To the good ones.
The bad ones.
The great ones.
And the oh-god-what-am-i-looking-at ones.
I’m proud of you.
I’m proud that you have been created.
You have been built from the ground up. Maybe you’re an OC for a fandom.
Or maybe you’re 100% original.
I am proud of you.
Someone wanted to create you.
So they set out and did so.
You are a product of someone’s imagination.
You might be brilliant.
Or the most over-used combination of plot devices ever.
You may be the god of OCs.
Or you might be a huge mary-sue.
It doesn’t matter.
And you should be proud of your existence.
Someone wanted you to be made.
And they put forth the time and energy and thought hard about making you.
And here you are.
Heres to you, OCs. To you, and your creators.
Every story begins with a character.
So tell it, and be proud of your story.