I figured i owe some people how i made these little guys and why they are what they are today. I'm a bit sleepy and tired from school, and other things but i hope this helps out anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon, or trying to do things with the wrong idea.
I'll even put up some links.
So I wanted a character to represent me Cause.. I've started to get a warm welcome on here. I thougth of a bear, i thought of a deer. A dragon. And owl.
I drew a bear first. it was black and shadowy and had a weird little symbol.
it didn't stick well. I thought a bit and looked around some more. I was already having fun mixing creatures to make monsters. And with a little bit of a push with everquest i made myself an owl bear. the owlbear fursona happysorry.
i liked it. I felt really nice with it it has my body shape and all X//d. I made it super easy if i ever wanted to make a suit i wouldn't fry and i would be able to hold things.
Then i wanted to sketch my character out more.
After that i had people asking me for when i'd have adoption. I researched around and others gave me alot of advice and help.
People helped me out with prices and gave me ideas to help me grow with the little creatures.
i made the first pair. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10052151/
it went fast at 15 dollars. I decided then that would always be my base.
then second pair:
and it went on. As time went on i began to advertise my art and little bears. and when that happened well i got some people wishing that'd i'd get sued and destroyed by other game companies. Which..in reality they would have to pay someone else way more money than it is to deal with me.
It was awkward and silly, to see people so passionate about it. So I changed the creatures names to taum.
I only made these species cause people requested it, they helped with it.. Even now i get ideas to make more from random users who just want to see the creatures grow and I admire that...
if no one said anything I would be the only one around.
I wanted to make it so that owners wouldn't feel locked or stuck to rules. I allow them to sell their little guys for more than what they buy them. I allow them to do whatever they want to them. Its their lovely little taum, i have no hold on it unless given back to me.
people even make their own closed species and characters that are very inspired by taums and you should go ahead X/d and have a look at their characters. theres some super cute designs.
some people note me though and send me 'oh this person has similar or looks the same' and I thank them for it. Its similar but not the same is what i tell them and I leave it be.
I don't like attacking people unless they did a very harmful wrong to me.
and thats.. not one of them. XD
i love my taums. I'll always make sure to do something fun with you guys if i can.
I know as time goes on there's always going to be bumps here and there. But i do appreciate you guys hanging out and supporting me and my little guys.
i understand why people get upset about closed species. there's a lot of things that go wrong with them and how vicious some people can be with them. May they be the one making the creature or the one all against it.
But give it a few days and you'll forget all about it. in about 10 years you wont even remember why you got all huffed up about it.
i got plans I want to make an animation, make toys, these guys are wonderful stress reliever for me. i wanna see how far i can go with these guys. If i get better heck might make a game out of them for people to play here and there.
Anyways sorry for the long read. Happysorry out, i wont be posting much on the comments but dont get to crazy out there.