stop deleting the source!

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Please stop reposting art. Not just mine, but everyone else’s. It’s disrespectful and harming towards the artists. I understand you might want to share the art of your beloved characters everywhere, but the artists’ wishes and desires about their own art are what matters the most and come first before everything. Please understand, respect art and artists. Thank you.

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anonymous asked:

Dood it's not cool to post art without credit. It's the reason why artists have been deleting their art and stopped drawing.

I source everything I post. If someone reblogs it and removes the source, I can’t do anything about that. But all of my posts have the source to the artists pixiv or deviantart or whatever they are using. 

You see where it says source? Right below the picture.

Right there, right in the red box. Ya that’s the source. And when you click on it…

That pops up in a new tab. It’s fucking magic. 

It has happened in the past that I’ve forgotten to source things, and when that happens people invariably point it out and declare that I’m sort of scum for not sourcing the image, so I go and fix it. It’s an honest mistake, and I do make a point of sourcing all the art I post. I agree that it is not cool to just post art and not credit where it came from (I don’t check reblogs, that would take forever), but seriously go bother someone who doesn’t source their art. 

As for asking for permission, it’s just not worth the time. I enjoy this blog, but taking the time to ask permission for everything I upload would take hours, and I don’t have hours. I work full time, I have hobbies, I have a social life, I don’t have time to sit here and message 30-40 artists on a day when I queue things up. It’s just not going to happen. 

On the rare occasion that an artist has asked me to remove an image (it happened once), I was happy to do so. They were polite about it and it wasn’t a problem. I took the image down and then everyone went on their merry fucking way. Basically it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission. 

Also i’m kind of tired of getting this messages. I’m just going to delete/ignore them in the future. I know I should have deleted or just ignored this message, but it really grinds my gears. I just want to post cute moe shit on my blog and have a good time. Dealing with people who white knight all over sourcing and permission is perhaps one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever had to do. It makes me want to leave sometimes.  

I’m probably going to regret posting this, but whatever. It gets on my nerves and it feels good to rant about it sometimes.