04 2 / 2014

29 1 / 2014

kennoarkkan:

She’s here to save the nation! so stay tuned to this station. If not, I’ll be unemployed, futazoid, futazoid.

FUTAZOID!

I got asked this too many times, and i found the perfect way to answer it.

25 1 / 2014

So, according to the new TOS and Community Guidelines for Tumblr, which were just updated today

Misattribution or Non-Attribution. Make sure you always give proper attribution and include full links back to original sources. When you find something awesome on Tumblr, reblog it instead of reposting it. It’s less work and more fun, anyway. When reblogging something, DO NOT inject a link back to your blog just to steal attention from the original post.

HMMMMM.

24 1 / 2014

thatguywhowatchesporn:

Well I’m a lazy bastard. I will just take the time to empty my posts and queue. I officially quit. As for reason I have none other that the mass discouragement in this original post.

Good riddance to bad trash.

24 1 / 2014

perfectfuta:

Actually, no, it had nothing to do with you specifically because this is the first I’ve even heard of you. But if you are posting unsourced art, then yes, it is directed at you. And this is a widespread problem for all sorts of art here on Tumblr, but it’s definitely worse amongst futa-centric blogs. Now, hours of research? Bull. Fucking. Shit. Give me an image, and if I don’t already know the source, I can find it in seconds. It isn’t hard, and even fucking told you how to do it. Now, as for finding artists on Tumblr, that’s also easy. Many of them, if they have a Tumblr, will put a link to it somewhere. Their blog, profile, image descriptions, etc. Or someone you follow might reblog from them. Just go through our archive, and you can find quite a few artists I’ve reblogged from. None of this takes long at all. You just have to put forth the tiniest fucking bit of effort.

First, you’ve climbed up pretty high on that horse so I understand why it’s difficult to de-escalate, but you may want to try it for the sake of cordiality.

Wether you knew of me or not is irrelevant. I stated explicitly that even if it wasn’t directed to me, I had internalized it and was willing to contribute my part and re-examine just how far I was willing to go for accurate and correct attribution (which was farther than I was going). It would have been decent of you to recognize that as the main thrust of my response.

Re: Hours of research. Mostly said tongue-in-cheek, but the spirit of the sentiment is accurate: Most of the images do not sit in a particular style. Most of the images are not even by artists who have English as their primary (or even secondary) language. I do not understand Asian characters (Japanese, Korean, etc.) so finding the authors can be particularly troublesome.

Add to this that even the English-speaking ones have been blogged and re-blogged, posted and re-posted, finding the “official” website of artists and ensure that they are who they say they are (and not just fansites) isn’t exactly intuitive. What I don’t want to do, for example, is post a link to someone posing as an artist/plagiarist and explicitly give away possible business to a thief. (Think the issue with ebaumsworld years ago rebranding others’ work as his own).

Sure, in situations like Dmitrys or InCase, it’s clear. But Xjkny? Have you seen the ‘official’ page? Are you SURE it’s the ‘official’ page? It looks like a leftover from Geocities.

None of this releases the responsibility for the artist, though - a fact that you conveniently ignore in order to maintain the self-righteous tone of your post. If an artist properly identifies their work eventually the truth will come out and correct attribution will be made.

I get no compensation for the posts I make, I get no advertising, I get no special consideration from the artists, I claim no ownership, no rights to the images, not even “good fuzzies.” Considering that I can give whatever exposure to artists that I do, it seems like a pretty fair exchange of value, especially as I do my best to provide links where appropriate.

I have always looked at my own posts as a means of saving and cataloguing the pictures I like so that I can access them easily later on. If someone else likes them too, then so be it. If someone likes them enough to go out and find the artist (you said yourself how easy it can be) then I’ve helped the artist who may not even know I exist, or that I did that.

Of course, if the situation should change and some artists want to pay me (with money or exclusive content or something that would warrant anything more than my “hey this is cool I’ll save this in my stream”) then my attitude towards my fiduciary responsibility would change in a heartbeat. Until then, I’m perfectly happy making a best effort when time permits.

-PF

GOOGLE AND SAUCENAO WILL TELL YOU THE SOURCE IN MINUTES.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

I don’t fucking know Japanese or any language besides English either, but I still fucking figured out how to use Pixiv and find artists’ galleries there. And, yes, I have come across WWOEC before, so I know that, despite the site looking like shit, it is legit. Artists have to fucking pay to get a gallery there, so no one is going to do it just to pass art off as their own. And Hentai Foundry, which is the source of most hentai stuff nowadays requires submissions to be approved, so the likelihood of stolen work making it on the site is low. Never mind the fact that theft generally happens rarely with hentai, and when it does happen it gets reported fairly quickly.

All you’re doing is rationalizing stealing artwork by saying you’re too lazy to spend a moment to find the source.

No artist is going to fucking pay you to promote them. And they shouldn’t fucking have to. You should be willing to source the stuff you post. You should have some fucking respect for the artists, some fucking human decency.

That’s the end of it. You’re just a fucking asshole.

21 1 / 2014

perfectfuta:

futanarifever:

About sourcing images-

This is still a big fucking problem with futa blogs here. And, to be honest, I still have barely seen anyone else do it correctly. It’s why I don’t reblog posts here often anymore.

That said, I’ve seen a few people get a bit better about it. You’re still fucking up, but…

I have a (strong) feeling I may be one of the ones to whom this post is directed. Even if it wasn’t, I take full responsibility for my part in failing to attribute the posts I have created that did not correctly link through to the artists’ pages. This missive definitely made me reconsider the role I may have played, even unintentionally.

For the record, if I have known the artist I have always given credit. Sadly, that is a huge ‘if.’ Many times there are URLs embedded in the image itself (which I would think makes life easier for the artist - more difficult to strip the information). My source for images does not come from web pages, though, and all of the websites listed in the essay above are actually new to me. I’m going to have to check them out, if for no other reason than sheer curiosity!

I do understand what it’s like to have work stolen, with real financial loss (some asshole took a series of short stories that I wrote ages ago off the internet and sold them on Amazon - not only did I not make a dime off my own effort but now there’s no way I can actually go back and use that marketplace again with the source material. Fucker.)

Having said that, I don’t see that there’s anything special or different about futa images over any other type of erotica on Tumblr. I’ve seen thousands of images go by my other “vanilla” account in much the same vein. Simply forwarding an image should not be taken to imply theft of ownership or plagiarism. It’s when someone who reblogs an image happens to divert financial compensation for that image that it becomes a problem.

It seems to me that if someone likes the work of a particular artist, s/he will 1) ask in the notes who it is in order to get a reply, or 2) eventually see the style recurring in their stream and gather the information eventually.

Photographers watermark their photos for a reason. People see these photos and blog them. Others reblog them. It’s one thing if someone posts an image from Dmitry or InCase and said “I did this drawing!” when they did not, but I don’t think that’s what’s happening here. It’s another thing if someone crops or edits out the artist’s name, watermark or URL. That, too, is being a total douche.

For my part, I have already begun to put in click-through links for images to the artists’ websites. I like them, I’ll support them that way. I certainly don’t want to harm them. I agree with the post above to that point. After all, if I *know* it, I’ll include it.

I do not see any reason to go out of my way, however, and babysit their images in order to protect the artists who aren’t willing to protect themselves. I’m not their editor, and I’m not their publicist. Hunting down artists’ official URLs is not the way that I ever intended to use Tumblr: I saw an image, I liked it, I reblogged it in case anyone happened to share similar tastes as I do.

There is a shared responsibility here. I believe I can do my part to show respect for the artists and yet simultaneously not need to feel pressured into hours of research because I happen to like an image.

-PF

Actually, no, it had nothing to do with you specifically because this is the first I’ve even heard of you. But if you are posting unsourced art, then yes, it is directed at you. And this is a widespread problem for all sorts of art here on Tumblr, but it’s definitely worse amongst futa-centric blogs.

Now, hours of research?

Bull.

Fucking.

Shit.

Give me an image, and if I don’t already know the source, I can find it in seconds. It isn’t hard, and even fucking told you how to do it. Now, as for finding artists on Tumblr, that’s also easy. Many of them, if they have a Tumblr, will put a link to it somewhere. Their blog, profile, image descriptions, etc. Or someone you follow might reblog from them. Just go through our archive, and you can find quite a few artists I’ve reblogged from.

None of this takes long at all. You just have to put forth the tiniest fucking bit of effort.

21 1 / 2014

Yeah, and art is art. It doesn’t fucking matter what the subject is, the creator deserves credit.

Imagine you’re in college. You write a paper. It’s on something silly or unimportant. Something like why you love pasta so much. But you write it well. Well enough that you get a decent grade. So you decide to let other people read it. One of them takes it and passes it around, without saying you wrote it. Now that person gets credited for the noddle paper. People even offer to pay them to write papers for them about cheese. And you’re left with none of that. Even if the paper was something stupid like what’s good about pasta, you’d feel like shit if you found out, wouldn’t you?

Again, art is art. Artists are artists. Fucking respect them, you goddamn asshole.

20 1 / 2014

About sourcing images-

This is still a big fucking problem with futa blogs here. And, to be honest, I still have barely seen anyone else do it correctly. It’s why I don’t reblog posts here often anymore.

That said, I’ve seen a few people get a bit better about it. You’re still fucking up, but not as bad.

So here a few tips.

First, link back the artist. It’s not hard. Seriously. Just typing the artist’s name in the caption isn’t enough. Either put a link to their site, gallery, blog, whatever in the caption, or better yet, use the goddamn source link option that’s on every fucking Tumblr post. Just click the little gear, and copy/paste the link where it says “content source”. Unless it’s so fucking important that the source goes back to you, in which case, fuck off.

Oh, and people just like putting “dhiudgvbd.jpg” or whatever in the caption? Why the fuck do you even do that? Stop it. That’s like the furthest from a source you can get.

And, also, don’t just say “I can’t find/don’t know the source” like that fucking gets you off the hook.

Secondly, know what is and isn’t a source. Unless it was posted by the artist, booru sites like Danbooru, Gelbooru, Paheal, etc aren’t sites. Your best choice for sources are places like DeviantART, Pixiv, Hentai Foundry, the artist’s blog, and so on.

Third, you know what’s worse than posting unsourced art on Tumblr? Posting unsourced art when the artist has a fucking Tumblr, and posts their work on it. Try to seek out artists you like, see if they have Tumblr or whatever. In fact, most of the stuff I do reblog comes from the artists’ own Tumblrs. So you can just give a look through our archive to find a few artists.

Finally, finding the source. This is actually really fucking easy. Google, and SauceNao. Copy the image URL, paste it into Google, and hit “search by image”. Or paste it into SauceNao (Click advanced options. You can also upload the picture there) and search for it. Google is best for western artists, SauceNao for artists on Pixiv.

The reason I make such a big deal over this is because it is a big fucking deal. These artists create work we enjoy, and freely share it with us. They don’t have to fucking do that, but they do. So we should support them. Give them the recognition they deserve. Hell, that’s half the reason I post stuff here at all- so more people can see art that I like, and artists I like. And a lot of them do this artwork for money, so by sourcing pictures, we can help people who might want to commission something find artists we wish to support. And, if the artist feels their stuff is being stolen and reposted without giving them proper credit, they have every right to stop sharing their work. In fact, I’d encourage them to do it.

So, be mindful of the artists whose work you post. And be respectful of them. They’re the ones who should get the credit for this stuff, not any of us posting it. (Unless, of course, you’re the artist, in which case none of this really applies to you, does it?)

14 1 / 2014

kennoarkkan:

Stream commission for mr JWT! yay for futafel!

yayyyy

kennoarkkan:

Stream commission for mr JWT! yay for futafel!

yayyyy

13 1 / 2014