hello, tumblr, i need your help. i know, that’s not really engaging, like, “who’s that person? i don’t know them and they want my help?” but i’m aloïs, and actually you might know me from:
so here are my credentials. i’m a legit tumblr person, i’m not trying to scam anyone. here’s the story:
on november 23rd, at around 5pm, while i was watching
pacific rim for the 14th time dilligently working, my computer passed away. it gave its last harsh, wheezing breaths and went to sleep to never wake up again. after a trip to the apple store, steeve the genius bar guy told me the motherboard was fried. gently, he took out my hard drive, and put in my hands four years of art.
(the cold, dead body of polaris and my hard drive)
now, i know. people can totally live without computers. people do live without computers. heck, my brother lent me his old computer!
(yes. that’s windows xp. it’s eight years old. the other day i tried to upload a picture to twitter and it crashed.)
the problem is that, computerless, i am unable to work on art and photography, write, communicate with my best friend who lives thousands of miles away, talk with my fiancée, post on my tumblr (gasp!) and countless other things but most importantly: i can’t go to school.
i am homeschooled, due to family health problems and personal mental health problems (anxiety and borderline personality disorder, amongst others). the screen you see in the previous picture is the home screen of my homeschooling platform, where i’m learning how to teach french as a second language to english-speaking students. it’s powered by the university of la sorbonne-nouvelle and the degree i am working on is called licence d’anglais llce fles.
so, by now i hope you guessed that yeah, i kind of need to buy a new computer. “but what do you need my help for?” you’re probably wondering, eager to get back to that tasty fic you had opened.
well, i need you to spread this post around, because since not having a computer has given me loads of free time, i’ve been making bow ties.
this is my shop. it’s called the bowery. it’s been up and running for a year and a half. i sell bows on bands that can be worn as bow ties, headbands, etc., and some jewelry, and all of it is homemade. here are testimonials from former clients all rocking their bows.
prices start with earrings at $2.95 and go up to $10. all shipping is included. the shop is filled to capacity, i’m sure you’ll find something you like - or even if you don’t, or if you don’t have cash to spare, please, please spread this post around.
(if you feel like it, you can simply donate here, though i’d rather give you guys something in return.)
well, that was long. thanks for reading, at least. please do your thing, tumblr.
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