holy shit they couldn’t even give you a headsup? that’s shady.
If I would’ve known, I would’ve actually watched it! I didn’t even get to see it happen. :/
Well my experience in having my art featured on MTV was (~2 years ago) before “The Collective” so I don’t actually know if it would be similar. But it sounds like it.
Basically, I submitted my art into a fanart contest. It was a facebook contest, I posted a .jpg in a comment. And I never heard back from them. Apparently I won??
If winning means that they showed my art in a contest promo, cropping out my url and not saying my name, or informing me that it was featured…
I was unaware that my art was featured until I had tons of asks saying “Congratulations!” or “omg was that your drawing??” because it was after the episode, and I stopped watching after it ended.
I bet Niall has a scrapbook titled ‘My Brothers’ filled with selfies of him with his boys
actual photo depiction of finals week at my school
ring around the rosie
pocket full of
I think my favorite thing about this generation is how seriously everyone takes their Hogwarts house.
One Direction - Forever Young #4yearsOfOneDirection
#11 was done on The Office to Dwight.
#9 goes hard
I’m slightly scared that he didn’t know about it
do not pity the dead, harry, pity the living, and above all those who think feminism means hating men.
MTV just launched their latest effort to engage (or exploit, depending on who you ask) fandom. Described by Mashable as “a new virtual clubhouse”, The Collective is “a curated space for ‘Teen Wolf’ fans to share and be recognized for their unique content”. While some of the fandom were excited by MTV’s continued effort to engage with its audience, there were just as many (if not more) fans that are skeptical about the site. Panic and misinformation spread like wildfire in fandom so it’s worth while taking a closer look at The Collective to find out what it’s all about.
The more I read about this the more flabbergasted I am that they thought this was a good idea. Just a couple more things to point out that I’m thinking about from reading this article:
The original Mashable article actually features fan art and credits it “courtesy of MTV”. That is EXACTLY the kind of shit I would expect to see going forward from this. If people want to take part, go nuts, but recognize that your art can and probably will be used however MTV wants — and I’m betting that will ultimately mean commercially too — with even your name neatly excised from your own artwork. Apparently that particular artist doesn’t mind, but I’d think through whether you do mind before you put any of your work on this site.
Bear in mind also that official forums/communities/tools tend to disappear when the show does. I’ve been through this so many times with “official” forums and the like… fans use the sites they’re offered to build communities, and then one day, usually without warning, the studios decide to stop spending money on them and they’re gone. There are a lot of good reasons why fandoms tend to build for themselves on independent platforms and this is just one of them. Official spaces also tend to go hand in hand with heavy moderation, which means there are approved and not-approved topics, and criticism is not encouraged and welcomed.
I just really feel like this whole thing is bullshit and kind of insulting tbh.
it’s just another attempt for corporations to make money off fans. you’d get the same kind of artistic exposure on tumblr, pinterest, deviantart, etc. but at least you can have control of the sale of your art. like posting on this collective, does that mean you lose the rights to your art? and if they use it on merchandise, will you even get a cut?
also, considering how creation cons and other corporate cons forbid fanworks at signings because it hinders their own merchandising tables at these corporate cons, this new collective seems like another way for a large corporation to control a free market
fandom at large has always been free. this just reeks of a corporation trying to make money from their fanbase.
just proceed with caution.
can you believe that there are legal nipples and illegal nipples
john cage’s 4’33” is fucking silence
someone put a copyright on the absence of sound
and then disabled the audio of a video
of the absence of sound
what a time to be alive
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA VERY CAPITALISM