I have a rare opportunity to access the internet and catch y’all up a bit.
As for the problems between my brother and I, they have become irreparable. He’s a yellow, back-stabbing, lying bastard and I have been royally fucked over by his selfishness and false promises.
My friend Brian, AKA Discord or the evil poptart, is forced to move to Ohio. His family will not have me, so I am left floating. I hold no ill will towards him.
My parents, with whom I am currently staying, just lost their home because my grand father, being another stain on Earth’s underpants, sold the land out from under them. So I am effectively losing my home twice in a matter of months.
I still have no way to access the internet (at the moment I am in my brother’s cellar to sort our things out for Brian’s move to Ohio), I have no phone, and no car. I have not been able to find work either. It will be a long time yet before I can truly re-connect.
Shit sucks, yo.
I still intend to complete my standing commissions when I can. At the moment I don’t even have a way to work on my art.
Anyhow, I miss y’all; I hope I get back on track sooner than later.
I am currently looking for work. We don’t have our own place yet and I don’t have a good work space for my art.
However, I am okay. Might be able to do some crappy doodle answers. Better than nothing?
It’s that time of year again, folks! Tumblrpon’s 3rd birthday is coming up in just over a week, and we should start preparing! Unfortunately, we don’t have magical party ponies like Pie and Cheese up there to set one up for us, but we don’t need them to have a great time!
Here’s some events we can do:
- Secret Santas! Except, for this, lets call it Secret Cheese! If you’re interested, pop a submission in this inbox with the title ‘Secret Cheese’ that has your URL and whatever it is you’d want drawn (with refs if needed!), and on the 22nd I’ll shuffle them up and send them out. Make sure that you have your inbox open to receive the Cheese, and when you’re done, post it with the tag #secretcheese, and make sure you let the other know about it!
- Singles Festival! Pretty much the same as Secret Cheese, except that instead whoevers URL you receive you have to draw a character of yours in a SFW crackship picture with a character of theirs! Or, if you’re a writer, you have to write a small SFW shipfic (say, at least 1000 words) with the same circumstance. Is it love poison that brings our two lovers together? A fireworks show? Bumping into each other at a bar? Completely up to you! If you’re running an askblog, there’s no need to make it canon (unless if you want it to be wink wink), so go wild! To enter, put a submission in this inbox with the title 'Singles Festival' and a link to your blog, links to references and/or a description, and anything you’d want your potential partner to know. On the 22nd, I’ll mix them up and send them out, so make sure you have your inbox open to receive the info! When you’re done, post it with the tag #singlesfestival, and make sure you let the other know about it!
- Question Bonanzas! Are you running an askblog? Do you want to get questions from other drawblogs, so that the two of you can interact and hopefully become buddies? If so, pop a submission in this inbox with the label ‘Question Bonanza’ that has your URL, and on the 22nd I’ll put 5 random URLs from the pool into the inbox of everyone who entered. If a lot of people enter, it might take several days, so pardon me if it takes a bit. Note: If you’re not running an askblog, but still want to participate, feel free to submit as well, but make sure you make it known that you’re not an askblog in the submission.
- Roleplayer Meet’n’Greets! Pretty similar to Question Bonanza, except between roleplayers. Same system, too: Put a submission in this inbox with the label ‘Roleplayer Meet’n’Greet’ that has your URL, and on the 22nd I’ll send everyone who entered 5 URLs that they can then interact with.
Let’s all have a rocking good time! If you want to just post things in general celebrating the birthday, I’d recommend using the tag #tumblrponbirthday. That way we can all see it and celebrate together!
Okay so, we are currently in Elmira, NY living in my brother’s cellar.
We haven’t found work yet and my computer is still offline (this is borrowed). It’s not been great but we made it.
The gas ate all the money so we are broke right now. Regardless I want yall to know that we are still thankful for your help.
I’ll post more when I can.
Well guys, the time has come. This will be my last post on tumblr until I get settled in NY.
I want to sincerely thank you for all the support. We literally would not have been able to do what we need to do without y’all.
Also, the winner of the comic con Derpy was known as Cyber Hermit. Enjoy her, dude.
Total donation money: $2757
Final update! Donations toward thank you gifts will need to be in by noon, central time. This is due to the way paypal, and my bank process transfering money. We would appreciate if you could still donate afterward, but due to the move, and such any donations after noon central time tomorrow will not count toward goals. The selection of winners will be sometime between 1 and 3 central time. Thank you all once again.
Super final update: 2737 of 4000.
The one to get the thank you gift will be contacted through their paypal email. Also, if we can get over 3000 I will still allow the cards to be sent out as well, it will just need to be after we move and settle in, though the original is no longer eligible, as we are not close enough for me to be comfortable asking someone to donate that much at once. Continued donations can still be made to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are feeling generous.
Thanks to all who supported us, monetarily or otherwise.
Update for donation drive. These are the things we will be giving as thank you objects to donators upon meeting set goals.
$2000: donators of $100 or more will have a chance to get the 2012 comic-con Derpy.
$3000: donators of $200 or more will have a chance to get the entire (excluding con exclusives) first collector card series.
$4000: The single highest donator will get an exclusive one time offer of an original piece of art, drawn traditionally by skoon, and given to me as a gift. He won’t normally sell these or give them to just anyone, so this is likely your only chance to own one. It comes framed, and matted. This one has great sentimental value, but desperate times call for desperate measures it seems.
Seems I forgot the donation address. It is still email@example.com
I don’t mind being asked, so there is absolutely no malice in this answer.
I would like to do that. However, I do not have the wherewithall to pull it off. First and foremost I am very busy getting things ready for the move. This situation is extremely stressful; not only have I lost my best friend of nearly ten years, but his family (which I thought I had become a part of) has thrown me to the dogs like trash. On top of that I am literally losing my adult life. Everything we worked for, every plan we made, all for nothing.
My mind is definitely elsewhere.
Another reason is I still owe many commissions, some a year old now. They would be done by now except that it has been one thing after another for the past year. Evidently all building up to this wonderful dramatic ending. I cannot afford to take on more work right now.
But there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Despite being like family Jonathon was the cause of a lot of stress and misfortune in my life. A lot of what caused me to stop drawing so many times was his doing. When this is all settled I will be rid of his emotional burdens and I should be able to get back to my work the way I did in 2011 and earlier.
While I cannot offer anything for donations, I can say with a degree of certainty that when this is done I can be the artist I was three years ago.
SO! We need to be out by May 5th. Jon’s dad is selling the place out from under us.
We desperately need a couple thousand dollars more or we’ll end up losing all our stuff. Including my small collection of one-of-a-kind pony plushes. >.>
My room mate Brian will make a new update to the familiar donate post. I will reblog it when he does.
Aside from that I want to sincerely thank you all for what you’ve already done. I cannot accurately describe how good to me y’all have been.
I apologize for this mess y’all.
As some of you might know, Skoon is being forced out of his home because his moron of a roommate got arrested for downloading child porn. He’s sitting in jail now, and Skoon and his remaining roommate are being stuck with that guy’s place under his name.
They have to move out within a few weeks with plans to head up to New York, and likely be without internet for a time. I want to be able to help, and I’m hoping you all can, too, by donating what you can so that they don’t have to leave empty-handed. I would appreciate you helping out a friend and fellow artist, and he too extends his thanks for anyone that could help.
Send a donation to irrlvnt1 at aol dot com on paypal if you’re able. Thanks for reading.
As I am living currently with my brother here, I feel I should thank you all as well. Your kindness cannot be overstated.
I would like to add my thanks, being the other roommate. Though I will add that a uhaul big enough for us to use will cost over $1000, not including gas, or other moving expenses. I don’t mean to sound greedy here. I am just trying to be realistic. We already have just under 340 and I would like to thank any and all donators thus far.
UPDATE: We have just over $450, but we have about 3 weeks till we have to move. I am also thinking,to spur on anyone who might want to give. I can give away my comicon Derpy and perhaps a few other things. to one of the donators at random as a thank you. Perhaps more stuff in necessary. If you can’t donate, but can pitch in with stuff to add to give way please let me know at this tumblr. We are looking to hopefully have roughly $4000 to help cover the rather expensive moving costs, and rent issues and whatnot. I know this sounds like a lot, and it is, but we could really use your help.
Jon is in jail for his activity.
My hard drive has not yet been returned.
We have an estimated two weeks or so to leave.
Sadly, I will be losing all internet for a good long while. I will not be able to post art, commissions or contact anybody until we get settled.
My sister, friend and I are going to move to upstate New York.
I will eventually be forced to vanish from the net. I apologize but it is out of my hands. I will do my best to return in good time.
I will keep y’all posted.
So this morning the police came to search our home.
My dumbass room mate Jonathon was downloading child porn.
Not only did the police take him away, but they took my external memory as well. Mostly because they had to.
Boy, explaining pony porn while half asleep and being interrogated was fucking fun.
I am so beyond pissed off I cannot even describe it.
He has not only fucked his life up, but he has also fucked us as well.
I’ll keep updating about it.
This does mean I may have to vanish again soon.