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Here are her multiple accounts:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/girlinflated
http://girlinflated.deviantart.com/
http://inflate11223344.deviantart.com/

I was going to wait a little while before I posted this (to see if she actually sent the money), but I see that she's doing this to more artists so I figured that I'd do this before things got too out of hand.


So, I got a comment on the 24th of March from Girlinflated over FA asking for a picture of her character (or her) inflated. I replied to her immediately, saying that I would do it but it would have to be a commission. She said “Oh, okay” and I left it at that. Usually when someone replies with something like that, I take it as more of a “oh, okay, never mind” sort of thing. But, two days later she left a comment on my front page asking how the picture was doing.

Here are copies of the notes that went between us before we ended up getting onto msn (on March 25&26) and talking. I also have the msn logs (1 2 3), if you're interested in reading it.

To sum it up, she doesn't use paypal and lives in Australia. So I did the conversions and figured out how much she had to pay me. But, to top it off, she started being very strange. I expected this (I had spoken to someone before about her and he warned me that she would try to attach herself to me), but I quickly got annoyed. Towards the end of our conversation, reading it now, I think that I may have been a little too harsh. But I was far past annoyed and was beginning to realize that I was probably never going to get paid.

We didn't speak again till March 30th, when she sent me a note. Here are the notes between us.

At this point I know that I'm not going to get paid. The link to the sketch is now void (I took it down after I realized that she wasn't going to pay me) and I'm not going to send it to her again until payment is received.

On a side note, though, I also have this chain of comments that happened on my DA account. Although this isn't GirlInflated (apparently) I saw a lot of similarities between this and the convo that I had with her over MSN. So I'm 90% certain that this is the same person just being a troll.


The real reason why I decided to post this early was because I see that she's going around on FA telling people that she'll pay for commissions done by them. I don't want her taking advantage of more people. I also know that she tends to mooch off of people that give her art for free, asking them for more and more artwork. I've warned a couple people through FA, sending them notes when I saw he start to pester them about artwork, and so far she hasn't been getting to many more people.
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dlattecostumes
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Dear LORD.
I've gotten crazies but never one like this and I feel for you.
Even though I don't do art. I don't think I'd do any fursuit business with her. Thanks for the heads up and you were NOT mean at all. You were in the right for that type of situation. Like seriously? *shivers*

For once, this icon has a use lol
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
Hah... yes, your icon works very well in this situation. XD

Yeah, she's one of the craziest ones that I've run across. But I'm fairly sure that she's a troll, so it's somewhat to be expected.
weirdmisty
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Holy crap on a stick, that's some purebred psycho right there.
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
LOL... more than a little, yeah. XD
msmanuscript
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Heh, we've seen her before. Not here, but other places. The account itself is a troll. It's been uploading random myspace-cellphone pictures of random girls, none of them are ever together. They are just found on google and posted. When found out, most of them were deleted along with (now it seems) all of her writing submissions.

This account/user is a troll, don't trust anything that is said or done. The picture(s) and submissions are fake, or stolen. I suggest blocking this person right now.
msmanuscript
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
Oh, right.
http://community.livejournal.com/wtf_fa/2032498.html

You'll have to be a member, but here's reference to the trolling. I can post screencaps if you wish.
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ladyringo
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Woooooooowwwwww... that was a trip to crazy town...
thaily
Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
That's not a trip to crazy town, she's a homeowner there.
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oceandezignz
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
Personally, the moment she said 'I love you' like that out of the blue - twenty dollars be damned! I'd have blocked her from all my pages if it was possible, and without even saying a word of goodbye.

I could handle 'I love your art. That's not too personal, they enjoy what I have to offer. But the moment they say they loved me? Goodbye!
baronyiffington
Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
This.

Right when she said "I love you", it turned from professional to very personal. I would have dropped contact with her like a bad habit.
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thaily
Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh Rachel... I LOVE YOU OMG VALIDATE ME!

:P
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
OMG, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!1! D8


Oh you. lulz
zoemoss
Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Now, I'm all for loving one another, but she definitely crossed her boundaries. There's a weird sort of naivety, almost forced for a cute effect, to her responses. All it does is make her kind of creepy and way too forward. People need to learn when to stop.
JESUS!!!!
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
Well, the thing is, is that this person was probably raised thinking that if you use sweet talk like that you'll get what you want. I don't think that she knows how creepy that it is, nor do I think that she cares. As I told her, throwing the L-word around like that doesn't make it mean anything. To which she replied with a crying emoticon.

So, yeah... nothing but a giant child. =/
brokenxkneecap
Apr. 2nd, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
I have never commented on artists_beware before, but holy shit. I NEEDED TO EXPRESS MY OPINION ON THIS.

Even though someone said it was a troll account (and it was pretty obvious), I really liked how you handled the situation. You didn't just ignore her or yell at her like most people would have when she was crossing lines like that. It's admirable and, in a way, I could take what you did as a way of helping her. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SEE IT THAT WAY BUT GOSH DARNIT I DO.

If it's not a troll account and this person is actually this... socially unacceptable then that's even more kind. There ARE people out there who think that what they're doing is acceptable and just need to be told that it's not. Being ignored, people playing into it awkwardly, or being yelled at won't help.

I hope that if anyone does decide to do business with her then they handle it in a way that you did! Professional, yet kind. You knew the limits and showed them to her.

That being said... Holy fuckin' shit. She's creepy.
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Aww... =3

Well, thanks. I'm not one to openly ignore people, I figure that ignoring people like that doesn't do any good for anyone. I just wanted to be civil and treat her like a normal human being (even if she was creepy beyond all reason).

But, no, kissing up to people isn't the way to get what you want. Neither is lying.

This person (or troll) has been through this before. And, sadly, I don't think that any amount of people treating him/her well or badly will change the way that they do things.

And thanks very much for your comment. It made my day. =3
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rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah... and I lived it. 8| It's still hard for me to believe.
starchildebrite
Apr. 2nd, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
That... was just creepy-stalkerish. :/
As said on WTF FA, sounds a bit FBIish too.
starchildebrite
Apr. 2nd, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
[Not that an FBI agent would go out of their way to commission furry inflation art, but ... definitely an adult pretending to be a teen at least...?]
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purpule
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Jesus H Christ, utterly creep tastic, I can barely believe that she's serious (but for the fact I've met her kind before)

The imaginary boyfriend bit is more than a little sad too.
Cheers for the headsup, I'll be sure to avoid her if the chance we ever ran into each other occurred!
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
The thins is... I seriously think this is a dude. And I think that pretending to be a 15 year old girl is more sad than pretending to have a boyfriend. =/

And no problem about the warning. If you see people you know on FA talking to her, be sure to direct them here. The more people we can get to know about this, the better.
shukivengeance
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's definitely an old guy with a jailbait obsession D: I feel sorry for the girl being impersonated.
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Definitely. Hopefully the girl will never know. =/
claytonzjones
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
To be honest the way this conversation flows is a lot like a bot. There's enough behaviour that dosn't seem to be bottish, but for the most part it reminds me of those creepy bots that find you on dating sites.
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Heh... the thought of a bot never came into my mind. That -would- be creepy. 8|
lichdog
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
grilinflated is actually an older dude. :
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Not surprised... AT ALL. =/
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westly_roanoke
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I've had a lot of people want to talk to me about their RP character because that kind of thing is what they get off on. Just talking about it, not even RPing it, just...talking. It's very strange. I mean, I enjoy talking about vampires, but I try not to FORCE it on anyone...

You'd think they'd be able to find another fetishist to talk about that kind of thing with...
rachel1987
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
The strange thing is, is that she/he wanted me to explain their own fetish to them. That was when I figured that this was probably nothing but an old man troll.

But, yeah, I've had the same thing happen to me. And, usually, I don't mind it as much. Talking about a character is one thing, but a specific fetish? Naw, I'm good.
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