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I apologise well in advance, as the content of this journal does not contain humour. It's a rather serious issue that I have approximately a month to solve before it's out of my hands, and it concerns trying to help my mother with a rather serious issue.

Now it's not some crowdfunding to raise money for cancer, nothing life-threatening in that sense, so hopefully that reassures anyone who was reaching for the sensitive material filter, but if you think you'd rather avoid this, stop now. For everyone else, read on, and I hope you have some input I can use.

To set some context, my mother is a hoarder. Not to the degree that you often see on television, where people are quite literally living on top of their rubbish, but she does collect a lot of things. These manifest in the form of clothes, shoes, cars, as well as many other knick-knacks that at first glance appear quite useful. I'm sure some of them are, in fact, most of them probably are. The problem is, these things are often for very specific situations. It's like a USB stick that gives you free infinite wifi from your laptop - great, but pointless if you don't have a laptop, or only use one a couple of times per year.

Due to some rather questionable financial choices, we don't have a lot of money, and my family has some debt going on, meaning that both my parents work - dad as a chimney sweep, mum online as a moderator for a weight-loss referral group liasing between the UK and the Czech Republic. She's pretty good at it, though it stresses her. However, the prime cause of this stress, I've observed, is because she's doing this because we need the money, meaning she doesn't have the time to sort out and either keep or sell the many many pieces of paraphernalia that she's collected over the years, which she would otherwise be giving away or selling, but of course to a far lesser payout.

It also doesn't help that she is - and this is a confirmed fact - shit at organising her own life. She's brilliant at sorting things out for other people, but doesn't have the mindset to apply that same thinking to herself.

So, despite my relatively limited position of power, I've decided to take this into my own hands. In the room above me as I sit typing this, there is a treasure trove of clothes bought, worn once or not at all, then stored on racks to collect dust. My intention is to take these and sell them, with our without her permission. I'm well aware there will be some backlash at this, but I believe that as these clothes are serving no actual purpose other than to turn the middle of upstairs into an obstacle course, and mum will always collapse with stress before she can deal with them, so I want to sell them. That way, it clears them out, some money comes in, and she has room left to actually buy the clothes she wants.

You see, she seems to enjoying the buying, quite a lot, but as soon as she gets so much of something it requires organisation, it flips on its head.

So, now for the help I am requesting:

Provided I attempt this line of action, I mainly want to know what sort of prices you think work for second-hand clothing, though some of it is essentially new (one thus far still has a label and a spare button in a pouch). I'd like to know the sort of thing you consider buying/selling clothes at.

My other idea, as a sideline, is that due to the sheer amount of options, I considered taking a select handful - not too many as it would be rather difficult to do it with all of them - and cannibalise a few different items to make some more cosplay-oriented gear. I could see some interesting Steampunk/Victorian/anime stuff coming out of it, though while I do know how to sew both by hand and machine, my skills are likely questionable in that regard.

With that in mind, I would be wondering if anyone here on dA would be interested, or know someone who would be, interested in buying some ameteur-ish cosplay clothing if I can make some, either for use or improvement.

Finally, who here thinks both of these are absolutely stupid? Does anyone here think I should sit back and wait and hope she sorts it out, having waited several years? Am I going too far, or is this course of action somewhat intelligent?
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  • Listening to: Frame of Mind Piano Mix - Tristam & Braken
  • Playing: Styx


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Check it out guys, that's me.
Wargamer, poet, novelist. Don't like sport, don't like parties, and that's the way I like it.

I'm a writer, plain and simple. At least, I think so. I've had people who love my work, and one who even likened it to Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner. I'm a go-to guy for that sort of information, and if you want hints or advice for writing in prose, feel free to approach me. I'm happy to talk with anyone as long as you are polite, treat me with an appropriate amount of respect, and please try and use grammar. I don't like reading a continuous stream of writing with absolutely no punctuation to tell me where the sentence - if it indeed does - starts or ends; it hurts. Just...punctuate a little, when you talk to me, just so it sounds like I'm talking to a person, not a computer.

I'm not a friend-o-philic. I don't add you to my watch purely because you added me to yours. It doesn't work like that. I don't give people watches purely because they replied to a comment of mine. If you want me in your Watchers list, you need to have a gallery that mostly has things I want to look at. One piece is not enough to make me want to follow your deviations. I don't mind if you don't release regularly, but unless the art is consistently stuff I want to see, I might favourite the pieces I like, but not watch.

Now, honestly, if you read my stuff and don't like it, don't even bother flaming me for it. If you don't like it, don't read it - it won't affect you in any way whatsoever if you follow this simple piece of advice. If you enjoy my work, feel free to comment with any criticisms or favourite parts, but I won't accept things like "this sucks because it remotely deviates from the original." I want to make things clear: The things I write are for fun, they are often fanfictions or new ideas I have, so do not expect me to be evangelical about it.

Sometimes I come to blows with people about what art really is. I've had people who don't believe literature is a form of art, and some who will believe that anything is art. I believe that art is the soul, written or drawn or painted or whatever you do, into the piece and thus lain out bare. It is a riddle within the darkness and the grey and the light that only those who are true can solve, it is an impossible conundrum, the master paradox. It's truth, the expression of who we are. That is art.

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And can someone please start showing people how to capitalise properly?…

Personal Quote: "Expect no equal resistance - to strike against me is to meet the harshest retaliation. Perhaps I will play a game, but sooner or later my words will slice through your tongue."

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