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Posted by Manbird - Sep 8, 2013 - 8:39pm

My room mate, Maggie, and I recently found out we are being evicted.
Because of our circumstances, disabilities and other factors,
finding a safe home we can afford is highly unlikely - but not impossible.
The first order of business will be to raise cash. We're still a bit
numbed and shocked by the news but soon I'll try and organize
my mind and start the project in phases. The first phases is asking for 
help with the fundraising. I'll need people with the following skils: 

New Media Masters: FB, twitter, etc. 

Web Site Builder to put together a cool little crowdsourcing platform, 
depending on which service we end up using.

Copy writer. We have a story to tell and I'm not a writer. 

A Lawyer would be a bonus.

A bookkeeper would be very cool.

Free advice and inspiration. We have some very specific problem sets
so a lot of common sense and tradition advice may not apply but toss it 
all out there, anyway. Just for the feel-goods. 

 I don't have cash but I'll trade anything I have except my jeep,
my hawks, falconry equipment or Maggie. I can offer graphic design services,
musical instruments, CDs, some furniture, a couple antiques, clothing, shoes,
camping gear (if we don't end up needing it ourselves), some awesome original
artwork. Whatever the barter, you won't be sorry. I'm very generous with payment. 

Deadline: I'd like to have then entire project up in 4 weeks. No matter
how soon we get it up and even if meet my goal quicklym phase 2 of
the project will be the lengthiest: Actually finding a place to live.
It's bad ebough have pets but having hawks creates a little more of
a challenge. 

This is just a "soft opening" to see what kind of suggestions and comments
I get. I know a lot of people would here like to see me disappear so that's
always a option as well. Ha ha ha.

Thanks for for you consideration.


I'll close with a cute picture of a hawk to prime the well of your good nature.
This is Tessy, who has saved my life twice and I hers, once.

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helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Sep 14, 2013 - 4:00pm

Hey MB I would be happy to donate some pretty decent art for your cause too.  Please let me know if I can be of help.
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Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 - 10:53am

Thanks so much - the fundraising page is almost ready - just needs to have a little professional 
copy added then I can go public. I have no idea if it'll work but it's our only hope. Cheers!


sparkleplenty Avatar

Location: Ventucky

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 - 9:45am

i'm not known here .. but i've been listening for a good long time. My long time friend Alafia can vouch for my good intentions. My name is Gianna, and I'm in ventura CA ... that said, I've always managed to keep up with your posts Man of the Bird ... and can say you are a gift to this forum, and to the planet with your talents and your compassion for your raptors.
Please get a paypal button up and running asap.
In addition, my vocation is as a jeweler, and I would be pleased to donate something significant that you could possibly use to raffle or auction. There's a lot of creative talent here ... so this might be another way to raise some money.
Blessings to this amazing and compassionate community ... you all rock


Beaker Avatar

Posted: Sep 11, 2013 - 11:11pm

@Ankhara said: "I have no skills to offer ..."
I find that difficult to believe.  :-)  I'm certain your sharp intellect has at minimum something to contribute.  

You say tomato, I say "Hi Charlie!"
JrzyTmata Avatar

Posted: Sep 11, 2013 - 5:09pm

I'm not sure what you mean by a crowdsourcing platform. I haven't built websites in many years. but once you have the content, a servicable website could be built using a blog like wordpress. easy to update with new info and people can leave comments. Blogs intergrate well with twitter, fb and such.

other than that, I am a good cheerleader and can throw some bucks at paypal if needed.
Taking a new direction
ankhara99 Avatar

Location: Over the Rainbow

Posted: Sep 11, 2013 - 6:42am

I have no skills to offer, but would make use of a paypal donation site....  

Best of luck pulling things together and here's hoping you find yourself in an even better situation. {#Sunny}

pigtail Avatar

Location: Southern California

Posted: Sep 11, 2013 - 6:37am

Hello!  Just saw this.  I am an excellent bookkeeper.  I can help with anything you need in that area and am perfectly happy to do so.  PM me if you need a phone number to reach me.  I'm not interested in payment, just getting you where you need to feel safe and comfortable.{#Group-hug}
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helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Sep 11, 2013 - 5:03am

I can offer writing and editing.  I'm also a pretty good commercial/fine artist if a little mainstream, I have a good imagination and am an idea person.  I also have some falconry skills having "studied" with a Colorado falconer way back in the day.  I have no money as I'm living on my SS now.  I've always viewed you as one of the great talents in and out of the RP world.  I own your music, listen to it, think about it and love your humor.  I admire you for what you have achieved with the difficulties you face and will help in any way I can.  {#Good-vibes}
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Leslie Avatar

Location: Antioch, CA

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 11:38pm

I can't offer anything other than my best wishes and my love.{#Hug}

Beaker Avatar

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 11:37pm

Might be able to assist with website and social media thingys.  Just not certain I have too much free time in the next four weeks...

Oh - and I sincerely doubt there's anyone here who would truly want to see you disappear.  Pretty certain of that.

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winter Avatar

Location: in exile, as always

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 7:10pm

Well I was going to offer to help with the writing, but my sister of the pen has already beat me to it. :)

If there's anything else I can do, please count me in. 
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oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 6:47pm

I can build and fix stuff and play instruments...but by ear only mind you. A guy nicknamed "Head" stole my lunch money...

but, I digress.

Do you have SeeDeeds I can buy, or do I have to do that download stuff? Seems the only room I have for junk these days is exquisite junk, and you gots somma dat...I should know.

I've never almost known someone with so much artistry and natural talent. It makes me appreciate your challenges even more as you struggle to make your way. Hello to your Mags for me, yokay?

BlueHeronDruid Avatar

Location: planting flowers

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 5:37pm

I'm pretty good at book keeping.
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Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 4:41pm

You're hired. I have a nice piece of art set aside for you. 

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 2:34pm

i'll send you a list of my talents...
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Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 11:08am


A couple things: We're not being evicted because we can't pay rent. We've never been late on our rent.
We're being evicted so the landlady can renovate and sell the house.

Also, some of of the most valuable help will come in the way of promotion. Good old fashioned
street-teaming. Spread the word, post it, paste it, pass it around - once it gets going.


Antigone Avatar

Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 10:42am

Rob, I'll help in any way that I can. I have some writing/editing skills, but it seems like you've got that covered. I do, as you know, have some knowledge of the falconry lifestyle, so if that will help ...


kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 8:34am

Willing to help with copywriting or feedback or organizing.

I'm sure Alexandra is vastly more qualified in the writing dept., but I'm up helping.

Don't know the first thing about social media or your other needs.

No money needed.  Paying it forward is good enough for me.
i need a bogle for my glotch.
lily34 Avatar

Location: GTFO

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 7:21am

i wish i had something to help...but i know i don't want to see you disappear. so, please don't.

i wish you luck with all of this stuff!
swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 - 7:17am

I don't have much in the way of skills to offer, but I wish you peace, and the best of luck.
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