I guess because from the time we see a character we want to win, we make up their story. Their personality, past, the whole bit (despite trying not to). Then when someone else wins the character...all of it is down the drain and the character belongs to someone else that may not treat it as well as you would have or something like that.
I know how you feel, on geodeers I wanted one soooo badly but I could never get one I offered on EVERY ota and never won once, actually I've never won an ota XD im going to feel this way if I lose your dta, cause I have so many ideas and uses for her, that's why I'm trying so hard. If I lose, than I hope the winner uses her. It really is upsetting seeing beautiful ocs not getting used. I try to use all mine, but I tend to forget about them :/ i remember seeing the Cheshire miral and noticed you were bidding on it, and I really hoped to see you win cause I thought you would use it in many fuckin awesome ways! Then I went back later and noticed it was ab by somebody else. I really hope that person uses it, cause if not than its a waste and she should of let you buy it cause you would of used him in many awesome ways!
Im im not very good at designing, and never have been but if you want I can create a design for you, for free. If you don't like it/doesn't click with you, you don't have to take it. I can give it to someone else who does want it. All you would need to do is give a me a set of colors I have a pretty good idea of what to do. So yeah, you don't even need to pay and if you don't like it, you don't have to use it! I just hope to chear you up
Ah well, I hate to ask people to do stuff for me for free though :'D the designs I'm mainly looking for are humans too and it's really hard to explain what I want unless I see it first or I design it DX
I know those feels ;w; I never participate in auctions because they are so far out of my budget, but whenever I see a character I absolutely adore, I die a little inside /w\ auctions seem to have become more of a rich persons hobby than a battle for a character they love... a lot of the people who win character auctions don't even name or draw the poor babies. 3:
That reminded of one of my most recent loses. I had the money but I was debating if I should really spend that much to AB it. I mean I do love the design but what if another amazing design came along and I decided I liked that one more than the one I bought? It's because I just don't have that fast of an income so I have to spend my money wisely.
I thought too long. It was AB a few minutes later and that story that I was preparing in my head now has to be forgotten. Or at least, now I have an empty story slot with no one to fill the role. It's sad because I know the owner would most likely not draw that character or give it life. I just hurts because in my head I tend to find myself saying "I can be a much better owner than you." And that hurts more because I sound so mean and bitter...
I totally see why you'd be upset ;w; ughghr I hate when stuff like that happens, 'specially since characters should go to someone who wants to fill stories with individuals, not desktop folders of unused designs.
i think('cause happen to me too) that is because the fact that you like really much the design and you have the possibilty of make it yours ....and in one sense it become yours. You already think how to call it,his personality and story,making,if we can say that, your personal idea of the character,like you HAVE created him. So see it in thee hands of someone else hurts. a lot. 'cause you know that all the beautiful things you was going to do with him would never happen...