Ok, I’m just gonna say this quick and finish:
ALL STARCO CHILDREN ARE VALID.
It doesn’t matter if they look a lot like Star (heck, in Canon Star it’s just like Young Moon), or they look more like Marco, if it just switches colors, or if it looks a lot one to another.
When about creating a Starco Child things go limited since it’s the same parents, same aesthetics, the same influence so yeah sooner or later they look alike! Heck, I had been anxious to reveal my one because I found out there was one with the same name, but guess what? There are people with same names in the universe, it happens!
Wha tI will not support by any means it’s hate or keeps going on the other children. You’re not exclusive for God’s sake, none of us is. If Daron decides to show up the future Starco child tomorrow, we are ALL wrong. And heck, guys we literally got everyone to be canon due to the parallel universe being canon in SVTFOE. There’s no need to try to compete to which one is more “original” or not.
You might not like similarities, but they happen. Talk to each other and to yourselves before going after a person who just got the courage to show their version (heck, I don’t have enough courage myself yet), but remember it happens. Nothing is original, not even Harry Potter is original (if you don’t know, search for “The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman” and get surprised :D)
We are all supporting each other, so yeah if one turns around on others we are going to defend while still trying our best to keep being just great. I get introverts and it’s ok to want privacy and keep yourself more reclused, but that’s no excuse to harass others about a matter you need to solve with yourself.
If you’re not ready to deal with “similarities” and sharing experiences about OC’s and originals, then maybe you’re sharing yours too soon.
My friend AC has an EXTREMELY similar story to SVTFOE, but she thought on that story since she was 10 years, which means it’s been in developing for 14 years and still not ready to go out anytime soon due that and stuff she’s still working on. Yes, people will compare when it goes out, but she’s ok with it, she won’t give up her story or change everything just because of that similarity of “outsider princess goes to normal place” storyline.
Besides, people, ideas, and designs change. Star herself didn’t look like Star or had the animation storyline until far later. Instead of going checking which ones are originals, similar or whatever, how about help each other with hints and support so we all grow out?
I wrote this months ago and decided to not post since I didn’t want to make a mess, I didn’t want drama, just have fun in the fandom. This concept still stands (please, this is the one thing you could steal for good), but at the same time, I decided we need to take action too.
This is why this blog had always been open to creators and why I always give my best to help new creators to come. I know how hard it is, I deal with that every single day, I deal with it in every new page, every new fic when anxiety wants to convince me it’s not good, it’s not enough or that I am fake. But I want to believe I am none of these things.
I create content on SVTFOE fandom and others for fun and that’s it. I have fun and I share it with others. As I said when I first posted my fic: If you don’t like, it’s ok. But respect me and the ones who do like. That goes in this case too, you like or not, respect the creators, do not copy, if you feel like yours have similarities with others, speak to them nicely and sort it out how to improve what to change or stay.
I won’t take or watch toxicity and pretend isn’t there. That needs to fight with positivity and, fine, we will. But don’t think we don’t see, we are just choosing to ignore and continue having fun, either like or not, we created to have a good time and we will continue to create and enjoy around.
If you can’t take that, maybe you need ground yourself and remember why you started all in the first place.
PS: Also, remember that if tomorrow Daron post a possible Starco child or any other for that matter, we are all wrong. and Aside few ones, no one is really discussing that.
PSS: You all must remember that time in which all AU’s become canon because SVTFOE features parallel timelines? Yep, me too.