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Update - 04-11-2009:
I had sent an e-mail and FA note perhaps a week or so ago saying for him to just send the badges already.
I would pay for shipping if I had to.
I was tired of being lied to and hearing: "This week." and "Soon."

BUT

Nica talked to him tonight.
Both badges are done.  [We got to see proof... fuzzy, blurry proof.]
He explained to Nica some complications he's had these past months.
Buttz said: "I can finally, -finally- send your shit out tomorrow."

A lot of this could have been avoided by better communication.

Thanks again to all his friends who helped.

Updating my update: http://community.livejournal.com/artists_beware/270113.html

TL;DR - AnthroCon 09 (July 2 - 5 ) badges long overdue. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/astralabortion
I got hold of friends.
Friends got hold of him.
Understandably, the artist had rough times during and after the con, but the badges were finished in July.
Friends say Buttz is to send badges out shortly.  (Was told this by at least two separate people.)
Finally got hold of Buttz directly, two weeks ago (see previous journal for conversation).
Addresses were given.
Badges were supposed to be sent out Saturday, October 10th, and a tracking number e-mailed.
Two weeks passNothing, not even a tracking number.

Somebody, a good friend of Buttz, please help me out with this again.
He has my cell number so he can call me directly.
He has Nica's and my addresses.
If he needs postage, I'll pay for postage.

For now, all I can say is, don't commission AstralAbortion / Capn Buttz / Exodite Dragon.
I am sure he is a good person because he has good friends who help out.
I am sure he is usually reliable, but right now, something is holding him back.
 
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Comments

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blackswan666
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Sorry you seem to be having so many problems with Exodite. I've personally never had any issues with him.
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Well, if you have contact with him, please let me know.
alaitallon
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I haven't received my ACEO from him, either, that I commissioned at AC. :( So that makes at least two of us.
cyrakhis
Oct. 23rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Make it three, and four and five for two people I know >>
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Add about five I've talked to... :(
starchildebrite
Oct. 30th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
If you can help me, gather these people up and have them PM me on FA (wishingstar) or e-mail me (wishingstarchildbrite[at]gmail.com).

I'll be arranging a Secret-Santa style trade off. Drawing or writing, it would be fun and a way to ease off stress.
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. :(
rah_bop
Oct. 23rd, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
I have the opposite problem. He commissioned ME and now I can't get his stuff to him. He completely dropped off the radar.

D:
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Well, I have his AIM name. It's easy to find online; that's how I got it...
I don't know how comfortable he is with it being given out...
But again, it's easy to find online.

E-mail me: wishingstarchildbrite@gmail.com
But he's only been online a few times, and two weeks ago was the last time I saw him.
quicksilver_x
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I'll let him know, and yes, he's dealing with some stuff right now.
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. Thanks for letting me know there's more to this than somebody forgetting or deciding not to hold up their end of the deal. I knew to begin with he was having trouble getting internet connection, but I've 'dealt with stuff' too. No, not being sarcastic. I know how many horrible things can be under the word 'stuff'.

Send my sincerest well-wishes that he get through this rough time.
likeshine
Oct. 23rd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)

i will drop him a text
starchildebrite
Oct. 23rd, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks again - but I don't want too many people contacting him. Don't want him to be overwhelmed.
tentaclejen
Oct. 23rd, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hum. Well, best of luck getting what you are owed.
starchildebrite
Oct. 24th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you - and I hope to. $40 is a lot to me. I save up all year for AnthroCon, so this is really disheartening.
phineus
Oct. 28th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I commissioned him before AC, and we're friends anyhow, but I haven't seen hide nor hair from him since. good luck, dude. :/
starchildebrite
Oct. 30th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the well-wishing. I return the same to you.

This is getting very irritating. I hate being lied to over and over again. I can't stress this enough: If the badges are done, send them out. It takes a short visit to the post to take care of these things. If he doesn't want to do it, why doesn't he send out a trusted friend or somebody similar? If mine's not done (I know Nica's was), then just send me back the gosh-darn money via paypal - you know?

That simple.
phineus
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm really terrible with mailing things out, myself - I don't really know why - but I'll admit to people I'm terrible with getting my ass to the post office. I haven't told anyone I've sent something out unless it was actually, in fact, sent out.
but... he did finish one badge?

hmm. I don't know. I'm kinda worried about the dude, too, since I guess he's got contact with a few people (as seen above) but I didn't get response on AIM the few times I saw him on. he's taken internet-hiatuses before but he usually announces them. :/
starchildebrite
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Correction:
He spoke to Nica tonight [and she acted as middle man for Buttz and me as I was pre-occupied]. Both badges are done and he again said they will be mailed out.

I know people can take their sweet time, but this is nuts
phineus
Nov. 5th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
it's the lack of communication here that I think really sucks. I don't know, I mean I am a really slow artist myself and super patient. I've waited six months or more on simple commissions like a badge, but I don't mind waiting as long as I hear from the artist now and then.

... also to the fact I'm worried about the dude as a friend and he seemed to be avoiding me on AIM? I am probably just being paranoid here, but eh. :/

good luck, I'd say make another post in 2-3 weeks, at least if you DO get them, instead of just updating this one.
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