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I'm not sure of how many people have heard of Sweet Anika, but I'd like to warn people, she is very much known not to pay artists for commissions. She tried to hold a contest with no ending date, and no prize so she could receive artworks of her characters.

Edit Anika has been banned permanently from Fur Affinity

For example, she was asking artists for a commission of her character, yet she had yet to pay another user:

http://www.furaffinityforums.net/showthread.php?tid=2905&pid=35010#pid35010

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/89481/ Is a journal listing past experiences with her.

As you can see she's asking for commissions again:

http://www.furaffinityforums.net/showthread.php?tid=8118

http://www.furaffinityforums.net/showthread.php?tid=8222

Yet in her journals and the forums: http://www.furaffinity.net/journals/sweetanika/
http://www.furaffinityforums.net/showthread.php?tid=8201

She's asking for money, she's offered to do commissions to pay off commissions and in addition.

"My pet birdy, Lala needs a friend to join her in the cagey.. Shes a blue parakeet, And I want a Love Bird, To put in with her, And I need someone to help me out, And commission me, Or donate.. I also wanna get a ferret.. And they cost loads.. >_< So if anyone wants to help me out.

My paypal is Glendamnk@wmconnect.com ... I will do anything to get helped out here, So it'd be kind if you did! <3333

Also, Did I mention, When we move, I get to get a puppy maybe? WHAT PUPPY SHOULD I GETS! LOLOLOL!"


Of course as side commentary I should mention her wanting to get a lovebird and putting it in with another strange bird is a risk, but it's not truly relevant.

I just wanted to warn other artists, and perhaps people can let their friends know if they see them replying to her posts to be very cautious because she's known for taking artwork and not paying for it. Please PLEASE make sure you get payment up front with her before working on anything on her behalf.

Slight edit If you do see her cuss out other users or violate the TOS let me know or post it in the harassment thread. I'm trying to show the admins how abusive she is, so she can get the b& http://www.furaffinityforums.net/showthread.php?tid=8113

Thanks for your time.
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dinogrrl
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Ah, I've heard of this person before. The asking for money to buy a bajillion pets has definitely secured her place in my 'never deal with this person' folder now.
filthy_animal
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
...So when one of her three animals suddenly gets ill and needs to go to the vet with an emergency, who's paying?

Oh right, her commissioners!

Pssh. Way to pull people's heartstrings, I can see this happening much later on already.
kassichu
Apr. 19th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Don't forget she has a Paypal donation set up, too. It would be tough convincing people not to donate or buy commissions from her if her pets are in need of medical attention.
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kassichu
Apr. 19th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
Watermarks are easily removed these days. I've seen full-color digital paintings have their watermarks removed perfectly. It's best not to deal with her at all.
anjel_kitty
Apr. 19th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
I hate people who beg for money over the internet to take care of pets they really shouldn't have taken on to start with.
I've heard other people have similar situations with this girl. Final word: She should be avoided at all costs
vogeldrache
Apr. 19th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
I've also heard of this person and her utter retardedness. I'm disappointed to hear her idiocy continues.. Everyone here is correct: SHE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED.
maui_dolphin
Apr. 19th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
Annoying brat is seems, Budgies and lovebird should not be housed in the same cage. Lovebirds are extremely pushy.
lemonfruitpie
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
Oh man, not her again.

I also noticed she has a lot of commissioned works in her gallery as well...is that allowed? o_O
lemonfruitpie
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
Er, on further inspection--only three pieces. But still, I thought that such a thing is against the rules?
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thaily
Apr. 19th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
OH MY FUCKING GOD I HOPE SHE NEVER ACTUALLY GOT THE LOVEBIRD BECAUSE BUDGIES AND LOVEBIRDS DO NOT GET ALONG IN THE SAME CAGE DDDDDDD:
AND IF SHE DOESN'T KNOW THAT THEN SHE DEFINITELY DOESN'T KNOW HOW OT TAKE CARE OF A HIGH-MAINTENANCE FERRET. SHE NEEDS TO NEVER GET ANIMALS AGAIN UNTIL SHE CAN A. READ UP ABOUT THEIR CARE B. AFFORD A FUCKING VET YOU WHORE!!! DDDDDD:<

[/animal-lover]

Seriously, that pisses me off so bad >:(

And oh yeah, the fact she's an artmooch sucks too.
filthy_animal
Apr. 19th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had a ferret before myself and seriously, they are SO much work, the sites DON'T lie. It's the same as having a cat or dog. It's not a hamster or something you keep in a cage all day-- I learned the hard way and had to give her to my friend who could give her better attention than me. :/ I felt so damn bad. Hopefully someone slaps some sense into this girl before she makes the same mistake.

And a lot of birds don't get along together, and are high-maimtainence as well D: D: In fact, when they get sick, they need to go to the vet IMMEDIATELY or they'll die, since when they show they're sick they drop pretty quickly. Well, smaller birds... I don't know about larger birds. But... yeah, I don't think commissions/donations will roll in fast enough to help her birds. Oiy.
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Nah she's full of shit - arshes - Apr. 19th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Nah she's full of shit - thaily - Apr. 19th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
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guyver47
Apr. 19th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Hmm, very good to know.
She messaged me on MSN messenger with an abrupt "how much for a badge?", no hello, and when I stated that I was full until mid May or June, she simply said "that sucks". Not overly rude, but the inquiry could have been presented better.
I have her on my watch over on Fur Affinity. I commented on one of her older journals where she was complaining about her weight and that no one likes her to help brighten her mood and pretty much has continued that same behavior wanting attention. Now I know to beware. Thank you :)
pinkpuppybelly
Apr. 19th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
I've heard only terrible things about her actions, immaturity, etc. She's never actually bothered me for art or otherwise, but if she did, I would turn her down without a second though.
likeshine
Apr. 19th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)

her reputation is widely known already, i'd say.
arshes
Apr. 19th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Not really, there are many new users that never knew about her. I just wanted to spread the word.

Also, if you see any of her comments where she's cussing out another user, please let me know or put it on the Harassment thread on FAF. I'm building up a case of her behavior, and admins are leaning towards b&. The more she acts up the better.
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maui_dolphin
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Her deviantart page should be added the list of art she owes is huge...
http://mckaela-chan.deviantart.com/
http://mckaela-chan.deviantart.com/journal/10159887/#comments
lemonfruitpie
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Er, I don't believe that is her-- it's her "mistress" :O from the first link in the post.
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leahtaur
Apr. 19th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
SUCCESS! To an extent. She's been banned from the forums but not the main site, right at this moment. We can hope. :)
kayla_la
Apr. 20th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
She owes me money for a commission, too. It was actually a contest she held like two years ago or something, and she didn't feel like finishing it, so I talked with her about at least paying the few people who entered so she wouldn't get art for nothing, and she agreed...

And of course, I kept hearing she'd send the money, even up until just like a month ago, but she never did. I gave up on it, even though I could really use that money. I gave her several chances and it's obvious she just doesn't give a damn about paying people.
arshes
Apr. 20th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Yeah I was wondering if she ever paid you. I remember offering the idea of doing a commission but then I noticed you had replied still asking for your money.

I guess I got my answer. Her asking for money for animals is stupid if she still owes you :/
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terzy
Apr. 20th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Hello Folks

Sweet Anika commissioned my, I did a sketch and sent it to her very small and at a low compression. It did take a while, but after we both got paypal set up, she did get me the $15 she owed. After I received it, I finished coloring her pic, which can be seen in my FA gallery under the name Kabukihomewood. She has always been polite and friendly, if a little flaky but I just held off work until I had the money . . . I guess he just really wanted it! Uhhh I still need to mail it to her, aheh.
arshes
Apr. 26th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
unfortunately, that doesn't absolve her from the other people she's ripped off. Including the person who posted below you.

It certainly doesn't absolve her from the behavior that got her banned from FA.

The negative in this case outweighs whatever few positive things she's done for people.
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