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Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.

We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.

PayPal Fundraiser: paypal.com/pools/c/8LbAMPp8yc
PayPal: paypal.me/jackalune
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/jackalune

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Hello Plush City! o/

My name's Jack, although I use the handle "Jackalune" a lot of the time.

I use they/them pronouns!
:heart_nb: :heart_pan: :BetterPrideHeart:

I really like Final Fantasy XIV and will probably talk about it a lot. I also like Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and a variety of other games!

I do browser game development, web development, and the art thing sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by o/

The support we've gotten so far on this means more than either of us could ever express.

Thank you so much for spreading the word + the donations so far!!

We're both hard at work on our end working on selling what we can and taking on extra work. Currently working on some adopts and such to hopefully post soon too!

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If you're interested in art, I'm going to try to take on as many commissions as I possibly can in the next couple of months.

You can see my portfolio and examples here: jackalune.com/

Average rate is ~$50 for a colored and shaded fullbody, please DM me if you would be interested and I can give a more specific quote and estimated time of completion!

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Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.

We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.

PayPal Fundraiser: paypal.com/pools/c/8LbAMPp8yc
PayPal: paypal.me/jackalune
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/jackalune

If you're interested in art, I'm going to try to take on as many commissions as I possibly can in the next couple of months.

You can see my portfolio and examples here: jackalune.com/

Average rate is ~$50 for a colored and shaded fullbody, please DM me if you would be interested and I can give a more specific quote and estimated time of completion!

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Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.

We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.

PayPal Fundraiser: paypal.com/pools/c/8LbAMPp8yc
PayPal: paypal.me/jackalune
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/jackalune

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Some good Cookie Clicker news tickers:
> News: developers unsure what to call their new javascript libraries as all combinations of any 3 dictionary words have already been taken.
> News: strange fad has parents giving their newborns names such as Emma.js or Liam.js. At least one Baby.js reported.
> News: local man "done with Cookie Clicker", finds the constant self-references "grating and on-the-nose".
> Nws: ky btwn W and R brokn, plas snd nw typwritr ASAP.
> Neeeeews: "neeeew EEEEEE keeeeey working fineeeeeeeee", reeeports gleeeeeeeeful journalist.

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i was messing around with the colours on an old design i'd done, realized i was getting close to the trans flag, and decided to go for it. then i made a couple more.

these are all flags i fly! i have too many flags, actually. how do i hold all these flags?

#MastoArt #pride #trans #nonbinary

ffxiv 

yoship, please give us island sanctuary news tomorrow

cryptocurrency, acab 

"Coinbase works with ICE" wasn't on my bingo card but in hindsight I guess it should have been

I think it's fine and good to start your own websites but cohost gives me bad vibes and I can't fully put my finger on why.

I don't like that their response to decentralization was "centralization but we PROMISE we won't pull a buzzly.art on you"

like yes eugen sucks but federation as a concept is cool and i don't understand why you would explicitly develop a social media to not interact with federated spaces

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Re this thread about #Cohost:

This kinda says it all, for me:

I'm not really seeing how "there's poor community governance on many fedi instances" is solved by "building a non-interoperable new platform that doesn't have community governance at all"?

...and this one opining that "mastodon federation was a disaster" -- (1) "was"? We're still getting new users on a regular basis... (2) their solution, again, is to not have federation at all, with all that that implies. 🤔 So are they saying federation can't work, therefore they don't want to try improving it? If they're not saying that, then why aren't they trying to improve on it, instead of ditching it?

...and now that I finally know the context for this (thanks, @LottieVixen!), I agree even more with @idlestate's comment here.

cw spider image 

spider relocation mission

(fairly sure it's a young-ish wolf spider)

I think a good next step for my personal site is to add a blog + sharing platform that I can easily post writing and art to and have it automatically disseminated.

I'm familiar with the general principles of POSSE and probably will try and head that direction. I could benefit from posts on places like twitter and Tumblr that I simply don't use right now.

phew, resume updated with the help of an editor friend, portfolio has some updated work on it, itch now actually has some of my arcade mini game works available.
selling myself is a big weakness of mine but taking steps to show off stuff I've done feels good.
trying to figure out the best way to get some code actually visible. for all that I love open source, most of what I've done is closed and stuff I could share is really old. gonna have to give it some thought

also got all my HTML5 arcade games uploaded on itch :blobcatcoffee:

finally updated my profile links so i'm verifiably :verified: me on my profile here lol

sorry for the long posts on public last night!! i wasn't thinking straight and should have hit those with the long cw. will try and do better next time!

and i've been looking for dev work at companies!! i have years of fullstack dev experience but it's all freelance/my projects, so my resume is like.
2014-now - "Freelance"
and also it's erratic like i'll need to work like 3 hours in the morning and then like 4 hours after 9pm and i can get away with that doing what i currently do but. e_e

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i'm just so tired. i work 50+ hours a week and my body is in incredible pain every day and i make like $200 a month if i'm lucky. Because it's creative work and it's not for a company and in an ideal world that would be FINE, i don't want extra things, but this is a post capitalism hellscape and it's NOT fine because value is based purely on how much money you make and not what you're actually putting into the world.

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