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Artist Beware: StrawberryPawz

WHO: StrawberryPawz, Chronic Vil Megedagik, Corgifox

WHERE: He asked  a friend on the skype if he could draw a commission him.

WHAT: Ink Bedtime Bear holding Tails plush toy. 20$.

WHEN:  On September 8th 2012. Paid on September 8th 2012.

http://tmp.krypton.cz/PePek/beware/paypal.jpg Copy of Paypal receipt to ArtbySP@pawzcast.com. This e-mail was on his webpage in the past.
http://tmp.krypton.cz/PePek/beware/commissions_list.jpg Current list of Artist commissions, my friend's commision is on the list like paid for 4 months.
http://tmp.krypton.cz/PePek/beware/log1.png Part of the IM log where was spoken about price and payments method.
http://tmp.krypton.cz/PePek/beware/log2.png Part of the IM log where StrawberryPawz said that commision has been canceled.

EXPLAIN: A friend who doesn't know English well ordered commission from StrawberryPawz and paid it more than 4 months ago. StrawberryPawz offered him this comission on skype. StrawberryPawz had always excuses about health issues or hacked accounts in last months when he was asked about commission. Friend asked about his commssion last on January 14th 2013 but he received this reply: "it was canceled because you keep pestering me i told you my health comes first don't even try getting a refund, I closed my paypal long ago". I don't believe that he has ever drawn something.

Pay attention to this "artist" and don't order any commission from him.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


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Feb. 1st, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
While this is a proxy post, normally against our rules, we have made an exception here based on the fact that the original commissioner can not communicate in english. Just so everyone knows why we've allowed this post!
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
wow, what the hell?
Your friend "pestered" so they have the right to cancel it AND keep his money because the artist's "health comes first"?

How utterly despicable, beware well warranted.
I get so disheartened when I see artists who seem to view commissions as a game or somehow not a business transaction because "art isn't a job" somehow. You're getting paid to perform a service, it is a JOB. Where are people's sense of responsibility?
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
It's really shitty and scummy, but it says in his ToS that he doesn't do refunds. OP's friend should have avoided him outright based on that
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
Wow... Just... Wow.

Treating a customer like that because they asked for an update on their commission? Seriously?
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Feb. 1st, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
I'm also very confused because this guy doesn't actually seem to be an artist - all the work on their pages are commissioned or requested from other people and the only artwork he has is about... 3 sketches on lined paper on a different account.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
I was actually curious about that myself. I checked the page they say art done by them is located at, I saw... Like... Nothing.
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Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
I had a ton of problems with him as the client. Stay away from this guy.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Mind giving a run down why? It's just nice to know why it's best to avoid.
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Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
knowing his bad reputation, this doesn't surprise me at all. I'm glad I had him blocked on Weasyl
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
Beware as a commissioner too:

Demands extra work for nothing and/or money back because he decides he wants a different commission? Good lord, do not want.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)

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Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh dear i reconize this person basically he goes by other aliases and i reconize one of them considering its one of his banned accounts on FA. Since i got a note from someone on FA impersonating me last year.

OP most likely you may have been scammed which is from what i am looking at this.

Edited at 2013-02-02 12:56 am (UTC)
Feb. 2nd, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
Ugh! He impersonated you? That's horrible! I had someone who did that to me too.
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Nessa San
Feb. 2nd, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
Not surprised that he ended up here and it surely did took a long time for someone to actually did. Conner has a long history of being nothing but rude to people, he has created literally over 100+ ban evading accounts on FA in the past few years. I have read AB journals on both DA and FA about him and he would harass people for a long time.

Strawberrypawz is Shadowconner.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
I searched some information about Strawberrypawz when he offered a commission just few minutes after I accepted his friendship on skype. I found something about him on wikifur what was alarming. Unfortunately my friend added him to his friend list in skype too and received same question for a commission. My friend usually asked me when he needed to translate something to English, but he arranged a commission in this by himself in this case. He told me about his problem 2 months after payment on paypal.
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Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Not him, this guy has been abusive towards several artists I know. And if I remember correctly scammed one of them out of some money.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
I'd also like to off-handedly mention that he's a troll (like the others said) and threatened to ban me and several others from weasyl despite not having the authority to ban.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
I can say for myself that any issue StrawberryPawz has been spewing are just excuses as I see them on day and night on Steam.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
I just took a look at the shouts on his profile....

Almost all are hidden but you can see the replies and some get really nasty.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm going to weigh in on this, because I've been pushing for this guy to get posted here a long time, and I'm extremely happy to finally see him here.

I'm going to share my experiences because I've known him since WAY before he was as infamous as he is in the fandom as of right now.

I've known him since he was KaneTheShadowWolf on DA, and he was always a ban-evader from the get-go. I modded a few chatrooms and whenever I'd ban him for doing something stupid (which was often) he'd make ALTs almost immediately to get back in. He is EXTREMELY unstable.

He was banned from FA initially for harassment aimed towards me and a few friends, which originally started on Second Life because we banned him from a SIM we owned. And when we blocked him on there, he dragged the drama storm to FA.

He got banned, and thus started his cycle of 100+ ALTs on FA. And still counting. And that is NOT an estimated or exaggerated number, either.

Over the years he kept finding me, and at one point I accepted a commission from him because I was desperate for money. HUGE mistake.

For one, he wanted WIPs. But that wasn't the problem. Now I'm no professional artist, and definitely not as good as most, but I thought what I was doing was pretty good, and I showed it to him


Alright, so I did. Did the exact pose he wanted, exact situation. Showed him again.


At no point was he ever polite or professional at all. I don't mind doing things over if you don't like the WIP. But if you're going to be a complete asshole about it, then I'm done. I refunded him and posted a Beware of my own on my FA. Which of course prompted him to create/log into one of his unbanned ALTs and harass me in said journal.

He tried to pass himself off as a "friend of Conner's", and first accused me of never refunding him. Which in turn made me screenshot my refund transaction, and show it to him.

Then he started going on about "Oh Conner forgives you and will give you another chance, he won't be so demanding this time".

Acting like it's a privilege to draw his character, and I was the one in the wrong in the situation. Yea no, you can keep your mom's money, Conner. You're not worth it.

So in turn this led to about a year of him making ALTs on Twitter/Skype/FA and finding me on Weasyl when I made an account and harassing me to do a commission for him.


Also, don't be surprised if he comes raging into this journal sometime soon.

A few journal regarding him: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3896667/
Feb. 2nd, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Ahh! So that's where the art on his prices page went.
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