オカルトマニア by ほどよい
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Anonymous: Hanging it on the talent of others, it sucks. According to you, you ask for permission to artists to put fan-art in your blog. And with that you feel superior? You're just a talentless fraud. The worst is that others poor without criteria will idolize you and want to continue your poor example. Tumblr is free and also blogs. We can do what we want without having to be approved by someone like you, so stop wanting to give moral lessons.
I am sorry but Tumblr being free has nothing to do with me putting sources on posts with no credits of other people’s hardwork. I may not be an artist in the sense of drawing but I am a writer. I do know about copyrights and infringements and how badly it hurts when your hardwork gets stolen and is floating around without any mention of your name with random people claiming it theirs. You may have a free blog but having the right to post and share whatever you want does not give you the permission to post someone else’s copyrighted material. If you can’t understand what fanart is and how it still counts as copyrighted material, then I am afraid you need to educate yourself. As a post I have seen on this free website says, if you are going to belittle fanart as opposed to actual art, let me remind you that Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is a fanart of the Bible. He didn’t come up with the idea himself. He read about it and then drew it. I would love to see you go to Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and scream at the artlovers there that da Vinci’s The Last Supper is just a fanart and you can take it to your heart’s content and replicate it and give it to whoever you want as if distributing flyers.
I am not trying to feel superior over anyone. I hate sourcing art. It takes shit load of time and it pisses me off. I absolutely hate it. But unlike those people who post fanarts without any permission or credits, I actually talk to these artists and I get to hear from them first-hand how hurt they are when they find out their precious drawing has been stolen from their website, monochromed with a stupid photoshop single-click filter and marked with a name that certainly is not theirs. I don’t want anyone’s approval on this website, least of all yours. I want the artists’ approval to share their work on my blog. I want them to know that I respect them and appreciate their dedication and talent greatly, even more so since my mother is a professional painter and I know how damn difficult it is for artists to struggle with their work trying to make it perfect as they see it in their heads. I want the artists that have given so much to this fandom to stop deleting all their work and leaving because there are people like you out there who don’t give a damn about what they think.
I have 2,800+ people following me on this blog. The number of times I’ve gotten support messages from people and artists for sourcing art (or for asking their permission) makes your message a sad fleck of black on pure white background. No one idolizes me. I have something better instead, I get respect. Because people can trust my blog. Because I don’t mind spending extra time to make sure both parts of this fandom (the productive part and the consuming part) feel comfortable. Because I try my hardest to respect people myself. If I can inspire one person to take the artist’s feelings into consideration, that would make me very happy. That’s how I learned what I know now as well and I am grateful for it.
And for your information, those who choose to learn and take a minute of extra time to source their posts and/or ask the artist’s permission are not the weak ones. It’s those who get butthurt when they look at their free blogs and see all the stolen material and hate the person who remind them they are thieves. They are the weak ones so they sit behind their computer screens, hide their names out of shame by clicking “Anonymous” and send that person a hate message.
Also accusing someone of fraud is a serious deal. So here; have a screencap of my Pixiv inbox. So you can see that I actually do talk to all these artists whose work I’ve been posting.
Thank you very much for your opinion. You have reminded me one more time what it truly means to respect people and why I do what I do. I feel my motivation has doubled.
Message of ask in Japanese
This is just one example. And, I am not good at English.
I’m sorry if my English is hard to understand…
It is very good If you send the URL of my blog with the message.
Please tell myself things to the author. It’s very important. So one to feel very fear is “Do not know who is you”.
Please send a message if you want to know other ask message.
I shall be happy if I can be of any help, thank you ;)
(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to introduce in my blog a your art. Are you sure I want to post a your art in my blog?)
- こんにちは。いきなりのメッセージ失礼します。あなたの絵を私のアイコンにしたいのですが、使用してもよろしいでしょうか？(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to use my icon the your art. Are you sure I want to use a your art in my icon?)
- こんにちは。いきなりのメッセージ失礼します。あなたの漫画を翻訳して私のブログに載せたいのですが。よろしいでしょうか？(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to translate the cartoon you drew. And I want to post it on my blog. Do you allow it?)
Thank you so much for these examples!!!!
ゼルダログ３ by リコ
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Happy New Year!
Admin here! I know I’ve been terribly inactive and I swear, I swear, I’m going to try and get back in the swing of things.
You’re welcome to send in requests as usual while I do some blog maintenance!
Thanks for sticking with this blog and please continue to source fan art!