C4.47 is up today! Guess who’s back? :3 I have been waiting for this for sooooo long.
C4.45 is up! I can’t help but wonder what else is broken.
Hey. I did a thing. @_@ I intended to post sketches this week but school has been pretty demanding. I have a major project due every week.
She’s the Queen of Hearts. Get it? This was a vent picture that someone convinced me to post. My character, Xiven, happens to be the oh-so-terrifying Queen of Hearts, but she often has feels she doesn’t know how to cope with. Perfect for a vent picture.
o_O; so I have a HUGE amount of art that I’ve been doing since January and haven’t bothered to post anywhere. This is Polly. A character for a Changeling “Let’s do whatever” test fight. She’s based off of Pangolin and I had dubbed her “Roly poly” before giving her a proper name.
I still feel she isn’t pudgy enough.
C4.44 is up today! :D Look at how broken Eleanor’s family is. Isn’t it wonderful?
Working on catching up still, but hey, have a page.
I really miss my old rping site. So this is sort of a vent drawing for that I guess. Eldryia is one of my favorite characters I had there, although they were all my lovely.
Man. I miss SoD too. Eldy is Peaches’ favorite child (because she’s a bad mom plays favorites) and I enjoy how she’s the most “normal” of that really messed up family.
And her angry face is just so CUTE.
Finally going to start playing Changeling the Lost with a group. This would be a quick picture of my character Stark (who I have posted before). He’s an Artist with horrible rage issues. Like, flipping tables and shredding canvases rage issues. I just wanted to draw his skinny butt a bit better.
He’s still awkward as hell.
I’m alive, kinda. Meet a Cheshire cat concept I’ve been fussing with for a very long time. She sends her catty love.
C4.43…. if it is some sort of joke we might not have a story.
I would like to note that I will be going on a tiny hiatus, as mid-terms have decided to drop kick me. I will be posting non-relate Bird Seed art to make up for it. Not much, but heeeey. Life is made of lemons.
C.42: It’s okay everyone! The lamp is fine!
Today did not go as well as planned.Through no fault of my own, thankfully. So Bird seed will be updating for one more week before I disappear for Midterms and my Dad’s birthday. We’ll be back after a two week hiatus. (Hopefully it will be a one week hiatus but I am behind…)
C4.41 is up today! Loraine is still mad. But look! The maid came back!
THIS THING HAPPENED hours ago actually! Um. Sorry. Doing homework. Japanese Cultural Policy is hard!
C4.40 updated! Boy is Loraine upset!
Loraine is maaaaad.
My art at 100 percent, for the awesome meme going around. Damn my art is messy. Clicky clicky for all it’s 300dpi hugeness.
Net neutrality is dead.
At least that’s the verdict of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which today struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order from 2010 that forced Internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable to abide by the principles of network neutrality. These principles broadly stipulate that ISP network management must be transparent, and that ISPs can’t engage in practices that block, stifle or discriminate against (lawful) websites or traffic types on the Internet.
That’s the bare bones story, wrapped in ugly acronyms (FCC, ISP, etc.). But why should you care that network neutrality (“net neutrality”) may be gone for good?
1. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now discriminate against content they dislike.
Everyone gets their Internet from an Internet service provider — an ISP like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast or Time Warner Cable. Under net neutrality rules, these ISPs have to treat all content you access over the Internet “roughly the same way" — they can’t speed up traffic from websites they like or delay competitor’s traffic.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs can discriminate, favoring their business partners while delaying or blocking websites they don’t like. Think your cable CEO hates free online porn? Now you’ll know for sure!
2. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now force websites to PAY for faster content delivery.
You know how some sites you go to just load slower than others? Usually, that’s just because the slower site is image heavy, poorly coded, or dealing with intense server load. But with net neutrality gone, ISPs can now start charging hefty fees to websites that want quick content delivery — shifting the long load times to poorer sites that can’t pay up.
3. Destroying net neutrality is bad for small businesses.
Put together items one and two and it becomes clear — negating net neutrality is bad for small businesses. If ISPs force website owners pay for faster load times, tiny retailers and personal websites will be the ones to suffer from slower content delivery.
Alternately — or additionally — ISPs will have no reason not to favor partner sites: Time Warner Cable, for instance, might favor the website of CNN (owned by the Time Warner Corporation) over the websites of competing cable news networks MSNBC and Fox News. Still, it’s the indies again that will lose out here. While Time Warner Cable might favor CNN and Comcast MSNBC, independent news networks almost certainly won’t get special treatment from any ISPs. Expand this out to music sites, web publishing, etc., and you begin to see the problem.
In extreme cases, ISPs may hinder or block content that isn’t produced by partners —much like AT&T did when it owned the telephone networks back in the day.
4. Without net neutrality, entire types of online traffic (like Netflix) may be in jeopardy.
Netflix watchers and BitTorrent users might want to beware — soon your beloved services may not work like they used to. Now that net neutrality’s down for the count, ISPs can discriminate against entire types of traffic: For instance, an ISP could slow or block all peer-to-peer file sharing, or all online video streaming.
From an ISP’s perspective, discriminating against some traffic types makes business sense: Many ISPs are also cable television providers, which means the “cord-cutting" enabled by peer-to-peer and streaming online video isn’t good for their bottom line.
5. Without net neutrality, your ISPs can make even more money without actually improving the Internet.
Right now, America’s broadband is slow. It’s slow because ISPs can already make gobs of money by charging the rich a ton for high-quality Internet while leaving the rest of America with subpar (or no) service.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs will be able to make even more money off their existing customer base. They won’t need to improve service or bring broadband to rural areas because they’ll be able to keep growing (financially, at least) by charging content providers more for faster delivery and charging customers more for faster access. In all likelihood, Tuesday’s ruling means the problems with America’s Internet will be magnified.
This FINALLY shows up on my dashboard and it only has 300 notes.
Here’s a petition on Whitehouse.gov that needs 88,000+ by the middle of February:
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS SHIT AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE AIN’T HAVIN’ IT!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A US CITIZEN TO SIGN THIS.
Why should someone outside the US care? What passes in one industrialised nation gives companies and politicians more leverage to pass similar laws in their own.
Having this sort of discrimination in the hands of companies has political consequences in addition to the ones mentioned above. Think of the influence these ISPs would have if allowed to keep these powers? Any ISP with a political bias, or influenced by a political party, would have the power to direct access to information on the internet at their will.
You know full well I don’t reblog things unless it’s vitally important.
If you like using the internet I suggest you sign this petition. Why? Because all those things that you love and enjoy are going to be compromised.
If big business was capable of doing the just and right thing all the time we wouldn’t need these laws.However, they aren’t concerned with anything other than making money, so this… is really important to a lot of people.
C4.39 updated! Now you know where Eleanor keeps all over her things.
Grad school is kicking my butt! :D Have some Bird Seed.
I have started a daily sketching project, but… I don’t know if I’ll be posting things here as I do them. I’m slow and school is evil.