It’s great to belong to fandoms. Where you connect with other people over something you love. There’s also amazing creative works by talented everyday folks. Videos, fanfiction, art, digital art. I’m in the Xena and Spartacus fandoms. Sometimes Lost Girl.
As a digital artist I appreciate when people like my art. I spend a lot of time on it. As does everyone else I assume. One of the things I ask is to respect my art policies. Not that difficult. So when someone re-uses it and sticks it in collages(a form of artwork), or runs a filter to create an effect, and claims it as their own, well this ticks me off a bit.
Hajnalka Vilt had been told time and time again not to re-use other people’s art by me and other artists. I messaged her privately first, and then left comments on posts. Yet she keeps on doing it. She is re-using Xena art,Lucy Lawless art, and Lucretia art. Not just mine, but many artists in the fandoms.
Yes I know, we as artist don’t own it either, but guess what, Universal KNOWS, Starz KNOWS. All the tv show studios KNOWS. And they don’t object. I take some meaning from that. They’re okay with it. In the end we promote their shows.
There has always been a "code" in all fandoms. We get to belong to something great and contribute to it, but we don’t take from each other. Even when we all don’t know each other. Even when we don’t like everyone. We just don’t take.
Thanks - Klippart
PS: She’s Hungarian. She doesn’t speak English, but it’s been explained to her by her friends. Is this really an excuse anymore anyways these days? Hope you have better luck than me getting through to this girl.
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"Xena: Warrior Princess" could be making a comeback and series star Lucy Lawless has an idea of how that should happen. The series about Xena, a butt-kicking warlord-turned-hero, and Gabrielle, her best friend/soulmate, lasted for six seasons and spawned a dedicated following.
TV bosses in the United States are rumoured to be considering bringing back Xena, Warrior Princess.
With a possible relaunch in the air, she has mentally scripted a series-opening plot. "In my dreams it would be that Renee[O’Connor, who played Gabrielle] and I, and Ted[Raimi], who played Joxer, would come back and basically stick Xena’s head back on her and go on a quest,” Lawless said. “At the end you introduce this new Warrior Princess, hand it over and let them run with it. So we could put the family back together, give the fans what they want, reinvigorate the brand and hand it on to a new generation.”
“Let me explain something to you, Patrick. When a person expresses a view or opinion that is couched in bigotry or racism, they need to be called out on it. Excusing it with the old “everybody’s entitled to their opinion” bullshit is specious at best and down right dangerous at worst. The Nazis had a strong opinion regarding the Jews, the homosexuals, and the mentally challenged. The KKK had (and still has) strong opinions regarding non-Caucasians. Would you defend those opinions as well? The right to free speech is not a cloak to protect the ignorant and hateful from criticism when their vitriol is vomited forth upon society. Anyone that would deny equal rights to another human being based on their religion, race, or sexual orientation in my book is an asshole of the highest order. That might not be an “original” idea, but it sure as hell is one I live by.”—Steven DeKnight in reply to a tweet (“people who have different views than others are assholes, how original”)