I’m a little late to the party because I’m a dumdum who thought this was in August, but here we go. Long post ahead.
Funnily enough (or not), because I was late to join this protest, I posted a comic celebrating a follower milestone during the blackout and barely 2 HOURS later, it got reposted on Instagram. I kid you not:
(if you can’t see it, I posted mine 20 hours ago, and the repost was made 19 hours ago)
Anyway, this really puts a bad taste in my mouth. Not only was my work reposted almost immediately after it was made, it was also by someone who doesn’t even follow me AND they even changed up the caption for their own, thereby erasing my message for the comic I made.
I feel really disrespected as a creator. I made that comic to thank my followers, and right off the bat someone who is not even following me goes on and snatches it up.
The intent to repost this before anyone else was clear. Not once have I received a message asking for permission.
It’s like… nobody cared to ask me first? It’s okay as long as they slap my name on the description like “lairep on tumblr made this”? Haha. no
Did they directly link the original post? Did they directly link my blog? No. And let’s be real, who’s even going to bother manually typing my name on the searchbar to go to my blog to see more of my posts when they can easily find them on some reposter’s account? Just giving the name is not enough credit. Just giving a name is not enough “exposure” or whatever new excuse a reposter has for doing it.
I’m not asking for much. Just don’t make me feel this way. Like I don’t matter besides providing content for you to peruse as you please. I do this for fun and I enjoy sharing, but I have the right to share in however way I want to. I’m the one making it, not you.
It took me a lot of courage to even start posting anything at all, because I’ve had previous experience of art theft that drove me from drawing and sharing for years… and if this goes on—- let’s just say I don’t want a repeat of that. I want to share, I want to make content, so please don’t do things that would make me want to stop.
Please don’t make other creators feel this way. Let creators feel like they matter. That you appreciate them. That you want them to keep making content you and others would enjoy. Make them feel the joy they give you with their posts. Make them feel like staying in the fandom instead of leaving.
Don’t steal, don’t repost. At the very least, drop a line to ask permission. It’s not hard to click links and type words. Even just to show you respect them as a person.
It’ll be worth it, I promise.
This has been a long post (and I haven’t even touched on PLAGIARISM), but I had to say my piece. I fully support this blackout for me, my friends, and for other creators who are dealing with this kind of thing every. freaking. day.
Edit: Accidentally posted early instead of drafting, but I wanted to say I love all you artists/writers out there who bring joy and angst to the fandom and I hope you continue doing the thing c: I support you against all thieves, reposters, and plagiarizers.
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AN: I know I said that I’ll be writing and stuff… but the truth is that I didn’t have any time to do it but hey now i’m here and i can write. (Also my gilmore girls marathon took my soul away) If there’s any spellings errors i’m sorry but english isn’t my first language… and i’m sorry it isn’t smutt but I’m not really in the mood to write something like that so sorry if this isn’t what you wanted. Hope you like it anyway. [ALSO I REMEMBER THAT I HAD LIKE A FEW MORE REQUESTS BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON WITH TUMBLR THAT I CAN’T SEE THEM. SO I’M SORRY.] Anyways, here it is and requests still open and stuff.
||I don’t own Steve Rogers or any of the avengers. They belong to Marvel.||
Requested by: anonymous “Hello! Can I please request a Steve x reader where they both have a crush on eachother but are afraid to admit it because they are best friends but one day someone said something really shitty to the reader and Steve tries to beat him up and in order to calm him down she kisses him? Smutty ending? Thank you doll!”
“Oh boy” Since the day that you entered to the Avengers team because of your amazing skills with knifes and the fact that you could teletransport, you developed a friendship with everyone in the team but mostly with one person: Steve. You two had become best friends pretty easy and he was all “protect the lady” when it comes to you. “Let’s have a night out!” Tony yelled at the team with a glass of whine in his hands. “Again?” asked Wanda, looking really tired. “I don’t really want to go out you know…” “Well then we’ll have a party here… it’s been a long time since the last one” You laughed. “A week, it’s been a week Tony” Steve that was sitting right by you smiled at you and and placed his hand on your knee, making your heart beat faster than usual. “y/n is right… it’s been a week. But is not a bad a idea.” The team looked at Steve surprised. “Well well if the Cap. says so… LET’S HAVE A PARTY!” *** Nat sat on your bed and waited for you to come outside the bathroom, she gave you one of her stunning dresses for tonight. “So y/n when do you think the Captain will know how do you feel about him?” You looked at her by the door of the bathroom. She knew that you had feelings for Steve, and she’s been the only one that didn’t tell him. “I don’t know… how long can I keep it? Forever?” You two laughed, and you stood outside looking for your shoes. The dress was dark blue and adjusted to your body just perfect. “Well with that dress you could tell me anything and i’ll feel good honey” Nat joked. You blew her a kiss and put on the shoes. “I think in some weird way he already know… but I don’t want to ruin our friendship.” “We’ll find a way” ***
The party had already started when you came down stairs, and quickly looked over to find your best friend. In the moment you found his eyes he smiled at you and started to walk to you. “Here you are y/n. Well that dress looks just amazing on you.” Steve kissed your forehead. “Thanks Steve” He nodded and the two of you started to walk to the bar. The Captain didn’t drank that much but you, oh boy, you could have a million beers and more. In a moment that he had gone God knows where, someone sat by your side and smiled at you, you smiled back just to be polite. “Hey… I’m Arnold.” Drunk voice. Great. “y/n” “Yeah, I know… listen I wanted to come over here because oh man, let me tell you that that dress looks so good that I could just ripped it off with my mouth” You choked with your beer and looked at him pale. That wasn’t just rude but disgusting. “Excuse me?” You asked and he gave you a smile that you wanted to punch. “Yeah, you heard me… so do you want to?” One more time, that stupid smile on his face. You did had a few beers, and you were a bit drunk but that didn’t mean that you will come anywhere with that asshole. “Hell no. I’ll have to… decline your kind offer” You sounded harsh. The man beside you stood up angry and looked at you with disgust on his face. “It was just a pitty thing to say you know? No one would date a chick who trows knifes you know. You’re not even pretty enough, not even a little.” Oh. No. The next thing came fast. Steve’s hand was on the guy’s neck lifting him a little bit, angry as hell. And your hands on Steve’s back so he wouldn’t do anything. “Oh here we are, the Captain America, saving the stupid knife girl” And a punch. A really hard one, blood over his fist and on the guy’s face. “That’s it” you said and placing a hand on Steve’s arm you closed your eyes and dissapear with him. You took the two of you to Steve’s room. “He’s an asshole, how can he possibly think that he can talk to you like that? How can ANYONE think that they can talk to you like that? To you? To my girl? Oh no, I will come down stairs and break every single bone of his body becau” you kissed him. It was happening, you were kissing him and he was kissing you back. “Alright calm down Steve” Did you just said that i’m your girl?“ You smiled on his mouth. "Yes. You’re my girl.” “Oh boy” You laughed and he took you by your waist just to kiss you deeply. And deeply became heated and heated became really heated. And now your dress was on the floor along with all of his clothes. “Oh boy” he repeated your words and started to walk with you to his bed. *******