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:

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:  


yep, without the internet we’d be back in the dark ages of 25 years ago. How would humanity survive?

We wouldn’t just go back to the dark ages. We’d loose the one tool we had to organize ourselves and share our voice with the public. That tool would be stolen, and used by those who have money.

How much worse do you think the Ferguson situation would be without net neutrality?

Spread the word!

What Does Kindness Get You?

I don’t post this kind of stuff all the time. I don’t talk about my beliefs all the time. But you guys are getting both today.

In your day to day life, you’re going to be given the choice between action and inaction. Action might take a little bit of your time, a bit of your energy or even some of your cash. Inaction costs nothing. But let me tell you - while that five minutes of time, or that two dollars, or whatever that action is might not be very important to you, it can mean the world to the person on the receiving end of it… Because you know what? 95% of the people out there are going to choose inaction and keep walking.

Take the time to help a fellow human being. You might be the only one that does.

Lvl 10 - Moving Up in the World (Way Up) by chibiBiscuit

Hi folks! Since last week’s duel (which I totally let her win), Takai’s added a few inches, as well as a weapon (not that she really needs one). We did a quest, too! Someone in the inn asked us to go out, beat up some bad guys and collect a lot of pointless trophies.

We came back and turned all that stuff in, and while I was looking at our rewards (wait, why is my bag empty?) Takai hit level 10!… Which would have been a lot less awkward if we had been outside at the time. Suddenly getting her horns impaled in the ceiling of the inn common room kind of killed the buzz.

Did the questgiver just empty my reward bag into Takai’s when I wasn’t looking?