Okily Dokily. About *thinks* A year and a half ago; someone posted to the fursuit LJgroup that they were willing to trade chainmail pieces for a fursuit. Now, I'm a SCAdian, and always need new armour, but also thought it'd be neat to have chainmail bracers/collar/anklets for a fursuit of mine. Easy work, right? Maybe twenty hours altogether. I made the suit, handed it to the gentleman at AC, and he said he'd been in a 'car accident recently and it'd damaged his spine. Thats fine, I'm pretty laid back. He said he couldn't work on chaimail anymore- just scale mail. I said I'd be happy to do a scalemail trade instead of chainmail. AC finishes up- he's got his fursuit, I've got jack shit. Now, he posts about his doctors appointments and all that shit in his LJ, so its' all good and I totally believe he's in a buttload of pain, which isn't cool, but its' a valid reason. I asked him, how was my scale mail coming? He said, slowly. I say, ok, np. Take your time. He's injured, after all. He doesn't work a job. He just plays on second life all day, as I understand it(Raising online money in exchange for real money doesn't seem like much of a profit margain to me). So, theoretically he should have lots of time on his hands. Well, I don't care, I figure in another year and a half I'll start worrying if I don't see progress pics(After all, his commission was on time and he had at least two fat batches of progress pics I took during the creation of it). Everytime I try to talk to this guy, he gets evasive and says "Well, very little progress has been made on your pieces due to my injury", or something like "A claw popped off of the suit, so I haven't worked on it". It sounds like he's making excuses. But I figure- furries are fucking weirdoes. Whatever. Maybe he's just always like this. Well, what bothers me is recently, someone posts to the LJ group looking to trade a fursuit or something for chainmail pieces, and the guy posts this: "If I ever have time, I might assemble something for you, but yeah... " He doesn't finish his sentence, so am I overreacting? Or have I been ripped off, yet again?
Where's all this guy's time going? Why haven't I seen a pic of my scale pieces? Why is he willing to take on a new commission? I f'kin hate people.