Today I'm doing a bit of tidying up with the group folders. This is a very boring, often times frustrating process - why? Because there are so many cases where submissions are put into the wrong folder. I feel that this is probably due to an error on my part for not properly explaining each folder's purpose and what should be submitted. I hope that if you are ever confused or unsure where to place your submission, you will use this journal as a reference.
Also, a note: IF YOU DID NOT MAKE IT, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IT.
Here in the Simply-Plush group we sort deviations into 13 folders, 10 of which you can/should submit to. These are:
folder which you do not have access to. There are deviations here that come from artist spotlights and contest winners.
folder which houses nothing. This folder exists because otherwise those who are not paying attention will submit anything under the sun to the Animals folder. Things that are mistakenly submitted here are NOT accepted to the group and you most likely will not get a reason why. It may seem mean but the purpose isn't to discriminate against your work, it's to force you to pay attention. If your work is ever denied from this group, it's because you were not paying attention to where you were submitting it. We'd love to have your work included in the group - just try to pay attention next time and submit it properly.
folder. This folder is quite obviously for plushies that are of animals. HOWEVER, this is not for My Little Pony submissions (these should be submitted to the MLP folder). It's not for that one dog from that anime you like or a cat plush from Minecraft or Gunter from Adventure Time (these should be submitted to the Fanart 2 folder). And it's not for your dragon/yeti/cerberus/griffon/monster plushies (these should be submitted to the Fantasy Creatures and Monsters folder). Acceptable submissions include this gorgeous giraffe plush Georgina
or this cute plush moth
folder. This is for plushies of boba tea
, respectively). This is NOT for that mameshiba dog, those little anime dango, paopu fruit, or mochi Hetalia characters (should be submitted to Fanart 2). If it's a normal dango or mochi, however, it's acceptable. Just think to yourself: "Is this from something?" and if the answer is "yes" put it in the Fanart folder.Original Characters
folder. This one is kind of challenging because it doesn't refer to your MLP/Naruto/Star Trek/Homestuck/Dr.Who OC. It refers to completely and totally original characters. It also doesn't refer to "Well, I made this octopus and it's not from anything so I'll put it in the original characters folder." And octopus, unless it's the evil Dr.Octostein, is just an animal and belongs to the animals folder. Think something like this very cute and totally original Fibu plush
. This folder is very hard for me to filter so please make it easy on me and submit to the right places. Think: "Did I create both the character and the universe it's from?" if the answer is no, please submit to the Fanart folder unless the character is stylistically unique from the universe or exists wholly within a very different alternate universe of your creation. Ask me if you have questions and I'm sure we'll be able to figure it out together.Fanart 2
this folder is for fanart of any character or object from something you didn't create/for plushwork of actually people like band members and such EXCLUDING My Little Pony and Pokemon which have their very own folders. Did you turn Johnny Depp into an ice cream cone? It goes here, not in the Food folder. But Jake is a dog, shouldn't he go to the Animals folder? No. He goes here. Toothless does not go to the Fantasy Creatures and Monsters folder. He goes here. What about Mary Sue, your Star Trek OC? She goes here too.Fanart
. You can't submit to this folder because it got so huge we had to create a second folder.Pokemon
. Pokemon go here. Fakemon go here. Those neat little combination pokemon creations go here. My Little Pony
. Ponies go here. Pony OC's go here. Rainbow Dash in the style of a real horse goes here. Fantasy Creatures and Monsters
. This folder is for things like dragons are the kraken. They're sort of animals but not real ones. Maybe they're mythological. Maybe you just decided to make some random monster plush. That goes here too. UNLESS they're fanart pieces like a Toothless plush would be, or Tinkerbelle. Digimon and Endermen don't go here. Slenderman I'm not actually entirely sure about but 80% of the time, I'd prefer him in the Fanart 2 folder. If it's a regular dragon but is actually from the Game of Thrones, it also goes in Fanart.Tutorials, Patterns, Guides, Tips, and Tricks
is for what it says. If you wrote a tutorial and would like to share it, it goes here. Or a guide on how to needlescult something. All sorts of how to's and diy advice are acceptable. If you'd like, you can submit a picture of the finished work and include a link to the tutorial/pattern/etc in your description. It is NOT for random journal submissions or a picture of an embroidery design you created (unless you're sharing the file for others to also use). Misc Plush
this is for plush that doesn't belong anywhere else. It's not for your plush of Vash the Stampede - that already has a place it goes, the Fanart 2 folder. This isn't where you put a picture of you with the plush you bought from Walmart either! Mustache plush? Yes, it goes here! Or a plush of a toilet or something. That belongs here. This folder is going to take me some time to clean out - please prevent this in the future!Hats, bags, cases, etc. Non-plush stuff
. Technically this is the only place there should be fanart outside of the fanart folder. Mlp zippered bags or hats, for instance. Even a poseable toy you created that isn't necessarily a plushie. Clip in cat ears. Pillows. THIS IS NOT FOR RANDOM JOURNALS OR 2D ART
. This is still a plush group, these items must still be made of fabric
at least partially!
Please don't break my heart by breaking my rules or by putting your submissions in the wrong folder. I understand that mistakes happen but when so many people are doing these things, it becomes a pain. I really hope this problem doesn't persist. If it does persist, I will most likely stop sorting the deviations into the correct folders and instead I will delete
the misplaced work - don't make me do that, guys. I love your work! I just can't keep doing all of this sorting on my own every time.
Thanks for your understanding guys!