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MasterLeo (Client)

WHO: MasterLeo

WHERE: furaffinity.net/user/masterleo, though most of this occured in my own livestream.

WHAT: Sketches, technically? Read Explain section.

WHEN: Over the course of the last week.

EXPLAIN (this is LONG): This may be a bit of a strange case. Technically this wasn't an issue of a transaction as much of just a really irritating client that's starting to become bothersome to several people and artists. Thanks to his recent action, it was suggested I post him here.

Basically, I do sketches in nighttime Livestreams. I've done one for him before, no hitches then. Sometime last week I opened another stream and told everyone in a FA journal they could message/Note me for commissions. When I do normal commission, I take the money upfront and try to have it done quickly. I do the same for my sketches, but I try not to take the money until I'm ready to do it in stream, as I want to try to have it done there. Well, MasterLeo was included in the list, but was the last one in line.

While I was working on the other in-queue sketches, he begins to ask repeatedly about getting a picture done. I tell him yes, but he needs to wait. He keeps badgering when I'm nowhere near ready to take his sketch, so some other in my stream, figuring the guy just has a language barrier (he's French, I believe) try to help out. Even after translating our explanation that his turn is coming, he continues to ask about wanting a picture and begins to whine that no one is paying attention to him. In other streams (mine and other artist's) he does similar complaining, acting as though no one is paying attention to him and seemingly ignoring everyone's responses (sorry I don't have screencaps for that). He also would constantly leave the stream, whining that no one paid attention to him, then return, leave again, return, etc.

The night I was first doing sketches that he was involved in, I announced I would be finished after a certain drawing, apologizing and saying I would take more later. Before the picture is finished, MasterLeo announces he has sent me money, though I never once told him to. I explain I don't like doing that in streams until I'm ready and refund him, and he complains and attempts to send it again, which I refund again, telling him he can wait til next stream.

Well, he eventually starts acting strange on FA. He watches, unwatches, and rewatches me in a matter of minutes, sends several messages either still begging or apologizing for earlier actions, but continues to act in this manner. Well, after numerous occasions of this and him acting bizarrely in streams, he comes into my stream again tonight and sets the final straw. He does his usual badgering to which I try to remain calm and explain, once again, that asking the same question a dozen times after about five people have answered you is not really a good way to get what you want. He then makes a post in French that apparently translates to something along the lines of "bye bye asshole" or such, and I decide to ban him from my stream for now.

Long story short, when an actual transaction is made, he seems fine, but getting there is outrageous. He is incredibly impatient, childish, and seems to demand attention, but then acts as though no one is giving it to him.

He made a journal or two along the lines of "oooh, I've done a bad thing" and gets back-pats from unknowing FA users, before turning around and acting no different.

PROOF: All I have screencapped is him supposedly insulting me in the stream (thanks Kitsuna):

I can direct some others here that have had him act similarly in their streams and people that can vouch if need be.

Again, since this wasn't as much an issue over transaction as it was a client's general attitude, I hope this is okay here.

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Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
I'm actually really glad you posted it. I've been having slight troubles with him as well but nothing horrible just yet. It took him two tries to commission me because it just seemed as though he didn't understand the process. The commission went well but after he badgered me on livestream as well, I think about wanting his sketch colored. My friend repeatedly told him to not ask here and phrased it differently each time to no luck.

I have another sketch commission to do for him and I think this may be the last. Not just because of all of this, but I think it can be difficult working with a language barrier so big.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
I was there to witness this occurring in SB's stream. I did give the benefit of the doubt because of the language barrier. But I have a sneaking suspicion that he knows better than he lets on.

That event was a reason why I put in my TOS about language barriers.. I just see so many problems occurring when neither party can understand one another properly..
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
I don't think it's only a language thing at all, since as the OP pointed out, they tried it in his language with no luck.

Considering how he acts, personally, I find he really doesn't know better. It's not as though he's scamming or anything, there's really no reason to act this way on purpose.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Well I mean overall about language wise. If you fail to produce a readable sentence that makes any remote sense in my mind I'm probably not going to do business with them. His interaction in general made it a good idea to follow in my TOS.

I only knew of him from your stream so I don't know how much of him is really understanding. I don't think he's scamming, but with his reaction of the 'journal' I'm sure he knows a little of what he's trying to do.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
*shrugs* Maybe, it's quite possible he's doing it on purpose/knows what he's doing, I guess it just seems to real to me.

Mostly it's language thing, yes. I have no idea what he meant here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2918119/#cid:22946084

The other commission went smoothly though, so hopefully this one does too but yes, I'm probably going to have to be more strict with language barriers since it's a lot harder then I originally thought.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Looks like he's saying 'I just want my picture, I don't care if it's full body or not.' Complete meaning full-body in this instance.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Well, I sure hope so! I can't even get that from his sentences, so I have no idea. To be on the safe side, I'm just giving him what he paid for in the journal so I don't mess up or something.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)

/offtopic icon squeeing/
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
I suspect this is more than a language barrier problem in this guy's case, but for furture clients I think google translate does a pretty decent job of allowing you to go back and forth and it's recognition software for languages like Spanish and French is pretty accurate.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
Why the heck did he insult you and then frown? o _O

That's just bizarre.

Thanks for the warning.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
The USI is strong with this one.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
Oy vey! I've been on a stream or two where they've come on.
I don't think they've fully grasped the concept of patience.
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Nov. 22nd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
That's kind of the vibe I'm getting, too. Either that or he's not entirely mentally sound? His behavior is so inconsistant and bizarre, I can't think of any of explanation.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
*other explanation
herpderp not awake yet.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Same here, either RP or just not entirely mentally sound.

Because I draw kids, I actually do get a lot of RP babytalkers, but he acts in a larger degree that makes me unsure if it's only RP.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
That's a really good point actually. I know that a lot of furs tend to RP a lot, whether in commissions or just in general (I have a furry friend IRL, and even in texts to me, he RPs.)
Nov. 22nd, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
This is actually what I was thinking but didn't mention simply because I couldn't put it as tactfully as you did. :C

I don't think I've gotten anyone who's talked in 'rp' to me while commissioning, but if they did I probably wouldn't take it lightly. :\
Nov. 22nd, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Good point, heh. I have a note in my TOS that requests customers always talk to me "out of character." It can get a little awkward when people insist on role playing...
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
More than unfair, I'd say off topic and a little low. I'm no mod, but I would refrain from this kind of comments.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Crap I realized just reading the answers what you meant with roleplaying! I'm sorry, I thought you meant that he was too into RPing in general, not that he was 'RPing' even during the transactions. My apologies.
Nov. 25th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
tis possible...It's hard enough dealing with people who you are just talking to like this let alone start a transaction with them.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
I asked a French friend, and she answered: 'Just "good bye dirtbag" or "dickhead" . It's rude anyway.', plus the other line means 'thanks for the fairy drawing'; not sure what the second is supposed to mean, but yeah, I'd say this is a well deserved beware.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've done one drawing for him before. He wanted his character dressed as a fairy thing, haha. But yeah, incredibly rude.
Nov. 25th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Looks like a well deserved beware to me.
Dec. 25th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
I know this is a very late comment but I'd like to add something.

Everytime I go into a free art stream (yes, I'm a free art wh*re, lol. I enjoy free art like everyone else!) that he is in, instead of waiting patiently like the others to post a ref when asked, even if the person streaming is drawing someone else and says to wait before posting refs, he'll just randomly toss out his ref without waiting to be asked for it. It's kinda rude imo, especially if the person streaming didn't even ask for it yet. This has happened on several occasions actually.

http://www.iaza.com/work/111226C/iaza15286028637200.jpg <-- Example. She didn't even ask for refs yet.

In other words, he usually comes in free art streams, says hi then randomly throws out his ref sheet without a 'please' or 'can you draw me please?'. He just says "You draw My Lion" (copy-pasted!). It seems very selfish and rude. I always wait until asked to post my ref sheet and I always say please and thank you when there is free art involved. :/
Jul. 30th, 2015 09:56 am (UTC)
Sounds about right, but no language barrier.
Sounds very likely from Masterleo. But being French myself, I assure you that there is no language barrier. He is as understandable in French as he is in English.
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