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The Chipmunks are my absolute favorite things ever, you guys know this...my entire life revolves around them, there isn't a moment of the day I don't think about them. 

But this fandom....there are a few gems in it, a few great people. I met the most important people in my life through The Chipmunks fandom, but the majority of people in this fandom are..well...

for lack of a better word

IDIOTS. 

There is a lot of things I hate about this fandom, so I'm just going to make a list. These aren't really in any particular order.

  1. Recolors. You can't escape them on dA or FFN, they're everywhere. CGI recolors, the occasional cartoon recolor. They make me absolutely sick. The only place I can escape them is The Chipmunks Forum, because we've banned them there. 
  2. Repitches. Why the HELL would anyone try to make repitches when there are so many official songs out there? There are SO FREAKING MANY. Why would you even consider this?? And when people make them, they don't sound anything like The Chipmunks or Chipettes...if you think they do, you're delusional. Thankfully we've also banned these on the forum(thanks to me! :D)
  3. OC's. "Original" characters. They're actually called fan characters, but the morons of this fandom don't understand that, so they call them original characters. There are three Chipmunks, three Chipettes. There is Vinny, and there is Harry. Those are the only chipmunks that should exist within this fandom. Sure, there's the 'relatives' in A Chipmunk Celebration and The Mystery of The Easter Chipmunk, but I don't really consider those canon. You could also bring up Charlene, although she was a prototype that only appeared once for one song I suppose she counts. I'd rather see her than some fan character. In my opinion, if you have 'OC's' that are unnecessary(for example, if you write a fanfic where someone gets kidnapped, you need a kidnapper. That's fine.) you're a lot less of a fan. You should only care about the ACTUAL Chipmunks, not some messed up OC band. Self-insert OC's are even worse. EDIT: and just to clarify, if you need OC's for things like I mentioned in my example they should always be HUMAN. Like all the other characters in the show. 
  4. Mixed couples. 'Nuff said. (I do like Alvon...I hate the others...)
  5. Idiots. As I said, this fandom is full of idiots. Maybe it's the fact that a lot of the part of the fandom one encounters on deviantART is in the younger age group. But I wasn't as stupid as them when I was twelve. 
  6. Misspellings. You'd think that, if someone cared enough about something to pursue things about it online, they'd learn to spell the characters' names. But nope. There are a TON of people that just continuously spell The Chipmunks and Chipettes' names wrong. I just..FAIOJFAEIOJF
  7. Making the Chipmunks human sized. The majority of the fandom does not seem to get this...THEY WILL NEVER GET TALLER THAN FOUR FEET TALL. This is proven when they are shown as adults in Big Dreams, and also by Harry and Vinny's sizes. Harry and Vinny are only slightly taller than the boys. And don't pull the whole "But Alvin was human sized in Bigger" card on me. That was for plot purposes. If they made him his actual adult size, he'd barely be any taller than he was, and they wouldn't have an episode. Plus, it's a Go to the Movies episode. 
  8. Giving Alvin and Brittany children other than the twins. Al Jr. and Alvin Jr. are precious, and they are Alvin and Brittany's children. Replacing them is wrong. You can make them have children younger than them I suppose, but flat out getting rid of them or making them have children older than them is disrespectful...and why would you want to anyway? You should be grateful they got canon children. The other pairings weren't as lucky. 
  9. Messing with the age order. I have a whole journal about this, so I'll be brief. Alvin is five minutes older than Simon. Brittany is older than Jeanette. That is all. 
  10. CGI. CGI isn't so much the fandom's doing, but I have noticed a lot of CGI fans are more idiotic than pure cartoon fans. I hate CGI with a burning passion and I dislike most fans who only like CGI. 
  11. People not giving the cartoon a chance. As I mentioned CGI only fans above, I've noticed that many of them won't even watch the cartoon. How the heck can you know you don't like it if you don't watch it? It's better than what you like. I may hate CGI but I have seen the CGI movies and I have given them a chance. They don't do it for me. 
There are a lot more things, but they aren't on the top of my head right now. I just felt like saying all of this. 
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ShezowLover Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Even though this was posted in 2013 I feel offended when you said you hate the CGI only chipmunks fans and called us idiots -_-
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ZimTheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. This right here is so true. I agree with everything here. I love AATC, but now that I realize it...critically speaking, the movies are actually really bad, the CGI character development isn't as good, and the jokes are just...not funny anymore. I will admit, I gave on on recoloring about a year or two ago, mainly because it just got boring uncreative. Also, I wish people in the fandom weren't so young....then we wouldn't have to deal with the fact that some AATC Rp'ers are doing sex roleplays and such. I don't get how that even works. This is a fandom based on a cute tv. series about cute little chipmunks. Not crazy, sex-addicted perverts. Repitches sound annoying...very annoying. I used to like them 2 years ago, but..now..they're just..eugh. My OC, Alicia, USED to be an AATC character, but after a while, I decided NOT to make her an AATC character, since there was no real point in doing it. It just got boring and overused. Alicia is now just...a random chipmunk character. She doesn't have anything to do with AATC. Last but not least, I love the 90's versions of the Chipmunks. I do. I love its vintage style, the character development, the music, the animation, just everything about it seems so family friendly and it's just so cute.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah
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ViralCipher Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
1 and 2: This still exists on my Youtube Channel, I but have not made nor listened to any ever since I got into the cartoon and joined the forums and got more songs. I lost interest after the many great songs I got they actually covered

3: I do have fan characters.., but I do not post them anywhere other than a few I have on my Youtube channel. However, these are only for roleplaying purposes with my friends who want to roleplay with them and I would not put them anywhere else. Plus, even when I roleplay I roleplay canon more often. Makes no sense to put fan characters over canon.

4: I do NOT like any mixed couples. Period.

5: I knew this since I joined it in 2010...On Youtube with roleplay..lets just say... had some of the weirdest and stupidest crap I never seen online, and that is saying something because I been in online communities since 2003.

6: This depends, some misspellings are so far "off" or stupid that its annoying to see...and I don't read fanfictions when they spell Brittany as "Britney"

7: The Chipmunks at human size always looked retarded to me...I hate that...

8: Well I have done this in roleplays...well..not made them older or anything, but I have done roleplays with the canon characters all grown up with kids...I wasn't aware of these twins back when I first did this either.

9: The age older makes too much sense to mess around with. Alvin is the oldest, his two brothers always follow him around. Simon is definitely under appreciated middle child and Theodore the youngest.

10: I like CGI, but I agree that a lot of the "CGI ONLY" fans are stupid. I love cartoon, and like CGI.

11: They should at least watch it....I admit at first I didn't know I would like the cartoon the same after watching the CGI movies..but after watching I knew that I loved it. They don't know if they like it until they watch it because I know this first hand.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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DorisDonut Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg Agreed yes
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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peachfan7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Yep, yep, yep. Agreed.

It's so hard to find sane people in this fandom. :/
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously -_-
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SawyerSeville Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
2, 3, 4, all things I have done, still do and still ship.

Now my repitches I think come out good because I know how they need to sound to at least be tolerable, for myself mainly because I'm the only one who listens to them. But I know that for them to sound good it'd be best to alter only the audio. And don't pitch it too high. It'll sound more genuine. I don't aim for them to sound like the Chipmunks and Chipettes. I know repitches won't be official music by them which is why I make them with my fan characters in mind.

Which leads into number three. You told me Sawyer and Chelsea were probably the only fan characters you actually like and I'm hoping that is still true. :) I think if they can be portrayed like normal children and teenagers that don't outshine the Chipmunks and Chipettes and actually have a significant role it won't seem so terrible.

I love Alvon and that's probably the only mixed pairing I ship as intensely as my favorite canon couple Alvittany. Although I think Brimon is cute. There's just something about the rebel, diva with a somewhat shy, witty and sarcastic, bookworm, lovable geek. :D

Just my input. Aside from that, I agree entirely with what you're saying.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think anyone's repitches come out good. ^^

:)
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SawyerSeville Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the Stand By Me one we heard a good while ago? :) that was pretty good
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That wasn't a repitch. The vocals were sung slowly and then sped up, the way actual Chipmunk songs are recorded. Either way, it's nowhere near as good as their actual cover of Stand by Me.
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ChipmunkCartoon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Artist
I at least GAVE the CGI a chance. I did the same with all the cartoons and now I love them! :D
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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Spectral-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with just about all of this.

I used to recolor, back when I first joined the site, but that was also back when edits weren't showing up in the masses...at least, not that I noticed. I no longer have the need or desire to recolor though, since I've gotten much better with art. xDD There are just so many shitty recolors on dA now, it's almost horrifying. If people want to post recolors, then they need to head over to photobucket. I also see recolors on facebook, but there isn't much I can do about them there, lol.

I also used to listen to repitches all the time, but I hardly, if ever, do now. Most of them are pitched way too high, anyway. :P

I do have some OCs/FCs, but I only use them for one-on-one roleplaying purposes. I would never put them in any fanfictions or original stories. They'd also never be related to the real Chipmunks or Chipettes...that's just another way to make ugly mary-sue/gary-stu characters, rofl.

As I've already said, I hate all mixed couples...they're not canon, so they shouldn't exist. Period.

Misspellings don't bother me that much. The most common ones I've seen are 'Eleanore' and 'Janette'...I've also seen 'Chippettes'. There are different ways to spell names, so I guess it's easy to get a bit confused, especially if it's someone who is just drawing a bit of fanart for the sake of nostalgia. But if you're an actual fan, then yes, there's a problem.

I do like to draw them closer to human sized, if I age them. They'd still be shorter than the average human, though. It just makes things more realistic for me, I guess? I don't know, to each their own, I suppose. I have a hard enough time trying to draw them as children because of their height, so-- There's also those model sheets that have been created of them as adults, and they're human sized...I like to use those to go by.

Alvin Jr. and Al Jr. are cutie pies...I wouldn't replace them. Though, I do have another child for them in mind, for art and story purposes, but she's much younger than the twins. I also have ideas for children for Simonette and Theonor, since they weren't given any.

When I was younger, I used to think that Simon was older than Alvin, because he was taller and much more mature, and the same was for Brittany and Jeanette. But since the show is called 'ALVIN and the Chipmunks', having Simon be the oldest doesn't make much sense... xDD

The CGI version has brought idiots and immature children into the fandom in absolute swarms. Of course, there are definitely going to be some scattered here and there in the cartoon fandom, just as there are with anything, but there are waayyy more in the CGI fandom. Since the CGI movies were made for children, it's less likely that adults would really enjoy them. Adults would prefer the cartoon, since that's what they grew up with. But if parents would raise and control their kids like they're supposed to, I don't think the CGI fandom would be nearly as bad.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those human sized model sheets of The Chipettes were drawn by one of the show's artists for his own personal entertainment. (That also explains some of their more..adult, nature, haha) He also drew another picture of Brittany where she was in some strange style. There used to be a rumor that these were from some un-made movie but it's not true. I like them but they're nothing I think anyone should go by when referencing The Chipmunks and Chipettes sizes.

I agree with pretty much everything else you mentioned(well apart from the OC thing), so..xD
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Spectral-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, I find it kind of strange that if they were to remain four feet tall as adults...how would they reach things, like car pedals? I'm 5' 2", and I have a problem with it, lol. But, if that's how Bagdasarian designed them, then so be it. :P
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They make special car peddle extensions for little people, I'm sure they could use those. :D
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Spectral-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Aah yeah, that's true...I forgot about those. :P
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ChipmunkFan19 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I think I'm just going to take it point by point:

1)I have to agree they are a pain and they tend to suck I mean they make the changes so obvious a two year old could see what is wrong.

2)Those are stupid from the start.I mean to me it sounds like the chipmunks/ettes are singing out of a garbage disposal

3)Well I get where you're coming from and I have to agree but at the same time I do have several 'munk and 'ette OCs who interact with the actual 'munks and 'ettes but they fit rather well in the story

4)I agree with you 100% (I'm an Alvon fan too :D)

7)Well I think the reason people think like that is because when you think of anthropomorphic animals people tend to forget they are animals with human characteristics so they will grow but never be equal to humans in terms of height and all.

9)Well people messed up the age order in the CGI movies by putting Simon and Jeanette as the eldest instead of the middle child and if you're a new fan that could be rather confusing right off the start.

10)Well the CGI fans need to realize that AATC is 55 years old and have gone through numerous changes in that time.I mean the CGI kinda reminds me of the roots of AATC since they were originally singing chipmunks who looked like chipmunks but in 55 years they have taken on by my count 5 forms and that means they are ever changing and new fans need to realize this fact.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
9) See, the thing about Simon being older in the CGI movies came from a little piece of paper inside of an airheads packet. I'm sure Ross and Janice directly had nothing to do with that, so I'm not even sure it should be considered canon.

10) Yeah. -_-
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ChipmunkFan19 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
9)Yeah I know but it has become such a well believed thing I think it ha become canon even if it wasn't meant to be.

10)Well all we can do is try to expose the CGI fans to the old school 'munks and 'ettes
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Dinomines Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I agree to everything in this rant. Even though I'm guilty for most of the "Idiot statements" in this. Haha.
I used to recolor. Quit it. Because it's retarded, to the fact I can draw myself.
OC's. I don't know about this one, honestly. I have characters that are chipmunks, but they are not AaTC based characters. Their voices are not pitched, they have more chipmunk-like markings and they don't look like AATC at all. Nor do they have any relation to The Chipmunks or The Chipettes, like most people do with their FC. :I Which is kinda stupid. I mean, how many relatives can The Chipmunks possibly have lmao.
And my characters are, indeed, human-sized. I know that The Chipmunks and The Chipettes are already anthro, but I just find it awkward to draw my characters without any bottom clothes, so I draw them with jeans, shoes, etc. I just like them that way.
I personally love the cartoon. It's funny, it's cute, and the characters' personalities are so well developed. While in the CGI they're completely ruined. The movies are not as interesting and the songs are just awful. The Chipmunks used to be a somewhat rock-n-roll band. I love rock-n-roll with all my heart. Now they've been turned into cheap sell-out hip-hop singers. Wowee.
I find the cartoon chipmunks hard to draw, though. I might give it another chance because I really want to create some cartoon chipmunk art.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

"I know that The Chipmunks and The Chipettes are already anthro, but I just find it awkward to draw my characters without any bottom clothes, so I draw them with jeans, shoes, etc. "
^This statement confuses me cause I don't understand what not wearing pants has to do with The Chipmunks. xD Are you talking about how they wear long shirts? Or are you talking about how CGI Chipmunks don't wear pants? Cause if you mean CGI that doesn't have anything to do with the human size thing because those chipmunks obviously aren't human sized. xD I was talking about how people think the cartoon chipmunks will grow to be the size of adult humans when they're grown.

You should draw the cartoon Chipmunks. I'm sure you could do it. :)
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Dinomines Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Oh, that. Well, if they at least watched a few episodes of the cartoons, it would be obvious that The Chipmunks would never be human-sized. :I


I'll try ;u;
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TheodoreSeville85 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
A lot of good points, and I agree with them. I have a Fan Character, but I've only ever used him for one on one RP purposes.

Recolors.....just stop it, stop posting them, please.

Repitches annoy me to no end, especially when it's a reptich of a song they've already covered.

Fan Characters. I can't stand a lot of them. People are just so lazy with them. I'd be more accepting if there were better background stories. I can't stand when they replace a canon character in the band, or they're some relation they never knew about.....it's just annoying.

I can tolerate mixed couples, though aside from Alvon, I don't enjoy them. Just don't try to tell me why your mixed couple is better than the canon couple because I will tell you how wrong you are to your face.

Idiots....nough said.

I think they look weird fully human sized, especially since they're not meant to get that large, there's plenty of evidence to support that....like the canon.

Alvin is the oldest....NUFF SAID

I like CGI, but it doesn't hold a candle to the Cartoon.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
That was actually what I wanted to ask about for my fanfiction was the appropriate height. I have Brittany as older but I don't want her so young that its inappropriate (in appearance as well). I do believe they stay at their set height.

I cannot stand people who haven't seen the cartoon and only watch CGI and do so out of sheer refusal. Then they make stupid comments like 'The Squeakquel is better than The Chipmunk Adventure' when they haven't even seen the 1987 film.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, none of them get much taller than they are now. That's why it's kind of awkward for the boys to date human girls, I think. xD At least when they're older.

Yeah. -_- I hate it when people do that.
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I was weirded out in 'The Squeakquel' when Alvin was flirting with the girls and they liked him in the high school because he's like 10-15cm tall I'm guessing. Sure, cartoon Alvin would flirt too but it just was weird.

I did laugh when Alvin had that older female fan and he ran off and wouldn't take her on a date. I know he made good in the end but he's such a funny little guy. I did feel sorry for that poor lady though.
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. @_@ I read a fanfic once where the author made CGI Alvin have sex with one of those girls and get her pregnant. Just another reason I hate this fandom.

Haha, I love that episode.
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my god. That sounds terrifying. How logistically that works and the child that results from such a union I couldn't comprehend. 0_o
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DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously *shudders*
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