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OCxCanon by Sharerlar OCxCanon by Sharerlar
(Description edited because my 14 / 15 year old self was really immature about the matter.)
Not to say that it's impossible.

I don't think it's right to pair an OC with a canon character if you cannot keep them in character.
Characters like say, Sasuke Uchiha would not give up his revenge for some Kunoichi that he knew from the leaf.
What's even more difficult to pull off is if the canon character is paired with someone else in canon already. It's just...well, rarely ever realistic? It's kind of hard to come up with an explanation about why the canon character is with your OC even though they're with, or married to someone else in canon. The only way I've seen that done right is through AUs or if the OC and Canon character break off their relationship sometime before the end game canon couple is a thing. 
You wanna do AUs for fun? Go for it!
You wanna pair your OC with your favorite canon character? Have a blast with it!
But don't bend the canon or change the character to fit your OC. If you want it to work so badly change your OC to fit the canon.
OCs are supposed to be just for fun, but don't limit yourself by refusing to change them or the relationship that they have.
If you can pull it off, by all means please pull it off, set the bar for good OCxCanon.
If not, there's nothing wrong with OCxOC!

I'm willing to have an open discussion. 

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somedudefromEARTH Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally agree! :)
universora Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
amen guys,
abayruns1999 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Yeah, it's pretty rare to find a good OCxCanon ship.  They kind of annoy me sometimes if the canon character is really out of character.  
Sharerlar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Exactly, like? Give me a canon character acting in character and chances are I'm going to like the pairing.
TheAwesomeGirl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
First of all *Heavy metal shriek*
Second, AUs. Heard of 'em?
Third "Realistically! That means no blushing! No stammering! CAUSE EVER BODY GOTTA BE SMOOVE A BOUT IT YAH NO SUCH THING AS BEING NERVOUS AROUND SOMEONE YOU LIKE HAHAHA" No stop pls you're just embarrassing yourself
Sharerlar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey man, to each their own?
I have indeed heard of Aus! In fact, one of my favorite OCxCanon pairings I've seen is based off of if Edward and Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist didn't get married.
Honestly I know that there is such a thing called being nervous. And there really isn't anything wrong with that! But seeing same method of confessing used again and again... It just feels like the same story but with a different character, and it gets a little tiring after awhile. And besides there are many different ways nervousness can affect a person. It doesn't always have to be stuttering. Heck it could be obnoxiously loud yelling, or accidentally letting your feelings slip in a conversation. 

I mean in the end people are allowed to do what they want? I made this stamp years ago, and I honestly forget half of what my 14/15 year old self had written about this and my opinions on the matter have changed in the three years this has been on deviantart. 
I think my biggest issue I have with OC x Canon now is if they make the canon character OOC. 
Maybe I should go back and rewrite my description since it's probably due time for an update.
TheAwesomeGirl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man that's a great idea
I mostly reacted out of anger towards this just because I'm used to getting shit on my OCs just because they're OCs and it almost feels like they don't even look at my OCs descriptions or even bother to read at least one chapter of my fics. They just gas on about how OCs are bad (and it's on too many sites to count)
Sharerlar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have no reason to shit on OCs considering I make OCs myself.
Ask-PortaltoSkylands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God... So many OCXCanon Twilight pairs. It's like. "WHAT?"
Anyway, ya OCXCanons are hardly ever good, but they can indeed be.
Toxicpineapples Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I have to agree with you on this, even though there are some good oc x canon couples.

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