Aleph is the pseudonymous author of the Malakhim stories, and their original creator. The copyright for Malakhim was previously claimed by our company, Malakh Studios LLC, of which Aleph is a member, for various reasons, mostly involving providing her a thin protection from stalkers. However, the story has always belonged to Aleph and the Studios no longer holds the copyright; Aleph claims all rights, title and interest to all the Malakhim stories, art, and related content under copyright as the original author.
We do not intend any confusion with anyone else using the pseudonym. It was quite uncommon when Aleph first used it as an artist in 1994 out of an affinity for the ideas it represented (tied into the idea of an ox as a work animal among other things) and its endurance through many iterations and many transformations. Since then, many properties have found it fashionable to name a character or product after the first letter in humankind's oldest alphabets, and who can blame them? But we intend no confusion between our artist and anyone else.
There is no intended reference between Aleph's chosen pseudonym and any mystical/scriptural/other materials beyond the idea of the letter itself and its origins, and its relationship to the ox. Oxen in general are very special to her, as many references within the text indicate.
Inquiries for Aleph should be sent through the general webmaster address. Aleph used to respond to each personally, but unfortunately that policy has been much abused. We appreciate feedback, but will ignore heckling entirely. Life is too short for us to put up with that, especially Aleph's.
Aleph respectfully declines general permission to alter, reproduce, or otherwise create derivative works based on the Malakhim story, its mythology and its characters. All rights are reserved as per our copyright notice. Specific permissions will be considered for works upon an appropriate request involving non-abuse-related materials. In other words: It's not hard to ask, but take no for an answer if we don't appreciate what you plan to do with our material. Fan art may be submitted to the webmaster for approval, if we approve it we will add it, credit you with a link and additional information, and a link so long as we approve of it. If those terms are not agreeable, please do not create or submit fanart.