So, this is me right now.
TL;DR VERSION: Bad stuff happened that wasn't my fault but still wound up leaving me broke, ko-fi link is here: ko-fi.com/soystorycoffee
After a lifetime of Arthritis, my elderly mother's knee finally gave out and she has to get it replaced. She doesn't have the funds to wait out her recovery in the hospital, so I needed to go down to my parents' place and basically be her butler/cook/wheelchair-pusher/gofer/etc.until she can go to the bathroom and the kitchen without assistance.Of course, given that I'm clear across the country, having the travel costs on short notices lands me in the scenario above. And yeah, I'll be able to eat and sleep there for free, but That doesn't stop my rent and student loan and everything from coming due. Yes, I'm still working on commissions, but I still need help. Given that I'll be essentially leashed to my mother for who knows how long, editing and consulting commissions will be the work I can get away with most easily, but if you're okay with the weight I can take regular writing commissions too:
And finally, if you don't have enough or wouldn't want to spend the money on a commission, Then $3 to my Ko-Fi account would still be really helpful! ko-fi.com/soystorycoffee
And if you can't even afford that, then a reblog would be most appreciated and costs nothing. ^_^;
P.S.: As for the contest ( Fan-Contest w/Art/Story prizes- THREE WEEKS LEFT! ):
Obviously I won't have the time or resources to wrap up the contest on July 31st since I'm leaving for my mother's in a week, so rather than cut the contest early I've extended it until I get home from treating my mom. When that will be I'm not quite certain, but it will be at least three weeks from when she goes under the knife, so you're safe until August 14th at the least.
Photo evidence of my traitorous cable, the source of my automotive woes, with my SizeCon mask for identification purposes. It did not snap, as I'd previously surmised, just been stretched to the point of uselessness, which I guess is to be expected when your car's older than 9/11.. You can see the weak point in the upper-right quadrant of the loop.
I know there are lots of sob stories on the internet, so I'm doing my best to follow up for the sake of your Doubting Thomases out there that all this is legit.