Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Search and Find

Small version picture listed here for reference,
the larger one has been removed.

Here is the message that turned up on the above picture:
Hi Heath_bar,

I am the girl dressed up as Aeon Flux whose picture you have used without permission. I am asking that you PLEASE remove my image here. I was shocked to find that when a Google Image search is conducted using "Aeon Flux" and "comic con" or "costume", the results link to a photo of me. For the rest of my life, I will remember my attendance and dress at this convention as one of my most shameful moments.

I am a young professional, not a model or entertainer of any sort. I am certainly not someone who seeks profit through using my image and believe it or not, it was not my plan to seek major media exposure when I wore this outfit to Comic Con. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time. Following the convention, a popular cosplay website asked to use my image, and I respectfully declined. I did not want my image splayed across any website, no matter what type of exposure.

I hope that you appreciate my late yet legitimate wariness. I have a mild online presence and have already been subjected to cyberstalking, having my image posted on pornographic websites, and other questionable net practices as a result of my naive costuming. I trust that you will do the right thing, and respect my wishes by removing my image.

Thank you very much for your time and understanding, from one Aeon Flux fan to another.
A few notes about the above message. One I dislike is being told what I can and can not do. I took the picture in a public place and the person made a choice to dress in the costume. If the request was of just a note to take it down, I would have deleted the message and kept the picture. But due the story and asking it it be removed, I put in a filler picture to keep the spot and the stats of the picture. The story could be just that, a story, but it sounded like the truth (well mostly). For this post I have a small version of the picture (with a basic name) to go with the story. See below for the filler and the direct link (if you want to click on it).

Aeon Flux


Rocking Man said...

excuseme,my name is Jay,and I'm from Taiwan,I just found some pictures about 2009Sakura-Con on flickr,and all of them are from your contribution,I wish you could agree my request that I want to use them on zh-wiki,my e-mail is:"",I really hope to get your respond.By the way,my english is poor,please don't take offense!

Geek's Dream Girl said...

Wait... she wore a costume that involved her buttcheeks being out in the open air and assumed nobody would take pictures?

...and then assumed that nowadays, nobody posts pictures on the internet?

Naive, naive girl.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, that's the stupidest thing I've read in a while. At least she admitted to being naive.

What's really sad is that she doesn't seem to understand that once SHE'S made a mistake, she shouldn't go around blaming other people for it.