FOR ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS A BIT LATE
This all happened about five to six months ago. Obsessing about this would be just silly, on either side. If you managed to find your way here by now and would still like to know what happened, I'll give you a quick summary.
There USED to be a BHB journal explaining everything that happened , but DA recently banned a bunch of groups for whatever fucking reason. Anyways, it turned out that Rai (!Nincianda) was Kas all along and wasn't actually 13 and had been banned from DA I believe at least 10 times already? Anyways, she was caught and flipped the fuck out. Aisha was caught tracing and left DA forever, but she still uses tumblr.
Nincianda ended up being someone who drew badly but found out people thought it was cute for a 12/13 year old. She also ran around telling people crazy stories about how she was abused and other shit, but when people got together they found out her stories were very inconsistent. Basically she'll say and do anything for attention, so just keep in mind if you do read the stricken out text that Kas and Skindles are both Rai.
If you're interested in the on going and increasingly idiot debate over weather aisha traces or not, please research if you're going to bother. Not just aisha, but actually bother drawing first. I've seen many comments such as "explain how she traced the sparkles then!!!" (yes, that was an actual fucking comment). Tracing happens. Alot on this site, actually. There's been many Daily Deviations and Contest winners that were directly traced off a photo or another artists work. A hilarious example would be the Dark Shadows Context. While most of those are direct traces, children on this site don't seem to understand that just because it doesn't match up completely does not mean it wasn't traced. There's such thing as "pose tracing" or even edit tracing- which people on this site seem to think is okay. It's not. It's still only going to hinder you in the long run. If you want to draw over pictures in your spare time for practice- that's fine! HOWEVER, if your intention is to pass it off as your OWN work, then it becomes a problem and a crutch. At that point, you're doing it to trick people and for internet fame, not to improve.
There's nothing you can really do about it except don't trace. Don't worry about if other people fuck up any and all potential they have, if anything they're just another open spot in the professional world (as we all know, tracing work you have not bought the rights to will get you sued and fired indefinitely). On top of legal issues, it's just worth it to make yourself better- for yourself. There's nothing better than being able to draw a person to their true likeness and knowing your shit as you do it.
Back to the Aisha issue. You can sit around all day whining that whatever proof "isn't legitimate" (though I will admit some WERE done by rai and others by random people), I can tell you she did steal from people. From her friends. While there's always that off chance that everything in her gallery was "coincidentally" almost exactly like a persons anime drawing of the same fandom she was obsessed with, I will always look down on her for the way she treated her friends, my friends, and even myself.
If you ARE interested in finding out for yourself if she DOES trace, I would suggest opening up photoshop (or gimp or sai) and visiting some sites such as www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=13… . I suggest this to anyone who is going to open their mouth on the subject. Don't just link 6 month old lay overs from this journal or whine that anything you're given is "illegitimate". Take the time to find out for yourself or shut up.
With that said, this was quite a while ago. She's not even ON da anymore. Even if she traced EVERYTHING in her gallery, it would have been almost half a year ago.
This is a long over due update, but some things had to be sorted before we updated everyone. Most of you were here for this, but I'll tell it from the beginning. I'll be referring to !marikire as rai, for simplicities sake.
About 5 months ago, a 13 year old girl came to Aishas profile. This girls name is rai. She asked why aisha is so popular, too which a ton of aishas fans exploded (comments are broken, but you might find them via google or go back 50 pages). Rai ended up crying and asked aisha to have her fans stop attacking her. Aisha responded:
"Opinions can be rude, nasty, disgusting things, but they're still opinions. People can reply with whatever they want to whatever you say, however they want to. Under stand this and stop complaining, or get off the internet"
So rai cried more. After that her account was hijacked and banned by one of aishas irl friends, Kas.
Now, kas used to live in the UK and went to school with rai. Kas is 22. Rai is 13. Kas started visiting the US where she met Aisha, and quickly began a sick obsession with aisha. At this point, aisha knew she could use her. Between now and then aisha has used kas in various situations to spam people with messages along the lines of:
Anonymous asked you:
lol u should go fucking die cunt
Anonymous asked you:
WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN FUCKING LIFE SHITHOLE
Anonymous asked you:
WHY ARE YOU SUCH A PIECE OF SHIT?
Anonymous asked you:
nigga go suck a dick maybe you'll learn some manners bitch
Anonymous asked you:
y dont u kill urself? ur just a waste of space. and i bet im not the only one whose told u that.
Anonymous asked you:
lmao u can troll who evr u want but at the end of the day ur art is still shitless and w/ a personality like urs it makes ur shit even worse
Note: These were not the threats sent to rai, these were to someone else
Rai stayed away from DA until recently when aisha was called out on several occasions for tracing (which I address later on). She made a new account and posted links to layovers to people who were confused or misinformed on Aishas page. Needless to say, aisha flipped out and ran to her psycho bitch.
She texted kas (hang on there, white knighters, keep reading) asking her to 'do something' about it. Of course, she knew what kas would do- again. Kas jumped at the sitation and hacked rai
She made journals on rais account calling her names and telling people to unwatch her, and then deactivated the account. While kas was sitting there giggling like she was still a child, Rais irl friend !skindle hijacked KAS' accounts. She got into one of her skype accounts (later kas laughs that wasn't her main one) and confirmed that is was kas who took rais account. Now, kas is living in the UK again (near rai), so she's already broken then law in the same country. Skindle brings to light that aishas bff hacked a child.
Kas becomes furious that she was outsmarted by a 13 year old and does the same right back to !skindle. Hence the !.
I decided it was time to talk to kas myself.
She was brainwashed into thinking a 13 year old was harassing and attacking aisha.
"like i said she desreved every fucking bit of it and ic can do it again u no.
im not scared of u or a stupid kids who bullies someone else
u better watch out because i can just get rid of her acount again and again
i dont care how much u care for her shes been doing stuff wrog to aisha all the time
i dont care if its my fault it can be my fautl all you think but as long as i have info of her I can keep taking down her accounts until she say sorry to aisha for what shes done"
"I dont think im bullying 8D not all she deserves just about everything
shes a manipulative child who do nothing but start drama the proof in that
and all she does is bully brooke and im not puting up for it
acuse her of tracing and acusing her of hackin her account
I hacked her account
but becase she was harrasing brooke"
Disturbingly, she's been convinced that aisha needs saving from a child and -she's- the one that must do it.
Eventually she mentions everyone that was involved, including the fact that aisha asked her via text that day. I tell hold her we're going to have to involve the police in the situation, and she promised to give back Rais accounts as long as we left the police out. As scared as Rai was, that was an okay agreement with her.
"[12/24/2011 4:43:21 PM] Rai: I do think now she's admitted she'll give me my accounts back, that we should leave the Police out of it.
Just warn her not to step foot near me again.
[12/24/2011 4:43:38 PM] S: yeah
[12/24/2011 4:44:05 PM] Rai: If I see her anywhere near my house, or my School again, that's when I'll call the Police."</a>
Rai got her accounts back. Christmas wasn't going to be so bad after all.
While all of this is happening to rai, aisha makes this disgusting post. Notice how hard she pushes that her christmas is RUINED and she's going to cry because of some comments on her page. Rai got her accounts hacked, had people threaten her life THAT LIVE NEAR HER and it was all aishas fault. Not to mention her thievery. Rais 13. Aishas almost an adult. Maybe she should follow the same advice she gave rai:
"Opinions can be rude, nasty, disgusting things, but they're still opinions. People can reply with whatever they want to whatever you say, however they want to. Under stand this and stop complaining, or get off the internet"</i>
So then Christmas day comes around. Rai gets three very threatening emails. I checked the original emails that these alt emails are linked to and they all lead back to kas. HOWEVER, notice the spelling and grammar is far from consistent with kas'. Of course, Rai was very upset. Her parents saw how upset she was and called up the police that night instead of waiting until today. They had a very long talk.
This morning kas was arrested and it awaiting conviction.
She will be spending a minimum of 3 years in jail. Everyone else that was involved got a warning. Aisha isn't being charged because she lives in the US, despite the text message. Instead she's hiding. Her friend got arrested because she couldn't handle someone asking why she was popular and they're spending THREE YEARS in jail because of HER. And you know what? She's not sorry. She's been off on youtube killing time favoriting videos, waiting for this to blow over so she can come back to her world where she rules as high king and no one can stop her.
After the fun we had with DemiseMAN, I found the group ~DARE-ME-EMO. From them I found out about some silly retards like Tom Preston. I also found out about a rainbow/anime obsessed dipshit called Aisha. Their character was hilarious and the bios behind the characters were painfully cliche, so I made one or two parodies on it. Or three. Or four. A bit later I noticed someone pointing out that Aisha traced a picture. She explained that it was a meme so it was okay to trace an anime (lol?). That got me to look at her gallery. I noticed severe inconsistencies with her proportions, anatomy, and sometimes even style. Inconsistencies that are consistent with consistent tracers- or at least I've found in my 7 years on this website. I didn't bother to look into it at that point.
Not too long after, someone found yet ANOTHER trace. This time it was off of official Vocaloid art. Obviously it wasn't an exact duplicate, but it was obviously drawn over the original. So from that I started looking around.
One of her fans tried defending her by saying she used to have 1000+ deviations that she recently deleted. They said "Here look, I saved one". Unfortunately for aisha, it was a more direct trace. Her friend quickly realized aisha was pretty much a lie.
Eventually I stumbled upon Buzz (an artist for Vocaloid) and realized.... aisha ripped off a good amount of her drawings. I opened up photoshop and found at LEAST 10 drawings she traced off Buzz. I got pretty pissed off and closed out without saving any. Since then i didn't bother looking for anymore knowing how bad the situation was. I knew anyways that she's never make it in the real art world and if she brought that habit to University (assuming she can get into one), she would be instantly expelled and never be able to land a real job with that rep on her.
Very recently someone noticed that aisha had been tracing tv show screen shots and photos and posting them on her tumblr. I assume she thought her "haters" (defined as anyone who doesn't view her as a god) wouldn't see it. Well, they did.
Of course she tried to argue that she was merely referencing. She laughed that she would just live stream and do the same thing over to prove all of her 'haters' wrong. At the time I would have loved to find out that she wasn't the horrible bitch she seemed to be. I got on my tumblr and asked her when she was planning on doing so- to which she replied she WASN'T because it was suddenly unimportant to her. Odd.
But let's take the possibility of her referencing into consideration. There's much you have to keep in mind when dealing with situation like this, most important being the placement and proportions in the picture. Are they moved very slightly or edited a bit just to try cover up? Are they merely just rotated or skewed?
A very good artist, ~Nikaleles, decided to do an experimental on this. She to her best tried to eye ball an image to duplicate it.
As we suspected and feared, the image comes out as what you would perceive- not much like the actual image itself. Mind you the middle overlay is me manipulating her image to try and get the pictures to match up (since aisha cries that people manipulate the overlays).
I also urge you to notice how flat aishas 'realism' (yes, she calls those 3 traces realism) are flat and lifeless and look nothing like the characters while Nikaleles picture looks like it COULD have been traced without even matching up. Why? Because aisha crudely traced the contours of the given photos while Nikaleles actually attempted to reproduce the picture.
i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i… Tracing her own friends work
i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i… Trying to sell copyrighted designs
i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i… ..... okay.
^ Get over it.