I really hate being the bad guy, but this is probably the only way to annoy me. Sell stuff based on my designs, which I specifically ask not to do right on my blog where this was downloaded from. Even patches of my design of DJ Pon3 from my blog.
I spend many hours on each design, maliciously checking and shaping every stitch to make them as perfect as possible so kids and adults alike love them.
About a hundred of my designs are available for free so anyone with an embroidery machine can make their own for themselves or as gifts, but not to sell.Want to make a hundred towels to give away to everyone in your neighborhood or everyone at a convention? Go right ahead!
Sure, I could have not posted them, but that would mean there would be so many fewer MLP backpacks, towels, hats, shirts and other stuff in the world. My goal has always been to help everyone get what they want. I can’t embroider fast enough to make everything everyone wants, but I also have to weigh that against paying for the software to make the designs, the embroidery machines, supplies, talking to people for hours on the phone about how to embroider, driving across the country, spending hundreds of hours doing nothing but type emails to people with embroidery questions.
Actually, selling stuff based on my designs isn’t what annoys me. they are not my characters so I can’t really get mad. But I do get mad when I get absolutely no credit for the design that they are selling anywhere. Not even a ‘designed by EthePony’ in small print somewhere no one would look.
Then, when I send a polite note to ask you to stop selling them and you say that YOU actually designed them? Do you think that I can’t tell? I stared at each of them four hours and hours under a magnifying glass while pouring love into making each design. I know every single little thing that I did right and every little thing I did wrong on every design.
For example, on Sweetie Belle, I made the eye outline between the 3 eyelashes wider on accident than I did on the rest of the eye. I also made the white of her eye not overlap the body enough to the left side, so there is a tiny gap there as well. Poor Sweetie Belle has a bit of an eye problem. There’s other things, all that I can see because my mistakes drive me crazy.
On Dj Pon3, the design uploaded to my blog is missing the outline of her mane between her mane and her head. It’s super easy to see that I screwed it up as long as you know to look for it. Then, you’re going to tell me that you screwed up in exactly the same way? I fixed it as soon as I saw it but I never got a chance to upload the fixed version to my blog.
You’re going to sell things, which I ask you not to do. You are not going to credit me for the half day of work I put into making the design. Then, you are going to lie and say you made the design yourself? On top of that, you lie to the (probably) only person on the face of the earth that would be able to tell that you’re a liar? SERIOUSLY?
I’m going here.