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Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:03 PM
I really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...

But you guys...

You guys, THIS ONE.

This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...

It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.

So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:



She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly. So when I asked her about it she looked confused.

"I didn't send you a note on Deviantart!"

"What? But this is you, right?"

I pointed bemusedly to the screen. She looked horrified. It couldn't be...

A FAKE! AN IMPOSTER!!!

maza-kocha was going around impersonating masa-kocha

Go! Go look for yourself!!! *rolls around*

We clicked on their DA page, and even their DA page was almost an exact replica of my friend's DA. Her deviations, all of her details, even her own photo was there. The only thing was that their name was off by one-letter-- a Z instead of an S in Masa-Kocha.

We wondered if this person was possibly an art thief. But my friend is primarily a photographer and told me that people usually didn't try to pretend to be the cosplay photographer. They usually want to claim that they are the cosplayer in the photos. So why take her identity? Upon closer inspection we also realized that the imposter only uploaded enough onto their gallery so that it their main page would fill up and look like it was authentic (even their deviations copied and pasta'd the original description). There was no other activity other than the one note that they sent me apparently, and no other uploads or comments.

Which leads me to one...bizarre conclusion.

This fan, wanted me to update "Raindrops" so badly, that they went through the trouble of pretending to be my friend (whom I had mentioned in the past was a co-worker) and set up a FAKE page (with quite a bit of effort) all just to do one thing: Send me a Note to tell me to update.

Guys.

Guys.

You guys are NUTS. Everyone on the art team was thoroughly impressed with the lengths my fans will go through. Surely you must realize I talk to my friend on daily basis since we work together, right? It was embarrassing, it was terrifying and unbelievable...

It was.

Really quite hilarious.

Whoever did this... You have some balls. I am THOROUGHLY impressed by your dedication, your devotion, your ZEAL for my fancomic. I APPLAUD you, crazy, CREEPY fan. Those who have doubted my stories about overzealous fans have turned into believers. This is a quite the tale I can tell around the watercooler...for YEARS to come. In some strange way, it's flattering to know how much my work is supported.

Just for you, I'll work on my Raindrops a little bit faster. FYI though, this doesn't change the fact that I'll still update when I want and when I have the time, so please don't go stealing my friend's identities anymore.






But really, please take everything down and deactivate the fake account or something or we'll have to report you...because it really freaks my friend out. lol.







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SoNoWay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I guess that you must be that amazing :) Keep up the good work. Trust me, I'm an artist myself, so I know how hard it is to balance a schedule, a social life, and time for your art and family. Take your time. I know I do. The work comes out ten times better. So don't let this creep fan change anything (I feel you're a rational/real minded person, so that won't be a problem.)

Can't wait for Raindrops! :D <3
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WolfSongShadow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Wow. That's actually quite horrifying. I laughed mind you, but the thought is still creepy enough to make me shudder. At least the fake page has been taken down now! Personally, I can understand the desire for you to update, but I'm just happy the comic is around and still in progress, and I don't know that I would ever go so far as to impersonate someone else because of it! Haha that fan does get my applause and a tip of my hat though, because good lord who does that you crazy, crazy person you. lol
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AgustinaKazuyo Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Soo... what about that update?
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Kiyune56 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg wow... I'm just speechless... funny but oh so creepy lol
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ladyeri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Photographer
hohoho that's pretty funny. But I am a huge fan too, and can't wait for more!!!!
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AshleysCanvas Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Digital Artist
That was really very entertaining to read! People must be really desperate lol Thanks for sharing that with us! And I feel like you should take your sweet time with the fancomic. Things are always better when they're not rushed :)
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KamikiMaki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
That is hilariously creepy! I thoroughly enjoy your work but life happens & inspiration sticks to its own schedule. Looking forward to the next update when it happens but until then, THANK YOU for all the wonderfulness you've posted so far :D
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Sheepishbabe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artist
This made my evening a whole lot more interesting. Fair play for being so upfront and pragmatic about the whole thing. I love your stuff... the artwork is beautiful, thoughtful.... you dealt with a situation that would freak most people out... REALLY well. Good for you!
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Bonniebluejeans Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omigawd.
That's creepy.
You officially have a psycho fan. True sign of success.
I wonder if you are looking at all the Raindrops fans suspiciously now?
Crazy.
But I laughed so hard though.
Good luck with work and fighting off the crazies and...stuff.
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FlyingPanda88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Seriously, that would freak me out...
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