January 21st, 2012

homestar sued

THE WORLD IS SAVED!!

http://news.yahoo.com/congress-puts-brakes-anti-piracy-bills-050144281.html

YES! I had a feeling they would listen to Wikipedia, Google, and so on! Dunno if anyone in Congress saw some of my replaced userpics too, but I'll keep pretending they did :P

Starting tomorrow, I'm gonna change the userpics I did manage to replace back to normal, although the darkened versions will remain in my userpic space until a) we find out for sure that the compromise won't be just as bad (which I doubt it will, but still...) or b) I run out of room for normal userpics (which will take a while, as I'd need over 120 more for that to happen).

I'll also continue to make more, because even if SOPA did not ruin my life by making it impossible to ever finish my creative vortexes, the darkened userpics still count as at least 300* new creative vortexes that I've gotta get rid of. They just won't be my highest priority for now.

To celebrate, I'm gonna type as many words and phrases that SOPA's too-vague wording could have cracked down on my use of despite them being fair use or not even trademarked as I can in 10 minutes:

Mario. Luigi. Peach. Daisy. Yoshi. Homestar. Strong Bad. The Cheat. Neopets. Aisha. Acara. Poogle. Illusen. Fyora. Jhudora. Garfield. Odie. Jon. Liz. Nermal. Arlene. Pooky. Lyman. Irma. /crazymegavideo/. Google. Wikipedia. /tensen/. Bowser. Koopa. Goomba. Enya. Moya. Dido. Homsar. Wænya. mezzacotta. Garfield Minus Garfield. Square Root of Minus Garfield. Taelia. Gnorbu. Nimmo. Zafara. Kyrii. Petpet. Weeble. Spaghatta Nadle. Hyperbole and a Half. Alot. xkcd. Clean all the things. Facebook. LiveJournal. Blogger. Strong Sad. Strong Mad. Hammer Bro. Bullet Bill. Super Mushroom. Fire Flower. Ice Flower. Cape Feather. Tanooki Suit. Sarah McLachlan. Celine Dion. Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man. Blinky. Pinky. Inky. Clyde. Pac-Man Party. Toc-Man. Dry Bones. Dry Bowser. Rosalina. Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario World. Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 2. Super Mario Bros. 3. Super Mario All-Stars. Super Mario Galaxy 2. Mario Kart. Mario Kart Wii. Wii. Nintendo 3DS. Mario Kart 7. Super Mario 3D Land. Boomerang Flower. Wadido. Super Smash Bros. Master Hand. Crazy Hand. Final Smash. Giga Bowser. Ganondorf. Link. Zelda. Sheik. Toon Link. The Legend of Zelda. Twilight Princess. Twilight. Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings. Frodo. Sam. Gandalf. The One Ring. Sauron. Sauraman. Legolas. Arwen. Gimli. Aragorn. Merry. Pippin. Bilbo. Mocorono Nodle. Pahckle. Pahrple drahnk. Parp. Parplegar circopomber. Garfield Plus Garfield. Garfield Divided by Garfield. PrtSc Land. Ours Will You 1-Up. Liobits. Cobrall. Teen Girl Squad. Trogdor. Bubs. Coach Z. Pom Pom. Marzipan. The King of Town. The Poopsmith. Stinkoman. 1-Up. Pan Pan. 20X6. Marshie. Mr. Shmallow. Mr. Game & Watch. Dr. Octagonapus & Watch. Grey's Anatomy. X-Files. Buffy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Spike. Angel. Xander. Willow. Giles. The First. Mulder. Scully. The Lone Gunmen. Skinner. Kersh. Doggett. Reyes. Fowley. Cigarette-Smoking Man. Super Mario Advance. Yoshi's Island. Donut Plains. Vanilla Dome. Forest of Illusion. Chocolate Island. SNES. NES.

Time's up. I managed 172 (if I counted right), although there were a few times that I paused because what first came to mind would have been a bizarre juxtaposition had I written it down right away (though apparently not always, as I put Mocorono Nodle next to Bilbo, Pac-Man next to Celine Dion and Grey's Anatomy next to Dr. Octagonapus & Watch).

*It's been a while since I counted how many unmade normal userpic ideas I have and added them to the amount I've already uploaded...