For some asks over on Tumblr
! Of all the OCs I've made in this fandom, I think these two are the ones I've developed most. More info about them is found at the link above, but I'll copypasta it below.
I'm also thinking of doing a few pieces with the three gems Bismuth mentioned (Biggs, Crazy Lace, Snowflake) and my headcanons for them; even though they don't count as OCs, they've appeared in a few of my fics, so what the hell. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
From my tumblr, for the link-phobic...Emmie’s weapon is a club (spikes courtesy of Bismuth). Her gem is on her left elbow and chipped at the base, which led to her blindness. She can tell the difference between bright light and shadow, and can sometimes pick out moving objects if they’re close enough—and if she was alive today she’d probably be sick of T. Rex jokes. XD She used to be an elite on Homeworld, but when her gem chipped she was forced to decide between being reprocessed, or sneaking off-planet to live in slavery. She chose the latter. She eventually met Bismuth and joined the Crystal Gems. Always shy, her years of torment left her with a stutter and a rather understandable anxiety disorder.
(I hope it’s obvious she was designed before the canon Emerald made her debut, but a) I’d love it if they met and b) I now want to give Emmie pointy fangs!)
Hawky’s weapon is a harpoon - the first stab is painful, but it hurts even more when she pulls out. Her gem is on her throat, just above her collarbone. She has almost microscopic vision and can see fine detail; that paired with her 3D spacial ability make her an expert lockpick and useful on missions that involve mechanics or tech with tiny parts that would be almost invisible to most gems. Despite these talents, she’s often put on less-important missions due to her short attention span and even shorter fuse; this made her deeply resentful and she became a bully (to put it mildly) who clings to whatever power she’s given. She used to brag about how “No chains can hold me” until it came back to bite her in the ass… almost literally. Karma’s a bitch!
I like playing with these two since they’re foils of one another (which was inadvertent or subconscious, actually) and I’d like to bring one or both back in a different context, but we’ll see how the ol’ writing bug treats me.