Choo choo catastrophes

dashyn:

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vilcurio:

While I don’t like to talk bad stuff about people I still want to say a few things about a person whom I have been working online for a while and to warn people in case they’re thinking working with him. I tried to condense as much as I could here.

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I wanna hear updates on this regarding the cease and desist. That guy deserves whatever happens to him. Obviously some guy trying to hire people for something he was never willing to act professional about and hoping his debts will go away if he ignores them long enough.

For you and anyone else curious, there hasn’t been much going on. I’ve sent off numerous copyright violation forms and requested information on how to get any of my work he’s using to promote himself taken down on sites like Patreon, but otherwise it’s been pretty silent on all fronts. Just gotta wait to see what happens now.
indolentjellyfish:

I didn’t like the one of these going around so I made my own.

What makes a good limited palette? I think it needs both contrast in value and in colour temperature. A gradient from one middle value muddy colour to another is not a good basis for an entire painting.

I’ll take some suggestions and feel free to use this - don’t be afraid to mix the colours.

(edit: forgot to mention, tag with jellyfish palette if you do one so I can see)

indolentjellyfish:

I didn’t like the one of these going around so I made my own.
What makes a good limited palette? I think it needs both contrast in value and in colour temperature. A gradient from one middle value muddy colour to another is not a good basis for an entire painting.
I’ll take some suggestions and feel free to use this - don’t be afraid to mix the colours.
(edit: forgot to mention, tag with jellyfish palette if you do one so I can see)

xtreemlennykun:

DONT SUPPORT MAYOR PIXEL

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vilcurio:

While I don’t like to talk bad stuff about people I still want to say a few things about a person whom I have been working online for a while and to warn people in case they’re thinking working with him. I tried to condense as much as I could here.

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Okay. I’m going to add my account to this wonderful tale, as I was the other artist in question.

LET ME TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT THE WONDER THAT IS: Mayor Pixel. Back in February I was working to get the money together to either fix Nepsotic’s laptop, or get him a new pc since his laptop was shit anyways. I found Newground’s Art Forum to be a very reliable place to turn for quick one-off work. They usually ask for reasonable things, and they offer pay that for my case, is definitely worth it.

One day while hunting for said people, I ran across Mayor Pixel, hoping to start up a gaming channel on Youtube and stating that the minimal budget for this project was $100, and he would be paying each artist involved accordingly. In every single one of my commission and work situations, I make it abundantly clear that I expect to be paid at one point or another, and I always ensure the other person is aware of how much the work they’re asking for will cost them. I did exactly that:

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The entire time I worked for him, the OP he put up was what I was working off of. I emailed him, he thought my work was good enough, he added me on Skype, and that’s where it all went downhill. It was immediately apparent that he was unsure of himself and his ideas, and he had no clear idea of what he wanted out of anything. He was vague when giving me instructions, and the longer I worked along side him, the more often he snipped at me when I’d ask for clarification. He was repeatedly vague, uncertain, and poorly organized. Not to mention, he guaranteed he’d pay me for my work sooner or later, whether the initial fundraiser he was planning was successful or not.

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About a month later, I had provided ~38 animation assets, a logo, an avatar, and a banner. I still retain all rights to every single asset I provided him until he pays me for my work, effectively passing the rights to him.

Shortly after this happened, the person helping him with merch suddenly dropped off the face of the earth. Instead of having someone fill in her spot, he just sat there, and stressed over how he was going to pull off rewards for the fundraiser. He had everything else to make the fundraiser’s video, however. He had all the audio, all the visuals and everything. All he needed to do was put the video together and sort out his merch situation. There were no real excuses for him waiting like he did. Shortly after this, he came into the group chat with everyone involved in the project, and revealed that his bank account was closed for some unknown reason. As a direct result, he couldn’t transfer money to/from his Paypal.

So he put the project on suspension until he could sort the issue out.

This all sounded like complete bullshit to me, but I was still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, I’ve yet to have serious issues with a client that resulted in them flat out never paying me. I’m not exactly the most punctual person, so when there are delays when working with people, I’m willing to work with them on it. But then another month or so passed, and one of the gamers/VAs for the project dropped off entirely, now rendering the project null. We got no updates on his bank issues, we were told he had to move out of his flat and mooch off family and was unable to send/receive any form of payment. BUT, SOME TIME LATER, he posts this:

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And not even a few days after, he starts asking for more work:

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And every now and again, he would keep asking for more work. I never responded to any of it, because I was still owed from the last batch of things I’ve done for him. Nearly everything he offered was no-pay. I wasn’t in the position to be taking up stuff like that with a group of people I hardly socialize with lead by someone who’s proven he can’t lead a project on even a moderately small scale.

He contacted me asking for another logo, and said he wasn’t sure if he could pay me or not. I told him to get back to me when he finds out. He never did.

Then he went on that trip to London, complains about how expensive everything is, and then proceeds to purchase what’s presumably an expensive piece of merchandise. I initially just shrugged it off as someone could be paying for these things for him, but the way it’s worded tells me a lot of things he was paying for out of pocket.

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Then, as Jcdr pointed out, he purchased Minecraft, which probably required digital transaction of some kind, unless a hard copy of Minecraft exists?

The last straw was when he approached me specifically to start working on a game for RPG Maker’s Indie Game Maker Contest. I’ve dealt with contests before, I’ve yet to win one out of the many I’ve entered. I’ve worked on developing games before, Game Design is what I studied in Uni, and I’m currently working on a game with two other people that is making progress slowly but surely. I know how developing games works, and I know what needs to be done to get a game done within a certain time period.

Long story short, he threw many fits in quick succession over the next week, demanded I prioritize his project over my own, constantly berated people for not doing what he told them to do and having other interests/projects in the work, and washed it all down with publicly calling out the only person left in the group that even remotely supported him on a private matter.

He then claimed we were threatening him and planning to send assassins after him (haha what), then threw a massive pity party making himself out to be the victim when he’s the one sitting there openly attacking people when he doesn’t get what he wants, THEN FLAT OUT TRIES TO REFUSE TO PAY THEM:

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(Disclaimer: I realize without reading the full conversation, both mine and Jdcr’s reactions seem harsh. Chat logs will be provided at the bottom for anyone to look through so they can decide whether our reactions were justified or not.)

Oh, and my favourite part was how after this whole ordeal he removed both me and Jcdr from his contacts list so he didn’t have to deal with us. I sent him a Cease and Desist two days after, because I still retain the rights to every piece of work I did for him until he pays me what we agreed on, and he’s been using several of them as his brand without crediting me. It’s been a week, and he still has not responded.

Do not under any circumstance support Mayor Pixel or any of his future projects, and share this so more people are aware of his trends to prevent other unknowing people from walking right into this trap.

Read the Indie Game Maker Contest discussion between Pixel and I here: [x]

Read his response to me and Jcdr requesting payment: [x]

Reblogging for those who missed it last night. It’s important to note he doesn’t just seek out artists, but musicians, programmers, and voice actors as well.

vilcurio:

While I don’t like to talk bad stuff about people I still want to say a few things about a person whom I have been working online for a while and to warn people in case they’re thinking working with him. I tried to condense as much as I could here.

Read More

Okay. I’m going to add my account to this wonderful tale, as I was the other artist in question.

LET ME TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT THE WONDER THAT IS: Mayor Pixel. Back in February I was working to get the money together to either fix Nepsotic’s laptop, or get him a new pc since his laptop was shit anyways. I found Newground’s Art Forum to be a very reliable place to turn for quick one-off work. They usually ask for reasonable things, and they offer pay that for my case, is definitely worth it.

One day while hunting for said people, I ran across Mayor Pixel, hoping to start up a gaming channel on Youtube and stating that the minimal budget for this project was $100, and he would be paying each artist involved accordingly. In every single one of my commission and work situations, I make it abundantly clear that I expect to be paid at one point or another, and I always ensure the other person is aware of how much the work they’re asking for will cost them. I did exactly that:



The entire time I worked for him, the OP he put up was what I was working off of. I emailed him, he thought my work was good enough, he added me on Skype, and that’s where it all went downhill. It was immediately apparent that he was unsure of himself and his ideas, and he had no clear idea of what he wanted out of anything. He was vague when giving me instructions, and the longer I worked along side him, the more often he snipped at me when I’d ask for clarification. He was repeatedly vague, uncertain, and poorly organized. Not to mention, he guaranteed he’d pay me for my work sooner or later, whether the initial fundraiser he was planning was successful or not.



About a month later, I had provided ~38 animation assets, a logo, an avatar, and a banner. I still retain all rights to every single asset I provided him until he pays me for my work, effectively passing the rights to him.

Shortly after this happened, the person helping him with merch suddenly dropped off the face of the earth. Instead of having someone fill in her spot, he just sat there, and stressed over how he was going to pull off rewards for the fundraiser. He had everything else to make the fundraiser’s video, however. He had all the audio, all the visuals and everything. All he needed to do was put the video together and sort out his merch situation. There were no real excuses for him waiting like he did. Shortly after this, he came into the group chat with everyone involved in the project, and revealed that his bank account was closed for some unknown reason. As a direct result, he couldn’t transfer money to/from his Paypal.

So he put the project on suspension until he could sort the issue out.

This all sounded like complete bullshit to me, but I was still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, I’ve yet to have serious issues with a client that resulted in them flat out never paying me. I’m not exactly the most punctual person, so when there are delays when working with people, I’m willing to work with them on it. But then another month or so passed, and one of the gamers/VAs for the project dropped off entirely, now rendering the project null. We got no updates on his bank issues, we were told he had to move out of his flat and mooch off family and was unable to send/receive any form of payment. BUT, SOME TIME LATER, he posts this:



And not even a few days after, he starts asking for more work:



And every now and again, he would keep asking for more work. I never responded to any of it, because I was still owed from the last batch of things I’ve done for him. Nearly everything he offered was no-pay. I wasn’t in the position to be taking up stuff like that with a group of people I hardly socialize with lead by someone who’s proven he can’t lead a project on even a moderately small scale.

He contacted me asking for another logo, and said he wasn’t sure if he could pay me or not. I told him to get back to me when he finds out. He never did.

Then he went on that trip to London, complains about how expensive everything is, and then proceeds to purchase what’s presumably an expensive piece of merchandise. I initially just shrugged it off as someone could be paying for these things for him, but the way it’s worded tells me a lot of things he was paying for out of pocket.



Then, as Jcdr pointed out, he purchased Minecraft, which probably required digital transaction of some kind, unless a hard copy of Minecraft exists?

The last straw was when he approached me specifically to start working on a game for RPG Maker’s Indie Game Maker Contest. I’ve dealt with contests before, I’ve yet to win one out of the many I’ve entered. I’ve worked on developing games before, Game Design is what I studied in Uni, and I’m currently working on a game with two other people that is making progress slowly but surely. I know how developing games works, and I know what needs to be done to get a game done within a certain time period.

Long story short, he threw many fits in quick succession over the next week, demanded I prioritize his project over my own, constantly berated people for not doing what he told them to do and having other interests/projects in the work, and washed it all down with publicly calling out the only person left in the group that even remotely supported him on a private matter.

He then claimed we were threatening him and planning to send assassins after him (haha what), then threw a massive pity party making himself out to be the victim when he’s the one sitting there openly attacking people when he doesn’t get what he wants, THEN FLAT OUT TRIES TO REFUSE TO PAY THEM:



(Disclaimer: I realize without reading the full conversation, both mine and Jdcr’s reactions seem harsh. Chat logs will be provided at the bottom for anyone to look through so they can decide whether our reactions were justified or not.)

Oh, and my favourite part was how after this whole ordeal he removed both me and Jcdr from his contacts list so he didn’t have to deal with us. I sent him a Cease and Desist two days after, because I still retain the rights to every piece of work I did for him until he pays me what we agreed on, and he’s been using several of them as his brand without crediting me. It’s been a week, and he still has not responded.

Do not under any circumstance support Mayor Pixel or any of his future projects, and share this so more people are aware of his trends to prevent other unknowing people from walking right into this trap.

Read the Indie Game Maker Contest discussion between Pixel and I here: [x]

Read his response to me and Jcdr requesting payment: [x]

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I was gonna add wings but I couldn’t without covering up fat squishy body details
I was gonna add wings but I couldn’t without covering up fat squishy body details
Hope u guys like phoenixes
Hope u guys like phoenixes
e-day
e-day
metapod using gigaimpact on mistys ass
Anonymous
phalen no
Hell yeah
Hell yeah
Album art for Screamcatcher’s newest album, Bird.There’s a 13 minute long song titled cloaca, so you know it’s worth the listen.
Album art for Screamcatcher’s newest album, Bird.

There’s a 13 minute long song titled cloaca, so you know it’s worth the listen.
Track art for a single that has not yet been released.
Track art for a single that has not yet been released.
Also, me and Nep are working on a game it’s gonna be awesome
Really old drawing I never uploaded.
Really old drawing I never uploaded.
One of many commissions for Mayor Pixel.