Comic 73 - DELAY: Giga's OC's, Vol. 1
21st Jul 2013, 7:00 AM
DELAY: Giga's OC's, Vol. 1
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Author Notes:
GigaNerd17 edit delete
I'm pretty sure there's a specific circle of Hell for people who extend vacations an extra week, but fact of the matter is, we're not ready to resume just yet. (Or more specifically, I'm not.) The combination of a stressful July schedule, a Fire Emblem: Awakening addiction, and personal artistic frustration has led to a nasty boil-over incident and, as a result, no comic this week. In fact, I'll probably be pulling out the shorter strips for the next couple weeks after. Sorry to disappoint y'all. :/

Anyways, what we've got here is a fraction of a project I started on a while back: the usual "create 100 OC's" challenge. Three out of the four presented here are video game-related, making it somewhat acceptable filler. You also get to sample my current coloring and shading abilities, which have improved quite a bit since our earliest strips, I suppose.

Darkshine is a character I created for use in a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic RP I ran back in the day, representative of the insecurities I used to possess a few years ago.
Giga is a Venus Djinni I created for a Golden Sun: Dark Dawn parody comic that never came to fruition, representative of the extroverted part of myself.
Faceless is the primary Mii I use in all of my Wii and 3DS games, representative of the introverted part of myself.
Poet Slime was created as an extra for Level 30 Psychiatry, representative of the (comparative) peace of mind I have achieved since my "Darkshine" days.

Dunno about you guys, but every OC I've ever created (including many not shown here) ends up being symbolic of one of my life experiences. Care to share yours?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
My main weakness as a writer is I am TERRIBLE at making original characters. And at the same time I don't like all the restrictions that come with using established characters. I guess that's why I do comedic parody, people expect the characters to be warped versions of themselves.

My brother on the other hand is better at making up and naming characters So if we work together we can make whole universes from scratch.
TheMightyBox edit delete
I have a couple OCs, that mostly came about because of forum RPs but I have been thinking about how I could possibly expand on the ideas that they present.

In fact I just recently drew out a reference type sheet for one which was an attempt of mine to make a two in one character as a result of a parasitic relationship, which was inspired by Skullgirls because I really like that game.

Though really it ended up being more in line with superhero comics than anything Skullgirls did.

And really that's how most of my OCs end up, I start out saying "I wanna make a character based on Greek Mythology" or something and I'll just add and subtract traits and features until I get them absolutely perfect.
User comments:
1412 edit delete reply
The closest thing to an OC I've come up with who wasn't completely terrible or existing only for a lame pun Is a player of the reaper's game from The World Ends With You who could tame noise. I really haven't gotten any further than that.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
Certainly sounds like a great start! Lemme know if you ever finalize that design. :D
Marlee-The-Creator edit delete reply
My OC is my profile picture. She's currently going under a transformation and receiving awesome dragon pars!
Dar (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm just glad I'm not the only one with a Fire Emblem: Awakening addiction.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I started some Chinese Zodiac trolls for Homestuck. The Rat and Cat trolls are kind of rippoffs of Yuki and Kyo from Fruits Basket but the Dragon troll (who would by my zodiac troll) is actually pretty alright.
I've also got an Echidna from Silver's post-apocalyptic future who is Knuckles' decendant. Spades is his name. He's pretty alright.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
whos the horse troll?
thats my zodiac
Myra (Guest) edit delete reply
Question on a previous: When Rodger goes on that vacation, does the announcer go with him? XD
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Of course. Who'd want to miss the spectacle of Roger's encounter with the Egg Dragoon?
LifeGlitchArtist edit delete reply
Just finished reading the whole comic, and I LOVE it!
Great work with the art and... everything.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply




... (looks at alt text)

... (shoots self in foot)

Anyway, I should mention, my name actually comes from a character I made a very long time ago; a Kirby with a Dry Bones hat. Yes, it's not an innuendo or a reason to make my initials DK64.
Cerdeira (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey, I remember Darkshine from the MLP RP, by the way this reminds me that I wanted to make a fic adaptation of that RP and I've been wanted to talk about it with you, Giga.

(Also, I think can see some cameos from other ponies from the RP in that picture, that's really well thought!)
Herald of Opera (Guest) edit delete reply
My username is a reference to a MMBN OC I created for an RP forum. She kinda outgrew those origins in the least sensible way possible.