(( LONG TEXT AHEAD, SORRY! BUT IT’S IMPORTANT
Recently I’ve had a few Anon messages regarding other blog/s ‘copying’ my idea of pony genies. Now because they were Anonymous, I couldn’t really locate and address the person sending these messages and tell them that it’s fine in a civilized, private manner, so I left it.
Because of that, I’ve recently discovered that the context of this Anon’s message related to Ask Generous Genie Rarity, a very good friend’s blog that I am very fond of.
I won’t show the message or name names (Since I don’t have them x.x), but Genie Rarity is not ‘Stealing’ or ‘Copying’ Twixie Genies, and neither are any other Genie Pony blogs, the idea of Genie Ponies is a general concept that anybody can do whatever they want to with, including making their own blogs to have fun with Genie Ponies themselves, etc etc.
What’s pushed me to do this is really that Genie Rarity has told me this single or couple of Anons have been sending her messages to her Ask Box claiming that she is stealing my idea, as well as calling her a talentless hack and in general demoralizing the poor girl and making her feel awful.
Please stop it, neither she nor anyone else deserves something like that especially when it’s not true at all. As artists that some of you may be, we all started somewhere, and just because some of us are late to the game does not give you the right to insult and hurt them at all, so please stop, please? :c
After all, if Ask Genie Rarity is said to copy Twixie Genies, then Twixie Genies most certainly copied Ask Genie Twilight, who had already been around for months before we ever even started!
TLDR; I do not ‘own’ the idea/rights to Genie Ponies, anyone is welcome to draw them, make blogs of them, kiss and fly paper planes with them, so please don’t be nasty to people who do the above because they love doing it and should be allowed to!))