Of the posts not blocked in the Noel tag, in five pages of content, there are enough reposts of gifs and edits to make a new page in the tag. One of MY own edits is in the tag right now with my watermark CUT OFF IT.
I got sick of people stealing my work, posting it as their own (without permission, credit or care) and then when I asked people to take it down or called them out after they refused polite discussion, I was attacked and put on blast for defending my own work and the work of others. And in one of the scenarios, I’ve noted that the person who screamed at me how much of a big deal it WASN’T now has the right-click function turned off on their page with the same warning as this page has. Makes me wonder if they haven’t finally felt how crappy it feels when people just take things from your page without any care to the work one has put into it. But I digress.
After nearly two years of running this blog and going over and over and over the subject, I finally tired of it and decided to stop wasting my efforts and use them in places/fandoms where they are respected, appreciated and treated properly.
Once Buzzcocks or LuxCom starts up again, I may not be able to RESIST making gifs because Noel can’t help but be so precious that we are all compulsed to gif him, but for the most part, I’m done sharing with people who don’t play well with others.
It’s sad really cos those few have ruined it for the majority, but I am too old and too tired to have the same argument over and over again.
I hope you all understand. Thanks for the nice message Nonny. ♥
What other British or Irish comedians do you like?
well, of course, I have to start with the other Boosh family folk like Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry… but I also love Eddie Izzard, Lee Mack, Jack Dee, Chris Ramsay, Sarah Millican, Dara O’Briain, Stephen Fry, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Carr, Graham Norton, Billy Connelly, Dawn French, Rhod Gilbert, Russell Brand, Simon Pegg and Catherine Tate just off the top of my head.
But then there’s people like… say Gina Bellman who was on Coupling… she’s not a comedian per se, like she doesn’t do stand up but when she was Jane, she had GREAT comedic presence and timing and I just love her to bits. All the Coupling people actually.
(sorry, had some technical difficulties earlier) (also yes, some of them are Scottish and Welsh too, but I couldn’t leave them out… we just have the whole of the British Isles here)
There is a difference between the fair use of something (photography/film) (editing/giffing) and the straight up right click save and reposting.
If what we did was stealing, it would have been outlawed in the mid 90’s when GIF’s were created to begin with and graphic designers and photoshop wouldn’t exist. or at minimum, they’d be treated the same way that napster, piratebay, etc. are. you’d know.
it’s NOT the same thing. I understand how it can seem like it, but it’s not.
And if people were to use my gifs for reactions… that’d be fine, using my stuff to accent your points, that doesn’t bug me. And the thing is, I don’t bite. I’ve had people ASK me… can i use your gif for a sidebar, can i print this out and give it to my mate, etc. and 99.9% of the time, I say yes. Sometimes with added, if you give me credit, depending on what we’re talking about. but if I’m not SHOWN the respect, I’m not giving it.
And honestly, this is a HUGE part of why I don’t make many gifs and graphics anymore. For how wonderful this fandom is, there is a really despicable side of it and I am sick of spending hours of MY PERSONAL FREE TIME to make something only to have someone spend FIVE SECONDS to TAKE IT without asking and without remorse.
I invite ANYONE who thinks that gif makers are full of it to spend HOURS on something. ANYTHING. and then THINK LONG AND HARD about how it would feel if someone ELSE got the praise, the credit, the notes, the WHATEVER for it. AND TELL ME how good that feels.
it doesn’t. and even if people say they’re indifferent to it, it’s still not feeling GOOD.
I sure am. I’m closer to Noel’s age than a 20 year old.
"what’s so wrong with people posting gif’s" nothing if they are the ones who made them. otherwise, plain and simple, it’s theft.
"its only a gif for fucks sake" then why are you bothering to join the conversation? if it’s not a big deal then just scroll past, but obviously you have a vested interest in this discussion or you wouldn’t be slinging the f word at me out of nowhere.
"they aren’t making the url the source" no but they’re getting the notes that the original creator should be getting since they’re the ones who put in all the work. gif makers don’t get paid to make pretty things, so we cherish every note and reblog. people repost, they take that away from us. and why?
if its just to have the image on their blog, then reblogging is easier and everyone is happy. no repost necessary.
OR they WANT the notes/followers that come with posting gifs and instead of learning how to do it themselves, they STEAL from others and then have the NERVE to yell at US when we get upset. NO.
"tumblr isn’t even that important" no, but that doesn’t mean I’m just gonna roll over and let people disrespect each other. if one of the blogs you love gets anon hate and expresses hurt feelings, are you gonna send them an anon telling them that it’s not real life and since they weren’t physically hurt to get over it? No.
"there are worse things in the world" yea, there are better things too, what’s your point?
Disrespect comes in many forms as does theft.
Stealing a gif isn’t as big of a deal as stealing a car, sure. that’s true. stealing a pack of gum isn’t as bad as stealing a stereo either. but at the end of the day, guess what? it’s all stealing.
Just because you feel the need to justify theft doesn’t mean I don’t have the right to stand up against it. You got a problem with that, the unfollow button is located in the upper right hand corner. My page makes it VERY clear how I feel about reposts and that isn’t going to change just because you send me an anon message.
If you wanna actually have a discussion in which I take your point of view more seriously, you can come off anon and we can talk about it privately.
the source was his twitter account. *fondly remembers that day*
i dont remember offhand, its one of the dvd extras
I feel like I remember something being said about that last year yea, but there wasn’t a lot of details then either. But if I hear anything, I’ll of course I’ll let you know