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Quick call-out to folks. - Mongologue
February 21st, 2007
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Quick call-out to folks.
Some of you folks may know, or have met, Kevin J. Mulder, aka "Slickpuppy". He's been a friend of mine for quite a while now, he's a talented artist, one of my go-to guys about comic book lore when I can't remember something. (The other, of course, is drakegrey.)

Kevin called me last night to let me know his computer had gone kerblooey, and he might not be online for a while. This was the Athlon Thunderbird 900MHZ system which used to be my computer, before its first, fixable, power supply Kerrblooey. He's been getting by with that system, though there've been freezeups and such- but based on his description, this sounds like motherboard issues, and he'll have to get a whole new system.

Which is where you folks come in. Kevin is a solid working guy, but his rent and living expenses don't leave him much left over after his blue-collar job. Even the price of a lower-end system, $300-500 or so, is going to be tough for him to manage, and might take a while to save for. I don't like my friends going offline for a month, and I'd like to help him out with this, so I'm putting a call out for a buy-him-a-new-PC fund. If we can get him a new, basic system that'll last for 5, 6 years, instead of the hand-me-down tech he's used to, I'm sure it will be of indescribable good to him.

Now, I've got a paypal account at chilyle@yahoo.com . Anyone who has means and inclination, please plunk in a payment there. Around Monday or so I'll take the value of that, add in my own funds, and add it to a Best Buy card to send promptly to him. I'll include a list of folks who've given, unless you'd care to reamin anonymous.

Thanks, folks.

--Chiaroscuro

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From:buran
Date:February 21st, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I could build the system and send it to him if you want. I can make a better system than what you can get for cheap from any major computer maker, if you are willing to trust me. Could order using a virtual credit card with the paypal balance if they don't take paypal directly.
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From:jennbirdie
Date:February 22nd, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
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That's the sweetest thing I've ever heard...*hugs* I wish I could help..Slick's a sweetheart.
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From:jennbirdie
Date:February 26th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
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Someone sent me a rather rude comment to this. And now it doesn't appear here. Sorry if I'm someone who lives paycheck to paycheck and can't contribute. The comment basically told me that calling him a sweetheart is nice and all, but they'd rather I shelled out the cash.

Nice.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
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*pops back in* I believe said person realized their comment came across wrongly and deleted it. I know myself that your finances are tight as well, and it's understood. (though heck, even $5 via paypal would be of benefit.) If your money is needed for you, it's quite all right. :)

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From:dakhun
Date:February 23rd, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
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If my recent departure from your friends list has anything to do with the subject matter of my latest friends-locked post, then you were already too far removed from what I could consider a friend for it to make any difference to me anyway.
Bai.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:February 24th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
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Er, it had nothing to do with such, Dakhun, as I had not read said post, and have no idea whatsoever of its contents. As mentioned a few posts previous, I am trimming down LJ contacts because of time constraints.
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From:dakhun
Date:February 25th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
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Ah, behind a cut so I didn't read it before. No offence taken, then. You're right, we've "drifted apart" as you say, but you've done nothing to counter that, and not talking anymore isn't a very good solution. ;p
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From:chefmongoose
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
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Well, I don;t like that I drift apart from folks. But, in simplest terms, I have so much time devoted to keeping up with friends now I'm frazzled. That's not good in the long run for me or other friends. *sighs, shrugs*

Perhaps we might drift back together, as has been known to happen. If I end up in Milwaukee it is a much-increased possibility.

--Chiaroscuro
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