Closed species theft: A brief history
To keep things short, this is a compilation of closed species owners who have blatantly stolen concepts from either open species or someone else's characters
If anyone has any suggestions to add another incident here, note me. Usernames will not be typed out in this journal, and this is a PSA journal, not a call out.
1. Nekojins copying Pawadachi
The creator still denies it but..it's a clear and cut heavy inspiration. It has gotten to the point where people refuse to take commissions of 'nekojins'.
Pawadachi were originally a closed species made in 2016, and was made open late 2017. Afraid of being in drama with the bigger creator who stole their idea, the original owner of pawadachi caved in and said to just not get involved (in fear of the theft using her own followers to attack the poor girl). To this day, nothing has been done about the rip off and people continue to support a closed species that was not their idea to begin with!