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NOTE TO ALL NEW READERS
Hello. If you are not a regular Kiwifarms reader, you most likely discovered this thread because you decided to investigate more into Louis "Lou" Gagliardi (who typically uses aliases such as "Ace" or "Diana") or you were linked to it by a friend or associate. There are a multitude of reasons why Louis should not be trusted in any capacity, either with money or with genuine faith of his good will, which this thread explores in its entirety. As for a convincing short summary, the section "The Post-Grift" serves as an excellent briefing for the uninitiated.
Louis will use the fact his history is documented as an active means of deflecting any criticism shamelessly, and will aggressively point to this fact as if it justifies his current behavior even in scenarios where it is not relevant. That said, Louis and his defenders, the latter who surprisingly even exist, will try every trick and fallacy to discredit what is contained within this thread. One of their most common tactics is claiming nothing from this forum can be trusted, which is an absolute lie. This forum has formed a community which not only prides itself on unquestionable, irrefutable evidence, it also actively antagonizes users who fail to provide such proof, and additionally bans any individual who directly interact with a thread's subject. The reason for both of these is specifically to dismiss claims stating threads such as this are composed of lies and only exist for the sake of harassment. In addition, it heavily utilizes archival websites, which not only are third-party and wholly independent of this forum, but are also impossible to fake or manipulate. Furthermore, there are an entire series of incidents which predate the existence of this thread, making it impossible to blame this forum. There is nothing to gain from fabricating evidence or direct interaction, and doing either would undermine the entire purpose of any thread on this forum. The users are not Saturday morning cartoon, mustache-twirling villains, and some have been directly affected by Louis's behavior. The evidence contained in this thread are so conclusive that even Louis himself has admitted to its validity.
If a simple summary is suffice enough, do not give Louis your money. Louis is a hateful, immoral liar and any perception to the contrary is irrefutably wrong. He does not know how to spend or save money, let alone the value of it. He is known to scam individuals, commit fraud, and lie about where his money is going and where it went. He will regularly threaten suicide, and he is well aware that doing so will convince people to do what he wants. He does not need money, as his parents regularly support him and he often makes expensive and frivolous purchases. He is not starving, as he currently wears around 6XL shirts from overeating, and has been caught drinking excessive amounts of soda while literally refusing to drink water instead. But, most importantly of all, Louis is violent, hateful, selfish, and cruel. To those curious, this thread shall further explain and document how and why.
Louis Dominic Gagliardi III is an obese grifter and pathological liar who has managed to unite furries, lefties, righties, Kiwis, TERFs, fundies, and just about everyone else under the sun with one unifying trait: his hateful, obnoxious, selfish nature. A highly cyclic individual, Louis's behavior can be broken down into three distinct and unchanging phases contained in a cycle; the pre-grift, mid-grift, and post-grift. Sprinkled throughout is a constant and uninterrupted stream of lies, abuse, and hatred spewing from his unflinching maw at any individual who crosses paths with him, including those simply seeking to assist him or uninvolved bystanders.
All credit goes to @Great Dane for the thread as a whole. Further thanks goes to @Dustlord for the initial post about Louis and @AirdropShitposts for further information.
As a direct result of Louis's grift cycle, he constantly changes his identity, often to avoid accountability, thus his usernames do not fit into the thread's title nor even Kiwifarm's character limit for posts. Therefor, a focused effort will be made to always have his active Twitter account's username in the title. However, user @Norman B. Normal has documented both Louis's usernames and the duration of their use for curious readers and to give a comprehensive grasp of how frequently Louis will swap aliases.
After first being discovered by Kiwifarms mostly by his own volition, multiple individuals and reports have surfaced which showed his spiteful nature, revealing Louis as a liar, a grifter, a scam artist, but worst of all, an immoral and selfish person who only sees other individuals as tools to use and cast aside once they no longer serve a purpose. However, before Louis himself can be properly expanded upon like his ever-broadening waistline, his initial discovery must first be explored.
As Louis himself will openly state, he is a (questionably) trans furry nearing his 40's who lives with his mother, step father, nephew, and occasionally his brother. He's also a virgin, which apparently is important enough for him to share unprompted. Louis tends to shift moods instantaneously, and will fly into a rage upon having information he himself had posted used against him, and will delete any evidence as a response. This demonstrates the extreme importance of archiving anything of note Louis shares.
Establishing a theme for the majority of future new users, Louis made his Kiwifarms debut by an individual directly affected by him, being user @Excellent at Mediocrity who mentioned him twice in the Personal Lolcows thread. Louis was only discussed in passing and zero attention was brought to the post until Louis himself decided to provide a spark for the fire, resulting in a a little post by the user @Dustlord, followed by Louis doxing himself, with user @AirdropShitposts serving as a mere messenger of the information Louis offered up on his own.
As per standard Kiwifarms fashion, since Kiwifarms users lack object permanence, Louis was forgotten to have ever existed once he fell out of their collective memory, but Louis decided to incur more attention unto himself by explicitly mentioning Kiwifarms and quickly interacting directly with the forum, beginning both a new grift cycle and an era for Louis.
Mirroring his actions whenever his behavior comes back to haunt him, Louis flip-flopped between acting arrogant, cocky, and bold to scared, suicidal, and desolate in response to these events before ultimately using the whole scenario as a means of grifting.
Louis still refused to learn well after his thread was posted, directly contacting Kiwifarms' admin with a request to take down the thread while incomprehensibly citing unrelated terms and conditions from a service the forum doesn't even use.
Since then, Louis has been archived repeating this cycle countless times, and will presumably do so indefinitely, as he has indignantly refused to learn from his mistakes for literal decades.
THE CYCLE, PHASE 1: THE PRE-GRIFT
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when Louis's grift cycle truly begun. According to those originally acquainted with him, it all stems from a formative experience where Louis stumbled across great fortune and was signal-boosted by others, spurring a multitude of people to immediately donate a combined total of $1,000. Louis allegedly spent all the money within a week. Since then, Louis has had an absolutely mangled perception of how money is valued, earned, and saved. In terms of its cost, he fails to properly correlate money to its intrinsic worth and demonstrates this by ridiculously overshooting the value of items when he grifts for money, the most infamous example being when he claimed to need $50 to buy lettuce and tomatoes. Even now, Louis has since outdone his formative spending experience by managing to double that amount, spending $2,000 in single week since then.
As this demonstrates, Louis shouldn't be trusted with money not only on principal, but also because he does not understand how to properly use it. No better example of Louis's inability to save money for the future exists than his laughable attempt to bargain with the I.R.S.. During this farce, Louis attempts to persuade the I.R.S. towards giving him a stimulus check, promising to not apply for disability should he receive it. As an added touch, Louis got his check and applied for disability anyway and was promptly denied, painting the humorous if not terrifying scenario suggesting his plea worked and he proceeded to lie to the I.R.S. by going back on his promise. Jokes aside, this serves as a fantastic explanation of how Louis approaches money.
Shown by his actions, the long-term benefits of disability is nothing compared to the immediate gratification of a one-time stimulus check which would gradually become overshadowed by the former. Louis cannot and does not plan for the future. If money exists, it must be spent immediately. If he does not have a necessity to spend it on, it will instantly and invariably go towards a luxury. Like a textbook example, Louis proves this observation during one key moment where, mere moments after spending $25 on furry art, Louis bemoans he has no money for a hospital bill of a measly $18 which he was sent just hours later. And in a twist not even the most talented writers could have fathomed penning, he also accidentally doxes himself because when he attempted to censor his information present on the bill, he failed to properly do so as he was using an electronic art pen which he had previously grifted for, leaving a transparent shade of gray as he did not apply enough pressure to the pen.
Refocusing on the cycle itself, and Louis's horrendous understanding of money aside, the pre-grift proper is signposted by several key hallmarks.
"I DON'T HAVE MONEY AND CAN'T FIND A JOB"
While Louis laughing at a person being unemployed is certainly ironic, to say Louis hasn't worked a day in his life isn't entirely true. Fittingly, the singular, sole job Louis has ever worked was community service mandated by the American justice system as he had decided to attack a stranger at complete random. But even with this misdemeanor, Louis does not have any struggle to find a job, he simply chooses not to. He is certainly not being discriminated against as a resident of Pittsburgh, the 19th most liberal city in his country. To the contrary, he is surrounded by literal thousands of entry-level job opportunities within no more than a one hour commute from his residence. Of course, Louis has no shame in pointing fingers every which way but inward when he is asked why he's too lazy to find a job, such as when he insults and belittles a female doctor in India while insisting Louis himself is the more oppressed.
Even his attempts to eke by emulating the standard tactics of the furry community he tries to involve himself in are pathetic. Completely devoid of any talent, Louis has next to no marketable job skills despite him nearing four entire decades of life. Stunningly, Louis seems to have the same upbringing as a human trapped in a sensory deprivation chamber since graduating high school. At best, his claim of being of a writer is laughable, with his writing exceedingly childish and simplistic, which often only serve as vehicles for his fetish of anthropomorphic animals, men transforming into women, and breast expansion. And, as his tendency to constantly purchase art from others shows, Louis lacks any capability of drawing beyond his self-proclaimed talent of being a "colorist." In other words, he is only able to use the fill tool on pre-drawn art, and fails not only to shade, but to also variate or coordinate the colors in any meaningful way. Worst of all are his actual attempts to draw, which speak for themselves, ignoring the photo-realistic parodies made in mockery of his skills.
When Louis grows tired of lying about being unable to find work, a second lie soon follows: his claims he lacks any money before his grift begins proper. As expected, Louis will lie about where his money goes, and acts indignant when people catch him lying, Louis countering by insisting their money is now his, and therefor donators have no say in where it should go. He has lied about how much money he needs and what it's needed for. The most dramatic instance of his tendency to lie is a cataclysmic encounter where he went from claiming to be starving from having no money to gleefully splurging $240 on art of Wonder Woman, which led to him getting the boot from yet another community; kicking and screaming while he was given every chance possible and preferential treatment.
Another common trend in Louis's begging is that he claims he is on the verge of starving. If the fact Louis could instantly kill a person by falling down some stairs onto them isn't proof enough (he himself pushing upwards of 400 pounds), Louis does not need food as his parents regularly support him. Often times when he complains that his family dared to get food without him (which can also be used to signal the start of the mid-grift phase), it is predictably because Louis is a picky eater and an obnoxious person, and so his family ignores him once he gets in an irritable mood. As one would expect in order to maintain his figure, Louis eats meals big enough to feed a large family for each dinner and drinks soda like it was water, having lost his front teeth and developing type II diabetes from how much sugar water he ingests.
If it isn't clear enough already, Louis does not need any money whatsoever. As a matter of fact, Louis's excessive spending is perhaps his more infamous trait, as he currently is known to have recently bid nearly $240 on an art pin-up as mentioned earlier, purchased airpods, a wireless mouse and two speakers, an expensive touchscreen pen, an iPhone, an additional phone, Alexa, a Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch, is currently seeking to upgrade to the newest generation of consoles, has gleefully made recent game purchases/pre-orders for all three, some even being the same game purchased twice, and has spent nearly half a thousand dollars worth of purchases for his Switch alone, most of which are games he either has yet to touch or invest more than an hour into.
When he isn't buying needless electronics, he has a long and consistent history of needlessly buying pornographic art of his ever-changing fursona, or just porn in general, and he has spent enough money on porn commissions of his fursona (and happily offered to pay for ones made by trolls to mock him) to total nearly $2,000 within a few months alone (and that's just on pieces where the price can be irrefutably confirmed), all while needlessly donating to furries on Patreon or splurging it all going to furry conventions and buying pointless trinkets and memorabilia there.
Picture by @Theophilus Thistler
If the aforementioned isn't excessive to the point most readers would allow their eyes to gloss over, or flip to their backs of their heads from rolling them in exasperation, user @Norman B. Normal, after completing their extensive documentation of Louis's excessive name changes, also completed an extensive documentation of Louis's excessive electronics purchases and resales over the course of just a year which is most likely already outdated by the time most would view it, given how frequently Louis will purchase and toss aside electronics. He goes into further detail regarding Louis's purchases here. Of note is how Louis will occasionally either sell these products for equal or greater than the price he originally purchased for, and occasionally for the same price as the newer model, lying about the price of his initial purchase to artificially raise the value on resales.
Despite what these lists and tables would lead one to believe, Louis isn't in a rush to find a job to afford his expensive buying habits, as his mother is content to allow him to squat at her house while he offers less than nothing in return, as he regularly pumps out lies regarding his family to make himself seem more sympathetic (such as claiming to be Jewish, which he demonstrably and irrefutably is not), lies to make his ancestry seem more interesting or "oppressed" than it actually is, or just lies saying that his parents are outright dead, his most infamous of bold-faced lies.
While it doesn't need repeating, when Louis says he needs money, he is lying. If he is still in the pre-grift phase, he frequently makes purchases claiming they are anonymous gifts as the list above shows, Louis believing himself to be a master of manipulation while his observers and potential donators are none the wiser. For years, Louis has claimed a mysterious benefactor has dropped expensive electronics at his doorstep without so much as a name, return address, or claim of responsibility. But if all else fails, he will try outright scams.
The first scam attempt noted by his observers was the Anthrocon scam. During this instance, Louis attempted the "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks" approach. While this indeed made it difficult to pinpoint the truth, all it truly did was make it unquestionable that Louis had lied at some point. For this scam, he had claimed to need $500 to visit a convention which was no more than an hour drive from his home, despite claiming to only need $200 out of a $1,000 donation total for it earlier. In this instance, Louis was either lying about needing only $200 earlier and fully intended to take more from the $1,000 he supposedly set aside for essentials, or he lied about needing $500 when he originally needed just $200 before, and intended to use the extra $300 for himself. This is all assuming he isn't lying about needing such a ridiculous amount of money to begin with, however, which seems to be the most likely scenario. Regardless, when the convention was cancelled, Louis claimed to never receive the money he spent on his ticket back and needed it immediately to purchase food despite initially claiming he was being responsible and only using money he didn't need for food on the convention. Once again, excluding the most likely scenario of him not needing the money to begin with, Louis was either lying about only using money he didn't need or lying about needing his refund for food, neither of which portray him in a positive light.
Being a more direct and less confusing, yet still obvious, scam following the Anthrocon scam was the broken glasses scam. During this foray into swindling, Louis posted glasses he had not been seen wearing before while claiming to need replacements, either lying because they are not actually his (and possibly lying according to how the glasses appear intentionally disassembled), or lying by omission by wittingly leaving out that he has a backup pair (which he had actually been seen wearing). As per standard Louis fashion, he provided the evidence contradicting himself, well, himself. He would later waste money buying glasses he didn't need after being caught to sell the lie nobody could possibly believe, posting the receipt as if it meant anything.
But any fallout from his scams pales in comparison to the pin-up scam. As mentioned earlier, the art pin-up of Wonder Woman which led to his exile from yet another furry community serves as an additional example of Louis's inability to convincingly lie. Before purchasing the pin-up by bidding an excessive amount of money totaling at $240, Louis claimed to have lost a pen for his touchscreen and said he needed nearly $150, yet mysteriously and unceremoniously "found" the pen in his small little room after purchasing the pin-up, heavily implying he spent the money he received for the "lost" pen on the art auction instead. But, as mentioned earlier, the purchase of this pin-up was sandwiched between Louis begging for food both before and after, and when confronted with this fact, Louis threw a tantrum of then-unseen proportions at the time. The perfect, crimson-red cherry on top of this souffle of stupidity, Louis eventually disposed of the art for some unfathomable reason, presumably because he believed destroying the pin-up served as a retroactive apology to the people he had already willingly alienated himself from.
Given the poorly planned and abysmally executed nature of his scams, the most effective scam utilized by Louis was allegedly learned from his mother, being return fraud. Whether it be items delivered through online retailers or feast-sized servings ordered over the internet, Louis seems to frequently be subjected to his transactions being failed on the supplier's behalf. Making it as obvious as possible, he will regularly antagonize and insult the cordial help staff over services such as Twitter, which suggests an even more vicious treatment off of public forums such as over phones or chats. During each of these attempts at fraud, Louis will demand a refund. While he certainly wouldn't post the evidence himself, at least not intentionally, it is clear to all observers that Louis receives his items and acts as if he did not, and either pockets the money "recouped" from his loss or sells the replacement products. The invariable responses from the support centers he harasses, who note their documentation shows the deliveries were fulfilled, also lends credence to this.
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