The OC Revolution Returns An original character, or OC, is a character created by a fanfic author or roleplayer for an established canon storyline. —Wikipedia For a reader, discovering a good OC can be akin to a surprise visit from a chatty Papa George who wants to explain the mysteries of GFFA, including how some of the Empire's best troops could be defeated by tribal teddy bears, why stormtrooper armor didn't work as effectively as clonetrooper armor or why Jedi Padawans wore mullets (business up front/party in the back). Sadly, a bad OC experience is comparable to being trapped in an elevator with your least favorite character in the Saga and no available weapons of mass destruction. Undoubtedly, we've all had our share of bad OC experiences. Every one of us has stumbled across or has written (time to fess up, kiddos) one of those OCs who makes you want to stab your eyes out and renounce your literacy. However, we also have read or have written the ones who put a lump in your throat, make you snarf carbonated beverages, see the humanity in the bad guys, or think about the GFFA in a totally new light. OC writers are a tough and often under-appreciated lot, yet we keep trudging back for more—we either like the abuse or have something important to say. This thread is an attempt to provide a forum for OC writers (I know there have been others in the distant past, but MODS this will be unique, I promise) to pull together, like our very own leper colony, and talk about what makes us tick as writers and why we tell the stories we do. —oqidaun (former Fanfic Moderator, founder of the OC Revolution, and quite the Original Character in her own right) Welcome back, everyone, to the thread all of our OCs call home! It has been nearly nine months since we last convened, but all the more reason to get this rocking again. With the new boards, we will have some changes to the old system. A new day brings new excitements. The database, as it was, fell apart, as few people were submitting their stories or characters any more, so we will no longer be continuing with the database. The old database thread still exists here (though still in a truncated form). We will, however continue our fine tradition of OC discussions and challenges, reviving the OC dueling circle once again. Note (1-8-2015): You are welcome to discuss your other fandom and original fiction OCs as well as Star Wars ones. Note (1-25-2015): Linking to fics is currently allowed in this thread when they are relevant to an ongoing discussion (please don't just drop your story link into the conversation). See the new policy on linking for details before linking anything. The post may still be edited if it's deemed to be pimping/promoting, so exercise your best judgment. The thread where you list your OC characters is not this one but the OC Index Thread. NB: As of 9 September 2022, this thread and the OCDatabaseSock are run jointly by @Findswoman and @earlybird-obi-wan .