So I keep stumbling over those signal boost posts about people in need and I always try to at least reblog those even if I’m not always able to help financially. What always amazes me is that how generous and good people can be, fandom can be. It’s truly great how we can help just one person change their whole life.
So, this is my story. A dear friend of mine, Christina, who you may also know as Pteryx on YouTube or here on tumblr, is in a bit of trouble right now. It’s a very difficult situation with her parents and her health and her goal is to save up some money to basically run away and move to another city. Yeah, it’s that bad. She’s originally from Yekaterinburg, but wants to move west, but she needs money for it since her parents don’t let her do anything and take everything away from her.
People often say, like, every dollar counts. Here’s a little math for you: right now the bus fare in Yekaterinburg is 23 Russian roubles, which is with the current currency rate is .46 American dollars. Yeah, 46 freaking cents. So, sharing even 1$ would literally get her to work and then back home and it would really make it easier for her to get through the day and at least not worry about such an essential thing.
But let me tell you about her. She’s an incredibly sweet and talented person. She’s an amazing vidder. She always creates very interesting and unique videos, and not only in one fandom, too. She’s mostly known for her Doctor Who and Sherlock videos, as well as multifandom mashups, movie videos and most recently Marvel Universe videos, especially Captain America ones. I mean, have you seen this, this or this Sherlock videos? And this Steve&Bucky video moved me to tears. She made a bunch of Doctor Who videos, like this, this or this one. I mean, I’m not even a fan of the show anymore, but Doctor Who is an amazing show visual-wise, and Pteryx’s videos are a must see for every DW fan.
More than that, she offers her services as an editor. She can edit pretty much anything for you for a very reasonable price. Here’s a few ideas of what she can do: if you are a film student and you need an editor for your next project, she’s the right person for you. You want to make a video present for your best friend? Great idea! Pteryx can make something very original, funny and full of love. You’re writing a book and need a video trailer for it? Awesome! You can discuss details with Pteryx. You’re a photographer or a model and want to make a backstage video of your latest shoot? Pteryx can make a very stylish and dynamic video for you. What about your latest holiday? You have bits of videos here and there and a bunch of photos? Pteryx can make a video including all of it that you can later show your friends, trust me, it would be much more interesting than flipping through dozens of photos on your facebook page :)
Also if you’re feeling generous or able to spare some money, Pteryx can even gift you a fanvideo of your choice. It’s not a commission thing per se, but I’m sure you guys can figure something out that will benefit everybody ;) The list of fandoms that Pteryx can work with include MCU, Sherlock BBC, The 100, Fringe, The Originals, Doctor Who, In The Flesh, Peaky Blinders, Teen Wolf, Once Upon a Time, Agent Carter, almost 30 tv shows and pretty much any standalone movie (including multifandoms and mashups), and many many more.
Here’s her paypal & e-mail address if you have any questions or in a sharing mood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s her YouTube channel
Please consider reblogging this and spreading the word. If you feel like sharing, it would be amazing, too, but I don’t ask more than just think about it. I mean, fandom is the second (if not the first) home for so many people out there, so I thought I’d ask you guys to help a fellow fan out.
With my sincerest gratitude,