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I've lost :iconcourglas:courglas 4 4
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Black Listed
We are the only red tape in our way
The more influence we realize we have,
The less control the government has over us.
Speaking poetically regrettably
Holds no merit steadily
Inevitably taken less seriously
But hopefully by acting divergently
Ignored by the hypocrisy
That would otherwise target me.
I am willing to be the torch bearer
If you are willing to be the mass
There are not enough prison cells for all of us.
There are not enough FEMMA camps to go around.
Together we stand, united we fall.
If we are all leaders, no one person’s death will stop us
We share profoundly the same goals and ideas
We take both the credit and responsibility
They want us to be dumb numb
Fools who succumb to the rules
And become standard tools
For the push and pull of universally
Cruel and greedy mules too drunk on rum
To care about the needs of the many,
As opposed to the needs of their few.
United States is preparing for police state
The number stations have been sounding
The jets have been practi
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Literature
Simple
it's pretty simple when you think about it
but I see the lines of complexity through my eyes.
All material meant to weave together
yet the weave itself therin lies.
A truth to all truth is as simple as this
it's not mutually exclusively split.
You're a girl who's heart I'm afraid to break,
so why give it to me in a glass jar?
You're a friend who's sanity is at stake
so why avoid honesty and hide it behind bars?
You're my closest kin who wants her sibling back
So why don't you ever text or call?
You're my lover and alarm that wakes me in the morning
that's why I don't complain about your mom.
The truth of the matter is as simple as this
if it was really all that simple, none of us would be here.
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Hey everyone, today I must report a serious matter.  I was contacted by an artist on Etsy claiming that I "stole" her idea of crafting dragons in pods.  Without warning, she has apparently reported me to the Design and copyright society (or claims to).  The following is our exchange:

Artist claiming theft: "I understand that that no idea is original.However you have completely copied my dragons.I have no choice but to report you to the Design and copyright society...Thankfully I have loyal customers and I have been notified by them .
Please..make up your own ideas,i have two kids to feed,this just is not on.
Thank you"

Myself: "First of all, I have no idea where you get off claiming an artistic idea as solely yours, this alone baffles me. Secondly, I have been doing my craft for 4 years and have never once seen your page or artwork anywhere online or offline. Clearly you feel threatened by me, and again I do not understand why. Our styles and techniques are vastly different, the only similarity being the pods. I suggest you look elsewhere online to see that this idea has been done before and done differently many times. The fact that you are getting so defensive specifically about an item that comes from NATURE is laughable. Maybe, if our dragons were exactly similar in craft I would see a bit of your argument, but that is not the case. Looking through your store I respect your work and talent. You are obviously a wonderful artist, but its very petty of you to try and claim this idea as yours and yours alone. Lastly, please don't try to throw your children into this to gain sympathy. I am not sitting on this side of the fence rolling in cash, but I would never attack another artist for a similar idea and bring up my personal struggles to try and gain moral ground.

I will be posting this up for the public to read.

Thanks."


The purpose of posting this up is to protect myself.  I have not, nor ever intend to steal another artists work.  4 years ago, I was walking to my fiances house when I picked up a pod from the ground.  At this point in my life I did not consider myself a crafter so much as an illustrator (which is still true to a degree) but at the time looking at the pod I felt inspired to put something inside of it.  Dragons naturally being my favorite fantasy creature, it was my first choice.  The rest is history, but the point of this story is is that I came to my idea independently.  For this artist to message me out of the blue, calling me a thief, and giving me no opportunity to explain has upset me greatly.  So again, I'm writing this journal to explain my position publicly and be as transparent about this ongoing issue as possible.

  If anyone out there reading this has any similar experiences to share or input, I would love to hear it!

*For the moment I am going to keep this artists identity anonymous
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Lighteh

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United States
Sleeping on a glass bulb.

Current Residence: 36 watt fluorescent
Favourite style of art: Illustration
Operating System: Win 7
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro or Felix
Personal Quote: In retrospect, that was probably a bad idea.
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pullups247 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
coolz webcam. im in love with FLCL. currently working on a comic and the two main charicters are based off naota and haruko.
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Nephrym Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!! Monkey love 
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Hello!! Welcome to the Rangers! :iconthe-da-ranger-group: High-five! Hug We're happy ta have ya in the club!! ^___^ Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1]
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AnyaBoz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your art is impressive and inspiring! I am thoroughly amazed.
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Lighteh Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Svecis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Let me guess...Watts, CA?
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RoastedMoth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the fav! =D
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idanei Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student
More drawings please?
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Lighteh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
In progress! I'm working on developing my portfolio for illustration :)
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idanei Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student
Great! :)
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