I and Sasha. I am 1.8 meter tall, she is a meter and a half. She is quite short, but I really like that. Together we are 3.3 meters tall.
Not that it matters but we are also more than that. We want to reach higher and higher. I spent the past decade fighting in the online world with this society. Trying to make people aware of the fuckery of this world, but also showcase how to perhaps think differently about this society, through the perspective of trade. Then how we can do awesome things via this trade-free approach. She spent that time traveling and learning a lot about the world, the offline one. And writing about it on her very interesting blog. She gathered so much knowledge that she also wrote a 300+ pages book about....the world basically. And again how to approach it differently.
So she has a massive book ready to be published (currently 2 people are proofreading it), and I have tons of active projects (tromsite.com plus tromsite.com/tools) and have finished 2 hours out of 4, for the TROM II documentary that can be a really interesting one. Cannot wait to release it.
So, we are very active. As much as we can.
We are also financially fucked because in this society it does not matter if you are engaged and try to be informed, and be a good human overall. It does not matter if you want to do, and do good things that are valuable for hundreds or thousands of others. Does not. And we are very aware of that.
The focus is always how to be a better trader. Chase the trades!
But we can't give up! And we try not to!
Because we have so little money and we live with my parents, we can't continue not to make any money. The donations for TROM are dropping and dropping for the past many years. So we decided to take the matter into our hands and try to trade ourselves a bit in order to support these projects of ours, together with the help we still get from donations.
So this is what we are doing and we hope to "succeed":
UNO - I have launched a new project: WebApe. I am trying to make websites for money. I can build pretty much any sort of website (this is my "skill") and I have a decade plus of experience with that. I charge monthly but provide a lot.
If I manage to get some 10-15 websites then we are saved! I will make enough to support both of us. Because we need very little. We spend less than 300 Euros on food a month. We don't eat out ever, we do not use drugs or have other bad habits :D. So if we can get some 1k Euros a month then we should be fine.
So far, thanks to @Alexio who is a long time TROM friend, I managed to get 3 long term projects. And my "mission" for these next months is to get more.
DUO - Due!? I don't know. On top of this we are trying to work in cleaning in weekends or any other "gigs". The retarded part is that @Sasha is willing to get a summer job here, but no one can employ her because she does not have the right papers. She is from USA, married with me (having a Spanish residency), but she cannot get the papers because I (the husband - I hate these words) am poor. I need to make over 1k a month for Spain to allow he to work.... So we do not have money, and the gov in Spain is like "then she cannot work"....but if she worked we would have the money....
This world is so retarded. So we are trying to make money but it is difficult as you can see....
TRES - WebApe + summer gigs + donations. Donations. They are super important. If we can get at least some 300 Euros or so a month, and with our savings (around 2k now) we can survive till February when Sasha can get the papers. Here's another retardation: so Sasha cannot get the papers because I am poor. She cannot work to make us not poor, because she has no papers. BUUUUT if she can manage to survive in Spain for 3 years WITHOUT leaving Spain, she can get the papers!!! haHahA. Stay here! But you cannot work! If you want papers, you need to have money. But you cannot work here to make money. Also cannot leave if you want the papers. This is me jumping very high:
If you think that this photo-insertion makes no sense now, it is the same with this system. Makes no fucking sense.
Anyway, if we know that she can get the papers in February when she will have completed the 3-years-stay-without-money-in-spain, she can then work to make some money....
Basically we need to be able to support each other until February/March so then to be able to try and keep on supporting each other....
My hope is that I can make enough websites to support us, so that then I can reach a point when I only manage these websites and have enough time for TROM. So that I can finish that documentary, so that I can scream more, louder and better.
Also at the end of this year I will have to make a donation campaign to help me pay for all TROM servers + backups. That's around 1k Euros a year. Not that much considering that we provide so many tools and content.
So TROM donations + WebApe + summer gigs + a yearly campaign for the server/backups + getting Sasha's "permit" to live and work in Spain in February, is what we need to be able to "make it" in this trade bullshit game. If we do not see any drop in donations we can make it. We try folks. It is difficult. We should not be forced to do any of this. We were already engaged and active and doing good things....but our situation is the perfect proof to support our work, because it proves that this trade-based society is the root of most problems and fucks things up.
We are at war with this society. And we know that.
Stay curious and furious! #tromlive