.VHS Wasteland, and we got things straightened out peacefully. We agreed to keep the covers from BoGD on Wasteland as long as this blog is credited for them. In a gesture of good faith, I've put up a permanent link to his blog as did he for this blog. So go ahead and shift through their huge and awesome tape cover archive. Everything is cool.
I'm well aware VHS Wasteland has many contributing members, the scans on this blog aren't watermarked, and many appear in VHS-related Google Image searches. However, it's unfortunate and disheartening to see an abundance of cover scans directly taken from Basement of Ghoulish Decadence while digging through your daily archives without any credit or blessing.
Understand that I don't make any money from this blog whatsoever. The domain name and image bandwidth are expenses out-of-pocket. I have zero intention of adding any ads or merchandise to help assist. Shit, I've only gotten a grand total of two glorious screener review requests in the entire lifespan of BoGD, so I don't even get that usual horror/cult flick blogger perk of free crap. On more than one occasion I've asked myself why I even continue marching along with this blog.
The scans you see here are from an old, half-broken HP scanner/printer and the images cropped, resized, and color corrected on the super esoteric programs little known as "MS Paint" and "IrfanView" freeware. Nearly all of them are from my collection and any that aren't are cited with their source. I'd hate to start plastering this blog's address all over these covers. Taking and reposting them without proper credit seems to negate the whole communal feeling this ever-growing online tape collecting trend has. Or at least I thought it had...
So please, either tell your contributors to either provide a given scan's online source if applicable or do the legwork involved in scanning and prepping covers from their own collections. Where's the fun and passion in essentially stealing the life's blood of your blog from someone else? Or are you just hoping to pawn off a few logo t-shirts?
I'm probably talking to a brick wall,