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Wisdom Teeth Removal and a few Words on Stealing

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 25, 2012, 2:21 PM

H o m e G a l l e r y F a v o r i t e s N o t e M e

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Hey guys! Today I had my wisdom teeth removed...so I won't be drawing for awhile...I'm really sorry for the inconvenience.

It hurts so much!!! Aiyy.

I'll be back up and drawing soon though don't worry! I'll be stuck in the house soon so that's all I'll have to do anyway. XD Thanks for the patience!


A Few Words on Stealing


I know none of you have done this, but I wanted to touch on the topic of stealing. Recently people have been using my work or claiming it to be theirs. Claiming my work is your work is not okay. Even just posting it in their gallery is considered stealing, or "claiming" to me.

If any of you see someone using my art please let me know. A few of you have been kind enough to alert me when they've seen it happen. So thank you!

Another note. A fellow deviant just yesterday took a commissioned piece I did,

(this one: Commission: Ophelia Vio OC by steffy-beff)

And traced over it to create a "new" character.

You can see this here: i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn… (which I thought this was quite funny)

That is stealing! Especially since it was a commission, and someone PAID for it. I confronted the person about it, and they removed it, though I never got a proper response.

If any of you would like to use my work for anything, please please ask me! That's all you gotta do. If you'd like to trace over my drawing for practice or help creating a character, just ask. I'd just ask you to credit me. It really isn't hard...I don't understand why some people just take.

It really isn't that big of a deal right now, but if I let it slide and don't try to prevent it, it might get worse. I know none of you would steal from me but I'm just putting this alert out so if you see anything, let me know.

You all are such lovely people. Thank you for helping me protect my work before this, and in the future. c:

:la: I love all you watchers! ♥



So again, thank you all! I'll be up on my feet soon hopefully, typing this out is helping the pain. Heh. XD Thanks again for all your patience! ♥

  • Listening to: The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Reading: Fanfics, sometimes!
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Playing: Temple Run
  • Eating: 5 Guys!
  • Drinking: Lemonade...yum.
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yeah, having your wisdom teeth removed sucks XD Also, I can't believe people would actually steal your work =O I mean, that's just terrible. It really isn't hard to credit someone for their work >=(
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steffy-beff Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm almost healed now!
Yeah, it's stupid and disrespectful to steal...
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Hey! Between sending you that message and now, I sliced open my leg and had to get six stitches, so now I really can empathize; based on the exact experience in the past, and my current experience XD
Anyway, when I first read about people stealing I just thought you were being oversensitive about people "stealing" by using it or posting it without express permission or something. But people actually saying it's theirs? Not even giving you credit? That is unacceptable. Crucify those people who steal maliciously, and chastise the others.
On the bright side: At least it shows that people like your art enough to want to say it's theirs =)
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steffy-beff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol! no one yet has said it's theirs, but they post it when i specifically say they cannot repost or use without my permission...it's just disrespectful.

and WOW! i hope you get better soon!!! :c
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Oooh, wow, yeah, that's just as bad if not worse! It really is disrespectful! -sigh- I fear that being disrespectful, rude, and mean is simply ingrained in humanity.... Oh well, what can ya d? =P

Eh, hehe, it's not bad! Honestly, I shouldn't have mentioned it =P Already got the stitches out (today, actually) and it's pretty much healed. See? No biggie =)
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steffy-beff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(: I'm all healed up as well. Yay!
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
[literal facepalm] Damn my memory! I should have asked how you were faring. I've been extremely discourteous; I apologize =(

But, I am glad to hear that you're healed up! =D Kinda sucks having em pulled, doesn't it? XD
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steffy-beff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're very sweet! (: Don't worry about it, i just wanted to share my experience XD it does, but i healed really fast. most of my teeth pulled were tiny! how're you?
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Laurel3aby Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Writer
I can't believe I missed this journal, especially when I saw the piece today ! Although I'm glad to hear that they've removed it, but there's no guarantee that no one else will be tracing, or stealing more of your artwork.
Oh um, actually I'm kinda curious, is there a need to remove the wisdom teeth ? Because I've heard a lot of people removing it, but I just don't know why I guess ?
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steffy-beff Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's true. I'm just glad people are helping me out in tracking thieves down. (:

Well, wisdom teeth can cause trouble if they grow in badly. If they're impacted, they can hit your other teeth and move them around, and that can be quite painful. You don't NEED to get them removed, but it's most likely best in most cases. :0
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