Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Anyone not on tumblr may or may not be aware of SOPA (no one on Facebook except my journalist older sister knew what it was about) so I thought I'd post something here, just in case.

This is the quick summary of why I oppose it, from the petition to stop it on the White House website.

This Bill would allow A Great Firewall of America and would be a shameful desecration of free speech and any sort of reasonable copyright law. The new Law would allow copyright holders to force websites which have any copyrighted material to be blocked by ISP companies around the country, without requiring that the websites be given time to take the offending material down. It would also put pressure on ISP companies to monitor their users like never before, a gross invasion of privacy. This bill is a direct assault on a free internet and a shameful attempt by copyright lobbyists to destroy net neutrality. Essentially it's a censorship law that would end the internet as we know it in America.
I encourage you to read a bit about it--google "SOPA" and you should be able to find some articles for both sides. But if you do agree that SOPA should not pass, you can sign the White House petition against it. We still need about 5,000 signatures.
White House petition.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chapter 34 Non-Spoilers

So, for those who are new, Non-Spoilers are spoilers for the next chapter that are not very spoilery, or do not appear very spoilery. For instance, in Chapter 34:

Lily tells a story.
Carlotta drops her books.
James plans on discussing Quidditch.
People apologize.
Ravenclaws have breakfast.
Peter contributes.
The Marauders have something in common.
Shelley and Carlotta fight.
Mary reads Witch Weekly.
Donna fights with her hair.
Delia Greengrass works for the Ministry.
Lily goes to the library.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I always make one of these for each chapter, but this is one of my favorites so far, so I thought I'd drop it here.

Don't hit spacebar--there be youtube vids.

Just thought I'd leave this here. I'm kind of in love with it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chapter 34 Things

So, Chapter 34 is--as of now-- called "Meloni v. Mumps."
(or "The Ballad of John and Yoko")
You can expect:

  • Resolution on what Clancy is going to do about Charlie
  • Marauder shenanigans
  • An explosion
  • Lily and James's counseling session with Keepdown
  • Halloween
AND here's an excerpt.

“Do we knock or...”
Lily held up her hand for silence though, leaning close and listening, for—as James realized a moment later—there were voices coming from within.
“Is that...?”
“Shelley,” said Lily. “It’s Shelley’s voice.”

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chapter 33 like WOAH

so it's there! and I'm here! And suddenly I'm missing ye olde blogspot so much! since I don't intend on ever taking 4 months to update again, I will hopefully never have to hide from my blogspot like I did between these updates. However, for those of you who don't know, you can also find me on tumblr.
Okay, so I feel like I should have something better to post here, but I don't, because I'm not on my computer so I can't even excerpt. HOWEVER, I can link you to other people's creativity, like the lovely anxious-pineapple's wonderful representation of Marlene.

Annnndd.... that's all of I've got for now. I'll post more when I get home =)