So NDK is next week. Our group leaves on Thursday. I have been planning this trip since February, and fully intend to go.
My boss, on the other hand, seems to want me to stay. Either I'm the only one he trusts to work or, more likely, he just doesn't want me having any side things that may actually have a chance to succeed (as has been the track record with every other employee he has had). I have already paid for the trip, and at this point I can't get my money back. I'm going on this trip, plain and simple.
I worry though. As I have only been doing this prop making for less than a year and have little to show for it (lack of funds, dwindling orders), it makes it hard to pay bills, get tools, and generally improve my making abilities without either a: a job or b: money. And that's where you come in, dear readers.
As I am sure you all know, I have started an ongoing project called Mass Effect Insanity. You can read all about it in my last post. I am currently taking commissions for any of those specific weapons that anyone wants, which will put those weapons at the top of the list. If no one buys/commissions, they will be done as I get to them depending on what else I am working on and whether or not I can support myself in doing it.
If you are not interested in Mass Effect, especially since 3 has been out a good while now, I totally understand and want/need to branch out. I am willing and able to take on a number of commissions, and would be more than happy to hear what you have to offer. I am opening up any and all slots for commissions, and am more than happy to discuss whatever you want built. Please email me via my Contact form.
As a final bit of news, just a reminder that I will be sending a few items to the wonderful people at Mass Effect Marathon! They support Child's Play, one charity I back fully and have always wanted to give something to. This here is my chance, and I am thankful to these guys for giving me the opportunity.
As a tip of the hat to them, I want to offer something on the side as well. For every purchase/commission/whatever, during the months of September, October, and November, I will donate 10% of all proceeds to Child's Play via Mass Effect Marathon. The more orders I get, the more I donate. I will try to do something of my own either way, but this is a guarantee. This is a great opportunity to you guys, as you get an awesome prop/commission, and a donation through me! So awesome.
Anyway, enjoy! Keep those orders coming! ;)