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Frostbitch goes by many user handles: zhaur, frostbitch, saladsnack, more listed here.
It’s taken me a while to gather up the courage to post this but since others have come out with their stories about this person, I’m going to post mine too. Those looking to commission artists on tumblr, please avoid frostbitch, currently going by saladsnack.
She has gone by many other usernames which can be found here. There are several others who have already provided their testimonials about her scamming and abusing her friends. She, on the other hand, has only provided a wall of text.
Back in February frostbitch was offering to do $20/hr commissions. My budget was $180 plus a $20 tip. I don’t have any chatlogs from this since it’s too far back now, but I do have the paypal transactions:
There is also the email I sent to her the day after for the commission details. I recently shifted my URL from "anhonorabledemon" to my personal blog, if you’re wondering why the name is different. As you can see, after I sent the $180, they asked me several hours later for the tip. I normally don’t do this but I believed their story about going through a lot of hardships.
Here are the related posts, note the dates:
I don’t remember what was said before this exchange but she asked me to send the details to her email. Which is strange because I already did back in February, and she told me to use a different email this time. I don’t know what was up with this, it’s not that hard so search my email or my commission, or y’know my payment to her.
Something that set up some red flags was around when I asked if she was all right since apparently someone issued a chargeback against her with commission stuff, so she opened up commissions again. Now that I think about it, if that happened how come she had $8000 to spare (x)? And $3000 bedsheets (x)? And it was the same excuse about not wanting to dip into her savings.
I gave her time and space because this was around the time period I remember her being hospitalized. I didn’t ask her about my commission again until June. And then August. I know I should have just taken the refund when I could even though judging from what others have said she wouldn’t have been able to.
It was also in August that she tried to ask me to do a commission for her. Around the time when I said I could do a sketch, she told me she "gets paid in a few days". I lost track about it afterwards but she never mentioned this commission again and honestly I didn’t want to since I heard, once again, more financial troubles. I didn’t want to push her my commission she owed me until September rolled in.
In September I mentioned the commission she owed me again. She forgot about a $200 commission. I gave her emails, monthly reminders, it can be checked in her paypal history. I know I was being too meek and too generous, but honestly I believed her stories because I could relate to them.
It was in October that I tried to push things more. I even made negotiations so she wouldn’t have to give back the full amount because I still believed the story about her meds/groceries/not wanting to dip into her savings (but that $15,000 vibrator was always in the back of my mind since y’know, that number is my entire annual income). I even changed who I wanted to be drawn just so it would better tailor to her interests. She told me about how her tablet was being weird and couldn’t get to it right away. There were several posts I saw on tumblr about this as well (check her archive for october). I already felt terrible enough that I’m pestering her about my commission even at the time her tablet was busted.
But it’s been nine months since I saw any kind of progress and I know I should have said something way earlier, and that I put too much trust and faith into people. To be honest this is still a lot for me to take in since they personally have not caused any harm or abuse towards me, and have been kind, and the only thing was that they made me more anxious and (now) less trusting of others.
They’ve made a post response about being called out, and included their new email into it but I’m not going to bother trying to contact her anymore about my commission, I’m absolutely done and I know I’m never going to get a refund from her or paypal since it’s past the 45-90 day window and it wasn’t with my bank balance.
So please, do yourself a favour and avoid frostbitch at all costs until she decides to get her act together. Or idk, when they get back from jail.