March 1st, 2011


March Positive Reviews Post!

The madness is upon us! February blew by (for some literally... so windy!) and now March is toe tappin' into our homes. And so is the monthly Positive Reviews post for artists_beware!

We ask that you give us a few lines of what made this such a great experience for you and why this person is so wonderful in your book. You can recommend say a fursuiting group or an artist enclave as well.

There are plenty of reasons to post someone here: perhaps they went above and beyond the call of duty to fix a problem, or were so prompt with communication and payment it was like having them right next to you, or were very professional and courteous every time you contacted them.

To help keep things organized, please follow this simple form:
Subject line: Name of person/company you recommend
1. Name of the person/company you recommend.
2. Link to their website or art page.
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with them.
4. Details (Here's where you tell us why they are so awesome! What made the transaction go so well? Perhaps link to the art or suit you bought/sold if you feel like sharing. Please mark NSFW if the subject matter is adult!!)

If you have multiple people to recommend, please put them in separate comments so everyone has their own spotlight.

Lets see who gets their spot at the end of the rainbow this month! Ready... go!
Mantis "ehhhhhh..."

Beware Fungasm aka Darkshadow8181

Name: Fungasm, formerly known as Darkshadow8181

Links: Old Fa Account:
New Fa Account:
DeviantArt Account:

Commission: One animated icon, later a freebie was included
Price: $10
Status: unknown, assumed untouched
Problem: No status updates or finished icons. Now I'm being ignored.
Length: from January 10th 2010 to current date


So I commissioned Darkshadow 8181 January 10th 2010. Just for a simple $10 animated icon. At the time he seemed pretty productive. But more and more time passed and icons came and went, but I never saw mine pop up. During this he would make Journals asking for more commissions and work to do. I also never once noticed myself on any kind of "work queue".

Actually, the first time I sent him a note regarding this and a refund, he immediately changed his tune. Even offered a 2nd free icon.

During this time of my asking about commissions he had a long down time. Turns out he switched accounts and is now known as Fungasm. Of course I followed and still watched for my icon.

I've noted him a handful of times during this.(I do not have our earliest transactions, but these are the most recent)

part 1.
part 2.
part 3.
part 4.

So it's been a whole new year, and I shoot off another note to him.

Now, what REALLY bothers me about this. I know he read my note. He just chooses not to respond to me. (Furaffinity notes clear of unread status, even sent ones).

I am piss. I want my money back, but if I'm being totally ignored, what else can I do? Friends suggested I post here. I don't want anyone else to have to go through this. It's really lame. :/

proof of original transaction: