SELF-BASED OCS, LISTEN UP!
IF YOU’RE THE MUN OF A SELF-BASED OC BLOG AND YOU ARE INSECURE ABOUT OTHER ROLEPLAYERS NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU AREN’T SELF-INSERTING, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THIS !
It has come to our attention that many RPers of self-based OCs have the common insecurity that other people believe they are self-inserting. This is especially true if mun and muse share the same name. This insecurity should never have to loom over RPers of self-based OCs, since there is a very clear separation from mun and muse, regardless of how many qualities are shared. Therefore, we have decided to type up a little disclaimer that muns of self-based OC blogs can paste into their rules. That way, the Tumblr RP community can perhaps better understand where the muns of these blogs are coming from, and self-based RPers can have a unified disclaimer to go by.
Disclaimer: Please understand that the muse and the mun are not the same person. Although this blog is listed as a “self-based oc,” I do not consider myself to be in the situation of threads/plots/etc. when I write this character. This character is a person of their own, with memories and experiences of their own. Although some may overlap with the mun of this blog, the character is an entirely different entity.
If you found this to be helpful, or even that it slightly eased your insecurity, please give this post a reblog in order to spread it around. No one should ever have to feel insecure about their portrayal, and muns of self-based OCs can sometimes have a difficult time with that.