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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...


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.



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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KKagome Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2016
wow?? that is so scaryOh Noes! wtf
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
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
AgustinaKazuyo Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo... what about that update?
Kiyune56 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg wow... I'm just speechless... funny but oh so creepy lol
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!!!!
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 :)
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
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!
Bonniebluejeans Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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?
But I laughed so hard though.
Good luck with work and fighting off the crazies and...stuff.
FlyingPanda88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Seriously, that would freak me out...
C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
WOW! Just wow, that would scare me to death personally.
lostinmyworld367 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Writer
"I APPLAUD you, crazy, CREEPY fan." my favorite part lol
Bisexual-Artisian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
O.o The internet, man...I forget about this most of the time, and every two or three months think about it, and check for an this point I gave 7 months for a it's crazy to me that someone would do this!! It's just extremely disturbing. Hopefully, you're alive, and this person hasn't hunted you down in RL and killed you...
InnocentVampire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
...but when will you update it? :)
Ice-Lioness Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I had this exact same thought. Long huge journal about this fan yet she doesn't touch on whether or not the next chapter is in progress or if we can expect an update at any time.
VisceralMel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Wow. Never thought someone would actually take the time to go through such a great length for an update lol.
FreyaShepherd Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow nice. I've been waiting too, but I'd not go that far. lol i'd just be like, "Hey, please make more!?" With a crybaby face :) or something.
Vanilla-killa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
my word XD wow, I trail after the story like a lost puppy!
kolyatlover1230 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
lol! ik its creepy but it is funny on how devoted ur fans r. wow!
Hiiros Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haaaaaaaa~ And creeper award of the year goes tooo~

Not a very good sign since we've got several months to go. >> Keep this up Yume, and we may just need to get you a bodyguard or something. Seems like the kind of person to keep a shrine and follow you around trying to get toenail clippings and such.
ymiri Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
wow this is so story... it makes me worder...
why didnt i think of that! lol just jk. but do keep up the good work... we r waiting
LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
That person doesn't seem to have ANY respect for personal space o_______o"
If I were you, I would have been too terrified to continue that comic, if it makes people go THAT crazy :O But I love your comic too, and I'm happy you're gonna continue with it :meow:
zuzanny Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Wow. o.O
AkemiIwasaki Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... that was creepy!
I like Raindrops too but... I think he went a little too far in his love...
aryaputra0099 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Wow. You've got to be the first author/artist who's reacted this way to what a fan did.

I'd probably shave my head, convert into Taoism and spend the rest of my days preaching to praying mantis on a rock in the Himalayas. THAT'S how freaked out I would get.

Gotta applaud you for this!! :icon0inuthatsgreatplz:
RinkiKit-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow..... i like raindrops too but thats going too far a fake account, that just nutty, crazy, i need to go on? lol anyway love your work and can't wait for you to update!! your fan for down under in OZ!!
ElyDinamarca Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Insane xD
kageame Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That is really something...special. Wow indeed!
TrinityRoseHale Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I do think this is insane and way over the line but to some extent I agree with the eager fans waiting for the next chapter of Raindrops. I came across it by accident and I absolutely loved it, I couldn't stop reading it until I was done (except to eat sleep, etc.). I've been waiting patiently for quite some time for the next chapter, it's sad you haven't put it out yet but people do get busy, right? It's totally understandable and I hope you do find the time within the near future to put out chapter 8, I can't wait to read it.
sesshomaruluver101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING. OMG. I'm so sorry you are harassed by your fans, but this is hilarious. XD
xakana Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahahaha! Your response is the best part of the story XD
DeathFrost Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, that's a little (like rock bottom of the cliff) off. I realize I can be fanatical, (Legend of Zelda Forever!) but even for the weirdos like me this is . . . really . . . freaky . . . yeeeaaaahhhh . . . so, just . . . yeah . . .
Clawfang Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
It's been about four months since I last looked for an update on raindrops and imagine my shock to see this journal entry. I am currently not logged in but wow. This has really freaked me out beyond anything that has ever freaked me out in the past in my whole life. To think there are people out there who would go to such lengths just to try to rush you into an update is I guess. Not really sure what to truly feel other than shake my head at the freakyness of it all. I love raindrops and all, as a matter of fact I reread it from the beginning when I haven't read it in awhile, but I would never go so far as to create a fake account like this person did just to get an update from an author/artist on something that I really like.

As a matter of fact, while it is flattering to you in some way, I find it insulting to you, your coworker, and fellow fans to raindrops for what this person did. There is a line that fans should never cross and this individual crossed it by several miles. They also showed a great deal of disrespect to your friend for impersonating them and it upsets me on behalf of your friend. I sincerly hope something like this doesn't happen to you or your friends again. If it does well I have dug some fresh graves for those future imposters. Just glad that things were resolved.

InuMantha Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Daaaaaaaang. That is a whole lotta crazy there!! O___O
Ebsie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Oh my God. Well, be thankful said fan isn't quite insane enough to turn up, murder your friend, cut off her face and wear it like a mask, in hopes sitting next to you daily at work to badger you about it.

...oh God...should I post this comment? What if said stalker sees this and decides "Hey! What a good idea!" D:

At any rate, I'm glad it's all sorted out now and I really wish there was an automatic response from the computer that when people badger you about Raindrops, they are bashed over the head with their keyboard. *nod*
Coffee-Fae Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Photographer
wow :O
KawaiiCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
xDDDDDD OMG too funny!! And..erm..creepy. >>;;;; hehe x3
sesshomarusama33 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dedication or Stalking? YOU decided.
lordjohnstang Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
And here i thought I was a complete fanatic er fan of Raindrops.

I can understand their point of view but I also completely understand yours.

Firstly this person has waaay toooo much time on their hands. It takes time to do what they done.

Secondly I would report them for the sake it is a little creepy and they did in fact did something highly illegal. (identity theft)

Lastly your fans should understand you have a job now unlike when you first started Raindrops when you did not have a job unless you call a full time college student work enough. Your job comes first most definitely. When one comes home from work they are often completely wiped out and need to decompress for the next day. Also anyone that lives on their own knows that is the time to do the chores you really cant do during the daytime like wash clothes, vacuuming, washing dishes, pay bills, ect ...

I applaud your work ethic and artwork and have been waiting patiently and will continue to wait patient for when you can resume Raindrops.


Chika1345 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Bwahahahahahaha XD makes for one hell of a story
Losijana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow...that was AWESOME LOL!XD
MariaArnt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Wow. That is like... the best, creepiest compliment ever.
queensaya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. xD well im a fan and will keep waiting. its better late then never i say :)
Misaki-Kaito Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah. Wow.
AnjiOokami Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I think my brain exploded from this. Whoever had the time to go and do something like that is insane! Seriously! Funny as all get out, but's a little over the top no? XD

Otherwise, keep at your own pace! I do believe most of us are patient enough to wait. Seriously. lol Your artwork is amazing in itself! :3 <3
foreverpurity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013

Holy crap. @_@
WhisperingSinner Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to read the next chapter, but will patiently wait for it. It's a very wonderfully put together storyline and the art is just amazing, one of the best Doujinshi I've read in a very long time. Keep up the awesome work.
kanna37 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Damn... That's dedication for you, lol.

FoFaFie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
*giggle* wow that does sound REALLY creepy it freaks even ME out and thats knda hard to do but thats amazing going to all that trouble... this person probably worships 'rain drops' well just goes to show some people who get really popular are stalked even if only cyberly...
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