So, I made the fail mistake of trusting my mom and I’m about to pay the price.
Back in March, I made the decision to take summer classes since I was already going to be in Edwardsville. At the time, I had checked with the financial aid department to make sure that there would be money from my federal student loans to cover this. They told me yes, so I went ahead and signed up.
Fast-forward to the end of April. The bill for my summer classes comes in and I somehow owe my school 2,000-ish dollars. Contact the financial aid department and get told that there was only 2,000 dollars left in my federal student loans, which covered half of the bill (which had initially been 4,000 dollars). One freak out and break down later, I’m on the phone with my mom and she’s promising that she’ll do all in her power to pay the bill. And because I’m working on repairing the relationship with my mom, I decided to trust her.
Fast-forward to now.
I probably shouldn’t have trusted my mom.
See, she’s currently living with my aunt, her twin sister, and well, my aunt doesn’t like me. This isn’t news to me or anyone else that follows me, because my aunt, for the past two or so years, has been a thorn in my side. She’s done everything to kick me out of the house (thanksgiving break 2011) to turning my mom against me when I came out of the closet (may of 2012). So I probably shouldn’t have been surprised when my mom called me last week and told me that she’s almost 1,000 dollars in debt with her bank. The cause of that debt: my aunt!
I do take a ton of the responsibility of this upon myself, because I should’ve known better. But I was upset and desperate and I’m tad behind on credits if I want to graduate somewhat on time, so summer classes are pretty much instrumental at the moment.
If you’re looking for a few reasons why I’m asking this, here you go:
- I don’t have a home back north. Yes, I have friends who do, but I personally, do not. My mom is technically homeless and has been for quite sometime, which is why she’s living with my aunt and as you’ve seen from above, I’m not entirely welcome.
- My job is down here in Edwardsville. Yes, I am technically employed, but I don’t go back to work until the fall semester starts and that won’t happen for me unless I get this bill paid off.
- I am so incredibly close to graduating that it’s not funny! I am literally entering the final year and a half of my undergrad degree and if I’m forced out now, I don’t know what I’ll do.
- Also, if this bill gets paid off, I can apply to other places on campus and work the rest of the summer and maybe even keep that job into the school year. But I don’t know and I won’t know unless I get this bill paid off.
And the thing is, I’m not asking for help on the whole bill, which is $1,846.65. My mom can give at least 600, she’s already factored that out of her paycheck (it’s really 800, but I’m keeping 200 for my phone bill and food, since I need to eat) and my school can pay 200 of it out of my fall loan refunds. So I’m really only asking for 1050 dollars.
And yes, I have been job hunting off-campus, but since my last job interview at the end of May (and I didn’t get the job), I haven’t heard a thing from anyone, so I really have no clue what to do with that anymore. I even tried to get a private loan, but since my credit is crap and so is everyone else’s, that kind of fell through as well.
I can’t offer much to anyone beyond tears of gratefulness, because I’m kind of bad at art and my writing muse has crawled under a rug somewhere and refuses to come out.
But! I will figure something out to thank the people that have helped me with this. Promise.
The link above will take you straight to my paypal, where you can do whatever you want with it. Please reblog and signal boost this.
1.11 - 1.19
supernatural: the tale of the three brothers au
I’M SORRY BUT THIS REALLY PISSED ME OFF AND I NEEDED TO VENT.
So I liked this page last year for the shits and gigs, as you do. I found it funny, and let slide the few sexist posts.
Only recently- and after I got a tumblr- did I really start to notice the abundance of rape, sexist and racist jokes appearing on my news feed. And it pissed me off.
I said nothing, however, because what could I do? Send in a message to the page and get labelled a whore and a slut by the Admins as I’ve seen so many people do?
Then this motherfucking gem popped up.
I usually don’t get involved in these sorts of things; if I do my comment gets lost more often than not and goes unnoticed. But I had to comment, I really had to.
I thought my argument was valid and whole, and I was actually rather happy when he admin directly replied to my comment.
I narrowed down my five favourite games ever and posted them.
Of course, I got beaten and labeled down once again.
When I asked for a rational clarification of his definitions of “casual” and “core” he did not reply. It was only when I directly insinuated the bias of his claim did I get a response.
“A feminist I see. No arguments need to be made. Good luck with getting them eggs fertilized”
Note the use of “feminist” as an insult.
I have had my fair share of gender specific hate regarding gaming. I get told I am a fake and a bitch if I get a high score; I get told to “suck a dick because you are better at that, bitch” if I get a low score; I get told to “get back in the kitchen, slut” without any prompt at all, simply because I have a vagina.
I am beyond sick of this. I hate the fact that if a male who hypothetically plays a few hours of CoD can be easily called a gamer by the wider community but I if were to say that I was a level 34 on Skyrim I would immediately be called a fake geek girl, a casual gamer and a liar.
I hate the fact that, even though 45% of gaming consumers are female, developers and publishers still believe that there is not a large enough demographic for female protagonists.
I hate the fact that most women in video games are no more than sexulised objects in skimpy clothing.
I hate the fact that I cannot enjoy a game without being labeled and branded because of the fact that I posses a vagina and not a penis.
~sorry about the long post clogging up your dash. I needed to vent~
Off-topic somewhat, but important.
FB page is here: https://www.facebook.com/UrGettinProbed?hc_location=stream
And all this fuckhead that’s running this page can say is “Another one of her friends” or some similar shit when you comment.
WHAT’S UP INTERNET
If you’re a gamer, you probably noticed all the new stuff being announces at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. I’m super excited, especially about all the announcements from Sony and Nintendo.
Lots of people are excited for different consoles and their respective games, LIKE THE 3DS. So here’s your chance to win one! The winner will receive a red 3DS XL system (like new, used only a few times) with its original box, charger, manuals, and AR cards. Plus, the two latest killer apps for the 3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
- Sadly, the 3DS is region-locked, so I am only shipping to the United States.
- Reblogs count, Likes do not. Reblog as much as you like, but try not to spam 50 reblogs in a row.
- If you make a fake, empty, giveaway blog or something like that to spam reblogs then all your entries will be invalid.
- I will need the winner’s address for shipping purposes, so you have to be comfortable with sharing this information.
The giveaway will end on Friday, June 21st and the winner will be announced on that day! Good luck!
Mads Mikkelsen for King Magazine
jared in cry wolf
FFX AU: Dean and Castiel meet for the first time in Bevelle during John’s pilgrimage, when Dean is still a guardian, 10 yrs before endverse storyline.
in which jack figures it out
“Hope is kinda the whole point.”
- Sam Winchester (2nd May, 1983)