I don’t think there has been a general OC discussion thread, just the review one. Maybe ask the mods to sticky this one like the artist group chat threads?
Anyways, i posted some of mine on the review thread, and i might as well post them here too. Starting with this girl, cuz she’s the one i’ve put the most thought into and whose design i like the best;
Midnight Dew, the somewhat bitchy aristocratic dream-magic horse. As evidenced by her dreamcatcher cutie mark, she’s an oneiromancer aka she can fuck with anyone’s dreams pretty much however she wishes. However, there’s a drawback to her ability; she only has full use of her magic when she is asleep. When awake, she can barely lift a teacup with her magic, something she is very
self-conscious about. Thanks to her stern aristocratic upbringing she hates failures and embarrassments, and has a bit of a hair-tigger temper when it comes to any perceived denigration of her magical abilities.
She’s a bit like that Restoration mage in Winterhold if you’ve played enough Skyrim to know what i’m talking about. Oneiromancy is a perfectly
valid school of magic!
I actually originally designed her as the antagonist for a story i never got around to writing, in which a vengeful oneiromancer is causing nightmares all around Equestria and it’s up to princess Luna to try to stop her. Since i’m a lazy shit i never got around to writing that particular story, but the villain’s design lives on, albeit with some fairly major changes to make her look less sinister. She was originally a lot more gaunt and sickly looking, now she just looks a bit tired and bitchy for the most part.
And then there’s this girl:
Bittergreen. Yes, i named her after an alchemy ingredient from Morrowind
She is a herbalist with a special interest in poisonous plants, deadly or otherwise. Not that she would ever actually poison anyone, mind you. It’s just scientific curiosity, you understand.
Other ponies aren’t so sure about that, and are quite happy to keep their distance from her. She is quite happy to be left alone as well. She gets along better with her herbs than she does with other ponies. She does know a fair bit about healing herbs as well, but she just finds plants that don’t cause horrific death to be, well, a bit boring.
She’s also a herbal tea enthusiast, but no one ever wants to try out her special brew. Gotta wonder why.
There’s no hemlock in it this time, i swear!