Okay... Give us a LITTLE break here... Really. :/ - Jessie T. Wolf — LiveJournal
Okay... Give us a LITTLE break here... Really. :/|
I know too many artists who have screwed over friends of mine, or done things like," The first 25 people to reply to my LJ gets a free conbadge!" and never got it.
Don't they realize that being like that, or acting like a prick at a convention, is just ruining their reputation. But hey, we're just "fans" and they're the "OMG famous artist". Well who will they be when they no longer have fans?
|Date:||January 4th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)|| |
Hon, I think your comment is running a bit off topic there… O.o What, are you trying to say that I’m some sort of prick, just because I ask that people loosen up a bit when asking for MASS, seriously specific, right down to the tiniest freaking detail edits? I’m only one wolfy, ya know! X.x I can’t do EVERYTHING perfectly! Besides, Khaki, you know I don’t pull stupid stunts like that. And when have I ever flaunted that I’m some, OMG “famous” Artist? And when have I ever been a total bitch to any of my “fans”? You tell me. *raises a brow* I would think you’d know me a bit better than that, hon. *smirks*
|Date:||January 4th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)|| |
YEOUCH. Sorry if I came across as that. I wasn't aiming that at you at all. I understand your frustration with people, I was simply referring to your comment regarding people who take FOREVER to do commissions (in my case, they never did it, and I ordered it two years ago).
|Date:||January 4th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, no worries, hon. ;) But next time, maybe try to be a bit more specific in what you mean, is all. :-P I didn't really figure you meant that *at* me, but it just seemed a bit off topic, that's all. *pets*
|Date:||January 4th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)|| |
Yus I do sometimes JUMP into what I am saying without being more specific. *wags*
Reputation is a fine thing, but there's also a point where you have to put up a defense against being taken advantage of, having your good graces hounded and drawn upon constantly, above and beyond good social interaction.
If you've ever worked a service job, you know how horrible the 'customer is always right' motto is. It's just false. Shoppers have grown to abuse the policy by making unreasonable demands and berating workers of an establishment, who can't reply in an excusing or defensive fashion because they're wearing a name badge. It's a liscense to be abusive in the most spineless fashion possible: the institutionalized "correctness" of the "customer". Their ability to be unreasonably picky and over the top, like a child who's mother thinks they can do no wrong. This is how the merchant communities treat shoppers today.
Porting that same philosophy into all factors of life, especially a 'fandom' life, threatens to open the same dangers. The notion that if someone seeks to acquire a product, they have free reign to be unreasonable and behave in a manner that's rudely demanding and inappropriate, because an artist or a merchant will be afraid of losing reputation.
Jessie didn't fail to deliver something she promised. She didn't rip someone off, or take money and run. She simply illustrated a frustration with completing a project, due to the commissioner sweating over niggling details no matter how many times she redoes or corrects the images.
Oh yeah. Been there, done that. I used to work in a call centre for the biggest pizza place in Ontario. I got all sorts of assholes calling in, wanting to talk to customer service and DEMAND free pizzas because "they're the customer". I had one swearing at me, and I told him I would disconnect the call if he didn't stop swearing. He replied," Who the FUCK do you think you are, talking to me like that?" *click*
I admit I wouldn't want to deal with people like that at cons, but when it gets to the point where artists treat EVERYONE they meet like crap because of the "risk" they might be a creep, then maybe it's time to get your name changed and move to another country.
I'm referring to a certain artist here, not Jessie, and probably someone you don't know.
I know, I was there, gave her a good shoulderrub to try and divert her frustrations, and at some point I got worried she'd take my testicles to a cheese grater. :D Do not underestimate the power of da wuff. :) She's cute, she's small, she'll also rip you a new orifice if you piss her off.
Oh I don't doubt it. You know the most ferocious things often come in small packages like us. :)