This story is a little over a year old, but it’s become one of my favorite, personal internet tales to tell.
One day, while I was browsing through Deviant Art, I saw this picture that looked like a badly traced Naruto video game cover. Out of curiosity, I clicked on it, and saw that the author described the image as being drawn in a “manga style instead of an anime style”. Now that by itself is hilarious, but I was wondering if this was only the tip of the iceberg. So I went to her gallery and came across a picture of Byakuya from Bleach. The image was obviously traced from a recent spread from the manga itself, and I even overlayed her image over the actual spread just to make sure. The images matched up perfectly, save for the text bubbles which honestly don’t matter. This pissed me off to no end, and I called her out on this in the comments section of the Byakuya picture. She quickly responded by telling me that it wasn’t traced and that she had done the whole thing free-handed. Now tracing to get the feel for a particular art style or pose, I can understand. However, copying a picture, giving the actual artist no credit, and then claiming you drew it yourself is just bullcrap.
This girl, who at the time went by Susuzmiya-Ruushii and, I shit you not, claimed to live in the “Naruto World”, had not only traced that picture of Byakuya. She had traced a bunch of pictures from various manga and was getting a lot of praise for doing so from people who were apparently too dumb to tell that she was copying that week’s manga spread. So since I had a lot of time on my hands, and since I’m a horrible human being, I decided to call her out on a larger scale and made the youtube video linked above, detailing why she couldn’t have drawn those pictures of hers free-handed while tearing the lid off of her bullcrap and exposing it to others outside of her idiot fanbase. Shortly after making the video, I got a passive-aggressive message from Susuzmiya-McWeeaboo herself, saying that she reported my youtube video for having…
Of all things, her face.
Well, I could understand why youtube wouldn’t want a weeaboo’s face shown in a video, so I took her face out and reuploaded the video and there wasn’t a damn thing she was able to do about it after that.
A day later I decided to check up on Susuzmiya-LeWapanese to see if she had any more hilarious reactions to the video. Upon going onto her Deviant art, I noticed she had deleted everything I had called her out on tracing, put up a few whiny journal entries, one of which had a picture of a sad Naruto sitting on a swing, claimed she had drawn her pictures using “the grid method” of copying (which clashes with her previous claim of having drawn her pictures freehand and is still copying another artist’s work), and BLAMED AND SENT HER FANS AFTER THE WRONG PERSON. I had told her what drawing I had commented on and even showed the reply she had made to my comment, and she still sent her fans after the wrong, freakin’ person.
Susuzmiya-Ruushii has since changed her Deviantart name twice, and uploaded work, that while still is not that great, is at least her own. At least she learned.