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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 10, 2012, 1:15 PM
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: QUEEN
  • Reading: Physics of Superheroes
  • Watching: Olympics
I've re-written and organized the book so it makes more sense, and finished the "Gamer" family of Internet fauna.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY 242 SPECIES IN THIS BOOK.
THAT'S HALF AGAIN AS MANY AS THE FIRST POKEDEX.
and I've still got three chapters to go...

As part of my research, I've been lurking on DA's Forums to document new species.  So far, I have the Baww-er, the Primadonna, The Hijacker, Trivial Whiner, The Oblivious Emergency, the Overshare,and the Unintention-troll.  This feels incomplete,however, and would like to consult the wisdom of people who have lurked there longer than I.  

Other things you may contribute to:

Diseases: I've added Special Snowflake Syndrome and Message/Submission Dyslexia to the list already.  Others?
Marketplace (People who buy/sell stuff online): The bad/awesome reviewer, the window shopper, Box-trolls, Crappy Negotiators, and the Over-price.  More?
Non-human-based-beings: Browsers, advertisements, viruses, AI's, captchas.  Anything else?

DUE TO RESTRUCTURING, BOOK WILL BE OUT LATER BUT MORE AWESOME.
I've decided to self-publish after getting blank stares by a dozen interviewers.
Also, see Poll about Etsy.

That is all for now.

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:iconcrescent-s-moon:
Crescent-S-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey I told you my idea already. You have the internet as a mother goddess with lots of random stuff falling off her. //you have her consort "the Server" made up of fire fox, internet explorer, safari, googel crohm, ect. ther child "the Browswer" and then all the deimi gods. ie the really big websites. Facebook, e-bay, wikipidea and the like
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faunie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
jhdfsghdg, I'm so excited ;A;

cant wait to read itttititi
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm excited too! I haven't had money in forever!
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ArrentKnave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw yeah, I love your internet fauna series. :)

Perhaps you could include White Knights? Forum users who doggedly defend their chosen favourite (typically an artist or writer) from any and all criticism, both legitimate and perceived, constructive or otherwise. there's some good examples in the comments section of [link]
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
White knights are in the second installment of the posted series.
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:iconarrentknave:
ArrentKnave Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great minds obviously think alike :P
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Guild404 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As for self publishing, if you don't mind softcover, try this company [link] which has a location in that big city near you. Never mind, they're black-and-white only on interior pages. Crud. Do you have a company in mind?

And, to add to your characters, the person before me mentioned bots? Well, that reminded me of those stupid human-bots, where I'm not sure if they're actually bots or actually people getting paid to do this, who show up in a comment section on an interesting article to say things like "Oh yeah, I heard about this from someone I met on [dating website] .com! It's awesome!"

Or the propaganda bot-people in certain less-free countries (I don't mean less-free-than-somewhere-else, just, got a failing grade on free-ness) who are paid a little bit to jump all over a story that comes out and make online comments about how "actually, bad-situation-x isn't so bad," or how "country is doing great things" and generally be the pretend voice of the people.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can assemble book on Blurb, copyright it, and order up more copies whenever I need them for fairly cheap.

I believe what you've got there is a spammer.

Ah! AstroTurf! (fake grassroots people) and propagandists. Very good.
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Guild404 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hee hee! AstroTurf. Yes. :D
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bots. They are everywhere.

Self publishing, very exciting!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS.
I forgot about them.
I know of helpful here-are-the-rules-chat-bot. What are some others?
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spam bots like on twitter. Apart from that I don't know...
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FiftyFootWhatever Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
242 species? Want. Just... want.

And I hope you're more successful with the self-publishing thing, I've been told that getting actual publishers to help is pretty hard work.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your contribution to the Gamers family was extremely helpful.
Did you want to be in the acknowledgements by your username or real name?

The problem with publishers is that they're all over 60 and barely understand e-mail, let alone the internet.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're in. Hiding your comment so people don't stalk you.
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:iconfiftyfootwhatever:
FiftyFootWhatever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Good to know. :)
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Jorda96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see how all those will turn out xD
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Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, self-publishing. I'm heading down that route as well. I promised myself when I was younger that I would get published before I turned eighteen and I'm going to be seventeen in less than a month, so I can't afford to deal with publishing companies. :XD:
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dammit, I'm in my twenties. Stop making me feel so pathetic...

I didn't bother with the big companies, and tried to go with some smaller, more local people.
Unfortunately, everyone in the publishing industry is over 60, and barely understands e-mail, let alone the internet.

LOON! You live on the forums! what am I missing from the bestiary?
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Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Writer
Most people over in the forums thought I was well into my twenties until a few weeks before I turned sixteen when I revealed that GUESS WHAT I'M ONLY FIFTEEN LOL. Needless to say, plenty of jaws hit the floor. :lol:

Urgh, yeah. :dead:

Well lets see...

In the Complaints forum (deviantART's cesspool of piss and vinegar), if you break one of the unwritten rules we pretty much turn into a lynch mob.

What's also unique about us is that under that angry mob mentality we're really a place of love if another regular has a problem and a non-regular has an extremely shitty problem.

My best memory of Complaints becoming a place of love for me was when another deviant said something extremely nasty to me (it was way over the line, even for Complaints, and it actual made me upset in real life, so you know it was pretty bad), and then the entire forum exploded in complete rage at this person and completely tore them to pieces because of what they said to me.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The mob-like tendencies of the Forumer have been noted, thank you for your research.
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
No problem. :dummy:
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:iconwolfangkun:
Wolfangkun Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oooh ooohhhh

How about something tributing to furries on DA? there are some good and some bad ones, also how about those who use Deviant art like myspace or facebook? Thought id throw those ideas out there.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Furries are in there, along with the Common and rabid fans, wolfaboo, weeaboo and other strange things that lurk on the Forums sites.

As for treating DA like facebook: they may be suffering from over-share fever or have Message/Submission Dyslexia.
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:iconwolfangkun:
Wolfangkun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
true true
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ninjacookie19 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
OH MY GOD I'M SO EXCITED
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