Time to get this out of my system.
Almost two weeks ago I had been wanting to commission a pretty good artist named Gubblenub, who specialises in some decent SFW content for the nice price of $20 for 2 characters and a background.
One thing to keep in mind is that they recently changed their rules so that, whilst they can draw some partially lewd content like yaoi/yuri (and some other minor kinks), they won't be able to draw explicit content, like full-on nudity or insertions.
So I had tried following their rules and came up with an idea that would at least suit how they set up their guidelines. In short, they said it sounded good to them. I then had to wait for a week because during the time I had offered a commission idea, their slots were full. I understood that and caused no fuss over it, waiting patiently until they would get back to me.
Come the next week, they ask if I still want that slot and I reply with a simple yes. They then ask for my PayPal so I can get an invoice from them. Thing is, with my experience so far with invoices, I can't have the option to disclose my address, so I say to them that I would rather pay like normal.
They then say that they can only do it through invoices because it goes through their payment organisation. Again, this is something I can understand and all, but it would be nice if there were other options to consider beforehand rather than make it the only choice.
I then ask "so even if I sent you the $20 now, that would be voided because it wasn't through an invoice?" They said "yes and I would refund the money."
After that, I thought to at least try it out for a change and see where it goes from there. I send my email to him... and then he declines my commission. He thanks me for my interest and wishes me luck and success in finding another artist.
To this day I haven't been given a reason by him as to why he did that. My speculations were that I either stalled and someone else took the slot offered to me or Gubblenub thought that I was questionable because I refused to work with invoices at first. It was a genuine disappointment. And what made it more bothersome for me was that after all of that, they then asked their watchers what YCH they should put a discount onto. They ended up marking up the original price of one ($80) to make it so that the original price was the new discounted one, meaning the new original price was now $90.
The thing is, I don't dislike Gubblenub. I really don't. I enjoyed some of their content and even commissioned them once before (without an invoice as well, interestingly enough). And to have them not respond to me and metaphorically sweep me under the rug is kind of unfair to me, especially when I see other watchers of theirs say "oh he's really good to work with, he knew just what to do for me!"
, I'm sorry that you're probably going to read this as a hateful rant or something, because I'm not angry at you. I'm just upset that I didn't get any sort of response back from you, and really I just want to know what I did wrong.