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June 19, 2013


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  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Heartbreaker - The Chipmunks
  • Drinking: Coke
The Chipmunks are my absolute favorite things ever, you guys know 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


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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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,'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.
DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DorisDonut Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg Agreed yes
DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
peachfan7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Yep, yep, yep. Agreed.

It's so hard to find sane people in this fandom. :/
DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously -_-
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.
DeadlyNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think anyone's repitches come out good. ^^

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