EDIT: She took it down. Thanks you guys for helping out <3333!!
So according to a friend who talked to dA staff, it's now totally allowed to call people out on art theft in your journal ^o^/ And since I'm rather infuriated, I'm going to do just that![link]
I've sent her notes about this shit already. She copied a lot of stuff from Reboot: aspects of character designs, the Digimon umbrella OST covers, right down to directly copied text from the first episode of Reboot. Attempted to copy the evolution videos by using the same music and digivice sequence, and the glowy rings from the ultimate evo screens.
She apologized, claimed "until you pointed it out, I really didn't notice", "that was total coincidence", "my friend that didn't read Reboot wrote those parts of the chapter!", "my friend designed that character", "you don't know how sorry I am. I shall fix this. promise."
And then took down the offending stuff, changed the copied episode quotes, and I was happy and thankful.
So in good faith I figured that was that and she would stop pulling this shit, even though I didn't believe her excuses. She's what, 17, she should know better.
Now I get bullshit like
"wow, so i used the same pose as you, seriously?
you can't copyright a pose
and using the same pose is the only thing i did."
???? THAT'S NOT TRACING?
Sorry, I'm really mad. This is like.... the fifth time something like this has cropped up from her.
Help me out by reporting her? :/ I'm really fucking sick of this. I'm not asking you to go and bash her, seriously, don't do that. Just click "Report Deviation" and link to [link]
as the original source. You can link to the gif [link]
as well in the comments.
Normally I wouldn't make journals for this stuff and would take care of it myself. But this just does not stop and I've already tried to deal with her myself. I need help.