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Sheik fans coexistence by ryttu3k Sheik fans coexistence by ryttu3k
(Unifying fandom through rhyming couplets!)

You know what, guys?

It doesn't matter if you see Sheik as male or female. It doesn't matter if you see Sheik as Zelda's alter ego or as his (or her) own self. It even doesn't matter if you view all versions - N64, manga, and 3DS for Ocarina, and Brawl Sheik as four distinct characters, or as variations on the same, or something in between.

We're all unified by one thing - and that is that SHEIK IS AWESOME.

So let's give the arguments a rest! Sheik is friggin' cool, no matter what your views :) Can't we all happily coexist?

And if you do want to coexist, come and join the club! :iconsheikcoexistence: - you know you want to.
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YU-GI-OMG Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
I like the rhyming
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Jayfeathers-My-Fave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll join! It's pretty sad that some people have to be so set on something they can't respect other peoples versions of a character... :( Glad I'm not alone in thinking enough's enough! :D
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Kiranta Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Shiek has been confirmed to return to Smash Bros, but not as a transformation this time, but as his/her own character.
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know :) I'm looking forward to playing as Sheik!
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MK-ultra91 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this stamp! I love both sheiks c: female and male =P
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sheiks in general are the best! :)
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DarkLunarangel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I now have the rhyme stuck in my head and I love it. Awesome job.
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just as planned ;D
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Xaldinpwn Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
The poem on your stamp reminds me of Dr. Seuss!

But yeah, I've never been too crazy about Sheik, but I hate all the incessant debates about her gender. I'm glad that there are people like you who don't care about it either way.
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rhyming couplets solve all, don't you know?

And yeah, I'd love for the debates to stop! Either way, Sheik is extremely cool.
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FMAYahsa12 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Besides, having Sheik be either male or female gives all cosplayers a chance at cosplaying Sheik!
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, that too!
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sweetflake3 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how it rhymes!
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It was fun to write :)
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sweetflake3 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~! :3
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ElvenLoreLady Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Sheik is awesome! And plays pretty music xD This is my childhood in a nutshell lol
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee, I'm glad you like!
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Kawaii-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always stare at this stamp. I love how it's like a poem!
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Fandom harmony through rhyming couplets. It was fun to come up with!
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werehogdog Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
i completely agree with this stamp. Sheik is awesome no matter what,
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! :)
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ShifterDreams Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
i was tempted to write a story a long time ago that sheik was two people Shei and Ikah but but run around pretending to one person sheik ^^;
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD That could be fun.
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ShifterDreams Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist
X3 id acttly love to see link stuck in the middle of them X3
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...I am okay with this XD Heh, maybe one is male and one is female, and thus everyone keeps going, "Oh, Sheik's clearly a boy!" "No, Sheik's clearly a girl!"
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CitrineG Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol someone needs to do thisssssssss
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That could be really fun XD
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theheartofanime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I AGREE WITH YOU TOTALY
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) Sheik is cool, huh?
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theheartofanime Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, sheik's awsome :)
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CrowParker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
THANK YOU
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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msfcatlover Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you.
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!!

I am an admitted Male!Sheik believer, but I actually also like the female!Sheik portion. I dont go ratting on other people if they think sheik is female and dont agree with me. It is a character who's gender was MEANT to be ambiguous and undefinable! That was part of the plot! Sheik is an awsome character, regardless of it's gender. Who cares if sheik is male or female, Sheik is just Sheik!
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the female!Sheik part of fandom if a) they make Sheik look realistic (no head-sized boobs!) and b) they don't go around bashing male!Sheik fans and saying "OMG YOU JUST LIKE IT FOR THE YAOI". But yeah, I love that it's ambiguous - even Hyrule Historia kept it ambiguous!
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know the creator of LoZ wanted to be a complete troll when he made this character like, 10-15 years ago and people are STILL starting MASSIVE flame wars over that character's gender of all things XD
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I know, right? And Miyamoto's general response is, 'Don't care! 8D'
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Miyamoto is the Epic Troll of all Trolls XD
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kamikamiya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! Someone is finally being rational!

This is the beauty of fictional things, you can hold any explanation you want to be true. I am so sick of the arguing and trying to convince each side that their wrong (Especially those who think Man-Sheik fans are all yaoi nutcases)
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :) Heh, I like telling people who assume I prefer male Sheik for the yaoi that I also ship him with Zelda. That always gets an interesting reaction!
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kamikamiya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a new one!
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD It has no canon basis whatsoever, but it's honestly become one of my favourite ships in all of fandom. The only one that beats it is Link/Sheik (in ANY form, male, female, androgynous, actually Zelda or own person - although my preference is male, own person), and that's been my OTP for like. Eleven and a half years.
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kamikamiya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're curious I like male, same person
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same person as Zelda, you mean? That works too - Sheik's body definitely looks physically male. I wrote that, once, actually! (Although Zelda was genderqueer, identifying as both male and female. So being able to shapeshift? Awesome.)
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I really don't know why I haven't faved this by now :ohnoes: You know considering how I'm sure I just wasted my time telling off a fem. Sheik freak that male Sheiks aren't just for the yaoi, I immediately thought about this stamp and how sad it is that the fandom is so split over such a simple, stupid little detail. I mean really, why does it matter so much? I know I already gave you my reasons a while ago on your male Sheik argument, but I see your art all the time since I like to search up the newest Sheik entries everyday and when I saw this stamp I was like YESSSSSS.

I'm totally fine with either versions of Sheik, but I'm kinda annoyed that female Sheiks today tend to be drawn over the top :ohnoes: Most of them have unappealingly huge chests and even cosplays make them look TOO feminine with an overload of makeup and whatnot. I mean sure, that's fine, but do you really have to overly sexualize Sheik who has practically no visible skin to begin with? Male Sheikers do this too, with way overly defined muscles and DBZ buffness, and considering how that show taught me to be afraid of overly muscular men I kinda turn away from entries like that. But overall I guess you can say I prefer a flat chest (or even a slightly bulged one like Brawl Sheik) to overly huge melons. I mean sure, not all female Sheiks are drawn that way, and I've got a few in my favorites actually where Sheik is clearly a girl, but overall, are we really fighting over whether or not we're supposed to draw Sheik with boobs? Are we really all 12? :ohnoes: Link is drawn the same way in the sense that some are overly muscular and some are incredibly feminine (or straight up rule 63'd), but no one argues with that. Same with Tetra and Zelda being one in the same; although the are, they are still entirely different entities, and Sheik shouldn't be considered any less.

I have complete respect for female Sheik supports, despite the fact that I am a male supporter, but only if they are fair in their arguments and respect the other side. If everyone could take this stamp to heart the internet would certainly be a much better place
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I was that entry XD;; It's since been deleted - out of curiosity, what did you say? (And I ship Sheik with Zelda. I'd love to see his response to that! ;) )

And yeah - I don't have a problem with either sex, but please make Sheik look like... Sheik! @.@ I mean, not even Zelda has a chest like that! Muscular Sheik I can SORT of buy a bit better, since he's pretty buff in the official art - look at those shoulders XD And yeah, seriously. It's a fictional character's gender and identity. Why get in to wars over it, seriously? (For Tetra, I consider her to be the original, with her 'Zelda' persona being driven by mental influence from all the past Zeldas, which she hasn't quite adjusted to in WW.)

But yes! I'd like EVERYONE to have respect for others - unfortunately, I've seen male Sheik fans say some pretty awful stuff too, like saying that they only want Sheik to be a seperate male because 'princesses are stupid!' or some idiodic reason like that. If anyone is going to argue anything, they should at least have good arguments, and that goes for all sides.

Anyway. Thanks for your response! :)
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Well pretty much like, the argument was that Sheik is a girl and people should "stop drawing perverted pictures of male Sheik", but then how would switching Sheik to a female be any better? People do the same regardless of the character and the gender (after all, there is no escape from Rule 34). I also made the point that Zelda and Tetra are treated as separate characters, so Sheik should be too. Also how the whole debate was pointless and saying "DON'T ARGUE WITH ME BECAUSE I'M RIGHT" is a surefire way for people to treat you like an 11 year old. I'm really surprised it was deleted already; I'm guessing my comment made that happen since I was the only one who actually said anything and that was only a few hours ago :ohnoes: I also directed them to your Coexist stamp and told them to take it to heart, along with your male Sheik argument since the points there are so well thought-out and relevant there really is no denying it as a "excuse to make yaoi" or whatever.

Totally agree man :ohnoes: Muscular Sheik is fine, don't get me wrong, but making his muscles so big to the point where he looks like a 30 year old bodybuilder is just...no. And I totally agree with you on Tetra, and she can really be considered Wind Waker's equivalent of Sheik only backwards almost. And yet there's no argument about her and Zelda.

I haven't actually seen anyone give that rant, but I've seen some pretty bad male Sheiks too. But really, it's just like...calm down bro. It's ok. I will totally accept and respect anyone's views just as long as they have good reasons and are respectful of my side instead of just automatically getting "You know Sheik is a girl right? Because Sheik is Zelda." Foolproof reasoning right there.

But sure :D Thanks for being awesome and for making this stamp/your respectful arguments. Keep it up :D
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ryttu3k Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they couldn't handle an opposing position? *shrug*

Yeah, true. Ah well - I'm generally in favour of having characters look like characters XD I'm also not a fan of hyper-masculinised Link - the type that go, "NOW HE LOOKS LIKE A REAL MAN." Which is insulting on at least three different levels, really!

I have, unfortunately :( And Zelda bashing - I once read a Link/Sheik fic, started promising... devolved into Zelda plotting to kill Sheik so she could have Link for herself, Link killing her bloodily, and Link and Sheik celebrating -_- If there's one thing that'll get me hitting the back button, even on my OTP, it's Zelda bashing.

Anyway. I digress XD No problem, and you too!
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Just one quick thing to add--I was just talking to somebody about Sheik while playing Super Smash Bros. and she told me she actually included the whole Sheik debate in one of her papers and how she considered it sad that Nintendo made it seem like Zelda could only defend herself by turning into a man. I guess it falls under the "Zelda sucks!" category, but that's an interesting way to look at it :ohnoes: Personally, I think her whole inability to defend herself from Ganondorf and the fight at the castle was really more of a gameplay element. Never really heard somebody use this reason as a way to support female Sheik, but it's certainly interesting nonetheless :ohnoes:
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