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:iconmoonlightwolf17:MoonlightWolf17 posted a status
I think what upsets me most about the art community is when your original work and ideas that you spend weeks, months, maybe even years developing only to receive so little recognition and attention, whereas creating fanart from a TV series, a popular book or a movie is so widely admired and people tend to ask more of it.  

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:iconlionheart617:
Lionheart617 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
are you getting upset because no one is liking your art and all they want  is error code 16?
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm generally speaking really. error code 16 is not the reason i wrote this status. error code 16 based artwork usually gets more attention than artwork of my original ideas. but it doesn't mean i don't like creating error code 16. i enjoy making my watchers happy with my art and that i'm able to appeal to them with my style.
it feels like the only way my art will get attention is through EC16, because the reason for that is it's an invader zim fan comic, not an original production. it's a matter of preference from the viewer, us artists work to give what the viewer wants. i know that countless other artist face the same problem, however. i don't want to come off as selfish or putting myself on the spot.
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Lionheart617 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the situation for me is entirely different...i never did fanart to begin with...i started creating original stuff when i got on this site...which is probably why im not popular to begin with.
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no, that's horrible. :( i'm so sorry, dude. people here on this site become popular because of fanart. it's a sad reality. i strongly agree that deviantart is not a place to share original ideas. the problem is that i don't know any other place to do so. i guess we just have to tolerate it.
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Lionheart617 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
but its better not to popular for liking a fandom...we are more pioneers than everyone else...when our stuff becomes popular...we won't be making too much fan art anymore
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, that's true.
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:iconlionheart617:
Lionheart617 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
feel free to note me if you have concerns...or just wanna rp
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K-b0t Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Well it is a complicated matter. The reason fan art gets more recognition is because its already established property so it resonates more with the viewers. They already connected with the character and the property so when they see it their mentality goes "hey this is something I like". At least in a faster way then with something original. Original work as such has to work even harder to resonate with others. Especially as the most people will see original stuff is say 3 seconds before they either scroll away or click remove from notification. You shouldn't get mad at the audience for that though, since we as artist have to be the ones to appeal to viewer, and each art style on its own is fairly niche
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everything you said is true. i'm not mad at my audience however. i appreciate my audience for even taking the time to look at my art. i'm upset about the common issue, that people care more about fanart and discard the artist's original work. but what you said does make sense, and i thank you for that. :)
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K-b0t Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Yeah it's no problem, I've had thoughts like this as well, and sometimes we just need to step back and really analyze why things are the way they are you know
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StopSignOfDeath Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
True, nobody including my "friends" will read the graphic novel i wrote and it took me 8 whole months to write it. In fact like 95% of this whole website is fucking trash. I hate DA but I have to tolerate it.
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't comprehend why. DA is just not the place to share original ideas. the worst part is that you don't even get enough recognition for your ZaDr art. yes, it's dark, lustful and at times sinisterly explicit, but it's much closer to the original relationship between the two characters than all that fluffy lovey stuff. i personally enjoy ZaDr either way. 
i'm sorry about what happened with your graphic novel.
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StopSignOfDeath Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
100%. Seriously allot of that weird fluffy stuff gives the zadr community a bad name. Like, why does every couple have to have children? I mean it would be one thing if they adopt a kid but no they have to have biological children. A half Dib half Zim smeet would not be cute it would be a horrible mutant that would probably die of malnutrition. It's two separate species come on now! And don't get me started on the m preg thing... LOLZ
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True! 
Also, I know the whole semexuke thing is popular in the yaoi community and i tend to follow by it. but gay couples are equally submissive and equally dominant. the reason why i make errorcode!zim so quiet and somewhat submissive is because he's becoming the product of a destructive situation causing him to experience stronger feelings of depression and anxiety. this might change in the development of the story, but i don't want to give any spoilers ;)
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StopSignOfDeath Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like the seme uke thing because real relationships aren't so black and white. Even straight couples can be both equally submissive and dominate and I see both Zim and Dib being dominate which leads to conflict which is entertaining lol
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PreciousBee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
yes! exactly!
i mean, i havent posted much of my ocs, but they do have interesting stories...
but then like, my lumiworth trash on wattpad has so many reads!! how???
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes!
i've eventually given up on creating my own stories because people just don't care about them as much as my fanart stuff.
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PreciousBee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
nnnnUUUUU
BUT YOU WRITE REALLY GOOD AND STUFF
AAAAAAA


the fact that some of my au stuff gets attention rhough makes me a bit happy, since the stories are so distorted its far from the original, and partially my own creation i guess?
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAA CHILD
YOU'RE TOO KIND

well, i mean it's not like i don't appreciate the attention my work gets. I'm surprised and very happy that my Invader Zim fancomic "Error Code 16" got a lOT of attention and admiration. I have some OC's in the comic, so I gueeesss the story is kinda mine? I don't want to call it mine because the story is completely based of the Nickelodeon T.V series and two of the show's main characters are the main characters in my story. It's a fanmade, non-profit comic book. The plot of my fan story is mine. But some of the characters and setting are not. 
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:iconpreciousbee:
PreciousBee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
yes, exactly!
ah, but im sure your ocs are also wonderful! i mean, look at Paige and Carol the precious gfs! >v<
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesss precious lesbeans >///<
your ocs are beyond adorable though! <3
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PreciousBee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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the-pongpang-art Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true though :(
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :(
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the-pongpang-art Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Theweirdglitch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right, that ticks me off so much!
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, like we work hard on bringing our own characters and stories to life and it's all in vain
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Theweirdglitch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally think Devianart is the worst place to post your own characters and stories because it seems like everybody here just wants fan art.
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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