Hell, yes. There's a Pokémon story I'm writing at the moment and for once, I shall not upload it until I have fully completed it (since this will take ages, I'll probably crack and upload before then). But my main character, a Pokémon I may add since there are no humans in this, he's goes through a ton of crap. He doesn't deserve it but these things happen. But he will rise above it and be the Pokémon he was meant to be. I'm so attached that Callisto has become my head-canon name for Oshawott in general; a name I gave in Black and Black 2...
Oh yes indeed. I know a lot of people just go out say hey this is cool' and just kind of force a character into existence. It's hard to explain to um... 'normal' people how a character creates themselves, how they have a secret past that you have to work out of them, how they can have different emotions. Fears, dreams, opinions. I think that going through all of that, or maybe it's just me, there's hardly any choice but to get attached to them in any way shape or form. However I personally have gotten to a point where I feel their emotions and have developed strange phobias because my characters are scared and if they were to get hurt, I literally feel their pain as well. I'm not entirely sure if that's normal or not but hey, it's my opinion.
This poll reminded me of an argument between two of my friends and myself. It was about fictional characters.
My realistic friend was wondering about how people could possibly be attached to fictional characters when they aren't real. As my friend is a fanfic and creative writer and both of us are fangirls, we defended all fictional characters and burned her down with our passion and emotional attachment towards fictional characters.
I'm very attached to my characters. I got offended and emotional when someone told me to stop working on the story I used them in. It's a fanstory but they are my children. I created them. I also have this one character that I feel really bad towards because I'm going to put them through so much pain. Then I plan on killing off one of my new ones that I adore and I'm really sad about it but I feel it has to be done. D: But yes, very attached and emotional towards them.
More attached then emotional to be honest. I need to be fangirling to REALLY get emotional with an OC evolved - and that's mostly because of the interaction with an existing Character. When everything, Characters and surroundings, are created by myself, I get less emotional. Very attached, as they mean a lot for me, but less emotional. I know what will happen to them. I know what they need to go through. There's nothing that could hit me with surprise, or make me overly sad or "awww"-ing. I just look at them too much as a creator, which is why I can't have talks with my characters like other writers can.
Most of my characters I have had for about fourteen to twenty years and my main character Rakurai has been with me since I first started drawing. He has gone though many changes in the way he looked to even his own name but his personality has remained the same. One time I thought about how to go about the process of what would happen if I was to kill him off at the end of the series I am working on. Lets just say that I cannot keep my eyes dry when going about this.
Yes, I feel bad but I do get attached to them. Hopefully whoever reads these stories will get attached as much as I do sometimes! I try not to because I feel like I'm overreacting and that'll just lead to an overreactive story.
Call me crazy but... I cried when Mufasa died, so why wouldn't I for my own character? //just an example It depends on how much sentimental value is attached to that character though. That and they'd have to be fleshed out really well. That's how I prefer some over others.
I do get attached to them in some way, mostly because each of them have attributes to my own life. However, I don't get attached to a point I defend them or anything, they are just fictional characters, so I don't mind when someone makes fun of them or draws them incorrectly, its not a big deal to me.
My characters are my babies. But I feel so awful for making some of them die/get severly injured/suffer in general in the story I'm writing (it has no title, derp) They're not the best, but I LOVE my babies so much.
yup~ every design is based on my ry-kings~ therefore, there's always some form of attachment i have with it does ry?~ does ry get emotional and attached to his oc's?~ those goddess's would be sad to hear no so~
When I was 14, I wrote a book. It was horribly written and not very interesting, but one of the characters fascinated me to no end. Since then, I've scrapped that book idea and all the other characters save for that one character and his sister. They've been placed into so many story ideas and then pulled out later, but I've finally found a story for them to call home. I'm 24 years old now. This character has been with me for ten years. That's amazing to think...
Created my MarySue OC when I was about... 14? as well. I really shake my head about everything I made her do back then, but I still loved the concept and kept her around for my own amusement. I'll never write her stories down, since... honestly, she's so much a Mary Sue that I doubt anyone but me will enjoy her... XD I'm 27 now. I still evolve the universe around her. And I started to watch Doctor Who this year. Just to find out that there are TONS of parallels between her and the Doctor, that you could easily think I was inspired by a show I didn't knew it's existed 13 years ago...
Someday I'll draw her and her "sisters" with their families... I just need the time... XD
(tl;dr: I know exactly what you're talking about x3)