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Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhinged: A festival for Eku's head, we need your help <3

~ Unhinged is now open! SLurl ~

A few of Eku's buddies are getting together to do an event to help her out with some medical issues...

(from www.unhingedsl.com)
A love letter for Eku <3

There is this great person named Eku Zhong. She is funny, talented, kind, and also quite ill. Not ill as in awesome, ill as in sick. Not sick as in super cool (well she is that too) but sick as in very, very ill.
You may or may not be aware of that- up until a few months ago, I wasn't. I was clueless. I had no idea because Eku doesn't make a big deal of it. Day in and day out, I would complain about my little problems and she would listen patiently and advise wisely.
Her presence as a friend is a blessing. She brings fun and light wherever she goes- and she does so in the face of incredible challenges. Her ability to stay positive no matter what is an enormous inspiration.
Her struggles started with MS. Then they found thyroid cancer, and through poor treatment it turned into bone cancer. Over the last seven years, literally countless surgeries, radiation therapies, bone replacements and marrow transplants later, the stress of repeated surgeries has left her skull fragile and yet more surgery is needed.
The area where her zygotic arch meets the temporal bone is severely compromised.
Literally there is a risk that her zygotic arch could lift off the temporal arch and push the temporal bone into her brain. Actions as simple as chewing hard food or yawning the wrong way could cause this.
There is hope. Another surgery could correct this issue, but it requires the purchase of a prosthesis to replace the damaged bone. This is where myself and a group of people who love her dearly come in, and you as well should you choose to help out.
From November 15th through December 15th, we will be running a festival in SL- a festival to celebrate Eku's titanium spirit. The event is called Unhinged. It will be a great big gacha fair with a skull theme, lots of DJs and super fun party time, in honor of this spirited and sweet person who is such an inspiration.
75% of the proceeds from gacha plays will go to the Eku's New Bone fund, to help offset the substantial out of pocket cost for this prosthetic. We have a great group of vendors and entertainers lined up, but there is room for lots more, and every contribution helps!
If you are interested in helping out, leave a comment with your avatar name and what you would like to contribute, and I will be in touch with you inworld. There will also be opportunities for sponsorship of the event- I will update this blog with all that information over the next few days, so please do check back with us.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to see you at Unhinged!
Love,
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I will be posting more information over the next couple days, we have need of bloggers, creators, DJs, hosts, sponsors, you name it. If you would like to help out, have questions, ect- drop a comment on the blog, a response below, or PM me here.

If you don't want to wait for the event and would like to contribute some love directly or via shopping, her marketplace store is here, the book keeping account for this event inworld is NewBoneForEku, or you can send some L$ love straight to Eku Zhong.

If non-L$ contributions are what you prefer, there is an indiegogo page:
http://www.indiegogo.com/unhinged-SL...true&a=1678633

Thanks for reading.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not exactly a designer, but I want to help. I know most of these gacha things are about things that look really cool, right? I'm mostly a scripter. I can sculpt, mesh, animate and all that, but I'm not going to make blog headlines for making pretty things.

I will brainstorm on this and come up with something for the gacha by the end of the week. I might make a safezone weapon or pathfinding NPC or something like that, maybe?

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Count me in too, I had no idea. And she's always been so kind and well, positive. I don't know what I can make yet, but I'll start noodling some ideas.

And if I can help in any other way, please let me know.
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I'm in for whatever I can do. If you want to spread to more venues, mine are yours. Name a way i can promote it during shows and I will (donation kiosks?). I'm a noob at this but will do all I can.

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oh and there will be free chikin and brussel sprouts for all!

We are busy bees on the back end pulling it all together, I appreciate any offers and will be in touch soon!

Fwiw, it took literally weeks of begging and all alternative options falling through before Eku agreed to let us throw this shindig for her. She is proud and doesn't want her illness to effect the normalcy she is able to find through SL. So we are celebrating her, not worrying over her!

The festival will run from nov 15th thru dec 15th, I think I forgot to mention that in the OP

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..And finally get around to buying that kitchen of hers that I've been putting off buying just because I don't know where I'd put it.

Eku is awesome and helpful and all sorts of wonderful. (Not to mention that inhuman patience of hers!)

Dunno exactly what I'm going to make yet.. it might end up having to depend on just how long I end up without power. It was only about two days without power here after Irene, though.
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The way Eku jumped in and helped out with the One Voice event just makes me want to squeeze-hug her till she squeals, but I shall be nice and just offer chikin instead, and my help.

So from two other people with MS, count us in. I'll gladly promote and blog this event, and i'll see if I can think of something fitting to put in a gacha. Kinu Mayako of SAKIDE will also be glad to help out.
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i am totally and absolutely overcome with the love ppl are showing me .. i really really am lost for words.. theyre all stuffed up inside me ... along with some incredible feelings.. i feel like an overripe grape ..about to pop... and its hard not to cry

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I was feeling bad i couldnt make it on my own and you guys came to help so quickly and give us more than hope also make us realize that we are not alone and show us so much friendship and brotherhood i always thought ppl in SLU are like a big family and thank you guys for show us we are also part of that big family ,Thank you so much.
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I'd be happy to create a mesh item for the event. I'm not exactly sure how a gacha works from the creator point of view though. Do you just make one item with several variations?

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Also count me for blogging the event while I happily buy whatever anyone else has out.
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I'd be happy to create a mesh item for the event. I'm not exactly sure how a gacha works from the creator point of view though. Do you just make one item with several variations?
That is usually how it goes You can do colors of an item, or other variations as you see fit, they all get loaded in and one is designated as the "rare" prize.

We are doing up gacha machines for use in this event, I'll be dropping info packets to everyone inworld before the weekend is out and the machine + instructions will be included. I'm aiming to make setting it up as painless as possible!
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That is usually how it goes You can do colors of an item, or other variations as you see fit, they all get loaded in and one is designated as the "rare" prize.

We are doing up gacha machines for use in this event, I'll be dropping info packets to everyone inworld before the weekend is out and the machine + instructions will be included. I'm aiming to make setting it up as painless as possible!
That sounds great. Thanks
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I'm kidding unless that would help.

About the only things I can do is blog, and of course shop.

If you need DJ's I know a few that I can probably get to tag in. You can contact me inworld (Felicity Francois).

OH! Depending what you mean by host, I can probably do that. Hell I talk to people in SL all day long for no reason, I might as well put it to good use.
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I had been here a long time (a couple of years maybe?) before I found out about the MS. I don't create in SL-or blog-but I will save up money to buy. I will also try to help spread the word in other ways.
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I've posted a link to this thread on another board that has some people that might know her and wish to help. There is some cross-over from this board to, but I didn't know if those people would see this.
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