May 24th, 2011

Beware: Farellemoon

I am incredibly sad to have to make this post, I really liked this artist, not just for her art, but because I thought she was pretty cool as a person. However... there's only so much I can take.

I hope that this will still be allowed to be posted, even though the monetary part has been settled before I even get to post it, as it seems the artist doesn't even want to change how she does business, which in itself was making me seriously contemplate posting here.

WHO: FarelleMoon on FA

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/farellemoon (and 2-3 "other" accounts that I can't recall the names of)

WHAT: From/For me: a badge, part of a couple's art piece; from my fiance: the other part of the couple's piece, and she suggested doing a ref sheet for him, since this was for a new character and he did not have one for the character yet. I am (with mod approval) posting for both of us. He purchased the commissions for me as gifts.

WHEN: My badge order was originally placed August 22, 2010. The couples piece, and the ref sheet was placed October 3rd, 2010. There was even a completed commission placed after this, and information of that is included.

PROOF: You can click on any of these images to go to the Flickr gallery they are hosted on, and look at them in the "original" screenshot size. Lots of screenshots behind the cut. Church's screens are on the dark version of FA, mine are using the light one.
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Journal Edit, 2:51 pm, May24, 2011: More screenshots, including the last ones between Church and Farelle, as hamburger requested. The one between her and I are extremely confusing, again, as I am not sure where she is getting the idea I have said some of the things I am being accused of.

I have told her to keep the badge, as the screenshots show, as I am tired of this exchange and getting nothing but more excuses.

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Journal Edit 2, 3:32pm, May24, 2011: These are the screenshots where she admits to forgetting about the commissions, sets a new deadline (Christmas 2010) for herself, and a contact schedual is suggested by Church. Not asking for much, just not to be ignored.

Church has also pointed out to me that, in the journal where she announced she was going to go to be hiring colorists, he DID actually express his displeasure. However, I can't remember the time frame of that journal as I think I just skimmed it and never got around to coming back to it (This is why, again, journal only communication is BAD.), so we do not have screenshots of it. Assuming the journal is still there and the comment is not hidden, it does exist.

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Another Edit: She's now paid me for how much my half was worth, so this is now resolved.

EDIT: Added some screenshots

This first started before I started to keep track of things. I willbe  trying hard to find proof, but it's possible I may forget somethings and be unable to find them. I apologize in advance!

WHO: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xk2x/

WHERE: FA

WHAT: Just an art trade.

WHEN: They first contacted me for a trade on June 19th, 2010. It took a little while before I started on the trade, do to commissions and other things. I kept her updated, as I have at least one note telling her, but I finished it on August 13th, 2010. Found here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4306875/

PROOF:  So, I got some screenshots together.  I think this should be everything important, but I could have missed things. I put spaces between notes to show the gaps of new notes, not replies. I think almost everytime I asked for a preview, she missed her deadline of when she'd send it and I would need to poke her t'ill she did.
http://i55.tinypic.com/34sikc9.png


EXPLAIN: I'll try to relay this as best I can. If she sees this and corrects me, I'll apologize for anything I may have gotten wrong. Anyways, I finished my half and waited for her to finish hers. After a while I did note her for an update and they said they had a sketch started and would send it to me tomorrow when they were home. It took a week to get that sketch, by me poking for it. Looked good and I left her alone for a bit.

At one point, she did break her pen tablet and couldn't work on anything digital. She did ignore notes as well. I will always find that no one has an excuse for not replying to notes when they have time to upload fursuit photos. I ended up noting her and starting to get annoyed. If she wanted to go with traditional, I'd be happy with that. She told me the inks were finished, so it was always possible for her to print it out and color it.

After a while, I noted her some more and it seemed things were finally going to be done, new pictures done all traditional. "
" Yea, I don't have a scanner currently, but I did start doing some traditional stuff for you.
I'm making a traditional badge for you, as well as a couple sketches and a little derp, like these:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2624525/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3358066/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4731582/

Then, once I get a new tablet, I'll finish the piece I started.
When I get these traditional pieces done, I'll grab some webcam pictures of them for you.
Are you gonna be at any cons so I can give them to you?"

This was sent on March 29th, 2011. We did become a little bit more buddy buddy, as she is a nice person and I enjoyed talking to her on IM, but not it's started to get more ridiculous as time goes by.

She's been gone to several cons it seems, from reading her journals, so she does have time and most likely cash if she wanted to pay for it instead. I never did directly ask for any refund, as it would be preferred to have art, but she did ask people to email her with how much the picture would be worth money wise.

She also recently has been doing sketch commissions, all done the day it's ordered, to save up for the tablet pen. While a good idea, I am put off that these are being worked on before others.