To seriously answer Derrek's question, I orignally wanted my sprites to be either orange or purple fox sprites when I joined Authortastic. But I was afraid of doing that "barely an edit" thing (like removing one tail from Tails and changing nothing else and calling him original), so I didn't do orange (it's my favorite color too; one of the many reasons I like Tails). However, Jeshi-kun himself was purple and remember this was the time of the Jeshi-kun Clones. So I tried going for a lavender like look (which is kinda how Sakura came out, coincidentily), but the closest I could come up with using Paint was pink. I've learned to live with it, though.
In comic, my second-in-command, 666 the Fire Bro, insisted I choose the colors for my new shape for the transformation machine beforehand before an expert designer I hired arrived. I usually trust, so I went with it. However, even I can mix up my own system every now and then and poof, I'm pink.
"and with the April fools mini-plot portraying Jeshi as some sort of Pimp was REALLY ooc..."
I wouldn't say that... I would say that Jeshi-kun got upset at the thought of someone else taking his future wife (we know it has to happen SOMEtime since Bluefire still exists) and we all do some pretty stupid things when upset.