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Help with donations for an old member/friend?

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Hi everyone.
When I came back and made some comments in the Fellowship Of The Ring color restoration threads some people seemed happy to see me and it just felt great. I got some PM’s too and it all just felt like I was an old friend who returned from a long holiday. With everything that’s been done since I was around I didn’t think many would even remember.

Some may even think I have something against them since I removed all Facebook friends a few years back in an anxiety attack after my half-sister told me she never wants us to have any kind of contact anymore, simply because I’m ill. Society considers me dead weight and so did my own sister which I forgive her for, of course. At the same time I just quit contacting the few people I had a bit closer contact with as well, like Dark Jedi who I worked with a lot here on OT and a few others who I can’t remember the usernames of. Real life was just too much to allow for social things on the internet so I thought: “If anyone really wants to contact me they will.” In fact, the more social contact I had the more tired I got. In the end, what hurt most was that people who used to be my closest friends in real life quit contacting me just because Facebook didn’t remind them of my birthday anymore or whatever. (I don’t care about birthdays but you get it!)

I have no idea how this thread will be received. Probably with mixed reactions. I don’t even know if I’m allowed to post something like this around here but the guidelines didn’t seem to have anything against it.

I tend to type walls of text so unlike what I’m about to link I’ll keep this short: Someone you might or might not remember is in a very, very bad situation right now and it will only get worse. You can read about it here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-survive-hjalp-oss-overleva

I didn’t create that fundraiser to force people to donate because they might know me or anything. In fact, I haven’t sent it to anyone except I posted it at the Ehlers-Danlos Support Group on Facebook but all members there are fighting the same fight more or less and I think they would all need donations.

I remember people used to donate to Poita to be able to buy 35mm scans from Ebay and then he shared the results with everyone, it was great! I’m not sure if anyone ever asked for a personal donation but here I am.

At the same time I’ll make this very clear: Even if you read my and my mother’s story you don’t have to donate. If you believe in anything, pray for us. Just leave a heartwarming comment. Anything. Money isn’t everything though sadly, it’s needed way too much.

Also, if you wish to donate but can’t use that website feel free to send me a PM for a paypal address.

Either way, kind words, donations, they will all be worth the same and I thank you all in advance. And I thank you all for the past experiences around here. You really made me feel appreciated. Thanks and God bless you all! And may the force be with you. 😉

(Should this thread violate any rules then please, simply remove it)

EDIT: If you wish to donate and gofundme is a hassle, the following works too: paypal.me/YThelpus

EDIT 2: From now on, all donations will be invested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which I’ve spent lots and lots of time digging into. While I’m not allowed to share any information about it, I can only tell you that it’s me and mom’s last chance at getting a life again.

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I read your GoFundMe page this morning and it has been on my mind all day. I’m sorry that I’m not able to donate right now, but I’m very sorry to hear about all you and your mother are having to endure. Of course, if you two ever feel alone, there are always people on here you can talk to - feeling part of a community (which, it sounds like, your neighbours aren’t offering) should be very important.

Best wishes to you and your mum, and I hope either Sweden’s apparently good welfare system does its job to help soon, or this page reaches many more people.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Thank you so much! Both of you.
As for the welfare system let’s just say the “official version” is taken straight from the 70’s when it was actually good and not as many were left behind. There are hundreds of thousands like me and my mother, sadly.
Feel free to share our story with anyone. And of course, there are tons of other things that I’d personally love to donate to on gofundme. I wish for a day to come when I can.

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Hi You_Too,

I’m going to move this into ‘Star Wars Preservations’ a little later today - where it may get more traffic and attention (and also where more members likely remember your contributions on here over the years).

If you’d like me to move this thread back to ‘The Cantina’ just let me know.
 

Having read your and your mother’s plight I can only hope things will turns around for you both soon. All the positive waves coming your way 👍

You’ll always be appreciated on here.

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I’m not really in the position to offer money at the moment, but I can offer a testimonial for those who don’t remember You_Too well.

You_Too is a longtime valued member of this community. He doesn’t like to toot his own horn, but he’s contributed in a number of places. He was deeply involved in the color correction of the 720p GOUT upscales. He was responsible for the initial “de-purpled” correction of the Blu-rays, which became the basis for the Despecialized Edition’s Blu-ray footage. He gave me the initial Nordic language translations for Project Threepio, which are still in use today for Norwegian and Danish. And of course he was one of the first out of the door to save the Shire from the green menace of the Extended Edition Blu-rays.

He’s also a really nice guy. There are a lot of, er, strong personalities around here, myself included. But You_Too has a superpower – he’s immune to interpersonal bullshit. He just wants to help, and he delivers. Arguments can be raging all around, and like a spaceship immune to gravity, he just passes right by that black hole without getting sucked in. He’s a peach, a mensch, whatever term you want to use. If you don’t know him, he’s worth getting to know.

For those who don’t want to read a “wall of text”, he badly needs to move to a new apartment, for his and his mother’s well-being. Any help would be appreciated.

Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)

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Wow, thank you so much to all of you for your donations and kind words. My mother has never been into the internet or computers much but she knows I used to be part of a community where I did some color work and stuff. And even though she’s not as much into science fiction or fantasy as me she still has quite a good taste for movies. Among her all-time favorites are Ben-Hur and The Green Mile to just name a couple. At the time of typing this she’s asleep but I’m 100% sure she’d send lots of thanks and wishes of luck for all of you.

CatBus said:

I’m not really in the position to offer money at the moment, but I can offer a testimonial for those who don’t remember You_Too well.

No worries, kind words can really light up one’s day too. Thank you so much!

CatBus said:

He gave me the initial Nordic language translations for Project Threepio, which are still in use today for Norwegian and Danish.

I only remember I gave you the Swedish subtitles! Glad they all came to good use. 😃

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Hi You_Too,

I’m going to move this into ‘Star Wars Preservations’ a little later today - where it may get more traffic and attention (and also where more members likely remember your contributions on here over the years).

Thank you! I put it here since I didn’t even know if it would be appropriate to even post it. But I can clearly see my old friends didn’t forget about me!

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You’ll always be appreciated on here.

I don’t know what to say other than thank you. I appreciate still being able to come back after all this time and see the results of the amazing work everyone’s been doing. All the 35mm scans, all the new fan edits and restorations… To think I spent hours and hours every day on the GOUT! I’m glad you all kept the spirit (or the force) alive.

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Wishing you and your mother all the best. May the force be with you

“Always in motion is the future”

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I sent you ten dollars. But i had a hard time selecting a donation, so it came up as a purchase for some reason maybe i have no idea what i’m doing. I’m a noob with paypal haven’t used it regularly in years.

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DMC said:

Wishing you and your mother all the best. May the force be with you

Thank you and the same to you!

JadedSkywalker said:

I sent you ten dollars. But i had a hard time selecting a donation, so it came up as a purchase for some reason maybe i have no idea what i’m doing. I’m a noob with paypal haven’t used it regularly in years.

Well however you did it, it worked! Thank you so much. 😃

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Thank you, RU.08.
And thanks to everyone who donated so far, and who sent good luck wishes.

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Thank you! Wishing all of you the best as well.

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It’s been a while and I want to express our gratitude once more! All who donated on Gofundme or Paypal, we love you and wish you all the best. To those who sent kind well-wishes: We love you and wish you all the best as well!

I also want to tell everyone that from now on, all donations will be invested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which I’ve spent lots and lots of time digging into. While I’m not allowed to share any information about it, I can only tell you that it’s me and mom’s last chance at getting a life again.

EDIT: Some people have expressed worries about me getting scammed. It’s not at all like that. I’m making a personal choice based on lots of research. I know how scammers work and have been researching that as well to make sure I never make such a mistake. Thanks for caring!