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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 8, 2012, 3:15 PM






I deleted the colored version for my deviation "SMILE, you bastard", simply because I'm sick of hearing "oh, he looks like Sasuke!" and "omg Sasuke and Naruto" EVERY goddamn time I draw my characters realistically.

Look, the ONLY similarity between Sam and Naruto is their flippin' hair color!
And Spike and Sasuke? Similar bangs, and that's your reason for saying they're the same character? COME ON!

Sorry for the rare outburst of rage here, but seriously... I'm sick of all the this-character totally-looks-like-my-fav-anime-character people.
Go be Narutards somewhere else... I'm sick of it.

Sick of when everytime someone, no matter who it is, comes up with an original character, someone else is always there to compare them to some more or less famous Anime character! WHAT's THE POINT?!

No, really? What's the point?!




*sigh*


dear watchers... You guys are the best. I'm not aiming this rage at you. I love you guys and how supportive you are. So just pay no mind to this rant...

I'm just...


...I'll go take a deep breath, and continue with my writing instead.


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Chobits-Chik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a narutard and I KNOW it's Sam and Spike because I have a brain. I can clearly tell the difference and I really like your realist characters and I love the noses that you draw, sorry that you had to delete your art due to a bunch of people who can't read
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VioGreen77 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Aww, I'm sorry, Oomi! D=

I agreed with one person that they kinda reminded me of L and Light from Deathnote (they didn't look even that similar, but it was one of those "now that you mention it..." types of things ><).

But Naruto? ... I didn't really see it. O.o

Regardless, I always love seeing your interpretations of your characters (anthro or human, their personalities are very interesting and you normally have very profound symbolism or something that generally catches the eye).
You could always draw an effigy of Naruto and Sasuke and then just say "Bitch, please" and show Spike and Sam bashing them out of the way for the spotlight. XD (Or just do that with Spike because I don't see Sam as the type to beat someone up. XDD).
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Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't even know what Naruto is :D I like your character for who you make them to be and the personalities you give them through your pictures
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Wingedthing1026 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student
I didnt make that connection at all, and still don't agree with it even after it being pointed out to me...They really look nothing like the characters....hehe I think yours are much cuter :3
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SlummingItWithJohnny Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i hate that to
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SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Writer
It's a common thing across DA (and probably the internet art world I imagine). People see what they want to see. The stupid thing is that DA has a place to post comments about the art that is shared (and so do lots of other art sites as well) and yet people still don't read the comments or do and comment like that anyway. I think i've been guilty of doing that in the past too but I don't now because I realize that it is kind of offensive in it's own way. It would be akin to telling me as a writer that my characters remind them of characters in another book (worse if I haven't read it) :)

Maybe you could post the picture again without the comments enabled. Just a thought. :D but it's up to you.
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes me angry, and when I get angry Mr Bigglesworth gets upset, and when Mr Bigglesworth gets upset...people DIE!!! D8<

Also, you should totally have a bounty on their heads for...ONE MILLION DOLLOARS! :icondrevilplz:
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xLuna-Bubbles12x Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was fucking retarded of them to say that!

Love the picture, by the way.
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Eriyonai Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I'm really sorry. I was one of those people. Sam and Spike are very distinctive characters. It's just... well take Harry Potter. He really isn't that special looking. Curly black hair, glasses. It's his scar that's his distinguishing feature. And yet after the explosion of the series' popularity, every single boy with glasses and that sort of curly black hair is suddenly 'harry potter-ish.' I wear a lot of v-neck sweaters or sweater vests with button down shirts underneath. This style is ancient. It's so normal it's not even funny. And yet, regardless of what else I'm wearing or what have you, I have had people tell me on countless occasions that the look is 'very harry potter'. Honestly, it amuses me to no end. People love popular icons, love comparing things... drawing comparisons, whether it be in the media, aspects of our lives, whatever, seems to me to be one of the things that draws us together. It's how conversations get started.
and it really doesn't take much to remind people of something. If 'curly black hair and glasses' is all it takes to immediately spring to mind Harry Potter, a single character, then with the amount of similarities between Salmonspike and Sasunaru -- albeit similarities that really are very few in the big picture -- two teenaged boys who are five times more recognizable as a pair than alone, one dark and sullen and you have to admit, inadvertently rocking really similar bangs, the other cheery and blond... it's really bound to happen. I really didn't mean any offense at all by what I said, and honestly if I had thought it would have frustrated you in the least I never would have said anything of the kind, so I'm really sorry about that, because I completely see why it could. My intention was not at all to imply unoriginality, nor did the thought even cross my mind. The shared traits between the two pairs are pure coincidence, and honestly just something I thought was interesting, because I love drawing comparisons, and happen to love both duos. If anything I'm glad for the similarities, because it is as perfectly silly for anyone to have a monopoly on 'two boys, one with long spiky black bangs and the other with blond hair' as it is to have one on 'boy with curly black hair and glasses'.
With all the comments I'm sure you got on this, not even sure you'll read this, but I wasn't about to go digging through all your comments to find out if anyone had made exactly the point I wanted to... and anyway, nobody else can apologize for what I said. I really loved your drawing. I hope you don't feel too badly about it now because of what happened, because I can tell a lot of love and work went into it and that would be terrible, because it absolutely beautiful and definitely one of the top Sam and Spikes you've ever done. I was honestly really touched when I saw it.
Sorry this is so long. ♥ Hope the bad feelings fade soon.
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Aaaaaaah you just got bit by the worst ignorant mistake on deviantart and for that I am sorry. In the future, if you know it's going to happen, I would say either disable comments and politely explain in your artist's comments why comparing and OC to someone else's work is offensive and thoughtless, or just really prep yourself to get a lot of 'looks like' comments and know they don't mean to be like that, many just don't know better.

In the meantime, still sorry this happened.
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Redrose-angel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O how do they even look like Naruto n Sauske? first time i've seen character's like them if i recall n there really cool. but yes i feel ur pain when i would try n draw a dog deamon with silver hair ppl would compare it with Inuyasha n they didnt even look close.
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coyotewinds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They didn't remind me of Naruto characters at all. In fact, when I saw the thumbnail, I immediately thought, "Oh hey, is that Spike and Sam humanized?" They're very recognizable in their own right (even as humans), and that's not because they look like anyone else's characters.
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Redrose-angel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree
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coyotewinds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

I've never really gotten into Naruto (I tried, but what's out now is just too much of a time investment), but I have to say I like oomi's characters better. They have incredibly developed personalities and backstories.
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Redrose-angel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aggreed n yeah i lost intrest in naruto 2
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coyotewinds Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too many seasons and books!
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Redrose-angel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i got sick of it after a while
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Trulye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I-TOTALLY-AGREE
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RobChainL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if you can call it a comparison at all I guess they could look similar to those naruto characters, but it never even crossed my mind until I read this journal. :P
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CynicalDeductionist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That picture was one of your best and Narutards can not ruin that >:I

idiots
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Ryuuken-Master Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you delete the pic just cause of that? Come on! just ignore those schizophrenic guys XD. They just waste their lives watching a 99% fill chaptered anime, and by the way, that pic was pretty awesome :3!
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dragonjos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOO!!you took it away !?:crying:
I loved that picture.......Spike and Sam looked so cute together on it :(
oh well, good luck with the writing ^^
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MojoDearDiary Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn those people. it was one of my favorite pictures of yours :///
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GJWolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*gives you a hug* you seemed like you needed a hug ^^
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DestroY-Sae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You shouldn't have deleted this. Seriously, it is exactly people like you that bring dA its variety and richness, so you just have to face the Narutards and freakin show them that you are much more talented and creative than someone who would only copy Kishimoto's work or whatever. I'm sorry if I sound like a sermonizer, but I think that deleting your stuff is only punishing yourself, your work and your watchers, because the Narutards don't care. We love you :)
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YamilorY Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Very funny XD
Your reaction and the reason are ilarius XD
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Stepping-In-Flames Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I still love it, and I didn't even think it was them. I love Sam and Spike!!!!
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CanineCrossover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that sucks.
I didn't even get to see it. :C
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OtherSideNight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww but I liked it so much D:.
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Mercivorex Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, never once have Sasuke and Naruto even crossed my mind while looking at your drawings 0.o
I find it odd that people automatically jump to the conclusion that they are. e.e
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Canisp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:hug: Let them be stupid. You know you rock. :lol:
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NataliaSoleil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well hey, i just stumbled over your page by accident and ended up reading this.
i understand your rage, but honestly, your characters are not that original.
if you want to really design original characters you should explore the possibilities a bit further.. understand that there are more hairstyles as that animeish spikey stuff, for example. and more body types then the perfect animeish younster figures...
once you have created a really unique character nobody is going to compare him with popular anime..
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PsychoticAppleSauce Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Um yeah no. She has the most fucking original characters anywhere. Read her story before you try to judge.
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xKafix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She meant appearance wise. Not everyone will read her story before they comment, deal with it.

They still look a lot like Sasuke and Naruto to me, and I haven't seen that show in years.
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PsychoticAppleSauce Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pfft. Are you kidding? How can they be mistaken for faggy naruto shit? I mean Naruto has SPIKY hair. Idiots.
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xKafix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not kidding. They can be mistaken easily, actually. The blonde one has spiky hair too. And oomizuao uses the same anime anatomy/proportions for both of them. Also, how people making simple comparisons idiots?

I understand you care about the artist, but she has some really unoriginal designs imho.
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TichiParamore Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, that's too bad, I loved that picture :/
I can understand that comments like that can hurt your feelings. I'm sure they didn't mean to upset you, just didn't think before they commented ÓnÒ

I hope you can forgive them someday, 'cause I really loved the human versions of Sam and Spike ^^
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unleashthegeek Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...wat? You're completely right, they look absolutely nothing alike besides the hair. Even then, that hair is not unique to Sasuke.

This is just plain silly.
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Mawara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your frustration. I watch Naruto, but... it never struck me that they looked like Sasuke and Naruto.
Because honestly, in my opinion, they don't :shrug:
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FerrumPenna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, Elise. Don't worry. I understand you and I'm not the only one. Right now I hate a bit the naruto's and sasuke's fans...
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Autumnchild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I hear ya, and I agree. It's really frustrating when that happens. People see what they want and often don't even bother to read the infobox under the picture. It's a shame.
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I understand. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO RANT!
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AmberTheSpaztic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's too bad. I thought it looked great. :/
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Sharky7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
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You could've just disabled comments, by the way. It's a pity that a good work like that has been removed only because of those Naruto-related comments. :saddummy:
Once you disable comments, even the already posted ones disappear automatically.
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Iamoneandall Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
*chuckle* Funny how fitting the name "narutard" suddenly became.
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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
been trough that myself. One of my demon characters had been called a "Sakura-rip-off" because the dress that she wore was similar to Sakuras.... :/ even though my demon had frigging spiked growing out of her back. And the dress to my opinion barely looked like the one from Sakura :/

Bleh. Don't get to worked up on it. Just forget bout those narutards.
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secretcookiepanda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I love your stuff and the whole history.. damn, you are the whole reason i check DA several times at day for updates!! ;D But.. i think maybe this rage is going a little bit too far, to be onest.. ^^'' no offense but i think 95% of those 'narutards' dont know better. Many younger members only look at the drawing and not at the titel or inro about the picture so.. Maybe they thought it was chars from Naruto? who knows ^^''

But i really hope you put the picture back on. I understand that you are angry, but is it really that bad when you think about it? Its not like they meant to hurt you or are trying to say that your chars aren't original. If your their heads is filled with naturo, maybe its all they see? ^^

Have a nice day, and sorry if any of this offended you. Im a big fan, and i really love what you do ^^ <3
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J-o-3-y-y Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't even think it until I saw all the comments it was such an amazing picture... but I understand n_n
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KittenCruncher Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing that crossed my mind when I saw your picture was how adorable Spike and Sam looked, and how pretty Sam's smile was.
I hope you put it back up, maybe without commentary, so I can look at it a little longer. I loved it.
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ryufury Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You know, now that you mention it..they do (very) vaguely resemble sasuke and naruto. :iconsasuketrollfaceplz:

Honestly though, when I saw it I immediately recognized it as Spike and Sam...naruto never came to mind. It's kinda funny that some people first look for anime characters when they see you art rather than if it's one of your OC's.
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