Ok, basically I wanted to talk about this brand new site my friend Keith and I have been working on, and that I think a lot of people here might enjoy/benefit from.
It’s called Charahub - and it’s basically a place to store all of your characters from ALL OF EVERYWHERE! Every petsite, every doodle, every MLP fan character, any thing you’ve ever sat there and created you can put on this site. We’re not having any of that ‘once you upload it belongs to us’ rules, we want this to be a great and safe tool for everyone!
Go sign up and have a look around! We’re still working on it, but I can describe what we’ve already done:
- Add characters: You can add up to 100 characters right now. In the future we might increase or decrease this limit, or make it so a paid account will allow you unlimited character spots. You can fill in whatever fields you want, the ones you don’t fill in will end up not showing up on the profile.
-Images: You can add the art of your character here, and arrange them in the order you’d like on the page. The top 3 will be shown on their profile, and you can change the focus of what is seen in the thumbnail. You’ll also be able to attach a little blurb describing the picture at some point, or listing the art credits. (This is still being worked on!)
-Questions: this is pretty fun - any user can upload their own questions and then they’re available for anyone to see and answer for each of their characters. It was designed as a character building tool, something to give you a new bit of inspiration in an area you might not have previously thought of! The questions you do answer will be visible on your character’s profile.
-Connections: Your character may have connections with another character of yours or a friends - they might be family, friends, enemies, employers - anything you like. You just create a hub page for the character you want to connect to, and send a request to connect them. If you own both the characters, then it’s an easy process!
HERE is an example of how I’ve used Charahub with one of my characters.
I see it as being very useful for getting art commissions - you just link to your character’s hub page and the artist can see all the info they need! Or people that write stories can keep all of their characters information here (which can be set to private, public or unlisted in case they’re worried about people seeing it before it’s ready). Or it can just be a good development tool. Or maybe, like me, you just want a place to store a bunch of info that you never really intended putting on display on various pet sites but want to keep written down!
So yes, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting characters and such being shown here on Tumblr, and I think a lot of you guys over here might enjoy this and be able to use it well. We’ll have forums over there eventually, but until then if you have any suggestions for improving the site, you can let me know!
PLEASE SIGN UP and enjoy! (Ohh, if you get asked for a key, it’s ‘peacock’ and don’t mind all the kittens - we’re working on the artwork :) )