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25 October 2008 @ 10:53 pm
Done with it all  
I have seriously lost my desire to do any art or anything anymore because of these damn thieves.  It's getting really aggravating.  Especially when people like this not only steal my stuff and post it without asking, but then resort to putting their name on it under the Exclusive section of the site like it's their own stuff.

My stolen wall: http://gallery.twilightersanonymous.com/displayimage.php?album=46&pos=21

I really don't even care that I'm posting a site up here now. If they are going to swipe people's stuff, not only mine, but several other great artists and claim it as their own, then fuck them.  They deserve it.  I emailed them and very politely asked for them not to take my things, explaining that I worked very hard on them, etc.  It's really uncool and now I just can't even bring myself to post anything anymore.

If I do post anything, I can't post to lion_lamb anymore because, unfortunately, that is where a lot of people are grabbing stuff.  Which sucks because it's also a place where I get a lot of viewers.  GOOD viewers.  And I love doing art of Twilight, which now I feel I cannot do art of anymore because of crap like this.
I feel: sadsad
I'm listening to: 1969 by Iggy Pop
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Lady Manson: spn - dean sandwichladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, I appreciate it. It took me a moment on your icon there, but then I realized what it was and it made me smile.
Kerri: Castielkaczurda on October 26th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
Ugh...what fuckers. You shouldn't stop making art because of them though. They're just pathetic, and I know it sucks that they steal it but it is somewhat flattering for you that they wish they could make what you do.
Lady Manson: spn - deanquirkyladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC)
I know, I wish it wouldn't bug me so much, honestly. It's like, I have to expect it these days with the way things work, which is really sad. Hopefully I'll be over it in like a week or so because I really love doing art and vids.
turquoisetumult: notamusedturquoisetumult on October 26th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
It's gotta suck when you see all your hard work is being claimed as someone else's. Have you considered leaving your artwork posts open to the public only for a short period of time before making them private for Friends Only. It might decrease the chances of theft.

Hope that helped somewhat. ;)
Lady Manson: fnl - tyraladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Who is that terribly good looking guy on your icon, btw? :-)
turquoisetumult: Desmondturquoisetumult on October 26th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I've seen some people do that. I personally don't like because if you're late in coming, you aren't allowed to see artwork until the whole friending process goes through, but your case seems to be a special one, so you should go for it.

Oh, hee! That's Desmond, from Lost. He's Scottish and completely devoted to the love of his life that he hasn't seen in years. He's quite possibly the only reason I'm still watching that show. :)

^That's Desmond again! :D
Lady Mansonladymanson on October 27th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, Desmond. I remember him now from when I used to watch Lost.

Edited at 2008-10-27 03:55 pm (UTC)
Amber Fresh: B/E: behind me (twilight)evilfuckinbitch on October 26th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
that's the main reason I don't wanna post there anymore. everything gets stolen :(
Lady Manson: twilight - edward stop staringladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
I know! It's so damn irritating!! It's like, do you people have no common courtesy for others??? And it's such a shame because the majority of people are cool and enjoy the work of others...
jaylan121 on October 26th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Asshats that's what they are
Stolen stuff are increasing in number these days & the problem with cyber space is you can't condemn anyone
*hugs tight*
Believe me this means you're best & that's why they're stealing from you
Lady Mansonladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, sweetie. It means a lot that people are out there that say such nice things. Your icon is so comforting, btw.
vltavska: Alicevltavska on October 26th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, it just gets more and more ridiculous. Nothing of mine has ever been stolen- but you know even though my stuff is so basic compared with so many more accomplished artists like yourself, you can't even say that is why they didn't take anything of mine, just I never post my stuff I guess- these jerks don't even know the difference between good and bad fanart, you know? That's what bugs me in a way as well. I emailed the same site, but no response... what a surprise!
Lady Manson: twilight - i play deadladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way, these people suck!
Miss Firecracker: Dean Like honeyx_spikeaholic_x on October 26th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
No freaking way! That's so ignorant of them. And it's one thing to take it, but they put their own name on it like they made it!!! That's so ridiculous. Assholes. I'm sorry, that really sucks. :(
Lady Manson: spn - b&w deanladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it! I know, it's amazing the crap people pull, isn't it?
Live like you mean it and love til you feel itrei17 on October 26th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
Oh man, that sucks. I don´t get why people would do that ....
It´s not that hard to credit properly. And your art is really beautiful so it´s a shame.

While I read the book I keep on searching for pics of the actors and I have to say Kristen Stewart is really pretty and looks exactly as I imagined Bella.
I´m really looking forward to the movie (especially since they just cannot mention Edwards beauty every five sentences ...;D)
Lady Manson: twilight - edward stop staringladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment, it's very nice of you. And I feel the same about Kristen. I've loved her acting since the movie Speak and I always thought she pulled off that 'plain, yet pretty' thing really well. And yeah, the movie can't say how fantastic Edward is all the time, so that's awesome to look forward to. My mom and husband and I are going to the midnight showing just to see all the crazy teenagers, so it is going to be hilarious.
silver_x_cross: SPN Bobby thinks you're a moronsilver_x_cross on October 26th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
These people are seriously fucked up, stealing other people's work is just not cool. Maybe it's because I work in publishing, but I have very strong views on plagiarism. They go to the special hell.
Lady Manson: spn - so jess doesn't dieladymanson on October 26th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
It's probably half because you work in publishing and half because you are not an ass who steals people's stuff. :-) It just sucks cuz it literally kicks my creativity into a low gear. I was trying to work on some Sam/Faith stuff for you today and I just was so pissed that it was not working. It sucks! (So it may be another week on that request, btw). At least you know why now, though! Ugh...
silver_x_cross: BtVS/Ats Darla/Drusilver_x_cross on October 26th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
Possibly! I hate not crediting for stuff. Even if I don't know the maker I like to at least put down a 'maker unknown' or similar. Then if I find out who it was I update the info. And don't worry about the Sam/Faith! Way I see it graphics makers do the rest of us favors anyway so anything can only be made on their schedule when they're feeling inspired! I'll love it whenever you're feeling creative, thank you!
roachstarroachstar on October 26th, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
They stole my stuff and didn't credit a while back too - that site SUCKS!
M: SPN Sam Dean mmm cranky boysspankulert on October 26th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
So sorry you have to deal with crap like that. I did click the link to your wall, and no image came up, so maybe they removed that one at least.
Lady Mansonladymanson on October 26th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
No, it's there. For some reason, their thumbnail doesn't work, but if you click on it, you can see the wall. :-(
Kitty: faith_bloodonhandswinterevanesce on October 26th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
and of course, it deals with the Twilight fandom....

Really sorry this is happening to you. It looks like a lot of people are suffering through this as well.. I got one of my manips stolen without credit.. Which I did put up for others to use, but no credit?? That's harsh for something that is so simple to do.

I have stopped making art with twilight as well.. It's not even worth it in my opinion.. Also I just don't care to make any graphics anymore when I am spending most of my time already doing this for college..
Kitty: faith_bloodonhandswinterevanesce on October 26th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Please don't misinterpret some of the things I said about making art being not worth it.. That was not direct to you, it was about me not feeling like making fan art... I want you to continue making art!!! Not only do I love your work, but it's something that you really love to do.. Sorry, if you took it the wrong way.. I need to be more clear when I post comments.
Lady Manson: Buffy - fuffy subtextladymanson on October 27th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, no I didn't take it wrong, don't worry about that. :-) It's such a shame that there are all these thieves and especially that it is running so rampant in this fandom. It makes all the Twilight fans look bad.
CrystalSC: twilight - eb ew posecrystalsc on October 27th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :( That's definately one of the problem with those big communities like lion_lamb and dean_sam. I emailed the site owner/graphics & marketing person and wrote the following:

There is a rule of sorts among graphics makers online -even when it pertains to fanart. It's called "crediting".

Someone has posted a friend of mine's Twilight wallpaper in your gallery without even mentioning it to her. This seems very rude. The least your site could do is credit her. What has resulted, is your site being spoken of negatively on Livejournal (which a large portion of the Twilight fandom frequent). And how can you call it a "TA Exclusive" when it is NOT exclusive to your site and was not made for your site? You're misleading your viewers which simply isn't kind.

The wallpaper in question is: http://gallery.twilightersanonymous.com/displayimage.php?album=46&pos=21 The maker of this wallpaper is Lady Manson (http://ladymanson.livejournal.com) and you really should credit her, because it's the polite thing to do in fandom. No one wants the Twilight fandom to gain an even worse reputation than it already has, do they?

Lady Manson: spn - sam sweetladymanson on October 27th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Crystal. You are so awesome, I really appreciate it. :-)
CrystalSC: classics - elvis punchcrystalsc on October 30th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Hey! They responded:
Sorry about this.

We've removed that particular staff member as well as her account.

The wallpapers you speak of should no longer exist on our website.

Can you please check to see if it's still up?

We apologize for this.
If we knew, we wouldn't have permitted that former staff member to post
those items.

Vince Teodoro [Jacob Black] | TwilightersAnonymous.com Administrator