Okayyy. This has been quite a bothersome subject for me recently, and I decided to post a thread just spreading awareness for this issue. At this point, I’ve had enough of this and I want it to end.
In a nutshell,
Stealing art is not okay
Don’t take someone else’s work – and take credit for it. This applies to everything. Script templates, artwork, edits, overlays, backgrounds, etc. etc.
If something is not yours and you are using it or taking credit for it – that is stealing.
Put yourself in the shoes of an artist. You just worked really hard on a piece. You post it on the forums / instagram / another social media platform because you are proud of the outcome of the piece. Someone then proceeds to take that art – add their own watermark, or crop out your existing watermark.
I’d personally feel pretty bad. And although this hasn’t happened to me, in my knowledge – I feel very sorry for people who do end up having their work stolen.
This doesn’t just apply to art. There are other people who put hard work into Episode templates / overlays / backgrounds only to have them used without any credit given to the creator.
In all of my stories – I’ve always given credit to the people who created any cutomization templates, overlays and such.
I am aware that this has been a problem for a long time – not just on the forums – but on every social media outlet. I just decided to create this thread – as I would like to spread some awareness.
Art group drama is getting old
Before I get into this – there is another thread from not too long ago, about this subject, and how people should be more positive in the Episode community. There are some excellent points – and I highly recommend you check it out.
Onto the discussion of art group drama now – it sucks. To its credit, though – it has died down slightly, and I’m so thankful about that.
I’d say I’m a pretty good source when it comes to art groups – as I used to be in one, and let me tell you – there was some drammaaa
It gets old, however, and that’s the reason I left the group. Not long ago, there would loads of posts where the OP would just simply be asking for an art scene, but people would end up arguing in the thread about who gets to do the art scene or cover.
Let me just leave it at this:
Art groups should be working together – not tearing each other apart – and if they can’t do that, then they shouldn’t be here.
That’s my final opinion on that
Anyways, I just wanted to create this post just to remind people that stealing art is not okay – and let’s all agree to stay out of art group drama. If you see someone stealing work – I would recommend PMing the person who you suspect stole the work, and asking them about it – while also informing the person that originally created that work, that you suspect someone has been taking their work.
And art groups… let’s just leave that kind of drama in the past, amiright?