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Not a Nekoi by Kawiku Not a Nekoi by Kawiku
I wanted to clarify a few more things about some traits of my Nekoi species, and what make them different from other catfish and things that should not be added to Nekoi. The catfish above is not considered a Nekoi at all.

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Nekoi Species Guide by Kawiku
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:icontopnotch0060:
topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I have a question

Can I make my OWN closed species?
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:iconxinaug:
Xinaug Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
lol of course you can!

I just made my own species (even though it's semi-open)

just try to be as original as possible ^-^
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topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Cool, thx for replying
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SKlTTY Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
oh man nekoi don't have noses or round eyes!!!!! what OBVIOUS differences!!! wow so i can make a fishcat with all of the other traits of a nekoi BUT ITS NOT COPYING GUYS BECAUSE MY FISHCAT HAS A NOSE AND ROUND EYES. lmao ok..
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:iconraggedpelt98:
Raggedpelt98 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Digital Artist
o_o So that isnt a nose then?
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:iconthedappleddragon:
TheDappledDragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
"Nekoi don't have noses"

...

how have i never noticed this...
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Iovebites Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! original! wow!
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:iconpeppermentpanda:
Good to know! I had this idea to combine a land animal with a water animal before I found out about your Nekoi.. but was warned I shouldn't because people would say i'm "stealing".

But there are soo many subtle differences a person can add to their species to make them unique. ;u; And people are bound to have similar ideas at some point. Stealing an idea vs creating something similar is pretty different to me.

Now if I go through with my idea, and someone calls me out for it, I can show them this. <3
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
*claps*
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:iconzapgon112:
zapgon112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, I need to say this but..


GET THE FUCK OVER IT! ITS A CLOSED SPECIES! I DON'T CARE IF THEY BASED IT OFF OF BASES OR OTHER SHIT.

Kawiku needs the money to live peeps. How would you like it if you couldn't buy food? You'd be begging for more money.

Some people , Like Kawiku probably don't have a good paying job (NO OFFENSE PEEPS) but have amazing art talents, which in return gets her the money she needs to pay rent, bills and food.


I know that the name Nekoi has been used many times, however the name has no copyright at all.


She's actually based it off real animals, and adapted it into her own style. Thats what makes the species unique.

If she was copying or tracing or some other bullshit, she would have said she did.

I ain't a white knight, I'm just voicing my only opinion.
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014
Mmm all caps..

anywho 

1. A closed species are ment to be original. Cat fish were done before. I have seen cat fish adopts that are exactly like this years ago. I like nekois, I'm not a 'hAtERzzz1!1' the art is nice still.

2. You sound like a raging 14 year old, sorry.

3. Yes people need money to live, but saying that doesn't make the concept better.

4. Names do have copyright with the right licence. Sony is just a name. And people are named sony. But I have never seen another company named sony because they bought the name as a legal trademark. She could do this if she wanted.

5. What do you mean she's based off real animals, don't you mean the species?...and a style doesn't make something automaticly super original:/

6. "If she was copying or tracing or some other bullshit, she would have said she did." I'm pretty sure if she were to make hundreds of dollars on these she'd never say or admit she copied something else.

7.  Oh .. The last sentence.. No you are acting like a whiteknight. I'm sorry if this reply came off as rude but you need to chill out. No one is holding you at gunpoint and telling you to think it isn't creative. Again, sorry if you thought this is rude or 'trolling' but I'm stating my opinion on what you said, just like how you said your voicing your opinion. :(
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:iconzapgon112:
zapgon112 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I was having a s*** day that day....so it's completely fine ^_^
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
:hug:
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:iconzapgon112:
zapgon112 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to get jumpy I do argue that I am not a white knight cause I don't know what they are xD
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zapgon112 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy.......I wasn't really protecting the artist......I was saying my opinion......

Didn't think about that before did I? :shrug:
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:iconbleedingcoloradopts:
I think if she made the Nekoi a SUBspecies then not as many people whould get mad. Like for example the tiger. There is the bengal tiger
and the siberian, both still tigers but different subspecies. If she said is was a subspecies of catfish it whould make more sense then calling it it's 
own species. Then she could say "you can still make a catfish but not my subspecies Nekoi." So basicly it whould be a type of catfish. <3

Just saying and sheesh I think people are just jelly they didn't come up the the idea first XD
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IcestarRiver Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawiku is just trying to make money and live from their art, and it's working. People love the Nekoi, love Kawiku's art, and they themselves choose to spend money on them. You don't want to? No one's making you. No one's stopping you from making your own cat/fish hybrid, either. 
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IcestarRiver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...No one said you have to post it online. And even if you do, just don't call it a Nekoi... there are plenty of ways you can make cat/fish hybrids that don't look like this. 
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IcestarRiver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clearly it is impossible for you to maintain even a shred of respect for the creator or the species. Which is fine, but doesn't contribute a thing to this conversation. 
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
The artist CLEARLY states nekois don't have a nose.. That's what she wrote on here.
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:iconlyme-pretz:
Lyme-Pretz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*morphs two unrelated species* ORIGINAL CLOSED SPECIES DO NOT STEAL!!!11!1!111
(it's not necessarily Kawiku, but her whiteknights, god dang...)
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awesomepuppy101 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
XD them white night be like ( DONUT STEELLLL!!!!)
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Lyme-Pretz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah they're pretty shitty
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:iconshibees:
shibees Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest,not to be mean, Nekois reminds me of Meowth lol
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:iconaccibie:
Accibie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
lol you are right xD
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starsfell Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Wow o.o My friend actually used the name Nekoi too for her cat/fish hybrids ^^' I feel really bad about the situation though ; v ; She had a journal filled with backstory and information on her own Nekoi species that if i remember correctly, came from around March 2013. She even stated it was a hybrid, not a real species . . . It was taken down this year though, I guess because of all the hate things like this are getting .. .

Ah well, I guess if the idea's been used like this so much, it isn't worth the time anyways . . . q v q
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Who took it down?? 
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:iconstarsfell:
starsfell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
she did herself <xD
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:iconrussia-love:
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Awh, that sucks.. People need to stop being such white knights and stop shitting on other's simular art.
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:iconkyrimi:
kyrimi Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so, youre saying a nekoi is a normal cat with strangely long whiskers, without a nose, and has a fish tail? how creative! wow!
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:iconzepiyn:
zepIyn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
People like you make me sigh.

No, it's different from that, jeezus, read up on the Nekois.
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:iconkyrimi:
kyrimi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
closed species like nekois are all quite unoriginal. :/
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:iconlyme-pretz:
Lyme-Pretz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed.
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scourgefangirlartist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i almost read that as all closed species and i was just
*looks at akarians*;n; for a second...
...this comment will make No sense to you will it...
sorry o-o
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:iconsp0ttish:
Sp0ttish Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what does quadruped mean?
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:iconlys-antigone:
Lys-Antigone Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it means having four paws
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:iconsp0ttish:
Sp0ttish Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh okay~ thank oyu ;w;
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:iconwildberriespounce:
WildberriesPounce Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I was on the same question as you. xD
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:iconsp0ttish:
Sp0ttish Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh xD
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:iconsteampunkstudios:
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why this is a problem. This was bound to happen, and if you didn't know that I'm sorry but that's a fact of damn life.

You can never be 100% creative, because at least one person has done everything you have BEFORE you, so it's a shame to say anything. Got a problem? Too bad.
In life, nothing is ever original, nor is it special. Every "species," even the ones you make, aren't creative. Sorry to break it to you all, but they aren't.

It's unfortunate that all the hate on here is probably written by hypocrites. :stare:
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PastelPup Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you. Why make a closed species? There is nothing special about it. Sure you made it it's your own art, and that should mean no one should steal it or trace it. But when you start to make others feel uncomfortable about not being able to draw a certain thing that's when I call bullshit. I don't want to be having to worry about creating something that I like, and then having to think about if someone already "made it" and having them or their fans up my ass just because it looks "similar." I say create what ever the hell you want. As long as you don't copy or trace or any of that shit. 
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SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fine with making closed species, it's when people go all asshat mode that irritates me. It's like, "Okay, so you've never made a species?". Every species has pretty much had SOMETHING part of it that could make it unique done before. Creativity? Gone. Originality? Gone. Unique? Nope. Everything else that equals individuality and creativity of some form? Gone out the window by now.

It's okay to make a species, close it, the whole ten yards (for me it is), but to be a full out ass to someone because they made their own is ridiculous. It's like being a hypocrite imo. That's just my view on it I guess.
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PastelPup Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I suppose I agree with you on those terms, creating a closed species is 
alright, just when things like said above are present, it becomes somewhat 
of a problem.
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:iconsteampunkstudios:
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do somewhat agree with your previous comment. People should be allowed to make what they want as long as it's not a copy or a very blatant copy at that, no tracing, etc. They should know the drill. :U
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PastelPup Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mhm, that's really my only issue lol.
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