hey kids a straw broke my proverbial back and i'm grumpy so it's time for a good old fashioned rant journal just like mama used to make
i realize i'm not the only fan-digimon artist out there, and there are people who are a lot less hard-assed about this than I am, but luckily, i have never in my life cared what other people have thought
so this is my universal answer to the question: hey, glitchgoat, can I use your fan-digimon for my OC's partner?
nope! you sure fucking can't!
ever! period! i don't care if you give me credit! if i don't know you well enough to volunteer my designs to you, you're not allowed to use them!
if i haven't specifically leased them to you for whatever reason (because you're my friend, because of a contest, smth like that), you can't!
imagine you came up to me and ask me, "hey, Brighteyes
is really cool. Can I make a character that looks exactly like him, and use him in my own art and stories? I'll give you credit!"
i'd tell you to fuck off, and you'd expect that, because it's fucking rude as shit
to ask people if you can just straight up steal their characters' appearances to use them for yourself! make your own character!
so why the tits do people seem to think it's a-okay dandy to ask to use my fan-digimon if they have enough self-awareness and common decency not to ask if they're allowed to steal my other ocs
if you wouldn't ask me if you're allowed to steal Brighteyes's design and use his design for your own OC, don't fucking ask if you're allowed to use my fan-digimon for your own oc's partner
just because it's a "digimon species" i made doesn't make it any less of my character
-- you're asking to use my
OC's design for your
OC, and that's, like, disgustingly rude and entitled
"but if they give credit what's it matter"
while yeah i demand credit for designs i do, so i can't say "i don't care about credit" -- but in this case, credit is missing the point of why i object
i don't want you not to use my characters because i'm afraid you'll get credit for them instead of me-- i don't make characters so i get recognized for making cool characters
i make characters because i want to create characters. for myself. they're designs for my
characters. if you use my design, you're using my
design for your
my digimon are my OCs. they're not just designs that exist in a void; even one-off ones I make for fun are designed as characters, and unless I'm expressly putting them up for public free use, treat them like my characters
, not designs you can steal and use for your own OCs
i shouldn't have to say
"no, you can't steal my OC's appearance and use it for your own purposes, not even if you give me credit for designing it"
that should just be assumed
that should be baseline common decency
piss off and please feel free to fuck off and unwatch me if you think i'm being a dick about this-- if you feel entitled, or like anyone should be entitled, to my characters just because they're digimon, i flat out do not want you interacting with my art