I bet ya’ll thought I was kidding about stamping her name across her from now on.
Baby girl went out and got a street-tat.
(I’m hoping that tat is a temporary measure. A la Saints Row tats or something. Because who gets their own name tattooed across their chest? Of course, the next level is right smack across her forehead.)
It is totally fine to tag her as #Commander Shepard, #femshep, #Shepard, or any sort of combination of those.
But please no more comparing her to your OCs, or tagging her as your OCs. I do read a lot of the tags put on my work (mostly because that is how I get 80% of my feedback, and I really enjoy it), as well as comments posted about it. I spent the time and energy to make Rys into my own individual character, added to her personality and her backstory, and took the time to draw her. It is really disheartening to see tags or comments that say things like: “She would be perfect if…” or “this is just how I imagine So&so looks…” or “She is exactly like my Shepard”.
If you are desperate for artwork of your own, unique character, please consider checking out the commission info, not only for me, but for the many talented artists on this site! Many of them will work with you to make sure you are happy with what you pay for. Or, contact someone for an art trade, many artists are open to swapping art for drabbles or playlists or any number of other creative things you can do. Creative talent doesn’t only come in the form of drawing!
But please, don’t commandeer someone else’s character/artwork for the sake of your own.