Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.
Will you join too?
Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.
They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.
After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.
Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.
All the tools you need for the battle are here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.
The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.
We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.
For the Internet,
-Evan Greer at Fight for the Future
P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at NetNeutrality.com (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.
P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone! http://teespring.com/stores/team-internet
Tagged by ellieplz
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!
Type: INFP (Healer)
INFPs are absolute idealists: they have values inside them which they really want to live by. This makes them good at encouraging other people’s growth, but can cause them to be too hard on themselves. They can be shy and reserved, but they’re incredibly passionate and intelligent individuals with an innate need to change the world.
Shared by : • Sasha Braus from Attack on Titan (Yyyyeeeess!!!)
• Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory
• The Eighth Doctor from Doctor Who
• Leeloo from The Fifth Element (BETCH!!!)
• Makoto Tachibana from Free! (AAAAAAAAHHHHH)
• Commodus from Gladiator (whaaaaat XDDD)
• Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
• Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon
• Frodo from The Lord of the Rings
• Bran Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (BEWARE! I’m the Three-Eyed Raven)
• Luke Skywalker from Star Wars
And I tag whoever is (just like me) dumb enough to make this while letTING THEIR LUNCH BURN IN THE OVEN!!!!
Hello everyone!! ;v;
I’m back to my flat, and with this came a tiny little problem… my internet connection. I’ve had no access to the internet for 2 days, and this definitely foreshadows a year full of punctual absence.
So, sorry if I don’t post much - I had a little rouble keeping up with the 30-day challenge pace, too - I’ll try hard to update this blog regularly! :>
Also, BREAKING NEWS!!! I’m getting my cat this afternoon! I went to the shelter yesterday and I completely fell in love with him!!! ;v; Yet it was much more expensive than expected, so I’m gonna open a bunch of commissions in the weeks to come (if my connection agrees, of course |D) - note me if interested! <3
Oops I missed day 3 of the OC challenge… I wanted to do it so bad but worked on a commission instead; and let me tell you, after 4 hours of working on this commish, I couldn’t draw anymore.
I’ll try to make it up for being late with two drawings today! ;v;
de Melly and Fiddy
Day 1 - Draw your main protagonist.
Day 2 - Draw your main protagonist’s love interest/partner. (if they have one)
Day 3 - Draw any other main protagonists or secondary protagonists.
Day 4 -Draw your main antagonist (and/or any secondary antagonists).
Day 5 - Are there any side characters you’re particularly fond of?
Day 6 - Draw your characters siblings if they have any.
Day 7 - Any other background or supporting characters you’d like to spotlight?
Day 8 - Draw your character (or their country’s) typical manner of dress.
Day 9 - Draw what a character would look like dressed in a different character/country’s clothing.
Day 10 - Draw two characters from your story that would be unlikely to meet or become friends.
Day 11 - Does a character have any hobbies or talents?
Day 12 - What is your character’s biggest secret?
Day 13 - Draw a younger/child version of your character.
Day 13 - What is a character like in the past?
Day 14 - What is a character like in the future?
Day 15 - What is a character’s biggest regret?
Day 16 - Draw out a character’s first romantic and/or sexual encounter.
Day 17 - Draw a character’s typical interaction with their friend and/or love interest.
Day 18 - Draw any random scene from your character’s story.
Day 19 - Crack pair: Draw any two characters that would never interact romantically.
Day 20 - Draw your character and their love interest/partner as if their roles were reversed.
Day 21 - Draw some fanservice (heh).
Day 22 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Genderbend!AU
Day 23 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a modern day Gakuen!AU
Day 24 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Hogwarts!AU
Day 25 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Sci-fi!AU
Day 26 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in an Ancient Civilization!AU
Day 27 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Kemonomimi!AU
Day 28 - Draw some angst/tragedy.
Day 29 - Draw some UST.
Day 30 - Draw whatever your heart desires because you reached day 30 LOL. (how even did you manage to do this)
basically we got bored of the first 30 day meme we tried so we made our own more centered on drawing and original character development and just derp. feel free to give it a whirl yourselves!
I’ll do it with Ulrich, because of obvious reasons… =v= Who knows, it might help me develop his universe and the other characters!