So I watched Rebuild of Evangelion, if just to see one character I fell in love with many many years ago…
sadkaworu with happy palette
Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?
Especially Japanese artists?
Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well.
I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.
The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk.
Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something that wasn’t yours without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.
Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).
Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.
Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:
DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.
There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before.
But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.
This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).
But where will I get my fanart?
You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right.
But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.
Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.
But I wanna share art on my online communities.
There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for the SN/NS fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).
Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist, um-mmma, gets their art re-posted here all the time, yet they actually have a tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff.
But I don’t know Japanese!
Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?
I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.
If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.
Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
i don’t know about you, but i grew up seeing mostly white dolls that looked nothing like me. in fact, even the few black dolls i saw looked nothing like me. they had super straight hair, and sometimes blue or green eyes. where was the barbie doll with brown eyes and beautiful curly, kinky hair?
well now, i found a DIY tutorial that allows you to make even the doll with the finest hair, look a little more like you.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- A doll
- End papers (sold at beauty supply shops)
- Pipe cleaners
- Boiling water
Note about end papers: If you start with a doll that has long hair and you plan to make a style similar to the style shown in my picture, you won’t need end papers, they’re optional. But if you start with a doll that has shorter hair and don’t plan to cut it any further, end papers will be essential.
1. Cut pipe cleaners into two-inch pieces and bend each one in half. They will look like little “V” shapes.
2. Section off a piece of hair and twist it into a tight spiral. The smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be.
3. Wrap the spiral in an end paper (optional)
4. Place a pipe cleaner onto the scalp and pull the twisted section into the crook of the pipe cleaner. Be sure to keep the hair spiraled tightly as you zig-zag it.
5. When you finish zig-zagging each section, twist the pipe cleaner ends around each other to lock everything into place.
fully wrapped head
6. Once you have all the sections in pipe cleaners, dip the head in boiling water for the count of ten.
7. Wait for the head to cool – usually a few hours, but overnight is best. Rinse in cold water and place doll in freezer if you want to speed things up.
8. Take the pipe cleaners out.
9. If you have length to spare, trim each section to get rid of straight ends or strays.
feel free to leave it like this, or pick it out and make your doll’s fro as big as you desire. i don’t know about you, but i’m definitely going to be doing a few of these for my little cousin, who is currently very insecure about her own beautiful curly hair.
YOU ARE A HERO! Oh, God, I’m crying a little now. I needed this so BADLY when I was a little girl! *reblogs like a reblogging thing*
OH MY GOD
i genuinely don’t want to be around people who dislike shinji bc i feel like it says something about how they view vulnerable people with mental illness
you know, a lot of times i see people knock down/mock demisexuality going “oooh i’m attracted only to people i’m attracted to!! LUL” and i’m like ???? that’s??? not what it is????
i’m going to try and explain it as simply as possible, as a person who recently found out that this is my own sexuality when i used to ID as ace because—surprise!—i did not experience sexual attraction until a special someone wandered into my life.
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Remember when manga Kaworu just barged in on Shinji in a small shower while butt ass naked
And uncomfortably rubbed himself against Shinji to reach for some soap
And thrust his junk at him when he noticed Shinji didn’t like contact with others
I think about this a lot
NEVERMIND: BIOFEEDBACK GAME
Nevermind is an adventure game where you are a physician who can use cutting-edge technology to venture into the the minds of psychological trauma patients.
Your goal is to explore that world, and solve abstract puzzles that will reveal more and more about their hidden memories. The patient’s subconscious will try and lash back at you, however as you try and peel back the layers.
These game uses biofeedback technology which means, it can detect when your scared or anxious by responding to your stress levels. This game will dynamically adapt, when it can tell your heart is racing. The more scared you get, the harder the game becomes.
Another great thing about this game is it’s therapeutic applications. It can help those with mild,severe stress, anxiety or PTSD. It can help them overcome their fears. Testing results have been positive so far, but further investigation is needed.
Okay, just explain to me this:
How exactly… How FUCKING exactly is FORCING someone into a traumatic, TRIGGERING situation and then making it worse when the person is nearing/having a panic attack helping?
There are so many posts… hell, so much research on how FORCING someone into a triggering situation to help them ‘overcome’ their fear etc is a bad idea and you PRAISE the game for it?!
There is no forcing involved; it’s a choice to play the game, just as flooding and systematic desensitization are done only when the patient consents. Here though, it’s more of a way of learning how to deal with stress/panic and control their reactions, as the game can help make one more aware of how they’re responding to things
Requested by light-sakura|Absol sprites/models from pkparaiso
Fuqin love you absol.
☾ - sleep headcanon
It takes Shinji a minute to sleep because he’s not used to having someone so close
He tries to wait until he can hear for sure Kaworu is asleep but Kaworu’s breathing is always the same consistently so you can’t tell if he’s awake or asleep
Every night Kaworu drapes around Shinji and Shinji assumes it’s unconsciously but Kaworu’s usually still pretty awake
Kaworu always makes sure Shinji is alseep first before actually sleeping, and Shinji isn’t really aware of that
Shinji is actually a huge snuggler in his sleep so Kaworu like to take that in before he drifts off
Kaworu also doesn’t really need sleep so he sets up his own internal clock to sleep and wake up, so he’s always up before Shinji and likes to place little morning kisses on him
Sometimes it will wake Shinji up and he’ll get really embarrassed each time and it takes them a little bit to recover from waking up so Kaworu makes sure to wake him up at least 15 minutes earlier than usual so they can just lie down and enjoy each others presence before going to wherever they need to go