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Dislocated Penguin / Mursia Boy

I went to AnthroCon 2010 and commissioned this artist for a simple 25 dollar waist high commission for a friend. She seemed to be going through her list slowly but surely (http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1514990/)

but then she just stopped posting on FA. If you go to her user page (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dislocatedpenguin/) you will find several people, including me trying to contact her to get this resolved in a peaceful way. But its been around 5 months now since AC 2010 and i'm tired of playing games with her. She is actively posting to her twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/MurisaBoy) and her 'cosplay' DA account (http://penguinwithclothes.deviantart.com/) and i have sent her messages on Twitter, FA private message and even an email and she is ignoring them all,.

so it seems i was a lucky one and got a half done commission (line art when it was supposed to be colored) but it seems others didn't get their work started at all.

Avoid this artist!

FurAffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dislocatedpenguin/
DeviantArt 1: http://dislocatedpenguin.deviantart.com/
DeviantArt 2: http://penguinwithclothes.deviantart.com/
MSN: murdererdelacroix@hotmail.com
AIM: j3stergundam
Steam: Exploding Penguins!
LiveJournal: http://jestergundam.livejournal.com/
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Dec. 7th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Would you like her real name? I've her real name, it's easy for me to get personal information.

:) Do you want the name?
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
That's an uber creepy statement D:
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
IK, you have been banned from other communities for this behavior. As we've stated before, we do NOT condone this type of behavior here.
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Her excuse is apparently she wanted to take a break from the internet, that didn't seem to stop her from being on twitter and DA though :/

seems like some people think of their internet commissions as not being serious because it's "lol just teh interwebs" but they're real customers.
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Actually he uses Twitter through his phone; he gets tweets as text message updates. just to clear that up. Can't account for his DA usage, though.
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
The money lost / gained is certainly real enough >:/
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yep...sadly some people may view it more as some sorta game.
Dec. 7th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Well, I can say he's still trying to get through them. (I'm a friend of Mur's; he is bio-female but generally goes by male pronouns and prefers to be addressed as such.)

Not to excuse him at all, but he's going through a rather tough time right now and is also a full-time college student. Again, not excusing him, he does get spacey sometimes. I'll try talking to him, though.

Edit: I would agree with the not commissioning him, but only because he tends to jump from fandom to fandom and furry was just that to him - a fandom. He's a wonderful guy and a great friend, but now that he's moved on to other fandoms, it's going to be really hard to get him to focus on the furry-related art he owes.

Edited at 2010-12-07 09:29 pm (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
There's always refunds if he doesn't feel like doing the art anymore.
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
This. Sheesh. If you're really so disinterested, then you refund people, you don't just wander off with their money because you got bored.
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Oh trust me, I 100% agree. I don't condone it at all; I was just agreeing that he may not be a good person to commission later because of this.
Dec. 8th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
No prob, just sometimes folks don't seem to realize that's sometimes the best option if they're in a funk

Glad to see the artist is back here - hope things get resolved soonish
Dec. 7th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
I will also say that the artist in question does not have reliable internet access. The apartment gets really crappy service, so most of the time they end up having to bum off the neighbors for internet access.
Dec. 7th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Completely forgot about that, yeah. Hence his being able to mention on Twitter when his Internet drops - he gets Twitter texts on his phone, so maybe try contacting him there if you haven't already?
Feb. 21st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
been trying to do that for years now. sick of waiting.
Feb. 21st, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Sadly it seems like he has skipped out on the furry fandom and thus his commissioners. I saw him at an anime con couple months ago, but I think you're SOL. It sucks. =C
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm his roommate, so if you need to get through to him I can gladly let him know you've been trying to contact him.

Honestly this has been a tough semester for him, and he kind of went into a huge slump with commissions. :/ That and this was also his first time doing them? So he got a little burnt out from this being his first huge list of commissions. That and he's also in school right now (As well as I, even I haven't been able to regularly get back to my commission list due to being back in school), and he'll be getting back to commissions once break is here, which is next week. So don't worry, you WILL be getting your piece.

I know I come off as huge white-knighter, but I just kind of know the situation personally since I live with him. I do know that he actually has a batch of badges done? Like they're just kinda...sitting on the table, idk why he hasn't sent them out or scanned them in. >: So I can see if yours is done? I just need to know what character you requested. I could probably even scan it in for you.

(Btw, I know this doesn't excuse the fact that he's still been actively using DA. >_>; That is a huge fault right there.)

If you need more info on this entire situation, feel free to message me here on LJ and I'll be glad to talk it over with you.

Edited at 2010-12-07 11:27 pm (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
You don't come off as white-knighting IMO; you're not excusing it. You're just explaining where he's been.
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Ah ok xD; I'm just nervous is all haha.
Dec. 7th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
This mod says you're being very reasonable. No worries.

Also I may just have wanted to respond with a Grell icon.
Dec. 8th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Dec. 8th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Ok, I got on, and yes, you do certainly deserve an explanation. I'm sorry I never got your email or twitter messages, but since I'm here, yes, I'm sorry if you feel you've been ignored, I really should have been more active about checking up on things even while away on break, and that is very much my fault. I've tried my best to explain things to anyone who has found me elsewhere on the net that isn't FA, and thus far, everyone else has seemed to understand, and I profusely profusely from the bottom of my heart apologize that I missed you, I feel awful that you feel as though you have been scammed.

In not-so-personal terms, (you can message me if you're interested in the full story, I'm not going to post all of it here) I went through...a very big crisis in mid-august, and took a very long break from the internet. That break lasted from about...eh, August to October, and in October/early November, I wasn't feeling much better, but made a separate dA for my cosplay stuff because that was the only thing I was being productive with. To be honest, the only art I've gotten done for "serious" since then is schoolwork and one birthday present. I believe in doing commissions to the best of my ability, and I don't want to just BS-art the rest of my list and give mediocre art when you paid for art of the same quality as the rest of my FA gallery. (I'm surprised you didn't drop me a note on my second deviantart when you found it, I could have explained everything then, I feel super-bad about missing you!)

As for what stripesandteeth said about having a lot done but never posting it; yes, there are five badges on my desk that have not been mailed/two sketched out in my bristol pad, and I do intend on finishing everyone's work. I would drop what I'm doing RIGHT NOW to go upload everything, but honestly, it's finals week here at school and I have a lot due by Thursday. In the meantime, would an FA journal with an updated worklist/actual explanation of why I've been absent for so long suffice? If I had the lineart done last time you checked in and I actively responded, I do have your badge done. I can't advance my work on the list right now because of exams, but I can drop it in the mail sometime this week. Again, I'm really sorry about the inconvenience, and I can give you a partial refund if you still feel that you've been cheated, I feel absolute crap about this, I'm really sorry.
Dec. 8th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Note: since I can't edit my replies because I'm lame: since I'm 99% positive yours is the one I'm thinking of, yes, it is done. I can still throw in a partial refund if you still feel you've been ripped off, though.
Dec. 8th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
you dropped off the face of the internet with no word. The least you could of do was explained your situation, instead you came off as ignoring everyone. If you are going to finish what you started, great, but honestly this was supposed to be a gift for someone....4 months ago, then i had to go explain why its only half cause the artist dropped off the face of the planet. If you get it done after finals week i'll forget all about this, but still it sucks that i had to post here to get you to even listen to anyone =/
Dec. 8th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
I'll just take the finished art. A late gift is a gift nonetheless. Hopefully you have learned something from all this.
Dec. 8th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you felt ignored; I'm not entirely sure WHY I missed your messages, because I've been in contact with several other people who commissioned me via IM and twitter, (I posted on FA in November briefly that I was very busy with lots of personal things,) yours has been done for quite some time now, had I known it was time-sensitive, I probably could have had it in the mail a bit earlier, my apologies. Feel free to note me your mailing information and I'll get it sent. Again, I'm truly sorry that this happened, all I can really offer besides a partial refund is my utmost apologies.
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