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I have pretty much given up hope.

On march 21st caffinatedhoneybutt of DA posted an adorable little pony plush and said she was taking commissions for more like it. I commented there (as you can see if you follow the link) asking if she could make me one of my pony OC. She agreed, and I sent a payment on the 23rd. She got the payment and said that she would get started right away.

On March 24th she already had the plush nearly done, and posted a WIP of it. I didn't notice it for some reason, I'm not sure what happened, but I wasn't in any hurry, so I waited.

In June I started to wonder what was going on with my plush, so I had a look at her page and saw the WIP. I commented there, very pleased with it, but got no reply.

While looking I also noticed somebody else has posted (in April) to her page with a message about her having been in an accident, but that they would be helping her ship the finished plushes, and my plush was listed as having been finished. So I wasn't too worried.

In July I still hadn't gotten my plush, so I started to really worry. I messaged both the artist, and the artist's friend who had said she would be doing the shipping, but I didn't hear back from either of them. In fact neither message has even been read, and the friend's page (here) also hasn't been updated since April. Neither have the other two friends that are linked to. So I can't find any way to reach this person or get them a message and find out what's going on.

I tried again in September, leaving a shout on their page, but that didn't get any response either. I tried googling the artist but could only find their DA page, they don't seem to be going by that name anywhere else on the net.

This post is pretty much just me giving up. The pony is done, but I will never get it. I've tried every avenue I can think of to reach this artist, but they have vanished into thin air along with my money.

Now on the subject of money, I make plushes myself so I know that the price I paid for this was absurdly low. If it were about money I would instantly pay twice that again plus shipping. All they have to do is ask. They don't even have to ask for the extra for shipping, in fact, I've already volunteered it in my shout. I just want the plush. It is frustrating to be able to see the pic of it, and yet be unable to get it in my hands. :(

If anybody can put me in touch with this artist I'd be eternally grateful, but I don't have much hope that anything will come of it even if somebody can.
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oceandezignz
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Screening this due to RL name abd location being revealed.

Feel free to repost what you said about it being Brio, but leave out RL info.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Whoops! I didn't realize that had changed because I had seen real names/general areas posted before, thanks for letting me know! :)
thaily
Dec. 22nd, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
On a different but mod-related note, you realize Jalmu (a few posts down) has deleted all the comments to their post?
oceandezignz
Dec. 22nd, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes we are aware they turned off comments to their post.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
I am so so sorry to hear this. :(

CaffinatedHoneyButt is Brio/Furbrications, and this is one of her account jumps. She has a habit of scamming people. :( Her accident was a lie and a fraud, as she was seen three days after at a homestuck meet in a local mall, with leg and laptop intact. (There is video proof, but it wasn't mine, nor do I know how to upload it. D: but if you need it I can very much try)
bladespark
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Honestly that makes this the saddest scam I've ever seen. She got $12 out of me. And did way more than $12 worth of work to post the WIP I saw. That's so pointless I don't even have words for it.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
The biggest thing she does is she will make a couple, work hard on them, then take orders at conventions and such, then that's when she always seems to cut out. :/ She always does it as cheap as she can.
corablorthog
Dec. 21st, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
How did you find out CHB is Brio?
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Local friends saw her, style is spot on, and she was seen selling at conventions under the name. She was also Bonsai Catnip in homestuck communities. She is also dating an ex-roommate of my current roommate.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
This is also Brio: http://cannibalseamstress.deviantart.com/ and she is a member and founder with her girlfriend of these guys: http://tentabuddies-n-co.deviantart.com/
corablorthog
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
Wow, three out of four active members are one person. Thanks for answering.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Yup. She likes to account jump, that is for sure. :/
fuzibuni
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Are you serious? She still owes me a fursuit head base... Any idea where she is active?
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
All I know is that she goes to localish cons, but I don't know where she is online. She has disappeared again for the time being. :(
fuzibuni
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
I had given up tracking her down, it seems she follows a pattern that she will be active with a new account for a month or two, then disappear for months, and pop up under a new alias. It's probably been over 2 years since I had given up.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
Pretty much. She was a friend at one time, so it's easier for us to find her. She apparently has a job at the moment? IDK if it is true. :(
fuzibuni
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
It just drives me crazy because the head was supposedly finished... Never got it though.
drakenbyte
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
Unless you had photos, I doubt it ever got finished. I am sorry that you never got your product, but the personal hygiene she had around the suits always grossed me out. (she would sleep with some of the furs at one point :/) If you ever get a hold of her, a refund is your best bet. When I was her friend I tried to get her to understand how important it was to get customers their products, but she obviously took the "easier" path of take and run. :(
fuzibuni
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Ugh yuck. I've tried tracking her down, but it seems she is good at going poof. It is a shame though, her art is really cute, and she has talent... But runs away from her problems.
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lackoflollies
Dec. 21st, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
Wow, I am SO glad I didn't pay Brio when I was new in the fandom for a fursuit. x_x
kohaku_chimaera
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
This makes me so so so sad. Brio was one of the first furs I ever met, right when I was starting out in the fandom. She seemed like such a nice gal! I'm sorry you got tangled up in her web, mate. :(
clockworkshadow
Dec. 22nd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Damn. Now I almost wish I hadn't bought the fox head from her I did, since she was supposed to be cleaning up her act, and said she needed the money. At least I got it? :(

I'm sorry to hear this for you and anyone else she's done this to.
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oceandezignz
Dec. 31st, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: JuniperBerri A_B
Hi,

You need to actually use the "post to this community" link in order to post a beware. Using comments in a random post ensures no one SEES IT and that helps no one. :(

Please try again, and do not display her legal name if she does not use it for business purposes.
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