As for me - I'm most of the above.
Ok, I don’t know where to start so let’s start from the main point.
Due to a series of unfortunate events, as of now all KAT-TUN related files will be kept under f-lock. This includes cross posting to communities as well.
By now everyone must know that nothing in my journal except for my ‘silly’ fangirl spazzings belong to me. Magazine Scans and videos were posted via someone – whether through Original owner or another middle person. The only thing I ever took credit for was video conversion.
For this reason, I’ve ALWAYS provided the names of who is to be credited. For Scans I go as far as to include the names and/or source so that even after you download the material, you’ll always know who to credit. As for videos, they are always credited and in the event, the direct person/individual isn’t known, then the source of the file is always mentioned.
For this reason, and for those who have asked, I’ve always said, if you want to repost anything from this journal, please do so BUT please keep ALL the Original Credits. And the original credit does not include me.
If you browse through my journal then you’ll see that even silly gifs that I normally pick up in Google images has a credit attached.
In any case, when you feel the need to repost without the proper credit and then get caught, it’s only then you’ll opt to point out that you got stuff from my LJ.
Quite frankly, while all my files may not be authorized because they were posted publicly, I’m tired of taking the fall for those who repost without even telling me but then when busted, redirect the fire for me to take the burn… and this has happened a few times before – but I settled the matter and decided not to let those who care or are affected suffer.
Since joining LJ, everything I do is for the love of KAT-TUN. In my own way I’ve always tried to contribute something to the fandom. As I said before, nothing in this journal belongs to me completely. I can’t translate so I am of no use there; I’m no good at graphic design; as for scanning ( as shitty as the quality is – I only reshare what’s publicly shared and which is done within discretion; and I’ll never own an original video because living 14 hours behind Japan’s time makes things sorta impossible.
However, I always try to share. I’m always thinking of how to get other’s involved. How to make others enjoy whatever KAT-TUN has been up to… because let’s admit it, the more we get and know about them it’s the more we fall deeper in love with and appreciate them.
Many times, I post things here first without even watching it beforehand and even though I post scans, there are many times (like the last set of scans I posted), as soon as I access them I just post them without fully giving it a read through because I don’t have the time… but I do it ASAP because I know others may want to see it.
All I ever tried to do is to be of use around the fandom. But when people go around taking stuff and repost without the proper credit then word gets around that I’m stealing files – so I think it’s time for me to stop and think and I’ve decided that it’s time…
This past year and few months was good while it lasted with sharing KAT-TUN stuff with you all… I’ve met some great people through this process.
But I’ve decided that fandom should ONLY serve me ONE purpose… and that single purpose is to release my stress – not cause it.
So as of now, all KT files (if I do decide to still post) will become f-locked and I’ll go through my list to add a few people who I know have always supported me and this journal.