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Beware of DiceLion on Furaffinity

 Greetings everyone

It's been brought to my attention that the user DiceLion of FurAffinity ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dicelion ) is the same artist who previously went by the names of Svetlana, Achondrite, and CanyonVoredU. This had been confirmed by a few members of the FurAffinity community, as well as there being circumstantial evidence such as the same art style, same interests, same dislikes, age, and location. The previous track record of this artist is nothing short of having been commissioned a project that's usually valued over $200, then disappears shortly afterwards without fully delivering on the paid art. This has happened to a number of people already over the past few years, myself included. This user's new account has only been active since April, and she is already exhibiting the same behaviors as her previous accounts prior to being uprooted by way of advertising large sums of art for a high price, which she is asking to be paid up front for.

By no means am I suggesting to not commission this artist. If you do, that's your own business and no one else's. But, if you do happen to commission this artist, I encourage you to practice caution.

Thank you for your time.

Edit - Due to the fact that the accused is stating I had threatened physical harm towards her nearing the end of our dealings, I dug up the chat logs I had posted about the very same individual from my previous entry about her.

Here's the full and complete chat log prior to DiceLion ceasing all forms of communication with me.
http://b.imagehost.org/0185/3_5.jpg
http://b.imagehost.org/0978/1_1.jpg
http://b.imagehost.org/0135/2_11.jpg

Edit 2 - A user, who wishes to remain anonymous, just confronted me in regards to this whole issue. He does not wish to have his name disclosed, but I wanted to make this public in regards to Achondrite as well.

http://i.imagehost.org/0473/kasaipolicereportcensor_2.jpg


Edit 3 - Upon suggestion of the community, I would like to specifically point out this thread and the evidence I had posted in it to disprove any claims from the accused.

http://community.livejournal.com/artists_beware/360309.html?thread=11648373#t11648373

Edit 4 - In regards to my own dealings with her, I paid $450 USD for 10 sketches, and $450 USD to have those 10 sketches inked. She produced 3 sketches and refunded $300 CAD ( $275 USD ) at the time of the incident, and $125 USD after I posted this journal more than 2 years later. She has yet to refund me the additional $365 USD to make up for the total difference of what's been paid and what's been produced.

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cesarin
Aug. 9th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
You know, since she does all her business throught paypal.
shoudlnt it better to make a list of all her accounts used for paypal and her base address?
while Paypal lets you add "aliases", it always has a root account and tied to a single real name and bank account (or credit card ).

that should be the perfect way to see who she is when she starts to put more ALTS.

duster
Aug. 9th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
That's odd. Kurenai is usually the first to jump on an entry and advise people to to do. It's strange to see so many people come out of the woodwork and say they've been scamming people like crazy.
lovegonnadrown
Aug. 9th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
I know, right? This seems so out of nowhere. I guess a lot of people severely misjudged her. :l
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unclekage
Aug. 9th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
So...she takes people's money and then vanishes, and resurfaces with a different identity months later to do the same thing.

A very typical criminal behavior pattern. I imagine that people will be very much on the lookout for her next incarnation. I hope, too, that folks will be judicious when unearthing what they believe is her next screen name, and will not start a witch hunt against an innocent new artist who happens to share a similar style.
lilenth
Aug. 9th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)

She usually litters enough clues around to tie her dA/FA accounts together, catching the livejournal account might be a bit harder unless one knows her new art account.

Fortunately there's no new sign ups permitted on FA right now so she can't switch for now.
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notorious_hunty
Aug. 9th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, just..wow. I am so sorry you have to go through this.

I've been reading that artists' particular posts here on this community, and I knew she was bad news. She usually got snarky with people and started drama here. I couldn't get my finger on it until I read this here.

Hope you can detangle this big, messy situation!
maschevitz
Aug. 10th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8728/dicejournal1.jpg

"GUYS I DID SOME NASTY STUFF WHEN I WAS JUST A KID (TWO WHOLE YEARS AGO AND ALSO YESTERDAY) BUT PLZ FORGIVE ME"

This totally sounds like 'Hey I stole all this money from you, here let me make another empty promise to fulfill it so I can rip you off twice!'
kora_atlass
Aug. 10th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
I like how she failed to include her past screen names for the people who she scammed that hasn't seen this LJ post. I'm sure there's a few.
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vtforpedro
Aug. 10th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
what... what just happened D8 i saw this last night at like, 32 comments and now THIS drama... wow, that chick always seemed a little bossy, but i just figured that was, well, just her! i'm really sorry you had to go through this, Kora and i hope no one else has to ._. yikes
maschevitz
Aug. 10th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Late to the Party, But it Needs to be Seen
Several things I've found pertaining to this situation.

- Kora's original journal on FA, pretty interesting read even though we already know most of the info. http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/445243/
- Shots of her 'counter' journal, complete with comments. Page 1 Page 2
- Achondrite saying that she would flat out not finish or refund commissions. Also of note is the comment by Infini. http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1853/achondritecommissionthe.jpg

kora_atlass
Aug. 10th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Late to the Party, But it Needs to be Seen
I lol at DiceLion's latest journal, which is turning into a ****storm.
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1623053/
banrai
May. 26th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
kora_atlass
May. 26th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Haha, yet another alias. I guess I'm not surprised at this point, she did start going by leopardus on FA instead of sticking with dicelion
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stendec_rising
Jan. 7th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
She's back under a new account...
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/marmaladetiger/

Based on the last replies on the above comment thread, she still owes you a fair bit right? Well, she's back on FA once again, and taking commissions (again) based on the submission descriptions.

Kora, if I were you I would absolutely report her. She shouldn't be allowed to continue to account jump like this, take people's money and scam them then jump again and again. FA isn't just a magical honeypot of money to use and dump whenever you feel like it.
kora_atlass
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: She's back under a new account...
The only thing she owes me at this point are the remaining 7 sketches. At this point, I'm just grateful I got a partial refund. Beyond that, I'm honestly not expecting her to finish or refund the remaining 7 sketches.

In regards to FA, it's not actually against the ToS to continue making alt accounts unless it's to evade bans or harass people. People could always approach Dragoneer on the matter, but I doubt anything will be done. I've already reported her on her continually making new accounts, even though a few of her original names have already been banned from FA, but it doesn't seem like anything was done.
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