i notice on your old blog you used to condone jaytim and stuff what changed?
i sat down for two seconds and actually read what ‘antis’ posted instead of being so up my own ass. ended up agreeing w almost everything they said and being like ‘now hold on a second.. o fuck theyre fuckign right..’
ive said this before but my job is like the most calming therapeutic thing in my life?? everyone is very nice to me and i’m working on a tiny box for tiny popsicle erasers. all of the popsicles have lil fruits next to em to represent the flavors except for the american red white and blue one cuz i just put anime sparkles, it’s sparkle flavor.
Why do you find writing to reader inserts harder than OC stuff? I would have thought it would be the same? Seems to be a thing for people hard to express their OCs and things. have any advice for that??
And the funny thing is, anon, I have NO idea why people are
so scared to express their OC/Canon relationships. D:
The reason reader inserts are harder to write is because
you’re limited in what you can write about in worry of breaking the immersion.
It’s hard to develop a back story for a reader that people can either relate
with or can try and relate to compared to an OC where you can sit back, go
crazy (within reason) and nod at how this feels content and relatable to the
character in question.
Also, I cannot use a name and I am restricted to a very
limited perspective such as first person. Having to put in ‘you’ and or ‘I’
fifty times makes the writing feel weak and stale given the repetitiveness of
the words. Writing in y/n, h/c, and e/c feels so lazy and grammatically
incorrect that it drives me bananas. It feels like half my story is missing!
To be clear, I only started writing reader inserts because I
get too many ideas, and I want to ‘plot dump’. I don’t want to have to sit back
and think up 10+ OCs that can make the story work or try to write in a
beginning and ending story that could be enjoyable all throughout. That’s too
much work, and I liked the idea of reader inserts being a single scene or just
a small, short story that I could get my idea out and on paper without much
hassle or thought. It super helped. C:
That’s not to say I don’t plan on turning some of these into
novels in the future by reworking, expanding on scenes and (obviously)
rethinking the characters in question. There were some that left a huge impact
on people, and I enjoyed writing to them, that I want to keep them and use them
The only reason I ask people express interest in the works
in question is because I don’t plan on writing more to some unless people show
they actually want more. If I don’t see a want for more, and I don’t have
ideas, then I am not going to bother sitting and plotting to a story I see
‘finished’. The way I separate my work is this:
My reader inserts are mostly for you guys to enjoy and
participate in my worlds. You like it? Awesome! Let me know, and I’ll see if I can
think up more. You think it’s fine how it is? Cool, I’ll leave it alone then
and think up a new project!
My OC/Canon stuff is my self-indulgent fantasies that I
could care less if nobody but me enjoys. As I said before, it could get no
notes, and I’d be happy. C8
I know I do reblog a lot of ‘review my works, because I’ll
abandon them otherwise’, and that’s only truthful for my reader stuff. Also,
again, the reason I stress this, is I had this happen before in another fandom
and—to shock you all—it was an OC/Canon story.
Back in my Sonic days, I had no idea how to step my toes
into the fanfiction or artwork scene, so I decided to focus my time on a graphic
novel I called Chaotically Intertwined (it’s still in my DA gallery). I’ll
spare the details, but it had focus on some characters in the Archie Sonic
comics people enjoyed but never got to see much of until I began working on the
comic. It started off simple with really crappy art, but people came to love
the first part after I finished it with 14 pages (I believe).
I started the second part in time, but after a few pages, I
started to get frustrated and bored. Comics are hard work, and I would much rather
work on something I enjoy than something that is being a pain in the ass, and
since it was only a simple OC/Canon story that was dropping in favorites and
comments, I decided to halt the production of it as I see all of my OC/Canon
stuff just my ‘me stuff’.
Am I enjoying it? No? Alright, time to stop.
Are others enjoying it? Maybe I can squeeze out a bit more,
but there is no guarantee I might continue it if it’s this late in the game…
I did so for several months (from July – November), and
eventually people started asking me where it went. Why did I stop it? Why
didn’t I continue it? And people asking if I’d just spoil the ending. xD; I’ve
been tempted to write up that spoiler page since I do not see myself returning
to the comic anytime soon, but we’ll see.
I did manage to get out 2/3 more pages, I believe, but then
I was just realizing I was running on fumes, and I needed to put it down for
good. I know it upset some people, but, well…when you get little to no praise
on (especially) your OC/Canon work, it makes you think this is more in your
hands than anybody else’s, and so I just stopped in time, because I was growing
tired of it.
I did the same thing with another Yu Yu Hakusho comic I
wrote for me and my then girlfriend called ‘Secrets of Demons’ which had a very
Secret of Nimh vibe to it (get the pun of the title)? The views and downloads
of some of the pages were great but the comments and such were lackluster, so I
stopped that in time too.
Would the support in the beginning made a difference? Maybe.
I cannot say for sure, but it just goes to show that if you love something, it
is better to speak up about it than not at all. It could make a huge
Now, for the people demanding other folks reblog, like,
kudos, draw fanart of their OC/Canon stuff and only writing their OC/Canon
stuff for that reason…you’re doing it for ALL the wrong reasons.
Write your OC/Canon stuff because it gives you
joy! If you’re focusing on the idea of writing this for the thought of praise,
love, and fanart, you’re going to be in for a world of hurt, because this part
of the market is a tough and horrible mistress.
Obviously given the fear that people let cripple them
(flamers and such), you can see why it’s a horrible mistress. But you know
what? Who cares! You write that OC of yours, and you pair him or her with
whoever you damn well want to! If it gives you joy, that’s the most important
part. ♥ I RP with only OCs and I can tell you now, seeing how a character and
their personality can really change a canon character and how they think, act,
and reflect on the future is just…amazing. I truly wish more people could see
it that way, but sadly, people won’t.
I cannot stress the ‘do the stuff you love for you and you
alone’ method. You will burn yourself out trying to please others, or hoping to
gain some sort of fame through your works and ideas. All ideas that are
published today—Harry Potter and Assassin’s Creed—started with a simple
original thought. Keep that in mind, and work hard and treasure your characters
even when you worry nobody else will.
Don’t let anything stop you. If you like your OC/Canon
stuff, love it, write it, draw it, and show it without restraint. ;) I’ll
always adore my folks who support my OC/Canon stuff, but again, it’s not
necessary. I’ll be in my own OC/Canon hell till the day I die. Cx
The differences between Darkiplier and Antisepticeye
Obviously we see Anti and Dark as two similar beings because they’re both the evil counterparts or the demons of two great guys who are best friends. Though I think that they’re also very different for many different reasons. Let’s break it down a little and spot the differences, shall we?
Let’s start with Anti.
Antisepticeye, otherwise known as Jack’s evil counterpart or demon, has made many appearances already - even recently. His look can be interpreted however you want, but he has been portrayed a certain way on the channel for some time now. He seems to look exactly how Jack does whenever he appears. But during one longer appearance, he was seen with all black clothing (a black shirt and ripped jeans) and some ear gauges (you can see this in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video). You could assume that this is Anti’s regular style. We’ve also seen him with black eyes (also in the ‘Say Goodbye’ video) which could possibly mean that he’s a demon.
Anti’s appearances have been brief for the most part. He appears in the form of glitches in Jack’s face cam (you can see a lot of this in Jack’s ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s - Sister Location’ videos) and only stays for a few seconds, though his appearances grew gradually more frequent as the end of October got closer. The only video in which he’s made a longer and much stronger appearance is in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video.
A quick example.
Anti’s voice is also far from normal, as far as we know. It’s very distorted and sounds like there are multiple people speaking at the same time, all in different pitches. This kind of matches his glitchy appearances.
Another thing about him is that he’s very violent. In multiple appearances, Anti has been seen using his fingers as guns and holding them to his head, strangling himself, pulling at his hair or face or mouth, or with blood somewhere on his face. In the ‘Say Goodbye’ video, he even goes as far as making Jack slit his own throat. He’s displayed as a crazy character, even borderline psychotic.
Picture it this way: if Anti was given the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t hesitate. He would use all the pretty little toys he had and make it as enjoyable as possible - for him. He is merciless, violent and crazy and this could be due to Jack’s excessive amount of energy being manifested into something evil. His idea of fun is extremely dangerous, bloody and painful.
So, Anti is practically a psychopath.
Now, onto Dark.
Darkiplier, otherwise known as Mark’s evil counterpart or demon, hasn’t made nearly as many appearances as Anti. There were theories about him in Mark’s earlier videos ‘Don’t Blink’ and ‘Dont Move’, but he’s been nothing more than a theory since then. People came up with their own ideas and conclusions while Anti was around. But he has finally made an appearance in one of the paths you take when you go to Mark’s video, ‘A Date With Markiplier’ (to get to him you have to click ‘Pay’ and then click ‘Horror’. If you want to follow through then you have to click on ‘Freedom’ and finally, kill the guy on ‘Left’.)
So far, his attire is different from Anti’s. Of course, he was wearing the suit that Mark was wearing during the date, but it oddly seemed to suit him (pun intended). Already off the bat, this leads us to think that Dark may prefer cleaner or more professional attire as opposed to black t-shirts and ripped jeans. Another thing is that he seems to like wearing black eyeliner, unless that’s some sort of natural dark circle around his eyes. Either way, creep factor.
Dark’s appearances haven’t been as glitchy as Anti’s. There are a few moments where he’s seemed to glitch out slightly, but for the most part he’s more ‘stable’. Although, there does seem to be some sort of layering effect in his appearances or some sort of 3D filter - like there are duplicates of him. His stance is also very proper, with his hands gingerly held behind his back as he talks. That, and his appearances have been longer than Anti’s. He sticks around to even converse with the viewer, whereas Anti will only stick around for a few seconds in the face cam, just long enough for someone to notice him.
An example for Darky.
Dark’s voice is a lot deeper than Anti’s, kind of like Mark’s is deeper than Jack’s. Though, it’s almost abnormally deep for someone with Mark’s face. It’s also very echoey, as though he was appearing in a vision or a dream.
Now this is where the major difference comes out.
Unlike Anti, Dark looks very calm and reserved. He speaks slowly, carefully and clearly - as though he’s having a conversation with a colleague at work. He doesn’t seem violent in any sort of way and doesn’t imply that he wants to cause harm to anyone. It’s just that his entire demeanor and way of speaking is very … Dark. I guess he lives up to his name. Rather than being crazy and excitable like Anti, he’s just cold and intimidating.
Picture it this way: if Dark also had the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t go about it the same way. He would most likely use his words to slowly drive the person mad, to frighten them out of their skin. His definition of fun wouldn’t be to hear the person’s screams or see a gory scene - no, his fun is all in the scares. Sure, eventually he gets around to the torture, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who likes to make a mess, you know?
So, Dark is a cold, merciless killer.
Anti and Dark are very similar but also very different, which makes them that much more interesting to observe and analyze. The two of them working together would be the perfect recipe for a vengeful murder. Of course, they’re super fun to watch from afar.