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Beware - Flyingfire

I commissioned Flyingfire (www.furaffinity.net/user/flyingfire/) around May 2009 for a badge of my character to wear at MFF that year. She hasn't actually finished the badge, and it's way past the deadline. Over the course of more than a year, I met her regularly at the local bi-weekly fur meets where she would tell me she forgot my badge or that she didn't realize I would be at the meet that particular day even though she could have sent a note to ask if I was going that time or just brought it with her in case I did. I let it go for a while, but then she stopped mentioning it altogether. That's when I decided to ask her about it in a note on FA. She says she forgot about it. Here's the screen cap img823.imageshack.us/img823/7021/capd.png. I let her know that I didn't actually want the badge anymore and just wanted a refund. She told me she'd have that for me two weeks later, so I waited. Two weeks later, I ask her about it (here's a cap of that note: img256.imageshack.us/img256/204/cap2t.png), and she said she didn't have cash but would gladly paypal my refund to me. I haven't seen a dime of that yet.
At this point I'm not expecting a refund or the promised work. This is strictly a beware for others to see and add to.

Update: I just received a refund.

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ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
While not good, forgetting happens. But her forgetting so much is a bit suspicious to me. Either she doesn't have a good way to keep track of things at all, or it's a lie.
ryunwoofie
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
(off topic) who did ur icon? :C <3
ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I did! hehe :3
ryunwoofie
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
:C
ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Why sad face?
ryunwoofie
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Cus I wants your art. XD <3
ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
I wants more of your arts <3

I'm actually open for icon commissions right now if you have the cash for it.
ryunwoofie
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
I'll harass you on your FA X3
ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
FA is down right now. So could either wait or email me. (I'll PM email if you'd like to do that)
ryunwoofie
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
>.> FA is up for me, just really slow.
ichigoneko33
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh! it is now for me too xD
stormslegacy
Dec. 10th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Yea...that's a bit too much forgetting =/ Still hopeing you get something after all that!
rileycostello
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I've met her in person- she's a.... lotta bit absent minded.

She's a meek person and generally just... doesn't remember.

That having been said, I wouldn't commission her personally knowing that.

Sorry you have to go through that! :(
xodiac
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not too far from posting a warning about her myself. I'm planning to contact her one more time and giver her one last chance. If anyone wants details as to my grief with her just ask, or you can wait for me to make a post here. I'm about 80% or more sure I'll be making one in a month or so...
rmoorcat
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
I got my stuff after bugging her for a year...
mfwolf
Dec. 10th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know all the details. She's my best friend... I'm not quite sure it's a good idea posting something like this when dealing with another local fur since it will only create tension... but that's just my opinion.

Flyingfire wouldn't do something like this to spite you. She's not that kind of person. That's really all I can say on the issue.

~Aerak
girlomega
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
I don't think it has anything to do with "spite", just that money was exchanged with the promise of a badge being created, and yet FF still has money but not given the badge. It's just bad business practices and if she forgets commissions and refunds a lot, then maybe she shouldn't be doing commissions to keep people from being upset that they are giving her money and yet receiving nothing in return.
teahound
Dec. 11th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
I wouldn't let someone being local interfere with me posting here - if they're good on their word one can always update saying the matter was resolved, and if not, it's still good for others to know. Tension be damned in my opinion.
artic_dragoness
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Friends of the artist in question are often on here, if not the artist themself.

Bad business happens. Not necessarily out of spite, but it still has to be dealt with.
thaily
Dec. 12th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
If you don't know all the details, I'd advise against white-knighting.
alyssasbain
Oct. 3rd, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
I used to be a friend of hers and I can tell you she never sent artwork to me that she promised for free. I can only imagine what she's promised or not to those who paid. I have opinions if you would like to start a thread. Some warnings and some comments. Just let me know.
grunge_collie
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Well buddy, that's just how free art goes. Flyingfire is not financially obligated to work on your art even if she did make a super-special pinky swear that she would.

Edited at 2011-10-03 04:37 pm (UTC)
alyssasbain
Oct. 4th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
you dont have to be so mean about it i was just adding to the comment thread.
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