Apr. 4, 2011 at 12:19am
You can help the Alien win a chance to get his life and career back on track.
Tacoma, I need your help.
Many of you, especially here on FeedTacoma, are familiar with me and my videos.
The 25 final winners will receive a $35,000 check, as well as an all-expenses-paid four-day training to upgrade their media skills. There are some other perks as well, but those are the big ones.
I've had a fair amount of struggling in the last couple years, and have frequently questioned whether or not I can afford to stay in Tacoma. I like it here, but I've been getting on by the skin of my teeth - and sometimes less. Sometimes a forced return to Oregon, and my parents' farm, seems inevitable, but I've resisted the inevitable thus far. If I ever leave Tacoma, I will leave victorious, of my own choosing, to travel where I will and with every opportunity to come back whenever I want. I will not allow bad luck and a bad economy to kick me out of a city I've fallen in love with.
This opportunity could turn everything around. I could upgrade my ancient, slowly failing equipment. I could properly fund the projects I'm working on - from short videos to the feature length films I have in pre-production. Best of all, I could make my turnaround on projects - both for myself and for clients - quicker, because at least for a time, I wouldn't have to worry about how to feed myself the next week while still meeting the bill payments. It's hard to work on things while you're trying to scrape enough money together to make it another month, only to see all but $5 vanish as soon as you have it.
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by LogJam on 4/4/2011 @ 5:29am
|Just gave you the thumbs-up!|
by Joel 413 on 4/4/2011 @ 7:58am
|Thumbs up from me too. Keep reminding me on Twitbook!|
by NineInchNachos on 4/4/2011 @ 12:55pm
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/4/2011 @ 4:19pm
|You have my vote everyday until the voting is over. Good luck.
by L.S.Erhardt on 4/4/2011 @ 6:53pm
|Doesn't work, I think? No place to vote for Adam, just a place to vote for a youtube promo.|
Youtube is broken?
by L.S.Erhardt on 4/4/2011 @ 7:00pm
|Man, this makes me feel like a troglodyte. Youtube is one of the few sites I use less than facebook. That and twitter. I'm proud that I've never been to that one.|
by Adam the Alien on 4/5/2011 @ 12:57am
|As I said, Larry, you may need to be logged in. I'm now certain that you have to be logged into a YouTube account to vote for my video - which should, following that link, show up ABOVE the YouTube promo.|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/6/2011 @ 12:01am
|Keep voting for Adam the Alien. Adam, given that youtube is run by Google you might consider renaming yourself Adam the Android. Couldn't hurt.|
by Adam the Alien on 4/6/2011 @ 5:35pm
|Hah, thank you for the reminder, Crenshaw, and for the suggestion...if nothing else, I now have the idea to chalk Adam the Android one of these Fridays.
Thank you to everyone who has voted! Please keep voting every day; the contest ends at 5pm on Friday, so there's only a couple more days to vote. After that, the top 50 will go into private judging and if I make it into that round, I'll find out no later than the 18th whether or not I got it. So please help me make it into that top 50 and vote often! Tell your friends to vote! Spread the link around and with a little luck, I'll be one of the 25 to get the grant, the training, and the chance to fix the course my life is on!
My name is Adam J. Manley, better known in some circles as Adam the Alien. I make pretty things for your eyes. To see, not to wear. I don’t make glasses. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I did, though? Then I wouldn’t have to pay insane prices for a new pair. And they’d be magic. That’s right, MAGIC. Impressed? Yeah, I thought so.