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Galagya -- 5 year wait for commission

WHO: Galagya/Siedend(I don't know if she still uses this second one)

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

WHAT: A $30 traditional commission, that was then changed into a $30 digital commission.

WHEN: This has been going on for almost 5 years.

PROOF: My original payment back in '08; http://www.antifaro.com/images/Carristo/galagyaproof_1.png
A note from about 7 months ago reminding her about my commission for the thousandth time(you can clearly see the date); http://www.antifaro.com/images/Carristo/galaproof2.png

EXPLAIN: This has been going on for almost half a decade, so forgive me for the lack of screenshots, I was unaware of A_B until probably last year.
Back in '08, she posted a thread on the Wolfhome forums offering a traditional full-colored commission. She either deleted the thread since or posted it under a different name, because I can't seem to find it now. It's been a long time, so I have no specifics, but ever since she either forgets about my commission, or has some reason why she can't complete it. While taking on a never-ending amount of new commissions(here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3917606/ and basically every other journal she has up, offering free art as well! There are literally too many to link) or makes a new premade set. Along with taking on new commissions despite mine being almost 5 years overdue, she has a long, unprofessional journal basically freaking out and lashing out at the community for not giving her money because of her situation here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3897246/

She frequently has "issues" that cause her to disappear, not have internet access, her computer breaks, or she has no money to refund anybody, so I had given up for the longest time about getting anything from her. I have given her my commission information over and over, and have bugged her several different times but I have had no success in even getting a sketch at this point, despite being listed as my commission being "35% done" on her journal tag, before she apparently had her computer stolen(as I stated before, FREQUENT issues) and therefore had no one's art. At this point, I have heard nothing from her for 7 months(since that last note linked up there ^) and instead of noting me(or any other commissioners, I'm assuming) directly, she posts a journal asking commissioners to send her commission info.

Galagya has been pleasant in any contact I've had with her, but this runaround and the wait has been beyond infuriating. I would just like a refund at this point, but I don't expect to get either the art or the refund at this point.

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Comments

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kayla_la
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Five years? Goodness. What did you commission her for, out of curiousity?
carristo
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Just a picture of my fursona, no bg, just a full-color full body commission. There is pretty much no excuse for not having it; my character is obnoxiously simple, I gave her free reign artistically, there's no bg, and she's had 5 years to do it. :S
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kaelstra
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Damn. I would've given up much sooner. Your patience is admirable.
scamps
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
oh, wow, I am ...quite sure I got a commission from her..oh yearrrrs go (at least 6?), she was still doing only traditional at the time, it was fast turnaround and they even sent us the originals.

Sad to see them backslide, also, 5 years it really really too long to wait, you must have the patience of a saint, I would probably just cut my losses, send a note asking for a refund (though they probably wont reply) and leave it at that.
carristo
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
The problem is that for the longest time, she specifically stated that she was not offering refunds. And then she backtracked and refunded people-- but only in Wolfhome's currency, which is basically useless to me. I have actually asked for a refund recently, but I haven't heard back from her yet. However, she is constantly making journals about how she has no money, so I doubt I will ever see a dime. :/
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novemb3r
Jan. 23rd, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
she seems to have quite a few frustrated shouts on her FA page from people wanting to know where their commissions are. i'm so sorry, OP, and i feel bad for everyone else that seems to have lost money to this artist. :(
purpule
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
In my entirety of taking commissions, I have forgotten a person ONCE and that wait time was all of a week until they reminded me, to which I immediately completed theirs and gave them another picture as an apology for my own error.

The fact that she KNOWS she owes it you, regardless of having forgotten she was reminded, and that she still hasn't put it as top priority is just... alien to me.

She doesn't sound like a bad person, she just sounds like an utter flake and shouldn't be taking commissions.
glaciers
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
oh man this is cringey, I'm really sorry you're being treated like this :/ Glancing at it right now I see five shouts on the artist's FA page also inquiring about commissions... good luck dealing with them!
miimichi
Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I wish she could/would get her act together because I enjoy her art and would like to commission her again, but with all the experiences I've had with her, I wouldn't commission her again even if someone else paid for it. :/
carristo
Jan. 24th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Same :/ I was SO excited to get this commission by her when I ordered it. Pretty disappointed these days.
marus_puppy
Jan. 23rd, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
She is an infrequent commenter around here, so I'm sure she'll pop up eventually to speak with you about this.

Good luck!
koohiimonsutaa
Jan. 24th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
Holy cow, 5 YEARS?!
I start to get impatient at a few months, especially when they take on new commissions or give out freebies. Its like, what the hell? FINISH YOUR OLD COMMISSIONS FIRST.
I never even start to offer new slots until I've finished and shipped out what i started.
fangwoof
Jan. 24th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
It's such a shame. I always liked her art but I never knew she acted like this about commissions. Sadly, I've seen things like this trending on the Wolfhome forums and it makes me uncomfortable to commission people from there.

Also, if I remember correctly I think she left the forums about a year ago so I'm not sure if that original topic is there.
carristo
Jan. 24th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Same! I really enjoy her art, but unfortunately for me, I commissioned her before she even had this reputation.
I'm not sure I would say commissioning people from WH is a bad idea, but you definitely need to do a little research on the people you do commission beforehand.
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timelapsedecay
Jan. 24th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Whoever "Shady." is on FA, come on dude, you're breaking an A_B rule with that shout :|
thaily
Jan. 24th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
Apparently "shady." is the boyfriend of Zardis, whom was featured here: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/637279.html
So it's apparently a grudgewank thing.
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sigilgoat
Jan. 26th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
Could you possibly note Bazeel on FA with a link to this situation? He may be of some assistance!
carristo
Jan. 27th, 2013 07:20 am (UTC)
I would, but it says specifically in his profile that I shouldn't note him?
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aperturefox
Jan. 28th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ah..
I remember getting some things from her the first time around, and got them in nice time.

Commissioned her on WH for..a pose and a custom Dredge, which was about 40$. She refunded me, but it was 40 deltas.
I pretty much stopped there since I didn't want to deal with it any longer, even though deltas aren't worth much.

I do hope you do see a refund soon, though :/
carristo
Jan. 28th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
So you basically got screwed out of $20 :S I was afraid that was what was happening, so I never approached her for a delta refund, $40 is NOT equal to 40 deltas @_@ uuggfh
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carristo
Jan. 31st, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
I have heard more than my fair share of stories about her personal life, so I know you're not being bitter, heh.

I asked for a refund some weeks back(before this was even posted) and I still haven't even heard back from her to say "sorry no money", so I think it's safe to assume she's going to take the "ignore it and it will go away" approach with me(again). I don't mean to be rude, but I don't really even want the art anymore, and I just want a refund. Her newer stuff looks pretty rushed, and even if I do miraculously get my commission from her, I didn't give her $30 to get... rushed art.
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galagya
Jul. 25th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was hoping that someone could let me know how to do this... I'm unsure of where to go, now.

I've given refunds to everyone who needed one, but I'm sure there are people out there who I owe & I don't feel right just letting them slip away. I am a highly moral person, & while it'd be much easier for some to just forget about it, I can't do that. I was wondering if I would be allowed to post an update advertising refunds, basically. I know that sounds strange but I don't know what else to do. I've posted about it everywhere I can, but it's not enough.

Also, I intend on clearing up any misconceptions, etc.. Don't worry, I'm not going to go and insult people. I'm not like that, heh.


Help?
galagya
Jul. 25th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
oops, ignore this admins/whoever was notified coz of this post... I think I found via basic FAQs n such that I should be making a new post entirely. so nvm, sorry about that, & again, please ignore this! haha.
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