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This is not why I share my contact information. (AIM abuse)

I got a message on my AIM today that just smells all kinds of fishy. But ultimately, I'm disappointed in the whole situation - not mad, just incredibly disappointed.

My contact information is publicly available on my page here. I didn't have to do that. It is there for your benefit should you ever feel the need to contact me. Now, you can just send a note on FA if you like, no problem at all... But it's there because I like to pick up friends where I can.

What happened here isn't what I had in mind when I shared this information, and makes me consider removing it. I'm going to remove the person's name to protect their privacy, so they'll just be referred to as <dick> for obvious reasons.

<Dick> 5:43 pm

Milkie 5:44 pm

<Dick> 5:44 pm
Want a commission from me?

Milkie 5:44 pm
Who're you again? x3

<Dick> 5:45 pm

Milkie 5:45 pm
I assume I'm supposed to see a picture there, but I don't. n.n;

<Dick> 5:46 pm
A name
If you don't, oh well, not my problem

Milkie 5:47 pm
I see <Dick>. I don't recall knowing any <Dick>s though.

<Dick> 5:47 pm

<Dick> 5:51 pm
so do you or not?

Milkie 5:51 pm
You're <Dick> on FA too, right?

<Dick> 5:52 pm

Milkie 5:54 pm
Then you got like two other accounts... Why're they all banned?

<Dick> 5:54 pm
noyb [Milkie's note: This means "none of your business."]

<Dick> 5:57 pm
yes or no?

Milkie 6:00 pm
Well sir, I really must commend you. This is some fucking business model you have here. First, you message someone who doesn't even have you on their AIM, and just come out and ask if they want a commission - as if I should jump at the chance because you're some notable personality. But you're not, are you? You're some dickwad with three banned accounts.

Given the nature of this conversation, I can see why. You've got a lot of nerve getting all snippy with me when - SURPRISE! - I don't recognize the random asshole messaging me out of nowhere. No wonder you were banned three times. Jesus Christ, man.

If you don't have the gall to even explain why you were banned, then it colours your character in an unfavourable light. But that's the feeling I get from you anyways... unfavourable. So I guess it fits.

This is where we're going to stop talking now. Next time I suggest thinking twice before approaching somone and being the biggest fucking douche you can possibly be. Maybe then you'll be able to fool them into tossing you money.

Good day, sir. And fuck your couch.


And that's what happened.

So, to all my dear watchers, and anyone else who might read this...

Don't. Just fucking don't. There is absolutely no reason for me to put up with shit like that should you try to pull it. In knowing this, everyone would do well to note that I won't put up with it should it come along.

Also, if you're going to take commissions... don't do it like this. In fact, every time someone has come to me asking if I want to commission them, I don't. Approaching your customer seems pretty ass backwards to me... Unless you already know of their interest, you really ought to le tthem come to you. After all, if I wanted a commission, I'd damn well ask for it.
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
6 years, 6 months ago
WOW. I used to think bots were the worst. Really. I guess real people still have automated IMers beat in that department, at least. Honestly, I bet he just wanted to get you to commision him so he could try to use your characters' relative fame to boost his own reputation. Probably too cheap or greedy to give gift art or something though.
6 years, 6 months ago
He's gone to three people in the last hour doing the same thing.

His art, frankly, sucks as much as his attitude. I think this guy's just some kind of rip-off. Someone will naively give him money for art without legitimately looking into it, and well... that'd be the end of it. Scammed.

His only real downfall is that he seems to be targeting people with half a brain.
6 years, 6 months ago
He probably did sucker some people in at one time or another. Might explain why he got his arse banned. Though the arrogant stuck up attitude probably helped in that regard. From how I read it, it seemed like he thought you were like...in the wrong or something for not knowing who he is. For some reason, I kinda imagine him as that Douche Bag character from all those Your Favorite Martian videos.
6 years, 6 months ago
...Oh Lordy.  Morbid curiosity makes me wonder just who it was.
6 years, 6 months ago
Careful what you wish for..-wiggles his fingers all spookly- You might just find out...by being IMed by him next! WooooOOOooo
6 years, 6 months ago
No worries, he's an arsehole and I'm capable of being a pretty big dick when provoked.

Nature shall take its course.
6 years, 6 months ago
Haha, wow. No, Jimmy, that's not how we talk to people. Go play with your blocks and try again next time.
6 years, 6 months ago
Oh wow, this is just plain pitiful.
6 years, 6 months ago
that's the reason why i decided to take off all my im stuff form the sites, to avoid random adds like these and whatnot
6 years, 6 months ago
I drew you a commission now pay me for the unwanted artwork.

Trolololol. XD

No, but seriously, yeah, I can imagine why that would piss you off.
6 years, 6 months ago
Thank you for the warning.
6 years, 5 months ago
And this, dear heart, is EXACTLY why I don't use IM systems whatsoever: because in my experience, they're laden with idiots, fools, and trolls, none of whom do I wish to waste even the slightest iota of my energy on in order to tell them off, respond to them, even to deliver well-deserved insults.  I simply just don't use the services in question.  IRC's about as far as I go when it comes to instant messaging (if you can call it that).

Be well, dear heart, and try to not let such things get to you too much.

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