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What is a Closed Species?
A Closed Species is a race of creature or humanoid character that an artist makes and distributes to the community in the form of adoptables or MYO slots. Typically closed species are monitored very closely by their creators and all official characters that are members of said species will be cataloged on a "Masterlist"
A Closed species character is distinguished from a regular OC by the lore and world to which they belong. A general character is created and exists in whatever world they are created for. A Harry Potter OC exists in the world that the Harry Potter books have established. Your OC can exist in a world you created for them. A Closed Species OC exists (canonically) in the world their creator made for them.
What a CS is NOT:
A closed Species is not a way to exclude people or make them feel unwanted. They are not a way to make a "quick buck" and they are not just artists "being greedy". Artists, like anyone else, need to be able to eat and pay their bills. If they can accomplish that by selling their artwork, regardless of medium, then they're going to do it. You cannot tell someone that worked very hard on their concepts that they have to allow it to be used for free just because you can't afford it. This is also not a place to debate this and all negative comments on this page will be hidden.
Terms to know:
Please put either [OPEN] or [CLOSED] at the beginning of your deviation and journal titles. This helps admins when we clean out the folders. If the marker is at the end it usually gets cut off.
No political or hateful comments should be made anywhere on the group page or on the adopts within this group.
No NSFW artwork will be accepted.
NO OFF-BRAND SPECIES If I find out you are selling stolen or offbrand adopts in my group you will be blocked.
These folders are for strictly informational deviations and journals that explain your species and its traits, abilities, rarity, etc.
Open Species - Trait sheets for OPEN Species only! This means that anyone is allowed to make an OC of these species without asking permission or having a
These folders are for NEW adopts by species owners or approved designers being sold for the first time.
Points - Adopts being sold for DA points.
ALL journals go in one of these folders. Unless your journal is a trait sheet somehow but other than that... all journals... here.
Reselling - Anyone with a previously adopted character that they want to resell or trade. Doing a character purge? It goes here. Want to give away a bunch of sparkledogs you have lying around? It goes here too.
These folders are for blank bases of any type.
F2U - Bases you can freely download and use.
Any and all artwork of your Closed Species characters! Show them off and have fun! Artwork in here is NOT FOR SALE IN ANY WAY.