There was a very specific reason I didn't want people reposting my pictures on Tumblr and other various parts of the web. This is the reason why:
Here is my sculpture of 'Midnight' Contortionist Study from my website:
Now, have a look at this:
This is now the fifth person this week to bring this to my attention, and as you can clearly see, they even went as far as copying the arm and leg bands. This is the reason I didn't want people reposting. Because in the back of my mind, I just KNEW something like this was eventually going to happen. I have since had time to calm down and think logically. But whats really vexing, is i just know that somewhere down the line, some ass-hat is going to accuse ME of stealing MY OWN f*cking art. (pardon my language. )
I have since calmed down, and now I see that I have to do the exact opposite; instead of trying to hide and protect my Fine Art (which is absolutely sacred to me, btw, and in another post, I will share the story of why) but i see now that instead of trying to protect it from unsavory individuals and scrub it from the internet, I must now do the exact opposite; I must post it all over tumblr, and all over the internet. Because if i don't, they'll end up owning it.
So here's my question for people who have tumblr accounts: If you post your art on tumblr, and you dont like the way someone is reposting it, if you dont like the way they are trying to demean it, do you have the ability to 'break' the reblog, and ultimately block them?
And if you dont like the comments people are posting, do you have the ability to remove said comment, and block them?
Let me tell you honestly, that fundamentally, I DON'T like sites like tumblr. the reason? Other than the obvious, theres another reason; a while back ago, a friend talked me into joining a site called fetlife.com. And i will say, i absolutely love the friends ive made since at events like Pride and Folsom Street Fair, what absolutely SICKENS me, is that people were downloading their personal pictures (inwhich they were nude) and posted them all over tumblr. Then another a**hole downloads it, reposts it, and then before you know it, what was private, spiritual, and utterly sacred to you, is now all over the internet. It truly SICKENED me.
But in anycase, I see now that im going to have to join tumblr with my own account, instead of 'protecting & hiding it', otherwise, because if I dont, they'll end up owning it. Im going to do this sometime next week, after ive had time to add the web address, my logo, and copyright notices to the pictures. Right now im rushing once again to get another wholesale order filled. And well, let me end this on a happy note: that's the good news! this monolithmodels project, is definitely working out. all the hard work, and relentless pursuit, is clearly building towards one inevitable goal, on the not too distant horrizon, our very own spin-casting shop. so stay in touch for that, if youre interested.
No, im not going to let this get me down, if anything it makes me even more determined, even more dedicated to hold true to my core principles, and to work even harder. But i will say, it is very infuriating. But people like this, clearly have neither respect, morals, nor values. And theres a whole world out there full of them. And no, i am not unique, in the time that ive been on this site, Ive seen this happen to others as well.
So, long story short, ill join tumblr next week, after ive had the chance to get everything done that needs to be done, come back with a link. Who knows, maybe i might actually like it. maybe ill even re-upload all my fine art under another ID.