AuthorTopic: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)  (Read 27157 times)

Offline grayaii

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 05:18:27 pm
Hmm... He's still looking for a job, despite not finishing mine (or the others on this list):
http://www.odesk.com/users/?nbs=1&to=yes&g=&q=pixel%20artist%20animator&qs=1

I would like for him to at least tell me:
1.  I'm going through tough times and I won't be able to do your drawing in the near future.
2.  I have a better job. Here is your 150 back.
3.  I don't plan on doing your drawing, and I don't plan on giving back your money.
I just want closure on this.  That money came out of my own pocket, and I worked hard to get it.

It seems he's online, but no one can get a response from him.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #11 on: November 17, 2009, 05:56:21 pm
Same boat here, lost $300. No response. Tried every contact/msn I have. Really starting to make me mad....

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 09:21:20 pm
Try adding him on myspace or something, it came out on google results...
http://www.myspace.com/joshuaastorian

EDIT =

Is this guy josh astorian an imposter? as in, a fake identity? I think that this is something that maybe you guys should get more deeply into it maybe? and well I don't mean to be too nosy since this isn't something that involves me, but I just have to say it out there... at least just as an opinion.

I personally don't think he's who he say he is, or that the whole josh astorian identity is a fake. For some reasons...

a) The real owner of his website isn't joshua astorian... it's some guy called Adam Tierney.
http://www.adamtierney.com/

b) I don't really buy this portfolio:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/14580992/Joshua-Astorian

...looks more like a bad rip off adam's long term working history:

http://www.adamtierney.com/index_resume.html

c) if he's kicked out of the house and all that, how does he get online and start taking on jobs? he can't have a computer if he doesn't have a place to live in the 1st place haha...

well I'm not trying to start drama here, and these are just speculations since you guys brought these issues up... so yeah, I'm just saying since you guys are worried asking for a response.

« Last Edit: November 17, 2009, 10:12:01 pm by Antifarea »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 10:08:43 pm
Sent him a message, doubt I'll get a response though.  I do live in the same state as him though, maybe we could file a lawsuit against him as a group, anyone who has lost money and I could represent us in small claims court.  Does anyone know if there is protection in the law against something like this? Basically what he did was fraud, claiming to give a service, and one receiving payment not talking to his clients any more.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 10:11:03 pm
If you have no contracts that's not a good start. I think what Josh did is basically in the gray area as far as taking legal action goes. Tho I dunno if you get enough people together it might work. The threat alone might work that he actually forks over the money or the work he owes.

In any case this is just getting messier and messier.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #15 on: November 17, 2009, 10:13:42 pm
I edited my post, and added my views and some other information over the matter... try contacting adam tierney, who is the owner of joshua's domain... also try contacting the companies he swears he worked at...

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #16 on: November 17, 2009, 10:30:12 pm
Antifarea: This is how things get even worse. Misinformed people spreading misinformation or in your case conspiracy theories.

Josh very much is a very real person. Some people here on this board worked with him at Gameloft in NY, also he has been around since pretty much the start of pixelation when earning money was not as issue because he was a minor. He worked on quite a few titles for wayforward because Adam Tierney also was/is on pix and that is how they know each other.

Josh actually is a good pixel artist when he gets stuff done.

So again, no, Joshua Astorian is NOT a fake person, he is very much real.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2009, 10:33:35 pm by ptoing »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009, 10:40:47 pm
Hi, the only problem is that i know he is real.. he took $300 from me lol...  I do agree that what little art I saw (not completed) was good for the first day or so, but what good is art if it's half done and no where near what you paid for.  From the looks of it I counted 5 or 6 people, all recent, that he has taken money from, and not talked to again once the transaction was complete.  Does that sound like the work of an artist to you, maybe a scam artist...  From the totals here it's a rough $1000 that he has taken from people in the past few months, with nothing to show for it.  I for one would think that the moderators would want him off these forums since it appears that he is preying on programmers, and giving artists a bad name.  I don't think that you are condoning what he did at all, hopefully my post doesn't seem that way, it's just frusterating to see so many people hurt by this guy and everyone trying to get a hold of him with no luck.  The least Joshua could do is show his face and explain his actions.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #18 on: November 17, 2009, 10:48:09 pm
The problem is that banning him would do nothing at all, he could still just sign up with a new account and just lurk. It would not hold him back from checking what's on the job forums.

And no, I do not condone what he does with scamming people. But as it stands banning him would be pretty much equal to tarring and feathering him because the angry (rightfully) mob wants it. It would change nothing at all about the situation tho, sadly.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian.

Reply #19 on: November 17, 2009, 10:50:35 pm
True... Although tarring and feathering sounds like a good idea right now.. j/k ;)