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A good friend told me that I should explain myself, because I’d seriously misjudged the reaction to the situation in January (as per usual). I announced that I wished to pull all my sprites and concepts from the Cave. It didn’t happen, and then I disappeared for 3 months. When I returned, it looked like I was pretending that it never happened, and claimed the whole thing was a bluff. I didn’t realize how the way I acted afterwards made a lot of people angry, upset, and confused.

I was trying to show TJ how important the sprites are to people, not just the artists, but for everyone. It worked, and since then he’s been communicating and listening to the people of the Cave, even if the artists especially are hardheaded or difficult to talk to (e.g. temperamental, somewhat idiot me). Real life issues meant I never got a chance to explain the situation as it happened. Believe me, if I could redo it, I would not ever let it play out that way.

But the vast majority of people are still in the dark, mostly because the results are not all on the forums. IM and IRC are mainly where it’s evident. When I came back, I was so surprised that people were so welcoming, as I thought I was treading on thin ice. I just didn’t realize that I still was…I don’t understand people very well. The undercurrent escaped me.

So…just…I’m so sorry everyone. I never would have taken your dragons away. And I never will.
  • Listening to: Rainbow Veins: Owl City
  • Reading: Everything.
  • Watching: My cat.
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CelesteCopay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been a few years since all this has happened but I just wanted to let you know Dove that communication with Tj and the users has gotten much better for the most part (not including the whole solstice fiasco this past christmas)
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CelesteCopay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been a few years since all this has happened but I just wanted to let you know Dove that communication with Tj and the users has gotten much better for the most part (not including the whole solstice fiasco this past christmas)
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CelesteCopay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been a few years since all this happened but I just wanted to let you know Dove, that for the main part communication has gotten very better (not including the whole solstice fiasco this past christmas)
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dragon3x3 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
wait, wait, wait! you are soooooo forgive!! plus, you are listentening to one of my favorite bands/singers. Owl City is p there with the gorillaz!!!


i just thought of something. I feel stupid now. i just watched you, so yeah, i guess that i should,ve introduced myself
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Dr-Paine Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So... wait, this was an experiment?

... well done ._. Still a bit of a hard way to do it, but impressive. And as I said back in January, I apologize for blowing up and if I said anything overly hurtful. -hands apology cookie-
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bluesonic1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks for that =] Ya know, I think a lot about how people think and it's interesting how sometimes we do things and when we look back from the future we wonder 'why the hell did I do that??'. It's a good thing, if you can do that, look back and see your old faults. Because it means you've grown just that little more. It's basic (and negative) human nature to blame others for our faults, but it takes a strong person to recognize when they've gone wrong and admit it to the world. You're an inspiration Dove, a beautiful display of a mature apology. I know that as much as you'd feel regretful for this, remember that it also helped you learn something new =] I wish you all the best :heart: xox
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Khezix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Whut? :iconwatplx:
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BlackWingedWolfie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks for the clarification, Dovey. I had be wondering just recently what was happening with that. Glad to hear things are a lot better than some thought might happen.
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Raynekitty Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the clarification Dove. I've also noticed that TJ's gotten better at communication with users, artists, and staff.

So for the most part I can say is at least we are all trying to make things better and to improve them.
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HanakoAino Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Far as I'm concerned, TJ still is poor with communication and the members(a good majority) are very rude there and most of the mods are corrupt. It's what I stopped playing DC in the first place. It's what the most popular hatcheries shut down(due to lack of communication via TJ).
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SkinsT Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o; I'd like to know how that viewpoint has come around. My experience with the mods has always been very positive, as well as the users.
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HanakoAino Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Considering I almost got banned for saying the Albino's neck looked a little off.....yeeeah. I wasn't even mean about it either. DC is a very bad rep these days. Plus TJ's lack of communication and also editing rules then claiming they were always there. *remembers the fiasco with Fizzix* Lets not forget his tempertantrums *cough*Christmas 09*cough*
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SkinsT Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I remember the thing with the Albino! Yeah, that was a little uncalled for. Okay a LOT uncalled for. I'm not sure about the rule thing you mentioned but yeah, sorry you had such a bad experience. :( That really sucks.
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HanakoAino Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rule thing dealt with Fizzix. She figured out how to tell which color christmas dragon you would get. Something to do with the code. Mind you there was nothing in the ToS that said we weren't allowed to look at the code and figure stuff out. TJ got pissed that Fizzix told a few of us how and put it in the ToS and banned her, claiming she was tampering with the code when she didn't. Then he had a temper tantrum and gave all the mods these ugly cream-colored christmas dragons(looked like they got skinned to me) and took away the different colored winged christmas dragons and made everyone have the same one despite not everyone was involved with it.
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SkinsT Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that, I remember that. The only ones who got the cream coloured adults were the spriters, not the mods. And the colour changes were all put back to normal after the drama was over. What happened was considered reverse engineering, which is in the ToS, unfortunately.

It wasn't handled well, but it definitely was in the ToS not to do what Fizzix did.
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HanakoAino Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But it wasnt there when Fizzix did it. I remember cause I read the ToS when I joined. Used to have a screenshot too but my computer crashed awhile back and had to buy a new one cause the harddrive took a dump...
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UtterlyDifferent Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I think a lot of people had worked out it was something like that...I'm not sure how I found out, but I've known for a while it was a bluff.

We love our sprites. If recent events show anything, its that.
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Pfenix21 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
It is nice to see that stunt was just a marvelous scam/catalyst to get TJ's attention. I hadn't realized you were back but I haven't been in the Dragon Requests sections as often which is where I mostly see you.
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NakaseArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:tighthug: you know I luv you Dovie :heart:

skype me, I'm there all the time just about xP
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Verridith Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
<33 Forgiven and forgotten, luff.
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BuffyandBramble Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist
Love ya Dove. <3
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Thalron Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Unacceptable! You shall never be forgiven for... uh... Whatever that stuff was!
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Agrela Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
<3
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SkinsT Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Dove. <3
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