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Beware FuRomantic of FA

It all began with a new user on FA named Noee. Check 'im out, by the way, he's got awesome potential.

Noee came under fire very quickly for having 'recolored and stolen' art and FuRomantic claimed to have the original. (NSFW: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4468079) There was a small flame war from a few fans of FuRomantic. FuR claimed to have posted the original, which was posted a few days before Noee posted his own piece... However, Noee pointed out that he had uploaded the same piece to HentaiFoundry over a month ago. FuR responded claiming that they too had uploaded the same pic to SoFurry around the same time. (I would post a link to FuR's image, but it has been removed... Can you see where this story is headed?)

FuR had uploaded earlier on FA but was hours behind Noee on the HF vs SoFurry. However, since they were so close, it was hard to judge who was in the right... Until you looked at the art. Once you compared the pieces side by side from an artist's eye, it became VERY obvious that FuR was the theif. Noee's art was clean and crisp. FuR's was made up of straight lines, as if someone had traced using the line tool, there was even a small patch of color that seemed to have been forgotten which was the same color that Noee's picture was! There was artifacting all over FuR's version, showing that the image had been swapped to a different format than was originally intended. There was even an additional dick on FuR's image that was HEAVILY aliased as if it had been cut from another image at a lower resolution.

After being proven a thief and even going so low as to attack the original artist personally, a mod was brought in. FuR's image was removed and the harassing shouts left on Noee's page were deleted. Noee reuploaded their own piece to remove the comments.

TLDR: If you skipped the previous story, this is the important part. 
FuR's style seems to range GREATLY and I highly suspect that most, if not all of their images are the same story. Traced and recolored. If anyone else can help pinpoint any originals in their gallery so we can get this thief banned, I'd be very happy :D

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( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Classy. Straight up classy. This is why stealing artwork never works. You will always eventually be busted no matter how good you cover your tracks!
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Looks like his stuff is all anime/hentai artist rips, I don't really know much about that or I'd be able to help ;__;
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
You may want to stick this on art_theft as well. I don't think all of them watch here.
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Gah, hit reply too soon. They're pretty good at finding originals.
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll hit 'em up!
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
If you can find the originals, I'll do the rest.
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Are you someone I can talk to about claiming an abandoned account? I've tried to contact 2 other admins to no response, and it's a little frustrating.
Sep. 14th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yea, I can help you with that.
Sep. 14th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Should I note you on FA or email you or.. ? I don't wanna get too offtopic here in the comments.
Sep. 14th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Note me on FA. :)
Sep. 15th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm on the hunt! :T I'm not sure why but this particular case has felt kind of personal for me. I was so infuriated by FuR.

My bf is a hentai nerd and I showed him the art in said gallery. He said he recognized some of the images but didn't know where he'd seen 'em. ;; It's not hard proof but it's somethin, I just gotta find the originals.
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
It's all been pulled. There's one pic in the Gallery, and one favorite. And at least one person has publicly announced they have stopped watching FuR.

Icon for FuR, not OP.
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing quite a few pics in the gallery?
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm only getting one, though I notice their profile says they have 11 submissions. I don't know what's going on.

Have you refreshed/cleared your cache? That could be why they are still showing up for you.
Sep. 14th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
I see their 11 submissions as well, and have never viewed this person's account before.
Sep. 15th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
If you dont have the adult settings on FA then you'll only be able to see one image. There are actually 11 in their gallery but they're all porn =3
Sep. 16th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)

Thanks for that. Now I'm seeing more stuff...

*wondering if that's a good thing...*
Sep. 14th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Actually there was a bit more of a mixup. Noee was reported for art theft and originally his piece was removed for that reason.

Noee noted me and showed me the previous upload prior to FuR's on the separate site, at which point I deleted FuR's and deleted the harassing shouts from Noee's page and asked them to reupload. :/
Sep. 14th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ugh thats really horrible. I've had the same thing happen a few years ago, where a mega-popular furry artist traced my work then turned around and started telling everyone that I copied -HIM-. But thankfully it blew up into a meme and he got made fun of and it was happy ever after. Point of the story is, it's really dumb to try and take credit when the artist undoubtedly can prove they have the original in some form.
Sep. 14th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
well, on the bright side, more popularity for noee :)

but yeah, hastle ... thing is hastle
Sep. 14th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
*chews carrot*

aparently, their "always open for commissions"
Sep. 14th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I always wonder what their parents are thinking with people like FuRomantic, I refuse to believe they've moved out of their parental house. Though they obviously did a shit job raising him, I'd love to see their faces when told their kid traces animal-headed people porn on the internet.
Sep. 16th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
You lie you will eventually be found out and have lots of angry people after you (if he did indeed do commissions and such o_O)
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