Pants: so-juicy.net

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It is almost predictable that I’d give my next Pants Award to Lana of so-juicy.net. I’d already briefly touched upon the fact that she is redistributing my skinning code from tutorialtastic without permission (that means stealing, boys and girls) except with all the stuff going on at the moment I didn’t have time to follow it up. Consider this my follow up…

As well as the stolen material offered under a LOLerific copyright notice:

Everything on SO-JUICY.net was made by me and is copyright to me unless otherwise stated. If you take something from SO-JUICY.net then you must credit SO-JUICY.net with a corresponding link. Failure to do so will lead to legal action.

..and the generic derivative works from celebrity photographs masquerading as a Portfolio, there’s also several pages of forms via which we’re supposed to fill. You know, I’d consider it an ingenious method of increasing keyword placement and content if the pages hadn’t populated by tweens with a collective IQ of approximately 8. There’s also the small matter of the forms being powered by aMAILzing: one of the worst mail forms I’ve reviewed. Anyone wanting to attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities (for educational purposes, of course) should experiment with variations of “bcc:” or “cc:”

A lame attempt at making a profit is made via the Premades section, backed up by some sort of disclaimer about giving credit where it’s due. Funny, I don’t see her giving any sort of credit to the photographer whose pictures she’s stolen, and is selling on. Hold on, isn’t that illegal?

More celebrities in the Avatars, fonts being redistributed without their relevant README files, “Pixels” made from trademarked characters, celebrity PSDs.. for crying out loud, does this girl have even one piece of original content?!

The tutorials are very pixelfx-esque. It’s almost like a standard, I swear. We should award pixelfx a lifetime achievement award just for being the most copied from or something. Anyway, deviating… font tags recommended, textareas being used to show code? Remember how I used the word predictable in the first sentence? Well, that’s how best to describe so-juicy. Predictable. Predictably crap, predictably full of illegally gained material, predictably lacks any effort or thought given to produce a site worth browsing in this century.

Here’s your Pants Award, Lana:

pants award

..now excuse me while I go and wash my hands — I typed the word celebrity far too many times in this entry.

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41 comments so far

  1. Leila said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    I like how hovering over the navigation makes whatever I wanted to navigate to disappear.

  2. Darren said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    I’m going to get some popcorn… By the way, kudos on getting uglier pants!

  3. Kelly said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    You know, I’m almost scared of adding more content to my site in case you give me a pants award. No, I’m only kidding, I’m just lazy. I wanted to read the little story on the header image, but my eyesight just is not good enough. I tell you what does annoy me… When people make a reference to something that I have to google because they’re too lazy to provide me with a link. TABU!? What in the hell is that (it’s in her post for Weds 12 September). Plus, with the Ask/Answer at the bottom of the page. I merely clicked “Ask Me”, with nothing in the input, and it gave me a “Thanks!” message. Surely there should be some form of “Oi! You’re a fool! You did not enter anything.” message?!?!?

  4. Hannah said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Back in my days of celebrity drooling, I used to idolize her “art”. Thank god I figured out how unoriginal her crap is. I’m on her admired list still, too…

  5. Dicle said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Her header fills my 1280x1024px screen. Wow. And Hannah, join the club, I’m one of those “awaken” ones. (kudos to Jem here)

  6. Carly said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I’d actually be wowed if any of that stuff was her own, but she needs to learn about using her own material, not taking other peoples stuff. (Thanks Jem.) There’s something much more rewarding about drawing a few squiggles and thinking ‘aah it’s all mine.’ Yeah, I agree with the story thing Kelly… I just skipped that too, as I couldn’t really see it on my monitor…!

  7. Belinda said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Yay fresh undies! :3 What the hell are “battles” in her portfolio page?

  8. Hev said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    I was wondering if you were going to give her the pants award. Ha ha, I agree that she deserves it completely. I know, personally, I have always tried to avoid using “celebrity” photos for my designs. I have never liked using those images. Even in my linkware designs I try not to use those images.

  9. Annie said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    There are too many contradictory copyright notices on the web.

  10. Rachael said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    On so-juicy – why do I have to apply to be loved? That’s a great way to make one’s visitors feel pathetic. Lana, you are not juicy. D:

  11. Lene said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Those pants are lovely, haha! The award was well deserved. I was wondering why this website was praised all over by other unoriginal celebrity picture thieves, and yet hadn’t been award a pair of pants. =P

  12. Jem said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    I was wondering why this website was praised all over by other unoriginal celebrity picture thieves I must have missed that.. is this person supposed to be popular?

  13. Alison said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Yay, Pants Award time! Let the dramuh llama wake from it’s slumber!

  14. Rilla said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    I think it’s reasonably popular, isn’t it? Good to see another pants award.

  15. Amelie said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Ooh, lovely out of date WordPress: 1.2.1. Mmm, hackity…

  16. Sarai said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    Her attitude is just as crappy.

  17. Jordie said:
    On October 14, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    You forgot the dramuh bingo card.

  18. Brent said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 12:02 am

    I have a delicious pants award suggestion, should you be interested. You’ll shit frisbees when you see it, I promise.

  19. Kaylee said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 12:21 am

    I love your orange panties! I wish I could have got them instead :3

  20. Aisling said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 1:45 am

    I wanna Pants award! *cries* Maybe next time… If I make a cool blend can I have one?

  21. Vera said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 4:37 am

    … *sulks* no drama, no reaction on the other side… Ah well… you need to award pants to more active sites :)

  22. Meli said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 4:46 am

    Ahh, my bi-semi-monthly dose of Jem-flavored sarcasm. I feel better already! PS: ninjified grey theme! YAY!

  23. Mumblies said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 6:20 am

    I think those pants are far too nice for this site………you need nastier pants Jem :o)

  24. Amelie said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 6:40 am

    @Kelly: Plus, with the Ask/Answer at the bottom of the page. I merely clicked “Ask Me”, with nothing in the input, and it gave me a “Thanks!” message. Surely there should be some form of “Oi! You’re a fool! You did not enter anything.” message?!?!? Nope, that’s the beauty of FAQtastic. *Grimace*

  25. Britney said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Lana is a dumbass. That is all I can say lol. I remember back when Becky, me, and some others got into an argument with her and you should have seen the things she said. Very LOL-worthy.

  26. Xuan said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Okay. I’m going to LOL at her, firstly. Secondly, her site is also LOLworthy. I love how I can’t read the navigation. Do you dare me to comment on her recentmost entry, congratulating her on her new pants?

  27. Jordan said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Way to pants a site that isn’t really all that active right now! :P I may be the only one that actually likes the current layout she has up, or rather the header. I like the brown rustic birds/flowers and paper-y look it has :3

  28. Jem said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Way to pants a site that isn’t really all that active right now! :P Shittyness is shittyness, irrelevant of the amount of shittyness activity. (That made more sense in my head.)

  29. Carly said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    @Jordan I’d like it if she actually 100% created it! But I doubt every single pixel was created by her.

  30. Jordan said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Eh, that doesn’t bear too much on the fact that I like it, ya’know? Whether or not she had permission, I still think it’s well put!

  31. Ben said:
    On October 15, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    I have to agree with Jordie, you forgot to use the Dramuh Llama bingo card :( Cool panties though, definitely getting worse – I think I had a similar pair when I was 3. :3

  32. Lene said:
    On October 16, 2007 at 4:30 am

    I must have missed that.. is this person supposed to be popular? I believe it is fairly popular among their own circle. I’ve seen it listed in many websites as “my inspiration”, “my idol”, etc Take for example what Hannah said (http://www.jemjabella.co.uk/post/20071014_pants_sojuicy.net#comment-15118), haha =D

  33. Trisha said:
    On October 16, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    I learn so much from this site. I’ve always seen all these sites with celebrity photos and stuff, so I never thought you had to give credit to the photographer or anything. >.>

  34. Hannah said:
    On October 16, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    This isn’t fun! I don’t think she’s realized she has been pantsed. Either she’s ignoring you, Jem, or she spends too much time on her MB to check her email :P

  35. Mackenzie said:
    On October 17, 2007 at 12:49 am

    Actually, I registered at her MB, and this whole thing hasn’t even been brought up yet! Imagine that. XS

  36. Jem said:
    On October 17, 2007 at 8:04 am

    This isn’t fun! I don’t think she’s realized she has been pantsed. I don’t really care. I know you guys love the e-drama that comes off these things but I only do them to get the point out there :P

  37. Chris said:
    On October 17, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Yay! A pants award, I was on the verge of thinking you had just stopped them!

  38. Hannah said:
    On October 26, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Lana must NEVER check her e-mail or her own bloody website! No reaction whatsoever. She could at least take the code down.

  39. Julie said:
    On October 29, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    but I only do them to get the point out there A lack of reaction tells me that either she somehow managed not to find out, or she has entirely ignored your point.

  40. Jem said:
    On October 29, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    ‘The point’ is not necessarily for the recipient, rather the people who don’t know about what’s going on. Now anyone who googles so-juicy has the opportunity to discover that Lana steals. A reaction is not 100% necessary. ;)

  41. Hannah said:
    On October 30, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Well I’m 100% sure she knows about this. I sent her a message on her MB and the status is read. She hasn’t replied or had any sort of reaction to it. I just want her to take down the stolen code! There are people out there crediting her for the stolen tutorial, and she doesn’t deserve credit.