( w a r n i n g: this journal contains slash - this means homosexual male/male relationships - strong course language, violence, explicit sexual content and some very disturbing themes. You have been warned.Collapse )
After months of feeling completely helpless following the plagiarism incident with Melbourne brand JXCESS - I was contacted by a journalist from NEWS.COM.AU who wanted to interview me about the experience. It seems I was correct in my belief that the brand has been stealing photos and graphics for their merchandise from all over the internet - including mine!
Having spent a major part of my life in and out of museums and libraries I've developed a fondness for all things historical or classical, particularly anything that reminds me of classical art or literature. Naturally - books! I read, therefore I'm always packin'
Lately, instead of storing them away in my bag, I've started styling my outfits around them. Like, I would wear things that colour matched with the orange in my Penguins Classics. That's around the time I discovered the handy BOOK PURSE trend, as seen here with Natalie Portman -
Basically, books that are actually purses. I am down with anything novel, I mean, I've got enough boticelli paintings on posters, cups and tshirts lying around at home, how could I NOT go for something like this? It's like, a nerd invention made fashionable.
I found some affordable versions on asos. THE MINT BOOK PURSE and THE NAVY BOOK PURSE! These are going to make perfect birthday presents!
Don't be shy now ;)
If you are, and I don't already know about it, will you link me? I'm on a mission. And this mission is to support those peeps who write originalfic. We need to show some more love and support yo ♥
Fucking hell I'm dead
warnings: HORROR, heavy drug use, explicit language, brothercest, paranoid delusions, some fucking with astrophysics (you heard)
notes: This is the first of a series of creepy short stories that I've been working on, revolving around the lives and experiences of 4 families and their friends.
I'll be posting them on my writing blog on tumblr and here, I guess, if you like. Each story shall come with illustrations.
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So, it was recently brought to my attention that one of my images (more specifically, a photograph of me, photographed by me) has been "borrowed" and customized by a clothing brand based in Melbourne Australia called JXCESS.
I was informed when a friend of a friend of mine happened on a t-shirt with my head printed on it - literally. She snapped a photo and passed it on.
→ THE T-SHIRT
→ THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH
I tracked down their website and sent them a nice email, letting them know that they are using original copyrighted content that belongs to me, also asking them to stop producing said t-shirts and to remove them from their stores immediately - this includes recalling all the shirts from any stores they've already stocked!
This is the email I received in return:
Sentence 3 basically translates: we'll stop making more shirts but the ones that are stocked elsewhere aren't our responsibility any more.
I'm not asking for any compensation for the profit that they've already made off me, which I have a right to do correct? I generally just want them to TAKE IT BACK!!
This is such bullshit! And the scary thing is, this has happened to quite a few of my friends, illustrators and photographers alike.
I'm trying to work out where to take it from here, without turning it into a unnecessary legal battle over the internet. I sent you an impromtu email lawless523, if you're reading this, I thought of you first lol But any other suggestions would be most welcome, as my knowledge in this field is rather limited, LAMELY ENOUGH.
Remember that short film that I helped work on last May? Well, after a year of production, Allan and the rest of the team have finally pulled it off! I got the chance to meet up with him 2 weeks ago where he showed me the 15 minute short at my house. And next week, I'm going to the official screening of the movie with the rest of the crew and a few film-type peeps!! So exciting!
Here is the official trailer/teaser, in case you're interested, I hope you are though...this is so important to me ♥ ♥ If ever the movie gets released on the web I will link it to you so frikken fast I swear.
Anyways, enjoy, FOR LARGER VERSION OF VIDEO, PLEASE WATCH HERE ON VIMEO:
The official facebook page.
The teaser on vimeo.
..this makes it the third time I've drawn these two as high-schoolers, but also my favorite version of all three times, even if it's a little less polished! :) I'm really happy with Arthur's face and Eames's expression...I imagine Eames repeated at least twice *cough*
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