Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We're Not Out Of The Woods - Raffle!

You've probably noticed that I've been pretty quiet lately. I have posted a little on Twitter, but my YouTube has been rather unattended.

Stress, my friends, is a cold-blooded murderer of creativity.

Unless it's stress about deadlines. then for some backwards reason it almost seems to breed creativity for me.

But this isn't about deadlines, it's about real life. It's about hoping the lawyer will be able to shut a case that's proven to be literally nothing but a pain in the butt to us for really no reason. It's about a lot of uncertainty at work. It's about family illness. And almost most strongly, it's about being two months away from freedom of this house nightmare. Two months, that we need to get through and we'll, be able to put this whole crap behind us.

The management company we hired tells us they have 22 applicants for renting the house and god willing, we'll be able to get one or two, if not all four, in before the end of that time. Because that means the house will essentially be self-sustaining after the trial payments are made. We won't be scraping or doing side jobs to make sure it's not foreclosed on etc and maybe, MAYBE, we might even be able to make a little profit off of it, but at this point, I'd honestly be happy to just break even every month.

But we've got two more months of trial payments ahead of us and that means two more months of hell. Two more months of higher than normal bs that we have to pay off on our own. So close and also so far away.

So thanks to the generosity and help of two amazing Curiosities, I'm going to be holding a series of raffles to help raise money that will make the next two months a little easier.

You don't actually need to donate to enter once.

If you want to enter your name into a raffle more than ONCE, donate 5 or more dollars here.

If you donate OVER 5 dollars, entries will be counted in increments of 5. For example, if you donate $20, this will count as 4 entries in your name.  Please also in the notes of the friends/family part let me know how best to contact you so I can get your prize to you etc if your name is picked that week.

This week (4/12 - 4/19) we're holding a raffle for....

Nidhogg is the epic award-winning fencing tug-of-war, full of graceful acrobatics and clumsy stabs. IRL yelling and excitement may occur, in this ultimate two-player showdown of fast-paced fencing and melee attacks.


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light!
Take control of Lara and her new partner Totec, a Mayan tribesman, and uncover the ancient artifact known as the "Mirror of Smoke" in this all new action adventure game.

Remember, both games, like all that I'll be giving away (unless otherwise stated) is a STEAM game.

Again, to enter:

  • Comment below with your favorite quote.
The winner will be announced EOD on 4/19 through here and twitter and will take home BOTH games. Once a winner has been selected, we'll talk privately so you can send me your STEAM handle so I can gift the games to you.

Thank you again for all your help, and I hope to see you this weekend where I'll be streaming some Kingdom Hearts I. 


  1. "I meant," said Iplsore bitterly, "what is there in this world that makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE."

  2. "All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you." -Gandalf

  3. I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything. ~George Herbert Palmer

  4. "Men plan, fate laughs." - Jim Butcher

  5. "You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya, Princess Bride

  6. Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. - from The Imitation Game

  7. “Sometimes I don't know whether I'm thening or nowing.”―Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

    1. Hey there! Send me your STEAM ID! Congratulations, your entry was picked at random, and you've won the two games!

    2. Sorry I missed this! It's Spookster55.

    3. Oops, I think I may have given you the wrong user name (I must admit I haven't use steam very much, lol). If the first one doesn't work try spookybeansidhe.

    4. Added to my friendlist. Once you accept, I can send the games your way.

    5. Done! Thanks again, Kiri! You rock! :D

  8. Too many quotes to choose! So here's a laugh :
    “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor
    Oooo a steam raffle! You'll mostly find me playing Rocket League haha if I'm not on Heroes of the Storm or Minecraft or LOTRO or Ragnarok Online or Elite or ... ok yeah you get the point ;)

  9. "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

  10. "welcome to the real world" morphious to neo in the first matrix...
    not sure if this entry will count but im azrael of azraels' gaming on teh youtubes

  11. "Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't ya, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am!" Superman

  12. "We be of one blood, ye and I" -Rudyard Kipling
    (from "Kaa's Hunting" in The Jungle Book)

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  14. "Nobody important? Blimey, that's amazing. You know that in nine hundred years of time and space and I've never met anybody who wasn't important before."
    I promise I'm not just appealing to your known love of that Brilliant show. I really loved the episode, and this line in particular has stuck with me ever since. I wish I could've sent more your way, but I'm supes broke! xD Wishing you & The Doctor all the best & that all will be sorted soon. <3<3

  15. "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses."

  16. It's not the net result of one's life that's important! It's the day-to-day concerns, the personal victories, and the celebration of life... and love! It's enough if people are able to experience the joy that each day can bring! - Terra Branford

  17. We live only to discover beauty, all else is form of waiting - Khalil Gibran

    1. BTW don't want entry in the raffle just really love that quote.

  18. "Ford carried on counting quietly. This is about the most aggressive thing you can do to a computer, the equivalent to going up to a human being and saying Blood... blood... blood... blood..." -Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  19. "How you do anything is how you do everything"

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