indicated in her status report, some of our shared nightmare is at an end.
There definitely WAS
an attempt to target the two of us (and I'm really not sure hows many others) and the warning we both received was on the level--this was from a third party who was NOT involved, but trying to be a good guy and give us a heads up. So lay off him. He runs a group that reports Stolen Art, and other jerk behaviors to dA. And in line with that, he was reporting jerk behavior to me (And Curia).
In the course of discussion with him (since so many of you called him names and got verbally abusive-he reached out, begging me to have you lay off) he revealed the names of the REAL villains. (No fingers were broken, no threats leveled) Again, THE INFORMANT IS NOT THE ONE THREATENING ME--STOP BEING HOSTILE TOWARD HIM!!
When I was told the names involved, I got proactive. I appreciate all the White Knights in my cluster of watchers and friends, but there are SOME things requiring a personal touch.
So I reached out to them via notes (Keeping the names and Drama off the front page) I let them know that I knew who they were, I knew what they were doing and basically told them to go away, or they'd be in for the same treatment.
The upshot is, I reached an agreement. The abusers would leave us alone, especially if I didn't unleash my followers to flame them. One of the two agreed--the second has taken to ignoring it all.
So thank you for supporting me, supporting us, and our arts (writing and 3D)
Will you ever know who's behind all the fuss? Well maybe. One part has agreed to the terms I made and has pulled himself from the fray. He will not be named (Terms I came to with him--he doesn't want the flame war) The other one still has not responded to Curia or me. Given a short time, or more targeting I will release the name.
Poking a sleeping (or at least a peaceful) Owl (Or Amazon) is NEVER a good thing--we can be long suffering but not at the expense of mental health, or other such abuse.