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WARNING - Please read

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:08 AM

If you take commissions or make adopts please do not let the users Pixlett or ToxicMutagen buy from you. They will pay after a few days, BUT they will issue a credit card chargeback on the purchase. (They "share" a Paypal name/email, so I am suspicious that it is just the same person who moved accounts)




I'm now in the negatives in Paypal due to the chargebacks, and sadly Paypal does NOT cover digital goods (including art) so I won't be getting this money back.
They are doing this to other users/my dA friends as well.
Here's just 3 of the chargebacks they sent me to show as proof. (They have spent thousands on my art, their paypal email is jacobredarcanine@gmail.com)
Screenshot (190) by witchpaws


As you can see, I tried to provide evidence for one of them (still have many to go through)



Anyways, as this is a clear breach of my Terms of Service, I'm reclaiming ALL of their Sushi Dogs + an adopt that they purchased made by myself and Kawiku.

So yeah, please be safe guys. Being a digital artist is risky business, and it's sad that people go so low as to do things like this to hardworking people. And it's even more unfortunate that Paypal does not recognize our jobs as eligible for protection /:

UPDATE: I have contacted Paypal customer support over the phone. I have written up a large statement explaining the situation, as well as providing screenshots proving the purchase.
The guy on the other end told me that this was enough information to bring forth the case to Pixlett's credit card company.
He said that showing that I sent the product directly to Pixlett via Notes will hopefully show that they have already received the product, and therefore the Chargeback is invalid.
BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEES -- crossing my fingers!


IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY PIXLETT, PLEASE. CALL. PAYPAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND SHOW THEM EVIDENCE
The more we bring this user to notice, the better our chances of getting our money back!



SimplySilent - Journal

**Attention Marble Hornets Fans**

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 1:26 PM


Hoody Journal Doll by UmmuVonNadiaMasky Journal Doll by Ruinsenior
So, I've seen this whole thing starting over on Tumblr
where the fans of Marble Hornets had been talking about 
having a symbol, or some way of figuring out who's in the MH fandom. 
I saw a lot of different ideas, and found one I really really liked, and thought
that we should establish it as an official thing.

What I think would be perfect for us would be to hat we're going to
put our hands together like you were looking for a good shot fora picture like Alex did in entry 84.
 

Jay from Marble Hornets by LowRendMarbleHornets fans by LunarEclipseKid


So, spread the word on this idea!! We need to get this
around so other fans can see this and start doing this so we
can find one and another and make new friends with other MH fans!!
You're welcome to make your own journal with this info, well I encourage it!!
Tell your friends and other people that you know that are fans of the series~!!

EDIT--I forgot to say, if you post picture of it, drawing or photography 
you're welcome to send me the link, and I shall post up there with the rest of the ones I already have up!! <3


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'You don't use your Character/Design Hoader/Price'

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 6:32 PM


Someone needed to make a journal about this.

I have many characters and designs, roughly 30+ from ones I made myself, some I bought, some I traded, and some given to me. From those I have 'fan made', original, and closed/open species characters. Every single one of my characters have a typed up Bio, proper ref, and own folder on my computer. Every single one is properly 'cared for'. I commission art all the time to 'care' for my characters and support the art community, I draw my characters all the time from doodles at work to drawings privately stored on my computer (I only post roughly half the art I make online), and even if I didn't 'care' for them in this way these characters and designs belong to ME. I can do (almost) whatever I wish with them.

I have gotten a lot of "You are hoarding characters/You don't use your characters!" and "Leave some for the rest of us!"
It's extremely rude to assume someone doesn't care for their character(s) just because they don't have the time or means to draw them every second of every day and even ruder to assume they are a 'hoarder' when they have what people consider 'a lot of characters'. Most of my characters were bought or traded for especially the species ones such as my mantibabs, water dogs, ren fair, sushi dog, etc and at one point everyone in the entire community had an equal chance of acquiring them.

Another common phrase I hear A LOT is "I don't have enough money/You are rich/These characters are too expensive."
I work a full time 40+ hour job, I save my money, and I budget my money. Regardless of your age or situation you are capable of doing the exact same thing to some degree. Art is also a luxury and many artists want some form of payment for their work and creations, which is completely reasonable, and usually that is money. People do not, nor should they be expected, to give out their work, time, and creation without some form of compensation. Many of the characters I and others own that were bought were on commission or for auction for a VERY fair price or starting bid and were available to nearly every single user on this site at one point. People fairly bought or bid to acquire that character and yes, sometimes that price may seem 'high' to others but bottom line is it was offered for a FAIR price to begin with.

Which brings me to my last point.
An artist should NEVER feel guilty that their work is sought out for, demanded, or bought for a good price.
This is THEIR art and as a community built upon ARTISTS shouldn't we support these ARTISTS for doing well with THEIR art?
Shouldn't we be happy they are succeeding and even living off of what they love?

Because that is not what I see half of the time.
In nearly every single Auction or Commission journal I see extremely rude, unwanted, and unnecessary same few comments of:
"This is too expensive/Not worth this much!"
"This design/species is unoriginal!"

Who the hell are YOU to judge what is worth this much and that so and so is unoriginal especially ON THE ARTISTS OWN DEVIATION/JOURNAL?
"Freedom of speech/I'm just giving my opinion/I'm giving critique/It's a public forum!"
None of these statements are any form of an excuse to be a rude asshole which is exactly what you are when you make comments such as these ESPECIALLY if they are not asked for. This has been said a million times but all you have to do is ignore, walk away, or keep it to yourself. When you post comments like this how do you think it makes an artist feel because I guarantee it's not a positive feeling in the least bit.

SO
The entire point to this journal and the bottom line is:
Think before you post because those words mean a lot more than a few pixels on a screen.

~


  • Reading: Game of Thrones

[x] You have yelled at an inanimate object for 'hurting you.'

[x] You have ran into a glass/screen door.

[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle. (it was only going a few miles per hour though ^^; )

[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.

[x] You have run into a tree/bush.

[] You have been called a blonde

TOTAL: 5

 

[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.

[x] You just tried to lick your elbow. (know it's impossible, but tried anyway XD)

[x] You never knew the Alphabet and Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.

[x] You just sang them to make sure.

[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.

[x] You have choked on your own spit.

TOTAL: 10

 

[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.

[ ] You type with three fingers or less.

[x] You have accidentally caught something on fire.

[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.

[x] You have caught yourself drooling.

TOTAL: 13

 

[x] You have fallen asleep in class. (just once!)

[x] Sometimes you just can't stop thinking.

[x] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.

[ ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.

[ ] You are often told to use your 'inside voice.'

TOTAL: 16

 

[x] You use your fingers to do simple math. (I'm always losing my train of thought...and why is it even called a train of thought? why not a car of thought?)

[x] You have eaten a bug accidentally

[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.

[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it. 

[x] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.

TOTAL: 22

 

[ ] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.

[ ] You break a lot of things.

[x] You slightly tilt your head when you're confused.

[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.

[x] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.

[x] The word "um" is used frequently. (not as much anymore, but before, heck yes)

[x] You don't know what "um" means. (what the heck does "um" freaking mean?!)

[ ] You say "what" and "huh" a lot. - I wear headphones, gimme a break!

[x] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.

TOTAL: 28

Overall Total: 28


Take your total, Multiply by 4, Put the title as : I'm __% mentally unstable.

112 % mentally unstable...well that can't be right....

Still thinking about "um" and trains of thoughts....seriously, who came up with "um"? And trains weren't exactly the first mode of transportation. Why not a "horse" of thought? Or "carriage", or perhaps "walk"..."I lost my walk of thought"...great, now I'm imagine a little cloud with feet walking away. XD

Food themed Adopt contest - 800+pts in prizes

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 3:49 PM
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0utlast
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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING

Bullet; Green Design a character using one of these desserts sta.sh/24rz9fd2qwo  Anyone can enter, worldwide. Digital and traditional art accepted. It can be a fully painted picture or flat colored line art. Other media, such as clay/ sculpting, ect., are acceptable as well. 

Bullet; Green  It must include all elements, It can be any kind of character - animal, human, anthro, etc. 

Bullet; Green   the character must look like a personification of the food

Bullet; Green  put the picture/link to the dessert you pick to your disc. along with your character design.

Bullet; Green Post your entry in this journal or note it to me. You may enter up to 5 designs

HAVE FUN! 


PRIZES:
lots of chances to win! also looking for prize donations!

Bullet; Blue 1st Place: 300:points: + 1 fullbody pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue2nd Place: 200:points: + 1 halfbody pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue3rd Place: 100:points: + 1 bust pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue4th Place: 100:points: + 1 headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue5th Place: 50:points: + 1 headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue6th Place: 50:points: 

Any character that you create that does not win may be sold or kept by you, you made it after all.

Judging is based on design NOT art level you could have the talent of a 5 year old and could still win.


Bullet; Red Deadline: Sept 1st


Please ask questions here!

Good luck! 


CONTEST ENTRIES HERE: 

Please let me know if I missed your entry! If I did not favorite it! PLEASE NOTE IT TO ME!





The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

  • Listening to: P!nk - Blow me
So, you've probably noticed that I didn't put this show on either my good cartoon ruler or my bad cartoon ruler. The most logical reason would be that I haven't seen it yet. That's not true. I've seen a couple of episodes (and since I was willing to do that it puts it ahead of shows like Mega Babies and Adult Party Cartoon). So, what's the final verdict? What do I think about the show. The short answer: I. Don't. Know. That isn't as in there were a bunch of things that I liked and a bunch of things that I didn't like so I didn't know how to feel about the overall product. No, it's that I legitimately didn't know which parts that I liked or didn't. Take the first episode for example. The plot is about Uncle Grandpa helping some kid be comfortable with being fat. Should I be angry that it's saying okay to let yourself go, or okay with him helping the kid with his self-esteem. And the plot is written in such a way that I couldn't figure out which way to take it. The second episode where Uncle Grandpa was trying to apologize to.... giant realistic flying tiger... worked pretty much the same way.

You know what, it kind of feels like modern Spongebob logic in a world that modern Spongebob logic could work. Either that or a Rocko's Modern Life with absolutely no ties to logic. It gave me so many conflicting feelings that I didn't know how to react and I guess I didn't react at all. I can't say that I liked it, but I can't say that I hated it. However, it's not redundant. There's nothing else like it on right now, so at least it has a purpose to existence. And this is definitely an improvement over Casey's work on Spongebob. I mean, having confused feelings is much better than viscerally hating something. If he and Luke Brookshier are making stuff that has a purpose here instead of making some of the worst stories ever told in Spongebob, that can only be a good thing. That fact alone helps the show escape from my ire. So, I guess it'd go into one of those shows that I'm simply not a fan on.

What do you guys think?

Alert. Please Read

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 3:43 PM

 Bullet; Red SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE!!



SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE FEMALE AND ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10-16!!



This isn't just for the MLP or Sonic fandom either, it's for ANY of the popular fandoms (like, Dr. Who, Danganropa, etc.)



~~~~~~~

There is a well known sexual predator on the internet that goes by the name of SuperPsyguy/Psyguy, and he's notorious for "Grooming" under-aged females and abusing them mentally and emotionally. His accomplices, "Dave"/"CrikeyDave" had sided with him as well as a few other guys. He started around 2010 and has continued up til now. Lately. though, he has been "hiding" to avoid the confrontation that people have been rising to go up against him.

At first, he'd be nice to them and friendly, but then things would spiral out of control once he had them on the hook. He'd harass and ask for panty-shots while cyber-sexting them over skype (or even texting if he had their phone number). And if any of the girls decided to stop talking to him or try to get away form him, oh, he'd be worse than an "evil-ex". He's been known to give death threats, write poetry about killing the girls who went against him, he even ASKED FOR A PIECE OF ARTWORK ON DEVIANTART OF HIMSELF STRANGLING ONE OF THE GIRLS!! 

Here's a video narrated and explained by one of his victims, and tells of her experience with meeting the man (a whole DECADE older than her! Just imagine a 13-yr-old girl talking to a 23-yr-old sex offender.... ene )



Recently there has been a Tumblr Blog created specifically for calling out this guy, and it has NUMEROUS stories from the girls/women who have been abused by Psyguy and his accomplices (screen caps of Skype Conversations and eveything)

Believe me, I barely got through half of one post before wanting to throw up!

This guy.... Ugh, it's just DISGUSTING!

And.... I really want to just get the word out and maybe start even a small fire, because.... I mean, he's crafty and manipulative, so he knows he'd more likely be able to get a naive victim that's in a popular fandom (especially one geared towards kids like MLP).

So guys... I just want you to be careful out there, okay? Be careful who you friend and share contact information with. They can be really nice at first, but you can't share information if you've only known them for a short time. And, if you could, share this journal on your own and spread the word around. From DA to Tumblr.... ANYWHERE!

I WANT NO ONE BEING ATTAKED BY HIM or ...


From: :iconpockycatinsanity:PockyCatInsanity~
Link: pockycatinsanity.deviantart.co…
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FUCKING COPY PASTE THAT SHIT.
FUCKING WHAT.
This is the reason why society disgusts me and I won't accept any way dyeing other than suicide! What the fuck is wrong with these people!
COPY PASTE IT
SPREAD THE WORD.
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Vanilla writes here:
THIS GUY IS SICK !!!
KILL IT WITH FIRE BEFORE IT LAYS MORE EGGS >:U !!!!!!!!!!




  • Listening to: Songs
  • Reading: things
  • Watching: American Horror Story
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Eating: Burritos
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper

Sushi Dog Sale/trade (EDIT)

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 3:21 PM
THIS IS NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SO DONT BE DISCOURAGED
I will be either randomly selecting people
because i got so many at once
i feel its unfair to kind of just...give them to the fastest idk
i wanna make sure they go somewhere they are loved too ;o;
im sorry if this makes me sound bad...
im just really close to my babies u_u so please understand

winners will be noted
and as sooshs get sold they will be taken off this journal
then the journal deleted when they are all gone



please dont ask why
or say 
anything
its hard enough to do
its not for bills or stuff but i feel like
idk

WILLING TO TRADE MORE THAN ONE SOOSH FOR A MANTIBAB DEPENDING ON VALUE

so here

most of them are very closely priced to what i remember buying them at
so im sorry if they are a bit off

Cake Batter Ice Cream by MileyKittyCat
Cake Batter Ice Cream
40$

Starry Night Cupcake by MileyKittyCat
Starry Night Cupcake 
200$


Java Monster by MileyKittyCat
Java Energy Monster
40$


Strawberry Cupcake by MileyKittyCat

Strawberry Cupcake 
40$


Zombie Bacardi by MileyKittyCat
Zombie Bacardi
50$


Fruit Roll Up by MileyKittyCat

Fruit Roll Up
30$

So note or comment here please

skin by iyd
Hola chicos, en mi da con wanda tenemos 130 points, y yo decidi hacer un concurso de 100 points, ya que he visto gente muy pobre.


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2) Donarme una llamita
3) Añadir un journal promocionando este concurso
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5) comentar para que lo quieres
6)dona points si quieres mas lugares, si donas 1 ocuparas un puesto mas si donas 2 puntos 2 puestos y a si susecibamente

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el concurso empieza hoy 29/07/14 Termina 01/09/14.
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suerte a todos.

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