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Holiday Cards Update

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 20, 2011, 1:00 PM
I finished all the holiday cards and they've all been sent out. I kinda sent them out in batches as I completed them and the last batch was sent out last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who let me know you've received them, and thanks to :iconanna-mcnarin: for sending me a card back. I LOVE IT! ^____^

I think this may be my last year doing this, at least on DA. Not only was it a bit of a time crunch for me, but a few people were rather rude. One person tried to sneak getting two cards from me by asking for cards under two different screen names (as if I wouldn't notice), and another basically demanded to get a greeting done their way, and not the way it was offered. I guess they think they're special?

This was supposed to be a fun holiday giveaway, but some people were quite selfish and I'm a bit disappointed.

I enjoyed making cards for those who were both grateful and enthusiastic, and it's a shame that a couple people's actions spoiled this a bit for me. My faith in the "great" people of DA has somehow sunk lower than it already was.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday in whatever it is they celebrate, and a safe and happy New Year.

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vitamin-kae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Aaaaah, boo!! I should've have asked! ;_;

I'm totally in for next year! :3
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist
I would've paid the extra postage to send you a card girly. I guess there's always next year?

I hope you have a great holiday and a happy new year :)
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vitamin-kae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Geez. How low can people really get? D:

Wish I was able to jump on that - too bad I'm in Canada ;_;


Despite those jerks, I hope you have an awesome holiday! X3
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SquirrelDash Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, okay.
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mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student
welcome ^^* Merry Christmas X3
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Seiki5x Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
awww... I know the world is full of rude and disrespectful people. I will miss getting holiday cards from you. But thanks for your card! If you havent got my note, I love it! :) :hug:
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm sure it'll get there sometime this week :)
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm not trying to villain-ize these people, I'm just stating how they dampened this year's experience for me a little with their selfishness. I'm not entirely sure if I'll even be on DA this time next year, so I'm not saying I won't ever offer holiday cards again, just not on here.

And I agree, the way people behave on this site are the prime reason why I don't take requests and haven't for years. People demand too much with nothing in return. The moment I offer anything free, people walk all over me and try to take advantage and it's a bit sickening. It sort of does ruin it for those who were grateful and "follow the rules".

You're welcome for the card, I was happy to do it. I hope you have a great holiday and a happy new year :)
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Hey, were you the one who requested a greeting from Screwy Squirrel on Tumblr? I never got a response on there.

And thank you for thinking so :)
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome! SO CUTE! <3

Thank you :hug:
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
My decision to not do this on DA next year wasn't only because of a couple "bad apples", it was also because of the time crunch I felt in making these. I didn't say I wouldn't offer cards elsewhere.
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Nickyrockit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a shame that people act like that or are like that. But I've learned to not even mention the word request here in DA, people start being too specific! It's a request or a gift not a commission, and still even if it's a commission there has to be limits! and KIDS, (because mostly that's what they are) don't understand that... It's a gift, and they are just ungrateful and feel the need that they own you! -_-

One of the few times that I did and accepted a request, it got rejected by the requester... and he demanded I tried again, I said, "Wait a minute! This douche is not paying me! So if I don't want to, I don't have to!" Needless to say he kept emailing me that I owned him something, I fired back with where on earth did I signed a contract saying that I owned him something? He never bugged me again after that, and after that I never accepted a request ever again.

It's sad that they made you feel that way, but you don't have to put up with that! But again thank you for the card! :)
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sweetangel1927 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Glad to hear it was that and not me making a mistake in my address. Though that didn't stop me from going and double checking earlier xD
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Spootay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Yours was in the batch I sent on Saturday, so should be any day now ;)
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tefuna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was awesome for you to do this. Sorry about the ungrateful ones.
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MRottweilerDogBarks Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
It was amazingly nice from you to do that...
Focus on the grateful people, the ones that deserve your love and attention... and just ignore the rest!

Happy Holidays, Spoots!
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sweetangel1927 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol as soon as I saw this I ran to my mailbox to see if a card from you had arrived yet but no dice :'( Guess I'll just have to be patient a little while longer xD

I'm sorry to hear about those rude people, though. That really sucks that people would try to take advantage of someone who's just trying to do something fun and nice for no reason other than out of the kindness of their heart. And it's always the nice people that get shit on, which is what sucks the most. Makes people not want to be nice anymore, and it just keeps going on and on in a vicious cycle. =/
Anyway, still hoping to see your card arrive in the mail soon, and I hope you have a great Christmas/Happy Holidays! ^^
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Crow12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Sorry to hear about scumbags like them. But hey! There's more special people.
Wish we could befriend more; by seeing your LiveJournal, you're honest and can say whatever comes from your mind fluidly.
Wish you the best, my pal!
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mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student
aw I'm sorry to hear that (people are assholes) thank you again though for the card X3 and heres alittle something for you XD
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SquirrelDash Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that it's rotten that a few people tried to take advantage of you. That said, I think that it's sad that you don't want to continue doing this next year. I suppose it's sort of like punishing the innocent with the criminals.

note: while I did not participate in your Christmas card giveaway thing (I'm paranoid), I thought it was a fantastic idea.
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