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Hello guys! I’m putting up a donate button of sorts on my page to help me with funds for college. Being in an art course is expensive because of the materials you need and the amount of time and effort and food to keep you working without passing out and ending up in a hospital with a broken wrist (ayyy) 

I also have a store where I sell my art stuff and a store where I sell official weab merch (haha) I’m balancing my school work coughthesiscough and managing the store/s so I can have money for my needs other than the tuition (which is already expensive in itself). 

If you could help me out, you can either donate or buy from any of the stores mentioned above! If you donate, I can draw you a little something in return! (it will depend on how much you donated or how familiar/fond I am with your request~)

Just message me on here or on my Facebook page <3

Thank you!

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hello, my name is katy! i’m a 16 year old artist with no way to get a job due to current physical disability, and i just now opened an etsy shop. i know a lot of you won’t be able to afford my stuff, but if you could favorite my shop, reblog this post, email it to your rich relatives, etc, that would be great!!! I’m also open for commissions, so just message me if you’re interested (I can paint nature scenes, portraits, animals; pretty much anything!). thank you so much!

PS FUCKING A PEOPLE

Alright listen up guys because I am really pissed off right now and I have something that needs to be said. 

Everyone’s always talking about how fucking horrible it is to have art stolen and reposted and that if you repost art you are a shitty person and the scum of the earth. Now, while I agree that reposting art is a pretty shitty thing to do, there is something else that people tend to overlook a lot that is just as bad, if not ten times worse.

Writers are constantly thrown under the bus. People fawn over fanart and commission people for prints and worship fanartists and get so fucking pissed when their favorite artists’ work is reposted. But writers don’t get that kind of attention. Writers slave for weeks and months and years to write long and intricate stories that will get 1,000 views IF THEY’RE LUCKY. They’ll get a few comments IF THEY’RE LUCKY. No one wants to pay for fanfiction. Only a select few writers are worshipped for their fics that are known throughout the entire fandom. Writers are so under-appreciated, and unfortunately, that means that their problems get swept under the rug as well. 

Writers have their work stolen too. I know three people including myself who have been plagiarized within the past year or so. People copy fanfiction. They copy/paste fics from one site to another or sometimes they copy someone’s fanfic idea exactly and only change the dialogue and descriptions slightly so that it looks vaguely different. Let me tell you something. One of my best friends was plagiarized recently, and she has also had art reposted before. She said having her writing plagiarized hurts a lot worse than having art reposted. 

A lot of times, when art is reposted, it’s an honest mistake by the person who reposted it. They didn’t know they were supposed to ask permission before reposting. A lot of times, people are very apologetic when reposting art and take it down if it is asked of them. I’m not saying that this is the case in EVERY situation, but the majority of the time, it is. 

With plagiarism, THERE ARE NO FUCKING HONEST MISTAKES. TO PLAGIARIZE SOMEONE, YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO COPY/PASTE SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK AND CHANGE IT SLIGHTLY IN HOPES THAT YOU WON’T GET CAUGHT, AND PASS IT OFF AS YOUR OWN ORIGINAL WORK. THAT IS NOT FUCKING OKAY. YOU DON’T TO THAT TO SOMEONE, DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH OF A SHITTY PERSON THAT MAKES YOU!?

Plagiarism is a lot harder to deal with than reposted art is. It’s easy to prove that you are the artist of your drawing if it gets stolen because most likely you will have other art pieces with the same style, and you’ll have a watermark on it. Those things prove that the art belongs to you, and if someone isn’t cooperative in taking the reposted art down, it’s easy to report it or have a swarm of people sending comments to take it down.

With plagiarism, it is a lot harder to get that sorted out. Writing styles are so different even when it comes to one author. It is very rare that you can tell who an author is just by reading their writing. I’ve read some fics that are so good and in character, you’d think the author of the original book wrote it. Most people reading a plagiarized fanfic won’t even know that it’s been stolen. I’ve actually been accused of having plagiarized my own story before, just because someone had read the copied fic before they read my original fic!! Whats worse, a lot of plagiarists will defend themselves to the death and try to make themselves look like the victim!!!

And it’s harder to find plagiarized fics, especially for me, because I don’t check the tags on ao3 and every other fanfic site to see if my work has been stolen. I don’t have the time to go through every fanfic in every tag for every shp that I’ve ever written for every day to make sure that my work wasn’t copied!!!

Do you even understand how stressful it is, how upsetting, to have your writing stolen!? To have spent days and weeks on writing something, only to have someone else post a fic that’s almost exactly the same!? Especially if it ends up getting more views or comments or kudos than yours!? It’s one of the most horrible experiences that I’d ever been through! 

When I was plagiarized, I didn’t want to write anything for weeks. I was so afraid that it would happen again. To this day, I am still afraid that it will happen. I am so, so afraid. I don’t know what I would do if I found out that one of my series was being copied. My fic that was plagiarized was a oneshot. If I had an entire series stolen, I may never write a fanfic again. 

Please don’t act like this isn’t a big deal, or something that doesn’t happen often, because it does, and it hurts a lot. Please give fic writers the credit they deserve and please, for the love of God and all that is good in this world, DO NOT EVER STEAL SOMEONE ELSE’S WRITING. AND IF YOU SEE A FIC THAT YOU THINK IS BEING PLAGIARIZED, GET ALL THE FACTS FIRST. FIND OUT WHICH FIC WAS POSTED FIRST. TELL THE ORIGINAL POSTER THAT THEIR WORK IS BEING COPIED. HELP THEM REPORT IT. DON’T JUST LET IT SLIDE.

TREAT PLAGIARISM THE SAME WAY YOU WOULD TREAT REPOSTED ART, BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM ARE EQUALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND WRITERS DON’T DESERVE TO BE SLIGHTED LIKE THIS WHILE THEIR ARTIST FRIENDS ARE PROTECTED

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In the past 2 weeks I’ve rescued a stray cat (orange fellow) who needed plenty of vet procedures, as well as had to take my older cat to the vet (one eyed brown kit) for an emergency. I’ve cut down my prices in order to bring some relief to these piling vet bills. If you’ve ever wanted to commission me, now’s the time! 

All prices above are for single character. Additional characters are +$10 each on top of base price. Background: +$15 on base price. 

Want something more complicated/detailed? Let me know, and we’ll work it out! Terms and conditions as well as standard info I need for commissions can be found here. 

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Hi everyone, if you don’t already know, I am a homeless 19 year old with no money and as of tonight, no car for me or for Wolf. The car we have been using has been repossessed and it caused us a bit of panic. Luckily however we were able to figure out what to do for the near future, however it does come with some risk. I know someone who can sell me her car for 1200, the problem is that the car has a little problem under the hood that is making it do weird noises so that’s gunna be another 50 to fix. I have no money for the next two weeks and we both can’t afford to lose our jobs or else we’ll really be screwed.. I’ve set up a new gofundme account since I took down the last one due to complications, and I am indeed asking for 1250, every penny counts and I’m beyond desperate at this point, please help me! The link is gofundme.com/8632r8y8

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Here’s the thing

Hello guys! My names Kameron and I’m 17 years old. I have an older brother who’s 19 and supposed to be headed off into his sophomore year of college but had to drop out because we cant support ourselves let alone college tuition expenses. We are struggling to the max. My mom is a single parent who is trying her absolute best to support all three of us but there’s only so much she can do with her job. “But what about the father?” you may ask. Well I’ll tell you. He cheated on my mom 14 years ago and my mom left him. Ever since then, he refused to pay his part in child support and has taking my mom to court endless times. The case starting from 2001 is still ongoing. He is still not paying. So this is where you guys come in. We have started a GoFundMe account and are asking for any spare change you have. Please help us out with $25, $10 or even just a dollar. A little will go a long way. If you dont have money, then please share it any way you can. Please help us pay for our rent and food. Please.

 http://www.gofundme.com/x82r2re4

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Click here to support My mother's MS medication by Alice Hall
I need $1317.50 to get my Multiple Sclerosis medicine. Back in September of 2013 on of my neurologist wanted to do a botox treatment on me for headaches. I had gotten pre-approval for it from my insurance and I had met my deductible so my out of pocket was going to be $0, so I decided to do it....

Here’s the situation: my mother hasn’t had her multiple sclerosis medication since March because she has an outstanding debt of $1318 to the specialty pharmacy…for a treatment she received that her insurance had approved but retroactively denied. As it turns out, this is entirely legal, and she has no recourse.

So, uh, we need your help, Internet. My family has long been living paycheck-to-paycheck and we can’t afford to just drop $1300 on something all at once, nor can we afford the payments for the installment plan offered by the pharmacy. So please, if you have any thing to spare, please donate! Every little bit helps. And if you can’t donate, please signal boost this post.

Thanks,
Alice “Central Avenue” Hall

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Hello!! I’m starting my Junior year at Digipen in a few days, I am going to be taking 21 credits on top of a few part time jobs, but it’s not enough to pay rent/buy food.  I’m opening commissions!

So, let me paint you!! If you give me a few photos of you and/or a friend AND/OR a favorite character, I will paint their bust for $30

est time is about a day and a half

If you are interested, please message me!

 ˎ₍•ʚ•₎ˏ thank you!!

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Here are some snippets of an interview I cam across with Ann Coulter the Author of Adios America and Jorge Ramos Mexican-American News Anchor for Univision and Fusion that was kicked out of Trump’s press conference.

Ann Coulter: Americains should fear immigrants more than ISIS Ann Coulter: If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS don’t go to Syria, if you don’t want to be killed by a Mexicain, there’s nothing I can tell you.

Jorge Ramos: Are you really saying..? We’re talking about 40 million (documented) immigrants in this country? 

Jorge Ramos: Do you think people are biologically predisposed to commit crimes? 

Ann Coulter: No! I think there are cultures are obviously deficient… and if they weren’t deficient, you wouldn’t be sitting in America interviewing me, I would be sitting in Mexico. You fled that culture! There are a lot of problems with that (Mexican) culture… Hopefully it can be changed. But we can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here. When you bring the people here you bring those cultures here, that includes killings that includes Uncles raping their nieces, it includes dumping litter all over, it includes not paying your taxes, it includes giving bribes to government officials, that isn’t out culture, you can see the success in our culture, you can see the successful in the cultures of the world they have been studied at infinitum. America IS the best in the world and we are about to loose it (x).

PLEASE HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR BEST FRIEND’S TRANSITION

You see this new shirt?

I drew this for my friend aoratostheos, a huge Invader Zim[created by Johnen Vasquez] fan and a great guy.

From now on, all sales of these shirts (also available as hoodies and tank tops) will be going towards HRT, name change paperwork, etc for my friend aoratostheos

https://society6.com/product/invader-zim-you-irk-me_t-shirt#11=50&4=80

He’s a great friend and a very talented artist.  You can also commission him for artwork or donate directly to his gofundme

http://www.gofundme.com/a23k3ke5yk

It’d mean a lot if you’d check it out.

Thank you.

Emergency Commissions!!!

First of all, I know I’m not the best artist. But I am hoping for some help here.

My dog Thunder is a Siberian Husky, only a year and two months old. He is a very active, happy sweetheart, with an abundance of energy. We have an apple tree in our backyard that he pulls the apples off of. He plays with them and ultimately eats them. Yesterday, during dinner, he got himself an apple and was playing with it. He always does it, and always is so silly with them, bouncing, rolling, that we didn’t expect anything to happen.

The vet said it was a freak accident. One of the times he flopped down, he landed wrong. I… never want to see anything like that again. It was like his neck twisted, and his head was stuck on his shoulder. He couldn’t stand. Honestly, we thought he’d broken his neck. I lifted him in my arms, trying to keep his neck immobile as we rushed him to the ER.

Someone must have been looking out for us, because the x-rays came back clean. He does have cervical trauma, but there is no break, no paralysis. Still, he had to stay in the ICU overnight. He is home now, heavily sedated, and we’re looking at having to give him physical therapy to help him fully heal from this.

Now the reason for this journal. He is alive, and getting better, but the costs of having him in the ICU are harsh. And I can’t exactly make any money right now, since I am homebound for my own medical reasons. So I am hoping I can alleviate a bit of the $800+ cost of his emergency by doing some commissions. I can do headshots, fullbody, couples, simple backgrounds, complex backgrounds. I can even try my hand at NSFW, but those will cost more. I can do closed species, OCs, FR dragons, Clanheart pets, furries, basically anything as long as it is a feral creature. Humans and anthro are the only thing I can’t really do. Examples of some of my work are below. Please, any USD amount would be so very helpful, even if it’s just a $5 commission.

http://sta.sh/01d8feoe5q8p

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/An-amazing-first-impression-373374929?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=62

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/DTA5-Warm-Welcome-478713604?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=38

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/AutumnDroxiger-MYO-entry-1-482742114?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=34

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/Alonna-headshot-536009485?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=1

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/Sunrise-on-the-Savannah-481518711?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=18

http://kaorusquee.deviantart.com/art/Fawning1-529762985?q=gallery%3Akaorusquee%2F41887989&qo=11

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TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT – DEMAND JUSTICE

Your eyes do not deceive you. An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped.

The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces. Nothing could justify this abhorrent punishment. It’s not fair. It’s not right. And it’s against the law. Demand that the local authorities intervene immediately.

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everybody please sign this and reblog!!!!!

https://berniesanders.com/issues/ Seriously, I’M BEGGING ALL OF YOU RIGHT NOW, TO GET UP AND VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS!!! QUIT TALKING ABOUT TRUMP, STOP TALKING ABOUT CLINTON, QUIT TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY!!! YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE TRUMP DOESN’T WIN??? YOU DON’T WANT TO BE APART OF THE GENERATION THAT ‘DID NOTHING’??? THEN GET THE FUCK UP AND VOTE!!!!

RESTARTING BUSINESS

HI EVERYONE, so I’m looking to restart my town, and most villagers in my town are very desirable. So instead of voiding them, I’m going to trade them away for bells or things that will help me with my new town.

The villagers currently in my town are,
Fauna*
Erik*
Diana*
Beau*
Deirdre*
Whitney*
Fang*
Muffy
Samson

(None of them are in boxes yet so you’ll have to wait until they ping me. It will take a long time to rotate them out)

I’m looking for landscaping items, things from my wishlist, or bells.

Holly bushes, sweet olive bushes, saplings of any kind, DLC, things from my wishlist: http://moridb.com/catalogs/uM1iR5BgmZ?limit=50&offset=0 or anything you think could help.

The villagers with an asterisk are also villagers I’m looking to have back in my town once I restart, so if you have them for trade please send me a message! If you would like to trade one of the villagers on the list for one with an asterisk, that’s fine but you’ll have to reserve the villager for me until I’ve cycled the rest of them out and restarted. I’m also looking for Zell, Chief, and Kiki. Thank you so much in advance! If you could please help, that would be great great great

Also please signal boost this!

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I've never done this before but...

I would greatly appreciate it if you all could read my aunts story about her fight to get custody of her children, my cousins. She goes into great detail of her emotionally, physically and social abuse that she faced with her children’s father. She’s been broken done about her weight, appearance and anything else you could imagine.

I’ve seen her cry and also have a nervous breakdown because of this. She loves Marcus, Devin and Dominic with all of her being. She’s been through extreme struggles, financially and personally, so she started a small cheesecake business out of her kitchen for her friends and family to pay the bills and give her kids everything they need. But spending 40 to make the cakes and only selling them for around 60, hasn’t really helped her and her family. Please you all, help her win this fight (that she shouldn’t be in) for her kids. I’ve never seen such a beautiful person been so torn down, in my life. If you can’t give anything, please just reblog. Everything counts.

Thank you 💕

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Please help!!

I don’t usually do this, but I really need your help. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and recently her health has declined. She’s been having problems with her vision, and overall her health isn’t the best and her medical bills are piling up. She’s in desperate need of any help. It would mean the absolute world to her and me if anyone out there could donate some money to her cause. I know it’s a lot to ask, but it would mean so much to us, her family. Thank you so much for even reading this. Please reblog this if you want!

Hey there everyone! I have commissions open! 

Each character is $20 USD (PayPal only though), and it’s only waist-up shots for the time being. I’m in school now, and I barely have any free time, so this is easiest for me! 

I won’t draw nsfw, furries, animals (I can draw cats and stuff, that’s all), mecha stuff, and things of the like. 

Anything else is fair game! 

Message me if you’re interested, and please signal boost! Thank you!!