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Another Darzi post...

In April of 2009 I bought a commission for a fursuit foam head from Darzi VIA furbid. At the time, she had nothing but positive feedback and did not have the less then reputable reputation that she has now. At the time, I was getting ready to get married and move to Canada and she was very good to respond and even offered to ship the head to my new place in Canada for no extra charge.

Her responses to my e-mails were usually very quick, and about a month later she sent me links to finished pictures of the foam base on FurAffinity.

Unfortunately, the pictures have long since been deleted and I don't seem to have them anywhere on my computer so a cap of the e-mail she sent me will have to do. But I will tell you that the pictures she sent me were very beautiful and I was very, very happy with what I saw. It even had a moving jaw... which I didn't expect! I couldn't wait to get it and start furring the head!

So I wait... and I wait... and I wait. Nothing comes in the mail.


So in the August/September time period I'm really wondering what's up. I sent her an e-mail asking her if the head has been sent. No response. Sent her another one around January. No response.

I chalked it up to the head getting lost at customs or with Canada Post, since in the short amount of time I've already been living there, I already had issues with the local postal service and just let it go...

... until someone posted this thread in the fursuit auctions community back in March wondering where Darzi was because they couldn't get ahold of her either.

I responded that they weren't the only one having issues with Darzi and gave a brief description of what went on with my experience. It wasn't long before Darzi responded saying that she was having medical problems and hasen't been able to respond to e-mails lately. I gave her my e-mail address again so she could let me know what's going on.

A few days later I received a "bulk" e-mail that she's sent to all the client she owed suits to with a personalized message on the end.

A few days afterwards, she sends me another e-mail saying that it will be in the mail on Tuesday. I responded with a simple "thank you" and "I can't wait to get it".

I wait... and wait... and wait. Nothing.

About a month later I receive another e-mail saying that she no longer uses plastic mesh in her suits so she offered to make me a new head base as well as send me the first one she made if I could wait until June.

Since I had long since given up on the idea of receiving my head anyways, I said okay and gave her my measurements... but in retrospect I probably should have said "Don't make me a new one! Just send me the damn head!".

A few days later I sent her an e-mail saying that if she wanted to send the original head that she made, then she could send it to my parent's house back in the US to save on shipping since I was going to go visit them late that month.

No response.

So here it is... the end of June 2010 and I STILL haven't heard anything about my foam head base that was finished over a year ago. Normally I'd try sending her another e-mail around this time, but since the only time she seems to respond is when someone posts a beware post about her, I'm going straight here instead.

Don't get me wrong...
I feel bad for the girl (sort of) and I think this is a case of taking on more commissions then she could handle, but still... it's been over a year since it was finished. It should have been in my hands long ago. >:(
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Jun. 22nd, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
If it was done, I don't understand why it wasn't sent to you. That sort of thing is so strange. I hope your situation can be worked out!
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I never understood that either. Why let it sit around your house for a year instead of mailing the damn thing out... >:(

I dunno. I've written this one off as a loss long ago.
(no subject) - the_lest - Jun. 24th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) - Expand
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Jun. 22nd, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I had a little bit of sympathy for her in the beginning, since I don't have a car and sometimes have a hard time making it to the post office to mail things out... but a year?!

I guess I should feel special that she actually finished mine... since the issue that most people seem to have with her is that she never finished their fursuits. :/
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Jun. 22nd, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but cash is a little tighter for me right now so I'm afraid that fursuit parts are a luxury item I can't afford at the moment.

Edited at 2010-06-22 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
I will take responsibility for the Eris post.
Please understand, that post was made by me. I felt I wanted to say something, and try to plug her good work in the process and do so as a joke. Really, that was bad. I know that.

My words, being as biased as they are, came out tacky and venomous. Not what Eris would be at all in fact.

And yes, I used "I" because I was pretending to be her. Jokingly. I grabbed the laptop when I saw a darzi post on her screen and typed it up. We were going to remove it, but I didn't know.

And no, I didn't know it was against the community rules to erase comments.

She in fact did not make the post. I can promise you that.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I can promise you that it was not her. She is watching me type this... pretty pissed off right now.

100% my fault. I will truthfully tell you why I am this way about Darzi and why I get pretty crappy over the whole thing.

You guys have no clue how many people she has done this to. Between big jobs and small ones. I have talked to the people she has dealt with.

I know she owes:
1.) $15
2.) $50
3.) $45 - Me by the way
4.) $500ish - (dragonfeathers made a post)
5.) the poster here
and thist list keeps going... and going...

The whole reason why she does take jobs is because she needs the money to get out of her financial holes. I show no mercy for her financial issues. Buying drugs when you owe hundreds in pay day loans should NOT owe her sympahty.

I know the girl in real life. I finally give up on her as a person. She can keep my $45 dollars. If she gives it back, I would burn it if the Treasury didn't declare it illegal. Money bothers me none. It is what she has done to you guys that ticks me off.

Believe me. I know what she does. She earns no sympathy. None.

And oh buddy... you don't want to know the drama she has caused outside of her little fursuit/art issues. Overall the person will make you feel pity until you gain some reality on her. Trust me, if you have seen her spend your money on pot even while in debt to pay day loan places... it gives you perspective. Perspectives you wish you never had.

I regret meeting the person. Simple as that.
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Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
not making excuses for the girl, but if shes in debt and continues to buy "pot" even though she clearly can't aford it, then maybe she has

a, an adiction problem, if thats possable, or

b, more likely hiven ehat i've read, she needs the drugs to relieve pain from heath issues that she can't help, meditational marijuana

wheather or not its her own fault, she does seem to be in a rather big hole at th moment. i'm not saying for one tiny minute that you have a duty, but are there not more constructive things you could do then attemteing to imitate a ganster rap record that has a scratch on it?


i hope she can pull herself together and pay everyone back so we can all dance around and eat cake
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Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
You should be proactively contacting people you owe, not expecting them to contact you. Not everyone reads AB, and not everyone in AB reads the comments after the fact.
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Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
We've contacted each other VIA e-mail and things seem to be on the right track of getting resolved. Yays! I'll keep updates whenever possible.

Edited at 2010-06-23 03:17 am (UTC)
Jun. 23rd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
It is good to read that this is being taken care of. I've met Darzi and wanted to chime in support here. Darzi is a very head strong person to her own benefit. I've seen her get beautiful crafts done in a few hours before show time at AC and keep up her classes while working for a wicked fast vet clinic. You have to be determined to accomplish those things. So as a spectator to this thread : the good and the bad, I'm quite confident in Darzi that she will get this done.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I WAS THE ONE actually who posted that thread that you linked to. I got the same run around except I never got pictures or anything at all to show that anything had been done at all. Just lots and lots of excuses. Not only that, but I had sent my own materials to her besides paying $410 for the labor for my partial.

I must say though, even though I haven't got a cent back from her I DID start getting emails from her promising repayment over this past week. Not much, but it's a start.
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