OFFICIAL EVENT Fundraiser: Kitti's Crafts

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Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
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#1
Hello, Iwaku!

I'm Kitti, one of the administrators of the site, and I know a lot of you are probably wondering: what's going on with the search function? When the search is down, it's a massive pain in the butt for everyone so I completely get where you're coming from with that and this ties in to what this announcement is about. You might also remember the announcement that the blogs would be put to rest soon and are wondering about the changes mentioned with it.

To put it simply: Iwaku needs an update. Until now, we've been trying to strike a balance and keep old addons even though they've lacked support for nearly a decade but sadly the time has come that in order to keep going forward with some of the shiny, beautiful addons that are upgrading to the new software, we have to upgrade too. In addition to this, the normal upkeep on the site takes money, like licenses for shiny features (clans, post ratings, and some private message stuff among others) that aren't included in the basic software package.

In order to pay for the upgrade and the license fees, we're going to be holding a fundraiser from
August 1, 2018 (today!) until August 22, 2018.

If we reach the cap of $5000 early, the fundraiser will celebrate an early completion and end. If we don't meet the goal for update funds, we will extend the deadline for one week.
The goal for the fundraiser is $2000 and we're going to once again be offering fun shenanigans and prizes to spice it up and make things more interesting.

Having learned from last time, we've made some milestones go above the goal too (and a threat that Diana is going to abuse your money if you start getting into amounts that she'll have to explain to the IRS). Note that many of the prizes can be gifted but anything gifted (or transferred) to another member is a final decision. That is to say, you can't change your mind about it later should you two having a falling out, etc.

[glow=yellow]FUNDRAISER GOAL: $2000[/glow]

RAFFLE EXPLANATION

For every ten dollars donated, you will receive a numbered raffle ticket. These tickets are non-transferable and will enter you for a chance to win one of several special prizes. In the event that you win, your prize is able to be transferred to someone else of your choosing with the understanding that this transfer and prize are NOT refundable. At the end of the fundraiser we'll do a live drawing of names out of the hat. Each gift card prize is $20/$25 depending on the availability.

These tickets will be numbered and at the time of the drawing, Kitti will select the winner of each prize one at a time live in a Discord call. The results will also be announced in thread for anyone who can't participate and Diana or Kitti (depending on the prize) will be in contact with the winners to obtain information.

All members who donate over $20 (2+ raffle tickets) will receive a fabulous illustration by the one and only Jorick as a guaranteed prize. The donator will get to choose the inspiration for these illustrations but the manifestation of it is at the whims of artistic license. The art is quality guaranteed in that Jorick guarantees that it won't be quality.

The list of potential raffle prizes and the benchmark at which they unlock is as follows:

$500 - 1 winner (total) will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice.
$1000 - 2 winners (total) will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice.
$1500 - 3 winners (total) will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice.
$1750 - 1 winner will receive a yearlong custom username color on Iwaku (please read benchmark for more details and restrictions).
$2000 - 4 winners (total) will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice.
$2500 - 1 winner will receive a hand painted 20x24 owl with shiny owl butt sent by snail mail.
$2750 - 1 winner will receive one surprise envelope of candy items from Sweden (please see benchmark for details).
$3000 - 1 winner will receive a hand painted 20x24 painting of two owls doing something creepy and weird sent by snail mail.

Top 3 Donators:

Astaroth will edit and give feedback (grammar, spelling, writing style, and flow) on one of your written works. This reward is transferable. (Timeframe for this variable depending on the works that end up being selected, max word count 10k words)

Diana will mail each of the top 3 donators a 12x12 owl painting in the colors of their choice. This prize is able to be transferred to someone else of your choosing or given as a gift for another person with the understanding that any transfer is final.

BENCHMARK PRIZES

$500 Benchmark
Yay! We've paid for all the necessary software updates and required new purchases.

Rewards
- All Donators get 1 months of Donator Privileges. (Can be gifted.)
- 1 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice. (Can be gifted.)

$1000 Benchmark
We have now covered our domain fees and part of the server hosting costs.

Rewards
- All Donators get 3 months of Donator Privileges. (Can be gifted.)
- All members on Iwaku can request a hastily drawn owl in crayon on questionable paper by Diana sent to them via snail mail.
- 2 Lucky Raffle Winners will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice. (Can be gifted.)

$1300 Benchmark
Make it rain!

Rewards
- Template Code Bundle. Nemopedia, rissa, Elle Joyner, and darkflames13 release a variety bundle of template codes for free community usage.

$1500 Benchmark
Iwaku is paid for almost a whole year!

Rewards
- All Donators get 6 Months of Donator Privileges. (Can be gifted.)
- 3 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice. (Can be gifted.)

$1750 Benchmark
So close, you can taste it.

Rewards
- 1 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive a yearlong custom username color on Iwaku of winner's choice (with exceptions for colors that are too similar to existing usergroups or are illegible on any of Iwaku's styles). Should you already have a custom color from some other event, this prize is stacking.

$2000 Benchmark - GOOOOAAAL!
Iwaku is 100% covered in all costs for the next year.

Rewards
- All Donators get 1 year of Donator Privileges. (Can be gifted.)
- 4 Lucky Raffle Winners will receive a gift card to the online shop of their choice. (Can be gifted.)
- All Donators will receive a trading card sized painted Owl by Diana sent via snail mail. (Can be gifted.)
- Top 10 Donators can have a custom ribbon that says something cool for 6 months. (Can be gifted.)
- Top 3 Donators will receive a 12x12 hand painted Owl by Diana sent via snail mail. (Can be gifted.)

$2500 Stretch Goal
Why are you still giving us money.

Rewards
- 1 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive a hand painted 20x24 owl with shiny owl butt sent by snail mail. (Can be gifted.)

$2750 Stretch Goal
Darlings, you're spoiling us.

Rewards
- 1 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive one surprise envelope of candy items from Sweden, selected and shipped by Kitti. Estimated value of $20USD. (Prize can be gifted to a willing recipient with the understanding that any transfer is final)

$3000 Stretch Goal
It's all downhill after this one.

Rewards
- 1 Lucky Raffle Winner will receive a hand painted 20x24 painting of two owls doing something creepy and weird sent by snail mail. (Can be gifted.)
- Diana will make a top roleplay listings site and IWAKU gets to suggest and vote on what it's animal mascot will be!

$3,162.74 Stretch Goal
Just kidding, not all downhill after 3k, this is the best prize of all!

Rewards
- For topping last year's fundraiser donation total, Iwaku will be rewarded with a glorious site style called Clown Fiesta, created (begrudgingly) by Diana. See this post and those that follow for a more detailed explanation of Clown Fiesta.

$4000 Stretch Goal
Stop it! We don't need this much money!

Rewards
- Top 5 donators will receive a handwritten thank-you note from Kitti alongside a small handmade craft.
- The word limit for Astaroth's Top 3 Donator prize doubles (see Top 3 Donators section for other details).

$5000 Stretch - NO DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
Diana is abusing your donations and buying a brand new refrigerator that has water and ice in the DOOR and a matching microwave for her birthday. She'll take lots of pictures. THANKS IWAKU.


[glow=green]DONATE HERE[/glow]

Donations not made through the fundraiser page (which can also be found in the sidebar) won't count toward the goal.​
 
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Diana

You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic!
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#2
ARE YOU READY FOR 1000 POORLY DRAWN ANGRY CRAYON OWLS. (◉◇◉)
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
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Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#3
Oh right, I prepared a sales pitch for my fantastical art. *clears throat and pulls out notecards*

Hello Iwaku people. You are being given a marvelous opportunity to donate to support a site you love AND to get a piece of art made by me, Jorick. Some of you may have seen me talk about my utter lack of artistic talent and say that my only good creative skill is writing, but I have been a blind fool. I have spent entire minutes practicing my MS Paint drawing skills (mouse only, tablets and such are for hacks) and I am ready to share my work with the world. What I lack in experience, skill, and taste I make up for in sheer audacity. My art will make you say "oh my god, I can't believe he actually posted that garbage and called it art," but to that I say DAMN RIGHT I DID! For the absolute bargain price of $20 I will draw anything you desire, with the Jorick Tried™ Quality Guarantee: if you aren't satisfied with the work, you'll get a full refund Jorick will shrug and say "whatever, I tried." Act fast, supplies aren't limited but I mean do it anyway so you don't procrastinate and then forget like a dummy and miss out on this probably once in a lifetime chance to get art made by Jorick, the unequivocally best admin ever.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
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Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#4
Come on guys, depose me as top Donator, I don't want to edit for myself.
 

Shizuochan

he hears his master's voice
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Undiscombothrottled Shige
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Switches have more fun
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Superhero, urban fantasy, space opera, crime thriller, supernatural
#5
Come on guys, depose me as top Donator, I don't want to edit for myself.
Deposed.

First person to reply with a poem (minimum 8 lines) represents me for the purposes of raffle tickets.

Poem theme is: Jorick is gay (And That's Okay!)
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
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Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#6
Deposed.

First person to reply with a poem (minimum 8 lines) represents me for the purposes of raffle tickets.

Poem theme is: Jorick is gay (And That's Okay!)
bruh you crazy

But it's a beneficial kind of crazy, so I guess more power to you. And bring on the poem. 8D
 

IceQueen

The Ball Python Queen
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Depending on my schedule I am on at various times during the week. Usually most reliable after 3, though sometimes I nap. Weekends are a free for all schedule wise.
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Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
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Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can be both passive and agressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
Unrealistic roleplays unless intentionally established as such.
#7
It's been less than a day and we're already at $500....

Wow

At the least this time Diana isn't buying a car.
 

LuckycoolHawk9

Needs More Barbecue Sauce
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#8
*Disappointed that we don't get to mess with admins pictures and signatures* But yay for 500 goal!
 

IceQueen

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Depending on my schedule I am on at various times during the week. Usually most reliable after 3, though sometimes I nap. Weekends are a free for all schedule wise.
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Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
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I can be both passive and agressive
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Fantasy, Romance, Modern
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Unrealistic roleplays unless intentionally established as such.
#9
*just realized shizuo donated 500*

...

Shizuochan Shizuochan how can you afford that? I can barely buy myself ice cream rn
 

Diana

You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic!
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#10
At the least this time Diana isn't buying a car.
We ended up stealing my father in law's car, so car purchase was unnecessary this year. 8D This year my microwave and fridge died. >:[

I'VE ALREADY PICKED OUT MY NEW FRIDGE JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW. IT'S A BEAUTY.
 

IceQueen

The Ball Python Queen
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Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
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Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
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Depending on my schedule I am on at various times during the week. Usually most reliable after 3, though sometimes I nap. Weekends are a free for all schedule wise.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can be both passive and agressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
Unrealistic roleplays unless intentionally established as such.
#11
We ended up stealing my father in law's car, so car purchase was unnecessary this year. 8D This year my microwave and fridge died. >:[

I'VE ALREADY PICKED OUT MY NEW FRIDGE JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW. IT'S A BEAUTY.
Well at the least you got a car. Let's just not give her enough to go hog wild again XD. Who knows what will happen over the 5000
 

Kuno

Django Jane
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No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine doing both. However, while I am ok with being the passive player, it would be nice if the aggressive player took suggestions from me every once in a while.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Sci fi, Romance, Historical, Modern, Supernatural
Genre You DON'T Like
School life
#12
Challenge accepted.

I'd better get that custom username color or I'm gonna be salty af
 

LuckycoolHawk9

Needs More Barbecue Sauce
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Will be updated when school year starts. For now, pretty much whenever
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Male
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Mostly Passive, Sometimes Agressive
#13
We ended up stealing my father in law's car, so car purchase was unnecessary this year. 8D This year my microwave and fridge died. >:[
I'VE ALREADY PICKED OUT MY NEW FRIDGE JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW. IT'S A BEAUTY.
Do you got a fridge and mircrowave set up to steal if we don't reach the goal?
 

Childish Grumpino

NOTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND EVERYTHING HURT
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#14
Poem theme is: Jorick is gay (And That's Okay!)
Jorick is gay (and that's okay)
Lady Gaga claims he was born this way
Though whether she's truly a source of repute
Is something I'm sure you could quickly dispute
Regardless, an admin's sexual inclination
Ought not to be the subject of indignation
So long as he runs this place with efficiency and poise
Who cares if he's super into cat boys?
 

Isho13

Edgebaron
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One on One Roleplays
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A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
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Almost every day
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Elementary, Intermediate
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Can do both, but specially during the planning process, I want things to be balanced. I'm here to have fun TOGETHER with you, not to entertain you. I can carry the story more, but I don't want the roleplay to be a series of events I throw at you, for you to react to them. I go with that in very rare cases.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, medieval fantasy, vampires and other supernatural creatures, magical, yaoi, mature, romance, horror. I also have a thing for darker themes. More than everything I love varied roleplays, with comedy, drama, action and dark things all thrown in.
Genre You DON'T Like
Furries. Historical. Post apocalyptic. Slice of life. I lack the knowledge to pull off really specific things like steampunk, cyberpunk and other genres around those. I usually don't play modern roleplays alone, I like fantasy elements on them.
#15
Do we have to donate an absolute minimum of ten dollars? I'd like to help, but dollars are too expensive in my country. I don't mind not having a ticket for the raffle, I'd just like to be able to help :(
 

IceQueen

The Ball Python Queen
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Depending on my schedule I am on at various times during the week. Usually most reliable after 3, though sometimes I nap. Weekends are a free for all schedule wise.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can be both passive and agressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
Unrealistic roleplays unless intentionally established as such.
#16
Do we have to donate an absolute minimum of ten dollars? I'd like to help, but dollars are too expensive in my country. I don't mind not having a ticket for the raffle, I'd just like to be able to help :(
I believe you need 10 dollars to get a raffle ticket but not to help
 

Diana

You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic!
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#17

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
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Most of the time MST
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Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
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Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#18
.....I don't quite have $10 right now, but I might later. Would it count if I donated small amounts at a time? Or do I have to donate $10 all at once?
 

Diana

You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic!
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#19
Would it count if I donated small amounts at a time? Or do I have to donate $10 all at once?
It all accumulates! If you donate multiple times during the event, it all gets added up to see your total amount, so we can do the donator rankings and hand our the prizes.
 

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
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Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
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Most of the time MST
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Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#20
It all accumulates! If you donate multiple times during the event, it all gets added up to see your total amount, so we can do the donator rankings and hand our the prizes.
Oh, cool! I don't know if I'll be able to donate quite that much, but I'll see what I can do.