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eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.
I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).
Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).
To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)
If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.
(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)
Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.

I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).

Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).

To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.

(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

Comic Artist Randy Queen Now Claims Post About His Abuse Of Copyright To Stifle Criticism Is Defamatory »

filbypott:

My friend ami-angelwings and her blog eschergirls has been targeted by a cowardly, thin-skinned hack who responds to artistic criticism with threats of legal action. I’m reblogging this to spread awareness of her situation in case this creep actually does sue her.

Please reblog and boost the signal.

My goddamn phone coverage is out

After an hour on the phone with my cell provider (and resetting the phone thus wiping all my info) nothing worked, so she said it must be there is an outage in my area. I guess they don’t actually tell their support staff about outages, or maybe this is just a local one. Anyway, just putting this here because since I’m at work behind a firewall that treats us like babies (no social media for you!) it’s the only way I can get anything on Twitter at the moment.

oh word?

iamdavidbrothers:

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XD

http://ushas42.tumblr.com/post/70654243488/my-favorite-thing-about-the-hobbit-is-that-i-know »

ushas42:

My favorite thing about The Hobbit? Is that I know almost nothing about The Hobbit.

My dad read it to me when I was a kid, but I only remember bits and pieces.

1. Bilbo gets reverse psychology-ed into joining the expedition out of spite, because fuck you, dwarfs, thinking I’m not cool enough for…

You remember it just fine. I don’t think the dwarves actually wanted Bilbo along so much as they wanted a “burgler,” because they were noisy types (and not very clever, at least as the book painted them), and incapable of being quiet and sneaky. Bilbo was Gandalf’s idea; for some reason he thought Bilbo needed to be removed from his quiet, safe home and sent on an Adventure. That’s a Christian thing: the idea that God wants to shake you out of your complacent life and go Do Things.

Anyway, it looks like from what the Tumblr people are saying, Jackson added a *lot* to the movie that wasn’t in the actual book. (If he hadn’t it would have been just one movie, not fifteen, or however many he’s planning on stretching this thing out to.)

ushas42:

Remember when RTD speculated that the reason the Master had blond hair after coming back to life was because he dyed it himself in the sink of a public men’s room, where he got mistaken for a male prostitute and fucked a guy in the bathroom stall before killing and eating him?

Remember that that’s a thing that was stated by a man who ran the show?

O_O