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DO NOT, EVER, STEAL MY OC by wanlingnic DO NOT, EVER, STEAL MY OC by wanlingnic
*Brown's OC profile can be found in my gallery.

Well, this is pretty much my response to 'Hector Dinos', an OC made by someone who, disturbingly enough, resembles a male, clinically-depressed Stephanie Brown.

Hector's profile can be found on my Tumblr: [link]
And on the Lamepokemonart blog: [link]


Whoever made him seemed to be under the impression that, if she didn't steal my art, it's not art theft. But she is still taking someone else's idea and passing it off as her's.

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I, personally, do feel a slight amount of regret towards this case. Hector's creator was someone I kept in contact with not too long ago when I was a group admin for Generator Rex OCs.

She posted on Brown's profile, and, had I followed up and read Hector's profile like I should've, I would've noticed how it'd been copied from Brown's.

Contact or not, this still upsets me on a personal level - not so much that she reinterpreted my character without my permission, but that she passed it off as her own. Also, this was someone I used to know and place my trust in.

I'll be sending her a note with a link to this deviation, so as to ask for a fair version of events from her point of view.

Ultimately, however, I don't condone this behaviour and I never will. Hopefully, this deviation will make my stance on the matter clear as day.

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EDIT: Well, I got a reply: [link]
I'm taking the nice, safe option of not replying to her. I'll put my response right here for you to see.

Dear whoever-you-are,
There is a reason why your username is blurred out on the original deviation. It's to give you your due of privacy from the 'friends' and 'followers' and 'white knights' that I am telling this story to.

No one is expected to go to your page and deliver any form of divine justice. This was never intended to be a personal attack against you, but against an action and practice that you have partaken in.

I understand there are people who will take my side in this matter - but I also understand that I'm, at the very least, the one who should be upset. Regardless of when it happened, you took my character and you changed a few things here and there, and then tried to pass if of as your own.

The reason why I'm only submitting this now, and not in January when I'd found out, was that I was (and still somewhat am) reeling from the shock of this blatant counterfeit. I've spent honest days wondering why this could happen, and why to me. Truth be told, had I been any younger, I might've lost my cool entirely.

No, I do NOT think settling this over notes first would be the best option. Had I simply noted you and gotten a simple apology, I would (admittedly) not be satisfied. You've done a great disservice to the practice of OC making, a disservice to yourself, and, most importantly, to our friendship. I'm upset, and I've found comfort in the wonderful people that support, love and cherish what I do.

They are not my 'followers', they aren't my 'white knights' (and I do take umbrage against you calling me 'Asian Rick Flair') these people are my friends. They are, for all intents and purposes, an online family. They are people whom I love, and whom I trust, and whom, ultimately, I feel safe crying to when I'm this upset.

Please understand, no matter how long ago this incident was, you can't simply shrug off the responsibility for what you have done as if it never happened. Finally, as a parting word, please don't blame me for 'hurting' you when you're the one who threw the first punch.

Sincerely,
Nicky.
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danster18 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Sorry to hear about that dude, it's the exact reason I'm not putting up any of the actual work I'm working on for my planned video games. If anyone ever took my ideas, I don't know what I would do.
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flameboy133 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah man, terribly sorry for you. I don't know WHAT I'd do if someone stole Ruby (my Pokémon OC)'s bio!
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wolfiedawolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Someone once stole my character,scratch, but luckily they were blocked and reported. I hope eventually you solve this problem! 
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Mislav383 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Holy shit.I thought that meme was a joke,but dear God some people are butthurt.
And people steal shit all the time,deal with it.
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100PercentSIN Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was worried about this happening to me. Not because my arts amazing or anything. But designing them is where all the work is at!
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Riboo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This was written a while ago from what I can see. I just paid this whole event a visit after seeing that post about the anon that was being a bit rude to you over your character design. I have to agree to some extent with you on the topic, though I don't know if you feel differently about this whole thing now than you did during the time. Regardless, I think people are very much able to look at a character and pick out quirks they like, such as perhaps how confident the character is, or in Brown's case, how optimistic she is.

While it's great that people can find inspiration in other characters I don't think that they should take every aspect, especially really unique aspects, about a character and run with it, tweaking only the avatar, if you will, to utilize the same story just with slight alterations to it. Brown is very unique when it comes to Original Characters fitting into the Poke Special universe, given that all the dex holders have something that sets them apart from the other, you did well in coming up with that and making it have its distinctive draw backs which makes Brown all the more intriguing.

To get to the point, I think people can, within reason, be inspired by a character or a person that they see and adapt them into their own creation, however, I draw the line when the similarities are a bit too overbearing for comfort. It's one thing to take general characteristics and twist them into your own style, it's another thing entirely to basically steal plot that make that character one of a kind. Which is pretty much what this person did, from what I'm seeing. The only difference being that they seem to be besides themselves over it, which I can only presume was to elicit sympathy from anyone they might have written with, that is assuming they used them in RP. That and reading their profile, it does not seem like they really concern themselves with the reasoning behind things, which led to contradicting statements and just an overall poor substitute.
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tripod2005 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
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Cookie-Haunter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so mature. I love how you handled the whole situation, im sorry it happened to you cause you sound so great of a person.
As for your definition of 'friends,' it was really nice, i dont know you and i dont want to sound like a suck-up but your way of showing this was fun but serious.
If it makes you feel better, ill keep an eye on you and myself like everyone else.
Have a good day~
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battybuddy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Wow... This is crazy...
On one hand, I (A random guy wandering the various areas of Deviantart) do think it's be cool to have more characters out there who were unlucky "Natures chewtoys"(if you will) like your character... but, well... JEEZE can't ANYONE come up with something ORIGINAL?
I've had art stolen before, but this is really just as bad as stealing someones character and recoloring it.
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PereRhia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm terribly sorry that this happened to you. If I or my fiance had this happen, it would be flipping table/tracking down to kill time. We take our characters seriously, like they are precious friends and family to us. So of course we wouldn't like it if they were stolen. XD
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MagnusHarvest Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you even care if some low-life, shit artist steals your content?
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Watch your language, buddy - this is not the first impression you want to be giving out to others, regardless of whether you think they're overreacting or not.
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MagnusHarvest Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really care about how you view me.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
So why would you go through the trouble of asking me for my opinions in the first place? That was really, really redundant of you, frankly speaking.
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MagnusHarvest Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because I find the subject interesting, not what you think of me.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
That's my point exactly - if you were so curious for an answer, you certainly wouldn't get one if from someone if the first thing they heard from your mouth was foul and crude. Bear that in mind the next time.
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MagnusHarvest Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That depends on whether the person cares or not. You don't represent the entire human population. I wasn't even insulting you, but whatever.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Exactly my point! Neither do you - it'd be best for you to realize the world doesn't take kindly to a foul mouth. Whatever indeed.
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Atomikamikaze Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconiknowthatfeelplz: Something like this happened to me almost to this extent, and same thing happened. Thief acts like a prick and keeps it up, then accuses you of being rude when they're being outright insulting. :P THey just never apologize on the spot, only give out stupid unsupportive arguments.

An Asian Rick Flair? That's nasty. :c But I'll say this man, you did an awesome job at keeping your cool, even while it's obvious you're upset! :D It just goes to show that you're a bigger person than they are rather than a flamefest, obviously what she's looking for.

She sounds like a dick, especially the last part where she's almost orgasming for you to respond. Man these people, they're all the same. >:U
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
:hug: Thank you. Do you want to talk about it? It sounds like you went through something awful!

I think it's been long enough for most everyone to put this behind us, so I'm pretty alright with what's happened. It's still such a pleasant surprise to hear something like this from someone as sweet as you!
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Atomikamikaze Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: No problem! It's very similar, I also knew them well--and I admit, I did jump the gun for some similar ideas that were coincidental, but one trait was directly copypasta'd on her OC, claiming it as hers only and slapping fake copyrights. Same thing as what happened to you, you ask politely what this is all about, and they respond with venom. >:V I wouldn't mind if she gave her character the same traits, if she didn't say "MY IDEAS (C) ME ONLY STEALERS!!1" Then sics her new bf on me who sends me death threats (even worse he was a former acquaintance of mine who knows my general location), all the while brown-nosing on my profile. Not only butthurt, but she put me in danger for something tiny.
Also gave the classic thief argument saying her direct tracings of my partners work was ok, but that "I stole from her" and gave very poor examples backing her up. (I hate to sound mean, but her work...is still amateur at best. Even if I was a thief, I'd never steal from her.)
TL;DR I know...^^;

Hey no problem, it's never a good feeling to see your stuff plagiarized, and you're certainly not alone! :D And either way you look at it, you were polite, she acted like an assbutt..even if she is "right" (and isn't), attacking ad hominem rather than an apology/polite debate always looks bad on their part. Glad it's over for you though, and thanks for the words of inspiration you gave to people worrying about their art theft; they shouldn't take down their art/stop posting--although after this happened to me, I don't post much information about the characters like I used to. :c

Also, I do hope to see more of Brown. :D Poor girl, the only poke who likes her is her Raticate, she got a nice backstory on her and it should be interesting to see! Especially she seems to be the opposite of Ash/Satoshi, where all the pokemon grow to love him.
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VoltaliatheMajestic Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
If this ever happened to me (which I doubt it will, since I think people could tell right away that they were my OCs to begin with), I think I'd try to use this as an approach. I tend to get flat-out angry, however, when someone does shit to me or insults me and I end making myself look like a buffoon. To be fair, some of my OCs aren't as developed as your OC is here. Sometimes, they come out as Sueish/Stuish but I'd never try to steal an OC from anyone unless it was accidental (like if I subconsciously made my OC similar to another OC someone else made, you know what I mean?)

I think there was one time where I posted a character design and all these deviants ganged up on me and accused me of stealing their friend's OC. "What gives?" I think to myself. I even wrote a journal ranting about it, but once again they ganged up on me and called me butthurt. Being submissive, I took the deviation and the journal down and I changed the design. Dammit! It annoyed the hell out of me.
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DeidaraEEvee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this happened to me(although it wouldn't 'cause any and every OC I have is pure crap) I would feel happy. Someone actually liked the OC enough to base their own OC on yours. Even though 99.9% of people would be upset if this happened to them, it just means they really like what you've done with your character. There are two types of these people though. The ones who do it beacause they know it's not okay and they don't care, and the ones who don't know it's wrong and do it because they really wish they thought of the idea first. I'm probably the only person who would be okay with this happening only if they didn't know it was wrong, and besides, everyone knows that if the ripped off character doesn't look like the original one then the life and personality of the characters should be lower than 60% similar. And I only know that cause I like doing research on character theft. And as one last thing I just wanna say that I don't understand why people get so angry and upset about a stolen character. You don't see people swearing their lungs out when a bank is stoolen, so why do that if a character is stolen. If it were my character I'd let them rip off the character until someone else ruins the moment for them.
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PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, you're realy mature! O_O If this would happen to me, I would swear my lungs out.

Too bad it happened, =_=' Seriously... this is so shitty, it's a complete clone of you, but just... less good.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
xD Oh, my. Thank you so much! That's such a sweet thing to say. :glomp:
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SwerveStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta say, this is really impressive. That's a really mature way of doing this. Instead of just saying "You stole my OC", you just calmly explained why you believe they did. Everyone should remain calm and such, as you did. ((Then again... Was "calm" a good way to describe it?))

Though, question about your OC. Do you mean they literally want to kill your character? Or do you mean that as a metaphor for "Pokemon don't like her"?
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, my, thank you very much! c: Ohh, what a sweet comment.

And, they literally want her dead. Of course, not all of them have the power to do it - caterpies can't do much beyond gnawing at her shoes. xD Some pokemon don't always hate her, though, and prefer to simply ignore her.
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SwerveStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob. ^^ I like commenting.

O.O That's... Disheartening. If it's only Wild Pokemon though, I think that she'd be fine... Is it a serious problem? Or is it usually played for laughs?
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
It depends a lot on the roleplay she's in - usually, it's a problem that's taken seriously, but nothing she can't laugh off. It's largely a plot device to justify her being able to meet legendaries and other famous people (as opposed to, say, an average Joe who meets Ash and co, catches Lugia, marries Gary Oak etc.).

The biggest facet to Brown isn't the Brown Effect per se, but the media attention she's gotten. As a teenager, she's still stopped in the streets to sign copies of her 11-year-old biography. And there's the media circus aspect to her fame, a little like Christopher Robin Milne, where others begin to question the ethics of the Brown Effect (her biography that Professor oak wrote) profiting from a girl's misery.

The only time it was played for laughs was when it was a field of Abra and all they could do was teleport. x)
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SwerveStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I understand that, yes. At first I was wondering about that, but the fact this is specifically to justify meeting legendaries sort of makes it better... Not sure why.

Biography, huh? Is she like a writer or something?
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Why, thank you. c:

It's a little like that - Brown as a child was the subject of a paper written by Oak called 'The Brown Effect', detailing her misadventures and her effect on pokemon. It proved so funny that Oak published it with her permission as a biography, and it became a bestseller - the effects and fame of which still haunt her to this day. xD (Think of her as a living Anne Frank, or more accurately, Christopher Robin Milne.)

While she's not very bothered with the media circus that's become of her life, it does raise the question as to whether or not profiting from a child's story is an ethical thing to do. (It's a recurring theme in rps of her.)
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SwerveStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a pretty interesting subject... Usually, my RPs have some serious subject undertones. I usually RP with characters from my own story, and I'm fairly sure the constant depiction of Nekos as slutty girls has come up once or more. As for Pokemon RPs, however, it's usually more or less Pokemon stuff.
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HappilyFalling Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I know her, and I know you from a while back and if you don't remember I won't enlighten you. :I
I'm not on either side here.
And all I have to say is, maybe she was just inspired or maybe she took the ideas, who knows.
Maybe you're overreacting with this whole deviation instead of just going to her privately or maybe this was the right thing to do.
Who knows.
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OOT-Link Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Blatantly paraphrasing is still plagiarizing, an act of stealing. I think showing the public with a litany of proof, detailing each act, is perfectly fine.
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HappilyFalling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, true~
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe typing out a completely neutral, unopinionated response was a waste of five minutes of your life.
Who knows.

Forgive me for being forward here, but what on earth were you trying to achieve with this? At the end of your message, you have neither contributed to the issue at hand, or displayed an opinion of any form. If I could be frank, reading your message and you having to type it was a big waste of time.

Also, I might point out that stating you're familiar with both of us is all fine and good - but to withhold how borders on rudeness. It's a little like dangling a metaphorical carrot in front of someone and refusing to let them eat it - and if I could say anything, this doesn't reflect very well on you either.

You seem like a sweet person, and I wouldn't judge you at all if you simply disagreed with the way in which I handled the situation. Actually, I'd prefer it if you outrightly told me you didn't appreciate how I went about with this.

Frankly, I'm not a hundred-percent pleased with the way I handled this - and I wouldn't be offended in the least if you simply said outright you weren't happy with it. c: It's, frankly, better than simply saying I could be right, and I could be wrong.

If you're curious, I wrote a reply to a negative opinion, which you can read here: [link]
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HappilyFalling Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, maybe that was a little bit of a waste on my part.

The thing is, I disagree with both sides here. She is my friends but I looked at the highlighted phrases and it kinda took me by surprise but I also think you should have went to her personally, but you don't have to, if you feel she did you wrong, you can handle it however you see fit.

And also, since yeah, that does seem kinda rude; I was the girl who had the Mary Sue Generator Rex OC, Amanda-Lee Potter, who is merely a dust cloud in the wind now but seeing is that is the only way you would possibly remember me, I guess it's fine to bring her up.

Honestly, I wasn't trying to start anything at all, and yes, I know I sound like a wimp but I'm not one who likes to do these things; I was stating my opinion. But seeing now as my opinion is clearly not needed, I'll leave you be. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd have to disagree with that. It's not that you're opinion's not needed - quite the opposite, really - but it's that you don't have an opinion at all. Being completely neutral's a fine thing, but to post a neutral comment doesn't achieve a thing.

Frankly, I'd prefer if you posted here with an actual opinion. But, seeing where you come from, I can't fault you for not taking either side. It's just pointless to try adding anything to a this when you clearly have nothing to add.

It's good to see you again, though. c:
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HappilyFalling Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see your point, that does actually makes sense.

Yeah I guess so, sorry about that.

Ah, yeah, I'm trying to recreate my GR Oc, but that's currently not working, especially not with me being busy. But I'll get to him sooner or later. c:
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Emeraldrafael Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Thats always unfortunate when that happens. Though dicks will be dicks.
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LakotaWolfie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
People this days just can't come up with there own idea's.
And they are not even smart about stealing it either.
Not that I'm saying stealing it good.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Getting inspired by something's probably the 'proper' way to steal anything - but there's a fine line between inspiration and flat-out ripping off someone. :T

And, thank you!
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LakotaWolfie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm so sick of people do this to good artist like you.
The world would be a better place without these people ><
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SeafoamGreenGirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if she didn't want drama, why couldn't she be more original in the first place? It sounds like she's trying to blame this on you. ._.
Though I do have to agree a deviation like this before asking wasn't that necessary.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You might have a point there. Either way, though, thank you! :hug:
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IoryogiLovesYou Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What The-- THAT IS MEAN AND CRUEL AND SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED. Not Only (From The Sound Of It) Does Hector Sound REALLY Messed Up And Weird And SOOOOOO Gary-Stu, But Also, We Love Brown, And Hector Is Just Like All Our Favorite/Orignal Traits Put So Much On The Extreme That It Is Just Down Right... (Note: Is Seriously Bad At Being Mad)... I Don't Want Word-- BUT IT IS A WORD MEANING SOMETHING WORSE THEN "BAD".
Also, The King Bee Thing... That's Just WRONG, It's Cute When The Pet Has A Crush, But... But With That Picture & The Pose... ItThe Body Language Says Hector Knows About It, And Maybe Even Likes It. There's A REASON WHY THAT'S ILLEGAL (To Marry/Date An Animal). Personally, I Have A Mastiff (Cute Gentle Giant~) That I Love SO MUCH, But I Don't Treat Him Like THAT, Though He IN A WAY, Does To Me. No. No, Not Really. He Just Sees Me As His Littermate, Not His Master. So Yeah, The Only Power I Have Over Him, Is The Dog-Treats That Only I Can Reach.
ANYWAY!
THIRD. She's Being VERY Rude In That Reply In My Mind, And After Reading Your Message, I'm Shocked That You Were Still Able To Keep Calm And Not Call This Person Names Or Reveal Who They Were (I Wouldn't Do The Latter, But I Would Do The Former...). Personally, My OCs USUALLY Become Voices In My Head, And Though At Times Annoying, I Still Get To Devolp And Know Their Personalites Better. Seeing Another Person Do This... I Imagine It As Someone Taking MY Own Character And... And Wow, I Felt Like An Angry Mama Bear, Which I Imagine Feels The Same For You As Well.
Just To Let You Know: I, IORYOGILOVESYOU, FULLY SUPPORT YOUR SIDE OF THE CASE AND FEEL EQUALLY INSULTED THAT THIS PERSON TOOK AWAY YOUR ORIGINAL IDEA.
...This Is The Angerist I've Gotten In A long Time. Being Angry Does Not Feel Good, I Remember Why I Don't Like It, 'Course, Sometimes It's The Other Person's Fault (Like Now). xP
So, Try Not To Dwell On It, 'Cause Feeling Negative Feels Bad. Smile, Be Happy, 'Cause We All Got Your Back And Showing Your Evidence In This Way Is Sure To Bring You Justice In More Ways Then One. :3
--Ioryogi
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, gosh you're so right! An OC is a part of us - we put a little of ourselves in every OC we make, and to see someone just steal that away's a painful shock. D: I understand exactly how you feel!

Don't worry, girl, things'll turn out okay in the end, I'm sure of it. :hug: It's wonderful to know I've got you!
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IoryogiLovesYou Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We're Here For Ya' Girl!! :iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz:
--Ioryogi
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Johnny-Snow Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
I was skeptical at first but convinced me. that blows. at least it wasn't super popular or something.

one thing, though. the "king bee" thing doesn't make any sense (which was a flaw on what's his faces part) because there are no male vespiquen and queen bees hold the monarchy. however, the "pet having a 'crush' on its master" thing happens in real life (horses, dogs, cats) and is kind of cute... so long as the pet doesn't speak english.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! c: And, gosh, you might be right - it'd be terrifying to find Hector on the front page.

Now that you mentioned it, you're definitely right. The queen holds power in any IRL insect colony thanks to her being the sole provider of offspring and certain pheromones. I didn't interpret it as a 'crush' per se, but something more along the lines of Inferno in the Beast Wars: [link](BW) Like most insects, Honeybee is single-mindedly objectifying her trainer into something to be protected, and not seeing him as a social equal.

What you described more accurately fits Rodent, really. :T There was a delightful little roleplay where he disagreed with every boyfriend Brown attempted to ask out to a social dance. It's the only reason why he's not the same gender as her - it's a tiny dose of 'overprotective pet syndrome', but nothing as drastic as thinking his trainer is his lord, king and master.
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