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Beware: Pyroscale, impersonator/Thief

I know impersonation and unauthorized use of character is not the usual thing to be posted here, but i think this situation has gone far enough to require it.



WHO: Pyroscale, also using "PyxaronAD", "Pyxaron_Draptor", "Pyxaron_the_draptor" and other variations of my name. Goes by the name "Jonathan Tremblay" on facebook, paypal and some other sites, but i have no idea if that name is a fake or not, as it is a bit of a "John Smith" name here.

WHERE:

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pyroscale/ (NSFW content)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pyxaronAD/ (now banned)
https://pyroscale.sofurry.com/ (NSFW content)
https://inkbunny.net/Pyroscale (NSFW content)
http://profile.aryion.com/profile/Pyxaron_draptor (NSFW content)
User "Pyxaron_the_draptor" on Skype.

WHAT: This person has been, under his own name or using new accounts with name similar to mine, been commissioning pictures involving my character, and claiming ownership of my character. He's been using a copy of my refsheet with the name removed ( http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h448/Pyroscale/draptor_refsheet_resized_zps5c2b79fd.jpg ) to do so, and using various accounts with a name similar to mine to contact artists. Most of the commissions posted on FA involving my character that weren't authorized have been taken down, but i keep regularly getting news of pictures involving my character being drawn or uploaded. Many other characters have also been involved in those pictures without consent, or while unaware of what the picture would actually be.

WHEN: This has started over a year ago, trouble tickets were opened last year on FA and still are being opened there and on various other sites as things are discovered.

PROOF: Most of the art has been taken down from FA, but some remain on other sites. A good example would be ( http://profile.aryion.com/profile/Pyxaron_draptor ) as well as ( http://profile.aryion.com/profile/Pyroscale ) and his sofurry and inkbunny account listed above.

EXPLAIN: The person in question simply continues to contact artists to commission them some "gift art" involving my character in some sexual or vore-related situation, asking it to be kept a secret not to ruin the surprise. Alternatively, he will contact them using an account with a name similar to mine, claiming it to be my "adult account", asking to commission once again pictures involving my character.

I've been doing my best to contact artists in time to get those pictures cancelled, or admins to get the pictures taken down from his own galleries, once made aware of them.

I'm posting this in hope of making people aware of the situation, and keep more of those unwanted pictures involving my character from being drawn.

My own FA, as reference, is https://www.furaffinity.net/user/pyxaron/ and my refsheet is here; https://www.furaffinity.net/view/1065698/ and was originally drawn by Rah-Bop and uploaded to DA here: http://rah-bop.deviantart.com/art/Pyxaron-refsheet-67579636 if this might help establish the ownership of the character.

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Comments

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oceandezignz
Apr. 5th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
A small suggestion if you can? Change the title/subject of your post to something like "Beware: Pyroscale, Imperonator/Thief". Its more eye catching and the memory of the beware will stick in the minds of our members A LOT better, which for something like this you'd want.
tealmoonxiv
Apr. 5th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
I agree.
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tartii
Apr. 5th, 2013 06:27 am (UTC)
I heard about this, and I am so sorry to hear that it is still on-going. I hope he will be perma-banned because this sort of behavior is ludicrous.
I'm very glad to see you made a beware, and I hope things get better for you.

I've also heard some...other things that make what he does even WORSE, and something I can fully relate to, so I wish you strength and the very best.
thaily
Apr. 5th, 2013 10:45 am (UTC)
I felt as though this had been posted about before?

I did his ref sheet, and he was pretty easy to work with, but I'm also kinda creeped out he's commissioning smut with your character against your will. My rules to help prevent me from getting used by someone like this are fairly strict, and people have whined that it ruins the surprise if they wanna commission me for a picture with a friend, but it's totally worth it to help prevent this sort of thing.

You have my sympathy.
thaily
Apr. 5th, 2013 10:46 am (UTC)
Also I've noticed he uploaded my art to Inkbunny, which I do not allow. Ugh =_=
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timelapsedecay
Apr. 5th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
I heard about this some time ago. I am very sorry this is happening to you man, I saw the meat of it and it's just disgusting behavior.
intj_reflection
Apr. 5th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
Wow. Will definitely watch for him.

That aryion profile is just upsetting. Not only using your artwork to set up a kink RP profile on a website, but using your FA/Skype contact info on it instead of his modified ones?

Ngh. Just no.
kilroyfirelizrd
Apr. 5th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh lord, he's still pulling this? I hope word keeps getting around until he can't find anyone able to indulge him in this sick game of his.
china_kitty
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
I could relate to having someone doing this to me as well, so I sympathize.

That was very disgusting behavior that he impersonated you in order to get "gift art."
lazer_the_hyena
Apr. 6th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Maybe you could make some sort of notice that you can post on your page and maybe others can help circulate it for you? Something saying that you will only contact artists from (x) email address or (x) fa account, etc and that if contact/payment comes from anyone else but these listed forms of contact that it is not you and that they do not have permission to use your character. I would also list your chars and their refs so that all information is available in one place. Make it your journal on fa and make sure it is readily viewable to others.
nakoothetauren
Apr. 7th, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
If someone was vial about this kind of thing they could Spoof the email that the OP post in something like that to make the commission request seem legit.

I am not sure how the OP could go about this? Perhaps note in his profile or any image locations of his character if an artist gets a request to draw his character the contact his FA or some such.
Eg in fa substitution of his character say something like
"Have you been commissioned to draw this character? Contact me it could be a fake" -shrug.-
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Draekaar Draconigenae
Apr. 7th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Good on you to finally put a post about that guy ... I'm sorry it ended up coming to that, in the end, but I REALLY hope it means a lot more artists will be aware of the situation with a quick skim

*hugs lots* I'll try to spread the word among people I know, too :)
dragontripmon
Apr. 8th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
I am wondering has anyone read this yet considering how disturbing this user is. http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/4512027/ I definitely see this beware as warranted.

Edited at 2013-04-08 01:08 am (UTC)
lackoflollies
Apr. 10th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
Oh.... my.. god.
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mottenfest
Apr. 11th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
I've also had issues with people using my characters for unwanted commissions before, so I can definitely relate. I'm sorry this is happening to you too. I wish there was a better way to prevent it. :/
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sigilgoat
Apr. 13th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be screening this post as it names those without any proof. If you would like to create your own beware, you can find all the pertinent information on our profile page.
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thaily
Jun. 18th, 2015 10:41 am (UTC)
Adding a note to this post; I learned that Pyroscale has been trying to sell his character for about a year, saying that "You would Get the Rights to All the Art".

As the artist who did his ref sheet, I want to make a public note that no, you do not automatically get rights to my artwork if you buy the character from him. And that might also go for many of the other artists.

Do not pay for artwork when someone is selling a character design, more often than not they do not have the rights and cannot transfer these to you.
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