EU Copyright Might Ruin Your Business

On Sept 12, 2018 – the European Union passed Articled 11 & 13, which would require media platforms to block all posts that violate copyright. Now, this might not seem so bad. But this includes images too, even if it’s not posted for money making purposes. So those movie GIFs you like to post on Twitter? According to the EUs new rules, Twitter is required to stop you from posting those. Remember those awesome Oprah GIFs where she’s saying “You get a car?” or the epic Robert Downey Jr. eye roll? Can’t post those either because they violate copyright. But that’s not even the craziest part. If you’re a photographer living within the EU, this will concern you. You know those beautiful photos of city skylines and buildings? According to the EU’s new rules and the politicians who dreamt them up, if you take one of these delightful city pictures and try to sell them for money, you might be

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Afterthought: Daisy Ridley Doesn’t Believe in Weaknesses in People

Original Video: Why Are So Many SJW Characters Mary Sues?   Back in March, Daisy Ridley gave in an interview where she infamously outed Rey as a Mary Sue by suggesting that she had no weaknesses. To quote: “I don’t really believe in weaknesses in people,” Ridley said. “Because I think you can’t decide what’s good and what’s bad in a person because everything makes the whole and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, as we know. I for sure think people can work on themselves, with things like anger and jealousy, maybe things like that, but that’s workable, that’s not something that’s fixed that can’t be changed. You can work on that. And I don’t think she’s those things.” Sequel detractors and Anti-SJWs have jumped on this as proof that Rey, and by association the entire Sequel series, are products of hack writing and talentless diversity hires…and they would be correct. HOWEVER…sequel defenders would likely

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#PulpRev: Forgotten Story

Remember when just having fun or being entertained was acceptable? In recent years, a strange myth has started going around that having fun is for kids and “immature” men. That once you’ve reached the arbitrary age of adulthood, you’re no longer allowed to indulge in entertainment for entertainment’s sake. That past a certain age, you’re no longer allowed to explore magical lands with knight and wizard or fly a ship into the endless universe to fight aliens and evil empires. Instead, every movie you watch, every show you binge, and every book you read has to have some extra meaning. They must be political or social commentary or parody. And if you dare to enjoy something with no strong underlying message, then it’s considered “juvenile” or “mindless.” This, of course, is a lie. People need time to de-stress, to take a break from reality, especially in times of turmoil. The era of pulp fiction reached its golden age during the

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