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Re-posting this here for several reasons:
I'm currently commissioning someone for the character and they need the sheet.
It's a special and meaningful character to me.
Because I can.
People mentioned posting things like this ins but to be honest I HATE with a passion. It never works for me properly and I don't know if it's a glitch or just my page but all it does it reload over and over and over and over and over not allowing anything to be done so... I never use it.
Anyway, Self was also something of a little gateway into prodding other people to talk about their own dreamwalkers/brainchildren which is neat so... I thought to post it again. Plus what have I got to fear? Theft? I warned people not to do it and if they don't listen, they get reported. Simple as that. No drama, no hassle. My mark is on the image so... no sense in hiding things because they might get taken. Can't be too paranoid.

Some may remember this guy, others won't. Anyway, it's back :3

** Self is a brainchild, a dream entity that invades my dreams (often) and it's kind of like a... a... I don't know, mascot maybe? Guide?
Either way, I'd appreciate it if people did not use this character for things because isn't just a random character, it has special meaning to me.
Its design is pretty specific but it can and does change as time goes on and depending on the dream situation/scene/mood.
Sorry for the excess of 's in everything, I tend to use those to describe something I'm not sure about or something that's just theoretical or not definite like Self doesn't have 'eyes' per-say, more like empty sockets (think Jack Skellington, I guess?) and things like that. So the stuff in quotes is things I'm unsure of since this is a creature that changes appearances here and there in my mind.

It's not really a species either, so please do not ask to make one just like it.
Some kind of paranormal, odd, dream entity.
Still, it's a special character to me so please, keep your hands off.
It's not a wolf or a canine, it's not an animal. It looks like it has parts of one but as to what it is... I don't know. It just is what it is :XD: and this is how it often looks.
I call it 'Self' because I couldn't think of anything else to call it and that's what kept popping into my head so... that's it's name now. I don't know it's real name or if it even has one, haha! If it does have one it hasn't told me so, whatev's.

Stop using this character for your "Warrior Cats" RPs. In fact, stop using it for RPGs period. When I say DO NOT USE, I mean DO NOT USE. Self is MY character, not a free use character for anything. Have a bit of respect. I don't want to have to remove it from my page/gallery because people can't NOT use it.

SAI (photoshop for text)

EDIT: Yes, you can draw art of Self, but please do not duplicate it's looks like it's an adoptable species. As for gift art, send me a link to the drawing if you do draw Self?
Never imagined people asking to draw this thing, haha!
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tigressthewolfgoddes 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I think Self is  cool. I thought It's head looked like a skull but that's just me lol
Seppukrow Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's quite disturbing to look at knowing what this really is. You're pretty brave to get a closer look at it.
Darkstar9 Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
piggysxdoxfly Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 What's a dream jumper? 
Darkstar9 Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erm... Have you ever heard of the term "dream walkers"?
Dream Jumpers are something like that, only not human. They're almost like chimeras, in a way. They're literally fragments of any creature mixed together to walk the world of dreams. They absorb emotions and dreams.
tigressthewolfgoddes 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
If we are on a Spirituality term here, Dream-Walking is kind of challenging to accomplish. But, in other terms it makes sense if NijaKato Astral Travels to the Spirit Realm ( Astral Realm, I call it a number of things ) and sees Self there. In the Astral/Spiritual World there can be some really demonic or screwed-up or scary looking creatures there. If Self follows her/him in their dreams it is possible Self is a Guardian or Guardian Angel of some sort. Some people create creatures somehow through their mind, usually while unconscious. For reasons, i dont really know, but I can guess so they feel safer or more secure on one level or another. If Self isn't following her for that reason then I could guess it probably wants something or was sent to warn her about things that might happen. Not to set anxiety off, but it could be a Reaper of sorts. From my knowledge people see reapers as black beings with skulls that look kind of human-like. But, in all reality they could likely take different shapes. - Reaper uncontinued - If Ninja doesn't feel fear of Self then it may as well be a Guardian or Companion *shrug*
MurkyVisions Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I wonder: Do you fear 'Self' when it appears in your dreams? Its appearance is quite unsettling, but I know that in dreams the most unsettling things sometimes don't cause any fear for some reason. (Just as sometimes in dreams things that aren't scary can frighten you very much.)
AlphaNightstorm Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two brain child's, both canines, one is tan-ish gold-ish and another is black and orange-ish
hmmm. I have a creature that appears in my dreams... It's nothing special, just a big, oddly-shaped black bird. It started when I was 10, I had my first dream about it. It followed me around, but it was bound to a certain place... I can remember a large enclosure with a big wooden fence where it would perch, watching me. It was bigger than an adult human by about two foot. I tried to tell this woman and her son to stay away from it because it looked dangerous, and something told me that it was bad, but they didn't listen. The bird has this unearthly, deafening metallic screech that paralyzes you on the spot, and I remember hearing someone talk about it in the dream. No, actually, I remember flashing to a scene where I was reading an old book. It had a small entry about a creature called 'The Syse' pronounced like Sye-s. it said nothing but 'The Syse is coming'. Then I was back to the scene with the mother and the son. The bird screeched, and they were frozen in place. It descended towards them, gliding on wings of pure inky black. I only managed to pull them away from the enclosure before it speared them with its beak. It screamed again, but was unable to escape the enclosure. The whole dream gave me a sort of feverish terror, and I woke up in a cold sweat. I sometimes see it in the distance in my other dreams, perched on the wooden fence in the enclosure. I could tell, the way that you can only tell in dreams, that it was carnivorous, and I see it eating large creatures that wander into the enclosure in some of the dreams. I got the impression, from it's attack on the mother and son, that it craved human flesh. I still get creeped out just from thinking of that awful bird. It gives me bad feelings, and I'm worried. Thank you for listening, you're the first person I've told about this.
MurkyVisions Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist

I really like what you wrote there! Somehow things that happen in dreams have this strange, surreal touch and you understand them subconciously, though they remain mysterious when you directly, consciously think about them. I really love surrealistic art and expressionistic literature; they are often inspired by dreams.

Unfortunately, I seldomly dream interesting stuff like that, that I can profit from in creative ways. But when I do, I love it and have to write it down immediately! :heart:

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