I can’t access my tumblr from my laptop
But I can with my phone
Which is kind of annoying
I can’t access my tumblr from my laptop
But I can with my phone
Which is kind of annoying
shut your whining
So….I’ll try to sum up what’s happening here. In 2008, I designed and modeled a robot girl for a college assignment. I posted them on DeviantArt as I always do, and since then I’ve gotten quite a few people asking if they can model it as well. I always tell them sure, as long as I’m credited with the design. I failed to put my name/info on the image though, so it has been spread around the internet and some people have modeled it without my permission (just for the record you don’t have to sign something for it to be protected by copyright). They usually find out who made it later and gladly credit me. So I don’t mind!
Until someone tries to sell it.
Fast forward from 2008 to now. I find out that someone has been selling a model of my design on Turbosquid since March of this year, and it has made thousands of dollars in profit. I’m naturally very upset about this, so I report the infringement to Turbosquid. At first they seemed fairly courteous, but then I wake up today and find them basically asking me to let him keep selling the model as long as he credits me. Are you kidding? After making thousands of dollars? Note that Turbosquid takes a 60% commission of profits by default, so they likely made even more money than the seller did from my design.
They tried to appeal to pity by talking about how hard he worked on creating the model from my design. HI! I DID THAT TOO!
I just can’t believe Turbosquid is taking the side of the infringer and trying to ignore the fact that they both made thousands of dollars off my IP without my permission. The minimum amount of money made is $2,481.00. I base that on how many reviews the model had, which you can only do if you buy it. However, this doesn’t include any purchases made that weren’t given reviews.
I think it goes without saying that the profits belong to me. It is not right for a guy in another country to steal my design and make thousands from it while I struggle to make ends meet. I have never made a penny off of that character design. To think that Turbosquid considers it fair for me to make nothing off my design while they made thousands is just unbelievable.
PLEASE reblog this. I am an amateur artist. I am not famous. I spent $130,000 to go to art college and haven’t found a full-time job since. My only job is the freelance I do from home. I am not Disney. I can’t afford to have my designs stolen for profit. I am hopeful that with enough exposure of this, Turbosquid will suddenly find the ethics they dropped on the floor somewhere. If this can happen to me, it can happen to you.
all of a sudden i’m having all these kurobasu feels WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Redraw of this masterpiece.
Ah, first I ramble about how conceited I am, then I continue with the redraws… Can’t help it, guys, sorry, these things are so easy and addictive. DAMN YOU ORIGINAL ART WHY ARE YOU SO HARD
In other news, apparently I can draw Ootowara. And Ikari, although what is up with his eyes I still don’t know. Are those eyelashes or eyebrows? And the lines below them…?
Whatever they’re cool.
EDIT: and also Takami being all dark Takami or at least that was the intention. It’s either that or he’s got his seduction mode on or something I dunno. It’s better than the other one. He reminds me of a cow there. Or a horse or something. Look there was something wrong with his face and I fixed it.
Okay, I’m going to bed. Geez. I gotta stop posting so late at night.
Victor… I’m sorry….
BUT I’VE STARTED TO SHIP AOKAGA I’M SORRY
doctor who is the most emotionally heartbreaking series on this planet.
xephyrion asked: i want ur OTP TOO.
haha, it’s fine, I don’t mind the one extra message!
O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?
Prolly with the second best. I get over things kind of easily, and quickly.
T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?
English, because then I could read all the manga I want in the language I know best. (i’m debating over Korean and Japanese, though)
P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?
Some are good, a lot are bad, but i don’t really care
grimmwings asked: HEY DERE WANNA DO B.J.~ ;D JK I ALSO AM CURIOUS ABOUT N & X <33
B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?
No, i’m pretty excited because nobody follows me on tumblr except for the people I know. I mean, there are other people but they usually don’t talk to me, so yeah
J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?
Nope, I wanna grow old and have sex.
N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
I don’t really have scary nightmares, but sad dreams. Once, i dreamt that my dad left my baby sister at my doorstep and I had to take care of her. I had this dream of playing with her and falling asleep with her, then I woke up and she wasn’t there.
X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?
I’m pretty happy with my sense, thank you very much.
bain capital has bought the electronic voting machines that will calculate millions of votes in ohio. how is that ethical or LEGAL?!!?
. @mittromney how is it legal for a company that YOU own to buy machines that will calculate votes in an election where YOU are a candidate?
everyone retweet this NOW.
this is some serious and potentially dangerous shit everybody switch to signal boost mode NOW.
Mitt Romney’s family now owns voting machines IN MY STATE. My vote was NOT for him, and I don’t want my vote thrown away because of that!
versulia asked: I ask of you the questions built from this word: V.I.S.A.G.E.
V: A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?
Bad, very very bad. Personally, I’m not a fan of religion myself (it promotes too many outdated ideas), but I see it as a necessary evil. It teaches a large variety of people morals and stuff, and without it the world wouldn’t be a very nice place. But then again, it’s because of religion that a lot of peoples lives are miserable.
I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?
I don’t really remember my first crush, but the most recent was back in sophomore year.
S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?
THe latter, because i want my thought private, and really, life would be boring if you knew everything the other person was thinking.
A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?
Yes I would, but I’m not sure who. I’ll reserve that murder for later.
G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?
Freezing seems less painful and more like falling asleep.
E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?
Neither, I love sleeping and eating/drinking way too much to give it up.
|A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?|
|B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?|
|C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?|
|D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?|
|E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?|
|F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?|
|G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?|
|H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?|
|I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?|
|J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?|
|K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?|
|L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?|
|M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?|
|N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?|
|O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?|
|P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?|
|Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?|
|R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?|
|S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?|
|T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?|
|U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?|
|V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?|
|W. The men's rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?|
|X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?|
|Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don't lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?|
|Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.|