All right. So, here it comes.
I fucking hate begging. That said, I'm in a serious bind- my laptop's dying, and while my unemployment check is coming in, it's certainly not enough to support buying new hardware. Neither are the few sales currently coming in from Tormented Artifacts. And I desperately need to get a new machine soon, so that I can get stuff transferred over instead of losing everything for good again. And it has to be a new machine, as plaidbrat
's desktop just plain doesn't have the space, memory, or processor for doing the kind of digital artwork I've been doing lately, or for storing and working on all the Tormented Artifacts site and promo stuff, not to mention having to split time between the two of u to get anything accomplished- which pretty much means that nothing
So, here's the thing where I need help. I'm putting up a donation button. I'm not expecting anyone to pop in twenty or two hundred dollars or anything, but if you've got two bucks, and you like the artwork I've been doing lately (or if you want me to finally shut up about all this), then hit the button. Alternatively, if you're in similar straits to me, then don't hit the buton- just copy the link to this post and spread it around some. I'll be posting it over to my other spots as it is, but getting the word out always helps.
So, in short, if you like stuff like this:
And want to see more of it, or if you want to keep seeing Tormented Artifacts at different events and such, then hit this button:
Also, some other info on this:1. No, this isn't getting used for personal expenses.
It's not smokes and booze money- the only way this stuff is getting used is to get the new hardware I need to keep going.2. How long are you going to be doing this for?
Probably about a month. Future updates on this will, of course, be a hell of a lot shorter. If I hit my goal before then, it'll end sooner. 3. Ok, so what is your goal?
About $500. That covers a new laptop that'll do what I need, and an external USB drive for doing the future transfer and backup work. If I don't hit goal, then what money I do collect gets used for hardware still- if I can break a hundred, it'll be sued for just an external drive, so I can get everything backed up for later. Break three hundred, and I can grab a simple netbook so I can at least stay online, keep promoting stuff, and keep events and such going. Break four, and I can grab the laptop I need, and just get the drive later on. 4. OK, so, what if you somehow beat your goal?
If that happens, or if I have to go with one of the lesser goals and have money leftover from the donations, then I plan on giving stuff back. Hell, if I can I'd like to do that even if I hit goal exactly with no money left over. So here's the biggest part of things: If you donate, you'll get something back for it.
I can't guarantee what it'll be- maybe something from Tormented Artifacts. Maybe something of mine that I think you'll enjoy. Maybe something else. At any rate- if you donate, give me your mailing address in the blank. You'll get something back for it.
Any questions? Comments? Anything? Let me know. Or, just hit the button:
And kick in what you can- I'd definitely appreciate it, if nothing else, and it hopefully gets me one good step closer to future employment/arts work.