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Beware: Calolily

11-24-2011

I've been putting this off for a long time, far too long. But then, I've heard some horror stories of people that posted about popular artists and it kind of put me off until today..

WHO: Calolily

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/calolily/ Disabled since the start of April.

WHAT: $125 two-piece traditional set of a new character, pin-up + reference sheet.

WHEN: November-26-2011 to current.

PROOF: Image 1: http://i.imgur.com/yTGtt8J.jpg proof of payment.
Image 2: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6933652/ the completed first piece, the same quality of work was expected of the second.
Image 3: http://i.imgur.com/Kiy5EWx.png the note I sent the 8th.
Image 4a/4b: http://i.imgur.com/8khYpgv.jpg the sheet posted to her scraps that night, original version. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/11569226/ the edited version of the sheet to add his horns after I noted her back.
Image 5: http://i.imgur.com/Kswr37R.png the conversation that followed the image.
Image 6: http://i.imgur.com/4nhGIZR.png the January note.
Image 7: http://i.imgur.com/oqR5SHD.png the short conversation on the 4th of February.
Image 8: http://i.imgur.com/0OqwX31.png my note later than month.
Image 9: http://i.imgur.com/eD7dkcn.png my final note that she never even read.
Image 10: http://i.imgur.com/SKtRQr5.png the emails today that convinced me to finally post this.

EXPLAIN: November-26-2011, the initial contact took place via video stream with skype voice chat, we worked out the details and payment was sent, she completed the first half that night in the stream. (images 1-2)

Time passed and I waited with waning patience for the second half, while watching her taking and posting many more commissions, and even opening a rather large collab auction on furbuy, before I finally contacted her again for it.

September-8/9-2013, I sent the first note, she neglected to reply to the note at all, instead posting a hastily done and off-model digital sheet to her scraps, with nothing in the way of description. I noted her again to express my displeasure with the image and things got slightly unpleasant but were ultimately resolved with her set to do the sheet in traditional as originally agreed upon and have it finished by the end of the week.... She also found the time to edit the sheet during the conversation, though I saved the original. (Images 3-5)

January-22-2014, I sent another note inquiring as to the status, read but not replied to. (Image 6)

February-4-2014, I sent yet another note, she told me that the piece was completed but that she wouldn't be posting it on FA, she didn't offer me a digital copy in another method, and I neglected to ask for proof that it was done which I now realize I should have done. (Image 7)

February-20-2014, after not hearing anything about it having been shipped, and not recieving anything in the mail for just over two weeks, I sent her another note. It was read, but not replied to. (Image 8)

April-4-2014, I sent yet another note asking about it, and this time mentioning that I might have to post on this journal, she didn't even read it. Two days later, her page was disabled and she had vanished off the internet. (image 9)

August-24-2014, today. I decided to try one final try, and dug out her email to contact her directly. I didn't expect much, but to my surprise she responded.. In a less than polite manner. While I replied to her email despite her threat that it would be treated as harassment, I do not hold my breath for any sort of reply. (image 10)

Edit, 8-26-14: It would appear that between writing this the 24th and it being approved today, she took the time to completely wipe her entire FA account in addition to disabling it, leaving one of my images a dead link.
Tags: artist-calolily, beware
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