with the group and not letting the fandom die out.
I actually did something similar this summer. For about twenty days, I took a different photo from the Killjoy Inspiration folder each day and wrote a paragraph about the OC I came up with. Pretty good practice, I think.
First of all, here’s what I won’t
write about:1. Romance.
I don’t like romance, and I probably wouldn’t be good at writing it anyway.2. Killing or torturing Dracs/raiding the city or Drac outposts/etc.
I love Dracs and even roleplay as one, so it’s not gonna happen.3. The Fabulous Four’s deaths.
As far as I’m concerned, that never happened.4. Disrespect toward canon characters.
OCs abusing them for no reason: insulting them, screaming at them, hitting them, deliberately annoying them, etc.5. Canon characters in the comics.
I haven’t read the comics and don’t plan to, so I can’t portray them accurately.
However, there’s a few things that will make me more likely to write about your OC. If she’s your typical bland badass, I’m not going to be able to pull much inspiration from that. But if your character stands out from the rest-- not because she’s “the best Killjoy in the Zones,” but because she’s genuinely unique-- then I’ll definitely have something to write about.
So try to show me what makes your character interesting. A good balance of strengths and flaws is important, too.
Also, the more detail, the better. Characters sheets and faceclaims are great. If you don’t have those, try to describe your character as much as possible. The more detail you give me, the more material I have to write about. You can also link to fics, drawings, Tumblrs, roleplays, etc.
And slipping me an extra 4,000 points wouldn’t hurt.
(Just kidding, haha.)
However, please don’t think that if you comment, you’re guaranteed a fic. I also can’t tell you when it’ll be completed (or how long it’ll be, for that matter-- whenever I think a fic will be short, I always end up writing more and more.
) But I will try to do as many as possible. So it doesn’t hurt to try commenting
As a final note, I can’t promise a 100% accurate portrayal, since I don’t know your OC nearly as well as you do. I won’t deliberately change anything, and I’ll try my best to keep her in-character, but I probably won’t write her exactly as you imagined in your head. So please don’t expect that.
So if you have a Killjoy, BL/ind, or neutral OC, please leave a comment (or note me, toad1
) with the following info:OC name:Affiliation:
(Killjoy, BL/ind, or neutral.)Character info:
(Character sheets, drawings, descriptions, etc.)Plot idea(s):
(Give me at least one idea for a plot. I don’t expect any particular length. Even one sentence is fine. You can give me as many ideas as you want, but please know that I’ll only write about one, unless I end up combining a few.)
You can submit as many OCs as you want, but I’ll only write about one. Also, I don’t mind including members of the Fab Four (actually, I love writing for Poison and Kobra), but please don’t ask me to include all
of them. (And my Jet is pretty weak, just a warning. I have almost no experience writing for him.)
If you’re interested, please comment as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!