Alright. I’m not sure where to start with this, so.
I’m going to be homeless if I can’t pay rent in the next few days. I don’t have the money to do so. After selling almost everything I don’t need and getting help from a friend and a relative, I still need $465.
Here’s what is up.
To start, I’ve been mostly in financial crises for almost 10 years now. Until this year, I’ve been working at minimum wage customer service jobs that has made saving money for a scenario like this impossible. I don’t/haven’t had any relatives who have been willing - or able - to let me stay with them to help save money in case of anything like this.
This year, I finally got into college. That’s been going fine, but I decided to take this semester off to work on a game project that I’m hoping will allow me to finally work at doing this full time after it’s release early next year. In general, it’s caused a lot of stress and breakdowns, even if working on it is what I love more than anything. Meanwhile, I’ve had to move. Moving + deposits + buying my own furniture since I didn’t own any + rent wound up costing almost all of the money I’ve had. I’ve gotten two interviews after applying to a lot of places around where I live, but haven’t been able to land a job yet. I have virtually no relatives on the west coast, so I have nowhere to go for even a day if I lose my place. I’ve sold off almost everything I don’t need and got help from a couple friends, but I still don’t have enough for rent.
That’s pretty much where I’m at right now. If you would like to know some less depressing facts about myself, I’m 25, live in Portland, and I have a cat named Biscotti who is my bff. I’m pretty decent at scribbling:
Have brought forth such classics as the hit game, Love Love Chau!!:
And this is the game I’m working on:
I don’t have much time to offer art in return because of my current project, commissions I’ve already obligated to do earlier this year, and my current job search, but if you donate any amount of money, you’ll get the pre-order for Deadly Kawaii. Any amount at all, over the next couple days. Here’s a post about it. Here’s an interview I did for Eye for Games. If you like magical girls and cool heroines, you’ll probably like it.
A couple relatives are helping me out during the months of November and December if I’m still not able to find a job and pre-orders for the game don’t do well after the demo is released. After that, I will be fine since I’ll be back in school for spring semester in January.
This is just one month’s rent and it is quite literally the difference between me being homeless. I want to keep my place, I want to keep my cat, I want to go to school, and more than anything, I want to keep making games for people to play.
If you’re able to contribute anything, my Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, please, please, if you can’t contribute, please reblog and get word around. I didn’t want to make this post. I hate asking this. And I’ve constantly been in financial crises and have always figured something out on my own, but right now I’m backed against a wall and I honest to god don’t know what else to do at this point. I appreciate anything at all anyone is willing to do to help me out in this dilemma. Thank you so much.