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Dr. Sarah Moon, MA, MPH, DHS, PhD
United States
I am not an "artist." I am NOT starving and I will NOT do commissions. The work I do here is purely recreation.

Current Residence: San Francisco, CA, USA
Favorite style of art: Fantasy, Pin-up, Surrealism
Operating System: Brain, version 2.0
Favorite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian & Invader Zim
Personal Quote: Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.
...Please have the decency to at least TELL me about it.  I mean, I'm flattered, but if I don't even know that whatever you drew/wrote/whatever EXISTS, I can't very well enjoy or thank you for it.

Also, it kinda pisses me off when people use MY characterizations of NPCs (which are pretty damn distinctive) and don't bother to credit me at all as inspiration.  Yes, I know that ~technically~ all NPCs belong to Bethesda, but my characterizations and deep personalities belong to me and I've done a LOT of work on them.  Some of them are for all intents and purposes exactly the same as OCs except that for immersion purposes I've grabbed a name and location of some unimportant background character who does little besides take up space on the screen.  It really hurts to see other people just take my blood and tears and hard work and run off without so much as a word, then give the 'technically this is legal and I can do whatever I want and I don't have to credit you' excuse when I discover it (often YEARS later).

It's more a matter of ethics than legality. Taking credit for someone else's work is an asshole thing to do.  Just give credit where it's due and all will be as it should.

Similarly, if you're going to use my headcanon, locations, and events, that's fabulous, but once again I've put a TON of work into this and I'd really appreciate it if you had the decency not to take full credit for the ideas yourself without so much as acknowledging my existence.

In the past I've had people illustrate detailed scenes from my stories that they never tell me about.  I find them on obscure sites and the descriptions are almost always in Russian, so I have to break out Google translate (or my secret weapon Lyubov) to tell me what they've written.  Usually when caught the response is "Sorry, I don't speak very good English so I am uncomfortable talking to native speakers."  I wonder sometimes if there is Russian language fanfic of my fanfic floating around out there in cyberspace that I will never know about.  Ah well.  The mysteries of life elude us.

This has been happening on and off since I started writing over 8 years ago.  I'm always kind of shocked when I discover it.  I let (and even encourage) friends to use my characters and characterizations all the time.  I'll let you too.  It really cheers me up that people like my work.  Most of the time the only things I get from it are silence and criticism.  All you have to do is write something along the lines of "this is based on Arachnia's version of Tel Mora" or "this is based on Arachnia's version of Tiram Gadar."  Or whatever.  Then TELL ME ABOUT IT so I can check it out, because I'd really love to do so.  :heart:


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SiberianSaago Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
:iconbedanker: :icontranmai:
be-a-sin Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on Renji! :)

You can glance at my Manga (or more preciselly the Naruto Fan art), Portrait, Animal & Creature or Anthro charac galleries if you want !
Iskeirka Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I have to ask, are you still updating Fall from High Rock? I recently read through it and rather enjoyed it, but the last chapter was posted months ago, so I wondered if it was on hiatus or just given up on.
MistressArachnia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
It's on hiatus - I'm still updating but right now I have some major life changes going on so I don't have time to write.
Iskeirka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Okay, thanks for the reply. Best of luck with real life :)
Blackmoons32 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:
holly-m-moore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist

I'm flattered! Your stuff is really great! :XD:
MistressArachnia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Why thank you! :flirty:
Maskerade56 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Hey, Happy Birthday to you! :D
MistressArachnia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Why thank you! :flirty:
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