I want to take a moment to discuss with everybody a small fact many of us have seem to have forgotten, or perhaps, never knew.
I had come home tonight to, once again, find the fandom ground to a halt over another confession blog. And while I wholly support freedom of speech and respect anybody’s right to say what they want, that does not mean I support what’s being said or respect the way it’s being done. For anybody who has or is considering submitting something to one of these blogs, I’d like to have just a minute of your time to remind you of something-
Artists are not robots. They are not drawing/fic writing machines. They are human beings; they have talents and they have flaws. They have good days and they have bad days. I do not know a single artist worth their salt who thinks so highly of themselves that they are ignorant of that fact, and honestly, most are harder on themselves than anybody else could ever be. I have seen every single artist face their “confessions” with dignity, aplomb, and acceptance. They have all agreed with parts, and offered explanations for others. Not one has gotten angry, vengeful, or upset. Not one has gotten defensive or hidden themselves behind excuses. So, it begs the question: Why couldn’t/can’t you just send them a note? Why has tumblr taken to hiding behind these confessions as a valid form of “constructive criticism”? When did communication become so stunted? Every artist I know, while, maybe not RELISHING in criticism, appreciates it. So please, if you have something to say to an artist, say it. But don’t hide behind a confession blog. Say it to their face. Say it as YOU. You’d be surprised how open and accepting people can be when you do things the right way.
I want to remind everybody of something that I had always heard growing up and as corny and overused as it is, I have always held it close: “Treat others are you would like to be treated”. It’s such an easy thing in theory, harder in practice, and something we often forget to do.
crossover team-ups that should happen but never will
1. The Outsiders with Jade at the helm of Outsiders Vol. 3 and Nick Fury’s White Team of Secret Warriors. EVERYONE IS UNWANTED AND FROWNED UPON FROM THE MAINSTREAM TEAMS AND NO ONE GIVES A SHIT
2. Turks of Compilation of VII (Before Crisis included) and Assassins (AC to Revelations). Holy shitballs mom. Just imagine Tseng and Ezio whipping out orders left and right while the Assassins and the Turks go to work, doing their most badass and morally ambiguous shit. JUST IMAGINE. I’d pay good money to see this.
3. Deadpool and Red Hood. Do I really need to explain myself here?
4. Spider-Woman and Huntress. Okay this one is a super biased one because these two fierce ladies are my comic book empresses but you know what? They would blow the shit outta every single warehouse of evil. It would be Michael Bay’s wet dream.
“All women speak two languages:
the language of men
and the language of silent suffering.
Some women speak a third,
the language of queens.”—“The Marvelous Women,” a poem in E-mails from Scheherazad, by Mohja Kahf (via heartofa5thlion)
MegaUpload - Closed. FileServe - Closing, does not sell premium. FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S.. UploadStation - Locked in the U.S.. FileSonic - the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation). VideoBB - Closed! Will disappear soon. Uploaded - Banned in the U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone. FilePost - Deleting all material (will leave executables, pdfs, txts) Videoz - Closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA. 4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI. MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors. Pro FBI Org Torrent - Could vanish with everything within 30 days “he is under criminal investigation” Network Share mIRC - Awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything. Koshiki - Operating 100% Japan will not join the SOPA / PIPA Shienko Box - 100% working China / Korea will not join the SOPA / PIPA ShareX BR - group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOPA / PIPA
what the actual fuck
i want to call ‘bullshit’ just to reassure myself but really…?
uh can we get confirmation on these? cause you know, crying wolf isn’t gonna help any…
I am sure that we have all heard about ACTA to some extent, whether it’s now, nearing crisis point, or before, going as far as two or three years back, when only a very few people paid any attention or tried protesting.
This is not going to be a dense, heavy post about the technicalities. This is going to be a post of anger and upset, because I realise what ACTA will DO to me and my rights.
All of us are responsible for doing something about it. I’m a casual fandom reblogger typing away at this until 5am because I felt that instead of drooling over my latest fandom crush, I should be a little more concerned for my rights and for my bloody internets, or maybe there wouldn’t BE a bloody online fandom for me to roll around in anymore. ACTA is not a distant threat. This is not at home during the great war, amping up production and keeping up morale. This, for citizens of the internet, is facing the enemy’s rifle’s rapid rattle. Or the stutter of their fucking machine guns as it sweeps the front and prepares to mow us down. As 30 Seconds to Mars knows, This is War.
What ACTA says it is:
Protection for intellectual property
For the benefit of rights holders, and “legitimate businesses”
For sustainable development of world economy
Combating copyright infringement, piracy, “theft” of intellectual property
What ACTA is
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
Pandering to the outdated economic module the MPAA/RIAA (now calleDd the MAFIAA, guys) and their little (or not so little) Mafia wants the world to run on but has really become steadily more obsolete with the digital age,
WORLD WIDE, NOT JUST EUROPEAN.
INCLUDING The US, for those of you getting complacent with our small victory over SOPA.
A VIOLATION OF OUR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS in some of its parts.
Aimed only to benefit a very rich and very powerful minority while infringing upon the rights of every bloody one else.
SIGNED AND NEGOTIATED IN SECRET, Sometimes by people who were not elected to represent their countries.
Gonna fuck up our internets.
Available to read here as a pdf, thanks to being leaked.
What ACTA will mean for the Internet
Sites shut down. Tumblr, Youtube, Twitter, etc. All these sites that we love and cherish and which foster our creativity and artistic expression and all those unnecessary little lovelies will be easily taken down.
Sites like MediaFire, Piratebay, etc. Direct downloads or torrents, it doesn’t matter. Gone. Just like Megaupload.
Covers of Lady Gaga songs and lolcats of a cat’s head photoshopped onto Superman’s body. Gone.
Fanfiction too, depending on how far they take it. Well, not really. But would you really put it past these people?
Remember this lovely It Gets Better video? Part of the Google Chrome campaign of “The web is what you make of it”? Well, not anymore it isn’t fuckers.
What ACTA will mean for you as an individual with free thoughts and the right to express them
Constant monitoring of all information you send and receive on the Internet. Scat, tentacles, watersports, fisting, Rebecca Black, Nyan cat, Nicholas Cage movies, cybersex with your significant other or a not so significant Omegle user. Emotastic blog entries, bad poetry, bad anime fanart. Everything you send and receive, your ISP provider will be required to monitor for any signs of copyright violation, etc. You could get sent to jail and also fined a fucking hefty sum for it if you are caught. And now, you ARE just one bad Justin Bieber cover away from copyright violation
Also talk about border checks to see what pirated goodies exist on your laptop. Take that shit right out and rattle off a list of all your downloaded You Me at Six albums. Or maybe your old copy of Photoshop before you improved enough to be motivated to buy it. Or your horriblesubs folder. Whatever it is. This clause is not agreed upon by all parties, but the possibility of it is still quite real.
What you can do
ARGUE against it and take action, which means
Petitioning to your government
Raising awareness for what ACTA can do
Contacting your members of parliament, etc
Lash out against groups like the MPAA/RIAA/MAFIAA or whatever pretty names they’ve tacked onto themselves. Whatever rich bullies lobbying to suppress our rights.
It can land you in prison for 10 years. Clicking the link opens up something that will force you to perform a DDoS attack on certain websites (for example, the MPAA website). The goal is to take all of the websites down, but, it can get a lot of people who don’t know what’s going on in trouble/
THIS NEEDS TO APPEAR ON PEOPLES DASHBOARDS SOONER WHAT IF PEOPLE CLICK ON IT BY ACCIDENT OMG >:C
oh god so I’m writing the exercise for my creative writing class tomorrow and it’s about some new teacher character I had already made up a while back and I am shamelessly throwing about “I have a question, sir. Sir, I have a question.”