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on why you're not allowed to use my fandigimon

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 5, 2017, 11:06 AM
hey kids a straw broke my proverbial back and i'm grumpy so it's time for a good old fashioned rant journal just like mama used to make

i realize i'm not the only fan-digimon artist out there, and there are people who are a lot less hard-assed about this than I am, but luckily, i have never in my life cared what other people have thought
so this is my universal answer to the question: hey, glitchgoat, can I use your fan-digimon for my OC's partner?

nope! you sure fucking can't!

ever! period! i don't care if you give me credit! if i don't know you well enough to volunteer my designs to you, you're not allowed to use them! if i haven't specifically leased them to you for whatever reason (because you're my friend, because of a contest, smth like that), you can't!

imagine you came up to me and ask me, "hey, Brighteyes is really cool. Can I make a character that looks exactly like him, and use him in my own art and stories? I'll give you credit!"
i'd tell you to fuck off, and you'd expect that, because it's fucking rude as shit to ask people if you can just straight up steal their characters' appearances to use them for yourself! make your own character!
so why the tits do people seem to think it's a-okay dandy to ask to use my fan-digimon if they have enough self-awareness and common decency not to ask if they're allowed to steal my other ocs

if you wouldn't ask me if you're allowed to steal Brighteyes's design and use his design for your own OC, don't fucking ask if you're allowed to use my fan-digimon for your own oc's partner
just because it's a "digimon species" i made doesn't make it any less of my character-- you're asking to use my OC's design for your OC, and that's, like, disgustingly rude and entitled

"but if they give credit what's it matter"
while yeah i demand credit for designs i do, so i can't say "i don't care about credit" -- but in this case, credit is missing the point of why i object
i don't want you not to use my characters because i'm afraid you'll get credit for them instead of me-- i don't make characters so i get recognized for making cool characters
i make characters because i want to create characters. for myself. they're designs for my characters. if you use my design, you're using my design for your character
my digimon are my OCs. they're not just designs that exist in a void; even one-off ones I make for fun are designed as characters, and unless I'm expressly putting them up for public free use, treat them like my characters, not designs you can steal and use for your own OCs

i shouldn't have to say "no, you can't steal my OC's appearance and use it for your own purposes, not even if you give me credit for designing it"
that should just be assumed
that should be baseline common decency

piss off and please feel free to fuck off and unwatch me if you think i'm being a dick about this-- if you feel entitled, or like anyone should be entitled, to my characters just because they're digimon, i flat out do not want you interacting with my art

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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P R E A C H
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Rivieraxo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
Preach Girl Preach XD 
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Cannonfodder10503 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think people make "species", specifically for people to bum them off in their stories.
Which is why they're adoptable. 

Still they're your characters and you have all the rights to deny people from using them until you've been dead for like 20-30 years after the fact. So until your dead you have every right to tell everyone to f~ off.
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Vusby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you just hate it when people use your characters despite you telling them not to?
Seriously though,if you said that no one can use your characters without your permission then they shouldn't use them.
I do hope things get better for you ;w;
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MD00King Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Ok, I wouldn't pretend to fully understand you since I'm not an artist, nor I have the kind of attachment that you have... To anything... Still I get that you are very pissed of, was it that review on Sampamon?... Anyway, hang in there bro'! 
Also, you may need to put those stickers on your arts that say "you are not allowed to use my art NEVER!"
maybe it would help? Don't know
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glitchgoat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, that was basically just the final straw that annoyed me. ;v;' (It doesn't help that the person who left it has also left multiple comments not-so-subtly implying he'd like to use Raumon.)

I appreciate your support and concern, though! Thanks, my dude. :D
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IntegerMova Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Valid points all around. I don't see why people just try to steal other people's characters and justify it by claiming that they're merely a designer's "species," as opposed to understanding how the intended characterization works.
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