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Beware: Sciggles

I really hate to do this, and I'm really nervous doing so, but I feel it must be done to get what I am owed. :/ 
I am not angry at the artist, I am just concerned and worried.
I am posting this because I have received little to no updates about her half of our trade, and I have seen no WIPs.

WHO: Sciggles

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

WHAT: A fullcolored fullbody NSFW pinup in exchange for Tamagotchis.

WHEN: The trade was accepted on August 18th, 2011.

PROOF: The journal that she had made stating she wanted Tamagotchis in exchange for art has since been deleted but I do have the notes. I cannot remember, as the journal had been deleted, but I think she had told me to note her the info, so I did, as shown below:

Me contacting her and her response: http://oi39.tinypic.com/14jujxh.jpg (August 18th)
Me giving her my and my boyfriend's refs: http://oi42.tinypic.com/658spl.jpg (August 18th)


EXPLAIN: Sciggles made a journal one evening back in August saying she felt nostalgic and felt like collecting virtual pets again. She said she, in particular, wanted the original Tamagotchis or any knock-offs of them, and that she would be willing to draw art for those that sent her any.

I myself have a rather large collection of digital keychain virtual pets like Tamagotchis and Giga Pets, so I was more than happy to volunteer. I had a few that I wouldn't have mind sending since a few of them no longer worked (but she said that was fine if I sent those anyway). So I took some photos of what I had, showed them to her, and she picked out the ones she liked and wanted.

I sent her these notes regarding what I wanted:

Me contacting her and her response: http://oi39.tinypic.com/14jujxh.jpg (August 18th)
Me giving her my and my boyfriend's refs: http://oi42.tinypic.com/658spl.jpg (August 18th)

At the time, I was dating ChristianWolf on FurAffinity, and I wanted an adult picture of his fursona and mine doing something very NSFW, haha. I wasn't too picky, as long as I got what I was owed. Sciggles confirmed it was alright with her so I shipped the Tamas as soon as I could.

Me informing her I had shipped the Tamagotchis: http://oi44.tinypic.com/208i2jb.jpg (August 23rd)
Sciggles informing me that they arrived safely: http://oi43.tinypic.com/3582cud.jpg (August 30th)

After a while, some time had passed.

I decided to politely poke her for an update: http://oi41.tinypic.com/15q3jph.jpg (October 31st)
She responded that she had a lot on her plate, and I was cool with it and thanked her for the update.

Around December, my boyfriend and I broke up, so I sent her a note to say that we're no longer together and I didn't want the pic of us anymore, but to do something else instead of the two-character pic I wanted originally.

Note here: http://oi41.tinypic.com/14ncj80.jpg (December 23rd)

Some more time passed. I went to her profile and saw this journal where she said she is thinking about opening for more commissions:

Journal: http://oi40.tinypic.com/2rgko0n.jpg (February 1st)

I felt really frustrated that I saw that she was going to open for more commissions when she hasn't finished my drawing, so I sent her an e-mail since it said now on her profile to e-mail her about art:

E-mail: http://oi41.tinypic.com/dzckcy.jpg (February 3rd)
The e-mail has NOT been responded to.

After a few days I leave a shout on her userpage reminding her that I had indeed e-mailed her:

Shout: http://oi44.tinypic.com/2j0k02a.jpg (February 10th)

EDIT: She left a shout on my page: http://oi39.tinypic.com/eq8qdd.jpg

I am just really unsure what to do at this point.
She has not replied to my last e-mail, BUT she has certainly been active on her FA account, posting journals, submissions, and posting LiveStreaming notices. 

I am not mad at her at all, just frustrated and a bit worried. I have seen NO WIPS at all of what she promised me, so that leads me to believe that she hasn't even started it yet.

EDIT 2/12: She sent me this e-mail:
http://oi40.tinypic.com/2h2qips.jpg
My reply:
http://oi42.tinypic.com/25rf1o4.jpg
I replied, and she sent me this nasty snarky e-mail afterwards:
http://oi41.tinypic.com/jr5mio.jpg
My reply:
http://oi40.tinypic.com/3161aas.jpg

EDIT 2: She's going to mail them tomorrow. Will update once I receive them.

EDIT 2/16: I have received the Tamagotchis in the mail. They arrived safely and all of them are there.
I consider the matter resolved.
http://oi42.tinypic.com/1567rlu.jpg
I have also Unwatched and blocked the artist. Will never do business with her again. VERY annoyed customer.


I hope I don't come off as pestering her for updates...I am just really concerned since she has not really contacted me at all about this. She has NOT been rude to me, she's been polite through the entire thing and I think she's not the type to scam people, but I'm just left in the dark about what I'm owed. :( I hope she sees this and fixes the problem.


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obsidianwolfess
Feb. 10th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think you were pestering at all, given the amount of time that has lapsed. There's nothing wrong with wanting to stay informed! I really hope she works out your half of the trade! Best wishes!
yoka_neko
Feb. 10th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
idk if you have noticed but she has left you a shout on your page recently. Maybe try asking an estimated completion date through anohter shout :)

Edited at 2012-02-10 05:36 pm (UTC)
alex_dachshund
Feb. 10th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
She actually posted that shout about 5 mins after I submitted this and I kinda felt bad afterwards.

I'ma wait a week or two before I ask her for updates again. I understand being busy, as so am I lately, but still it takes less than 5 mins to type out an update e-mail. I'm just worried about if I'm going to get my art or not.
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almightytora
Feb. 10th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Not trying to white-knight Sciggles, but since she's been apparently given an admin position on FA (she is Dragoneer's girlfriend and I've been keeping up with the news on other sites), she has been busy using her admin hat (read: banning certain types of Sonic art) and probably has been overwhelmed with notes, shouts, etc.

Also, her FA page states on top in red, bold and underline:
"DO NOT SEND ME NOTES ABOUT ART AS THEY GET FLOODED QUITE QUICKLY BY ADMIN NOTES AND YOURS MAY GET LOST, IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING ART PLEASE EMAIL ME"

Just keep reminding her (via e-mail) about it and she'll do it. (I have never commissioned her, so this is just a suggestion to you and not a prediction of what she will do.)

Edited at 2012-02-10 06:06 pm (UTC)
selunca
Feb. 10th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Not trying to be argumentative, but being an admin is no excuse not to fulfill trades or commissions. If anything it should be more of an incentive to set a good example to others who use the site. :)
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supershycritter
Feb. 10th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I know, not supposed to get off track here, but the main big stink was not the banning of Sonic porn. She wanted to dictate how all, even clean Sonic art was drawn. Sciggles didn't want the normal 'chibi' style Sonic characters drawn any longer. She had realized her mistake though and only wants the adult stuff modified, which is fine. To me chibi styled things in porn do resemble cub. If she had only gone about it that way first, nobody would have fussed. It was just a whole lot of anger from the artists who draw clean stuff only.

I hope you can get your art now, Alex and everyone else she owes art too...needs to be notified. I don't stalk profiles of those I commission. I'm sure she'll get the hang of juggling admin and commissions soon enough.
kayla_la
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
I'm going to freeze this because off-topic FA stuff like this isn't what we're here for. Please leave it out of AB.
viothefoxbird
Feb. 11th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Didn't she do the iron artist? I don't remember seeing her finishing it...
Same with Dragoneer, he took 100 commissions like.. way over a year ago and I don't think I saw him go past 20? I could be wrong though, I just hope people get what they paid for...
n
Feb. 11th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
IIRC Dragoneer DID refund those who ended up getting his iron artist slots.

A lot of people who commissioned sciggles have not.
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windancer_ifus
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
She's owed me a trade for over 2 years I think now. X: She sent me up to inks with it and then promised a couple times to finish it and never did.

windancer_ifus
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Also to the admins here: I don't know if my comment was on topic, but it relates to her punctuality and the fact she needs to learn to be a bit more organized when taking on new things.
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alex_dachshund
Feb. 12th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Do you think I should politely link Sciggles here in hopes that she'll see it and get it resolved?
marblestheskunk
Feb. 12th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
yes.
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sciggles_art
Feb. 12th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
You seem to be adding only the replies I make in the emails instead of what you sent me as well, like the part when you asked for me to return the devices (which I agreed to) AND $50...please post both sides of the story

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac44/Sciggles/uhWHAT.png?t=1329086731
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alex_dachshund
Feb. 17th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
I Received the Tamagotchis
They arrived in the mail today.
http://oi42.tinypic.com/1567rlu.jpg

I now consider this resolved since I got my Tamagotchis back. Thanks to all who helped ^^
shukivengeance
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: I Received the Tamagotchis
Added the resolved tag!
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