ocular is a tool for searching the scratch forums. it contains some cool features like statuses, reactions and starring to make foruming more fun!
my-ocular previously was a site where you could set your ocular status. for technical reasons this had to be maintained separately from ocular, however in april 2021, all of my-ocular's features were migrated to ocular. my-ocular only remains as a backend/api.
an ocular status is a short message and favourite colour, which is displayed across ocular and other sites. an ocular status is not required to use ocular, but they allow you to customize your profile a little bit. :)