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FA Artist heads up

First time posting here, but after stumbling onto this user's journal I thought a heads up to this community might not be a bad idea.

User is JinDragonWolf (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/jindragowolf/) - they posted a journal about how they may cancel their current commissions since they have been taking so long and "not feeling up to them", and then start over with higher prices to get a Wacom. Oh, and they can't afford to give refunds at this time either.

Journal : http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1357331/

Screencap of the journal under the cut :





If I made any errors in posting this, please let me know! I checked the community info and don't think I broke any rules...

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girlomega
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
I guess it's better than stringing people along, but still, telling people straight out that they aren't offering even a partial refund for the people who've paid them for a commission? Not cool, dude, not cool. Bet they're going to have some pissed off people on their hands soon.

And looking at the comments on the journal, yeah, they've already pissed some people off. Way to go.
bigbluefox
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Wait...

... did she really cancel all the commissions, tell people they won't get their money back because she needs to buy stuff, and then asks for new, more pricy commissions in one post? O.o

This is pretty.... interesting.
azuredoragon
Apr. 23rd, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
it's a guy.
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zackfig
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
That's quite some chutzpah actually!

foxhack
Apr. 23rd, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
BALLS OF STEEL.
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pandemic_panic
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
No, I saw it too. The post seemed to imply that they wanted to square things away, but weren't able to yet. However, I think this would have gone over better if they had just privately messaged each of the people who commissioned them and explained things, rather than just post a nonchalant journal.
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sigilgoat
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Be sure to post a trouble ticket to admins about this!
chrisdragon
Apr. 24th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
This.
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spiffystuff
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
XD well at the least it's pretty tactless/bad advertising to basically say "well I can't finish my old commissions, and I'll get around to refunding you some time, hey who wants a more expensive commission?" XD

It's basically like asking "hey, can I hold some money for you?"
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underthebed
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
This is utterly disgraceful. "Yet?" So what, a month from now they'll refund the money? Two? Longer?

When you take someone's money to do art you owe that person honesty and should you be unable to compete the work you were hired for, you need to refund that $ immediately. You do NOT need to use that and other money to buy something for yourself. Complete bullocks.

I am embarrassed on behalf of freelance artists.
dripbat
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
You know I can understand wanting a new tablet and not having any money and wanting to take commissions to be able to get one.. But for goodness sakes.. At least if you're gonna cancel commissions, take the new ones and pay back the ones you canceled FIRST before you buy yourself a new shiny toy. That or just buckle down and complete the others before taking new ones and THEN get your tablet. Ugh I hate people that do stuff like this.

But yeah that's just my opinion.
torinir2
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
This. Completely.
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hamburger
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
It's my policy not to actually spend the money I get from commissions until the commission itself is finished.

I realize that not everyone has that luxury, I don't live on commissions, but when you get down to the cold, hard truth of it all? The fact that you run out of money to refund is not the buyer's problem. They completed their end of the bargain. Now, it's polite for them to give you some time to collect money to refund them, but they're not obligated to be polite. Especially when you can't even give a window in which they can expect to refunded.

I hate to say it, but in the furry community artists get MUCH more slack than they really should sometimes.
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terridelgado
Apr. 23rd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Weird. The artist claims to have lost interest in doing the furry commissions as a partial reasoning for not finishing them.

But if you pay ten bucks more that interest will suddenly return? (Not the price said, no price was mentioned at all but an "increase" was. So I am thorwing ten out there figuratively.)

I dunno. I understand both sides here. I just think that using "Loss of interest" in finishing work then upping the prices for the same work (furry art) is a little messed up.

I cannot just "lose interest" haflway through lettering a book and then tell my boss if she pays me 50 bucks more per book I'll have my interest back. That'd get me fired along with a good bitching out.
terridelgado
Apr. 23rd, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Let me rephrase.

"Don't feel up for it"-- I translated that as loss of interest. Thats the comment I am getting at.
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lilenth
Apr. 23rd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)

Wow, some people just shouldn't be taking commissions at all. Once you're paid, you do the work even if you don't "feel" like it, that's what professionals do.
kayla_na
Apr. 24th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
^ this
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darkredlion
Apr. 24th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
It's funny. "I took all your money, I'm not paying back yet cause I want a Wacom4. Oh and by the way, I'm raising my comissions..."

Like hell I'm gonna comission you after you did, asshat!
zucadragon
Apr. 24th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
puppetmaker40
Apr. 24th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this and I suggest everyone give it a read.

Sounds like it was one of those moment of passion things that he now regrets putting out here on the Internet.
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