I never feel in the mood to work on OCs but of course when I do charahub is down. so I’m gonna dump today’s new ones here for now
meet nameless astronomy student who’s got the ability to live 1 minute longer than everyone else between 11:59:59pm and midnight, and the incorporeal evil wizard thing (who’s now literally a bunch of powerless floating clothes) that her family sealed eons ago. they work as a familiar for the girl as is the tradition but she’s secretly trying to give them their body+powers back. because why not. also they’re both related to some other OCs to an extent
neither have a name for now and I probably won’t do much with them anyway but I hadn’t created new characters in a while and it felt p nice.
Ok, basically I wanted to talk about this brand new site my friend Keith and I have been working on, and that I think a lot of people here might enjoy/benefit from.
It’s called Charahub - and it’s basically a place to store all of your characters from ALL OF EVERYWHERE! Every petsite, every doodle, every MLP fan character, any thing you’ve ever sat there and created you can put on this site. We’re not having any of that ‘once you upload it belongs to us’ rules, we want this to be a great and safe tool for everyone!
Go sign up and have a look around! We’re still working on it, but I can describe what we’ve already done:
- Add characters: You can add up to 100 characters right now. In the future we might increase or decrease this limit, or make it so a paid account will allow you unlimited character spots. You can fill in whatever fields you want, the ones you don’t fill in will end up not showing up on the profile. -Images: You can add the art of your character here, and arrange them in the order you’d like on the page. The top 3 will be shown on their profile, and you can change the focus of what is seen in the thumbnail. You’ll also be able to attach a little blurb describing the picture at some point, or listing the art credits. (This is still being worked on!) -Questions: this is pretty fun - any user can upload their own questions and then they’re available for anyone to see and answer for each of their characters. It was designed as a character building tool, something to give you a new bit of inspiration in an area you might not have previously thought of! The questions you do answer will be visible on your character’s profile. -Connections: Your character may have connections with another character of yours or a friends - they might be family, friends, enemies, employers - anything you like. You just create a hub page for the character you want to connect to, and send a request to connect them. If you own both the characters, then it’s an easy process!
HERE is an example of how I’ve used Charahub with one of my characters.
I see it as being very useful for getting art commissions - you just link to your character’s hub page and the artist can see all the info they need! Or people that write stories can keep all of their characters information here (which can be set to private, public or unlisted in case they’re worried about people seeing it before it’s ready). Or it can just be a good development tool. Or maybe, like me, you just want a place to store a bunch of info that you never really intended putting on display on various pet sites but want to keep written down!
So yes, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting characters and such being shown here on Tumblr, and I think a lot of you guys over here might enjoy this and be able to use it well. We’ll have forums over there eventually, but until then if you have any suggestions for improving the site, you can let me know!
PLEASE SIGN UP and enjoy! (Ohh, if you get asked for a key, it’s 'peacock’ and don’t mind all the kittens - we’re working on the artwork :) )
CHARAHUB IS THIS AWESOME GIFT OF INTERNET GODLY FIGURES WHO WEAVED THE WEBS TO TANGLE TOGETHER A SITE IN WHICH YOU CAN JOT DOWN ALL OF YOUR CHARACTERS.
NOT ONLY ONE, OR TWO, BUT 100 (A MAXIMUM WHICH INCREASES THE MORE YOU GIVE A LINK TOO BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST SO GOD DAMN GREAT)
OH. AND NOT JUST NAMES. BUT YOU CAN WRITE DOWN FACTS. BIRTHDAYS. EYE COLOR. BACKSTORY. WHAT THEY’RE FAVORITE TYPE OF SOCK IS, WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT. THEY HAVE ALMOST 100 TRIVIA QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO FILL OUT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER, RANGING FROM FAVORITE COLORS TO SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL (WOW.)
ALSO, GOT FANART? GOT REGULAR ART? POST A MAXIMUM OF TEN IMAGES TO THE IMAGES PAGE. BAM. VISUAL REFRENCE.
CHARACTER IS THE LONG LOST BROTHER’S UNCLE’S COUSINS FORMER ROOMATE? YOU CAN WRITE THAT DOWN IN THE LINK TAB TO HELP CREATE YOUR AWESOME AMAZING TAPESTRY OF RIGHTEOUS WORLD AND CHARACTER BUILDING.
“BUT WAIT, RYAN, MY GUIDE TO THE NEW AGE, I HAVE SO MANY CHARACTERS, IT’S GOING TO BE A MESS! HOW WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO GROUP THEM TOGETHER?” WELL SIT YOU BUTTUCKUS DOWN IN THAT GOLDEN HIGHCHAIR BECAUSE LEMME SHOW YOU YOUR TICKET TO THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY OF YOUR HEART.
CHARAHUB HAS A GROUP FUNCTION. THAT’S RIGHT YO. YOU CAN CREATE GROUPS (AND WRITE A QUICK SUMMARY ABOUT THE SERIES!!!) AND THEN DRAG AND DROP THAT FINE HUNK OF MAN/WOMAN/ALIENCREATUREFROMTHEPLANETKICKASS/OTHER INTO THE GROUP. AND THEN LOOK AT THAT AMAZING PROFILE. LOOK AT IT.
SPEAKING OF PROFILES, YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR FRIENDS AND FAVORITE THERE CHARACTERS? WHATS THAT? TIFFANY TASSELKICKER UPLOADED ANOTHER AMAZING CHARACTER TO THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE CALLED CHARAHUB? HOLY SHIT. HECKIE YEAH TO THE MOON MAXIMUM POWER. YOU CAN MUTUALLY FAVORITE AND GEEK AWAY TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT, MY SILLY LITTLE MELONS, AND WATCH WHO THEY CREATE AND WHEN THROUGH THE ACTIVITY SCREEN.
“WOW RYAN. I HAVE BEEN SO BLIND MY ENTIRE LIFE. WHERE IS THIS AMAZING PIECE OF GODS WORK THAT HAS GRACED HUMANS WITH ITS DIGITAL PRESENCE, AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?” I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED MY DARLING TEAPOT BECAUSE THIS SHIT? THIS AMAZING WORK OF SILVER DOLLARS THAT SPRAY FROM SPRINKLERS THE MOMENT SOMEONE PULLS THE FIREALARM OF GREATNESS?
ABSOLUTELY FREE. MY LORD. GETTIN’ HEART PALPITATIONS. SAVE ME I AIN’T GOIN TA HEAVEN.
SO SIT DOWN SON/DAUGHTER/MY DARLING BUCCANEER OF KITTEN TEARS
THIS APP WAS MADE TO HELP YOU ORGANISE YOUR NOTES - IDEAS, RECIPES, WRITING, LITERALLY EVERYTHING YOU WANT - ALL OF THESE ARE SAVED ON YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT SO YOU WON’T LOSE IT. AND NOBODY ELSE HAS ACCESS TO IT EXCEPT YOU (UNLESS YOU WANT TO SHARE)
Charahub is a site for you to simply post your characters and figure them out. It’s still in Beta, but works rather well.
You can create different groups to organize your characters in, put in images of your characters, answer questions (not all of the questions are relevant to every character, but there are a ton so you can answer what you want), describe your character’s sexuality, gender, personality, appearance, backstory, etc. in the main section of the character, and also make connections between characters to figure out how interactions should go.
(Important: The key you need to register is ‘peacock’)
A very old view, BUT one of the largest changes in Charahub V2 is that we are removing categories and replacing them with “worlds”.
Characters from different user accounts can belong to the same world. So I make a character that belongs to the “Mississippi 1975” world and then Gemma creates a character that also belongs in it, she can add it to that world. It’ll ask me if I approve of it (as the creator) and then add her to the page.
Characters can belong to multiple worlds. If you have one character you have in various stories you can add it to each!
Each world will have it’s own forum. This is a huge change from the relatively non-social site right now. We never got around to building in the social features (and played with a few forum options, obviously) but in V2 you can create a roleplay world, invite your friends characters, and roleplay directly in the forums there. The creator of the world will have full moderation control over it.
You can set the privacy of your worlds, just like you can your characters now. Private means only you can see it, public means that the world can see it. Password means you need a password to see it, and hidden means it doesn’t show up in searches.
The other major change is moving away from the fake-book-look to a more mobile friendly look. And because we’re keeping it as simple as possible we're opening it up to you to customize your layout.
You’ll have completely control over the CSS on your pages, meaning you can alter them however you want!
It’s essentially a really great way of storing and organizing all of your characters. You can dill it their basics, add images, pose questions to or about said characters, form them into groups or link relationships. It’s neat, simple, easy and FREE.
As you’ve probably noticed from the last two posts, one of the big features we’re working on in 2.0 is “worlds”. These will replace categories with another profile for you to edit and customize, so that you can add lore to the place around your (and your friends!) characters.
What I need to know is what you want to see from worlds. What kind of information would you like to attach to them. Think big picture world building!
Note: worlds is not the final naming on this feature, if you have any better idea (stories?) let me know here as well!
Charahub had a rocking start. But I honestly fell out of love with it once they made their extreme layout change. I just couldn’t seem to indulge in it any more? I much prefer to play white/blank themes for character profiling myself because it directly focuses your attention to the character on hand. Not the fancy buttons or swirly layout.
I really like ToyHouse though with the customize features? I always thought it would be a BAD thing to let people customize their own stuff because they usually do a bad job. Extreme colors, tiny fonts, just unfriendly to the common eye. But Being able to play with it myself? I adore that. I love my custom profile so much…
What Toyhouse has going for it over Charahub is that there is a chance to be social on there. Having characters, especially adoptables, is honestly a lot like showing off. People normally WANT to show off their newest and cutest character! I adore there is a front page for me to browse the public “features” or browse the recent uploads. That is so COOL to me. I just love that I can go around and comment on everything if I want too, I can privately message people, I can go on the forums, I can favorite characters!
I JUST REALLY LIKE TOYHOUSE. I was so upset when I lost interest in charahub. I wanted that place to be my “thing” to really encourage me to develop my characters and species. I wanted it to be home. But I just… Couldn’t love it the way I loved it’s potential? I’m putting a lot of hopes into Toyhouse. I’m really hoping they stay open and social, listen to the users suggestions and know when to cut us off for the good of the site too. I just hope I can love ToyHouse the way I loved Charahub’s Idea.
AJ pretty much sadly ditches Charahub for Toyhouse. ; ;
Listen up, Followers! I’m gonna rant about something cool!
There is a website called https://charahub.com/ I suggest it for every artist, writer, and general character maker! This site allows you to write down and organize your characters, along with asking questions to help you develop them.
I’ll be using my profile to show off my favorite features
It’s set up like a book, which I find adorable. You can group characters, in case you have multiple stories being written.Going into one of the character profiles, you get this:
You can do a basic bio, name, basic description, birthdays and family members, along with a 100% customizable gender and sexuality slots, allowing you to put more than just “male or female” or “gay or straight”. If you scroll down, it will let you summarize their past and their role in the story you’re writing.
Moving on, we get the questions. There’s around fifty something, and they range from simple “favorite color” and “alignment” to “have they ever wanted to commit suicide” and “how have ghosts affected this character’s view on the afterlife?”. It has a lot of questions and you have the freedom to answer however you want.
One of my favorite things, is this:
You can “link” characters, which means that you can list characters connected to this one so that people viewing the profile can easily get to other characters. And you get to add what they are to one another, like with my characters, I have Skye set to Anna’s Sister-in-law, but you can set any relationship from “sibling” to “dance-off enemy”.
Seriously, I suggest trying this out. It’s free, though buying an account has bonus perks like “I can make more characters” but free mode gives you one hundred. Only “problem” so far is the sizing on the pictures you can upload, but re-sizing Skye and Anna didn’t pixelate all to hell, so it’s good.
This hasn’t been pushed to the site yet, as we’re hoping you’ll help us with one final big test before we make it live - and give you the site we think you deserve! We worked pretty hard on it, and hope you’ll love it. So please go in, have a look around, and report back to us any lasting problems. We tried fixing everything, but some gremlims have a habit of hiding from us!
Have fun! (And see the magic that happens when you shrink your browser window)