[identity profile] theopteryx.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] thegaystarfish
I got a few questions as to why [livejournal.com profile] theopteryx and [livejournal.com profile] thegaystarfish had strikethroughs over the past day. This is what's up.

It was brought to my attention that my fan art, pages of this comic, and links directly to this community were being Tweeted to all of the band members. I know some of the intentions were good (and some, I honestly don't know) but, regardless, I don't draw fan art and this comic so that boys in a band will see them. I draw them for fandom. For fun. Some people don't mind the complete lack of fourth wall bandom has, but I am one of the ones who does, and I'm not comfortable with that situation.

So, until I figure out what I'm going to do, both journals will stay completely locked down. I'm a weirdo, I know, and overly paranoid, but if you want to show them your own fan art, that's fine. I just don't want them to see mine (regardless of rating or paring). I also realize that there is, truly, nothing I CAN do to stop someone from showing them this stuff, if they want, and it is part of the package deal you get when you decide to start posting things to the internet. Is what it is.

If I do know anything, though, it's that I have spent over a year and a half working on this silly comic and having the time of my life with everyone in this silly community and talking about these silly, silly little characters, and like hell am I going to stop with two chapters to go until the end. Just bear with me until I straighten things out a bit on this end, bbs, and I'll be back soon.
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Date: 2009-04-04 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keeperofdestiny.livejournal.com
I am not an MCR bandom fan, but I do love your comic. I think of it as completely different from the band and their fanbase, so I can understand why you wouldn't want it getting back to them.

I truly love this comic though, and it makes me smile/laugh in every new chapter, so I hope you manage to get your point across to those who are a bit free with the spreading of your comic.

Date: 2009-04-04 11:50 am (UTC)
ext_207058: (frankxgerard)
From: [identity profile] bombcel.livejournal.com
Im a silent fan of yours. and I hope to read more of your comics. .back sooner please.

Date: 2009-04-04 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowgirl13.livejournal.com
Ugh, that really sucks. I don't think it's weird or overly paranoid to want that 4th wall to remain firm. Hopefully things will get straightened out quickly.


Date: 2009-04-04 12:26 pm (UTC)
ext_15621: The Pixel in a paper bag (Default)
From: [identity profile] rosiespark.livejournal.com
Oh, that's just not playing fair! When you clearly said you didn't want the band to know about this stuff! Why do people have to be so fucking STUPID?! :(


Date: 2009-04-04 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viechen.livejournal.com
I can definitely understand why you chose to put things on hold for now.

Seriously, I never got why people have the need to confront the bands with fandom - it's one thing when they look for fics themselves (re: Pete et al), but really, there's no need to tear that fourth wall down by force.

That being said, I hope you can sort this thing out and come back soon ♥

Date: 2009-04-04 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehomet.livejournal.com
Hello! You don't know me but I love your art.

I was worried (http://community.livejournal.com/dotcoms_refresh/151223.html?thread=322743#t322743) when I saw the strikethroughs and I'm glad that you're back online, although obviously I'm not too happy to hear about the troubles you were having. Idiots!

If there's anything I can do, please don't hesitate to let me know. Best of luck getting things straightened out.

Date: 2009-04-04 12:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-04-04 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahsaloser.livejournal.com
kind of shady since you've expressly said in the past not to do that.

I know how you feel. I'm terrified someone is going to send them links to the dolls I make and then they'll all know what a creepy creeperson I am.

Date: 2009-04-04 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
Wow, that's exceedingly lame and stupid of people. I'm glad you're going to finish it, though.

Date: 2009-04-04 01:22 pm (UTC)
chameleongirl79: (Max L-Ron - one small death ray?)
From: [personal profile] chameleongirl79
I made a post yesterday, asking my flist if they knew what was up. I'd received my copy of the comic in the mail that morning wanted to tell you how excited I was to have areal live copy to read, only I found that the comm and your journal were deleted.

A friend filled me in and I was so *angry* that someone would do that to you, when you've clearly stated in the past that you didn't want your work shared like that.

I'm sorry that you felt that this was the only solution. Hopefully you'll feel able to share with us again. (Maybe people will be better behaved).

Date: 2009-04-04 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gobsmackit.livejournal.com
Dude I'd totally turn the 4th wall into an effing bunker if I could, I am ridiculously empathetic right now. Bitches ain't shit! Good luck locking down, I will be over here wishing for your fandomjoyment to stop being hijacked.

Date: 2009-04-04 01:56 pm (UTC)
ext_11414: (Default)
From: [identity profile] maryangel200.livejournal.com

ILU bb.

Date: 2009-04-04 02:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] harborshore.livejournal.com
Good GOD. Uh, I spend a lot of time wishing we had an actual fourth wall instead of a rather flimsy lock (that people persist on cracking open from THIS side, wtf), and I'm really sorry this happened and that you have to deal with it.

Date: 2009-04-04 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kyasuriin.livejournal.com

ugh, that's so rude. Especially when you've said in the past not to show your art to the bands. I mean, you're extremely talented and I can see why someone might think you'd want to show off your talent (especially to a fellow artist like Gerard) but as you say, that fourth wall needs to stay put!

Date: 2009-04-04 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whenwill-love.livejournal.com
ILU and ILTGS, but I totally get why you wouldn't want them to see it (especially out of context, and they're just all umm why am I waking up drunk with skunk hair in this one?). It's not for them, it's for you, and a little for us. Fanart is almost never meant to be seen my the fandom is depicts. I hope you get this sorted out soon so we can get to the end!! The anticipation just might make me ink.

Date: 2009-04-04 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] starkdependant
Aw man, that totally sucks but I hope you can get everything straightened out. It's such a shame you've been put in that sort of situation.

Date: 2009-04-04 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleladypunk.livejournal.com
That sucks so much. Honestly, you said clearly you do not want people to tell MCR about you comic... Some people are hopelessly stupid >:-/ *kicks them*

I love your work and I really appreciate you want to end it despite everything. <333

Date: 2009-04-04 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] choclitbunny.livejournal.com
Oh man, I'm so sorry that this happened. I know how uncomfortable it can be to have people who were never meant to see something in bandom perusing through what you have. I literally just had an ugly instance where a real life friend found my lj and all my fanfiction, and it was just... /o\/o\/o\ I have no words.

I am a huge fan of the fourth wall (KEEP THAT SUCKA IN PLACE, MAN) and I'm sorry it had to be breezed right through.

On a brighter note, I'm really looking forward to the last two chapters. I really love this silly little comic, and it's awesome that we have awesomely talented people like you in bandom doing something as cool as this. :)

Date: 2009-04-04 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elementplatinum.livejournal.com
Ugh, that was a shitty thing to do. Sometimes twitter is not for the best. But I can't tell you how happy I am that you're going to keep going! I'm not sure I'd have the guts to do the same in your situation. You are so completely made of awesome, bb. ♥

Date: 2009-04-04 03:18 pm (UTC)
ext_8718: I made this! (bubbles! wee!)
From: [identity profile] ginnytonnick.livejournal.com
Ah, when told rl collision, I thought it was probably someone from your workplace or family finding this. But the actual musicians being sent links is much worse. D:

Hope things settle for you soon. Take care.

Date: 2009-04-04 03:24 pm (UTC)
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 (knight in shining armour)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Why are people such idiots??!! Personally I'm not very invested in the idea of a fourth wall and if the guys themselves want to go looking for fandom it's their business. That said, I think it's INCREDIBLY TACKY AND IMMATURE to try and force the guys to see and acknowledge fandom!! And especially so in this case, as you've repeatedly said that you don't want people to do it! I really hope you'll manage to straighten things out to your satisfaction. Good luck and take care!

Date: 2009-04-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] technicolorrr.livejournal.com
whoa whoa whoa, that shit's so messed up ))):

Date: 2009-04-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamnothing-48.livejournal.com
people are such idiots. we have a good thing going, in that the band doesn't care what fandom does as long as they don't have to see it, and some people always insist on ruining that.
i understand why you locked down those journals. and even though you're upset, you aren't throwing a huge bitchfit and taking everything down for good. and i love you for that. even more than i already did ;)
hope you get things sorted out.

Date: 2009-04-04 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myxginxblossoms.livejournal.com
Aw, shit, man--that's terrible. I'd like to say that I can't believe people are that dumb, but that'd be lying.

Best wishes in figuring out what you'll do, and in the meanwhile, I'll anxiously await my narwhal shirt. ♥

Date: 2009-04-04 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phillyfilly.livejournal.com
That really blows, sorry you have to lock it down!
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