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❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

hi friends, ya fave sex educator was laid off yesterday and i need some support to buy a laptop to start the job search over again, as i currently don’t have access to a computer.

my venmo is @ juicebat, any donation helps! if you donate over $10 i’m also happy to send you a lewd (put your @ and a 💖 in the comments), and for over $50, a lewd video. please only donate if you have the means.

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❌ bee needs some support ❌ 

hey y’all, sorry to re-boost this!
folks have been super generous and have raised $175 so far! thank you so so much!!

i’d love to raise a total of $700 to afford a laptop that will last for a few years- i applied to about six jobs this week by borrowing my housemate’s computer, but that’s not a permanent solution.

all donations are extremely appreciated, thank you all so much for helping to support me after this sudden layoff. 😭

venmo: @ juicebat

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❌ bee needs some support ❌ 

thank you all so much you’ve raised another $200 😭😭😭

i might be able to order a computer today you all are so so amazing. literally lifechanging.

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❌ bee needs some support ❌ 

y’all have raised $430 in total, thank you so much! i can’t afford to buy a laptop quite yet but hopefully by monday i can buy it. 💖 thank you fedi, this community is so amazing.

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fedi, i cannot begin to say thank you enough. y’all raised $530, and i just ordered a laptop today. i wouldn’t have been able to afford it without all of your support, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 😭❤️ this community means so much to me.

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❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

@bee good luck bee! I had an unexpected job hunt this year too. 🤎

❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

@bee what are your laptop needs? I may be able to scare one up...

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@bee i love the way this community can show up 💜

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@bee I mean, I have a laptop you can use. It's not good for gaming or anything but for job applications and fedposting it's fine

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@pagrus thank you for the offer! i’ve had a few people offer to send me their old laptops- i was saving for one that could run the adobe suite and a few more intensive applications- so that i don’t have to buy another one down the line! there’s an $850 used laptop i’ve had my eye on for a while! but thank you so much for the offer!

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@bee @pagrus if you do not want to buy another one down the line, make sure the model you are buying has removable batteries and drives. Laptop life is limited by batteries otherwise.

(Posted from my >10 year old Thinkpad that can run 3D apps & image editing software just fine.)

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@bootie_fringe @pagrus :) i am! my friend who works at a computer repair shop helped me pick out a model that will be easy to maintain

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@bee @pagrus good to know you considered it! What model did you choose, if I may ask?

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@bootie_fringe @pagrus a refurbished t480 with nvidia graphics card!

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@bootie_fringe @pagrus although i was really considering the msi m15 for a while because they’re supposed to drop in price pretty dramatically soon, and the larger screen helps with my poor vision

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@bee @pagrus I don't know much about gaming laptops, but your T480 choice seems future proof (as in: it is possible install linux and not encounter big obstacles.)

It seems really fine except for the management engine, but that's likely unavoidable if you want Adobe whatever on a somewhat recent Intel machine. 😑

Best wishes to you and your new laptop! :blobrainbow:

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@bootie_fringe @bee I don't know how old this Thinkpad is but it's a t430s and it's been great. I was a Mac guy for years but made the switch a couple years ago.

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@bootie_fringe @bee I don't know if you use Illustrator or InDesign much but those were the hardest for me to give up. Things are good now but it was pretty frustrating for a while

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@pagrus sadly I do not draw that often as I did in the past – but when I do, I usually use Inkscape … what tools are you using now?

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@bootie_fringe I use Inkscape too. I like it a lot but it was a difficult transition from Illustrator. I don't really draw all that much either these days but the last few vectory graphicy things I did were done in Inkscape

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@pagrus show and tell?

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@bootie_fringe The last thing was a design to get printed on fabric that I then made face masks out of. Well, I made one mask. But I am going to make more. It's fairly recent in my media tab.

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@bee 💖 :enbee: 💖

❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

@bee I don't have a venmo but if you have a PayPal I'd absolutely send some money your way

❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

@bee The charity I work at is looking to hire someone to do exactly this, but am not sure where in the world you're based?

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