if someone has the original artist

hollywoodreporter.com
Ed Skrein Exits 'Hellboy' Reboot After Whitewashing Outcry
"Representation of ethnic diversity is important, especially to me as I have a mixed heritage family," the actor wrote in a statement one week after he joined the film.

“I accepted the role unaware that the character in the original comics was of mixed Asian heritage.

It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voice in the Arts. I feel it is important to honour and respect that. There I have decided to step down so the role can be cast appropriately.”

(cont.)

Ed Skrein is not an A-list actor.  Yes, he has more money than most of us, but he’s not sitting on piles of Scarlett Johansson cash or Tilda Swinton money.  I’ll admit that I do tend to be less upset when a lesser-known white actor takes a role that wasn’t originally written for a POC because I’m an artist and I know a lot of artists and I see that life where you don’t really know when you’ll get your next callback or your next check.  I’m still angry, but way less mad than when someone with tens of millions of dollars steps into a role that has been whitewashed for “box office” reasons.

By that same notion, I’m a lot more impressed when a lesser known actor does what’s right.  When you’re not a household name, stepping into a widely known slice of pop culture is a big boost to your career, so good for Skrein sending this boost on toward an Asian actor it rightfully belongs to.

This is how you do it, White Hollywood.  When you know better, you’re supposed to do better.

Hey Guys! So I’ve noticed that art theft has been quite the thing lately, (especially people reposting art.) I also know that some people aren’t sure about the difference between a reblog and a repost, so hopefully I can explain this today!

Reposting happens when you take someones art and make a new post for it (be it on a different website or the same one.) Most artists do not like this. Some will allow it with proper credit, but you should always ask permission first.

Reblogging is when you share the original post on the same website with other people. Most artists love when you do this!

Why reblog? It lets other people find the artist more easily (and to see more of their work!) it lets the artist know people are enjoying their work (which is a huge motivator for sharing it), it provides proper context for the work, and more!

Please share the art you like by reblogging it, and remember never to claim other people’s art as your own. : )

Illustration made for the @sink-fanzine exhibition at the Batofar in Paris.

(If by pure coincidence someone here has too much money and want to get rid of it, I’m selling the original :v You can send me a private message or an email at marie.dedurat@laposte.net

FIXED IT

Notice anything different? It’s fine if you don’t. It’s a bit subtle. Let’s take a look at the original.

See it now? Doesn’t Rose looked a bit cramped there in the corner? Hard to see? Made less visible? Most of her leg is missing. Hell, the outside of her hair is kissing the edge of the page. Cropped any closer and we’d start to lose part of her head. That’s funny, because Poe has plenty of space.

hmmm.

This is an internationally famous magazine, employing world-class photographers and designers. Surely they wouldn’t make such a clumsy crop by mistake?

It’s almost like they did it on purpose.

Because they did.

The photographer who took the photos used for this cover, Annie Leibovitz, is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the world. It’s hard to imagine that she would photograph one of her subjects in such a cramped pose.

Because she didn’t.

Let’s take a look inside the magazine…

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Juno

Juno in Aries
Juno in Aries can want a dominating marriage partner. They are usually attracted to people who have an aggressive personality and also people who are much more on the masculine side. Someone who is into sports or simply very active in general may be ideal for them.

Juno in Taurus
Juno in Taurus wants a partner that is stable in almost every aspect of life. They would like someone who is financially secure and also someone who is dedicated and loyal. Juno in Taurus may look for a partner who is gentle, yet confident and headstrong. Could be attracted to people who are stylists or simply artistic.

Juno in Gemini
Juno in Gemini wants a partner that is both lighthearted and intelligent. They need someone who won’t necessarily be clingy and can be much more open to many options. They want someone they can share ideas with and laughs as well.

Juno in Cancer
Juno in Cancer wants a partner that can care for them and nurture them. They would find it ideal if their partner is both sensitive and attentive to their needs and can also be honest and raw with their emotions.

Juno in Leo
Juno in Leo wants a partner that is both romantic, playful and creative. They want someone thats one of a kind, possibly popular or well known, but can also be gentle and kindhearted towards them. Juno in Leo wants someone that can be tolerant and generous with them.

Juno in Virgo
Juno in Virgo wants a partner that is organized and a hard worker. They value someone in their lives that can give them constructive criticism and help them out in almost every aspect of their lives. They want someone that can provide stability and honesty.

Juno in Libra
Juno in Libra wants a beautiful partner that is both fair and gentle. They would prefer a partner that gets along well with anybody they encounter and can have manners as well. Juno in Libra wants someone poised, someone who is artistic, charming and an excellent communicator.

Juno in Scorpio
Juno in Scorpio wants a partner that has intensity and depth to them. They do not want someone superficial and would prefer someone who is passionate, but knows how to keep private. Juno in Scorpio wants someone that is loyal and that they can trust with any of their deepest, darkest secrets.

Juno in Sagittarius
Juno in Sagittarius wants a partner that is both humorous and an intellectual. They want an optimistic partner that keeps the mood light and the night young. They may be attracted to masculine partners or partners that are physically active.

Juno in Capricorn
Juno in Capricorn wants a partner that is ambitious and responsible. They want someone who is mature and knows how to be serious in appropriate situations. Juno in Capricorn may be attracted to someone who is independent, successful and possibly has a powerful and respected status.

Juno in Aquarius
Juno in Aquarius wants a partner that is unique and an intellectual. They want someone that can play the role of best friend and partner, possibly someone who can be independent as well. Juno in Aquarius may look for partners that are practically genius and are bursting with originality and creative, genuine ideas.

Juno in Pisces
Juno in Pisces wants a partner that is tolerant, forgiving and artistic. They want a partner that has a gentle and loving heart, someone who will love them unconditionally no matter what. Juno in Pisces can look for compassionate, talented and loving partners.

Comparing one character to another, specifically an OC to a more well known persona from a popular franchise, is more disheartening to hear than most people care to realize. Say you have a great character idea, right? You work really hard to make sure it’s something of your own, something you came up with and spent hours researching so it’s both interesting and accurate. Then someone comes along and completely disregards your character as being your own, instead they go out of their way (whether intentional or not) to remind you it’s still not YOUR creation. Someone has a similar idea so by default they are the same, some people even go out of their way to harass artists for design theft when that isn’t the case at all.

When I make a character I try to make them as memorable and unique as possible, but it’s this constant battle over who has the most likeable or popular characters. To be constantly reminded that people look at my art and see someone else’s work instead, it’s a bit of a buzzkill and can really affect an artist’s confidence in sharing original pieces. I got over this a long time ago but many artists haven’t and many won’t. Try to put yourself in the artist’s shoes before you comment, they might not see the good intentions you do.

Saw this the other day but Tumblr crashed before I could repost. Luckily I had saved the image to my phone.

I feel like, at this point, I would definitely define what R, F, and I do as “Hierarchical Polyamory.”

EDIT: Wow. Who knew someone else’s work would become my most popular post? Also! As is the nature of human relationships, this has somewhat changed for R, F, and I. I feel I’ve moved toward a more equal relationship with each of them so I guess we’re more “Egalitarian Polyamory” now.

EDIT 2: I’ve been called out for posting someone else’s work. As I mentioned in the original posting, I wasn’t able to reblog. And I’ve never claimed this image as my own. I should have taken the time before now, of course, to give credit where it is due but I have been unable to find the artist or the original poster. The artist’s copyright is clearly visible on the lower left-hand corner of the image. If you are able to find their Tumblr or personal website, by all means let me know, I would love to link them.

BAD VIDEO GAME PROTAGONISTS PART 1/????

I might or might not make a series depending on how it goes but as a followup to my post kinda meandering about how certain folk react badly to protagonists in video games no matter what I’ll go into protagonists in games that are actually genuinely bad and I’ll attempt to explain why they don’t work, in my opinion.

As a general warning for this series, there will be spoilers for every game that I cover (of course) and content warnings for the specific games will apply, which I’ll tag to the best of my ability.

This one will be about

Originally posted by victoryagamii

(with apologies to the gif maker)

Dante, from DmC: Devil May Cry, the intended reboot of Devil May Cry (aka Donte, aka YOUR PROM DATE YOU UGLY SACK OF SHIT)

More under the cut, cause this gon b a lonnnnnng one

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nyutamoony replied to your post “Just sent in like 20 copyright claims”

I don’t know much about it, so I need an explanation. Why is that such a big deal? I mean, I understand when people, for example, start to make products with you art so they could sell it later. It’s not cool. Or they create fake accounts so they could say that your art is their art. Okay. But why does everyone so angry about posting arts somewhere else? What’s the problem if your watermark is on the right place and your nickname on tumblr is also mentioned? People just want to share your art

Great question!

For starters, most art thieves don’t credit (they crop out watermarks, intentionally misspell artists’ names, insert intentionally broken links, etc.). Furthermore, a number of art thieves DO monetize what they steal, and even harass artists. However, even if credit is given, that doesn’t make it ok for people to take art that belongs to someone else.

For example, let’s say you see someone’s car parked on the street. Even if you plan to return it, and you never claim it’s yours, and you don’t damage it, and you fill up the gas tank, and you write “credit to the original driver” on the car, does that make it ok for you to take someone else’s car for a joyride? Of course not. It’s the same with art.

Here’s an awesome post about the differences between reblogging and reposting, and how reposting hurts artists.

Here’s a shorter (more saucy) post which is also great.

TL;DR: artists have the right (both legally, morally, and according to the ToS of sites like tumblr and Insta) to control where and how their content is shared. For example, I have an Instagram. When I want my work on Insta, I post it on my account. No one has the right to make that choice for me (and a lot of the art I find is ALSO on my Insta anyway, so that argument goes out the window). Art thieves steal revenue and views, make it more difficult for people to find the original artist, and cut artists off from potential followers and feedback. Someone who faves a stolen pic isn’t likely to fave the original pic after that (even if they find it) because why would you fave/reblog/RT the same image twice? That doesn’t help artists. Plus, art theft accounts lead to people only following the art thief and not following the original artists. So while art thieves claim to be “sharing” or “promoting” someone’s art, they’re actually eating away at an artist’s ability to be successful. Basically, the artist is doing all the hard work, and the art thief is reaping all the rewards. That’s just not cool. Artists post art for free (can you imagine a chef just giving out free cake every day, or a singer giving free concerts all the time?). All they ask in return is the respect they’re legally owed. That’s certainly not too much to ask.

You can support artists by liking/faving/reblogging/RTing their work, which will put their artwork into trending/front page/suggesteds/etc. and get them more exposure without cutting them off from feedback and without making it difficult to find/contact the original artist.

You can also ask an artist for permission to share their work–some people are ok with it. As for me, I do not allow my art to be reposted, period.

Thanks for asking!

anonymous asked:

I just wanna say I love your art and I went on the Bendy Animo as your BodyBuilder Bendy and it had great reactions. I credited you alot and I might have also made more people come to this blog.

So here is the thing, I appreciate your enthusiasm for the blog, I appreciate the fact that you did credit, some people do not even do that, so I will give you that.

But also, How. Dare. You. I am not going to lie, I am legitimately angry over this. I did not give you permission to post my artwork on any other media platform. I have given no one that permission except for a specific few to dub my comics, and they ASKED. That is the big line I’m drawing right now. ASK ME, before you post my work anywhere. I MIGHT NOT SAY YES, BUT YOU’LL BE BETTER OFF THAN JUST TAKING IT AND DEALING WITH ME AFTER. This is not the first time this has happened but it is one of the most blatant ways it has been done.  

I want to keep tabs on my art, I want to make sure I know what is happening with it and that it is being credited appropriately and treated with respect. 

DO NOT REPOST MY ART WITHOUT PERMISSION CREDITED OR NOT.

I downloaded this Animo app after receiving this anon, and honestly I am horrified by what I have seen. This app has art theft left and right. There are icon’s made by artists I recognize, comics taken from other pages and reposted, animations uploaded without permission, or linking.

Not all my anger is directed at you anon, but I am not happy with your decisions either. I will give you the benefit of the doubt to say that perhaps you didn’t know, or genuinely thought you were doing a good thing considering you tried to brag that you had ‘brought people to the blog.’

If you like a certain artist’s work support them yes, but make sure you have your facts straight. I have already found pictures drawn by always-x3 on here that others are claiming to be done by me. Yes they were on the originating Buff shitpost, but they were done by another artist entirely and not only were they not credited, their art was taken WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE.

These are things that someone has put hours of work into, and folks have the gull to march in and take it from the page and repost it? Some artists might be okay with this, but others, like myself whom are trying to make a career or HAVE a career, its harmful. Its terrible harmful. We post things online because we enjoy them, and we want others to enjoy them, but it is also an avenue for jobs for us.  When one person reposts and then another, and another. It creates this tumbling snowball effect that ultimately leaves the original creator behind. A fan of that artist wouldn’t do that do them, through ignorance, or through just blatant arrogance.

When you repost a artist’s work you’re not helping them, you’re making yourself into their enemy by stealing their work. 

Respect the artists.

I have the Animo app now, and I will be searching for this post you mentioned anon. I will be looking for you and anyone else that has the gull to repost my art without permission. I will report anyone I come across, and I will use every ounce of my knowledge of copyright laws against anyone whom has.

Delete those posts now and do not try my patience on this.
Thank you.

crystalviolin321  asked:

How does reposting count as stealing if there reposting it? Reposting shows who did the work cuz it says "Reposted by (Artist)"

Reposting doesn’t necessarily mean the credits are shown with the artwork. A “repost” means someone has saved the image to their device and re-uploaded it as a new post, separate from the artist’s original post. Reposts show the reposter as the “source” of the artwork. A repost can be made on the same website as where the artist posted, or an entirely different site. Some reposters will ask the artist for permission first and also include direct links back to the original artist’s posts. These kinds of posts are okay to reblog/retweet, etc. Other reposters don’t ask for permission and post the artwork with NO credits and NO links to the original. This is stealing. And it’s bad because now they’ve put the art online to be spread without proper credits to the artist and basically the reposter gains followers and attention from using the stolen art while the original artist gets nothing. It’s worse when the artwork doesn’t have the artist’s name/website/signature on it. You can try to reverse image search an image but if it has been reposted often, it gets harder to find the real source.

Reposts are not the same as reblogs.

A reblog is sharing an existing post. Not making a brand new post and re-uploading the art from your device.
Reblogging from the artist’s post is great! A reblog will keep the source intact and links back to the original artist.


Note: Reblogging an unsourced/uncredited repost….is not good. That just helps give the art thief more attention and separates the art from the artist even more. It harms the artists.

Of the indelicacy of Witch Hunts

This could have been a day like any other. One where I would sit at my computer once my coffee was prepared, ready for another day, beginning with a quick glance at my emails and private messages on various social media platforms as is customary.
Then, I noticed there was a submission waiting for me which isn’t unusual and always makes me happy. After over year, Hydaelyn Arts is keeping its promise to be a voice for every artist within our community. Yet when I checked, the name of the contributor was unknown and odd.

I checked the links, read the witty comment “Anon (trace@123.com)” found necessary to add, and set aside my breakfast to write what will be the second message of this blog.

About “using references” and “tracing”

Each and everyone has their own point of view on referencing and tracing, which can range from “It’s alright so long it follows some rules.” to “I’ll submit art to Hydaelyn Arts because it doesn’t matter if it’s traced or referenced, this person deserves to burn in hell!”
So while my eggs and bacon are getting cold, I’m wondering if “Anon (trace@123.com)” knows the difference between referencing, tracing, and when one or the other is appropriate to do in as an artist in a variety of situations or if “Anon (trace@123.com)” thinks both are big, bad boogeyman to be avoided at all times. Apparently not.

So instead of labeling references and tracing as evil in all situations outright, let’s demystify them a bit, shall we?


Using references

References are something which is accepted in the art community at large, utilized regularly by industry professionals who have directories full of references and should hopefully be used by every artist whenever it is needed. If an artist creates something without the use of references, it is usually because they have done multiple studies prior to creating a piece of artwork, to the point where they no longer need a reference to create the piece. However, nowhere in the professional art industry is it considered shameful or wrong to use reference when creating work.

To be quite frank, if you think references are taboo, it is a sign that you’re ignorant of what working in the art industry is like, have not been through any kind of formalized art training, never went to a museum to admire accurate portraits or watched a movie where people are asked to pose for an artist. Everyone from Da Vinci to Norman Rockwell to Disney used references for their craft. Entire films like Alice in Wonderland relied on live actors to perform for the artists so they could realistically get movements down as firmly as possible.

To consider using references as something bad is ridiculous.

Who hasn’t done a gesture to describe it properly in text? Who hasn’t looked at their hand to draw fingers properly? Who hasn’t done a google or youtube search to have a better idea of a movement before animating it?
Using references helps artists progress, because who can draw or describe a Tacca chantrieri without having seen or heard of it before? Even if they have (heard of it), without having practiced it many times it’s unlikely an artist could pull all the details from memory.
It is necessary for growth as an artist, to learn about the world in order to avoid things like this from happening:

Think of how much better the above artwork could have been if the artist just looked at some actual reference of what a real human woman looks like in a similar pose instead of just winging it. 


Tracing

Ladies and gentlemen, ready your pitchforks, the evil word has been written. The one that’s caused several artists in this community to be pilloried, at times unfairly. Most of these people have deleted their Tumblr blogs, after a group has tried and convicted them for something they did (and sometimes didn’t) do.

The term tracing means what it says: to trace, one works atop another piece of art to make an exact copy. Like using references, it can be a useful tool for artists to practice and learn from (if they are using it in an ethical manner for study), but it has its limitations. Very easily, tracing can become a crutch, hindering an artist’s progression in the long term. This post isn’t about singing the praises of the virtues of tracing, however.
What needs to be discussed here are the times when a piece of art is posted by someone, and others decide it has been traced, often without taking the time to double check to make sure that it is actually the case.

The important words in that last sentence are “others decide it has been traced”.

In some cases, the evidence of tracing is flagrantly obvious. In other cases, the lines literally and figuratively are blurred. If you weren’t there during the process, or if the lines don’t match perfectly, it can be difficult to tell if a work has been traced, if it was just heavily referenced, or if both artworks in question coincidentally have a similar pose.
Yes, it’s true that many art thieves will try to manipulate images to hide their tracing, but where do we draw the line? How do we know for absolute certain the difference between someone who tried really hard to obscure their tracing efforts and someone who just happened to draw a head at the same angle?

As an artist, it is easy to get fired up about destroying a potential art thief with extreme prejudice and understandably so. No one wants to work hard and study hard, spending years and years refining their skills only for some asshole to stroll along and profit from that effort by tracing it all and passing that work off as their own.
However, if we don’t take the time to carefully decide for ourselves, investigate things on our own, and see with our own eyes whether something was traced or if something less insidious was perhaps at play, we’re liable to hurt people that were undeserving of our rage.

Is this person always an art thief or is this surprising new behavior? Has this artist created multiple original pieces before now or do all their works appear potentially traced? Are significant portions about the artwork an exact match or is this potentially a case where someone malicious can rely on Tumblr to get up in arms the moment it’s implied someone is tracing without some rock solid evidence?

The easiest method to refute accusations of tracing would be for an artist to provide their references. But, given that references are often derided as a sin on par with tracing, many artists feel uncomfortable admitting they used any material as support for their work at all.


Tumblr “domino effect”

I want to be clear. I don’t consider one artist copying another’s work and claiming it as their own a good thing. Tracing artwork and passing it off as your own work is unquestionably wrong, but I have seen too many witch hunts on Tumblr based upon half-baked evidence to let myself get swept up in emotion now.

After all this time spent on Tumblr, a question we should be asking ourselves is whether a barrage of fury, harassment, hate mail, and cruelty is really what we want our first response to be when we encounter someone who is potentially tracing, or if we want to approach things calmly, through private messages and peaceful dialogue - until we’re absolutely certain we’re dealing with an unrepentant thief willing to profit off of their fellow artists without guilt or shame.

For me, the answer is the latter.

There’s enough rage on Tumblr already. And I believe that most people who are using this platform have already witnessed what happens when someone is accused of something. Even more when the topic is “tracing”.
Not only does the primary post spread like wildfire, but people instantly see red and reblog within a few seconds without taking the time to make sure that it is actually a case of tracing. Then suddenly more posts pop up, often with blanket statements such as “Tracing is bad” or “If You are OK with Art Thieves Unfollow Me”, bland generic statements which are often reblogged by people who aren’t aware of the drama but agree with the sentiment.
All of this is like a whole orchestra shaming the artist whose voice cannot be heard through the clamor.
At this point, it doesn’t matter if the artist actually traced or not. Even if it’s not the case, the harm has been done and nothing can repair it. Nothing. Tumblr already judged them guilty as charged.

How do you expect this experience, justified or not, to not have a huge impact on the person who is the victim of so much hate? Ask yourself how you would feel in such a situation, how you would deal with it, and how you would recover, even if by some miracle someone proves that the statement was wrong and their voice was heard.

I saw the effect first hand as I have been swimming in the artist community for long enough to have met victims of the Tumblr mob. They are broken. Judged guilty before they were allowed to be proven innocent. Sometimes even abandoned by people they thought as being friends. Alone, against a whole community. If they disappear, it’s not always out of shame, but because the experience they dealt with left a trauma, at times even leading them to stop their craft for some time or forever.
Is this really what you want? If it’s a first time for them, if the proof is really hard to see or if they didn’t do anything, they don’t deserve any of this rage. Posting such an accusation on Tumblr is like a train breaking loose that you can never ever again stop. No matter what they do in the future, there will always be someone to remind them of what they did, or didn’t do, sometimes waking up the rumors for another time.
I’m asking you again… Is this really what you want?

Until I’m positive of what I’m dealing with, and that the artist in question is truly a thief who felt no remorse about what they were doing and only seemed sorry when they were caught in the act, I want to treat people with the dignity they deserve. I want to avoid jumping to conclusions and getting caught by the wild self-righteousness that Tumblr is infamous for.
And if it turns out they are tracing? I want to be that person who calmly tries to help this artist see what they’re doing wrong. I want to talk them into embracing and enjoying what art really can become if they do things the right way. I’m not here to be a destructive force, I’m here to celebrate art, share it with the community, and get others to love it just as much as I do.


Thus, “Anon (trace@123.com)” if you want to start a crusade, you will have to do it from your own personal platform, rather than as a submission to mine. Especially as you took the time to create another account to submit your request since this blog doesn’t accept anonymous ones.
If you are REALLY positive that tracing was absolutely going on here, then find your courage and post this to your own blog instead of submitting it to mine, hoping you can foist the responsibility on someone else.

I’m not here for witch hunts, “Anon (trace@123.com)”. I’m here for beautiful artwork of Hydaelyn and sharing it with the community at large. If I discover artwork that is unquestionably traced on this blog, I will remove the post in question, but I will never accept submissions like what you sent to this blog. Relevant or not. And even if the person throwing around accusations is right on their statement, the accused deserves a private message and a chance to explain themselves before being burned at the stake.

I know this is an nct blog but bear with me for a sec

Not to be bitter but why is eunhyuk aka lee hyukjae of super junior not counted among SM’s best rappers? Eunhyuk was SM’s original rapper along with Shindong (unless someone in DBSK rapped, in which case i apologize for not knowing) and yet i still see yall say that SM doesnt have good rappers? Yeah maybe he’s not a hip hop artist or whatever but you cant deny that he has talent? And yall are overlooking it???

Like have none of yall seen “Dear. TWO”? Hyuckjae poured his fucking heart out, talking about his difficulties as an idol with key lyrics such as “I, listening to words like ‘Don’t become trash, become a lie’ am also fake” and “The one who’s changed is you guys, what more do you want from me?”

I know this is late as he’s currently serving military duty, but it needs to be said. I’ll link “Dear. TWO” when i get off mobile.

CLEXA FIC RECS #3

The Strange Thing Called Life by MuradovaLexa became the CEO of Woods Inc. after her parents passed away. But there was one important rule: She has to marry to someone and stay married for at least six months in order to have full control of Woods Inc.Clarke was a young artist who’s trying to buy her own art gallery. And when her annoying neighbor - Lexa came to her with a good offer, she couldn’t say no. (Fake/pretend relationship, Enemies to lovers, Fake marriage. Do we have to say more? READ. IT.)

Clarke Kom Azgeda by FMLClexa - Clarke is sent to earth alone to see if it is survivable. Instead of landing on Mount Weather like originally planned, she lands in Azgeda territory and is taken by Nia. Clarke is taken as Nia’s Seken and trained to be an assassin. One year and two months after being sent to the ground, Nia sends Clarke to Polis to kill The Commander. Can she do it? (Writing is very good and Clarke is so badass in this fic. We recommend you to give this story a try)

Falcon by AnonBeMeClarke is fifteen and her best friend, Lexa, is four years older. Clarke has a crush on her, but Lexa rejects her because of her age. Lexa then leaves for law school but returns seven years later. She falls for Clarke who is now a successful artist (and Lexa now has to woo her)… But is she too late? (If you love friends to lovers romance stories, you should read it)

In the Shallows by blindwireRaised for war and forged in fire, Clarke has vowed to be a leader for her people, to protect them and to make sacrifices so that they do not have to. This is what it means to be Commander and the spirit has chosen her for a reason. (In this story, Clarke is the Commander and Lexa is Skaikru. If you love role reversal au, what are you waiting for? Go read it.)

anonymous asked:

Hey, do you have any good Supercat fanvids/fanfics to recommend?


Oh how I have been waiting to answer this all day. You’re my new favorite person anon. Here you go.

Fanvids

► kara + cat | something I need

you’ve changed me | kara/cat

Kara & Cat | Skinny Love   (My go to)

kara/cat | right in front of me

Emma/Regina + Kara/Cat || Shelterd from the pain (Great parallel vid especially if you like both ships)

Where is the real me? // Emma/Regina + Kara/Cat

cat/kara - when it comes to us (supercatslam september “fall”)

Kara & Cat | What if {2x02}

kara + cat | romantic comedy trailer

cat/kara | a promise with a catch

Kara + Cat ; don’t come back for me

► kara + cat | safe in my arms

falling around you | kara/cat

Kara and Cat | make you stay.

kara + cat | shattered

Kara & Cat | Let Me Sign

Fanfic’s

All Or Nothing
Author: OfEndlessWonder
Plot: “She finally, finally, takes in the sight of the woman standing in-front of her and the rest of her furious words die in the back of her throat because oh, oh, no-one should look like that. Tall and blonde and so very gorgeous, barely in her mid-twenties with sparkling apologetic eyes, a pair of sinfully tight black jeans on her hips and a sleeveless t-shirt to show off the muscle in those arms that had caught Cat so quickly.” AKA the hot neighbour AU that no-one asked for or needed.

Lost and Found
Author: SuperTweety
Plot: Kara has been through a lot in her short life with the loss of her planet, the death of her parents and Astra, and the damage done to her relationship with Alex while she was under the influence of the Red Kryptonite. Will she ever feel at home and welcome on her adopted planet or will she forever feel lost and alone?

carter grant, super sleuth
Author: unicyclehippo
Plot: Carter Grant needs interviews with the three women he admires the most. His mother isn’t surprised to see her own name on the list, or Supergirls, but Kara Danvers? That one is a surprise.

Asking Too Much
Author: fictorium
Plot: Anonymous said to fictorium:
Cat needs a date to a party, she convinces Kara to go with her (“You’re my assistant, nobody will think anything of it”).

That’s how it began.

Only it’s not Kara who steps out on the red carpet, but Supergirl. As they continue with the public deception, chaos erupts around them: battles fought, lives lost, enemies old and new. Somewhere in there Kara and Cat have to deal with what happens when pretend feelings become all too real, along with the additional complications from Superman and both of the sisters Lane.

Ultimately, Kara has to find a way to make her ever-changing life workable. Can she do that while keeping Cat, her secret identity, and her family intact?

The Music and the Mirror
Author: fictorium
Plot: The Ballet AU.

Cat, former prima ballerina with the National City Ballet, is now the artistic director of a ballet company. Maxwell Lord, her former dancing partner, has found her a new dancer for the upcoming season: the untested Kara Danvers.

Can the two women forge a working relationship? Has Cat found someone up to her own pre-retirement standards at last? Whatever the outcome, it’s going to be a long, hard road to get there.

(Also soon to be an original story published over here.)

Out of the Ashes
Author: InspectorBoxer
Plot: The D.E.O. is destroyed in a vicious attack leaving the Danvers sisters shaken and the women they care for in danger.


Chasing Fog
Author: PinkRabbitPro
Plot: When a family emergency arises, Kara Wayne takes up the family mantle and spends her nights protecting Gotham City in the guise of Nightwing, while struggling to keep up with her day job teaching at a local prep school. Everything changes when she starts to fall for the mother of a favorite student and finds herself driven to protect them from the rising dangers of the city. Meanwhile, for Cat Kyle, returning to Gotham City after years away is a risk she’s prepared to take in hopes of giving her son a better life, but her attraction to Carter’s lovely, young teacher may be her undoing. After all, she’s Catwoman, the very thief Nightwing is hunting. What will both woman do as new enemies and old secrets threaten everything and everyone they love?

The Fight To Be Alive
Author: EnchantedApril
Plot: Kryptonians are all viewed as Fort Rozz criminals, with society accepting televised fights to the death as the new normal. While Kara remained hidden away, she was safe, but now she has been in the hands of LordTech’s Alpha Fighter program for almost two years.

For What Binds Us
Author: mermaiddrunk
Plot: It’s platonic. Just business. All pretend. Kara’s always been good at pretend. Why would dating Cat Grant be any different?

This Is What You Came For
Author: subcutaneous7
Plot: When the ultimate threat unleashes its fury on Earth, Supergirl discovers new powers and must begin to accept her true identity, along with the connection she shares with Cat.

Maybe National City Needs Another Superhero
Author: SupercityCarnival
Plot: When Cat is kidnapped and involved in an explosion, it has some interesting side effects on her.

Messages From Madrid
Author: SupercityCarnival
Plot: Cat has to travel to Spain to fix a CatCo mess. Kara deals with Cat being gone, but not without Cat helping her along.

Just a Friend
Author: supergirlfan
Plot: “Kara thought back to that moment on the balcony, when her whole world had shifted. The hug that changed everything. One hug, and she was addicted to Cat Grant’s touch… the feel of her hands on Kara’s back, the intoxicating mix of perfume and conditioner, the gentle but strong curves of her arms… In that moment, she’d acknowledged that her feelings for Cat extended way beyond professional boundaries.”
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Kara is struggling to cope with her emotions, overwhelmed by recent events and by the depth of her own feelings. She’s falling apart, and Cat is there to help… just as a friend. How long will it take the two women to admit what’s really happening between them? How will they handle the challenges facing their relationship?

Of Heroes Great and Small
Author: a_dot_burr_ell, captainjaybird
Plot: Cat and Kara are adjusting to their new dynamic after Kara’s promotion when an accident results in Cat getting psychic powers. The only mind she can’t read? Supergirl’s. How will this affect Cat and Kara’s growing relationship?

Knowing Our Strengths
Author: Adm_Hawthorne
Plot: Dragging in deep breaths and letting them out, Kara hesitantly released the other woman and wrapped her arms around herself. “I could so easily forget myself with you.”
Cat nodded. “I understand the feeling.”
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After finally admitting their attraction to each other, Kara and Cat work toward finding a way to balance their lives without hurting each other or those around them. (This is a follow up piece to “Photos Can Lie.”)

Immunity
Author: SkinnyProcrastinator
Plot: Siobhan is the best assistant to ever assist and Kara is firmly in the doghouse. When an opportunity to accompany Cat on an overseas trip comes up, Kara takes it in the hope she can get their friendship back on track. Meanwhile Cat insists on using the trip as a way to further torture Kara. What will they uncover in the twilit Norwegian city of Tromsø and what happens when Kara’s powers start to fade.

Collared
Author: Rtarara
Plot: Kara Zor-El wanted nothing more than to fit in and help the people of earth. Unfortunately for her Aliens are reviled and seen as no more than wild animals to be killed or tamed. She was caught after years of hiding and sold as a pet to the “Queen of All Media” who isn’t quite what she expected.

You’ve Got the Healing That I Want
Author: K_AudreyLeto
Plot: When Cat called Kara and asked her to pretend to be her date she didn’t think about her feelings for the woman before she agreed. She also didn’t think that she would end up in over her head when Cat asked her to continue the charade the next day. Supercat fake dating/ also side Alex/Lucy.

Two Hearts, One Roof
Author: iblamethenubbins
Plot: Kara and Cat have been best friends since high school and now, after graduating from college, have decided to move in together. Domestic fluff and quiet longing ensue.


Written in the Stars
Author: InspectorBoxer
Plot: Kara and Cat hurtle towards the inevitable as a final showdown with the Joker looms…

When I Need You - When You Need Me
Author: EnchantedApril
Plot: When Kara is seriously injured in battle, Cat is forced to reveal their relationship in order to be near her. The fallout is pretty much what they expected…

Close Encounters
Author: sultrysweet
Plot: When Adam asks Kara to go away with him for the weekend, naturally she invites Cat to join them. While they’re away from their every day lives, they’re able to learn more about each other in a more relaxed environment. Except, things aren’t as relaxed as they seem when certain discoveries about themselves and each other are revealed.

True Power
Author: Where_is_my_10_15
Plot: When Supergirl confronts Cat while under the influence of Red Kryptonite, she doesn’t threaten her life. She breaks her heart. She challenges her with the fact that Cat is in love with her, and then flies away. Cat would rather have been thrown off of a building.


Another Night, Another Dream
Author: luvscience
Plot: Kara keeps dreaming about Cat…until she doesn’t

When In Rome
Author: oddcoupler222
Plot: “You… assigned me a fake headlining interview article and made me meet you in Rome. This whole elaborate scheme instead of just calling me.”

Saying it aloud made Kara laugh because even as she was incredulous, she also wasn’t. Of course Cat would do something like that.

//

It had been a couple of weeks since Cat Grant had kissed her and revealed that she knew about her secret identity; it was a lot to process. But sometimes even Supergirl isn’t fast enough for Cat Grant’s patience.

The lights are turned way down low
Author: Musetotheworld
Plot: Cat and Kara are at a mountaintop resort to interview one of Cat’s sources when a threatening storm hits early. With Kara’s powers blown and the roads blocked, their only option is to stay the night.

And feel free to check out mine.

When you need more feel free to come back for more.

Dear Digimon fandom,

If you happen to see someone posting a wonderful piece of fan-art that

  • does not include the artists’ name
  • does not mention they have permission to repost

Please DO NOT like or reblog the post, no matter how much you admire the art. By doing so, you’re rewarding people who:

  • ignore the original artist
  • repost without permission
  • don’t value copyright or the artist’s talent and efforts
  • basically steal other people’s work.

Similarly, if you happen to read a Digimon-related translation that

  • you suspect is not original / is an unauthorised repost (e.g. posted by someone you know doesn’t usually translate)
  • does not give credit to a translator
  • lists the translator / source as in a disrespectful way, like “(x)”

please, DO NOT like or reblog it. Like fanart, translation is subject to copywright; fan translators desserve to be fully credited by their selfless, hard work and not have their translations reposted elsewhere without express permission.

Other stuff that you should probably think twice before sharing:

  • HQ scans from the Digimon DVD/BR releases, unless you know the person who posted them (quite often they are scans from WithTheWill)
  • fan videos that do not credit other people’s art
  • edits that seem to come from elsewhere
  • reposted art by Japanese / Korean fans, even if it mentions “permission to repost” (can you be sure that permission was actually granted?)

Rules of thumb we should all keep in mind:

  • Don’t repost art without credit AND permission.
  • Don’t repost translations without credit AND permission.
  • Don’t steal / plagiarise other people’s content.
  • Don’t support people who do those things.

Sometimes ignoring them may be the best policy, but if you see something you feel is wrong, you can always contact the original creator OR talk to the reposter and kindly and respectfully ask them to change their (re)post. Remember, most people who do repost don’t do it with bad intentions, and being nice is always the best option. However, there are people who continue to repost content and withhold credit, despite multiple warnings and requests to stop - @digi-egg is the worst example of this, and lately someone has been filling the main tag with reposted art.

Let’s all support and respect the artists and translators, rather than the people who repost (i.e. STEAL) other people’s work.

Make the Digimon fandom a safe, respectful place for all the people who create and share their work! :)