Good job, Fairyland! You’re totally setting a standard for your fans and fans of recasts to follow! /s
Pic 1 from Steampunk Tendencies page: https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkTendencies/photos/a.335724989875207.81750.335452449902461/637032253077811/?type=1&comment_id=637421646372205¬if_t=comment_mention
Pic of doll from: http://dollfairyland.com/shop/step1.php?number=1126
Pic 2 from the artist’s flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kruki99/sets/72157636409523516/
If FL wants to stick up for artist’s rights then they need to set a better example.
PART 2: http://pristine-nightmare.tumblr.com/post/92774782931/good-job-fairyland-part-2-the-whaling
I am so disappointed :(
I found this list and I felt like I need to share it with everyone. Because this is so important.
Please don’t feel miserable as an artist. Don’t be that miserable person.
I want to add few words to the first point here. This is very personal for me.
I need to constantly think about this.
Just be better version of Yourself not another version of someone else.
And this is the problem not only mine but I saw many people who feel miserable because they compare themselves to other artists.
They compare the art, the methods of doing, workflows, approach. It just stops You from doing a thing, going forward and makes you feel bad.
You will be noticed because of who You are. Eventually You will find Your way. People will recognize You. Don’t be a copy of an artist who is a copy of another artist. Do Your thing.
Find people who will encourage You in what You do.
Collaborate with another passionate people like You.
Feel good with what You do.
And life will bring You what You want.
Hope this words make a better day for some of You.
Hugs for all!
"We go forward."
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"There’s enough information out there now for people to make an informed decision wether to buy recast or legit. Stop flogging a dead horse and move on, this ‘war’ has gone on way to long now. Let people make their own choices, and just focus on your own collection, and enjoy your dolls your own way. Really at the end of the day we are all going to die one day, life’s short deaths to final, stop hating each other over a plastic doll."
#1309 (via recastconfessions)
No, there is not enough information out there because there are still unsuspecting and naive new people joining every day and many are being tricked by the recasters and are completely unaware of what is too good to be true.
I will not stop “flogging a dead horse and move on”. This is not some sort of war or witch hunt, this is a continued effort to maintain integrity in a community that is supposed to nurture and appreciate art of all kinds - and as long as there are recasts being made and supported and as long as new people are being subjected to such, I will not stop.
This isn’t about a plastic doll, this is about a new person’s hard earned money for a beautiful piece of art and about the artist who put their heart into creating it.
So you go enjoy your doll over there, if you really don’t care, but I will continue to beat this dead horse because I know that if we all just give up, it won’t just go away. Recasters don’t just one day decide, “okay, I’ve made enough bootlegs now,” and go get a real job - they keep stealing and they keep making new and misleading websites to snag newbies, they will keep making their dolls more and more convincing with their certificates and their company boxes… This isn’t going to just magically end because we all turn a blind eye.
Because really, “at the end of the day”, there are more and more artists losing their spark to keep creating and there are new people being greeted with the disappointment of unknowingly purchasing a fake.
Plus, if you’re going to play the “It’s just a plastic doll we’re all going to die eventually anyway…” card (Nonsequiturus as it is) then it equally applies; The creator of that doll spent months or years of their life designing and building it, then either learning to cast it or saving up to send it to a casting company. They probably cut heavily into their budget for quite some time to make sure that it was all done properly, meaning that there’ll have been once-in-a-lifetime things they’ll have not bought (Probably including other artists’ dolls!), days out that they won’t have been able to afford, and food that they’ll have skimped on (The idea of eating plain rice for a month in preparation for sending off to a casting company, or buying new supplies, is not a new idea). Buying the final doll, if you like it, is a way of compensating the artist for that time.
So if, for the sake of “just a plastic doll”, you’re willing to steal from that artist, who has sacrificed all kinds of things to make something beautiful for the community to share, then you are literally saying that someone’s one-and-only-life is worth less to you than your instant gratification.
See how faintly-ridiculous that hyperbole sounds when I do it? Well, it still makes more sense than your argument.