AS the title says, I quit. After years of working at making money with my skills (and trying to launch a screen accurate fan film) the abuse from redditors, the faux interest in buying items from DA members, and the poverty that comes with trying to make it happen I quit. I quit the fallout community, I quit commissions, I quit making papercrafts to be printed by fans.... I'm simply done. there has been a tiny handful who have actually supported me. Thank y'all for your patronage and I hope you enjoy the items purchased. Will be deleting this page soon most likely. just making sure I have backups of my images here first. already ripped the widgets off the front page of my profile save for this announcement. Adios.
It's a real shame he's calling it quits, and I hope he reconsiders. He's an amazingly prolific prop-maker, as just one of the shots in his gallery demonstrates.
That said, I can see where he's coming from. Diehard fans, be it of the Mythos, Fallout, or the NFL, can be difficult to deal with. Even in our little niche I've had to field complaints about the expense of some items. Mind you, this concerned a one-of-a-kind specimen on Ebay. It wasn't the auction winner that was complaining, but another bidder who thought it wasn't fair someone else was willing to pay more than he was. The idea that something crafted by hand in limited numbers doesn't have the same price point as a mass-produced good seemed like a foreign concept to them.
If you think that requires some chutzpah, imagine having to deal with people complaining about free stuff. That's right. People have sent me angry emails because the stuff I give away wasn't quite what they wanted. Pointing out that they can change it any way they like only exacerbated the problem, since I was being "selfish" by not customizing it to their needs.
That kind of thing rolls off my back, but it can be a real hassle for anyone that hasn't developed a thick skin. Luckily, Mythos fans tend to be older, or at least more adult, so that sort of behavior is relatively rare. For something like "Fallout" I imagine the fan base is a lot younger and more reactionary.