artistic appropriation

It’s Thanksgiving which means tables decorated with tiny porcelain figures of Native Americans sharing corn with pilgrims. It’s a holiday about being grateful, coming together, and being at peace but while we use caricatures of a great people, mainstream media ignores their cries for help. While we set tables with servings of food that are far too large, the original inhabitants of this great nation struggle to fight for clean drinking water and respect for their ancestors.

I’m not great at words but this issue is very dear to my heart so here’s some art.

Can IG ACOTAR accounts stop posting posts on Tumblr without the respected credit?

I found a post from the ‘Explore’ tab on Ig and it’s a screenshot on Tumblr, created by one of us here. And I clicked on it because there was no credit to that person? And as I’m scrolling I find a couple of my own personal posts WITH MY URL CROPPED OUT?

What the actual fuck? How hard is it to KEEP PEOPLE’S URLS ON THE POST. I swear I never get salty, except for this shit. 

Copyright and giving credit where credit is due is a form of respect to the person who originally posted it. I would never share someone’s painting or song or novel somewhere without acknowledging where it’s from. The same reason why you footnote, or you Harvard reference on a paper. I come from a heavy graphic design, photography background and I AM BIG ON ARTIST APPROPRIATION.

STOP THIS SHIT PLEASE. It doesn’t take more effort to leave someone’s URL on your screenshot. RANT OVER.

Today (April 5th) is Akira Toriyama’s birthday! Happy birthday to a legendary manga artist!

And it feels appropriate to announce that for the 50th episode of the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, we’ll be talking all about the world of Dragon Ball!! That’s right, it’s long overdue, and I figured what better time to do it than for my big 5-0?! ^__~ This will be a general Dragon Ball episode, since the series is just SO massive. And joining me to chat about it will be my friend & fellow Dragon Ball fan, @tapesfromthecrypt! Got any questions, comments, topics you’d like us to cover, or favorite Dragon Ball-related memories? Feel free to leave a comment on this post, send me an Ask, or email me directly at and we might read em on the episode! But be sure to get them in by April 9th! ^_^

“Beyoncé is a thief! She ripped off Led Zeppelin’s "when the levee breaks” in her song “don’t hurt yourself”….she isn’t authentic, just another hip hop artist appropriating rock music to be edgy" K but Led Zeppelin ripped off Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie(pictured) who wrote and recorded “when the levee breaks” in 1929, 42 years before Led Zeppelin put out their version.

 Your elitist, racist, misogynist bullshit badly masquerading as musical preferrence is showing. Anyways, contemporary rock music is bleached, processed and bastardized black music….don’t for one second think you have a more refined taste in music because you listen to led zeppelin, the beatles, the rolling stones etc (any other skinny white boys in guitar music(old or new))……they are to rock music what take away is to a home cooked meal from a family recipe. No comparison


@belladonnaluthiel oh my goodness
I had some FUN with this one.
Genius, my dude, genius. (I’ve never heard of this take on Hairy Potter before, thank you?!)
(Also I did not at all accidentally write “Harry” instead of Hairy what are you talking about???)
Thank you or requesting!!!

Hermione: Ron, omg, what is he doing?

Ron: Blessing you.

Hermione: (I somehow doubt that.)