I know the producers and writers jeopardized Kara and Alex relationship all along season 2, but let’s imagine for a minute everything was fine and they hadn’t messed up. Let’s pretend the show hadn’t become some sort of parody of itself and their relationship was still the same as it was in season 1.
Can you imagine if Kara had had to choose between National City and Alex in the final?
“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.
While we wait for this hiatus to end, I took some screenshots from the SDCC SU trailer recording, and remastered them to be as high quality as possible! (At least until CN uploads a nice, crisp, HD trailer.)