New Year
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Published: January 1, 2017
Hi everyone. It's been forever, how y'all doing ;-;

Ah I have been away for so long I don't know how to start.. Okay first off Happy new year everyone I hope y'all are doing well.
Hmm 2016 was really not okay ;-;. I have been unmotivated, unproductive and just overall the worst, all I did was update my Patreon account as I had no choice because it's one of my main sources of income and I have to stay alive. Other than that nothing. In my last journal I've promised I will try to finish all the art before the year ends, it's 2017 now and well I failed.. I'm really so sorry for disappointing you all. As promised I will be refunding everyone and double the amount. So just send me a note with the original note again showing the original price of your commission. Since I won't be able to pay all in one go, if it's okay with you, some of you will be paid by the end of January or February. Again I am so sorry  I have made you all wait so long for nothing ;-; though I'm thinking if for some reason you guys still have little faith left in me and really still want to receive their piece, please give me another one more month, I will try so hard not to fuck this up.

I have a good feeling about 2017 or at least I will try to make it better than the previous year. More active on this site and more art. No promises this time as I always end up breaking them, though it wasn't really my intention but yea.

Again happy new year everyone.

Im so anxious to post something. I know ur mad pls be gentle >o<

Edit:
I have so much catching up to do. im so sorry
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Jillmeru's avatar
JillmeruHobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand nearly another year passed by. Lol.
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ichan-desuHobbyist Digital Artist
Note sent.
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JillmeruHobbyist Digital Artist
Replied.
Rain-ette's avatar
Rain-etteHobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is mean but its been 5 months since this journal basically and theres been no updates and no commission but you are active on patreon? This isn't fair to us..
ichan-desu's avatar
ichan-desuHobbyist Digital Artist
Money sent. Again I'm really so sorry for everything.
anobouzu's avatar
It's not mean at all - it's the truth. 
ichan-desu's avatar
ichan-desuHobbyist Digital Artist
Money sent. I'm really so sorry.
ichan-desu's avatar
ichan-desuHobbyist Digital Artist
Can you note me how much I owed you please and I will send you the refund. I'm so sorry for fucking up.
ichan-desu's avatar
ichan-desuHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I see. Thank you.
anobouzu's avatar
Same but I doubt it'll happen. This has been going on for years now, lol.
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JillmeruHobbyist Digital Artist
Been 4 damn years and I got nothing back. Not even a reply. You can't get shit done in 4 years really? Like, even after this journal there is no sign of update, I am basically this fucking close to take this to court, not because of the money, but because I feel like this is just a ''Take and run'' case, and I am in no mood to let anyone do that to me.
anobouzu's avatar
Yeah, it really is. I wish they would have controlled the situation when they were still able to. Now, it's too late and all people do is get angrier and angrier each year that passes by. It sucks, too, because I've gotten commissions from them both in the past and they worked really well but I guess their popularity got to their heads and they took advantage of the fact that they had a large fan following in order to essentially pay debts from commissions that weren't done yet. I can see that it'd be easy to fall into a hole like that, especially when you're young...but now it's a huge reason as to why I only commission older, professional artists who seem to have a good client history and record. 
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JillmeruHobbyist Digital Artist
I am not going to sugercoat it and lie to you, I am pretty upset and mad about this, which is probably even understandable.
Patreon shouldn't be your only focus when you have people here that have also PAID for your artwork but didn't get anything in return, in my case, a flipping 4 years of waiting for a commission from your side and it was only a ''Sketch'' commission that you had promised would be one in no time back then. It's been roughly 4 years now.
So in 4 years you focused on everything else but your commitment on DeviantArt.

No joke though, I barely ever commission ANYONE because I feel they'll rip off money from me and run, which felt like that with you. I commissioned you because you had been my all time favorite artist and I looked up to you and stived to be like you, and I decided to commission something from you and understanably, I am upset now.

Regardless of all my rant above, you shouldn't be anxious of posting stuff, you shouldn't run from your duties either. You need to face them. If it takes longer, tell the people it will take longer. The waiting time isn't want annoyed most of us, it's the fact we got no flipping notes back or any form of update. All my notes are basically unanswered, BUT my commission note where MONEY was involved you answered within 2 minutes. So yeah I think I have every right to be upset and angry about this. And I know at least 3 more people feel the same way.

We don't hate you, we like your art and we like what you do, so keep the people updated at least.
'Ive sent you a note before I even read this, so my wish is already on there.

Take care, see ya soon, hopefully.
anobouzu's avatar
I completely agree.
Linktydraad's avatar
Hey Raph! Hope you are well. I'm sorry the year 2016 was rough for you, but you hang in there. Take it one step at a time.
Kitkumi's avatar
I'll be sending a note; I think I still have the original floating around somewhere. Though, please don't feel like you need to pay me back double! I understand things happen; just a refund would be fair to me. No need to make it more than the original.
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I think it's fair that we're a little mad but really, is it okay if we're just mad if you don't keep in touch? :saddummy: We're not here to make you out to be a bad guy and we know things take time, especially if you're unmotivated and are working on art that you use to keep yourself financially stable on the side. But we just want updates, that's all. D: It's very disconcerting seeing your Patreon updated but having no word from you for your waiting clients here on dA...in any case, I would still love a piece from you, though if it's alright, I'm going to change what I want...I'll send you a note and let you decide.

Please take care of yourself and work at a pace that won't burn you out. Take care of the things you owe and then move on to the things you have a passion for/want to focus completely on. Try to keep in contact with your clients as you work on their pieces...that way you don't feel alone in the process. Like someone else mentioned, get rid of all the non-applicable/very old messages, focus on what you owe now and stay on top of things so that they don't continue to pile up. 2017 can be a good year as long as you remember that people want to see you succeed and are here for you...you just need to reach out and stop being afraid to ask for help =( 

Wishing you a good year. 
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PeridotTea91Hobbyist General Artist
Dude I feel ya.... Motivation was just dead in 2016.

Welcome back tho!! Just don't push or stress yourself out too much while trying to catch up... then you're no good to anybody :P
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MiingnoHobbyist General Artist
Welcome back!! Missed you much!
And don't worry, I'm not mad at you at all! :dummy:
Just please read my messages on Facebook so you can see that I didn't forget you these last few months :la:
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zephleitProfessional Digital Artist
It is understandable.

I'll be honest here. If I were you, I'd focus on Patreon. Yes, I know it does affect your non-Patreon fandom, so I can only suggest to try and post here once in a while. By that, I mean only if you're actually able to. Although try not to be absent for way too long.
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JillmeruHobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but I completely disagree. I am waiting for my ''Sketch'' commission for 4 years now. I don't think it's okay for him to take my money and run and also suck up money from Patreon and completely ignore that he ate my goddamn money.
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