@AshBlueWD yeah I stayed up all night last night pretty much. Being super tired seems to keep my adrenaline down. (Today)

@Ryubel that's pretty much what I did I had to go into a deep meditation and get advice from my braver past life (Today)

@AshBlueWD can you only sleep on plain planes (Today)

@MANvsGAME YEEAH t.co/MivSVQ7I3J (Today)

@MANvsGAME YO are you gonna be at PAX? :o (Today)

@raiganburns I probably wont hit actual sleep, just spaced out half sleep that might keep me from getting all freaked out (Today)

@raiganburns hmm yeah even with frequent flying I still have trouble. people sitting next to me ask if its my first time flying haha (Today)

@raiganburns thanks! right now I'm employing my "stay up all night so maybe I will sleep through the flight" technique... (Today)

@konjak the most disorienting scene transition in video game history (Today)

@LeakyPeeButt hmm... maybe you're right~ (Today)

@thenoumenon oof that is rough <3 I send many hugs (Today)

@TommyRefenes ; _ ; (Today)

@sch00f well poop (Today)

@CliftonB YES I cant wait to be at PAX... but ugh the night before my flight is always the worst. (Today)

@konjak shakey arms... the sign of a true warrior. don't worry my friend. some day you will be able to carry a medium-large package. (Today)

One time I tried playing Paper Mario on a flight. I guess it helped a little? The next time I played Paper Mario I had a panic attack though (Today)

@CliftonB AHHHH they already give me enough trouble for being one of those "opt out" people (Today)

@konjak this isnt the time to try to impress me with your buffness (Today)

@gritfish whoa that sounds pretty trippy. I don't know if it would be enough to overcome my awareness that I'm in an airborne plane though.. (Today)

@SergeantIndie I think that fear is tied into the flying fear though ;_; (Today)

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2012 - 1 - 18 / 1:04 pm / general

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

Today is the day of the great internet eclipse with sites like Reddit and Wikipedia going completely dark from 8 to 24 hours in order to raise awareness about two horrible, terrible things that are moving through the House and the Senate here in the United States: SOPA and PIPA. I just want to make a quick post as to why I'm personally opposed to the two acts, specifically SOPA for right now.

SOPA and PIPA's goals are to ultimately stop piracy, and they are mostly crafted through lobbying by companies like the MPAA, RIAA, and the ESA. Do you think your average representative has enough knowledge of the internet and computers to draft something like this themselves? Of course not. To them, the internet is a big truck, or whatever the MPAA tells them it is that month.

The MPAA steps into congress and convinces them that they are in danger of being completely destroyed because of internet piracy. They claim to be losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands, and their profits are dropping, and it's all because of people downloading camera rips of Jack and Jill. (Just kidding, I don't think anyone pirated Jack and Jill.) Oh, and the MPAA's claims are mostly bullshit.

The result is congress drafting horrendous bills that are absolutely overkill, and that miss the point completely. Imagine the problem of piracy being a fly on your friend's face, and congress's response is to launch a nuclear warhead at the fly, thus annihilating your friend, you, and everything within a 50 mile radius.

SOPA, and PIPA, will not stop piracy.

But what they will do is harm people like me. I'm trying to make a living on the internet, like a lot of other people these days. Every day we see new and exciting ideas and starts up emerge right here on the internet because of its absolute freedom and fairness. Anyone can just buy a domain name, rent a server, and launch a website on their own, but SOPA and PIPA threaten this freedom.

For a cooler, more visual representation of the problem, I suggest watching this video. read more

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