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At FCN on April 11, I commissioned a conbadge from Dahlia (xDahlia on FA), who was also running a special at the time where if you bought a badge she would also throw in a free sketch. She thought she would be able to get it done before I left the con, but she wasn't able to. When I had to leave, I found her and offered to give her money for postage, and she said she didn't need any and not to worry about it.

Within a week, she posted a public shout to my FA page giving me a link to a photo of my finished badge that she had posted on her own FA page. I liked the badge a lot!

On April 21, she sent me a private message saying she had forgotten to ask for my address but that as soon as I sent it she would send out the badge and sketch. I provided her with it, and according to FA she did open the message.

On May 1, having not gotten anything yet, I wrote her to ask if she had mailed it out yet and said I was looking forward to receiving it. She never opened this message.

About a week later, I tried to go look at the badge in her gallery again, and found it deleted, along with every last other thing that had been in her gallery. It appears that she suddenly and without any explanation yanked everything from her gallery. I didn't even save the image of my badge, so it's totally gone. I never heard from her again. This is her FA, with the gallery now empty and all the shouts deleted (except a recent one that was posted after she disappeared):


I don't mind about not receiving the sketch, but I'd really like to have the badge. If she's decided to "leave the fandom forever" or something, that's her business, but since I do know the badge was completed I don't see any reason for her not to send it out. If anyone knows her and can ask her on my behalf, I would appreciate it.

(Sigh.) This is the second time I've been burned paying for a take-home badge commission on the last day of a con. I've got to make it a rule not to commission things that aren't going to be finished before going home.
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May. 31st, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Good luck man! She is a really nice chick as far as I know- hopefully she just kinda.. uhmm.. forgot. Which is unprofessional yeah..

May. 31st, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Hey there.

The prior comment holds a link to her new FA page.
She moved, because.. well, the handle had some ties to some bad memories and a past that she'd like to let go.
I can dig it. I did the same thing.

I really don't think she ran off with your stuff. C: I'll talk to her about it, if you haven't noted her by then. I'll ask what's the haps.

Jun. 1st, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Talked to her about it today.
She is now aware of this problem, and should be taking action.

Jun. 1st, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Thank you. I am not upset or anything, I just liked the badge and wanted to have it, and her sudden disappearance (I thought) from FA didn't seem to bode well. I'm still owed a badge from Morphicon '09 (more than a year ago) by someone who decided to "leave the fandom" shortly afterward and I was worried history was repeating itself. (I may post about that issue eventually too...)
Jun. 1st, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I wonder if that's the same artist I commissioned at AC 08 and it took us until AC 09 to get our badges from her... she was at Morphicon 09 and her very last con was AC 09 where she was mainly there to deliver badges, then she "left the fandom". Wasn't too happy about that, had I known about this community back then, I probably would have made mention of it.

Good luck.
Jun. 1st, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
From that description I would say, yes, it's the same person. At some point she posted in her FA journal that she would have all her commissions taken care of by this coming August, so I am giving her until then before I post something about it here.
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it. She's not a scammer or anything, just incredibly slow. I know real life gets in the way sometimes, so I can be rather forgiving, but she had promised at AC they'd be done shortly afterwards. They weren't finished until January 09.
Jun. 28th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Anything new on this?
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