If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!
via Battle For The Net.
Maii’s Eulogy (Tumblr Link)
I follow a lot of people from a lot of fandoms and yet the only thing everyone agrees about is how devastating this news is..For most of us Robin Williams was our childhood..
He was the Peter Pan who grew up
The loving father pretending to be a nanny to be close to his children in Mrs Doubtfire
The boy who got stuck inside a game and brought us to Jumanji
He made us laugh as the Genie from Aladdin and cry while we watched Patch Adams
We saw the inventor in Flubber and the android in Bicentennial Man
No one can forget the hilariousness that is the Birdcage or his craziness in Night at the Museum
and there’s no way anyone can forget our deeply beloved Professor John Keating
If this really is true, then I hope you found the peace you needed and that you are happy now because there’s not one person in the world who can say that you didn’t make them happy..
Because you did you made us immensely happy, you showed us it was okay to be ourselves, it was okay to want to be a writer, or an artist and that poetry meant a lot more than just words on a paper, that laughter could heal even the sickest of hearts and that we should always let our imagination fly..
I know for me personally, you changed my life and I’ll be forever grateful to you..