First week back wrap up, and some Grumpy McGrumperson rules

I had hoped to be online five days my first week back, but that didn’t end up working out. Cold virus and Camwhores closing and all that. I’m trying for the same thing this week, now that I’m feeling better. I’ll also be aiming to be online somewhat earlier than I have been, since it looks like I’ve got a bunch of viewers who go to bed much earlier than I tend to! I think I’m going to try for 6pm or 7pm PDT, and see how that works out. I’m still working on getting back into the groove of things, and figuring out what space and lighting works best, so bear with me!

I haven’t gotten my SM account reactivated yet, and I think I’m going to wait on that for a little while, because one change to my daily routine is probably enough for now. I plan on making some new clips in the near future though (and figuring out new profile pics and the like, since the old ones look nothing like me anymore…) That will most likely not happen until my cold is completely cleared up, because I’ve been absolutely exhausted all day, even though I’ve barely gotten off of my ass. I’m the worst at being sick, and I need about 12 hours sleep a night minimum until I’m done fighting it!

Everyone who currently has access to my Snapchat: I’m ending my extended free period for early adopters on April 15th. If you haven’t re-upped by then you will be deleted. Anyone who has won or paid for Snapchat access since March 15th, you’ll have one month of access from the day you were added. I’m working on reminder graphics at the moment to snap to people shortly before their time is up, so it won’t come out of nowhere (actually, they’re open in Photoshop on my other machine as I type this). I also want to remind everyone to check my story! A lot of my snaps go directly there and are not individually sent to everyone on my list, because dammit, can’t they add that “send to all” feature already? I’ll be offering lots of deals on Snapchat in my room for a while, since I’m trying to get a good number of people on my list. The more people I have added, the more motivated I feel to update frequently.

With my return to MFC came the return of a horde of people asking me…. “Skype bb?” So I just want to outline my current policy on that, and will update my profile with this information in the near future as well. My current rate is 100 tokens per minute, which is slightly higher than True Private, on the logic that you’re getting a higher quality stream. I will be very strict on time. An appointment needs to be agreed on and paid in advance, and I prefer 24hrs notice. I prefer to be available mainly before shifts on MFC. I will be setting up a new Skype account — you will receive this username after paying, and be deleted immediately after the session, as I do not use Skype as an instant messenger. This may all seem like a disincentive to set up a Skype session with me… which is by design, if you’re not someone who is alright following these guidelines! Should point out that I will absolutely, positively, never ever ever sign off of MFC in order to Skype with someone. First, that’s nowhere near 24hrs, is it. Second, although my room has been quite empty and slow so far, I’m not going to improve situation that by signing off before I’ve done my time. Also, I’m just not a very spontaneous person by nature. Simple things require mental (and whatever other type of) preparation for me. So, that’s that.

And this is this: the only form of payment I am currently accepting, outside of C4S and Bitcoins (which no one has used here yet :P), is MFC tokens. I’ve updated my checkout on this site to reflect the same information. This benefits my MFC camscore, and is also a form of payment that, unlike something like GiftRocket, I can confirm just about immediately (as long as you remember to leave a tip note, grrr). Plus, unlike gift cards, I can pay my rent with the payout. I will still gladly accept gift cards and wishlist purchases if you’re feeling generous (though, I don’t think I currently have a wishlist set up), but this is currently not acceptable to me as payment for anything. If you don’t like this system, tough titty. I’ve had too many people pushing the boundaries of what I’m okay with, so in order to stop myself saying “welllll, maybe just this onnnnnnce” I feel the need to set some definite rules. Any of this might change at any time, but either way… my word is law :p

And with that necessary grumping and rule-outlining over with… I’m going to get back to my night off (Mondays always SUCK) Project Runway marathon, and to and completely failing to put away my mountain of laundry. I ought to be on MFC again tomorrow night. Doop doop doop etc.