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Beware: PoisonousVixen

This is in regards to the following post: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/488291.html (Thanks again to all those who gave advice!)

WHO:
Poisonousvixen
URLS: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/poisonousvixen/   https://inkbunny.net/PoisonousVixen   http://poisonousvixen.sofurry.com/
There's also another account which appears to be an alternate account of hers on FA, but I don't know if I should mention it as I'm not 100% sure!
WHAT: This minor beware is with regards to their rude behaviour and disregard to T.O.S.

They have been banned on FA for art theft/ban evasion. I don't know any exact details of this, I'm afraid!
However, the following comment provided me with further info on her, and perhaps why more details/further bewares on her may be needed: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/488291.html?thread=17570915

More screenshots of her rude/curious behaviour (Note that NONE of these are related to or directed at me! Just providing more proof to back up my case):
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen1.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen2.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen4.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen5.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen6.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen7.png
Also; these are rather interesting and contradictory:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen3.png
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen8.png Screenshotted from her (Banned) deviantART account.

Of course, I can't really speak for any of this, as they're not my personal experiences. However, I felt I should provide more proof of her behaviour as I don't have many screenshots of the rudetowards me!

PROOF/EXPLAIN:

This first part is about the commissioning process.

I don't have much to go on with this, as I (stupidly) deleted the notes in question. In short, I just wanted it over with and to get it off my mind, but in hindsight...do I regret it. So for the first part, I just have a 'my side of the story' as such.

Poisonousvixen approached me for a commission, explained what they wanted, payment sent, all without a hitch. They were very kind and polite at this point - lovely person!

It wasn't until the commission was completed that I encountered problems. After sending the file, Poisonousvixen was incredibly rude about the corrections that they wanted. They kept talking about how I'd gotten their character's colours wrong (She said something about 'My character is blue, not turquoise'). She then proceeded to send a note entitled 'List of things wrong' and stated how unhappy she was with the commission and the many things she wanted me to correct. I apologised and fixed what she wanted to the best of my ability. After which...she suddenly, and simply, sent a note which said 'PERFECT!'. Confusing.

Upon uploading it to her FurAffinity gallery, she didn't link back at all - something which I ask of in my TOS and something which just minutes before, I'd asked her to do in a note, and she'd agreed to. I posted a comment politely asking if she could link back to my original submission and/or my FA page, as I had originally asked her. I remember her asking 'Why?' before deleting the submission (Presumably to get rid of my comment?) and reuploading it correctly...but with a few rude words in the description about being 'spammed' in the comments. Confused, I just left it be. I can never be bothered to deal with rude people, and it was at this point I proceeded to delete the notes...learn from my mistakes, I guess? Ugh.


This latter part is with regards to my TOS.

In my TOS, I state that I only allow re-uploading to FurAffinity galleries. I also state I'm happy to make exceptions to this of course, but only if people ask for permission first, and give clear links back.

It came to my attention however, that Poisonousvixen had uploaded my art to their SoFurry and Inkbunny galleries, without my permission and without asking...and with no credit or link back whatsoever. I know it's only a minor thing, but I thought I'd best let them know that they hadn't asked for permission and hadn't linked back to me.

I proceeded to make an account, simply so I could report the images to the admins. I posted a comment on the submission, which read:

"Hi there,

I didn't give you permission to post this on here...could you please remove it? Thank you.
"

(Screenshot of this comment, with cropped out username and userpic: http://pics.livejournal.com/bladebandit/pic/0007qpaa/g194 )

I don't have a screenshot of their original submission however, as she deleted the image almost immediately. Within minutes...she'd reposted it. Here's the description under the new image:





On the plus side, I now have a link back. But...the coldness and the rudeness in the description utterly astounds me. Reported the submission to the admins again, still awaiting a response.



A while later, I found this comment thread under the submission:



Rude again, and also incorrect. Edited out the top person's username, and will edit the userpic out if requested!




In short, Poisonousvixen was incredibly rude and showed a disregard to my TOS, even when I spoke to them politely. Quite a few people have mentioned their problems with her. So hopefully this post will spread the word and warn people to stay away!

Let me know if anything's missing and I'll edit to the best of my abilities. Apologies again for the lack of screenshots on the first part! :(

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asrasi
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, I have a pending commission with her, too. o.o At least now I know why my PMs weren't getting read. xD
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
Ack! Hope you don't have any problems with her! x_x
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sapling
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
what a nightmare! definitely blocking her, though that she apparently has alt accounts worries me...

i'm sorry you had to deal with someone like that. she appears to think that she's actually rather clever, jeez. not fooling anyone.
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Her possible alt. account is "Mistress_Amethyst" on FA. It's not 100% for sure, so I don't really want to act on it just yet. But the behaviour, style of typing (Including the spelling), character design and front page layout all matchup pretty similarly...

Also, the account was created around the same time as the PV account was banned.

Don't know how to report ban evasion on FA, though...need to look into that one. |D
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celarania
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Ouch! That comment about the Disney artists! Ouch! Someone needs to learn the difference between "work for hire" contracts and private commissions.

I think I'll be avoiding both people in the comment you posted unless they really reexamine their actions. I understand being ignorant about copyright, but once being told that copyright isn't included... no excuse.
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Ugh, I know! I couldn't believe it when I saw that comment.

Before sending her the comnpleted commission file, I listed my Terms about reposting in a note to her. So she did see/read/know of my Terms, she just chose not to follow them. :(
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ducttapeninja
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
OH BOY, where to start with PoisonousVixen.

I had a rather nasty run-in with her not too long ago because she was taking those fan-manga thingamawhatsit scans off HentaiFoundry, blatantly recolored them in MS Paint and tried to claim them as her own (along with blatant tracings/recolors of others' art from DeviantArt claiming "They said I could"/"It's free art so I don't have to credit anybody"-- Which was a lie 95% of the time when the original artists found out).

When people pointed out the For You / By You rule she simply said she could do whatever she wanted, flamed everyone who dared say anything against her (typical "you're just jealous" / "at least I'm not fat" / "let's see you do better" retorts) and then blocked them-- To my knowledge, at least most of those images were eventually removed, but there are still several older pieces in her gallery that I'm pretty certain aren't given proper credit or are traced/recolored.

The stuff with TheVioletRose? Not a hack-- I can't remember which comm it was in, but I know it was disproved and disproved fast as her backpedaling once she started getting busted on her art theft: Suddenly "I drew this myself" became "It was free lineart" which then became "Oh my sister drew this, I just uploaded it for her" which then became "omg my sister hacked my account and posted all this stolen art to get me in trouble!" and then became the "my sister did these I just took them to look like a good artist" (I'm going to see if I can find that post, as I'm fairly certain there are a lot more caps, but it could take a while.)

I'd assumed after I started seeing more and more artists doing commissions for her that she'd... I dunno, chilled out and grew up; given her attitude I'd always just sort of assumed that maybe she was one of those young newbies who "didn't get it" yet. Clearly, she hasn't changed much. :/ So on the one hand, I'm surprised she's here... but on the other hand, especially given my own experience with her, I'm not that surprised she's here.

I'm really sorry you've had to put up with this from her, and I'm really hoping she comes to her senses. :/ You did amazing work on her commission, and for her to suddenly dump a "Here's everything that went wrong" list on you is just... Disrespectful, to put it simply.
otherscape
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Wow, that's pretty immature behavior. How old is she?
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neolucky
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Seriously, it irks me to hear when someone says "I bought it, I own it!"... because they have no clue what they do and do NOT own. (lol Baught, cripes, spellcheck please)

Seriously, glad I've never come across her. Is her suspension on FA permanent?
ducttapeninja
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
I thought 'Neer put in that rule that anybody busted on art-theft was permabanned, "no ifs ands or buts"? I do remember him posting a really angry journal stating it as a rule, at least, but I could be wrong.

(also yeah, the "baught" really irked me too... how old is this person, anyway?)
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dinogrrl
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
What a nightmare :/ thanks for the beware.
takesu
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I had her trying to commission me a couple of times. I'm glad had ignored her now that I see this. She did sound rude and annoyed me a bit because she has missed to read on instructions when it's right in front of her.

I haven't read your TOS yet, so I don't know if it's already on there, but you should add:
'By commissioning me, it is expected that you have read, understood and agreed to the TOS.'
Keyword: expected. So she can't go saying 'oh, you didn't link me to it when I paid for it'.
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Dodges a bullet, indeed!

On my 'Commission Info' pages (both on DA and FA), just above where I list the prices, I have links to my TOS. Just below these links, I have a line which says:
"By commissioning me, you automatically agree to follow these terms!"

In the actual TOS itself, the first line (Aside from the title) reads:
"I will assume and expect that all commissioners have read and agreed to all my Terms Of Service!"

....so YEAH. I don't know. Should I change/reword anything? o:
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torikonero
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
I enjoy that she thinks she is exempt from your TOS because you didn't specifically ask her to read it. Does she not realize what TOS stands for? Terms of Service, aka...these are the terms at which I will execute a service. When the service is rendered and paid for, it means the person for whom the service is rendered agrees to the terms. Duh. Duh duh duh. I can only hope this person will try to contact an artist and receive "No, I will not do art for you as your entry on A_B is terrible," as an answer. MAYBE then they will try to change. Doubtful, but eh...you never know.
ducttapeninja
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
She's had plenty of chances to change. If she really is as old as she claims and is still acting this way after almost three years? I'm not seeing it as likely that she'll be changing anytime soon.
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flynxflink
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
oh god. thank GOD I didn't accept her commission when she wanted one
latiro
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
yikes! That's some sour attitude! I did follow her a FA (until she was banned form it) and Inkbunny, but I wasn't aware of her antics until I came across this A_B post about her

thanks for the warning and I'm very sorry you have to put up with her
latiro
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
*on not a
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millislim
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=14082

came across this on her inkbunny account...is this supposed to be funny?
neolucky
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Wow...that's pretty disgusting. I sure hope thats not true, it'd be a good thing to screencap however.
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lilclaudy
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I watch someone that did a sketch/lineart for her and she kept reposting and reposting. x_x;
Sugarcat told you about it.
Pretty much we kept telling the admins about it. :/
Since she kept reposting...ugh.
lilclaudy
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
Btw, I already put her on my blacklist. >.>
stormslegacy
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Holy Cowpatties!

Thank you very much for the warning, that kind of rudeness and condescension is utterly uncalled for o.o I could not believe the screencap of the "Color Me Sapphire" that was just disgusting.



bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
I know...I wasn't even aware of it myself until I specifically went looking for more examples of her behaviour. Needless to say; it wasn't difficult to find stuff.
selunca
Aug. 4th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
This makes me anxious, I just completed two colored digital commissionsfor this person. They were plesant and actually a really great commissioner when I worked with them. Neither of the commissions I did are uploaded on any of their galleries though, so perhaps I've dodged a bullet ;)
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed that you have! Ack!
duster
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Wowwwww.

By her entitled sceneager attitude and style of typing (I had to read some of her messages multiple times to understand what she was saying) I'd have guessed she was no older than 16. Can't believe this is a legal adult.

Her atttitude is rancid, thanks for the warning.
bladebandit
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
19, I believe. Crazy!

No worries; it was much needed!
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