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WHO: Narutofan098


WHERE: Deviantart

WHAT: A very small points commission for a Pokemon walky icon, 15 deviantart points (not sure what that translates to in USD)

WHEN: Offer was made August 1,2011. The commission was fully paid August 28, 2011.

EXPLAIN: Well, basically, in March of 2011 I commissioned Narutofan098 for a 100x100 icon with an Oshawott and an Emolga on it. It seemed fine and dandy, her waiting list was relatively small, and I liked her art style.

This has been resolved, thank you for your help!

Anyways, I waited for quite some time, and it became August. I assumed she hadn't started yet, so I sent her this message, as I had a different idea by then of what I wanted.

No responses after that, still waiting for my icon.

Granted, I barely paid anything for it, but I'm one of those people who needs to have an issue resolved with either a concrete "I do not want to work on this anymore," a refund, or a result. So far I've had none of those.

I hate hate hate posting A_B posts because I always feel so terrible for it ;____;

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Mod Post
Your text says 2010, but your screen caps say 2011. Either way, it's a long time to wait for an icon, but please fix your post to match your 'caps, thanks!

Now that a mod has asked, please no further comments asking about the date mix-up, folks!
Oct. 22nd, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Sorry about that! I get my years mixed up all too often >.>
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
Your link at the top leads to someone on furaffinity instead of the deviantart user you're talking about.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Thanks, I missed that when I approved the post. Here's the actual link: http://narutofan098.deviantart.com/
Oct. 22nd, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I must have been exhausted when I typed this up. It is so full of errors.
Fixed, so sorry about that :(
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
FWIW, 15 deviantART points is equivalent to a little less than $0.20.

I know the point of artists-beware isn't how much the person paid for the commission, but seeing an artist sell themselves for so low makes me very, very sad. :/
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Yeaaahh the DA point system is kinda derpy. Guess it makes people feel better to see "15" or "500" as opposed to 0.20 or 5.00
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Probably to make you feel like you're getting more for your money...
Oct. 22nd, 2011 08:06 am (UTC)
I noticed this too. It just seems silly to use points but then if you don't have a credit or debit card I suppose it's the only way to get 'money' on Deviantart to buy things...from Deviantart.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Arghhhhh this this this! I can't stand this! There is no artist in the world no matter their skill level that should be selling themselves so short. I hate dA points. HATE THEM.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
Alright, I wasn't really sure how that worked. All I know is that I spent $10 on these said points for the commission, and I've had no use for them since.
I guess for that price it really isn't worth continuing this "struggle."
Oct. 22nd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
No, it doesn't matter how much you paid for artwork, even if it was 0.20. You're owed something and should definitely continue this.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh god and I've seen people gloating about it too.
"No need to pay lots for a character sheet, I got one on DA for like 64 cents LOL!"

Oct. 22nd, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
Have you contacted them at all since August, letting them know you are getting tired of waiting?
Oct. 22nd, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Nope, I guess I got too shy (I tend to get that way)
I probably should have contacted her one more time before posting...
Oct. 22nd, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
i'd post to the front page....10 days ago they left a reply to a person on the front page.
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