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Notice:
The nature of this game project is classified as a RoR (Run or Rape) game and is of adult nature.  Information may also be of adult nature.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Who:
James Taylor aka Toonpimp.  Also goes by the aliases of Bimson and Hobartstarr.  Is in charge of Immoral Enterprise which specifies in adult games or animations.

Where:
http://www.toonchamp.com
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bimson
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/hobartstarr
http://hobartstarr.newgrounds.com

What:
The transaction being an 8-bit 2D game called Pixelforce.

When:
January 2008 - January 2012

Proof:
[1] screen cap of Toonpimp/Bimson wanting to work on first game project
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/60696270.png
[2] chat logs providing a lot of evidence of his actions
https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/rsPIc
[3] last chat log before discontinuing
https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/ksQDf
[4] screen cap of Toonpimp’s note from forum
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/26118743.png
[5] chat log on notification of releasing him
https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/rsRij
[6] screen cap of Toonpimp’s reason for not giving refund to people that paid
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/24924037.png

Explain:
This started with the history of the first game in 2008, simply 6-bit Pixelforce.  When Toonpimp first found some of my sprites, he showed interest and wanted to make an adult game of it as of January 26, 2008[1].  I agreed to it and we started work on the game that was 6-bit Pixelforce.  However, during halfway in on his part, he changes his mind and decides to make it an average 2D sidescroll shooter.  The result of it: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1290130 which was a poorly put together small flash game completed on May 10, 2008.

But because people were interested in my sprites that weren't used, I decided to start work on another game project.  I did bring this up with Toonpimp, however, he outright refused unless paid.  So I began a character auction primarily on here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/728773 on May 5, 2009.  I did request of him to begin work on a demo of the game, but he was lazy about this.  The demo was rushed and sloppily done with mismatched animations and several glitches.  The worst part was that the game was unable to run on other computers[2].  

The total he was financed for this project was a little over $390.  But when I let him go, I asked for only $150 but is refusing because ‘I kept him waiting for two years’ and ‘wasted his time.’  Evidence is in the chat logs file in parts discussing money.  All of this being discussed through the chats as when his paypal was deleted, all records of transactions with him were as well[2].

During this time working on Pixelforce, the chat logs reveal quite a bit of disturbing information that includes sexual harassment.  He tries in many chats requests for naked pictures of me in order to do more work into the game.  For a while, I thought he was joking although he has in time made evident he was serious.  Every time I did bring up this game, he would often go on a rampage, even saying the game should fail.  He goes as far to deny being paid as one of his Paypal accounts was deleted, because Paypal does not support porn based businesses[2].

While working on this project, I was given the chance to promote my game on his forum where he made evident his disinterest with this game and for a while people on his forum were not in support of my game because of that.  I did have a sub-forum for my project as a new way of organizing the new games being developed all at once.  When I let people know that I had let Toonpimp go, he retaliated by not only locking my sub-forum, but deleted it and noted me to leave his forum[4].

Before firing Toonpimp, I decided on a more tactful method that would not be too insulting…twice[5].  He claims that it was because of him just for his name and forum he was making the money I attained for this project and therefore refused to give a refund[3].  I gave him plenty of chances to try and turn things around, yet he only spat in my face telling me to get lost.

I have been contacting everyone who has donated for this game and let them know of what has occurred so they can contact him about getting their money back.  He is refusing and claiming to produce ‘his own version’ of the game[6].

tl;dr
Toonpimp is a programmer that doesn’t give people what they pay for.  If he doesn’t like a project, he charges extra, even when already commissioned and is refusing to give a refund after being fired and booted me off his forums.  Only continuing to work to not give a refund.  He gets angry easily when I bring the game up.  Sexual harassment trying to solicit to doing more work as payment to get naked pictures.  Does not keep in touch about project or updates unless threatened and does little work.

Update Edit 03/15/12
Toonpimp and I had come to an agreement.  That being he would give a partial refund on the conditions that I don't send people after him about a refund, leave his forum, and say nothing of him.  I agreed and decided to wait.  I did wait until February to contact him again for a refund, but he told me to simply leave him alone and he'd send the money when he gets it.

I waited another month, and now I find he's blocked me on FA, deleted my account on his forum, and also telling other people that he won't do anything to pay up thus placing him under theft which apparently has happened multiple times in his career.  Ironically enough, one of his reasons for blocking me was because of my posting our chat logs after I had fired him saying it was violating privacy, yet he fails to acknowledge the fact he showed someone that disliked him the game while under development and the guy threatened to release it as I mentioned in my article above.  Or how he only intended to give me 'tools' to do this myself and him not to complete it, yet also said he planned on finishing the game himself even after I fired him, which almost landed an article of him under Artist Theft.

Here's the 3 PMs, the first two from him and the third being from a contributor that contacted him since TP had me blocked.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/pmsj.png/

I'll keep updated with more evidence in time.

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Comments

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purpule
Jan. 6th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
...I barely know what on earth I just read.
It seemed like such a constant, unfriendly exchange between two people. How much did you pay for this to be developed?
kayla_la
Jan. 6th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
The total he was financed for this project was a little over $390.
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conigliomannaro
Jan. 6th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
I couldn't make it to the end of the chat logs, it was painful to look at. This person is way out of line under any point of view, but look, in all honesty, you ignored waaaaaaaaaay too many alarm bells. You should have ditched him ages ago. From his attitude, it's clear he never meant to work seriously on your project.
kazufox
Jan. 6th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
I didn't have anyone else that would have helped with my project and during the time I had been looking. Yeah, it was a mistake to work with him from the beginning, I admit that as we both of us did things at fault.
celestinaketzia
Jan. 6th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
The both of you did a wrong here. I got to number 15 on the logs before I had to stop. It was just too painful to read.

When he said he didn't want to do it, you should have backed off. Conversely, if he didn't want to do it at all, he shouldn't have taken your money.

I am torn, however, about the refund. He is correct that he has done work. I don't know how many hours he's put in, but if it's more than 30 (est. $10/hr, even though I know programmers get paid far more) then he's below minimum wage and has used up his payment, if that makes sense. I am not sure if one could hand over the work as it is now to be programmed by someone else.
kazufox
Jan. 6th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I admit it was a mistake on both sides. Though considering how I did most of the work for it like he requested so he could do JUST the programming, it's something a bit different. He gets paid about a few hundred more to work a more extensive game and a grand to start from scratch.
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vtforpedro
Jan. 6th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
This was one of the most disturbing AB posts I've ever read, I had such a hard time stomaching the whole thing.

I agree with everyone else. There were definitely wrongs on both sides; the moment he said he didn't want to work on this game, you should have backed off, gotten a refund, and found someone else. And again, if he didn't want to do the game, he should have refunded you/not even accepted the money and game, and moved on.

His behavior had me truly frightened and disgusted and I hope I never come across this person, ever. His beware is well warranted, but I hope at the same time, you have learned a lot from this whole thing. That much stress just isn't worth it, man, it's unhealthy. If you see something going wrong like this, just back off. Don't go through this again!

I believe you deserve a partial refund, yes, since the game went on unfinished (right?), but I'm not sure how you're going to get it out of him. D: Even if you made a few mistakes, so sorry you had to go through this with that person.
kazufox
Jan. 7th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, though during the time I was going through quite a bit and was dealing with other things just as bad and worst. I know I really messed up through this and have learned a lot. Hindsight can really be something once you've learned to grow up a little and have a better understanding of people and just life in general.

Here's a few things to know...he did do a little to go off on, but it wasn't until April/May of 2011 when he had the chance to just refund me since it was then I sent him everything else.

And to make things more confusing...he's STILL working on it after I fired him! Yeah, he's working on it when other people asked for a refund so my guess is that he's only doing it to avoid having to give a refund with 'his' version.
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serious_mccoy
Jan. 7th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Gaaaah, those chat logs

This guy is a horrible, rude, nasty, creepy person. Yeah, you made a mistake, but compared to his behavior it's pretty mild, and in no way does that excuse his... everything. Awful all around.
kayla_la
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
Please refrain from namecalling here, you seem newer so I request that you please look at the userinfo and read the rules. Thanks!
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heathermasanon
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
The fact that the entire game seems to be centered around rape makes me too uncomfortable to read through the rest of the logs. I will agree with everyone else here though that from the looks of thing you were both at fault, though just reading some of his statements from the logs... ugh. Chills down my spine.
ninkit
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
wow...how incredibly rude! and creepy! :( this whole thing just makes me sad all around. Reading those chat logs made me angry..and pretty disgusted actually. Beware warranted.
kazufox
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry, the intent was not to upset and make you feel bad. Just give a heads up as to not trust this guy is all.
shukivengeance
Jan. 7th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Mod post
This is something I forgot to mention the first time I asked you to resubmit the post with revisions, but since the game in question and some of the other discussed material concerns rape I believe a trigger warning would be warranted since it's something that this community rarely deals with and as such, mentions of it are highly unexpected.

Edited at 2012-01-07 10:45 pm (UTC)
kazufox
Jan. 8th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: Mod post
I understand. Would I just edit it mentioning it has adult material?
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prawnographer
Jan. 9th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
Moral is never trust anyone with "pimp" in their username.
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