SayNoToRecast on Flickr.
Seeing a lot of pro and anti recast confessions passing by my dash again lately so thought it was time to re-blog this here again.
Whether or not you believe that recasting hurts the Ball Jointed Doll “industry” in a financial sense, what you have to understand is how this hurts the artists and creative minds behind the dolls. The emotional and psychological distress of knowing your work is being stolen and reproduced at a price that oftentimes seriously undercuts what you can potentially afford to charge and still earn a living / be able to pay for materials and pay the other artists / casting services / other people who help bring your dolls into being can have a realistic and physical effect on people and their ability to still continue to produce the amazing work we all know and love. I have had some experience myself in the past of work that was my personal intellectual property being stolen and I know the impact can be devastating to your ability to want to keep going, feel inspired and continue to produce creative works.
I would never be the kind of person to hate or seek hurt on others for their choice to buy or own recasts, that is a personal choice and as someone who is more of a humanist and just not a hater I just can’t bring myself to be like that. All I ask is for people to think about the true impact that recasting can have on the people who produce the amazing ball jointed creations we all know and love.