Anyways, When I got home from work last night, I sent another email to her (SPark), as follows:
"Addendum: if that sort of thing should happen again, I would appreciate being asked first. I know it's sort of obvious, but it's been on my mind to say it all night (as opposed to just "Oh it's my fault, don't worry about it").
It's not an incredibly big deal this time, because I might end up commissioning (hand)paws eventually, which would definitely have claws, but yeah.
Got a reply from her shortly after, but couldn't work up the nerve to read it 'till this morning (which is why I couldn't get back to sleep - I was wondering what she might've said), which can be seen below:
"I'm sorry. I generally assume that anything which isn't mentioned specifically is at my discretion.
And your diagram didn't show claws.
I realize I probably should have double checked since you hadn't said specifically, and I apologize for not doing so.
The diagram can be seen here. Keeping that in mind, the reply I sent back to her just before coming downstairs is, once again, below:
"The sole purpose of that diagram was to show where one type of fur ended, and the other began, hence the lack of other detail :s The claws weren't included there for that reason, and also because, as I already said, your commissions page makes it sound like they'd be included by default.
I'm not entirely sure I agree with you on the "I generally assume that anything which isn't mentioned specifically is at my discretion" bit, but I'm sure not everyone would make quite so much of a fuss over it, so whatever. It would've been much worse had I not realized they didn't have claws until they got here, but next time (which won't be for a bit, because there's some non-furry related stuff I want to buy from some other sites first) I'll definitely be more specific :p
Thanks for your understanding :3"
Sums it up quite nicely. Like I sort of said in my entry yesterday, if I'm paying you any more than $50 for something, I don't want you to take any liberties with it (unless it's something small and that wouldn't be noticeable unless you pointed it out). Just because something isn't specifically mentioned is not an invitation for you to make your own call about what to do with / for it. At least not as far as I'm concerned.
If money isn't involved, I'm obviously more reluctant to say anything. I'm still absolutely torn about emailing Chesh to ask where those ears she said she was going to make for me are :s Maybe I'll just send her a quick email before I leave for work tonight or something...
As for other things, got that email, as expected, but there's no sign of that package yet :\ Still three more days to go, so I suppose it could still show up...
Get to walk to work tonight, and will be there 'till at least midnight, with Karen and Steve. That's when I'm scheduled to leave, but we're only open 'till 1, so I'll probably just stay the extra hour, because if it's anything like the past two nights have been, we'll be out of there shortly after.
And because I haven't really said anything about it yet: No More Heroes. Beat Destroyman just before I went to bed last night, which was an interesting fight. Was quite satisfying seeing him get cut in half at the end though. Now I get to go around and collect another 200,000 of whatever currency is used in the game, so I think Rogue Galaxy is going to come first :p
Getting hungry again though, so it's time to go see what's in the kitchen~