September 5th, 2006

Warning to Artists who drew Canis Claxis

Canis Claxis is famous for threatening artist online and ripping them off, but we blew the whistle on him 2 years ago.   Thanks guys for helping get the word out!  Unfortunately, things have take an ugly turn.

This past weekend I drove up to Mephit Furmeet with my boyfriend Joe and I did not expect any trouble.  I had a great time and it was not until Sunday at 6:30 that the Incident took place. I was stalked and harrassed by this man.

After closing Ceremonies when I was leaving for dinner with my boyfriend, I was accosted in the parking lot by Canis Claxis, who was riled up and demanding his money back after all this time.  I asked him to step away from me and he would not.  He launched a tirade about the $20 from years ago and called me names and ordered me to take down those "lies" I posted about him online.  He repeatedly jabbed his finger at my chest.  Fearing he might be armed, I stepped behind the car door and he continued to assail me with angry accusations.   I spoke calmy and informed him I owed him nothing and I spoke the truth about him, and he should leave.  Remember, this man is legally insane and we are not really sure what he is capable of.  Joe was there so he told Canis Claxis to leave me alone, but Clax just continued to rant about my lies and what he felt was owed to him in a loud angry voice.  Joe told him "You have a lot of problems" and Clax began cussing and flipping us off and yelling and making vague statements to me about "Everyone has told me about you!"  ...whatever that means.

He finally stormed off in a rage, still cussing and flipping us the bird.  I am not sure what would have happened if my boyfriend Joe had not been there.

I alerted Con Security and they pulled his registration information.  He lives in Louisville Kentucky and his badge name was Xalc.  According to the records he checked in Friday morning but no one could remember seeing him in the public areas like the dealer's den.  He was stalking me and possibly Aura Moser who was also there...none of us knew he was going to show up.  He will be banned from future Mephit Furmeets.  Security suggested I file a police report so i did, and the cops arrived at the convention to take my statement.  Canis Claxis was no where to be found.

Here is the thing: the internet is full of wackjobs and nutcases--we all know that.  We laugh it off and warn others about them.  But when they cross over to Real Life and hunt me down at conventions and get in my face, that is another matter.  Considering that most of the artists he threatens are female, we need to watch out for this guy.  He lives in Louisville Kentucky but travels to furry conventions.

Here is what he looks like:

50+ year old white male with Medium length wavy hair...grey roots and brown dye job.  Parted in middle.
Thin wire frame glasses.
Pale thin features.
Indistinct eye color. 
Maybe 5'5" in height, slightly built with pot belly.
Not an imposing figure, but given his mental instability could be violent.

Be warned and call security if you see him.

Too much stuff to do... O_o

Hello there. This is the second time I'm posting here, I don't like to do that, I don't like problems with commissioners... I'm looking for an advice because I'm not sure if it's the right thing I'm doing.

A fur asked me for a cooperation on a commission some time ago. That was quite ok, just a regular commission you'd say. He promised me to send some references but he forgot... for 3 times. Then I was busy and he didn't contact me. I thought he was no longer interested but then about a month ago he contacted me again. I was busy with Eurofurence and had no time for other commissioners at all. But I stopped accepting commissions meanwhile because of the university following in September.
This person (I don't want to cause any harm to him so that's why I don't just tell his name) keeps contacting me every day. He got somehow glued to me... (the "you're my good friend" thing) Every 3 or 5 days he keeps asking me when I'll have the time for him. I can't tell him because I need to focus on the university and have some other personals problems to solve than to do commissions. I asked him what the commission is anyway and he told me he'd be interested in about 15-19 pictures (BW, detailed.. a wall poster - omfg)... O.O I dropped my jaw and became frustrated. Then he asked me to be the next one. But since I'm fair to everyone and have already a few people in the commission queue for commissions I'd like to finish, I just had to tell him NO.
There have also been communication problems since his English is bad. I told him one thing and after 10 minutes he asked me about it again.
I'm very embarrassed about this situation but I feel uncomfortable with this person though he has done nothing wrong... o.o What do you think about it? Any suggestions on a solution? Please advise...
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