Disclaimer: I did not have time to do research on how divorce proceedings in Scotland in 1958/1959 would have unfolded so this is almost certainly in no way historically accurate. I also don’t care that it’s not.
I’m currently in a situation where a user thought it’d be okay to add my moodboards to their masterlist/series without asking. It made me uncomfortable because honestly, they didn’t ask if it was okay. If it was a post named Moodboard Recs or Favorites. That’d be different. But they posted it under their masterlist, with a half-done disclaimer on top that said ”None of these belong to me unless specified. Credits to owners.”
They also reblogged one or two of my boards and posted their masterlist link underneath. The whole thing made me uncomfortable and just didn’t sit well with me. I reached out and explained it to the user and she deleted it. It was done and over with until I got a message from her this morning when I woke up.
“Okay, the masterlist is my own personal post of moodboards”
Yeah, okay, but with other people’s content. Call it something else.
“Owners of moodboards have no more right over my masterlist than the people who own the individual pictures in your moodboard”
That is correct, I don’t own those photos. However, I spent HOURS looking for photos to put together to create a bigger story. That’s not including how much time it takes to edit the coloring and making everything look uniform and complete. If it was just that easy to throw photos together, I wouldn’t be as upset. If you think it’s that easy, then you attempt to come up with unique themes to make your own moodboards regularly.
Also, if someone contacted me and was upset that I used their photos and didn’t feel uncomfortable. I would take it down instead of trying to justifying it. It’s not that hard.
“Those links do not belong to you.”
Um, I was confused by this because I’m pretty sure when I click on the moodboard on said masterlist, my Tumblr is at the top right there in the URL bar. So technically, they do belong to me. I created the moodboard. It’s my link. It’s literally right there.
“I will be deleting them anyway later on because they will clog up my masterlist”
If they are clogging up your masterlist then why are you so butt hurt?
At the end of the day, just ask. This could have been all avoided and dealt with. If you want to use moodboards for a compilation. Just ask. It’s as simple as that. This goes for everyone, if you want to use ANYONE’S content as inspiration – whether it’s for a story, or you had an idea of a different moodboard series based off theirs. Just ask. Then give correct credit. Also, never remove the captions that it comes along with. I know myself along with other people have had this problem and its completely frustrating.
With all that being said, I’m in a moodboard network and I know I have other moodboard creator mutuals who would feel my exact sentiments. Please go check out @maknaewishes list to see if your work is posted on there. Thank YOU for your consideration.
Musing about being a POC and queer individual in the TMNT fandom:
I think the hardest part of being in the TMNT fandom for me is the fact that I am not white, am not straight, am not cis, or even neurotypical, and… I identify fairly hard with the turtles because of those things.
But then… they’re drawn or written as all of those things probably 90% of the time when people are humanizing them, and its just. so hard. to let that go, even though those people have no idea they’re affecting some random person across the internet. Compared to the hundreds of others who don’t feel this way, my personal opinion doesn’t really matter.
I don’t hold it against anyone for their headcanons, and I have never a day in my life sent hate to a person for having those headcanons, since I know those depend almost entirely on the personal life and experiences of those individuals.
They still bother me though, since I feel like it erases a large part of what the turtles’ identities are, which is being a minority among minorities.
They’re the only four of their kind, and pretty much utterly isolated from the rest of the world. They’ve never fit in, and never will, because they are inherently different from the rest of society. They are, in a phrase, freaks of nature.
My circumstances aren’t as extreme, not even close, but I know that feeling on a personal level regardless. Having them portrayed as the socially acceptable norm, it erases a large part of what makes them so interesting; which would be their sheer alien-ness from the rest of us. By making them ordinary cis white straight etc etc in humanized headcanons, I feel it takes away from their original characterization as a minority.
And it just really bothers me, as a single individual in the fandom, to have characters I identify with so strongly become pretty much the complete opposite of who and what I am, and thusly become no longer relatable. It’s just a difficult thing to deal with sometimes, especially since I have no power to change it other than ignoring the content I don’t like.
I hope no one takes this as an insult to their personal headcanons about the series; its just the words from someone who’s never fit correctly to any box, and found a strong connection to four characters who I felt were similar to me in that sense.
im starting to feel like everything i wear needs to be high quality. every accessory, every item of clothing. high quality just makes everything look effortlessly chic and easy to match. i hate frumpy clothes. or clothes that wear out after a few washes. its all about the textures and materials you choose.