This is my first time using a site like this, I have done my best to censor out any sensitive topics or personal information I couldn't find publicly available (i.e. PayPal email, personal email, etc.)
On June 10th, 2021, I commissioned Gideon for $200 for a pic of my character I had adopted from him a few months earlier. (This adopt cost $800, which was delivered to me successfully.)
After having sent the payment over, I would attempt to contact him over the next few days with no answer.
I would eventually hear from him the next month on July 13th.
After some casual chatting that day, I would give him some more time to work without asking about it, messaging him the next month.
Some chatting in-between, I would ask him again about the commission.
After this, it would be a span of almost an entire year before I would hear from him again.
In-between my messages to him on Discord, I would attempt to contact him on FA again. This would go unread.
On June 4th, 2022, I would voice my frustrations with the lack of communication between us. From here my interactions with Gideon would become much less polite. While I admit it might've been rude of me to respond to him in such a way, I had commissioned him for $200 right after auto-buying his adopt for $800, and had had mostly radio silence since then.
(Note: Gideon cited medical and personal issues for the reason the commission was further delayed. While he has brought up the medical issues in some of his Patreon posts, I have censored them here just in case.)
From here, I accepted his apology and continued to wait. At this time, I also asked him about another piece on his FA that looked similar to my adopt.
(Note: I asked about multiple pieces: This one, and a second which he later explained was a different adopt.)
I would not hear back from him for more than 3 months, with my patience once again waning.
On September 30th, 2022, I would offer him an ultimatum stating my intentions if he didn't respond back. Seeing as trying to contact him via Discord seemed unreliable, I would write out my message and send it to his other accounts to make sure he saw it. (Note: The Snip tool wouldn't pick up the timestamp for the FA note, so I had to take a picture of it with my phone.)
Gideon would respond shortly after on Discord, as well as addressing my question about the other piece I had asked about 3 months prior.
He would confirm that the piece would be included with the adoption of the character.
After some more discussion about another piece I asked him about (which he explained was a different adopt entirely), I asked when the WIP for my commission and the high-res for the additional piece would be ready.
About a week later, neither of these would be delivered.
A few days later, seeing as the commission had not yet even been started, I decided to change my idea for it.
Another month would go by without any answer from Gideon.
On November 16th, 2022, I would offer my ultimatum once again.
Gideon would answer almost 2 weeks later, setting a deadline for himself for December 17th to get something to me.
Finally, on December 16th, the day before this deadline, he would message me stating he wouldn't be able to meet it, citing a personal issue. The commission would be further delayed to the end of the month.
After this, I'd decide enough was enough and make this post.
So yeah, that's where I am currently. $200 in the hole, 2 pieces owed to me, over a year of shaky communication and radio silence, and absolutely nothing to show for it. Like I mentioned in a previous screencap, I would request a refund, but it's far too late for PayPal to get involved and I honestly don't trust Gideon to deliver even on that.
I should note that with my constant asking about my commission, I wasn't ever expecting it to be done quickly. I just wanted some confirmation that it was being worked on or that it was on the to-do list, but he couldn't even give me that response. After this long span of constant ghosting I decided that this should be known. Thank you.