One is either an artist or one is not. It is not something one becomes. It is something that one is from birth. We do not study to be artists. We study to become more proficient. To understand more.

Edward Swift

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

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.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

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.

sexually-frustrated-glasses:

Something about Calliope’s fan fiction journal is heartbreaking to me. The way she wants to have friends so badly but she can’t because of the way she lives… The fact that her brother hates her even though all she wants is to cooperate with him. Her conviction that she is incapable of any romantic relationship other than kismessitude, even though her very fascination with them seems to indicate that she is capable of them… And in the middle of all of it is her journal and her Callie Ohpeee cosplay.
A lonely teenage girl.
Wishing that there was someone out there like her, who was admired and appreciated.
Hated by her family.
Drawing pictures of and writing stories about distant, unreal people, and imagining herself alongside them, because even though their world is terrible, it’s better to her than the world she knows, and it’s prettier.
Dressing up like something she isn’t, something she can’t ever be, because it’s closer to what she wants to be than what she is, and in her art and her stories and on the internet she can be that, and it helps to take away the pain.
It takes away the pain to put on a wig and facepaint and a pair of horns and pretend she is something and someone else and it’s a magical feeling that no one else she knows seems to understand…
It sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Zoom Info
sexually-frustrated-glasses:

Something about Calliope’s fan fiction journal is heartbreaking to me. The way she wants to have friends so badly but she can’t because of the way she lives… The fact that her brother hates her even though all she wants is to cooperate with him. Her conviction that she is incapable of any romantic relationship other than kismessitude, even though her very fascination with them seems to indicate that she is capable of them… And in the middle of all of it is her journal and her Callie Ohpeee cosplay.
A lonely teenage girl.
Wishing that there was someone out there like her, who was admired and appreciated.
Hated by her family.
Drawing pictures of and writing stories about distant, unreal people, and imagining herself alongside them, because even though their world is terrible, it’s better to her than the world she knows, and it’s prettier.
Dressing up like something she isn’t, something she can’t ever be, because it’s closer to what she wants to be than what she is, and in her art and her stories and on the internet she can be that, and it helps to take away the pain.
It takes away the pain to put on a wig and facepaint and a pair of horns and pretend she is something and someone else and it’s a magical feeling that no one else she knows seems to understand…
It sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Zoom Info

sexually-frustrated-glasses:

Something about Calliope’s fan fiction journal is heartbreaking to me. The way she wants to have friends so badly but she can’t because of the way she lives… The fact that her brother hates her even though all she wants is to cooperate with him. Her conviction that she is incapable of any romantic relationship other than kismessitude, even though her very fascination with them seems to indicate that she is capable of them… And in the middle of all of it is her journal and her Callie Ohpeee cosplay.

A lonely teenage girl.

Wishing that there was someone out there like her, who was admired and appreciated.

Hated by her family.

Drawing pictures of and writing stories about distant, unreal people, and imagining herself alongside them, because even though their world is terrible, it’s better to her than the world she knows, and it’s prettier.

Dressing up like something she isn’t, something she can’t ever be, because it’s closer to what she wants to be than what she is, and in her art and her stories and on the internet she can be that, and it helps to take away the pain.

It takes away the pain to put on a wig and facepaint and a pair of horns and pretend she is something and someone else and it’s a magical feeling that no one else she knows seems to understand…

It sounds familiar, doesn’t it?