I am looking for artists for a week long workshop in sept (well paid+impressive client) to imagine fictional futures for a real-world city. pic.twitter.com/F0reGmFgj5
— monika bielskyte (@monikabielskyte) August 20, 2017
I’ve been in the Star Wars game for 7 years. 2 Celebrations. Several podcasts. A few Youtubes. 4 letters to Lucasfilm, with responses. And one successful campaign to get Thrawn in re-canonized.
There are laments online about how Black characters are being disparaged in Star Wars.
Let me let your in on a Star Wars game secret: It’s because you all PLAY the game wrong. You’re not doing the kinds of things it takes to get the character you love ready. There’s no PREP, no love.
When Billy Dee Williams signs autographs, you need to be there talking to him appreciatively.
When there are art shows, you need to submit an art piece.
You need to be writing
You need to be in the game. I hardly see anyone in that game and I’ve asked. No Black person helps Star Wars Actors Guild 77 out except my husband. I have all kind of other people willing to help me and make it happen, but I get kicked out of Black groups because I’m too extra.
Shit, I’m 50 years old, you think I want to put up with foolishness.
Now you can sit here and lament about how 3 top Black women writers, producers at Lucasfilm haven’t make a way for any Black people in Star Wars, and I can tell you, you all aren’t giving them the help they need. You all aren’t showing up.
Hell, I doubt you’d show up if the police beat them down and killed them… Not saying that should happen, don’t fucking take my comments out of context and misrepresent me.
But I need receipts of your actions. Put your money where your fucking mouth is and step up…
Do not leave us to the way side because massa wants you today.
All this to say is, I’m considering that my next campaign will be a highlighting of all the African American – looking characters in Star Wars. I will not do it alone.
I find that I’m alone in this venture, I’m not doing it. You’ve got 2 weeks to decide.
We’ve ran campaigns before. We’re not doing it if there is no support for them. Back up on social media, when we are attacked. Back up with fan art and the willingness to do fan art for us when we ask, nicely, not price gouging us. Free willingness to help us, not greediness and sliminess. Doing the work as required. There is writing to be done. Youtubes to be made. It all has to be collaborative as one unified voice, together and inclusive.
It cannot be: look at me, look at me. I’m top 10 model or arrogance. It has to be well thought-out, well planned, organized.
Like basically, I need to see John Boyega gifs tomorrow from the entire movie if you’re serious.
I need to see the youtubes.
I need to see the AO3s, no smut, no porn, just Finn as the character…
I need the art by tomorrow. No smut, no porn.
If you are serious, you would do this.
Not crediting the work that artists feel is theirs is NOT copyright infringement.
Copyright infringement is when a piece of work is taken VERBATIM and passed off as one’s own for PROFIT without request or attribution.
FAN ART is art made by fans of a previous media request. In our case Lucasfilm, a company commissions work by artists that it will pay them to produce works for their use with a contract. The works are then released, most likely a movie, TV show, or novel (games too), and then FANS, who are artists, use Disney Lucasfilm trademarked items to create derivatives of work.
Since the items are trademarked to Disney Lucasfilm, they are the only ones who can assume any “copyright” or “infringement,” and they do, sometimes.
Fans who use these trademarked items cannot assume a trademark or copyright on their derivative works for any major remuneration. Sorry. That’s how it is.
Some of that is changing how it works online.
The best thing fan artists can do is:
WATERMARK the art.
Please dO NOT POST it online, ever.
REQUEST attribution with no snarkiness
Or you can allow people to share your art. You can also put code in the electronics that lead to your online store. Unsure how to do that.
But all of these take a business plan.
This cannot be about the emotional discharging of morals. This is about business. We are about business and what hate-filled rage attack post rants do is HARM business owners. There is ZERO emotion here. Just professional logic in business.
If you require a lawyer’s services to protect your art, please, by all means, get one.
Other than that, aggressive behavior is meted out by a block. That works for us, well. If we encounter hate-filled anon rage posts, we block, refuse to answer, and kick the few out of the 300 million blogs on Tumblr.
We will aim to attribute as much as we can. When we do not know, we will put it out there because a Google search, which is a different company than Tumblr, is not as accurate as you’d think. Still, reporting and killing blogs for an erroneous assumption on YOUR PART will make our lawyers SUE you for VIOLATION OF OUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and a just cause to do legal-tendered business.
Here, buy something: shopDisney
It’s totally not about species,
Fargse Stormwrecker, who rose to galactic notoriety in 22 BBY
after shooting and killing unarmed human Imperial Academy cadet, Monwhe Hydrobius, is now selling holoprints of a Confederacy of Independent Systems or Separatist painting, in part to benefit a Nemoidian blaster market owner who is facing a lawsuit after declaring his business “Human-free.”
The holoprints – copies of an original work hand-painted by Stormwrecker – are available for about 500 credits each at the Nemoidian Military
Grade Blaster Market on the planet Cato Nemoidia. Snopes Ormont, the store’s owner, declared his store a “Human-free” zone in
a PrimeDay HoloVid, on the grounds that he did not want to “arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow Separatists.”
The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) subsequently filed a lawsuit against Ormont.
Stormwrecker had initially set out to make
a hologram about an Imperial painting, but after hearing about that lawsuit, he “decided to scrap the original Imperial painting and repaint it with a Separatist emblems,” according to an FAQ section about the painting on the Nemoidian Market HoloNet Site.
The painting is emblazoned with the words “Separatists for Aliens
Only” – a reference to both the High Human
Culture and the way Stormwrecker changed his painting from an Imperial emblem to a Separatist one.
“Humans do not deserve to be Separatists on our planets, and you cannot have Imperial paintings if you remove the Separatists ones,” the FAQ reads – evidently a nod toward the idea that the High Human Culture represented by Imperial emblems, like the Imperial Senate, do not protect the rights of Separatists that want to display the Confederacy of Independent Systems emblems.
The FAQ says that proceeds from the prints will be split between Stormwrecker and Ormont to “support their legal funds, living expenses and advancing their mission to change the galaxy,” and that they will donate an unspecified percentage to the poorer Outer Rim Separatists planets from the Clone Wars. Everyone who buys a holoprint will also be entered into a raffle to win the original holopainting, which the site says “could be worth up to 1,000,000 credits.”
An earlier Stormwrecker holopainting of an Imperial artifact did indeed sell for about that much in 18 BBY
The FAQ is emphatic about how the Separatist holopainting is not “a symbol of anti-Human bigotry,” arguing that “you cannot assume everyone who shows a holo of the Confederacy of Independent Systems hates Humans in the same way that you cannot judge every Human to be an Imperial” – a line of reasoning that doesn’t quite explain why Ormont has declared his business a Human-free zone.
Here is the art shown below and the the purchase location.
Contact HoloNet Realtime News for more information on this report.
((This piece is a flipped report. Original located here. This report can generate a new storyline for Star Wars Rebels and why the Empire had problems with art. Lends credence to getthrawnin in Star Wars Rebels))
#GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels!!! Art by grantgould for #StarWarsCelebration
Details to come