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FA User: Beeejaay

With Anthrocon on the horizon I thought it was about time I make a post here concerning someone I commissioned at AC last year.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/beeejaay/


Last year Beeejaay was a close friend of my boyfriend's friend, so my boyfriend commissioned a badge from her in the artist's alley and received it. It was a cute badge so I decided to get one as well, besides I always like to help out a friend. I wasn't all that concerned seeing as it was a friend of a friend so i admit I paid her there instead of doing the whole receipt thing they do at AC, plus the AA was about to close and I didn't want to bother with the line. Looking back this was a poor decision on my part as I don't have physical proof anymore, but like I said I wanted to help a friend; so lesson learned.

Anyway, my badge wasn't completed at AC so I figured I would have it mailed out to me. AC was around the 4th of July last year and I get this note from her after the con:

Sent By: Beeejaay On: July 13th, 2009 02:17

Hay womanz,

I need your address kthnx :>



I reply with a thanks and my address.
Time goes on and I don't see anything; nothing in the mail no progress sketches, nothing. so eventually I reply with my own FA note:

Sent By: EenyuWolf On: March 15th, 2010 10:06

Hey there,

I didn't want to bother you about this as I don't want to be a pest, but I feel like it's been a while and I would like to inquire about the badge I commissioned from you at AC '09.

If you need a reff again I have one here:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3404486/

If you would rather refund the $20 that would be fine, but I would rather have the badge.

Thank you for your time,

-EenyuWolf




This note still sits unread and her FA profile is cleared out and abandoned. I probably shouldn't have waited so long to follow up, nor have been so passive but I have a bad habit of worrying that I am pestering artists. She has also had a falling out with my boyfriend's friend and I also know that she owes two of my other friends commissions from AC '09 as well.

I could have handled things better, but I still don't think it makes up for her taking my money along with the money of others and just dropping off the face of the earth like she seems to have done.
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Comments

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baronyiffington
Jun. 8th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
Agreed, you defiantly should not have waited 8 months to say anything.

If she's just simply disappeared, there really isn't much you can do. I'd say send an e-mail to Anthrocon and let them know that you were scammed - but with no receipt, you can't prove that you commissioned anyone.

As you said, basically, lesson learned. Never ever ever buy ANYTHING without proof of purchase.
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Yup, definitely learned my lesson.

Thankfully at the time it was a favor for a friend so I don't have many regrets about the money lost; at this point I think I made this post to mostly serve as a warning for others in case she happens to appear again.

Though I should tell my other friends who were scammed out of their money to inform AC as they were smart about their transactions and hopefully still have their receipts.
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rileycostello
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
from what I hear, she pretty much ditched all work and hightailed it. :P
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
That's what I was worried about. :/
mrst4nkr
Jun. 8th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
She pulled a Paiseley.
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ugh, guess I have some work cut out for me then.
anjel_kitty
Jun. 8th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
while it does seem tiresome to wait in the line to pay artists, its necessary to keep accountability and to keep things legal in the tax sense. I hope other people learn from your example at least and make sure they get that receipt from anything they buy at AC, since I don't think there is much to do about this artist
mrst4nkr
Jun. 8th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
I'll have to get a hold of the other people that paid her via paypal whom she hasn't done the work for.

This post should not be discounted for the true meaning. The artist has not been putting out her commissions for the last year.
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mrst4nkr
Jun. 8th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
I have three other friends that commissioned things from her. Ref sheet, and two badges. She has kept them waiting upwards of a year.

I didn't feel right giving out her AIM information to one of the gents, because I wouldn't really like it if someone did that to me. So I just let her know about it.

However, she got upset at her ex and pulled a "leaving the fandom forever" ... except she didn't. I have heard she intends to attend AC this year.
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gel_wolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I know BJ personally, and while she's a sweetie and has such adorable art, you're definitely not the first person she didn't do the art for/didn't mail it out.

She did a badge for my roommate Quil a couple years ago, and we saw the finished badge, but she never mailed it, despite me asking for it at a couple more cons. She's also ditched on at least one trade with my friend Mottenfest that he's told me about. =/ so yeah, cool as she is to hang with, make sure you get your art at the con. She tends not to take art very seriously, from what I can tell
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was really bummed because she seemed like a cool person. Someone needs to talk some sense into that girl, heh
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idess
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
BJ didn't disappear, she has a new account.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/doberfree
BJ is an old-time friend of mine, I don't talk to her these days but hopefully you can get ahold of her this way. Good luck!
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I will have to try noting her on that name!
duncandahusky
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Just so I am very clear on one point: Beeejaay was sitting in the Artists Alley, and you gave her cash directly for a commission?
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
That is correct. The AA was closing and I was rushing to wrap things up. Dumb decision on my part. :/
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skawurrldawg
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Guys, i'm so very sorry.
I'm not going to get into personal matters here..... at least hopefully not much.

Yes you're right, it's very hard for me to take my art seriously.
The AC commissions were very hard for me to do as well, especially sine my ex just kept shoving people down my throat for the money and it strained me out completely because I wasn't doing anything or working on my own.

I do finish everything I start though that is a commission and from the transition from the break up to my move to getting my life back together things got hectic. AC was a complete and utter mess and that's where a lot of commission transactions went wrong was about that time.

Here is my personal information for you guys to contact me from,
e-mail is christiemrichard@gmail.com and AIM is Vicious Freebee. I can also provide a phone number. Iddyface is correct in that's my FA account but it's really hard to get a hold of me there as I never check it.

Fancy, i'd really appreciate it if you didn't act like you knew my situation. You have nothing to do with me aside from knowing the people. Please don't be posting "oh I heard this gossip" around the internet thanks. As far as that goes, I do have a few of my ex's badges so if he would like them to you'll need to send me an address. I have a couple of movies as well.

I will not be attending AC this year, no. And I didn't pull an "OMG LEAVING THE FANDOM" deal. I felt it was necessary for change and did so on my own with the friends that I knew I could trust.

As far as I know from this post I owe,
Stealth
XY
Eenyu
Pensive
Koldsteel (his is the only one that's not complete)
Quill, (Gel if you can give me correct contact with her that would be great)

Xy's and Stealth's I know I sent. Pensive yours got lost I will have to redo. (I've come to find i've left many things in the other state unfortunately :/ some I really need to get back)

Also Stealth, that guy you and Xy were with.... I forgot his name but I have his badge too. I believe it's a panther. I need his contact info if you know it please.

I also remember a girl named Hush that I need to contact now to send out her badge.

and is there anyone else from AC that's missing? I'm going to have to go to my Grandmother's house where most of my stuff is packed and see if I can find my master commission list. Hopefully the rest of the badges are packed in too.

I've come a long way in my art and for everyone's troubles I will offer a free sketch along with what I already owe you. If you would rather a refund, I can provide that as well. I barely take commissions these days because my art is now more personal but you guys come first so all other art will be put on hold.
eenyuwolf
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Guys, i'm so very sorry.
Hey, Thanks for speaking up. I will send you an email so we can hopefully work things out.
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duster
Jun. 8th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Is this the same Beejaay who runs Aywas or is that just a name coinkydink?

If it is, I wouldn't commission her if she were the last damn artist on earth judging by how she treats her users.
skawurrldawg
Jun. 8th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Yes it is the same person....
and that's fine you feel that way even though i've never had anything to do with you on-site, but that has nothing to do with this situation. So please keep your personal opinion to yourself.

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kuwaizair
Nov. 6th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
i don't use it much anymore, but she's also on Wajas.com. but unfortunalty I'm nt in the mood to see if she's active there
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