Red Moon Glassworks hand etches glassware. We specialize in designs based on sci fi, fantasy, comics, video games, and anime.
-And I’m Emily.
We make “funny videos” on the Internet.
-But soon, we might not be able to.
…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.
That means that…
…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.
…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.
If this happens…
…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.
Ten years from now…
…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.
Now, you might be thinking…
…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?
…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.
…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.
In a few months…
…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.
Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/
IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/
All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!
For small businesses like ours, who operate on sites like Etsy, Net Neutrality means we can reach customers from all over. If the ruling goes through, and we have pay-for-play type sites, or package deals like cable companies, websites like Etsy will be one of those specialty websites that a lot of people won’t want to pay extra for. Basically, our market will dwindle to nothing and our presence online will be the tiniest blip that you may or may not be able to find at all. And that’s not cool.
- Pacific Rim stuff
- TF2 Red team art doing silly things
- Dancing Baby Groot
Things that make me ridiculously happy:
- Cosplayers being awesome
- Bonus points if they’re PacRim, Avengers (oh Hawkeye I need to see more of you) or Loki
- Extra bonus points if they’re kids
ICYMI we are at Fan Expo, booth 519 in the Artists Alley, South Building.
Allo! We are at Otakuthon in the Dealers room!
I’m making Fairy Tail flasks, but I’m being indecisive on the flask colour. The guild tattoo is in so many different colours for different characters. Suggestions?