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How not to commission me by Thaily

I'm in a chat place and mention I got my Tigerdile stream to work, yay!
Guy goes "Huzzah, how much does a sketch cost?"
Except there's almost a 100 people in the chat and he doesn't address me directly, so I go "Who, me?" and I don't hear from him again until later, when he says he has $10. I tell him of a place on-line he could find some cheap commissions. He says he's not a member of the place I pointed him to, so I give him some direct links to artists doing cheap commissions. He then says his phone and can't browse the internet. I give him a tip on how to post a bulletin to the chat in which he can ask artists to contact him about a commission, to which he has a meltdown and cries "Or I could ask in the chat. I prefer to do that, because with a single exception, it's had positive results long term. But sorry for asking you if you wanted to take a comission or /something/ along those lines. I'm sorry I disturbed you with my question. Have a good day."
Then storms out of chat and ignores me.

Here's what's wrong with that:

  • He never addressed me directly in a busy chat, I didn't presume he was talking to me and wanted my art.
  • If he had, I would have told him that:
  • - My sketches start at €15.
  • - My commission plate is full at the moment, so I'm not taking any anyway.
  • If he couldn't browse the internet, how does he know my art is even worth $10?
  • Or even if I'm an artist, I could stream Minecraft.
  • Either way he wouldn't be able to attend my stream.
  • Even if I did do commission streams, which my TOS says I do not.
  • Not that he could read my TOS, which means I wouldn't have accepted his commission anyway.
  • And if I did, how would he transfer the money if he can't browse the internet.
  • Or view the commission.
  • $10 is not enough to put up with this level of passive aggressiveness.

The fact he seems to think I'm missing out is hilarious.

How not to commission me

Thaily

7 September 2014 at 12:44:36 MDT

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    ha XD his loss, and people need to not be whiny, i've seen a large increase in "i'm better than you even tho i'm asking you for something for myself, but you wont do it just the way i like it so you're a horrible person -huffhuffhuffhuff storms away-"

    I would agree, this is hilarious :P

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      I am a terrible person for not assuming he'd want my work and directing him to artists who meet the one criteria (financial) that I'm aware of. Damn my eyes!

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    Don't you just looove the sense of entitlement that everyone seems to have these days?

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      Clearly I should have thrown myself at him for $10.

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        And oh no! You forgot the 3rd dick! Better edit that in, and the 3rd pair of wings for free!

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    To be fair, everyone knows that tigerdile is primarily a furry art porn streaming website, and the phone would probably not be his main internet device. I think the conversation would have ended the moment you told him your sketches start at 15.

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      I didn't, because he never asked me for a commission. He should have asked me for a commission so I could have told him "Sorry, I'm full up right now." and maybe he wouldn't have had a tantrum.

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      Also, from Tigerdile's TOS "If you really really really want to pay to stream other things, like video games, you can, though."

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        Yea, but again it's about perception and for most people think of furry art when think of that site. Even if he hadn't directly asked, it wouldn't have hurt to point out that your art is more than 10 when he brought it up how much he had IMO.

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          It's not too much to ask that if someone wants to commission me, they address me directly.

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            I agree. Makes you feel like less of a machine answering a command when they at least say your name.

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              Seriously, it's kind of like walking into a coffee shop, shouting "I HAVE $10 FOR PANTS!" and then getting upset when people direct you to a nearby store.

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                I'd fave this particular reply if I could. Re the main subject, most of the points you raise can be explained by him being a whiny ass.

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    That actually sounds like someone who sent me a note and complained that I had copied his/her character. And when I showed proof otherwise, that was almost the exact response I got. Almost word for word.

    Just some wacko, don't take it hard. I didn't see where you did or said anything wrong. ^^

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      This guy plays an otter, but I'm sure there's tons of his type.

      Thanks, it's just annoying.

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    Trust me, dont feel bad

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    But just think Thaily, you could have had ten whole dollars to your name. You could have had, like, two decent hamburgers for that.