I’VE FOUND MY SOULMATE, EVERYBODY
Oooh thanks so much! I’d heard a few good things about Society6 but I hadn’t heard of inPRNT at all!
Has anyone reading used either of those, for your art or as a print buyer? How’s the print quality? How’s the service? Please, tell me all the thingssss~
Remember, gakusei. The Way of the Corny Joke is fraught with darkness and peril. You do not choose the path. The path chooses you. It calls to you. HEED THE CALL.
Just print them out for your own use. I’m not gonna sell them. I don’t want Bethesda to send their Dark Legal Brotherhood lawyer assassins after my ass for profiting off their shit. You know how it is.
I’m looking for ways to sell my original art as prints online though (does anyone reading this know a print service that’s easier and better than DA’s?), and my friends and I are gonna make an Etsy shop group thing to sell comics for sure, so I am working on ways for you to give me your money if you desperately need to do that.
It’s too dangerous. I can’t. I will not let my hubris claim more lives. I learned my limits on that dark day.
However, I will not tell you that you are without hope. Seek the Golden Field of Joke Corn. In the center you will find the towering form of the Sleeping Cheese Bull. Meditate in its shadow for twenty days and twenty nights - clear your mind of all things unfunny. If you do this, the Undying Master will come to you. If you are truly serious in your devotion to The Way, this shall be the first step on your path. I cannot tell you more.
I had a student once, long ago… He was killed in a horrible Kwanza joke misfire. I shouldn’t have let him do it… I could have stopped him…!
Looking upon his charred, scattered remains, I vowed never to take on another protegee. The burden of the corny joke is mine alone to carry. My secrets shall die with me.
DO YOU THINK MAKING UP JOKES IS SOME KINDA JOKE? I am deadly serious through the entire process. Sweat dripping off the brow. Teeth ground down to nubs. Hands steady. One false move and I could trigger a chain reaction that would take out half the West Coast.
Man. No way. If I show you guys how the corny joke sausage is made, it’ll ruin the magic.
I will if I can think of more corny jokes! (Note: I totally can. I am a corny joke machine.)
It freaks me out and pisses me off that countries are now allowing these multinational corporations to essentially draft wishlists in the form of legislation. In the process they’re trampling all over countries’ rights to sovereignty, and individual rights to privacy and freedom of communication and access to information. And they’re doing it because they’re too lazy and unimaginative to innovate in the face of the internet!
The fact is, this is all happening because the way people consume media is changing… The way people expect media to get to them is changing… The way people engage with media is changing.
Media corporations know and understand this and hate it because it means they have to innovate and take risks, which is threatening to them because they’ve sat on the top of the hill for decades and now they’re getting pushed off and their muscles are too atrophied to compete. The politicians in their pockets don’t understand this because none of them grew up with computers and they’re too lazy to get to learning now, so they just accept what their biggest campaign donors tell/bully them to do. In the process they’re unwittingly murdering the greatest force for international cultural development and information exchange humanity has ever known.
tl;dr It’s tough because as an artist/content creator/whatever I actually do think there should be legislation that protects copyrights online and has some actual teeth, because it is a huge problem. But ACTA and SOPA and the like target the absolute wrong people and murder a lot of good things in the crib to boot. I’d love to see legislation written by people who actually understand the web, want it to flourish, and don’t have a blatant conflict of interest… ACTA ain’t it.
I LIKE THEM ALL
Inque was just cool, and Blight got all the corporate espionage stories which I really dug!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN’T KILL THE THIEVES GUILD
WHAT IS THIS
I wanted to make a Redguard! They’re cuties! But I have this policy where I have to roll the least human thing I can when given the chance.
Hint: THIS GUY RIGHT HERE
Anyone got a burning goofy question to ask me?? Wanna flip out about Skyrim? IDK
I’ve read a lot of people who are ‘tired’ after the fight with SOPA, but remember: the fight for civil liberties NEVER really ends. It’s tireless, and yes, it might seem unfair, but at least we live in a time when you can wage battle with a keyboard and not with a musket.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT ACTA.
Find the right petitions, spread the information. It’s better than nothing. Here’s five things you CAN do if you can’t find a good petition or cannot contact the proper representatives:
1. Spread information. Find data online, and share it with others.
2. Make sure to tag things properly. The information is only good if it can be found.
3. Cross platforms. Spread information through different mediums. Check for twitter hashtags and USE them.
4. Look for the strongest petitions online. Direct all possible attention to the ones which are: (a) official or directed at government bodies, or (b) have the largest amount of signatures. SHARE these petitions. Make posts listing the strongest ones.
5. Research, research, research! Just google the latest news on ACTA and make a post about it on all the networks you can.
6. Talk about it. Talk about it in your workplace, on the way to work, with friends, with family. Every person you inform is one potential head in a network that will further spread the word of discontent.
7. Give it at LEAST 10 minutes of your every day to find out the latest about ACTA, and sign new petitions if they come up.
Remember these THREE BASIC ARGUMENTS against ACTA:
2. ACTA will affect BASIC liberties and civil rights, such as privacy and freedom of speech. There is NO economic benefit or tradeoff from ANY law that can compensate this. Ever.
3. ACTA is practically GLOBAL. And if you feel safe because your country didn’t sign an agreement, remember, countries can always jump on board with them later.
WAYS TO HELP FOR ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE:
Are you or do you know a DESIGNER? Make information about ACTA easier to divulge and assimilate. Present it properly so that the message is communicated BETTER.
Are you or do you know a LAWYER? Help others understand the contents of ACTA by putting it in layman’s terms.
Are you or do you know a BLOGGER? Put information about ACTA on your blog.
Are you or do you know a JOURNALIST? Get the information off the net and onto regular channels, such as television or radio. There’s still plenty of ground to cover.
Are you anything else? An engineer? An animator? A musician? A doctor? ACTA CONCERNS YOU and the liberty you have to research material for your workplace or distribute your artistic creations.
IMPORTANT: REBLOG THIS POST AS TEXT, NOT AS A LINK. MAKE IT EASIER FOR OTHERS TO READ IT.
the idea of people being fatigued from blacked out websites and signing petitions is itself fatiguing me right now
yes. also - THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
Everybody just punched SOPA and PIPA in the face. Punched it so hard it lost teeth. GOOD JOB. Now let’s help our homies across the pond set ACTA up for a wicked uppercut! Remember, regardless of originating country, these things have ramifications for everyone.
Why thank you, I am~
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