November 7th, 2011

Glue Gun

Fur from FuziBuni

WHO: FuziBuni

WHERE: http://fursuitauctions.livejournal.com/2166964.html (original post is screen capped in case of deletion or editing)

WHAT: A large remnant of golden coyote faux fur - when received, it had a very heavy distinctly animal smell to it.

WHEN: Early October (currently ongoing)

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I understand that there was a minor risk involved when buying fur second-hand from someone that states they own animals. However, not only do I own animals, but I've also purchased from others that own animals before, and have never had this kind of a problem. "I own animals" doesn't necessarily mean that the fabric is going to contain an odor - had it been disclosed from the beginning that this fabric had an animal smell to it, I never would have purchased it, most certainly not for the like-new price. I feel I did my best to work things out with her at this point, but I really can't afford to donate money to someone in exchange for a large piece of fabric I can't even use.

Edit: As of 2:28, FuziBuni has initiated a refund via PayPal and it is set to clear on the 14th. Once it clears I will send the fur back to her, and edit this post as well as notify the mods of resolution.

Edit 11/17/11: The refund cleared via PayPal on Monday. I boxed the fur back up to return to FuziBuni, and it was sent out via postal service with delivery confirmation yesterday morning.

Edit 11/22/11: My delivery confirmation reflects that the box was delivered yesterday, so the return is complete and I'm considering this matter to be resolved.
I would urge others to use caution when dealing with Fuzibuni; I had absolutely zero direct communication from her from the time that I initiated the dispute, to the time the refund was sent and cleared, save for the comment she made immediately after this post went through. I'm glad that other folks have received furs from her in good condition - I really wish that she'd been open and communicated with me instead of ignoring attempts to work things out outside of a dispute.

Art Theft by DJ Ravi / Ravinose Xu (RESOLVED)

Recently I have noticed that someone I consider a friend, has been posting up some art and saying they are taking commissions. Well after looking at the art they have been posting I noticed something was right and went looking. I found the originals

WHO: DJ Ravi / Ravinose Xue
WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/djravi/

WHAT: Art re-tracing / re-coloring - no credit to original artist given

WHEN: October 22-24

PROOF:
Hers : Was removed. Will see about putting up the copy I screenshotted
Original by Hitomi Hasegawa : http://www.nattoli.net/art/879/nia-and-simon-happily-ever-after

Hers : http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6777012/
Original by Akata Itsuki : http://www.nattoli.net/art/440/akata-itsukis-sword-girl

I am not going to do over lays seeing as how it is very apparent of the copying.

She has posted both of these to her Facebook as well and After finding the Sword Girl one I left a comment on the picture saying "Very nice retrace and recolor. Might be a good idea to give credit to the original artist though." After that I was unfriended and blocked. That night I talked to her on Yahoo Messenger and she told me that it was her roommate that had posted it up and a "pet" that had made it for her.

Now the "Nia and Simon" one. I saw her making this one at Fur Fright, though It was mostly done and I didn't get a good look at it. Just today did I find the original after looking for the Sword Girl.

I also went onto her FA page and went to leave a comment on one of her fursuit picture only to find out I have been added to her block list.

EDIT: I will be talking to her about both of these and see if she finally confesses. Will post my results.

EDIT #2 : She took down the "Nia and Simon" one after I am guessing a few posts made about her tracing. Did not get a chance to see them for myself.

EDIT #3 : She has said that Sword Girl was a gift and given a name along with it. As for "Nia and Simon" she has said that the original was given to her by someone who wanted a commission and was asked to trace over it.

EDIT #4 : After a long talk with Ravi, she has promised never to let something like this happen again and will do research on any pictures she is given and will seek out the original artist to get permission.
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Artist MIA epletyv

Around 8 months ago, I paid $5 for watercolour icons, with some users(me included) having paid in advance. I know $5 doesn't seem much, but it can end up a lot of money to take up and leave with. I was just curious whether this person has moved accounts or simply just quit the internet?

I would honestly just like to know whether this artist has ditched, or whether there's a perfectly reasonable reason for the long wait.

Their FA http://www.furaffinity.net/user/epletyv/

They still have the journal with the icons up. I have a screenshot in the unlikely event it gets deleted.

Update: They got back to me on deviantart after I was given their username and they said they will try to get them finished. 

Here's their journal. For now I'm willing to trust this person. For now the MIA is now resolved, and hopefully everyone can get their icons :) 

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