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Four months ago Cryth/Silvercoils(NOT to be confused with another artist "Crypt") offered that she would trade large apple snail shells for art/money. I know one other artist(which i'm not naming yet since i don't know if she would mind or not) and I did art in exchange for them but neither of us have received the snail shells yet. I don't know how many other artists exchanged or paid for them, but she also posted the offer in another LJ community.
http://community.livejournal.com/furhideandbone/629072.html (her community post)
http://www.furaffinity.net/full/3541949/ (my half of the trade)


She never commented on the picture and hasn't commented on the other pictures people drew for her. I assumed that she just had life problems and left it at that since I know issues come up, you know?
But I decided to look at her profile info to see if she updated else where and turns out she just dropped off of FA and was updating her DA. Her most recently submission there was June 4th and she updated her twitter two weeks ago.
Before her twitter update, I sent her a note and its still unread. I sent it two weeks and 3 days ago. So now I'm skeptical. She was nice to me and I enjoyed the brief comments we've left for each other, but I'm not too sure what kind of excuse she could have besides she's just plain avoiding this issue all together. If for any reason she was no longer to get the snail shells or she ran out, she could have at least told me.

I only exchanged two other notes with her on FA(im not sure if she ever read my reply) and I would post it but I have absolutely no idea how to screencap on this laptop but its just her agreeing to the trade.

Does anyone else know how many artists agreed to her trade and whether or not they got something back from her?
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kitefeathers
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Not related to your post. But have you finished my sushi commission from the teenycom community? :( I don't mean to pry but I sent you a PM here on LJ about it at least a week ago about it being a while since I've heard anything from you.
bonegrind
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Yes I did actually! Sorry it slipped my mind. I didn't know you sent me a PM here either, sorry. I don't usually click the messages and everything gets lost in the LJ updates.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4045550
Thats the resized version and I'll get the bigger version when I can since its not on this laptop.
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breakspire
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
or you could look at it as art paid for with shells. doesn't matter, really. they made art and didn't get anything in return.
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bailzzararco
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Just out of curiosity. What do you want the snail shells for? We've got tons of them where I live. They're pretty easy to find by a lake nearby.
bonegrind
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
I've been eying up snail shells for awhile so I wanted to make things like wind chimes, jewelry(rings, necklaces) and use them in sculptures. NJ seems to be lacking shells if you don't count the ones you can find at the beach.
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duster
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh, I remember that post on FHB. I almost went for a few but then I thought about what I would use them for and couldn't think of anything.

That's too bad, they sure are pretty. Hope you get in contact with the artist.
grygon
Jun. 26th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
*raises hand*

I ALMOST did biz with her but the sudden SPIKE in price she wanted for the shells was like O.o and I never went thru with it. I had a bad feeling in my gut after that. Especially since she also went from "omg I have tons and can sell for cheap" to "omg, I have only 5 and have to charge an arm and leg now" real fast.

Sorry you got ripped. Since the mods over there have a history of letting questionable people sell and rip people off, I hope if she attempts future sales that you'll direct people to this post yourself.
bonegrind
Jun. 26th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
How much did she plan on charging for them? Since we agreed to trade for art I never bothered asking about a price. Being that she changed her mind about how much she had suddenly, now I wonder if she really did sell some since it just looked like she was advertising for something she planned on doing.

I wish the community was a little more careful about that stuff.. I've never been ripped off, but I've had some dealings that were less than perfect which is mainly that people neglect to mention the damage certain items have. I bought a bobcat skull and it was so greasy it just smelled so awful I got nauseous. And I got a beautiful fox face, but the seller didn't mention there was a huge hole on it and missing the nose. Urgh. I wish they could setup some sort of feedback community..
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claytronic
Jun. 26th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Hmmm what I find weird about it is that she didn't reply to any comments on the entry of people saying they want them.

Maybe LJ just isn't notifying her when people comment on her entries? [It's actually doing that to me right now :\]
and she just forgot about the entry?
bonegrind
Jun. 26th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
I assumed she just posted about it to see who was interested in first, and would have possibly gotten back to people/make a new entry when she was ready. I never saw her post there before besides that entry so I also assumed that maybe someone just directed her to that community.

I don't think she forgot. Did she forget she has an FA too? Seems weird that she went from active, then just disappeared from it only after she owed people something. My assumption is that she's just avoiding the people she owes, which I hope turns out not to be the case.
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lobotomysoup
Jun. 26th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Have you tried contacting her on DA yet? I don't know how twitter works .. can you message people on it?
oceandezignz
Jun. 26th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
Yeah you can reply to people by going @username.

Example:twitter1: @xaidezignz where are you?! You're late woman!

Or you can use a direct messages which is basically a twitter-sized PM.
lilenth
Jun. 26th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear you got burned, I considered offering a trade on that post for a shell myself, now I'm glad I didn't because of my concerns about how business is conducted over at FHB.
duster
Jun. 26th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
I've only done business once over FHB and it worked out great. As soon as I bought the item I found out the seller lived literally 2 miles away from my house so she just dropped it off.

I didn't know it was such a big problem.
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chazthechemist
Jul. 29th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
I was worried about this too, I also assumed that life issues just came up. I finally got my shell in the mail about 1-2 weeks ago though! So maybe yours is on the way, or she just forgot? I hate that she's so hard to contact about them, especially when she advertised for them everywhere.
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