#StarWars Fan Art by unapproved Disney Lucasfilm fan artists

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Fan Art for SWAG77 Get Thrawn In Campaign by Panda Capuccino.

Fan art is something to behold, especially when it is in our fandomverse. And attribution is a good thing. It is upon the kindness of the sharing party to provide decent attribution from the shared art. But it is not MANDATORY and DEMANDING IT IS FUCKED UP!

Artists are taking forms they did not create and using their talents to create derivatives with their skill. Their skills COST, and that should be what is important and remunerated and by our group, we respect it. But the final completion of the art of a derivative work that the artist does NOT own the intellectual property license nor has approval from Lucasfilm to create, is NOT — NOT what needs to be attributed by law.

You can go to court to demand copyright, but you don’t own the license. You created the work out of the kindness of your heart. That’s just the final artform work.

Here is Disney Lucasfilm’s  legal framework that our parent company, Ariafya LLC follows (source):

Our long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials.  In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.

 

THE SKILL OF THE ARTIST IS NOT IN QUESTION HERE!

Should you want Disney Lucasfilm to consider your work as an artist or an author, you have to take the RISK to get your name out there. Do what it takes to get noticed by the fandom. PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ACTIVITIES! NETWORK! Don’t massively bad-mouth Disney Lucasfilm and their products.

Inside tracks and knowing someone on the inside is fine and a plus, but Disney is still a corporate entity that wants professionals in its repertoire. They want professionals to KNOW how to play the game and will not freeze up when it is crunch time. Disney is the big league.

If you are yelling and trolling fans for not attributing your work on social media sites, like Tumblr, then you are pathetic and not in the big leagues. No one stole your work, your game in PROMOTION of your work was sloppy and pathetic in this day and age of social media. So it would behoove you to learn this business, first.

If you are going to POST your work ANYWHERE online before the public eye, then you need a business plan of fandom social media engagement and reaction. Yelling at fans or trolling them is going to get you hated. Trolling is not Fandom.

I am not a visual artist. But I do have an official business license and I know how to work social media well enough to get my work where I need it and with commercial support. And yes, I will ask what’s in it for me because I do business, not placating sensitivities. This is not about someone’s emotional instabilities, this is adulting and there are things I have to do in order to complete my project goals that I have set for my needs in a timely manner.

You want to make friends on social media, join a dating app.

You want to take your art to the big leagues, that’s what I’m all about…

 

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What is #StarWars Canon, Now?

Stargate needs to be in Star Wars?

You know, when you see roleplays (RPs) by less than serious Star Wars fans that godmod and attempt to add elements from different Universes? They are a multi-verse RPer, which is okay if you want to do that, but then these same di’kuts attempt to dominate the entire landscape of RP on the social media platform, which makes integrity to Star Wars content lax? Don’t you hate those kind of newbies?

Then you try to “argue” with them about not adding elements from other movies or verses that cannot be justified in the current Star Wars verses and they throw up in your face about the recent developments by Lucasfilm and what they did with the Star Wars Expanded Universe canon.  How do you argue that?

 

You don’t argue canon vs non-canon. You don’t argue element additions from different verses. What you do is use business like I taught you on The Cost of Star Wars Fandom Facebook page.

Your primary allegiance should be to Star Wars and the Force – if you call yourself a legitimate Star Wars fansite. If you are a multi-verse fansite, your application to RP and all performances and business attributes are different.

Most good writers KNOW the difference and they know when they add new and creative attributes to the Star Wars story it is based on their creative writing training and reading – A LOT OF MATERIAL, including the Star Wars Expanded Universe (SWEU). Since eliminating the SWEU was purely a business decision – and it was – the conversation about Star Wars story arcs and scripts has to be from a BUSINESS perspective.

The movie, Stargate was created in 1994 by Metro-Golden-Meyer and Carolco. The creators were Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It amassed $200 million over time, worldwide. In May 29, 2014 Warner Bros and MGM announced they will re-boot the movie with the same creators.

We all know about Star Wars and how it was done — you should if you call yourself a Star Wars fan running a Star Wars fansite. If not, if you suggest an element from another verse, it  is COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!

The story element of a Stargate makes little sense in Star Wars. Why would a Stargate be needed for wormhole travel? Why not a ship like Star Trek using a natural anomaly?  OR IF YOU READ A STAR WARS BOOK: Wormhole or Time Travel THROUGH THE FORCE DID NOT REQUIRE A SHIP!  But you wouldn’t know that since you failed to read the SWEU! Because if you DID, you would say idiotic stuff about a Stargate.

What Star Wars character created a wormhole in space? Hmm? Guess you wouldn’t know that either.

Not to mention stealing Warner Bros and MGM’s intellectual property trumping any creative enterprise of Disney Lucasfilm. Good going for the home team, traitor!

#TEAMSTARWARSFTW