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Update: Stellary/Absinthe/Inky

An update for this post: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/586057.html
Not sure how to format update posts, so...

WHO: Previously known as Stellary/Absinthe aka Inky/Nancy/Stellary on Chatlands, she has since changed accounts (surprise!) on FA and Chatlands.  She is now using the account Octodog on FA and Bobby on Chatlands, as well as Dogopus (NSFW) on FA.

WHERE: Main base: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/octodog, commission transactions took place on TheTotemLands (prior to closing) and on Serenity Isles

WHAT:
2 "poses" from TTL ($8 each) and 3 poses on Serenity ($13) each; one owed TTL pose completed
Totals about $47

WHEN: Commission began around June 2009, original post to A_B in 2012, added to refund journal in May 2012


So I was added to a refund journal after posting the original topic (linked above).  Shortly after she made that refund journal she switched accounts, and has since switched again.

I lost track of her for awhile due to these account swaps but finally found her again and sent her a note:
Once in February:
http://screencast.com/t/Xg3y3wotUb
And again in March:
http://screencast.com/t/YvP2T1zsoEi

She never replied to the note but instead made a journal about commissions (my comment is the hidden one, how nice!):
http://screencast.com/t/32rA16r07bGH
http://screencast.com/t/oEQhVbDDB1X
http://screencast.com/t/U5HXd5EstESw

Since that journal I'd been keeping some sort of eye on her current account and managed to catch this:
http://screencast.com/t/XireDrIls0

She has since deleted ALL of her journals.

She's also made herself an alternate, adult-only account, Dogopus. She recently accepted several commissions on this account:
http://screencast.com/t/1XZ47w6cR

Due to the deletion of her journals I've sent her an email regarding my owed work:
http://screencast.com/t/NpAxbwlK9m

So, as of today she still owes me close to $50 and owes, probably, hundreds of dollars in refunds to others.  She is still ripping people off and avoiding completing old work or issuing refunds.
At this point, I am researching my legal options in order to get my money back.

As if this community did not already know, avoid at all costs!

Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.
https://artistsbeware.info/

Comments

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norsepaw
Jun. 12th, 2013 07:05 am (UTC)
I hope she will stop soon and just accept her mistake and refund the people, but she might have lost all their info by now.
pumpkin314
Jun. 13th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
She could always back-trace her own constant account hopping to see what she owes to who...but that's too much work its so much easier to just make a new account and ignore the constantly building problems.
snowyedges
Jun. 12th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)
I really wish she'd stop jumping accounts and avoiding customers -- she's been doing it for years, now. :I

I commissioned her a few years back for a badge. She admittedly did it pretty quick, within' a month or so's time, though a bit past the agreed deadline.
Her attitude, however, was really unimpressive. Especially in her Livestreams. That alone made me want to avoid commissioning her again despite really liking her art.
pumpkin314
Jun. 14th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
When I first commissioned her she completed it pretty quickly, but she goes through these constant periods of "art block" (while completing loads of personal art) where she just refuses to do anything.
And at that point I guess its easier for her to pack up and move to a new account for a "clean slate".

She's also incredibly rude when you give her any sort of "trouble", such as asking for a simple update.
lackoflollies
Jun. 12th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
I wonder if there is any way we can bring this to administrator attention? She's doing what Starfinder did, and I find it atrocious she's allowed on Furaffinity still.
pumpkin314
Jun. 13th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Information is being gathered to present to FA admin, the trouble is getting them to listen.
I'm sure they can get her for something....having loads of accounts to avoid customers waiting on you /should/ be at least be worry a suspension.
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mazz
Jun. 12th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Well... guess I won't be keeping them on my list for someone I was giving money too.

-watch. Beware well warranted.

Edited at 2013-06-12 03:16 pm (UTC)
thistlewolf
Jun. 12th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. I'm really glad you posted this. I had zero clue that Octodog was Stellary :S
pumpkin314
Jun. 14th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
Glad to have let you know! Her accounts can be hard to keep track of, but that's how she wants it.
duster
Jun. 12th, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
This girl has no business being in business.

You'd be better off getting a group of ripped off customers for a suit than going alone.
pumpkin314
Jun. 13th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
At this time another person is gathering information from a group of us who've been ripped off.
I recall reading information about reporting theft online to the FBI, no matter the amount, but I can't find this info anymore.
venatorrooc
Jun. 12th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where they had disappeared to. They jump accounts so much and it's obvious why :/ Very disappointing.
familliaraver
Jun. 13th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
So many user names! The only real way to trace it is to go all the way back to stellary and hop forward. Make an account, take commissions, upload a few pics, stop uploading, move accounts, repeat.
pumpkin314
Jun. 14th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
If I recall there were a few account changes where she neglected to link to the new one. I remember finding her girlfriend and finding her that way.
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likeshine
Jun. 13th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
No conscience :(
mottenfest
Jun. 13th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Stellary also owes me artwork from a trade back when she used the name 'Feverdog'. My half is already done, but she sent me an FA note outright refused to do her half and offered to just send me payment for my work. After I responded with my paypal address and the amount I would have liked, she just stopped talking to me without sending payment.

So far the names shes used include: FeverDog, astralmoon/stellary, absinthe, muffinbutton, octodog, and the collab name Spaceinvaders. Am I missing any?
dragontripmon
Jun. 13th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
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marus_puppy
Jun. 13th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't be so nice about hounding her. I'd leave comments on her page asking about my commission and open trouble tickets on her. Hopefully Bazeel will step in sometime soon and something will get done...
pumpkin314
Jun. 14th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm trying to avoid being reported for harassment, or blocked. The few times I did comment on her things I wound up having my comment hidden and the journal flat-out deleted.

I highly doubt any amount of bothering her will get me any results, I've taken the aggressive approach before only to be told I would not get anything for being rude/harassing her.
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ninkit
Jun. 25th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh lord... again?? How does somebody do this for so long? I'm not at all surprised...
rueq
Aug. 13th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you were aware but she has moved to yet another account http://www.furaffinity.net/user/b0bby
Edit: and she has opened for commissions.

Edited at 2013-08-13 04:49 pm (UTC)
lackoflollies
Aug. 15th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
The shamelessnes makes me so upset.
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sigilgoat
Sep. 7th, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Bazeel has taken administrative action on as many of her accounts as could be verified.
lackoflollies
Sep. 8th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness!
vioskotty
Jan. 27th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
https://www.weasyl.com/~absinthe
I know unless it's proven anything has been done on their specific site nothing can be done, but just to keep an eye on it seems they have another account here.
lackoflollies
Feb. 11th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
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