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Would you guys be willing to do a "fundraiser" to help me get a new Scanner/Printer? 

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3 deviants said Sorry, I can't afford to =( (It's okay, I promise =) )
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Jae Drake
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United States
So, as some of you may know, my printer is broken. There is SOMETHING wrong with my printhead. What exactly is wrong with it? Bugger if I know. What I was not expecting was the fact that the printer portion of it being broken would mean I can't even use the scanner. I will be able to use the work scanner tomorrow, but I'm not going to go in on my day off just to scan things (it's about a 45 minute drive one way) and there isn't anywhere nearby I can go to scan things without having to pay for it.

This means that uploading may get put off by ANOTHER day or two (I might as well just say it's coming out next Friday at this rate). And before someone starts saying "Why not just doodle up a sketch in photoshop?" I will admit that I absolutely SUCK at doing digital sketches. It is one of my weakest points in the drawing process. If it's just a little bit of an adjustment or something I can generally fake it, but trying to put together an entire piece? I can guarantee it will look like shit. And while I do plan on practicing it I really don't want to potentially make the comic look like absolute crap.

Also, the printer/scanner I use is so old it is no longer in production, and getting a new printhead is actually MORE expensive than buying a whole new printer (without the guarantee that it would even work). Unfortunately, I cannot afford a new printer/scanner at the moment, and honestly don't know when I'll be able to. And for most pictures I SHOULD be fine, some of the later pages that will include more graphic content might be a little hard to explain why I'm scanning at work. 

So... aside from this weeks update there shouldn't be TOO many issues due to this in the short term. The long term, however, is questionable.

I don't know how long it's going to be before I can afford a new printer. This year has been extremely hard on my wallet due to moving out, my car just decided to cost me more than $500, and there is a very good chance I'm going to have to shovel out more for both school and car together. I can work extra hours, but there's only so much work for me to do/so many hours my boss will let me work. This makes me feel kinda sad, as the printer I'm looking at is only about $160 or so plus tax and shipping. 

Sad thing is, shit like this is starting to feel like par for the course right now. Oh well... we move on regardless.
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Would you guys be willing to do a "fundraiser" to help me get a new Scanner/Printer?
38%
3 deviants said Sorry, I can't afford to =( (It's okay, I promise =) )
25%
2 deviants said For a Twilight's Dollhouse Wallpaper
13%
1 deviant said I'll just donate cause I'm that awesome! www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webs…
13%
1 deviant said Just activate your Patreon, I'll donate monthly!
13%
1 deviant said No.
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No deviants said For a Wallpaper of another type (comment below)
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No deviants said For a month's worth of weekly updates over summer break (probably June or July)
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No deviants said For another (illustration) thing (comment below)

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cimarronboy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thx for the Llama...an important part of life
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para-keet-normal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!left shark 
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Jaestring Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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para-keet-normal Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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PrincessSummer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Artist
 Here is your birthday drawing
Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1] Happy Birthday Princess Luna Like a boss Emoticon
                     birthday cake
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Jaestring Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
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PrincessSummer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Artist
No problem
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KennyMcCormix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Jaestring Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Happy birthday!
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