((credit to foxiichibi
I've been seeing this a lot happening to other people, and it's also happened to me a lot so that's why i'm making a journal.
Ok, if someone asks you NOT to copy and/or "take inspiration" from their characters, DON'T FREAKIN' DO IT. It's rude and disrespectful to do so. If you REALLY want to make a character similar to someone else's, ASK first. It takes 2 seconds, and will save you a lot of drama. If they don't give you permission to make another character similar to theirs, the simple answer is DON'T.
Another thing. If a character is not for trade/sale then please for the love of god don't offer on them. It is also rude, and is even really annoying for most. This mostly happens to people with "HQ" characters/designs made by the popular people, and even if that designer is one of your favorites, and/or that character is a mega "dreamie" don't offer on them. Believe it or not, some characters are, *GASP* NOT FOR OFFERS.
D Now, if the oc's owner DOES allow offers, then go for it! However, if they don't, don't offer. simple.