I will be honest.
I tried to accept it, as I’m quiet a calm person and I try to accept others’ choices. But I’ve had enough.
There’re so many recasts in my local community that I can’t stand it anymore. I left the facebook group which is recast friendly (we have two big local facebook groups, one is recast friendly, the other is not that much), because it’s a pain for me to look at those dolls.
I will not judge people who buy recasts.
But it’s really painful for me that I work months and save up for so long to buy a doll, and you just buy the “same” looking doll for 1/3 or 1/4 of the money.
It hurts me, so it’s better not to look at them I think.
I don’t care what you buy, it’s your choice.
And it’s my choice to buy dolls only from companies or second hand with a certificate of authenticity.
Dear follower, if you don’t agree with this, feel free to unfollow me. I will not judge you if you have recast dolls but I will not look at them.
Please reblog this if you have the same opinion. Thanks.
Though my reasons are different - I don’t care about people getting the same doll less expensively; if it was just a cheaper doll or a major sale for a legitimate doll, I would be thrilled to death for them. It’s not about how much you spend, it’s about paying the artist his or her asking price.
I care that my friends and fellow artists are losing their livelihoods. I’m sad that I no longer feel safe producing for the resin BJD market - I care too much about my work to provide it to a group that would pay to have a third party recast it if they thought my prices were too high. I would rather just not make my sculpts available for purchase.
I support the artist, even if it means loosing out on a sculpt I adore.
Yepp, these reasons are very important too. Thank you for sharing your opinion, it’s necessary to talk about this topic.
I don’t care about the price of anyone’s dolls. I will warmly welcome even the least expensive legit dolls.
But I do care about theft, and ruining other people’s livelihoods. I know talented artists personally who gave up on ever producing resin cast BJDs, because they do not want to see their beloved work stolen. We will forever be bereft of their talented work. That is the reason why recast dolls are not welcome on my dashboard, or in my life. I don’t go out and attack recast owners personally, but please allow me to refuse to see these dolls, and to call them what they are - stolen pieces of art.
What I’m the most baffled about is when people who find originality, and original customization important (even to the point of attacking others because they find similarities between the stylization or customization of their dolls) choose to be recast friendly, or even neutral.
I’m sorry, but if it’s not okay to steal your ideas and works, why is it okay to steal another person’s ideas and works?
what baffles me is how a community that gets so riled up over some photo theft (see recent doll drama) can be totally okay the idea of recasting an artist’s work. this is theft. it’s…..so simple…….
“Artist” & “Fantasy Author” Matthew Christopher Nelson has a project about to be funded on kickstarter where he is using “re-appropriated” (stolen) images from BJD artists and collectors (myself included) to illustrate his new fantasy novel. He has taken many many images from online accounts and run them through photoshop filters to call his own (to add insult to injury he has re-named the dolls as his characters and mis-gendered a great many of them.)
You can find the bulk of “his” “illustrations” on his facebook page. His current kickstarter project features several stolen images in its preview, as did a past canceled one, implying a certainty that these images are still intended as part of the project.
As of now, he has refused any communication with the original artists to confirm the use of images, or the removal of images and his attitude in recent posts seems to indicate he has no intention of ceasing this project or admitting to what he is trying to do.
Above you can see several examples of the original work and “his” work. All the dolls in the photos belong to and were painted by me. In addition to private BJD owner pix, he is also using official BJD images from companies such as Iplehouse and he’s even snuck in an image of Ezio from the popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed.
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After much waffling over ordering a pair of cheap Makos just to get some eyes in him quickly, I’ve decided that I’d rather just order a pair of custom EDs. Now to figure out which design to base my order on!×
An artist that I want to paint my Saint will be opening shop soon, so I thought I’d get around to doing a digital mockup.×
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Anti-recast people go on and on about how they can’t trust recast owners or people who are pro-recast, but for me as silly as this may sound to most, I can’t trust anyone whose anti-recast until I’ve gotten to know them first. I know that there are people who against recasts are civil and well mannered people, but how can I know about the others? How can I know that if I say I have a recast in the bjd tag that someone will send me anon hate? How will I know they talk crap about me on a confession blog because I have a recast? How will I know if I ever meet someone who is against recasts in person or at a doll meet and say I have a recast that person will verbally abuse me or try and physically harm me or break my doll? It’s already hard enough for me to want to want to say I have a recast to people with confidence, but then later second guess when I see some of the hateful anti recast confessions or someone making a post how they hate recast owners and calling them selfish, self entitled thieves that don’t belong in the hobby. It doesn’t reflect well on the anti recast community if there are people willing to break someone’s reacted dolls, separate the hobby, harm, harass or bully people who have recasts. Sure, there some not so nice pro-recast people who overreact and play the victim, but I trust them more and at least they don’t make threats and insult others just because they have recast…..
HAHAHAHAHA OH WOW×