Holiday/Birthday Gifting notes: Refrain from gifting me if you can!! My OCs are already stuffed with art, so be kind and choose someone else. Im not into gifts from internet people, either, and prefer gifting with real friends instead! :3
Hey Sab. The mod team would like to notify you that your comment on Gamma's page was deleted for being rude and lashing out at someone for voicing a harmless opinion. Zebrawings had expressed uncomfortable feelings toward the character's creator (ADragonDreaming881) adding a blurb about them not supporting LGBT+ views. We get that Dreaming stated they didn't outwardly agree with "being mean" to LGBT+ people either, but simply commenting on how they dont support those views is a certain level of homophobia alone. Your reply to Zebra's comment concerning the content was unacceptable, so we removed it. Further measures and discussion regarding Dreaming's page will most likely take place soon. Thank you for understanding in advance.
I understand. I apologize for the unexpected comment, and I can say that I did not mean to come off as rude, and I apologize that the mods found it a certain level. I apologize that it came out as such, and I did not mean to lash out, as I did not express any sort of anger. I had only wished to respond, and I did not mean to express any anger or level of harm. Then again, I apologize if the mods found this offensive, and please note that this was unwarranted behavior from me and that I did not know this would be counted as unruly behavior. I am usually a good person, and I will comply to the rules as always. Thank you for noting this, because I did not know it was enough to offend someone
Though, may I ask, is this warning biased in any way? I get that the mod team mostly consists of LGBT+, however it seems the mods are quick to act against homophobia no matter how small and implied, and no mercy against anyone with religious views and non-supportive beliefs (though I am sure this is someone telling me a rumor to put them in bad light)
Reviewing my comment again, I found that this was partially just the way I talk. I do not mean to sound scary or intimidating, or come off as rude in any way. To certain eyes I may be seen as rude, but to others I am the voice of reason and willing to explain something for someone. Id like to inquire if this warning was biased simply because ADD have done no harm (yet?), or if what I said simply translated into homophobia and therefore, mods struck at me because I was involved
Me being “rude” could be seen in so many other instances whereas I wasnt trying to be rude. I have not been stopped until now, when the mods are so quick to warn simly because Im suddenly involved in LGBT+
I mean no harm asking this. I found this warning just as unexpected as my comment is all, and Id like some more explanation
If someone openly says they disagree woth LGBT+ views thats's homophobic. Someone can be christian and have those views but blatantly saying that you dont't support LGBT+ people on a page thats quite popular could make some people umcomfortable. Just because the mod team is LGBT+ / an ally doesn't mean that we do it to our own benefit. We'd prefer if Wings of Fire Fanon Wiki was a safe haven for LGBT+ people and anyone else, so someone advertising their homophobic views will not be tolerated. Religion is also respected as well, but you cannot by any means just throw out opinions that invalidate a community. We are also not disrespecting any religion. We just can't have people saying they have opposing views to the LGBT+ community.
EDIT - We are not saying you are homophobic. We are talkong about how you lashing out at someone for expressing uncomfortability towards a homophobic statement on the page was rude and uncalled for.
Yes, I agree with that. As much as I do not want my friends clouted for harm they did not mean to do, I also do not want my LGBT+ pals to be uncomfortable. I am only confused at how I was seen as “lashing out,” when I have been far from that. As I have said, people take my language as “rude” and “lashing out” whereas so many others interpret it as trying to reason and talk things through. This is not the first time Ive been called out because someone thought I was being rude. But unlike other times, I noticed Im simply called out this time because I tried explaining for my friend = sudden homophobia (despite my profile pic being my favorite gay OC, and me having multiple gay OCs out of support)
Let me get thos straight. Your saying that you calling someone "just as bad as homophobic people" for saying that they are nervous that homophobic opinions are being chucked around isn't rude/lashing out?
No, no. I was simply bringing up another idea, and I apologize if that came as suddenly provoking to you guys. As much as I fear hateful ideology being spread around, I rather play middle side. We can come together to compromise, regardless of what we thought. As far as I know, we are not here to make each other uncomfortable or shoot each other down for what they think, regardless of whether they are right or not. We can keep hateful and wrong ideas to ourselves. That is what I mean, and Im sorry you saw it a different way. At the time I was not in any angry mood whatsoever, and there is no need for me to suddenly clout at a user who doesnt know me. It would be very unfair
If anything, I can take your word for it that I was suddenly being “rude.” I will take it as your best judgement to better myself despite my lack of full and wholesome explanation to this. This is not the first time someone have thought I was being moody and rude (even as I didnt intend so), and this is not something I am not used to seeing from people. If people wish to think that I have been rude, then I will leave it as that. I am not the first person to try to be the voice of reason for everyone, and I wont be the last to be judged over a non-voiced message that could be seen in different ways
I think I will end it here. We can leave this where it is, and I will take your warning to improve myself whatever is seen fit. This had been a valuable lesson for me, and I will take this as such. Regardless of whether I was rude or not, with no other witness, then Im afraid we are done. This is a misunderstanding no one wants to fix, or help come up with a solution on
I realize this thread is done and over with, but I am here to provide some official clarity and closure, if you will.
Many people have issues with tone (myself included), so I understand where you may be coming from, Saburra. However, it is our duty as mods to address issues whenever someone feels like they are not welcomed on this website. There is a stark difference between having views against the existence of a person vs. feeling uncomfortable that someone thinks you shouldn't exist, though I'm sure you probably understand that. While the wiki is a community and should support eachother, we do not condone homophobia and refuse to compromise with it.
I admit Luke may have been a bit hasty with his responses, but he (and by extension, we) are not attempting to be biased. I appreciate your apologies, though, I am here to also clarify that we all have different perspectives, and as a result claiming to be a 'voice of reason' is a misnomer. What you see as reason others may see as an attack, and vice versa. Do not attempt to put yourself above Luke in this situation. I understand you probably did not intend it this way, to be clear, but that is how it can come off. The implication that Luke is acting against your 'voice of reason' is not exactly flattering.
Language and word choice is important; I'm sure that's a statement that can be applied to everyone. Connotation often denotes intention. This goes for every person on the wiki (you, Luke, ADD, ect.): please consider your position carefully before you speak, and consider your word choice as well. Consider the speed of your response.
Consider your feelings on the matter; if they are heat-of-the moment (which, I'm not saying this was the case for either person, but as a general piece of advice), please take a brief break to think it over, maybe get a drink of water. I hope everyone has a good day, and I hope we can all learn something from this.
Thank you for the response, Storm. This response is very understandable and I can clearly understand what you are trying to convey. It makes a lot of sense to me, and gives me a lot of insight on how to work on this
Thank you for the elaboration and suggestions. It is very clear. As such, I will work on wording things better. After all, Im still a very young wikian, and improvement may not come a very long way. I am only two right now, but in a few years, I will by then be able to convey my messages more clearly. Thank you for the fresh reminder and clearer elaboration on the matter
Please don't call me weird BUT I read through a message thread you posted on Galaxzzy's wall and from that I gather you know PLANTS and I want a plant friend. Any suggestions so I don't murder it? My only plant right now is a smol cactus.
Oh, yikes. Idk about magnetic succulents, as I keep mine safe in their own pots... just be careful, though. Small spaces = they probably cant keep water for long, and always need a lil bit water everyday
If its very snowy, and you like succulents (which dont need lots of water), try sempervivums. They seem similar to echeveria, but have rough edges and are more circular in appearance (as well as flatter leaves). Sempervivums are also cold tolerant, and dont mind colder temperatures despite being a succulent. If anything, refer to the internet on how to not be confused with echeveria in case youre still confuzzled
Hmm not quite sure. I live in Cali and since we have a dry climate, we can practically find succulents cheap and everywhere. In snowy and colder areas, Im not sure if theres many places in person. I know that there are websites that sell succulents and ship them to your home: try this, which — as you can see — sells sempervivums individually at great prices. Of course, no need to get em now, and you can just buy wormz first
Are you talking about babies known as pups (also known by many other names) appearing besides the adult plant? If so, those are normal. Certain types of succs can make duplicates of themselves when theyre an adult. You can leave them to grow on their own, or take out the plant to carefully separate them
OH those are okay. If its alive and thriving then that should be fine. Like I said, dont scorch your baby by putting them in direct sunlight, and only use a spray bottle to water every couple days (theyre smol and sensitive compared to adults)
No no no thats okay!! Sorry, for elaboration I meant to do this thing with more than 1 leaf at a time (regardless of what type they are). That way, if one leaf doesnt work, look forward to the other ones working!
Except nutrients. Ack. I killed my two aloes because they sat in the wrong soil + lack of nutrients/fertilizer (theyre my oldest and apparently i neglected them). Succs are actually pretty fragile, oops. Some like sedums dont care how much nutrition there is, though
MY FRIEND I GOT THE ORIGINAL SQUAD FROM LIKES HAMILTON AND WE WERE JOKING AROUND WITH HAMILHAM AND LARGE BAGUETTE AND I DECIDED IF MY ALOE GROWS I WILL NAME HIM LARGE BAGUETTE BUT NOW I HAVE 2 LARGE BAGUETTES
It depends, really. Im actually confused too because the internet and my friends cant help me on this. Some succs happen to be good at living in soil with poor nutrients, while others are that sensitive
Yo in addition to real succs do you want digital succs too?
Viridi is a mobile app all about raising succs real time! They grow rather slowly, but you dont have to water em often. Warning: Gaining new plants is slow (once a week; collect by tapping home button); no tutorial; and some players report unwarned progress restarts
He seems like a very interesting character, and I want to take his obbsession to a new level. I was thinking maybe he would want to look like a Silkwing. He could study Silkwing's skin- *coughs* scale cells to see how he could get his scales to be that color. He could also team up with a scientist because he might need some proffesional help.
Another idea is to give him a love interest that's a Silkwing. And I know it's difficult for him to have long term relationships with Silkwings but I think this dragon could be different(like Hesper) and maybe he could stop collecting parts for a moment, making lot's of dragons confused, maybe worried.. (for this scheme I want him to do something that would shock lots of dragons.)
Anyway, those are some ideas I have for him for now, I'm currently thinking of new ones!
Hmm Ill give you a slide, considering you gave me a sona rather than an original OC. But I see that you are very innovative with stories and can write them out really well, so kudos to that!
I currently like the ideas you came up with them. I appreciate that you want to add more to his ideas whereas I just stopped at the surface idea. Very wicked and creative, and Im excited to see what he would become in your hands
Ptery is yours! Just remove my content category and the adoptable category, and then add your content category. He is yours to develop! Enjoy :)
ey sab, I wanted to see I saw your advice on my blog and I wanted to say that I really apprectiate it! I'm a really shy person, and I would never think of confronting them or someone around them, even if I didn't love them.
lmao at that shrine idea, in primary school I had a crush and we liked to steal each other's stuff for some reason (they were left handed) and I ended up having their left handed sizors (how do you spell it?!) and they had my right handed sizors. It was funny. And I defiantly wouldn't steal any stuff from this guy. He's in my classes next year (he wasn't last year) so idk what will happen, if I get anxiety attacks or i feel happiness over the moon
Awww thank you for appreciating it! Its not the most helpful advice but Im glad you are able to embrace it and apply it to your situation
LMAO (scissors, btw ^^) stealing stuff from each other!! that seems pretty funny that you two took something similar. And good thing you wont steal things from your guy. That would really make him feel comfortable
Try to keep in contact with him! I mean, its going to be hard since asking for phone numbers can be personal and weird (which is what I dealt with before having Instagram). If you have Instagram or any other social media, follow him or add him onto your list. Following =/= constant communication, but it lets people know that youre there for them
Same thing applies for the guy you love. Just follow people so you guys can be somewhat close
Hi! I know you don't really want any stuff, but I'd like you to let me know what OC you want for your headshot and Jada (I noticed you don't want any FRs, so I'll refrain from making you one unless it's okay with you).
I messaged you for your input so I could inform Limey. Now that you mention it though, it would probably be best for you to talk to them yourself. None of this triangulation stuff. But I am starting on the headshot as we speak, so that's good.
Happy New Year! Did Limey ever get back to you with the Jada of Lindbloom?Asking because it's been a few weeks and I decided to go ahead and make one anyway--I just recently found the full set of blackline Jadas and am now addicted to filling them in.
you won an icon slot from my christmas raffle ^^ did you want to use it for the character you entered, or for one of you own? :0 and, did you want a specific background? (ie. pride flag/colors, solid bg, etc.)
also how are you? i also wanted to mention that your newest comment thread is very lovely, and im excited to see what comes of it :D!!!
Im not sure if I can provide critique, but I do indeed have reasons why I asked for her to be placed 1st (and she did)! Again, concerning with the critique, Ill consider her up to you, as the contest ended and now you can do whatever ya want!! With regards, Im always welcome to read over again and provide a critique at my best
Please do not ask too early!! First place is still pending, as one judge do not have Instagram and we are trynna contact them ^^
All I can say is that, there is only one OC we deem super creative and not a total copy, which is why they are pending for 1st place. The judges are a little bummed because the submissions arent as creative as we expected