Most of you may know that last year there was a less than desirable event that happened between me and e2046.
I’m a person that likes to point out the good the bad and the ugly on everything, including store and product reviews, so there was for the most part a poor communication between this store and me, my frustration was very high, specially when my account was frozen due to less than valid reasons.
But I’m not a person to hold a grudge (for too long lol) and things have actually taken a turn for the better.
E2046 has been producing a several ori characters that quite frankly, have been on my “I wish they had made a kit of this character” list for a long time now, so I though to myself, “well, this is awkward”. It had been a year since this ordeal, so I though I browse the interwebs to see how the company had taken my video, I was pleasantly surprised that most of the negative things I had pointed out had been worked on and are now being addressed, which is great, it had to take someone with a voice to have this company hear the general complains from a whole community, and it worked for the most part.
I have been reading good things about other people that continued to purchase from them even after the video went up and most of them report that a lot of things have changed, both in their products and in their service. So I was at this point thinking of getting in contact with them and see if things could be worked out, and to basically make peace.
So we started to talk, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Fung once again and we began to clear up all of our concerns, on both sides, so I understand them a bit more as a company and they understand me more as a long time customer, mistakes were made on their part, but they have basically gone back and corrected them.
My account has been re-instated and I’m happy to say that I’ll will be more in touch with them so they can keep improving on their products and service, like a consultant, this is a pretty big thing to be honest, to be able to be the voice of a community is something I take seriously, and it makes me happy that I’ll be able to come to them directly when something I see needs attention.
I’m a person that can recognize when someone accepts that they messed up and want a clean slate to start over again, even if that someone is a company like e2046, it speaks volumes of them.
It great that I can help have an impact like this in the hobby, it means that I’m doing something right and people are willing to listen to me.
I’m glad this whole situation has come to it’s end, now I can concentrate on the positive things coming this way ☺
I wanted to let people know that commissions for this year remain closed, however, commissions for 2017 are open but are going to be very limited in comparison to previews years.
I’m changing the way I accept orders as well, so if you ask for a quote, there might the possibility that I not be able to take in your commission as this will depend on my availability for next year, I have several projects I will be working on, so it will all depend on timing.
I’m also going to start doing group orders, group orders will be for a specific figure, it can be suggested via my facebook page or you can contact me through my website and provide a picture of the figure you would like people to vote on.
They will be produced in limited quantities though, not exactly mass produced, this is because each figure receives the same care and detailed quality I provide to my regular commissions unlike other companies that paint dozens at a time with little to no shadings and details.
Right now the figure that I get requested to paint a lot is the Usagi and Mamoru Dancing Masquerade pair, this might be the first figure for 2017’s group order, so if you are interested in ordering a copy, please click here to read the early details for the project and if you are interested, there will be an order form you will be able to fill out.
It’s a very strong word for me, I don’t call anybody “friend” so casually.
I’ve always had very few friends in my life, many have come and gone, forgotten in time, others stay and become part of my family, however when people want to be your friends, all they have to do is be there for you, talk to you, share their life with you and genuinely care for you and most important of all, accepting who you are. At least that’s my definition of true friendship.
Sadly there are people in this world who think that as long as they buy you stuff and do favors for you, that you’re automatically their friend, and that’s what happened recently with someone I knew, this person from day one wanted to get me many things without me asking, I would always be very grateful when receiving something or be helped, however I had this cringing feeling that they wanted something in return, but I gave this person the benefit of the doubt, unfortunately my feelings were confirmed when they started to demand I keep being their friend because they “did this, gave me that, and said this”, a true friend doesn’t demand anything of you, doesn’t guilt trip you into anything either, this person was under the assumption that as long as they did this, that they would be “on my good side” and hence call themselves my friend.
I’m sorry it had to end, but the thing that I dislike the most is having someone come back to me and claim all the things they did for me just to keep being “friends”, I have so little of them, and all I desire is to have authentic ones.
So yes, live long and prosper as you said, all the best to you.