Work has been cutting hours back for me lately. And to be perfectly honest I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to pay my bills for the next three weeks on fourteen hours a week, if that. I’m severely low on money right now, and I’m kind of in need of major financial help.
So what I’m gonna do is open up my Paypal for donations.
But here’s the thing: I don’t really want to beg for donations and have nothing to follow up on as far as thanking you guys. So what I’m gonna do is a donate to win type of deal.
No matter how much you donate, whether it be fifty cents or fifty bucks, your tumblr url will be written down and entered into a drawing to win my Andrew Hussie-autographed copies of Homestuck Book 1 and Book 2.
Both copies have barely ever been opened, and I’m thinking they could use a better home than my bookshelf, collecting dust. They are in perfect condition. I can’t actually sell them, since Hussie doesn’t want his merch sold or resold, so I figured doing something like this would be better and more beneficial!
So let me say this again. I’m asking for donations to help me pay my bills for the next few weeks. About $150 to $200. No matter how much you donate, your url will be entered into a drawing to win my autographed copies of Homestuck Book 1 and Book 2.
Here they are in all their barely-used glory, with pictures of the autographs included, in case anyone was skeptical about me actually having them in my possession.
The only rules I have for this are:
That’s it, I guess. Please just donate if you can and boost this if you can’t. I could really use the help right now because I really have nothing else I can do at this point besides take hours if I’m offered them. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
- My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a rule but I figured I should post that first so you guys see it.
- This will end as soon as I have enough money to make my bills for the next few weeks. If you want those books sooner rather than later, all the more reason to donate. 8)
- If you donate to my Paypal, make sure you tell me what your tumblr url is or I probably won’t know who you are.
- If your URL is the first one drawn, you have the option to win both books, or just one if you have one book and not the other. If that’s the case, I’ll do a second drawing for another lucky person to win the other book.
- Even if you don’t or can’t donate, please just signal boost this. I would really appreciate it a lot as every donation will help get me out of this tight spot I’m currently in.
- Reblogging and liking this post will not increase your chances of winning. The only way you can win these books is to donate. I don’t care how much or how little it is. Even fifty cents would help me out greatly right now.
- You DO NOT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING ME to donate or win. And you don’t have to follow me in order to win. That’s not what this is about. I’m a personal blog and in addition to all the different fandom stuff I reblog I also post a lot of personal shit so I’m not gonna make anyone deal with that just for a couple of books.
ETA 1/31: THE SITUATION HAS BECOME DIRE, THE NEXT STEP AFTER THIS IS “I NEED A PLACE BECAUSE I AM ON THE STREETS” (details further down), I STILL DO NOT HAVE ANYWHERE
hello, my name is courtney, i’m 17 (turning 18 in mid-february), i have a severe anxiety disorder, and i really need a place to stay.
i moved away from my abusive family in july of last year and i’ve been renting out a room from the mother of a friend of my littlest brother’s ever since, but things have gone south. the long version is here (ctrl+f for “the full story”) and here but here’s the shortish one:
my landlady (who also has legal guardianship of me) dropped a roommate on me a couple of weeks ago, telling me this girl would be coming about three hours before she showed up. since then, she has been treating me like shit—ignores me completely if i don’t push and push a question, refuses to acknowledge politely-worded simple requests turns everything into yelling at me and fighting, calls me slurs, lies to my landlady about what she does and says to me, then turns around and asks me to do things for her. the biggest thing is that around the time she moved in, my wallet went missing. a week later, i found some of the cards that were in it in her bag. she stole my wallet and i am still missing $70+ worth of stuff, but my landlady does not believe that i found the cards there and will not do anything about it.
i’ve tried to bring up this girl’s mistreatment of me to my landlady too and after a few incidents of not doing anything helpful, it’s culminated in an episode of her screaming at me about how everyone in this house hates me, she doesn’t want me around (not explicitly stated but very implied) and neither does anyone else (explicitly stated), i have fucked up everything, etc. etc. etc. her solution to the problem of my roommate, instead of much-needed mediation, was to just tell us to not talk to each other ever and “respect each other,” and then yell at me about how i’m an adult and should know better (the roommate did not receive this treatment). she is playing favorites—her husband, who has defended me but usually ultimately has to defer to her, has told me that he thinks this—because this girl is like family to her and i, apparently, fuck everything up by existing. she does not have any intention of doing anything to help me, period.
this is not a healthy or stable environment for me to be in. my roommate is likely to keep stealing from me if she knows she can get away with it, and i am not going to be able to get help with anything from the adults in charge.
the important technical stuff:
the most i can pay for rent is $125 a week (or $500 a month, it doesn’t matter to me) because i only make $100/weekly but i have savings. i would be very willing to do services like housekeeping or childcare/babysitting (i work at a summer camp so i have experience) as well as paying rent, though.
as mentioned i have anxiety and as such am likely to keep to myself; i’m very quiet and will not be a disturbance. i don’t smoke or drink or do drugs, but do not mind if people in the house do those things. i don’t go out very often, just for work and a writers’ club on tuesdays. the size of the room does not matter but i need access to basic utilities like a washing machine, wi-fi, a place to put food, etc. i will buy my own laundry soap and stuff if need be.
please send me an ask if you can help me—i can give you my email if you’d rather use that but please send me an ask for it.
if you don’t have a place for me to stay, maybe consider (along with reblogging this) commissioning a theme/page/html thing from me to help me with my savings, but things are not desperate enough that i am in need of donations.
thank you very much!
an update: my landlady has recently threatened to kick me out in explicit terms, and if things continue in the direction they have been, i have zero doubt that she’ll act on it. legally, she can’t throw me onto the streets until i’m 18 because i’m a minor under her guardianship—but i’m turning 18 in less than three weeks, on February 13th. if I get booted, there is no back-up plan. at best i could stay a couple of nights at the home of one of my teacher’s parents. i don’t drive, couch-surfing isn’t an option, and the previously mentioned place would be very short-term.
i need to do something before things get down to the wire.
my (abusive, toxic) mother in florida just sent me an email—my landlady messaged her and she wants me out. she has not spoken to me. i am turning 18 on the 13th of february, there will be nothing stopping her from putting me out onto the streets, i am running out of time.
i need to stay in the dennis/yarmouth area so that i can continue attending this school; if i switch out of the district i’ve been in my whole life in the second semester of senior year while i’m already struggling to pass most of my classes, i am not going to graduate—i know myself and my limitations well enough to be confident in that. i could potentially go as far as hyannis but not much farther; that’d involve taking the public bus to school every day and for those of you not in the area, the public bus system on the cape is garbage.
please, i need help, i am running out of options and don’t know what to do.
Mod note: This kid’s cool, I’d really personally appreciate you helping her out. She’s a good person and kind and helpful and wouldn’t be a problem to rent to or anything like that.
TG: what are you even
There’s a very friendly very vocal black shorthair cat with a white spot on his chest that is very convinced that me and my roommate are his humans. We are not his humans. I would adopt him but Michaela is allergic. He’s very sweet and comfortable with being held. Did I mention he’s vocal?
There’s no collar, no clipped ears indicating he was neutered in a catch-and-release program (but his saggy lower tummy says he’s probably neutered). He has no noticeable scars and has all his claws.
WE LIVE IN THE ROGER’S PARK/LOYOLA AREA IT IS REALLY COLD I WOULD LIKE THIS CAT TO BE LET INSIDE WHERE HE BELONGS PLEASE COME GET HIM.
Message me for details on location and we can hold him temporarily if you’re going to come get him so you know where he is.
Rolls off into the abyss.
Hey uh I’m in a pretty awful living situation and only live with my family due to my studies and my financial dependence on my parents for my transition. My mother recently found out I’ve taken dextromethorphan recreationally in the past and now thinks I’m a drug addict who cannot take care of himself (despite drug screenings showing up negative for everything I’ve been tested for.) I’d like to prove otherwise to her, but there’s only one thing I can do to make money and prove my diligence that is an option for me right now. I’m a full-time student and on campus almost every day including weekend days, meaning I can’t work, and until today she gave me a little bit of money every day to buy food from my college’s cafeteria. However, I’d like to prove to her that I’m capable of making money for myself, (in other words, that I’m not totally useless,) so if you’d please look at/reblog my commission post and please consider commissioning me I’d be really grateful.
CUTE BROTHERS BEING ADORABLE AHHHHH