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Artist's Beware:Macrofurry_Writings

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/macrofurrywritings/

WHAT: A written commission involving my characters with his.

WHEN: was contacted in 11/4/2017

EXPLAIN: When ordering the commission, he didn't give much creative control despite the fact he said It could be anything I want. No asking how long I wanted it to be. No asking what I wanted the story to be about. Nothing. He just asked for a list of characters and some minor detail of what I want the world to be like and he said he'd have it done in 24 hours or my money back. At first he was writing about his characters being paired with mine, but I didn't want that. So he had to add another 24 hours despite the fact it broke his guarantee. When I finally got the story, I had some criticisms about the story, like it was boring and my character had things I didn't felt was true to him. When I as for some changes to a story I paid money for he explode on me and blocked me. I sent him an email for my money back he so far refused to answer.

PROOF: collection of Fur affinity Notes. (NSFW Warning)

https://imgur.com/3cowxNE

PROOF: the Email he refused to answer.

https://imgur.com/6OuxSye
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dragontripmon
Jan. 3rd, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)
I know who this person is.
I think at this point you should do a chargeback since he won't give you your money back and i just realized i know who this person is considering i am watching their old account. As well as had experienced with their anger issues.

Mods is it ok if i PM you the proof of this considering another tag also want to be added towards this.
celestinaketzia
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I know who this person is.
Yes! If you have another name to add to the tag (and proof) please PM one of us.
dragontripmon
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:24 pm (UTC)
Re: I know who this person is.
Alright i've just done that right now.
wuvvumsoc
Jan. 4th, 2018 03:29 am (UTC)
I've dealt with this guy before.

He was trying to advertise to everyone on my artists discord despite having rules not to ping people with ads (and complained). I also saw him get thrown off f-list for excessively advertising in ways that the rules did not allow. He also berated my husband for preferring paypal.

This is not a sleight against him, but I am not surprised he would end up here eventually from the conduct I have seen of him as a seller.
Fralea Comms
Jan. 4th, 2018 07:43 am (UTC)
Not excusing behavior, as I don't see why a writer would just add characters to a commission that hadn't been mentioned to the commissioner (ESPECIALLY in romantic/sexual situations) and then blame them for having to rewrite because of that, but did you read any previews of the writers work? You say the story is boring, but that could be a skill level/preference thing. Are their other stories dialogue/character pieces without action or did they deliver you something totally different than their body of work, is what I would be curious about.
Willem Harrell
Jan. 5th, 2018 01:13 am (UTC)
Hey, Cullion here

So like I contacted them once for a commission and they blocked me after I asked if they would be willing to do just a size difference commission. I don’t mind micro and macro but my character is a lion and my bf’s is a raccoon so I prefer just size difference. I felt blocking me for a simple question was a bit rash
sno_pomf
Jan. 9th, 2018 06:44 pm (UTC)
I don't personally have experience commissioning this individual, so I can't speak on part of the anger issues being claimed. But a few things here do strike as red flag for me right off the bat:

This artist charges $80.00 per commission and has it done in 24 hours. I went through and read a couple of stories, and there were a LOT of spelling and grammer issues. I know that is REALLY nitpicking, but when you are paying 80 dollars for a piece, perhaps it may be wise for the artist to take a bit longer than 24 hours to work out the kinks. There were also a number of plot-holes I could find, and a number of sentences and phases that didn't make sense. Along with this, the writer kept switching from past to present tense.

I know this is Artist's Beware and not "Critique Beware", but those are all HUGE red flag for me (simply looking from the outside in) when you're paying good money for a piece of writing. I think taking some additional time beyond the 24 hrs would greatly help this artist.

And I agree 100%, you should have much, MUCH more creative flexibility considering you're paying at least 80 dollars for this story. Beware well warranted. I hope you and this artist can come to some type of resolution.
laughsatthunder
Jan. 11th, 2018 02:56 pm (UTC)
So, despite having a journal for emergency commissions and being featured on an FA group for emergencies, claiming he needs the money to call his clients, I recognize this guy. He asked for a fursuit commission from me recently.

He needs to get his priorities in check or maybe not sneak.
dragontripmon
Jan. 11th, 2018 06:16 pm (UTC)
If that's what he's doing then that's really abusive to use a group for emergencies for something like that. That could ruin a group reputation like that.
laughsatthunder
Jan. 11th, 2018 06:34 pm (UTC)
It makes me sad because that group has good intentions and they do have some sort of a system for making sure the reasons are legitimate, yet here's someone trying to take advantage of "free money".
dragontripmon
Jan. 11th, 2018 07:40 pm (UTC)
Indeed i hope FALendahand are aware of this considering this is just plain messed up.
chaossal
Jan. 16th, 2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
We are aware now and will be blocking them.
sno_pomf
Jan. 12th, 2018 11:47 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it's something that the group admins needs to be made aware of. I know A_B rules forbid 3rd party, un-solicited involvement on said art site....but they may not be aware of all of this.
dragontripmon
Jan. 13th, 2018 01:45 am (UTC)
I do recall one of the mods from that group replied to a beware here last year. https://artists-beware.livejournal.com/947383.html#comments
chaossal
Jan. 16th, 2018 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I'm glad I have checked Artist-beware today!
We had no idea of this! >:( they did send proof of bills but i'm gussing they where lying about needing help to pay them then and just trying to save for a suit! They will be blocked from FALAH now.
dragontripmon
Jan. 16th, 2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
Ah but you might want to block their old account as well considering the absolute proof that they're the same person.
chaossal
Jan. 19th, 2018 01:05 am (UTC)
Will do!
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