I can't believe this happened. If you don't know what i'm talking about, well, lemme explain then. Also, this might be a long one, so yeah, I apologize if you're not used to reading long posts and what not. Now that that's outta the way, let's get started.
See, if you didn't know, I first came to DA in 2010, but it was a different account and not this one. The account was called "lalalal1234"(Just a random name, nothing much) and I didn't do much back there. However, in september of 2010, I created a random character in that account, which was this one:
This was the first drawing I posted in my old account, and it was one of the first time I drew a chubby anthro girl, and one of the fewest times I drew a chibi character.
But as time went on, I slowly forgot about her as I started creating other characters and not to mention I had other things to care of, like school and what not.
Anyways, A few weeks ago, I planned on reviving that character until I was shocked to see a character that looks remotely similar to mine!
Yes, I was pretty baffled to see that there was another OC that looked almost exactly like mine. And it seems creepy in a way as well, 'cause I was creeped out when I saw this. I was creeped out and shocked at the same time!
So I decided to see if this Pixels OC was real, and sadly, it was. Because of this, I began to lose hope on my character, as I thought that if I tried to revive her, people will think i'm some kind of theif, even though I have proof to show i'm not. And I knew that Dickman couldn't have possibly stole my character, So I figured this was all a coincidence. But just to make sure, I decided to tell him the situation, so I contacted him through G-mail.
So, I talked to him about how we can handle the situation and all, and it didn't go so well. But instead of telling you everything since it would kind of take a long time to do so, I thought it would be best to send you some images of our conversation, if you'd like that.
These links are all the screenshots I've taken on the conversation I had with the person about our OC's.
Sorry if this is too much for you to read. Also, some of my replies may sound a little exaggerated, and possibly somewhat threatening at some point, even though it was never my intention to threaten him.
And now that I hope you read everything from the links I gave you, I hope you understand what i'm talking about. Look, I know I acted a little immature(or childish, if you're very judgmental) in certain parts of our conversation, but I tired my best to sound as respectful and well spoken as possible. And like I said, I might have exaggerated a little here and there, but I tend to exaggerate at times, usually when i'm frustrated and what not, which explains what I just told you now.
I understand this whole situation was purely coincidental(a little TOO coincidental, I might say), but I still think that it's unfair that this guy created something similar that I have done five years ago. And I know it seems unfair to him, since he's apperantely fond of her character. Well, you know, i've been growing fond of my own OC as well, and I wanna make up for lost time. I wanna do much more with my bunny character that I never could be able to back then.(And I hope to so the same with my other characters as well.)
So, does that mean i'm gonna cry like a baby, give up on my old character, and take a break from drawing for a whole year? Nope. Hell no. Sorry, But I ain't giving up so easily. I'm not gonna be taking no for an answer for this. And if you think you can accuse me of being a theif, that's you're wrong, because i'm sure you're smart enough to know that I posted a link in the third paragraph to let you know I have proof.
And no, this is not a joke, i'm not a troll, i'm being serious people. This actually happened. So, if you read the conversation screenshots on the seven links, I'm sure you'll know now that the guy rejected my offer of dealing the situation with our characters so we could fix it and come to friendly terms in one way or another. But he didn't want to, and that's fine by me. But like I said before, i'm not giving up so easily, so that means from now on, I will ignore him and everything about his character and his work, and do my own thing with my character.
Look, the guy is a great artist, he makes cool art, and I like his art(hell, his work was a reason that got me to improve on my art, and I even made some fan art for him before), but I didn't like him how he tried to shun me down simply because I wanted to bring back a character from the dead who looks remotely similar to his. And honestly, I don't trust him him anymore, nor do I no longer like him either. I don't wanna be the bad guy here, but I he left me no choice now, but that's just me.
So, all in all, screw this guy! I wanna move on, but I'm not willing to change my OC, I made up my mind. She's fine the way she is(Well, maybe I could change her a little, but not too much). And if he doesn't like that, well that's too bad for him then. That's his problem not mine. I got proof, and he doesn't.(I don't have to tell you why because you probably know by now. [:P] )
This will be the last time I will ever mention about this guy or anything about him or related to him. Like I said, from now on, I will ignore him and not care about anything about what he says about him or his character(s). And if you don't like that, then that's not my problem, so don't bother doing anything, don't try to stop me or even screw with me, I will just ignore you. If you try to do anything bad about my character(or any of my other characters), then I will ignore that as well.
But, if you even bother trying to accuse me of being a thief or anything like that, I will not hesitate to block you, report you to the admins and get you banned. Even if you're just doing it to fuck with me, I don't care, I will do it anyways.
It's my art. My characters. My rules. I'll do whatever the hell I want and no one can stop me!
That is all. And now will you excuse me, i'm gonna go relax for a little while. [:P]
P.S. Stay tuned for more of my bunny OC, hopefully! BTW, in case you're curious who that person is that i'm talking about, it's Andrew Dickman. I know i'm probably not suppose to mention names, but I think the links already gave it away.
Over and out.