You are literally starting to make my job impossible by making it impossible to find original sources for images.
I feel so bad for fan artists who make all these beautiful images I see everywhere only to have them stolen, and reposted over and over and over and over and over again with no link, no mention, no credit to the original source. I know for a fact there are pages and pages of weheartit stuff that comes directly or indirectly from this blog. I don’t mean to just harp on the weheartit crowd it happens on pinterest (and tumblr and elsewhere) too, but weheartit is home to by far the worst offenders. I used to be able to do a search by image on google and it’s getting to the point where it doesn’t work anymore. There are just too many reposts.
This is a problem that has gotten out of control and it needs to stop. Those fan edits, and fan art, and text graphics, are all someone’s art! And when you take it from weheartit, or anywhere and posted as your own, or not as your own but source less, you are participating in art thievery and it is not acceptable behavior.
This needs to stop. This is not constructive behavior for building an fan community. If doesn’t have a source don’t post it. If it doesn’t have a source or is the source don’t reblog it. It does not matter how cute that set it with all the little tfios images if it isn’t sourced don’t do it. Please, credit artists who very hard to create all those beautiful works.
In December 2008 I saw Hank and John at Metro State University in St. Paul.
My girlfriend at the time (Ellen) couldn’t come, so I drew her as a platypus and brought her to get signed by the vlogbrothers.
Do they remember signing a platypus? Probably not.
But how do you know when you’re an adult?
You don’t. We pretend like we live in a world of harsh edges, but there are no harsh edges, there are no borders between these things. Those hard lines are all imaginary and they’re just created for convenience. Whether it’s loving or growing up or raising a child or having a job, these aren’t destinations, they’re not achievements to unlock. Life isn’t a video game, it’s a journey. Everything is a journey and we get to travel it together.