Dragoneer / Preyfar / firepyro / Sean Piche / Spottybitch / Princess Piche - FurAffinity's incompetent, lazy, dogfucker-defending, scam artist leader who got cucked by a brony

Mikoyan

Armenian Wheeler-Dealer
The poll is far older. It happened around 2007-2008. That was the first cub porn ban, which caused a shitstorm. There were some artists who "left" (to DeviantArt or VCL, there were no other alternatives at the time) when cub porn ended up being unbanned. The recent ban happened around 2011 and was preceded by InkBunny's creation by a few months. However, since the timing was so succinct, InkBunny ended up becoming pedohaven in everyone's eyes and that's why it can't compete with FurAffinity.

You're correct on the poll. The second decision was because FA couldn't beg anymore - no payment processor would take them. The rumor, additionally, was that Sciggles pressured Piche, because she was quite rightly 'not into it'. He, of course, always has been.

I take issue with the innocent explanation for Inkbunny, though. While they gladly take non-pedo furry art, both in staffing (Greenreaper would be enough all by himself) and in policy (cub? good! Humans, bad, because the intersection of the two can get us in trouble) was pretty clearly 'for us, by us' for the furry pedo set. Inkbunny was clearly in the works beforehand as one of the periodic attempts to 'replace FA', and I think if anything on the timing, it was moved up by FA's decision.

Regardless, it's now self-fulfilling: IB is 'where you go to post cub' so only people who want that go there. And when that's all that gets posted... It effectively becomes that. The site had some really innovative features - subscriptions, paywalling, a proper API, a non-stone age site design, but it has the stigma, and it's mostly warranted.
 
You're correct on the poll. The second decision was because FA couldn't beg anymore - no payment processor would take them. The rumor, additionally, was that Sciggles pressured Piche, because she was quite rightly 'not into it'. He, of course, always has been.

I take issue with the innocent explanation for Inkbunny, though. While they gladly take non-pedo furry art, both in staffing (Greenreaper would be enough all by himself) and in policy (cub? good! Humans, bad, because the intersection of the two can get us in trouble) was pretty clearly 'for us, by us' for the furry pedo set. Inkbunny was clearly in the works beforehand as one of the periodic attempts to 'replace FA', and I think if anything on the timing, it was moved up by FA's decision.
Oh yeah, I'm aware, though some artists initially did see it as a good competitor, but as soon as cub was banned from FurAffinity, most people refused to use InkBunny even as a secondary gallery due to their morality.

His name escapes me at the moment, but the original owner and founder of InkBunny had actually been the one who was behind SoftPaw magazine (mentioned earlier, it was a magazine that was exclusively geared towards cub fans and even featured der Fuhrrer Dragoneer).
 

Mikoyan

Armenian Wheeler-Dealer
This shit will never cease to make me laugh. Either suck up and get an oh-so horrible 9-5 job or don't act like you're too good for a website.

Or really, just get a 9-5 job. Almost any 9-5 job. 'Furry artist' pays atrociously when you do the math.

That may be changing a little in the Age of Patreon, but too soon to tell.
 

JFKdestroyer

True & Honest Fan
Furry artists can make bank if they can do math and can draw half decently. It starts falling apart when you can't budget for shit and have more expenses than income (see also: going to as many furry conventions as you physically can), which often creates a feedback loop where an artist is taking on more and more work so they can pay bills while not being able to actually do the promised work.

The furries who can draw well, can budget wisely, and spend some of their time at the conventions in the Artist's Alley or Dealers room making some of their travel costs back usually do pretty well for themselves. I know there's quite a few artists who's full time job is furry art, and they can even pay their rent doing it. They just have to treat it like a job.
 

Cactus Wings

Coughing for Cash
Furry artists can make bank if they can do math and can draw half decently. It starts falling apart when you can't budget for shit and have more expenses than income (see also: going to as many furry conventions as you physically can), which often creates a feedback loop where an artist is taking on more and more work so they can pay bills while not being able to actually do the promised work.
It's actually quite impressive. You could get a degree in arts, go to Rome to study statues and anatomy, then get home and become an underpaid intern or do hobby drawings at $25 an hour.

Or draw double-dicks on inflatable animals at $85 an hour. You don't even need to be good, just be part of a circlejerk with other artists, do a bunch of trades with actual good artists to get your name out there, and then put up your prices every other month while failing to deliver slots. They can go 1-2 years without any backlash because god forbid an artist being in the wrong. I've seen furs with 8 years of higher education on their back defending some fat xe-blob being 8 months late on a 90 minute drawing.

Oh and the latest trend is to "hire" an absolute nobody to be your manager, giving them a bunch of power in return for changing their Trello around now and then. You don't even need to be able to draw to get in with the big guys anymore, just offer assistance and these docile idiots will let you drive their $25000 car. I'm honestly surprised nobody has rubbed their way into the free money that is fuzzy pornography.

lulz.net has some pretty good dumps of artists straight up ripping people off, where every other complaint has another 3 whiteknights defending them.
 
Sciggles has put up a go-fundme appealing for money because she wants to move, has lots of debt and is pregnant. She posted a go-fund me with lots of dirt of Dragoneer not paying his share of the bills on time and putting $20,000 worth of windows in her name without her knowing it. She doesn't outright name Dragoneer in the go-fundme, but the ex-partner she refers to is him.

Both she and Dragoneer have been pretty opaque before with why they're begging and exactly what for, so take it with a pinch of salt.

Some people are saying that the "someone else" who bought the home for Dragoneer and Sciggles when they were married was Dragoneer's parents and that Sciggles and Dragoneer kept their divorce secret from the parents in order to keep on living there but now that Sciggles is pregnant by another man they couldn't keep it secret any more and Dragoneer's parents want her gone and so are selling the house.

https://www.youcaring.com/susanscoggins-969026
http://archive.md/sTwK4

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Sciggles said:
Hello,

I am Susan, my fiancé is Branden, and we're expecting a baby. Normally, this would be a very exciting time for us, but our living situation has become so complicated and uncomfortable that we have decided to reach out to our family and friends for help.

A few years ago I moved into a new home with my partner at the time. The home was purchased by someone else for us under the following verbal agreement: we would pay rent (which would go to the mortgage) and through that purchase the house from them. It was essentially a lease to own situation. The house had its flaws, but I saw it as mine and I loved it - I still do.

One of the flaws was that it was in desperate need of new windows. The old windows did not function properly and the seals had worn off, allowing cold, winter air, water, and mold to creep into the house. Seeing the house as our own, my partner at the time and I discussed purchasing new windows which cost $20,000. It was a necessary investment into our new home. At the time we agreed that since he had more income than me (and had recently come into a lot of money) that he would be handling the windows. Things did not go according to plan and the windows were unknowingly put entirely in my name. He had promised to make payments on them, but soon those payments fell behind and tanked my credit score. I had to take over paying them to make sure they were properly handled.

It wasn't long after that we discovered our incompatibility and ended our relationship. Due to the bills in my name and ruined credit score, I could not afford to move out on my own. We felt it was in both of our best interests to become roommates and continue to live together while I paid my share towards the house. My roommate was often late on paying bills which resulted in the electricity almost being turned off numerous times, the water being turned off, and lots of late fees which I helped cover. Regardless of these issues, I pressed on. Having already invested $20,000 in this home plus all the partial mortgage payments, I did my best to cope with the situation.

Now the owner has decided to sell the house. He has told me I will NOT be reimbursed for the windows nor any of the mortgage I paid towards. He is instead considering it as purely rent for my stay. All of the love, time, and money I have put into what was supposed to be my home will now be sold to someone else. This terrible news comes only two months after discovering I am with child. I am devastated, stressed, and scared.

With debts from the money I put into the house, late fees and bills not of my own doing, and more, Branden and I are treading water under the financial weight. On top of this we are now forced to find somewhere new to live.

All my life I have tried to be responsible for my own issues, and I am absolutely embarrassed that it has come to this. I was naive and put my trust in the wrong people, and now everything is at risk. For Branden and I to afford moving it is critical that we pay off as much debt as possible. We need to find a place to live so we can breathe again and focus on preparing for our child.

Anything you can do, any help at all is more than appreciated.

Thank you - thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
 
This donation to her gofundme:

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nonnewtonian

Straight Outta Vellie
Sciggles said:
he had more income than me (and had recently come into a lot of money)
Sciggles said:
The GFM Neer was running at the time I believe was for the DDOS of the website that I personally did not see a penny of.
Holy shit is she admitting Neer took the DDOS GoFundMe money for himself? That even she, one of the top staff members and then-wife to the site lead, can't remember what that GFM was for is really telling.
 

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