So jealous of all the peeps going to Dollism right now. It just didn’t work out for me, despite how hard I tried. Oh well. :-(
Sometimes it bothers me a bit, because I’m not really a mean person, I just have no tolerance for art theft. For a while it was so bad that I actually left the tumblr community save for a handful of blogs, and when I came back I had to go block pro-recast people because it was so upsetting to me to see this stuff happening.
Especially right before I ‘left’ for a while, I kept seeing Pro-Recasters swooping in on people new to the hobby and pointing them to recasts.
Then I was looking up a doll I wanted and realized that the top three results were all recasts and I got mad. I got really mad. I’d rather been seen as a jerk and a bully than to allow the Pro-Recasts to continue to erode the ability of companies to make enough to continue producing new dolls.
Doesn’t bother me nearly as much as seeing the artists struggle from the recasters stealing their business.
Or the fact that some of my favorite sculpts got discontinued because no one bought legit from the company anymore.
Or the fact that the recasters have been using the money pro-recast people give them to buy and create recasts of artist dolls.
Doesn’t bother me nearly as much as seeing pro-recast people making stupid fallacious arguments about how their actions aren’t reprehensible.
Not as much as watching Mr Dollshe bend over backwards to please his customers so that they won’t have any excuse to buy recast and then they STILL buy recast and he has to do what he can to make his dolls harder to recast because he has no legal recourse since China’s copyright laws suck.
Like boohoo you’re afraid of getting cyber bullied by some people who think your shitty actions are unacceptable. I have no empathy for you when your actions put the artists who create the dolls I love so much through so much stress and pain.