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madeofbutts - lost contact? being ignored?

edit2: they read the note on da and no reply or anything. well, i tried.png

edit: i tried to note them to link them to the beware, but their notes are off too- not surprising... i sent them a note on their da just for the hell of it, so we'll see how this goes.

who
: madeofbutts@furaffinity and deviantart, cripplesandwhores@tumblr (nsfw content on fa, and maybe the tumblr)
they've also voluntarily shut off their fa account to viewers so...
when: i asked about the commission on march 1st, expressing interest in buying a piece from them and paid same day when it was confirmed
what: a single character sketch of my oc, motya- they were given two characters to choose from and told me they'd choose him

alright so, on march 1st i expressed interest in their art, jokingly making a note asking who i'd have to kill for a commission, because i wasn't sure if they were open at the time or anything! they proceeded to tell me they were open and i gave them the details about what i wanted.

right after confirming the amount with them, i sent over the $18 as directed.

they were working on other commissions- i wasn't aware of any type of queue at the time, and they were both balancing commissions and personal work, or so it seemed, so i was patient, and left them alone.

the only other note i sent them was abouuut a week or so later? about inquiring that i had more work for them to do in the future, explaining a character i recently developed and if they'd be willing to add it to their list when they finished all of their work. i don't think i ever got a reply? the note isn't really worth showing as it's irrelevant to this commission, but i thought i'd mention it anyway, because, i dunno, maybe it bothered them? it was of content they liked, so..

anyway... fast forward to .. one? two months ago? where their uploading was scarce, and after the drought of art, a blurry pencil photo was uploaded explaining their situation and how they'd be unable to work due to some irl issues that weren't directly explained, just implied, so, of course i didn't really bother them at the time.

but, just a few days ago i decided to check in on them since i recently saw their tumblr, where they're uploading work.. (or.. art at least. most of it is tagged gift art and personal stuff so i'm doubting it's commission stuff) and sent this note. i nudged them on tumblr with an ask i didn't think of screencapping, saying that i did indeed left a note on their fa account, just in case they were inactive there, as there's been no recent uploads aside from that pic that has since been deleted, and that's the only reason why i decided to check, assuming that they deleted the image because it was no longer relevant. the screenshot also has proof that it's been read, but they never replied to it.

so, a little miffed about it, i sent them an ask, being more firm about it, thinking bringing up a warning about a-b if they don't respond would make them a little more.. attentive to the situation? i've waited 4 months with little to no progress as far as i can tell, and i'm a bit worried about their 'if you bother me a lot i'm going to take longer on your commission' policy on their front page of their fa that, i don't know if it was there when i commissioned them or not, but i hope it doesn't mean that because i asked once, a day or two ago about it, that they're just going to start ignoring me over it.

.. as i'm writing this a few days in advance, if things don't look up, i decided to send them a note on fa too, just in case tumblr breaks or whatever and they don't get it. but this time i specified if i didn't get a reply and/or refund by the end of the week, i'd post the beware.

as i resubmit this, i've learned they like... disabled their fa page. i'm really not sure how to go about this anymore..

all in all, i'm pretty disappointed. i really like their work- hell, i adore their style, but the fact they're actively uploading on tumblr and ignoring me concerns me a little. especially when it was an innocent note, checking in on things since they deleted the image that notified people of their rl issues, which usually means it's no longer really relevant to keep up. i'd expect to get something back- hell, an 'okay, i've seen your note' on tumblr would've sufficed, or just a reply back to my note or just... anything. not this ignoring and then they disable their page so i can't even reach them through the place where they conduct business.
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jakejynx
Jul. 24th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
"Made of butts" and "cripples and whores." Sounds like a real professional, I'm so shocked they are behaving this way.
thaily
Jul. 24th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
I was about to say, I'm not sure how relevant it is, but.. I wouldn't do business with someone whose nick is "cripplesandwhores" to begin with and I'm not even especially politically correct O_o
mazz
Jul. 24th, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
I actually have decided against commissioning artists because of their username being so overly childish.
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mazz
Jul. 24th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Why is their username so familiar?
dragontripmon
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Why does that name remind me of that meme with Tohru Adachi.


Edited at 2013-07-25 12:42 am (UTC)
vauvakolibri
Jul. 24th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
"i'm a bit worried about their 'if you bother me a lot i'm going to take longer on your commission' policy on their front page of their fa"
...honestly I really wouldn't commission anyone who wrote something like that because it's very obvious that they aren't likely to act professionally, and I can't really disagree with others about the name either.
People are free to do what they want but these two things are such big red flags when it comes to commissions that you might be lucky for not losing more than 18$

It's harder to give advice on what to do when the artist is ignoring you, you could try to get a refund from Paypal if you explain the situation even though the timeframe on that has closed, message the artist one more time or just count it as a loss (and hope she'll get out of her funk eventually and hasn't forgotten).
staple_gunner
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
i don't think they had it on their profile when i commissioned them, i just noticed it was there when i decided to check in on them- otherwise i likely wouldn't have commissioned them at all since those kind of policies i tend to stay away from

yeah i really can't get through to them at all? i might just count it as a loss, as they've disabled their page, ignoring me on tumblr, and just... yeah. at least i could warn people about them though i guess
vauvakolibri
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
For a good reason...
It's sounding bit like whatever they're going through in real life is giving them that classic "avoid everything stressful" thing, tactic that's woefully prevalent in many of these Bewares.
Here's hoping that they eventually catch up and you get your piece.
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jakejynx
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'd like to have another mod weigh in on the issue of the username. I don't feel it's off topic, and I think a name tells a lot about how someone will conduct themselves online. You wouldn't commission someone with the name "Iwillstealyourmoney" would you?

Granted it's not directly related to the issue at hand, but I think it's as worthy of discussion as any other related issue has ever been in a beware.
kayla_la
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Personally, I disagree. It's judging a personal taste thing (however inappropriate it may be) instead of the business transaction itself. I agree that the names are in poor taste, I really do, but AB isn't here so people can judge someone's sense of humour, which is what the names are most likely about. And what does it add? 'I don't like the name! I won't give them my business because I don't!'. Well, that's okay, but there's not much to really discuss based on it.

I'll point Kerstin to your comment so you'll have a third mod giving you an opinion, but that's mine.

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staple_gunner
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
i think their tumblr name was specifically a joke thing like most tumblr urls are but idk i don't really judge people on their usernames, especially because prior to this they seemed professional and weren't at all immature so this is just really kind of shocking to me i guess? i wasn't expecting this at all from them

was gonna reply to your first comment but it's frozen so..! yeh
xubunturambles
Jul. 26th, 2013 05:53 am (UTC)
I think that whole "bother me and i'll take longer" thing is disgusting :/Next time i would take that as a red flag and cancel or just avoid buisness with the person until they grow up a bit.
Sorry you're going through this bro, and i hope you get your money/art ;3;

and in regards to the name thing, whats in a name yadda yadda yadda. But i certainly wouldnt commission someone named irapebabies or isteponcats. Theres only so much nonsense i can take, and im a pretty silly person :>
staple_gunner
Jul. 26th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
as mentioned, it wasn't there when i commissioned them, it had to have been added otherwise i wouldn't have gone to them since those policies are def a red flag u3u i think they added it weeks after i got it from them or something

thank tho! and yeah i agree eh it depends really, there's just? a limit to how a name affects, i don't think madeofbutts or cripplesandwhores is as bad as what you mentioned soooo i don't really understand why people are giving them flack for that kind of un
deo_tasdevil
Oct. 2nd, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
She got $60 from me and ran off. I was worried she was dead or something.
staple_gunner
Oct. 2nd, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
wow that's awful 8( i'm sorry she got you too.
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