Well, I think I say enough about this crap already with my replies to people and in the original posts themselves but I want to get the final word out so people can read and interpret how they will. Thank this artist-confessions.tumblr.com/… for the resurface and sorry for people who don't wish to read about this sort of thing anymore. If you don't please pass it by.
As much as I don't want to address this, I want to to let people know why I do these things. This is kind of like a "snitches-get-stitches" kind of post, isn't it? I don't really have much to say since I already said a load of it when I made these posts but to people who think I want to sick my watchers etc on people it's not true. And remember as ruthless as the internet to these kind of things, they are also VERY forgiving. The Kidchan scenerio for example resolved itself nicely when Kidchan made a formal apology and properly addressed the situation. I haven't heard bulk about it since. And if you look at healingwind's status then you can see that MANY still look up to her and MANY would support her if she decided to start fresh. She hasn't made a decision on that btw, instead she ceased posting on her art accounts.
I don't know what I should say; you can disagree with what I do but I think it's important because I don't want people to get away with being unethical. I'm not a saint whatsoever and I do make mistakes but I do think it's unfair if a commissioner is able to take money and not make contact AT ALL and I think it's unfair if someone is able to do traces for commissions (which many had already stated is illegal.)
People think I'm wrong for calling out artists but then should I just watch? Because I don't know about you but most people keep cheating or doing bad things if there are no consequences because for some there's not much motivation to do good otherwise. I also don't like the fact people are basically lying outright to specific communities. And many people who scold me also say that they DISAGREE with the actions of the offenders. If so then why do you have such a problem? Do you basically want to just let them keep going on but just shake your head quietly? I'd rather be active in solving the problem and hope that they change their ways FOR THE BETTER because again the community is just as forgiving as it is ruthless if you do damage control.
And if you still can't RESPECT or understand my decision (I don't ask you to agree just respect) for why I do these things then I advise you to unwatch me and ignore my internet existence. Because to be honest if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem. I'm not on a damn crusade but I'm sick of people letting things go on for years and months and more years and months JUST BECAUSE no one wants to say boo about it and people who do say boo get burned.
AND because I know this is going to be brought up to the people who say "Well, just handle this all privately!" I would absolutely LOVE to do that but when I don't I either have first hand experience that it doesn't work (Kidchan) or secondhand accounts that it doesn't work (healingwind.) I don't get a sick thrill from this and I have my good reasons for not handling these things privately as much as I want to.
If you want to know about my first hand account then how about noting a commissioner ONCE A YEAR to ask about the status and not getting ANYTHING back? And how about my secondhand account where I hear and see a tracer get confronted by the original artist THEN CONFRONTS THE ORIGINAL ARTIST(S) TO TAKE DOWN THE ACCOUNTS OF HER EVER TRACING. I'm really sick of people thinking I do this for no reason.
Honestly it doesn't make sense for me that people allow this to go on and frown on those who just wants to inform people yet they also frown upon those who do the crimes in the first place AND THEY REMAIN QUIET ABOUT IT STILL. I'm not out on some sick witch hunt but that's alright if you think I am because I am not going to change your mind if you've read all of this and still believe so.
I'm done with this response for now, I apologize sorry for the length.