We’d Rather SHARE Fan Art

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 is founded on creative expression by Star Wars fans as a manner of EXPRESSING ONE’S FANDOM than fighting, arguing, putdowns, bullying and gaslighting creative exuberance. SWAG77 wants to empower, unlock and unleash Star Wars fan potential to pursue their best fandom and contribute positively. Why oppress and suppress that? How far has hate gotten us?

Disney+, a streaming service for a subscription fee, was recently released by Disney with the help of Verizon. One of the many shows on Disney+ is THE MANDALORIAN — a long anticipated LIVE ACTION show with several episodes. Fans could not wait. And when it aired in select countries, the ability to download the show was available. Downloading enables advance digital artists to create images in GIF. Within 12 hours, an episode has essential GIFs that partially expose the story — or SPOILER. Any GIF created (or image or video, etc) in this day and age of social media, it will be shared to larger platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr and Instagram.

It is the right of the owners and the social media platforms to remove this content should they expend resources to do it. While it may be easy to code, do they want to do it? Disney Lucasfilm won’t because it is free advertisement for them. The Social media companies only take what the copyright and trademark holders direct, which is Disney Lucasfilm.

But SPOILERS… A website can clear up exclusive content, but having fans move to from a large format social media to a small business or fan blog takes a huge expense. It is not cost effective for say a 5000 LIKED page on Facebook. It is much more cost effective to expend energy (and money) elsewhere.

We can refuse to share spoilers, and it is noble. But it is also very privileged. Not everyone has resources like other people because, literally, we do not speak the same languages or understand similarly. And while some Facebook pages can purchase likes, like going from a few hundred likes to 20,000 in 24 hours, we, the SWAG77 will not manipulate fans like that ruining our insights.

Then….

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 MUST raise the concern about STAR WARS FANDOM and the support of numerous fan artists who enjoy the content and laboriously practice under less than ideal conditions just to create ART based on their interpretation of a TV show…

FAN ART THAT SWAG77 HAS SEEN IS REALLY GOOD. IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE SPOILERS.

SWAG77’s CONCERN IS ABOUT EMPOWERING, UNLOCKING AND UNLEASHING CREATIVITY AMONG STAR WARS FANS.

What other fan group besides SWAG77 is going to respect that?

WE ARE.

And let’s be very clear here: THE FAN ART THAT IS RELEASED ABOUT THE MANDALORIAN IS EXCEPTIONAL…

The amount of THE MANDALORIAN ART CREATED IS MASSIVE AND IT IS AWESOME!

So, SWAG77 will probably be spoiling parts of The Mandalorian when we decide to share exceptional FAN ART from the awesome Star Wars Fans.

We share from Pinterest and Hootsuite to get it out evenly. We have several pages and we want the art to be seen as soon as possible. Then allow fans to go to fan artists sites to examine their portfolios.

Should a fan artist want us to share from a select site that is coordinated, we will do that. We do not repost. The codes are in place from the original tracking location as seen.

If fan artists do not want SWAG77 to share fan art, all one needs to do is message us and tell us not to share with relevant websites or usernames. We will use block codes on all our social media. We know some fan artists want to reject a reach of 500,000+ fans that might view their artwork, some could be from Disney Lucasfilm.

Granted, we will wait to post for at least 12-24 hours for obvious SPOILERS. We do not speak or write about spoilers directly, without cover ups. Anyone who makes a public or harasses in private an spurious accusations will be banned from our business. Complaining will fall on deaf ears because our mind is made. This decision is about business and CREATIVITY and ART.

We are about creativity and art and sometimes there is some discomfort.

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