I want everyone to know.........

Thursday, February 22, 2007 by Vampothika | Discussion: Community

Hello everyone,

 

recently I made a rainlender, but unfortunatley I have pretty much well ripped off Fairyy's 'once apon a time'   ....I did not realize that what I did was wrong, but it is and I want everyone to know what I have done is wrong and appologize to the community.

 

This was my first rainlender, and I downloaded Fairyy's once apon a time to disect it, see how things work, measurements, ect......  I borrowed her ini file and changed the font colour to my own liking.  But now I know that this is ripping and that its wrong....and yet again, I appologize to everyone.

 

She worked so hard on this skin, and I came along and made a few stupid changes and claimed it as my own and thought it would be okay to do so..........I cannot express how ashamed I am, and I hope that fairyy will forgive me and hopefully help me with rainlender in the future, so I can stand on my own two feet and make my own.

 

I feel so horrible right now, and I feel that I have let everybody down...

 

I just hope that everyone can forgive me for my stupid mistake......and my own ignorance.....

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SirSmiley
Reply #1 Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:45 PM
This is refreshing. Thanks for admitting your mistake.

Who could hate a "kitty"!
thomassen
Reply #2 Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:48 PM
Bandit4edu
Reply #3 Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:57 PM
I am currently standing and applauding kittymalone's post (take my word for it).
It takes a big person to admit a mistake, an even bigger one to admit it publicly, and it takes a true future skinner to include into that public apology the desire to learn skinning and make skins of their own in the future. I for one look forward to kitty's rainys.
NightTrainthedark
Reply #4 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:00 PM
  
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #5 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:00 PM
Dissecting existing skins is sometimes the only way to learn.If hadnt used RomanDA's widgets for reference...Tiggz and Boss0190's logons for splash info...I would probably never have finished one.  

My stuff looks totally different than theirs,but I couldnt have done it without them.

If something in the code is entirely unique to that skin or author...ask them...they are usually pretty helpful.  
MySecret
Reply #6 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:04 PM
I will be deleting it from my system ...I only hope that you have contacted Fairyy~ directly....I do appreciate your publicly acknowledging this

It's My Secret
Vampothika
Reply #7 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:15 PM
Hello everyone,

You know, I cried when I read these comments, because quite frankly I was morally ready to get a stoning for my actions. I would love to contact Fairyy, but Ive no idea what her email is, I couldnt see it on her personal page. I still feel sick to the stomache, and I guess I wont feel the same until I make peace with Fairry........

If anyone knows her email, id greatly appreciate it..... and I do thank everyone for understanding and forgiving my mistake with this rainlender... and i DO promise that I will resubmit it, when its my own work.....
NightTrainthedark
Reply #8 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:18 PM
click on her user's name and it gives the option to email her through Stardock keeping her addy private.
Jafo
Reply #9 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:24 PM

kittymalone ....it's a fair bet to say that pretty-well every skinner starts out by doing just the same....dissecting another's skin and modifying it...to learn how/why/etc.

The only thing to remember is that's just the starting point.....you then go on to create original works...which can be uploaded/distributed as your own.

Don't feel bad about getting it a little bit wrong.  The only ones deserving censure are those who maintain they are not at fault.

It's one of the issues with 'crying rip'....it isn't always intentional....sometimes it's simply inexperience.

I can point fairyy to this thread [we've emailed once or twice before - ] and I'm sure she'll applaud your comment/s here...

Vampothika
Reply #10 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:39 PM
thankyou Jafo and everyone for understanding.. I finally found Fairyy's email and wrote her a letter, and also told her of this post too, so she can find it...

and thankyou for your words of guidence.......

_02
Reply #11 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:40 PM
You are a stand up kind of person and you will do fine here. It is so refreshing to see this kind of honesty. Jafo is right, most of us, including myself got started by disecting someone elses work. I did know to ask for permission, and when you found out you owned up to it and know to ask. I don't think fairyy will have any problem with this at all!
Vampothika
Reply #12 Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:54 PM
well, I just got the reply from Fairyy, and its all good, she has forgiven me and is willing to help me in the future with rainlenders......

what a girl! now thats what I call awsome.......sigh, now i can stomache my mid morning tea and biskies .....   DAM im HAPPY!!!
Skinhit
Reply #13 Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:22 PM
Applause
tawoods
Reply #14 Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:52 PM
You are more than welcome to take one of my later works and dissect to your hearts content, and if I can be of any help or to test it don't hesitate to ask. Did you say tea>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...
Fairyy~
Reply #15 Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:32 PM
well, I just got the reply from Fairyy, and its all good, she has forgiven me and is willing to help me in the future with rainlenders......


I hadn't read this thread when I received Kitty's most sincere apology. It was a lovely email and I have already told Kitty I'll be very happy to help her out. Its funny how just a few words that are sincere can make a difference.





RadialFX
Reply #16 Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:33 PM
Wow, this is a cool thread. Kittymalone what a good thing you've done here! Everyone else, just another confirmation of the truly fine people here at WC. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!   
Lantec
Reply #17 Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:35 PM
Looks like a happy ending......
Fairyy~
Reply #18 Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:40 PM
Jafo: I can point fairyy to this thread {we've emailed once or twice before - } and I'm sure she'll applaud your comment/s here...


Maybe once or twice or a tad more - I find it best to not babble in forum - mostly because anger is a fleeting moment and Forums live on forever sometimes.


Zoomba
Reply #19 Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:38 PM
kitty,

I just wanted to toss my own sentiments in on this one.  Like others here, I find it very refreshing to see your response.  Where others react with indignation or entitlement, you showed genuine regret and admitted your mistake.  It's clear you meant no harm by what you did and are sorry for it.  In light of all the turmoil and anger we see sometimes on these boards and on this site, it's threads like these that make me glad to have the opportunity to help serve all of you by tending this site.

This thread is proof that you are a gem and a real value to this community, I hope you stick around for a good long while yet to come!

-Mike
Vampothika
Reply #20 Friday, February 23, 2007 12:55 AM
tawoods,...thankyou for your offer, I probably will ask in the future! Zoomba...thanks soo much, you know your my favourite thumb character pic....  (I.R braniac is my second fave)
I always wondered what loomed behind that mask of yours....now I know for certain, a REALLY nice guy!

And Fairyy...oh man....im SO glad we fixed this up, ive been so happy since this morning...
I cant thankyou enough for accepting my apology......

I will be around for awhile zoomba....im about to release a new wb in a few days...called Incubus.

so yes.....a happy ending indeed!!  

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