Regarding the copyright issue...
It seems like the thought police are everywhere these days.
The morale value of sharing is a thing of the past. Fans wearing
the wrong costume are asked to remove it at conventions (where the fan
is the money-paying heart throb of the industry) and fan-art is policed
viciously. Even AMV's are suspect, because somewhere somebody is
apparently somehow making money off of them. Somehow. -_-
Although we, the Writers of the Apocalypse, do agree that
selling your fan-art without our permission suxors... we would rather
WE WANT TO APPRECIATE YOU OUR
Without your fan-art, and costumes, and fan-fics, and
overall all of the things you do that opens up our world to other people
who might not otherwise hear about us we'd die!
If you do fan-art, tell us! So that we can praise you!
If you wear a costume of one of our characters, send us
photos so that we can hug you!
If you make an AMV using our material, let us know so that
we can watch it!!!!!
IF YOU LOVE US WE WANT TO
Just, please.. PLEASE... don't draw our characters and
claim them. Don't copy our issues and sell them. Don't claim the
story as yours or do anything that will land us in court against each
There is a definable line between being a fan and
expressing it and being a pirate and exploiting it. You know what it is.
If you're pirating us, stop it. If you're being a fan, do not fear. We
won't be an ass like those others out there and condemn you. We will
love you instead.
Because without you we'd never make it.
Copyright ©2000. Akashik is written and drawn
by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Interested in seeing other places
Battle of Angels (Akashik) has been in print? Contact
for a back issue of Kinships, or the publishers of
Moshi Moshi for Issues 8 and 9.
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