again not my manip from a video


Some things I made for my next video <33

I know the quality is really bad, but I had to pull it down, because tumblr didn’t want them to move in a higher quality so yeah… if you wanna see them in HD, you’ll have to wait for the full video! :D There you will see them with a colouring! :)



Today marks 1 Month since I joined this ship/fandom…

I’ve only been in 2 fandoms before Outlander and in every fandom I’m involved in my only contribution has always been manips and fanarts. The first time I made a manip in this fandom, it caused a huge drama (involving the costume designer, TD). I felt really bad and guilty about it. I hate drama and I don’t like the idea of my manip causing drama (the other 2 fandoms I’m in are relatively quiet and manips are really common so they never make a big deal out of them). I’ve never felt bad or guilty about making manips until I joined this fandom. I thought maybe I should just be a silent lurker because I’ve got nothing else to offer; I’m not a great detective like @sherrigamblin, writing isn’t really my forte like it is for @nothingislost, I can’t make GIFs and beautiful videos like @manders1984 and @jamesandclairefraser. I did become a silent lurker for a few days and during those few days there were times when I was very tempted to open Photoshop and make SC manips again but decided not to. One afternoon I checked my Tumblr and there was one message. It was from Jess. Her message was short but it meant a lot to me at that time to hear that it’s not my fault, I don’t need to be embarrassed and it’s okay to make manips. Her message got me thinking. My manips are my imagination and it is my way of expressing my love for SC, why should I feel guilty for loving them, for celebrating the beauty of two people who look in love and happy to be with each other? There will always be monkeys/people who disagree with what I do, but it shouldn’t stop me from doing what I love. I’m very glad I didn’t continue being a silent lurker, I enjoy making and sharing manips now and in the process I’ve made friends with so many wonderful people in this ship. Love you guys X

Where is the line?

I want to give my point of view on a topic that has been relevant during all the years I have been uploading creative content to the internet:

Where is the line when it comes to using other editors’/artists' work?

OBS: All of this is my personal opinion based on my own experiences!

Let me start of by saying that I will be the first to admit that I myself have used other editors’ work; everything from maskings, 3D effects, textures, clips from student films, song cover, etc. But whenever I do this, I do my absolute best to give 100% clear credit to the right person! I write their names into my end credits, I add links to their pages/videos in the description, I correct people when they compliment me for something I did not do, etc. Every time I feel it is appropriate, I also contact them personally asking for permission, and/or send them the link to my video when I have uplaoded it. Should it be so that the person I have borrowed from contacts me and does not approve of how I have used their work, I would take the video down immediately. Because I should not be taking credit for things I have not done myself, nor should I be disrespecting other content creators. 

This is not a universal way of thinking though…

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