Feb. 17th, 2013

mijan: (Kirk: o hai!)
Ever found yourself in a situation where you desperately wanted to express the degree of gratitude you're really feeling, but you can't because this is the internet, and all of your thoughts are distilled down to pixelated characters? Yeah, that's where I am right now.

As a brief recap to those who are just now joining this crazy little saga... I discovered last week that in order to even be ELIGIBLE for the fire department (my dream job), I need to have UN-corrected vision of 20/100 or better. (See post HERE for that little outburst of desolation.) My vision without my glasses or contacts is far worse than 20/800. The only way for me to even have a chance at this is to get Lasik. Because of the way my eyes are, I don't qualify for the cheapest version of Lasik - I'd have to get the more expensive one. It's $4000. (Note: I am going for another screening test at another place on Wednesday, and they might be less expensive.) And... I'm unemployed.

To be blunt... I have the world's most incredible friends. One of my buddies started a fund-raiser. (Details HERE.)

Currently, we've raised $430 on GiveForward (the fundraiser page that my friend started), and $160 by direct donation to PayPal. That's $590 towards $4000 in just a couple of days. I'm seriously blown away here, and I'm starting to think that this might really happen.

At the same time, I'm not going to just sit back. As I said in the previous post, I'm willing to do things in exchange for donations. (Mind out of the gutter, folks.) If you want, I will "pay it forward" and make a donation in your name to the charity of your choice when I'm a paramedic. However, more immediately... I'm going to start a fanfic exchange. I'll have that post up shortly.

In the meantime, thank you again. Seriously. Words on the internet just aren't enough to express that.
mijan: (Kirk: o hai!)
For the next month, I declare a Ficathon. I have one month to raise enough money to get Lasik. At this point, it's all or nothing, right?

Because selling fanfics is taboo and could get me in trouble, and because I wouldn't do that anyway, here's how this is going to run:

1. You make a request. It can be any fandom with which I am familiar. It can be any theme (except rape, please). Any rating.

2. I fill the request. It might be a drabble, ficlet, or short fic. You know me... I get carried away with plots sometimes.

3. You decide how much you want to donate. There are no set amounts. It's up to you. You can even do the whole thing anonymously.

So... if there's something you always wanted to dare me to write... here's your chance.


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