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Lost Contact: palelady on FA

Now I don't want to jump the gun here but I'm starting to get concerned over an art commission that I paid for around 4 months ago in October with palelady on FA (I'm unsure if she has a DeviantArt or any other website she frequences).

Anyways, I paid for said commission ($40.00 USD) on October 6th, 2013 of my fursona character Keyra.
She had opened for commissions to help in a move and I loved her style so I figured what the heck and went ahead with it. (she also had just posted some artwork up and seemed very active at the time.)

She responded very quickly, short, sweet and to the point. She even sent me a note on the 17th of October saying that she had started the coloring process. After that I received nothing. I figured she was just in the process of moving and didn't want to bother her with messages.

A few weeks later she puts up a journal apologizing for the delay's as they were moving, I figured as much and continued to wait. Then the holidays came and went and I figured "Ya it's the holidays, I understand taking time for friends and family, ect."

Now I start to get worried after Christmas, about mid January. With still no word and no activity on her account, I sent her a note just wondering if everything was okay. I wrote that I didn't want her to feel rushed or hurried I just wanted to see what the status was. That note is still unread.

It's been a month since I sent the note, still unread. I leave a shout on her main page saying for her to get back with me and a week later there is no response.

There is no sort of contact on her FA, no email, no nothing. Her husbands account seems like it hasn't even been used in years.
Her last favorite was three months ago and I have no idea if she has even been back. The other people on her commission list haven't been that active either so I don't feel I can approach them and see if they have any information.

It's been four months so I can't issue a charge back since I paid via PayPal. She seem like a really nice gal and I am mainly just worried if she is okay versus getting my art. But of course that would be nice too.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: I was able to get a hold of one of her friends on FA, she stated that palelady's internet connection could be out but will pass along the message that I was curious on the status of my commission when she next sees her either this weekend or the next. I guess we will wait and see what happens. Thank you guys for the advice!

EDIT (2/22/2014): So instead of a response. (Note is still unread) A friend of palelady did a small update on her journal on FA. Claiming that she is still working on commissions but just has been super busy as of late. And that she is going to a shrink..?
I don't understand how that's relevant but here's the journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5522910/

I'm still unsure of how to take this situation, it's going on 5 months now since I originally paid..

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Feb. 7th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Have you tried asking the people they collab with?

Both of the collaborating artists seem to be pretty active, and one of them looks to be actively promoting their collaboration account with Palelady.

Edited at 2014-02-07 05:37 am (UTC)
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:07 am (UTC)
I just figured since the collab accounts seemed untouched for a long time I would be at a dead end.

I also don't want to bother the other artists as it's probably none of their concern nor business. I don't want to feel like.. I don't know. (whats the phrasing for it..) Like I'm overreacting and freaking out enough to try to contact the people she is friends with on FA.

And from a more recent shout it seems like they don't really know where she is either.
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:35 am (UTC)
Well, the resources are right there, it honestly couldn't hurt to just ask people they seem to be close with.

These people are in business with her, and while the accounts of their works may not be active, someone should be able to point you in the right direction.

There's no need to overthink it and panic, I mean, it is your money that's just up and vanished. You have a right to know whats the deal with the artist somehow o:
Feb. 8th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
That's true. Thanks for your advice!
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:54 am (UTC)
Have you tried sending an e-mail to her registered e-mail under PayPal?
Feb. 8th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
...-facepalm- I never thought of that. I guess I could go give it a shot. Maybe it could filter over to her phone too if they don't have internet on a computer.
Feb. 7th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
I hope she does get back to you; she's always come across as really nice and has some pretty artwork too, though this does beg me to ask if she ever resolved her commissions back when she used to post over on dA as Lyanti.
Feb. 8th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
Hrmn. It's not my place to judge as from her recent work on FA shows she was gone through her commission lists just fine. I wouldn't want to assume anything like that from three to four years ago.. :/
Feb. 7th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hello! I'm a close friend with Palelady, and I haven't had much contact with her myself, but last I spoke to her she was getting a lot of overtime at work and I believe hasn't gotten internet set up at her house as of yet. I'm not sure about now, as that was just a little before the holidays the last I spoken to her. I would possibly maybe contact her friend Kaemantis as I believe they live in the same city? Maybe she could update you on what's going on?
Feb. 8th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Hrmn true. Thanks for you advice I'll go ahead and send a quick message.

She's a really nice gal, I just was worried if everything was okay or if something went wrong during the move, ect. ^^
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