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Melanie Herring / Purplekecleon / PK / PapayaKitty / GlitchedPuppet / FloraverseAbusive Manipulative Artist And Their Creepy Harem.

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So what's your deal, anyway?

  1. I used to be a fan of PK's and was already a Kiwi

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  2. I made an account just to post in this thread

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  3. I was never a fan of PK's but this shit fascinates me

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  4. This thread is a fucking circlejerk trainwreck and I wanna watch

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    lol
     
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    Power Armor

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  2. There is no justice in this world.
     
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  3. if you think a company would drop over ten thousand dollars on some stupid crowdfunding project and ask for absolutely nothing in return, i have bad(good) news for you. something tells me this will bite her in the ass later.
     
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  4. Esc-Toy is codeword for "the mafia".
     
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  5. Why would Esc Toy agree to finish funding a failed figurine campaign for a niche online pokemon-derivative comic where the author uses the same characters in fetish pornography. That doesn't make any sense. They're a for-profit enterprise, not a charity. I wonder what kind of background soul-selling deal she or Marl made to get them to agree to do it.

    A lot of her detractors would go the fuck away if she posted "Hello I am PK and I like dubcon shota deal with it." So many of her upset fans and hatewatchers are a direct result of her flagrant dishonesty regarding her interests and fetishes. Virtue signal at any cost, it seems.
     
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  6. She was never going to admit it failed and back out of it, I can't imagine that Esc Toy just randomly offered to do this for her, especially with a potential monetary loss involved for a small company. Unless PK grossly overinflated the goal amount and actual production costs would not have been that high. There were barely any extras involved other than a few digital wallpapers and posters, it was all just figures. Even with a profit margin involved, over 10k is pretty steep without inflation of the goal.
     
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  7. Neon's autism fuels me.

    Think she funded the rest of the project herself like she totally didn't do with the plush Kickstarter? Now I wonder if the reason for the ridiculous extension was actually, "Hold on, let me collect a few more of those sweet Patreon bucks to boost the rest of the project into production."

    Either way, this is sketchy as fuck. I was familiar with Esc-Toy from their work doing merchandise for indie games, but everything about this campaign feels dishonest.
     
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  8. It was pathetic when PK extended the campaign by months when it was going to fail.

    It's even more pathetic to get (probably "beg" :story:) the manufacturer to spend 10k out of its own pocket to fund this failed KS which hasn't been advertised by PK in months. Or like Milliennial said, maybe PK spent some of that time gathering money to self-fund the rest of it.
     
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  9. A company has no reason to care about her run. There's no way they actually just decided to be charitable to the tune of $10k. I'm sure Glip added to the pot, and Esc is making enough money on cheap toys at this point that they can swing it. Either that or they're haggling on quality, which would be tragic if they turned out a bunch of poorly painted plastic figs or something, although it at least looks like Esc produces decent stuff from what I can tell. Maybe they'll remove some paint details, like the fingers and shoes. I'm curious to see the end result.

    Either way Esc is really fitting in with Glip by pretending they did something great and kind when they are really just selling overpriced vinyl for slightly less than their 600% margins, while holding peoples' money hostage for a year.
     
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  10. It was funny how she announced this when just a few days ago someone in the thread came in asking for a refund. :thinking:
     
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    Dingfield

    Dingfield Enough chitchat, time to get some grub goin'

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  11. PK's gonna get her knees broken.

    (Also, they're totally screening comments on the Mismatch thing for ones that kiss her ass. I sent in a frank but non-douchey one and it hasn't made an appearance yet.)
     
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  12. fyi one of the people who founded esc-toy, hato moa, follows glip on twitter

    could be a friend favor or a friend thing

    ed: sorry, not founded, but hato moa and hatoful boyfriend was definitely a thing that esc toy did, so there might still be a link there

    ed2: also glip and the actual founder erick something or other follow each other. obviously cant see when they did but he followed a handful of people afterwards so it couldve been quite a bit before the announcement
     
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  13. Did Esc-Toy do any other kickstarters other than the Hatoful plush and Floraverse ones?

    Maybe the Eric Scarecrow guy has the same "I can't fail!" pride that PK has.
     
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  14. even if the guy running esc toys follows her on twitter, it seems like a huge investment to blindly believe in the fact that her janky toys are going to sell out. i’m betting on that it’s a loan, if $10k worth of toys are actually able to sell then PK doesn’t have to pay him and the company back.

    at least with hatoful, the creator doesn’t have a 600+ thread on KF
     
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  15. In unrelated news, today's porn update has an unintentionally relatable line.
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    Dismaying Tree

    Dismaying Tree time for a little robot chauvinism!

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  16. Uh... why IS Beleth there? Is this supposed to be a really awkward attempt at voyeurism?
     
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  17. They worked with Klei on a Kickstarter for plush toys based on their game Don't Starve, but that was done through the actual Kickstarter website. I've never seen any company use Limited Run before PK's figure campaign, either. Erick Scarecrow also worked with PK on the plush Kickstarter, which I wasn't sure about until after looking it up just now. It seems like Esc-Toy likes doing special edition runs of toys, and a lot of their merchandise is original (as opposed to being based on a franchise). If one wanted to look at this from the most innocent viewpoint possible, Esc-Toy as a company thinks PK's designs are marketable to the niche toy collector community.

    But then again, doesn't the PK household have the rest of the Kickstarter plush toys? They sell them through their own store website. Will the Floraverse toys be available through Esc-Toy or through Hiveworks? The fact that there are so many questions about the entire campaign is really bad.
     
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  18. Exhibitionism, I guess? Forcing someone to watch... Does this mean that Pride is Flora's version of Louis CK?
     
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  19. Hatoful Boyfriend is several orders of magnitude more e-popular than Floraverse, as well, but the Hatoful plush kickstarter also made an absurd amount of money. Like every stretch goal and then 10,000 more dollars or something like that.

    So we’re forced to conclude that PK paid thousands just to avoid having to say “actually I vastly overestimated how many people want a rapehorse figure on the mantle”.
     
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  20. Hmm how convenient this funding happens after I email asking for a refund? I'm pissed.
     
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