DriftRoot (Lauren C.)
I think this has been my quietest year in about a decade at the .Org. Combination of downswing in my anime fandom, lots of general life stress and lack of ideas/motivation for AMVs. It's bad enough that I don't even spend energy complaining about it anymore, you'll notice.
Today I got a little niggling longing for ye olde hobby, which I tracked down and stomped brutally into the sand. I *live* for those creative moments where everything clicks and falls together exactly as I want it to, that just hardly ever happens (in my experience) where AMVs are concerned.
*flops* At least VHD: Bloodlust is finally being updated. I'm trying not to think about the CG potential horror also looming.
They really don't want me to dispute things. They say bad things will happen it I do. LOL Damned if a do, damned if I don't! Apparently I don't care very much either way, because I haven't done a thing about any of it. It's just not that important to me. I didn't make my videos to get lots of views or whatever, I made them for other reasons, and it's not as if humanity is going to suffer World War III for lack of another 1,000 plays of 'Bustin.
*sigh* Strange story, I am contributing to the site server fund in part because two of my videos were recently blocked on YouTube. I held out against posting on YT for a number of years, then gave up and also put some things up on the Tube because that's just the way the world was moving. The .Org remains only place I can rely on to host my videos, though, and the danger of server/site failure only emphasizes the importance of supporting this site financially.
I will not speak for anyone else, but I've put too much time and effort into this hobby to complain if the .Org goes down when I haven't done a thing to support it, monetarily or otherwise. Hosting my videos here is a drain on the site's resources, so yeah, I do owe the .Org. But it's more than that, because this is the only place I trust has as much interest in preserving my videos as I, the creator, do. The .Org probably has MORE interest, actually, because it's attempting to save the legacy of thousands of people, not just one.
...bugs me, obviously.
And one other thing! I have a new corgi named Rynne. She is not a replacement for Rhea, my beloved corgi who passed away in November at the age of 14. Rynne is a very nice dog, extremely smart, cuddly, etc., but she's not Rhea and that's ok - no dog ever will be. Today Rynne graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and was caught on film by yours truly climbing a vertical, 3' pen and squeezing out the top 4" gap in the wire like some kind of weasel. If she didn't have such short legs, it would be impossible. Maybe I should make that corgi AMV I never got to with her predecessor.
Now 'Bustin is being blocked on YouTube... what the heck is going on?
It hasn't been yanked totally like my Harlock AMV, but I got a notice that it's now being blocked in some countries (including the U.S.) due to FOUR different claims of copyright infringement. Is someone out to get my stuff or is this truly corporate panties getting in a bunch all of a sudden??
They are going after all things Ghostbusters in "Germany, American Samoa (wtf?), the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Outlying Islands." That song is piled on with usage restrictions all of a sudden, plus my ONE use of the Stay Pufft Marshmallow Man has flagged it as using someone else's monetized content. Ghostbusters III ripple effects, I'm assuming. Did someone not inform someone at Sony that you WANT fans of your franchise to express their appreciation and spread the gospel? Yeesh...
You know, it's a sad day when the only reliable places my videos can be viewed are those (at the moment) out of reach of copyright claimants who apparently have free reign to yank whatever they want off the world's #1 video site.
No, seriously, what the heck?!
Bare days after (awesomely and unexpectedly) winning "Best Concept" at Sakura-Con, I get this from YouTube:
Due to a copyright takedown notice that we received, we had to take down your video from YouTube:
Video title: Harlock Into Darkness - Space Pirate Captain Harlock AMV
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swJU_2Al7ws
Takedown issued by: Jordany Herrera
Current server time: Jul 28, 2015 17:50:18