Hi! I'm an American living in New Zealand. I'm into many fandoms (though mostly Kingdom hearts as you should tell by my blog lol). I do post NSFW, but try to keep the tags there, though admittedly I'm bad with tagging. Also expect some rantings from RL.|
Feel free to ask me anything, I'll answer it, unless you ask my real name :P
I'm a big believer in If you don't like it, don't look.
“do your homework!”
if you insist
14 ways to steal your heart
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
I’m not sure what to do about people like this.
I wish tumblr had a report-button for art-theft since it’s so rampant on tumblr.
Here we have a tumblr user who steals art and thinks its okay because “everyone does it”, which is why it’s such a problem and just because so many people do it DOESN’T MAKE IT OKAY.
They also don’t understand disclaimer laws and have no respect for artists and so they repost art they didn’t draw in order to get a few notes.
Which is really sad and pathetic but that’s their issue.
To everyone on the Soul Eater tag or anyone who cares about artists getting the credit they deserve for their art, please block this person or send them a message explaining to them why this IS NOT OKAY.
I’m not asking people to attack them, just send them a message explaining why sourcing is important and why they should source.
Maybe if they here it from more people then they’ll see it’s not thought of as an okay thing to do.
A little info about sourcing:
A proper source is where the artist ORIGINALLY posted their work. For Soul Eater, most art from zero-chan, weheartit or whatever art-theft website is usually from a Japanese website by Japanese artists. That someone then stole and then reposted their artwork without their permission.
ZERO-CHAN, WEHEARTIT, PHOTOBUCKET, MOST ENGLISH IMAGE SHARING SITES ARE NOT SOURCES.
Many Japanese artists explicitly state on their websites that they do not want people to repost their work!
Here is an example a popular Soul Eater artist named 84k has posted on her site.
The reproduction of the image without permission is prohibited.
Notice how it’s in several different languages including English?
These disclaimers can be (and usually ARE there) found on the artists website or their pixiv account.
There have been artists who LEFT the fandom and stopped posting their artwork online because people reposting their art has been such a problem. Even when they asked people not to, people still reposted their art so they just stopped posting art (and sometimes deleted their websites).
Miya Katsura is an example of a popular Soul Eater artist who stopped posting her Soul Eater art online and deleted it all due to art theft and reposting issues.
I’m sure many people just want to share the wonderful artwork they see online but if you’re going to share then please, at the very least, credit the artist who DREW the lovely art we all like so much.
It’s art-theft and just plain disrespectful to post someone else’s work without crediting them.
Sources are very easy to find as well.
Here is how you do it, quick and easy.
Google has a reverse image search function!
And saucenao will find the source for you, all you need is the picture!
It takes 2 seconds and it’s not hard to copy and paste a link into an image description!
I was playing Minecraft, and I decided to go north with no materials other than the items i already had in pockets. For two REAL days I have spent my time going nothing but north. I eventually reached an ocean and I jumped in and swam…and swam… I was running out of food and just as i was about to give up and drown myself, i stumbled upon the most amazing thing i have ever seen. An island of 1 block sticking out of the ocean with a red rose resting on top. Against all odds, that one rose grew on that one block. This has given me hope, and i must believe that against all odds, I too can live on. I must keep going.
that was the most inspiring thing i’ve ever read
why aren’t cloaks popular
I would wear the fuck out of cloaks man
you could just swish dramatically out of boring conversations
We could make cloaks popular, people, I mean look at the notes on this. If everyone who liked/reblogged this wore a cloak we could start a trend!
it’s likely none of us go outside
They make a depressingly good point.