WARNING ON TUMBLR USER IAMACOYFISH’S CHARMS
Then what is this warning here for? You write up this whole post for a “warning” against coyfish’s products which in itself would have been fine if you just wanted to tell people they weren’t official, though you also could have sufficed with simply asking her for a clearer disclaimer on the product’s page, which you didn’t. You told her to not make them, which is completely different.
However it doesn’t serve as just a warning at all, as you had to put personal affairs and interactions in a way that puts coyfish in a bad light instead of just saying “hey guys these aren’t official merch and just wanted to let you guys know that because even if I’m unapproving of the style, I can’t control what she does with them.” You put in a crudely testified side-by-side picture and your own opinions to try and sway people into agreeing with you that coyfish is wrong and rude and, if you really feel that way fine, but it does not serve as a proper warning or anything due to its bias. With the kind of attitude presented in your post I’m not sure what kind of responses you were expecting.
We can agree to disagree on coyfish’s straps. It’s your poor handling of this that I have a problem with but you can certainly carry on as you have been, if you want to reply to every quirk that comes your way? Just as you feel so strongly to let others know about your opinions on her and her product, I should be allowed to do the same about it as well along with the flak on her that I’ve seen float around.
the post was made because people had bought the charms without knowing there was official merchandise that looked just like it and they were upset when they found out. they wanted to warn future congoers in case they came across them and wouldn’t be interested knowing they’re based off official merchandise. everyone is so quick to harass the two people responsible for calling this out but hardly anyone has actually taken the time to reflect on the point on why this post was made in the first place.
fanart based directly off of official merchandise ruins the spirit of artist alley. it’s also against artist alley rules to sell merchandise that isn’t honest (copied/knockoffs/etc.). this isn’t about the legalities of copyright, it’s about someone profiting off of knockoff artwork. you have to be completely entitled to do this and think it’s okay.
nobody’s stopping you from having an opinion but the point of the post has gone past your head multiple times and now you’re just bagging on someone who made a mistake yet iamacoyfish doesn’t think they did anything wrong. OP already knows they messed up with the original post but it’s already been posted, hardly anyone has been on the artist in question’s case about this shit. they’re also claiming OP and kimqi are bullying them which is just as accusatory but the people initially hurt by this were the ones who supported iamacoyfish by purchasing these charms unknowingly. both parties are in the wrong and there’s not an “agree to disagree,” it’s just a matter of accepting that these are knockoffs and the people who called it out could have been more straightforward. maybe apologies would be appropriate.
btw im responding to this as a reblog because it’s somewhat long and addresses previous replies, but, if you want to continue, i’d prefer a private ask instead of dragging this out (thank u in advance)
Here is just my opinion based on what’s happened with this in the past days.
I do feel that we could have went about talking this out with iamacoyfish better. We went about it in a rather roundabout method which could’ve been made simpler if we addressed things more directly in the beginning.
Yes, iamacoyfish did not reply favorably to my ask, but we should have expected that to be coming and tried at least one more time to communicate with her. We were expecting more chances to continue the conversation privately so that if it seemed our points were coming across well, then we could bring up suggestions on say possibly adding more credit to the official merch. However, originally we had been hoping to convince her to stop sales on at least the charms based on the tales of friends series.
And again I regret putting private asks into the original post, but the fact of the matter is that she is still doing something wrong by selling products so closely resembling the official merchandise (that is at least in some people’s eyes she is).
Yes our post put her in a negative light, but what would you expect, since we believed she was doing something wrong?
Jamu’s original asks stated that “but it might be dangerous to sell your versions and make profit off them??” And yes, perhaps she wasn’t making as much of a profit as we might have misunderstood, but that still doesn’t change the fact that what she is doing isn’t right (again at least to some people).
Anyways, I apologize as we could have gone about this in a better way, but I do not think this calls for personal attacks and people simply ignoring any points we try to bring up.