People actually have the nerve to be like “why do you care so much, it’s the internet, things are public” WELL GEE, THAT’S NO EXCUSE TO BE AN ARSE ABOUT IT
Yeah, precisely. If you don’t know the source, fine - ask for help. There’s no reason to act like a total dick about it. It’s not ~proving~ anything to the people here on tumblr; it’s just being an ass to the exact people creating the pretty stuff you like enough to slap on your blog.
And that’s exactly why so many art blogs and pixiv contributors are just taking everything down.