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~
heyoooo is anyone in LA interested in Fall Out Boy tickets for this thursday bc i have one extra. i’d much rather sell it to someone i kinda know on here than on craigslist lol. asking $49 which is exactly what i paid. they’re paperless tickets so you’d have to be there with me at the venue to get in but that’s about it. they’re floor admission as well. let me know and signal boost if u can :3 thanks
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Lambent World: Ranting and update.
Okay, tomorrow my mother’s going in for full knee replacement surgery. I’m worried out of my mind because when she returns she’ll be unable to walk until about two months after. She has to pay for an at home physical therapist after staying int he hospital for 3-4 days, to help her and we’re…
I know my signal boosting power is scant at most, but if you’re a Homestuck fan, please read about Lambency’s situation and spread the word. If anything, just let people know that she is, in fact, the current official merchant of Homestuck troll horns. Or even just send her some nice emails and good vibes! I can’t even begin to describe how disappointed I am with Hussie and Rachel for handling a professional relationship so poorly, and especially with someone who is desperately in need of all the help they can get, but obviously any attempts to fix that is falling on deaf ears or something. So for now, please just give her your support and kind thoughts. She deserves every bit of love she can get!
Also she makes incredible fudge ;A;
You should forward those messages to them to deal with.
I usually just delete the messages. I really don’t like bugging the team members with emails when they have their own full plate. It’s really just my problem and I am sorry I complain. I should be happy with what money is coming in that’s helping my parents along with my medications.
Okay. I really like you and respect you as a person, but you really, REALLY have to stop putting yourself down so much. Maybe you have self-esteem issues and MAYBE life isn’t all that peachy for you right now, but unless you have raped children and pillaged pregnant women while gutting their throats, you do not deserve to feel bad or feel like you’re imposing for asking for BASIC HUMAN RESPECT. THe sheer volume of vitriol the Homestuck fandom is capable of spewing towards one specific person would be enough to call abuse charges on in mainstream society, and it’s starting to bother me that you feel like you should just “be taking them.” No. You shouldn’t. You’re suffering an endless stream of abuse and Hussie and his team are not doing anything to prevent or stop that, even though it’s one small fucking thing like posting “HEY LAMBENCY MAKES OUR HORNS FOR US STOP HATING ON HER” on the main website. NO ONE deserves to just “TAKE THAT” so please stop thinking that.
Keep messaging Hussie and his team because the fact that they can’t put a damn notice on their website in order to protect one of their commissioned artists from abuse and malice is fucking ridiculous. Maybe they just keep missing your emails. Maybe it really is just a misunderstanding, but you really, really have to keep trying and stand up for yourself.
From what I’ve been hearing from you, this has been going on for a while and your work with them has not been the best experience. In that case, be more open about it. Do whatever takes to get people to notice and start trying to contact Hussie and friends en masse so that they can finally fucking change something. Yes, they’re busy, but I don’t think they have an excuse to not do something small to protect you. And if they are too busy to do something that small and basic for you? Then people deserve to know about that and know that, signing up to work with Hussie can potentially mean signing up for a shitty work experience and being the target of endless amounts of mindless hate and not having the primary party do SHIT to help you out about it.
You work hard to provide fans and Hussie with a commodity they want. You do NOT deserve to be treated the way you’re being treated. Please please PLEASE just stand up for yourself and realize that what you’re being subjected to is not normal nor, in any capacity, acceptable. You’re not asking for much, you’re asking for basic fucking dignity and respect on behalf of the fandom. If Hussie won’t even give you that, then I don’t know what to say.