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.
oh so it wasn’t at all completely unreasonable of me to think they actually stole my wonderbolts hoodie concept. lol
My original art/post during first season run:
hot topic’s hoodie:
oh well, all the more reason I don’t buy shit there.
Please don’t allow Hot Topic to cash in on MSPA.
spirit: EXCUSE ME CAN YOU SHOW ME TO THE BATHS
haku: yes, of course, one moment please
The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan FIlm is in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign, and while we’re doing well, we still have a ways to go if we want to make this film a reality.
It’s absolutely doable, but not without your help. We need to reach our minimum by Monday, or we won’t be able to make a film. So donate what you can, and help us spread the word! We’ve got six days, and we’ll take all the support we can get.
i was talking with my brother earlier and he mentioned that he didn’t think it would really be worth making a hoen remake and that nobody would care about it and i was just “??????????????????????? where have you BEEN????????????”
I keep seeing stuff about Lord of the Flies going around
Obviously, the individual experiences of the people making the posts - re: teachers, lessons, the way they were forced to study the book - aren’t up for debate
but like, I feel that people might not have the whole story here and as someone who knows far too much about literature, I wanted to talk about it a little
Sir William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies in response to an earlier novel called The Coral Island. In The Coral Island, a small group of upper-class British boys from a boarding school get stranded on an island and have an absolutely wonderful time. They look back on it as a fond adventure, where they had a little vacation, invented things, and generally made their well-bred high society English parents proud.
Sir William Golding read that novel and was disgusted by the way that R. M. Ballantyne used the plot as a huge essay on the superior intellect and higher morality of English folk (read: white people). The boys in The Coral Island eventually have to seek the aid of Christian missionaries (who are there to convert the local Polynesian populace) to save them from the natives who are written as raping pillaging amoral cannibals.
Sir William Golding set out to write a more realistic novel, by the way, using the same names for his main characters as Ballantyne did (although Golding’s characters are slightly younger). So, all the posts about Lord of the Flies showing the “human condition” insofar as it pertains to young middle-class British boys who grew up in a boarding house in the middle of the Cold War are correct. But I get the feeling that most people don’t realize that was the point of the novel.
Lord of the Flies was meant as a huge “fuck you” to the ingrained belief that English people are the most noble and wise of all people and thus incapable of descending into savagery. I doubt it was ever meant to be a sweeping generalized metaphor for the universal savage nature of humanity, and shame on the teachers who force that interpretation on their students.
its almost 2 am and i just followed like 20 doll blogs and 2 snail blogs
quick little dollie wishlist because I am an actual child who is destined to be very, very poor
(bonus kawaii crush)