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There's just been a kerfuffle. A user on FurAffinity decided to dump Victory Fire there, claming he had permission to do so. He didn't get very far before people noticed and started yelling at him, and I didn't get to see much of what had been going on because the comic pages were pulled at the speed of light as soon as he realized I'd been told. 

The ironic thing is, if that guy had come to me and asked permission, I'd almost certainly have said yes :B

Anyway, this incident along with a few other communications I've had recently, got me thinking. On the internet, people repost things. And in my experience, content creators who try to control how their material can be viewed, generally end up making enemies of their audience.

I believe that the best defense is a good offense, so… 

Official Victory Fire Terms of Service

1. You can repost Victory Fire.

There you go, now you've got permission, and if anyone gives you grief about it, show 'em this journal. Storytime it on your favorite imageboard, upload it to the gallery site you use (as long as their TOS permits posting stuff you didn't create), put it on facebook or tumblr or pinterest or whatever.
haha i don't even know what pinterest is

You don't even have to provide a link back, though it would be nice if you did for Book 1 at least since the Book 1 pages don't have the SmackJeeves address. I would greatly prefer that you do not remove the SmackJeeves address on subsequent pages, but I cannot stop you… which leads to no. 2.

2. You can edit Victory Fire pages.

Chop out a particularly amusing or poorly drawn face and use it as an avatar. Make a forum signature. Make a movie. Make plz accounts, reaction faces, demotivationals or those annoying meme things that use Impact. Do whatever you like. Shoop obscenities in to amuse your friends if you must, just don't make me look at those ones. You have permission.

On a related note, someone asked recently if there was a downloadable archive of the comic, so they could read it offline. Now, there isn't, and I'd never even considered providing one, because the idea is that you read the thing online and bump up the hit count for us. 

But tonight I came to my senses. Victory Fire is not and never will be monetized. We're not making money off ads or anything else to do with it (that's what VFQuest should be for). I don't care how many flipping page views I've got on DeviantART. High page views do not correlate with high quality.

Therefore, I will shortly be providing downloadable zip files for each Book, possibly containing unique additional download-only material as a bonus (gotta think about that first, figure out what might be good).

VF's yours now, guys. Enjoy.

Which is your favorite region? 

84 deviants said Hoenn
66 deviants said Johto
60 deviants said Sinnoh
52 deviants said Unova
30 deviants said Kalos
29 deviants said Kanto
11 deviants said Almia
7 deviants said Orre
5 deviants said Other



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TheFleetingShadow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Heya! Just wanted to let you know that I found out about you today and I'm absolutely in love with your comic. I actually started reading it through that FA user who posted it without permission, so at least you know something good came of it. Anyways, thanks for a fun afternoon's read!
sulfurbunny Featured By Owner 1 day ago

Well, welcome to the world of Victory Fire! :D I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far, it's a labor of love.
thaily Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This kid is reposting your comic on FA and says he has permission…
sulfurbunny Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That's disappointing. I've never heard of this guy so he definitely doesn't have permission. And the Book 1 pages don't have our SJ address either... oh well. It's the internet, this stuff happens. Of all the things to rip off for credit though, why rip off a Pokemon fan comic?
thaily Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I guess he likes it?
Sadly he's been posting other people's work since the moment he joined.
sulfurbunny Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Ah well in that case I won't lose sleep over it. Someone'll nail him sooner or later, probably over work that can be more easily legally defended than my Nintendo fanart.
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kingtwelvesixteen Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Nobody likes Orre. It's so lonely. ;_;
erunissa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
About Victory Fire: Have you already decided how the whole story will end, or are you keeping your options open? Thanks in advance for an answer.
sulfurbunny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
There's a plan but it's a vague one. Details can and probably will change as we go :)
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