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Please Don't Copy My Characters //rant//

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:42 PM


One thing I really don't like is seeing others running around with a character that looks almost EXACTLY like one of my own.

I really don't like that because I consider it identity theft in a way and I put a lot of time and effort into creating my characters, so why should you run around with a stolen copy of my own? It's extremely LAZY and douchey. It's. Not. That. Hard. To come up with your own!

Now, I don't mind it if people created dachshund characters. Obviously dachshunds are not my creation. Nor do I mind it if you add emo-styled hair on it like Alex's or a mohawk like Lorenz. As long as it doesn't look like a clone of my character, then I will be happy. Just don't make it TOO SIMILAR to mine!

Here's a character recently that has been brought to my attention:
www.iaza.com/work/121225C/iaza…

See how similar it looks? Please don't do what that person did! Come up with your own ideas! Don't base your characters entirely around mine!

I thought I would address this issue as it has happened a few times.

If you see someone copying/ripping off my characters, kindly let me know in a NOTE please, do not go and harass/flame/troll/attack the person, just kindly let them know. :)

If you are worried your character looks similar to mine, bring it up with me, I'll check it out. Most likely it won't, this kind of thing rarely happens. ^^

Journal & Coding- iHeadsetShiba
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i was asking if my fursona buster looks like one of your characters [link]
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:iconalexdachshund:
AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your character looks nothing like Alex or Lorenz hun :) I love the hair btw!
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gvweufetg thank u
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MikeyOpossum Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow

when i was looking at that lainey looked over my shoulder and thought it was just showing fanart of lorenz
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AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it's pretty bad :/ I even thought it was supposed to be Lorenz when I first saw it.
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MikeyOpossum Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohgod some people
you know, if it werent for the obvious 'personality' and clothes i'd say you're being silly... but common.
taking a design is one thing, but personality and stuff?
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Snow---wolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That person told me to do the one with the bone in his mouth so simpily blocked them cause I knew better than to do it for them cause it looks so simliar to your character.
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know i was talking to them i even LINKED them to lorenz i don't think this is fair at all

but im trying to ban them
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how they even added a flame to the bone too.
I'd run around saying "OH YOU MADE ME FANART THANK YOU"
ahaha that'd bug em.
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:iconalexdachshund:
AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I was actually thinking about doing that, to be honest. It's really weird and kinda annoying how they look nearly identical.
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CinemaSpeaks Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a character who is a dachshund with a fringe, but he's just a dachshund version of a real person who had a fringe that I find is the best hair to make them look like who they're supposed to be.
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:iconalexdachshund:
AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep and it most likely don't look like Lorenz or Alex. As long as someone won't confuse them as my character, then it's cool:heart:
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CinemaSpeaks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They probably won't, they dress differently and their hair changes at times.
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Naiwi11 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
What a dick D:<

I skipped everything and just read the title, and saw the copy image, so if any crucial details were in the text, i apologize for lazily not reading D:

But seriously, what a dick >:C
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:iconalexdachshund:
AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's essentially a rip-off. I don't appreciate that. :pissedoff:
If you wanted to make a rocker dachshund character like Lorenz that also has a mohawk, that's fine and dandy, but change the fur color, eye color, markings, and clothes and come up with your own idea. >:T
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Naiwi11 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
-patpat- So sorry :c Well, santa sees all, so that person's gonna get a lump of coal up their butt tomorrow! c:
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iHeadsetShiba Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm idk the person but are you sure they arnt trolling?
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:iconalexdachshund:
AlexDachshund Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea. If they are trolling, they are doing it pretty badly.
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iHeadsetShiba Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im pretty sure its a lousy attempt at a troll
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