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Hey everyone, I’m new to this little knick of the woods on LJ but after being referenced by some friends I figured I should give this a shot.

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WHO:
YuUrI

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

WHAT:
Digital art piece for a Halloween special she offered in 2009.

WHEN:
Payment was sent September 28, 2009
http://i.imgur.com/RjE45.png
(botched artist’s real name)

Earlier this year, on March 22nd, 2011 I asked for an update: 

http://i.imgur.com/7TPaO.png
(I don’t recall having a reply)

PROOF:
It is very hard to keep track of things with Yuuri. She periodically tears down her gallery/scraps each year. Up until this summer I watched her on FA to keep an eye out for my commission.
From when she was paid, until I asked for my refund, the only artwork she uploaded were various other “inky” commissions, adoptables, and some full colors in between.

She never finished my commission so on June 26th, 2011 I requested a refund:
http://i.imgur.com/UtoXu.png

(The link in that note does not work, it was the previous link, except with her real name unblotched.)

Edit Insert:
She did reply to my request for a refund here:
http://i.imgur.com/C5oy2.png

EXPLAIN:
This is where it gets a little complicated. Today (Nov 21, 2011) I was going to attempt to contact her again but discovered she had blocked me from sending her notes.
To me, this looked like she was trying to get rid of a ‘problem’ without resolving it. However I wanted to still see if she had some reasoning behind this. So asked for some assistance from a friend to message her on my behalf.
I have blotched out her name because she wants to remain anonymous for the time being. If she needs to reveal her name, then she is ok with that.

Friend to Yuuri #1:
http://i.imgur.com/a6wTC.png

Yuuri Reply #1:
http://i.imgur.com/e225f.png

This is where her lies start coming in. She claims that I attacked her in my note asking for a refund. I admit that my note was quite snippy though.

Friend to Yuuri #2:
http://i.imgur.com/L268m.png

My friend’s note to Yuuri here is after I shared my own note caps with her as well.
This is relevant to the next note Yuuri sends.

Yuuri Reply #2:
http://i.imgur.com/kwtru.png

This is where she is really starting to lie. I never swore at her, and in my opinion I don’t think I was that aggressive. I was unhappy, and I believe I was being quite polite. Apparently she disagrees.

Edit:
Two new notes have been added. At the first reply wasn't very relevant up until Yuuri responded to my friend in an additional note.

Friend to Yuuri #3:
http://i.imgur.com/CV3L0.png

Yuuri Reply #3:
http://i.imgur.com/M04lB.png

I don't see how my friend was being rude to Yuuri honestly, she was just acting as a liaison for me. However, Yuuri has gone from saying that I swore at her in my note to her to 'that's just how I took it and how I felt'.
This is very different from what she initially was saying.



That is all I have. If I have forgotten anything or if there are questions let me know.
Thanks!

Update: Yuuri has unblocked me and requested my paypal information. Hopefully we can get this resolved soon.

Update: Yuuri has issued the refund. Please mark this as resolved.

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Comments

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hamburger
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
Before someone inevitably brings it up -- 'Slander' is spoken word. 'Libel' is written word, and what you're looking for.

Otherwise, did she ever respond to your original request for a refund in June? Because there is no excuse to not give you any sort of response for four months after you'd been waiting nearly two years.
kampaisuchi
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Er. Yes, I should add that. Because she said that she would get the refund to me. Sorry about that D:
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astraldescent
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
I would say that this is a well deserved beware. If Yuuri is claiming you sent abusive notes, I'm sure they'd be more than eager to share proof of that with your friend. If they say something along the lines of "It was so stressful I deleted it immediately" then it all but proves that they are lying.

It seems like they are just trying to get pity and seem like the right person in the situation. Honestly, after 27 months, I /would/ be cussing and pissed off if I had nothing to show for it... not that it'd make it right, but I'm just saying even if you had I wouldn't blame you. She's basically had an interest free loan from you for 27 months, and has gotten away with it for a long time. To act like the victim in this, even if you HAD cussed... it's a little misguided.
zackfig
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
Even if you were blunt when asking for the refund, that in no way constitutes an attack.

*facedesk*
vellacraptor
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
Wow. Biggest pet peeve I have is spending commission money before the commission is finished. And for her to flat-out lie like that too?

Beware very deserved. This makes me angry in ways.
obsidianwolfess
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
This. Don't spend money from art that isn't finished. If they're in a pinch, they should do sketches with a fast turn-around, not full colored digitals that take several weeks to finish! :|
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neolucky
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
This isn't the first complaint I've heard of her about this, and It's sad to see it crop up again. Beware deserved indeed.
mrst4nkr
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
She seems pretty flaky. Maybe she's forgotten who in the world you are?

I don't even think you were being "SNIPPY" in your refund request note. I see no attacks. I see nothing making you deserving of a block.


Beware is well deserved!
I hope you get some resolution. :C
latiro
Nov. 22nd, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
bloody hell I didn't realize she has the nerve to lie like that! >_<

I was a repeat customer to her since '09 and I honestly had no issue with her (aside from an overdue chibi icon), but seeing that she has this unprofessional attitude and lies she makes up, I'm doing business with her anymore. Beware truly deserved
latiro
Nov. 22nd, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
*never doing business
guhhh I'm so bad with these typos x_x
puritikoneko
Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I had been thinking about commissioning her from time-to-time when I would see her open since I've always thought she does really cute work, but I always wondered what became of the commissions she had taken on previously as people always seemed to jump at the chance to get something from her.

Thank you very much for the head's-up. She has some really nice art, but I don't think I'll be tossing any money her way until she shows that she can complete her half of business transactions in a timely manner. The whole lying to your friend thing also leaves a bad taste in my mouth, it really seems like as astraldescent said, she blocked you in an attempt to make everything go away without putting any effort into resolving the situation.

I really hope things get resolved for you, please be sure to keep us updated!
kampaisuchi
Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
I certainly will. My friend has showed me a little more in a conversation between them where she is appearing to be backpedaling on her "I was clearly attacked" defense.
_patches_
Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
It's strange when people will lie to a person's FRIEND and assume that the friend will believe THEM over what their good friend is saying? Sense. It makes none of it.

The artist had cute work, but I had given up on watching them due to the multiple tearing down of their gallery and 'coming back' phases. I've nothing against people pruning their galleries, but this sort of behavior shows flightiness and makes me wary.

You weren't snippy either, you were blunt and honest... I would've been as well had I had to wait that long.
xtheroguewolfx
Nov. 23rd, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
She has such cute artwork, such a shame :( She always seems to be low on money or is having drama issues.

Looks like they've opened up for more commissions so maybe, HOPEFULLY, you'll get your refund.
zackfig
Nov. 24th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
what bothers me is that it sounds it will be a case of 'robbing peter to pay paul'
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maekip
Nov. 26th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Anyone ever think that she's not blatantly lying and the poster just leaving stuff out?

I've had people try to do that to me before, to try to make me look like the bad guy by leaving out chunks of information.
shukivengeance
Nov. 26th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
If there is proof that the poster left something out, Yuuri is more than welcome to come forward with it.
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hamburger
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
Just because you and your friends always got what they paid for does not instantly mean it's impossible someone else did not.

He was unable to handle it himself because the artist blocked him. This is why he got a friend involved.

even if Yuuri is a bit late

2 years is more than a bit late, to me.
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mukichan
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
I will agree that the OP is NOT the type to swear carelessly. (Known him since we were in high school... so like... 8 years? perhaps more.) We don't talk as much as we used to but we do keep in touch and he's the same as ever, in my opinion.

I will also say that I have been friends with a friend of hers and have experienced a little bit of tension with her in her words. (And there have been some cases of lies but I don't have any proof of that as I've long deleted that 2-3 years ago and didn't even think to screenshot it) I made our friend upset and I have felt a bit of a verbal whipping from her. Since then, I've made the choice to talk to her as little as necessary but still remain civil in case she or myself decides to pop into the same livestream or something of the sort.

take this comment as a hearsay, I will fully understand if people decides to disagree with my statements.
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mialattia
Nov. 26th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Until Yuuri provides proof that she was harassed, it seems to me like another instance of an artist completely failing to understand that the exchange of money enters them into a business relationship. Her failing to either do the art or refund is extremely unprofessional, and even in the (highly unlikely, IMO) event that the commissioner swore at her, it is STILL THEFT to take the commissioner's money without compensation.

Until I see proof otherwise, either of a refund or the art, Yuuri has in my mind stolen this money, and insulting behavior either way will not change this fact.
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kampaisuchi
Nov. 26th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
In case it is not caught immediately in the post, Yuuri has issued a refund. Please mark this as resolved.
sigilgoat
Nov. 26th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
You received a refund? Very glad to mark this as resolved!
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