Equating someone having an opinion you don’t agree with with it being their time of the month.
“Sybil, I need you to hear me out. Even if you don’t come to Ireland. Even if you really are serious about never talking to me again. I’m…I’m sorry, alright? I can’t say it enough.” This was a fact, one known by Sybil as she counted each time, all forty-eight apologies delivered with different messages behind them. “I was stupid, okay? I was really really dumb. That was insensitive and I was jealous but I was angry too, I guess? You’d never talked about it before and I just feel like we share everything. It was almost like this secret you were keeping from me and then when you did tell me…I want to show you how it should be. You deserve that. And maybe you’re right…hell, you are right. You deserve that from someone so much better than me but I want to be good enough for you. I just need time to let me prove that to you. I meant what I said the other day. I am falling hard for you, Sybil, and these hours without you, thinking that maybe I really have lost you…I can’t stomach it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I love—”
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First I was like:
Then I was like:
This thing is called “stop stealing other people’s shit or at the very least please admit that the shit you use is not your own”.
Also known as SSOPSOATVLATTSYUINYO…for short.
So you’ve wrote this sweet modern au fic and you want an equally sweet photo to post with it? Cool! Off to google we go.
And you’re like, “wow, let me use that super mediocre manip in the middle of the page…”
BUT WAIT. Said photo is not yours. Someone probably spent a decent amount of time on it despite it being pretty average (the manip is mine and I have no idea how long it took me but that is not important here - stealing someone’s shitty creativity is still STEALING!!!)
Don’t be a thief. That shit ain’t cute.
You have a couple options.
1) Follow the link given and investigate.
Sometimes this will bring you to a page where the image is not in its original form BUT the person using it has credited the creator. If this is not the case, perhaps at that point you should ask the person if they know who made it. Or, I don’t know, maybe you and that person should become friends because you both think its cool to steal other people’s shit.
Your other option…
2) Search By Image
Oh haiiii. Lots of pages have the manip. Again, investigate. Follow the links.
Your other option is:
3) Reverse search the image.
A similar search page should appear. Again, peek around.
If at any point you think to yourself “wow, this is taking a lot of time and effort” please proceed to shut the eff up. Now you know how the creators of each manip/graphic feel. Only, trust me, making art takes far longer than attempting *not* to steal it.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS, PLEASE AT LEAST ADMIT “THESE IMAGES ARE NOT MINE”. IT’S LEGITIMATELY THE LEAST YOU CAN DO. SAYING NOTHING MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE BECAUSE YOU AND I BOTH KNOW THAT SHIT WAS MADE BY SOMEONE…AND THAT PERSON IS NOT YOU.
"What does this do?" you may ask. Well, it frees you up so that if the rightful owner ever does contact you, they see that you have at least attempted to give them credit. Two things may happen at this point:
- They may ask you to credit them. Cool. Tell them you’ll do it. Do it. And then thank them for being a creative motherfucker.
- They may ask you to take it down. At this point you will not be a sasspot. You will apologize and comply. It is not your work. You did not spend time on it. You have no right to do anything but follow their request. THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
OH! Ohhhhhhh-hooooo. AND! If you see someone using someone else’s work without crediting them, you have the right to say “oh, hey, that belongs to so and so”. That person does not have the right to use someone else’s work without their permission. Are we seeing a pattern here?
Alright babes. I hope we have all learned something from this.
No need to thank me.
Go thank the wonderfully talented people in your fandoms who spend their time making art for you.
I’ll say it again: it’s the least you can do.
Seriously.. If you’re going to use my manip, then credit me on it.. And when I ask you to take it down, please dont give me attitude. The nerve of some people.. SMH
The Beach House - A Downton Abbey AU from the Beautiful Collisions universe
Growing up, Martha’s beach house was always a safe haven for Tom and Sybil. Now married and with children of their own, the house is theirs, as are the stresses of the real world. Can some time in Cape Cod relax the couple and remind them of what’s important?
“I love you, Tom.” Sybil consoled as she stepped into him and pressed an understanding hand to his stubbled cheek. “I love you so, so much, alright? Every day I fall more and more in love with you. Even when things aren’t great. Even when we’re like this. But something is off right now and you’re not being truthful with me. I know it. I’ve known it since we got here and the fact that I keep telling you that you need to be honest and you’re not even arguing with me saying there’s nothing to be honest about…it breaks my heart. It really does.”
It was Tom’s turn to sigh, and he did but only after she was in his grasp. It was clear that as Tom enveloped Sybil, she wished to fight the action, but deflecting his love was something she could never quite master. Again they faced opposite directions. Tom’s hand was steady on her far hip though and he pushed her hair off her shoulder, giving him space to breathe her in and time to think of what it was that he really wanted to say. “Please don’t be mad at me, Syb…”
Sybil joined him in shutting his eyes. All too quickly Tom assumed she was blinking back tears, but when they opened, none came. “I’m not mad, Tom, I’m sad. I love—”
“I love you too,” he said quickly. “Can we please talk about this?”
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I needed a good cry.. and damn this was it! So good.. soo fucking good!