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Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
How about release 88? I've been ranting about pretty much all day, haha.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Which December holidays do you celebrate, and why? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]


Please tell me someone else recognizes this reference.
Hey guys, Trout here! If you;re on Tumblr you've probably already heard about this, but there's a lot of good info in this post and this definitely needs to be spread around. :)

Originally posted by nyxmidnight at Save the Internet. It's kind of a big deal.

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

BoingBoing.Net -- The MPAA, RIAA, Hollywood knows that they have been flying in CEOs of as many companies as possible, recruiting people to get petition signups at malls in California, and here's the big point-- they know they have gotten their message through to Congress -- the worst bill in Internet history, the one where government and their corporations get unbelievable power to take down sites, threaten payment processors into stopping payment to sites on a blacklist, and throw people in jail for posting ordinary content is about to pass before the end of this year. The only thing that is going to stop Hollywood from owning the Internet and everything we do, is if there is a big surprise Internet backlash starting right now.

PROTECT IP (S. 968)/SOPA (HR. 3261) creates the first system for Internet censorship - this bill has sweeping provisions that give the government and corporations leeway and legal cover for taking down sites "by accident," mistakenly, or for NOT doing "enough" to protect the interests of Hollywood. These bills that are moving very quickly through Congress and can pass before Christmas aim to give the US government and corporations the ability to block sites over infringing links posted by their users and give ISPs the release to take any means to block peoples' sites, including slowing down your connection. That's right, some say this bill is a workaround to net neutrality and is bigger than net neutrality.

This is the worst piece of Internet legislation in history - the lawmakers who have been sponsoring (Leahy, Lamar Smith, Conyers) this bill need to be shamed by the Internet community for wasting taxpayer dollars on a bill that would break the very fabric of the Internet, create an Internet blacklist, kill jobs and great startup companies, huge blogs, and social networks.

How this affects you, personally:

EFF.org -- Let’s make one thing clear from the get-go: despite all the talk about this bill being directed only toward “rogue” foreign sites, there is no question that it targets US companies as well. The bill sets up a system to punish sites allegedly “dedicated to the theft of US property.” How do you get that label? Doesn’t take much: Some portion of your site (even a single page) must
  1. be directed toward the US, and either
  2. allegedly “engage in, enable or facilitate” infringement or
  3. allegedly be taking or have taken steps to “avoid confirming a high probability” of infringement.

If an IP rightsholder (vaguely defined – could be Justin Bieber worried about his publicity rights) thinks you meet the criteria and that it is in some way harmed, it can send a notice claiming as much to the payment processors (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal etc.) and ad services you rely on.

Once they get it, they have 5 days to choke off your financial support. Of course, the payment processors and ad networks won’t be able to fine-tune their response so that only the allegedly infringing portion of your site is affected, which means your whole site will be under assault. And, it makes no difference that no judge has found you guilty of anything or that the DMCA safe harbors would shelter your conduct if the matter ever went to court. Indeed, services that have been specifically found legal, like Rapidshare, could be economically strangled via SOPA. You can file a counter-notice, but you’ve only got 5 days to do it (good luck getting solid legal advice in time) and the payment processors and ad networks have no obligation to respect it in any event. That’s because there are vigilante provisions that grant them immunity for choking off a site if they have a “reasonable belief” that some portion of the site enables infringement.

At a minimum, this means that any service that hosts user generated content is going to be under enormous pressure to actively monitor and filter that content. That’s a huge burden, and worse for services that are just getting started – the YouTubes of tomorrow that are generating jobs today. And no matter what they do, we’re going to see a flurry of notices anyway – as we’ve learned from the DMCA takedown process, content owners are more than happy to send bogus complaints. What happened to Wikileaks via voluntary censorshipStop the Internet Blacklist Legislation will now be systematized and streamlined – as long as someone, somewhere, thinks they’ve got an IP right that’s being harmed.

Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation

Alpha Beta Soup (2/2)

Title: Alphabet Beta Soup
Characters/Pairings: Lyra/Silver
Rating: T for Teen
Warnings: None Applicable.
Summary: Silver might be a pain to deal with, but he’s Lyra’s pain and there’s no way she’s ever going to let some uppity psychic alphabet take him away from her.
(Alternatively, the one in which Silver doesn’t know the first thing about looting priceless ruins and Lyra is the worst knight in shining armor ever.)

A/N: Part two of my Big Bang fic! A link to part one will be added shortly.

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Title: Alpha Beta Soup
Rating: T for Teen
Characters/Pairings: Lyra/Silver
Summary: Silver might be a pain to deal with, but he's Lyra's pain, and there's no way some obnoxious psychic alphabet is going to take that away from her. (Alternately, the one in which Silver doesn't know the first thing about looting priceless ruins and Lyra is the worst knight in shining armor ever.)

A/N: Written for a Pokemon fandom Big Bang! Still largely unedited due to time constraints, so feel free to point out any errors you see!

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Cities in Sand

Title: Cities of Sand
Fandom: Pokemon
Rating: T for Teen
Characters/Pairing: Red, Green (Red/Green)
Word Count: 2,145
Summary: Red and Green go on vacation. (Because, really, there's only so many times you can lose at Go Fish.) Written for daicheto, who asked for Red/Green fluff on a beach.

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Apparently I'm writing D. Gray-man fanfic now? I only ever read the first few volumes, but dang did I fall in love with this pairing.

Title: Lullaby
Fandom: D. Gray-man
Rating: E for Everyone
Characters/Pairing: Lala, Guzol (LalaxGuzol)
Word Count: 350
Summary: Every once in a while on a warm summer's night, Lala will tell him stories. Written for adventchallenge.

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Ragged Little Folk (Advent Challenge 3/14)

Title: Ragged Little Folk
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: E for Everyone
Characters/Pairing: PM,WQ, AR, WV (Minor PM/WQ)
Word Count: 406
Summary: PM doesn't know how to dance. Written for a prompt on the kinkmeme and also posted to adventchallenge.

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