o no she’s cute
Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to. I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.
The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.
If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!
Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.
We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.
Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.
And I might note that it’s worth keeping an eye out to make sure your own work in’t taken advantage of.
in knk related stuff
i’m going to finally start my cosplay for mirai within a few weeks
i made an order for a mirai wig after some searching (ended up on lucaille which has an awesome looking mirai wig as well as generally positive reviews (plus damn that pricing even with shipping from china), looks like it’s less styled when it arrives but that’s not a big deal, minimal styling is no problem), and i’ve had the fabric and base stuff for a while now, just haven’t gotten to -making- it. gonna try to set aside time to do so next week if i don’t this week owo
akihito won a bet and mirai had to wear whatever he wanted for that next photoshoot
next week, when there’s a new episode of elementary… i have a night shift at work
why does this keep happening
miku is like obama
you can dislike a lot of what happens with her but you can’t ever truly hate her because she means a lot to so many people unless you’re a fucking pleb
nah miku is more like the “pikachu” of vocaloid
there are people indifferent to her, people that like her, and then there are people who hate her with a passion at least half because she’s popular/the “mascot”
a bit from the opening sequence of ys origins
looked really pretty
playing ys origins (steam)