Other people’s artworks are not your textures.

This is important. More times than I can count, I’ve been happily reading a tutorial, excited to reblog it here, only to find myself running into a “now we add the texture!” step, where someone adds a painting, a graphic from Behance, a copyrighted piece from someone’s Flickr, etc. to their edit and calls it good. This is not acceptable.

Part of the problem is that texture makers on Tumblr are prone to going to Pinterest, Behance, Flickr, and other places where art is posted, taking copyrighted works, repackaging them, and redistributing them as “textures”–often with the caveat of “Don’t claim as your own! Don’t redistribute!”

I’ve been tripped up by this horrible practice myself. Once I heard of it, I went through texture packs I’d downloaded from Tumblr and reverse image-searched them on Google. Half of them had been stolen from Behance pages and artists’ galleries. This was stuff I’d used on my own graphics, thinking it was okay, that I was making use of a resource created and shared as such–when really it was stolen art.

Be mindful. Look at the resources you’re using. A good rule of thumb is, “Does it look like a finished piece of art already?” If it does, it wouldn’t hurt to reverse image-search it and make sure you’re not using someone else’s art. Be as respectful of others’ art as you would like them to be of yours.

I joined the Tumblr RP community when I was thirteen - that’s seven years ago - when RP’s were mostly based directly off media; Glee was the biggest RP fandom on Tumblr at the time and RPs were incredibly primitive and plot generally took place based around the happenings in the active media, while people adjusted already existing characters to their headcanons as they played them. It was simple and easy and fun, for the most part, and I evolved with RPing as RPing evolved - longer paras, different nuances in gifchats, personalized gifs, the change in RP themes, the evolution of adminning - and I’ve explored every corner of it; I’ve been an anonymous, casual player, I’ve been incredibly involved, I’ve created and run RP’s, I’ve inherited Admin positions from people, I’ve run an RPH - and there’s always been annoying things, there’s always been people with irritating habits, or who cross lines, or differing opinions on various trends. I’ve been here through RPH’s and the creation of mockblogs and talk tags and evolutions in ooc conversation (to private dashes to AIM to skype, blah blah blah) and for the most part everyone eventually makes their peace with trends and changes and the old blood stops going on about back in the day and the young blood stops bitching.

But holy fuck; I’ve been out of the community for a while - I didn’t have the time or the muse - and I’ve recently stepped back in at the behest of some dear friends of mine and an RP I’ve become obsessed with, despite it’s not yet opening - and I knew, I always knew, that there were people in the RP community who were entitled and whiny and believed that other players were there for the sake of their enjoyment instead of their own; but the sheer amount of selfish, conceited, whiny, bitchy conversations I’ve seen thrown about in a few short months before an RP has even opened has been absolutely fucking appalling.

There seems to be this general consensus amongst applicant and players that??? This is?? A job??? And like, I get it; for a lot of people, RPing is an escape and it’s what we do to cope, but holy hell - it’s a fucking hobby, guys. And honestly, past basic trigger tagging for serious causes of distress - I don’t mean a vaguely uncomfortable feeling over a comment a character has made completely IC because that’s the character’s thoughts - absolutely no one gives a fuck about your feelings. This is not a service you are paying for; Admins build RPs because they’re inspired and they wanted to be creative and they want to create a world and characters where people can play out an interactive stories - they are not being paid, they are not being compensated, and the other RPers in a group or talk tag are there for the sake of themselves, not you; they don’t owe it to you to be anything but to be courteous and kind at the most basic of levels. It’s not anyone’s job to bend and shift to make you comfortable; and that expands to behaviour in talk tags - Admins can do fuck all about what’s being posted on mock blogs, they’re not fucking Gods; and if you’re intimidated by other people’s writing, that’s your fucking problem. It’s no one’s job to hold your hand, and we’re writers, for god’s sake; no one writes with the intention of hiding it away forever, we write to share it and spread it.

Look, the point of this post is that everyone needs to get over themselves and remember that the other people in the RP Community owe you absolutely fuck all. Take the sticks out of your asses and maybe dip them in some ink and write something of actual worth instead of whiny anons to Administration blogs, because this is fucking embarrassing to watch.

SWIFTOFRPH PRESENTS HER 4 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS PACK: PSD HEADERS

I have finally hit another thousand which will never cease to amaze me and I love and thank you all so so much for your endless love and support that I receive daily through reblogs, likes and messages. I was recently going through my folder I have for my RPH and found some old past headers I’ve either used in the past or were going to use and I thought since I don’t use them anymore that you might find them useful. So here they are in a neat little bundle for you all! Enjoy x

  • I haven’t like created them from scratch so a lot of the bases are from various sources and no they don’t look identical to the actual PSD’s some may but some aren’t .These have been sitting in my folder for about 2 years now and I have no idea where to find and link them but I would like you guys to know that I don’t own up to creating them and that most of them come from various Deviant Art creators.
  • Please note that most of these headers were made for [ THIS ] theme by Claraosmin. Others were made and tailored to Theme 4 by Kahniss you can find that theme [ HERE  ] But they can be altered in size and what not.
  • Credit to the Original Owners and to the following PSD’s that were used in SOME of these Headers. I’ve Used bits and pieces in the PSD’s so I’m crediting them because they are not mine! Though I don’t know where to find the original sources since they have just been in my textures folder but I don’t claim any owner ship of them.
  • The PNG’s used in the headers are NOT mine. Credit goes to respectable owners.
  • Please do not not steal or claim it as your own this counts as reposts. You are of course allowed to edit it for your own personal use.  
  • Please credit me if you use this PSD and Like and/or Reblog if you’re using it. It would be a great appreciation to me also I’d be happy to answer any questions about it.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS HEADER PACKAGE HERE

♔ RAMI MALEK GIF HUNT ♔

Under the cut, you will find #180, small/medium, HQ gifs of Rami Malek. Best known for playing the lead role of Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot. None of these gifs were made by me. A huge thank you goes to the awesome makers. All the credits go to them and I don’t claim any of their work as my own. A like or a reblog would make me very happy because it took me hours to finish this hunt.

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KATHRYN NEWTON GIF HUNT

This gif hunt includes #275+ small/medium, textless gifs of Kathryn Newton as requested by anonymous. She is best known for her role of Claire Novak on Supernatural as well as Paranormal Activity 4. All of these gifs are under 2mb, and none of them belong to me so credit goes to the rightful owners. TW: Guns, Blood, Death. Please like or reblog if you find this useful, enjoy! DOWNLOAD HERE!

Source List: Wizarding Careers

Requested by anon:

i’m so sorry but! i know (or think?) you guys posted a list of post hogwarts careers, but for the life of me i cannot seem to find it? i tried digging for it and searching through your directory but i’m at a loss. if you could please link me to it i’d be ever so grateful!!! thank you so much for this tumblr and all your hard work!

Thank you for your message. I don’t believe that we currently have a Source List for wizarding careers, but we wilt now. Below you will find a list of Canon wizarding career opportunities embellished with a few we’ve imagined ourselves. We’ve specified our personal suggestions with NNC: Not Necessarily Canon. Enjoy!

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CPSD PACK / SNAKE OIL

This character graphic pack comes with three pre-made options. Through replacing images and taglines, it can be altered to suit a variety of genres. Alterations and edits are encouraged, although redistributing is not. The font used is times new roman. [download]

Please like or reblog if downloading. Re-uploading is prohibited; do not claim as your own. Credit is not needed but greatly appreciated. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.

[Matthew Daddario gif icons]

Under the cut you can find #131 gif icons of Matthew Daddario in his role as Alec Lightwood in episodes 1-4 of Shadowhunters. All of these gifs were made and cropped by me, and can be found full-sized here. Please do not edit in any way or add them to other gifhunts. Please like or reblog if using!

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anonymous asked:

do you know any good themes for a plots page? like for a 1x1 blog. thanks in advance!

i’d look for fanfic recommendation pages!! they usually don’t require an image but have plenty of room for a decent-sized description. here are some i found:

the ones with an asterisk (*) are sortable or have filters. i hope that helps!!