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Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

Because it’s terrifying… Spread the word before it’s the new norm.

needs to be seen.

A piece I have been working for a few months now and It;s finally completed. I couldnt wait till I shared it with everyone.

I hope you enjoy it. :)

Hey, yes. I know who this is.

First off, please accept my apology, I’ve been rather aloof on online matters this past few months. Although we did have some closure when we were talking the past few times perhaps I wasn’t as thorough as I could’ve been, I’ve been putting some thought into this so forgive my late response.

I tried contacting you privately through e-mail but my messages bounce back, so I hope you get to this message.

Basically, yes. There were a few things you did that rubbed me off the wrong way.

I was able to peg you as a nice person off the bat, but I just have really low tolerance for the way you handled some things. It’s nothing big really, It’s just the kind of things I rather not to partake in so that’s why I just lost interest in further interaction.

TL;dr at the bottom.

続きを読む…

bristlebrush:

Hey nerdsfriends just letting you know that I’m in a bit of a(n unwilling) hiatus.

I’m currently in the middle of a big commission and suddenly my computer started having a lot of problems. I am unable to use it for a good while now.

I’m borrowing the laptop from my family for the meantime, but…

Update:

In case anyone was wondering: I still haven’t gotten to assemble my dream PC.

While I’ve had the means, for the past couple months it has been a real hassle finding the parts I need in the small town I live due the low demand of the things I need in the local stores (I can’t have them shipped because the shipping fees are outrageous). They cannot supply things that are not mainstream enough.

About a week ago, however, I managed to reach an agreement. Half-fulfillment, half-settling-for-next-best-thing, and when I was ready to make the purchase, something came up and I had to let my family borrow a hefty part of my comp budget. So it looks like I won’t be making the purchase too soon, but eventually for sure.

I have access to an OK laptop and works fine for small drawings. Hence my last post. But this laptop can’t handle my usual paintings, so….

Commissions are still officially closed. I’ve taken a couple requests off the grid, just to keep myself active and because they fall within my range of technological limitations, in addition to a couple self-indulgent doodles I’ve done for my own leisure.

I hope this was informative.

Cheers~

TL;dr:  Soon­™

Commissions I made a few weeks back for krhainos feat. warchiefeny

Doodles of Sugilite and Opal from Steven Universe.

I’ll update this post once the “Pearnet” design goes live. :P

SU © Cartoon Network

Maybe I’d be open to this sort of thing if you send me a message off anon. :P

Some sort of feeling of familiarity also helps getting rid of the uneasyness to contact a faceless stranger. You may be familiar with me but I have no idea who this is off anon or if we’ve even exchanged messages before elsewhere, which would be cool. :B

Also, I just want to make sure you’re not one of those weirdos I’ve had to block before. lol

unbadger:

Nguyen Family House Fire Recovery Fund

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 the Nguyen family was displaced by a severe house fire caused by a malfunctioning sprinkler system in their garage. Unfortunately, due to extensive fire, water, and smoke damage to the main structure, their house is unable to be salvaged, and must be rebuilt from the ground up. The family lost much of their personal belongings in the fire, such as their family heirlooms, photos, clothing and their vehicles. Fortunately, the entirety of the Nguyen family was able to escape, but both parents, Thao and Bao Nguyen, suffered from 1st/2nd degree burns, and smoke inhalation. Both parents were temporarily hospitalized, and have taken medical leave to recover from their injuries. As of right now, the Nguyen’s are being housed by family and friends, and are currently searching for a temporary rental home.

hey guys, so my best friend Julie and her family experienced a serious case of bad luck a couple weeks ago and were put through a worst-case scenario that no one ever should have to go through- a house fire.

while their insurance is taking the brunt of the costs, her family could really use a bit of help paying for basic expenses like food, clothes, rental cars, tuition for her and her sister as well as necessities for a rental home they will soon be relocating to.

every little bit helps and even if you have nothing to give, reblogging and signal boosting really goes a long way.

thank you for your time! here’s the link to donate once more.

(nicosketchから)

Quick NDS Doodle for a friend of her panda character. :)

Hey nerdsfriends just letting you know that I’m in a bit of a(n unwilling) hiatus.

I’m currently in the middle of a big commission and suddenly my computer started having a lot of problems. I am unable to use it for a good while now.

I’m borrowing the laptop from my family for the meantime, but it seems that it can’t handle the file size I’m used to work with, thus my productivity has almost halted completely.

I’m waiting a reply from a technician who will help me assemble a new computer but it might take a while. [WALLET SOBS UNCONTROLLABLY]

Because of this, no worthwhile art to showcase in the near future. I’m just keeping myself entertained by socializing and doodling on my 3DS. :(

Maybe I’ll post a couple DS pics every now and then.

Hopefully everything will be fixed soon. And I’ll see if I can officially open commissions as well work on my personal projects again. (this flavor of “Soon™” is getting old, isn’t it?)

Cheerio~♥