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Well, I started this blog to show people what it's like to actually follow a diet and it kind of progressed to where I plan on updating my blog and posting new stuff. I'm a college student living in South Jersey majoring in Engineering and I love pro wrestling and art. Yep, that pretty much covers it.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Fuck you art thieves!

Note: This entry (or one similar to it) will be on my deviantart page and my myspace page as well.

Ahem. If there's one thing that I've noticed for as long as I've been on deviantart, it's the proliferation of art thieves in one form or another. It makes my blood boil to see such wonderful, amazing and simply mind-blowing art work being stolen by a bunch of lazy sons of bitches who claim it as their own or worse by trying to make a profit off of it. It's disgusting when people on deviantart do it (and have been subsequently reported). What makes it even worse is that I've seen a LOT of other people's artwork on sites like Photobucket, Myspace (yes Myspace. Why else do you think I lack such "wonderful" photos on my page?") and a new site that Lilyas introduced me to called mymobilepark.com. Also, the sites that people buy deck boxes and sleeves from? I'm starting to suspect that the same thing also happened. It's disgusting and just goes to show just how fucked up the economy is right now. People tends to get really desperate for money and they resort to downright childish antics like thievery to make a quick buck. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This goes out to all those wanna-be art thieves: (so listen well) Really, grow up and if you want some cash, get a damn job or better yet, if you have some really good art skills, draw something really nice and offer it as a print! And also, there are PLENTY of ways of id'ing a rip. People who have unknowingly bought fake Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, like me, know all the tricks.

Anyway, what makes me more steamed is that some people just don't give a fucking rat's ass about the source of some of their graphics. Some of the artwork that's on myspace is S-T-O-L-E-N! Why do you think that I don't find such nifty images and post them on my page? The artists bust their asses on these images and when people stumble on deviantart and they see some cool artwork, they think, "Oh cool! Better art than photobucket!" and copy the image and save it and it turns up here. Here's the thing: deviantart is NOT fucking photobucket! photobucket is only an image HOSTING website! Deviantart.com is a place where artists gather and post different artworks, like poetry, paintings and such. Any and all artwork on deviantart.com has something called a copyright and some even have that little thing called a watermark. ALL of my stuff either have my signature on them, a watermark or both. They are all copyrighted to ME!! If any of my shit ends up on photobucket or some other site WITHOUT my permission, know this: Myspace, Deviantart, Photobucket and all sites of their kind have something called "Terms of Service" which strictly prohibit posting of stuff that was not done orignally by the poster! Er, well, you know what I mean. Like I said, if any of my shit is anywhere else without my permission, I will report it to the proper authorities. 'Nuff said.