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As you all should probably know by now, I'm not really a talker online. I post things and love to write, but I'm generally not much of a talker. However, you will see me talk online more often than offline. I'm what Urban Dictionary calls a "webtrovert."
However, I consider myself to be more of an introvert. No, it's not that I'm insane, shy, or socially awkward. It's just that I am a member of a group of people whom society normally overlooks, scorns and even ridicules: the introvert society. You probably know some of us well. Perhaps we are your cousins, your friends, or even total strangers. We may even be your parents. [Read more]
The caped crusader, the avenger of the night......he goes by so many nicknames. Batman has earned his rightful place in our society by having many different movies, tv shows, books, and comics done in his name. But do any of them really portray the real Batman?
Take the '60's series, which is cheesy, lame, and a stain on Batman's history. Thanks to that ridiculous show, people started mocking people who liked Batman. The problem with this is that Batman is not a person who makes lots of jokes and so everyone in there feels awfully OOC. '60's Batman=bad fanfiction made into reality is pretty much what it was. [Read more]
We need your help. Congress is passing a dictatorial bill that will officially enable websites to be closed down for copyrighted content, which could mean the destruction of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites dedicated to users putting up things. This bill must be stopped, because this anti-piracy campaign is a disguise for censorship by RIAA, WMG, and other greedy, evil corporations who get mad when they aren't recieving money. [Read more]
My story I am writing for a class.
Story so far: Macbeth is an aspiring musician with a British pop band called the Glamis. His best friend, Banquo, is also the lead singer of a British group. One day, three cool chicks appear before him and predict he will be the King of Pop, sell a dozen albums, and make lots of money. Macbeth’s manager is Duncan, but Duncan plans to sign a contract with Banquo’s band. This means that Glamis will have competition, and when Macbeth learns of this, he lures Duncan to a performance and incites a stampede of fans. Duncan is trampled to death, but Banquo sees this happen and suspects him.
Act III, Scene 1
(The scene is in the Glamis nightclub at Liverpool. Banquo and his partner, Fleance enters.) [Read more]
We all know someone who either loves scary movies, or claims they do, and then runs and hides under the bed whenever the killer on the movie comes with that knife and all.....but some horror is worse than that. Even worse than Jaws or Freddy or Jason.
What I'm talking about is how cartoons can be disturbing, especially anime, and people say cartoons are for children...... Sometimes you wonder, what exactly were the creators trying to come up with when they made these terrifying scenes?
5.Digimon Tamers- People have accused this show of being for kids, but after seeing this scene.......
4.Nail ripping scene! [Read more]
I think we all know what a copyright is. According to the freedictionary, a copyright is "the legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, distributor, to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work."
In other words, if someone wrote a book and got it published, then they expect to gain money off of how many people buy that book, in what is called a royalty. In return, they wish that no one would copy or steal their ideas. For the most part, copyright infringement really wasn't a problem, or an "issue" until the Internet came. [Read more]
Hooray for Lady Gaga! She is truly a good speaker! You can see the video below.
It appears Lady Gaga is also gay, but supports LBGT rights. She is a true woman who is willing to stand up for what she believes, and for that I salute her.
She is truly a great woman.
These are pictures taken of a city called Pripyat, which was near Chernobyl's reactors. Sadly, the town was abandoned due to fears of radiation. You can see that the photographer was taking a big risk by being in an area where there are high levels of radiation. Surprisingly, quoted from the article:
"For the most part, liquidators did an effective job of washing most of the radiation into the soil, so the concreted areas are relatively safe. The areas around the edges - where leaves and moss have built up - is where most of the radiation is still residing near the surface."  [Read more]
I am sure that all of you heard about the RIAA suing people for taking music without permission, and how Warner Music Group and Viacom have attacked Youtube, and made Youtube remove videos that somehow violated their laws.
Well, I have an account on Youtube, so when I log in and look at my favorites videos (the majority of which are anime), I keep finding that people keep on removing them for no reason-other than copyright infringment.
This infuriates me, because many Youtubers work so hard on making nice music videos for everyone to enjoy, then the dictators who now control Youtube come and remove it, simply because they're not getting money off of it. Guess what, corporations? The world does NOT revolve around you and your money.  [Read more]