Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dear Summit: Does This Mean You're Breaking Up With Me?

What? Did you REALLY think I was going to be mature about this?

I am currently sitting at Snarkier Than You's house frowning at my computer as we try to hash out just what the fuck is going on with this Summit clusterfuck.

STY put it best - this is Sunday, a day normally reserved for drooling over RPattz videos. It is a day spent languishing in the arms of the Precious any which way we can.

Instead, I've been trying to come up with a letter to send to Zazzle and Summit Entertainment without using the phrase "I hope you fucking suck a dirty dick over this." It's much more difficult than I anticipated, which is why I was quite relieved when Mr. Snarky offered to do the letter himself. I suspect STY was as well.

We tried to come up with a post of our usual caliber - you know, a little jawporn here, some douchebaggery there, interspersed with various references to vaginas and twatwaffles.

But we've got copyright law on the brain. Ain't nothing sexy about that...

When I got the call from Snarkier Than You last night informing me that Summit Entertainment had requested that Zazzle remove some of our merchandise, I was absolutely furious. Seethingly enraged, if you will. This is why STY wrote last night's post and not me, because if I had written it, it would been riddled with expletives and some very 'Creative Cursing' inspired insults directed toward Summit.

Once I had two shots of whiskey finally calmed down and stopped screaming, I thought about the situation. I tried every which way to understand how the image for our logo was an infringement on their intellectual property. To be fair, we do not yet know exactly what the issue was. Perhaps it was the logo, or maybe it was the name Twitarded. Or maybe they read the blog and were fucking horrified.

Regardless, I'm completely baffled as to why they took down our merchandise.

I will admit that, clearly, I am not an attorney and know only the basics of copyright law. However, I feel confident that we did not do anything to warrant the great eye of Sauron Summit to turn in our direction.

As STY has already stated, our logo image belongs to Mr. Snarky. As for the name Twitarded, well, look it up in the Urban Dictionary. If there is anyone who could possibly call afoul it would be the person who coined the phrase 'Twitarded' [hats off to you, kind sir!]. Regardless, it does not belong to Summit.

Naturally, my second thought after "fuuuuuuuuuuuck yoooooooooou" is "if they can yank our merchandise, can they yank our blog?"

The answer to that is yes. Without a doubt, if Summit so desired, I'm sure they could. As we've recently been made aware, the person with deeper pockets generally wins in a situation like this. But the real question is "should they have a right to?"

Fuck. No.

You see, Twitarded isn't really about Twilight at all. It's about our lives, all of ours, and how that particular saga has affected us. This blog is dedicated to the utter silliness of women in a certain age demographic, women who carry around an action figure and out themselves in mortifying ways as Twilight lovers. We are a community who has found each other because of something we all shared.

And that was OUR logo, dammit. It's our fucking version of a gang sign and I don't think anyone had a right to claim it as an infringement of their intellectual property.

Look. This isn't about the merchandise. The only reason we even started the merch was because people were asking for it. If there is one thing Twitarded is NOT about, it's money. Unlike Summit, we are certainly not greedy [well, for fan fiction, yes. Money, no]. Snarkier Than You and I each probably spend 20-30 hours a week (we are afraid to know the real number) working on this blog and it's related accounts, because we love it, and we love our community. Plus, we're SO relieved to know that there are a whole lot of other crazy twats out there.

We understand that our blog is based on the Twilight saga. We get that. STY and I try our very hardest not to step on anyone's toes, copyright-wise [everything else is free game, as far as we're concerned], and if we had somehow infringed upon Summit's intellectual property rights, we would apologize and bend over so they could spank us. And not in the fun sexy-time way, either.

But all of the experiences and stories we've shared these past ten months DON'T belong to Summit. They belong to us and our readers. They belong to Twitarded.

And Summit, you can't take our logo. At least, not without a fight.

P.S. - Hey, Summit! Just to let you know that instead of spending the past two days posting about your films and extolling the virtues of all things Twilight, we've instead been sitting here trying to figure out how to defend ourselves from your bullying. Kinda ironic, huh?

P.P.S - To everyone who has rallied around us and offered us their services (tee hee!) and advice we thank you so, so, so much. You guys are the best.

89 comments:

  1. Fucking communist Summit pigs. I'd like to kick them in their nuts. Hard. If you need that t-shirt JJ, just say the word.

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  2. The Saga Mafia are behind you 100%. Anything you need - just say the word! (most likely a creative curse word)

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  3. Twilight's Edge and the rest of my hOors are behind you as well. Say the word, bb.

    -Bri

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  4. Ok Summit, show me a fanged out vampire of yours and then we can start talking. In the mean time, frack you, you cliff hucker!

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  5. The whole thing is just sooooooo F'ing Unbelievable!!!

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  6. how the fuck have i missed this??? i feel liek a complete ass for being so far out of the loop...

    I'm very sorry to hear about this, and i will also say ill help with whatever, i know theres not much i can do but regaurdless ill try. you ladies where the 1st group i fell in with in the twi-dom... i was a lonley lurker just checking blogs for new mooon things and when i stumbled here.... GOD was i happy to find other like me. You also led me to FanFic and other random twilighty goodness.

    TwiTard UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JJ & STY let all of us readers/friends/twitarded sisters know what we can do to make this easier on you two or whatever it is we can....

    ~wolfie

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  7. I said it before.. Scummit will not be able to handle the HELL raised by Twitarded fans. How dare those douches impose upon something they truly do not even begin to understand?! It is what you say..it is more of a blog about your lives, our lives...its our own little community. And the hell if we're all just gonna watch the mother fuckers at Summit just yank it out from under us! Summit, we all know you're secret Twitarded fans...we know you're just jealous of the our little community, the friendships that have formed from random twilight-inspired smut, or fun drunken 'Twilight-In the Park' vids (I mean..did JJ hit you with one of those buttons? Is that you're problem? I hope she nailed you in the eye!)??? Or are you jealous of 'O-Patzz'? Because that shit was a riot! Well, whatever your crappy reasons may be, be prepared for the wrath of Twitards everywhere!!! EAT SHIT SUMMIT!

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  8. About half way thru reading this post I clicked over there on the Zazzle thingy and bought me a twitarded t-shirt. I was always gonna buy the one with the just heads logo, but after reading this, I got the one that said Bite Me!!!

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  9. This bites and not in the good way we love you for! I would follow you anywhere in bloggy~world!

    I felt at home the moment I stumbled in here... with a wine glass in hand!
    I feel just like~ I Punch Werewolves 4 Fun ~ I had no idea there was another world out there ~ with twiporn!! Thank you!!
    We will stand with you and I agree ~ they have no idea what they are up against!

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  10. Wow that is possibly the most stupid thing I have ever heard of! And If I saw someone with that logo I would NEVER even think it was Twilight related. Is there a course of action being planned?

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  11. I live in Twi-isolation, so I don't know what I'd do without you crazy bitches to make me seem slightly less insane. If those bastards pull this blog, I will personally head over there and beat someone's head in. We're a community, not a fucking bootlegging ring.

    Fuck you, Scummit!

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  12. isn't this a complete 180 of how SM treats her fans?!? i would think she put a stop to this illegitimate twicockblock... what next, pull all glitter and flannel shit??

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  14. Fuck Summitt for fucking with Twitarded.You chicks rock and make my day so often! WTF do they think we will achieve? Assholes. I saw Twilight 7 times-it might kill me but I'll TRY to limit my viewing of New Moon to just once.Get 'em where it hurts! Its my least fav book so maybe it won't be too hard-yeah right. Well i will try girls! YOU ROCK totally! I wore my Twitarded logo shirt in DC on vacation-if I didnt look like i smelled something bad i would send it to you!

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  15. How dare they! I still can't believe they singled Twitarded out for such treatment. Just went to Zazzle and searched New Moon. Over 40,000 items come up! Why is it acceptable to sell Team Edward and Team Jacob merch, but not Twitarded? Is that even legal to single out one type of twi-merch & leave the rest?

    Someone needs to tell Scummit that they don't own Twilight. Stephanie owns the characters & books. SM's website lists hundreds of fan sites. We should tell them all what Summit has done to Twitarded & they may be next.

    The wrath of all Twi-dom needs to be unleashed on those assholes.

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  16. Just went and bought me some twitarded shirts and I will wear them with pride!!
    I don't know what I would do without STY and JJ making me feel... well ~ not less insane ~ just that is ok ~ I'm not the only crazy out here!! I love you girls!!

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  17. Um...huh???

    I've been stuck in "flu-land." So I am lost!! Oh my...

    Okay, I'll be honest, I'm sick, pissed and all over the place. But I've got so much more to say! Oh boy do I...

    I heart you ladies. Truly. I am sorry you have to deal with this stupidity. I support you to the bitter end.

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  18. I think the picture says it so eloquently...

    Rat bastards. What you do basically keeps our interest at a fever pitch, requiring us for our sanity's sake to run to the store and make numerous purchases of crappily-made movie-tie-in merchandise.

    I love you guys and so appreciate your craziness. At least we know we're not alone!

    Do you have all of our email addresses in a file, so if they shut you down you can send a new site address to us for a meet-up? Kinda like those underground clubs where the address changes nightly.
    You can't keep a good twitard down!

    I never write in comments, but this is just so insane (in a bad way).

    Really, really pissed off in your behalf. :)

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  19. ARRGHHHH!!! *HULK SMASH*

    I'd say I feel better but I don't. I'm so fucking livid the more I think about it. Those cunt cheeses down at Summit better think twice about fucking with us! Honest to god - if they keep fucking with you I'll never watch a Scummit movie ever again. Ever. Fuckers.

    p.s. this rage has also been brought to you by the fuckers at cafepress that don't seem to get the fact that I. just. want. a. fucking. t-shirt. so let me open an account for fuck's sake! argh! *stomps off to attempt to get a t-shirt again*

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  20. I just a bought a T-shirt and pin on CafePress. I didn't want to give the fuckwads at Zazzle my money.

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  21. I'm proud to be a Twitard and a part of such an AWESOME community!! If I feel personally offended by Zazzle and Scummit, I can only imagine how you both feel.

    Ladies, your words about how special the community is and how cool it is that we all share our Twitarded lives is right on! I'm definitely not the only person who says THANK GOD we all found you and were validated in our Twitarded obsession with all things Twilight and Rpattz! Seriously.... you have SAVED us!

    We love you!!!

    P.S. Happy Birthday STY!!! You need a "do-over" birthday weekend so you can celebrate the right way!

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  22. JJ and STY: We've never actually met, but we're def friends in a totally wonderful twitarded way. Scummit is messing with one of the cleverist sites tied into this saga. Plus, I don't get how your squirrely logo infringes on anything. Let us know how we can help. I'll check back soon like the rest of your followers will be doing. You're cool that way.

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  23. This blog gave me the chills! I read it and I'm like FUCK YA! It's true Summit may think they own the world but wont they dont own is the stories. The stories that keep all of us chained together, the stories that make us realize its okay to be over 20 and still squeel over the cover of teenbop. If Summit takes away these stories, they will also be taking away a lot more. Keep fighting girls! You have a lot of people behind you, dont let the big guy win....little people can fight too!

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  24. JJ I think this is the sweetest post you have ever done. I love you guys. Yours is the first blog I started following and am on here every day and you are so right. It is not just about Twilight. It is about all of us sharing our stories. I have shared things on here that I would not share with my closest RL friends. I am flat broke at the moment but I am at least going to go buy a pin to show my support.

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  25. WE LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!!!!!! Hang in there. I guess we should have had our TWI parts tingling once the screwed Rachelle over.

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  26. Like I said when everyone was discussing raising a militia, I have a parakeet that likes to bite people. We're game!

    But seriously, this is retarded (and not in the wonderful Twi way) to the nth degree. You guys need to copyright this shit and stand tall against Scummit. They have no idea what they're in for!

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  27. Beautifully written and well said JJ. We are behind you and STY all the way!

    Near the end of the post I was reading "...stories we've shared these past ten months ..." ...long pause ... 10 months ...wha? ... 10 MONTHS ... HOLY FUCK ITS BEEN 10 MONTHS!!!!! I've been with you guys from the beginning and honestly can't believe its been almost a year. I couldn't survive without you guys.
    Love you both!

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  28. Fuck my broke ass. I went ahead and bought the shirt anyway. What is $24 more dollars when you are already in debt!

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  29. really, summit? really?
    summit *wishes* it was cool enough to have come up with the twitarded logo.

    we all know who the original twitards are, and we've got your back!

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  30. I was just writing a post, and searching for a "Fuck you" pic for Summit and then I saw this post..and you took the words right outta my mouth. i am still in shock!

    you just give me the signal and I will cut a bitch!

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  31. Shit, JJ. You're the William Wallace of Twitardia. "They can take our lives, but they'll never take our FREEDOM!"

    Technically, I guess they did take a little of your freedom because they jacked your logo, so maybe that wasn't the best analogy. Either way, if someone comes after one Twitard, they come after all of us. And I'm sure it goes w/o saying that they would have been smarter to mess with the pre-teen crowd than a pack of 30+ women. You want a fight, Summit? Bring it. Bella & her passive shield have nothing on us.

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  32. hey bb - love what you've done with the blog banner.... copy*fuckyou*right THAT, Summit.

    some summit legal twat with more time than sense needs to be junk punched.

    vive la twitardia!

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  33. You site has done nothing but continue and fan my obsession of Twilight! I love you girls and your Twitardedness. Summit is going to have to start going after a few thousand people after awhile - dear Lord, the amount of fanfics alone "infringing" on their "property" - which is actually Stephanie Meyer's.

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  34. I must be stupid or something. When did Summit get the rights to the image of a vampire in any form?

    Seriously....this is beyond preposterous.

    Although, I'm not surprised that Summit would stoop to this. Look how they treat their biggest stars - no security, no back-up when the tabs spread ridiculous rumours (see latest issue of "OK").

    This is a MIckey Mouse outfit that lucked into a goldmine with "Twilight" and I doubt they'll do as well with any other picture once Rob and Kristen et. al. move on.

    Sleazoids all.

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  35. Crap!! I have a busy weekend and can't get to the blog and what the fuck?!?! Scummit better not fucking touch Twitarded or there will be mass fucking meyhem...

    You better watch your ass, Scummit. You don't fuck with us Twitards and walk away...I'm coming out of this fight with two nuts and three eyeballs!

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  36. JJ & STY, we don't know eachother well, or talk much, but, I talk about you and consider you my friends. It would suck but, you could set up shop somewhere else if needed, and we'd be there.

    But really though, there is such a thing as freedom of speech. I don't think they could take down your whole blog, maybe make you take down a post or two, but, they can't take it all, it's YOUR intellectual property!

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  37. So I have been thinking about this horse manure all day...in my line of work, it is my job to weed out rules and regs of all sorts of crazy things. So tomorrow I think I will check on the legalities of this shit and see....in the meantime, I would definitely DEMAND to know which part of the logo was the problem...because the keychains don't evenhave the name Twitarded in them...whatev...

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  38. I love how I go from being pissed to the hills to little teary eyed by the time a got to the end of this post....maybe it's the cold meds? - oh yeah I'm still pissed to the hills.

    10 months! wow! I have never laughed so hard with people I'v never met/never will meet, over a book/movie/a pretty boy. Thanks for that STY & JJ.

    Summit. Losers.
    (that the best my overly medicated brain could come up with...fail me!)

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  39. Okay so I am reading Zazzle's copyright crap and came across an email addy for you in case you didn't have it:
    Zazzle's Copyright Agent can be reached at: content_agent@zazzle.com or by telephone at: 800-980-9890.

    (of course the enitre phrase above is exclusive property of Zazzle and not mine. I am citing Zazzle as the author of the email address quoted above and this is not something that I made up of my own or am I trying to sell anything in relation to posting this phrase...and dear God don't tell Summit!)

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  40. do we have to be mature about this? *scratches head and looks around*

    because...uh...i think we should UPS them a big box of dirty, bloody tampons.

    just say the word, JJ and STY, you've got a twitarded army behind you :) <3.

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  41. Keep us updated as the fuckery continues. We all have you back as you can see. I am off to see what twitarded gear my meager funds can buy.

    And you are so right Twitarded is the people.

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  42. All I can really add is: Fight the Power!

    Wishing you lots of luck!

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  43. I also just went and bought a few t-shirts for myself and my sisters to wear "New Moon". I still cannot believe Summit. Don't they have anything better to do than pick on fans of their films?

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  44. This situation is the full spectrum of total fuckery but I must admit I love reading all snark and badassness of my fellow Twitards.

    I am thinking the more subtle approach like this http://www.mailpoop.com/

    Something tells me this might be right up our alley.

    Vive la Twitardia!!!!

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  45. FIGHT THE POWER!!
    srsly.
    this whole thing is quite suckish, you should write your congressmen or stephenie meyer or ROBERT PATTINSON. (he has to love us, right? i mean, if he got paid everytime we mentioned him, he'd be one rich motherfucker.)
    or write to anyone reasonable. because a bit of reason is needed.
    have any of you been watching/ reading the Vampire Diaries or True Blood? i mean,the whole genre walks kindof a fine line of similarity, doesnt it? not EVERY image with fangs belongs to any person that pens a vamp story. and jebus, it's the sign of our times that added "tarded" to the end of ANY word gives it new meaning. this blows, ya'll aren't being treated fairly (welcome to the wonderful world of show biz, huh?)
    i ordered a 'tarded tee to show my support, but what i really wanna do is superimpose your logo over a pic of Che Guevara and wear THAT to New Moon.
    SCUMMIT NEED US, DON'T FORGET THAT LADIES!
    TWITARDS FOREVER, SUMMIT NEVER!
    (*hops down off soapbox and goes back to ignoring life and reading filthy fanfic)
    yr pal -
    rachward

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  46. JJ. Google Zazzle and Summit. You'll find that you are not the only being hit. Other vendors were given notice by Zazzle as well and they too had just various designs like 'Bite Me' etc.. At first I thought you might be able to dispute this with Zazzle but sounds bigger than Zazzle. If it hasn't happened over at Cafe Press (and we'll see how long that lasts) I'd say screw Zazzle.

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  47. Hey girlies. honestly, summit need to suck it the fuck up. get over it. If we can't buy the merch.. than who's going to stop us from printing them ourselves?

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  48. No matter how hard I think about this it doesn't make sense.

    These Hollywood chair warming assholes should all be tied to a tree and fed to ruthless vampires such as James, Laurent and Victoria!

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  49. Hm, yeah, I googled like Honolulu girl said, and I found that someone got their merch deleted from zazzle just because it contained a phrase: "my fairytales include vampires".

    Wow! Someone really needs to do something, or either something's horribly wrong at zazzle, or people at Summit are seriously delusional and think they own word "vampire" and everything related. As if!

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  50. Behind you all the way!!! After all...ya'll were the ones who taught me to properly say Fuck You to any and all whom piss me off. Forget behind you....gonna be beside you all the way punching bitches!!!

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  51. Evil Mo-Fo's. Well, it got me off my duff and I ordered a shirt. Of course, the ultimate pay back would be for us to boycott the rest of the movies (tempting...) BUT, this would be akin to cutting off our noses to spite our faces. So sorry gals...

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  52. I really can't believe it. I don't understand how your vamps have anything to do with Summit. You'd have to be in the (twilight) know, to even have a clue what Twitarded could possibly be.
    They can't take the blog away! You guys are like my morning paper. Coffee and Twitarded wake me up every morning! Good luck girls. I really hope everything works out.

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  53. WTF??? I spend Sunday nursing a hangover so bad that computer glare was not an option and I wake up to this fuckery??? I am now so pissed that I ordered my Twitarded shirt last week and gave those fuckers my money! Guess it will be CafePress from this point forward. Hmmm...isn't CafePress bigger and more well known than Zazzle? Why wouldn't they go there first? Perhaps CafePress told them to go fuck themselves and show them something they owned. Anyhoo, they can stop merchandise sellers but they won't be able to stop this blog. Or Twitardia. I mean, really...really? What a bunch of fucking amateurs...yeah, let's piss off the fanbase with the deep pockets. Fucking idiots.

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  54. That's insane! (For all the reasons you listed and more.) You came up with your own logo! Every other Twilight site I frequent totally uses copyrighted material on a fucking daily basis! You do not. What gives? Are they even going to give you a reason?

    (Love the copyrighted new logo as well ;)

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  55. AMEN, JJ!

    it's all a bunch of capitalist bullshit.

    i don't know enough about this shit to give you any useful guidance, but i would like to say that i support you 100%.

    -jane

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  56. Eek. Sorry if what I designed had anything to do with what Summit objected to. I kind of doubt it, though. It all started with a few little pins...

    That said, I wouldn't take it personally, though--corporations are required to defend their intellectual property as part of their trademark agreements. I don't think they're trying to claim that your logo is theirs. I could be wrong, I'm coming into this kinda late. (I've been moving in with my new love). I don't think they're coming after you or anything.

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  57. If those motherfucking assholes even dare to take down a blog, they won't know what hit them so hard in the nuts. They may have the right to take down a blog, but they will have Hell break loose on their asses. Any story like that would travel around the world in seconds and your fans (all us) and you would take care of that. Because, even if you are all about Twilight, this is a .B.L.O.G. about .Y.O.U.R. personal life. You're not going around acting like news reporters or cast members or unleashing film-related stuff or I don't know what would "infringe on their fucking intellectual rights" (Pretty much anything, I guess... Asses). You are just recounting things you heard or saw or read but mostly lived in your special point of view. Taking down a blog by Suckmmit would have such an impact on the Internet world (and the real as well, but it would take a little more time) that the consequences would be devastating for at least their reputation. No blogger that respects themself would ever even dream of NOT complaining or protesting or, I don't know, DO something.
    Sadly, managers, CEO's, advertisers and generally people with offices (have small dicks if they work for Scummit and) COMPLETELY underestimate the power of the Internet. Even if they do use the vast potential the Internet offers, they don't really get it. THE POWER OF THE INTERNET IS BASED ON THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE. Internet is only as strong a medium as the amount of people connected. The more, the better. So, if they so much as threaten to close you, they won't know what hit them. If they are a liiiiiiittle smart (which they don't look like they are) they won't consider shutting you down. Asses.
    As far as they're concerned, you are warned. (through the Zazzle incident). Now, I don't think it is very likely you will cross their minds before you're thirty *scratch that - Random Twilight Thought* for a long time. I don't even think you crossed their "minds" in the first place. I agree with *whoever it was* that said that it is probably something like a search engine. And with *whoever it was again* that said that they should take down TWItter as well (rofl)
    Anyway, Scummit people are total and complete jerks (sorry JJ, you are the cute kind, they are the asinine) and instead of realising that you are really doing them free PR, they try to hurt you. *Consults inexistent Creative Curse Book* headless motherfuckers (Oh, JJ or STY, whichever has the CCB, please! Some help!) Asses.
    Point is, we love you and would never stand by and watch Scummit take down the #1 (at least for me) Twilight blog in the universe. If you ask me, I would even boycott the films if they did such a monstrosity. I mean it. I would illegally download the films AND help distribute illegal copies. Just because they shut you darlings down. Asses.
    Rant over now (Are my comments too long? If you mind, I could try to write less. Not that I would be successful...) Just promise me one thing: Please, please, please, would you pretty please give us some RPattz porn for our Monday fix? Please? Pretty please with Rob Pattinson on top? *small voice, puppy eyes* please?? And, if you want the doctor's advice, RPattz is a veeeery good antidote for Scummit greed poisoning (that's for you)(although it has some counter effects, such as drooling, wetting, spewing coffee and destroying PC hardware and, of course, spontaneous panty combusting - But, seriously, who cares?)
    My love and compassion to my favourite bloggers, Aspa

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  58. Just ordered two Twitarded mugs. Take that Suckmit!
    Do they not realize that half the appeal of Twilight is chatting with others who share the same addiction? Blogs like Twitarded just make the whole saga even more popular. Dumb asses....
    But srsly- how cool are you guys now that Summit has noticed you and see you as a threat?

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  59. Fuck Summit and fuck Zazzle.
    Not new sentiments, I know, but I needed to type it.
    I <3 this blog, JJ, STY and all of the other Twitards.

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  60. But... they didn't threaten to take down the blog, did they?

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  61. I sent out three emails yesterday notifying the groups I'm on about what Summit did to you guys.

    Either my email is screwed up (later posts have gotten through) or there is a huge conspiracy :)

    None of my emails about it have shown up on twilightaholics, or tcg_Gutter, or twilightharrypotterfangroup.

    I did title it 'Summit being an Ass', but none of them ?!

    I think we should really get the word out, and also hit zazzle where it hurts - in the earnings.

    And email zazzle saying why we won't be buying or selling through them anymore. It doesn't make the point if you just don't buy- they won't know why they are losing our money.

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  62. If the image of a vamp is off limits, than Summit is infringing on Dracula and every vamp movie after. If a reference to Twilight is the issue; they have to go after the laundry soap people, the perfume makers, the makers of the vampsicle, 'this is NOT twilight' porn video, and every other person cashing in on the brand.

    I hope to the heavens that you are looking into some pro-bono legal advice on this because Summit is off their collective rocker. Fucking Sweet that they know the name Twitarded though - what's the old saying, the only negative publicity is no publicity??
    I may not have a blog and all the muscle behind one, but count me in with your legions of warriors ready to defend the mothership! TWITARDS UNITE!! (in my best Spartan voice of course)

    word veri: cappi, as in the Saga Mafia needs to order a cappi in some assy

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  63. Just sent an email to zazzle.
    I hope this was okay.

    To zazzle:
    I bought four t-shirts not too long ago, and was researching your regulations in order to list items for sale.

    It has been brought to my attention that you have decided to pull merchandise listed by Twitarded because of complaints from Summit about rights infringement. In looking over said merchandise, I see no such infringement. I am disappointed to see a company fold to such unfounded accusations.

    I will no longer be purchasing items from you, nor will I list any for sale.

    I was looking forward to being affilliated with a young and growing company.

    Thank you for your time.

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  64. Thank you for all your support! You guys are fucking fantastic.

    We are sending correspondence to both Summit and Zazzle. We've gone through so many different scenarios as to why they removed our merchandise. I'd like to think it was a mistake on their part but I'm not holding my breath.

    There is also the possibility that our merch was tagged because they thought it was an anti-Twilight thing. I've been told that companies will sometimes go out of there way to quash any negative publicity prior to a movie coming out. If that's the case, the joke's on them.

    we will hopefully know more when and if we hear back from Summit and Zazzle.

    As for the blog, they have not gone after it and I really don't think they will. Can they? Yes, I'm sure they could. Will they, I fucking hope not.

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  65. JJ & STY, just let us know when you're ready to activate the Twitarded Militia, cause you know we're ready to do your bidding. I don't think Summit or Zazzle (or whoever else pisses you off in the future) will know what hit them when your RPatz obsessed alcohol fueled fanfic loving Twitarded minions attack.

    @Cheryl had a great idea about building an email data base - just in case the blog (aka Our Lifeline) is temporarily cockblocked by Scummit and you need to let us all know where to find you

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  66. To add to Cheryl & Twilove1's comments, very good idea to find a way to notify Le Twitarded Resistance of your whereabouts should the hideous happen and blog gets taken down by Scummit. When you first mentioned this earlier I thought - well it would be ok because we'd be able to network via facebook etc - but you know what facebook are like.

    I had a fan page on facebook with 430,000 fans and one day they just changed their own fan page rules and shut me down. Well, what they actually did was leave the page there and take away my publishing rights, so i can do nothing with it. They have not responded to my pleading emails. I am able to rectify the problem if they'd just listen to me but they ignore me. Arsewipes.

    fyi it's 'a nice cup of tea' fan page. sniff...

    I understand you guys probably wouldn't feel like continuing with Twitarded if Scummit went that far, but feel the love ladies. You are an integral part of our lives! Sorry if this means you have to spend so much time on the blog! But you are needed like coffee every morning, or perhaps more the large glass(es) of wine in the evening.

    love you girls xx

    **Twitard-Militia on Standby**

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  67. Fuckety Fuck Fuck Fuck! Scummit proves, yet again, that they are a bunch of douche bags! Like previous posts show, we are a community, not a bunch of people trying to steal anything or make money off of any of the books or movies!! Assholes. And how on earth can they possibly think by the logo or anything else in here is threatening to them??????

    I will get pins asap (if possible) and my purse will wear them proudly.

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  68. So I was taking a gander at the Twilight Lexicon, and they have a posting up about some great Cafe Press deals, specifically related to Twilight ??? How does Mr. Snarky's artistic masterpiece act as a Summit lightening rod while other merch sites can offer bags that carry Volterra and Cullen verbage? Perhaps Summit feels that the Twitards look too much like a certain past director after a few too many??? = )

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  69. That is utterly insane. I don't even have words other than "eat shit, Summit!"

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  70. Very Petty Summit!!! Dont ytou have better things to do?
    Shame on you.

    JJ and STY-I support you ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.
    You havge my e mail, if something happens "I will find you"..OOOPS I think I just plagerized Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans,...Guess I can expect a law suit right?

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  71. I think Scummit read the post about taking a crap in Rob's trailer and was like all hells no... (FYI - that was the funniest post I have ever read. I still laugh just thinking about it)

    You guys know we are behind you 10000%. Hell hath no fury like Twitards scorned. I say start a legal defense fund cause I don’t think this shit is going away for you guys or other Twi bloggers.

    FU Scummit. All the $$ I was going to spend on Twicrap, I will donate to the Twitarded Let Me Sign Legal Defense Fund. Lets do this.

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  72. I don't have much more to add, 'cept that I know you girls will give Summit all kinds of hell. Which they very much deserve. Dammit.

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  73. I want to put money that will actually helkp you fight this!

    I'm with @kristen
    FU Scummit. All the $$ I was going to spend on Twicrap, I will donate to the Twitarded Let Me Sign Legal Defense Fund. Lets do this.

    Really - time to check out a lawyer.. Isn't there anyone reading who can help?- Lets find one STAT.

    Shit with over 700 followers at 20 bucks a pop into the fund...that's a good start..not to mention the others we could get!

    start the paypal ladies and let the FU truely begin.

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  74. What do the following words have in common...come on ladies invent a few...

    Suckmitt
    pĂ­nnacle ( pine-akle)
    KBoo not K2
    I sure there is a good one for the Eiger sanction...I just cant think of it right now...

    My Fav-KBOO

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  75. We are really flattered and absolutely blown away with how fuckawesome you all have been about this. I can't say it enough.

    At this point we are waiting to see how Summit will respond and keeping our fingers crossed that this was an error on their part. We aren't going to make another move until we see what they intend to do. I'm confident the blog will remain untouched, which is the most important thing to us.

    In my opinion (I believe STY agrees with me but I will let her speak for herself) it was important that we stand up to Summit as far as the merchandise goes. The fact of the matter is that our logo belongs to STY's husband and Summit was simply wrong. I do not expect anything to be reinstated and would be very pleased if it was. But I'm not holding my breath.

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  76. Scummit does not have a clue as to what they are dealing with. Women in the 30+ demographic. If I were a betting woman I would have to bet that about 95% or more of your fan base are working women. You know, ones that actually have a brain and know how to use it! Ones that know how to pool all their resources and come out with both barrels blazing. I'm just sayin'--- bring it on bitch!

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  77. Maybe the twilight saga merchardise doesn't go well and they need money from you now!!!Go on with your brilliant blog, girls! We support you!

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  78. JJ, your posts usually bring me to tears because I'm laughing so hard. This one brought me to tears because you were wearing your heart on your sleeve.

    While this crazy, Robsane "family" that we belong to definitely goes beyond the world of Twilight, I couldn't help but think of this quote from New Moon:

    "I thought I’d explained it clearly before. Bella, I can’t live in a world where you don’t exist." Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.509

    JJ & STY, I think I speak for all of your Twitardia family members when I say that we can't live in a world where you don't exist. We can live without the merch, but we can't live without the blog. So if for any bullshit reason it is ever pulled, promise you won't leave us orphans!

    Lisa

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  79. First, JJ, even if you did not write the post saturday STY made us all proud! You make us proud!!! (love the pic)

    Second, STY, happy b-day (I know the mood isn't the best but...)

    Third, when are you setting up an account to get a lawyer to kick some ass? I was late to contribute to FSE but I'm counting of being on time for this.

    Does summit realize you have twitarded fans all over the world watching their every move? And that we are behind 100%?
    I for one didn't give a shit about summit until YOU guys posted their name! They are gettin famous 'cause of post like yours. And them they pull this shit? Not fair, you assholes! Twitarded brings a smile to my lips, lifts my mood and keeps me updated on all things twilight (can I used the word?). Go play with your dicks and leave us alone.

    And yes, you just have merch because we where nagging and begging to have our mugs and t-shirts and... everything. I'm hitting CafePress cause I don't want to give my money to shitheads at zazzle (wait, it sound like dazzle... wait until summit connects the dots; you'll be out of businness soon)

    JJ and STY, just say the word. We're behind you! Worldwide! They can't shut us down!!!

    P.S. Where do I write my e-mail for the database. Can't imagine not being able to read STY and JJ posts and all of my fellow Twitardeds comments.

    @aspa: eloquently said!

    Sorry, too long. I'm really mad!

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  80. Stupid rich fools.
    JJ & STY, whatever you guys need, we are there for you. Without Twitarded I would just be a lonely mom with a "secret" problem. This is all the more reason to have a real life get together and figure out how we can take over the real world!
    Fuck u Summit.

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  81. That really does suck the big one! I didn't get my coffee ordered!

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  82. Does Summit have nothing better to do??!!! Do they have computer geeks on the web 24/7 scoping out every piece of merchandise??!!! And when they find something, watch out--Summit has to swoop down and fuckin flex their muscle--I ask again, do they not have anything better to do with their time!!!!!!! I love those two little fanged girls!!

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  83. I have always hated Summit, I mean they hired Catherine Hardewick...
    But THIS is plain bull-shit.
    Wait, let me check the Creative Cursing book... dick gloves!
    WE ALL support YOU!

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  84. Like everyoe ese on here, I am disguseted with Summit, and fully support both of you ladies!

    God help them if they ever go after your blog!!

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  85. I can't offer much but sign a petition and maybe send of a pic of me and my Twitarded button? Let me know if that would help? And to offer my own brand of creative cursing? I really enjoyed "Twatwaffle" though!

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  86. Kori/ Team Switzer-JacobOctober 27, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    This Summit thing annoys the crap out of me. Seeing as how this is the latest Twitarded blog I've read to date, I'm hoping that things got better, soon. I shall see. >.>

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  87. First, JJ, even if you did not write the post saturday STY made us all proud! You make us proud!!! (love the pic)

    Second, STY, happy b-day (I know the mood isn't the best but...)

    Third, when are you setting up an account to get a lawyer to kick some ass? I was late to contribute to FSE but I'm counting of being on time for this.

    Does summit realize you have twitarded fans all over the world watching their every move? And that we are behind 100%?
    I for one didn't give a shit about summit until YOU guys posted their name! They are gettin famous 'cause of post like yours. And them they pull this shit? Not fair, you assholes! Twitarded brings a smile to my lips, lifts my mood and keeps me updated on all things twilight (can I used the word?). Go play with your dicks and leave us alone.

    And yes, you just have merch because we where nagging and begging to have our mugs and t-shirts and... everything. I'm hitting CafePress cause I don't want to give my money to shitheads at zazzle (wait, it sound like dazzle... wait until summit connects the dots; you'll be out of businness soon)

    JJ and STY, just say the word. We're behind you! Worldwide! They can't shut us down!!!

    P.S. Where do I write my e-mail for the database. Can't imagine not being able to read STY and JJ posts and all of my fellow Twitardeds comments.

    @aspa: eloquently said!

    Sorry, too long. I'm really mad!

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