Well obviously because she is THE QUEEN
Bow to your Queen, peasant.
I got just under 20 ask all in a row from the same person RAGING at me for “stealing things off her blog” so instead of trying to answer all those stupid ass ask I just made this post instead
and you know
more ask ensued
The most annoying part of the whole thing was that the girl was talking about ONE gif, I have posted ONE of her gifs and it caused almost 20 ask worth of bitching. It was so weird, I mean she acted like I post 50 gifs from her all in a row, I mean…if I had done that I’d understand but no it was just one gif, just one….I gave her credit but I wasn’t dealing with her psychotic break in ask form tbqh…so I just made that reminder post instead.
jokerling: Coming from a gif maker, most of the types of gifs that are put on fyr (like literally 99.9%) do not take a whole lot of talent (or lbr even TIME) to make. Patience, yes, but not necessarily talent or artistic prowess. They’re reactions they’re not moving pieces of art that happen to be gifs (and there are a LOT of amazing gif makers who do that) but pls the reason most people make gifs is for fun and to show their love and appreciation for a fandom and these people wanna police other people sharing that? I forgot that to make gifs you must be special and nobody else is allowed my bad. U go person who runs this blog ur gr8
Toxipop: We get it, its the internet, once its on the internet, any old person could come along and take it.
Not everyone will be so kind as to give credit when asked. Sourcing your work is nothing new; tumblr is not the first website ever created to be an outlet for artists to reach out to new fans.
If something is yours and you post it on the internet, be smart: source yourself on your image!! DeviantArt, LiveJournal, Xanga, reddit, MySpace, all these sites are trolled by people looking for art for their personal gain and not all of them will be so kind as to source the original creator of the work they find. This is NOTHING new!!!
As a pixel artist and graphic maker, I’ve had pixels and profile layouts stolen from under my nose with no way of convincing the thief to at least tell people that I created it.
Watermarking is nothing new; graphic sharing is nothing new; you know what is new? Someone who is supplying a large self-made database of gif reaction images that is willing to say “I didn’t make this; so-and-so did”, or “If this is yours, tell me!”
Unless you perfectly rendered the images you made into the gifs (ie redrew the scene), the purported material IS NOT YOURS! You ((probably illegally)) obtained a digital copy of a scene, ripped it into a gif, touched it up in photoshop/gimp/whatever, and posted it online with no source to yourself on the image; and you’re surprised that people react by doing the same thing you did [to obtain the material to make the gif]??
I just……. what?
Thank you Toxipop, it’s always good to have an Artist who understands what I’m trying to say