So once upon a time, when Naruto had the closing credits that was like...a chibi Naruto knocking himself out to be awesome, and Sasuke just kept easily breezing past him, and the end was Sasuke giving him a towel, I found an icon that was a screen shot of Sasuke...I believe holding the towel, but some bit from that ending.
That was all the icon was. It wasn't animated, filtered, texted, nothing. Just a cropped and resized screen shot. I snagged it for some conversation where it was relevant, and then left it cause that ending cute enough, even if the icon was plain.
Some time later, I got a PM saying something along the line of "Hey, if you care about credit, that icon was made by ____" This was when I had 15 icons (So...over two years at least, come October), so it stuck out as to not having credit. I read the e-mail at school or something, so made a mental note to credit, and then forgot it. Because I credit icons when I can, but it in not an all consuming thought in my head.
A few weeks/months later I received a REALLY nasty PM from a different person then the first, and then another, about how dare I not credit that icon.
I sorta rolled my eyes, and ignored it because...if you're seriously going to be a bitch about, icons are primarily derivative works, especially crop/resizes. They are someone elses media. I credit to say thanks for doing something cool, or to give some free advertising, not because I think icons are great pieces of art that need recognition. (And before anyone gets upset...I generally feel the same way about my fanart, and I sure as HELL feel that way about the icons I have made. As long as someone doesn't say THEY made it, or make a profit off it...I wanna know cause it feels good. Makes me smile. And if I snag someone elses icons, I hope they'll smile)
I even considered taking the 30 second to remake it but figured that was unreasonably childish (And I was already being...reasonable levels of childish at that point), and seriously...who would keep pushing it after being ignored?
The icon got circled out not too long later, and I didn't think much of it.
Like clock work, every few months I get a nasty anonymous comments about "How dare you say _______ because you steal icons and don't credit even when PMed about it!"
For two years. About one icon. That I do not have anymore, and have not had for some time.
And I'm not kidding that it is like clock work to this day.
That one at least happens to be icon related, but they haven't all been.
I know I tl;dr there, but it's getting irritating.
There was one anon meme where they were like "You are an awful bitch because you didn't credit that icon!"
Who really has so little of a life that they care so much about pixels that aren't even really theirs, in this case.
I have legit wronged people, and they have cared less then this chick. I can't even comprehended what kinda of life this person lives to care so incredibly and unproportionally about one uncredited icon two years ago.
If you are ever in the middle of anon wank, and feeling down, just remember....these are the kind of people posting anon. Disclaimer: I think anons can say brilliant shit, and should not be dismissed out of hand. I also hope against hope that this person is hiding behind anon because they realize how stupid they are and are ashamed to own up to it.