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Beware Fungasm aka Darkshadow8181

Name: Fungasm, formerly known as Darkshadow8181

Links: Old Fa Account: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/darkshadow8181
New Fa Account: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fungasm
DeviantArt Account: http://fungasm.deviantart.com/

Commission: One animated icon, later a freebie was included
Price: $10
Status: unknown, assumed untouched
Problem: No status updates or finished icons. Now I'm being ignored.
Length: from January 10th 2010 to current date


So I commissioned Darkshadow 8181 January 10th 2010. Just for a simple $10 animated icon. At the time he seemed pretty productive. But more and more time passed and icons came and went, but I never saw mine pop up. During this he would make Journals asking for more commissions and work to do. I also never once noticed myself on any kind of "work queue".

Actually, the first time I sent him a note regarding this and a refund, he immediately changed his tune. Even offered a 2nd free icon.

During this time of my asking about commissions he had a long down time. Turns out he switched accounts and is now known as Fungasm. Of course I followed and still watched for my icon.

I've noted him a handful of times during this.(I do not have our earliest transactions, but these are the most recent)

part 1. http://pics.livejournal.com/banewulf/pic/000h7rtd
part 2. http://pics.livejournal.com/banewulf/pic/000h8yza
part 3. http://pics.livejournal.com/banewulf/pic/000h9g8g
part 4. http://pics.livejournal.com/banewulf/pic/000hatat

So it's been a whole new year, and I shoot off another note to him.

Now, what REALLY bothers me about this. I know he read my note. He just chooses not to respond to me. (Furaffinity notes clear of unread status, even sent ones).

I am piss. I want my money back, but if I'm being totally ignored, what else can I do? Friends suggested I post here. I don't want anyone else to have to go through this. It's really lame. :/

proof of original transaction: http://pics.livejournal.com/banewulf/pic/000hd2bk
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Hmm. He's faved stuff as recently as the 28th so he's clearly active... Have you tried shooting him an email?
Mar. 2nd, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I have not tried emailing him. That's not a bad idea.
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
I would let him know you've posted about him here, sometimes that lights a fire under their bottoms!
Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Good idea!
Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
It looks like that may be his real name in the PayPal screen cap. If so, could you please edit that out?
Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, sure. I didn't know that was part of the rules :o
Mar. 3rd, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Just out of curiousity, why is it a rule to hide real names?
Mar. 3rd, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Unless the artist works under their real name, we don't allow posting of real names for a number of reasons.

1. Primarily, it reduces the avenues of harassment by persons other than the involved party.

2. LJ has a rather gray area when it comes to posting personal information. Formerly, you specifically weren't allowed to post names without the person's permission. Now the rules don't necessarily specify, so we protect the community and play it on the safe side.

3. Some persons do not want their real name associated with the accounts they do art (or purchase art) under, for a variety of reasons (don't want family/employer finding out, etc.).

Edited at 2011-03-03 02:08 am (UTC)
Mar. 2nd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Also got a commission from him last October. No notes, progress, or heads up that he moved accounts. I remembered the commission two months ago and sent him a note. He replied being apologetic and promised the piece soon.

One month went by, I noted him again about 5 days ago. It has been read but I haven't gotten a response.
Mar. 3rd, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
indeed. I finally got a hold of him after some major hounding on my part. I told him I'll check on him periodically from now on.
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