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Fanart Theft Sandwiches

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 5:00 AM

An analogy for all those slower people out there that don’t consider art theft to be wrong, specifically fan art theft. 

Sandwiches.

Let’s say you’re making a peanut butter sandwich. You didn’t invent this sandwich and you don’t claim to, but you really love them, and you’re making one.

So you set your finished peanut butter sandwich on the table. You’re really proud of this sandwich; you worked hard on it, and you’re going to enjoy eating it. But first! You feel like showing some of your friends this awesome sandwich.

Now let’s say someone takes a look at your sandwich and says “Dang, i love peanut butter sandwiches and that looks like a good one!” 

And then they take it.

They take your sandwich. Of course you’re going to be angry about this, it was your sandwich! Now maybe they turn to you and say “Oh, but you didn’t invent peanut butter sandwiches, so this sandwich doesn’t belong to you.” And they eat it. You didn’t make that sandwich for them and you never claimed to have invented peanut butter sandwiches. You made it for yourself, and they took it without asking. Just because they can see it, doesn’t make it theirs. That’s stealing.

Or let’s say someone else sees the sandwich you have on the table, picks it up, and carries it to a different room to show other people. They didn’t ask you, they just took it. Maybe you don’t want people from the other room to see it, and the person who took the sandwich didn’t ask.

Maybe the person comes back and says that they weren’t claiming to have made the sandwich. But the fact is they took the sandwich without asking. So that’s still stealing.

Now someone else sees the sandwich on the table, takes it without asking, and puts lettuce in it. Not only have they stolen your peanut butter sandwich, but they’ve changed it into a different sandwich. You never intended for your peanut butter sandwich to have lettuce in it, and they have wrecked it by changing it like that.

Stealing.

Stop stealing. Stop tracing, re-posting, editing, and/or stealing people’s art.

IF SOMEONE CAME UP TO YOU AND TOOK YOUR SANDWICH, YOU’D PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE. WHICH IS WHAT WE ARTISTS WANT TO DO TO YOU.

STOP BEING STUPID. STOP STEALING ART.

thankyou. 

~M 

(feel free to link anyone to this analogy)



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While in the middle of giving Grell a lecture, William suddenly bursts into song.

William: Let's get down to business
To file in our reports!
Grell: But what if I ruin my manicure?
William: Shut up, you wretch.

You're the saddest bunch I ever met
But you can bet before we're through
*Pulls Grell by the collar* Mister, I'll make a reaper
Out of you.
Grell: *Hair flip* But don't you mean 'Madam'? *Gets roundhouse kicked in the butt*

Tranquil as a pidgeon
But unorganised as can be.
Once you keep track of documents
You are sure to win.

You're a spineless, pale pathetic lot
And you haven't got a clue.
Somehow I'll make a reaper
Out of you.

Eric: What soul is the next to die?
Ronald: I have a party I can't miss!
Alan: My condition is affecting my coordination.
Grell: Ah, what male prey are roaming the streets?
Alan: He's a danger to society *Points to Grell*
Eric: *Pulls Alan away before he can be hit by an angered Grell* Men are really foolish when it comes to love.

[all] BE A REAPER
William: We must be swift as the wings of an angel
[all] BE A REAPER
William: With all the rage of a horde of demons
[all] BE A REAPER
William: With all the passion of a true reaper
Yet still keeping with all the rules and regulations

Time is racing toward us
'til the demons arrive.
Heed my every order
And you might avoid overtime.

*Pulls a galavanting Grell aside* You're unsuited for soul collection
So pack up, go home you're demoted.
How could I make a reaper
Out of you?

[all] BE A REAPER
William: We must be swift as the wings of an angel
[all] BE A REAPER
William: With all the rage of a horde of demons
[all] BE A REAPER
William: With all the passion of a true reaper
Yet still keeping with all rules and regulations

[All] BE A REAPER
We must be swift as the wings of an angel
BE A REAPER
With all the rage of a horde of demons
BE A REAPER
With all the passion of a true reaper
Yet still keeping with all rules and regulations!

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I am dying of a shatter heart,
A million pieces lost.
Scattered in every direction.
Now no longer a cost.

I am dying of a shattered heart,
Maybe you don't see.
I hide it all too well.
Until the deathly liberty.

I am dying of a shattered heart,
One that broke one to many times.
Trying to piece it back together.
With these useless little rhymes.

I am dying of a shattered heart,
I know you do not care.
You wouldn't have left me then
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I am dying of a shattered heart,
The pieces cut like knife.
Blood an easy substance now.
Another part of life.

I am dying of a shattered heart,
I wish you could feel it too.
The pieces slowly fall.
Until the last falls through.

I am dying of a shattered heart,
Hope flickers out of view.
I am dying in myself...
Dying because of YOU!!!
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