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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 11:12 PM
Hi guys <3
I'm not one for really posting artist's bewares, as with bullying, I like to ignore it until the people involved get bored and go away but this time it's really gone too far.

I'd just like to say that, for the record, I have never told someone to kill themselves and I never would encourage it.

Yesterday, I was messaged by two people - LmpuIsive and iYogo. Both of them came to me to inform me that some of my characters (rumoured 18 of them) had been stolen by a user called shelltoss and were being sold for roughly 20 points. By the time I checked the account, all the adopts had been taken down, and the user had made a journal 'repenting' for their mistakes. Unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot of any of this (because I didn't figure I'd need to) but at the time of their repentance they were using this icon of my character Primrose:  Bitty By Rrrai D7xsx4p By Captyns-d929wxq by CylaDavenport
EDIT! If you check the bottom of the journal, you can now see screenshot proof of the above icon being used by shelltoss ;;

They had edited it so that her colours were weird, and her bow in particular was blue rather than green, but it was still this icon of my character. My memory isn't perfect, but as it serves me best, I remember commenting something along the lines of, "Hi! It's great that you've apologised for this, and realised your mistakes over using other people's characters. I would recommend only using icons that have [F2U] in the title. As it is, however, you are still using one of my character's icons" 

There wasn't much more than that, and I definitely wasn't trying to be nasty. They flagged my comment as spam, and when I commented again questioning this, they flagged that as spam as well, and promptly deleted the journal. 

I blocked them after this, and there was no further communication between the two of us. To clear LmpuIsive's name too - they never had any communication with this person, simply sent them a note about the stolen characters and then found themselves immediately blocked by shelltoss

Fast-forward to today, I have found myself being harassed by an account I BELIEVE also belongs to them, and have proof that they at least have 2 accounts they're using to spread lies. They have made a journal, also, accusing me of pushing them towards suicide and harassing them. I have done no such thing, and am not happy about coming online to 20 notes and 17 comments accusing me of pressing someone to kill themselves. Suicide is an incredibly serious and delicate matter, and I would never encourage someone to commit. 

SO! Please, for the love of all that is holy, steer clear of this user and the following accounts that I believe belong to them. I would hate for anyone to be harassed the way that I have been, it's been incredibly distressing and I'm so grateful for my friends Papinella, MewW0lf, Kandy-Cube and AicaraCalatia for prettifying my profile and defending me. You guys are amazing <3

Please Avoid:
shelltoss
selfproclaimedknight
UnseenJustice
momotairu
supertoke
Serenex

Stuff:
sta.sh/2uehist45rj?edit=1

And also! Counter-argument! I'm not even popular on dA? (in response to something said in the stash) I've been here for years and only just hit 200 watchers... xD

And here you can see one of my character's icons on their page: 

6666 by LmpuIsive
(Second from the right with the cloak on)

EDIT: Thank you so much for all your kind messages you guys ;; This has been really hard on me and I appreciate all of your support so much! And you know a couple of positives come out of this - I haven't lost a single watcher and I got a lot of page views today... xD <3

EDIT AGAIN: Some more links provided by @Moon-ChiId (thank you! <3) showing artwork they stole, and also the icon they were using of Primrose that they edited :/
Original: wicke
Stolen: Image
Time Stamp: Image
AND this is the second thing I said to them. We had 0 contact after this: 
sta.sh/0l1jbfqb34z


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:iconiyogo:
iYogo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
I just love her... I'm sorry there's undying love from me to her *joking* when she changed her account to Serenex, she forgot she hates me and added me to watch, so I did this block/unblock thing to delete her from my watchers and after literally 2 days she blocked me, hahaha, oh my
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omgg I blocked her straight away and was like go away ffs 
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:iconrlsm:
rlsm Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
whyyyy why do people feel the need to d this? :( i had no idea this was happening to you. 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know ;; it was really distressing for me
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:iconlove4fluffy:
Love4Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry this happened to you guys. I was skimming through their journal- because I am a drama llama- and while it made me pretty upset, I was amused to see that one of the "friends" had used their copypasta accusation as a reply to someone who had just asked them for proof.

sta.sh/02acfpkyye6z

I somehow doubt they actually read what the person asked.
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omfg that made me giggle a little bit

Thank you for your sympathies though <3 I'm mostly over it, now I just want other users not to have to go through the same. It was pretty horrible ;;
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:iconlove4fluffy:
Love4Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can only imagine. -hugs-
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:iconkandy-cube:
Kandy-Cube Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this is my proof. 
Molly Proof by Kandy-Cube  Molly Proof 2 by Kandy-Cube

showing their side accounts spamming everyone with lies. I was blocked and called a spammer by clearing it up with proof.
also had a bit of a giggle alot of people were calling you and the other users names, were given the proof and then said "Im staying out of this"


also p sure they are now on supertoke.deviantart.com/ after SuperToke Adopt Chat

stolen icon. talking about "making" adopts with their "friend" 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wtf is going on in the comments section of that supertoke adopt chat
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:iconniunaii:
niunaii Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
damnn,, i knew it was iffy when they commented on one of my works asking me to watch them;; ;; 

tysm for putting up this journal!
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ;----; they've been commenting the same thing on a lot of people's work 
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:iconglitt3r-gutz:
Glitt3r-Gutz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have screenshots of two stolen artworks they posted along with links to original artworks.
 i can give you link to the folder if you want to include it here as more proof?
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be very grateful of that <3
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:iconglitt3r-gutz:
Glitt3r-Gutz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sta.sh/0a1ee8lk1vw
here you go
 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHh thank you so much! this also shows them using my icon of Prim omg ;___; thank you
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:iconglitt3r-gutz:
Glitt3r-Gutz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
i saw them leave a "im interested in watching you" comment on a deviation a week ago
was very fishy so i decided to check them out
thats when i found the stolen works, i've been keeping an eye on them, checking in every other day. These are the only screenshots i have however as they always delete what they post shortly after posting.
im glad i got the icon with me though! Glad to be of help ;u;
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You were an awesome help, and I've glad we've got proof of stolen art. Thank you again!
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:iconglitt3r-gutz:
Glitt3r-Gutz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@/momotairu has moved to @/Serenex it seems, just a heads up
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, added them to the list of people you should avoid, hence the bump <333 thank you though!
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:iconglitt3r-gutz:
Glitt3r-Gutz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconiyogo:
iYogo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
The worst things is, they are still stealing icons from other people, like yeah, they are using free to use icon on shelltoss, but on other accounts icons are stolen ://
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
://// I knoow
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:iconiyogo:
iYogo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
You can include it to stuff sta.sh/0l1jbfqb34z it was her stupid journal about icons 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thank you <3 
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:iconiyogo:
iYogo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Awww shieeet Lenny face extreme ultimate momotairu blocked me, if she wasn't shelltoss why would she block me? (I mean even shelltoss didn't block me, as I never wrote to her, and also I am not blocked on any other of her accounts, but momotairu, momotairu don't be so obvious <3)
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xDDD that gif is killing me
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:iconxorsu:
xorsu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
I can't believe people actually what this user is saying omg
i'm so sorry you have to go through this ;;
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's, been a really hard day but support from people who know me makes me feel a lot better <3 Thank you so much for defending me love ;-;
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:icontwosheep:
twosheep Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I scouted on their profile. 
Before they block me, I'll go retrieve some screenshots. Hang on.
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 thanks Topaz ;; 
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:icontwosheep:
twosheep Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all, Cyla! <3
Here, I've got them:
sta.sh/07zjczz4vvb
sta.sh/016ulfc4vv05
sta.sh/01uiltmirk8m
sta.sh/023f7szvxapl

Notice the two things they all have in common?

1. You and i-ustful are being blamed and being told to be blocked wrongly by a bunch of assholes
2. unseenjustice and selfproclaimedknight have responded to almost every comment with blatant lies

I am so sorry you have to go through this ;;
i think that's it but knowing me i probably forgot something XD
now i know how you feel when we first met
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Topaz <3 I appreciate your support hun 
and yeah but you were nowhere near this awful! Not even close ;(
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:icontwosheep:
twosheep Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Anything for a friend <333
I'm glad eue I feel bad for taking sides out of nowhere.

You doing okay with the haters? I wouldn't last a day like that. I can't say I know you too well but you're a very nice and considerate person- I could never imagine you driving anyone to suicide. I'm so sorry.
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, you're such a sweetheart I appreciate it so much!
Well, it's not necessarily always an awful thing? Like you were willing to realise what you'd done so I think that makes you a super good person. It's a kind of pack mentality I think - flocking to support without evidence of mistreatment. It's not an awful thing because you're just trying to support someone you care about, but we always have to take on the other person's feelings! Which you did once it was pointed out so be proud of that ;o

I'm doin' alright, I guess. I'm having a really rough week and this is just icing on the cake. It's really hard to have your characters stolen from you, and then be told that you're the asshole xD And the harassment isn't fun, but this isn't the first time I've had to deal with trolls and it won't be the last. And no, I would never encourage suicide or wish someone dead. I do hope the other person is okay, I just wish they'd stop lying and slandering my name because it's immature and very disheartening for me, y'know? But yes, thank you for checking up on it makes me feel so much better. <333 I'll be alright!
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:iconfayfia:
Fayfia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They noted me too.
How pathetic.
I don't think anyone believes them.
Such trash.
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;-; That really upsets me that their harassing everyone I know, too 
I'm sorry you got dragged into it
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:iconfayfia:
Fayfia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its ok. They aren't worth my time so no time wasted replying.
I won't add fuel to the flames.
Its better that everyone just ignores them instead of feeding in to it.
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Vioda Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Selfproclaimedknight had been noting me about all this,
it was pretty vague and I didn't understand it, but this explains everything.

Thank you!
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ;-; Sad to see they're noting all my watchers xD I feel a bit cheated given I was the one who had my characters stolen but bygones are bygones
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:iconvioda:
Vioda Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
dang dude, 

The person claimed someone else killed themselves, but I really think they're just trolls.

Reminds me of some stupid person who made an account called vioda-exp0sed
and traced my art and posted it :/

Some people are just here to troll.
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wtf that's awful I can't believe someone did that to you D:<

I also think they're trolls
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:iconaicaracalatia:
AicaraCalatia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They can all fite me 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They will suffer bae's wrath D:<
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:iconlmpuisive:
LmpuIsive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Aaa, thank you for making this journal!!
I'm absolutely, and completely grateful for your support here. ;v;
For a while, I was also thinking on making a journal,
but didn't know what to include, or how to go about it.
Would it be alright if I note people this journal link if ;
they bought shells 'icon adopts', are flaming me, etc?

Again, thanks a ton! ;v;
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ofc, you can do as you please with it, I just wanted to put it out there because our names are being unfairly dragged through the mud ;;
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:iconlmpuisive:
LmpuIsive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Truth ;;
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:iconwolflover595:
WolfLover595 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oi, god damn drama *head shake* I got noted about this crap as well and I hadn't even known about it in the first place :P
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha, sorry you got dragged into it xD <3
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:iconwolflover595:
WolfLover595 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh it's fine. Just caught me off guard and I started investigating XD.
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:iconlmpuisive:
LmpuIsive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
I saw you investing on my profile lmao cx
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