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January 19th, 2012

Meanwhile, in a perpendicular* universe where matt1993 actually likes discussing politics: @ 02:47 am

Right now I am annoyingly: determined
Soundtrack: Super █████ World - █████'s Island Map

I'm against SOPA for all of the same reasons that the Gods of Being Able to Voice Opinions Better than Matt1993 (e.g. LiveJournal, Wikipedia, Google, Randall Munroe, Ryan North...) are - and this is coming from a guy who usually doesn't comment on anything controversial because he either becomes depressed about what side to be on or posts about an occurrence of a number like 206 in a news article or something rather than actually discussing the issue.

In fact, until SOPA is rejected, I'm going to do a clever take on the blackouts that Wikipedia, Wikia, xkcd and Dinosaur Comics (and any other websites I don't know about yet) have done - I'll blackout as many of my userpics (well, not really blackout - I'm not sure how to describe it, so just look at the userpic on this entry) as I can before the 24th (or whenever SOPA is rejected, or - if we're too unlucky for that - SOPA is repealed after becoming law). To keep this from turning out like my attempt at replacing userpics with PSL-styled variations (i.e., not getting to finish soon enough), I'm gonna upload each one as soon as I make it. Dunno how many I'll be able to replace before the impending apocalypse the Senate begins voting on it, though...

EDIT: These are even more difficult to make than I thought! I only got four finished today, but trust me, you don't need to see 112 shadowed userpics containing somewhere from 5 to 109 SOPA jokes to see my (and LJ's, and Wikipedia's, and Google's...) point. According to Google, the White House didn't even need one. I'm still gonna make more, though!

And yes, I know my LJ isn't well-known enough for this to have much of an impact, but I'm putting the idea out there for anyone else who wants to try it.

*It's too different from our universe for it to be parallel :P

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Date:January 22nd, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
You need to take an internet vacation! That would have been clever but too much work!
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Date:January 23rd, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
It did turn out to be that way - I only had enough time to put up 20 alternate userpics before SOPA wound up being postponed and eliminating my need to finish the rest.

Doesn't matter, though - if SOPA had become law, I wouldn't get to put up the rest of Moya's Space Log or a new version of PrtSc Land or the rest of my userpics or anything, so even if I wouldn't have the time to replace all 112 userpics, I still felt the need to decrease the chance of SOPA becoming law as much as I could. I realize I'm relatively obscure compared to other blogs out there, but I didn't wanna take any chances.

Whatever Matt Feels Like Posting

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!