3. Your Sunshine!
A character that never fails to make you smile. Maybe they have bright colors.
or maybe they are very cute. A character who's your own personal sun.Art by @/cathedrais
You haven't met her yet, you haven't had the chance... I was going to make Flannery
a chaotic neutral hellion, but the concept of her as a Small Supportive Magician brightening the world by pulling flowers and encouraging notes from behind people's ears was too nice to pass up... a ray of light among my otherwise Awful Cats.
4. The Odd One
The odd ball character you're not sure why you have, but you treasure them deeply. Perhaps because they're just so weird?
Look at Rose! Look at her third ear and white-ringed eyes and Optional Spider Leggy! Look at all her flames and their spooky faces! I love Rose!
5. Sentimental Value
Okay, now who has the most sentimental value? Maybe a character you received from a friend, or who you have fond memories of. Perhaps they're very old?
When I was eight I joined Neopets, and the first pet I made was a Yellow Gelert... I wanted to name him Dogbone, but that was taken, so I picked a random name from the list of suggestions and so malyn42092
was born. He's stuck by my side ever since, and now he's almost 5,000 days old, 14 years later. Malyn was one of my first attempts at designing, which, as you can see, was basically just two lines under his eye and a lil' necklace... but look at the sweet magic he can do! Malyn's been through a lot of changes over the years, including a looong stint as a Draik of various colors, but in the end, I always saw him as a happy-go-lucky yellow Gelert, and morphed him back (he's now Shadow, after a dog of mine who passed away). Suffice to say he will never leave my side!
6. The fancy one!
Your flashiest character! Probably the prettiest one or the one with the most fancy design.
GAZE UPON THIS GLAMOROUS COOKIE OWL! @/xAerisx did such a good job making them my aesthetic, with the gold filigree and the roses and the little bow... a really good bird...
7. The rare one!
'The rarity.' How about a character you're so surprised you actually managed to get? You probably won't be letting go of them anytime soon!
I was so astounded and lucky to be able to trade the Neopet "Gargoyle" for Clyde
, already as a Chocolate Draik with some battle stats... a bunch of HSD, Neocash, some rare Petpet(pet)s, and candy-related puns later, it's safe to say that Clyde is my rare and spoiled princess. In a stroke of genius, someone on a character development board suggested she should be a candy mobster, and I've never looked back.
8. Weird Attachment
Made from a breeding I did for ZayFireAdopts
. I didn't think much of his design at the time, but I had a bit of an idea for a character and decided to scoop him up from the batch. Surprise! One of my favorite characters of all time, if not the
favorite. I've done a fair bit of research (aka watching movies) into old swindles and con artists just for his character! I don't post much art of Briar but it's cause he's a garbage son formed from tropes and angst and thus has to live deep in my Stash and Toyhouse :'3c I recently revamped his human design a bit to be less 3edgy5me, so maybe one day...
9. The Fandom character
You heard me! Everyone's got one, fork them over!
I don't think that I have any finished art of any fandom characters (maybe for the best?), but if it counts, for most of middle school I spent a huge amount of time 'developing' a self-insert Xiaolin Showdown fan character. Lapis was the princess of the western dragons, turned into a dragon, had a bunch of Awesome Magic Powers, and was dating Chase Young (I had a Huge Crush on Chase Young, but who doesn't?). She was pretty rad.
10. The newbie
Aggressively shoves my new daughter Shackleton
at you... I not-so-subtly based her off of my favorite historical figure. I'm really excited to develop her more within Mothcats
!Bonus Round That Wasn't In The Original Meme But I'm Including it Anyway11. Favorite OC(s)
Double feature here, of Obsidian
. Anyone who's familiar with my long tenure at ZayFireAdopts
has some inkling of just how much they've both grown, from wannabe villains to... actual villains... to redeemed(ish) villains; from each others' worst enemies to How To Train Your Dragon But You're A Magical Deer. Their (soul) bond will always have a really special place in my heart, even if a lot of their story never makes it out of my head!
Thank you for reading!