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Stamp: Characters are children by Jammerlee Stamp: Characters are children by Jammerlee
As a writer, my characters are as real to me as any other living person. They were born from my mind, and I have nurtured them, watched them grow, and they have a startling way of surprising me with information about themselves I was never aware of, or doing and saying things I never expected. I am their mother and they are my children.

Original characters. Fan characters. Even semi-canons. They are all alive to me. I treat them as real people and give them all the same respect any living person deserves.

Are your characters that real to you?

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:iconlamberlight-star:
Lamberlight-Star Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
True,but im a terrible mother :(
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snowpuff77 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Aww! That is so sweet! My characters are like that too. I've sympathy for them, and can relate their feelings and hardships to my life or someone else I know. I have 6 main females (with supporting background family & friends) and counting.
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:iconmocha-monogatari:
Mocha-Monogatari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I love my children very, very much. :aww:
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:iconeissay:
eissaY Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I have nearly 500 children in total wooptiwoop
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:iconyaoiwriter25:
Yaoiwriter25 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I do to. 
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:iconjazzynekoketsueki:
JazzyNekoKetsueki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So apparently, I have 239 children.


Hooray.
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:iconflutter2003:
flutter2003 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep :3
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:iconthefunkeyways:
TheFunKeyWays Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, glad to see that I'm not aloneMiuna Crying Icon  You've written it in such a beutiful way...
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:iconthecoolegalitarian:
thecoolegalitarian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same, man, same.
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:iconthe-cat-loving-kid:
The-Cat-Loving-Kid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amen to that!
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:icontheimaginer17:
theimaginer17 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2014
Amen. My OC's are my Best Friends :)
Some  even age when I age. So when I'm 24 and have kids, they'll be 20 and have kids :)
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ScryzzetheKat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
My characters are closer to me than many of my friends and real people, as I love them so much. When I do my best to keep up with them telling me their stories, I reveal more and more stuff about each and every one of them.
In all seriousness though, I don't write the stories for my characters. They tell me what to write and it goes down on paper, or rather a text document.
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:icondisneyareslover:
DisneyAreslover Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
You and I seem to think alike as I too consider my characters as my children.☺️👍
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:iconthatdudemaan:
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im a horrible father. Sorry, Carl Erenson. But you have to die.
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:icongekchi:
gekchi Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and i don't want them to grow up!
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:icontwoeliz:
twoeliz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
shit wrong stamp XD but is kinda similar e__e sorry ewe''
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:icontwoeliz:
twoeliz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
+favlove v+favlove i have characters of all ages,but i like this stamp  +favv+fav 

 I like to see children characters:iconpedobearplz: no pedo really xD
:iconeverywhereplz:i'm kinda sick of seeing devolved characters everywhere
ewe'' i mean ,is kinda difficult to find people who draw kids:iconnotimpressedplz:
:iconjustwhyplz:WHY I CAN'T FIND SOMEONE WHO DRAW THEM?!
i like different like something out of the normal sometimes i guess :iconmmmplz:
:iconwhynotplz:people how about if you draw your character like how they were when they were young?i mean they don't grow up out of nowhere just like that :iconimxdplz:

:iconheplz:i know i need to draw more of my young characters but oh well.
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GroovieDalton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like my Sonic OC because i made him with my characteristics, not because i love him.
But is true some people forgot theyself for their OCs!
I'm not one of them!
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Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just my opinion, but if you began to see your characters as real people, especially Fan characters, then they began to turn into Mary-Sues. 
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:iconjammerlee:
Jammerlee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I understand the logic behind that. Could you explain it to me please?
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:iconanimedemon001:
Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes people fall in love with their character, and they start thinking that the character is real. These people will bring their character up in any conversation. I'm fine with people caring about their character, and developing them, but not act like their characters are real.
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Jammerlee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose that's a fair way of looking at it *lol* I can't say that I agree though as I see it a little bit differently. I feel that if you treat your characters as though they're real, that it'll project them as fleshed out and believable people in the story. If you treat them as puppets and cardboard, then puppets and cardboard they'll only be. Granted, I also feel that "mary-sue" is a very misused term that applies to many, many characters (I wrote about my feelings on that over here). I don't feel as though talking about a character a lot, for example, makes them a mary-sue - it just shows how much the creator cares for the creation. I feel a mary-sue is in their portrayal and how they command the story itself
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Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I hate it when everyone's like, "OMG Mary-Sue." at every OC they see with one trait of a Mary-Sue. And I mostly mean when someone acts like their OC in a fandom is actually part of the canon.
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Jammerlee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh. Fair enough then!
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SailorGamer06 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so using. i love all my OC's, their like my kids and love them to bits
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Koiko-Destol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quaxiji do you're homework Sorry I had to
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:iconvulpesvulpes89:
Vulpesvulpes89 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
used
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:iconjack-hoo:
Jack-Hoo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, just pasted it on my ID, is perfect match to me
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PerragrinesPen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently writing a book and this is exactly how I feel. If I could have three wishes, one would be that my characters would materialize into living, breathing beings. But still, if you're committed to developing them, writing with them, it's like they're alive anyway, just invisible Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) So using this in my journal :)
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:iconjack-hoo:
Jack-Hoo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree
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:iconslytherintonks:
SlytherinTonks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amen to that....!
I'm so taking this...
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:iconelehaya:
elehaya Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have so many characters by now (started my first story in 2006) and I love them all (or hate them) and I eventully kill some of them...
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, that is true. :)
It's amazing 'cause when they are happy, I am too. And when they are sad, I am as well. I feel with them like a mommy for her children. It's a wonderful feeling. :love:
Thank you for this stamp. :clap:
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EmeraldReaper Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My characters mean everything to me, almost family, always giving me somebody to relate to. When I'm lonely I know they haven't abandoned me, and I enjoy watching them develop.

Doesn't stop my favourite from dying. It's a good plot twist.
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SimpleAzaleaFlower Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, I actually feel like that every day. ^^
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:iconkid45buu2:
kid45buu2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am like that as well except sometimes i think of them as extensions of myself, like clones. i even see my own versions of canon characters as my own.
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:icontriceratonfan4:
Triceratonfan4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can so-o identify. :D My characters are like family to me too. :)
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:iconfantastic-raiko:
Fantastic-Raiko Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I agree 100% with this. I feel the exact same way with all my characters =)
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:iconyoshi123pegasister:
Yoshi123pegasister Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
They grow up so fast *sniff* :')
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:iconpeach1fan5000:
peach1fan5000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true!
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:iconkalsagnia:
kalsagnia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel exactly the same. My oldest characters are over nine years old and to me they are my babies and I'm very protective of them!
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:iconcrazylizardlady:
CrazyLizardLady Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KILLED MY BABIES!!! D': I'M A HORRIBLE PARENT!!!
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:iconlapin-the-scientist:
Lapin-The-Scientist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me too! D'8
I killed them so many times!
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:iconusa-chan9:
Usa-Chan9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Then I shall be horrible with you! I was in-denial for three weeks killing one off...I don't think his boyfriend got over it...
Webster: Damn right I haven't!
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CrazyLizardLady Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i killed off one of mine recently then his boyfriend killed himself & their adopted child killed himself as well (im evil to my characters)
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Usa-Chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Being evil is one of the best parts, especially if you're chqracters are mean~
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:iconcrazylizardlady:
CrazyLizardLady Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my characters were innocent & all 3 who i killed died slow & painfully :D
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:iconusa-chan9:
Usa-Chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
The happy face just completed that XD~
I also just realised how bad my grammar was in my last comment~
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CrazyLizardLady Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not as bad as my grammar in my english exam XD (i was bored & was thinking of a shrimp on a treadmill instead of romeo & juliet)
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Usa-Chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
.....
How does that even....
Now that will be all I am able to think about XD

Webster: You should be thinking about me!
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