Hello again, fellow KiraxFllay lovers! It seems in my absence, this comm has gotten into a bit of trouble. For that I apologize to all parties concerned. I had originally abdicated my original position as maintainer due to the fact that this comm saw virtually no real activity for so long and I figured a new owner might be able to take things in a new direction. I admit that I merely assigned the newest member I could find this responsibility without asking them, hoping that since they were the most recent to join they might have the most energy to give. And I certainly feel this pairing deserves such energy. However, having my inbox flooded with e-mails this week has caused me to realize that it is my responsibility and I contacted with vehemencet_t and requested that they transfer ownership back to me which they all too happily obliged.
However, recently there was a dispute conducted primarily here about a video posted here created by one tenshi_kasumi. Despite the fact that the post adhered to the rules I created for this comm (giving a link to the original location and credit to its creator), they rather sternly complained about using their creation and demanded that it be taken down. Here is her first communication in full posted on the journal of one of this community's new members. I am very sorry about the language.
"Listen here you little fucking cunt. Take my motherfucking video down and take my goddamn friend's banner down right fucking now. If you don't two things will occur I will be reporting your ass for theft, and for abuse of the livejournal system, and I will personally fucking REMOVE my video from youtube and reupload it so it doesn't go to that piss ant community of yours. Take a pick. Either do this the easy way and take my shit off or fucking get your ass handed to it. I'm even willing to make this shit legal."
Obviously, Tenshi has full rights to control her creations unless she makes it available for all, and the video was removed. But. Tenshi_Kasumi had the audacity to to demand that the header image I had embedded into the profile page be taken down as well. It appears this was also done, however, I did not authorize it and I re-embedded the image. When releasing the image to the public, Tenshi_Kasumi and flowerangel050 specifically wrote, "Some goodies to post around to spread the word~" and proceeded to include the image and the embed code. No qualifiers were given and no demands were made. Therefore it seemed anyone had the freedom to use this image without recourse so long as they were a participant in Kira/Fllay fandom. That is the law in the already gray area of fan works.
Tenshi_Kasumi disagreed and has PM'd me to discuss the issue. This communication was less than cordial on her part and it was very difficult not to get offended and combative. However, she had her friend flowerangel050 contact me as well who was much more reasonable and understanding about the matter. With respect to her wishes, I took the banner down.
Vehemencet_t seemed intent on escalating this conflict with Tenshi_Kasumi and while I can understand their anger, I warn you do not bring that kind of thing here. Just take it elsewhere if you must.
The video issue has caused me to write a new rule to the list, requiring that not only is a link to the original location and credit to the creator to be given, but now, unless carte blanche authorized like the header was, permission must be obtained. I leave the burden of proof on that to anyone who posts in the future.
What this, and especially the screencap below, shows is that tenshi_kasumi is a liar. She posted it on the internet, provided a free embed and told Kira/Fllay fans to spread it around. But she broke her word simply because she does not like this community and took the opportunity to abuse, mistreat and villify it. To all Gundam SEED fans, regardless of what you think of me, or even the things posted here, the below screencap and the messages I have received prove this simple fact. She lied to and persecuted this comm.
Anyways, please don't be alarmed. I fear this has left a bit of a blemish on KiraFllay fandom, rather like the mean-spirited AsuCaga forum messages which enflamed the GS community a few years back.
Let us have another good year of remembering the incredible story of Kira and Fllay and hold the love they all too briefly shared deep in our hearts.