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History: 10,000 years before the Europeans stuck their oars in the waters of Cape Cod, the state of Massachusetts was home to the Paleo-Indians. These natives lived in migratory bands, sustaining themselves by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Over the course of a millennia, Massachusetts found himself immersed in diverse tribal societies that had started to emerge in his land. These many tribes were governed by religious, and political laws, cultivating vegetables and grains, hunting deer and game bird, as well as fishing.
Massachusetts’ land was divided amongst more than six groups of natives. They include: Mama Wampanog and her people (“People of the East”), inhibited his south shore, the peninsula of Cape Cod, an the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Mama Massachusett and her tribe occupied the central shore, and Papa Pennacook and his people lived along the Merrimack River valley. Finally inland, the fertile Connecticut River valley was home to Mama Nipmuc, and the rolling Berkshire hills were the territory of the Pocomtuc and Mahican tribes.

Though legend insists that Iceland and Leif Ericson visited the shores of Massachusetts in the 11th century, many presume John Cabot to be the First European to sail within sight of Cape Cod in the late 1490s. During the 1500s, fishermen just merely sailed pass en route to Grand Banks off Canada. Though roughly around 1616, European diseases began to plague Massachusetts and his tribes off the coast of his land; this contributed to the death of nearly 90% of his native people. During the winters of 1620-1621, it was as a weakened people that Massachusetts and the Wampanoag people encountered the strange group of English separatists who lived in the old Patuxet village.

Those strange people were the Pilgrims, religious exiles that were attempting to start their own colony in the Americas. They arrived in late Autumn after a long and difficult journey aboard the Mayflower; these strange people also found themselves ill-prepared for the coming winter. By December, sickness and malnutrition consumed the group. After searching for a better campsite they stumbled upon the village that Massachusetts and Mama Wampanoag found them in. This village became the site of the Plymouth Plantation; the earliest colonial town in Massachusetts.
The spring of 1621 bought great confusion to the young native boy and his American Indian caretakers. Yes the Indians have given them (The Pilgrims) priority over their flourishing village; the Pilgrims believed that the land was rightfully theirs in the first place. This simple concept of owning land was something new and not embraced by the Native people...at all.
The first representatives of the Massachusetts Bay Colony arrived in 1629, under a prized royal charter that granted them the right to settle Massachusetts “from sea to sea”. The Great Migration, the exodus of tens of thousands of English Puritans to America, had begun.

As the English settlement expanded inland, the 17th century became a fervent and bloody affair. Now established, the Massachusetts Puritans believed in their divine right to occupy the land and convert the native boy and his Native American caretakers to Christianity By the 1660s the Wampanoag--former allies of the Pilgrims mind you--had decisively soured on the Puritan presence. Metacome, the Chief of the Wampanoag, traveled throughout the countryside and arranged an alliance of tribes to expel the Puritans once and for all. In 1675 raids began, ones that the native boy tried his best to keep out of and let the grown ups handle it. The natives attacked colonial villages, and the fighting progressed into some of the bloodiest and costliest combat ever waged on American soil.
In August 1676 Metacomer---or King Philip as the English knew him---was killed, and King Philip’s War had effectively finished, having resulted in thousands of Puritan deaths, a swath of colonial villages destroyed, and a complete and utter crippling of the Native American influence over the land. The remaining Indians were persecuted by the Puritans or fled to outlaying tribal lands. This left the boy alone to be cared for by the people that killed a good portion of his family.

The 18th century saw Massachusetts firmly under British control as part of the British province of Massachusetts Bay, which also included New Hampshire, Maine, and Nova Scotia. The relationship between Puritan Massachusetts and the British crown was not always a good one, however, and though the Puritan politics in Massachusetts has dissipated, the growing boy was still very rebellious at heart. A number of parliamentary acts restricting and taxing much of American commerce really annoyed the 13 colonies, but in Boston---at the time one of the busiest ports in the world---Parliament’s actions inspired tremendous outrage.
British responses to Massachusetts’ libertarian fervor led to the infamous Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party! But on April 19, 1775, while British hunted agitators Samuel Adams and John Hancock, colonial “minutemen” and British regulars exchanged gunfire on the village green in Lexington. The American Revolution has begun.
The war didn’t stay long in Massachusetts, because on a real note, he wasn’t letting that happen. The early skirmishes progressed into the colonists’ siege of Boston, highlighted by the bloody Battle of Bunker Hill. During the months-long siege, the Continental Congress established the Continental Army, who took the Massachusetts minutemen into their rankings. In July of 1775, George Washington arrived in Boston to lead the newly formed army, and after a period of stalemate, January 1776 had the Continental Army fortifying the city with 60 tons of artillery under their belt! In March 1776, the British vacated the city; though the war would last another seven years, the fighting would not scar his land thereafter.

As the 19th century opened, Massachusetts was the sixth state in the fledgling nation, and as changes in the United States influenced the world, so too did a shifting affect the United States. Massachusetts became a hive of industrial activity. Textile mills in Lowell and Lawrence were among the most efficient and productive in the world, just the way Massachusetts like things to work. However most mill workers were generally scantly paid women, children, or immigrants.
Boston, the primary city of New England, became a national center of finance and learning. The ports of Southeastern Massachusetts, esp. the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard became hubs for the whaling industry. This very industry was immortalized in Herman Melvile’s novel “Moby Dick”.

Progressive political and literary thought bloomed in his land. In 1825 John Quincy Adams became the second Adams (After his father John Adams) to become president of the United States. Daniel Webster and Charles Sumner (very powerful presences in the US Senate in their time) called for the abolition of slavery. This echoed throughout the state and into the progressive stance among Massachusetts thinkers like William Lloyd Garrison. Meanwhile, Ralph Waldo Emerson philosophized Transcendentalism, a movement in nineteenth-century American literature and thought. It called on people to view the objects in the world as small versions of the whole universe and to trust their individual intuitions. This very movement is something that drastically shaped Massachusetts as a person, as weird as it may seem.
As the American Civil War tore the ,family that is the, United States in half, Massachusetts made yet another progressive mark. That mark of his was the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Sounds familiar yes? They are the regiment that the movie “Glory” was based on), which became the first black regiment to serve in the U.S. Army.

In the early 1900s, embroiled in bitter conflict over unionization and worker’s rights, along with supplanting commercial rivals elsewhere in the union, Massachusetts’s industry declined. The Great Depression exacerbated his simmering economic and societal problems. The lack of jobs caused higher migration into urban centers, thus the increase in racial tensions among the working classes. After World War II, Massachusetts reckoned with a different world; the industry of the old wasn’t going to return, and the Civil Rights Movement along with generational and cultural divide were sweeping the nation.
In the 1960s, Boston’s wealthy Kennedy family became a progressive political force. In 1961, John F. Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States. His handsomeness, eloquence, and youthful character redefined the office, and his assassination in 1963 made him a symbol of a turbulent age. Robert F. Kennedy (younger brother to the late president) served as the attorney general of the United States and as a US senator from New York. He was in the midst of his own presidential run, in 1968, when he too was assassinated. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (Youngest brother of the previous Kennedy’s) became a US Senator in 1962 and was a leader of the Democratic Party, he was the longest serving US senator in Office. For he died of brain cancer on August 25, 2009.

The 21st finds Massachusetts at a relatively stable point in his life. He’s blighted industrial centers have started the transition to new economic activity. In an age of widespread college attendance, his prestigious universities---Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, MIT, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherstm and the University of Massachusetts, among others---have become economic stimulants, and sustain communities both east and west. Education is serious business with this state. Suburbanization continues, but much wilderness still exists in western Massachusetts and with effective environmental protection, it should exist for a very long time.
The religiously fervent and culturally conflagrant Massachusetts Bay Colony has became one of the liberal and progressive bedrocks of the East Coast. If his history represents the conflicted beginnings of the United States, then perhaps his present symbolizes the complex choices all states face in an age of global economy and environmental unease.
In the words of Henry Beston, “East of America, there stands in the open Atlantic the last fragment of an ancient and vanished land. Worn by the breakers and the rains, and disintegrated by the wind, it still stands bold.”

Fun Facts:

~ Johnny Appleseed was designated the official folk hero of the Commonwealth on August 2, 1996. Appleseed was born John Chapman and lived from 1775(?)-1845. An American pioneer and hero of folklore, his planting of apple trees from New England to the Ohio River valley earned him his more popular name.

~The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.
He still feels guilty about it to this day.

~Fascinated by witchcraft and somewhat dabbles in it. >.>

~He can see spirits, for Massachusetts is a pretty haunted state.

~Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.

~The visible portion of Plymouth Rock is a lumpy fragment of glacial moraine about the size of a coffee table, with the date 1620 cut into its surface. After being broken, dragged about the town of Plymouth by ox teams used to inspire Revolution-aries, and reverently gouged and scraped by 19th-century souvenir hunters, it is now at rest near the head of Plymouth Harbor.

~The Basketball Hall Of Fame is located in Springfield.

~On October 1, 1998, "Say Hello To Someone From Massachusetts" by Lenny Gomulka, was approved as the official polka of the Commonwealth.

~Robert Goddard, inventor of the first liquid fueled rocket, was born and lived much of his life in Worcester and launched the first rocket fueled with liquid fuel from the neighboring town of Auburn.

~The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester.

~Harvard was the first college established in North America. Harvard was founded in 1636. Because of Harvard's size there is no universal mailing address that will work for every office at the University

~On top of the commercial building on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain sits a weather vane with a whale on it. The building was once state headquarters of Greenpeace. - "Save the whales" Ironic in a state that once had a very powerful whaling industry.

~The 3rd Monday in April is a legal holiday in Massachusetts called Patriot's Day. Which is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War

~ Massachusetts has a Museum of Bad Art located in Dedham, it's motto is "Art too bad to be ignored"

~Although the Library of Congress contains the most volumes in the country at more than 29,550,000, Harvard University's Library is second with more than 15,000,000 and the Boston Public Library is third with more than 14,000,000. In short, he's quite the bookworm.

~Springfield physical education teacher James A. Naismith invented basketball in 1891. He did so in response to the lack of team sports that are played indoors during the winter months.

~Baseball's first World Series was played in Boston in October 1903, between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Boston Americans won.

~The first public school system was founded in Boston in 1635 and Boston Latin was our country's first public school. The Mather School in Dorchester was founded in 1639 as the first public elementary school.

~Same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of Massachusetts began on May 17, 2004, as a result of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts constitution to allow only heterosexual couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world (after the Netherlands, Belgium, Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec) to legalize same-sex marriage. It was the first U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

~Dunkin' Donuts was founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts by William Rosenberg. It is now headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. Despite originally focusing on donuts and other baked goods, over half of Dunkin' Donuts business today is in coffee, making it more of a competitor to Starbucks as opposed to traditional competitors Krispy Kreme and Tim Hortons.


So there you have it, after a week in the making I give you guys Massachusetts' profile. It was really hard to write at times but I finished it.
As always if you have questions or suggestions, don't be shy, feel free to leave them in your comment.

Massachusetts (c) Alexander Rowe
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TheBayState Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
((Heyyyyyyy, um, I would like to, uh, apologize for my attitude before. A lot of other stuff was going out outside of OC's and deviantart, social stress and Bipolar 2 crap that's what. Though as we all learned in kindergarten there is no  excuse for being rude/mean/bitchy to someone ^^; So sorry.))
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Ok.
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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
((bruh
as a MA owner with blond hair i can tell you that this is kinda a stupid thing to hate red haired MAs with
scottish people actually have the highest percentage of red hair, and as you know MA is not just a very irish state, but has a significant scottish population too. MA is 25% irish and a good chunk "Scots-Irish" also, which means if any state were to have red hair, MA would be a good one. 
And I mean honestly a good reason to dislike a MA oc is if it's idk like called "tsundere" or is in love with England for no reason and somehow hates NH despite being economically linked along with being NH's number one provider for immigration and tourist payment and even being made fun of for liking NH so much by comedians or copies all of its info from wikipedia or somthing
just saying
also with you saying that we're 4th in education... where did you get that statistic from? ARe you speaking about elementary? High school? college? Because if you notice MA has the highest amount of bachelor degrees by far and has the highest scoring 4th and 8th graders in the world when it comes to math and science, a long with inventing public education and overall being the best state for a college education, the only ones we're behind on is elementary.
You didn't even mention our rivalry with NY, our relations with RI, and you've completely fucked our relations with NH which seems to me that you literally don't understand modern socioeconomic relations lmao
thats legit criticsm because it seems you have absolutely no knowledge of our state or its relations, and it seems your oc is just a mary sue fem italy lookalike who is in love with "iggy"
You really have no right to around saying an oc is bad simply because of its hair, especially when you can't create a competent oc yourself.
oh, and btw, if you're basing your state oc off of people you know in the state, you're dense as fuck. I know plenty of red haired people, but does that mean I'll hate an oc that doesn't have red hair? no lol
please kindly improve your oc before you decide to bash others, because honey you need a lot of work done.))
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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
(( dude you were being rude as fuck and that's not something I tolerate
and the NH thing, yeah the stereotype is that we spend all our time there bc of cheap booze, fireworks, and no taxes. The stereotype is that we won't leave them alone, if anything, NH would be the one annoyed with us, not us annoyed with them. And basing it off of facts is what makes a good, accurate oc. Basing it off of just stereotypes isn't that good. Not only did you completely ignore the facts around NH, but you completely failed to mention relations with ME who we used to OWN and relations with RI or really any other new englander, all of which are very close to MA modern and historically. 
What you need to do is not go around and yelling at other oc makers for things that aren't a big deal, giving an OC red hair doesnt make an oc bad like you say it does. Guess what, your experiences with red hair doesnt sum up an entire place. Hair doesn't matter at all when making an oc unless its like natural purple hair or whatever. You've insulted a great amount of MA oc creators with that journal of yours and you really need to think about what your actions can cause, because it can really hurt feelings.
You seem to lack facts when it comes to your oc, I suggest you actually start doing research rather than copying and pasting stuff from wikipedia. Like take a look at your language, you simply listed the ones from wiki rather than seeing that MA actually has the highest Gaelic speaking population in the country, something that could easily be looked up and shown that it is significant here, rather than Spanish which is most likely gonna be on every single state oc.
Making things specific to the state, not a generic oc used for shipping fodder. If you want to ship with cannon come up with reasons why, because there aren't really any with England since we've had a shitty history with them with nothing but war. You base your oc off of what you think, rather than actual facts, which is what ocs should be based off of. Not to mention, since you like stereotypes, you're missing a ton of key MA stereotypes! Like our love of Dunkin Donuts, our hatred of NY and its sports teams, our bad driving, our rebellious past, ect ect. You need to take a step back and criticize your own oc before you start to judge others. Seriously. ))
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((Heyyyyyyy, um, I would like to, uh, apologize for my attitude before. A lot of other stuff was going out outside of OC's and deviantart, social stress and Bipolar 2 crap that's what. Though as we all learned in kindergarten there is no  excuse for being rude/mean/bitchy to someone ^^; So sorry. So I guess I'll take the time now to actually give a good reply. 
       

         I'm going to keep the NH thing, why? Because I hate NH and I know many people who do, and since it's my OC I'm going to keep it. And yes, just because of my own personal bias, I know. Also when I was talking to my online friend on my main DA account who is from New Hampshire she said they think MA peep's hate them.

         Later on, like, a week or two ago I added stuff about the other New England states once I realized I completely forgot to mention them.

            My perception on the matter must be different than your's then. Mostly because one of my friends who has an OC for Andorra was always complaining that the're to many Andorra OC's with blonde hair and that it's inaccurate and is usually a sign of a Mary-Sue. And she's right the appearance of your OC does matter (Yes, I'm aware that my OC looks like Nyo!Italy, it was never meant to and I'm going to be adding a braid to her soon.) at least in an APH OC since the appearance should reflect a majority of the population's overall appearance, which isn't red hair. Also I didn't just suddenly come to the conclusion that not many people in MA don't have red hair, I asked around first. I am also aware that that journal could be hurtful to people, it's the internet though, prepare to be offended. 

       Okay, sure, I'll add Gaelic to the list but I won't get rid of Spanish or Portuguese because as you said yourself, you shouldn't ignore the facts. I DO HAVE THINGS SPECIFIC TO MA, READ THE BIO AND FACTS SECTION OF MY PROFILE WOULD YOU. She is not a shipping fodder either, I actually originally had no ship for her but overtime I developed 2. My OC is older than this account, I was using her on my main account way before on here.  

           "...Because there aren't really any with England since we've had a shitty history with them with nothing but war." Look who's ignoring the facts now, MA is part of the U.S.A so you have to remember the time's when the U.S was allies with the U.K, like during WW2 for example. And if you still want to go by the logic of 'well they have had negative history so they can't be a pairing!' you better not ship any of the following or else your just making a hypocritical argument and I don't listen to those, they're pointless.

So by that logic you can't ship:

-USUK
-FRUK
-SPUK
-PruAus
-PruHun
-RusPru
-USCan
-AmeriPan

and many, many, many more ships that I don't even have the time to list. 

 And for the last part, I have already mentioned those, if you would bother to check.))




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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
((I'm glad that you're adding more but you still ahve room to improve))
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TheBayState Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OOC: But doesn't every OC have room to improve. Everything will always be able to improve in some way.
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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
((thank you for the apology im in a rush right now so i'll just get to the point
 just because YOU hate a state literally does not dictate the actual history and modern relations between the two, you're seriously ignoring our number one economic and trade partner here. 25% of immigrants to NH were from MA. Like NH is growing faster than any other state in New England simply because of our partnership with them. Just because you have an opinion of them doesn't make it right, same with your friend.
Most people I know LOVE NH and go there every single summer to Hampton beach. Theres a reason it's nickname is called little Worcester. But you probably didn't know that.
basing things off of your opinions alone and literally ignoring the most important state relation we have right now is not a good way to make an oc 
ok well that would mean literally no ocs would have red hair. Red hair is not the majority in any state, or country for that matter. Not even scotland where it is the most predominant. Giving your oc red hair literally does not make it a bad oc.
You dont have to add gaelic to the list im just telling you don't copy and paste from wiki. Spanish and Portugese do make sense, but the other stuff listed didnt. 
I literally only ship about 1 of those, so yeah lol, FrUK bc their wars have converted into rivalries over time and they still have lasting relations to this day. Other than that, I literally don't like any of them.
MA and the UK have not had any strong important factors into their relations since the revolutionary war, like nothing just specific to them. Just because the US was an ally to the UK doesnt mean that MA suddenly has everything to do with them. Actually, if you want to be specific with WWII, MA was extremely important into helping Nova Scotia, a Canadian province. We helped them with the Halifax fire and defended them during WWII. They give us a Christmas Tree every year as thanks. Like, sure the US has big relations to the UK, but state by state? MA barely matters to them.
And since you only like to go off of your personal experiences, I literally live in the UK right now and most people literally do not know what Boston/Massachusetts is. I have to say I'm near New York. They don't know or care about us. One person thought I was from Canada when I said I was from Boston.
You lack actual specific history to your character and the personality could literally fit into any other state. You have very minimal facts that you mainly got from wikipedia or from your own mind, which isn't very accurate. ))
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TheBayState Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OOC: I'm really tired right now so this is probably going to be a weak reply. I know I'm ignoring that, go on and on about it if you want, In don't care, I'm not changing it. This is my one bias that I cannot ignore. It does not make it a bad OC immediately, your right. But it does show me that their is a possibility of a bad OC in their and sometimes it is sometimes it isn't. Actually those other languages sorta do. Chinese from Chinese immigrants (you can actually find quite a few around colleges like Harvard.) French, okay c'mon, that is literally an option you have for your foreign language class in high school XD and Russian, there are actually quite a lot of people here who speak Russian. Heck, even my World History teacher does, she's actually from Russia. 

So I see you don't like ships that have negative history huh? That sounds like an opinion. I, on the other hand, think that a ship has a point to it if they have had history or any interaction at all, whether it be negative or positive. I also really don't use the ship as a part of her character, I never even bring it up unless someone says or asks something that basically prompts for it. So it's sorta pointless for you to use that against my OC. 

*sigh* I have a life outside of the internet and my OC y'know. I can't spend hours and hours trying to perfect my OC, which is impossible, their is no such thing as a perfect OC. I'm still constantly adding or fixing things about her character though, whenever I have the chance at least. Also since when was this conversion about my OC and as I stated before no OC is perfect; I have admitted to some flaws in my OC, so what about yours.

Your OC seems to very closely resemble other MA OC's, not very original. "John always looks to improve himself. He is his number one competitor." I have seen that quite a bit with not only MA OC's, but many others as well. His personality overall seems very, plain. Give me any part of his personality and I'll give you at least 3 other OC's with the same personality. I can agree with you on being an Athiest because imo any New England OC should be Atheist, Agnostic, or Deist. But Pan,  really? So many OC's are like "He/she is Pan! Gay! Lesbian! Bi! etc." but pan takes the cake, their are so many Pan-sexual OC's out there. 

And I would just like to say I DO NOT BASE MY FUCKING OC OFF OF MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE'S OR WIKI. you fucking arschloch If I were to base it off my own experience then My OC would be like a aph ver. of me, which is not the damn case. IT is also literally impossible to base an OC of of Wikipedia crap, since it's just a bunch of usually old info.

And again, I am CONSTANTLY improving my OC, so why don'tcha check back in a month :p
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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
((alright thats something you wanna keep, keep it
lol in my school Chinese was not an option, only french or spanish were. In fact i havent heard of a school near me offering that, I've heard german but not the others. i guess thats public school for you though.

alright well I'm just saying that as a person living in England at the moment, they litearlly do not know what MA is. Like, they just don't. They don't know or care. I can at least say in Ireland they did know us tho, so theres a European country that cares if u want to use that

alright heres the thing with that, when i say an OC is generic, I mean it can fit into any other state. the same state being similar, like MAs being similar, is not uncommon, since its the same state. most everything i gave as a personality trait to john is base off of history for some point, for that improvement quote I mean MA is fighting against himself mainly due to the fact that it is number 1 in many categories (health care, education, ect) sometimes by so far that there is no one left to beat besides itself. i can explain more parts if you'd like.

Damn I guess making an OC pansexual makes it bad, just like giving it red hair! shoot, I should have known that a characters sexuality is a main part of its personality, right? Just like how red hair is. all of my ocs are pansexual unless stated otherwise. Because they are states. they dont have sexual preferences. they are attracted to who they are attracted to, hence, being pansexual.

look i get it, you're 13 and in that age of life that we all regret at some point. but you are acting very rude and childish. you never know who might be two of the most well known and respected people in the state community who's pretty close friends with most of the people who you probably follow in the state oc fandom. they might just warn people about you if you keep things up like this. just a thought. 

if you sincerely want help with your oc, specifically giving you history and modern resources, or just trying to improve your oc I can get it to you. I also have a life outside of the internet, I usually can't spend most any time here anymore due to London and all. But I'll be willing to help if you'll actually take it, without being rude. I understand you get that way, but its extremely off putting and is not giving you a good reputation.))
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Alotofchusetts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
(("Also, would you care to give me tips on how to improve my OC?"
I just gave you tips
and you now chose to ignore them and act like a child again, not surprising. 
watch who you speak rudely too man, you never know when it might bite you in the ass
I hope you grow up to lose that shitty attitude of yours, seeing as though you act like a 9 year old now, plenty of time to change i guess))
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is from 2011, four years later and guess what? The character developed, of course it didn't stay the same. I find it really laughable that someone that describes their oc as tsudere says mine is a gary-stu. If you cared to read the whole profile on the image, you'd notice it had the motto on there. Both latin and translation. 
I have my Massachusetts on tumblr now, and yeah he's still a ginger and pretty well rounded if you ask me. Before you try to so called tear someone down, look at your own OCs, correct that first. YEah I'm talking directly about the wikipedia copy paste research bullshit. 

Also one word of advice, everyone's ocs aren't gonna be the same obscure thing you think the place to be. That is what makes making states unique; it's different from person to person. I'm not from there, but I've gotten help from people from their over the years and I've improved. So kindly fuck off, and stop trying to police people with your weeaboo bullshit. Rude much.
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm calling it like it is.
Yiff somewhere else with that mess and fit in learning how to read, please.
Thanks c:
PS Finish your homework too.
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
First off sweetie, you the one that came to me with that disrespectful shit. That's not how you critique with it littered with profanity, opinions (because a critique is suppose to be as unbiased and fact based as possible) and personal bias. Here lemme define critique for you
cri·tique | a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.
Nope didn't see any of that at all in your weakass "critique".  I would've took you seriously if you legit critiqued me. But you know what? You didn't. You give respect, to get it. And honey you didn't give me respect or was respectful since the first comment. So go fuck yourself with that I'm being insulting shit. If you can't take it, then don't deal it out, point blank.

Look, why the hell are you insulting me as a person? It makes no scene. Insulting an OC is way different than insulting a person. Because, y'know, people have feelings. And if you can't take criticism to your OC, then you shouldn't make them public.

This sounds like you right about now. I'm not angry with you, just baffled at your stupidity. 
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't realize your were websters. Guess I should change the definition of inelegance too? Or did you mean intelligence? Like I said gimme a legit critique of my oc, and I'll listen to you. But for right now, this is hilarious, and it explains a lot with your behavior.
You're like 12, stop trying to start drama, because you tried as hell. Go eat a piece of bread; finish your homework too. Before I tell your parents :v
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jellybeansRus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Fun Fact: Massachusetts nickname in Maine is Masshole Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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TheBayState Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
((Admin: actually, I think that nickname is more prominent in New Hampshire XD ))
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
skajbkjav so it's true :XD:
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KiloAlfaTangoEcho Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact: Manchester, NH is called ManchVegas
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KiloAlfaTangoEcho Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know that only Massachusites celebrated Patriot's day.
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I never heard of that holiday, until I researched more about Mass. And I'm also friends with a couple Bay Staters :'D 
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KiloAlfaTangoEcho Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's not the biggest holiday but we get school off and me and my dad go to the reenactments. Which are freezing and you have to bring a 2 ladders and a plank to see anything, even though it's 4:30 in the morning.
I like that you put effort into these and actually research the states. :iconhatsoffplz:
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Artist
i like him hes a ginger!
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gingers are awesome, 'nuff said u n u
And thank you so much. ♥
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Artist
two of my characters are ginger (one is my current icon) they are EPIC
funniest is that the guy on my icon is a vampire/demon (incubus)  and he likes to collect souls


((gives a whole new meaning to 'gingers have no souls' xD))
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Geminice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Amazing description on such a good picture!
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thannk you again, it's such old art though :XD:;;;
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random-rocker13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Hey did you know the Quarter Pounder from McDonalds was invented by a guy from Lawrence?

This fun fact brought to you by a Lawrence, Massachusetts obsessed Hetalian. K bai now~
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously!? Even more to add :D
Thanks very much, bro.
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random-rocker13 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
*flails* my strange knowledge of things I shouldn't be as interested in as I really am was useful to somebody! *party poppers for everyone*
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think odd facts like that are the best ;o;
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random-rocker13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Ferdinand Waldo Demara. Go look at that awesome motherfucker. He's from Lawrence too. He is the ultimate actor.
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall look him up ;A;

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outside1980 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Massachusetts native as well! Also Native American :) I love my state and wouldn't leave for the world!
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh awesome Nativex2 :XD:
I love how you guys love your state so much. How much you pride it and everything, I think that's adorable. That kinda love for a state, that I see from it's people, that makes me want to visit...to see what it's all about for myself. I'm sure it's much more different than reading about it, or hearing about it from others. 

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BostonDrag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Love it. As a Massachusetts native, this is so accurate :-)
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CrazyEyeCupcakes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
I love my state. :iconblushplz:
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
skajcbkj I'm glad you do, broskie!
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LittleDevil-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Living in Mass, I can say that I love this OC. c:
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, bro!
Worked real hard on this crazy guy.
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artsyandy98 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being from MA myself, I can say that we are one pretty brainy, badass state! :D This drawing and description sum all of it up! ( except for the last part about the sports teams! Everyone is just jealous of the Bruins and the Celtics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) And the Yankees are PURE EVIL!!!!!!!! )
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I am with you on the Yankees, we don't like them much here in Philadelphia. and thanks very much, again sorry for the late reply.
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GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Masshole, how we love ye!
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