I'm pretty sure they didn't 'steal' the personality, might have just had the same idea for the Koi, for they are a peace bringing creature. Plus, Jun is likely to have had this Koi drawn for a long time, and the artwork is drawn to a specified emotion or personality trait so that the owners have an idea of how their Hyte will look as it progresses. She should not think that they have stolen anything, for it is merely coincidence ^^
*Goes back to sitting in a corner, depressed as hell.*
Mal is correct. I find it a bit offensive to accuse the staff of stealing anything. But that is me, and besides its a word, simply use the same word and look up another variation. Tranquility, serenity... to name a few. 3nodding
But Tiernah still wonders if the HyTech crew stole her keyword for the Luna moth girl.
I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep civil with you or Tiernah, Witchy. It's getting farcical. The koi boy had been drawn and keyworded more than half a year ago, which would make it before Tiernah had even even heard of the shop, much less set up her Quest thread. While it might be human nature to indulge in your self-importance, I'm this pissed off because it's not the first time I've had to say this -
From the auction thread, when Tiernah decided to post that she found it 'kinda freaky':
The Koi boy's keyword is peaceful, which is the keyword for my HOPEFUL Luna Moth 'Hyte. And that's a little freaky. stare
Sorry Tiernah - the Japan batch was drawn up half a year ago, with expressions and keywords long determined. It might have gotten increasingly obvious that Jun is mighty fond of serene/peaceful/drugged hehehe auction boys. lol You may want to look for more synonyms if you're that bothered.
And I'm this pissed off because I should never even have had to say it in the first place - if either of you had read the Quest Ruleslike you're supposed to, you might have noticed this bit:
... ♠ On a tangentially related note, please be assured that HyTech will not steal your quest ideas to release as Gaian-production Hytes - we may be notoriously closefisted with hints, but our release schedule has been privately detailed far into the future because we have no lives
That you obviously didn't and somehow, concluded with massive egotism that we ripped off you for one of the most commonly used adjectives in the world.
By the way, you also retroactively ripped off HyTech, if you want to follow that sort of logical flow, because two of your replacement words are directly off Gyasi's and Amara's.
NAME: ...None for now.
Animal: Luna Moth
Keyword: PEACEFUL CALM, SERENE, TRANQUIL
Let me just end off with this important note for both '--Tiernah--IrishGirl' and 'WitchCatPI':
Whether you're the same person, split personalities, conjoined twins, or 'best friends' as you claim, we're sick of you using each account to voice the other account's dissatisfactions. No, it does not make it 'okay' if you're using a certain account to say the other account is unhappy just because the one posting is not the one who's griping. It just means both are culpable, one for the offense [where it is an offense, of which in both cases, it is], and the other for intentionally stirring up trouble. This is your second warning, 'both' of you.
EDIT^4: Actually, the last bit is pretty much why I'm this pissed off, dammit. So I'd better issue a clarification: It's human to find this kind of coincidence against your favour. And while we can assure you that we would never rip off you guys for anything, it's not a crime to suspect so anyway - we know it's human. So while we do find it pretty pissing, it's not why I broke out the rule song-and-dance. [All the same, if you ever engage in this kind of suspicion, please don't rag on about it, because it's not true.]
EDIT: Ooer, thanks Mal. That said, hope you feel better soon, eh? ::pat:: Take care.
EDIT EDIT: Thanks too, Kuu. Have a good night. wink
EDIT EDIT EDIT: And you know what's the stupidest thing? The stupidest thing is that we never had a problem or a policy against keyword duplication. ::headwall::