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Dear Tumblrs

Journal Entry: Fri May 1, 2015, 2:16 AM
hiya my lovelies :D

so i sometimes check where my incoming traffic is coming from, and i've been noticing that a small but steady number of hits are coming from various tumblr blogs which have reposted my work. 

now, i know that it would be futile for me to try to prevent people from taking my work and posting it elsewhere - i barely ever even bother to watermark my pics (try to spot where i've signed my name in various pictures ^ ^), and these tumblrs do at least attribute the work to the rightful owner and mostly link back to the source (me!).

but what does bother me is that not a single one of you bothered to ask me if it was ok to repost my art. it would only have taken a second, and i know that you must be members of dA already as otherwise you wouldn't be able to see past the mature content tag. would it have been that hard to ask if it was ok? am i that scary and unapproachable? 

i know that tumblr has a good reputation as a place for people to be open about their sexuality and gender, and i'm all for safe spaces like that. but there are two things about the ongoing lifting of my work there that do sadden me. the first is that the site seems to have a culture of grabbing and reblogging anything it feels like without considering that it might belong to someone, let alone the basic courtesy of asking beforehand or even just letting people know after the fact. i wouldn't take someone's pencil without asking them first, or quote them without permission. is it so hard to behave like a normal human being online?
the second is that a lot of these tumblr collections mix relaxed, happy, non-explicit art like mine in with hardcore or violent pornography. i don't like seeing my stuff thrown in along with that, because that's not what my art is. 

obviously, i draw my art to share, or i wouldn't post it here. but what keeps me drawing is the feedback i get from all my friends and fans here. without their support, encouragement, and friendship, i would have no incentive to keep producing pictures. so if my work is posted elsewhere, none of those comments make it back to me, and the audience has no way to connect with the artist. so the more you take my work and post it elsewhere, the less motive i will have to make any more art in future. 

so, tumblrs, i won't try to stop you stealing my art - i imagine you don't even see it like that, but just think of it as mentioning or sharing it - but i only ask that maybe next time you want to repost one of my pictures, you drop me a line to say hi and let me know where you're posting it. maybe you could even ask if i'm ok with that before you do so. 


and if any of you are reading this, then why not just say hi anyway?

Caregan's Kinky Group Directory: caregan.deviantart.com/journal…
Caregan's Interview and AMA: theinterviews.jp/caregan
The World Is In Peril! Maid-kitty meme: fav.me/d60ans2

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i was going to do some drawing this afternoon, but i just couldn't get my mind into the right space... i guess it was also partly spoilt by knowing that some arse on tumblr will just repost it the second i publish it. grossly-abnormal, i'm looking at you.

Dear Tumblrs

Journal Entry: Fri May 1, 2015, 2:16 AM
hiya my lovelies :D

so i sometimes check where my incoming traffic is coming from, and i've been noticing that a small but steady number of hits are coming from various tumblr blogs which have reposted my work. 

now, i know that it would be futile for me to try to prevent people from taking my work and posting it elsewhere - i barely ever even bother to watermark my pics (try to spot where i've signed my name in various pictures ^ ^), and these tumblrs do at least attribute the work to the rightful owner and mostly link back to the source (me!).

but what does bother me is that not a single one of you bothered to ask me if it was ok to repost my art. it would only have taken a second, and i know that you must be members of dA already as otherwise you wouldn't be able to see past the mature content tag. would it have been that hard to ask if it was ok? am i that scary and unapproachable? 

i know that tumblr has a good reputation as a place for people to be open about their sexuality and gender, and i'm all for safe spaces like that. but there are two things about the ongoing lifting of my work there that do sadden me. the first is that the site seems to have a culture of grabbing and reblogging anything it feels like without considering that it might belong to someone, let alone the basic courtesy of asking beforehand or even just letting people know after the fact. i wouldn't take someone's pencil without asking them first, or quote them without permission. is it so hard to behave like a normal human being online?
the second is that a lot of these tumblr collections mix relaxed, happy, non-explicit art like mine in with hardcore or violent pornography. i don't like seeing my stuff thrown in along with that, because that's not what my art is. 

obviously, i draw my art to share, or i wouldn't post it here. but what keeps me drawing is the feedback i get from all my friends and fans here. without their support, encouragement, and friendship, i would have no incentive to keep producing pictures. so if my work is posted elsewhere, none of those comments make it back to me, and the audience has no way to connect with the artist. so the more you take my work and post it elsewhere, the less motive i will have to make any more art in future. 

so, tumblrs, i won't try to stop you stealing my art - i imagine you don't even see it like that, but just think of it as mentioning or sharing it - but i only ask that maybe next time you want to repost one of my pictures, you drop me a line to say hi and let me know where you're posting it. maybe you could even ask if i'm ok with that before you do so. 


and if any of you are reading this, then why not just say hi anyway?

Caregan's Kinky Group Directory: caregan.deviantart.com/journal…
Caregan's Interview and AMA: theinterviews.jp/caregan
The World Is In Peril! Maid-kitty meme: fav.me/d60ans2
How Caregan drew The Boat Trip by Caregan
How Caregan drew The Boat Trip
How Caregan drew The Boat Trip, with Supplementary Commentary for the Discerning Viewer
...also known as a bunch of WIP images thrown together with some waffling along about what i was doing at each stage. probably not terribly informative as a how-to, but i do like seeing a picture emerge from the initial idea! :D

main HD pic here:
The Boat Trip by Caregan
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David-presents Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for watching me! :typerhappy:
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Favbot of Caregan by Shabazik
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Caregan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015   Digital Artist
derpderpderp
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist
now, without background!!

Favbot of Caregan by Shabazik

now is more useable as a sort of "emoticon" I guess XD
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Caregan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Digital Artist
hooray!
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a happy new year for the UK!.
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Caregan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Happy new year!
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheLadyJ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So your banning pattern confuses me.
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Caregan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014   Digital Artist
to put it simply, you have on many, many occasions submitted unsuitable work to avgdid, and your response to admins declining it has been consistently aggressive and often rude: you appear to be unable to accept that some of your work doesn't fit in the group, or are too arrogant to allow anyone to deny you something you want.

last week you submitted something which directly contravened the group rules, so i declined it and provided a reason. your response to this was to argue and engage in barrack-room lawyering to try to get your way. when this failed, you decided to draw some cocks and write some kind of tirade about me. all because you wanted your work filed in one folder on the internet rather than submitting it to one more suited to your work... why is having a picture in avgdid so important that you will go to such lengths to try to force unsuitable work into it?

seeing as you continue to submit unsuitable work despite numerous explanations offered, and since you react with a rage every time an unsuitable piece is declined, and you seem to insist on making these rages personal, the group admins decided that it would be appropriate to remove you from the group. it's clear that you and the group theme just don't get on.

this isn't personal between us, though your recent post suggests you want to make it so. you're still welcome in the other groups i am an admin in (tooo many...), and i will continue to enjoy your style. 
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