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WHO: Onai  http://www.furaffinity.net/user/onai/

WHERE: FurAffinity

WHAT: Full fursuit

WHEN: June 1st, 2011- Nov. 15th, 2012



PROOF:
Refund policy
List of notes
First note and response by Onai
Third note and response by Onai
Second note and response by Onai
Fourth note and response by Onai
Shout on her page
After leaving a shout on her page, about to give up hope on receiving any update or anything about my fursuit.
Offered a refund after leaving the shout.

Proof of payments:
Paypal payments.
Same as above; bank transfers to Paypal.

W.I.Ps:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6117510/ - July 14th, 2011 08:03 AM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6117510/ - July 14th, 2011 08:03 AM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119396/ - July 14th, 2011 04:42 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119415/ - July 14th, 2011 04:46 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119422/ - July 14th, 2011 04:47 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119435/ - July 14th, 2011 04:50 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119447/ - July 14th, 2011 04:53 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119460/ - July 14th, 2011 04:55 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6119493/ - July 14th, 2011 05:03 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7074310/ - December 21st, 2011 05:47 PM
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7195946/ - January 11th, 2012 11:27 AM

EXPLAIN:

In June 2011, I've commissioned Onai for a full fursuit. It seemed like she was working on it a month after noting her, with head progress being made in July 2011.  A few months go by with no real updates; just a few IMs here and there. I wanted this fursuit to be done near the end of September 2011 because I was going to a furcon in California and Onai's agreed to have it done by then.  (Sorry, I don't have proof since I've lost all my older Skype logs between her and I.)  End of September comes by and the fursuit wasn't completed in time.  No problem, I suppose, I can wait a few more months, I guess.  A few more months go by and Onai's uploaded another image of my fursuit.  It looks like she's making some more progress in my fursuit, can't wait to get it!  Another month goes by and another upload of my fursuit head!  A few more months go by and I am becoming anxious if or when my fursuit will be finished.  I message her here and there and so does my mate, asking when it'd be finished or how's progress so far.  She typically says it's doing well or she'd have some real life issues and pushes back the fursuit progress.  More months go by and still no progress.  I am now getting even more worried and anxious.  I left a shout on her page--which she quickly removed and messaged me on Skype--and now all I hear from her and see are excuses of pity and stories about personal life instead of any information about my fursuit I had commissioned. At this point, I am quite upset by all of this, to the point that I only want a refund, not the finished product. I would be satisfied and move on with close to a full refund, if not a full refund of the $1250 I gave to her ontop of shipping costs of sending two DTDs. I don't think that I would enjoy actually receiving the fursuit anymore at this point, simply because of all the disappointment that I would associate with it, wanting it for so long, and only seeing progress and updates of others while mine remained in the shadows, ignored and forgotten, much like how I have felt.
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Comments

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lackoflollies
Dec. 17th, 2012 08:01 am (UTC)
That's a shame, but i'm not terribly surprised considering.
kc_kittycat
Dec. 17th, 2012 08:10 am (UTC)
At the moment (this took a while to get posted up from time submitted) this is partly/mostly resolved. An agreement was made for a new product to be created & delivered.
Onai has closed off taking commissions and taken what appears to be a more serious stance on her work and to get things done that is way past due.
So, currently, this is not resolved, but since she is not taking commissions until her current queue is cleared, I wouldn't say this is an issue any longer (so long as she rejects any new commissions). I know it's a case of taking in more commissions than what she was capable of handling, it was obvious over time that she was getting overwhelmed and overloading herself, however that didn't change my irritation with having paid and gotten nothing, but that should change within a couple more months according to her.

She is still in communication with me, and we are communicating on a more or less regular basis.
kc_kittycat
Dec. 17th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
On another note, I'm not sure if the tag "artist-onai-wolfwind/lazywolfcreations" is correct. I'm not aware that she is or was associated with lazywolfcreations, however I know her business name is "Scuddlebutt Creatures"
kilroyfirelizrd
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)
I think it is; both the FA page and the MySpace account I was able to find directly mention/link to Onai Wolfwind
oceandezignz
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:32 am (UTC)
This is not the first post about Onai in A_B, in earlier posts, the names in her tags are what she went by. If she's changed her business name, we can attempt to add it, but the LJ tags have a character limit, so we can only throw in so much.
eenyuwolf
Dec. 17th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
I still think they are different people. The art on http://www.furaffinity.net/user/onai/ compared to http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lazywolfcreations just don't seem to have similar styles.
frostfoot
Dec. 17th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Eenyu is correct. They are different folk.
kc_kittycat
Dec. 17th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
And if it was the same, why would the Onai I commissioned use two different names/accounts simultaneously. It didn't seem like the same person to me when I was searching for other names she may have used.
shukivengeance
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
The lazywolfcreations page has "Fursuit making account of onai-wolfwind" at the top.

It looks like the confusion here is based on Onai and Onai-Wolfwind being different people?
kc_kittycat
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Right, which they don't appear to be the same person.

Edited at 2012-12-17 10:37 pm (UTC)
keaalu
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
In previous A_Bs, Onai herself seems to confirm she was "Lazywolfcreations", though:
http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/426562.html

Poprock Grey also says: "I have a friend currently in the room that can confirm that it is the same person (Onai-wolfwind and lazywolfcreations)"
eenyuwolf
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
That Onai from the previous bewares is a different person than the Onai mentioned here.

Onai-Wolfwind is the person behind LazyWolfCreations and has the brown canine avatar in the previous entries.

This Onai is behind Scuttlebutt Creations and has a black and white canine avatar.

Two seperate people using the name Onai. The art and fursuit styles just seem way too different for it to be the same person.

Edited at 2012-12-17 10:28 pm (UTC)
keaalu
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
In that case, ouch; that's rather unfortunate that BOTH Onai's seem to have been having issues with their fursuit business. :( Perhaps the name is cursed.
kc_kittycat
Dec. 17th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
http://screencast.com/t/1WuhWSbowI

Onai is not Onai_Wolfwind/Lazywolfcreations
shukivengeance
Dec. 17th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the confirmation. I'll get on altering the tags.
ivorytigress
Dec. 17th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
I went through something extremely similar.

Commissioned her in 2011 in October/November. Originally given a completion date of January ( due to personal issues, we both agreed to pushing it back a bit.) Then promised to have it done it April. Then I was moved to May. THEN moved to delivery at MFM.
She made the suit not even a week before MFM (was working on it when I got there) and you can tell how badly it was rushed. I even had to tell her to forget making my digi legs and feet so I could have the suit for the con.

Head was HUGE, as was the armsleeves and handpaws. One handpaw was sewn with blue thread, and you can see it.. there are more issues, but I won't post them here.


All I can say is, I say be VERY careful with commissioning her. She seems very hit or miss.
phoenixsrequiem
Dec. 17th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine has had the same thing happen! He was due a fursuit in the last few months and no word from her. I will send him here to post!
kaliedosock
Dec. 18th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad she finally got posted here. There were issues with her in the past (sloppy work, poor final products, putting personal work before paying customers, etc), and despite several friends trying to help, she has pushed everyone away.

I hope this beware inspires her to clean up her act, though unfortunately I do not have high hopes.

ETA: My older brother commissioned her, and I got to inspect the final product (a set of hand paws). It was absolutely shoddy. The paw pads were sloppily sewn, the seams were popping left and right, the fur was cut unevenly. It was really terrible, and could not be fixed.

Edited at 2012-12-18 02:18 am (UTC)
shenzino
Dec. 21st, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Augh. I didn't mean to delete my comment/screen it but I was thinking of a -completely- different fursuit maker, my mistake.
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