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May 15 2018

Personal Rant

sennoakatsuki:

sennoakatsuki:

I don’t like YaoiOtaku. I didn’t give them any permission to share my works. I don’t intend on giving them permission to share ANY of my stuff EVER. That statute of rights of copyright duration? You have NO RIGHT to even start that conversation except for your OWN WORKS. Don’t foist that shit onto anyone else.

Stuff that has been bothering me about YaoiOtaku for a while… (Be warned, it’s long)

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I’m going to add to this rant just to add a bit more of my view after reading the comments.

A mangaka’s livelihood comes from book sales. It’s why I always get happy when authors announce they got another reprint on a book because it pretty much means an additional paycheck. Which is why I hate sites like YaoiOtaku a lot because they’re making sure that money doesn’t go to the author at all by sharing the book, and then they have the nerve to carry on as if they are doing the world a benefit. They’re doing the damage way worse than any scanlator in my opinion, especially because the site is accessible to Japanese IPs when they’re sharing licensed stuff and it does actually prevent sales.

A lot of things will drive book sales outside of traditional marketing tactics. Adaptations are a major one, such as drama cds, animes, etc. I see spreading the love as both a side benefit and/or a main benefit for many authors/creators, because ultimately, everyone needs money to live. The author will license out the right to make the adaptation, and it is definitely a small amount in comparison to what the license holder will make if the adaptation sells well. But part of the reason why the adaptation exists is also to help drive book sales (this is especially the case for animes). The author/manga agent signed the license in the hopes that people will get interested in the original and buy copies. The license holder brought up the deal because they want to make sales, and really, they’re not wrong for wanting to do that. They have their own livelihood. If you want to support something, you have to figure out the best method of getting your money to where you want it to go. If you want to support the author, ultimately, it’s books. If you want more of an anime, it’s buying the dvds/blu-rays. Supporting a series as a whole is very different from the former two. Supporting a specific seiyuu like I did? …INSANELY HARD LOL. But I won’t get into it because it’s a digression.

Scanlation is a very gray line to me. It’s ultimately a hobby for me so I can stop anytime. If you want to bring up the argument that scanlation hurts the author as well, it’s true, it does. But there is also the chance that it will reach other people similar to me, who see something on a site and will go buy the original. I’m like the ideal target of animes and scanlators, because I go buy the original books all the time if I find something interesting, even off manga reading sites. It’s very hard to find everything you’d like off places like Amazon because there are a lot of older gems. In the end, I’m in this hobby so other people can read the series I like and hopefully buy the books and support the author. I know that 99% of readers won’t but I’m hoping for that 1%. I’ve been told I still have too much faith in people despite my age LOL. But if not, I’m still trying to do my part to support the authors I like (by this point, I think I have bought at least 15 copies of Eto Irokoi Zoushi ahaha), and I’ve talked to people who have bought the books after reading the translation, which makes me very happy.

This is why I ask that readers don’t reupload/relink my stuff without my permission. Each series I work on is kind of an internal fight because of how it does hurt the mangaka but I do want to share the love of series/characters, so when readers upload stuff without my permission (especially YaoiOtaku, I don’t want my stuff on your offensive site), I get really annoyed because you didn’t give me the time to settle how I feel about it. If you argue that I should settle how I feel about it before I share what I worked on, that’s valid, but that means you may just wait extra months and by then, I’ll have just given up on it.

The reason why I upload stuff is sort of to test humanity (or the people who visit this blog) and I’ve met some very interesting people. If I could just create a mailing list with the people who constantly comment and seem to have a similar outlook, I’d do it rather than release in public on this tumblr but it’s not ideal in the least towards some of the reasons why I translate.

People are complicated. The world is complicated. The end LOL.

May 06 2018

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fujoshibitches:

As much as I hate to do this, I have to. I don’t want to ask more for donations to buy a new tablet. So I’m going to sell all my Black Butler stuff. I’m not going to put a price on anything, I’ll just go by best offer. Next Sunday I’ll see who’s the highest in what. I won’t split up the manga but everything else can be sold separate. If interested please email me at crylynnmarie@gmail.com

1. Manga volumes 1-16.

2. Season 1-2 Bluray/DVD combo with collectable box.

3. Blanket not even used.

4. Art Book

5. Playing cards.

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May 05 2018

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kingsbridgegifs:

m i d d l e e a r t h.

wattpadfic:

me: *clicks a settings menu*

my family: love having a tech expert in the house :) 

February 20 2018

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lamenart:

My art for A Black Heart of Gold by @katzuyas for @bigbangonice

“Do you dance?” Eros asked, an eyebrow raised in challenge.

For a moment Victor forgot the tongue in his mouth. His heart was beating hard in his chest, alcohol and excitement burning in his veins. This, this was exactly why Eros was so unique. This was exactly why Victor was so drawn to him. This was exactly why he was in lov–

“Oh, you’re on.” Victor grinned, taking the warm hand and leading him onto the dance floor, just so he could shut up the thoughts in his head.

A few pairs were dancing already, but they found their spot easily. The music was slow, classy, and they moved in a slow waltz. Even though Victor was the one who was leading in the start, somewhere along the way, after one of the turns, Eros changed the steps and without faltering, Victor followed on instinct. A glimmer of pleasure in brown eyes looking straight into his was far more intimate than anything they’d done before. Pleasure ran over Victor’s spine like a rub of a content hand. It was silly, but the feeling was so nice that Victor preened.

They both are hitman in it, on top of that, very sexy one.

February 12 2018

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rouge-fox-expanded:

all-about-drarry:

the-evil-anon1:

tolazytomakeagoodname:

nightmare-vincent-cosplay:

jacksepticeye-imagines:

ishipallofthethings:

lovetaylorsince1989:

serenitymayu:

pasta-corps:

galaxywarrioress1234:

jennstarkid:

About a week ago I posted this.

I’ve been getting horrible messages like this in my ask for months, including:

and my personal favorite

After getting the message saying “Just go kill yourself” I was completely done dealing with this person’s horrible messages and replied with just an “Okay.” and logged off tumblr.

About a week later I logged back on with 17 messages in my ask, most of them from the anon. I scrolled down and at first when I logged off, the anon messaged me things like

I scrolled up more and all of a sudden they started sending me more and more messages like

This was extremely surprising to me. I thought “After all those horrible messages you sent to me for MONTHS about hating me and wanting me dead, you say ‘sorry’ and that you ‘cant be responsible for someone’s suicide’?”

But I guess the lesson goes like this:

DONT TELL ANYONE TO KILL THEMSELVES UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED FOR WHAT MIGHT ACTUALLY HAPPEN

DON’T TELL ANYONE TO KILL THEMSELVES EVER.

THIS POST IS SO IMPORTANT I WANT EVERYONE ON TUMBLR IN THE WORLD TO SEE IT

This needs to be reblogged. I couldn’t scroll past this if I tried, I got a message like that but not for me, it told me to my friend to kill them self, I was livid! I didn’t answer it because a message like that doesn’t deserve an answer but I don’t see what is so funny about telling someone to kill them selves! I really don’t! It’s sick and it’s wrong. This person though, I take my hat off to you. You taught that bully a lesson.

this.

This will always be number one on the list of things that aren’t okay

Ho-ly shit.

I’ll never not reblog this

If you dare scroll without reblogging this you have no soul…….. i mean you do but reblogging this wont ruin your blog……. please just spread the word.

Please people don’t send anon hate your just hurting yourselves…

Don’t tell anyone to kill themselves. EVER.

A PSA we shouldn’t need, but we do…because some people are fucking horrible

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xiaojiangworld:

awanqi:

red sea

So cool~

February 08 2018

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flirtinqwithdeath:

what a big baby

wlw:

me: wow im lonely

also me: *disassociated from everyone, doesn’t respond to texts or calls AND doesn’t go out*

February 06 2018

ovenworthy:

finallyiveflown:

ovenworthy:

That was so embarrassing I’m never speaking again

I dont even know what you’re talking about but im reblogging

A waitress said “enjoy your meal” and I replied “love you too”

weloveshortvideos:

This guy figured out how to use GTA cheat codes in real life..

February 05 2018

MY ULTIMATE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF BAD YAOI

grumpsaesthetics:

(very nsfw)

WARNING: boy x boy

don’t like dont read

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January 19 2018

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days-e:

Neon lights pt3

December 25 2017

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retrogamingblog:

Mimikyu has infiltrated the pack

October 14 2017

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totally-not-masked-scans:

nelkk:

When you like someone, your emotions will win over your reason, Ed.

OMG IS THIS REAL LIFE?!

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS ;_;

October 07 2017

just-shower-thoughts:

Anxiety is like constantly hearing the battle or enemy music but never seeing the actual threat.

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sukerufun:

just fine.

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