It is the year 2014.
We live in an age of instant communication to any point on earth, where live video feeds of news as it happens can be delivered to us quickly and information spread to any who can hear it. The world that we live in is not the world that our parents and…
Okay, so many of my watchers on deviantART are already aware of this, but last month I was scammed for thousands of dollars by a user named Pixlett / ToxicMutagen. (They both use the same PayPal address) Pixlett has since deactivated her account.
My account of the fraud:
Pixlett bought some artwork from me for very large sums of money. Then, a few months later, I notice that a couple grand went missing from my PayPal, because she filed a credit card chargeback against me, claiming that she never got the item. Obviously, it was digital artwork, so there was no physical item to ship. She did this for every single piece of artwork she bought from me, and even after backing myself up with a ton of evidence, PayPal ruled in her favor.
And now, today, it has happened AGAIN. Pixlett has filed MORE chargebacks against me, putting me into negative $2,000 in my PayPal account. I start school in a week and need money to pay for my new textbooks, supplies, and gas, but looks like that’s not gonna happen thanks to this fraud.
I have set up a PayPal Donation button on my page, where you can help me out. Even just a dollar helps. Small amounts add up quickly, and I need to get out of the negatives as soon as possible.
I apologize, because I never ask for help, but this is just beyond my capacity of fixing in such a short amount of time. Several other people were also affected by this scammer, so please consider helping them out too.
Thank you! ;u; If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me on here or on my dA.
This is sick and ridiculous. Deviantart and Paypal should do something about this, it’s disgusting. You can and should sue this guy for what he did to you. You are 1000% in the right to do so.
Q:What would you like to see from the next main series Sonic title by Sonic Team?
A good game. No silly gimmicks. No “going back to his roots”. Stick to what works right now. I don’t actually care if I can play as somebody besides Sonic; additional characters means less development resources taken away from making just one good game (and at this point, you can’t afford to dilute things at all)
More development time. Absolutely, unquestionably. Sonic games never get enough. They need a Zelda release schedule where it takes them a good 4-6 years between each one (yes, I know, Link Between Worlds was just last year, but that was seemingly developed in parallel with the Wii U Zelda, so it’s safe to assume that there’s two teams, and it’ll be 4 years since Skyward Sword by the time the Wii U game comes out).
I mean, if you believe everything you read on the internet, the Sonic Unleashed team began work on Sonic Generations almost immediately, in 2008 or 2009. Generations came out in 2011.
Sonic Colors was originally apparently slated to be a Wii port of Sonic Generations, back when the game was just Modern Sonic revisiting classic levels. That’s why Sonic Colors has a lot of the same classic enemies that turn up in Generations (Motobugs, etc.).
So Sonic Generations was in development for 3-4 years and the final product STILL feels like it’s being held together by chewing gum and duct tape near the end. And the game’s two hours long. It took them 3 years to make a 2 hour game and they didn’t even get it all the way done.
So yeah. More time would be preferable, to make bigger, better, and more polished games.
I can’t stress this enough
More development time is what Sonic games need, instead of being farted out every 2 years.
So in my basic drawing class we are learning to draw facial features and I couldnt help myself to draw eyes on all the lips
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
Ferguson is a part of St. Louis, for reference.
Q:Do you get money from your videos? If so, how, because I want to take my channel more seriously.
Money questions I think are often avoided because it’s kind of a weird topic. I’ll be honest with you, and I’m actually going to explain a few things. Yes, I make money from my channel, it fluctuates heavily depending on how well videos do, if i’m staying consistent or not, when it’s uploaded, like what day of the week, and even what month - because months like January/February are terrible months, and months like November/December are great! There’s a lot of factors, some unstable and finicky that go into how much you make. Plus I’m with Polaris, they get a cut, and YouTube takes a cut. So even as far as I am right now, I still don’t really get paid a whole lot. Nothing livable, which is why I’ve always had another job. If you want to take your channel more seriously, I wouldn’t think about money for a long time, if you’re already treating it that way you’re probably going to be disappointed, it really shouldn’t be your goal in the short term. Your goal should be to have fun and do what you want to do because you want to do it. I notice that a lot of people will look at a site like social blade and see outrageous statistics. Let me look up mine right now.
Over on Social blade it says that I make (on the high end) up to nearly 3 grand a month, and up to over 30k a year. I don’t make even close to that. I’d consider myself very lucky if I was making that much from my channel.
Again though, I wouldn’t look at YouTube and get into the mindset of “I want to make money” You will literally make more money working a part time job at minimum wage 20 hours a week then trying to make money off a channel on YouTube. Instead I think your goal for now should be to get an audience, make videos, have fun, and then eventually in the future maybe look to partner with a network of some kind. I myself wanted to take my channel more seriously, so I worked a part time job and invested my own money back into my channel - which I still do technically. I think that people’s mindsets have been adjusted in a wrong way because people know Youtubers make money, I think they see people like PewDiePie though and other bigger Youtubers, and they know he’s a millionaire, and they’re like ” MAN I COULD DO THAT ” , and they immediately assume they could start a channel and make a lot of money, which just isn’t true. Instead where I’m at right now, YouTube for ME is more like an investment in myself. Every once in a while I put more of my own money back into my stuff not because I’m trying to make more money, but because it’s fun for me and I’m trying to make it better, and sometimes you just need better stuff.
So it’s really hard to say. I think taking a channel seriously is good, showing dedication to something is a good thing. If you can really show it in your channel and everything, hell i’d write it down on your resume for future employers to check out, because then you have evidence of you taking something seriously, being organized, and knowing how to manage your time and yourself, which are good qualities to be able to show employers. As for YouTube, yes you can make money off of it, but YouTube is a gamble, and you’re investing in yourself for ‘the long game’. It won’t be a short return, it won’t be easy, you’d have to put in a lot of hard work, and that hard work might not pay off. So that’s why everyone says to just do it because you love it, as cliche’ as it sounds.