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WHO: Naomy.

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/naomy/

WHAT: Three iron artist slots for the month of september

WHEN: August 20th up until the current date.

PROOF: Down below.

EXPLAIN: On August 20th I noticed Naomy had opened for iron artist slots for the month of September. She sells them for a reasonable price so they sell like hotcakes so I jumped on the opportunity and ordered 3 slots.
Journal for proof: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6041794/
Screencap in case deleted: http://i.imgur.com/bVhK71y.png
My comment claiming the slots http://i.imgur.com/InbW1Jo.png
Note proving I ordered and paid: http://i.imgur.com/BOYcTmw.png

I was slot number 7, 8 and 9 so I expected to get them within the first week or two of September and when I didn't I thought maybe she would upload all of them at once at the end of September so I did not worry.

September 25th
She posted a journal saying she would be finishing all of the remaining slots this weekend and they would be posted soon and that if anyone wanted changes she would not be able to do them because she has most of them finished already.
Journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6143034/
Screencap in case deleted: http://i.imgur.com/9r28jlu.png

October 8th
She wasn't heard from again until today stating once again that she would be submitting all of the pics but to be patient because there was over 100 to submit and that she would be opening again after everything was submitted.
A lot of people in the comments told her that wasn't a good idea because furaffinity has in their TOS "1.11 - Do not flood. Flooding is when you upload more than 10 submissions or 5 journals in a 24 hour period. "
Journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6179922/
Screencap in case deleted: http://i.imgur.com/TyZws5F.png

October 10th
She posted that because of the said upload limit that she would only upload 10 to 20 per day so she doesn't flood furaffinity and get in trouble and if she skips your slot not to worry because she's not doing them in slot order.
Journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6185333/
Screencap in case deleted: http://i.imgur.com/TyZws5F.png

Did not hear from her besides the occasional pic posting. ( She posted about 9 per week instead of 10-20 per day ) so on October 28th I posted a comment on her journal asking her if everything was okay because she didn't upload things

like she said she would.

November 2nd
She posted a journal stating that she has been busy with studies and work and that she would start posting a few before she went to bed and submit some more when she woke up.
On this journal many of us suggested since she had stated that they where all done that she could just upload them all to a stash or dropbox so we could get our art without abusing the upload limit. She replied saying that she didn't

think it was right to the commissioners to have to dig through all of those files and we all assured her that we would rather have to dig through for a couple of minutes instead of waiting days for our art.
Others have also stated that they have been waiting on their slots from OTHER Iron artist months. So it wasn't only just september's slots being prolonged. She later posting ANOTHER journal saying that she would upload 10 images and

then try the dropbox option in the morning.
Journal 1: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6237749/
Journal 2: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6237921/
Screencaps in case deleted. http://i.imgur.com/ir8lmoi.png http://i.imgur.com/VVzqywc.png
Journal 1 comments: http://i.imgur.com/xhnlJXR.png http://i.imgur.com/2TVf1Cg.png

November 7th
No one had heard from her and I was becomming irritated and said I honestly didn't believe that she had the work done because she was delaying giving us a dropbox link. This was bad on my part to be honest but I wasn't the only

irritated one.

November 10th
She uploaded a few pieces of art before uploading a personal vent piece along with a journal stating "Hello, I wanted to inform you that in a few hours i submit more pics, and tell them sorry, but I got to be around here I'm not very good spirits I do not want to fail you, because you are the only ones I have not failed to me this year, I promise to finish it all in a week sorry"
Journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6256675/
Screencap in case deleted: http://i.imgur.com/U8CBQK8.png

It's November 30th and she hasn't been online since. Other impatient commissioners have been writing shouts some stating they've been waiting 4-5 months.
Shouts screencap: http://i.imgur.com/eCiKEIj.png

I would not ever recommend commissioning this woman, she seems to not be ready to take commissions in this amount at a time or even at all for that matter.

January 3rd.
She has come back posting a journal claiming she had lost internet and will be posting the owed art soon just to give her a few days. I wouldn't count this as resolved until she posts said artwork.

January 6th.
Since October a lot of people had been requesting to change their commissions to single pieces or change the second or third character in their pieces because they had been waiting so long and either the commissioner and their s.o or friends where no longer together and Naomy had stated that she would do all changes requested. ( Journals have since then been deleted, most of the journals I had screenshotted above to be exact. )
I had a simular delema and had noted her with request to change my commissions to three singular pieces instead of three-two character pieces as well as long with a partial refund for the extra characters I never got a response.

January 25th.
Finally some progress. She posts some of the owed commissions that had been waiting in a dropbox I check eagerly to see that she had posted two out of three of my pieces and to my dismay I see that she didn't do the changes I requested.

January 27th-30th. ( I do not have these notes screenshotted but I can screenshot if requested )
I note her AGAIN about the changes. She at first noted me saying she would do the changes but followed an hour later with a note saying
"Excuse me, but there was understood your message. if that's the case I'd rather give a full refund. 3 images doing more for you is something i cant do three pics. to be absent although it was my mistake I can not predict such change, sorry, but I'll just give a refund"

I saying "Allright. My paypal is "soandso"" and she responds with
"ok if you do not mind I pay next week, when you open new slots


I got upset that she was going to be taking more slots even though she hadn't uploaded all the pending ones yet (There are many people she hasn't even drawn yet and has been asking for refsheets again despite her saying she has had all of the pending slots finished) and I replied "Look, I've waited 5 months for my art, art that was suppose to be done by september. I asked for changes before it was even completed and you ignore the changes and tell me you will not do them. I've waited long enough. I would prefer you send me my refund today."
She responded saying "I have no money today, sorry" I responded with "Okay. I'll wait till you take more slots but if I don't get it in a week I'm going to get it back through paypal/ my credit card company." and she responded once again with a simple "Oka"

She has almost deleted every journal/shout/comment pertaining to the wait for the commissions she owes, people asking refunds, ect since she has returned and from a few people that have already commented on this AB she is even getting hostile over people wanting refunds. I know her artwork is cheap but with her business actions it is certainly not worth the wait IF you even get your art at all.

I will not mark as resolved until I get the refund that has been promised.

Febuary 7th
It had been a week since the last message I recieved from her so I noted her saying. "It's been a week Naomy." she responds with "yeah. also not opening slots for the moment" this upset me beyond belief I noted her back saying that it's been a week and that she said she would give me a refund, to either give it or I would get it back from the credit card company which would put her account in bad standing. She read my note but didn't reply, I wrote a shout on her page saying "Still waiting on my refund." which she responds back with "yea is true and I'm not working for now" she doesn't seemed concerned about my refund at all.

Still not resolved.

March 4th.
She has finally refunded me so I would like to mark this as resolved.

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( 36 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
Well this is just disappointing. I've been meaning to buy some art from her, but decided not to now. -watch

Sorry about all of this, OP. Beware warranted.
Dec. 2nd, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
Another case of someone severely undercharging and becoming overwhelmed as a result. Nothing 'reasonable' about her prices, they're completely unreasonable, and unfair to her. When will artists learn that this is only going to cause them to become overwhelmed by work that they are being paid so far under min. wage for it's ludicrous?!
Dec. 2nd, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
I don't mean to sound rude but she made her bed she needs to lay in it. I understand that she's been overwhelmed but hiding from people who paid her money is not a good thing. She hasn't uploaded a single september slot. For one pic it's a minumum of 8 dollars at 100 slots that's 8 x 100 which is 800 at least 800 dollars has been "scammed" I think she really needs to at least come back and explain that she's overwhelmed and try to do at least a pic a day and for those who do not want to wait offer refunds.
Dec. 2nd, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
and when I said her prices are reasonable I meant reasonable for people who can't really afford art but want a good quality piece. She said so herself why she offers them so cheap is because she can dish them out quickly and for people who can't afford a 20 dollar ( or more ) piece of art.
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Dec. 2nd, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
I commissioned this artist on June 8th for three slots. She didn't even read my post correctly and only gave me one which we had to put all the characters together. The piece was not finished until October 11th.

I knew by just checking her openings vs. her uploads I was going to be in for a long wait but I really had no reason to be angry due to the price I paid for the work. She gets the work done eventually, while yes her wait times are long I've seen worse and experienced worse before and had more invested. But tbh you can see the huge wait times If you'd look at her gallery and check which months she's currently uploading vs. the commission slots she has open at the time. Which is usually a three to four month difference.

Dec. 3rd, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I'm glad you were able to be patient, but I would have to disagree about having no reason to be angry. Whether it's $200 or $2, if you pay for a service, you should get what you paid for, in my opinion. And having a long wait time isn't a big deal so long as the artist keeps communication with his or her clients about the wait times upon commissioning and sticks to deadlines they place for themselves.

I think the main issue here is the number of times they have failed to meet deadlines explained with excuses and the lack of proper communication. OP should not have to guess how long it's going to take for their artwork to be done, it should have been done and uploaded when the artist said it would. Getting work done 'eventually' isn't good enough in my book. But this is just me!

Edited at 2014-12-03 03:55 am (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
Based on her uploads she's still working on the openings from this journal here http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5935604/ so the July or August spots and it seems she's around the 36 or 37th spot. Not sure if this helps you any but it's what I used to keep track of when I was waiting for my commission to get finished.

Edited to add the correct link.

Edited at 2014-12-02 12:21 pm (UTC)
Dec. 9th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting since july
Dec. 9th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
2 4 people commissions
Dec. 18th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
I've been waiting on these, too.

I initially commissioned her earlier in the year, several times in fact and had no issue with her then, so I returned to her for some more. I'm currently waiting on four images from her. Which is a shame, because as I said, I've commissioned her before, and she did them in a timely and appropriate manner. :/
Dec. 18th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
Still haven't seen any word from her. I hope she comes back but it doesn't seem likely. :/
Jan. 17th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
Gotta love how two weeks ago, she said she'd start uploading and there's been no word since.
Jan. 17th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got hopeful when I saw her journal but now I'm not. Someone commented making a very valid point about how she stated that her internet was down tor a few weeks yet she's been gone for months.
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Mar. 6th, 2015 04:56 am (UTC)
She sent me my refund in full yesterday I would like to mark this as resolved. :3
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:59 am (UTC)
Marked as resolved for ya! :)
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