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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM
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I haven't set up e-mail on the computer I'm using and I don't know how.
While you might have switched computers since you registered, I'm just wondering how you managed to get onto PC, considering a legit e-mail address is required.

That said, bobandbill is right. There's a plethora of free e-mail providers on the series of tubes you can use. GMail's the best one, but there's also Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Mail.com, and so on and so forth. It takes five minutes to sign up for an account, so it's really not that difficult. You'll need a working e-mail address to sign up for anything else on the internet anyway, so you might as well get one.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 05:00 AM
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While you might have switched computers since you registered, I'm just wondering how you managed to get onto PC, considering a legit e-mail address is required.

That said, bobandbill is right. There's a plethora of free e-mail providers on the series of tubes you can use. GMail's the best one, but there's also Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Mail.com, and so on and so forth. It takes five minutes to sign up for an account, so it's really not that difficult. You'll need a working e-mail address to sign up for anything else on the internet anyway, so you might as well get one.
I didn't switch computers.

Now I want this thread closed.

Please just give me advice that is not on copyrights. *Gets on knees and begs*
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Old June 24th, 2009, 05:32 AM
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I didn't switch computers.
*eyebrow quirk* In that case, what happened to the e-mail address you used to sign up for PC? The one you had to have and verify not only by entering twice in the registration form but also by clicking a link in an e-mail sent to it? Even if you don't use it anymore, it should still be a working e-mail address because there's absolutely no way you could have applied to this board without one. (No, you can't hack the board, and you can't apply with a fake e-mail address.)

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Please just give me advice that is not on copyrights.:pink_eek: *Gets on knees and begs*
This is why we can't:

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It's not mindless gibberish, the advice you've been receiving. It's people not jumping up and down praising your (stolen) idea.

....

And really, there's no point in further discussion concerning the actual fic if you're just going to steal someone's ideas. That's why everyone is focusing on that fact.
That and you told bobandbill off for legitimate advice. You've deleted posts in an earlier conversation when I advised you to get in touch with someone to avoid getting in trouble. You even said two people who were trying to help you were frustrating you. The only time when you were at all receptive was when you were getting fed plot ideas or praise for your story idea. (And no, I'm not counting your other idea thread here. I honestly don't know what Feign is talking about, either.)

So, why should we offer you any advice beyond what we're already giving you, considering those are the major problems we see, and you're blowing us off? If you want to get advice, stop whining that we're giving you advice you don't want to hear and start actually looking at what we're trying to tell you. Be willing to look things up on your own (because Google-fu is a skill everyone needs to have nowadays), and stop begging for advice when you're already getting it.

Look, I'm sorry I have to come to this point: telling you off for your behavior. I really don't like doing it because I don't think people listen if one talks to them with the verbal equivalent of a backhand. However, all you're doing is snapping or rejecting people outright when they're trying to help you, and there's nothing I hate more than someone who wants to be overdramatic instead of actually fix a problem that will take five minutes to fix if they actually followed the instructions everyone else is kind and patient enough to hand the author on a silver platter.

Point is, you haven't been receptive to most of the comments you've been getting on this thread, so why should we bother?

tl;dr:
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Blowing people off (by begging for other advice when you haven't fixed the main problem or by saying the person frustrates you and refusing to take other people's advice because "you're a fan" and therefore, you apparently know everything) is...

...NOT A GOOD IDEA.

So, chances are, to avoid ticking people off, you'll want to learn how to communicate with people. Communicating with people does not entail:

1. Making excuses.
2. Telling people the advice you don't want to follow is useless.
3. Deleting your posts for any reason besides it's a genuine mistake (double posting, et cetera).
4. Plagiarizing and attempting to pass it off as okay. (Well, at least, it is if you happen to be in communication with the creator of said idea, which you have yet to do.)

It does entail, however:

1. Being willing to fix mistakes yourself, possibly by looking up the instructions if necessary on Google.
2. Thanking people for their advice or otherwise telling them politely that it might not apply (only if it really doesn't).
3. Not deleting your posts.
4. Asking for permission.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Now I want this thread closed.

Please just give me advice that is not on copyrights. *Gets on knees and begs*
I can't close this thread if you still want advice. I will, however, close this thread if things continue the way they have been going.

And seriously, PC does require a working email in order to sign up and post (with the exception of CQ&F), and you had to have had one in order to be posting where you have been. So something must have happened.

What email did you enter in when you first signed up, and what happened to it?

Even if there's some story behind the missing email, it's easy to sign up for another one. There are free email providers out there on the Internet that you can find by Googling them.

The fact that you still haven't received permission to use another fanartist's idea and are still willing to continue planing out this story isn't good. There's no point at all telling you how to work the actual crossover if you're still stealing something.

Also, I'm not quite sure how to tell you that we're afraid of giving you advice, since the people who have given advice have been treated poorly.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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*eyebrow quirk* In that case, what happened to the e-mail address you used to sign up for PC? The one you had to have and verify not only by entering twice in the registration form but also by clicking a link in an e-mail sent to it? Even if you don't use it anymore, it should still be a working e-mail address because there's absolutely no way you could have applied to this board without one. (No, you can't hack the board, and you can't apply with a fake e-mail address.)



This is why we can't:



That and you told bobandbill off for legitimate advice. You've deleted posts in an earlier conversation when I advised you to get in touch with someone to avoid getting in trouble. You even said two people who were trying to help you were frustrating you. The only time when you were at all receptive was when you were getting fed plot ideas or praise for your story idea. (And no, I'm not counting your other idea thread here. I honestly don't know what Feign is talking about, either.)

So, why should we offer you any advice beyond what we're already giving you, considering those are the major problems we see, and you're blowing us off? If you want to get advice, stop whining that we're giving you advice you don't want to hear and start actually looking at what we're trying to tell you. Be willing to look things up on your own (because Google-fu is a skill everyone needs to have nowadays), and stop begging for advice when you're already getting it.

Look, I'm sorry I have to come to this point: telling you off for your behavior. I really don't like doing it because I don't think people listen if one talks to them with the verbal equivalent of a backhand. However, all you're doing is snapping or rejecting people outright when they're trying to help you, and there's nothing I hate more than someone who wants to be overdramatic instead of actually fix a problem that will take five minutes to fix if they actually followed the instructions everyone else is kind and patient enough to hand the author on a silver platter.

Point is, you haven't been receptive to most of the comments you've been getting on this thread, so why should we bother?

tl;dr:
ADVICE:
Blowing people off (by begging for other advice when you haven't fixed the main problem or by saying the person frustrates you and refusing to take other people's advice because "you're a fan" and therefore, you apparently know everything) is...

...NOT A GOOD IDEA.

So, chances are, to avoid ticking people off, you'll want to learn how to communicate with people. Communicating with people does not entail:

1. Making excuses.
2. Telling people the advice you don't want to follow is useless.
3. Deleting your posts for any reason besides it's a genuine mistake (double posting, et cetera).
4. Plagiarizing and attempting to pass it off as okay. (Well, at least, it is if you happen to be in communication with the creator of said idea, which you have yet to do.)

It does entail, however:

1. Being willing to fix mistakes yourself, possibly by looking up the instructions if necessary on Google.
2. Thanking people for their advice or otherwise telling them politely that it might not apply (only if it really doesn't).
3. Not deleting your posts.
4. Asking for permission.
My gosh, that's exactly what I wanted to say. How do you word it so well?

Oh my goodness. Look at this!
1. https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service... (Gmail registration)
2. https://www.deviantart.com/join/ (Deviantart registration)
3. http://sonicangel948.deviantart.com/ (The creator of Dawn the Rabbit)

Now we literally couldn't make it easier to do it without actually doing it for you.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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My gosh, that's exactly what I wanted to say. How do you word it so well?
*bows* Telepathy.

Seriously, thanks. Just throwing in my two cents that comes from years of experience, a sense of empathy, and maybe a bottle of alcohol or two. (Or not. I could have used one, though.)

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3. http://Pokefemale-club.deviantart.com/ (The creator of Dawn the Rabbit)
Or alternatively...

http://sonicangel948.deviantart.com/ (SonicAngel948 herself. The Pokefemale thing is a club. dAers have strange customs, but it's basically like a second account where multiple people can resubmit stuff. In any case, SonicAngel's e-mail address is halfway down the page. Keep scrolling until you see "Devious Info" on the right side. It's the last line there.)

But yep. Really not that difficult, Swampoleon. *nods*
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,>_<, It is not stolen! I came up with it on my own. Leave me alone! Post on the other idea I have!
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Old June 25th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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We're talking about this:

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Okay, so basically Dawn ends up in sonic's universe as Dawn the Rabbit™(search Dawn the rabbit on deviantart.com)
The fact that you use someone else's idea (this character) is the problem.

'Course, some of us might also be adding in the fact that SonicAngel strangely enough wrote a fanfic exactly like this, but for the sake of making at least one level of this absolutely clear, I'm just setting aside accusations and going with the fact that you originally stated that you wanted to write about Dawn the Rabbit, which is technically someone else's fan character, redesigns or not.

And even then, if this is a complaint that we're not giving you advice, feel free to scroll up to the text highlighted in big, green font. Again, why should we give you any advice at all when all you do is snap at us? We've never even received an apology for that, especially given the fact that up until this point, we've been trying to help you. =|
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Old June 25th, 2009, 08:49 PM
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,>_<, It is not stolen! I came up with it on my own. Leave me alone! Post on the other idea I have!
I'm confused.
Jeeze, guys, you're going to make him cry.

Seriously, though, this is fanfiction. Just about all of your ideas have been done before by default. Pokemon fanfiction is especially crowded, so there's no shame in admitting that your material isn't all that original. As a fanficcer, your job isn't so much to come up with new ideas as it is to implement existing ideas in new ways. Just ask the artist for permission and we'll be more than happy to give you literary advice.

As for being left alone, you should consider yourself fortunate that you have so many experienced users like bobandbill and Valentine who are paying attention to you. You need to get lucky to get noticed in the world of fanfiction, so I'd say you're off to a great start so far! Congratulations!
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,>_<, It is not stolen! I came up with it on my own. Leave me alone! Post on the other idea I have!
I'm confused.
My god... I just linked to every single page you'll ever need to go to in order to communicate with Sonicangel! How hard is it to cick three separate links and make two accounts? And actually, you've wasted exponentially more time arguing with us than it ever would have taken to do it in the first place. If you just suck it up and ask her, you'll have Bobandbill and Valentine (and not to mention, me) to give you advice on your fanfic. But one thing we will not do is advise or help you on a plagiaristic work.

EDIT: I'll do it once more.

1. https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service... (Gmail registration)
2. https://www.deviantart.com/join/ (Deviantart registration)
3. http://sonicangel948.deviantart.com/ (The creator of Dawn the Rabbit)


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Old June 26th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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My god... I just linked to every single page you'll ever need to go to in order to communicate with Sonicangel! How hard is it to cick three separate links and make two accounts? And actually, you've wasted exponentially more time arguing with us than it ever would have taken to do it in the first place. If you just suck it up and ask her, you'll have Bobandbill and Valentine (and not to mention, me) to give you advice on your fanfic. But one thing we will not do is advise or help you on a plagiaristic work.

EDIT: I'll do it once more.

1. https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service... (Gmail registration)
2. https://www.deviantart.com/join/ (Deviantart registration)
3. http://sonicangel948.deviantart.com/ (The creator of Dawn the Rabbit)


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I'm not going to ask because of these things:

1. Dawn is the only character who is turned anthro.

2. No Red Dragon of Wrath (Which, I think is a bad villain name)

3. G.U.N. and Eggman actually wonder how Dawn ended in the sonic universe and Eggman steals her Pokédex and an empty Pokéball from her.

4. In anthro form, Dawn can run fast like Sonic and use her rabbit ears to glide like Knuckles.

5. I don't need no stinkin' permission it's a fanfic!
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1. Dawn is the only character who is turned anthro.

2. No Red Dragon of Wrath (Which, I think is a bad villain name)

3. G.U.N. and Eggman actually wonder how Dawn ended in the sonic universe and Eggman steals her Pokédex and an empty Pokéball from her.

4. In anthro form, Dawn can run fast like Sonic and use her rabbit ears to glide like Knuckles.
Not quite the point. You're using someone else's fan character, dear, and that's what we're all rioting about.

And even then, you're getting pretty specific here. A handful of very narrow details that have been changed or left out really doesn't mean that it's not a concept someone else has done if the rest is pretty much the same, if that makes sense.

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For using the canon, yes, it's a given that you don't own the original material, so you don't need to write Nintendo or whatnot to get permission.

However, in using a character created by another fan, yes, you do because you're lifting fan concepts (not the entire story, at that -- mostly just the character) from someone else's work. It's like how you might feel if someone took your avatar and claimed that they created the character themselves.

That and, again, we're telling you to do it this way so you can avoid drama. The larger companies that churn out the canon don't care if you base a fanfic on their material. Individual fans do.
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I'm not going to ask because of these things:

1. Dawn is the only character who is turned anthro.

2. No Red Dragon of Wrath (Which, I think is a bad villain name)

3. G.U.N. and Eggman actually wonder how Dawn ended in the sonic universe and Eggman steals her Pokédex and an empty Pokéball from her.

4. In anthro form, Dawn can run fast like Sonic and use her rabbit ears to glide like Knuckles.
As stated previously by Valentine-who has been incredibly helpful to you so far-those don't matter in the least. You're stealing a character created by someone else, and no matter what the story of this fan fiction is you did not create this character, and need permission to use it.

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This baffles me... So if I decided to create a fan fiction using your real life self as a character-same name/physical characteristics-and mis-represented you, that would be just fine and dandy? Because it is a fan-fic, right!?
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As stated previously by Valentine-who has been incredibly helpful to you so far-those don't matter in the least. You're stealing a character created by someone else, and no matter what the story of this fan fiction is you did not create this character, and need permission to use it.


This baffles me... So if I decided to create a fan fiction using your real life self as a character-same name/physical characteristics-and mis-represented you, that would be just fine and dandy? Because it is a fan-fic, right!?
*nose starts to bleed* Pressure... to much... *dies*

*Real me comes in* Honestly, Dawn the rabbit is Dawn of the pokemon series soo... Do I really need permission if this is a fanfic, I mean, Sonicangel probably isn't going to use Dawn the Rabbit in the her fanfic anytime soon, and as I mentioned before:
"The design for Dawn the is different"
As in, I may of not have had the idea first, but it doesn't mean I need permission. I got the insperation for this idea from her picture.

And also, All that e-mail and DA membership stuff is too much work anyways.

Sorry for being so immature those other times, I was sorta grounded from electronics, so I kinda was sneaking on.
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*nose starts to bleed* Pressure... to much... *dies*

*Real me comes in* Honestly, Dawn the rabbit is Dawn of the pokemon series soo... Do I really need permission if this is a fanfic, I mean, Sonicangel probably isn't going to use Dawn the Rabbit in the her fanfic anytime soon, and as I mentioned before:
"The design for Dawn the is different"
Yes.

If you still don't think so - read all of the posts again - even the green text by Valentine - and you *should* arrive at the same conclusion that yes; yes you do need permission.

Never mind the design differences for the idea (which is by far the core thing here) being copied. Basically, you're saying, for example: 'if I took the Simpsons and tweaked each character a touch such as by giving Homer a beard and Marge green hair, then I don't need permission!' Which is just plain wrong. The fact that this is for a fanfic and came form a picture of a character and so forth changes nothing about this fact.
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As in, I may of not have had the idea first, but it doesn't mean I need permission. I got the insperation for this idea from her picture.
But you do need permission. *points to previous posts* And your inspiration is more than that. You're using her character - someone else's idea. And that requires permission. Heck, many courses at school teach you all about this - it's nothing made up or new, you know.
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... good luck getting any help then, if you're so lazy as to not spend 5 mere minutes to do it. Five! Too much work? Sorry, but you just refuse to get it, and it's just plain laziness.

But I can't help but think that the same messages have been repeated over and over again, and you just want to ignore advice. That with the business that you claim it's too hard to send an e-mail, when you need it and all as well to be on these forums... =/ In which case, good luck with getting any help, or avoiding trouble. If you can't be bothered spending 5 minutes to get permission, the idea will fall apart, really. It's the only way I see this going.
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Uh. I didn't tweak the character Bob. or bill. or whoever you are so stop that!
You gave her different ears and put her tail in a different place. Otherwise, she's the same. So... yeah. Pretty much tweaking there.

Otherwise, bobandbill's pretty much right about permissions, and if it really is too much work for you to get an e-mail account and spend a minute writing a message to her (as in, no, you don't even need a dA account, as multiple people in this thread have said repeatedly that you can easily find her e-mail address), then maybe fanfiction, which is far more time-consuming and takes a lot more effort, isn't for you. =|

But given the fact that you have two other ideas -- which, honestly, I think are a lot more interesting -- an easy way to avoid the entire argument is by not pursuing this one at all. Still, just remember that, yes, in some cases, you do need to get permission because the internet is a very overdramatic place.
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You gave her different ears and put her tail in a different place. Otherwise, she's the same. So... yeah. Pretty much tweaking there.

Otherwise, bobandbill's pretty much right about permissions, and if it really is too much work for you to get an e-mail account and spend a minute writing a message to her (as in, no, you don't even need a dA account, as multiple people in this thread have said repeatedly that you can easily find her e-mail address), then maybe fanfiction, which is far more time-consuming and takes a lot more effort, isn't for you. =|

But given the fact that you have two other ideas -- which, honestly, I think are a lot more interesting -- an easy way to avoid the entire argument is by not pursuing this one at all. Still, just remember that, yes, in some cases, you do need to get permission because the internet is a very overdramatic place.
I'm just not gonna do this *sigh* *Goes into a corner and sulks*
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Yes, exactly, I'll just do it on another site, Preferably on one where it is likely very few people know about deviantart
Where in the world did you get that from Valentine's post?!

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You gave her different ears and put her tail in a different place. Otherwise, she's the same. So... yeah. Pretty much tweaking there.

Otherwise, bobandbill's pretty much right about permissions, and if it really is too much work for you to get an e-mail account and spend a minute writing a message to her (as in, no, you don't even need a dA account, as multiple people in this thread have said repeatedly that you can easily find her e-mail address), then maybe fanfiction, which is far more time-consuming and takes a lot more effort, isn't for you. =|

But given the fact that you have two other ideas -- which, honestly, I think are a lot more interesting -- an easy way to avoid the entire argument is by not pursuing this one at all. Still, just remember that, yes, in some cases, you do need to get permission because the internet is a very overdramatic place.


It doesn't matter where you post it, you still need permission from the person who created the original concept, you're just being immature and stubborn by refusing to take five minutes and attempt to contact this person.
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Yes, exactly, I'll just do it on another site, Preferably on one where it is likely very few people know about deviantart
So, let me get this straight. You're not willing to take a few minutes, only going to pages I've linked for you, in order to do the right thing and get credit; however you are willing to take the time searching for another forums, only to take the same time to register that you would have to, were you to join Deviantart, all so you can instead do the wrong thing and not confront Sonicangel? (Not to mention, you will need an e-mail address to register for any forums existing on the Internet. There's no getting around it, so you'd be doing more work to do the wrong thing.) O.o That makes sense...
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Not only that, I put links to everything he needs!

So, let me get this straight. You're not willing to take a few minutes, only going to pages I've linked for you, in order to do the right thing and get credit; however you are willing to take the time searching for another forums, only to take the same time to register that you would have to, were you to join Deviantart, all so you can instead do the wrong thing and not confront Sonicangel? (Not to mention, you will need an e-mail address to register for any forums existing on the Internet. There's no getting around it, so you'd be doing more work to do the wrong thing.) O.o That makes sense...
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The only reason I'm not going to do this idea is the feedback I'm getting so could you please stop posting.

And please don't comment about my reason it's just it sounds like the lot of you (besides Valentine) have been complaining
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Oh for heaven's sake...Look, Swampoleongaurdian...I'm going to say this slowly, since you clearly didn't understand every time someone else said it:

1, Let's imagine that you do a little drawing of, say, a Pokemon trainer. Maybe give him a little bio. Because you're pleased that it looks quite nice, you post it on the internet so other people can admire it.

2, You then find out that someone else has basically stolen your character and put him into a story on another forum. Quite possibly, they've made him act in a way that you don't like (They might, for example have made him into a bit of a jerk, when you had him down as a quite nice guy).

3, You politely ask the writer of the story to either give you credit or take down the story.

4, They refuse, sulk and go and repost the story somewhere else after you report them to the forum staff.

Now, think, how would you feel? Probably pretty damn bad, right? That's EXACTLY how the creator of Dawn the Rabbit would feel. Its VERY easy to ask her and its not going to hurt you because, let's face it, she has no reason to say no.

Seriously, just imagine how you would feel if you were in her position :\
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And please don't comment about my reason it's just it sounds like the lot of you (besides Valentine) have been complaining
Swampoleon, I've been saying the exact same thing they've been saying. =| No permission = character theft = bad idea due to drama on the internet. That and getting permission = easy process that should take you less than a half an hour. And it really doesn't matter where you post this fic. It's still got the same basic problem.

But to make things a bit clearer... *motions to Screw the rules's post* That. Couldn't have put it better myself, there.
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