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Guide to Touhou OC Creation: Backstory ADDENDUM by Kigurou-Enkou Guide to Touhou OC Creation: Backstory ADDENDUM by Kigurou-Enkou
This Guide is made as an Addendum to :iconspaztique:'s Guide here: [link] GO READ IT AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND, SILLYHEADS! x3

But yes, this Guide is mostly focusing on backstory. If there is anything you want me to add and address, I'll put them right here.

Notes:

-There are plenty other reasons why you could make a backstory, but the three stated ones are the ones I feel are the safest.
-The rules for writing backstories CAN be broken, but remember: Only do so if you know why it's in place
-Don't give too much detail, your audience would be bored to death if you do. Just put in the extremely important details.

Nadia Su, Trevor Chase, Chouko Sora and Jack Diehard belong to Spaztique himself.

Kurisu belongs to :iconwatcherccg:

Seth belongs to :iconsethb1:
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GrayscaleCanvas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Hmm... how's this:
A selfish child with danger-detecting abilities is given the task of being the village watch; he refuses. His negligence causes the village to be destroyed. Feeling guilty, he leaves the ruined village. Few years later, he meets up with a girl he likes. They promise to protect each other. They get attacked by youkai. The boy has nothing to attack them with; he is frozen in fear. The girl sacrifices herself to protect him. She dies, he runs off. Present day, the boy spends most (if not all) of his time helping others, never going back on his word, but at the same time socially alienating himself. He also gains a unhealthy fear of youkai thus conflicting with his "assist anyone" behavior. His goal in life is to be a major asset to those around him. His thoughts of redemption gave him the strengths loyalty and determination and the weaknesses recklessness and low self-esteem. It also gets at him pretty badly whenever people refer to him as a burden, liability, etc..
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Kigurou-Enkou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
While the idea concept is cool...I'm a bit disturbed by the Trauma Conga Line O_o
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:icongrayscalecanvas:
GrayscaleCanvas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Perhaps this then:
I'll put the two together to make one past event. The girl mentioned before is one of the villagers, the only one the boy actually respects. The other villagers believed that he and his family were a curse. The majority of the boy's family (himself included) can sense approaching danger. When he became the last living member, the village forced him to become their lookout. He refuses and leaves for a bit. He comes back and notices that the village has been attacked by youkai. The only one left alive was the girl trying to fend them off. Unable to do anything, the boy stands there frozen in fear. The girl could not get rid of the youkai; she gets killed. The boy runs off barely escaping with his life. Time passes; it is the present, the information mentioned before has not changed.
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GrayscaleCanvas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Oh dear, too much?
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minikimkim Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Artist
Are these okay:

My OC (No name yet) had a goddess's protection and went to Gensokyo with her when the goddess never had much faith.

My other OC was accidentally gapped to Gensokyo by Yukari.
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Kigurou-Enkou Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Writer
The first one is a clear Sanae ripoff, the second one is a clear Gappy formula

I...I don't even know what you WANT me to say ._.
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minikimkim Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Artist
If I were myself, I'd stick to the gappy formula due to one reason. Because sometimes it is accidental, and other times, it is for a reason. (PS the first one I made up, she really is able to manipulate the boundries and was born in Gensokyo.)
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flandre495 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have a Touhou OC called Menazashi, her backstory includes things like "her parents were murdered by a fuqing insane Taoist priest" and "she killed this guy out of impulse because he was a Taoist priest". Is it okay to include such things in a character's backstory?
I mean, she has a legit personality and such, but I'm afraid if the community would go all "OMG IS MARY SUE!!!!!111!1one111!11eleven" because she had a bad past.
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Kigurou-Enkou Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Writer
It depends. It's cliched, but it could work depending on what else you planned for Menazashi. Does this event contribute to her character now?
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flandre495 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, it's the reason why she's a total grouch.
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