So yesterday, I received an email out of the blue from someone who accused me of ruining their life a decade ago. It was full of profanity that I can’t post on my site, but I mentioned it elsewhere and one of my readers suggested that I use this to help with the quarterly funder and you know what, he had a great idea! So when I’m done with comic work, I’m going to draw a picture of this person and donators can then donate with a suggestion of things to do to him. The first suggestion was a black eye. Stuff like that. Imagine, using a troll to raise money to SUPPORT the person he espouses so much hate for. Since this guy’s insane enough to go around attacking people not pg enough for him with X rated language, I don’t particularly care what he thinks he can do to me, because he can’t do ANYTHING. He’s completely powerless, yet apparently, I am very powerful, since I RUINED HIS ENTIRE LIFE FOR OVER A DECADE while never giving him a second thought after he offended me. So it’s going to happen.
On second thought, he doesn’t DESERVE the privilege to be drawn by me, so instead, I will draw Cilke with money raining down on her and a big banner that says: Thank you J. Jalecki! :D1
I’ll link to this post in a day or so. Today was just out of hand. I took my husband in for a dental visit and ended up being there for three of the four hours, not really knowing what was going on.
Right now, I have my Yiynova Tablet Monitor and am working on it. Campus Safari has been completed and SO has Sink or Swim for next week. Next, Next week, there will be a Filaire Pawprints arc added on Fridays. My tablet not working has put me in a financial bind. I was supposed to be DONE with the Indiegogo by now and on to this quarter’s regular goal of collecting grocery/medicine/site money. I will add to this once I am able to, but for now, the goal to take us through the end of the year is $900. My insulin is over $350. So I’m working on stretching that out with free samples from my doctor so I only have to pay it once every two months instead of monthly. This wasn’t as big of an issue last year, due to our flex card plan that would put ALL the money for the year into an account for us to draw from once a month. The new flex plan, SUCKS. It deposits a monthly amount and thus, there’s nothing in it right now and even if there was, it’s not enough to cover even ONE of my medications. I’m not going to worry about that right now. I’m not going to worry about stuff. Right now, we need grocery money. I’ve pretty much given up on a lot of things, so on to only the priorities. Food, gas, meds and bills. So on to work! You can use the paypal button, my mailing address (Cash is awesome) and serve and I think amazon.com’s system to send to tiff dot ross at verizon dotdot net.
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Edit: Well… so I looked into this particular laptop. It’s an awesome laptop, but it is clearly NOT wacom based and … it doesn’t appear to be anything more than a glorified mouse in pen form. I’ve viewed several youtube videos showing it in action, so new plan: I will go to inking on all the 11 x 17 bristol, printing out inks on my awesome wide format printer and inking on my awesome light table. Well.. I get an AWESOME laptop I could never afford that costs more than any computer I’ve ever had… Ebay’s not promising, by the way. $750… yeah, I’d rather keep it and work toward getting the Yiynova I want that isn’t out yet in its new form.
Just got off the phone with the HP rep assigned to my escalated case. I was very concerned, because they normally don’t want to talk to me on the phone while repairing my computer. Usually it’s email. So now I’m in tears.
They can’t fix my tablet pc because the part they need to fix it is no longer available. But, since it’s still under warranty (I bought an extended 3 year warranty for a reason, so I’d always have that peace of mind that I’d have a work machine), they are REPLACING it with a BRAND NEW BUILT Tablet PC, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G1. And they are throwing in a new 3 year warranty. HP just made up for the tablet pc they should’ve replaced before I got the last one and it does make me happy with them.
Judging by the page they had me fill out to show me what’s on it, it’s a nice upgrade, although the screen’s a tiny bit smaller. I wasn’t even aware they HAD new wacom penabled machines! I had looked and not seen one and thought the current tablet pc was the last HP one I’d have. Guess I was wrong. Oh yeah, back to the first sentence, it appears I won’t get it until Mid October, which means lots of NO UPDATES, which is really going to stress me out. I’m still going to try to get updates out, but they will be sporadic. Hand inking them would be great, except that my scanner’s not big enough and it causes ‘problems’ when inking larger pieces. I may still try it.
Otherwise, I’m going to concentrate on commissions and putting together books. It’s what I can do and I need to keep busy to keep from worrying.
The current Sink or Swim update is an update that comes after one that’s not finished. I got a bit messed up at the end of the week with the websites. I thought I was going to spend just the morning doing them and that turned into days and I FORGOT to finish pages. There will be updates.
Also, I still do not have my laptop and have no idea what’s going on with it. It was supposed to arrive back on the 24th, but normally by now I’d have received a note about what they did to fix it and stuff like that. NOTHING. I have a very difficult time inking on the intuous 3, but I will attempt to get a couple of updates out on it. Until I get my laptop back, I’m effectively crippled.