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Thinking of going for the second season Resisty Uprising. Who do you think I should use?
29%
2 deviants said Risk (he's yet to be in one)
29%
2 deviants said Lenia (her husband already went and joined a tournament, she might as well get suckered into one too)
14%
1 deviant said Skullene (she's won every other oct she's been in)
14%
1 deviant said Envon (he definitely needs to be brought out of the closet of lost OCs)
14%
1 deviant said Emkol (My first PlanetJacker)
0%
No deviants said Paneece (she needs her time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Rik (he lost at Bloodsport but is ready and willing to fight)
0%
No deviants said Rimak (just as ready as his dad and a lot younger)
0%
No deviants said Connor Carroway (a tribrid of Irken, human and a DNA parasite who could do with some time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Daelias (She'd be right at home with killing her fellow prisoners/opponents)

The IZFAS Concept 'Remade'?

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 19, 2015, 9:32 PM


We interrupt your regularly scheduled journal topics to bring you breaking news: a new forum devoted to the fans of Invader Zim and even other beloved series and franchises we know and love is currently in the design phase. Nothing is set in stone yet, but a small group of dedicated fans has just recently planned to make this new forum a reality.

And who is leading them? A previous administrator of the Invader Zim Fan Animated Series site, :iconswiblet:

This site is planned to include...

-A newly made forum to promote discussion of ideas, social interaction, roleplaying and generally all the good things that help people to make friends.

-Podcasts

-A Game Server on Minecraft specifically for IZFAS people

-A Game Arcade for playing on the site

-A Steam Group for gaming outside of the site

-The chance for newcomers to the fandom(s) covered by this site to meet more people and explore new ideas.

As I said however nothing is set in stone yet, as the site is at this moment just an idea that is being discussed, but it is being taken very seriously and you can bet that in the near future we will see a brand new site meant to promote the best part of being in a fandom: having fun with all of the other fans and even people outside of the fandom.

So stay tuned for updates and give us your opinion on this!

Irkens and Hair

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 19, 2015, 3:25 PM


Irkens and Hair

Hello and welcome back, today's journal topic has been the popular pick of the poll I had set up. You asked for it so here it is, the thing that drives some people nuts and endears others: Irkens having hair!

As part of the canon of the cartoon, Irkens have no hair and appear to be generally insect like in appearance, given their big round eyes, antennae and other obvious differences they have from mammals. However, let us take a look at a few things from the source material itself.

FACTS/PROPOSITIONS

1- Irkens have eyelashes despite being described as hairless.

2- Irkens possess a skeleton not unlike a human, and is more flexible, stronger, and easier to heal, indicating at least some similarity between Irkens and humans.

3- Zim was called 'bug man from outer space' by Mortos Der Soul Stealer

4- Irkens are suspected to be a highly evolved form of insect, and lack the characteristics of a mammalian race, such as hair.

5- While insects cannot grow hair, some can grow a hairlike structure called Sensory Setae, which are made of chitin but appear and feel like actual hair, allowing for there to be 'fuzzy' insects.

Based off all of this information, I can safely say this...

In real life Irkens would likely not have REAL hair, however...they could possibly grow Setae similar to their antennae in the way that it would serve a sensory function (bearing in mind I suck majorly at biology so I'm likely dead wrong). Their antennae are similar to setae in how they likely are used to sense distortions in the air around them and detect the presence of others (on that note they are likely very sensitive to touch so everybody out there who has that in their head canon gimmee a high five).

If an Irken did grow Setae like we grow hair it would be more for sensory function but would also serve the same functions that regular hair would such as insulation. I don't know if it would be exactly the same, as I doubt anybody has seen if Setae can be styled into anything fancy or wild.

Now, we've seen plenty of Irkens who just happen to have hair. For Irken Sues it is shown as long, gorgeous and smooth...among other styles. There is no explanation for WHY they have hair, and it is usually just added as a way to make them stand out. However there are exceptions where it is explained that the character is a hybrid of Irken and another race that has hair, such as Kidderance 'Kid' Wilde owned by my good friend :iconprojecthalfbreed: who is without a doubt one of the best done and most well known hybrids of Irken and human in the fandom.

Facing my enemy by ProjectHalfbreed

That's not to say Kid is the ONLY character who can get away with having hair and Irken DNA at the same time, he's just the one I am most familiar with and has the most fleshed out history that I am aware of.

On that note if you have an Irken with hair or an Irken hybrid of some kind then I encourage you to say so and post a link to a picture of this character, or to the character of another person you know of.

Is my science sound? A less than stellar average in most of my science classes says 'Not likely!' If you have any information to bring to the table or questions you want to share then speak up and post a comment here!


Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 18, 2015, 2:19 PM


For any who read my comment on my poll, I had already chosen my first journal topic. The next journal topic will be 'Irkens with Hair' as it is currently the popular choice.

In the Invader Zim fandom there is an armada's worth of characters, the majority of which are Irken, as expected. There are also a growing number of Vortian characters and more Planet Jacker characters popping up while other original species are created and integrated into their owner's head canon.

However, there is one thing that I would like to ask...

Why is it that outside of Irkens and Vortians there are so yes characters made from other canon species in Invader Zim?

Where are the Plookesians? The Screwheads? The Meekroob?

There are some examples out there, and one very memorable specimen of this category is Queen Wisp of the Meekroob, created by :iconzamayn: 

Queen Wisp of Meekrob by Zamayn

She's based off of a canon species, has a unique twist that makes her different from the average Meekroob and yet she doesn't come off as a Mary Sue in the context of being an IZ OC. Wisp has recently undergone some changes from what I have heard, but retains her core characteristics and every new picture of her is just a joy to look at.

I'd like to get the spotlight on any characters who aren't part of the traditional canon species used in the fandom. PlanetJackers,  Meekroob, Plookesians, etc. If you have any characters that are inspired by or directly based off of one of the species witnessed in the cartoon that birthed this wonderful fandom then please, post a link here and share this with others.

I have recently tried my hand at creating a PlanetJacker character (who has yet to be drawn) and believe that I will soon find my character roster having more variety to it because of this. Jhonen Vasquez left us an entire universe that has yet to be fully explained or fleshed out, also leaving some indications of episodes that would have been; I say we take advantage of that and mix his ideas with our own rather than just isolating ourselves to the most popular and well remembered of the lot.

On that note I have another offer for my readers: look up as many of the aliens from the cartoon as you can, ones that weren't given a name or only appeared briefly. Find some random, anonymous alien from even a background in one of the episodes and try thinking of what you would make of that alien and their species. The Resisty had a diverse crew, and we see a lot of unnamed species in the few episodes that take us beyond Earth.

Oh and...I just remembered, there were once Martians in Invader Zim who turned entire planets into spaceships. Now THAT is a story I would want to explore. What were these Martians like? Were they even really Martians or has it just been so long since I have seen that particular episode that I am making a mistake that has hardcore fans tearing their hair out? (If so then I shall simply laugh until I fall out of my chair) And most importantly what other planets did they turn into colossal makeshift starships?

If you want an example of how I've chosen to explore some unknown species, I decided to ponder what I would make Plookesians culture like. In my head canon Plookesians live in a federation that is run more like a business where the creation of weapons, star ships and new technologies are placed as the most important goals of their society. Their bodies are small and weak, however they have mastered the construction of exo suits that both allow them to communicate and interact normally as you or I, but also provide them with protection and allow them to ensure that when they make a deal the other person sticks to their end of the bargain, even if a Plookesians has to jam a plasma blaster up their nostrils first.

As for PlanetJackers I prefer to defer to :iconcorrupted-mooch: on this, as I found her take on their culture fascinating-and the character of Vaelka is probably one of the most beautiful and kickass characters in the fandom, without a doubt.

Beach Babes by Corrupted-Mooch

The only thing that I have decided on about PlanetJackers in my head canon is that most of them are hard wired at birth to follow one function: hijack planets as fuel for their sun...and I mean literally hardwired to the point that if you try and point out the flaw in their logic they have a heart attack.

"Why don't we just move our own planet to another star system rather than hijacking all these planets to be fuel for our dying star?....Reg? Why are you spasming like that? Ref, your mouth is foaming....Reg, you fell over.....Reg? Uh....uh oh."

More importantly I have it that they aren't actually called PlanetJackers, at least not in the way that they would have been designated that by their own scientists in pre-space age. Like we call ourselves Homo-Sapien or Human the PlanetJackers have an actual name for their species, and are just called that by other races. Again, this is all just in my own head canon.

So let's talk about other canon species from the show and your ideas for them. Comment, share, give your opinion, have a ball!


I am going to be typing a series of journals covering and commenting on topics in the IZ fandom that are not usually addressed publically. Which do you think are important?
36%
5 deviants said Irkens with hair
29%
4 deviants said Irkens and sex
14%
2 deviants said How NOT to Handle an Irken Sue
7%
1 deviant said Irkens based off of human stereotypes
7%
1 deviant said Lack of canon species OCs outside of Irkens and Vortians
7%
1 deviant said Other (comment or note)
0%
No deviants said Irkens with professions similar to humans
0%
No deviants said Irkens without PAKs
0%
No deviants said Roleplaying
0%
No deviants said Head Canons/Common Patterns/True Canon

The IZFAS Concept 'Remade'?

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 19, 2015, 9:32 PM


We interrupt your regularly scheduled journal topics to bring you breaking news: a new forum devoted to the fans of Invader Zim and even other beloved series and franchises we know and love is currently in the design phase. Nothing is set in stone yet, but a small group of dedicated fans has just recently planned to make this new forum a reality.

And who is leading them? A previous administrator of the Invader Zim Fan Animated Series site, :iconswiblet:

This site is planned to include...

-A newly made forum to promote discussion of ideas, social interaction, roleplaying and generally all the good things that help people to make friends.

-Podcasts

-A Game Server on Minecraft specifically for IZFAS people

-A Game Arcade for playing on the site

-A Steam Group for gaming outside of the site

-The chance for newcomers to the fandom(s) covered by this site to meet more people and explore new ideas.

As I said however nothing is set in stone yet, as the site is at this moment just an idea that is being discussed, but it is being taken very seriously and you can bet that in the near future we will see a brand new site meant to promote the best part of being in a fandom: having fun with all of the other fans and even people outside of the fandom.

So stay tuned for updates and give us your opinion on this!

Thinking of going for the second season Resisty Uprising. Who do you think I should use? 

29%
2 deviants said Risk (he's yet to be in one)
29%
2 deviants said Lenia (her husband already went and joined a tournament, she might as well get suckered into one too)
14%
1 deviant said Skullene (she's won every other oct she's been in)
14%
1 deviant said Envon (he definitely needs to be brought out of the closet of lost OCs)
14%
1 deviant said Emkol (My first PlanetJacker)
0%
No deviants said Paneece (she needs her time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Rik (he lost at Bloodsport but is ready and willing to fight)
0%
No deviants said Rimak (just as ready as his dad and a lot younger)
0%
No deviants said Connor Carroway (a tribrid of Irken, human and a DNA parasite who could do with some time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Daelias (She'd be right at home with killing her fellow prisoners/opponents)

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Thinking of going for the second season Resisty Uprising. Who do you think I should use? 

29%
2 deviants said Risk (he's yet to be in one)
29%
2 deviants said Lenia (her husband already went and joined a tournament, she might as well get suckered into one too)
14%
1 deviant said Skullene (she's won every other oct she's been in)
14%
1 deviant said Envon (he definitely needs to be brought out of the closet of lost OCs)
14%
1 deviant said Emkol (My first PlanetJacker)
0%
No deviants said Paneece (she needs her time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Rik (he lost at Bloodsport but is ready and willing to fight)
0%
No deviants said Rimak (just as ready as his dad and a lot younger)
0%
No deviants said Connor Carroway (a tribrid of Irken, human and a DNA parasite who could do with some time in the spotlight)
0%
No deviants said Daelias (She'd be right at home with killing her fellow prisoners/opponents)

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Irken-Risk has started a donation pool!
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I'm looking to get a subscription, but at the rate I spend my points I will have some trouble. For now...I'm just hoping anybody who likes some of the stories I put up might donate a few. I am in no way pressuring anybody to, I'm only saying it would be appreciated-plus I can still collect points the old fashioned way...though for some reason I can't access my badges page to give away badges for points. I managed to get to it using my computer's history, but I'm honestly not sure if that was supposed to happen or if it's another error. Either way, I chose to open this.

The only thing I could offer right now would be a written entry with one of your own characters in it. If you would like one in return for points, just say so.

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octo-three Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Random, I know, but I think your username sounds like a very popular Irken magazine.
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Irken-Risk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
A magazine called IrkenRisk?

xD I think a popular magazine would be called PlayIrken or IrkenTimes or the GalacticIrken, or maybe IrkenImperialTimes.

All the same though, thank you. ^_^
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octo-three Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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BloodSoakedCutie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favourite! cute blush
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Irken-Risk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
No problem. ^_^
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch ouo
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Irken-Risk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
No problem! ^_^
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
did I ever get ur skype to try to bring my characters into the group canon? I dont remember if I got ur skype
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Irken-Risk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Not sure. I'll note it to you.
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aurapower101 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hello! Thank you very much for the fave and the watch!
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