Right so I’ve made posts about this before but I just wanted to say something, speaking as someone who has never had credit stolen and has really only seen a couple friends experience that as well. My point being, I’m not just coming from some emotional self righteous place. I’m coming from a place of being a human being who believes in the common sense that if somebody created something, they should get credit for it. A fact which is apparently lost on or ignored by many people.
Let’s get some things straight:
Tagging or captioning something “not mine” does not make it okay to post without credit.
Saying “thanks but that’s not mine” when people compliment your post does not mean you’re giving credit.
People who create original content deserve to be credited. Some posters may have spent hours creating something, only to watch it be posted by someone who didn’t put in any of that effort, and gain recognition and likes and what have you without crediting the person who made it exist in the first place.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a photograph or a drawing (those seem to be the most common). Give credit to the creator.
It takes. So. Little. Time. To credit. Ideas in descending order according to length and effort:
Reposted from ____
Originally from ____
Posted by ____
Credit to ____
From _____ (that’s literally four letters, plus a link or username. I think you can handle that)
If you can’t find the original post via reverse Google search, at least link back to the source URL. It’s simply the decent thing to do.
Who really enjoys stupid, stressful arguments over credit? The offenders get defensive and mad, the posters get hurt and even angrier, and it all could be prevented by the simple act of crediting.
Like seriously. If for no other reason, just credit the damn person to avoid clogging people’s dashes with angry posts, wasting everyone’s time in blocking you, and getting into fights with internet people you’ll never see in real life.
Isn’t plagiarism bad? I mean the school system, internet, and life failed you drastically if you’ve never heard of plagiarism. People get suspended, failed, and expelled for it. So clearly that’s not cool.
As a final note, it would be very nice of you to even consider ASKING permission
*gasp* before reposting. What a NOVEL idea! Let’s look at some options,
I wish I could *insert skill here* like you. Maybe you could give me
some pointers? In the meantime would it be okay if I reposted this for
Hi! I really love this post and I was wondering if I could repost it to my *insert social media here*
Do you mind if I repost this? (oh DAMN look at that, that one took me
less than 30 seconds to type. Holy shit the miracles of giving credit)
Long story short, JUST GIVE CREDIT. I cannot wrap my mind around why people find this such an insurmountable burden. Usually you got the photo directly from the source anyway, so you know where it came from. And it takes less than 5 minutes to do a reverse Google image search; if you can’t find ANY information, either consider not posting it and asking permission to repost something else, or at least put down the URL to indicate that this is not original content.
last season’s chris, yuuri, and phicit salsa trio to ‘starships’ is the most watched dwts video on youtube. perfect scores. perfect outfits. perfect balance of sex appeal and hyper fun. victor, yuuri, and georgi (who’s a pro dancer in this au shh) almost top it with their overdramatic shirt-ripping rendition of into the wood’s ‘agony’. almost.
yuuri and victor’s eros tango as described by @lavenderprosehere makes me think of jana and gleb’s from last season tbh. the same level of Extra-ness and did-they-or-did-they-not-sleep-together vibes
all victor wants is to wear deep cut shirts that make yuuri look at his cleavage (one of his better qualities) so the longer the season goes the less shirt he has on
sadly, victor’s hips do lie sometimes. their 1st week cha cha cha was too technical and tense, and their salsa is kinda sloppy. but their samba gets solid 9s. it’s an underdog story?
their rumba to ‘say you won’t let go’!!
sometimes victor will tap yuuri’s nose with Affection during a dance to see it wrinkle, just because. buzzfeed starts a listicle for nose taps and forehead kisses. (once he got permission with the first ones, how was he supposed to contain himself tbh)
(the first episode) yuuri, sweating: oh…uh…i did figure skating when i was a kid and i was paired with chris last season, so i know of victor…haha he’s talented at skating insert self-deprecating comment here (phichit laughs at him later like ‘girl, i know about that framed photo on your desk’)
victor: i knew the minute i saw him that i needed to be his partner. he makes music with his body and i can only hope to be a part of that artistry. did you know he likes poodle too? i think maybe later if he’s not too tired I’ll ask him to get dinner at my favorite tapas place and we can get to know each other~. oh yeah i guess i’m aiming to win the mirrorball too (he forgot this was a competition and not a dating show).
So I’m upset about Azriel not being able to figure out things
with Mor, why it had been 500 years without something happening between
them – this seems very dense and or emotionally immature of him. And I
love him, so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. This is a
late at night half formed thought with zero textual evidence, but …
maybe he knew? Maybe he didn’t try to make a move on Mor because he knew
somehow, and his love for her was hopeless, but he couldn’t help it?
I’m smushing these asks together because similar.
I’m not really happy with how Az has suddenly turned into a creeper either. Honestly I’m… kinda surprised there isn’t more discussion about how much his character changed. The way he was with Feyre, that’s the Az I know and love. Training her to fly and being patient and sassy and funny, I loved it.
But then we get this other Az who… takes it too far. When you think about him and Mor, everything changes, the person I thought he was, he’s not. I feel like
maybe we finally got to see that icy rage that Rhys mentioned, though -
this rage that Mor has seen before, and is perhaps why she doesn’t want to be frank with him. Yeah, Eris was being a douchebag. But Az’s outburst at the meeting was… no wonder Mor is worried about coming out to him??? Mor is not his to defend in that way, especially not when she didn’t give him explicit permission to act on her behalf, if that makes sense? And tbh it reminded me of something Tamlin would do, to display that lack of control because of his emotions. Wash my mouth out with soap right now, I KNOW, but there it is.
But I think in Az’s case he does have emotional maturity and insight as far as others are concerned. Or he seems to. It’s like… maybe he is working so hard at keeping things under wraps all the time that he just… has moments? I get repressing what you feel, I do. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. I think Az must know, on some level, or else I will have some
serious doubts about his ability to do his job. Maybe he is struggling
with it - maybe he suspected for a long time and knows, but is confused
by the fact that she cares for him, just… not the way he wants.
I just really hate the fact that all of their interactions going back to acomaf are now tainted, basically. I feel misled, still; no matter how much I love Mor’s new story arch, no matter how pumped I am to write my Andromor fic, no matter how easily I was actually able to let go of moriel (kinda surprised myself, actually), I am still bitter about that - feeling like things were set up to be read in a certain way (by a huge percent of the fandom!) and then having the rug essentially pulled out from under us in a way that fundamentally changes not Mor so much, but Az. Into a creepy dude who can’t let go of his attachment to a woman and so burdens her with the responsibility of taking care of his emotional needs in a way that costs her.
I really don’t like this idea going around that Mor has some responsibility to come out to him. I think that she has multiple reasons to not want to, and hurting his feelings, while playing a role, should not be her main concern. This is only somewhat related to your points. I just thought I would say it.
A/N: IT’S J-HIZZLE BACK IN THE HOUSE WITH ANOTHER FIC. I apologize for
the long wait for the second part of this. Tbh I have a test I should be
studying for, but I made a promise this would be up today. SO HERE IT IS.
Word Count: 2, 182
I mumbled to myself, scrolling through Twitter.
Once the video
went up last night, there were endless comments and tweets. Most of them hate
against me. Most of them were saying I was attacking Dan, which I didn’t
understand because I got his permission to make this film. Also, it said so in
the description. I felt terrible because people were choosing sides of the
breakup. Whose fault it was, that I was the bad guy, that Dan messed everything
I felt tears
build up in my eyes. This was not a way to wake up. I sat in bed, scrolling
through the tweets, and comments, deciding if I should answer some (Keep in
mind they were some really nice feedback). I finally decided to answer a few of
the ones I saw often. I replied with a screenshot of the description saying I
got Dan’s permission to make, and post this film to a tweet saying something
along the lines of, “You didn’t get his permission to make this. Why are
you attacking him? I thought the breakup was mutual.”
minutes of replying to people, I put down my phone, and went about my day. I
made myself breakfast and coffee, then watched TV for half an hour. I needed
the break away from all the social media. I wasn’t expecting such negative
feedback to a film that I was proud of. I contemplated whether or not I
should call Dan, but figured it was for the best. I walked back to my bedroom,
and turned on my phone. Just like when I woke up, there were a thousand
notifications on the home screen.
up didn’t I?” I mumbled while trying to find Dan’s contact. I pressed
call, and held the phone up to my ear. There was lots of ringing before I heard
you see what’s going on?” He asked.
course I did, Dan.” I sighed.
going to be okay. I can post a tweet saying you got permission from me.”
Dan was speaking so gently, and tried to be calm. He could probably tell that I
was freaking out.
that could work. But there are so many questions.” I sat on my bed, then
grabbed my laptop to check all the comments again.
a massive shit storm.” Dan chuckled.
isn’t funny, how are we going to calm everyon- THERE’S A FUCKING NEWS ARTICLE
ABOUT THIS ALREADY. HOW DID THEY MAKE THIS OVER NIGHT?” My eyes shifted back
and forth to skin over the article. "People are saying we’ve been faking
the breakup, and we’re secretly still together.” I sighed.
wish.” I heard Dan mumble over the phone.
Howell, I heard that.” Even though I tried to sound stern, the heat rose
to my cheeks. God damn, I still love him to death. I’ve tried to convince
myself it’s for the best (which it is), but I have trouble believing it
look. Come over to my flat in 15 minutes, and we’ll make a Q&A video for
your channel, addressing people’s comments and questions.” Dan suggested.
guess that sounds good."
see you soon. Lov- bye.” Dan hung up before I could reply.
through on an outfit that was comfy, but also looked cute at the same time. I
did pretty simple makeup then I was out the door, hauling a taxi to my ex’s
this morning I’ve felt like crying. I’m surprised I haven’t had a complete
breakdown yet. I’m trying to keep it together, but it’s getting harder as my
phone gets more notifications. I mute my phone, then silently look out the
window the rest of the drive.
I run up the
billion stairs to Dan and Phil’s flat, and knock on the door rapidly. I tapped
my foot while waiting for someone to answer the door.
Phil excitedly yelled, and pulled me into a warm hug.
Phil.” I said quietly.
me what happened.” He gave me a sympathetic smile. “He’s in his room
setting up.” Phil moved away from the door and let me in. I took off my
shoes, and set down my bag then I walked to Dan’s room and saw him sitting on
his bed, staring at his phone. I knocked and he jumped, looking over to the
door then greeting me with his beautiful smile.
He got up and gave me a long embrace. I promised myself I wouldn’t do this, but
I could NOT help it. I wrapped my arms around his waist and pressed my face
into his chest.
“Why do I
have to fuck up everything?” I asked. My voice was muffled, but he could
didn’t fuck up anything. People just took it out of context.” He rested
his chin on the top of my head and held me tighter.
I pulled away from the hug to look into his eyes. He looked disappointed but I
had to do it. “Can we just film the video and get this over with?"
He stared at
me with sadness in his eyes, but walked around his bed and sat down. He patted
the area next to him and I sat down. He turned on the camera, and that’s when
the video began.
So I posted a film last night that was the story of why, and how Dan and I
broke up.” I sighed at the last part, and looked over to Dan who was
staring at me. I tilted my head towards the camera so he could talk, but he
must have blanked out. “Dan.” I smiled at him, and he finally snapped
back to reality.
um. We wanted to give some answers to the questions, and comments everybody has
I reached over
to Dan’s phone because I left mine in my bag at their front door.
can’t we use your phone?” Dan asked. He seemed nervous about something.
mine at the front of the door and I’m too lazy to get it,” I laughed.
“What? Are you hiding something?” I teased him and he mumbled no. I
turned on his phone and saw that his lock screen was a picture of us. We bought
matching onesies for Halloween last year for Spooky Week on Dan and Phil’s
gaming channel. People kept requesting for me to make an appearance so we
finally gave in. After trying on the onesies Phil took a picture of us. My arm
was around Dan’s waist, while his rested on my shoulder. His face was turned
away from the camera since he was kissing my cheek, and I had a huge smile on
I turned to
Dan and furrowed my eyebrows. “Why is this still your lock screen?” I
held the phone up for him to see and he looked down.
talk about it later?” He looked back up into my eyes and I was in a
trance. I couldn’t say no, but I also wanted to know what it was about.
I sighed. “I’ll cut that out."
what’s the first question, Y/N?” Dan asked, rubbing his hands together.
popular question, is ‘Did you get Dan’s permission to make this?’ That’s an
easy answer. Of course I did. I asked him many months in advance and he was all
up for the idea. People were choosing sides and I wanted to clear the air with
what actually happened. It was a mutual breakup."
didn’t want to break up, but at the rate we were going, we might have killed
each other one night.” Dan laughed, and I giggled at his remark.
give away my plans.” I chuckled.
Dan took the
phone out of my hand and yelled, “NEXT QUESTION.”
fuck Dan! Bursting my ear drums, jesus christ.” I laughed, nudging him
with my arm.
plenty of questions before we finally got to the one we were dreading to
“And the last
question,” I stated. “Are you guys together again?"
can’t speak for Y/N but I still love her. A shit ton. It hurts being a part but
all the fighting that we did, it would have hurt us even more in the end. I
wish we were together, but we agreed to take a long break this time. I miss
almost everything about her, it’s almost unhealthy and just not right, ”
Dan chuckled. I stared at him in awe. I knew we missed each other but I had no
idea he really missed me that much. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him, and I
kept waffling on about everything and I completely blanked out. “Y/N? I
know I talked a lot but I’m done now.” He gave me a warm smile and nodded
his head, signaling for my turn to speak.
I turned to
the camera and spoke to it, “Sorry. It’s safe to say we both still love
each other. But this is what’s needed for both of us to heal. Maybe in the
future we’ll be back together, but we’ll always be good friends. No matter what
happens.” I looked over to Dan
again, and smiled at him. “Anyway, to anyone who took this video out of
context, this is an answer to all your questions."
over to the camera and turned it off. I let out a huge sigh and flopped back
onto his bed.
"Fuck that was hard.”
what she said.“ Dan joined me on the bed again, laughing.
Now tell me what that lock screen was about.” I got up and stared into his
eyes. He was quiet for a bit, but he finally answered.
sorry. I know you said this is for the best, and we both need this break, but I
can't…not be with you. You know? These past months have been hard as fuck. I
want to get back together. I know you’ll say no, but I want you to know that’s
what I think.“ His eyes got glossy by the end of his "speech”.
stared into his eyes in shock, I didn’t want to hurt him, but I also didn’t
want to hurt myself by going back into a relationship where every night ended
in yelling. “Look, I know I’m a tough person to date. I don’t express my
emotions, or just anything as much as I should. I promise I’ll try to
communicate with you more.” A tear rolled down his cheek. He quickly wiped
it away and got up. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything. I’ll be
back.” He walked out of his room to god knows where.
I sat on
his bed, running over what he just said, and trying to process what just
happened. I didn’t even notice I was crying until I felt something warm fall
down my cheek, and onto my lap. After 5 minutes of Dan’s disappearance, I got
up and went looking for him.
I yelled. I walked around their flat for a bit until I heard sniffling coming
from inside their office. “Dan?” I opened the office and saw him
sitting on the sofa with his head in his hands. What am I doing? He’s
hurting so much, and seeing him hurting is making me hurt. God dammit what do I
do? I thought to myself.
“Why am I
like this?” Dan mumbled, knowing I would hear. I sat next to him. Sitting
with my hands awkwardly placed in my lap and staring straight ahead. When I
finally gained the courage to look at him, I almost broke down. I wrapped my
arms around his torso and nuzzled my head in his neck.
the same way Dan. But we really do need this break. Okay?” Dan nodded his
head, but I knew he didn’t want to agree with me. “I’m going to go home,
then edit and post this video. Then after, we can go out for coffee, dinner,
whatever you want. And we’ll talk."
lifted his head up from his hands, and looked down at me. "Yeah, I guess
that’s a part of the relationship we needed to fix. We didn’t talk to each
other about how we felt.” He chuckled. I nodded, my head still resting on
his shoulder. I lifted my head and stared into his eyes, then kissed his cheek
before getting up and heading out.
When I finally
arrived home, I edited the video. I waited for it to upload, and waited for the
feedback. There was still some negative feedback, but most of them ended
up being positive, and some even apologized. All in all, my film ended up being
a hit. It explained everything to the fans. But now, it’s time to figure out
what’s going to do with my personal life, not my online persona.
A/N: Honestly, I didn’t know how to end it. So…I just ended it on a
point where you can think whatever you want. Maybe the reader and Dan did work
things out, and are together again. Maybe they decided it’s best to take a long
break and see what they need. It’s all up to the imagination. (People could say
that’s lazy writing but tbh I love having an ending I can make by myself.)
Hiya. I saw the cool design you did of the dead eye skull with Hanzo's dragons. I was wondering if I could maybe get that as a tattoo? Well not right away. I tend to wait a year after getting permission. I won't get it if you're not okay with that. And are you going to add color to it? I just love how it could still look cool to people that have no idea what Overwatch is.
tbh it started off as a tattoo design and I’d be honored if someone actually got it inked on their skin so please go ahead if you want ! I’m probs gonna add the colors for the stickers later, don’t know when and what kind tho. And that was exactly my goal when I planned it, you don’t have to know what it represents to think of it as a cool design ~
i made a post about aphobes making me feel unsafe and some fucking exclusionists latched onto it like i knew they would and were like "yeah, gays make me afraid too, i'm not a homophobe or anything though" and like YOU FUCKING KNOW THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST YOU PEOPLE ARE SO FUCKING VILE! aphobes have constantly mocked me, bullied me, invalidated my trauma and my identity, and suicide baited me! i have a fucking right to be uncomfortable with them, discourse or no discourse!
TBH, at this point even if aphobes were technically right, they’re so awful as people that no one should support them or agree with them.
i love how episode 10 changed how everyone looked at Chris.
Like a lot of people disliked him because of how touchy feely he was and his weird sexiness. Like, I get the feeling if he hadn’t climbed all up in yuri’s space the fandom wouldn’t have universally disliked him post ep. 6
but episode 10 gives us firm context and implies that he doesn’t go around just touching people without permission (after the stripper dance off at the banquet, he probably thought he and Yuuri were close enough to allow that), and is very supportive and friendly towards Victor and Yuuri
im glad chris’ character got some fleshing out tbh
I'm deadass 19 and if antis said those things to me irl I'd be pretty peeved. I'm not here looking for anyones permission or approval, and Rey isn't either. She got nice tits and that's that but tbh VF put an emphasis on her chest a bit I think, with the lighting and all. Nothing wrong with it but it is one of the first things you see
I've been hospitalized for therapy (bipolar disorder) and it reminded me of school tbh. Like, you have a schedule you have to follow with like group therapy at 9 and then you got one hour off and then's art therapy and after that lunch etc. No one on that station was at risk of trying to harm themselves or others, so it was rather chill but you were still under constant watch and you had to ask permission before leaving the station and stuff like that.
yeah, school is a good analogy. The nurses can get pretty rude if you decide to sleep in or drag along and days like those come by a lot. Also someone checking in on me every 15 minutes when I’m trying to chill is just so…..
Am I allowed to hate BOTH Lars and Sadie? I just don't find them enjoyable tbh
I don’t see why not!
I mean, theres no one forcing you and there should not be anyone forcing you to like or dislike a character! I think the trouble its where you start spreading lies to make a character look like something really really bad when its not like that, or when you mess with the fans!
You do whatever fruits your loops! we are totally coolio and tbh you shouldn’t ask permission to not enjoy a character!
how are you? favourite quote? favourite foods? hows recovery?
I’m doing well!
My favorite quote at the moment is “Repeat after me: I am not a problem to be solved. Repeat after me: I am worthy. I am worthy. I am neither the mistake nor the punishment” by Sierra DeMulder
Macaroni and cheese is probably my fav food tbh 😂
ED recovery is going really well! This week I got full permission to go off of meal planning, which is quite a big step! It’s exciting and a little scary. But I know meal planning is there for me to fall back on if I need it. Trauma recovery is slow going. I’m a little frustrated with my therapist about it. I’m doing okay, though. I’ve been handling my triggers well and using positive coping skills.
Thanks for dropping by! 💜
While her brother was at his basketball match, Yessica spent the afternoon looking for some Voidcritters. Her dad gave her the permission to look around the neighbourhood with friends if she was careful. She couldn’t wait to catch them all…
tbh, when the voidcritters stuff came out, i was so over excited that i forgot to take screenshots. but nooow, i got time in my hands this week-end, lol. i still need to level up some voidcritters to level 10, tho.
I’ve been watching the 1789 debacle and I feel like some clarification for the…..passionate backlash is warranted.
1789 debacle = someone ripped a hardsub of @marie-isidore‘s 1789 stream and uploaded it to Facebook.
Warning: This is a Long Post
It’s no secret that Takarazuka puts on super lavish shows multiple times a year. Ever wondered how much those shows cost the company?
Millions. I can guarantee you that those shows cost them millions and millions of dollars. The only way that they can CONTINUE making these shows we love is if we, the fans support them. We do this by BUYING THEIR GOODS, THEIR DVDS, THEIR MAGAZINES.
This sound a bit hypocritical to you, considering that I’m streaming all of these shows to you?
I stream because I want to spread the love of Takarazuka Revue.
That’s the only reason why ANYONE in this fandom streams things. Not to encourage bootlegged copies, but to support the purchase of Takarazuka DVDs/Blurays.
We stream things in the hopes of REDUCING the bootlegged material.
But the fandom, ESPECIALLY the tumblr fandom, is very protective of subtitled material.
I’m sure you’ve all looked around for translated things, yeah? There’s a certain joy of being able to actually UNDERSTAND these beautiful shows, yeah?
And I’m also sure you’ve found that there aren’t many places that translations can be found. Sure, there are the individuals here and there that translate some articles and magazines but shows? FULL shows? With a well rounded translation and perfectly timed subtitles?
Those are scarce. Those are precious.
And those should be respected and treated as the rarity they are.
@marie-isidore PERSONALLY translated 1789 in order to SHARE HER LOVE OF THAT MUSICAL (even though I think it’s a complete trainwreck oh my god). But she did it for you guys. FOR THE FANDOM. And to have someone swoop in and snatch a subtitled copy and have the gall to upload it to a different site WITHOUT her permission and most definitely WITHOUT her knowledge?
That’s just incredibly disrespectful. Disrespectful of the work she put into translating the show, of the hours spent timing the subs to the video (I should know. You can spend 2 hours subtitling 10 minutes of video. A typical 2 hour show takes more than 8 hours to subtitle WITHOUT human error).
This goes for ANY of the translated material in the Takarazuka fandom. It doesn’t matter WHO translated it; it doesn’t matter if you got it from the TIP project, @zukalations, or from any single individual.
Always ask for permission when using a translation or subtitle file.
Remember, translators and subtitlers (and the rare breed that does both cough @marie-isidore) get nothing out of what we do (other than a really interesting skillset, tbh). We don’t get paid. In fact, we may actually lose more money than most fans (not including ppl in fanclubs) buying scripts, CDs, and DVDs IN ORDER TO TRANSLATE AND SUBTITLE THEM.
I’m not trying to point fingers at anyone for this incident, or any incident like this.
True, this situation had the unfortunate circumstance of coinciding with an influx of new fans from Takarazuka’s Chicago and Rurouni Kenshin.
BUT LET’S BE PRACTICAL HERE, OK?
1789 is one of the more well known and popular shows, and therefore runs a higher risk of being snatched. This could literally have happened if @marie-isidore had streamed this a month ago rather than yesterday. Remember when someone ripped a Romeo et Juliette Zukalations hardsub from cytube? It’s an unfortunate trend with the big name shows.
The Takarazuka fandom is having an explosive growth period right now, so let’s continue to be as welcoming to the newcomers as we can.
Please don’t let a few bad apples spoil the bunch.
However, don’t let the re-uploaders get away with it.
If you’ve got a link to someone’s work that’s been re-uploaded, let them know and if you can, try to help get the material taken down.
Above all else, HARDSUBBED VIDEOS (videos with subtitles burned into them) SHOULD NEVER, EVER, BE UPLOADED OR RE-UPLOADED FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN STREAMING.
Because at the end of the day, what we transubbers and streamers are doing is, in fact, copyright infringement; it’s illegal. Hankyu (Takarazuka’s head company) could literally sue every single one of us for trying to make Takarazuka more accessible to Western fans.
So please, respect the streamers in the fandom.
Respect any sort of fan-creation you see and their creators.
These streams and translations aren’t a “right”; they’re a “privilege”.