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Hey guys.

Not really a beware. Just a concern, I guess? Has anyone spoken with ChapperIce (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/chapperice) recently?

I paid her for an icon August 10th. It was only $5, but I really excited to get it because the ones I'd seen of hers were *so* cute. She showed me a sketch and everything and it seemed great (http://i27.tinypic.com/28clkau.png).

After that she sort of just disappeared? It seemed like she'd been having some trouble at home and maybe some financial problems? I sent her a message a few weeks ago asking her where she'd gotten with it, and the message is marked read in my outbox so I know she got it. No reply though. So I sent her a message again tonight, although it looked like she hadn't logged on in at least a few weeks. I noticed her AIM ID was listed on her page, so I sent her a quick IM basically saying the same thing as I said in the message (just wondering where it was, and that if she was too busy to do it right now it was no big deal - I'd just appreciate the $5 back because I'm a poor college student, haha). She was logged on and not idle or anything, it just seemed like she was ignoring the message. :/

So, yeah. Just wondering if anyone had heard from her lately and/or knows what's up. I really don't mean to rush her at all if she's busy, I would've just appreciated an update.
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lurkerwisp
Sep. 15th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
My cat used to step on my keyboard while I was away and wake up AIM from idle. It's believable that she wasn't actually there.

Good luck with the contact though. Sorry I can't help more than that.
mosskat
Sep. 15th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
If you got shown a sketch you probably won't get the full 5 back (if you want a refund) because that much of the work was done.

And do you mean Aug 10th 2009? Give it a little more time I think.
diprotodontia
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I have no issue giving it more time if she needs it! I just get worried when I send messages and get no response. :/ Even though they were read.
mosskat
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
I may be playing devils advocate but sometimes I find if persons are very bogged down with personal problems they might want to clear those up before talking to their commissioners again.

It -is- bad business practise not to keep in touch with one's clients however... here's hoping she contacts you soon.
midnightfury
Sep. 15th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
I run furry_artcard and ChapperIce had joined for a few rounds. She signed up one month some time back (not sure exactly which one at the moment), but never came through with her end of the exchange. I know that an art trade isn't exactly the same as a commission, but I figured maybe it could be helpful to know that she didn't come through on that, even after being contacted to make her aware of being tardy. She had given an excuse about having to move, if I recall correctly, but months later, I'd still not heard from her about her part of the exchange.
chapperice
Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah that I just kinda gave up on because I thought I was too late .____. but I did have one partly finished for the person. I'm not very good with commitment it seems.
baronyiffington
Sep. 17th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
She used to be a rather frequent poster on the Fur Affinity forums, so I went and checked there. Lo and behold, she hasn't been online since August 24th, and her last post was in a thread about her finding a kitten that day: http://forums.furaffinity.net/showthread.php?p=1169635#post1169635 . She hasn't logged in since.

Maybe it's a legitimate reason - I don't know, but I just figured I'd share this info.
chapperice
Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Hey there, the bum artist in question right here!

Um how do I say this.

Sorry sorry a million shmillion times sorry! I am not good with doing commissions and I think after I finish yours' I will never do any more again :'D at least until I'm better at managing my time.

I did get some of your messages on FA but I kept putting it off. I didn't mean to ignore you but I was embarassed I was taking so long, which is not an excuse for poor communication, I know. My aim, yeah I don't remember ever getting that so I dunno :'D sorry.

I HAVE been busy with moving (again D: arg) and then I started college, so was getting into the swing of things. I also just plain haven't been drawing much until recently. I am now though!

So I'm going to get to work on what I owe you this weekend, and give you a few bonus pictures as an apology for taking so long and for my shit communication. Honestly, if my friend hadn't shown me this, I would've completely forgotten, and I'm terribly sorry about that!

I'll try to have the one you paid for by sunday. I might resketch it if you don't mind because I think I can do a better job now C: So I'll try to get the sketch to you by sunday at the latest, then after that I'll get the inks done and yadda yadda. If you want me to do other characters for your freebies (I'll do at least two, probably more icons because I'm still not confident with my anatomy) then just let me know.

if you have a DA then you can contact me on their more reliably than FA (same name)

again super sorry a shmillion times sorry!
diprotodontia
Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh it's seriously fine. I don't mind waiting at all. It was just the communication thing, so it's cool.

I definitely understand the college thing, too. ;D

I'm excited though. :3
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