you can see the source so i don't have to credit right

anonymous asked:

Hello, i am a little new to tumblr and i was just wondering, why don't people want others to repost their art/posts? is it like, stealing their post or something? ok, bye :)

Hi! Hello and welcome to tumblr!

This might get long and relatively angry-sounding but by all means this isn’t towards you at all anon, its just that this have been building up in me for a long time. But just know that yes! reposting other artists’ works is offensive and even damaging to them for multiple reasons!

>>Here’s a really well explained answer to why reposting is terrible for artists in general <<

For me, my posts/art are things I created. Things I worked hard for, and spent time on. Some of them are personal to me. To repost that art/post is just like STEALING that work right from me. 

We get that stealing is bad, right?

Because that’s what it is. No sugarcoating, no “reposting”, no “sharing”. It. Is. STEALING

But still, people do it. Sure some might leave credits to the original artist, some might even link back to the original source. But when you’re dealing with the internet, things get muddied real fast. Sources get linked back to other websites, to other blogs that reposted it and some people will flat out claim that work (That YOU created) as theirs. People will trace over them, remove watermarks, add their own stuff to it, etc etc.

And what that does to the original artist, is leave them creditless for the most part and taking the control over their own stuff from them.

To make matters worst, we depend on our content. To some artists, this is literally the only way they make a living. I know you see posts about it like its a joke but it’s not?? Whether its for the next meal, to pay off debt or hospital bills, to leave an abusive place, etc, we really do depend on these art works. It’s not us being whiny or being butthurt on the internet. It is quite literally a matter of Life and Death to some of us. 

It doesn’t matter that you say that “love the artist!” or “credit to the artist!” It affects ALL artists NEGATIVELY. It is always a stab to the heart knowing another one of our pieces got taken and reposted again. Heck, not a day goes by when I don’t find reposted pieces of mine on instagram/twitter/tumblr and so on. (Some just leave no descriptions/credit at all, some are a simple “Found it on tumblr. Forgot from who lol”. Fuck you, specifically, btw.)

So let me ask this: why do you guys need to repost them so badly? 

  1. “I just want to share them with others!” Then by GODS why can’t you just reblog the original post? Will that physically kill you to do so? Can you not have anything on your blog that’s not uploaded by you personally? 
  2. “I just love the art so much!” WELL HELL!! I do too, buddy!! I love it. Because it’s mine. It’s what I created. Rebloging the original post will show how much you love it just as fine! It won’t hurt at all, I promise!
  3. “But I want to share it on other social media besides tumblr??” Listen. Buddy. Pal. Friendo. 8 of 10 times, that artist your talking about is on different social media platforms too. We tend to spread out and do that. Please take time to look through our FAQ/Blogs to make sure? ALSO when it comes to places like Facebook or Twitter, copying and pasting the link of the original post will do just as fine! I repeat: You do not need to repost the artwork at all. Just link them back to the post. 
  4. “But I want to add a comment” Then reblog and comment. But don’t you dare delete the original caption because I swear to god that is an entirely different plate of garbage to deal with.
  5. “…I want to get the notes/likes for it” B*TCH ME TOO!! Why do you think I made it??? If you want to get notes or likes then by all means create something yourself but don’t take credit for someone else’s work?? Do I have to spell out that notes/likes are important to the artists that made that artwork, and to have all of that given to someone else because they reposted it is like a slap to the face?? Some of us face that DAILY. We’re ready to kill a man.

On that note, some artists have different ways of dealing with these circumstances, so if you ever have an inkling that it might be ok, GO ASK THE ARTIST FIRST!!!!!! 

tl;dr : Reposting is bad bc it’s stealing from artists not only their hard work and credibility, but even their income. Please, I’m literally begging all of you to stop it and to not ever do it

thanks for asking anon.

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Alright folks, it’s time. My show has returned, and I am throwing myself back on this ride with wild abandon.

I’m adopting my Discussapalooza style from here on out. Which is to say that this recap is going to be very long. If there are any sections that you’d like me to pull out and post seperately, let me know. Otherwise, you have been warned - I like to go in depth.

We ready? LET’S GO.

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anonymous asked:

Your recent reblog made me realise how mistreated artists are. I've seen many people simply reposting arts and not complying with the wishes of the artist. Far too many people just find a pretty picture on the Internet and either illegally use it or claim as their own. As an artist myself, I know how much effort goes into each piece. Especially digital art because I've seen many people saying that it's not real art. Far too many people don't care and they won't stop reposting no matter what.

Hi Nonny!

Firstly, I want to thank you for messaging me because I actually feel really strongly about this topic and I have a lot to say about it so. 

I’m going to sound old and crotchety when I say this (and I’m 28, which I know for a fact IS old and crotchety to some of ya’ll), but when I read about how badly the internet has damaged the music industry, the anime industry, the publishing industry or the movie industry, it always makes me think about fandom. Internet and social media have done us dirty too in a lot of ways.

The same exact arguments for why the movie, anime and other industries are struggling so much at present can be made for fandom creators. Too many advances and changes in too short a period of time. The fandom landscape changed so much in so few years that we are still dealing with the fallout. 

Fanzines, as just ONE example, date back to the 30s, but they are something of a rarity now in their original form and one big reason for that is the internet’s impact on the availability of content. The internet has encouraged the consumer culture we’ve developed, where it’s easy to right click and save a picture and save a fic as a pdf to your kindle without ever acknowledging the creators.

I’ve been lurking around internet forums since 2004/2005, though I first got involved properly in fandom in 2007 and I want to make it very clear that reposting and the general mistreatment of content creators is not new. When I first skirted on the edges of the Naruto fandom, reposts of fanart to catchy tunes on YT was a very big part of the fandom community in ways the Vine repost culture kind of is now. 

And obviously in retrospect, I personally didn’t know a thing about reposting at the time. I wasn’t the one uploading them, so I don’t even know if the artists gave permission (though…I doubt it). 

But reposters often claim one of three of the above as a reason that they should not be judged for their actions when the reality is that they didn’t know and should learn better.

The judgement for reposting doesn’t come from a place of being angry at ignorance. It’s from the unwillingness to learn. From deliberation and the actions of individuals refusing to not only read disclaimers but to ask questions of those who would be only too happy to answer their questions.

And I’ll be honest, it’s CRUCIAL that fandoms (not only Mysme) learn better.

It’s crucial that we as a generation move on from this.

I’ve been on tumblr specifically since 2011 and I’ve watched so many fandoms come and go. A significant weight for a fandom’s lifespan rests on the shoulders of content creators and when those same content creators are disrespected in a multitude of different ways, exactly why should we (I am including myself, by the way, as a writer) stick around?

If the fanbase reposts art often enough without credits, questions commission prices all while begging for free art etc etc, doesn’t it make sense to leave?

This is a problem that goes beyond Mysme Fandom. It stretches as far as Pixiv, where Japanese speaking artists place English disclaimers for Western fans asking that they do not steal, having had their galleries picked clean.

I’m not going into the BS writers face because that’s a whole other topic tbh

Content creators work for free and are usually not professionals. All they ask is respect. It is an enormous disrespect to take something of theirs and claim it as your own. Reposters lose the right to victimhood when they are inherently in the wrong. A lot of times I see people confronting reposters and it makes me uncomfortable, since the reposter flips the blame on the artist so quickly that it verges on gaslighting, which is-by the way- an abuse tactic.

Time for a game of reposter bingo:

“It’s online, it’s your fault!”

“I just wanted to have fun!”

“I just wanted to give X artist exposure!”

I think every fandom forgets that its content creators are fans too. They create from a place of love, but they share because they want their work to be seen and they are not in the least bit obligated to do so.

Sourcing that art properly is an obligation though and it is not difficult. 

I will also argue that it is our obligation to educate reposting etiquette in the same manner that we do tag etiquette. There is something very wrong with the shape of a fandom where every artist I know has had their work stolen at least once and has to literally beg and plead in the face of people who -by and large- ignore them. I want to say that it should go unsaid that stealing art is wrong and people should not NEED to be taught otherwise, but it is becoming so ingrained in fandom dna that at this point it feels I’m being condescending by saying otherwise.

Here are some sourcing tools:

Google Reverse Image Search

SauceNao

IQDB

These do not count as sources:

-Pinterest

-WeHeartit

-CREDIT TO THE ARTIST

Here is a tool to disable right click

It’s important that we move past this and get our collective shit together, because this is not only a fandom exclusive problem, but it is for damn sure one that arrived with social media and it’s impacted everyone in a lot of unforeseen, harmful ways. 

If we fandom bloggers don’t protect one another and learn from our mistakes, then who is to stop the bigger corporations from taking advantage of us.

Elly out

BSD Novel: Dazai Osamu and the Dark Era (Chapter 2, Part 6)

This is by far my favourite part to translate thus far and I hope you will think the same too! Much thanks goes to @nakaharachuyaa and @mlntyoonqi for their speedy proofreading as well as @fukasenanairo for the kanji help!

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I have been made aware today via my ask box (thank you anon \o/), that someone had altered and uploaded my x-files artwork on their blog without sourcing it back. I have sent a message to this person and he has graciously removed the post, but the damage has been done. What I mean by that, is that his post had generated 46 113 notes. Meaning that even if he took his post down, there are still 46 112 unsourced gifs of my artwork wandering on tumblr. Well, evidently not as many as it’s reblogs and likes alike, but it still represents a huge number. And this is just for this one edit, there are many others around. I know a lot of people don’t see the problem in this, and probably think that I should be lucky that anyone even care about my art, or that it is my fault as I put it myself on the internet. That it doesn’t hurt anyone. That everyone do it and that I have to deal with it.

No, you uncultured swines.

Let me explain why, as apparently it is not common sense to everyone (and sorry for those who do, you can now skip this post and go play with puppies, or whatever).

It is not because I have posted my artwork on a medium that everyone can access, that it gives someone the right to claim it as their own or to edit it in any way. And I’m talking here about everyone’s work, illustrations, fanarts, texts, photos, musics… of professional artists or not. This would be the same thing as loving some author’s book, but oh this chapter is not entirely to my taste, so let me write it slightly differently and publish it by myself. This is disrespectful and rude. Whether you claim credit for the story or not.

Even if you don’t try to claim credit, this is still hurtful, in a lot of ways. I’m sure that it isn’t most people’s intention, and I know a lot of people don’t see the problem because “but it is there on the internet”, but editing and uploading unsourced artworks causes a lot of problems for the artists. To give you an example, after dealing with my x-files post today, I have been curious. I uploaded my gif into the Google images search, to see if it could find the source and redirect me towards my blog. I found out so many unsourced images of it posted everywhere, or claimed by others, it is really upsetting. Sure, some people do indeed source it back. And eventually, I was able to stumble upon my blog by chance, after pages and pages of those unsourced gifs. But let’s be honest, who ever look further than the second page of Google search results… Most people don’t bother to use a search engine if they don’t see a source. And if they do, they give up pretty quickly if the information is drowned in the internet. Meaning that if they like some artwork, want to see more of it or commission the author, most of the time, they can’t. For most artists, posting their art online leads to freelance opportunities. If you don’t credit the artist, you prevent them from developping their art further and making contacts or money.

So please, think about it the next time you post something that isn’t yours to begin with. Ask for consent. Source the artwork. Or may a cow sit on your face.

pontaprince  asked:

Thank you for putting the source on that picture; I really appreciate it, but I don't get why you had to sound harsh when the rest of them are sourced. But, yeah, just felt like I needed to say something. Have a good rest of your day/night. ☆彡

Hi, there!

I feel very passionately that it doesn’t take very much effort to find the source of an artwork. As I said in my post, it only took me three seconds to find the source. I’ll assume the benefit of the doubt, that you aren’t aware why sharing artwork without sourcing is so bad. Here’s why I feel so strongly that it should never be done, to the point that I was “harsh” about it (which I am not denying in the slightest):

Sharing work without crediting the original artist is extremely disrespectful. Many very good fanartists take their work down completely because they see their art being shared without their permission. It’s not fair to the people who put their hearts into making free, beautiful art for people to look at, and it’s not fair even to the people who might want to see more of the artist’s work. 

Please don’t forget that on pixiv, having people favorite, bookmark, and rate the work can contribute to the artist’s renown and income. Someone who doesn’t post a source is denying them that right. This is especially true for Japanese fanartists, who are fully able to make a living off their fanart, though the vast majority of them struggle to make ends meet from that work. Also, Japanese law about copyright infringement is REALLY strict, and to have people willy-nilly reposting their things without asking, getting permission, or even notifying them is a massive cultural no-no, and is (again) responsible for many fantastic artists removing their artwork from the Internet, which nobody wants!

Also, posting art without a source, regardless of whether it’s easy or whether it’s right, is in a gray area of the law. Copyright law (link to World Intellectual Property Organization) holds that the creator of a work has intellectual property over it, and should always be credited for the work.

The artist that you reposted work from has actually enabled sharing! You can see that in the red box:

This means that they ENCOURAGE people to share their art–with a link back to their pixiv page. This helps them, and everyone still gets to see the artwork.

If you think finding a source is difficult, I’ll show you how I did it so fast. Just download the Chrome add-on “SauceNao.” When you see an unsourced image on your dash like so, just right click:

like so, and you have four different ways to find the source of that super cute artwork you found! Or if you’re in another browser, just go to saucenao.com and paste in the url, they can always find something on pixiv.

Thing about it in another term: you wouldn’t read a fanfic you liked, then copy/paste it into your tumblr and say, “Dunno where this is from but it’s great!” If I found out someone did that with my writing, I’d be furious. It’s illegal, it’s immoral, and it’s rude. 

So that’s why I was harsh about finding a great pixiv artist unsourced on my dash. I feel very strongly about this issue, and while some people may say that we give up our rights to something when we put it on the internet, I don’t agree. We as a civilization are worth more than that.

I hope you also have a good rest of your day/night.

anonymous asked:

So this is a really general question. I want to make sure when I re blog someone art I do it right.. If they comment their info like a site is that enough? If I write its by whoever and tag them is that enough? I really don't want to upset anyone :s

Thanks for being so considerate! If you can reblog directly from the artist, that’s usually enough, especially if you included the source in their tumblr link. That’s always the best way to share their art.

ALSO, just another tip! If you see artwork from the artist on another site, always check to see if they have a Tumblr too. Otherwise, you’d be posting someone’s art without proper credit or sourcing when they already have a Tumblr you can reblog from instead. It’s the internet, so it’s inevitable, but if you can search the artist out on another site before posting, that would be great!

IF they don’t have a watermark or aren’t good about providing a link, and if they don’t have a tumblr (or other forms of social media), then put a link to their main source and tag them. That way, it will help people see the proper site for that artist.  

Tin Eye or Google’s reverse image search is a great way to see where the original art came from.

And you may already know most of this, but this is just for those reading this too, not all directly at you!

anonymous asked:

Hey I was wondering if could you go into detail about what it was like to meet Jared, I'm so happy for you btw ((If you don't want to I'd understand)) ps. I freaking love your cosplays, you're basically my inspiration for everything I do

OKAY I’M GOING TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO DETAIL ABOUT DALLAS CON AND JARED AND I IN GENERAL– INCLUDING COSPLAY THINGS AND MEETING HIM

HERE I GO

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anonymous asked:

If people asked nicely, I'd do it without complaint. However when I get named called and insulted, then yeah.. I'll be lazy about it. Everyone is acting like I'm taking credit for the artwork, when all I did is share it. Say please, don't be rude about it. Everyone is busy with their lives, as am I. I'm currently taking a brief break from finals studying to answer to all of this.. So, if I didn't have time to search the correct source right away, that second..

First of all anthropologiststudy, I would like to say that I am completely, utterly, disappointed in you. Resorting to making use of Anonymous while sending me this private message? My goodness, you could not even message me with your own username? You could not even say this directly to my face without showing me it is really you? YOU dare claim that you were the one who was insulted? I, as an artist, am the one being insulted here, as well as artists everywhere.

So tell me, do you, or anyone else reading this post see any case of “name-calling” in any of the text in this image? No, I don’t see any names being thrown around. Can you also tell me how I am being rude in any way by reprimanding you for your laziness and providing you with an easy solution to sourcing? No, I don’t think so. I was not rude in the very slightest. I was being appropriately direct with you for your attitude towards the issue.

If you want to know the real reason why people were so mad at you, it’s because your only reason for not sourcing was your laziness. You’re at finals? Then why are you on Tumblr instead of studying? If you could not find the right source, you could have at least put in the text, “Can someone please give me the source for this? I am sort of in a rush.” But no, instead, you just outright tell people that you don’t care because you’re too lazy or have no time.

I am deeply insulted by your reason because I AM AN ARTIST. I go to a respectable art college, and EACH AND EVERY SINGLE DAY it is drilled into our heads that proper sourcing and referencing is of utmost importance. Artists, myself included, devote hours upon hours of their time, even their lives, to their work, and one of the things we want is RECOGNITION for our devotion to our craft, and you just say you’re too lazy to source us or show the slightest initiative? My God, to say that I am insulted is even an understatement.

Tell me fans, do you want artists to keep making art of this pairing? Do you want more art of Jelsa? Of course you do! But if you keep sharing their art without a source and they don’t get recognized, say goodbye to chances of them making anymore art. Recognition DRIVES US. It ENCOURAGES US to keep on making these things because we know people are being made happy by our work, but if this recognition does not reach us, some become so discouraged they stop altogether.

So get this into your heads.

seismicpotato  asked:

Hello, I have recently discovered paganism/Wicca and I believe this is the religion for me. However, as knowledge on the "occult" is very limited where I live, I have no clue where to start, or online sources that are reliable. I've heard a bit of chitter about pantheons, and I don't know if the Gods/Goddesses choose you, etc. basically I would like just a tiny nudge in the right direction. I know you probably get this a lot, but I still can't seem to find an answer. All help is appreciated.

It’s okay, were here to help. Deities can chose you if they are so inclined, but it’s okay to not be chosen, or not to get signs. Worship and faith are not contingent on seeing/hearing/feeling/smelling a deity. :)

Paganism

  • A Pagan Primer — For Those New to Paganism
  • Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transfomation by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler
  • Connecting to the Power of Nature by Joe H. Slate
  • Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders (a collection of articles, essays and general commentary from various pagan authors)
  • ChristoPaganism: An Inclusive Path by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham

Wicca

  • Wicca for the Rest of Us
  • Wicca Resources
  • Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin
  • Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner (the founder of Wicca)
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner
  • The Spiral Dance by Starhawk (most recent edition only, old editions have inaccurate info that has since been updated)

List credit to natural-magics.

-Lavender

anonymous asked:

Could I ask you a question please? I am a British girl who is self-teaching Russian and German. I feel let down by the British education system, I took 7 years of French and can only count up to 10, the language teachers in this country don't seem to care, they stick a foreign movie on in class and expect us to understand it. What is your opinion on this? Also what are the best ways to teach yourself a language especially if you have a busy schedule like me?? :)

Hey! Thanks for sending a question. This reply is going to be extremely wordy, so bear with me, haha.

I understand how you feel about being let down by the British education system. I live in the US and I also feel like the education system has left much to be desired when it comes to language classes. I studied Spanish for four years in high school and took the AP class (essentially like a college level class with a test at the end of the year that can be taken for college credit), and now that I’m continuing my studies of Spanish in college I realize how watered down the Spanish curriculum was. The way I see it is, there’s hardly any emphasis put on learning languages, and when there is emphasis, it’s for the wrong reasons. We’re not encouraged to learn other languages in order to be able to connect with more people around the world or understand different cultures, we’re encouraged to learn languages to either 1) fulfill credits for school or 2) to be able to be more successful when it comes to business. For the first reason, people are already uninterested in truly learning a language and half-ass all their work, which I think causes teachers to have to dumb down what they’re teaching or just completely get rid of some concepts at all because students just won’t learn it. How many people really care about learning a language? Not enough for teachers or people in charge of creating the curriculum to want to make it so that we truly learn a lot in our classes. And we all know that arts and languages programs are always the first to go, so sometimes I think there just isn’t enough funding for language classes to get the attention they deserve and need.

However, if you want to learn a language, you have to do more than just go to class everyday. You have to practice. You have to explore on your own. You have to find other sources yourself. If you feel like your classes are lacking something, do whatever extra work is necessary to find whatever you think you need to get to the level you want to be at. You will never learn a language by going to class for six hours (or less) a week and never studying outside of class. You will never learn a language by not interacting with native speakers on your own, or finding blogs in your target language, or reading books you weren’t assigned, or making mistakes and putting yourself out there on your own. If you want to learn a language, then learn it. We all know that we aren’t going to learn everything we need to know in school, so why do we get angry about that but not actually do anything about it?

I’ve gotten a lot better at writing in Spanish because I chat with my friends from Argentina and Venezuela in Spanish almost everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes. I got a lot better at Spanish because I have them correct my homework, or I ask them questions about verb tenses I’m not quite comfortable with using yet or about a word I read that I don’t quite understand the meaning of. I got better at Spanish, and I continue to improve, because I looked for help outside of the classroom. Languages are just like any other hobby or passion or job (depending on what languages mean to you): you simply cannot wait around to have everything be handed to you if you want to improve, if you want to be good or if you want to be great. Do the extra work, find native speakers to help you, put yourself out there and make mistakes and be embarrassed because you learned about a verb tense four times but you still can’t use it right and get that concept wrong until you get it right.

But remember, you have to have a passion for whatever you’re learning. I don’t take language classes for languages I’m not interested in, period. I’m learning Spanish because I want to connect with my heritage and be able to communicate with my family members and because the language is beautiful for me. I want to learn Spanish because there are millions and millions of people who speak Spanish and I want to connect with them. Why did you learn French? Did you really care about it? Or were you just in the class because you were required to? Emotional investment in a language is important, too. If a language isn’t important to you, and you don’t have good reasons (good in your opinion, not just good in everyone else’s opinion) to learn it, then you won’t learn it. If you don’t care, then you automatically don’t put forth the necessary effort to learn and improve.

Okay, I’m stepping off of my soap box. I’m done preaching, hahaha.

Anyhow, as for self-teaching, you have to study every. single. day. Everyday!

Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are things you do everyday when you speak your native language, right? So doesn’t it make sense to do all four of those things everyday when you’re learning a language, too?

But you’re busy, and so am I. I’m a full-time student with a part time job and I also do community service on the weekends on top of trying to make time for studying and friends and family. It’s hard and it sucks, so you gotta work in language practice whenever you can. I know your pain.

Everyone will tell you that it’s better to study in small amounts everyday rather than four hours once a week, and it’s true. Download apps on your phone like Memrise or Duolingo where you can practice whenever you have free time: waiting in line for lunch, sitting on the bus, in between classes, you know the deal. Even just a little bit of stimulation in 10-15 minute bursts a few minutes a day is studying. In addition, I try and chat with my friends in Spanish everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Even doing stuff like this is good for maintaining your current language level, even if you don’t have the chance to constantly be learning something new. Also, what I’ve done recently is I changed my phone language from English to Spanish, so I see Spanish every single time I use my phone (which is incredibly often). I’m learning new vocab because I already know all the functions on my phone in English, so now I’m learning the vocabulary for everything in Spanish!

Listening and speaking is a bit harder to do everyday, of course. What I recommend is talking to yourself to practice vocabulary. It sounds ridiculous but it helps. I find myself going over vocab in Spanish and Korean sometimes, just so I know that I remember what everything is. Currently I’m learning body parts in Korean, so if I have free time in front of my computer when I’m supposed to be doing my homework, I’ll go over each body part by myself. I’ll touch my head and say “meori”, I’ll touch my neck and say “mok”, I’ll shake my hands and say “son”. Doing something as simple as that is practice.

Of course, native speakers are always the BEST resource. If you can find a friend who’s willing to read lists of vocab for you so that you can hear the words from a native speaker and replay them at a later time (if you save an audio file or something like that), then use them! Of course, make sure you establish boundaries so you’re not always pestering them for help, but if someone is willing to help you out, take advantage of that resource.

This ask was incredibly long and I KNEW that it would be long, so that’s why I waited so long to answer it, haha. I hope even just a little bit of this helps you out and answers your question in any way!