this one time when i was seven i thought that i could talk to trees (because i had no friends), and i use to sit by them and say things and one day i was talking to my tree friend called kevin and this girl went up to me and said “are you talking to that tree, freak!” and i started crying and hugged on to the tree, and while she was laughing one of the branches fell on the girls head, thanks kevin.
Thanks everybody. The seller removed their decal with my image from their facebook, etsy, and ebay. However, I”m still upset that they profited from this, and sold 11 (possibly more, because that was just the ebay listing I saw.)
I’m still going to report them as a seller and fill out an ebay vero form, and they have already been reported on etsy and I think maybe facebook as well.
Please do not buy from BetterStickers on etsy, ebay ,and facebook
Since apparently you didn’t get their reply to me before, I’ll paste it here:
"Hi there, First of all I would like to apologize about the aroused situation. The thing is that we had no idea that the artwork was stolen. Some time ago we were contacted by person called Chriss who asked for us to make joltik decal and provided the actual picture (which turns out was not his drawing) and formally allowed us to use it as decal. He said, that he really likes his design and will allow us to use it, if we make one for him for free. Which we did, and since then the decal has been in our shop. But in the light of latest events it turns out that the design is actually not his and we got fooled. We will remove the design from our shop, as it turns out we have been using it without permission, we had no intention to steal it, we were simply played as fools. Hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, V”
Some guy stole it, told them to use it, and they assumed it was his so they didn’t check.
If anything, it’d make more sense to find out what other ones are made from stolen artwork, and ask them to remove them. They’re good enough to admit their mistakes, so why punish them when they’ll listen so you can sort things out?
Sometimes I feel like nothing is good enough for tumblr. Disney portrays a strong female character. It’s not good enough because she’s white. Google does something for Elimination of Violence Against Women day. It’s not good enough because it’s not smacked in your face. You have to cherish the little victories, folks. The cup isn’t always half empty.