Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

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Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by sjacomida » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Hey, sorry to break the mood, but here we go.

A while ago I read a thread here where Myself1 from DeviantArt was asking people to write sexy fetish stories using pictures of "his models", which he claimed gave full consent to have their pictures online and used as fap bait.

Well, recently, Myslef1's was "announced to be dead" by "his friends" on DevianArt. After a bit of sleuthing and getting in touch with some of "his models", it turns out that: 1. he isn't dead at all, he's faking it, and 2. he never had permission to upload those pictures, and none of those models ever agreed to any of his conditions, he actually went around asking girls' parents to strongarm their girls into helping with "his school project". According to one of them, he was extremely creepy and skeevy about it, too.

I imagine I don't need to explain why I find any of this behavior disgusting, but mostly I just wanted to warn the person (people?) who used his models as pictures for their stories. The models want the pictures removed, and have been instructed on how to file DMCAs on DeviantArt. Out of respect for them, if said people who used the pictures are reading this, please take the picures down.

Thank you!

(Logs and proof of all this are not currently available because they're still being compiled and need to be cleaned up so as to not reveal the identity of the people who took them. One member of the community had to use their real Instagram to get in touch with the models, so full transparency is going to be a bit tricky. But we'll figure out a compromise.)
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by danniquin » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:58 am

Please keep me informed. I used his pics as references for several stories on DA, including one in my ongoing series. If it turns out this is true, then I need to do some serious rewriting.

Let me just make it clear, if they want the stories removed, they're removed, no question about it. I just mean I'll need to do a complete rewrite for Freeze Tag 3, since it used so many of his models, not to mention he was a character in it. I'm really pissed about this, for likely many of the same reasons the OP is.
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Post by danniquin » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:37 pm

I just deleted all links to his models. I really don't want to completely rewrite Freeze Tag 3, so I will likely tweak names and such. There's a lesson to be learned here about being careful who you collaborate with.

Of course there are several others on DA who did manips of those girls...
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Post by zapped! » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm

I hope this isn't true; that would be one pretty shitty stunt to pull. I was one of those people he approached about putting his models in a story, and I politely declined (thankfully). Unfortunately, (for those that used his pics & the girls involved), there's a lot of manips still posted out there. Some of those artists have a fairly low opinion of DA already, and if their accounts get suspended over this, it won't end well for anybody. I foresee another domino effect like what took place less than a year ago.

I had many conversations with myslef1. The one thing I always felt was a little off was when he said that his friend "Bill" was the guy that filmed everything. I thought, now what are the chances of two guys going to the same school with a freeze fetish? How would such a thing even come up in conversation? When I asked how he initially approached "Bill" or what he once described as "his models" about doing his freeze projects, he replied, "We were just bored and they liked the idea. Just like making a youtube video and going viral with it." Again, I thought it seemed pretty unlikely, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. If it seems too good to be true...
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by danniquin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am

https://www.deviantart.com/frozensweeti ... -781488698

Note that they're going with plagarism and fraud, as opposed to creep. But at the very least, they made my decision regarding that story very easy.
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Post by lonewolf » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:43 pm

danniquin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am
https://www.deviantart.com/frozensweeti ... -781488698

Note that they're going with plagarism and fraud, as opposed to creep. But at the very least, they made my decision regarding that story very easy.
There's a very good chance that the frozensweetiepie account is part of the game. They refer to Darren as "my late friend" and the tone of the piece seems a bit... off to me.

I guess I'm just saying trust nobody close to this mess. Tread carefully.
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Post by danniquin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:03 pm

lonewolf wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:43 pm
danniquin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am
https://www.deviantart.com/frozensweeti ... -781488698

Note that they're going with plagarism and fraud, as opposed to creep. But at the very least, they made my decision regarding that story very easy.
There's a very good chance that the frozensweetiepie account is part of the game. They refer to Darren as "my late friend" and the tone of the piece seems a bit... off to me.

I guess I'm just saying trust nobody close to this mess. Tread carefully.
Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing. Way too many parts of this whole saga don't add up.

I've removed the stories I wrote based off of the pictures he posted. There was one I was never totally comfortable with, so I'm happy to have an excuse to take it down. And I'm completely rewriting Freeze Tag 3. I'd just as soon have a clean slate, without the stigma of being associated with whatever is going on here.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by sjacomida » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:40 pm

Allow me to give a bit more context about my own personal interactions with "Darren".

He created an account in Second Life to interact with people at the ASFR place I frequent. When people called him creepy and declined interaction, he created several more accounts, which he claimed were "his friends", and then went around using the multitude of accounts to catch people in "RP sandwiches" if you'll allow the terminology. These accounts were verifiably all him - same typing style, same common typos, all created at the same time, same common mistakes amongst them. By the last time I saw him on, he was up to six different accounts.

This set the tone for all of my future interactions with "Darren". I noticed that numerous DeviantArt accounts all seemed to follow a similar pattern as well.

The models we were able to question all said very explicitely that the person who took the pictures was still alive and called him "Darren". I don't buy for one second that a gaggle of ASFR-enthusiasts all went to the same school, knew each other, and shared account passwords amongst each other such that when one died, others were able to continue their works and even ask for commissions to be completed from some artists. This is Grade-A fishy, as is the fact that, once called out, all accounts were promptly deactivated.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by danniquin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 pm

He'll be back. They always come back.

So much about this leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I definitely regret getting so involved with him on DA and I feel bad for the girls involved. I just don't get how he managed to pull this with so many girls(and their younger sisters... ew...) at the same school without people catching on that something was up. Just a sad, strange situation.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by sjacomida » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:07 am

danniquin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 pm
He'll be back. They always come back.

So much about this leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I definitely regret getting so involved with him on DA and I feel bad for the girls involved. I just don't get how he managed to pull this with so many girls(and their younger sisters... ew...) at the same school without people catching on that something was up. Just a sad, strange situation.
Near as far as I can tell the only verifiable part of his story is that he was/is in fact a college student in photography, which gave him the credible pull needed to say "oh yeah this is totally for school work, I'll never upload the pictures".

And since MOST people don't casually Google themselves or look on DeviantArt to see if pictures of them were ever uploaded, the models really had no way to find those pictures, especially since some were identified using fake names.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by danniquin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 am

sjacomida wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:07 am
danniquin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 pm
He'll be back. They always come back.

So much about this leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I definitely regret getting so involved with him on DA and I feel bad for the girls involved. I just don't get how he managed to pull this with so many girls(and their younger sisters... ew...) at the same school without people catching on that something was up. Just a sad, strange situation.
Near as far as I can tell the only verifiable part of his story is that he was/is in fact a college student in photography, which gave him the credible pull needed to say "oh yeah this is totally for school work, I'll never upload the pictures".

And since MOST people don't casually Google themselves or look on DeviantArt to see if pictures of them were ever uploaded, the models really had no way to find those pictures, especially since some were identified using fake names.
It stuns me that he got away with this for at least two years. Not just with the girls, but on DA, none of us questioned it. I never saw negative comments on his stuff. For obvious reasons, of course.

I just hope the other people who used those pics have the decency to take them down. I'm not holding my breath, though.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by sjacomida » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:44 am

danniquin wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 am
sjacomida wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:07 am
danniquin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 pm
He'll be back. They always come back.

So much about this leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I definitely regret getting so involved with him on DA and I feel bad for the girls involved. I just don't get how he managed to pull this with so many girls(and their younger sisters... ew...) at the same school without people catching on that something was up. Just a sad, strange situation.
Near as far as I can tell the only verifiable part of his story is that he was/is in fact a college student in photography, which gave him the credible pull needed to say "oh yeah this is totally for school work, I'll never upload the pictures".

And since MOST people don't casually Google themselves or look on DeviantArt to see if pictures of them were ever uploaded, the models really had no way to find those pictures, especially since some were identified using fake names.
It stuns me that he got away with this for at least two years. Not just with the girls, but on DA, none of us questioned it. I never saw negative comments on his stuff. For obvious reasons, of course.

I just hope the other people who used those pics have the decency to take them down. I'm not holding my breath, though.
He's not even the only one doing this though. Moonhyde007 is another big, suspicious name.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by Myslef1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:03 am

If no one minds, I have no intention of returning. I feel very bad for how the whole situation went and you all deserve an explanation:

When I began my account here I was in a deep bout with depression. I needed some positivity in my life and I figured my favourite themed project would be fun to post in a community of artists to get feedback and maybe even get some stories written. I regret that I did not think to double check with any of the models to see if they were alright with me posting the pictures they modeled for and I foolishly assumed that by modeling they were fine with whatever.

I have long suffered with various physical and mental health issues and of recent have begun to actually seek the counseling and such that I need. Some time ago I decided it was time to move on from here, but I tend to have issues with guilt and felt I would be abandoning you all. I figured that my "death" would be the gentlest and most discreet way for me to exit your community, but now I see that was a very poor choice and I apologize deeply for it.

I have no excuses for my actions. I never meant to seem "creepy" or rude or anything else. I am an idiot who has successfully made a jackhorse out of himself and I simply want to right my wrongs to you all before leaving for good. I have begun by wiping all trace of my photo stock and deleting any account associated with it. I made a new account today for the purpose of collaborating with artists and DeviantArt to make sure that all works done of these models are completely and permanently removed as well as to make sure that I have paid everyone and anyone who I might still owe something.

Again, I can only offer my deepest apologies for my stupidity and I hope against hope that someday you all will find it in your hearts to somehow forgive me for the chaos I have caused. I love your community and respect you all too much to just leave in silence, so that is my reply to you.
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Re: Heads Up! Myslef1 and his "models"

Post by Myslef1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 am

Also please help spread the word...
https://www.deviantart.com/myslef2/jour ... -781630836
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