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fucking internet.....

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 6:31 PM
i consider myself a fairly open minded person, and quite an easy guy to talk to.  when people want to share my pictures and strips, i take it as a compliment.  when people want to do fanarts i take it as an even greater one.

when people want to trace my stuff or use it as a reference, i say, go for it. if it helps you learn something, awesome!

when people want to edit something of mine and take the moment to ask me to do it, i usually say yes

we are all different, we all have our own little fetishes, and mine being bdsm, who the fuck am  i to judge.

but recently i have been sent a link of one of my pictures, ally and lisa as a ponygirl one edited to be a guy....and it pissed me off.
not because the picture was edited, hell not even because whoever did it ended up putting their own website watermark to it... fuck it

what pissed me off is that the person who did it couldn't take a second to ask could he or she do it. just basic  respect
cause the funny thing is, i would have said yes. we are all weird in our own way.

hell even if i got asked now, retroactively i would still allow it, its the finding out from others that annoys me

so, if you happen to see that picture, know that is was made without permission. and that, ladies and gentlemen.. is rare

also to clarify,  fanarts, im flattered by them. their existence  means i am doing something right with this story. i merely want to be warned if someone will edit my pics. hell i have given permission for that before. latest one was when a fellow deviant asked if he or she could change the colors on allycat avatar for a friend. then  this person doesn't have to justify the edit, and i dont have a swarm of notes to reply to XD



purpose of this journal btw is to be a sort of a collective reply to a growing number of notes about that picture. i don't really plan on hunting anyone down on the internet. just want to save myself the trouble of replying to the repeating note by just linking this post XD

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:iconremusmdh:
With all the work you have done that could easily be fetishized (further), I'm not surprised you are easy going on all this. I mean or else you'd have gone nuts years ago due to all the manips of your work. But BS like this *sighs*

Times like this I wish my OC shadow "demoness* (Yes, dear, I know you find the label annoying, soothe yourself for now, this nice man was artistically violated) was real. Send out some feelers, locate this person, pay him/her a nice, and explain things to them. Yes, they might have some nightmares for a few years, but they'd survive... mostly, hopefully >_>

See, she doesn't kill (much) anymore, but she takes the welfare of her friends (possessions) personally so demon hunters and stuff stopped hunting her, and well... Fun when I get to unleash her, hehehehe. Anyways... enough from this creepy unstable writer >_>;;
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:icongini-beanie:
GINI-BEANIE Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hear ya. It's All About the Permission, First. If They Can't Acknoladge that, then there's Something wrong with them. it's not that Hard, to Just Fucking Ask. I LOVE you're work, BTW. i wouldn't Change a thing of it.
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:iconleisureinc:
So you'd like it if we let you know before hand before we use a pic as a reference. Because I guess I should let you know I want to use your humanized Chloe as a reference for a pic I'm doing. Hope that's ok.
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Anama-chan Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a sad world and some people just think when you take something that doesn't belong to you but brandish their names on it makes it theirs.

I study at a prestigious design school and I've seen more than twice people that use amazing works at deviant art and just edit them and place their sticker name on it and get high grades just because teachers don't know the real artist.

Your work is incredible and could even say my favorite. It's a shame someone would edit it and take credit for it. Specially when you are kind enough to share it with us at no gain.

I just hope ass@#$#& like those won't make you stop sharing the amazing story and art you create to enjoy and inspire us.
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:iconllywrch:
You should mention this problem with your teachers.

Not in the manner of "Did you know X took that work you gave an A to from Deviant Art?" but more along the lines of "What would you do if someone copied art from Deviant Art?" Maybe even as a question during the first day of class each quarter/semester.

Because from what I remember of school, teachers get very upset when they discover their students plagiarizing in this manner; many are working artists who struggle with plagiarism all the time. Your asking this question will lead to a lecture about plagiarism. This may lead to the instructor making her/his own investigations & taking the necessary action -- & not put you at risk of being a "tattle-tale". At the least, it will scare off a few students from doing exactly that.
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Anama-chan Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh don't worry I didn't have to, the guy was found out, the worst part of it is that he used it for the thesis project. And he had already gotten the grade to pass. Since then he lost all trust with the teachers and of course there was a lecture.

Usually in my school we don't have these problems but there's always one or two people that think they can get what they want in life without working for it.
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tigerstorms Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Suggest watermarks on all your work. then set their person's website A FLAME! Granted it's nice to see that others have your interest and read your stuff, but just like the basic rules of copyrighting they should ALWAYS ask before use. from what I was told if you don't get a flat out NO or even a reply back you have ever right to use it. but if you never ask for it and just take it on your own accord to use something or edit something with out giving proper credit were it's due you should burn.
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dystar Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basic netiquette must be observed. Even online communities have the capacity to ostracize its members. The Internet is not without its means of punishment. The eyes of society may glaze and ignore, but in a moment, they may focus and scowl. Protocol is not as simple as rules of conformity, something which sickens us rebels at heart, but they are intended for smooth social interaction, so we do not offend the people we do not wish to. I mean, by all means, if you want to insult someone, take a deuce right into their morning cup of coffee, but if you want someone to know the difference between your actions and offensive intent, it's important to understand protocol.
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:icondarkninja0200:
Dam that sucks 3:
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:iconrattrap6:
rattrap6 Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Just a thought 'ere but maybe he didn't know who the artist is,I mean there are some lazy ass bastards out there when it comes to taggin' stuff...
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