TL;DR: Artist's manager allows people to skip ahead of me when it was my turn, then artist gets lazy and takes his sweet ass time getting around to me. Fuck'em
I'll start. I got a few comms from an artist on twitter a while back. His slots opened back up again so I signed up. 5 slots and I was the last one. Now in the past this artist seemed to work alone, so I was surprised to be greeted by their manager. (They've complained about being poor in the past. IDK but hiring a manager seems expensive).
Manager asks me what I want, I say give me time to think about it, they say I will have plenty of time to think about it since I'm last. A month passes and it's finally my turn. I tell them I wanted 5 reference sheets, to which they reply that they let people order more comms through discord because I didn't know what I wanted immedieately (so much for having "plenty of time to think").
Keep in mind this was a month ago. So here I am getting shunted to the bottom of the list again, even though it was my turn. Two weeks pass and it's finally my turn again. Artist contacts me, says he's going to start working on it and then nothing. For two days, not a word. I decide to look through their feed and they drew their own character for "practice". Alright, cool, can you get back to the more important task? Another day passes, I check the feed again, there's a whole animation now.
Like, nigga I'm trying to pay YOU. Why the fuck are you procrastinating when there's money involved!?