LINK TO MY KICKSTARTER FIRST, THOUGH, BAM!www.kickstarter.com/projects/k…
(We've unlocked Coloring books for ALL backers, now, YAY! And getting ever closer to the 3rd species, which will be decided via vote!)
So, the juicy stuff!
It's been brought up a few times, and more recently a little more energetic than normal... Purrmaids! What are some of the legalities of them, and do I, Kiki, now own 100% of the rights to the concept or name of Purrmaid?Short answer
: Of course not, silly. You can't own the concept of a Mermaid Cat, and if I tried to pretend I could, legally, I'd be silly, too.Long answer
: There actually ARE legal things in place for MY Purrmaids, but those are more to do with legal protections as well as to protect myself from someone who would do something like produce replicas or near replicas of MY purrmaid designs, especially in plush form.
I fully expect to see a lot more Purrmaids swimming around the Internets now that my Kickstarter has taken off! BUT, I also wasn't the first person to ever come up with the idea of a Mermaid cat. While my idea indirectly resulted from the silly mermaid outfit my sphynx wore to a dog costume contest (Which she WON!), there are plenty of silly mermaid items that have existed before me, of which I took inspiration (and then built upon that!) as I designed. My goal was to create something very ME based of a lot of my silly ideas and doodles, but to also look at what had come before and try to build something that, to me at least, was taking the concept in a new and fun direction!
Now here's the fun part: Purrmaids as a species!
Adoptables are the New Big Thing, and while it's possible I may make a few Purrmaids for adopts, let's talk about how my species of Purrmaids relates to the scene of creating fan characters, fan art, and the like!I actively encourage it!
I think one of the best things about artistic communities is the ability of people to share their love of items through art and fanart, and because the concept of mermaid cats is so VAST, there is just SO much fun people can have with the concept! I'm actively working on building my universe and will excitedly be sharing more information as I continue to develop them AND Purrmaids.com (which will go live soon!)
So, if you want to create your own Purrmaid, please DO, and even better, link me to it! I'm trying to actively share or reblog any Purrmaid art that's been shared with me! I want to spread the Purrmaid love to everyone! It's way too fun to pretend to hoard it to myself (And like I said, I can't actually OWN the concept of mermaid cats even if I wanted to!)
Please go out and have fun! Also please keep sharing Purrmaid feedback with me! I've had so many great interactions lately, which just excites me to design even more! In the meanwhile, I'll use this journal to share some of the Purrmaids that've been shared with me!Purrmaids designed by other Deviants