"Cuz as me the almost-man looks up into that town, I can hear the 146 men who remain. I can hear every ruddy last one of them. Their Noise washes down the hill like a flood let loose right at me, like a fire, like a monster the size of the sky cuz there’s nowhere to run." -The Knife of Never Letting Go
Why (Real) Books Are Great
via the Strand and soon to be on a tote bag
I found these beautiful Jane Austen postcards in Paper Source, and had to take the $17 plunge. Quite expensive but the box was so impressive, with the letter press and pretty design everything.
I was a little disappointed when the actual postcards were super flimsy. The design is really nice, but the paper stock is very thin. I don’t think they would survive the postal service without being torn or creased or even folded.
You can buy these on Amazon, but I wouldn’t.. just read the reviews. At least I got a really nice box out of it.
My friend David had his ID stolen the other day
now we just call him Dav
I’m so mad
So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).
Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post
I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.
"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty. jeeeez all u had to do was ask."
All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.
Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.
The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.
This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.
Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, firstname.lastname@example.org - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.
Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.
Good job, Cher Park.
Oh good! There are leggings, too!
hey everybody! don’t buy this shit! fuck these guys!
Do not buy from these terrible people and spread the word that Poprageous can’t be trusted.
Work to shut them down or at least remove the product… Should post this on Reddit if you’ve not done so already… Wider audience… Post to the chan sites as well…
They stole Black Milk’s mermaid designs as well.
I would read the hell of that novel.
i love being tight with teachers because you get to hear them talk shit about other teachers its so funny they all act like highschoolers except they get paid