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Becky. Unoriginal or Victim?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 8:46 AM
I noticed on the web a lot of people/groups (especially on Tumblr)
attacking Purity, telling that her character isn't original, or because of her hot drawings.
Apart those pics (everybody draws what he/she wants)
I was thinking...
how could she be 'unoriginal' if she was one of the first people making a sonic fan character? xD
What is true is that, after she went away (but also before) a lot of people himitated Becky, making a similar character... so it's shouldn't be Purity's fault afterall! xD

For example... I become supermegahyperpopular (it won't happen xD), and other people coming on deviantArt start to make male cats with hat backwards, high top sneakers and rude attitude. In this case the unoriginal one wouldn't be me (or Goro), but who copied me (and his/her character).
what do you think? xD

That's just an idea I have because I knew Purity on dA just 2-3 week before she left, so I hadn't a lot of occasions to know her xD
What makes me disappointed is that seeing a lot of "Becky-based" characters made the same Becky appear as 'Unoriginal'. =\

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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
If a character has some different details, appearance and having a different personality, how is that not original. People calling other characters as unoriginal, I think the characters are being victimised. At the end of the day, being original is where the artists don't go over the top and just do good details and appearances and how their personality should be. Ones that accuse the characters as unoriginal, I think they are jealous because they can't make an original-looking character themselves, and they need to grow up and leave other people and their characters alone!
Lynus-the-Porcupine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Bah, secondo me lo fanno perché sono sfigati senza talento e privi di idee, così fregano i personaggi originali o creati da qualcun altro, ci appongono qualche modifica e hanno anche il coraggio di dire che è una loro creazione... :iconthatsgreatplz: Hmph, patetici
Anime-Fanny-X7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wait, there are actual people who claim Becky as unoriginal? WTF :iconfacepalmplz:

Hello people! I've watch Deviantart since October 2005 (when I was a 12 year old) and Becky the Hedgehog was like one of the earliest, cool, fan characters I've known. I haven't seen anyone made a pretty Hedgehog with long quills and cool clothes! Despite some naughty things she added, but hey, it's her drawing. She's not going to kill anyone with it! X,D If I must say, she almost as neat as Scourge the Hedgehog. And now there are too many people, drawing recolor characters, being hypocrite??? Oh my- If you guys think "you're so right" and is willing to be a d-bag to Purity, then I would like to see y'all complain the same way about Amy Rose and Shadow the Hedgehog to SEGA and Scourge the Hedgehog to ARCHIE.

I'm sorry if I like spam in the comment box, Martz. But I'm surprise about the news. :( I regret of not watching her much and support her. I don't know why I didn't bother to watch her much. Maybe because she was making new account or I didn't fix the watch option. *slap myself* I remember years ago, and I was having hard time to design new outfit for my fan character, Seluna. I study Becky's outfit and I realize of how all colors and details (buckles) are in the same place…….

Sorry if I'm bothering you
FelixV94x Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a me piaceva purity. i suoi disegni erano fantastici. mi dispiace che non sia più su dA >.>
sui-kyatto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I always wondered where the "fan character" concept originated - I guess now I know xD
I remember when I was little I made a 'fan-character' (though I never knew the term then) for the movie "Over the Hedge", but I eventually dumped the idea thinking that everyone else would think it was stupid. :/ (I don't like the movie that much anymore, there are plenty of others I like better now.)

When I first joined deviantART I was surprised to see someone make a Sonic FC - I'd thought I was the only one who did that sort of thing. So that's how I created my group of FCs, though I'm trying to work on turning some of them into non-Sonic characters. (Though someone might call me unoriginal for making a "furry" :XD: There's just no pleasing everyone, is there?)

It's stupid to bash a fan character, even if they're recolours (no, I am not saying Purity is a recolour) - if you're going to criticize any sort of character, you should at least do it constructively - bashing just isn't helpful at all.
mARTz-9o Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you! :)
You're talking with a guy whose the character has been done back in 1995 xD (even if I brought Goro back just 2-3 years ago) and making a fan character is not stupid at all ^^
Becky was one of the first sonic fan characters well known on the internet, maybe... surely the first one to make porn on sonic (nothing to blame v.v she just drew what she wanted xD)

I think that all those recolorers, as much as who does destrictive criticism, is a cancer of this fandom >>
sui-kyatto Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not saying recolours are acceptable, but I'm just saying that people shouldn't be all "OMGTHATISARECOLOURDIEB*TCHasdgghjk" if they see one :XD: And if someone is capable of creating original characters, then why recolour?
DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Amen, man. Well pretty much, I didn't know her much.^^;
But when did the fight start?
I was surprised there was a bunch of arguments and fights.
mARTz-9o Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhhh this story started years ago when people started to get "inspired" on becky ^^
DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh I see. And lemme guess some art thief recolored her pieces.
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