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>Image on the stamp is from ~GazeRei's drawing of Kira~ x3
>I honestly can't remember where I got the stamp template-- but it was from here on deviantART :/

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EDIT: Holy maceroni, people-- slow down! LOL-- I can't thank all of these rapid succession favorites! :lmao:
I didn't think this would be so popular, haha~

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May the ranting begin~!

I am so TIRED of this:
She’s a cool OC, but her outfit is like my OC’s.”
“Her outfit is just like my OC’s!! D:”
“Her hair is like my OC’s, but she’s alright.”
“She looks like my OC :O


:|

So. Flippin’. Tired of it.

Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t be THIS bothered by it, but I’ve been seeing it happen over and over again. It’s really becoming a pet peeve for me—especially since it’s been reoccurring. No, I’m not going to mention usernames, that’s fairly rude and opens them up for trolls. That would just be spiteful xP

It urks me the most, however, when someone makes a new OC and is hoping for some critique because it’s their first time… and they get one of the above quotes instead.

Way to give them a confidence booster :thumbsup:

People. Seriously. Just because the outfit of another OC looks SOMEHOW in SOMEWAY similar to yours, does NOT mean they took it from you.

Stop. Being. Paranoid.

Literally, I have seen people comment on any other DGM OC going, “Oh, that top looks like my OC’s design”; or “Oh, those shorts are like my OC’s!”.

Shorts are shorts. There aren’t exactly a gazillion types of shorts to choose from. It’s only natural for them to look similar to other shorts. Same with tops. There's only so much you can do with customizing a DGM uniform and keep it within the ability to be fought in.

Heck, look at my OC, Kira. She wears shorts. I can name three other DGM OC’s that wear shorts and were created after her.

Do you see me going to their OC art and saying that crap?

NO. Because, believe it or not, that person had a similar idea without knowing of Kira beforehand. They didn’t need to look at Kira and go “Oh, I like her shorts—I’ll copy them~~!!1!”. Heck, even if they did, I wouldn’t be too bothered with it.

They are shorts. No big deal.

Now if the entire outfit looks EXACTLY and I mean EXACTLY the same, then maybe there's a problem-- but that's not what's the problem here xP

So, all in all, yes, this is a rant.

I’m not saying this to everyone, ‘kay? An innocent “What d’ya know, she kinda looks like my OC xD Nice job though, and I really love the pose you made and the expression you used!”

That’s not shoving copyright or “you stolez from meee!1!!” in their face. That’s just joking around and giving a critique (GOD FORBID!) to that person's DGM OC.

And I can understand that. :) Just please, please don’t start that “She looks like my OC! Her outfit is just like mine!” stuff… please? It really makes me want to comment and go lawyer mode, and I don’t like doing that, ‘cause I don’t like to sound rude :/ Even though I guess this could sound rude as well >.>”

Okay, well, I’ll end the rant here~

Enough ranting, Wolfy! Get back to work on those linearts you have to color! xP

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Feel free to use~ :shrug:

Heck, if ya'll want, I'll see if I can make a plz account for this~ ;P
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:iconechomorb:
echomorb Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. We really shouldn't be accusing people of stealing OCs based on only their appearance. I mean, it could've been just a misunderstanding or a coincidence. Although, I guess the only exception is if it's literally a carbon copy of your OC, and that's also debatable. And then there's those people who accuse others of stealing their OCs when the design for them is incredibly simple/ordinary. But yeah.
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Jazzy-Vertix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That cannot be true... Where human stupidity will end...?
In real life, most of thing have similarity with another design. It's unavoidable. Same with clothes design of an OC. 

I had someone with the same name of my OC. It's true a name such "Vortex"(full name : "Vortexis") is not quite common. XD
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:iconnuku-niku:
Nuku-Niku Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
That's not bother me when someone say how similar of my OCs compare to theirs.

But it will be a drama if they demand me to change my OCs or call me thief. (All of my babies bron from the empty plain papers so it impossible that I copy someone)
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HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ehm... My friend says that I copied suit from Slender Man (Yea she wears a tie and a black suit <3)
But I made her before I was learned who is Slender Man. So...Yeah.
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TheGreenOreo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student General Artist
how do you even copy a frickin' suit?!
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:iconhitlerkiller66:
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
the design
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DysfunctionalStalker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
How can you steal something as common as a suit? :0
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:iconhitlerkiller66:
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I dunno haha Maybe because suit with a tie is quite common
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:iconwhiterose44:
WhiteRose44 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I say if someone copies the design in some way, they just like it. :3
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ehhh, depends on what's being copied to me :'D On a small level, yah.

But for instance, if it's a unique design and someone "copies" it, it could be copy-catting/design theft.
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:iconthegreenoreo:
TheGreenOreo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Yup!
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:iconwhiterose44:
WhiteRose44 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Possibly, but before people go "You stole my design! I'mma report chu!" they should check just how common their design is. =p
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No kidding!
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:iconniftynautilus:
NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I try to vary the designs, patterns, and styles of clothing to make them as diverse as possible. :)
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Meadowind Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's even funnier when they come after you with all their "THIS AND THAT IS THE SAME ARFBLAGHDSHDNDTHDE YOU COPIED X CHARACTER!"...and then you check out X character, just to notice that the owner hasn't even been on dA nearly as long as you have. :|
Has happened to me quite a lot of times, with the same and TERRIBLY GENERIC character all over again. Pfft, I know that a million others look like her. But I won't change mine. I'll just keep pissing others off. ='D

Or, like, when they come at you and say "YOUR character looks ewxactly like mine! I didn't draw her yet, but mine was there earlier, I made her up when I was 8!"
Yeah, sure. And I was able to travel through time, across half of the world, to read your minds, when suddenly, 5 years later, I made up a character that looks similar. Yeah, I totally stole it.
And: Where YOU able to do it? MAYBE I already had the character in mind before you even were born, go figure? xDDDD

Or the exact other way round: I have already often seen characters that looked so much like those I really had in mind before I even knew about dA, but was too afraid to draw them because people might think I copied intentionally. I once even asked another artist for "permission" to use my own design, because theirs looked creepily EXACTLY the same, just with swapped colors. x'D

Stories of my life.
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NeneKanerva Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes if I encounter a similar OC like my OCs, I might say something like: "Hey, wow, I have a similar OC like yours! :D" but not anything like: "You are copying my OC!"
I don't make them look too complicated, there are prolly hundreds of OCs with similarities XD
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amg
I love your icon
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:iconnenekanerva:
NeneKanerva Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd be surprised of how often I hear that :'D It just fits me so well.
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Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right, it's so annoying =___="

or the worst is when people even start comparing your OC's the themselves. I drew a fanart comic once that had one of my OC's in it, and loads of people were like "ahhh, this looks just like me! <33333333333333333333", "I showed this to my sister because it looks just like her" or "oh my god! i end up with -xcharacter- <3333"?! 
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Sgtpaintbrush Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Those shorts look just like my oc's shorts :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your troll face looks just like my troll face :iconimhorrifiedplz:
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:iconlink-sakura:
Link-Sakura Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
You stole my troll face!:iconimhorrifiedplz:
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bleedlings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAYBE THEY FUCKING SHOP AT THE SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME MALL.
I swear, it'll like highschool girl cliches//slap
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xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is why I made my OC look as unique as possible-- to keep the haters away. Funny thing is, since fan-fiction and original characters is technically plagiarizing (obviously no one minds it as long as no money is being exchanged, etc.), we're all copying.

[link] <-- My OC btw.
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actual original characters aren't plagiarized though \o/

Yeah, that's why no matter the artwork I create, if I have my fan character in there, I always put the proper copyrights to the show/series/manga the character is from c:

Nice OC!
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:iconxxwilddog98xx:
xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!

I swear it can get annoying when people say they own a character's design (especially if they're uniforms.)
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohgawdyeah
I see that a lot with the Exorcist OC creators. They'll claim they own the uniform and like wut. I mean, I can understand being sensitive about a creative customization of the uniform, but you can only claim so much lmao. I had one girl come at me one day about "copying her DGM OCs shorts design". I wanted to facedesk Dx
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xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I made my exorcist's uniform pretty creative and different from other OCs, but even then I still wouldn't get all mad if someone else "copied" me.

Damn, they're just clothes. >_>
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, true fax xD
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xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL very true fax! XD
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
xD i wonder if they realize not every artical of clothing can be unique. not every character has the ability or means to make their own clothing.
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lonely-and Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
When i come across OCs that have similar names or stuff to mine I actually like it and commend them even more. I personally find it nice to come accross someone with similar design ideas as you
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ExtraordinarySeries Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really bothers me when people say stuff like that. Let's say they enter my gallery, and looks at one of my OCs. The OC is wearing jeans, and the person comments that their OC also wears jeans. Who cares? Jeans are COMMON, which means a great bit of the world population WEARS them. Which means there are a lot of OCs out that wear jeans, so there's no way to make your OC wear completely original clothing. Trying to find a way to do so is pretty much more than meets the eye. If you want to make your OC wear completely original clothes, well, tough. There's always a way that whatever your OC wears will look like that of another OC's, so there's always gonna be that one person that comments a thing like that.

"Your OC has a high ponytail, my OC also has a high ponytail!" "Your OC has long red hair, so does my OC!" "He has one eye just like my OC's!" "She has rainbow shoes, just like my OC!" "Your pony OC wears a bow, so does mine!" Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP! Would people like those ever shut up?! :iconfacepalmplz:
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BlueJollyRancher Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.There is a limit to the outfits you can use and saying that someone is stealing when there's not that many options to chose from in the first place is basically the same thing as saying that person is copying you by wearing the same shirt that same day.
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DPpuppy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This should be a plz account. I like this and its telling the truth. :w00t:
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Lomablen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I saw a person whit same skin pattern that I have, totally going to tell the police about this!
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:iconchungphantomhive:
Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Yeah this hasn't happened to me *yet* but I've seen it happen and it looks irritating ...
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:iconrmxtrailmix:
RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
You know, when something is so overused that everybody has run out of ideas and simply use the same dam thing,over and over - maybe it's time to move on to something else.
It's like all the anime OCs look the same no matter what one does to change them.

Shorts, let's see; spandex, latex, tricot with lace, denim... oh and we have skirts; maybe we can put shorts under the skirt...shorts, skirts, tights...yes tights, any color, any design.
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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DallasInWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I already commented on it but the guide that person made just reminded me and DAMN IT. ALMOST ALL THE EXCORCIST'S UNIFORMS ARE THE SAME SO DEAL WITH IT. like in the actual manga they are matching, pretty much. (you know besides the customizations needed.) why? Because uniforms motherfucking match. Otherwise why is it a uniform omg sdkfhsjkdgks sorry //endsminirant
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaaah, this so much D8
If only people could understand this!
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DallasInWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. .___.
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RealityDistorter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Your points of view are taken, noted, and understood, I agree with you at 110% however the reason why some people become so irritated is because some people have a hard time coming up with ideas, some it takes a good long while before they come up with something really amazing to them then they put their best effort into it but when they see someone's work who is similar to theirs it's just like the point your stating here, it's a confidence killer to them. This is just the kind of issue you will always be bound to. Usually when people make an OC based on an already exsisting story/anime/game your world and universe of creativity and imagination is greatly limited with what you can do and create and thus you are most likely to make this encounter a lot. That's why I encourage people to make their OC's with their actual own story rather than being an OC of naruto, bleach, DGM, One Piece ect. Of course it's still fun to make these kind of OC's but rather than make an OC part of that specific universe/world why not make the OC as I suggested with their own world or story and then have them dress up in an alternative costume that matches the style of another world thus kinda being the anime version of cosplay.
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have both FCs (fan characters of an anime/book/etc universe) and some OCs |D
For a while, I wasn't confident enough to make an actual OC, but after becoming limited in the FC category, I started to move towards OCs, haha. I think it's a growth and preference thing honestly. I have a /ton/ of fun writing FC stories, but I have more fun drawing my OCs. It's a weird mix |D
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RealityDistorter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Well, as long as you enjoy doing it, try not to let anything really get to you then. Having fun with it is all that really matters.
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stickfigureparadise Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pft, people are silly. 'Sides, there are plenty of manga characters that have very similar designs in more than just their outfits and you don't see the creators suing each other.
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Manga characters are all traced from one source...they all look so much like each other; its an army of clones.
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stickfigureparadise Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You want to know why so many anime characters look alike? The same reason a lot of our movies and tv shows look alike: they know what's popular and what makes money. Why change a winning formula however tiresome it is?

As someone who likes manga (and western animation), I understand that fact, but the same could be said for classic 'western' cartoons.
A lot of the classics use Preston Blair's guidelines; using specific physical attributes for specific characters.

Yes, a lot of modern manga typically follows the style of Tezuka (who started the huge-eye-small-mouth trend with inspiration from Disney, no less), but, like modern western cartoons, some have evolved from that and created its own unique look.

Personally, I think that east or west, cartoons are cartoons. Some are more unique, some follow the formula. That's all there is to it.
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Caustic-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This happened to me. Sadly, with one of the most generic hairstyles out there. My OC happened to have long black curly hair. So did this other person's OCs. (Not mention any usernames >.>) My OC also had purple eyes. This person's OC had magenta (more red if anything) eyes.
This person sent their white-knighting friends after me, 'cause she couldn't be assed herself, saying that "purple is a color in magenta, you copied!" and "her hair is EXACTLY like my friend's OC!". Which is wasn't. My OC's hair was more curly, the other's more wavy. Believe it or not, there's a difference, as I told them. This one person persisted, saying that long black curly hair was NOT generic. Ironic, as curly hair is a dominant allele.
Sorry that I already had three other OCs with black hair that was straight, and didn't want to make another :C
Ha ha, sorry for the rant. I'm still a little riled up about it xD
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's alright :XD: Ranting's a great way to get over stuff |D

Jeebus, you definately had quite the experience :O Talk about dArama :I
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