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Anonymous asked:

There's really good IZ artists on da, but some doubt that they have good art. Or they have good work but they hardly get any attention for it. : (

Yeah, it is quite sad. They have good art and don’t get noticed because lots of people with bad art get all the attention. It’s horrible. -Squid

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What do you think of naruto-warrior's... um, IZ OCs? Not too sure if I can call them that? Sen and Debbie? I'm sure you must of seen a couple of pictures of them already. Her art spams most of the IZ clubs sometimes. ^^; Is it also true that most of her art is VERY heavily referenced?

We’ve already posted some of her stuff. Her characters designs are way too over the top, honestly. And they need more development when it comes to backstory, because all we’ve been seeing is just them being shipped with various canon characters with no explanation, and said characters are overly affectionate to them to the point of OOC-ness in many cases.

And yes, she does heavily reference. I see a lot of Metros2Soul’s style in some of her drawings, but I’m sure there are other artists she ‘borrows’ from as well.

She has potential, she just needs to try to develop her own style and flesh out her characters more.

-Admin A

You should take a look at Invader Pleecy. No time for explanations just do it, jeez! Duh! Period.

*typing* Invader… Pleecy…

WHOA WHY IS SHE BLUE

…Okay, I’m not going to post a picture because you obviously know her and others can look her up, but I’m gonna say that the artist has a kinda interesting concept. They obviously put a lot of thought into it… with blue just being a different kind of skin tone for irkens, a different race I guess. Like humans aren’t all one color, I suppose someone can headcanon that irkens can be different shades as well, instead of just trying to pass off their weirdly colored irken as having a genetic problem.

Not sure how I feel about the Mystic thing. Odd, unexplained powers are fine for certain races, but irkens are so militaristic and science-oriented that they don’t seem to mix well with magic. I really feel that magic should be kept with races like the Meekrob and maybe humans, not irkens. But that’s just a personal preference.

Now, for Pleecy in particular. I think the creator could have done way more with her than making her an Invader. There are so many different possibilities for her. She was the Tallest’s aid, she could have gone on into politics or something, that could have been interesting. Or intel jobs, spying, something of that nature. If it must be military, an equivalent to Linguistics or Geospatial Intelligence or similar.

And that could give her a reason for going to Earth, if only for gathering intel because Zim is doing a terrible job at it, but I’d refrain from having her interact with him. She’d probably want to stay far away from him, since ya know the whole race hates him.

Overall, startling to see at first and her backstory kinda makes you shake your head, but there is potential.

(sorry for not posting a pic but I have very slow Internet at the moment and it would take forever to upload…)

-Admin A

Okay but can I just say that if you want a really neat job idea for an irken how about freakin EOD? Explosive Ordnance Disposal. It’s a military job that also requires a thorough knowledge of sciences and you have to be very physically fit and disciplined, and get to wear a heavy bomb suit and operate freakin robots and stuff, and train all day e’ryday to prepare for missions. And when you get the call you gotta run out and destroy those bombs without killing yourself or I dunno exterminating an entire city or something.

(You learn about neat things in the military lemme tell you)

here you go friend, frolick: http://www.airforce.com/careers/detail/explosive-ordnance-disposal-eod

And it’s not just that job, you can look all through the jobs on that site or any other military site to get ideas for your characters. I’m sure the irken military isn’t all Invading…

-Admin A

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I would like to ask if there is a blog just like this one ( or similar to this blog. ) except that it's about the Total Drama Island OC's and not the IZ OCs

Not that I know of, nor can I find on Google. Followers, got anything?

-Admin A

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What do you think of Warriorswillsurvive's OC chloe

*sigh* I’ll look but can y’all please just send me actual photos instead of making me hunt down these characters, since you obviously have seen them already so it would be easy for you to save their picture to your computer and send it? (you can delete it immediately after it’s submitted so there’s no excuse)

Design-wise, she’s fine, nothing really extravagant going on with the eyes or anything, and the antennae are weird but acceptable considering some of the other things people do with them.

Unfortunately I can find nothing about her story-wise except apparently she’s a ‘science irken’. Irkens seem to like science so that’s fine by me. It’s a huge field, she can probably fit in there easily somewhere.

Wait I found her bio, hold on.

…okay, apparently she’s bipolar and has ADHD. I REALLY hope the artist did research into these things, but there’s a good chance they didn’t and just tacked them on to try to make their OC pitiful. Same as why she’s underweight and was basically born a small, frail defect.

Irkens are very advanced, there’s a good chance they have awesome medical technology, if she was born in a facility there’s a 99% chance they would have immediately started fixing her up so she could actually be useful to society.

And she goes to a Vort research facility, that’s fine and all, except that’s where she becomes friends with Red, Purple, and Zim. …Zim doesn’t care about friendship, at least not at that age, we know that from his horrible treatment of Skoodge. And Red and Purple care about no one but themselves and donuts, I can’t see them liking a small, pitiful girl. Nothing against her, but that’s just their personalities. They wouldn’t pay attention to her.

So there is some possibility for this character, I just feel like the artist could do way more with her if she cut off the ties to the canon characters and developed her independently, with her achievements in this lab and her interactions with her coworkers, stuff like that.

And also, if the artist insists on keeping the mental disorders, ensure that they have been properly researched so they can be portrayed correctly.

-Admin A

spooky-blog asked:

I am not 100% sure but I heard that JV said that only defective irkens are capable of love.

When I have a credible link to where he says that then I’ll believe it. Because I’m pretty sure I’ve also heard him say that they can, it’s just not important (or maybe he was talking about Gaz, I’m not sure) but really, I can’t imagine an entire species of sentient creatures being incapable of an emotion as powerful as love. They can try to repress it and hide it and not let it get in the way of their work, but love is one of those things you just can’t get rid of.

even freakin Vulcans feel love they just don’t tend to advertise it like we do

-Admin A

captainskoo asked:

Also figured I'd give you a heads up. Fair Use is more like a filler copyright and unless the use of the pictures is credited to the original artist, Fair Use cannot cover it. On top of that Fair Use cannot go against the copyrights listed within the website you're using's own rules. According to Tumblr you HAVE to credit the source with a link back to the original despite any reason you withhold it. (Will continue in another note...)

Another thing is Fan Characters cannot be copyrighted, but the art itself IS copyrighted and is usually covered by a Creative Commons liscense. You may critique/reupload/etc but you still must credit to the original. More people have lost court cases when using the Fair Use because they did not understand just how vague it actually is. But atleast on Deviantart, all art uploaded there is protected from being reuploaded, which is why sites like Tumblr ask for sources and links

Mostly this is to save your guys’s butts, especially since I have seen refusals to take down art when they were within their rights. You’d have to do quite the overhaul here, as well as be aware in the future with each new upload. I hope this gives better incite, and that you understand that most fan creations are derivative works that are only targeted by the original content when it flat out steals sources or impersonates the original.

Ah, thanks for the heads-up, but I feel really bad about lining back because I’m afraid followers will go and straight up harass the artists. If they merely want to offer critique that’s fine, but I follow other blogs like this that link back and usually when I go to the artwork, people are leaving spiteful, unhelpful comments that are just going to make the artist feel bad. I suppose if it’s a necessary risk, I’ll start doing it…

-Admin A

captainskoo asked:

My 4 latest reblogs were the ones in question. One of them is also on your blog within the first few, so I know they aren't taken down. So yeah, check them out.

Oh, okay, that’s probably why I couldn’t find them, I was looking for the post numbers on this blog. huh

Anyway, I read up on what you said and I get your character now, sorry for the misunderstanding. I don’t always double-check the things my followers send, instead relying on them to have the integrity to only post characters that really belong here, unless of course they are parody and are tagged as such.

My followers sometimes don’t tag things correctly either, sorry about that. I’ll try to be more vigilant in spotting false tags. (guys, there is a page that explains the tags, try checking it out)

-Admin A

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Different asker from the last question but wouldn't it make sense that if Zim would ever have a partner she would be defective too? I mean he is very much despised and looked down upon for ruining his entire civilization destroying a lot of Irken property. Everyone else hates him so why would a non-defective fall in love with him? If that irken falls in love with Zim she probably has no reasoning & mental issues. Kinda like a Harley/Joker relationship...? Even though it's a cliche it has to work

Not necessarily. Who you fall in love with doesn’t have much to do with their mental condition, if we can even consider Defective to be mental. We don’t know much about what it means, we’ve only ever heard the term from The Trial and all I can gather is that it means your PAK has faulty data. Zim is the only one we know of who is like this, so we can’t generalize the entire Defective population based on what he is like. Something tells me he’d probably still have the same attitude even if his PAK was programmed correctly. He might be more intelligent if it worked right, but… we just can’t know.

So really, I could see someone falling for him just as he is regardless of his status, while they themselves are ‘normal’ by irken standards. Sure they’d probably be ashamed and question themselves about liking this horrible criminal but… that doesn’t have to mean they’re Defective.

By all means, if you can put an original spin on it, go for it. But the term is just overused.

-Admin A

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hmmm... I see. *The one who asked 3 question.* I agree with you on that on the last one, which is why I'm a fan of these two together. I think I can help her create a better story of how it all began if you can give me some tips on how to make it work with what she already has. I don't think she's ranting, just trying to prove a point like anyone else can. If you're not assertive on that website, trolls will start being trolls.

Really, in the end it’s up to the creator what they do with their character. You can give them advice all day but they can still just shrug and say they’re gonna do whatever they want to do.

So I can’t really give any useful tips, except if you’re going to try to help her, just do it respectfully. And if she doesn’t want the help… oh well. Move on I suppose.

-Admin A

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I noticed that anon ask about stolen OCs and your remark about being inspired and such, I'd recommend going to CuddlesAndHuggles' gallery and checking out her Inspired VS. Copied piece she did, and maybe provide a link to it for everyone to see it's all about being inspired vs copying people's characters and it's awesome, I'd link it but tumblr asks don't allow links :(

Hey guys, go over to this link! It’s very great and goes over the inspirational art and actually copying!
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/264/6/9/cuddles_rambles__inspired_vs_copying_by_cuddlesandhuggles-d800gbz.png
Plus, the submit button does include links!
-Tea

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