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Artist Really in Need of Help. AND RAFFLE.

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 7:09 PM

UPDATE!:
Great job, guys! The procedure was successful!


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Meet Bunni.



She's a high-energy, hard-working, spirited fun-ball
of laughter, talent, and voracious supernovas of friendship.

She's also an animator.

The pay's kinda okay I guess, better than your average burger flipper,
but not close to other equally hard working people in other jobs.

A couple weeks back, her hard drive gave up the ghost.

Just.

Bam.

Gone.

It stopped working like a unionized chemistry teacher
getting notice of a district labor dispute.

Very suddenly.

Unapologetically.

And leaving everyone else pretty darned peeved.

Trapped within her hard drive are her personal files,
past projects, portfolio samples...

...And the first five years of photos of her daughter, Lily.



Just like her mom, Lily is also a high-energy fun-ball of
unrelenting enchantment and delight.

Every memory, every image of this girl's upbringing
contains a value beyond fiscal measure to Bunni.
But unfortunately, sentimentality aside, hard drive
recovery centers also have to support their own kids, too.

They can't afford a good deed.

But you know who can?


YOOOOOOOOOU...

Sure, you could just donate directly to her PayPal account
for some good short-term karma and feel-good vibes...

...But you want something back. right?

Right?

She's more than happy to oblige.

First off, she's open for quick $10 commissions.
Give her a character, a little whimsical anecdote to go with,
and boom, you got art.

You got art from a professional animator who is working on
an honest to God TV show.

But you know how a lot of us found her?

A while back, Bunni made a splash in the new My Little Pony
fandom by showcasing a series of steampunk redesigns
of the characters.



She actually made quite a bunch.

And now for the first time, she's offering them as buttons.



Quite a fair price, too.  Eight bucks for six buttons.
Eight bucks is what you spend on a burger and milkshake.

And unlike a burger and a milkshake, these pins
don't turn into poo.

They last.

They're a fun collectible reminder.

They're a reminder that you helped in the recovery effort
of Bunni's most cherished memories.

Because if irreplaceable history is priceless,
then with all things considered...



...Eight bucks is quite a deal.



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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've already heard 'bout it from some other source. She's fine already, right?
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vest Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Yep, the whole procedure was a success. I have a follow-up here: [link]
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's good.
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AngelTigress03 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Backups are nice, but it is most unfortunate that sometimes little things like bills, food, and other important things in life come first. Did it occur to anyone being negative that perhaps said person that this is being done for didn't have the money to spare for a backup drive or extra media?

WARNING! SARCASM AHEAD
Nooooo? Oh gee I wonder why..
SARCASM END

I make a fair decent amount, but guess where it all goes? Bills. I have little left myself to use, much less give.

That said, I have little to contribute money wise but I will be signal boosting this and wish all the luck in the world.

And as childish I suppose as this is, For all of you jackhats who have opened your little garbage filled mouths, I have only wishful thinking for you.. stuff that involves fire... or possibly being hit by a bus.

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AngelTigress03 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Expensive, yes, but a worthy investment always in the eyes of a loving parent. And they come even before the bills do :3
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vest Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yeah, did I mention she also has a daughter?

Those are expensive little things! And she's not even in the make-up phase yet!
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AngelTigress03 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I'll direct you to my above statement since apparently I just have trouble replying properly XD. I however will reiterate: Kids are expensive but a worthy investment. Especially in the eyes of a parent who loves them. And they almost always come first.
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MomoKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconletmehugyouplz: Really, she needs a big hug. Gotta make this spread like wildfire. I'll let my good buddies know and see want they can do to help! ^^ I would donate right now, but *poof* Paypal= Zero. :/ Seriously though, I'll try to help if I can.
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some of these comments are disgusting me... >.> Just because she didn't back them up isn't a good reason to go beat her down and say she doesn't deserve to get it fixed. If you read the original journal, you'll see that it was the backup that was broken. :/ She dropped her external hard drive, where the photos and other files were archived (my family does that, because it takes up too much space) and cloud storage for that much stuff costs a fortune. And why does everyone have the presume the worst? Not everyone is a cold, money-grubbing prick you know. >.> Losing pictures is probably one of the worst things you can lose... if you lose your house, you can rebuild, even if you lose all of your work, you can at least try to redo it. But you can't go back in time and take those photos again. You can't go back and capture that smile you loved, that moment you'll remember all your life. It's not happening. And if you have nothing good to say, don't say it, because all you're doing is make yourself look like a selfish prick who always thinks the worst of others.

And... now to sound like the average person who can't afford to commission anything. I have barely 205 points, and don't have a Paypal. But what I can do, though it's not really anything, is wish the best of luck and hope all of those files can get recovered.
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Idellechi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Faved! :D
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