How do I start; Well every now and then I make a post in bring information to the fandom about this human nomicon design of mine. This was suggested awhile back by a friend which I appreciate. With that I’d like to start off on a personal note with this.
I made this Human Nomicon design back at the beginning of 2013. I had worked on it for several weeks before finally publishing the final design. Since then it’s gained me much attention, both positive and negative. I’ve received a lot of negatives because of this bloody design, I see people complain, and get angry at this thing and me. I’ve been blamed for starting this trend of designs. I’ve seen both direct and indirect hate about me and it is a bother, and it does make me feel guilty for ever creating this thing to the point where I want to regret it. I’ve been scared for months to even appear in the tags or talk about this design because of the negatives I’ve gotten and I don’t even track the tags (I only track the slowest one: Randy Cunningham), but I know it’s not my fault for how people feel about me.
I’ve seen people being awfully mean to people who actually like a concept of a human design [Either if it’s mine or not.], and it’s all my fault. I’ve seen so many rude things start out just because of this damn, and I feel fairly guilty for it, but I don’t know what else to say other than I am sorry. I’m sorry I started something that got so mainstream but, it’s not my fault. It is not my fault fans liked this, and it’s not my fault it inspired a “trend of designs”. I do not like seeing people being rude and angry at me for just designing something for fun.
With the negatives out of the way, the reason I designed this in the first place, was for innocent fun reasons. I never expected it to boom as much as it did. I honestly thought I would just submit this design and rarely ever use it myself. But then it started getting fanart [Back before the final one was published even.], getting amazing feedback. And you know what it felt great. I am a design student, I am in my fourth year of classes, and hopefully can go to college to better my skills because I still don’t believe I’m that good. I currently only design advertisements, and logos, but I really wish to be in character design one day.
This design really boosted my confidence at the time. Because for the first time ever in my life, people actually liked what I designed. I even got a few people who work on Randy Cunningham, really liking it, and even fanart from them. And I couldn’t help but feel proud about it. I designed this thing just to stretch my design skills, not use. I designed it the best way I could because I didn’t want it to look like just “some human that’s suppose to be the Nomicon”, I wanted to try and make it look like it could actually be it [and I do mean LOOK, I didn’t do anything with how the Ninja Nomicon was suppose to work as a “human”, other fans did that, I only created the design.], and that’s what I hopefully got.
I do not like the fact that people do show dislike to me because of such a thing, but I’m happy for the few who do like me for it, and appreciate those who don’t like it but don’t find it a bother.
Personal matters over, lets see if there’s still an interest on the design itself.
- It’s genderless, and I’ve seen some negative opinions about it, but I don’t really care. It was originally a female, but I personally changed to genderless because I actually like genderless characters that don’t care being called either “he” or “she” [This is a personal opinion on it]. Plus it’s a BOOK. Originally on it’s own, the Ninja Nomicon doesn’t have a sex or gender in the first place, if it can transform into some kind of creature or humanoid being, what would give it sex organs in the first place?(This is a personal opinion again.)
- It’s Japanese. Back when all I really had was the “Enter the Nomicon” game to work off, and it talks about how everything took place in Japan. I’ve seen some confused about it’s ethnicity for whatever reason. I apologize that my art skills couldn’t show that it was Japanese in the first place.
- The design was suppose to mimic a teenager as the ninja. Hence the hair shape, and the ninja suit under it. Example being, if you saw only this character in the dark, you could be like “Hey is that the ninja?” During the time I created the design, Ninja Camp had yet to come out. So I only had Randy to work off and, I had assumed every ninja looked similar over these 800 years, so as to not cause the townsfolk to become curious over it. It’s also designed at a young age, because it acts just as shooby and immature as Randy and Howard. It’s cover, looks shiny and new for a 800 year old book (This last one is kind of a lame reason, but it’s just followed up with “Why not”).
- The “cape” is a way for Randy to enter the Nomicon. I didn’t want it to be weird by training outside or just kind of staring at the Nomicon and passing out, but I guess walking into a cape is just as weird, so I messed up with that but it’s a funner concept to me personally. The inside of the cape moves for this reason, kind of showing that pretty Ninja-world.
Here’s is some other information from past posts.
The Ninja Nomicon has, and probably always well be my favorite character on the show. I personally, don’t want to use this thing as the common fanart for the Ninja Nomicon, it was just something I did a few times (So please forgive and I don’t hate me for it.) Thanks so much for reading all this if you got through it.