[warning!] this-adopt-account on dA

Posted 2 months, 27 days ago (Edited 2 months, 24 days ago) by yanny

edit as of 8/27/2017: please don't bother them anymore, theyve taken down the gaia adopts and will no longer be making them. i dont think theyve changed their ways or truly learned from this experience, but at least they won't be scamming any longer.

hi everyone, i wanted to first apologize because i've never made one of these.... I'm not even sure if this one is necessary q__q
i would like to second apologize for the fact that, in the screenshots i show here, i got a bit nasty in my replies. this person had me absolutely fuming.

this-adopt-account is a co owned adopt account, most known for selling gaia adopts. ive caught them previously selling pre existing characters and full sets from gaiaonline -- including Ram from Re:Zero, Selkie from Fire Emblem: Fates, and the protagonist from Gravity Rush.

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I 100% admit that, as the conversation went on, I wasn't acting correctly. I should've composed myself more, and not gone off on them. I'm not going to attempt to hide how ugly I got though, this is how our conversation went down in it's entirety.

Here is their original response to the person attempting to trade art for Ram, after finding out the design couldn't be sold:
screenie_3_by_yawningyandere-dbl3675.pngAnd the edited one:
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After this, they proceeded to hide all of our comments, but not their final replies:
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They have since blocked me, and ammy-xx who tried to defend me. They are watching us both and I'm paranoid that they will attempt to steal or sell our art or characters.
screenie_8_by_yawningyandere-dbl38gv.pngMy actions were innapropriate, and I responded harshly and rudely when I shouldn't have -- But I believe their response was just as bad. I understand if no one is on my side here, but I thought I should put this somewhere. I don't think they should be getting art from these users, usually younger children, in exchange for a design that isn't really theirs.

If, by any chance, they do end up stealing anything from ammy-xx or I, I will update this thread.
Thank you for reading this far, sorry for the wall of text.

UPDATE/EDIT (as of 8/26/2017):
Despite people linking them to gaiaonline's TOS, they refuse to believe that you cannot get anything for gaia avis.
more_drama_screenies_lol_by_yawningyandescreeniesss_by_yawningyandere-dblbflt.pnit looks like we're ruining their business some which does make me feel bad;; i just want them to stop giving people designs that arent theirs

please dont harrass/spam/witch hunt them - they dont want to change, and i dont want anyone to get banned for harrassment.

ok so I went through most of the adopts linked here and I found several (apart from previously named ones) that were extremely similar to some canon characters I know...
https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/Secrets-OTA-Gaia-Adopt-OPEN-700692692 / https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/Forest-Maiden-closed-700087877 / https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/OTA-Dress-Gaia-Adopt-CLOSED-698012666 are all recolours of Azura/Aqua from Fire Emblem Fates
https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/OTA-beanie-girl-open-697554146 looks like I think a Pokemon character? or something similar, but I'm fairly sure I've seen her before?
https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/OTA-Flirt-gaias-closed-697568987 the middle/2nd one looks a lot like Denmark from Hetalia tbh
https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/Zipped-closed-700088324 reminds me a lot of Cheshire from Pandora Hearts??
https://this-adopt-account.deviantart.com/art/Spider-Girl-closed-700728828 looks kinda inspired by Muffet from Undertale? this one might just be me though
... and a lot more reminded me of some characters, but I don't exactly know which ones. some reminded me of some actual/actually drawn out and not copied adopts, too.
not sure if this was already common knowledge but just throwing it out there