Frequently Asked Questions
Before sending in an ask, please see if your question has already been answered here. :)
Are you affiliated with Nickelodeon or Hey Arnold! in any way?
No. I’m simply a fan who grew up with the show. I’m not affiliated with Nickelodeon, Hey Arnold!, or Craig Bartlett. I love the fanart that’s produced every day by fellow fans and want them to get the recognition they deserve. By (re)blogging their work from dA or Tumblr, it is my goal that they will get a lot of exposure. As of Jan. 22, 2012, HAF has over 170 followers and is growing bigger every day. That’s over 170 people that may not have seen the work otherwise. All of the work from dA is tagged “Hey Arnold” so anyone searching Tumblr in general for “Hey Arnold” will also get to see the work.
I don’t want my work up on HAF. Can you take it down?
If you’re the original artist, please send me an ask with the title and artist of the piece. I’m online multiple times a day and will gladly take it down ASAP. As an artist myself, I understand that not everyone wants their work to be shared on Tumblr.
¿Habla usted español?
No, I don’t. :(
What’s your personal blog?
So if you get an ask in your box from EsileSonia, it’s me. :)
Are you a part of Operation Ruthless/Save The Jungle Movie/Save the Patakis/Etc.?
I personally am not, but I do not disagree with what they are doing. However, due to circumstances regarding the general fandom, as of February 24th, 2012, no fandom group projects will be promoted on this blog.
Why are you posting homosexual fanworks? There were no gay characters in the show!
Mr. Simmons was gay. A few of the kids in the series may be gay. Even if there weren’t any canon gay characters in the series, I still wouldn’t discriminate against pairings in fanart. Some of the art I post happens to feature gay pairings. If you don’t like it, don’t follow. The only pairings I won’t post are ones that feature pedophilia. (For example, a nine-year-old Arnold and Mr. Hyunh in his 40s/50s, such as in the current timeline of the show. However, if Arnold was aged up to be legal, I might consider, it depends on the piece.)
Do you post pornographic works?
No. The only NSFW (Not Safe For Work) fanworks I will post feature language or otherwise adult situations, and both will be hidden behind a “read more” or linked to, rather than being posted right out in the open. I will not be posting any pornographic works on the blog. My rule of thumb for sexual situations is that if it wouldn’t be on the show (and the show got away with quite a bit!), it won’t be on the blog. There will possibly be a specifically NSFW Hey Arnold Fanworks blog at some point.
Are you looking for help running the blog?
Not at this time.
Are you the same EsileSonia who’s against Arnold and Helga as a relationship?
If you’re talking about the essay “Why I Don’t Ship Arnold x Helga,” yes, I’m the same EsileSonia. My personal feelings on the relationships in the show will not be reflected in what I post here.
Who is your favorite character?
Toss-up between Helga and Curly. By the way, I do ship them together. :D For the adults, Grandma Pookie and Mr. Hyunh. (Not shipping them together though!)
What is your favorite episode?
I can’t choose a favorite, but my top fifteen, in no particular order, are “Arnold’s Thanksgiving,” “Arnold’s Christmas,” “What’s Opera, Arnold?,” “Harold’s Bar Mitzvah,” “Curly Snaps,” “Aptitude Test,” “School Play,” “April Fool’s Day,” “The Beeper Queen,” “Helga’s Parrot,” “Headless Cabbie,” “Veterans Day,” “Helga on the Couch,” “Ghost Bride,” and “Parents Day.”