Some of you may be curious as to why I was upset at Otakon on Saturday. I just need to get this out and clear the air. Yea, I am still hurt and I feel betrayed by this and it’s been feeding my growing distrust of fellow artists. I understand that my post may result in a public backlash but I can’t…
I’ve said “I am LIVID. I AM SO FUCKING MAD” like a billion times in the last five or so minutes because I AM FUCKING MAD AS HELL about this. I can’t come up with a metaphor for how FUCKING ANGRY I am that this happened to Susan or that this just FUCKING HAPPENED and I just. Ugh.
Signal boost for potential art theft. With respect to Susan, I’m going to restrain my feelings on this (so like instead of vomiting blood I’d, I dunno, frown vigorously) . Obviously we should hear back from the other party, but I think the lines here are pretty clear and that something incredibly scummy has happened. Regardless of how popular or famous another person might be, nothing should EVER give the person a semblance of an idea that this kind of shit is okay. This is utterly abhorrent behavior. Please read and educate yourselves.
i’m literally fucking crying because of this article
i don’t even have the energy to explain how revolting, misogynistic, and offensive this is
and as if that’s not enough, the author has even written several other extremely degrading and insulting articles:
as well as the site itself, which is an absolutely sexist, disgusting piece of work
just signal boosting
Thank god I’m not the only one to noticed the guy.
I kind of want to find out that he’s really a troll, or a performance artist.
But he’s probably not.
Yeah…I’m guessing ‘not’.
Why the fuck would you signal boost something like this? Signal boosting=hits. Hits=traffic. Traffic=money. THey don’t care that you hate them, they just care that you were enraged enough to click the link, giving them more traffic.
I get that this is shitty material, that it is toxic, degenerative stuff, but for gods sakes, stop “signal boosting” shitty articles like this. Signal boost something that’s positive. Signal boost something that requires action, thought, and discourse. Signal boost good things that will actually benefit from increased traffic. Don’t signal boost obviously misogynistic tripe, especially when it comes from a website that is completely founded on misogyny in the first place.
Read the whole thing and view it from a practical perspective. It’s not saying that feminists actually need to shut up, more that they need to be more vocal in the right avenues. THe comments section of a shitty piece of shock-writing is not one such avenue
ART THIEVES AT SACANIME
This is pretty important, especially with a semi-big con happening this weekend! If you’re going to SacAnime, please keep an eye out for this booth and let the exhibit hall staff know about them!
This is a booth that goes by the name of “Ayase-tan Shop.” They will be exhibiting at SacAnime this weekend (table E20 in the exhibit hall) and apparently has been exhibiting at several cons throughout the summer. As you can tell by these pictures, these people are selling stolen fanart and bootlegged official art. For some reason they haven’t been reprimanded for their unethical business practices yet, so I’m hoping people can really do something about them at this upcoming con! They have been making thousands of dollars on stolen art with not a single cent going to the original artists! While that doesn’t seem to be a big deal for, I dunno, an overseas studio like Sunrise, it might make a bit more of a difference to an individual artist, like HUKE, or an individual fanartist. It might make a pretty big difference, actually.
Edit: Apparently, when confronted about this at Japan Expo, they took absolutely no action and just said that “everyone does it.” Except not. And except this is unethical and sleazy as shit!
So again, if you’re going to SacAnime, please speak out about this and talk to the staff, tell your friends, and most importantly, DO NOT BUY FROM THIS BOOTH. SacAnime is an interesting con in that it has a very small and tightly-knit con community, but a growing population so I think that if we come together, we can make a real dent in their ill-gotten profits and hopefully get them kicked out of the con, maybe even the con circuit, for good!
Ayase-tan Shop, booth E20 in the dealer’s hall!
****PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!**** We need to get word out so they can NEVER sell at another con again!
Commission are open!
I’m in a slight financial rut right now (Thanks, traffic ticket!) so I figure I’d open up some quick commissions to help with that cost. I’m offering $15 half-body commissions like the ones above and $25 full-body commissions which are like the ones above, but, well, you know, full body. Simple bgs/design elements can also be thrown in at no extra cost. There’s a quick link at the top of my page if you want to go back to the commission info!
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested! Signal boosts are also awesome. Thanks a ton~