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[9.30.14] ***BIG NEWS IN OUR DESIGNS TOPIC*** (link to post at the bottom of the Misc. textbox) 

[9.27.14]
Sorry I've been so busy ladies... daily votes just aren't a feasible part of my life at this point in time.  Real life comes before diva life unfortunately!! About all I have time for is logging in to collect $$$ and maybe leave an odd vote here and there!  So sorry!! :c

[8.20.14]
I love the new jellyfish lights!  So Seven Pounds <3  **Update: And I just spent $100 on them 0.0**

 

Mimi is the snarky, spunky, negative-nelly daughter of the famed n0regrets.  She moved here from the the sadly forgotten land of MDD in 2010, where she had happily resided since 2007.  She thought she'd never get over the loss of her home, but it seems time does heal all wounds, even though she still misses it greatly.  She's always been a little bit of a misanthrope, but don't worry, she usually doesn't bite!

Mimi loves a variety of things, including: reading, writing, math, drawing, ranting about life, graphic design, music in general (but as one of her favorite bands, Hinder, would say: "it ain't real music without guitar"), Just Dance, Skyrim, and Forza, pretty much all video games, her mom's cook¡es, anything edible, Converse, musicals, Rainbow Dash, Batman, Harley Quinn, and Iron Man, oversized sweatshirts and leggings, lots of eyeliner, occasionally her little sister, and quirky finger fun.


Speaking of quirky finger fun... if you read my whole page, I'll give you a gift ;] PM me and I'll send you a short quiz in return!


Introducing...

Krull!
(Extra Credit: if you can tell me his full name and what movie it comes from, I'll give you another gift!)

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CREDITS: Metal Lord dafont.com Typodermic Fonts | Volter (Goldfish) dafont.com cocoFabien | Mix Stitch dafont.com Mikko Sumulong | Original artwork of Frankie Stein (Mattel, Inc.) by Mimi078.

First things first, my rules, right at the top of the textbox so people don't have any excuses for missing them:

-My art.  Emphasis on "MY."  Yes, that is a picture of my dolli at the top.  Yes, I drew it myself (her inspiration can be found in my Bedroom #3).  No, I do not take requests.  Please don't ask.  (Tis one of my BIGGEST pet peeves >.<")  Also... my art is a huge investment of my time, and a VERY personal expression of myself.  As such, it belongs to no one but me and should appear nowhere except my page.  If I find out you have STOLEN my work (and I will), you will be reported... it is against OMD rules.  This goes for my layout codes as well.  I write them myself and I'm extremely protective.  Just take my word for it: heads will roll.

-Do not ask for personal info.  Anything that is not already stated will not be answered.  You may not ask, and I will not tell.  This includes: my full name, age, date of birth, where I live, etc.  I was raised to be wary of Internet interactions… and I continue to do so.  You may refer to me by my username, or "Mimi", or come up with your own quirky title; I've got a few, and I respond to them all.

-I am a stranger.  Do not send me random messages asking: “can we be friends?”  It is another one of my biggest pet peeves (though not so much as art theft).  Lasting friendships are not built on that question.  Friendship is not taken; it is earned!  If you were walking down the street, would you ask a random stranger “can we be friends”?  It is the same on the Internet… the person on the other end of the computer is a complete stranger.  If you want to be my friend, talk to me!  I promise… I won’t bite (maybe)!

-No chatspeak.  Ever.  This is more of a request, as I can understand a little bit beyond the typical "LOL!" but honestly?  It's just common courtesy.  Our generation is so self involved that we can't even take the time to write someone (even better, a total STRANGER) a message in proper English?  It's ten seconds of your life; get over yourself.  Also, I do not speak French.  This is the English version of the game, therefore it does not make sense that I should have to learn your language.

-Remember the Golden Rule.  Treat others as you'd like to be treated.  Simple as that.  You send me abusive messages for no reason?  You'll be blocked.  Post obnoxiously on my page?  I'll leave it as an example for all the other trolls with some update about how I've lost my faith in humanity.  And this should go beyond your interactions with me.  Just because I may be the only one with it on my page, doesn't mean that you shouldn't extend the same courtesy to others.  You'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

-Keep your hands to yourself. They taught you that back in kindergarten.  So keep your sticky-right-clicking-paws off of my page.  This includes my graphics as well as my phrases (my rules seem to be a very popular target... which is very confusing to me, since they are not intended to be warm and fuzzy...).  You may not "quote" me without due credit.  I hate seeing people stealing the words out of my mouth.  I put a lot of thought into my writing, because in a game where you're simply player #70254, your words become another person's perception of yourself.  Choose them wisely.

Wow... the length of that scrollbar makes me sad... but I reiterate: I have lost faith in my generation (and humanity in general)! *bangs head against a wall*

And for your further education: the official rules of the game.

Mimi's Playlist
Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
If It Means A Lot To You - A Day To Remember ft. Sierra Kay
Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Be My Escape (acoustic) - Relient K
Unbreakable - Fireflight

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So, Kibee11 and I have started posting some of our fashion designs on the board... some of them are as old as 2012, but most of them have been made in the last year (better late than never!).  We've got some stocked up waiting to be posted and we'll be releasing a few every so often.  Click the scull icon below to visit our thread :]

A common misconception, it seems, is that the first picture you see (our storefront, header, whatever you want to call it :P) are actual designs of ours.  Fun fact, they are representations of us in real life, inspired by clothing we actually wear ;]  But the compliments are appreciated nevertheless!

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As I promised in my last layout... here is a whole section on ART THEFT.  This is something that has bothered me for a LONG time here on OMD.  So some of you so-called artists should take a few minutes to read this and maybe do some of your own research.

The world of copyright infringement is a confusing place, especially once you introduce technology and the Internet.  And I am certainly no expert, but I do try to use something we are all endeared (although maybe not equally gifted) with: COMMON SENSE.

 

Anyway, the questions remain...

 

1. What can you use?  What can you not?  Someone else used it, so why can't I?  Here's the simple answer.  If it does not EXPLICITLY say "free" or "public domain" (Google Images is NOT considered public domain), you should avoid using it!  Even then, you can't necessarily trust that whoever labeled it as such did all of their research, which is why you should always try to find the original source.

2. Credit, credit, CREDIT!  If you used something that you didn't make, from scratch, yourself, then you should always credit the contributing artist.  For example.  The font I used for my username is [Metal Lord dafont.com Typodermic Fonts].  If I had used a brush that I didn't make, I would credit that artist as well.  Something along the lines of [Brush Name deviantART UserName].  If it isn't credited, it is stolen.

3. Fan art.  Now, I know I love to draw me a My Little Pony every once in a while (or a Monster High profile in this case), and anime/manga is popular with you young'uns... but if it is not an Original Character (commonly referred to as OC's), then you should mention who that character belongs to, or at least what it's from somewhere in the de ion.  Better safe than sorry.  I'd hate to have Mattel suing me because I'm trying to claim that I created Frankie Stein (which I didn't).  Also, you can never, never, NEVER, make a profit off of fan art.  Never.  Just don't do it.  Make it for yourself and other people's viewing pleasure, and be happy with that, otherwise you're cutting into someone else's profit (and companies do NAWT like that).

4. Stock means free... right?  Wrong.  There are always terms that go along with your use of that stock, whether you are aware of them or not.  Always follow the artist's rules when using deviantART.  Most stock there is free (granted you follow their rules), so is it really too much to ask?  But be weary if you choose to venture outside of dA for your stock.  If it has a watermark, you have to pay for it, or sign up for an account, download it, blahblahblah, even if it says "free."  Be sure to read all the fine print, what you can use it for, if you can earn a profit off of it... etc.  Personally, I find it too much of a headache, so I try to stick to dA or make it myself.  **Sidenote** Edits: simply cutting and pasting two stock images together or changing the color of an image or resizing/cropping it and then paѕѕing it off as your own is generally considered to be in poor taste in the artists' community.  Try and be a little more creative.

Now, you've probably been sitting there reading this (if you weren't intimidated by the brick wall of text, in which case, kudos to you! *throws Kudos bar*) thinking, "Well duh... I knew that!"  But these are the little things that you don't actually stop to think about (unless you're me) when you *right-click-Copy-Paste* 99.9% of what is on Google Images.  That image you just took, most likely belongs to someone, somewhere, and by not paying that artist what they're due... YOU.  ARE.  STEALING.  Now the chances of getting caught?  1/1,000,000, right?  But do you want to risk being that one person that they decide to crack down on and have a lawsuit on your hands?  Not worth it in my eyes.


Like I said, I am by no means a copyright lawyer or an expert and there is a world more to know about the subject, but this is a brief overview of my understanding of art theft/copyright infringement, and I hope now it's a little clearer for you budding artists as well and that you might take the initiative to educate yourselves further.  Remember: if it doesn't belong to you, think twice before taking.

 

Age Type City Country
100 years Woman My Happy Place UK
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n0regrets XD Rock / Metal Seven Pounds French Fries (o.O)
Favorite colour My dreamjob Favorite show Favorite hobby
Mint Graphic Designer Gossip Girl Just Dance


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