Not even two hours after I submit my latest story (after two months of nothing) I get SIX NOTES asking for Requests, and five of those six have NEVER contributed ONE thing to this site despite being members for YEARS. Why? Why do these people always ask and ask and ask for someone else to create something for them but they can't be bothered to even write something as simple as a Journal entry? Is it really that hard to just TRY to create something? Isn't that what this site is for? To create, to try something new, to improve and to share your art?
I hate getting Notes, I hate getting asked for Requests and I hate being spammed by lazy people who use this site for their own personal amusement. But do you know what I hate most of all? Being asked to draw the SAME CHARACTER(s) over and over again! I'm not even joking or exaggerating when I tell you I've drawn an O.C. for someone via commission and without fail I get them asking for the same O.C. to be drawn all over again without so much as a thank you.
Just because it was a Commission doesn't mean I WORK FOR YOU. I work for no one. I offered the opportunity for the sake of practicing while contributing. I don't owe anyone anything, and no one owes me.
Just as I closed the Request window I have to do the same with Commissions. And I hate having to do this.
There are a large number of Deviants who not only respected my rules but respected everyone else on this site as well. It's not fair to them that the staggering number of disrespectful, selfish users are contaminating this site with petty "threats" and insults, but I just can't take anymore.
It's either decline all Requests/Commissions or I shut down my account. I really don't want to do the latter.
I'm sorry to the Deviants who have been nothing but kind and patient with me over the years and have shown the same courtesy to everyone else time and time again. But I'm at my limit.
MY PERSONAL & OFFICIAL RULES:
I reserve the right to DENY
a Commission based on Content, Deviant's attitude or risk of being Banned.
2. NO Requests
(unless a Deviant has earned one via my respect or contest)3. NO to any and all Correspondence
(I want Deviant's to find my page without the assistance of a third party)4. NO Notes 5. NO Role-Playing
to me, do NOT
ask)6. NO Suggestions
(unless I ASK
for them)7. NO Art Trades8
. Do NOT
request something from me; get denied, then go pester someone else. Take the time to check and see if they'll even take a request. That's right, other people on this site DO in fact have lives outside this digital cyber space. 9.
ask me to review your work. This includes drawings
& character bios
. My opinion does not carry that much weight, you're just wasting everyone's time. By everyone I mean YOU and ME.10.
Do NOT whine
about this. I have the right to set up rules just as much as you have the right to ask a Request. And everyone else on this site has personal rules as well, it's not an attack on JUST YOU
, it's a way to deal
with people who expect something for nothing. Many of my Watchers are very respectful to me
, my privacy AND my rules
. Why do you think that YOU
are above everyone else
?11. Only those Deviant's who've done animations / complex pieces of art on my behalf are granted 'Unlimited Requests'.**** No Requests
because I was overwhelmed by ungrateful swarms
. No Commissions
because Art should be free
. No Correspondence
because I want people to find my gallery on their own and it feels like the groups are just using my work to get Watchers. No Notes
they take too long to load and it feels like you're trying to use me. No Role-Playing
because I DO NOT WANT TO
, I tried it and hated it! No Suggestions
because if I submit anything that remotely resembles what that person said, they think I went with their idea and it'd be like rewarding
bad behavior. No Art Trades
because why would I want to draw YOUR