Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Curious Case of the Art-Plagiarizing Douche-Canoe*

Nymphy is a fan art appreciator who also gives credit where it is due. Blizzard and Liala have done amazing work in bringing the game we play to life.

An awesome example of Liala's work. THIS IMAGE IS NOT MINE! Mages ftw btw :)

No doubt if you have been following the WoW gang on Twitter over the past few days, you have heard about the art scandal rocking the blogging world. It seems that a certain bit---right keep it PG--uh THIEF by the name of Pandora has snatched some other artist's work. Now they say that IMITATION is the highest form of flattery, but outright THIEVERY? We don’t think so. She has been airing a series of YouTube videos to showcase some art “of hers” that she is “giving away” to people. The video in question that had everyone up in arms featured some very lovely Druid artwork including Blizzard’s boomkin, Liala’s distinctive Stained Class Druid, as well as some art by Howard Lyon.  After being flamed in the comments, Pandora then proceeds to mark the video private. Never fear readers! We have the video still! Thanks to the amazing power of the internets and Rades we have the video for you to see, albeit with added commentary from Rades. :D

If you click on the other videos in the series of art thievering, she seems to have hastily added credit to Liala in the description.....NOT the video itself. Still not cool.

Basically, art thievery is WRONG.
Don’t steal artwork from fellow bloggers, they will rip you a new one.
It takes two seconds to give credit. DO EET!
Liala makes gorgeous Twitter icons. I has one! Go see for yourself!
Twitter avatar courtesy of DisciplinaryAction!! AGAIN! NOT MY IMAGE! I am just being allowed to use it :)

*Title is courtesy of Apple and WTSHeals of Twitter.