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Rant smant pants Ant.

Fri May 31, 2013, 5:03 AM



I am not naming any names, and if you somehow know who/which ones, or what im talking about keep it to yourself.

I found out some people draw me things and are nice to me just to get free art back from me, or try to be my friend so they can get free art. I am disgusted with this kind of behaviour. there has been around 3 incidents now  and whoever gets to know about stuff like this and decides to  tells me, did the right thing and im very thankfull to know whats going on.

So im making this journal now incase more are sitting around doing this, because if I do find out I will not be a very happycrab

Not only this , but I also found out these people are real assholes towards other people. They ganged up on a 13 year old calling them a looser, they dont respect their friends and they dont even have the balls to talk to me directly.

If you are in a mindset that you will get art back from me by drawing me something then stop drawing me something. Its called a gift not a trade. I love to draw gifts, but not when I have an obligation to draw back. I am super thankfull for everything I get and I comment on it all if I see it. I am so happy that so many likes to draw my characters!

If you do something stupid, don't deactivate to get out of trouble, it will only dig your grave deeper. And do not go around attacking your friends/others because you were a jerk. Take some responsibility for a change. We all do stupid shit that we should apologize for
If people who know you go against what you did, there is a big chance what you did was distastefull and you should learn from it and not attack them for it. Ive done tons of stuff that my best friend did not like at all, and she called me out on it several times. I might not have liked it as they did it, but it takes time to realise you are wrong sometimes. Im thankfull to have people to knock me back down on the ground if I float to high. Sometimes I am to proud and to stubborn, so it can be hard to listen to people I dont care about xD so its good to have a friend which doesnt always agree with my choices!

OK RANTING DONE sorry! Just had to get this down so others who are heading in this direction stop and think before they keep going.



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:iconzepiyn:
zepIyn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LUL I H8 PPL LIEK DAT1!! 1 I TOTES AGREE WITH U.

NOW CAN U GIMME SUM ART OF MY CHARRII MARYSUE PLZZ.


Sorry... had to be done : p.
Although I'm not a very popular deviant, I get the same thing. Random strangers asking to be my friend, giving me half assed arts of my characters and expecting stuff back. Ugh.
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madameme63 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Actually, if someone caught "doing something stupid" deactivates his or her account to avoid trouble, they have achieved their goal. In no way does it make them any more likely to be caught for what they were doing. If you will, please give me an example of how you believe someone deactivating his or her account after getting in trouble would "dig the grave deeper" for them.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Because most of them make new accounts, and continue doing the same thing they did before they deactivated and is caught again. How do I know this? Because ive busted atleast 20 of them
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mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I'm coming from a completely unrelated area and deviantART linked me here quite randomly and I have no idea who you are, but it seems to me you could eliminate the problem and just respond to these people by saying "You want to do an art trade?" then do a dang official art trade.
If they're doing it anyway why not just say okay? I don't understand the aversion to art trades.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
xD im not quite sure if I understand were you are coming from
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mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Canada, actually.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
NOOO I dont mean location, Imean what do you mean with your comment? xD
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mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL :D

I meant that if people are asking you for gift arts in response to their gift arts, why not just have an art trade?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
xD because my trades are not open.
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:iconmortimermcmirestinks:
mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
xD because I have a long todolist and dont have time for trades right now. So theres a reason for them to be closed.
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Sugar-Dino Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I apologize you went through this. Its like being manipulated into doing art(soemthing you have real passion in) and all of a sudden you realize you fell into their trap of doing free art...shame on them..hope they mature before they hurt other people and most of all theirself:heart:
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LapizSolarflare Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's awful D: I can't even imagine that someone would do something like that... especially the bullying, that's awful! >: (
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notifyneelix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
When I make art for people as a gift, I don't actually like to get art back. xD Makes me feel bad, because it's a gift, not a trade. Eh. Shame some people are like that, they seem to be all over the internet. I've never had it happen to me personally, but there was someone going around trying to befriend and get art from my friends who were all much better artists than me.

If nothing else, means they liked your art enough to try and get you to make some for them. A bad way of showing it, but at least there's a silver lining in this situation somewhere. :3
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist
well said.
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MadHatterPunk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Agreed
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TheFallenWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, it is sometimes so sad that people would do such a thing. Though I must say, you are a wonderful artist, and no one should take advantage of you like that!
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
also for a strange reason all of these journals came at the same time silly-boat deactivated. Was silly the 13 year old they ganged up on.



I don't mean to be a nosy prick but I've noticed that
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
No x3
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:iconthisplz: I agree with you completely. Though it'd be nice to get art back. Don't be bitch and expect it all the fucking time. I hate suck ups with a passion just to get something.


its called the concept of gift giving



(I have to make a stamp involving this. why do my stamp bases have to get lost in my computer)
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Scarmie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconclapplz:
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artist-in-a-TARDIS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
If they want an art trade, they could ask if you'd do an art trade with them. :T
I mean, if it's someone's birthday, and you give them a present, are you obligated to get a goodie bag of some sort at the end of the party? No. You get the satisfaction of giving someone a gift. That should be enough.
And I know I don't know you at all, but I'd just like to say that I love your art style. I always used to draw silly little imaginary creatures as a kid, and what you draw makes me think of a far more sophisticated, colorful, unique, and neater version of what I tried to make. >u<

...and there was this kid who would draw dragons and monsters to "kill off" my creatures so I stopped drawing them cuz he was annoying but now I wish I kept drawing them so I could make stuff like you do and I should shut up and leave you alone, sorry
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hunniedust Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's so mean of them to take advantage of your generosity like that! QAQ I barely know you, but you already seem like a nice person, and it pains me to see that some people used you just to get free art.
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JayWorx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
People like that are cheap.... apparently sucking up to people to get art back makes them... feel... good? I still don't understand why someone would do that. :|


Ranting about things like this is actually good because it's reasonable c:





And how haven't I watched you after all this time haha xD;;
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:'D ooh thanks!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry this happened to you - that sucks! Amazingness does tend to attract moochers...
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plumbutt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
here, happy crab. i see what you did there :iconheplz:

but seriously? gosh thats awful! not in the spirit of dA at all.
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PixeledHeartBeatx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is just.. Awful... ^^;
-Sorry about that. :hug:
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hundefrau Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's just... sad? I mean, one does draw gifts to make other people happy and to surprise them. It's just for the hell of drawing stuff for people and (hoping) to make them smile and happy :nod: NOT to get something back...
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racotaco Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're an awesome person, and i really like you're personality. You're a real inspiration to me, and when i draw someone free art or something for someone, i really don't expect anything back, because as douchy and as cheesy as it sounds i really like to draw fanart for people, as i know i love it so i want to make people as happy as i am when i get fanart 8D
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Ickyee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Eh I absolutely hate people like that
I draw lots of gifts for people, not because I want something in return, but because I just like giving gifts XD
I am especially not doing it to become friends
my intention of gifts is just to make someone happy or brighten up their day
I mean, it's a GIFT
people expecting stuff in return don't know the definition of gift
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
this comment made my day
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
this comment made my day
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Ickyee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Glad to hear that!
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I feels the irony in watching you due to this journal.


I love your art but I don't want people to think I'm sucking up :iconrazycryplz:
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Ickyee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
a wow thank you XD <3
shhush it's okay
I watch people I find in journals/deviations a lot
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
okie ;u;
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Sahnebonbon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know one person that does things like this :c
I hope I'm not one of these, I only do giftart for close friends and idols ;v;
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remembermeforawesome Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't know anything, but am I one of them? (I just needed to ask cuz I am super-sensitive, sorry if I bothered you with this question)
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
xD no your not.
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remembermeforawesome Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHEW! Sorry if I confused you.
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beagled Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
ding ding ding
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TzikiiWolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
I know what you mean :P It's really not fair! :( If I ever make gift art I don't expect something in return, because as you said, it is a GIFT XP So others shouldn't either. I hope people stop expecting it from you ;)
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
There's a kid in my civics class who tried doing something similar to this.
Our teacher hands out candy occasionally for right answers and stuff and this one guy had already received a candy so his second he gave to me (since I was the other person raising their hand to answer). Later, when I actually legitimately got a question right (and for the next week or so whenever I got something like that) he would immediately be all like "oh ya you're in my debt because i gave you that one candy so you gotta give me yours" and it just irritated me. The worst part was that if he had shut his mouth and not tried to get back what he gave me then I would have actually given him one of the candies that I had received on my own merit. Now I've graduated and I don't have to deal with him but ya OTL people are stupid.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Dx gnn people like that
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Mya >n<
It actually got to the point where his friends were like "dude she doesn't owe you anything back off" and he shut up but that was so freaking annoying omfg
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
yeah I bet Dx good thing his friends realised
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Sandy-O Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw hun I'm sorry you had to deal with these kind of things :c

It seems like there is a disturbingly high amount of people that just don't seem to get the concept of gift art, it's not meant to be done as a way to get something in return, it's just supposed to be a kind gesture showing that you like something another person has. I happy not everyone has the mindset where they want something in return, but I feel bad that some do.

I've been wanting to draw you fanart lately, but not until I improve upon my feral art skills Dx although I do remember you from the Teamartail days, heh those were fun times... xD You've improved so much since then!
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