#2313 (via recastconfessions)
Well tbh it depends what your attitude is, imo. Do you feel like only you should get the recast but no one else should? Or do you regret buying it/don’t plan on buying anymore/etc?
I still own a couple recasts (hopefully not for much longer though), and I consider myself moderate. I’m anti recast because I will NOT buy anymore, nor support recasting, but I’m pro-owner in that I’m not going to bully anyone who buys. I feel like I can’t be fully anti because I still own the recasts. It’s a weird place to be.
Haha yep I feel the same way. I’m not going to buy anymore, I recently even quit the haven because certain posts really irked me. I didn’t expect to feel that way, I thought I could remain as neutral as possible and enjoy owner images and stuff. But, no, the haven was starting to annoy me.
Because I also do own recast and unlike you I don’t even intend to sell them and phase them out, so I don’t think I could be anti…
Just a heads up from a person who is most certainly Anti-Recast— you can absolutely change your stance on recast dolls and still keep old recasts if that’s what you want to do. To me, being Anti-Recast is about not supporting the continued theft of dolls. If you already have a recast or five or whatever, you don’t have to let them go. Generally, it’s appreciated if you tag your dolls as recast, and leave a note in your profile along the lines of ‘I used to be Pro-Recast but my views have changed and I’m Anti now” or what have you.
Basically, being Anti-Recast means that you don’t think it’s right for recasters to copy dolls, or to support the copying of them. Some of us get really mad about it, but you don’t have to be part of the debate if you don’t want to. However I do think it’s really important that if you agree that recasting isn’t right, you make a note of it somewhere. Saying that you’re recast neutral sounds really friendly and nice, sure, but it also makes it sound like you don’t care on the issue. I’d rather see someone who, like Amaranth identifies as Anti-Recast but Pro-Owner, just to let people know at glance that this hobby has respect for artists still.
I always want to take a moment to say it’s really great and it makes me happy when people decide to commit to not supporting the recast market in the future. Because that’s what those of us who are vocal and sometimes mean are fighting against— the idea that a recast market is a normal or acceptable part of a hobby that’s made up of small companies and independent artists.
I too am Anti-recast, and I take no issue with people who have a change of heart but still own the recast(s) they’ve bought in the past. If you want to keep them, I have no issue with it at all, because honestly, getting rid of them wouldn’t fix much of anything; you still paid for them, so you do what you want. I am honestly happy when I hear that people have chosen to stop supporting counterfeiters and take their business to the artists themselves.
So long as people respect legit-only spaces and tag their recasts as such (I honestly would prefer to avoid them), then you’re fine, and I honestly do appreciate those that do tag their recasts. It makes it easier to avoid content that is upsetting while a person is till free to post what they wish on their blog.
I don’t think being anti-recast means you can’t have ever owned or bought one. It means that as it stands now, you are opposed to the people that steal the intellectual property of these doll companies and copy it for a profit, and you do not want to support an illegitimate business like that. People are not perfect. Views change, and past actions can be forgiven if someone has a true change of heart.(via ethravii-bjd)