Hello! This is a blog dedicated to gently guiding people interested in spending money on artwork that once had interest/currently have interest in Hinauchi’s/Samm’s artwork but would prefer to go for someone else, due to the awful history she has with customers.
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As I browsed Samm’s tags I noticed several people requesting/wishing for a complete and truthful rundown of just how many pets she’s had and what has been done to/with them.
Being largely on bed-rest due to spinal injury and having little to do all day, I decided to be the one to sift through the 700+ pages of her blog, as well as other users’ claims, and compile a complete list so that others can easily investigate the rumors themselves, and become aware of the extent of Samm’s animal situation.
This list covers a two year span. (The life of her blog)
Some information may have been lost to deletion, and I have ignored all outside posts that lack proof and/or were not written by someone proven to have ties to Samm, Ethan, or her family. As such, some things you may remember happening may not be documented here, and unfortunately I cannot bring back lost evidence.
I encourage you to read the Notable Information, as it contains important details about Samm’s care and the lives of the animals. If, however, you do not wish to, I encourage you to scroll to the bottom of this post and read the statistical rundown for a better understanding of the magnitude of Samm’s animal problems.
I neglected to deliver on an art trade, and the other person is upset that I ignored their inquiries.
“I’m sorry, I took on commissions and got a bit stressed out. I understand, and you delivered your half, so I’ll do mine as soon as I tie up a few ends. Thanks for understanding.”
“I’m sorry you feel that way, but I don’t have time to draw kittycats. Not like you paid for it.”
(In other words: “I think your character and effort is dumb/unimportant unless you give me money, and I’m not really sorry.”)
Someone ordered a fursuit from me and I failed to ship it. It has been over a year, I’ve spent the money, and the customer is very upset.
Normal Logic: “This situation is horrible. I’m worried about my reputation, and I need to do what I owe, even if it’s late. I’ll cut spending until I can get this shipped or give a refund. I’m extremely sorry.”
Hina Logic: “My mom took the money and won’t get me materials, I don’t have any money so there’s nothing I can do. I’m going through a really hard time right now. It’s finished but buried in my closet.” Now that I’ve said that and she feels bad, I’d rather raise up some money to see my boyfriend.
(In other words: I won’t take responsibility. I’d prefer you pity me. If you feel bad enough for my circumstance, I can get out of this sticky situation, and my fans will be understanding. My own interests are the most important.)
My commissions are getting behind. Some customers have waited months and are not happy.
Normal Logic: I need to use my time as responsibly as possible, and keep the commissioners updated on the condition, even if it isn’t fun to do and I have to admit my fault. I can’t let the quality slide, I just need to work more than normal.
Hina Logic: Oh well, I can’t win. Everyone is mad, and the money is gone on rats and my boyfriend. I’m feeling pretty depressed, so I guess I’ll post about it on Tumblr. The fans will make me feel better. I’m afraid of getting in trouble, so I’ll rush through some.
(In other words: I’m immature and believe I can give up and cop out on responsibility. I don’t care much if it hurts the other people involved. I would rather be pitied than work harder and lose the time spent browsing the internet and chilling with my boyfriend.)
I really need money.
Normal Logic: I’d better get through my commissions well, and hopefully business will continue to come in despite my errors. I should make sure to give ample time to working each day so I can get ahead. For now I’ll just have to accept that I can’t do a lot of spending on leisure.
Hina Logic: I’m so depressed. I guess I’ll let my rats breed. I don’t feel like working on commissions. People won’t notice if I trace some of Patto’s art, so long as I change a few things. That way it will be easy, and people will send lots of money for a YCH.
(In other words: My rats are a fiscal opportunity for me. It’ll be fun, even if I don’t see that breeding an animal has a high risk of financial fallout, and will take time away from my work. That doesn’t matter though, because I’ve discovered an easy way to use someone else to my advantage. My commissioners would be bothered about waiting longer. I’ll put it on my alt account.)
I was caught stealing the work of another artist.
Normal Logic: This is terrible, but I deserved it. I should try to apologize to everyone involved and issue refunds. If I come clean I can start over as best as possible and retain some integrity.
Hina Logic: Ugh, I lost everything. I’m so depressed. I did it because I felt bad and now it’s worse. I just want people to love me. I can still get some pity from the fans though. I’ll post about bullying and why I’m damaged, and how we were desperate for money. Perhaps everyone will push it aside and praise me for my strength. I’ll call it referencing, and people might believe that it’s normal and okay, despite the admins deleting my accounts for theft.
(In other words: I’m sorry I was caught. My accounts are gone, but I want to get around this with as little responsibility taken as possible. I know pity and excuses work, so that’s my best bet.)
I could go on for hours. I used to be a fan sending anon love and liking her every post, but I just can’t stand her anymore. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt, and I didn’t try to judge her relationship stuff, because no one knew 100% of the story, but she is up to her ears in shit.
I’m sorry she grew up in rough situations. Many people have. Not to undermine the pain, but those people (myself included) haven’t grown up to be immature people who fuck the living hell out of others at every turn. She uses people and their feelings, and it disgusts me.
I can’t wait for the day she apologizes without a single excuse. I can’t wait for the day she decides to leave a situation with integrity rather than pity, and starts owning her mistakes and learning from them. She needs to grow up.
okay so… i don’t really want to get caught up with the drama on the hinauchi tag or whatever, but seriously.
i remember first joining deviantART three or more years ago and admiring samm’s art. i recall drawing her multiple fanarts for her and her boyfriend (narcotic I think?) and herself.
once samm began dating patience and then tendaysbeforesunday I started to dislike her, because that’s when she really started to get on my nerves.
i don’t want to hate or become envious but she began to act like a shit. all she cared about was her “relationships” (I don’t even count them because they last for about three months and then the person vanishes?) and she seems to completely disregard her fanbase. as an artist she doesn’t even step out of her comfort zone, all she draws is furry porn and chibis and stuff.
it made me sad the day i unwatched her because i had admired her for so long, and now to see her act in such an obnoxious manner just blows my mind.
i can recall friendly conversations with her via comments, and now she’s 18, a year older than myself, and it looks to be she has went downhill on the maturity chart.
i can’t understand why people continue to keep their eyes glued to her and her relatively crappy art when there are plenty of other (and better in my opinion) artists that work twice as hard on their art.
I mean, it looks like she isnt even thankful about her absolutely caring and supportive fanbase. \(0 ___ 0)/
if I had a fanbase that active and positive I’d never have a rainy day.
that is all.
Guys, I’m pretty sure the original intention was not to physically go to Samm’s house and stalk her.For one, most of the people involved in this are too young to go all that way alone. And two, that wasn’t even anyone’s intention anyway. Things just got blown way out of proportion.
If you read this post it’s clear that information was only sought so they could report Samm to the RSPCA (or whatever the American equivalent is) If you look back on the blog there is no post expressing the desire to actually turn up at her house. Okay?
I still agree that it’s not okay to be looking for Samm’s address. I’m not denying that’s problematic. But no one intended to turn up at her house to harass her, they wanted the information for the animal cruelty peeps.
Okay, so, let’s hit this nail on the fucking head.
Samm is not trying to change. That’s pretty damn clear. She has not been addressing any of the problems she’s created (like over-due commissions, unsatisfied customers, ect) nor has she been presenting proof she’s trying to refund that girl. All I’ve heard about that is Dally whining about it. I doubt she’s even attempted to contact her, not that I’m surprised.
If Samm were attempting to change, she’d stop hiding/flagging comments calling her out on her shit and respond to customers showing true concerns for their commissions so we wouldn’t have to. She hid these comments from her Digitt account because they were giving her a bad image (as though she didn’t have that already aha)
She’s not changing. If she were, she’d address all of these problems instead of cowering behind a computer ignoring them. This person asked multiple times for her commission, then a commission refund once she started to need the money for bills. Samm simply ignored that and made the commission last-minute, even though she claimed to have had it done days before. It looked like a hot-ass mess and was very sloppily colored. Also, note that the commission came out a few hours after the customer stated she’d written an artist_beware journal about her. Samm has over a dozen AB pages about her.
Dally and a few other of Samm’s friends have been riding me and a few other’s asses for getting on Samm’s case about her shitty business behavior, claiming we’re just hounding her for laughs, even though it’s strictly because she’s a bad person and can’t do business for shit.
She’s lied, stolen, and cut off contact with customers she owes shit to. She’s also spent commission money before the commission is posted, and now ignores any requests for refunds because she spends it all on online shit she doesn’t need, claiming it’s for food (when really it’s not)
All she cares about is money she hasn’t even earned, and it’s disappointing. All she’s done is hide comments by customers dissatisfied with her behavior.
I don’t think Samm realizes that every commission she does properly (without tracing, heavy referencing, heavy experimentation, etc) is another step up for her.
She’s so obsessed with needing instant gratification that she traces and just blows up and talks crap about people the second something bad is said about her or her art when she’s trying to do the right thing. She just gives up, and all the crap she does puts her right back down to the bottom. She thinks that a few days is ample time to change everyone’s opinions.
She’s like a restaurant manager who has a really bad reputation who decides they want to improve and starts making better food and giving better customer service, but after their first day of the new menu they see someone write a bad review, so they freak out and go back to their awful service and food, and blame it on the customers.
A reputation takes a long time to build. You don’t go from a bad one to a good one after a few days of trying. People are gonna talk crap. She acts like her bad decisions are a product of the people on Tumblr, when it is the opposite. She screwed up, she gives up, and when you do that there are lasting consequences that you have to deal with.
No one has to praise and coddle you every time you do something good. That’s not how it works. That’s not how life works. You don’t get a prize for not stealing or not hurting people, but you do get consequences if you choose to do those things. There are no prizes for being a decent human being.
But Samm does get rewarded for what she does, she just chooses to see the bad. There are 6 comments of praise on the NoodleFluff picture, 5 on the xMajesty one, 22 on the Kiwi-Heart one, all of these being commissions that, to my knowledge, she put effort into and did in her own style fairly.
Samm, if you take the small victories and stop pushing yourself back down the ugly hole you’re in you could be the good artist that 90% of your haters used to love, and many still want you to be. It takes time.
Also, thanks for that comment about me not having a life for compiling and writing the pet count. Sure wish the fractures in my spine knew about all the time I was wasting.