Saturday, December 05, 2009

Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää!

2 anniversaries today

Today marks the 92th anniversary of Finland's declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union. On December 6th, 1917, Finland finally proclaimed its birth as an independent country.
May the years to come be prosperous and kind for the country of a thousand (187,887, to be exact) lakes! =D

On a less happy note...
Here in Quebec, we mark the 20th anniversary of a tragic event that shook everyone deeply. On December 6th, 1989, a 25-year-old man entered an engineering school in Montreal, and within 20 minutes, killed 14 women before committing suicide. He blamed feminists for ruining his life, and apparently shooting young women with brilliant futures ahead of them seemed a perfect solution.

I'm not posting about this to denounce anything. I know for a fact that the high majority of the Closeteers are girls, and that they're from all around the world, meaning that their conditions are very diverse.
I'm not sure how to go about this. First, I'd like you all to take a moment to remember that all of the freedom you have today, people fought for it. Not just for women freedom; everywhere, people believing in the rightness of diversity, equality and tolerance have given their time, their energy and sometimes their life for you to enjoy what you have now.
On a more personal note, I know that a lot of you (both guys and girls) struggle with daily problems, and sometimes have to endure negative criticism from parents, teachers, coworkers, family or even friends - just as I have.
Don't ever let anyone make you believe that you're less worthy than them. For whichever reason they might bring up. The world was not made to be filled by a standard type of people fitting certain norms. Celebrate diversity. That's what makes the world go round.
I know from experience that being different can be very, very lonely. But that's part of the deal. Eventually you will find people that think like you, and will accept you for who you are, and not who they think you should be. It might take time, but friendships, like love, should be unconditional.
Talk. When you feel like there's a loud buzz in your head and things are just going around too fast, too dark, too hard, you need to talk to someone. Write. Even if just to get it out of your mind. The best way to get rid of bad feelings is to not let them chew on your heart all the time.
Should you ever feel the need to those out and need someone to help you through it, please don't hesitate to write to me. I'm a bit weird sometimes but I'm friendly :)

All of your weaknesses can be turned into strengths. Don't victimize yourself. This is your life. Whether there is something awaiting afterwards or not, it is up to you to make sure you're happy. Listen to your heart.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Buttons - finally!

Alright, so.

I have 360 1-inch buttons at the moment, of 13 different models.
I don't have a "store", so sadly, basically, you'll have to trust me =x

Size: 1 inch diameter
(As big as a quarter [US&Canada] and a 50 cents coin [euro])

How to order
If you wish to order some, refer to THIS POST and send me an email at closet(dot)inc(dot)sseksi(at)gmail(dot)com with the designs you wish, the number of each, and your address.
PLEASE NOTE: The "Wilde Mime" design came out much darker than I expected, so if you still wish to order some, I will discount them.
ALSO: 1 (one) "Closet Inc Logo" button come FREE with each order. If you wish for additional one(s), please specify in your order (you will be charged for those).

My objective is not to make money from it. What I'm looking for is to get back my investment (meaning, the original cost of getting the buttons done) and, hopefully, help to pay for my domain (still have to get around to switching everything. I know. v_v My webdesigner is on vacation right now.)
Extra money will go toward more buttons and the annual domain fees. And maybe other "merch" should I get demand/budget for it =)

Base prices:
0,75$CAN per button
Canada: 3$CAN
International: 5$CAN

For example: 7 buttons x 0,75 = 5,75$CAN, shipped to Finland (+5$CAN): 10,75$CAN (that's about 6,94 euros, so that makes about 1 euro per button)

At this moment, I can only accept payment through Paypal.
If you have a paypal account, please use the email you're using for that account to send me your order, or make a note of which address I should send the invoice to.
If you don't have a Paypal account, I do believe you can still pay through it with a credit card. I will use the email address you will send me the order from to send you the invoice.
(If you wish to know how much $CAN make, you can refer to THIS as an approximate)

I will ship everything ASAP, most likely within 3 days. Depending on your location, it can take up to 2 weeks to reach you - keep that in mind.

If you have ANY question, don't hesitate to contact me =)