An extension of Kaylyn Dicksion's online presence. Video content creator, editor, actress, gamer, and a Fan of Fandom Itself. To see more of what I'm doing, check out http://www.marzgurlproductions.com.

cosplaywithmestudios:

If you do not know what this is, watch this first:

This was a poor apology IF you could call it that. I say that because I think an apology must be sinscere to count for anything and this is merely damage control when they saw the ammount of people standing up for me. They did NOTHING until…

joshknightthefirst:

cosplaywithmestudios:

In September of 2013 the convention San Japan, based in San Antonio, asked me if they could use a video of cosplayers that I shot at their event for advertisement and promotion, via Twitter. They did not offer to pay me, they did not offer any sort of compensation and basically just wanted a free commercial. But, I was doing this for fun outside of my normal video production job and decided to allow it if they would agree to certain things details that I wanted, essentially credit.

Specifically told them that I was having a logo/watermark commissioned at the time and when it was done I would send them a re-cut version that they could use, which you can now find here (the only one online). They decided I was not fast enough or just didn’t care in general and took my un-watermarked video that was uploaded on my Youtube channel for fun and started using it for profit as advertisement. I never even sent them the original file so they had to use a 3rd party software to rip my video off of the internet.

The first time I personally saw them using my work was December 2013 at IKKiCon in Austin, Tx. Though they may have used it before that in the time between September and December. They have also been using it since that time, the latest being Mizuumi Con in March 2014 (I was told my video was seen there at the San Japan booth).

They have been using my work uncredited and unpaid for months now and it needs to stop.

As someone who is part of the cosplay community, I find it appalling that a convention would not be as professional as possible in, 1) trying to promote their event, and 2) work professionally with the fans who attend said convention.  If fans cannot trust a convention to work with the people attending the convention, then it makes us all look bad.  

I am aware now that San Japan has, on their Tumblr page, put out an official statement owning up to the discrepancies in this video.  While the wording is more professional than the deletion of comments on their Facebook page, I find it interesting that in the course of their “apology”, that they specifically state that on February 22nd was the date that they say they officially stopped using the video for promotion.  In the initial post by Cosplay With Me, he mentions that as recently as Mizuumi Con, which was held here in San Antonio on March 22nd, the video was still being used by San Japan as promotional material without his permission.  Needless to say, March comes after February.  I believe it is in the best interests of not only the parties involved but the community as a whole that this date discrepancy be looked into.  If anybody attended Mizuumi Con and can attest to this fact, I believe they should come forward.  The last thing this issue needs is more slander from either side.  San Japan has come forward admitting that the allegations were true.  I believe it is only reasonable to ask that the facts be checked, that the dates quoted by San Japan in their apology are also accurate, and that they did not attempt to intentionally cover up further illicit use of this man’s creative work.  

I’m including a link here to San Japan’s official statement.  I, too, am curious about the date discrepancy.  It’s little more than just semantics, and if the use at Mizuumi Con is in fact true then it would indicate deliberate use of the material even after a request to cease doing so was received.

http://sanjapan.tumblr.com/post/83483325044/an-official-statement-on-recent-events

cosplaywithmestudios:

In September of 2013 the convention San Japan, based in San Antonio, asked me if they could use a video of cosplayers that I shot at their event for advertisement and promotion, via Twitter. They did not offer to pay me, they did not offer any sort of compensation and basically just wanted a free commercial. But, I was doing this for fun outside of my normal video production job and decided to allow it if they would agree to certain things details that I wanted, essentially credit.

Specifically told them that I was having a logo/watermark commissioned at the time and when it was done I would send them a re-cut version that they could use, which you can now find here (the only one online). They decided I was not fast enough or just didn’t care in general and took my un-watermarked video that was uploaded on my Youtube channel for fun and started using it for profit as advertisement. I never even sent them the original file so they had to use a 3rd party software to rip my video off of the internet.

The first time I personally saw them using my work was December 2013 at IKKiCon in Austin, Tx. Though they may have used it before that in the time between September and December. They have also been using it since that time, the latest being Mizuumi Con in March 2014 (I was told my video was seen there at the San Japan booth).

They have been using my work uncredited and unpaid for months now and it needs to stop.

Anonymous asked:

Hi Marz, I'm very sorry to bother you, but are you going to finish your Final Fantasy XIII review? If you don't want to, that's totally fine, but I'd really love to see more of it and/or your thoughts the other games because I think your FFXIII review was quite eloquent. Again, I don't mean to sound demanding or entitled, so if you don't want to do any more for whatever reason, that's cool. Best Regards.

Such a long-awaited continuation, I know, but yes! I’ve had the whole thing completely scripted for a very, very long time, and now that I’ve gotten some computer hardware straightened out I look forward to being able to produce more regularly and finish pre-planned projects again. I don’t want to set an exact date because I don’t want to let anyone down, but the plans are certainly there.

joshknightthefirst:

Beyond The Black Rims: Season 3 Episode 6 is online now!

In this episode:

- Miku Hatsune to open on Lady Gaga’s tour this summer.

- Astronomers find a Earth-sized planet

- Sony sells its shares in SquareEnix

Be sure to stop in at twitch.tv/marzgurl to catch the fun live and stick around for the aftershow!

poison--pen asked:

is the guy in beyond the black rims your fiancée?

Yes, yes he is. Go visit him, too. @joshknightthefirst

ultimalice asked:

How come there's so many children's cartoon shows and movies about mice / rats? I.E. Biker Mice from Mars, An Amerincan Tail, The Rescuers, The Great Mouse Detective, The Secret of Nimh to name a few examples.

A short but wild guess, but maybe turning human-style stories into mice stories makes it so that heavy stories are suddenly now cuter and easier to handle.  Still didn’t really help The Secret of NIMH, though.  That movie was still violent and freaky.  But by trailers alone, it hid the plot as a kids’ story for a while.

Since I auditioned for the Jem movie, I had a resurgence in people who asked for more examples of my vocals.  I acknowledge that I’m nowhere near as well practiced as I’d like to be.  I haven’t had any sort of formal training in years.  This does not mean I wouldn’t like to practice and get better.  

I used this song in the semi-finals of the Anime Ma-STAR contest from Anime Expo in 2012, and it pushed me into the finals.  I wish I had footage from that event, but I don’t.  As I don’t, I figured this would be a good share.

Always had a soft spot for Yu Yu Hakusho.  Kuwabara is my hero.  :)

somewhereinaburstofglory:

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Michael Jackson - “Will You Be There”

Weary
Tell me will you hold me
When wrong, will you scold me
When lost will you find me?

But they told me
A man should be faithful
And walk when not able
And fight ‘til the end
But I’m only human

Everyone’s taking control of me
Seems that the world’s
Got a role for me
I’m so confused
Will you show to me
You’ll be there for me
And care enough to bear me

This is probably my favorite Michael Jackson song, actually.  Forget that it was from Free Willy, it’s still so good.  :)

nashscribblings:

So recently lots of the female producers at TGWTG have been getting threatened by a shitwit what thinks threats of rape and murder are the height of wit. I’m sure if Oscar Wilde were alive today, he’d chuck all that wordplay and nimble speech for a quick tweet about…