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Would you mind if people asked you if a character of yours (that you wouldn't want to sell/trade) was for sale/trade? In case that you never explicitly said the character was not for sale/trade. 

30%
70 deviants said No, there is no harm in asking.
25%
59 deviants said No, I will even feel flattered they like it that much!
17%
40 deviants said Hmmm. It would bother me a bit somehow.
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29 deviants said I have no idea what I would think about that.
8%
18 deviants said I would dislike it.
7%
17 deviants said I would hate it...

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:iconjade-hawkfrost:
Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would feel flattered, and if I wanted, I would do a baby adopt of their children!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :P
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Interface Designer
It doesn't harm to ask but I'd feel a bit annoyed anyway.. But I wouldn't snap or begin to make a whole comment about what I said if I never explained if the character in question was in sale/trade or not. So basically it isn't really the fault of the person asking, but I'd just explain they aren't for sale and I'd thank them for asking anyway.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that sounds fair!
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Cardia-X Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure how I'd feel really, but I think I'd be a mix of being flattered and being angry. After all, it can be taken as a compliment for a person to want the character, but it can also be taken as an insult because they're not saying anything about the artistic value; they're just wanting it for themselves.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that makes sense!
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Cardia-X Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Glad you think so. ^^
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deerofdeath Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student General Artist
i would feel really disrespected if that happened ;o; 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm, can imagine D:
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:iconinidis:
inidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I am very attached to my characters so that is why it would bother me but I can understand asking. This actually happened and I had to take a moment to not put my emotions into it and explain that the character wasn't for sale.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I'd be the same!
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:iconinidis:
inidis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Did someone ask for one of your characters?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not recently, luckily!
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:iconinidis:
inidis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
At least there's that
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Saffronmahboi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I'd be MEGA PISSED.
If I say no, that means that I say NO.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, but if they don't know, then yea :0
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:iconsaffronmahboi:
Saffronmahboi Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I don't CARRE.
Unless dey me friend :3
Like you.
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:iconhawkieface:
Hawkieface Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Personally I think that there's no harm in asking, but somehow I'd still feel offended :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :XD:
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:iconkittensune:
kittensune Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't know what I would think. I find the concept of buying and trading the rights to a character or design to be really bizarre in the first place. I suppose I am beginning to understand, as I spend more time trolling around DA and getting a feel for the community I have mostly ignored for the past decade, but it still seems quite alien.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I can imagine it being weird somehow, it actually is kind of weird!
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:iconkittensune:
kittensune Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you think about it, I suppose major corporations like Disney are doing the same thing, buying out Marvel and Star Wars and such because they're interested in having the collective rights to entire storylines along with the characters involved within. Just seems odd on a person-to-person level, never really thought about the stuff like Disney til just now.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it is odd, definitely. I especially would find it hard to accept that the character was no longer mine to use when I spent so much time making them.
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kittensune Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's part of it for me. I am terribly attached to my characters, I am not sure I could just hand them over to someone else. I have tried a couple of "Design X for me" contests, and one I was happy I didn't win because the thing was cute and wanted to keep it, while the other I found a strange disconnextion to [perhaps because it was made with the express intention of being for someone else?] and it still just seems odd.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I can imagine... I have those feelings too.
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pinemartenartin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't get mad at them if it didn't explicitly say whether or not it was for sale, though it would bother me because I tend to be very attached to my characters and I'd feel a bit weird. I'd be courteous and all but yeah, not exactly sure why, but I'd feel...weird. Uncomfortable? Idk. I had someone once approach me about a design I traded for and they were really rude about that and it really bothered me. It was only two or three days after I traded for it, the person I got it from listed it as "traded to pinemartenartin" on their page, and this person who had had no contact with me before messaged me asking if they can get it from me. I say that it's not for trade, then they message me back asking if they can buy it. I was still courteous but it was really frustrating (especially since I wouldn't have sold it anyway since I traded for it/didn't exchange any currency for it). Thankfully that's the only thing along those lines that I've had happen.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd feel weird about it too to be honest :XD:

And yea, that sounds odd... D:
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
if i had to constantly remind them "no" , then yes...otherwise, probably not
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough!
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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:iconowl-flight:
Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'd find it odd but okay?

expecially for my because I have lot of characters in a folder titles "storage" and some of them if people asked I might actually sell XD but none are actually "for sale"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it odd too :XD:
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:icontomboyjessie13:
TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never sell Neashi, I've drawn her for years even before I had a DA Account and I would be devastated if they changed her!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, you shouldn't sell her no ^^
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:icontomboyjessie13:
TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good 'cause she's family.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can imagine ^^
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:iconunintentionalfan:
I have never bought or sold a character. I created each of them and they have massive stories and personalities in my head, and are each deeply ingrained in who I am. While I would not be upset, I would inform them that I am strongly connected with my characters and would be unable to part with any of them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say the same, they are not just something that one can buy from me xD
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fine as long as the person being asked doesn't have something on their page saying not to ask for their characters (and I don't have something like that up so it's 100% cool to me)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd indeed be flattered but I wouldn't give them away for anything! Unless of course I made characters for that
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, me neither!
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup because my ocs are my special creations, wouldn't want to part with them!;)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep ^^
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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:iconblazingfireproductio:
BlazingFireProductio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wouldn't mind, I ask people that sort of thing all the time :) there's never any harm in asking :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, if that's so, keep in mind you better don't ask me, I won't like it that much :XD:
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BlazingFireProductio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
fair enough XD
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PandoraArtists Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't really be that upset, as long as the person asked politely and only asked once. Although I would be slightly upset no matter how they asked; it is hard work to create an original character, and I feel like the characters are a part of me. I wouldn't want to sell/trade a part of me.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the same way! They are something for me to enjoy, not some kind of buyable item that only has value in money. :noes:
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