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Apparently, someone commissioned "Maneating Kangaroo" (that "his other more infamous screen names should be painfully obvious but I agreed not to reveal them as part of getting permission to edit the text/repost/etc. when I commissioned him, so please don't say anything just as a matter of respect" thing still applies) to do a sequel to Teo's Corruption. I'm not going to link it because it is extremely gory and violent and zombie movie-like and, uh, let's just say it's probably not how I would have preferred to portray Teo and Sara, even post-infestation. But hey.

I have all kinds of questions about A) someone commissioning Maneating Kangaroo for something with my characters (one of whom is basically me) without so much as telling me they did it, let alone asking first or anything (again, I just stumbled across this comic today, apparently months after it was made) and B) Maneating Kangaroo agreeing to do it despite that, but oh, well. I really can't be too mad because, I mean, what am I going to do? You can't fight image boards; the Streisand Effect kicks in if you even try. And I've always told myself that I was going to take a "well, this is obviously non-canonical but you guys have your fun, I guess" approach if Rule 34 ever targeted me. It's just that, uh, I was kind of expecting that to be a future-tense problem, you know? Like "this is what I'm going to do once my novel gets published and spawns questionable fanfiction." I wasn't expecting it to be a thing already.

I guess I'd just like to get the word out that, um, that other Teo and Sara rattapede comic floating around out there has nothing to do with me, especially since the content is so extreme. If anyone saw it, complete with my characters in it and everything, they would get a ... slightly inaccurate idea of the sort of things I'm into, you know? I'm not going to say I'm pure and innocent and untwisted or anything; I am responsible for commissioning the original Teo's Corruption. Just not the sequel. Even I have to look at that one and think "whoa."

So, uh, I guess, if I can somehow get Mr. Kangaroo and/or the person who commissioned this to read this message, I'd just like to humbly request that you guys have your fun, do whatever you were going to do anyway, but can you please include a disclaimer that this one totally wasn't my fault, or something? Thanks.

(Thanks for the extra pages of Teo-and-Sara-as-drawn-by-Maneating-Kangaroo I didn't have to pay for this time, though, I guess, even if they are apparently undead now.)
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crassadon
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Time:2012-12-30 10:18 pm (UTC)
maaaan!!

[a little envious]
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davidn
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Time:2012-12-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh dear god why did I look that up.

It's definitely... curious that someone would agree to do a sequel to a comic without even telling, let alone seeking the permission of the original subject of it - considering the organizational skills you mentioned before, is it possible that he just... forgot whose it was?

What a strange... runaway corruption you've created :)
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-30 11:33 pm (UTC)
I tried to warn you, and even refrained from putting a link for that very reason. Unlike every other time I've done something particularly deplorable, I take zero responsibility for this one, since, you know, I didn't do it and all.

(Though I'm impressed that you actually found it, given how little information in the way of links or anything I provided.)

It's ... possible! I don't know! Clearly for this to have happened, both the artist and the commissioner had to have either forgotten or ceased to care that Teo and Sara are mine. Which one or ones forgot and which one or ones remembered but proceeded anyway, I don't know.
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-30 11:41 pm (UTC)
I mean, the introduction of Sara's friend whom I've never seen before and don't recognize at all is a little http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30wgKoNbr10#t=1m45s , but ... she didn't deserve that.
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davidn
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Time:2012-12-31 12:23 am (UTC)
Call it an insatiable curiosity - the same one that led me into where my life is as it stands today.
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crassadon
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Time:2012-12-31 02:25 am (UTC)
hehe~ DavidN: I didn't rush out to look at this horrifying depiction. You're supposed to be the clean and pure one of the group!!! :P
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xaq
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Time:2012-12-31 12:18 am (UTC)
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davidn
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Time:2012-12-31 12:23 am (UTC)
:D

It's so... refreshing to watch this happening to somebody else instead of to me.
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-31 01:32 am (UTC)
THIS ONE WASN'T MY FAULT :(

(The original kind of was though)
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crassadon
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Time:2012-12-31 02:35 am (UTC)
exxxxctly. . !
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xviith_et_seq
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Time:2012-12-31 12:41 am (UTC)

Just let me know if I should use my microwave breath on any of them. ^.^

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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-31 01:35 am (UTC)
I refer not just you, but basically anyone seeing this to this exchange when it comes to my stance on what people should or should not go do in response to this.
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xviith_et_seq
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Time:2012-12-31 01:40 am (UTC)

*whreee* “I heard that!” “Oh… fine!”

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lupineangel
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Time:2012-12-31 11:32 pm (UTC)
Well... I have to say, I admire your calm in the face of this, man. Honestly, if this happened to me, I'd be spitting blood. Most of the artists I've seen and dealt with put little 'characters are copyright their creators' things on the bottom of their pictures, which is at least respectful and acknowledges that they're working with someone else's expression of themselves; I think it's kinda poor on ManeatingKangaroo's part that he didn't speak up and say 'sorry, but those characters belong to someone else'. Even using a generic couple of huskies in a similar scenario would be one thing, but actually using Teo and Sara without your permission is quite another.

Still, assuming that he just forgot, or something, you're doing very well to keep your cool about it. What a way to end the year, though, geez.

D.F.
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-31 11:45 pm (UTC)
If someone else wants to drop that kind of money (ManeatingKangaroo comics are not cheap, I know this from the one I actually did commission) just to feature my characters, even if it's an insane over-the-top gorefest, well ... I've always tried to uphold the stance of not being picky about free art, even if it's off-model or out-of-character, because, you know, free art! Okay, maybe I wasn't expecting it to happen quite on this level, but....

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