Please don't be afraid for too long. So 2016 continues to be the worst year that I've ever experienced.
Even given the many good things that's happened, it just feels like 2016 has done nothing but try to break legs just as you begin to heal from the last trauma. Phyllis Schlafly died, and for awhile I kind of took it as even steven because good ol' Phyllis finally croaking is a sign of good times ahead. But a bitter old stupid crow dying like a dog was not enough to prepare me for the event of election night.
In light of the recent events I wanted to make a journal to simply say one thing:
I'm here. You are not alone. I implore everyone at this time of panic and bigotry and uncertainty to please show love to one another.
News updates have shown some terrifying things. Some trans individuals have decided to take their own life. Black Americans are experiencing things like a black baby doll i
How to Get Mental Healthcare (US)"How to Get Mental Healthcare When You're Young and Broke"
Vice put together a nice compilation on the options available healthcarewise if you're strapped for cash in the US. (Until you're 26, you can be insured under a parent/guardian.)
If you've got any resources for other countries, feel free to drop them in the comments!
Racism Growing UpGrammar and spelling edited: 6:53PM EST
Where I'm from is a place that is majority black people. Black people make up many of our elected officials and law enforcement. In some ways that's great, and in other ways it isn't. The mayor of the town I lived in lived in another town in the country when he ran for and was elected into office. Which, I find questionable, but he was at one point accused of murder. Murdered his brother if memory serves me correctly. Another member of one of the governments in my birth county embezzled two million dollars and was tried for it. Her sentence was house arrest. This light sentencing done because she's part of a family that has amassed some political power. The police in my former home town have been known to racially profile.
As a white person living in a country where things are generally the other way around to even worse proportions, saying something like this feels like social suicide. Thing is, the situation of race where I'm f
Stolen Art / Art TheftsArt thefts, be they here on dA, on Ebay, Facebook, have small online shops and whatnot are an annoying problem since many years.
So what should you do to prevent that someone else uses your work, your talent and time without your consent to gain money, fame, "faves" or whatever else by copying it and showing it without crediting you at least properly?
1. Stay calm, don't overreact. Look what kind of people or individuals used your art and for what reasons. Try to think strategically instead of writing an angry comment on someone's profile or facebook page in caps. That leads usually to nothing.
2. Look up if you can contact any copyright, anti-piracy teams by the website where something copied/stlen was shown/offered. I saw a case today as example where someome tried to sell t-shirts and mugs of a fan art of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy ..without crediting the artist and by erasing the watermark and signature of the artist.
The person tried to sell it via a small face
[6/13/17 UPDATE] Alternative Art WebsitesUpdate* This is the last time I'll be updating this journal, since DA FINALLY
got back to me on why this journal was blocked on updates. I'm no longer on
this account and will not be updating this journal anymore. I don't know if anyone
is still interested in branching out from Deviantart, but if you are this journal will be here
and if you have anymore site suggestions please leave them in comments below. Thank you!
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