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Artist Beware - Linkaton-Furaito

WHERE: http://furaffinity.net/user/linkaton-furaito

WHAT: Tiered adopt auction with additional pieces at $50 + $100

WHEN: August 24, 2013 to present.

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/9fTx6 All proof contained in here. Will link to each in explanation as well.

EXPLAIN: On August 24, 2013 Linka posted an auction for their kiso'jokai. https://www.furaffinity.net/view/11441799/ [nsfw - sheaths]

I'd been wanting one for a bit, and decided to auto-buy the one I was most interested in to ensure I got it and the additional tiered pieces. That transaction is here: http://imgur.com/KMkXYJG I knew they had a queue and were busy, so I was content to wait a reasonable length of time for the art. The original piece was sent a few days late, but they'd been distracted and I was spacy about responding right off myself. I clarified that the AB price would include the tiered pieces. You can see that note here: http://imgur.com/P1bGRtM

They had a lot happen IRL, including a death, so I didn't contact them for quite some time - it was January of 2015 before I sent them a note, and that was due to them wanting notes sent regarding owed pieces. I was a couple months late sending it due to some RL troubles of my own - moving and health - but figured better late than never. I still wanted these pieces, after all. That note is here: http://imgur.com/eE2d4Tc I never received a response.

Now, here I dropped the ball a bit. They were going through a lot of things IRL and I didn't want to add onto that, so I didn't bother them again. I also moved accounts to deviouslyfiendish as I was trying to figure out a name that suited me more. When an A_B was posted on them, I commented on it with my own issues and shortly thereafter received this note and one of the pieces - you can see our discussion here: http://imgur.com/bkeTMyv and the piece in question here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/17474761/ I was quite pleased with the piece and was hoping that the other piece would follow soon after.

When I didn't see it for a while, I'd intended to note them, but they were going through a breakup and relocating partway across the country so I decided to wait til they were mostly settled from that. I contacted them in May of this year, which you can see here: http://imgur.com/sDjXcCA They actually forgot they owed me a second piece and I had to remind them. That left me less than impressed since it'd been well over 2 years at that point. I was also rather unhappy with the 'I'll let you know when I get to it' response, but figured a response was better than nothing and hopefully I'd get it soon.

Right around the 3 year mark, I got extremely ill and have been diagnosed with some nasty auto-immune things that are lifelong, as well as some concerning high blood pressure readings that aren't going down. Due to this, I was told to eliminate as much stress in my life as possible. These old owed pieces are extremely stressful to me so I spoke with my fiance about managing them from now on, and let Linka know in this note: http://imgur.com/bQsKYpR I also let them know how soon I wanted my piece be completed since it has been a ridiculous amount of time.

This is the note chain back and forth between them: http://imgur.com/yRlYLm7 starting a little over a week after my note in August. This is the sketch pose referenced in the note: http://imgur.com/D5WZFFF We'd heard nothing further so she sent another note: http://imgur.com/LDh7gB5 And then this one following up again when she didn't get a response: http://imgur.com/JnUZ345 We have not gotten a response as of that, and it's now Halloween, which was the absolute last day I wanted to get this piece done by.

It's been over three years. I just want the art. I enjoy their style but I feel this has gone on more than long enough and is getting into ludicrous territory now for the length of time I've waited.

Edit: As of 11/3/16 I have gotten the piece. My partner had sent another note that went read but unanswered so we weren't sure what was going on, but the piece can be seen here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/21625181/

I now consider this resolved.
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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
Guess that "Trusted Artist" icon on their profile doesn't mean anything anymore. Really sorry you had to go through this
Nov. 3rd, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hasn't really meant much for a long time, unfortunately! I was admin of that account, gave it back to the original owner who gave it to someone else, they managed it for a few months and it went completely inactive. It no longer manages whether artists are "trustworthy" and someone ended up making a new one, which is not responsible for the artists eligible for the old one.
It's rather confusing, honestly, so I don't pay much attention to either anymore. :p
Nov. 4th, 2016 01:02 am (UTC)
ahaha... i was about to say the same exact thing when this was posted but thought it wasn't really needed at that time.

Brush that aside, i'd say good luck op since they owe several people plenty of money to them and that wait list (it's small, yes, but those are hefty commissions)

Kinda sucks you gotten an autobuy, they were suppose to focus on you but instead just lay it off and... well.. doesn't seem to come to you as much.
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:13 am (UTC)
looks like she finally finished it, but honestly given the circumstances the "Hope it was worth it, thank you for being patient" at the end to me comes across as disingenuous at best and a passive aggressive jab at worst
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:37 am (UTC)
I just saw this myself and felt the same about the comment. :/ I'm super frustrated so I wasn't sure if I was reading into it or not, but you and one of my very good friends both felt the same way way about it.

The piece is nice and I'm glad to have this done with, finally.
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:40 am (UTC)
I've gotten the piece, so this is now resolved.

I'm sad it came to posting here, but my fiance and I didn't think we were going to get what was owed anytime soon due to the trouble of getting anything done in a timely manner. It's just frustrating as I really do enjoy her art.
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:56 am (UTC)
Got that marked for you!
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