In regards to the raffle...I've spoken with a pal, and they convinced me it would be best to just call the whole thing off for now.
I'm upset about it, but there was no way that I could have known that I would have gotten fired. And $500 is quite a bit of money when you're unemployed. I considered just drawing names anyway and figuring it out among the winners, but it would still make me look like a huge tool to ask someone to wait a month or two just so I can deliver on something I promised in the first place.
I may pick it back up after I get another job, depending on if it pays the same or close to it! I'll leave everything up, I won't delete anything just in case.
I'm sincerely sorry, I had no idea it would have gotten this big, and I had no idea I would be in the position I am in that I am now in. I know there were a few skeptics, and I didn't want to give them the satisfaction of throwing in the towel, but I am now financially unable to do such a grand gesture as I would have liked. I'm honestly a bit shee
EDIT3: THIS RAFFLE IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED TODAY. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER TONIGHT NOVEMBER 31ST AT 11:59 CDT From today up through September 6, all of the remaining numbers will be assigned. The winner will be drawn via livestream through Twitch. I will update this with the livestream link September 5th. Due to personal reasons the actual payout date may be pushed back, but the winners will still be drawn on the 6th. Thank you!
EDIT2: Okay guys, it has been brought to my attention that DeviantART journals are rumored to cap off at 9,999 comments.. and we are rapidly approaching that mark. In order to prevent a little bit of a panic, I'm implementing something new before the journal caps: a backup journal. This also meant that the original idea of me replying to every single comment with a number will not work, as we're well into nearly 5,000 entries and 7,000 comments thus far. So, the solution is going to be a google docs spreadsheet with all of the entrants and their assigned numbers listed, and a backup place for people to post their entries when this journal has been exhausted of all possible space..assuming we actually hit 9,999! I will do my absolute best to get this up and ready as soon as possible, thank you as always for your patience! As of writing this, we are a mere 8 days before the final day to enter--August 31st! Thank you for participating!
Additionally: Please, for the love of all things wonderful in this world: READ. Read the FAQ! Read the journal that I spent a very long time typing out!
Yes! I am aware--MANY of you do not have numbers yet! I have only assigned.. maybe 2,500 so far, and I am in the process of moving all of them to a google document.
IF YOU REPOST YOUR ENTRY MULTIPLE TIMES IN THIS JOURNAL--YOU WILL NOT GET A NUMBER. PERIOD.
I have ENTIRELY too much work cut out for me as it is--you are making things HARDER for me. Please be courteous. Thank you.
EDIT: New end date is the 31st of this month--August! This is entirely too much for me to handle singlehandedly, so I'm cutting it a bit short in terms of deadline. xD; I hope no one minds. After August 31st, no new entrants will be counted. I will assign numbers through the first week in September, and on September 5th at noon Texas time I will post the stream so you guys can see the random number generator do it's thing.
Original: I've been wanting to give back to the community for a long time, because I have been here a long time. 5 years, to be exact--and what better way to do so than to do a raffle?
I'm holding a raffle for $500 USD--or it's equivalent in points
...There ISN'T one! All you have to do to participate is easy: Make a journal advertising this one and post a link in the comments section.
Things to make note of:
When you comment, I will reply with a number. This is your "ticket," or your hat to be thrown into the ring, so to speak. I will put the number of participants into a random number generator on Livestream on
As of now, you can only get *one* ticket, or number. I may add other ways in to get extra votes later, but for now--you just get one! No side accounts, please be fair.
There will be three winners. First prize is for $250, second is for $150, third is for $100.
You have to have a PayPal account if you want the cash, otherwise you will receive the prize in points.
If you delete your journal or hide your comment, you are forfeiting your entry. No exceptions.
I may add onto this later, who knows! But for now, let me take the chance to say: THANK YOU! Thank you for 5 great years on the site. Thank you for all of your support, thank you for your feedback, and thank you for giving me the drive and the encouragement to keep moving forward.
Good luck, and thank you!!