04.16.14 @ 14:04♥24
"Darcy?" Steve Rogers said, concerned. "She would be helpless!" Darcy scowled.
"I am sitting right here," she said somewhat quietly and very offended, crossing her arms across her chest.
"My apologies, Miss Lewis, but if… something should go wrong, you don’t even have combat training." She scoffed.
"Cause yours did you so much good in Germany," she retorted, looking off to the side. Tony smirked.
"Don’t worry, Cap," he said. "Darcy has a weapon… or two… of her own she knows how to use."
"Thank you!" she said, genuinely, turning to Rogers and saying a little more sarcastically, "thank you. At least someone remembers I carry a taser." Bruce ran his hands through his hair while Natasha and Barton looked off to the side. Thor’s eyes were also conspicuously looking anywhere other than Darcy or his brother.
"Indeed, Miss Lewis," Loki said, "your… tasers… are quite impressive. I tremble and obey at the very sight of them." Thor slowly brought his hand up to rest his forehead in his hand, trying to relieve the headache that was developing behind his eyes.
"Damn, right," Darcy said, satisfied. "Are we almost done? I’m hungry. I expected donuts at this meeting."
In the Service of Liars and Killers, by MildredJosephine
OH LOOK MY ART UNSOURCED AND REPOSTED!!!
So this rustles my jimmies. this piece of art is REALLY OLD. from 01/06/12 and proves I’ve come a long way. AND was drawn before mildredjosephine wrote “In the Service of Liars and Killers” In fact, this art has nothing to do with that great story. LET’s look at the original POST! nope. I don’t have precognition. I just drew Darcy eating a blue Popsicle. and I’m pretty sure this NEVER HAPPENED IN THIS FIC.
this was reposted with no credit to me, and frankly, it’s wrong of you to repost just any snippet from a fic without the author’s consent.
I’ve let this particular blog slide before, but then as I scrolled through I see you’ve used other friend’s art as well. the entire blog is reposts of art with fiction, but you’ve honestly crossed the wrong artist. I hope you understand this is wrong. YOU ARE WRONG. STOP DOING THIS.
Darling, the artwork is sourced. It has your URL right on it. In fact, I admire you for putting your URL clearly on the piece, as otherwise, it would have been impossible to source it at all. I found it on a web search for “darcy boobs” and it’s linked to fuckyeahdarcylewis’s blog, so if I had attempted to link it (as I do when the link to the picture is clearly to the picture on the artist’s site), it would have been to there.
What I regret are all the artists whose work goes unknown because they haven’t signed it or otherwise marked it as their own. They don’t get credited for their labors and that is a shame.
As for the comment about reposting snippets from fic without permission, I have to say that, as a fellow writer, I’m always flattered when mentions of my fic show up anywhere, as long as it isn’t credited to anyone else. Given the wide variety of sources I use, I doubt anyone could imagine that I am claiming ownership of the images, as indeed I am not. I’m only trying to spread awareness of the fine art and fiction out there available to peruse.
I apologize for using your work and will remove the photo from the post and never use any of your work again.
Darling, I put that watermark on there BECAUSE people, such as yourself, take the artwork and repost it. Even though I have my watermark on there, I would still like a functional link that sources back to me and for you to contact me and ask me permission to use my work. Permission and respect. That is what I want as an artist.
Also, if you are making the effort to SAVE the artwork from an artist, how is it their art is going “unknown”? You had to save the artwork from a source, how hard is it for you to post THAT SOURCE along with the credit for the author? I’m just asking this because there are also novel things such as reverse image searches done through Google that would help you source the artist. I would be more than happy to supply you with a link to one. http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html
I guess what gets me, is that you take the time to source the authors, but eh Artists who don’t know how to watermark are a lost cause? I appreciate exposure through reblogging and sharing art through the source that I have created, as the original content creator. If you want to use my art, I ask that you Contact me about redistributing it, especially when you’re going to use it with a piece of fiction it was not in anyway inspired by.
I accept your apology and thank you for taking the art down. If you would like to use my art in the future, just message me asking.
I apologize for coming off sharp about this topic, but it is the one thing I allow myself to be passionate about on the internet in a sea of controversies. Artists have rights and require respect for the hard work they put in.