Tenacity is everything. Nowhere is this mission statement proven better than this game dev, who tweeted at Elon Musk every day for 154 days.
Getting anyone to sign off on the use of their copyright is a bona fide nightmare – we’ve seen time and time again how much of a tricky subject it can be. Deciding to go directly to the source in the hope of avoiding the legal quagmire that copyright negotiations often are, your boy Lyubomir tweeted directly at Elon Musk.
And since his mother didn’t raise no quitter, he promised to post that same tweet every day for a year until he heard back. Last week, the man finally got a response:
I'm a game dev. and I am making a game about colonizing Mars with you and SpaceX in it. If you think it's cool, all I need is the "Go ahead" to use your name and Logos.
I will post this every day for a year or until I get a Yes or a No!
154 / 365
— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 12, 2021
It eventually worked, with Elon giving the reply: “You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you.”
While “probably won’t sue” isn’t the firm yes that Lyubomir was seeking, it’s been enough of a positive response for him to go hard and hope for the best. Proving to everyone worldwide that the best way to get what you want is to politely request it, each and every day, until you get what you’re looking for.
And hey, it’s still not the wildest thing Elon tweeted this week.