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Updates: Why Me?

by Stelluna

Stelluna I guess if you have talent and happiness, people just have to steal it away from you...
Why me?

I sit here typing at this computer desk, there, but not really there. I post my art for fun, something to do, but then people take the only drop of happiness I have away: The enjoyment of my art. It's okay to repost art with the permission of the creator and credit to them, but I haven't been seeing that. Anyone out there, anyone at all, if you've experienced this, please, please help me...

Thieft.

The worst thing on the internet...
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  1. Rovenz
    Rovenz
    Umm, @MyLittlePwny777, that is actually not just your birthday, its a bad luck day.
    Aug 14, 2015
  2. Rovenz
    Rovenz
    If we were in the 18th century, he would've came to Australia to be punished.
    Aug 14, 2015
  3. Sylvious
    Sylvious
    Well, i don't repost stuff. I just use the link of the peoples art. Also i give credit to them all the time. So, i just think thats what people should be doing. but they are not. They should be different if they read this. And if they do and don't do it. I think somethings bad going to happen. @Stelluna ~Pokemonace Or my requested name. RedAndPokemon.
    Aug 2, 2015
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  4. Ravyne Nevermore
    Ravyne Nevermore
    Well @Stelluna, haven't had that happen to me but I have had my identity stolen once t
    Some jerk took my yahoo account and was using it for... inappropriate stuff... and now I gotta use Gmail. Hopefully the person who found out my yahoo password will not find out my gmail password cause its harder than my original password yeah hopefully... With my bad luck it probably will happen cause I was born on Friday the 13th.
    Jul 17, 2015
  5. Stelluna
    Stelluna
    @SteelMineral , That was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.

    They act as if they have no talent, but everyone has a talent, everyone is special; they just don't see it.
    Jul 16, 2015
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  6. RoseAiluros
    RoseAiluros
    @Stelluna It was and even at the age of 24, it still hurts me. I forgave her despite that hurt because if I'm honest... She didn't just take my art, she would switch our roles around in conversation. An example would be me suggesting Chobits, the manga, to her. However, she pretended it was her idea and she knew these things first. Only it was with everything, even stuff I'd wear! Some people are creepy and try to freakin' BE you, y'know? She was just that unhappy with herself..

    And I feel that people who steal things like art and upload it as if it was their own are ALSO unhappy with themselves. Why else would they do it? Why aren't they going out of their way to create something that they would feel proud of enough to show? Maybe they feel like they're incapable and useless at art among other things. Maybe they feel like they're just not that creative or even worse, without any talent to give. It's pretty heartbreaking even though that doesn't excuse them for doing these things.

    It just reminds me, personally, that there are some blessings I have that I can count. I feel awful about myself too. My life offline is a shambles and art is what keeps me sane. It keeps me grounded and helps me vent when I feel I can't. Art is my music, my colour in life. And thank whatever deity there is that I have it. I can't imagine not having art in my life.

    So sometimes, I look at these people taking art... And wonder. Y'know?
    We might have something they don't and never will have.

    So when they bully you, keep your head up! It's not easy...
    But you have something they don't. And you have every right to be proud of your talents. ^^
    Jul 16, 2015
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  7. Stelluna
    Stelluna
    @SteelMineral Woah that was harsh of that person... MONEY!? Gosh I just want to punch people in the face sometimes... People make fun of me- they're jealous, but it's so hard to remember that...
    Jul 16, 2015
  8. RoseAiluros
    RoseAiluros
    @Stelluna Nah, I get it. I'm an artist too but sadly, a lot of people in this world care more about their self-gain rather than that of others. It does suck and I totally empathize. Having something you spent time, effort and thought on just taken like that without so much as a comment or question can really sting! I'm just saying don't let the bad eggs hold you back.

    A friend of mine that I knew in high school would ask me to draw things for her and got so pissed off whenever I signed my work because without me even knowing, she was entering my art into contests for prize money, posing as the artist. Even your friends are capable but I continued to draw because screw that. I'm gonna improve! I'm gonna get better and people are gonna recognize my work with time. So these people? These sad, desperate people? Have got nothing on you. You're gonna improve and people are gonna see your OCs etc and go, hold the fuck up. What are you even doing, that's not yours. Karma, man.

    Just keep arting. Never stop arting for anyone if that's what you love to do! ^^
    Jul 16, 2015
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  9. Stelluna
    Stelluna
    @SteelMineral I just think people should think how the creator of the content would feel if they were to post the content without the creator's knowledge or credit...
    Jul 16, 2015
  10. RoseAiluros
    RoseAiluros
    I feel that if you share anything public, it will spread around whether you wish for it to happen or not. Art, music, secrets - It really doesn't matter what it is. When you post art, rarely do people read descriptions and thus, any compromising or rules are easily ignored. Uploading your stuff for the public viewing will always come at a risk. It happens on art sites, forums, social media... Sometimes, the person isn't even aware of it happening but it does.

    The best advice I can give you is to just keep creating your stuff because they can't lie about your artwork forever. Days come where people will ask for commissions or requests and then, they have nothing to show for it. Only YOU do. So yeah, they all get found out eventually! Don't sweat about it too much and just continue with your passion. ^^
    Jul 16, 2015
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  11. obey_jaidon
    obey_jaidon
    My pleasure :)
    Jul 16, 2015
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    Jul 16, 2015
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  13. obey_jaidon
    obey_jaidon
    Me. Not on this website necessarily, but me. It's not fun for someone to take your work and not give credit. Talk to the person who's doing this, and if that doesn't work, staff member's turn. ;)
    Jul 16, 2015
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