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November 22, 2012


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Hi guys.  I don't like posting stuff like this but it's gotten to the point where it needs to happen.  This is just to let you all know the Locks are NOT an open species.  Maybe they will be in the future, but not right now.

That said:
- I do not mind if you draw Locks.  You can draw random Locks all day long.
- You can draw random Locks interacting with your own personal characters.
- You may draw any of my characters, or any of yours interacting with mine.

I only have 3 rules:
- Absolutely no porn, or sex.  They are not sexual creatures at all.
- Keep it canon.  Locks are supposed to look and act a certain way.  Please respect the IP you are playing with.
- I am not interested in Lock OCs, PLEASE do not go there.

With one huge, very important additional rule:
The Lock concept does not belong in your book, your graphic novel, or whatever personal project you are working on.  It has its place with me, its creator, in the graphic novel project(s) that I am dedicating to it.  Do NOT ask me if you can use it for your stories, please.  It is unbecoming and rude of you to ask to use a concept that I have been working on for 16 years just because you think 'it fits well' with whatever you are doing at the moment.  

Thank you.
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BackwardsSnappy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Yeah, I understand this journal completely!
Someone watched me not long ago-- saw a Lock (said it was theirs) in their gallery. Told them they were your specie and to credit you and whatnot, but even better, they removed it. I admire your Locks and am ready to destroy those who take.
CVDart1990 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really want to read the story!
plexar37 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Hopefully everyone will honor your rules... I think most people that would misuse someone else's character wouldn't like it to happen to them, ya know? Yet somehow they don't seem to think about that.
LamentOfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I'm personally hoping to read more of them. I'm a roleplayer and if they become open and OC's are ever allowed I would like make one (keeping to the creators wishes and design without claiming it). I read up on what was posted and while I don't normally play these sorts of things, I found myself wanting to and extremely interested and seeing more of them. I love them! Keep up the good work.
AngelOfDevils Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
So, pardon me, but,
When you say "You can draw random Locks all day long", does this mean that we could design a look for one, just so long as it's a 'one-shot' kind of deal? As in, we don't plan on using it for a story, or developing it as a character? I always wanted to try my hand at sketching one, but only if it was alright with you. x.x
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Canon Locks. Black, with yellow eyes. I don't want any sparkle Locks running around with fifty different colors and extraneous appendages, that's not what they are. So long as it looks and behaves canon-wise and is a 'one-shot' deal, go for it.
AngelOfDevils Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Lulz, alright. Thank you. I completely understand. :3
macawnivore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to see a time chart of your Locks. I remember way back when, they started out as the quadroped forms, then I saw the amazing animation of them in formless state in space. I've been gone awhile so I got a little confused at the sphinxs.. are these locks too? Still looks cool though. I'll take a look at your tumblr. :)
TarnishedHoshi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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