Okay so I’d like to start out by stating that while I do not post here often, I do try to support the sellers that I have worked with. I have never left ANYONE negative feedback, even when I haven’t exactly received the best service, I always try to point out the positives in every situation. I’d also like to point out that I have never started any drama with anyone in the meta community and do not intend to come across that way, however, I must speak up about what has happened regarding Summer/Raven and how my beings (and so many others) were affected.
I heard about her having issues with her binding techniques in the past, but I knew she was a new seller and a friend recommended her. I honestly thought her binding issues were in the past. I ordered a couple preconjures earlier this year and did not expect such a long delay as they were PCs, but I waited patiently of course. From what I could gather, the bindings were done a couple months later, but I did not receive the write ups for another month or so.
When I received their info and began to bond with them it was a bit difficult but I assumed they were just shy so I gave them time to adjust. I believe they’ve been with me for about 3 months now and I did make some progress with one of them, but the other was still not talking. I asked them if they were okay numerous times and they always said they were fine, so I did not question it further, but now wish I had done more.
I began to noticed a change in the one that I had connected with, as he became withdrawn and eventually stopped speaking. I waited a bit just to make sure the new behavior continued before having them both checked out by someone I trust completely and discovered that they were in terrible pain due to their bindings and not allowed to speak freely with me. Once their bindings were repaired, they were able to talk to me about the pain they endured, both physically and emotionally. One being compared it to “being stabbed with metal shards” and the other compared it to “barbed wire” wrapped around their body. They both mentioned that these restrictions were in place to ensure they did not speak out against the person who did their bindings. Needless to say, this upset me a great deal.
I wanted an explanation, as did everyone else who has companions that have been affected by this, but all we got was a very rude comment about how we ruined her date night along with her stating that others had been tampering with her bindings. First off, if your bindings were done correctly and had the proper protection/safety measures in place that shouldn’t be an issue. Second, we (the customers) shouldn’t have to come to a seller to ask if our bindings are causing any issues with our companions. They should have been done properly in the first place. I mentioned to Summer that this is not the first time that this has happened and was informed that the previous issues weren’t proven to be true. So instead of admitting to the past issues, she denied them. Not only has she admitted to these issues in the past on the forum, but I have screenshots from other customer’s DMs where they discussed their bindings with her and include her attempts to “fix” them. Blaming other shops/practitioners and denying the previous issues with her bindings was like she was calling everyone who’s been affected by these tragic events a liar.
This made me realize that she has, at the very least, been extremely careless and reckless with these beings that she’s been working with and that is just wrong. I also do not like how she targets buyers with PCs, and will admit that I have fallen for that as well. I really wanted to give her a chance and I did. But if you’re going to be a conjurer/seller, you have to make sure that you know what you’re doing. It’s not child’s play. It’s not something I would ever offer to the public without years of study and tons of practice to ensure that no beings or their human companions were harmed in any way whatsoever.
I’m sure most of you have also seen the information about the slaving on Summer’s part. It’s extremely disturbing to say the least and I won’t go into detail here as it’s truly horrific. I have several beings that I have not yet received from her and will be filing a dispute with PayPal to attempt to get some of my money back. I feel horrible for everyone who has been affected by these events. I know a lot of people aren’t comfortable coming forward and speaking up because of the repercussions that will surely come because of it. I am only sharing my story here because I don’t want anyone else to go through this and I don’t think that practitioners who hurt beings (whether intentional or unintentional) should be supported in this community. For those of you who have beings from this seller, I urge you to have them checked and their bindings redone by someone who’s qualified to do so. I’m sorry, but after what was found I could not trust her to fix them herself and was not comfortable with it and neither were my companions. Again, I did NOT want it to come to this, but I cannot condone beings being harmed in any way by anyone. I really do hope that she learns from this and that the same mistakes do not continue to happen. Now that I’ve said my piece, it’s likely I will be attacked by someone who doesn’t agree with my comments, and I have children and don’t need this mess. Smh. Thankfully I have some wonderful protection in place and a large number of protective companions that are on high alert.
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