These are the final days of our Fun(d)raiser to Save Autostraddle from Not Being a Thing! Last weekend we asked you to please pretty please give what you could and maybe also buy some stickers because we really needed your help. And then you guys blew our minds with generosity and love and helpful emails and WE LOVE YOU. We’ve always loved you, but now we can stop worrying about how to pay for the dedicated server long enough to really revel in this love for a little while.
So far we’ve raised $16, 253 through generous donations and sticker sales!!
(UPDATE: Saturday night 11:59 PM PST – $18, 156!)
And even more of you have signed up to be AS subscribers which is excellent, it’s the closest thing to a “reliable paycheck” we will probably ever know. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Our goal is $20,000 by the end of this week and we are super goal-oriented (it says so on our unused resumés) so getting to that number would be EXCELLENT. Every dollar you send our way is going directly into fleshing out our brilliant ideas and making sure we have enough macaroni and cheese to get through the week. We are “stepping it up” and “adding new things.” We are SO EXCITED about what the future looks like! It looks hot, you guys, and it couldn’t have been a thing without you.
You have a couple of days left to donate to the biggest most insanely successful and exciting fun(d)raiser in Autostraddle history!! Buy stickers! Do you want a zine from Emily? She’ll send you one! Just let us know.
In celebration of this triumphant push, many team members have made kittens for you.
In celebration of this final push, everyone on the team has made you a kitten. Isn’t that nice.
This is exactly why I need to donate.
I love you because we like the same things.
Will you bring shirts back?
alex says ordering more shirts are “next on [her] to-do list”
Yes! I am only one person with a full-time job who is trying to get ALL these (amazingly generous!) sticker orders out and we will have a BUNCH of t-shirts to sell soon before you know it!
Thanks a;ex for making all this stuff happen!
Yay, this is great news. Will there be a range of sizes though? AS members come in all shapes and size of boobs!
i just donated and am now feeling the poststraddle glow
phew, i need a smoke :D
welcome to the poststraddle glow club. we hope you enjoy your stay. complimentary cigarettes are in the smokers lounge.
please remain sitting until you feel the need to straddle again.
Not sitting. Wink.
Just bought a bunch of stickers whilst telling myself the cash donation given a few days ago was more than adequate. AND I opened a paypal account this time.
It’s those damn kittens. I tell you, I’m whipped.
Now, off to have a cig…
i love you guys. <3 i hope you all do bring about a revolution because jesus eff christ, as needs to rule the world.
(which I am also allergic too. it sucks b/c they are so cute.)
I want a zine. Does this count as letting you know? I will go dig under couch cushions and search the floorboard of my car for moar money to send you.
Just subscribed! I guess now I should actually become a member?
Wahla….. have finally bought a sticker
you’re the best site on the ‘net!
OK, so I finally got my bollocks together and subscribed… Though because I don’t understand the interent/paypal (yes, I know I’m letting down my generation!!) I have a stupid question…!
Paypal now says my Paypal account is in debt… Paypal just take the money out of my bank automagically?? Right? Like, I don’t actually have to do anything else.. Do I??
1. do you have enough in your bank to cover what you paid? maybe transfer some money to your paypal account to make sure you’re safe.
2. get them on the phone and ask them what to do.
if paypal is hooked up to your bank account then it’ll withdraw from your bank acount
It’s hooked up to my bank account *I think*… which has enough money so I think it should be ok…!! Ah we will see, I’m sure I’m just having internet-purchasing-paranoia.. She’ll be right!!
I’m gonna buy me some stickers as soon as I have some money! I love you guys. I also love stickers, so this should be pretty great.
speaking of kittens, you have to watch this.
(via squarizona’s tumblr)
omfg what is this bundle of cuteness? heart= exploded.
I would like a zine as well, but if it’s too much trouble sending it overseas, nevermind :D Donated again & bought stickers again. My plan is to get hit on by all the queer nerdettes in the uni library.
What do you mean those stickers are not magic?
I WANT A ZINE sorry for the allcaps I am just too excited
YOU DON’T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR ALL CAPS
EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL
THE FIRST RULE OF EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL IS NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS
THE SECOND RULE OF EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL IS NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS
GOOD TO KNOW EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL APPROVES OF CAPS
….. How the fuck did they get those cats in the tub like that?
I am now a subscriber of all things autostraddle. :)
i’ll take a ‘zine!
Since I actually have a stable, well paying job I donated bunches again. I want to help as much as possible because I LOVE Autostraddle and never want to be without it. And you give us the best kittens ever.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL ergo Autostraddle will live forever.
It must be cool for Brandy and Julie, two of the things they participate in got crazy monetary support by readers/listeners (for this and the crazy awesome Gay Pimpin podcast).
People need to hire them so we can get more of them. They create cash (and fun).
Yay there was a dog in a picture! More dogs/puppies please!
Yes More dogs/puppies!
THIS! Dog people are people too!
Also, I have severe anxiety that my cat allergies will prevent me from ever having a serious girlfriend. So lesbian-related dog pictures are helpful. This makes sense, yes?
(Also, donations pending paycheck. Won’t forget!)
are there 2011 calendars still available to buy?! i want one!!
It doesn’t say sold out yet.
I created a Paypal account just for this (well, and also donated a Safer Schools pack via the LGF, but that’s queer too so.)
Autostraddle, you have £12.43 of Britishness in your Paypal account,which equates to $20.
Can we have $20 worth of hot British lesbians now?
that conversion rate makes my wallet sad!
God, that cake photo really did me in. Amazing.
I can’t get enough of your kitten posts. :)
With all the whiskey references I’m now wondering if there’s such a thing as whiskey affiliate sales, or designing your own whiskey, or something.
I like where this is going.
…what I would pay for AutoWhiskey… All of the moneys.
I keep reading that as ‘all of the monkeys’ and get very confused over what monkeys have to do with whiskey or autostraddle
monkeys have everything to do with whiskey and autostraddle when you’ve had enough AutoWhiskey.
Mmmm, delicious Autostraddle juice.
So I paid my taxes recently and then I voted and I thought….God I’m lucky to live where I live and have all these opportunities and equality and stuff so I figured next on my list of responsible things I need to do that makes my life better is to subscribe to Autostraddle so that’s done…..
can it be summertime now?
runon sentence intentional. please don’t yell at me.
opportunities and stuff #ftw.
equality…America’s still working on it. #inittogether
JULIE AND BRANDY ARE SO FUNNY
i wish i could deposit some whiskey in autostraddle’s paypal
okay I am now a subscriber! I too opened the dreaded paypal account ONLY FOR YOU, AS. Don’t particularly like paypal, but, took a leap, cause life without autostraddle or kittens is unthinkable.
my paypal account is Limited and i can’t get paypal to remove the Limitations even though i tried to give it all the information it wanted. BOOO PAYPAL. i will continue to research e-transaction of whiskey
Well, stop being such a lezzer by paying for tofu and folk music with your paypal, and then that won’t happen.
*makes a note* #butbutbutINDIGOGIRLS
Me too! have no idea what my refusal to open one was about. Perhaps because I hate the stupid name, too pleasant for an entity taking my money. (except for when said money goes to AS of course).
Well, seeing you made kittens for me…
Glad to help. Autostraddle makes my day, a lot.
You guys, the Auto-goal is totally gonna happen. I know this because I was looking at a photo in the infrastructure (ironic?!) section on pictorymag just now and I swear. I SWEAR! Dana Fairbanks is looking over us. Look at the photo and tell me that Dana is not lurking in that waterfall on the top right side. Well, it’s either her or the eye of Michael Jackson. I haven’t truly decided.
we’re only um, 1,800 away from making it to our goal! so tomorrow will probs be a big day
you guys are so awesome i die
EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL CAN YOU HEAR ME?!!
LOL i enjoyed this graphic, particularly the feline shoulder patch
A++++ would click on like again
Haha thanks! I have way better dreams in my head of how I want a photo to look, but I only have the program MS Paint to make those dreams come true.
Supporting Autostraddle makes me so happy. Autostraddle makes me so happy. I’m the biggest Scrooge when it comes to spending money, and have buyer’s remorse after EVERY purchase. Except this one.
just bought stickers!
I just got a fancy new job, but I haven’t gotten my first fancy new paycheck. Will the subscription option still be available after this weekend?
I’m laughing so hard reading all these comments. This is why I’m whippin’ out my credit card. (I’m not too late right!?!?!?)
Reading Autostraddle is literally* all I’ve done this weekend SO I just donated another $5. I hope you reach your goal! That would be badass.
Okay so ALMOST literally…I also went for a walk, took pictures, uploaded the pictures onto facebook, learned everything I possibly could about Julie Goldman, watched lesbian movies, and ate food. Yup, that’s about it.
Also my girlfriend is buying a new TV for our apartment and she wants a really nice one. So we’ll be sure to buy it through the Amazon affiliate link. Because we both <3 AS. A lot.
I just dug into my shallow little broke-ass college student pockets, created a PayPal account JUST FOR YOU (and EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL, of course) to become a subscriber…
because I need you, AS.
i am in americorps [this means I WORK SO MUCH AND I AM SO BROKE]. i also have a crush on riese. i also read autostraddle literally every day. i put five dollars into the fund. i wish i could add zeroes after it, but i can’t. i love you guys so much.
My roommate and I always play a game where I try to convince her to become a lesbian (don’t judge how we spend our Friday nights). My argument this night was that it is so much cheaper to be a lesbian because we don’t have to buy condoms/birth control. This made me think if we just pooled all the money we don’t spend on contraception together we would have enough money to run AS for ETERNITY!
i think a zine from emily would be awesome.
EVAN RACHEL WOODS BISEXUAL agrees. probably.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD BISEXUAL sans first “S”. dammit.
DID WE DO IT DID WE DO IT OMG THE SPARKLY STARS ARE TELLING ME WE DID IT
I THINK IT HAS BEEN DONE :D
I HOPE SO AND THAT THEY ARE ALL SLEEPING SOUNDLY SURROUNDED BY KITTENS.
BREAK OUT THE AUTOWHISKEY
OMGOMGOMG AND THE SUN IS SHINING
I LOVE ALL YOU HOMOGAYS
FUCK YES! I LOVE EVERYONE.
This is a fantastic way to start a Monday.
YOU GUYS!! this is fantastic! !I really enjoyed seeing that blue skinny penis squirting out little blue stars in JOY! I felt the same way! (my stars were made out of rainbows and my penis is not skinny- nor blue- but long:p ) Cheers!
PS. Just kidding my stars were made out of whiskey.
PPS. YAAAAAY :D
Srsly, I vote that next year the fundraising meter looks a tad (or a lot) more sapphic!
It appears that Autostraddle’s cup runneth over (despite the advice in the bra article).
Yay! I got my purchase in by the skin of my teeth last night, due to moving with no internet connection and craziness– hence me not even bothering to sign in, as I just wanted to bask in the after goal making glow with you all and am using my gf’s iphone to teeter off the internet for a sec. Yay! Go Us!!!
Next week I will sign up for my monthly subscription <3