What makes you an Art Thief

I’ve been talking to reposters for a while now, asking them to not repost art without permission and explaining why it’s a bad thing and one thing I noticed, it’s that most people are very shocked when people call them art thief.

So here I’m gonna show the 4 most common things I hear from people that post stuff without permission:


  1. I didn’t steal anything, I found that pic on We Heart It/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Internet!
    That’s the first thing everyone says when accused of stealing artworks. Just because you didn’t say “this is mine” doesn’t mean you are not an art thief. If you copied an artwork and reposted without permission you are basically saying you can do whatever you want with that work because you found it somewhere.

    If you repost artwork without the creator’s permission you are considered an art thief, doesn’t matter where you got the picture from.


  2. “I didn’t know/ couldn’t find the original creator.”
    Excuses, excuses, excuses.

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Dwigth Schrute Lines that Sound Like Mountain Goats Lyrics
  • Dwigth Schrute Lines that Sound Like Mountain Goats Lyrics
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I’m not a dedicated Mountain Goats fan, but I thought this post by @twentybrightpansies was hilarious, so I snagged some bars from John Darnielle performing You Were Cool and recorded Dwight’s lines over them for kicks. Anything can sound like a Mountain Goats song if you try hard and believe in yourself!

  • Best I Ever Had (Destiel)
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Best I Ever Had (Destiel Version) by despntiel

Cover of Best I Ever Had by Gavin Degraw


Monsters here and there, demons everywhere, Sam won’t cut his hair, and I miss you sometimes
We’re at war again, saved the world again, stopped the Apocalypse, and I’m still by your side
You said “profound bond”, I said “personal space”, but you crawled right under my skin anyway
You’re my guardian angel, my bestest friend, man I gotta tell you, oh where do I begin, hey

You’re the best I ever had and I’m trying not to get stuck in my head 
But I’d drive across the country just ‘cause you called, fight your every battle and win them all
You’re the best I ever had and I won’t be the same

Angels falling down, Crowley lost his crown, I got a bedroom now, but I still sleep alone
Fridge stocked for a year, kick back with a beer, but man without you here, this house just ain’t a home
I caught my reflection, I need a shave, yeah I steal the blankets and don’t know how to pray
But I’m trying harder every day, Castiel, what I’m trying to say is

You’re the best I ever had and I’m trying not to get stuck in my head
But I, I’d give the Impala okay, maybe not that anything else, just to have you at my back
You’re the best I ever had and I won’t be the same

Bottle of whiskey, shots of tequila, that’s how I got up the courage to tell ya
I like your trenchcoat, I think it’s sexy, don’t tilt that head, boy, just come here and kiss me

You’re the best I ever had and I’m trying not to get stuck in my head
Sammy smacked me across the face, saying “Tell Cas you love him before it’s too late
You’re the best I ever had and I won’t be the same

The phrase fan work is typically used, by both fans and academics, in the sense of work of art; it refers to fan fiction, fan vids, fan art. Within fandom, these objects are “the main focus of most discussion outside of the show itself” and are “highly prized” because they “require some level of artistry to master” (Sabotini 1999). They are the objects, and thus the labors, most likely to be publicly assigned value (in the form of comments, kudos, likes, reblogs, recommendations, etc.) by other fans and to be studied by academics.

But there are many other forms of fan work, including work that does not necessarily result in objects for recirculation. Media fandom runs on the engine of production, but much of what we produce is not art but information, discussion, architecture, access, resources, metadata. Think about all the behind-the-scenes labor, for example, that goes into commenting on stories, beta-ing vids, writing essays and recommendations, reviewing and screen-capping episodes, collecting links, tagging bookmarks, maintaining Dreamwidth and LiveJournal communities, organizing fests/challenges/exchanges, compiling newsletters, making costumes, animating .gif sets, creating user icons, recording podfic, editing zines, assembling fan mixes, administering kink memes, running awards sites, converting popular stories to e-book formats, coding archives, updating wikis, populating databases, building vid conversion software, planning conventions, volunteering at conventions, moderating convention panels—and the list could go on.

Such activities and their outcomes tend to be less discussed and commended, in both fannish and academic circles, than fandom’s “traditional gifts,” even though in many cases these activities facilitate the creation of art objects or provide the infrastructure that enables the dissemination and discussion of those objects. The sheer volume of fan work, in the inclusive sense of the phrase, necessitates further fannish labor; the navigation of online fandom is made possible by the creation of metadata, access points, links, and so on: important though sometimes underacknowledged work. These labors, too, are gifts.

My sister is really into Rhett and Link so I’ve been watching some of it with her. They tend to check out fan creations a lot, so I’m hoping they see this. I’ll probably post this else where too.

It’s just a redrawing of their logo in my style.

Brooke Hernando, Dixxie Mae Graphics 2014.