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06 August 2007 @ 11:50 pm
post of appoloy  
This post is in respone to my earlier FMA post "lets have fun with dialogue" i have received sevral post stating that the idea used in this post is not original and was, infact, previously used by ZOMGFTA, and have been flamed for this

i am sorry to hear this, but i will state this clearly: i have not seen this page on the internet before, and pror to this post i have never heard of ZOMGFTA.the page was scanned from my manga book (vol. 16 which was given to me as a gift from my friend on her return from hong kong) the idea for this was inspired by a fanfiction i stumbled across on mediaminer.org where the fma characters were doing kareoke (edward sang "nobody's home" lust sang "i feel like a woman" roy sang "relight my fire" rose sang "let's dance" and scar sang "i will survive").

i appologise sincerly for any copyright theft but assure you that it was NOT intentional, as an art student i beleive in origianality any feel ashamed that, acident though it was, that i have taken a previously used idea. To ZOMGFTA, and all the people of livejournal.com and deviantart.com i appologise sincerly, and if someone will give me the e-mail address of the ZOMGFTA moderators, i will e-mail them with a formal appology for this post. in addition to this, the deviantation will be removed from my page and this same message will be posted on my homepage.

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errantimpulses: inertiaerrantimpulses on August 7th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
I do know that some people buy the manga after downloading it. Note up there that I said "some" people will download and not buy, not ALL. I also do both. I know they do it out of love for the manga, and love of the fans (because if they could translate it themselves, they could just keep it to themselve, no one's making them put it up for us to download.), which is why I do love and appreciate them lots.

However, people are acting like this is completely original work that is zomgfta's property, which it's not. And yes, thanks to them, some people will be stealing the work. I'm sorry if you don't want to believe that, but it's true. ::shrugs::

And I'll admit my tone is being harsh here, but please check the original post - grygon was coming down incredibly hard on freaks, which is why I don't want to mince words here. So again. I support scanlators. I think they're doing a great job, but people should not get so pissy on their behalf like this, when they do not own the original copyright, and have no legal rights to the original work anyway. I could take every single page that zomgfta scanlated and post it on my personal livejournal, free for anyone to view, and say I scanlated them myself, and they wouldn't be able to do a damn thing about it, because neither of us have any real legal claims to those pages, and it just annoys me when people think otherwise. Grygon could rant and rave and demand all the apologies s/he wanted from me, but should it go to court, the scenario would end up with both of us paying money to viz.

Now, would I do that? no, because I know the time and effort it takes to scan and translate a comic - it's a pain in the ass. But bottom line, if Freaks WANTS to give an apology, she should give one. No one should demand and apology, rudely, for a third party, and then keep pestering about it.
Kim: FMA Brotherskirarakim on August 7th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
I understand that you were just defending someone and I respect that (I am not going to get into whether she was wrong or not) but I just thought it was unfair that you seemed to be putting down ZOMGFTA when they actually have not said one word on this issue it was just some people who read their scanlations and obviously ZOMGFTA can't control what others say regarding their scanlations. They were not attacking anyone. However I have nothing against you defending someone from personal attacks.
errantimpulseserrantimpulses on August 7th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
Okay. Yeah, please don't think I'm putting them down, as I do support them. But they ARE doing something illegal, and people shouldn't lose site of that when they go on the warpath like this.
errantimpulseserrantimpulses on August 7th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
sight! I can spell.
Grygongrygon on August 7th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
So suddenly you're better than me cause you are coming down hard on grygon because grygon came down hard on freaks... yeah, makes PERFECT sense. You're no better.
errantimpulseserrantimpulses on August 7th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Yes. The entire point of my post is to prove that I'm better than you. ::eyeroll::
Grygongrygon on August 7th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
The way you're going around all "I was DEFENDING her!" makes it seem like you think you're better. I was defending ZOMGFTA.
errantimpulseserrantimpulses on August 7th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh shit. It's really depressing that we're the same age, too. I was hoping you were at least ten years younger to be acting this bratty.
Grygongrygon on August 7th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's mature. more name-calling. i figured you were at least 13 to use such immature names.
Grygongrygon on August 7th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
...and where exactly did I "demand" an apology? I posted no such thing, and just checked the other thread to be sure. Freak is making an apology OF HER OWN DECISION.