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  1. UPDATE!! The refund has been processed and got transferred to my bank. Just need my one slot and this Beware will be officially resolved.
  2. Ok, BIG update! Chesta reached out to me and she brokered a deal: complete one, refund the other two. I agreed to this deal, knowing this is better for both of us. She asked for my PayPal for the refund (which is NOT included in the screenshot for obvious reasons), which I gave. Proof of note: https://sta.sh/02j1vrss527 This is a great step forward. I'm looking forward to this.
  3. I hope he actually gets back to you. With all of your patience, he better finish your commission and then some. It does suck to see people you're a fan of ignore you as if your loyalty and kindness means nothing. I'm sorry. I hope you get either your commission or your money back soon.
  4. ANOTHER UPDATE! Apparently, she's been sick and be MIA for the past week, so she is still refunding others. Call it an extension, more or less. We'll see if I'm still on that list, but based that I dropped 160$ on my commission, I think it's unlikely.
  5. Camy, I personally agree. It's been a long time coming. The fact that a lot of people are beyond upset should've been the first red flag that people will speak out. Honestly...I'm personally surprised that no other Beware was made public about her until now (a few others were floating around, but weren't really "official")
  6. Ok, guys! It's been over a week and I didn't get any note from Chesta, so I'm officially in the "Will be Completed or Bust" line. I'm not surprised in the least, but that still doesn't invalidate my growing anger and lack of communication between us. The only note she took initiative on was when this Beware first got posted. Since then, nothing but radio silence. She's "trying" to get better, but her communication skills are still severely lacking, so I have a very sharp hunch she will revert back to her old ways. I'll keep everyone updated if I get any emails/notes/WIPs from her.
  7. Thanks, Kei! Just read it, but I'm very skeptical for one reason. Paraphrased, she said within the week, she will note commissioners with refunds. However, if it's been over a week, that means the commission has started and will be complete. No refund. As stated before, not a single WIP has been shown to me (even though her Trello states mine is in the "coloring/shading" stage), so I am not 100% sure where I am on the list of clients. The refund list or the finish-it list. I will keep everyone updated.
  8. Luna, Kei, I did inform the admins to include the new note, which they did. It's on the very bottom of the Beware. Do not worry, I will keep everyone in the loop and add more evidence if it comes up. Thank you all for standing behind me on this. It means a lot to a shy introvert who wants to end the chaos like myself.
  9. Twilight, I am personally appalled; and I thought a year+ was too much, but 3 years?! You have the patience of a saint, more than me. Kei, you are 100% right. That's also why it's very hard to separate evidence from issues because they intertwine so much. I don't like the guilt-tripping and that's why it took so long for me to write this in the first place. I wanted to be nice and wait, but this was just too much. Oh, Chesta noted me yesterday, getting upset about this Beware, saying she is working on my commissions and wants this down when she's finished.
  10. Christmas was coming around and due to financial troubles, Chesta wanted to take emergency commissions to earn a bit of cash to spend on her three children. Proof of commission: https://sta.sh/024qbp1cjo2s Proof of purchase: https://sta.sh/011ldghfgpgk https://sta.sh/01wplj8ap2b3 She did have a lot on her plate, so I didn't worry about it. However, she has a Trello and didn’t update it often, so if anything, I was a bit nervous that she forgot about me. But a simple reminder should do. I noted her in April 2018 (forgot the original day, sorry) and asked if I could get my name on the Trello and was giving her a gentle poke in that direction. Sadly, no reply. I tried again, copy paste the original note on June 2018. Still no reply. Getting a little nervous, I wrote out another note on July 12th 2018, asking about my commission and expressing my understanding of the hardships she’s facing. However, I did mention, since it has been 6 months since the original commission was paid for, I was debating to get a refund. I was practically begging for her to reply to my notes. She did...telling me that I wasn’t forgotten and she doesn’t update her Trello enough to be reliable. Proof of unopened notes: https://sta.sh/0rx20svjd58 Proof of reply: https://sta.sh/0cqypc2a1f6 It wasn’t until November 2018 where I was knuckling down on this. I want my art and she’s not delivering. Not even WIPs or personal updates to me. Her situation is getting worse and she’s constantly taking on more and more work. I gave her another note, trying to get her to be honest with me. I wanted to help her. I was trying to be good and understanding because of my own experiences. I was giving her the benefit of the doubt. Proof of conversation: https://sta.sh/0urchox90qe (1) https://sta.sh/0x1byin29n2 (2) 5 days after this conversation (11/13), she wrote a PSA about explaining her actions (please note the comments are disabled). Sadly, she only refunded a handful of people (questionable) because she “is already working on the other commissions”. I was not refunded, because she claimed that she was working on my commission...but still no WIPs to defend herself. [Cut by mods. The journal is really personal. It should be noted that very personal information is being shared to clients who have been waiting for commissions.] The end of November, she gave out her email to everyone because she disabled her notes since they got too overwhelming. Proof of journal: https://sta.sh/0d2xvgeg56f I emailed her, laying down the line because I was losing my patience. More or less, I said, “Art or refund.” She pleaded with me to wait a week because she would finish my commission within that time frame. Allowing her one last chance, I agreed. It was November 30th 2018. The completed time would be December 7th 2018. Proof of email: https://sta.sh/013d1a9hxz8s (1) https://sta.sh/01954getkwvv (2) https://sta.sh/01yutosn7v2e (3) It’s been one month since that email. It’s now the New Year and I emailed her one last time, demanding the art or I will inform Paypal of fraud. She is telling me that she has it...but must wait until she gets home. Not since she got her internet back up (which was apparently on the 7th of January), she’s been radio silent on my commission. Yesterday, she posted only one commission; a more recent commission that she took on a month or so ago. I’ve had enough of this waiting game and pulled out the big guns. I filed a dispute with my bank on January, 9th 2019. Hopefully, I’ll get good news. Proof of email: https://sta.sh/02fzg9vaz8ds (1) https://sta.sh/0100d5wwgzxl (2) Proof of bank dispute message: https://sta.sh/01foihsglonb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s been a month since I’ve heard back from the bank, still left in the dark. So far, nothing. Chesta finally got some motivation to do some commission work and is actually posting again. She then did note me, asking for “certain” details on my OCs Proof of notes (NSFW!!): https://sta.sh/0cr9d1o5n36 However, despite this, I’m still posting this Artist Beware. If I FINALLY obtain the commission, I will update this Beware and say, “It is finished” and call it resolved. Edit update by Celestina: Chesta's response. https://sta.sh/0e408suwx31 Edit 2 update by Celestina: My bank got back to me two days ago, unable to help without "contacting the merchant". After today's journal, I know she will not take kindly to any pressuring for either commissions or money. She did make a new journal today...but more or less, it's another copy/paste job of pity, saying far more personal stuff and how she's sorry that she's slow and disappeared and "should be coming back soon." https://sta.sh/01icefwqiixy
  11. This hurts. I'm sorry you endured this, OP. As a writer myself, I feel like writing commissions are a bit tougher to not only work on but to price up as well. The fact that he kept stalling and stalling on the payment is a big no-no. And this is why a lot of writers don't normally take commissions like this. I hope you do get your payment. If not, I'd suggest you remove the story altogether.
  12. If I need to change/edit anything on my Artist Beware on Chesta, by all means, tell me. I don't wanna rebel against the system; I just want to warn others about her.

  13. I am so sorry this happened to you, OP. And this is why I'm terrified of commissioning fursuits. I cannot stand how irresponsible this person was. Yes, life gets in the way, yes, accidents happen, yes, mental illness kicks all of our tails. However, using those as excuses to not work, is never acceptable. If it doesn't fly in an office building, it doesn't fly in the artist's/fandom's world either. Also, using mental illness as an excuse feels like a personal attack on the rest of us. Being mentally handicapped (depression, anxiety, what have you) is not a free ticket from work. You offered a service and you didn't deliver. Simple as that.
  14. I was planning on making this beware for a while (and is currently editing it to fit within the guidelines; I'm a writer by heart, so I have to trim it), but all of a sudden, this artist I was making the beware for, suddenly is working on my commission that is over a full year due. Even if by the time I submit this beware, the artist might actually fulfill the transaction, so I was curious if I can still submit it to make other wary of this one artist.
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