“Also, also, I don’t like the OC hate. If it’s a well made OC, then why are you hating on it? I’ve done various amounts of research for my OC, Indiana, and I’m still scared to roleplay with her because I’m scared people don’t want to roleplay with her or even learn about her.“
OC hate, if baseless, is pretty bad. I speak this from experience as someone who used to hate OC’s with a burning passion and just denied every one of them due to most of their creators throwing tantrums at me and refusing to accept constructive criticism. Nowadays, I try to be more tolerant only because of a friend who has a pretty great OC, but I need to address your final point: the one where you address having fear of people not wanting to roleplay with your Indiana OC.
This may sound harsh and blunt, but that’s just how some people are, myself included. I don’t hate OC’s needlessly nowadays and do try to give more chances, but I certainly don’t have much interest in them. Especially not in roleplaying. It may sound disheartening, yes, but you need to understand that roleplaying is a two-way street. I’ve had that happen to me where I was RP’ing Nyo!Vietnam and I had a poorly done OC shoved onto me. If one of you isn’t interested or invested, the roleplay will most likely not go well. Likewise, you can simply just find somebody else: I’m pretty sure there’ll be someone that accepts OC’s for RP’ing.
That saying so, don’t give up or feel scared at facing other people’s opinions towards your OC. Yeah, it can hurt or sting, but that’s life. Don’t let it get you down and just keep going. Express and introduce your OC but do it in a way that isn’t imposing. Ask the person politely if they don’t mind RP’ing with an OC first and if they say yes, you’re gold and may have a new RP partner. If no, respect their wishes and find another person.
OC’s are a very touchy subject in fandoms, in general, and I think it’s mainly because of the sections that really ruin it for everyone.
whenever they’re out exploring a planet and keith sees something interesting he’ll grab hold of lance’s hand to get his attention
he’s telling lance to look and lance is like “yeah, mhm, i see,” but he definitely does not because he can’t look away from where keith hasn’t let go of his hand yet
keith does not let go of his hand for the duration of the trip
one day shiro calls keith to his room to talk to him but when keith comes in his hair is french-braided really beautifully and he’s like !!! O.O
and he says “who did your hair? it’s really nice,” and keith kind of self-consciously touches it but he’s smiling a little and his cheeks are pink and he just says really quietly “it is isn’t it? lance did”
shiro wiggles his eyebrows a little but doesn’t tease too much but ITS CUTE OKAY
probably they’re sitting at a dinner with an alien species allura is trying to make an alliance with and start bumping knees with each other for no reason
lance almost falls over at one point. allura is glaring. pidge is trying not to laugh
but also, lance can get nervous sometimes, depending on the day or who they’re talking to. he doesn’t show it and covers it up with his usual suaveness, but keith can be pretty perceptive, especially when it comes to lance
so his knee is bumping up and down rapidly during a dinner and he’s fidgeting with his hands
keith just puts his hand on top of lance’s knee and then kind of reaches out to hold lance’s hand
it helps a lot, for both of them really
i kid you not keith probably has his fingers hooked around lance’s pant loops and they still think their rship is platonic
lance very casually tucking keith’s hair behind his ears and mumbling something about how he “can’t see your eyes, keith”
or poking his face to get his attention and smiling really widely when keith turns to him and squishes his face so his lips are puckered up like a fish and says with exasperation but fondness “what do you waaanntt, lance?”
“you,” he says in a muffled voice (they’re not even together yet what kind of,,,,)
(how do you smile when your face is squished like that i do not know but lance’s love for keith defies all facial expression limitations)
catch lance trying to teach keith how to dance at 3 in the morning, hands on his hips, laughing quietly at how hard keith is concentrating
sitting on the sofa, lance playing with keith’s fingers, keith with his head resting on his shoulder
“We grew up together basically. My first time hanging out with him we
went to the mall in Beverly Centre, we hung out all day, we played music
with each other. He’s a perfect human being. He’s beautiful and
wonderful. He’s a good friend. We’re good friends to each other.“