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Andrew Hussie has Apologized + Given Credit!

whethervane:

For the TL;DR version, go here.

Hey guys!
you may have seen some posts from me floating around Tumblr today, about how Andrew Hussie heavily referenced an old piece of art that I made with a friend, rukafais, for the latest update of Homestuck. The art in question is this, posted on DA in December 2010:

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and the update art in question was this, posted October 18th 2014:

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most of the posts going around either point out the inspiration, or are about my subsequent displeasure at the event. (I think there are more posts floating around than the ones I’ve linked, but those are ones that I feel are important!) the biggest beef that Ruka and I had about the event was that Hussie did not consult us at all, nor ask permission to involve our old work in the comic. I also took a bit of offense at the fact that this art was involved directly with Caliborn, a character who is often used to mock “shitty art” and poor design. Considering that the original drawing was made while I was a young teen, I feel like that’s a pretty big offense.

well, after a lot of hemming and hawing (and a horrible deluge of notes for me both on Tumblr and DA), Andrew has issued credit in the News section of MSPA:

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he also explains his reasoning for this in this section, which I appreciated. I didn’t know where he was coming from before, so I’m glad I do now!

In addition, he also apologized to me (and partially to Ruka) on Twitter:

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I was very glad to see this! I know that Hussie has been weird about this sort of thing in the past, but I’m glad that we were able to get a reaction from him by reaching out and raising awareness.

Thanks to everyone who spread awareness! please reblog this post to let people know that things have basically been resolved. and, sorry in advance for stretching folks’ dashes… hopefully this’ll be the last super serious post I have to make about this!

solarbird

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nehirose:

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winterthirst:

sabacc:

Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.

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No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.

i’ve reblogged this before but this one has further breakdown of exactly why, and i love it. (also hell yes, kudos to the costume department for this; it’s wrong, but it’s so clearly DELIBERATELY wrong considering how well they nailed it during the 40s sequences).

That was actually the first thing I noticed:  that she was dressed in a bad version of what someone thought a WAC would have worn.  And no, Steve is not checking her out in any sort of sexual sense.  He’s already on guard because of the baseball game, and seeing this woman who dressed in the wrong clothes, has the wrong hair, whose makeup is wrong (the lips aren’t bright enough, her eyebrows are plucked incorrectly, her eyeshadow and mascara are done in a modern style, her rouge is almost invisible - come on, he was in a stage show, he knows what makeup looks like), whose posture is wrong, who clearly isn’t wearing a girdle - 

Everything about her is screaming WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG.  No wonder he isn’t willing to wait.

andrewscottt
andrewscottt:

andrewscottt:

VERY LAST CHANCE TO DONATE FOR THE ANDREW SCOTT BIRTHDAY PROJECT! 
I am personally meeting up with him tomorrow to tell him all about it! 
Last time we had about £735 and I was hoping to get around the same this year. Of course, it doesn’t matter and every little bit helps so please if you can spare something, consider donating. 
This blog has over 11,000 people following. It even HALF of them would donate £1 (or €1 or $1) we’d have such a beautiful gift for Andrew’s birthday and a great charity. 
Charity: 
Knowing Andrew Scott cares about charity a lot, it seems appropriate to donate to a good cause as a gift from us, to him. I set up a just giving page supporting a charity called Shape Arts. Here’s what they do:

Shape develops opportunities for disabled artists; They train cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and we run participatory arts and development programs. Here you can see a series of films which were made last year, showing the creative journeys of some of the artists they have supported and worked with. You can find more info on their website. Or you can have a look at their news page, to see what wonderful work they’ve been doing. 

Any amount is welcome. Small, big, anything. 
Shape is currently participating in a matched giving initiative from Arts Council England (ACE) called Catalyst Arts. Until June 2015, for every £1.50 we raise ACE will donate an additional £1.00, so your donations will go even further in supporting the work of Shape!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Or send your money via paypal to andrewscottbirthday@gmail.com, I will add the money sent through paypal to the “raised offline” donations and once we reach the deadline, I’ll add all of them to the actual donations. Do sent me a message / email if you’ve donated to my paypal, so I can confirm I received your money well. 
Please if you can donate, or reblog / spread the word. Thank you so so much<3


ONLY 20 UNTIL WE HIT 650!!!!

andrewscottt:

andrewscottt:

VERY LAST CHANCE TO DONATE FOR THE ANDREW SCOTT BIRTHDAY PROJECT! 

I am personally meeting up with him tomorrow to tell him all about it! 

Last time we had about £735 and I was hoping to get around the same this year. Of course, it doesn’t matter and every little bit helps so please if you can spare something, consider donating. 

This blog has over 11,000 people following. It even HALF of them would donate £1 (or €1 or $1) we’d have such a beautiful gift for Andrew’s birthday and a great charity. 

Charity: 

Knowing Andrew Scott cares about charity a lot, it seems appropriate to donate to a good cause as a gift from us, to him. I set up a just giving page supporting a charity called Shape Arts. Here’s what they do:

Shape develops opportunities for disabled artists; They train cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and we run participatory arts and development programs. Here you can see a series of films which were made last year, showing the creative journeys of some of the artists they have supported and worked with. You can find more info on their website. Or you can have a look at their news page, to see what wonderful work they’ve been doing. 

Any amount is welcome. Small, big, anything. 

Shape is currently participating in a matched giving initiative from Arts Council England (ACE) called Catalyst Arts. Until June 2015, for every £1.50 we raise ACE will donate an additional £1.00, so your donations will go even further in supporting the work of Shape!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Or send your money via paypal to andrewscottbirthday@gmail.com, I will add the money sent through paypal to the “raised offline” donations and once we reach the deadline, I’ll add all of them to the actual donations. Do sent me a message / email if you’ve donated to my paypal, so I can confirm I received your money well. 

Please if you can donate, or reblog / spread the word. Thank you so so much<3

ONLY 20 UNTIL WE HIT 650!!!!