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deviantART: Crack down on CopyrightsThis community has come together on many occasions to sign a petition to help a worthy cause. I never imagined something would have to be started because of a problem within deviantART.deviantART: Crack down on Copyrights by LostKitten
If you haven't read the latest CEA Update, I'd suggest taking a look at it before you e-sign anything. I'm petitioning this revision because I think it's opening a door that will ruin this community.
Allowing members of deviantART to copy, trace, or duplicate any copyrighted artwork is giving a mixed signal to growing artists. Whether or not it's done with the intention of practicing, the act of submitting it into an official gallery here on deviantART is copyright infringement.
If we would penalize these same deviants for copying an artist within the community--who discovers it and complains about it--then we should be penalizing them for copying all artists, as all artists have legal rights to their works.
Having the practice works moved to their own little area of deviantART could be tolerated
Spawners aren’t hatched like other units. Instead, an officer has the ability to metamorphose into one. (this is usually done by the lowest ranking one, ordered by a higher ranking unit.) The metamorphosis screws up the officer’s emotions and personality, generally leading into a more abrasive and short-tempered creature. Spawners rarely (due to their low dominance status) get a say in colony matters.
They’ve still got ‘the voice’ that officers do (referencing ymedronart.tumblr.com/post/988… ), and can use it to push around normal units. The black and white coloration is uniquely constant among the different spawners. It evokes a need to protect in the other units. (a normal unit with the colors of a spawner is generally coddled a lot more thanks to this)
Spawners may look more bestial than officers, but they’ve still got a high level of intelligence. The typical pastime of a spawner is reading, though they need an assistant to hold any reading material for them.
In combat they’re mainly going to be using magic (as their body builds more energy reserves than officers) or biting things. While an officer moves slowly, they can lunge quickly and a frightening distance.
A spawner’s voice is extremely deep, masculine and sonorous. They make good singers.
Humans are the most confused by spawners’ default genderless identity, combined wih their masculine voice. Spawners do not appreciate you assuming they are female just because they lay eggs or male just because of their voice. And they’re not opposed to eating people.
links to unit descriptions in this post: ymedronart.tumblr.com/post/988…