The blackout is coming to an end today…and I have a few things to share. What it showed me- and realizing how bad the reposting issue has become.
During these two weeks I’ve witnessed a few cases:
-I’ve seen my art been being reposted without permission, mostly with ‘credit to the artist™’ or nothing at all on insta/vk/etc.
-I’ve seen my newer drawings with my new watermark being cropped from the picture with the same careless credit
-Someone even attempted to blur the whole thing and leaving a weird stain where the watermark should be (saved it before reporting just in case)
-Also youtubers have been monetizing my work without my knowledge. In some cases, they assumed that when I gave them permission to dub one of my comics, that it extended to having permission to upload other works of mine. An assumption that was completely wrong. So not only was I not informed that they were using more of my work, but they monetized it and gained money from my work. I no longer allow dubbing on my comic anymore because of it.
-Recently, I asked another youtuber to remove a dub they did long ago on one of my comics, and while they eventually removed it from their channel, it didn’t stop them from giving permission to other youtubers to repost MY ART. And while it was their dub, the foundation of that work was my art. No one can give others permission to use my art other than me. However just 4 days after that video was removed, it was reposted onto another channel and monetized. All this I had to find out from people telling me.
-And even worse—yes, it can get worse—yesterday I found out that one of the drawings I made for Adrienette month was being sold on phone cases on Aliexpress.
I never thought *this* will happen to me. Why would someone…do that? Why would someone make money out of our hard work while we create for fun to a fandom we love on our free time?
To be honest, after seeing this—I wanted to quit drawing for the fandom.
But I won’t.
As much as it hurts, the fact that there are people who don’t give a damn about the artist’s wishes and care more about their fat pocket—it won’t mean anything to them. For them I’m *just* another artist–it won’t hurt them losing another one.
I draw ml because I love the characters and the fandom. It makes me happy to see that I can make someone’s day a little better because of my drawings. I made friends through this fandom that became part of my everyday life and to be honest, they boosted my confidence. ML revived my dream again to study animation, it made me want to draw more and brought back the will to learn and improve. I have so many good things to say about the show, the people I encounter- you really changed my life, and I love you all!
And I don’t want this to end because of some nasty people who care more about their following count or the money they can make from a stolen illustration or a silly comic.
I’m just going to continue arting but not share everything…and make the watermark bigger.
So for other artists out there, I just want to share this information. This is just a drop of the ocean of what I have experienced in my short time of posting fanart online. As exciting as it is to have people dubbing your work or asking for permission to share your art on other platforms.
Ask questions, ask for links to their pages, look at how they conduct themselves online, check to see if they monetize videos (you can use apps like the heartbeat app to do this as some youtubers like to not share this information), give proper credit/link to your original posts, etc. Some people are looking to use you and use your art for fame, for money, for whatever, and its abuse. It abuses your copyright and hard work. This is something I do because I love art, I love the show, and I want to share that love with others. It is NOT something I create for others to take advantage of or steal…or sell, or to stick an advert on in order to make money.
I was reading many posts on my dash of frustrated artists having their art used and uncredited. So instead of filing a copyright claim for an art that isn’t mine I’m gonna be linking quite a few artists so they can do it themselves instead.
Some YouTube Uncreditors
(direct links to videos) :
“The credits go to the respective owners. ”
I managed to recognise only a few artists artwork in the video. The artworks were deliberately cropped. @ceejles @runa-storm I think
(please tell me if I tagged the wrong person)
There was a signature of “ krystal” but I can’t seem to find the tumble acc/blog si please link the artist here to this post if you know which artist it is.
@jyaco7777 I think one of your artworks might be there, the style seems similar but since it’s cropped I don’t know for sure.
I don’t know the other artists, please link them to the YouTube video to file a copyright claim.
I honestly don’t understand why people don’t want to give credits to artists geez, especially when you are part of a Fandom.
Hope this helped some of those artists whom I’ve tagged find their uncredited art and file copyright claims :)
I literally JUST had this happen to me like two days ago. The reposter outright refused to give me credit even after the moderator of the group asked them to, which was really confusing to me. (The mod got in touch with me to ask me what my repost policies were; I told them I allow reposts with proper credit). The comic ended up getting removed from the group, but the reposter still didn’t understand WHY I wanted credit.
For the most part, whenever I encounter my art without credit and I contact the reposter, I receive polite replies and apologies, followed by them crediting/tagging me. But once in a while, there’s the odd person that JUST. DOESN’T. GET IT.
You can read the signature, so credit is not necessary.
They weren’t claiming that they drew it themselves so they’re doing nothing wrong.
What’s the big deal? Fanart gets shared without credit all the time.
Artists who want credit are being stuck up and egotistical. <–(Yes, this is something that was actually said)
It’s “just” a drawing, who cares? If THEY were the artist, they wouldn’t care or make a “big fuss” about it. (HA. Somehow I doubt that)
What I would like reposters to know:
Just because you can read the signature doesn’t mean the viewer knows where to go visit the artist. Freelance artists who make money from commissions need the extra bump in popularity so more people will want to hire them. No visitors = no commissions = hungry artist.
That’s right; the art does NOT belong to you. That’s all the more reason to be respectful to the artist. So you should be a decent and polite person, and show appreciation the artist, who does fan art FOR FREE, IN THEIR SPARE TIME.
Just because other people do it doesn’t mean you should too. Some people don’t want their art outside of their websites because you never know how it’s going to be used, exploited, or monetized.
You know how in art galleries or museums you see the artist’s name on a label/plaque next to the painting, even though you can see the signature? Giving proper credit is the same. Was Monet a stuck up egoist for signing his paintings and wanting to let others know he was the artist? What’s wrong with letting people know we’re the owner? It’s just a tiny thing I’m asking. It’s important to ME. That should be reason enough.
It’s “just” a drawing to you, but to us artists, it’s more than that. It’s a product of our hard work, the skills we have taken the time to practice and learn, and the passion we possess for something.
It’s February! That means it’s time for #28DaysofBlackCosplay. Starting off with teeny tiny Thor. (As always, if you know the cosplayer, let me know so I can give proper credit, my harddrive is jam packed with pics I’ve saved over the years)
A/N: I got this template from chantenyongs and I could not find the original creator to give proper credit to.
A = Aftercare
After your wild ride he’ll retreat to his soft and caring side from being the literal beast with you just two minutes ago. He’ll pull you into his arms while still trying to catch his breath and brush his fingers through your hair and placing kisses on your forehead. Damn you’re lucky and so is he yikes.
B = Body part (Their favorite body part of theirs and also their partner’s)
He loves your boobs as rude as it sounds, he seriously means it both sexually and innocently. Meaning if there’s gonna be some bed creaking then he’ll immediately place hickies on your chest and have them trail up to your jaw, but if you guys are just watching a movie and cuddling your breasts become his pillow and he won’t even ask he’ll just do it. And of course his favorite tool of his own is his tongue because he sends you to Hong Kong with his tongue technology.
C = Cum
Suga would really love it if he came in your mouth and some of it dripped down your chin so you had to lick it to clean your mess up. Even better if you went back for more.
D = Dirty Secret (a dirty secret of theirs)
He has secret recordings of you masturbating when you thought he wasn’t home. It all started when he texted you a little white lie about being home after midnight when he was at your doorstep at 11:45. You thought you had some time and began to pleasure yourself so when Yoongi went to your bedroom to surprise you he saw what you were doing through the crack of your door. He took about a three minute long video before the hard on in his pants was becoming too much to handle and he burst into your room and boy was that night fun.
E = Experience (How experienced are they? Do they know what they’re doing?)
He definitely knows what he’s doing, as one of the older members I can bet my college tuition that he’s had a few one night stands in his life and went through trial and error to master the techniques he’s learned. Maybe as a gag gift he bought himself a sex position book he looks through when he wants to do something new with you.
F = Favorite position
This has probably been established in a smut I read not to long ago but Yoongi would not only change positions up every so often but nearly every time you guys have sex he has to do the 69 position at least once before you guys are tapped out for the evening.
G = Goofy (Are they more serious in the moment, or are they humorous, etc)
Yoongi doesn’t joke around much in real life, the occasional chuckle when you’re being cute or the lovely smile he shines only at you and music being his norm. Sex would be no different. No puns or stupid dad jokes Jin taught you are to be used when the clothes are removed.
H = Hair (How well groomed are they)
He’s so chill about the little things that he doesn’t even pay attention to it so if his hair bothers you you’ll have to talk to him about it at some point. He might consider shaving if it really is a problem for you.
I = Intimacy (How are they during the moment, romantic aspect…)
He’s not really a romantic type of guy unless you two had a fight one day and were on the verge of breaking up. Make up sex would be hella cute, he’d take his time to make sure you reach maximum pleasure and would remember to praise you every other second. On normal days it’s just rough animal sex because two hot people plus raging hormones equals so much lust for the two of you.
J = Jack Off (Masturbation)
Why can’t he? If you aren’t around to do it for him he’ll take matters into his own hands and use those secret videos I mentioned earlier to help him along the way.
K = Kink (One or more of their kinks)
Having sex during work hours or in the studio while he’s working. This is something he won’t necessarily do but he loves it when you know just when he’s had too much going on and you walk in on him testing out lyrics with new beats for some much needed stress relief. When you guys are done he’ll quickly pack up his things and call it a night for working, leaving the rest of the dark hours for you being all to himself.
L = Location (Favorite places to do the do)
M = Motivation (What turns them on, gets them going)
Obviously it’s you that turn him on but if you’re being adorable or if he thinks of you acting cute he won’t get hard. Yet when his thoughts wonder and picture you showering, naked, etc. he’ll get a boner real quick and he’s all cocky as hell and like¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “Guess I gotta get some, come here babe!”
N = NO (Something they wouldn’t do, turn offs)
Despite his love for music he wouldn’t bring any into the bedroom. 1) It might distract him 2) He’ll get off topic and start thinking about a new beat he thought of while listening to the song
O = Oral (Preference in giving or receiving, skill, etc)
69 position, remember? That way you’re both getting tongued down tonight.
P = Pace (Are they fast and rough? Slow and sensual? etc.)
He’s ROUGH. Like he’ll growl by accident when he sees how you’re reacting to his current speed, being a moaning mess for him.
Q = Quickie (Their opinions on quickies rather than proper sex, how often, etc.)
Sex with him might be quick as it is because of how fast he goes but since one round is never enough he’ll take quickies very slowly to make it last so that way one round is better than wanting more but not having time to.
R = Risk (Are they game to experiment, do they take risks, etc.)
He wouldn’t like having sex knowing people can walk in i.e a public place where children or elderly may be nearby but sex in studio and in the BTS dorm is good for him. If people walk in at least they know you’re his and that they should knock next time. As for experimentation he might slowly introduce new things to know, making sure they aren’t too much for you to handle.
S = Stamina (How many rounds can they go for, how long do they last…)
He’s an animal so he won’t stop until he’s near the point of exhaustion, that would also depend on the kind of day he had. If that particular day was full of dance rehearsal then like three rounds, but if he had a semi easy day at work expect you guys to go at it for the whole damn night. He might even call in sick the next day to spend time with you.
T = Toy (Do they own toys? Do they use them? On a partner or themselves?)
He’s got the generic stuff, as well as some other hard core things he hasn’t shown you yet. So far you’ve had vibrators, robe, and gags used on you. Not yet has he brought in his whips, chokers, etc.
U = Unfair (how much they like to tease)
He wants to get down to business so he’ll only tease if you’ve misbehaved if you know what I mean.
V = Volume (How loud they are, what sounds they make)
Dogs bark and the whole town gets woken up because of Yoongi’s growls mixing in with your groans. Seriously you guys are so loud and yeah it does make you embarrassed but Yoongi’s highly proud of himself.
W = Wild Card (Get a random headcanon for the character of your choice)
Yoongi is crazy for breasts fucking. No matter how big or small your chest is he just loves having his cock in between your breasts and even slapping it against them when he has already came just to see the little strings of his cum stick to him. He’s a kinky mother fucker.
X = X-Ray (Let’s see what’s going on in those pants, picture or words)
UUUMMMMMMMM DOES BS&T LIVE PERFORMANCE IN PINK SILK PAJAMAS RING A BELL YOU’RE LUCKY I COULDN’T FIND A GIF AT THIS MOMENT BECAUSE HONEYYY
Y = Yearning (How high is their sex drive?)
What’s the distance between the Sun and Pluto (THE FUCKING PLANET BTW YES PLUTO IS A PLANET SQUARE ROOT MOTHER FUCKER) again? I’m pretty sure it’s like half of Yoongi’s sex drive.
Z = ZZZ (… how quickly they fall asleep afterwards)
He sleeps a lot but he feels bad if he just leaves you hanging so he tries to stay up for some pillow talk but ends up passing out in the middle of one of your stories.
I have seen the "Season of Mist" toast attributed to another author. Did you create it, or did you borrow it? I just want to make sure I'm giving proper credit when I get it tattooed.
I wrote it.
I just googled “To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due,” and the only examples I could find on Google were attributed either to me, or to Hob Gadling, the character in Sandman who says the toast.
Day 3 of #28DaysofBlackCosplay: the Superfly Trinity! This is the best family in the world and I love them so much!
(As always, if you know the cosplayers, let me know so I can give proper credit, my harddrive is jam packed with pics I’ve saved over the years.)