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Beware: spadefoot

WHO: SpadeFoot, SpadeHand, Captain YES!, SoulHander, ChessyCat, various aliases containing Ace or Spade or both

WHERE: Operates on Inkbunny, Sonichentai.net, FurAffinity, Hentai-Foundry

WHAT: 40 unique digital and traditional images

WHEN: By admission from the commissioner, he "first got the idea" as of January 13th, 2011, and the commissions were multitudinous, and on-going since then.

PROOF: The proof I have is the archive of 40 images of commissioned pornography involving -- among other characters neither belonging to me, nor the commissioner -- the four following characters of mine that he did not own, and did not have permission to use:

Characters owned by me, themie.deviantart.com :
- Jam (red female monkey) - Proof of ownership: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/70x70-Jam-192478934
- Latika (brown/beige female slow loris) - Proof of ownership: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/Latika-the-Porter-290893910
- Tabitha (beige female sand cat) - Proof of ownership: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/teeking-254000177
- Boogie (green male monkey, Jam's 6-year-old brother) - Proof of ownership: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/And-Boogie-Makes-Three-133920660

EXPLAIN: Over the course of two years, this person, who was a close, personal friend of mine, secretly commissioned pornographic art of the above characters without my knowledge or consent. These images featured graphic, violent rape, strangulation, bondage, impregnation, and incest among other things. A prevailing majority of it featured his character and others raping and impregnating mine. He also in many cases utilized other peoples' characters to rape mine; in other words, commissioned rape art involving characters he had absolutely no ownership of or right to use. Some of the images of my characters were edited splices of my own art. This person, when confronted with it, maintains that what he did would have been alright if only none of us had found out. Furthermore, he cites me as a partial cause of it, saying that I gave him the idea for it when I posted this image: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/Warm-Front-193366536, and that my character received the majority of his fixation simply because she was written in a way that appealed to him, and I supplied a lot of reference art for him to use.

confession

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When confronted about it, the commissioner maintained that what he did would have been alright if only none of us had found out.

noharm


Obviously, I wish to not post the offending images themselves, and the mod team has allowed me to submit the graphic proof in a private format, not to be seen publicly as this is a very sensitive and hurtful topic to me, and all of the other people that were affected.

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tealmoonxiv
May. 7th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
Gross.
timelapsedecay
May. 7th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
I remember when this happened... wow. :/
thecreativepen
May. 7th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
I remember the post in which all of this blew up a while back. I'm so sorry this happened to you. To have something that lurid happen to something as personal as an OC is just wrong. I hope that one day they come to their senses and realise that what they did was not okay.
antevillain
May. 7th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
Checking in.
I'm one of the folks whose characters this guy has used for his disturbing "porn of friends' characters" hobby. Of the characters of mine that I know he used are...

- Rock (white male monkey)
- Midian (yellow/black male jackal)
- Jared (red male monkey)
- Shane (light blue male stork)
- Casey (blue-haired male pig)

Proof of ownership of each (I'm the owner of spindash.net, so where it credits that, it credits me. E-mail admin@spindash.net if in doubt of my credentials.):

- Rock: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/Rockin-the-Bloodstripe-183379569?q=gallery%3Athemie%2F2609100&qo=15
- Jared/Shane: http://themie.deviantart.com/art/Cause-for-Alarm-180766448
- Casey & Midian I'll have to post links to later to prove they're mine. They're not on anybody's devart, and the wiki containing their information and images is currently down and I haven't had time to fix it.

I never gave him permission to have any art of my characters drawn. The way he used them is disturbing, to say the least.

Not sure what else there is to say. This guy's really screwed up, and worse yet, he's still commissioning pictures of characters that don't belong to him as recently as a couple of weeks ago, so there's a very real chance any commissioner who takes a job from him is at certain risk of violating someone's rights.
thaily
May. 7th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
"The courage" to commission porn of other people's characters, complete with the accusation that the behavior of the characters' owners provoked him to commission said porn without consent of the characters' owners.

I think everyone would benefit if this guy sought some professional help, before this descends into even more sinister behavior.
norsepaw
May. 7th, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
I agree.
kerstin_orion
May. 7th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
Mod Post: I have seen proof of the images created
While normally we would require some evidence of the aforementioned images before allowing the post through, we have made an exception in this case due to the nature of the images.

Shoyougami sent me several images done by different artists which included exactly the content described in the post, so I can vouch for that part of the evidence requirement.
nakoothetauren
May. 7th, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Mod Post: I have seen proof of the images created
I mean this only as a suggestion if it becomes a problem.
If the OP has the images in a file they could set the file size to display as details or lists then take a screen shot of the folder. Amusing there is pertinent information in the names of the images. For example when some artiest create there file they embed there name and the commissioners in the title. I know that when you down load an image from FA it has the title embedded. As well, when a file is sent direct from the commissioner there is no reason it should change name.
Here is an example of what I mean from one of my own commission folders: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/nakoothetauren/24115328/136294/136294_original.png

Again I mean this only as a suggestion if it is still at all applicable to the post.

-Edited to change icon. Accidently left it on the wrong one.

Edited at 2013-05-07 01:01 pm (UTC)
nakoothetauren
May. 7th, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
Is there anything in how he goes about commissioning people that they should be wary of?

I understand for these post he's looking for people who do sonic related adult work, but are there any other tells? Does he call them his characters? or say that its a privet gift?

I only ask because if there are characters not listed that come up from this person someone might not know.
I'm not sure if its just sonic artist this person targets but if it is would there be a way to alert the majority of them to this persons behavior?

Sorry for all the questions, I am just trying to think of how to be helpful.
antevillain
May. 7th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
To the best of my knowledge, he...

1. Sometimes makes an alt account to use just for one commission, so as to hide his identity
2. Claims to own the characters in question
3. Absolutely insists upon privacy, to the point where he'll probably seem paranoid/suspicious
4. Provides false names or no names for the characters; may also provide false colors for the characters (I believe one artist told me he asked for Jam to be colored orange; he may color-correct simpler works after receiving them)

To quote him directly:

"I didn't give out any names, gave fake species for them, and insisted it be done entirely privately, or there would be no sale. Long story short, I did everything I could think of to lead the commissionee off the trail of the RP. [...] SpadeFoot was just my old 'evil twin' account. I'd use it, and a spam e-mail account, to gain access to 18+ sites."
peludrax
May. 7th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I can't believe people have the utter disregard for others to pull these kinds of things. Its getting to the point that I guess we'll all have to put huge watermarks across things saying " This character is my property please do not use for any commission work without MY permission"

To clarify I don't blame the artists, as a lot of these people, especially the ones who make "hobbies" of it as he calls it, go to great lengths to get what they want (fake accounts, claiming they *are* the creator, ect). Its just sickening that people really are so amazingly selfish as to do something like this.
dragontripmon
May. 7th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ironically two of those account Spadefoot and Spadehand are on FA. Though not surprised considering the previous AB he made was about another artist he commissioned. It does show his own character.
novemb3r
May. 7th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
i remember when this came out on a post a while back, it made me sick to my stomach then and it makes me sick now. this behavior is beyond disgusting and is just plain violating... i'm so, so sorry OP.
sharksocks
May. 7th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Just checking in.
Just checking in. My characters were used as well, though to a lesser extent than the OP's. (There was a lot of baggage involved.)

Owned by me, kazzooki.deviantart.com, and used without permission:
-Mako (blue male shark) - Proof of ownership
-Murdoch (dark-green male Tasmanian devil) - Proof of ownership
-Rodolf (dark-blue male unicorn) - Proof of ownership

I can't say anything that wouldn't be redundant regarding what the OP or Antevillain have said. Just putting my "I was affected by this, too" in. This guy's got issues.
(As I understand it he is receiving some form of professional help, but in light of recent events it doesn't seem to have stopped this behavior, so there you go.)

(editted for clarity)

Edited at 2013-05-07 10:09 pm (UTC)
marus_puppy
May. 8th, 2013 07:03 am (UTC)
I thought some people had talked sense into this guy when he was last around here? Guess I was wrong.

Permanent blacklist.
zackfig
May. 9th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Was he listed before? I remember a similar case to this, was it the same person? clicking on the tag just returns this post =/
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dragontripmon
May. 8th, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
I wonder do any of the administrators of the other sites namely Sonichentai, or Hentai-Fondry know about this?
shouyugami
May. 8th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
Probably not. I honestly didn't think they would care, and I don't have accounts on either of those websites. Do you think it'd be worth saying something?

Edited at 2013-05-08 04:56 pm (UTC)
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armaina
May. 8th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
The most horrible thing about all this, is that his entire mindset and attitude about it is not unlike that of a sexual predator :| 'You teased me, you brought this upon yourself'
I wonder if his next train of thought is for us to be 'grateful' that he isn't actually doing these things to people, and using art as an outlet.

This strikes me not only as a beware for commission purposes, but a beware to avoid him as a person in general. He does not strike me as a safe person by any stretch of the imagination.
novemb3r
May. 8th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
this!
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fastbreak333
May. 9th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Considering the last time he was here, it's pretty clear that he knows what he's doing is wrong, but refuses to acknowledge it. If he did, then he wouldn't go through great lengths to hide his identity and keep these commissions private.

I'll be sure to warn my friends about this guy.
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