Hey guys I should probably make a real post about this at some point so here goesss
I really do not like people rping recap Aoba. He’s my baby. I know Aoba isn’t mine, duh, but the rendition is. If it sounds like I just want to have a ~~monopoly on the au~~ I kinda do honestly, I mean. It’s my baby. My baby!!!
Rp blogs almost always use and edit my artwork without my permission too, which bothers me. I’m a private person. I don’t like for my things to be taken and shown around without me knowing. It makes me uncomfortable.
It’s not really a secret that I dislike tumblr and how the community at large treats art and artists, and although I know it won’t be changing and there’s no hope until a better art sharing platform arises I can still try to have a voice about it.
It comes down to the fact that I’m not a powerful person. People don’t know who I am. I don’t have a presence in any sort of community. If I say “hey, don’t do this” most the offenders will probably never see it and those who do won’t be telling them. That’s part of why I’m hurt when my work is reposted, reappropriated, reused, etc. It’ll never come back to me, because I’m faceless. I am acting in self interest and I do want attention, because I work hard for it. To see people take my work and get their own recognition through it cuts me pretty deep.
Tl;dr don’t make recap au rp blogs, don’t edit my artwork, don’t use it for icons etc. Obviously this is different than like, fan work stuff which I lOVE but let’s face it there is a difference. I understand that it just means people like the idea, but the approach is wrong.
Thanks for reading!!