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.

Jem Turner jem@jemjabella.co.uk +44(0)7521056376

41 comments so far

  1. Kelly said:

    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?!?!?

  2. Hannah said:

    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…

  3. Carly said:

    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…!

  4. Hev said:

    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.

  5. Lene said:

    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

  6. Jem said:

    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?

  7. Amelie said:

    @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*

  8. Britney said:

    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.

  9. Xuan said:

    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?

  10. Jordan said:

    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

  11. Jem said:

    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.)

  12. Ben said:

    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

  13. Trisha said:

    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. >.>

  14. Hannah said:

    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

  15. Jem said:

    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

  16. Julie said:

    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.

  17. Jem said:

    ‘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. ;)

  18. Hannah said:

    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.