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avatar Myraaa
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Sweetheart
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Hey, guys. Today I'll be talking about a somewhat milked topic that I'll be adding new light to - the topic of stolen skins.

What's the big deal?
So someone thought they wanted to take your skin. You get mad. Blah, blah, blah, same story that's been on the blog page exactly 184,528 times before I lost count. Just kidding, I didn't count that. But seriously.

The thing no one ever talks about is the skin stealer's side of the story. Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling them unsung heroes who need their story told!! But really. About a year ago, when I was lazy and I made shadingless skins with monotone hair, clothes, and the like, I would often pirate PMC or NovaSkin to find hair bases for the characters I was too "busy" to do myself. That's why I can tell this part: I was in it. Boy, was I a noob...

People may also steal skins because they need the XP. People don't want to work hard enough to make good skins that will earn them XP, so they take others' hard work and use it to help themselves. I promise I wasn't in this category. I was making my friend a skin for her roleplay and didn't want to try to design the outfit, so I - gulp - took someone's skin from PMC. I REPENT, WHOEVER OWNS THE SKIN I STOLE!

Then there's the fact that they may have just flat-out liked the skin. They may be jealous of your awesome skinning skills and wish they could be half as talented as you. So they take your skin and pretend to be the owner simply because they thought you were cool. You have to admit, it's flattering, but also super annoying when they're like "omg i am liek the best skiner evr so giv me dimends cuz i am good skinr!" Just... just... no.

So why do people steal skins? Because they're lazy. Skin stealers are basically new people/dumb people that don't want to try to make skins themselves, so they remix or copy others' skins. I personally am against such unwillingness to work and think that skin stealers need to
GET A LIFE.
Please.

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~Myra_Magnificent~
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  • RazorPlayz
  • Level 1
  • New Nerd
  • February 8, 2016, 8:50 am
i am leik da bruest skinr evr soo guo giv meh dose dimonds pease

ratd numbah wone beds skinnah in da wowlrd
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • February 8, 2016, 9:37 am
yeeeee
  • RazorPlayz
  • Level 1
  • New Nerd
  • February 8, 2016, 12:10 pm
wantz dto hav a meetzups laterz?
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • February 8, 2016, 12:18 pm
ooo we should c:
  • RazorPlayz
  • Level 1
  • New Nerd
  • February 8, 2016, 1:33 pm
either nowz or tomorrowz
  • ureshiii
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Magical Boy
  • August 25, 2015, 5:59 am
I ush da bastest skinner!!1!!!!!!!1!!!!
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • August 25, 2015, 9:06 am
get lyfe
  • ureshiii
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Magical Boy
  • August 25, 2015, 9:07 am
y u hurt feellsss !!!!!1111!!!
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • August 25, 2015, 9:09 am
unicorns
  • ureshiii
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Magical Boy
  • September 21, 2015, 10:50 am
ERMAHGURNESH YOU HIT POPREEEL!!!1!
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • September 21, 2015, 2:31 pm
:OOOOOO
  • Pines
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Network
  • August 2, 2015, 6:13 am
PMC should have a system that doesn't allow the sam skin files
  • Grawlix
  • Level 24
  • Expert Unicorn
  • August 7, 2015, 4:21 am
I saw this comment posted like, 28 times.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • August 2, 2015, 7:05 am
That would be a really cool feature (and a useful one, too). ;o
  • ErikJack
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Archer
  • October 26, 2014, 4:09 pm
Once reported a guy who copied every single console edition skin, and i mean every one, off his tv. He said it took hours....
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • October 26, 2014, 4:10 pm
*facepalm* Some people... goodness gracious.
  • AchillesX
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Artist
  • September 4, 2014, 8:57 pm
-omg i am liek the best skiner evr so giv me dimends cuz i am good skinr!

-GET A LIFE!
  • EnderKittens
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Artist
  • July 12, 2014, 6:10 pm
my username is still enderkittens on minecraft but when i was playing on the mc.mineplex.us i have noticed that a girl had i skin i made from the skindex. her name was AimeeF. I had asked her were she got the beautiful skin that i made. She said from planet minecraft. That way i was SHOCKED. but as some people know the skinded was hacked. peoples accounts were being hacked and they couldent get a new profile. i was one of them. now, my hard worked on skin is here barried in piles. maybe its reported. and if i report it nobody will believe me. but whoever this lazy fool is better know i stop at nothing to stop them. if somebody can use a skin viewer and put in AimeeF and tell me were else the skin is i would be happy to subscribe to you and help you if anyone stole you skins :) i hate having my skins stolen. INCLUDING WHEN I WORKED HOURS ON THEM. but if anyone could help me i will help them with anything. YES ANYTHING!
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 6:23 pm
Here I was thinking that I was a PMC expert for having been on for about 6 mo-a year (WAY longer than I've actually had an account) but I had no idea about this... ;-;
think of it this way, some people might not even know that they are stealing... there are so many skins in the world, and we could be completely oblivios to them.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 5:55 pm
True. That's why I'm always careful to only upload the skins that I make pixel-for-pixel.
Laziness isn't the only thing stopping people from making their own; it's the benefit of posting the skins.

The theif might find pros out-wheigh cons for taking someone else's skins and posting them as their own.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 5:57 pm
Right, they may post others because they're convinced that the stolen skins are better than their own and will thus get them more XP.
I was thinking more just manipulation of "the system". They can scoot around the rules and benefit at the same time.

I don't think all skin stealers think about how much better the skins are that they steal compared to their own; it's like a theif of money: most times they're not thinking about how much faster stealing money is than earning it in a job; they're just wanting to steal the money.
  • Viltrumite
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Nerd
  • July 11, 2014, 5:07 pm
Very sad and very true, most of the ones who steal are either new or steal parts constantly to make them look like a legit skinner for dah XPeez. I've had my work stolen on other games, I don't usually get mad or send hate mail, but I will send them a message saying they could have gave me credit and mess with them...in one case the guy was so embarrassed he took it down.

I used to use Novaskin and use other skins on PMC as a base at first, but I never uploaded them as they were for my personal use. Then I starting makings skins from scratch on my own and I felt more proud of those skins that I made and uploaded them.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 5:54 pm
Lol me too! I did custom skins for one of my friends but used bases from PMC and NovaSkin uploads.
  • Zylerius
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • July 11, 2014, 3:27 pm
"need the xp" No. Want the xp. You don't need the xp for anything, its not going to get you a mansion and presidant.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 5:53 pm
Lol good point... "Mommy I need xp give me all your xp"
"no honey xp isn't going to keep you alive so eat the casserole"
  • Zylerius
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • July 12, 2014, 6:35 pm
XD Yuuusss. Personally, I love casserole. I'd eat it then say "mooooooooooom! I waaaannnaaa giivve you xxxxppppp!"
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 13, 2014, 5:27 am
XD As long as it has cheese. Cheeeese. (My forum sig says I GOT THE MOOOOOVES LIKE cheese.) Because cheese is boss.
  • Zylerius
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • July 13, 2014, 8:01 am
I like mine with pepper and salt after being made XD
  • happyman323
  • Level 24
  • Expert Artist
  • August 6, 2014, 9:52 am
I am the first to discover cheese's true power. the power to take over the galaxy! Mwahahahaha! NOBODY CAN STOP ME NOW!
  • ErikJack
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Archer
  • October 26, 2014, 4:13 pm
This started with with "need the xp" and ended with cheese being able to take over a galaxy...

This is why i love the human mind
  • Treyvaderxio
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • July 11, 2014, 2:37 pm
XD "boy was I a noob" For what? Using a skin?
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 12, 2014, 5:53 pm
FOR BEING ALIVE

jk, for thinking it was okay to use other people's work.
  • DragonsForce
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • July 11, 2014, 8:32 am
Hmmm... *Villager thinking*
Very interesting point of view...
Me
personally I don't get that angry with skin stealers, my biggest problem
is that my skins get deleted for "stealing", even though I have made
the skins (very poorly) from exactly nothing and have never seen the
skin I "stole the idea" from befor.
Aditionally, I think "stealing of
ideas" should not be forbidden if you made the skin without taking
parts from somewhere else, because that is a) hard to proof and b) still
a lot of own work, plus c) that would mean that if someone had had a
good idea, but wasn't good at skinning, there could never be a good
version of that skin.
Wooops, I wasn't planning to write that much...
Anyway, have a good day and "Hmmmm..."    :D
  • Zylerius
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • July 13, 2014, 8:01 am
Hurr.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 9:00 am
Agreed, idea stealing isn't as bad as part stealing.
  • FunkyGoblin
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Goblin
  • July 11, 2014, 8:25 am
Home page :) Great blog.
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 8:59 am
Dad gum, really??!! I feel popular :O
I agree. It's not bad to look at some skins for inspiration of making your own skin but skin stealing has gone OVERBOARD.
  • FunkyGoblin
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Goblin
  • July 11, 2014, 8:26 am
+1
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 8:58 am
Definitely
  • Ashfur4ever
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • July 11, 2014, 6:52 am
interesting
  • mephilis12
  • Level 29
  • Expert Lego Builder
  • July 11, 2014, 6:50 am
why they bother if me Or someone else just took a bad skin and re-done it from scrach and Kept the same Eye Style or something else And Re-shaded And redone the colours That doesnt even make sence to delete A Whole Re-done By Hand skin So Now i asked permition So I can Upload My Shadow And Super Shadow Skin Becase I re-done it from someone else so now i have to wait till He/She Responds That will probably take to now to 2/3 Mounths And more if He/She Having a Summer Vacation
That means you are right
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 6:58 am
I agree that re-doing a skin is fine, it's just good to call it a remix of someone's skin and not purely your own.
  • mephilis12
  • Level 29
  • Expert Lego Builder
  • July 11, 2014, 7:01 am
well the skins wasnt that bad just it looked A bit Not Acurate to Shadow The hedgehog So me and my friend re-made the black shading And Spikes and Shaded it a bit more And we made it and gold in the super shadow varation I do not claim it as my own i would say someone else made it and link his Planet minecraft acount and add him on the credited people
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 7:08 am
That's perfectly fine; it's exactly what I'd do if I remixed a skin.
  • FunkyKong
  • Level 23
  • Expert Pirate
  • July 11, 2014, 5:48 am
Very well written and interesting blog!  Diamond and sub for you!
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 7:09 am
THANKS!!!!  I didn't know I even had any subs until I looked at my profile and I had 5 X3
  • Sbia
  • Level 45
  • Master Botanist
  • July 11, 2014, 1:29 am
agree SOOOOOOO much with this.
(it also goes with redstone systems in my case)
+1diamond
+1fav
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 6:24 am
Thank you!!!  I didn't think this was good enough to FAVORITE, I can't believe it xD
  • Sbia
  • Level 45
  • Master Botanist
  • July 11, 2014, 6:27 am
np lol its a big pet peeve over here
and yeah dw imo its more whats written then how its written that matters lol
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 6:22 am
Thank you so much!!! :D
im agianst stealing and all but somepoeple do it so they can store a skin from a diffrent websitre on a new one for a while and give credit etc i dont think thats bad
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 11, 2014, 6:26 am
It's not a good thing because you're still trying to take credit from someone else and post it as your own.  It's okay if you ask their persmission and you put credit, but just saying that it's yours has some problems.
ohhh i see oki lol
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • July 10, 2014, 4:17 pm
Being lazy is not an excuse for stealing skins. Stealing is illegal for your information :)
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 10, 2014, 4:27 pm
I know, I'm not pushing skin stealing.  Stealing is wrong, not just lawfully but morally, and it's seriously annoying to us skinners.
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • July 10, 2014, 4:52 pm
So what point are you trying to make?
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 10, 2014, 5:16 pm
I am talking about the fact that skin stealing is bad. Look at it, I specifically said that I am against stealing. Read the last paragraph.
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • July 10, 2014, 5:20 pm
You should convey that thought throughout the blog and not at the last minute
  • Myraaa
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sweetheart
  • July 10, 2014, 5:23 pm
I take your point and I agree that I could have done better.  I feel like an idiot, having read so many blogs and still writing like that... ._.
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • July 10, 2014, 6:33 pm
I like waiting a few days before uploading so I can reflect. Just a tip from writer to writer

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