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Update: Just wanted to Clarify, the person Cherrybunbun is just the character creator who sold the OC to me eventually, and she is not the one who argued with me Isn't, but rather a close friend of mine who did it & i never mentioned their name because i'm not the type of person who likes to cause drama over in public, however if things gets too far i prob going to call out on them

I've seen many problems regarding using Oc's and what not without permission, but i've never seen someone who wants to take the OC by force from an owner, or even force them to claim the OC as theirs, so that's first time i see something like this if you ask me which is BS and make no sense

It's a problem i'm facing currently and i want to do my best to protect it from being abused and stolen (claimed by force)
So in case this happening, if you see someone else claiming it's theirs then do let me know, i would appreciate it

I will explain how i got the OC which was from few years ago, it was owned & created by cherrybunbun from FA (FurAffinity)   who i considered a friend (which wasn't a friend sadly in the end) She got bored of him, and give him to another owner, Then after a while, she wanted him back, the owner give the OC to her back, after a little awhile, She offered to sell that OC to me, and i agreed, so i paid for it and adopted him from the money i earned by selling one of my old unused OC's

So technically i own the OC since it ended up to me eventually, he has been with me since years, i may not have used him as much because i don't own an Official actual ref of him yet, which is what i plan to get later

So that's the whole problem here, i've previously was asked by few other people if he is up for sale & of course i refused
Oh yeah and they were accusing me that i begged them to get the OC for me, but i didn't, i bought him by my own self, they just wanna come with excuses and make it seems like i'm the one who is so wrong & they are always right

Any tip from you guys would help me lot, i just don't want to the problem to end worse, because sadly this problem comes from a close friend, you don't have to involve yourself, but any small tip will help me so much, i'm already tired from this crap

I usually avoid posting personal problems, but Since it gone this too far and i'm not sure what to do, i thought i would ask for little help, Thanks for taking your time, it's totally appreciated~

Mentioned OC of Mine: sta.sh/21ybh9iip5c3
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Yorisoi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why i make my own OC's.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I've made some of my OCs with my friend, (my twins was both our creation & design) But This is a super rare case when it comes to adopting, that doesn't mean you should stop adopting from artists, but whichever works for you, it's up to you, she offered and i agreed, so it's not my fault but rather a friend just want to bitch about it and become butthurt for no apparent reason
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Yorisoi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i concur. that friend of yours is probably jelly or something to make a big deal out of it
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yeah it's exactly that but very strange one too 
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yautja95 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
my advise: be adamant on keeping it, and DON'T let them gain a single centimeter of ground against you.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah that's what i am doing, i'm kinda sad i've been friends with someone like that for years, After this happen, i'm not sure how to feel about them anymore
I wish things could be resolved so easily, but they are really stubborn to try with them
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yautja95 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
stubborn....is natural.
the important thing here is to know when you've lost, and the person that used to own your character LOST since it sold its own character.
one should only sell its characters if it is willing to let them go for good after all.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The one that wanted to claim my OC by force isn't Cherrybunbun, but rather a close friend of mine that i didn't mention their name ot avoid further drama

To be honest, they sounds more butthurt than trying to claim something :$ 
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yautja95 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
oh.

well...let's face the facts: you've got the OC in the end. accepting and moving on is a thing that should be done.

the one other way out however could be to make a relatively similar character for him...but not many people accept such things lightly.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yup you are right

and for making similar OC, i think it's bad thing, if people has similar characters by purpose, then the original character has no point, I've been asked to make even a twin of one of my OCs but i refused, it will ruin the point of it exsiting
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yautja95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
twin are similar...not identical.

an OC has its whole different story. so it doesn't stop being an OC so long as it is not one of many copypastes of another character, like those Skeleton "OCs" based on Sans....or those many "OCs" based on Sonic which are basically just recolours.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well if someone stranger asked you can I make a twin OC? That's actual rude and kinda bad because it's like you are being lazy and trying hard to create your own creation by effort, so it's sort of copying, but even if it were a friend that still wouldn't be a good idea unless the making of it make sense 


my twins we're both designed by me & my friend so we both are fine sharing them together because we both designed them 
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AMO17 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character's been bought and paid for so you own every single line of this character.   For future reference, while it's not fool proof, I'd have a contract typed up and ready for such transactions that both parties have to sign for.  So it'll be in writing that the previous owners relinquish ownership/rights to the character and they are now passed on to you.  The issue with something like this is that it's not "official," in that there wasn't a contract written (from what it sounds.)  It sounds like this is a case of you guys just being friends you bought it from this person and thought that was the end of it.   If you can help it, while it may not be to your liking, I'd avoid doing any sort of business with friends or family for reasons like this.  Some sort of issue comes up with the party in question. 

Just my two cents.  Sorry for getting lengthy!
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
there isn't a need of proof, because the character owner offered him to me so i bought him from her, She said i can keep him as long as i want, but she never got online again, So the character is owned by me legally because the Character owner Abandoned it

Also Cherrybunbun isn't the person who argued about me with this, i didn't mention their name because i'm not a person who causes Dramas in public
The person who tries to argue with me, just trying to claim an OC by force, and that's something i've not seen before, it made no real sense 
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AMO17 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotcha, my bad for misunderstanding.  I really hate that you're going through this mess :/  Never heard of something as crazy as this before in my life. 
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Haha it's ok, i should've mentioned and clarified that at first

No hard feelings :)

I'm sure, it will go well eventually, but i'm just trying to protect my rights for the OC 
Thanks for taking time to read, it really does means lot to me~!
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pelle131313 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since ya paid for it, it's totally yours no matter what others claim, I'd be sure to have good watermarks on all of the pics ya have of him to prevent misuse, because this matter sounds like total Bs
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Exactly, if someone had same case, and they owned the OC eventually after switching owners, no one has right to complain about it, because the adopt creator didn't mention anything else regrading ownership of the OC
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LabSister Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student General Artist

    The touchy things with paid adopts is that there's no official "you own this" certificate, but if you paid money for him and have owned him for a long time he's rightfully yours. Honestly, what might be a good idea is taking down any photos or descriptions you have of him online, and saving them to your computer, so that people can’t take those and claim them as their OC.

I'm so sad this is happening to you though! Hopefully it will resolve itself over time.

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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
There doesn't needs to be, because it's been over decades, I've updated the journal, in case i made you misunderstand a bit, they are exaggerating lot to

Anyone who is smart enough will know that what i've said is pretty reasonable, and the person who tried to claim by force is actually out of their mind, i would be surprised if i saw similar situation as this though, to be honest this is the first kind of it's type i faced and first that i've seen 
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Sonicsis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
You payed for him so he's technically yours, none of this is your fault it was the creators. Honestly if anyone has a problem with this they should take it up with the creator of the oc for taking back an oc just to resell it, it's very unprofessional.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I was gonna say that, but you pretty much summed it, the OC kept switching owners, then when I cilamed the OC, the owner never stated that they can take him back any time they want, so full rights got brought to me as the last and only owner of the OC

its been few years since then, so why they decided to be an ass and bring this again? 
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oncha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anyway, you bought the design and it is legally and morally yours.
they ended up giving them back and someone bought it ( you ).
end of the story.
they just have to shut the fuck up honestly, ignore them and if they keep doing it post a callout for them.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you understand, Thank you u_u

I wish they would do too, i mean yeah the character kept switching owners at that time, but eventually ended up to me
& then i started developing him and made him a Homeless streetboy, troublemaker and what not

I'm surprise you recognized him though, even when i hardly used him xD;
Think it's better for me do as you said, but i will fight back, well i hardly doubt they can do anything though, because they don't have an actual proof to use
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oncha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that boy, at the time o wanted to ask the actual owner to buy it but meanwhile i grew up and i thought it would have beeb rude of me :") i am glad i didn't do, lol.

just fight for that, they don't have any permission to use them.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well, the owner itself just asked me if i wanted him, so i just said yes, maybe this was a good fate of it not to be wasted/trashed away (: 
The design itself really got me into it, since i rarely have any normal male OC, mostly all just girly lol

Funny enough, they said that, i didn't even spend a penny on them so it's theirs? Having multiple Ocs can be hard, and i can't just get all art for every OC, not to mention i like to sometimes gets some Kemonomimi art, so there is that, i don't need anyone to tell me if i spent penny on certain OC or not, because i will still use them eventually  

Btw, before the OC switched owners, he had no name, he was named by me as Derrik when it was with his first owner~! 
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oncha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao just kick them in the face honestly.
they do not deserve to have such a cute OC if they didn't even want them in the first place.
Their behaviour is horrible and they shouldn't waste your time.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I've updated journal a little, just in case i made any misunderstanding, I would not mention someone name who caused the problem because it could get worse OTL 

And thanks Eppao for your support, it means lot Really uwu 
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oncha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BOY HE'S DERRICK!! i love him sm and i always thought he was yours :0
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zufe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope that the issue gets solved and they will leave you alone
Things like this rly sucks
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It really made no sense to me, especially when it's been years since i got it
I've never seen something as stupid as this :$ 
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zufe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly ??
it's rly stupid
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well they don't have proof against me, so i'm going to be fine by now, but i thought to let others be aware if anyone want to make a false claim about it
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zufe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eayh!
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