HEY im not one for making long posts but i wanna quickly put a lil note up on the table that people who scam others for ‘donations’ are scum and in reverse it only makes people who need honest help have a harder time because of trash people who make the general audience so skeptical. Here’s some super basic vague tips on helping your own realistic donation post, but also a checklist to help point out who might be pullin ur leg for some extra spending bucks
be specific. include details and photos if you can. the best is to have photo evidence present, it can be alarming to post such a personal thing online, no one’s asking you to do this but when times are tough cutting some of that luxury becomes essential to helping your goal. Some issues can’t call for a photo, or wouldn’t make sense to, and in that case your worded detail needs to be very specific. Not to mention that’s a big thing people want to see before they start donating, something that ‘shows’ there is a real issue, it can seem shitty but again, blame all the scamming buttholes online that created this skepticism. the skepticism comes sometimes when this person regularly takes selfies but provides no photos of the issue at hand, some scams are really easy to identify because common issues like vet or hospital bills would have all that specific information you need, when a scammer post is normally vague like ‘a relative is sick and needs scans done’.
update your issue. scammers are gonna constantly post about how everything is an emergency and use big terms that shock an audience into giving money, like they will be gone tomorrow but then you go back to their page two months later and there’s been no update and they’re onto a new issue. Finish your updates on the issue. When your problem is solved the people that gave that money deserve to know if its resolved. You are not only thanking the people greatly for their donated hard earned money, but you are SHOWING what they did helped someone, that’s important. Don’t just take their money and ignore the rest, be regretful for the help you were given.
Scammers tend to continue a cycle of always needing help, but providing no information, update, or end result. in short, all of their posts is just ‘i need money’ and if an issue is resolved, it’s just ‘oh it was resolved thanks mate’. no one should be afraid to update the situation if you ask, they should be comfortable publicly stating how the issue got resolved, because after all you’re asking the public for money and help, the least you can do is help them see their money went somewhere good.
Don’t be ashamed to ask for money, but also do not rely on donations. im writing a lot of this to help people get closer to a goal with the way they can organize a post, but you cannot rely entirely on donations to save you. Have a backup plan, look up and learn how your situation can be financed or worked out. Know how much you are asking for as well, if your situation requires a lot, look into bigger things then just a post on a blog, open up a kofi, a gofundme, if you have something to give back in any skill you have, consider that. Scammers aren’t going anywhere like official donating sites because they know they don’t have any information to show for their false issue. Does that mean someone who only makes a post on their blog asking for help is a scammer? heck no, but its shady when all of the above has been checked off ontop of the required number is nothing but a very large vague number.
THE TL;DR IS BASICALLY,
- are they describing the issue or are they just saying its an emergency and they need money
- are they providing updates and resolving the issue and showing publicly that your money helped, or if its not resolved are they providing step by step updates
- do they converse and take advice from people about the issue, or turn any real advice away
in the end, YOU’LL NEVER TRULY KNOW who is scamming you and who isn’t but beyond mutuals and friends that you know personally enough to know the issue is real, all in all what im trying to say is look into the issue instead of being skeptical if you are really out to donate some money. not every real donation post is going to have these notes, please do not look at this and assume i am saying if they dont have this theyre fake, take these more as tips and ideas to build a better post to help your cause/issue
also hey if anyone else has any tips or expirience with what works, what doesnt, and what patterns they’ve found in people who make shitty scam posts please by all means share them here, none of these are rules just notes
I’ve been thinking for a while and I felt the need to make a quick little PSA for people who participate in fandoms and idolize artists and such–
I’ve noticed over the past 2 years certain people who have others practically throwing themselves at their feet when they’re not… good people.
I just want to say that yes, you can like someone’s work, but please try not to get caught up in the idea that being a fan of theirs or trying to appeal to them will accomplish something for you on a deeper or wider level. I guess that’s how I can word it? If you see someone doing horrible things, treating people badly, generally having a shit attitude… and just–the stances they take on serious subjects? Just because they’re someone with followers doesn’t make them right. It doesn’t mean you have to settle and agree with them, especially if it conflicts with your morality.
Just please be cautious when participating in fandoms, because the last thing I want to see more of is bad behavior being rewarded because fans feel that they have to feel that way rather than standing up against something blatantly wrong. Your voice does matter, even if you feel like it doesn’t.
Adding onto this–I know I’m not the best person in the entire world. I know I have my own issues and my brain works in a way that I approach things that other people think is outlandish or weird. I don’t want any of you here if it means that you feel like you have to be here–I want you here because you’re comfortable being here, it’s why I try my hardest to both be inclusive and considerate with the subjects I speak about on this blog.
In simple terms: I’m not an extremist SJW but I AM an SJW at heart, and stars forbid I want people to feel validated and want to treat them as equals and have them feel comfortable and safe in my space.
(Also, that feeling when you have to explain that last bit because people will just hate you for being a coughSJWcough because of the horrible stigma surrounding the shitty ones. It’s why I put extremist in there, because extremist ANYTHINGS are bad news no matter what the cause is.)
9 years and stronger than ever. This is what the team is made of.
“Despite how popular an artist is, they tend to last only a few days at the top of charts after releasing songs. But it’s different for BIGBANG. The band has been doing this for whopping 16 days. When it comes to music, the band name does not matter anymore—the song itself relies on the word-of-mouth. BIGBANG broke their own records and is now genuinely recognized for their musical talents.”
I have never once doubted that they’d disband or lose a member over a conflict. They love each other and music too much, and it shows through their achievements. All I can say as a proud VIP is, just how far will this group go?
I know I said I wasn’t planning on sharing my stuff all that much anymore, but I reached 400 followers so I wanted to release a thing. I’m also doing simblreen, so there’s that to look forward to as well, I guess.
These sunglasses have four color channels. One for the frame, two for the lenses (for the gradient effect), and one for the nose piece thingies. I believe they’re a little over 6k polys and the textures for these are 1024x1024. I didn’t really feel the need to make them bigger, but if anyone wants a higher resolution version feel free to ask. Shouldn’t take me too long.
These glasses aren’t pefect, but I think they’re alright for a first try so, here ya go.
Aaand you can thank @nachtai for inspiring me to make these. I’m just a dweeb who wants to do what her friends are doing. You can find the super beautiful sunglasses she made here!
Meet Abigail! She’s the third of the four romanceable girls in my next project.
She’s a cow, which I honestly kind of resisted at first because she’s kind of a country girl and it felt a bit on the nose, but as I was drawing it I just felt like she was too cute this way and so it kinda stuck.
I don’t have colors here so I just have to inform you that she has pink hair.