Drownedinsound Community Hardship Fund Winter Raffle: Draw Thread 🥳


#1301

1000% this^


#1302

Yeah echo what everyone else has said. I’ve been away for much of the year but the community hardship fund is properly heartwarming, and this raffle has been great fun. I quite wanted the Marwell Zoo prize but I was so happy for @The_Excession :slight_smile:

It was also really good to see the prize I/we gifted go to a good home.

@Flashinglight - you are an absolute gem. And all of you who put in a lot of time on this (@tricklenipple @DarwinBabe @ynot and others?) - amazing work.

Best concept and thread in the 17(?) years of DiS? I’d say so.


#1303

It’s no Fish Puns but it’s pretty good.


#1304

Fish Puns had a long run as DiS’s best ever thread, obvs. But the raffle is a worthy successor to the crown. Couldn’t go to a better home.


#1305

Every item of this is so wonderful :grinning:

  • @tricklenipple - The Disposessed was on my Christmas list! I have been meaning to read me Ursula K. LeGuin for years (The Left Hand of Darkness is one of my absolute favourite books and every interview etc I read with her she was incredible), and was determined to finally get around to it, this is straight to the top of my reading pile once I finish my current book. Beautiful edition of it too and I loved your note inside :slight_smile:
  • I have a really nice bookmark to use inside it too!
  • I am glad to see my obsession with Ritter Sport Joghurt hasn’t gine unnoticed and happy to be stocked up on it as it’ll no doubt disappear for a while again soon. Also fitting as it was my snack of choice during the raffle.
  • more tasty food too :yum: and if the book, card and fact I knew he had my address already hadn’t led me to thinking @tricklenipple had packed it, then his stated attitude that it is rude to send a parcel without Haribo would have led me to that conclusion!
  • Bike Wanker vouchers, and so much! Going to see what cycling bits I get for Christmas but will probably do a lot of research on wiggle in anticipation of what I might be able to get,very excited.
  • the hat is very cosy and is perfect as I have a navy blue coat, I’m going to enjoy being both warm and coordinated :blush:
  • Looking forward to watching The Family Jams one afternoon, looks very cool (early Joanna Newsom :heart_eyes:)
  • handsome pencils (love all stationery)
  • the card is definitely going in a frame because a) I love the picture (can’t remember the artist?) and b) I can think of all this and all of you whenever I see it.
  • last but not least: book tokens! I couldn’t see how much they were for anywhere? I don’t want to over- or underspend when I go to use them. Another thing to wait until after Christmas as I have books on my list, but I will probably get something nice for me and R (luckily we have similar taste in books).
  • even the box it came it is excellent, lovely wave and fish patterns (perhaps the best sub-genre of patterns) :grinning:

I love every part of it so much, thank you so much to everyone who put in for it I am really overwhelmed by how generous it is. Each part is like winning a raffle prize, and I got TWO @marckee likes as well! I love you all :heart:

…and @colinzealuk says there might still be more? :open_mouth:


#1306

I hope the group chat beeves weren’t too bad. You all did well organising this in secret!


#1307

£60 I believe, but trickynips will confirm…


#1308

I lost track of what was being organised between the two groups (group three was minimal and doesn’t count), but there’s a minimum of one item in the post.


#1309

:open_mouth: that’s a lotta books.


#1310

Or one massive one.


#1311

this was such a lovely thread to read. well done @Flashinglight and everyone else involved


#1312

My book will be £59.99.


#1313

Sorry, misplaced the decimal point.

£0.05999


#1314

<3

hope you enjoy that book as much as i did, it’s properly wonderful. the artist who painted the card is virginia frances sterrett. she was so amazing, did a couple of children’s books. & yeah marty’s correct - there’s £60 on the book card thing.

i was dead happy with the box! kept showing people and going ‘look how fancy this box is’. got it with my bike & i was gonna just cover up the branding but then decided to make it flash.


#1315

Sorry that I’m late to this party, had a busy couple of days and completely forgot this was happening on Wednesday. Just wanted to be the 200th person (or whatever it must be) to echo my thanks to @Flashinglight and the rest of the organisers, truly magnificent work!

Dead chuffed with the playlist win, really wanted one of the creative prizes. Will get a bit of brainstorming done and let @profk do his worst.

Gotta be honest, when I saw the range and invention in the rest of the prizes being revealed I did worry mine was a bit fucking boring, so seeing the excitement of @kermitwormit and (of course) @meowington both before and after they won it really made my day when I was catching up on the thread just now. In one of those slightly weird twists, I offered up the prize at a time when I was getting absolutely nowhere with my own attempts to find a new job, but I interviewed for a post at the end of last week and found out I’ve got it. Quite excited to look at an application other than my own now, will be a real treat :smile: I’ll PM you both now

If anyone else needs any help with anything like that then just let me know. Should probably focus on the prize-winners first, but given how generous everyone here’s been it feels like the least I can do. Stupendous work, everyone :slight_smile:


#1316

Congrats on the job!


#1317

Congrats on the job!!!

Genuinely as soon as I saw that prize I was like “I want it!” so i’m very happy I won that one :smiley: There were such brilliant prizes but I suppose it shows i’m getting old when you pick a CV review over some amazing treats hahaha.

Also weird coincidence that i’ve been approached about 4 different jobs since Wednesday :laughing:


#1318

Congratulations on the new job! :grin:


#1319

Ftfy


#1320

bc I saw the video when I got back home btw, yr sweater is fire emoji, @Flashinglight