I went out and am still semi-drunk, but this argument is now fresh and I want to reply to it. So there’s a chance I will not fully agree with it tomorrow, but fuck the police.
Jimmy Lethal wrote:
Being born human, Ace actually looks more like a rapper on Earth than in Equestria, where he wears a white T-shirt (with a spade on it, but still), baggy jeans, white high-tops, and occasionally, dog tags and a baseball cap. Also, keep in mind he’s white. That being said, I drew some of his human style from guys like Fred Durst. And what does Fred wear? Yep. Baggy jeans and a baseball cap. The transition to pony form was an attempt to mimic his shirt and shoes’ color scheme.
“Being born human.” Wait, so this is that type of “portal to Equestria” type of OC? Yeah, not even going to bother countering that. Whether this can be considered fanon or headcanon (fuck terminology), the deal that humans can travel to Equestria and magically turn into horsies there is really far fetched. This doesn’t clash with the canon storyline, but it certainly clashes with the logic that applies to the canon (Equestria Girls is not an argument here).
It was impossible of me to be aware of his past as a human. Assuming that it is true, his looks as human are unrelated to his looks as ponei. If you are going to throw a human into Equestria, know that they are two entirely different species. A human suddenly becoming a pony would certainly mind having his junk hanging out. Make some of his past looks come back more to his current.
The lackluster pose stems from my complete inability to actually make a character’s pose on Pony Creator look decent. Because, frankly, most of the time, they look retarded. He also lacks a mic, so I kind of get where you’re going with that.
I dislike anything that creator spews out by default, so be aware of that. If you’re going to use an OC from the creator, go through with it. Put some effort into your OC’s looks and other stuff, instead of doing some shitty creator pony and calling it a day. That is my opinion though, and unrelated to just your OC here.
Remember Cheerilee’s cutie mark? Indirect meaning. Ace’s cutie mark? Indirect meaning. It stems from the fact that he’s an “ace” at rapping. avoids tomatoes His parents were successful casino owners, but aside from being a part-time blackjack dealer, Ace mainly focuses on rapping. That and the fact he’s from Vegas.
throws tomatoes But ok, fair enough, it has a history to his job, I wasn’t aware of this by just the small amount of info you gave me. BUT a cutie mark is related to a pony’s special talent, not his job. His talent is rapping, not blackjack. If being an “ace” at something would be considered a good reason to give a pony an ace cutie mark, we’d have tons of them even within canon.
I’ll go through the relationship thing using Fifths’ points.
I agree with Jimmy here that you’re wrong to put Vinyl on the same level as main and secondary characters. I think we should be willing to tolerate a lot more fan wank concerning Vinyl just because she really doesn’t have any canon personality to speak of besides her occupation and what can be inferred from it (DJ, probably a party animal, etc.) Shipping Vinyl with an OC is significantly less annoying than shipping, say, Twilight with an OC because with Twilight, we’re forced to ask “How come this mysterious character is never even mentioned in all the time we see Twi on screen?”
Conflicting with canon is one thing, but when you get annoyed that Vinyl is getting shipped with some OC, you’re really just annoyed that your fanon is getting replaced with his fanon.
Correct yet incorrect. Given, she nor any possible backstory can’t be considered “canon”, as she simply is still on the levels of background pony. BUT what we have to remember here is that ponies like her and Derpy are widely known within fanon, to the point that specific points to their background are considered correct settings. Be aware here that I don’t have a fanon; what I’m working around here though is Vinyl’s spread and reputation within the majority of the fandom.
He could’ve shipped his OC with any self-created OC he also made (one that actually is a rapper) and make it work out, but instead he chose Vinyl exactly because she is so widely known within the fanon. It can be considered a legit setting (and would it become canon, I won’t give a fuck), but that still makes it a bad case of ego imo.
By the logic you apply here, any OC can be the love interest of Bonbon, regardless of how fanon depicts her in a relationship with Lyra. Hell, by your logic, Vinyl can be a farmer’s daughter who has a dick, only touched a dj table twice in her life (both canon times), stuffs potatoes up her ass because it turns her on, is the sub of a dom donkey, wears glasses because she’s blind, has aids and will die in two weeks, and is actually called Rachel instead of Vinyl. Yet you call her Vinyl here and accept her as a professional Dj who did more than just those two times playing records. Why? Because that’s what the fandom build upon.
Yes, in fanon logic my fucked up setting would’ve been a legit setting. But due to their spread within the fandom, most bronies would place serious question marks behind it and point it out to me, which is what I’m doing here with the way he places his OC. If I suddenly said Derpy hates muffins and instead shoots birds to bake up for dinner, I’m certain both you and Jimmy would question where I got the idea.