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EDIT: glider sent both ange and i a refund- though she hasn't sent us any messages explaining doing so, or what went down... i guess someone directed her here. anyway, resolved!

WHO:
glider

WHERE: www.furaffinity.net/user/glider though the transaction took place on her 'vacation' account that offered commissions, seemingly to be her only active account curently on www.furaffinity.net/user/utusmi

WHAT: a traditional 'chara deluxe' couple badge listed in this journa
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3723719/ i paid half, $30, while my friend paid $30 as well for her half, totaling $60. they were connecting 'puzzle' badges, and the most i've gotten so far was a quick idea sketch for her to work from: http://i.imgur.com/2WHt5.png


we are both part of this commission, i am just posting on her behalf as well as mine, but if people would like her to post here, i'll ask her to do so, or for her to post with her side of the story, editing in her parts, etc, please let me know what would be best for a combined commission like this. afaik, i've had the most contact with glider about this, though.

WHEN: the badges were commissioned and paid for on august 4th.

PROOF/EXPLAIN:


when glider had been making journals about badge commissions, i was quick to ask if she took reserved slots, that if i could get one for my friend and i since it was a couple/friendship commission deal. she noted me back not too long after asking if i would like a slot, so i happily accepted and was placed on the list on august 4th. i provided her my information and after her having sent another reply with an idea for the badge that she had discussed with ange, i agreed and sent the money, the same day i posted on her journal letting her know i would tell ange to do the same. ange then sent her the money as well.

time went by as we anxiously waited for updates. from august 4th to august 14th she posted various journals explaining that she was getting things done for other people, so, great! i saw our statuses on the list had changed from blank to 'planned', so i was really excited and decided to give her all the time she needed. i figured with her work load of 3 other badges, that it would take more than a month or so.

4 months ago on october 4th, she posted a journal telling everyone that she was slowly working on the badges because she didn't want to rush. she hadn't been posting too much of personal art, so i assumed she must've been working on them slowly, as she said. i even commented on the journal, saying i knew how it was, with others who were also telling her good luck. this journal gave me slight hope that within weeks, i would get a note with pretty pictures of them done, and her telling me they would be mailed out soon. that never happened, unfortunately.

on january 11th i nudged her by sending a note, having expected.. some.. sort of response around the holidays. since school was a huge issue for her, i decided to not pester her around break time, knowing she also has work and must be exhausted, etc, but she must've had SOME free time to read her notes, right? the note remains unread, however.

it's understandable that classes get exhausting, and the holidays must've been busy, maybe? but right now i feel as if she took a hiatus from fa but never directly said so. so a lot of users, including me are apparently left in the dark with her last journal saying she'd get things done but shows no sign of it.

literally the day before i wrote this, i noticed someone posting an adoptable that was created by her, wondering if it was a custom she had just made, and maybe she was actually getting back to commissions, even though the note remains unread still so i noted them asking in hopes of getting some answers. apparently, it was just an old one they received from a resell that but they then proceeded to tell me her tumblr, which has posts that are extremely active, but the asks are off which basically means 'do not disturb' and i feel like.. it's awkward and unprofessional going through people in the first place. i shouldn't have to, i should be able to contact her without hassle.

i also i feel i am not supposed to know this tumblr at all even, it feels secretive and not associated with business in any way, and it feels even more so that someone had to give it to me- that i have to go through people that aren't even related to be told something that is not listed, which makes it feel more personal i guess. it is not mentioned anywhere on either of her fa accounts, and if it was, i would've been following it because i have 2 other tumblrs of hers followed, and this is not one of them, i would've known if it was. even if i wanted to contact her on it, asks are turned off so it would most likely be a fruitless endeavor if i were to try to contact her since she apparently doesn't want to be bothered.

after asking advice of if i should make a post, and having been told that i had legit reasoning for it, here it is- it's not so much as she's taking a long time, but it's that i can't contact her, and it's like she's avoiding her workload now by hiding away. this turned from 'lost contact' into 'she is completely ignoring commissions, i guess?? what do i do now???' and i would still love the art, of course, even though the con trip has been cancelled, but it would still be nice to have for the future. but if she hasn't done anything past a messy digital sketch, a refund would be fine too as i feel like lately she's had a hard time getting things done and maybe i would be better off getting a refund than possibly waiting even longer.


also: apologies if my post seems.. strange in a lot of parts? lj's coding is messing around both links and bolded areas so if there are a few letters missing or links are appearing smaller than they really are, that's why.

edited to fix some of the typos uvu darn you lj
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Comments

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neolucky
Feb. 7th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Wow...this is really awful. Blatantly ignoring customers, but secretly being active elsewhere and not letting them contact her is absolutely not right.

She owes you the art or your refund. Personally I would just request the refund, and not expect any art. As it's clear she has no intent to do it at this point.
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
yeah definitely going to go for a refund if there's seriously no progress on the badges whatsoever~
jakejynx
Feb. 7th, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Ugh, what a shame. Glider's art is super adorable. I'd planned to commission her myself at some point. Guess not. :[ Seconding Neolucky, too. I'd be requesting a refund after being ignored like that. Or at the very least, I'd want a hard deadline. Sometimes putting your foot down like that can help kick an artist in the butt, so maybe you'll be able to get the art that way, if you're still interested in getting it.
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
agreed, both ange and i are really disappointed. we thought that her previous 'disappear for a few months, comes back to refund everyone' was just a one time fluke, but now i'm beginning to question her credibility, which makes me really upset because i do love her art and she is a pretty cool person.

i am hoping that she will get in touch with me, since i've sent the notes and all i can do is wait it seems! thank you tho <3
dilario
Feb. 7th, 2013 06:36 am (UTC)
I was wondering what happened to her, too! If I remember right it seems she does this sudden disappearance thing once in a while, since she suddenly stopped posting to her glider account without warning too.
venatorrooc
Feb. 8th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Glider, Utusmi, Rychuu, Burnttuna.. I'm not sure if she has more but yeah, it seems that once one account goes quiet there's another one up and running strong that you had no clue about. Maybe this time she really did just leave.
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
i know she has traumerei also, and buranko ... not sure what else but she probably has others floating around as well. both are over a year inactive, but you never know!
snowyedges
Feb. 7th, 2013 07:23 am (UTC)
I really hope that she gets back in contact with you ASAP and that you get your art or your refund! Best of luck, OP. uwu
I'm not sure having her askbox off is deliberate, though - I think when you create an account on Tumblr, receiving questions is automatically marked as 'off' and you have to turn them 'on' yourself. She could just have a new-ish account/not know how (or that she has to) do that, but if she's answered questions before and then turned them off then that's a different story.

(Edited because HOW DO WORDS?)

Edited at 2013-02-07 07:24 am (UTC)
sbneko
Feb. 7th, 2013 07:41 am (UTC)
I -think- I remember it being on automatically, just that you had to turn on the anon option. But it's been a while.
blot
Feb. 7th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
I made one just yesterday, actually! You do have to turn them on now. I think back when I made my first account, they used to be automatically on. But now they have it auto-off and you need to select it now.
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
i wonder how recent this is? that tumblr has posts dating a while back though, so it's hard to tell if it is deliberate or not. still, wow- you'd think they'd make it clear you have to go in and edit it, because i don't remember anything like that with new accounts. aauugh.
blot
Feb. 10th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
I don't know :C My main accounts been around for at least a year. I just found it our recently since making my side account.
staple_gunner
Feb. 10th, 2013 09:36 am (UTC)
i'm hoping it's newer than 5-6 months which isn't as far as her blog goes, i think? but it's definitely a long time.. hmmm hoping it can be figured out, but it's unlikely..
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
i thought about this too- but it's very difficult to prove since it seems as if she's avoiding fa, like the tumblr isn't posted as it is, so maybe she really is just hiding on it. she doesn't sign anything as glider/utusmi, and she's made it really clear she doesn't want to be found out as glider, maybe?

thank you though, i hope so too- maybe this'll reach her and she'll be willing to compromise!
radcatastrophe
Feb. 8th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
Either they deleted their account or it's spelled wrong because the Utsumi link doesn't work. I'm also sad to see them here and to be doing this as I've had them on my "To Commission" list since I joined FA officially and have been waiting for their return. :I
kerstin_orion
Feb. 8th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
radcatastrophe
Feb. 8th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Ha, strange I'm watching that and Glider and never noticed the difference, or maybe I had, or she confessed to being Glider idk. But she's been doing a lot of fan art and commissions, as well as adoptables on that account :P

How can she just up and leave an account and not talk to her commissioners?
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
oops! yeah, it's a typo when lj was being weird u3u; fixing~
methane
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
i'm the other joint commissioner, ange, as mentioned in the post, just confirming everything ali said here. since she was the main correspondent, i only exchanged a note sending extra info to glider, and then sent payment to her as seen here: http://i.imgur.com/4RWtrxI.png

now i don't believe glider to be a scammer in any right, but she definitely has a tendency to disappear suddenly after amassing a good amount of commissions. i happened to be one of several who had an outstanding commissions with her when she was still on her glider account, and though she eventually did refund me for the trouble and i got the sketches free out of it, that was only when she finally reemerged publicly as utusmi; my note pertaining to the commission went unread/ignored for a long time prior to that in the same way ali's was.

but at that time, there wasn't an active tumblr with daily posts and drawings being put up to prove that she wasn't actually too busy or inactive to respond to inquiries, just not acknowledging her furaffinity when she has several commissioners still waiting and wondering where she disappeared to after promising months ago that their art was being worked on, so i feel like this is decidedly more avoidant of her. being overwhelmed is no excuse for blatantly ignoring those she owes pictures too, and she could easily avoid trouble like this by treating these things a bit more professionally.
staple_gunner
Feb. 9th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
edited the post to include your screenshot and p much agreeing with everything here obv!
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