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On this day, the 20th of May! New journal time, since the art theft doesn't seem to be stopping (see last journal). Thankyou so much to EVERYONE who left comments, and everyone who tried to get that individual banned. Fingers crossed it works someday soon.

I'd love to say "on another note" but it's not much more of a good topic. I'm seriously considering leaving Deviant Art. Deleting all my art, disabling all comments, making a "I NO LONGER LIVE HERE" journal and hiking out of here.

Why? Well I'm sure a certain person would love to take credit, sorry to disapoint them, but it's a whole slew of reasons many of which I've ranted about before. The art theft, the abuse, the commitment, the community. Theres honestly no reason for me to stay here. I don't draw anymore and when I do it's forced. I don't reply to notes, I don't read comments, I have no social presence and I have no-one keeping me here.

I'm thinking of perhaps making my own website so I can display the art *I* want, and not need to deal with all this. I'll put a link if I manage to get one up and running, I hope that you'll visit it!

To the people who have always tried their best to make me feel welcome and appreciated, THANKYOU. No one could ask for better fans, or for kinder human beings. You all kept me going as long as I have, and you'll ensure I'll never stop drawing. :heart: :heart: :heart:

I'm not gone yet, I'm sticking around for a little while as I make my final decision. This is just... getting ready for the farewell party lol.

~ Gen

***************EDIT PART*******************

In other news, the great great guys at Manga . com have hosted my Anime Face Maker on their site!…

Make sure you bookmark that page, and have fun!!!


PLEASE READ THIS: I do NOT do trades or requests. Do not email or note me asking me to draw stuff, it will be ignored. Yeah.
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chibibecca Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
You really need to inform people to put screenshots of your dollmaker into their scraps where screenshots of dollmakers belong. ^^;

i've reported over 50 now that people have put in their main galleries, half the time not even linking back to you, and a few even claiming it was their own work. ox; those last few really bugged me when i saw them, as they were getting praise for your hard work. it's not fair to you.

good luck on whatever you choose to do. your artwork is nice, and noone deserves to have impersonators/thieves.
TrueKaoz Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Student General Artist
i've been a fan of your work for a long time, and i hope you continue, whether or not you decide to leave. i'd really look forward to seeing your own site if you ever create it.
thanks for being a great inspiration =) and good luck.
crazysteve2000 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
no dont leave your one of the great sonic artists and there are only a few!!!!!!!!!!!
CatsEye-Writer Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student General Artist
i will try to follow you, and see your art!
flamedragontamer Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
I hope you find the art theif soon.
vaelvictus Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Cool, but, if I was going to draw and someone stole my stuff, claimed it as their own... I mean I'd be drawing for fun, and I would care, but I sure hope it's not your main reason for living.
Jessika93 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
AwwE~ well if you do leave i will be bookmarking your site you make if you do. i just wanted to tell you to that I LOVE that furry male/female maker you have here. it is soooo~ much fun. Hope you do make a website so i can see more of your work ^^ Keep up all the good work^^
SpoofyTaco Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student Filmographer
well, even though i just found you on deviant art about a month or so ago... i really think that you should make your own website for the greater good! :E
i mean i would too if i had people using my art...then agian i might kill that person too O__o
xCrazyWonderlandx Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
We will all miss u.
ps:I lova ur art
kazy86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Well gen, i 100% respect your resons for leaving DA and making a website of your very own :) one day i wish to do the same but for the time being i remain here.

I wish you good luck for the future and hope things will go well for you.

best wishes :hug:
kuromi-misa Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
1) dont go, your art is so cool
2) Why dont you put a watermark on oll of your stuff, that way, when that person steals the stuff, its stuck on there
ninja-witch Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
there is someone who is pretending to be her. A watermark wouldn't help because the person is pretending to be geN8hedgehog on another site. See her last journal.
kuromi-misa Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Masahiro-Nite Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Aww. Well, what ever you decide to do, I think all of your fans will be sure to take note of it...
HedgeCatDragonix Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please don't go!
:( *cries*
Judy-Da-Bat Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
good luck ill visit yer site once you have it 3:
Kawaii-Kurisu-kun Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I totally respect your desicions, Gen 'cause I am a huge fan. What I don't get (and maybe just 'cause I'm not smart or anything XD), is that.. leaving DA, would that REALLY stop art-theivery in general? I mean, I've seen so many "I'm leaving DA" journals, and seen my friends make their own sites, but people still take screenshots and call it their own art!

I hate seeing people leave DA over this, but I support them. But if this is happening, why do we even have a DA in the first place? With putting ANY pics on the internet there is risk. And if it wasn't for dA, we would'nt have fans in the first place nessecarily.

Anyway, that's my silly rant for the day, but I'll definately keep my eyes open if you get a site Gen. You've got TERRIFIC artwork, and I'd love to see more!
Majin-Tobias Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Hey Gen8, if you do move, can you send us a link to your stuff? I love your artwork and the dollmakers.
kidknux Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
EternalJedi Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I second the mothion for dollmaker links ^_^
FlaretheFox321 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Ur not really going 2 leave r u? I had just gone on here a few days ago. U were the first 1 I thought of when I was looking 4 friends on here. Don't go!! We'll murder the purson ur talking at if we have 2 to get u to stay!!! PLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEASE DONT LEAVE!!!! Ur my BFF EVEN THOUGH UR ALL THE WAY IN THE U.K.!!!!!
TheDJTC Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
THe main reason I'm here is I'm lazy.

Though I never have crap like that happen to me.
Gender-Ninja Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
maw! plz don't leave!!! (we shall burn the theif at the stake! Dx<;) i hope u don't leave, and i am sure a lot of ppl agree. however, if it comes to that, i hope u will let ur fans know where u r. :hug:
SilverRiku Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
let's hope the person gets a good banning out of stealing your art then...that's just not right...
Dragonimy Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
goomzz Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Can you at least leave your flash games up? I play with them all the time and I would be sad if I couldn't anymore. Or put them in your new site of you get one.
KentaruZ Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Writer
well, it is your decision at the end, whatever you do, wishes you the best :hug:
Shadow-Dragon992001 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
good luck with whatever you do then. I didn't really know you.. I only found out about you because someone posted your Female Furry Dollmaker on Fchan one day... but becaue of that, I got to see your cool art. so good luck. I'll be happy to see if you make a site.
Nina-Fox Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
No! I love you so much! You can't leave! I just found a Sonic (style?) artist I like outside of my friend's circle...Please stay! You're stuff is so cool. You'll be the third one of my peoples that I watch to leave DA and all because of some stupid ass who steals and/or complains about your art...
Foxy12 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Student General Artist
You're like the second who would leave in one week T^T.

I know you don't here from me, but i always did enjoy your art. you are a very creative person a I highly respect you as person and an artist.

I do not want you to leave but it's you decision on what you have to do. I shall miss you if you do leave my friend :hug:. take care okay?
Shredded-Moonlight Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
The decision is yours to make. Your fans and friends will stay loyal to you no matter your choice if they really like you.
Anime-Fox Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a website I Tripod. It works pretty well. Kind of slow thou...
crazed-lunatic Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
whutever u choose, i just wish u lick on ur website, and i hope ur happy with ur new art life!! ^^ :wave:
mossclaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you my haha?
TheVulpineHero1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Damned art thieves. I may never have spoken to you, but I know that you're one of the most talented artists I've ever seen. Not that I know much about art, being a fanfic writer, but...
Anyway, that's not important. What's important is that being creative is for you and no one else. If you leave and make that website, I'm going right over there to check it out. If not, then I'm heading straight over here to thank you for not leaving.
Just to let you know, you're great. Don't let the art thieves get you down. Bye.
Lengai Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Sad day. :(
But I don't really blame you. Don't let dA hold you back from what you want, and know that you DO have the support of your fellow artists. Your art should never have to feel forced. May you find joy in it for it's own sake again.
dragonxmasterx Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
footballd61 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
dont go! :cries:
we will track down the bastards who dont give credit, AND EAT THEM SOULS!
ClumzyVaporeon Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
I understand where you're coming from.
dA is pretty harsh. I'm only here because it's free.........and I'm a beginning artist.
Anyways, I'll miss you but to create your own site.......
*sighs* that would be wonderful, right? with what ever you do, I wish you the best of luck and you are a great artist with a wonderful future ahead of you!
dragontamer272 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don't leave, you're one of the greatest artists around here.
Okami009 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
well, yeah. dA SUCKS. the community, the rules, even the program itself sux! I find myself continuously reloading the same page, like, 20 times! I can't say I won't miss you, I'll definetly miss you a lot. and also, I can't say that I'm any better. I suck too! I got no art, no talent, and no reason to be here! seriously, I would fit better in [link] than here. my point is, no matter what you do, I with you all the way. 'cuz that's what freinds are for. right?
VioletAqua Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, DA is getting pretty bad here, and I wouldn't mind if you left. Not saying you should or that I want you to leave. But I think you should do what's best for your sanity, it isn't a good idea to stay for your fans and let them control your art. I hate that. So please, by all means make the personal art page c:
Shadowlord90 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
I hope you don't leave, your artwork is terrific!
Lavells-Enterprise Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist

I hope that you don't leave but if you do. We'll miss you.
tailsRulz35672 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T LEAVE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mirai-Mika Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you don't leave, but even if you do it's your choice, and probably for the best. Thanks for letting us all see your great artwork <3.
gaaraoutcast101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
aw man....
and i just got around to seeing your art

even though im guessing you wont see this, i really am sorry to hear that
i know multiple people who left deaivntart because of one asshole or another
but just know this: whether you leave DAD or not, there will still be people who make fun of you, intimadate you, or in this case, steal what was yours
this is just part of life!
make whatever choice you want and i hope you have a good life either way

goodbye, Gen
Magdalena220 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gen, don't let people with bad intentions keep you away. just ignore them... and continue drawing if you really want to. draw whatever you want to draw, ignore bad comments... and be happy with the good ones. We enjoy a lot your deviation, your flashes and drawings... I am sure I won't be the only one who will be sad if you leave us. Take a rest, sometimes it is necessary...
but if this page is hurting you somehow, then we will understand if you wanted to go. But don't delete your art. Let it as a gift for us.
TheGoTeN Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Aww dont leave =(

Leave your mark on each pic so that no1 can pass it off as thier own
Tiger-aka-Tila- Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well, whatever you feel more comfortable doing, noone can stop you from leaving.
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