Thanks to one of my wonderful followers (who shall remain unnamed) I was made aware of a Twitter account that appears to be taking and posting gifs/edits/photos without the owner’s permission. The photo from my custom made header was tweeted, with no credit given. I scrolled through the account and I noticed A LOT of very familiar photos and gifs, none with credit, a lot of them with the identical caption from the Tumblr post.
I know how hard everyone works on their creations and I don’t feel that it is right for someone to do this. Here’s the screenshot of the tweet and my response:
Of course, I have not received a response. I don’t expect to. But I wanted to let others know this is happening.
Prompt: “I have 50 boxes of cake mix, we need to start making cakes ASAP. Where are you?” “I think you got the wrong number but count me in anyway, it sounds like fun!” Pairing: Misha x Reader Word Count: 920 Warnings: none? A/N: This is my first time writing Misha so please be kind. Also, I think we know the drill here – for the purpose of this story Misha is single. No hate to Vicki. Hope you guys like it! Anyway, feedback is cool :)
As far as I can tell, the white male twitter left spent today complaining that the women’s marches were nothing but liberal, corporatist nonsense, or as one pile of stinking dick cheese put it: “vapid and petty.” Also, not enough cars set on fire.
If I'm a sarcastic asshole when I talk to you its either because I really like you and feel comfortable teasing you, or I really hate you and don't care if you know it. Good luck figuring out which.
Shownu; Ever since Shownu knew that you were a professional-level pole dancer, he would constantly ask you to show him your everyday routine and it was finally that day. You brought Shownu to your practice room and showed him your everyday routine. With a pair of black tank top and a pair of shorts plus the skills of a professional pole dancer, it was hard for Shownu to process.
“Wait….. are you sure you don’t have any twin or someone to do that for you?”
“Yes, babe. I’m sure that I was the one who just pole danced a minute ago.”
“Okay, okay…. wait…. was it really you who just pole danced?”
“Okay….. but babe…. how did you learn to pole dance? Like…. I mean… How… why…. when did you learn how to pole dance?”
Wonho; With a big smile plastered on his face, Wonho happily skipped towards your studio since he was so excited to surprise you. He actually didn’t know that you had the skills of a professional pole dancer. The loud music echoed throughout the whole hallway which made Wonho more enthusiastic to see you. Pushing the doors open, he almost dropped the plastic bag when he saw you wearing a sheer crop top and a really short shorts (well he’ll be really turned on tbh). You swung your body onto the pole and wrapped your legs around it. By the second you saw Wonho, your eyes widened and you hurriedly, but carefully, came down from the pole.
“My, my…. Why did I not know this?”
“Wonho… don’t you dare–”
“Aigoo, my babe just got into another level of hotness. Can you do your routine again?”
“No and why are you even here?”
“You wear these clothes when pole dancing? Nice, nice.”
Minhyuk; You were in the midst of practicing for your finals and it was pole dancing. Minhyuk knew that you were practicing but he overheard a bunch of students that your skills in pole dancing was really good to the point that it created tons of rumors about you. Coming across a bunch of your friends, Minhyuk asked where you were and they told him that you were currently practicing, to which he excused himself and dashed towards the practice room. By the second he came in, you were already coming down from the pole. The sound of Minhyuk’s gasping made you look up and meet his eyes.
“Babe… can you… can you do your routine one more time?”
“bUUT BABE U WERE AMAZING JUST A SECOND AGOOOO!!”
“All I did was come down from the pole–”
“But you did it sexily!! Can you show me your routine pleasseeeeeee?!?!?!”
Kihyun; Once your tongue slipped and told Kihyun about you doing pole dancing for a hobby, this literally sparked a lot of interest from him. As much as you wanted to escape, Yoo Kihyun was there to stop you and drag you to your studio. Without any options, you just did what he wanted to see and since he also wanted to learn it, you also had to put up with the shrieks and constant blabbering from him. As soon as you wrapped your right leg onto the pole and let your left hand gracefully do its thing, Kihyun was a great audience.
“BAABEEEEE! OMO OMO HOW’D U DO THAT?!”
“Yoo Kihyun, shut the hell up!!”
“BABE WATCH OUT YOU MIGHT FALL!!!”
“SHUT UP YOU’RE PUTTING ME OFF MY GAME!!”
Hyungwon; Pole dancing was your thing. Your hobby. Your stress reliever and all. It was finally the day of your competition and Hyungwon didn’t know any of this. Your friends decided to let Hyungwon tag along, wanting to surprise you. When the emcee calls out your name and you start to perform, Hyungwon would be flustered and dumbfounded. By the second you finished your performance, your friends dragged him to the back stage to congratulate you for your amazing performance.
“Babe, are you okay?” “…….”
“How was my performance?” “……”
“Babe?” “…. you know how to pole dance?”
“Yeah.” “For how long?”
“Five years.” “Oh…..”
Jooheon; The boys actually found a video of you pole dancing during your free time and this was something that could make Jooheon lose his mind. Visiting them was also a plus point since you could explain it to Jooheon. Pressing the play button, the video of you swinging your body around the pole and stuff was shown. Jooheon turns his head and gives you a shocked look and he’d be pretty speechless.
“Babe…. what is this?”
“A video of my usual routine..”
“No, what is this?”
“Me pole dancing?”
“Ever since 1st year of College?”
I.M; It was finally the time for you to reveal to Changkyun the skill that you’ve never told him. You invited the young child beloved boyfriend of yours to your apartment where all of the pictures of you pole dancing was displayed. You tried to explain it to him, telling him about this skill of yours and how long you’ve been doing this but not as a job. Changkyun would be pretty much speechless, trying to decipher every single information that came out from your mouth.
“I’ve been pole dancing for 3 years but it’s just my hobby.”
“Okay…. but…. okay…. how do you pole dance?”
“I pole dance using my limbs… practically my whole body.”
Okay, but omgbigbangtanboys hasn't taken credit for the GIFs, not in one post. She's mentioned that the credit goes to the owners and if people want a link, it's mentioned under the GIF. Isn't that enough?
It seems like you and many others – including Sky and people on her blog – are confused.
To start off, crediting a content maker means that you link back to their original post and claim that it’s not yours. Sky didn’t do this in her recently deleted gifset posts where she took gifs that weren’t hers and compiled them into different posts. All she said was “credit to the owners” and “gifs aren’t mine.”
This is wrong. “Credit to the owners” does not give credit to the owners! Did that little phrase link you back to the owners? Did it even tell you who the owners are? No. That’s not credit.
“Gifs aren’t mine” is the same exact thing. The owners are not credited nor acknowledged nor for their hard work.
Secondly, Sky has posted gifs in two ways. When you say “if people want a link, it’s mentioned under the GIF,” then you’re talking about this:
This is okay! This is great! This is encouraged!!!
Why? Because that’s using Tumblr’s “insert gif” feature, which automatically links and credits the original owner without reposting their content. Sky does this when she answers ships, which is good!
The issue us gif makers have (and other content makers) is that on Sky’s gifset posts she reposted gifs without crediting, meaning she did not use the “insert gif” feature. AKA, she did this:
“credit to owner/gif is not mine”
As you can see, there is no link to the owner (me, in this case). This is not okay. This is not great. This is discouraged. This is stealing.
You can go on about how the gif isn’t yours, but as far as the internet is concerned, that gif is yours because you didn’t link back to the actual owner. So who’s the closest to being the owner if you didn’t tell us? You are. Because we don’t know who the actual owner is but you’re the only person we see posting it without us having to search for it.
Besides this issue, there’s another major one: lots of content creators don’t allow reposting. Meaning don’t just save and post a gif or edit you found without checking with the original owner to see if it’s okay. Using the “insert gif” feature isn’t reposting, but what Sky did on her other posts is, and that is wrong and disrespectful, especially since she didn’t credit the owner and may not have even asked them if she could take their content. When you repost something without permission, you’re disrespecting the creator and clearly not following their content rules. And if you get caught doing so then just kindly follow their requests rather than trying to make matters worse. There’s no need to further disrespect content creators (as shown here) after you’ve already stolen from them. You may feel targeted or whatever, but keep in mind that it’s not your hardwork being stolen, and the content creator has every right to be upset about it.
From a writer’s perspective, this is like someone taking Sky’s fanfics and posting them, then saying “credit to owner.” Did Sky really get credit for it, though? That re-poster can easily get all the compliments on that post even if they weren’t the author simply because the re-poster didn’t give proper credit for Sky.
Supporting someone for reposting without credit/stealing is just as bad a doing it. If it’s not yours, don’t post it without asking and without crediting. No matter what anyone says, that’s stealing. If you’re someone who believes these kinds of things are okay, then please unfollow me. You try working on a high-quality gif/gfx/fic/etc. and tell me you wouldn’t be fucking upset when someone takes it and doesn’t give you credit. And then if you still believe that stealing content is okay, definitely unfollow me.
Things you probably didn't notice while watching your favorite stop-mo movies.
-The name of the piano “company” that “made” the Everglot’s piano is named after Ray Harryhausen (sorry, I probably spelled that wrong…)
-In the beginning credits, it states that the film is not only a Warner Brothers and a Tim Burton film, but also a LAIKA film as well. Many animators who now work full-time at LAIKA had gotten their start with this film and the animating and puppet/set design crew included some of LAIKA’s most treasured employees, such as Deborah Cook (costume designer) and Chris Butler (who later directed “ParaNorman”). So yes, it would be valid to call Victor (or Emily or Victoria) a “LAIKA Kid”.
-There are constant literary references hidden throughout the film. The keyword for returning to the Land of the Dead after a Ukrainian Haunting Spell had been casted, “hopscotch” is a reference to the novel “The Book Thief” and during the scene where the living meet up with their dead loved ones in the Land of the Living, a line from “Gone With the Wind” is used. (“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a da*n”)
-On the moving van at the one scene in the beginning of the movie when the Joneses move into the Pink Palace, the title of the moving company is “Ranft Brothers”. If you think back to “Corpse Bride”, you might recall a brief note at the very end of the credits saying that the film was dedicated to Joe Ranft- a beloved storyboard artist at Pixar who briefly worked on the film shortly before his sudden passing. The name could have been placed there on purpose to honor his memory or have been completely coincidental, however I thought I’d make the connection…
-Also on the moving van, there is some graphiti that reads “Stop-Mo Rlesz!” on the back doors of the van. (This is where I actually got my current blog title from so, kudos to LAIKA! And yes, indeed. “Stop-Mo” does in fact, “rule”.)
-In the scene where the Babcock family is in the car and they just arrived at the site where Agatha was located and saw the cyclone she had created hovering over the woods, there is a brief shot that features some buildings and an alley way. If you look to the left, you see a building with some white letters on the back. This building is known as the “Coraline Jones Building”.