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Beware: Bendilin

When I commissioned him, he was a lot more active. Then I saw he was opening animation commissions. This was shortly after an issue I had with Besped, so thought I could get it replace with this fellow. This action proved me wrong.


Who: Ben Spurr (aka Bendilin)

Where: Fur Affinity http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bendilin

What: Single character adult animation

When: February 25, 2010 was when I sent payment off http://db.tt/7ZlnToVm

Proof: Here I am, listed on his front page. http://db.tt/xx61lIYc Along with a friend of mines who I suggested to him, since it was cheap. Has been saying animated for a while now.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8621944/Bendilin/Bendilin5.png
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8621944/Bendilin/Bendilin6.png

Yesterday I got this note from someone saying he was active elsewhere. During the period of when I commission him to present day, he has been avoiding my notes and adding more and more people to his watch list on FA. http://db.tt/fTkx6MBo (http://virgiltexas.com/post/26783536415/tropes-vs-women-in-the-work-of-bendilin-spurr-sonic is the link provided in the screen shot )

Wish I had screen shot his Twitter feed, but at the time I sent him this message, he was in a conversation with someone else. http://db.tt/ncet03Is I go and check his account today to find his twitter account to be gone. So once again, he has high tail it else where. 

Explain: So I commissioned a animation from Bendilin. Not expecting too much considering the price, but he said he was willing to do it, and accepted my money up front. He was active back when it happened so I thought it would be done at least within a year. After months of no communication, I started sending notes, asking about updates. He did reply once, saying he was working on it, but that was it. when I asked back in April 2011, he never replied back. It was around then I notice more and more people being added to his FA watch list. So he was still active.

I did ask one of the FA mods if they could check out to see if he was still active, but they couldn't help. Not a surprise, this being personal matter and not the website problem. Time passed, I would keep checks on it, did ask again, but of course no response. Added his AiM name in hopes of catching him online, but no luck there either. Wasn't until I got an IM from someone over on FA, informing me of an article written about him, which also pointed out his Twitter Feed, which was quite active, with him talking to several people upon the time I caught it. Sent him a message there and like I said before, his twitter account is now gone. So I don't know what... is he hiding from me or people in general.


So as of this posting, nothing has been solved. If you see this fellow, be weary of him, as I can safely say, he's a con-artist. Don't know what to do. Can assume, best would be to give up on it, but I still have a slight bit of hope to catch him if anything.

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sintocat
Jul. 20th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm really sorry that you and those others listed have to go through this! I would suggest maybe trying to find his email or contact one of his friends, but at this point I doubt he'll respond. He seems pretty set on not finishing those commissions :/

Best of luck
sintocat
Jul. 20th, 2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
Not sure if this is him on youtube, but he was active less then a day ago.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Bendilin/feed

EDIT: Also found his steam. The comments on his page are - interesting. But he's active.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Bendilin

Edited at 2012-07-20 01:46 pm (UTC)
eradragon
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
I found that his Twitter account was reactivated and he's been active again there, even replying so some folks, but oddly enough still hasn't replied to anything I've said to him. So I can pretty much assume now he's just full out avoiding me. Thanks though for the tips!
sintocat
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, perhaps you can link him here - sometimes it lights a fire under some people to get things done.
thaily
Jul. 21st, 2012 08:45 am (UTC)
Damn, sorry to hear this happened to you again. You seem to have some shit luck with commissioning animation :/
aerospiritual
Jul. 21st, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolpinchefsky/2012/07/09/feminist-blogger-is-a-victim-of-a-vicious-videogame-retaliation/

This might explain why he's been so busy/away. Also says that his Twitter account was actually suspended.
shukivengeance
Jul. 21st, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
......I have no words.
eradragon
Jul. 21st, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Just wow..
sintocat
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Ick, he's just awful.
thaily
Jul. 22nd, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
Wow, class act.
marus_puppy
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
I wish I had an icon to better convey my feelings on this because... holy... D:
dragontripmon
Jul. 26th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
That tumblr link to his tweets.........

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