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Setting your character up for trade makes it easy for people looking for Sushi Dogs to find yours! On your character's master list entry, check the left sidebar for the "settings" section. Click "edit profile," and at the bottom of the page, you will see the setting "up for trade." Toggle it to "on," and click "edit profile" on the bottom right to confirm the change. Now, your character will show up on a list of characters up for trade on the master list.
Tip: If you're seeking specific things for your Sushi Dog, it may be helpful to list them in your character description so that the people who want your soosh know what to offer!
(Please note that your character does not have to be listed as up for trade for you to trade it!)
Click "activity" in the top navigation bar, and then click "trades." This page will show you a list of open, pending, completed, and rejected trades. To start a new trade, click "new trade."
On the new trade page, select a recipient (must be a site user), and add a helpful comment, if you'd like! After that, you can select anything from your inventory, characters, or bank account to add to your trade offer. If you accidentally selected a character, simply click the character again to unselect them, or click "clear visible selection" to start over. Once you're satisfied with your offer, click "create trade."
Now, all you have to do is wait! Trades must be confirmed on both sides before it can be completed. Once you've both agreed on your offers, and a moderator has approved, the trade is completed.
General Species Questions
Sushi Dogs are a closed species, meaning that the creation of official Sushi Dogs is regulated by the species owner, fawncore. Sushi Dogs/Cats are available through either auctions, flat sales, or as customs, but we also give them away for free on occasion.
If you'd like to make your own official soosh, please see "How can I get a MYO?" for more information. As for making your own without a MYO slot, we really can't stop you, but you won't be able to use it within the community!
Well...nothing! It just won't be a sushi dog.
Sushi Dogs are closed species, which means that the combination of their specific appearance, world, and community is exclusive and limited by the species owner. Only official Sushi Dogs are allowed into the community, whether they be made by the species owner, approved guest artists, or with valid MYO slots. However, we in no way, shape, or form, claim ownership over the idea of creatures based on foods/drinks. Rather, the group claims ownership only over the very specific world, lore, and style that Sushi Dogs are presented in.
We respectfully ask that others honor the work put into our species and community, and try to obtain a Sushi Dog through legitimate means instead of making "bootlegs." Our current policy is to not police people suspected of making bootlegs, intentionally or not, and we ask those in our community to not police others on our behalf. So long as the Sushi Dogs trademark is not infringed upon, and no artwork is stolen, we see no reason to get involved.
Sushi Dogs Lore
Sushi Dogs have a large amount of magic power contained in their bodies, and the act of keeping their eyes closed helps them maintain their form to use their magic! Sushi Dogs are able to open their eyes, but they aren't able to keep their cute furry form or use their magic while doing so.
We certainly won't stop you from drawing your soosh with open eyes, but it would be considered not canon, so we can't accept it in the group!
We have official lore regarding humanoid forms (guide TBA!), but we also accept "alternate universe" human (or "ginjinka") and anthro soosh (so it's not part of "soosh canon," but you're free to draw it and submit it to the DA group!).
You're certainly allowed to create alternate species forms for your Sushi Dog, but we cannot moderate this and we are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur when trading them. We strongly encourage/ask that all versions of a Sushi Dog be traded together, out of respect to the original artist and concept behind Sushi Dogs.
Character retirement essentially makes it unusable within the community. This means that it cannot participate in any group activities (prompts, contests, etc.) and its owner history will no longer be tracked or regulated in any way.
Many users choose to retire their Sushi Dogs because they no longer wish to be involved in the community, but they'd like to keep their MYO Sushi Dogs as personal characters. The reasons are personal, and we choose not to ask why when someone requests a retirement. Forced retirement may be used as a last resort punishment for especially problematic users in order to mitigate scams within the community, as a retired Sushi Dog has no value within the community.
You can retire a Sushi Dog under the following conditions:
- The Sushi Dog is categorized as MYO, and not OFF or GST.
- The Sushi Dog is currently under your ownership.
- You are the creator of the original design.
- You have permission from the creator of the original design to retire it.
To start the retirement process, please contact us by submitting a claim.
You can retire a Sushi Dog redesign under the following conditions:
- The redesign you wish to retire is NOT the Sushi Dog's original design (the original design is always kept for archival purposes).
- The redesign is archived (not currently in use).
- The Sushi Dog is currently under your ownership.
- You are the creator of the redesign you would like to retire.
To start the retirement process, please contact us by email or DA note.
Of course not! Rest assured that if your Sushi Dogs characters are retired (either by you or by staff), you will retain full, private ownership of them. Having a Sushi Dog retired does not mean that you will be disallowed from drawing or trading your Sushi Dog!
When a Sushi Dog is retired, it means that...
- The character is no longer considered a Sushi Dog by group/community standards (meaning: it is not eligible for any group participation ever again).
- The character will be held under no species-related regulation (meaning: it can be traded and redesigned freely).
- The character design will be archived as a reference so that it is not copied or remade within the group.
Your retired Sushi Dogs will not be "taken away" in any sense of the phrase.