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Beware: Shivra

Who: Shivra

Where: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/shivra/

What: Three (3) traditional sketch pages

When: July 2011 - Now

Proof:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra1.jpg - original contact
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra2.jpg - paypal receipt
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra3.jpg - note asking for mailing address
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra4.jpg - promise to mail them out
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra5.jpg
& { emails asking about them again
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/sadiablo/Shivra6.jpg

Explain:
*** FA Notes ***
July 2011 -commissioned and items scanned & uploaded address was attached to paypal as requested

September 6th - contacted me for a mailing address - still failed to mail

October 28th - contacted her for sketches - was promised they'd be put in the mail that day

*** Emails ***
November 15 2011 - contacted me via email to say they were lost because of a move and promised to find them but if she failed to do so she'd refund me. I didn't like the idea of a refund especially since she just took MORE commissions just to eat that day so I offered that if she could not find them that they be replaced. This was agreed upon.

November 20th - emailed me to say she found them and would send them the next day - never recieved

Jan 24th - sent an email asking about where they are and still have yet to hear a reply.
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Comments

( 25 comments — Leave a comment )
obsidianwolfess
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
This is very disappointing. :(
xetsa
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
It is extremely disappointing.
ryunwoofie
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
She seems to be wracking up a lot of bewares as of late.. That's unfortunate. Hope it turns out in your favor. :C Disappointing indeed.
xetsa
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
I try really hard not to be a bad annoying commissioner but this has gone on too long.
ryunwoofie
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Oh I know. I just had to deal w/ a trade over 2 years, I can relate.
catzero
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing, just add up another tally against Shivra...
aerotheacrobat
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Try contacting her through LJ, I got a hold of her a week ago since I'm in the same boat you are.
aerospiritual
Feb. 6th, 2012 08:50 am (UTC)
It makes me really sad to see her being posted here so much as of late.

I really hope you get your sketches.
mialattia
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I personally think you should accept her offer of a refund, as I think you're more likely to get money (eventually) than any effort whatsoever.

Then again, I don't buy that she's feeding herself off commissions, and it's not just AB that has given me a healthy suspicion of this sort of thing. In the past with many other artists, this has been an exaggeration to receive quick cash from new clients.
xetsa
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
The reason I didn't take the refund was because she had already taken on MORE commissions to feed herself and had I accepted likely would have meant even more as well.
ryunwoofie
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
You really shouldn't feel that bad if she's digging her own hole. If she got the work done instead of taking on more and not doing them then maybe she wouldn't be in that position. At least, that's just me. Either way I hope you get something from this. :C
the_punk_hippie
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
There's a picture in her gallery of a guy with a dog, & it talks about how she just adopted the dog - this was 2 months ago, probably not long after she offered you the refund. If she was struggling to feed herself, she really shouldn't be adopting pets...
oceandezignz
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)
The points about her taking commissions to feed herself? Mildly relevant to this case, since the OP declined a refund in the first place because said situation.

Issues surrounding the pooch? Not quite as relevant because its not our place to start judging lives outside of the business realm. We're not the comm for that.
the_punk_hippie
Feb. 7th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm just saying that people shouldn't feel guilty about asking for refunds; just because an artist says they're on hard times doesn't mean they actually are (or that they didn't bring them on themselves)
I'm not saying we should be judging them or their life choices; I'm saying that if you're not getting what you paid for, you shouldn't let a sob story (which may or may not be true) get in the way of asking for your money back. Pointing out the dog was just proof that there's more going on than just 'I can't afford food'
shukivengeance
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
While you have a valid point about the not feeling bad about asking for refunds, because an artist's issues aren't their client's problem, it's still not appropriate to bring things like their pet up here. We try to keep things relevant to the business transaction, and that is a little too personal.
the_punk_hippie
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Alright then, I'm sorry I overstepped the boundaries; I honestly didn't know that pointing out something that could be found just by looking at her gallery was out of bounds (I'm not trying to be sarcastic or snarky here, just explaining why I didn't think it was too personal)
the_punk_hippie
Feb. 7th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
although in that case, sigilgoat's comment is just as irrelevant as my comment about the dog, yet no one's getting on their case about it.
sigilgoat
Feb. 7th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I brought up the fact she had a job. You brought up her pet situation which alluded to her being irresponsible about her pet, which is not the point of A_B at all.

I'm going to freeze this thread as it's gone off topic. Feel free to PM myself or any of the other mods if you have any other questions on this matter as it's going far off topic.
sigilgoat
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
I can confirm she does have a "real life" job which is full time.
sorcererhuntres
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
I commissioned her over a year ago, and something similar to your story happened... I requested a refund after a while and did get it so it's all squared away, but asking for a refund was pretty much the only way I got anything out of her.
frazzled_niya
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:29 am (UTC)
Agree with what mialattia, ryunwoofie & the_punk_hippie have said.
wolfgrl13
Feb. 9th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same boat. I contacted her though Twitter...she said she was working on...oh 3 weeks ago...still nothing. This was a commission from FF >.>
x_thor
May. 1st, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
wondering if you've got your stuff yet.. she's offering new commissions:
http://teenycom.livejournal.com/1231282.html#comments
shivra
Jan. 26th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
I would like to resolve this with you. What would you see fit for a replacement or refund?
kerstin_orion
Sep. 11th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Have y'all been able to get in contact and come to a resolution on this?
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