Monday, August 13, 2012

Leaving tumblr and a Fassinating Store?

Hey people, after some careful and quick consideration, I have decided to part ways with tumblr today. I just posted this at my FF tumblr:

Buh bye!


Thanks to the over 1200 people who are following me here at tumblr, but with regret, I must delete my account here at tumblr effective today. As previously mentioned in an earlier post, I have lost faith and interest in tumblr and I got the kick in the butt that I needed to move on. At the end of the business day, around 4pm EST, I will pull the plug. If you are familiar with me and my blogging on things Fassbender, please continue to visit me at Fassinating Fassbender, at the FF Pinterest board, and at twitter.

For the most part, I have enjoyed my time here, but there were quite a few things about the network of tumblr that never really sat well with me. So my moving on is not painful at all, it comes with a sigh of relief.

Thanks for your support, and I’ll see you around! xoxo


I have tried to contact tumblr in complete vain to file a complaint, but they have just shrugged and done absolutely nothing. I cannot in good conscience support a social media website that does not honor it's own community standards guidelines. So with that, I'm so out of there later today.

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Would you shop online at A Fassinating Store?
I was inspired by that cute idea of the Fassy mug that I posted last week. We can easily make such stuff on our own, and I spend so much time at Michael's getting crafty stuff, it's amazing what one could make in their spare time. So I was wondering, if there was Fassinating Fassbender merchandise for sale, would you buy it? A coffee mug, a t-shirt, buttons, key chains, tote bags, etc. And these won't be things with just the title Fassinating Fassbender or featuring just Michael's handsome face. There will be quotes from him from interviews, or quotes from his movie characters. I just started to think about this, and it's idea to start small and simple first. So, please let me know what you think about this and, maybe we can water this seed and see how it grows. :-)

13 comments:

Dionne said...

I respect your decision to leave Tumblr. As for the FF/Michael store, I would buy!!! I'd save my pennies and buy from it in a hot second.

émilie said...

I will miss you on Tumblr...but I understand your decision. Maybe I should do the same because it's unbearable that Tumblr didn't take your request into account...
I'd love to have a bookmark with a pic of Michael and some lines of Hunger or Shame...A simple object, but I'd love it!

Simone said...

Too many crazy things have occured at tumblr to make this an easy decision Emilie. You may have one very soon as well. But thanks for your kind words.


And yes!!! a bookmark would be awesome as I read a lot too! Thanks for the suggestion... I'll look into that. :-)

Petra said...

I recently started an account on Tumblr. I haven't really uitilized it. What your sharing now puts me on notice.

I like to suggest an online calendar which could be downloaded in pdf format. One can print it if they like. You have a vast library of all things Michael. The things you could do with that would be unlimited.

marcia said...

@Petra Hi, Petra, do you please have the link to this calendar? :)

Sarah said...

Simone, I would be very interested in a Fassbender store. I too love Michael's and all the crafty stuff there, endless possibilities.

Jud said...

I've been on Tumblr for not so long but I was seriously thinking about going back to my wordpress years. So I support your decision 100%.

As for the FF Store, I'm not going to lie I'm not really a goodies-person, but the idea is pretty cool. Yet one thing immediately popped out of my mind when reading about a possible store: copyrights. One can create its own mugs or t-shirts with photos on them for private use, but if the person decides to commercialize them it's another story, as normally you must have the authorization of the owner that is the photographer, the production company, the magazine, etc. Because "selling" someone else's creative property is considered illegal due to copyright infringement. Sorry for the very formal and killjoy comment, but it is such a sensitive matter nowadays and I don't want to see you guys involved in judicial things. For an example, it's quite of a dark matter when it comes to using photographs on a blog (you supposedly need to have an authorization), but people tend to accept it when nothing is made out of the photo, but if it becomes commercial…

PS: I feel like I sounded a bit moralistic but I really didn't intend to, I just wanted you all to know, because I know you are only thinking about it and I thought it would be better for that to be known now rather than later, just in case. But for everything not-photos related it is still a pretty cool idea.

Simone said...

Yes, I'm aware of copyrights, and the company I may use has rules and guidelines.

WinterBells said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY YOU DO THAT?! Why deleted that GREAT GREAT tumblr????? NOOOOOOOOOOO WAS MY FAVORITE TUMBLR IN ALL FASSY'S FAN (TUMBLR) SITES!!!!! I would cry! *feel like a little child without her candy*

Simone said...

WinterBells, I do appreciate the support and it's flattering, but, I just lost faith and interest in tumblr. Besides the current controversial BS, I had many other issues with tumblr, namely, the pollution of my dashboard of re-tagging of unnecessary crap that I did not enjoy having on my dashboard. And when there was no Fassbender stuff, again, my dash was clogged up with people I could give two shits about, let alone all the boney semi-naked girls that tumblr girls wanted to transform into, and on top of that, visual images of nudity and horror that I just did not enjoy seeing.

So in all, yeap, I created a cool tumblr, but the dynamics of tumblr and its design, just did not compliment what I really want to do with my Fassy hobby.

Please keep coming to FF, as well as the FF Pinterest board.

And again, thank you so much for your support and interest in my Fassy related sites. xoxo

émilie said...

Yesterday I bought a new diary for the next school year and I thought how great it would be to have one with quotes of Michael's movies! And with little pics, it would be even better!

Emmy Emm said...

Ohh Simone, that's too bad for your tumblr ... But fortunately there is FF :)

And I think that a FF Store is an excellent idea ...
I can advice you maybe, some stuff such as 'mugs', 'bags', etc with 'Rochester's quotes' because there are lots of 'Jane Eyre' fans out there 'including me' as well LOL.

EMMY !

Hupsakeek said...

After reading the whoLe post I understand now why you leave Tumblr. At first I only read the headline on my phone and thought "why".
About the Fassinating Store I'm a bit ambiguous. Perhaps because I'm a creative person and if you want a mug or pillowcase or so, you can go to a printshop with your favorite pic. But I understand that is not that simple for a lot of people. But I'm not a fan of "merchandising". But perhaps free templates so people could print it or give the file to the printshop. The difficulty with an webshop are the shipping costs. That's why I was thinking about the free templates. I get monthly updates from the Jane Austen Store and I think that's a bit what you have in mind http://www.janeaustengiftshop.co.uk/
If you like the idea of the free templates I'm willing to make some.