stop asking permission

Regards to Reposting Art...

Just a reminder to everyone out there, not just one fandom but everyone…

Please please PLEASE, I beg of you(I shouldn’t even have to beg to begin with but)

PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU REPOST ANYONE’S ART.

It doesn’t matter if they mention “I’ll allow it as long as you give proper credit”. There ARE certain sites they might not approve of and they may just forgot to mention it or any other reason. AND EVEN IF U HAVE CREDITED, PLEASE LINK THEM THE SOURCE! Majority of artists would love to know where their babies are being posted! Leik imagine you stealing someone’s actual baby IRL, wouldn’t that be super weird and disrespectful?(bad comparison but that’s how i see my precious artworks ok jeez;;;)

It DOES NOT take that long. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME TO GO TO THEIR BLOG AND DOWNLOAD THE FILE TO REPOST IT ELSEWHERE, why not take a few seconds to STOP and ASK PERMISSION.

And in the end, if they do not allow it, then respect that and move on man.

Thank you!

And not a single star in the sky shines because a person has told it to. It shines because that is what stars do. Stop asking for permission for what you were born to do.
—  Nikita Gill, Take a Lesson From the Stars

It’s funny bc you’d think lucas is more experienced than riley about things like relationship stuff bc look at him but then when it comes down to it he’s probably so lost like “what do you mean you eventually use tongue while making out??? Is that supposed to be hot? That sounds gross.. but okay??” And then when it happens he’s so surprised bc he liked it and so did she and wow they gotta do that more often!! And he’s probably the type of bf that just wants everything to be perfect and doesn’t stop asking for the Matthews’ permission to take riley out until the 6th date bc her parents are literally like “you guys have been dating for months wdym can you take her out???”

And he’s probably such a big big dork I’m sorry it’s canon bc I’m the new gmw writer now

I would REAAAALLLLy appreciate it if people stopped reposting my art. Not just on tumblr- On google+, weheartit, imagur, instagram, twitter, that weird Russian site, forums, etc. Using it for edits or image compilations isn’t okay either. Oh and cropping my art and using it for RP icons without my permission? That’s art theft too. I see a lot of RPers do this with the work of artists. Pleeeease stop guys. Ask permission first. It especially makes me made when the rper puts something on their blog that says “ICONS MADE BY ME DO NOT STEAL/USE WITHOUT PERMISSION”, and then a bunch of their icons are stolen fanart???

It would be nice if anyone doing this could stop. 

Sorry, needed to get that off my chest. I love you all. ♥

okay kids this post has been a long time coming but here we go; today im gonna talk about the very fine line between taking inspiration and flat out stealing from someone’s work. 

taking inspiration is something beautiful, its noticing that someone’s work is amazing enough to make you want to change the way you do things. from the colouring of something to the style of someone’s coding.   taking inspiration means you take a element of their work and put it in yours but stealing is doing this extremely and continuously without asking permission or consent from the original maker. i know what crosses everyone mind — they won’t notice, they won’t mind. people always notice and people always mind. what does this feel like? it feels like our identity, our originality, it being stripped from us and there’s nothing we can do. the worst part is when approaching them about it and they get defensive and suddenly we’re over reacting.  no. this has to stop.

folks please ask permission from whomever you gonna change your style to. it plain manners and respect. and when it comes to tags, headcanons —– copying and just rewording things 100% stealing and most defiantly requires permission. 

i make it my goal to message people and i’ve never gotta a no. if you do and then ask you will get a no, thats like stealing money then spending it and then asking if you could borrow that money. if you’re nice and ask then im sure 99% of the time people will say yes. people are kind if you are. 

ok so vampires have to be invited in but does that mean they can’t just be like “may I come in?” like what’s stopping them from just asking permission why do they have to make it awkward

can the rwby fandom stop fucking reposting art from japanese artists without asking them first, like jfc, even if you have credit it’s not ok. most american artists don’t even like their art reposted onto tumblr without credit - if they wanted it on here, they’d post it themselves, but especially with Japanese artists, reposting art or using it as an icon/header/etc without asking for permission first is extremely hated, and japanese artists will literally delete their pixiv accounts and stop posting art bc so many american fans repost it like can y’all fucking stop reposting without asking permission????????????? 

TL;DR ASK PERMISSION BEFORE REPOSTING ART ALWAYS BUT ESPECIALLY JAPANESE ART FNDM