My sister lived within the moment. She said she would love the summer only when it came and warmed her. But I lived and still live within the future. Where it’s warm when it’s cold. Where dreams are not yet reality. Where the sad people are happy. The only problem with living in the future is that everyone has died, including yourself. So your plans are fiction. Your predictions are fantasy. Living in the future is pure fantasy. I think that’s why I love it so dearly.
F.K. Preston, The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing
The reason I bring this up(other than to give a shout out to some of my favorites) is because we also have a problem in the fandom.
Each of these artist spend their time crafting fantastic works of art for us, for no pay. They do it because they love our ship, our characters and our show.
When I see someone has stolen their work and post it without credit, it angers me.
For those of us that reblog works, this is not about you, we all get giddy when we see something beautiful and are quick to hit that reblog button.
I would ask that if you see a post from an artist about stolen works that you please check to make sure you haven’t reblogged it. If you have, it’s easy to delete the reblog.
Respect the artist.
Oh and take a minute to thank them for the gifts they give us.