whitezhadow (whitezhadow) wrote in artists_beware,

BEWARE: LunaticSupernova / Hajime Aikawa / LunaticLuscious

LunaticSupernova / Hajime Aikawa / LunaticLuscious

http://lunaticsupernova.deviantart.com/ (Deactivated)
http://zeruzeru.tumblr.com (Very active)
Some conversations take place on Facebook.

$50 Digital Character Commission

February 28th, 2012 - Present

(Censored information deals with RL names, and personal conversations not related to the beware.)
Original Notes from February 28th, 2012:

Paypal Proof:

Email from artist, confirming they still owe the commission and wanted to redo it (October 17th, 2014):

Facebook Conversations:
October 17th, 2014 -
(Artist gives me an email to contact her by, and requests that I delete the comments posted on someone else's page that mentions her owing me a commission.)

November 14th, 2014 -
(I send another message on Facebook asking where she is, as I've sent her emails that have gone ignored. I get a response on November 21st, saying they were without internet and had gone out of town.)

(Says she made a couple of sketches but weren't satisfied with them. I ask why she didn't warn me before leaving that she was going to be out of town for a while.)

(Artist promises to finish the art before the end of the year.)

(We discuss about some other commission issues she has been having. The last link is the last time she responds to me.)

December 17th 2014 -
( I send a message asking if anything has been done or if she was even planning on working on my commission anymore. She never replied. I send another message today, January 11th, 2015, informing her that I found all the proof of her never completing the commission)

Email from a friend who noticed the artist still being active in other places and ignoring me, as well as sending more excuses as to why my commission isn't complete yet. (January 8th, 2015):


February 28th, 2012 - I order a $50 colored commission from LunaticSupernova. I had commissioned her once before, and she had completed a commission for me back then, so I didn't think we'd have an issue. I was proven wrong though while waiting for her to complete my commission, she suddenly deactivate her DeviantArt account and vanishes. I lost track of her for over 2 years.

In October, an artist that I watch on Facebook happened to post an art trade they had just completed for LunaticSupernova (who was now going by Hajime Aikawa) . I was shocked to see that she was still around, and I mentioned in the comments that LunaticSupernova had disappeared on me over 2 years ago while still owing me for a commission that she never completed. Lunatic responded back to me saying that she remembered me, and claimed that she had finished the commission, but had never sent it out to me, and now no longer has it. She also says that because it had been so long since then, she wanted to redo it so that it would be up to her current standards. We move the conversation over to Facebook PMs out of respect for the other artist who had gotten tangled up with this, and ended up removing the comments from their page.

Lunatic tells me that she plans on starting the commission after October 21st. In November, I try to get in contact with her through email to check on the status of my commission, and she becomes inactive again on her pages. I grow concerned and send her another message on Facebook on November 14th, asking for updates and why she hasn't responded to me. I also was contacting a friend of hers to try to get a hold of her and see what was going on. I don't get a response until November 21st, Lunatic telling me that she had been gone for a week and claiming that she had intended to contact me that she was going to be away for a while, but said she had no internet. We talk about her lack of motivation for completing commissions, and her lack of communication, and she tells me that she will finish the commission before the end of the year.

The new year rolls around and I still haven't heard back from Lunatic. A friend of mine got in contact with her on January 7th, since he noticed that she was still active with other things, while I was being ignored. He sends a message to her to try to see what's going on with my commission, and is met with more excuses, mentioning going to conventions as being a reason she isn't done with my commission. She's willing to contact my friend, but not me about any of this. At this point, I've given up with expecting my commission to ever be completed.

EDIT May 3rd, 2015: After having many broken promises on when the refund would be sent, and thanks to the help of a friend of mine chasing this artist down, the artist has finally refunded me in full.

Tags: artist-lunaticluscious, beware, resolved

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