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About Hetalia OCs...

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 22, 2012, 4:10 PM


Listen, maggots. (and I mean that in the most loving way posible).
About Hetalia OCs...
You should do your research on them, or there's no doubt that you're going to get targeted by the people who hate shitty OCs. Don't make them a Mary-Sue or Gary-Stu. You also might offend someone who's from that particular country.

BUT.

There's a flip side to the situation.

People who go around "critiquing" OCs...
You better be sure as hell that your 'critique' is actually helpful. Because critiques can hurt. And they do. (Well, some of them).
Honestly.
Completely slandering someone's inaccurate OC? That doesn't help. At all. Calling it a "piece of shit"?
You can be pretty damn sure that the OC creator is going to bitch at you for that. I would too. Actually, I would probably just mock them, but still.
Instead, you should politely point out that their OC has some flaws. Also, pointing them to sources with information on the country is always nice too.

Remember,

Critique =/= Trolling

AND

Critique =/= Being a complete dickhead who isn't actually doing anything to help


kthnxbai

Actually nobody has ever attacked my Hetalia OC :iconask-argentina:, but this is coming from something that recently happened.

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TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Writer
:iconfblikeplz:
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Gambitte Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved your journal entry! /total fave.

Is this because of the journal that was recently posted on the APH-OC group page by one of its administrators? (She/He titled it "Stop, Just Stop it" or something and it was about people and "whitewashing" country OCs)
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
why thank you~
and no, it's because of something that happened with a friend of mine and her OC. Personally, I don't like whitewashed OCs either (which is why mine is tanned)
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Gambitte Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh alright.

Truth be told, everyone has been somehow exposed to flaming in one way or another :/ I mean, there's always going to be dicks around that won't even help you and instead only encourage you to want to crawl under a rock or something. It's stupid, and it's far worse when you learn that this people are usually just wanting to feel better by making you feel like shit. :(
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, unfortunately. :C Nobody has ever said anything too mean about my OC though
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CasualCynic Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. maggots. soldier reference?

I agree. Know what you say before you say it. Even if it means going 5 minutes out of your way (GOD FORBID) to look something up. Or double check. Or whatever.
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD Nah, it's just something I say

I totally agree. Spending 10 minutes on researching an OC? No way. That takes too much time away from my 'kawaii desu' buttsex. //shot dead
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daisy8000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :clap::worship: I have a Hetalia FC (Ireland), and originally she was really crappy in every sense of the word. (Heck, she looked like Belgium when I first thought of making her :XD: And I had never seen Belgium before >3>) I eventually got down the design and personality, but... I still hadn't even googled basic history of Ireland =__="
But then when I saw all those well made Hetalia OCs/FCs/whateveryouprefers, I finally hit the books and started researching Irish History. I must say, I was a bit surprised when I saw that Russia and Ireland actually get along... So... yeah. Interesting stuff. Now her personality reflects history =v=

It's all about doing your research, really.
No research=Most likely Mary-Sue. And probably offensive to someone from the country/district/city/whateveryourcharacteris
Research=Likeable character. Still offensive, but in the Hetalia style and not just outright crappy.
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad to hear that~ I agree.
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sunshinedust22 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for stating this :D
I am still quite intimidated about some of those people who critique very harshly though. That is one of the very reasons why I am kind like shy/scared to post up profiles I made for some of my state-tans because I always think that someone is going to bash on me and say that I did this wrong in very harsh tone or that I offended them ;3; and that will probably make me feel ashamed of myself
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