“Artist” & “Fantasy Author” Matthew Christopher Nelson has a project about to be funded on kickstarter where he is using “re-appropriated” (stolen) images from BJD artists and collectors (myself included) to illustrate his new fantasy novel. He has taken many many images from online accounts and run them through photoshop filters to call his own (to add insult to injury he has re-named the dolls as his characters and mis-gendered a great many of them.)
You can find the bulk of “his” “illustrations” on his facebook page. His current kickstarter project features several stolen images in its preview, as did a past canceled one, implying a certainty that these images are still intended as part of the project.
As of now, he has refused any communication with the original artists to confirm the use of images, or the removal of images and his attitude in recent posts seems to indicate he has no intention of ceasing this project or admitting to what he is trying to do.
Above you can see several examples of the original work and “his” work. All the dolls in the photos belong to and were painted by me. In addition to private BJD owner pix, he is also using official BJD images from companies such as Iplehouse and he’s even snuck in an image of Ezio from the popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed.
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So not cool. What an arseholes.
HANNIBAL AU | Amnesia: The Dark Descent
"…I hold no grudge against you, William. We are so very much the same, you and I."In 1883, William, a young man from London, awakens in the dark halls of the Prussian Brennenburg Castle with no memory of who he is, or of his past. All he can remember is his name, that he lives in Mayfair and that something is hunting him. Shortly after waking, William finds a note written by himself that explains how he purposely made himself forget his past, because he couldn’t handle losing his innocence, so he wanted to forget it all. The note urges William to descend into the castle’s Inner Sanctum and murder a man named Hannibal, the baron of the castle.
Whenever I hear people defending rapists by making excuses such as 'they lead them on' or 'did you see what they were wearing' I casually interrupt them and ask if 'my six-year-old-self was asking for it by simply wearing a uniform to school?'.
IT. SHUTS. THEM. UP. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.