on another note, i recently received some news about shuushuu buttons. for those who don't know, this was an online button store that i made designs for. the website suddenly disappeared and tons of people contacted me about orders that never went through, so apparently things weren't going so well for the girl running the business.
then i get a note the other day. turns out the girl who owned shuushuu buttons decided to give all her buttons away, saying she wanted nothing to do with them anymore. they got passed over to some random company that wanted to sell them off for a dollar each with no profits whatsoever to the original artists, or if they couldn't be sold, just give them away. THANK YOU SHUUSHUU for treating my buttons like cheap pieces of crap to be sold off by some random people i've never heard of in my life. i guess i can comfort myself with the thought that i'm not the one who embarassed myself by setting up an online website that FAILED miserably.
From her DA journal here.
EDIT: I thought I'd add this bit, as well. Apparently the company who the buttons were sold to contacted her and did initally ask to sell the buttons.
*** The above MAY be only a rumor. I'm only passing along information that I've read. If you were involved with Shuu Shuu, or bought buttons frm them, read below for Lindsay's (wetnosebaby) DA journal on the matter. ***
EDIT: And, another bit about the people Lindsay (who ran Shuu Shuu) initially planned on printing the buttons with....
EDIT: As mentioned in the comments, she's deleted her LJ, and she's pulled all her work from DA. I'll post her DA journal entry behind the cut, in case she removes it, as well.
Journal Entry: Thu Mar 13, 2008, 8:39 PM
Due to recent accusations and internet rumors I'm removing my work and myself from DeviantART. It's been something I've wanted to do for a while now so this is just the final push. I don't see this situation getting any better and I can't afford to have my work stained like this. All comments (related to shuushuu or not) from now on will be hidden. If you have ANY problem please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have absolutely NO way of checking the previous business e-mail at shuushuu.buttons@gmail. I'm more than happy to talk to you about what's going on. Shutting down the business because of personal reasons was not a smart idea. But I'd just like to say that ALL the leftover buttons are currently sitting in my basement. I have NOT given/sold them to a company in the US. I have made no unfair profit off the artists. I would really like to understand this as much as you do! Also, if you believe I owe you money PLEASE send me a refund request through paypal. I'm more than happy to pay it. I never refused this. For about two months the business was in limbo and all orders were filled by a second party. I had no way of doing this myself. I'm not getting into the reasons publicly because it's not appropriate for a internet journal, but I'm happy to tell you one on one. Don't hesitate to e-mail me.
I'd just like to add that I'm happy to see people concerned about their fellow artists. I would be pissed to if I heard these things. If I didn't know better I would think I was a monster too. But that's the internet for you and unfortunately when you don't deal with people face to face information gets passed down and messed up. You all have your opinions and I respect that deeply...just don't always believe what you hear.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my work on this site for so long. You guys are wonderful and I appreciate it more than you know. Please keep in touch and check the website (www.lindsaycampbell.org) for updates.
Peace be with you.
EDIT: From Loish's DA Journal:
about the whole shuushuu fiasco: lindsay contacted me and we're in the process of sorting it all out. if you don't know what i'm talking about, don't ask, it's over!
That being said, if you had business with Shuu Shuu, contact wetnosebeby on DeviantART, or via the e-mail above, under the cut.