Tessisamess

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Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

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Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

Take a look around, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

Can't get enough resources? Why not subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive monthly content, or support the creation of more content by leaving a tip on Ko-Fi! ♡

Need an invite?

If you're unable to comment on my journal to ask for help now that anon has been turned off due to serious spam issues, don't worry! Just shoot me an email and I'll send you an invite code for Insanejournal. I've got plenty to spare!
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Big Updates!

Personal Health
As some of you saw on Patreon and might have noticed here, I've been very slow the last couple of weeks. I have some reproductive health things going on, but no worries: It's absolutely not life threatening; I just had to have a procedure done that left me in a lot of discomfort and pain, and I was having a hard time doing anything on the pain management they gave me for it. Everything's healing up just fine, and I'll be done with it soon! In the meantime, I'm feeling a lot better so I can at least function while dealing with it now, haha.

June Patreon Rewards
Due to the above, as per my previous Patreon update, rewards for last month will be posted by Wednesday, July 10th, and I can't wait to get them up!

The Big Surprise Project
I hinted last month during free projects that I have a new larger project coming up, and I'd very much hoped it would be up for June, but given all the doctor trips, medication, and some extremely exciting news below, I'm going to hold off on it until September and resume focusing on more typical content for the time being. Don't worry though, it's coming and it's gonna be extremely rad!!

Extremely Exciting News
After years of struggling—roach-infested apartments, crashing with friends, unsafe buildings and neighborhoods; you name it, we've been there—thinking we'd never be able to even start doing this, we're buying a house! We found one we love that's well below our budget and, fingers crossed that everything goes the way it should, we close at the end of the month! This is exciting and terrifying and I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, but we could never have done with without your support in my work, and all the help we've gotten from our closest friends.

So thank you so much. You were the reason we could afford our rent, and now you're the reason we can pay our mortgage. I could cry. I have cried.

Fundraiser & Raffle
To kill two birds with one stone, I decided the best plan to tackle all the standard Crap, We Need ________ For the House type stuff after the move would be to run a fundraiser! But I wanted to make it fun and to still give back to you guys too, so there will also be a HUGE raffle included, featuring custom-to-you prizes from myself, two wonderful graphic designers, and another lovely code maker—as well as the chance to win IJ rename packs and coupons! Full details will be posted at the start of August. (Spoilers: There will be a chance to win a game bundle in this raffle.)

So, in closing, my health's been rude but I'll be fine and I'm getting better, the next two months are going to be insane but I'm still going to be posting content as usual, and I cannot wait to put up our fundraiser page and post all the details and HUGE list of prizes for the raffle! Thank you all again, so very much. ♥

Comments

Jul. 5th, 2019 08:22 pm (UTC)
Reproductive health issues are The Worst! I hope you are feeling better soon!!
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:33 am (UTC)
Ty ty, hopefully soon! It doesn't hurt to just exist anymore, so I'm calling it a win.
Jul. 5th, 2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so sorry about your health, but really excited for you about the new place! I haven't been in the position yet to buy a house, but I hope to someday!
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:36 am (UTC)
It's been fun but I'm definitely ready for it to be over LOL. TY TY, I'm so excited. I'm so ready to get my kid out of this dangerous neighborhood; we never would have been able to do it without my saint of a best friend and some financial help, but once we're all done our mortgage will be about the same as our rent currently is, so I'm very excited to be able to do this without taking a big monthly hit. I'll probably post a big picture info update over on [info]shudder (such a poor neglected personal journal RIP) after closing!
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:12 am (UTC)
I am glad to hear you're on the mend. Reproductive stuff is just the worst; even when things are working right. ;)

YAY for Houses!! My fingers are crossed for you, too. End of August and I will have been in mine for 1 year. Never thought I would ever own a house, or be able to afford it. Amazing what life brings around.

Stop teasing big fancy projects cause I want to knoooooooow!! The pain of having to wait until September. /sigh/ J/K. The raffle sounds super fun and I can't wait to see more about it. Any updates to when Sanity will be available for FF, Tess?
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:40 am (UTC)
RIGHT HAHA. It'll be fine in a few weeks, it's just an annoying and painful road to get there, and VERY bad timing for doing this whole house thing haha.

Aw, congrats!!! I FEEL YOU MAN. None of this feels real, but we managed to find a really good house way under our max budget and we've been very lucky to have help from friends, so I'm just hoping this all goes smoothly. I don't feel like I'm adult enough to be in charge of this but here we are LOL.

I'M SORRY!!! I hate putting it off but it's for the best so that I don't freak out stressing myself out over it and then wind up with more bug fixes than I should leave myself with haha. I'm HOPING to get Sanity onto FF this month before the move; I was just getting more bug fixes etc in before doing it, and then once that was done I got slammed with all the medical stuff, so now that I'm off the painkillers I should be able to rely on myself to get that appropriately set up after I get June's Patreon rewards up!
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:46 am (UTC)
I feel you on the adult thing. Now I have to reign myself in on all the things I want to change with my house. She has great bones, and amazing potential, but NEEDS updates. It's wonderful to see someone else start this journey.

Just teasing on your teasing. Though, I have to say, it could have been pretty damn interesting to see what you came up with ON the painkillers. LOL.
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:16 am (UTC)
Glad you are healing well! I work at a women's hospital and reproductive procedures are no joke.
Jul. 6th, 2019 01:33 am (UTC)
Goddd, right? ANYONE WHO DOESN'T WANT TO READ ABOUT GROSS MEDICAL STUFF SCROLL ON:

I have a bartholin gland that won't stop giving me shit so we have a drain in for two weeks (and of course I started my period while I'm dealing with this lmao) and we're doing an ablation for my horrible periods soon because needing to just lie down and try not to vomit for an entire day is Not Normal™ so it's just been a real party over here haha.
Jul. 7th, 2019 11:13 pm (UTC)
Ugh, you have a double whammy right there! Bartholin glands look pain AF and I know my patients often seem at their wits end with them.

I hope the ablation works for you. I know several women who have found relief with the procedure and I'm sending positive vibes for you too.
Jul. 6th, 2019 08:24 am (UTC)
Pain management for the first few days are awful and feels like it lasts forever, in my past experience with it, so I'm happy to hear you're recovering. And also glad you're going to get a house soon! Oh my gosh!!

All my fingers are crossed for you for the big changes going down! Seeing updates like these makes me so happy since it's always heartwarming to know you're doing great. <3
Jul. 6th, 2019 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ahh, awesome news for the house!! I'm really happy for you. ♥
Jul. 30th, 2019 05:56 am (UTC)
Yo I'd be happy to offer a prize for your raffle- you know, digital art stuff if you need something else to offer to people who participate. :)