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Ezelle Van Der Heever
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
South Africa
What's up? :D I'm Ez! :wave:

I live in sunny South Africa where I spend most of my time indoors, except when I'm leisurely walking around doing errands, strategically plotting my every route to stay in the shade. B-)

In my free time, I work on my illustrated novel project, The Valiard Mansion. If you want to learn more about that, you can pop by my Gallery or visit:

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  • Mood: Nervous
  • Watching: LOTS of Antiques Roadshow. I CAN'T STOP!!!
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Hey guys! :wave: I've got a question for my Valiard readers quickly. :la: Hope you guys don't mind me asking. ^^;

I recently got a message from Wattpad staff, and they said it had come to their attention that I had categorised Valiard incorrectly. They rectified it for me and went along on their way. Now, they changed Valiard from being in the Historical Fiction Category to the Paranormal Category. The problem? Paranormal is described on their site to be expressly set in a "modern-day setting", with notable examples being the Twilight books. I wrote back contesting the change, but I'm yet to receive a reply.

It's kind of been a blessing in disguise. Valiard rates a little higher in the Paranormal category during downtime than it did in Historical Fiction. It's #120 instead of #350, or something like those numbers. So I'm leaving it in Paranormal for now. Maybe it'll climb pretty high once I update it with a new chapter and it gets a few more views. It's a little dishonest of me, since Valiard Vol. I has paranormal undertones at best. The ghosts and magic won't really appear until the second book. :shrug:

In my opinion, Historical Fiction was the genre I could find in Wattpad's exhaustive category list that matched Valiard the closest. It's general enough, although it does have a clause that requires "authenticity" and "plausibility". Ghosts don't exactly qualify. :XD: I guess that's why Wattpad kicked it out. They obviously based their decision on the novel's synopsis alone instead of the general impression of the whole story. :P

Do you guys think I should push the issue and try to get Valiard into another category? Or do you guys think I should leave well enough alone?

I don't want to commit any misrepresentations. People go to the Paranormal category to read Twilight, not a "tally ho pip pip" romantic comedy with, like, one spooky scene and a talking rat. Right? RIGHT?


Ugh, I need to know what you guys think, please. :faint: :XD:

Do you believe in ghosts and hauntings? 

156 deviants said No, but I still like the idea.
155 deviants said Yes, but I've never seen anything to prove it.
112 deviants said OMIGOSH YES! Because I've had a paranormal experience! (Leave a comment and tell everyone about it if you like!)
61 deviants said Kevin Bacon.
36 deviants said Don't be stupid. Ghost stories are just tourist attractions.
29 deviants said Ghosts are fudging a-holes. All they do is make creepy noises and close doors. Like, WTF? You're a GHOST! DO SOMETHING AWESOME!
24 deviants said Why aren't ghosts active during the day? Dat don't make no sense.



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UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
You have a wonderful art style. I wish I could draw in the Disney style.
lavitz6t7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Just saw your youtube stuff! Do you not make videos anymore?
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
HI Ez :) I got a cool vid to show ya that seems to remind me of UP SINCE DARK! Take a look!… XDDD 
MaliceHime Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Ezzy! I've got question. Which pen settings are you usin for (that sketchy-pencil one) P.S Yours art is flawless, it reminds me of good old disney.
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