Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Look, if you can speak or read even a little bit of Japanese, it’s really hard to Not Know that Japanese artists really don’t like having their art reposted from Twitter or Pixiv. If you don’t speak or read Japanese, most of them have little notes on their…
I’m going to be deviating a little bit from this so I apologize in advance.
"Not everything has to be in one place" is extremely important. If you can enjoy an artist’s work in an environment that makes them feel safe, please do that.
I’ve noticed a trend lately amongst my Japanese artist friends pixivs where instead of writing “please do not reprint my work” it has become “please stop asking me for permission”.
Many of them have voiced their concerns over English speakers asking to use their art and they have asked if “there’s some sort of master website saying if you send this copypasta everything will be fine”.
Now imagine getting in your ask box 15 exact same messages coming from different people asking if they can use your fic on their own blog, outside of your comfort zone because you can’t take it down after someone uses it. It’s creepy!!!!
Asking for permission is great but there are bigger repercussions than you think when everyone suddenly thinks it’ll be ok as long as you provide credit.
You can run a fandom blog without fanart you took from someone else. Like other people have mentioned, reblog from artists who have tumblr! Link to their pixiv (without art)!
Use the tweet or like function on the actual artwork on pixiv and share it or just retweet their work on twitter! One of the artists I follow tweeted a few days ago that she sometimes sees non-Japanese people share her work from pixiv (via tweet function) and how glad it makes her and this is a feeling that I think we can all understand.
I get really sad when I see my Japanese friends fret over how to say no to a person who has asked for permission so many times that they feel both afraid and frustrated but no longer know how to say no since they have already said yes once.
You can enjoy their work and share it without putting it on your blog and many artists would love and appreciate that you do this!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cover of japanese Cut magazine with Marnie + other drawings by Ghibli director/animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi (from his Gashu book).
I want to collab. ;A; Peeps who are interested send me a message////
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Goodness gracious it’s about time I get around to playing Kammy more because she’s my girl
Ahhhh random stranger here but I love when people mix and match costumes your sorc is hella fine. <3
Oh my goodness, thank you! I was so proud when I put her together a while ago and even more ecstatic when I was finally able to buy all the pieces! As for playing together sometime, that’d be so cool! Sadly, however, I won’t be playing her for a short while due to wanting to replace the Tribe Bound equipment I was preparing for her for 60 with Desert Dragon gear, though I’ve been trying to find some that have gem slots, which seems to be extremely difficult! I checked all of the Desert Dragon items for each class and not a single one of them seems to have Dragon Gem slots and only has upgrades for the old version of the clothing with sparks and suffixes? I’m fine with them and prefer them, but I went through a tooooon of trouble to get the gems I was gonna need for her and the extra money to spend on sparks and essences is gonna be killer/// Would you happen to know if Desert Dragon gear with gem slots even exist?
Oooh thats rough. If you want my advice though, I would totally just stick with the gear you have right now! Do not worry about it until lvl cap - cause normal nest gear outways Desert set. (unless you have all legendary in which case wow - but by that time Black Dragon raid will come out and it will be obsolete…) So, save your gold! The grind to lvl 70 is not hard, just time consuming.
I’m sorry you and your gf are having such a hard time! I’ve been playing since open beta and am very casual (also always looking for people to play with…;w;)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Grandpa and I finished “Free!”
…and despite all the jokes and such we ended up having a more serious discussion about it in the end. Mostly regarding the fact that I showed it to him as a joke, but he insisted that we keep watching and thoroughly enjoyed it. But why would a show known for being a fanservice anime for young women be so enjoyable to a 72 year old heterosexual man?
Friday, July 25, 2014
Finally got grandpa to watch Free!
"This show is like being in a public restroom and peeking over at the guy in the next urinal."
braidedribbon said: What would your super villain origin story be?
Thats a beautiful question I want everyone but me to answer.
I’m that villain that tries way too hard to be nice and just winds up offending everyone in the process.
Or, I just have a problem with touching butts. And it gets me in a lot of trouble.
Or maybe I’m so tired but I crash at the heros place and cause a lot of inconvenience.
Anonymous said: do you collect pics from the internet, like putting them in an art/inspiration folder? hope this is a good question!
Oh wow. I was thing people would be like ask me questions! but I got a thing…
I…used to. But I have very little energy for anything lately and found I am super bad at organizing thing. I do like to take advantage of other peoples “inspirations blogs” and such tho, when I remember. Its a REALLY good idea to do so for anyone that can, I think it helps especially when you are stuck. (Which is…all the time really) Although in the wrong state of mind it can quickly turn into a crying fest of “I will never be that good omg I suck yaddayadda”.
So yeah, in short, I used to. On my old computer I have TONS of things saved but not organized well. ;w; I really should make more of an effort to keep track of what really makes my art nerves soar.