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I've got an idea for a kind of a joke that could be used on this forum---an OC that has a ludicrous name that would never appear on the show, and whose backstory is the kind of thing Mr. Welch could've come up with:

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG

 

The purpose is to make anyone who reads it laugh, though I worry a little that it might be perceived as trolling or mocking people (it wouldn't be intended that way at all).

 

So...would this be the place to do something like that, or would it be better done in another forum?

To give an example of what I'm talking about:

 

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Name:  Mucus Membrane

Occupation:  M.D., specialist in Nose and Throat

Gender:  Stallion

Race:  Earth Pony

Orientation:  ...with a name like that, he's given up all hope.

 

Backstory:  At the time of his birth, his parents were having a heated argument, which annoyed the nurse so much that she named their son Mucus Membrane as a form of revenge.  It was super-effective.  And since the argument was about spending money on the hospital bill, you can imagine how well the idea of spending money on the paperwork to legally change his name went.  (Besides, they managed to weasel their way out of paying the hospital bill by threatening to sue over the nurse's behavior in naming their son that.  Don't worry; the nurse didn't get fired, since her boss's  policy was "Never fire a pony if you can't do it with a straight face.")

 

Growing up in school, he was mocked a lot in kindergarten, so much that he tried to hide his face. Behind a tissue.  That didn't help his cause.  (When you're in kindergarten, you really don't think these things through.)

 

This made him introverted and look into books, since books can't mock you---well, actually they can, as parodies can be pretty scathing, but they can't do it with the level of specificity a pony can, so it's the lesser of two evils, really, especially since literally every pony he ever introduced himself to snickered at his name.

 

Plus, he learned from books that there is such a thing as a nose and throat specialist, and he quickly decided that he'd be mocked the least if he took that as his profession.  He studied hard with that end in mind, especially once he saw how much money he could earn.  Sure, he was a little bit worried about malpractice suits, but he figured that the snickering at his name would continue into his medical career, so he'd be able to countersue for emotional damages and blame the malpractice on his patient mocking him and upsetting his emotional equilibrium if anything went wrong.

 

Finally, after saving up a large chunk of money (made both off of legitimate practice and winning countersuits), he was able to hire the very nurse who had given him that name...and sack her without pension.  This taught him the lesson that money is awesome, lack of money is revenge, and revenge was sweet; lessons to live by.  Granted, revenge is something of a cycle, since it was revenge that made the nurse name him Mucus Membrane, and he was now taking revenge on her---but he thought that through, too, and he was proud to say he broke the cycle of revenge.  By taking revenge on her near the end of her life (which was shortened further by the whole lack-of-pension thing) so she couldn't retaliate; sheer brilliance, from MM's perspective.

 

 

Flaws:  Misanthropic, money-hungry, trust issues, and vengeful.

Strengths:  Determined and intelligent.  ...Actually, that's not the best combination, is it...?

 

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...I started writing, and I couldn't stop...I hope you are entertained.

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We take our OC's very seriously on this forum, thank you very much.

 

If this idea doesn't entertain, then I won't continue with it.  (reads the link to "Dale" and sees just how serious we're talking)  ...Ahhhhh...  :lol:

 

 

 

 

you forgot his fedora, his katana

 

He gave that nurse the axe, not a katana!  And he saves the fedora for hot days when he needs the shade.

 

 

 

the fact he is dating Rainbow dash

 

Nope---read his orientation, or rather lack thereof.

 

 

 

all the mane 6 want him.

 

Not unless they've all got colds.  And even then, they'll wish their insurance got them a saner specialist.

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If this idea doesn't entertain, then I won't continue with it.  (reads the link to "Dale" and sees just how serious we're talking)  ...Ahhhhh...  :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

He gave that nurse the axe, not a katana!  And he saves the fedora for hot days when he needs the shade.

 

 

 

 

Nope---read his orientation, or rather lack thereof.

 

 

 

 

Not unless they've all got colds.  And even then, they'll wish their insurance got them a saner specialist.

You also forgot his fire motorcycle, how his entire village was murdered by an evil space Emperor named Zedd. How he was responsible for his original teams death when he sent them into a suicide mission and how much guilt he has for it.

And he has to always  walk alone, like the lone wolf due to him loosing his original team, despite how much the mane 6 want him on theirs.

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You gotta be able to laugh at yourself. But I would change the race. Make it an Alicorn. :D

 

An alicorn nose and throat specialist named "Mucus Membrane"!  I love it!  He couldn't take the publicity to be a prince with a name like his, so he became a doctor, instead!

 

 

 

You also forgot his fire motorcycle

 

Motorcycle?  A pony who needs to ride a motorcycle---isn't that kind of Generation-3?  I got a better idea:  Mucus Membrane himself is generally on fire.  He's a fiery steed!

 

 

 

how his entire village was murdered by an evil space Emperor named Zedd.

 

...That is what he wants everypony to think!  It was really him!

 

 

 

How he was responsible for his original teams death when he sent them into a suicide mission and how much guilt he has for it. And he has to always walk alone, like the lone wolf due to him loosing his original team, despite how much the mane 6 want him on theirs.

 

Oh, he's responsible for his original team's death (the nurse who originally named him "Mucus Membrane" was on it---she was his mentor, in fact; imagine how that went!).  But he doesn't regret their deaths for a moment!

 

And the mane 6 only want him on their team to give them somepony to tease about his name...!

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Hehe.  Maybe I should start doing other hilarious names...I actually had the name "Mucus Membrane" from this Skippy's List-like list of things I imagine Hasbro would forbid me from doing if they had me making a FiM game, and there are so many forbidden names on that list...here's a couple:

 

674) If I want to name a colt "Grasshopper", I may do so---unless his parents are named "Creme de Menthe" and "Creme de Cacao"; if they are, then forget it!

683) "Product Placement" is something we want in the game if it doesn't get in the way of the game being a good game; it is not, however, a good name for a pony, no matter how accurate.

694) Even if he's a scuba-diving or swimming instructor by trade, the name "Wet Willy" is not a good My Little Pony name.

701) It doesn't matter if a pony's occupation is making baskets; I can't name a pony "Basket Case".

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Well I have an entirely serious and not-at-all ridiculous OC I didn't make up during the course of this post:

 

Name: Plaguetickler Jauntyslap IV

Occupation: Mustache Inspector of the highest caliber

Gender: Presumed male; no one really knows

Race: Parasprite mutation with an ironically mustache-shaped appendage in a mustache-like location

Orientation: Primarily attracted to shiny objects, crumpled shopping bags, and deflated footballs

 

Backstory: His(?) father's father's father consumed a watermelon, two apples, and a raisin before coughing up his father's father.  Who subsequently consumed half of a horseshoe, a bumblebee, and an unusually large grape before vomiting his father into existence.  His father ate only the letters "J" and "K" off of painted wooden signs and half of a melodramatic sea serpent's mustache before crudely producing Plaguetickler Jauntyslap IV.

 

Upon being born, Plaguetickler Jauntyslap IV promptly died.  HOWEVER, he was restored to life by accident when Discord wandered by bestowing life upon originally inanimate objects, willy nilly.  Being a parasprite corpse, and thus inanimate, PJ was granted new life and an opportunity to at last pursue the dream of a career he'd momentarily glimpsed in his whopping three seconds of former existence: Mustache Inspector.

 

He attended school for...  No amount of time because that profession is not taught anywhere.  It may well have been something he made up.  And he's a parasprite and therefore illiterate despite his father's apparent preference for certain consonants don't question it.  No.  He learned mustache inspection by DOING.  By inspecting whatever mustache happened to come his way.  Initially, there were not many mustaches and he grew sad.  Then he was happy.  Then for a time he was confused about how he felt regarding deflated footballs.  Then he was happy again!  It was only when a gorgeously bushy mustache affixed to the upper lip of a well-to-do griffon happened by that he was able to demonstrate, in full, the skills that he had supposedly honed by unexpectedly invading this or that mustache of the past.

 

The griffon, whose name was Not Important, was so thoroughly impressed by Jauntyslap's hard-earned and frankly unneeded abilities that he hired him full-time ON THE SPOT to do further mustache reconnaissance for no apparent reason.  PJ was overjoyed.  He was paid in misshapen shiny objects that Not Important had found under his sofa, and - following a mere minute long courtship - married one of the particularly lumpy shiny objects that he affectionately named Lumpers.  Things went sour when Lumpers was seen about town with a half-eaten sandwich whose name and true identity are unknown and quite silly as it was a sandwich.  Crushed, and desperate, PJ turned to the practice of black sorcery to bring back his lumpy reflective love to his side.  Tragically, he accidentally reversed the magic Discord accidentally cast upon him, again rendering himself a parasprite corpse.  The end.  Okay that was more than backstory that was his whole story.

 

Strengths: Expert though entirely unnecessary mustache inspection, a can-do attitude, good eye for shiny lumpy things

Weaknesses: Shiny lumpy things that break your heart, that one shopping bag - he strayed but once, and death.

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