PSA: Starfoxxe (9/11/17 stolen designs for sale)

Posted 11 days, 4 hours ago (Edited 8 days, 5 hours ago) by Valentine

Starfoxxe is continuing to create and delete Furvilla threads for selling off stolen designs.
I am no longer linking individual threads for this reason. Please be on alert.
DO NOT BUY THEM. THEY ARE NOT RIGHTFULLY HERS.
I noticed she is trying to claim I'm salty that I want her characters/designs.
I don't want anything from her except  her to stop using ones that don't belong to her anymore, including the one that is rightfully mine.
She has also been selling things that she has been in trouble for before -- please see the Sharkies section.


!! DO NOT GO AFTER THIS USER IF YOU ARE NOT AFFECTED !!
This thread is not to start a witch hunt and plenty of people have already reported the user in question.
Aywas and Furvilla staff have been alerted. Do not report it any further to either site.

I'm posting this here to Toyhouse because I know a few other users play petsites, but also this is a matter of design theft and that Starfoxxe is commissioning people for them.
9/11/17She has been confirmed to be selling off stolen designs. (edit to clarify: I meant she sold them in the past too.)


9/12/17
I've changed the layout of this PSA for a more clean reading of each section.
Please click the spoiler headers to see what is under each cut.

Live links are marked with a plus sign.
Only the Aywas live links require signing in, so I included screenshots alongside them.

Blue marks important updates, red marks important/urgent messages, pink marks unimportant updates.


Starfoxxe's Site Links:

Aywas || Furvilla || DeviantArt || Toyhouse || FurAffinity || Charahub
She is also found across the internet under the same name, but I felt these places were most relevant.


Original Findings September 6th, 2017:

I logged onto Furvilla after being gone for an extended period of time, just to kind of see what was up. I remembered Starfoxxe used to play, because we were friends for awhile, and looked her up. I wasn't expecting to find one of my custom Aywas pets had been stolen by her, to make a custom Furvilla villager, called a "paintie" onsite.
+Aywas custom versus +Furvilla paintie
comparison of both
Aywas screenshot vs Furvilla screenshot

The custom did belong to her previously, but she sold him to me on October 19th, 2015. The paintie was not around until about August 2016.
Proof of sent cash currency (GP) for +Nukpana and +Tarquinn (Tarquinn is not part of the issue, though.)
Zoomed and marked the transaction

These were the mails between us, Part 1 and Part 2 (it goes from newest to oldest as it goes down)
We eventually took it to Skype to confirm 15GP ($15 equivalent) per custom but I unfortunately do not have those logs
I did not trade her any designs alongside the sale.

I mailed Starfoxxe to see if there was something to be done, but she would not have any of it and blocked me from replying.


Confirmed Stolen Customs

Wasabi
+Aywas ; +Furvilla ; comparison ; Aywas screenshot ; Furvilla screenshot

Ashriel
+Aywas ; +Furvilla ; comparison ; Aywas screenshot ; Furvilla screenshot

Gossamer
+Aywas ; +Furvilla ; comparison ; Aywas screenshot ; Furvilla screenshot
9/11/17: Original Gossamer Design is on Starfoxxe's Charahub

Virus
(GORE WARNING)
+Aywas ; +Furvilla ; comparison ; Aywas screenshot ; Furvilla screenshot

9/11/2017
She sold this paintie to Reshiramu at Furvilla for $10, who confirmed it in PM
Reshiramu said they're going to delete the paintie, so I snagged screenshots before they did
+Aywas ; comparison ; Aywas screenshot ; Furvilla screenshot


Starfoxxe's Replies So Far:

I also posted about this on Tumblr, to which Starfoxxe reblogged and replied:
"First of all, Bell/Jelly/etc., I blocked you because you repeatedly would bully/beg me into giving you my stuff, mainly my pets. As I recall, the pets that YOU now own were “gifts” from me that I sent you when I left the site. (Which, like I said, I can’t log into Aywas anymore, so I can’t retrieve those PMs.) All of those painties I created, were from designs I created, in 2010 or earlier. (I do have dated reference sheets for those.) I was the artist from conception to execution."
You can see it live here.
A long time ago, yes, I was shamefully annoying about getting things. But might I also mention -- I started growing up around 2013 because I came to realize just how awful I was and that people were actively avoiding me, which put me in massive depression episodes that I couldn't handle. I know it was 2013 because that's when I moved to a new Aywas account to start fresh and to right my wrongs.
Starfoxxe and I had not been talking much if at all for a long time until I mailed her about these two customs. After the transaction, we talked once more, in December 2016.
And, as already proven, the customs were not gifts.

9/11/17
Starfoxxe has posted on this PSA forum with "proof" that she owns these characters.
Here is an archive in case anything gets deleted later on.
She still refuses to remove anything she's stolen. I've been alerting potential buyers as best I can.


Designs' Timelines:

Ashriel is the only one that was not a bred pet, a Generation One custom.
Meaning the other four are a mix and match of two pets (and possibly OCs) belonging to other people who are not Starfoxxe.
Gossamer's custom did not exist until 2014. (1145 days old at time of posting.)
Virus's custom did not exist until 2012. (1908 days old at time of posting.)
Wasabi's custom did not exist until 2015. (922 days old at time of posting.)
Nukpana's custom did not exist until 2011. (2307 days old at time of posting.)

This could mean she is either lying or she used the pets of other users to make her own characters.

9/12/17
I've chosen to include Starfoxxe's attempted "proof" even though these really don't match up to the Aywas pets, especially Nukpana.
Nukpana | Ashriel | Gossamer
& the one sold to Reshiramu


9/12/17
Sharkies:

Thanks to mystarseed, there is now proof that Starfoxxe also sold an Aywas SCC species (essentially a closed species limited to the site) when she was not the rightful owner.
Here is proof of Aywas staff alerting users of the theft / copyright infringement.
Starfoxxe had gifted this species to her lair partner (note: lair partners are people who share accounts) and it seems her lair partner was a victim too.
It seems Pard (the ex-lair partner) is on hiatus but I will try to reach out to her. Pard has confirmed Starfoxxe handled the refunds, but that was the full extent of an answer I received.

9/13/17
Starfoxxe has sold off Sharkies for $16 in Furvilla currency since mystarseed posted proof, but she deleted her thread right after the sale.
The person affected is Alyc but there could be more. Alyc provided these screenshots and scratched out names, but apparently Starfoxxe also forwarded art from someone else. (The orange name.)
Mail between Starfoxxe and Alyc ; Proof of payment ; The Sharkie bases ; Starfoxxe forwarding a base from someone else
I would like to mention that the base that's top row, second from the left is the one that was confiscated on Aywas for copyright infringement.
+I was also sent this Gaia Online thread that features Sharkies but the images are broken. It was created 2009 and last posted on in 2011, though.

Here are the Sharkies I'd made way-back-when to show that the base is the same
(sorry for my horrid editing from back then. I know. it's awful.)
One ; Two ; Three
One is my personal character Julius
Two was sold to Muffin alongside a gijinka-esque design of it
Three I never got to submit because of the takedown


Other Potential Issues:

These are just things that aren't solid yet and are listed here in case they can be confirmed or denied with proof.

Years ago, Starfoxxe owned a SCC (essentially a closed species limited to Aywas) called "Sharkies" and I had a few I personally designed but hadn't submitted to the site, plus my friend owned one that was submitted.
One day, out of the blue, an admin had mailed to tell us that Starfoxxe did not have the rights to Sharkies, but rather they belonged to someone I think was from Gaia Online.
Our Sharkies were confiscated/deleted and we were to receive refunds for the PSD usages (5GP) but I don't remember if we ever got them.
I've asked my friend to look if they still have the mail but there are no guarantees.

9/12/17: Confirmed. Please see Sharkies section.

Some have told me that Starfoxxe is actually banned from Aywas, not locked out, but I personally found nothing on this.
9/11/17: Confirmed not true. Aywas has a forum for +Banned Members and her ID is not there. 

Some have also told me she's been in trouble at least three other times for design theft. Aside from Sharkies, I don't know the other cases.

Once again, do not take these for 100% unless they become confirmed, as I am unable to provide proof of them.

This is kind of baffling since last I was aware, Furvilla and Aywas was owned by the same person. I guess since IP for the images are owned by the same company, one can't do an equivalent for a DCMA takedown between the sites. It's curious that this doesn't make it significantly easier for the takedowns.

As far as bans are concerned, there's still that public forum where they post who's banned and for what reason; someone who's still active could probably take a look there to see if her most recent account is listed anywhere on that forum, and for what reason..

I was unable to locate Starfoxxe's ID number via the Banned Members forum on Aywas.
I'll be removing that tidbit unless someone has solid proof otherwise.

Starfoxxe is trying to sell off the designs now on a Furvilla thread and I can't post because she blocked me. If anyone can alert the people offering, PLEASE! Link them to this!
Some of these painties may also be unidentified Aywas customs, meaning Starfoxxe will be ripping off and stealing from even more people!

I have proof that the sharkies were taken down for copyright violation. I have the admin and user PMs because I owned a custom on the SCC lines and was asked to potion over the custom. I was refunded my custom maker and I was refunded by the owner of the species. At the time this was discovered, the species ownership had already been sold by Starfoxxe to another user, and that owner is the one who suffered the consequences of that theft. (This was in Jan 2013, and at LEAST a year, if not 2 after the sharkies were introduced to Aywas)

Edit: Considering her current Aywas account says 'joined 2015' it is possible she DID have an older account she was banned from, or at the very least she sold off the older account.

mystarseed
#7310 was her account for a long while as well.

So Starfoxxe did steal Sharkies? Would you be willing to provide the proof, then?

I blocked you because you continually have begged me for art/OCs, have given/traded me your OCs and then revoked them to resell, and were generally a really shitty person to Chrom.

The sharkies ARE owned by me. The line-artist [Naked Satan] is one of my best friends on Gaia and gave me express permission for reselling the lines offsite. The lines are NOT owned by anyone else -- the SHOP had a co-owner, who did NOT have rights to the lines itself, just the right to run the shop on Gaia, after I quit the site.  

Edited to add -- I've never been banned from Aywas. I've only quit. 

Here are the timestamped images from 2000-2012 (my old handle was Three Tailed Fox), proving my ownership of these designs.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/ashriel.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/mycard-2.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/amawen.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/dulce.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/Nukpana.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/gossamercard.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/kali.png
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/020410_amashi_adult.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/Ginhime.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/ttfkats/rael.png

Can we please drop this now? :)

starfoxxe

Please explain why you sold off the designs as customs just to use them again.
I have not "begged" you for characters in a long, long time. I even mentioned this, because I grew up to realize that I was a shitty person for doing it. 

Also, it doesn't matter why you blocked me. What matters is that you are selling these designs AGAIN after already doing so.
I will not drop this because you are selling designs that already belong to other people.

And if you owned Sharkies -- why was every single one required to be deleted/refunded by the users you sold them off to? If you rightfully could use them, we should not have had to relinquish our Sharkies.

Edit:
The ban information was already addressed.
Chrom is not involved in this situation whatsoever.

These designs don't belong to other people, though. I created those designs. I created the Aywas pets based on the designs, for myself, then I quit the site. The original designs are, and will always be mine.  This entire thing is a non-issue.

starfoxxe

Then why didn't you keep the Aywas pets instead of selling them to other people?

Because I had the right to sell them, and make back some of what was spent on getting them on-site.

starfoxxe

I think that reply says it all. I am not removing my PSA and I am not going to stop spreading this until you've stopped using and/or pawning off the designs.

Have fun wasting your time then!

starfoxxe
That's fine by me because people are losing trust in you for your actions. How do the buyers of your painties know you won't just redraw them and sell them elsewhere?

Here's the PM I got when they were taken down.

Edit: I should note, the original PSD I bought to make my sharkie was purchased from Starfoxxe, not the lair partner who inherited the species. As far as I'm aware, the poor lair partner hadn't actually sold anything, BUT had to refund everyone Starfoxxe had sold uses to because of this.

Thank you so much, mystarseed! I've included your screenshot as proof/confirmation about the Sharkies incident. I am going to try reaching out to Pard about it as well but she seems to be on hiatus.


General update:
I've edited the PSA to try and make it more streamlined/easy to read.