For the past few months, I have been promoting commissions on Tumblr because I’m going through a fairly dark stage in my life. I’ve just started living out on my own and I’m in a town where it’s near impossible to get a job anywhere. At this point in time, it would be futile to get a summer job since it wouldn’t last very long, so my only method of income is through commissions. I’ve created signage for my regular hand drawn and pixel commissions, but yielded little to no interest. Other people on Tumblr are in a similar spot as I am, relying only on commissions as a means of keeping up with bills and getting food to eat. It’s approaching the middle of the month and I currently have $38 to my name, just a little over $200 short of my intended goal.
And no matter how many times I post my information, no matter how many times I bring up these offers, no matter what I do and how I go about presenting it…there’s not a lot of people who are interested. There’s honestly no point in posting these kinds of journals if nobody’s going to take time to realize that there’s artists who need money to survive. It sickens me that some people out there can be apathetic, not caring that someone out there with potential could be facing starvation or homelessness because they’re not given a chance.
This is my job. This is a labor of love and it’s the only thing that will keep me afloat. It helps me buy food. It helps me buy things I need to take care of myself. It helps me keep a roof over my head. I NEED COMMISSIONS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. IF I DON’T I WILL BECOME HOMELESS. I HAVE NOWHERE TO GO IN THIS TOWN AND I WILL PROBABLY DIE IF I END UP ON THE STREETS. I don’t know how else to explain this.
Unless I start seeing results for potential new commissions, this will be the last journal I am going to make. Otherwise, this is no longer worth my time and effort to promote commissions here on Tumblr. I’m tired of asking nicely. HELP ME.
I’d be a real bastard if I didn’t reblog this.
my seventeenth birthday is in a few weeks…and I’m actually kind of sad…i really like being sixteen
but if your sixteen you cant be the dancing queen
thank u little bread stick that made me feel better
this is the best thing to happen to one of my text posts
Everyone should watch Sky High for the sheer fact that there is a character whose mother is a superhero and father is a super villain and the kid’s name is Warren Peace.
Warren Peace, man.
He also looks like this, if that helps at all
This movie is ridiculously underrated and the fact that they didn’t get to make it a four-part series like they had planned is a tragedy
I seriously loved this movie…like a lot…
THE BIZARRE TRADITION OF GHOST MARRIAGE
In China, it’s never too late to find love—even after death. While few and far between, ghost weddings are an old tradition for those who died single. It’s believed that they’re a way to appease the spirits (it’s believed in China that if a man dies unmarried he will haunt his living relatives).
The way it works is that families of two recently deceased singles agree to bury the dead together, partnering them in holy, postmortem matrimony. In a recent case, however, brides were being stolen from their graves and their families had no idea. A ring of grave robbers was arrested for selling corpses to families as “ghost wives” for their deceased sons, regardless of whether or not the ladies were even single at the time of their deaths.
The women’s bodies were dug up, cleaned, and sold with falsified medical records for the price of $38,000. The ring got away with selling 10 of these corpses illegally before being caught and sentenced to 28 to 32 months in prison.
Zodiac Sagittarius….Who are they?