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Galagya - Update!

Just figured I'd make an update for this entry here.

Since that entry Galagya had refunded everyone for the premade wolf set as far as I know, well the deltas anyway, I don't know about those who paid cash, but as for all her other commissions and owed work, she's only completed one custom pose in one month. Granted it's not really my place to speak, but I figured it was worth mentioning. Considering she owes people poses as well as all those refs still.

On October 4th she posted a long comment "explaining" everything and what's been going on and how she hasn't been online a lot because of personal issues and that she's a perfectionist so that's why it takes her so long. http://i39.tinypic.com/jqrqr7.png

The most recent comment, or update, was on October 21st and was posted on her Poopies topic. Saying that she is diligently working on art right now and juggling her work around. http://i40.tinypic.com/24etjcw.png

Though I don't really know if this counts as another beware since she does say you can message her for updates/previews yet in a month's time only one small pose has been completed. I guess a month isn't really that long, but when you owe so many people shouldn't you possibly get your butt in gear and work a bit faster? Maybe it's just me I dunno.

Here's the pose if anyone is interested.


She "updated" again today saying she's still working on stuff at random. Though what I don't understand is if she's been working all this time how come there's nothing to show for it STILL?
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Terra Stella
Nov. 9th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I wonder if she'd refund me the money for the poopies and the custom pose.
Either that or give into the fact I wasted around $30.
I just hope she gets them done.
I'm too uh.. shy I guess e-mailing her. Or I feel bad, I don't know.
Nov. 9th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with e-mailing an artist and asking for a refund. Especially if that artist has failed to deliver your art for a very long time. It's their responsibility to their customers to keep them updated, not to run away and hide.

Shoot her an e-mail and ask about your picture. No penalties for inquiring! You're worried and curious because of her sudden bad rep. If you get nothing in response, you have your answer on the course of action you should take.
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Nov. 9th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I purchased that wolf-set pre-sale and my name still has not been added to the permissions nor have I been refunded.

I'll be emailing her later tonight, although I doubt it will do much good since I know people who have tried emailing her before and have gotten no response.
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I have yet to receive a response to my emails.

She claims to be working on all this and still has little to show for it; she has asked myself and others to stop bumping her topic since she will 'get in touch' when they're done. She also opened for new commissions at the same time (and has yet to do any of those, either - almost thankfully).

Personally, I think she is waiting for all this to blow over and be forgotten.
Nov. 9th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
It will pretty much never blow over and be forgotten if she keeps this up. I'm sure eventually more people will just come forward and make more A_B posts after a long enough time. :/
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Nov. 11th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Edited it with something new.
Terra Stella
Nov. 11th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
I just received an e-mail back from her.
She claims she is working diligently, but no one has asked her for a WIP, hence why she hasn't shown any work (I don't understand why she just doesn't post them in general, so that way EVERYONE knows she isn't lying). She also says she's working on some sets, one for a particular person (I won't say their name).
She doesn't have a lot of time on her laptop since she is busy IRL.

Basically sums up what I got from her e-mail :[.
Nov. 11th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
I personally think if she's that busy irl she should just refund everyone so nothing like this comes up again, but what do I know. I got my refund for the premade set so I can't really complain.
Nov. 11th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Oops that was suppose to be a reply to Terra.
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Terra Stella
Nov. 15th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
When she replied, I asked her for a WIP of the poses/poopies, if just mine.
No response.
So either she's lying about having WIPs, or she lost internet. I don't know.
Terra Stella
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Posted from the forum:

"I was gonna post a few poses, like in bulk, within the next few days, but I cracked... just figured I should post poses as I finish them(although I REALLY like the idea of a bulk post...! -single tear-). This way you guys get your art faster, you know. Less awesomeness in each post by me, but lately I've been getting tons of messages and I remain busy with many different things. So yeah, posting as I finish things. Also, would it help if I posted the status of everyone's stuff? As in "sketched, scanned, colored"..."needs highlighting"..."50% done"...? And if you guys DO want these updates, which way should I do it? There's "blahblahblah IS done", "blahblahblah NEEDS TO BE done", or the percentage thing which is like a loading bar. I think this would work great if you guys agree. Especially because I'm getting messages faster than I can respond to, and lately there's been a couple more asking about status updates, which in turn makes me MORE busy lol! So yeah. >;] I think the status bar thing may really help with that. In the mean time, I will be responding to all messages as soon as I have time to sit down and get it all done!

Run on paragraph...? Anyway, look forward to more work posted from me this month, November!

PS: Fancy, I actually now work on a laptop I got more recent. I do know the ones you're talking about I think! But the only thing I can think to do is look through my older photobucket uploads. I'll let you know!
PSS: Thanks for the stalking, guys, lol."

Let's hope?
Also if I am not allowed to do this let me know.
Terra Stella
Nov. 23rd, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Apparently on her poopies topic, she made a partial refund (in deltas) to everyone, and still plans on drawing them.
Terra Stella
Dec. 22nd, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm just going to give it up as a loss or something. She says she's so sick she can't type, but I don't know.
I'll e-mail her later and ask for a refund or something.
Jun. 4th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
Hey, just figured I'd post to update this. It's long since been cleared up and everyone was refunded or given art. I think people just forgot to update this? I dunno, in any case, these people were apologized to and compensated for. so yep. :)
Jun. 4th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
We'd be happy to mark it resolved if the you could perhaps point the OP over here to verify/update (assuming you have contact info, that is). :)
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Jun. 6th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
I know this isn't necessary information; however, a lot of the people from this incident are not available to comment. I'd just like to confirm that galagya has been keeping up with her commissions lately - there was a bit of a rut a ways in the past, but all that stuff has been taken care of now. I hope this helps.
Becca Geahry
Jun. 6th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
Currently Commissioning Gala
So I am currently Commissioning Gala.
Yes I do know that in the past she HAD a bit of trouble when it came to the time span of poses/commissions being made, but so far from what I have seen she is nothing like what she use to be. I also in the past have had my issues with Gala's wait, but apparently have a little more common curtsey to give her another chance to prove herself then others. It is also fine if people believe she will never change at this point, but no need to keep knocking her around about a subject that is old and now fixed. Why not help to lift her and let her become a great artist rather then trash her to the point where there is no hope of return.
As far as my own personal commission at this point in time Gala has been nothing but professional and always makes sure I have updates and lets me add my two cents on the piece which a lot of artists now a days don't let alone let you watch as they make it come to life. Gala also puts up with the fact I am only up at nights and comes on when I am on to make sure that I can see my piece being made. Most don't care or even try to get a hold of me. I also know that with great art comes a bit of a wait. For other pieces of art I had to commission an artist 6 months in advance and that was not even a garentee that it would get done in that time span. If you want great quality sometimes it comes with a little patients on your part. Now I do agree a year or so is a little excessive, but last time I checked Gala has a life and it don't revolve around a computer. That and things happen all the time. Some of which even you least expect. Don't badger another person because something happen in real life to them and they got a little behind. Hell should be happy she was considerate enough to refund everyone that stepped forward and said something. In the real world sometimes that don't even happen.
Anyways the gist of this all is... give her a chance to clear her name let her be the artist you want rather then rubbing her name in the dirt and basically trying to ruin and get rid of a great artist.
All I know is so far I am pleased with the art I have gotten and even the wait is not that long. There are also others on Wolfhome.com/forum that agree with me if you need the proof I have attached links to screenies of this.


Jun. 13th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
As someone who had commented on this post I figured it'd be helpful if I provided proof on everything being completed for me.

I did purchase the wolf-set presale and Gala, although offering double deltas, was kind enough to refund me through paypal as that was how I had originally paid:

As far as the dredge pups go, I did receive my refund (and then some as she included extra deltas to allow us to resell them easily). However, as mentioned before, Chatlands only keeps a delta record up to 2 months and, since these were refunded back in February, I am unable to pull up my delta statements far enough. But, I can provide a screenshot of a user confirming their refund as well as Gala's refunded list:
http://screencast.com/t/hT0dwv888 (I know some say partial but she never updated her list after this and many confirmed having received their full refunds).

Finally, she has been taking new commissions on WH, with a "pay upon completion" policy and FA, with a "pay after sketch approval" offering a refund if its not completed within 30 days (which is well within Paypal's dispute limits and refund times):

Also, I did submit an update post for Galagya, thinking a new update would be better than commenting on an old post. If that's not the case, since the post has everything this comment has, you can go ahead and deny it for posting or whatever. Sorry!

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May. 21st, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
Heya! Because you didn't censor out the real names from the paypal cap (the whole name, we try not to allow any part of a real name in here) I'm going to screen your comment. You are free to repost it with a properly edited screencap if you like.

That said, I can't edit the entry myself (Livejournal simply doesn't allow us to do that) but I -can- tag it as resolved, and will do so.
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