Hello Ladies and Gents
Hiya y’all. Riley here. It feels weird writing a post without Dark here.. wheeze. Anywho, I am here to clear up a few points of confusion in order to make things as easy as possible.
“Figments”, “the Void”, and “Figment Darkiplier” are not cannon. They were not produced by the original creator of Darkiplier (Mark Fischbach), and are an interpretation made by yours truly. What that means, is that it is not an openly sharable idea that can be passed from person to person without credit.
This link brings you to a super boring page that describes the ownership of the developed idea of Figments, the Void, the Council and specifically my ASD Darkiplier. Myself, solely as a creator, developed the Figment character, the Void location to match, the Council, and the ASD Darkiplier.
What the page also mentions is that you are FREE TO USE THE FIGMENT AND VOID IDEAS. However, they are some expectations to such a use. Obviously, you were not the one who came up with the idea. It is also not a cannon character (not a creation by the original owner). Therefore, it is expected, and necessary, for those who desire to use “Figment” and “the Void” in specifics with what I myself have created, to offer proper credit.
Take it as the same as someone reposting artwork that is not theirs, without stating where they got the art from. Essentially, lack of credit is the same as claiming it to be your own.
The proper credit details just making it accessible somewhere for where you got the idea from. Tagging me once in a random rp post from a month ago counts, as long as it can be found somewhere. If someone asks “cool figment idea”, you are also expected to respond with “thanks, ASD got me hooked af on that one.”
It sounds all lecturey and eew and I’m not mad at anyone, but I’ve seen a few counts where it has been used on other blogs without any mentions or whatever and blah blah. I hold onto my creation very dearly, and I don’t want anyone else trying to take from me what I worked hard on.
Also side note: I’m not stating Darkiplier is my character cause hell to the no, that belongs solely to Mark Fischbach. So, if you want to do a Dark character as a figment, totally cool. Just with dat credit for the figment part, you feel.
Anywho, I love y’all and am super happy to see lots using the figment stuff to make their own characters. Keep it up y’all, and sorry for sounding like a fucking parent.