The beacons are lit! Tumblr calls for aide!
It's been quiet around here...too quiet... and sure enough, that means trouble.
Yesterday, HN was alerted to the antics of a reported scam artist called Skyline19, who according to this post has been "scamming customers and stealing money" and "running a doubtful story about being blind and homeless and getting shitloads of cash", for at least 3 years from bronies and other art patrons online. The NEW part of the news, is that he is now trying to get money donated to him...so he can attend Bronycon this year...
Something's not right here...
Now, what's remarkable about this particular tip, is just how extensively sourced it is, and how long it's been going on.
From what we've gathered by looking through the fucking entire blog of compiled evidence is that as of this week, the DA user named Skyline19, who has been soliciting money - literally hundreds upon hundreds of dollars - under the pretenses of hunger, homelessness, and a list of other reasons, is now attempting to get donations so that he can attend Bronycon this year.
The first red flag here is..."priorities", right? Well it's a bit more than that.
This has received a very vocal backlash from the pony community, as many have attested to Skyline19's habits of accepting payments for commissions and never delivering them, on top of the soliciting of donations for his care.
Another screencap dated from 2014 indicates that at one point he had received nearly $2000 in assistance from his DeviantArt followers via paypal.
His followers, or ex-followers rather, have no sympathy for his lack of ability to attend a fan-gathering of pony enthusiasts.
In another recent incident, it's suggested that he took the money that was donated to him to help him "pay for food" (after countless posts about hunger pains and needing $20 to receive life-giving sustenance) and used it to purchase a DeviantArt Core Membership instead.
Given the number of complaints from nearly 3 years of activity, it is safe to say that Skyline19 is by no means a trustworthy individual, and we would caution all prospective patrons against commissioning his art.
In the meantime, check out the boiling rage that is his comments section!
Copy-pasta of the original old post of bullshit.
"This crap has been going on since 2013, basically, Skyline19 http://skyline19.deviantart.com has been running a doubtful story about being blind and homeless and getting shitloads of cash , even if that story is true he is still scamming people with commissions that he never delivered after more than a year and here is the proof:
Bitching and harrasing an user who wanted a refund and sending his army of White Knights:
http://imgur.com/hTqXYy2Archived: https://archive.is/2h5RPLink to journal: http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/Guys-I-really-need-help-490389141Affected user: http://spicycrap.deviantart.com/His proof: http://spicycrap.deviantart.com/art/The-story-of-Skyline19-490458598Some comments: http://imgur.com/fIGp7vFDA link: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/490389141/3640796474Skyline admiting he owes him money: http://imgur.com/zYrK1BfDA link: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/490389141/3640513083Being an asshole towards another customer again: http://imgur.com/q3IKCckDA link: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/526031613/3801277111More comments: http://imgur.com/Y3aZ7ZzAnother customer complaining: http://imgur.com/Ec94GMKDA Link: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/532882558/3831008736Drama whore:
Pretending to take his pathetic life just to guilt trip his followers and get easy cash and sympathy
http://imgur.com/IbsJGoiDA link: http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/thats-it-for-me-516654814Threatening to quit art: http://imgur.com/3XthSs0DA link: http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/Announcement-im-quitting-art-529190532Backpedaling the next day: http://imgur.com/a30pDcfPlease give me free money : http://imgur.com/io0xY1hDA link: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/529027028/3814250471And again http://imgur.com/EhY0jA8DA link http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/Im-sorry-guys-I-need-help-again-484698171Again http://imgur.com/tKsBbdsDA link http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/Starting-a-donation-pool-487295837Again http://imgur.com/gjmgRGNDA link http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/come-on-guys-479187308Again http://imgur.com/0qm6eXADA link: http://skyline19.deviantart.com/journal/Starting-up-donations-again-439072899http://imgur.com/MgUKpYHI can go with this forever……..
Scamming people on Hentai Foundry
http://imgur.com/Df0jSt8His hentai Foundry account
http://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/TEQA/profile/page/allProof he owns a PS3
LInks to comments:
https://twitter.com/Skyline19artist/status/69617214612979713https://twitter.com/Skyline19artist/status/169300594459283456https://twitter.com/Skyline19artist/status/368914365891608576DA artists vs scammers article about him