2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
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So I just filled out the Obamacare Subsidy Calculator. The official results are:
"You will not be eligible for subsidies in the exchanges because your
income is below 100% of the federal poverty level. Amount you pay for
the premium:$3,451 per year (which equals 172.57% of your household
income of $2,000 per year and covers 100% of the overall premium) Your
out-of-pocket maximum (not including the premium) can be no more than
$6,350. If your state chooses to expand Medicaid to everyone under 138%
of the poverty level under the ACA, you will be eligible for coverage
under the program."
Nice. So the only way I can get health insurance is if I pay 1 and a half years income for it, otherwise the IRS will charge me $2,000 on my taxes (I just read the Obamacare Bill all 280+ pages of it as posted on the WashDCgov website, and it says if we don't have health insurance we will be charged a fine of $2,000 that the IRS will put on our tax bill.).
The IRS fee is actually cheaper. Both are more than my yearly income, so either way it leaves me with 0 income.
I have Autism so I'm not eligible to Medicaid or disability or food stamps or TANIF or welfare or housing or anything else, every 6 months a social worker fills out every aid form she can find hoping that something has changed, but they all keep coming back saying I am ineligible for any type of assistance at all, and no one will hire me (I average 400 job applications a month for the past 7 years).
The $2,000 I make from selling my art, my books, and affiliate links off this site. It pays for 1 to 2 meals a week, not a day: a week.
I live under an 8x6' tarp, without electricity, water, or toilet. I've lived here since Hurricane Katrina took my house and my family and left me alone - I am in my 40's but require "adult supervision" but I have been alone since the hurricane. (We never got HUD, RedCross, or FEMA help up here in Maine, even though 80 families in my town - Old Orchard Beach - where made homeless by Katrina - almost no one even knows Katrina hit anyplace outside of New Orleans!) Because I don't have any rent or utility bills to bring in with me, I am not eligible for food at food pantries or a bed at homeless shelters. The system is so messed up. How do they expect homeless people to have utility bills? I don't get it.
Ever check the .gov census bureau website for Maine - I just did - average income is $15,000 to $25,000 for family of 4, with 58% of the state living at or below 175% below the federal poverty line. Does this mean that at least 58% of the state of Maine will no longer be eligible for health care starting in 3 days? (October 1, 2013.)
I don't understand Obamacare. I keep being told it's going to help me, but so far everything I checked says the same thing this calculator said: that I'm not eligible for Obamacare because I'm more than 100% below the poverty line. I thought Obamacare was meant to help people like me who are not getting health care? How is telling us we are still not allowed care, but now on top of that we are being forced to pay a $2,000 fine for not being able to afford health care, going to help us? I don't get it at all. I wish somebody would explain how exactly this is supposed to be helping me, because it looks to me like it is going to make things worse by taking away what little income I do have and leaving me with no way to get food.
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