One of my best friends traveled to Iceland and brought me home a little bottle of ash from the volcano that I will make no attempt to spell.
Those are the kinds of gifts I love.
70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.
I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider dona ting as well.
We currently have 16365 fandoms, 418361 registered users, and 1330541 works. (x)
And it’s free of advertising, it’s non-commercial, it’s our haven and we can be certain that our fanworks don’t get banned or deleted or censored. AO3 has given a multinational fandom a platform, and, with the OfTW, a voice. So if you can spare a few dollars, do it!
Things have been a bit…all over the place the past few years. Three cities, three years, ya feel? But they’re settling nice and solid. I’ve got amazing friends all over the country (miss all of you), a great place to live, a job I don’t always hate, and enough money to pay my rent. Can’t ask for too much more*
* more money would be nice.
i’m a fucking delight - a mix for emily
» for my bestie, my roommate, and my partner in crime. she’s a fucking delight.
o1. break stuff - patent pending
o2. i don’t mind - darren criss
o3. animal love ii - charlene kaye
o4. boys of summer - don henley
o5. bring it on home to me - sam cooke
o6. call your girlfriend - michelle chamuel
o7. chicago - sufjan stevens
o8. get lucky - halestorm
o9. gold digger - glee cast
1o. ho hey - the lumineers
11. holding you all through the night - jay stolar
12. i knew you were trouble - taylor swift
13. i will go anywhere with you - julia nunes
14. problem - natalia kills
15. you (ha ha ha) - charlie xcx
16. i’m an asshole - and damn proud of it! - dennis leary
It is a little bent, but it has been put through the ringer travel-wise.
I’ve been meaning to pick up a cute apothecary jar for it from a local thrift store or something.
I’m avoiding work for the next hour because it’s slow so…feel free to ask me stuff*
* I reserve the right to not answer certain things. I’m not a wank factory **
** that’s after work