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Falvie

WHO: Falvie on Furaffinity.net 
WHERE: Her Livestream that she was hosting. 
WHAT: A while back Falvie had a journal up for dragon commission slots. I was unable to get the money in time so she said she will be doing more of them. So after waiting for a long time for her to open some more, I decided I'd post a shout asking her if she was going to do them soon. She said that she could take my commission. So after waiting 2-3 months I asked her if she had done my commission yet. She said she'd get to it tomorrow. She kept saying stuff like that...tomorrow. So, I noticed she was streaming, so I watched her stream for a couple of days, hoping that she'd do mine. I noticed that she kept doing other people's commissions. I got kind of impatient, here it is 3 months and she had only gotten a sketch done. 
Here's the log of the situation: 
KittenJ: Falvie? I've been waiting like a really long time for my drawing. :< I don't want to sound like a ***, but I'm going to have to go to another artist. :/ 
NekoMaya: you need patience Kitten 
KittenJ: 3 months is quite a lot of patience. 
falvie: thats why you dont pay 
falvie: guess you just wanted the free sketch 
KittenJ: not really.
KittenJ: i just wanted my drawing. :/
falvie: you saw me working on it
falvie: be patient
falvie: geeze
KittenJ: ...
UglyEric: ehhh falvie, you're being really rude to a customer
falvie: i dont care?
falvie: jesus
KittenJ: wow.
UglyEric: wow
falvie: i was clearly working on it
falvie: i have MY own life to tend to
UglyEric: you're being unprofessional
falvie: i am unprofessional
falvie: if i lose customers so well
falvie: go off with your sketch and pay someone else to color it
KittenJ: i'll delete it. 
KittenJ: hope you change your mind about how you work with customers. and take care. 
UglyEric: also, maybe kittenj can just pay for the sketch? 
blackstatic: that's pretty rude of you as well
KittenJ: it's just very sad to see such a great artist that i look up to say that to me. :/
falvie: oh well, she was rude!
KittenJ: i wasn't trying to be rude.
UglyEric: i didnt really see much rudeness on her behalf personally.
falvie: drop it.

WHEN: I first started communicating about this commission roughly in December. She replied in the journal, that is now deleted in December; same day. The livestream was around midnight on the 2nd of March, 2012.


PROOF: (Livestream chat posted above) http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/ <--- screenshots are in there. 
EXPLAIN: I believe that politeness is the way to go. If you start arguing, besides the fact that it's immature, you won't get anywhere. So, I typed to her in a mature way, but she just responded with a very immature, non-professional way.

There was never a deadline for this commission that I wanted so badly. Although, we continued to talk through shouts most of the time. Luckily, I found some shouts of Falvie's: http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieshouts.png 
http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieshouts.png 

None of my shouts are left on her page, unfortunately. 

Here are the notes she didn't read: http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvienotesdidntread.png

Here's a note and the same notes that she didn't read: http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvienotes2.png 

Now, from the bottom up, I'm going to start showing you what's inside these notes: 
http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenote.png 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenote2part1.png - Part 1 
http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenote2part2.png - Part 2 

In this note, I had to be a bit stern, hoping to get my commission done, but I also show appreciation and respect for her artwork: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenote3.png

Now, here are the ones in my inbox, that she sent me: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinboxnotes.png

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinboxnotes2.png

Now for what's in these notes, starting from the first one of the first picture: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenoteinbox.png

The second note from the first picture: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenoteinbox2.png

And finally the last note from the second picture: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=Falvieinsidenoteinbox3.png

Here are some extras my friend managed to take: 

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/?action=view&current=233244.png

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/MysteriousFluffball/Falvie/

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shukivengeance
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
This post has been approved but please insert an LJ cut since it is quite long! http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=75
kittenj
Mar. 5th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Done! Thank you!!
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dilario
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
did you ever pay her?
starcharmer
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
This is what I'm wondering. I've been in Falvie's streams and she usually takes payment during the stream and then does the art right away. I would have asked her if I could be next in the stream, not when she'd finish the art I hadn't paid for.

Also, she doesn't like to be sent notes at all, which it says in great big colored letters in her profile, so I'm not exactly surprised she didn't read some notes. She gets a lot of them, despite her profile asking people not to send them.

That said, I'm not defending Falvie's attitude, which I find disappointing and rather out of character honestly...I've never seen her act like that to anyone, including people who did deserve it. Sad. :(
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kayla_la
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
UglyEric: ehhh falvie, you're being really rude to a customer
falvie: i dont care?
falvie: jesus

falvie: i am unprofessional
falvie: if i lose customers so well


Well then! I guess that tells me all I really need to know about her business sense. Pretty art, ugly attitude.
ellonwye
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
This alone is enough to ensure I will never be a customer of hers and I can‘t be alone in that opinion. Absurd to scare off customers like that.
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poizenkat
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad this got accepted. What a terrible person to deal with.
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kayla_la
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Eh, AB can be a powerful resource, but this post isn't going to somehow destroy Falvie's business. That's not even what we would want, really. We would much prefer if Falvie realized how she was behaving and took it upon herself to better herself and appreciate her customers. Apparently she's pretty young, though, which explains a lot. A lot of teenagers go through the 'Fuck you I'm the best!11 I dun care!' phase.

She WILL lose at least some customers (me included, I wanted to see about getting an icon from her a while back), but it's repeat problems like there were with Starfinder that will end up ruining someone, not a single post like this, even if it's pretty bad.
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v_e_r_a
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
welp... good to know, if really disappointing. :/
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tilo
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Wow....I how do artists, paid commission artist, actually see this kind of attitude and behavior working for them? Thanks for the heads up A_B.
otherscape
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
I think both sides have issues here. To the OP, if you didn't even pay for it yet, I would have just moved on since it was clear she didn't want to do it anyway. No use trying to force her since that creates bad feelings all around. But if you did pay that's an entirely different story.

To the artist, yeah, no. You do not ever talk to customers that way, potential or otherwise. I wouldn't even talk to annoying requesters that way. That was completely unprofessional and it's clear you know nothing of business ethics.
kayla_la
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
I think both sides have issues here. To the OP, if you didn't even pay for it yet, I would have just moved on since it was clear she didn't want to do it anyway. No use trying to force her since that creates bad feelings all around. But if you did pay that's an entirely different story.

Part of the problem wit this attitude is what if the artist suddenly finishes the piece, months later, and surprises the OP with it when they were convinced the commission was dropped? What if they don't have the money then?

It's important to know if something is going to happen or not so you can be prepared for it. If the OP is told outright it won't get done, at least then they know they can spend that money on something else.
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toxicfossils
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Wow I actually considered commissioning her since I thought my fursona would look cute in her style? I find her to be extremely intimidating, I have for a while...and this just tears it for me. Her attitude seems horrible and its really disappointing. I have definitely changed my mind about commissioning her. Beware well noted.
lemon_dip
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
I am INCREDIBLY surprised by her behavior. From that IM post that doesn't seem like her at all. Least I would hope not.
I wonder if something is up. But even still that is never an excuse to say such things to a willing and paying customer.
I am really disappointed...
I thought she was one of the most organized and professional artists in the community
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0acorn0
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
She seems to have an issue with entitlement. But she's always rubbed me the wrong way, especially how she's constantly advocating drug use (http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2295648/ ).

At one point she begged for a stranger to house her, and then posted this journal about two months ago about how she shouldn't have to pay rent (http://i40.tinypic.com/28txkpc.png).

But even knowing that about her, her attitude here is shocking and very unprofessional. I would NEVER talk to my clients in such a way. And considering they told her they would cancel and didn't want the sketch? Hell she could have sold the sketch as a prepose instead of accusing the commissioner of wanting free art.
0acorn0
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oh I was just reminded, she also blocked me at one point when her seizure icons were removed. I was trying to explain to her how quickly shifting and flashing lights can cause epileptic seizures. Several people also told her that they developed headaches from the icons while not having prior history of seizures and she essentially told people "too bad, they shouldn't be in the internet then!"
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fawncollie
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
As far as furry art goes, Falvie's one of the most reliable artists to commission. She gets her work done quickly and the end results are always quality. You don't see that in too many artists in the fur community.

Everyone has an off day. That doesn't mean she's a bad dealer of art or deserving to be on this community. You're over reacting in my opinion.
serious_mccoy
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Err... off-days are never an excuse to bite off a customer's head. They're customers. Plus, she flat-out said she's "unprofessional" herself. So, yeah, I think it's still pretty warranted.
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poizenkat
Mar. 4th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
actually, it was the same day. I'm the "uglyeric" user in the log. Even so, inexcusable.
alex_dachshund
Mar. 4th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Like I said in the other Falvie article I too had problems with her. >.<

I really don't know if I'll ever commission her again because of her ugly attitude she's showing. :/
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