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Lost Contact

WHO: Misako, Rose G.

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/misako

WHAT: detailed ref sheet

WHEN: Started planning the commissions July 16th. Last I heard from Rose was September 14th.

PROOF: Here's emails showing when we first agreed on the commission.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/violet_foxx16/roseemail.png

This is the last email I've gotten from her.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/violet_foxx16/roseemail2.png

And here are my attempts at contacting one of her RL friends. I'm highlighted in purple, he's highlighted in orange.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/violet_foxx16/fauxgnote.png

Here's my last note to her RL friend.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/violet_foxx16/fauxgnote2.png

EXPLAIN: I'm not too terribly worried about this, since we agreed that I'd pay her upon completion, but I've never had this happen before and communication was excellent until she "lost" her internet or something. That and this was a commission I was really looking forward to as I love her art style. It's just more disappointing than anything, I suppose. :c I don't know if she has any other commissioners either or if I'm the only one. Should I just let this go?

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shukivengeance
Nov. 10th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Considering no money exchanged hands and there's a shout on her page saying she'll be without net for a long time it kinda looks like you'll have to let it go.
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figured. It just bothered me that her RL friend, who has internet, can't give me any info either. Oh well.
shukivengeance
Nov. 10th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Her friends aren't obligated to act as go-betweens for business transactions and it's understandable that they may want to stay out of it.
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Good God, I understand. But if you read the notes they seemed fine relaying info then never got back to me. I'm letting it go, just explaining how I feel. Shit.
celestinaketzia
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Was that response to Shuki really necessary? Business is business. While I would perfectly be happy to talk to one of my irl friend's customers if they approached me, I would not become their middle man period.

I understand you're frustrated, but you kind of put the friend in a weird situation. It's unfair to be upset at them and snap at anyone who is telling you that a commission is between you and the artist.
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Seriously? I didn't do anything you just accused me of. I'm not even the slightest bit frustrated. This is silly, it's not even a beware post, just a lost contact. I'll delete the post if I'm really coming off as so upset.
koisnake
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Not to mini-mod (boot to the head if I am, I'm sorry, but deleting your posts) is against the rules and you can be in trouble for it.

Since you didn't pay her, I feel as though she isn't really obligated to finish the product or even keep in contact. I know it must suck, but like shukivengeance said, I'd just let it go. At least you didn't lose anything. Believe me, I had this happen to me once. The commissioner said not to pay them until they completed the picture. They never did. I contacted them about it, they didn't reply back, and I eventually forgot about it.

//Edited for grammatical errors, haha//

Edited at 2011-11-10 08:31 pm (UTC)
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm letting it go. Thank you for your input. :)
shukivengeance
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Deleting posts is against the community rules. Please refrain from doing so.
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yes ma'am/sir.
celestinaketzia
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to argue with you, but starting off a post with "good god" and ending it with "shit" tends to lean towards you being upset and snapping at people. You're snapping at me right now.

You may not mean it but your tone is conveying this way to other people.
violet_foxx
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
My apologies. :)
starcharmer
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Lol, wow.
mekania
Nov. 11th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
I understand your frustration completely and even though no money has exchanged hands I still think poorly of artists who don't bother to follow up/cancel a commission they've agreed to. It'd be like going to a restaurant and ordering food and they never come back to tell you they're not going to make it. It's just bad business.

But unfortunately the only thing you can do is shrug it off. If I were you I would send a note saying due to their inability to stay in touch you would like to cancel the commission. I used to live in fear of a commission like this popping up a year later expecting me to pay when I've already moved on until I realized that I can just send a note cancelling and save myself the headache.
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hamburger
Nov. 20th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
This is not how you make a post to this community. Please see here for how to post to a community.
shukivengeance
Nov. 20th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Post was deleted, what was it?
hamburger
Nov. 20th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
halfshell posting his beware in the thread instead of submitting it.
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