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Warning: Gilligan

Today I received a PM over FurAffinity about my current icon at the time. The icon was drawn by Gilligan aka _gilligan_ for a mere $2 in teenycom.

It turns out that he has been tracing over someone's art for the icons. The actual artist is Mitchell, whom provided these overlays as well as a link to their original submission. (They don't use LJ, so here I am.)
Ref: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/luso_skav/Arrtsystuff/goddamnit.jpg
Ref2: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/luso_skav/Arrtsystuff/goddamnit2.jpg
Original: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1773461/

I know a lot of people have bought those $2 icons from Gilligan, and I even advertised him to my friends here and on FA-- not at all knowing that people were paying for work that had been traced from another artist. So as a customer, I am really upset about this. I was trying to be nice to another artist, only for find out I got burned, and caused friends to spend money on traced art. :/

What's worse, is that he asks for payments to be sent as a "gift". I didn't think anything of it at the time-- of course I'll spend the few extra cents to send over $2, lol. Except now, knowing that it's traced, I can't ask PayPal for a refund. Argh!

I quickly searched through the teenycom community, and his most recent post is here:
--also advertising the icons.
edit: He's removed them since I originally sent in this post.

TL;DR: Gilligan traces and profits off of it. Do not buy his face-stuffing icons. Also I suggest checking his sales in communities to ensure nothing else of yours is being traced for profit. :/

Edit: Adding more screenshots--

From my journal entry here.

Both from here.
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Oct. 7th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
This is very frustrating. I wonder if Teenycom will remove him. I surely hope so.

Edit: I also hope he hasn't decided to trace work that artists have done for him via Teenycom.

Edited at 2009-10-07 04:04 am (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
The official policy is that we do not police the artists on teenycom (see community profile for full wording of that policy.) However, in light of the severity of this one, I'll talk to the other mods tomorrow and figure something out. I suspect at the very least he'll be banned from selling in future if not an outright ban.
(no subject) - snobahr - Oct. 7th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
How disappointing. Makes me wonder if the one I got from her (one I'm posting with now) is traced too, it looks better than some of her other stuff. :(
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
I would be suspicious. Especially since looking at the other icons in that batch, there's something very copypasta about many of them.
(no subject) - growly - Oct. 7th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 7th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
IT WAS ALL A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT is my favorite backpedaling phrase, of which I think we can all agree 'I did it for the lulz' is a close cousin.
Oct. 7th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
And of which "I WAS KIDDING YOU GUYS" is a direct ancestor.
(no subject) - zoom_gas - Oct. 8th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Hahaha, oh wow.
Oct. 9th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Off topic, but OH GOD YOUR ICON DX

Creepin' me out a little.
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
That sucks. D:
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Booo on tracing!! I'm sorry it went down that way :/
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
welp that is a pretty pathetic excuse

you did it to see how far the drama would spread, suuuuure
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
What a douche.
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
"I did it for teh lulz"

Oct. 7th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
...Wow. I noticed she said she'd refund you... I hope that she actually goes through with it.

I just don't understand - with so many people who know people who know people etc etc - that they don't think they'll be caught.

Thanks for the warning.
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
er... he.
(no subject) - starcharmer - Oct. 7th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - filthy_animal - Oct. 7th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - starcharmer - Oct. 7th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I thought Gilligan was a she...?
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
She is.
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Oct. 7th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
*is Talathia o/*

I am FINALLY getting to this murrypurry. Ugh. Too much real life horse shit going on for his "lulz". But yeah I commissioned him for a icon just to confirm it. x.x

ilu Filthy.
Oct. 7th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, hun. c:
(no subject) - driftwoodwings - Oct. 7th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
You'd think that people would learn.
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
I always ask commissioners to send PP payments as a gift because I thought that meant it didn't charge anything to either party... :S
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
If you use your account to sell stuff on eBay, you still get charged for receiving money marked as Gift, though.

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Oct. 7th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh fucking LAME.

Social experiment my ass, you cheating douchebag.
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