And this time LJ are suspending journals on the sly, trying to avoid public outcry. Like before, I'm slightly torn. Because on the one hand, there's principle of free speech, and the fact that paying customers deserve to be told before their service is terminated
, and on the other there's the "because I was not a..." argument - I don't
write incest, non-con, or anything graphic, and I don't particularly want to read it, y'know?
I'm staying. I'm staying because someone else paid for this journal and until I know longer feel like my journalling soul belongs to someone else, I'll not want to move. However, if you do move to GJ or IJ or somewhere, you might want to find innerbrat
and friend me, that's all I'm saying.
HOWEVER, I am thinking of setting up a sandbox game on InsaneJournal. Y'know, like mixed_muses
, but over there. They have more free icons, y'see.liz_marcs
is as on the ball as always
has a link round up
explains the US legal situation in "The solution to bad speech is more speech
In the eyes of the law, in the eyes of law enforcement, in the eyes of the people who make the legislation, a drawing of a sixty-year-old Character A giving a blowjob to a twelve-year-old Character B is identical to a picture or a video of a sixty-year-old Person A giving a blowjob to a twelve-year-old Person B. This holds true whether Characters A and B are Dumbledore and Harry Potter or "that creepy guy who lives down the road" and "his next-door neighbor he fantasizes about".
gives advice for the peeps
about backing up and such like.
And finally, and rather chilling, the Rolling Stone article on the people for whom entrapment and inciting LJ into witch-hunts is a fucking game
In 2002, Von Erck, at the time a tech for a TurboTax-like computer program, and Frank Fencepost, a thirty something tattoo artist and motorcyclist, began playing tricks in chat rooms in Portland, Oregon. Fencepost took things to another level, telling guys to come over with Taco Bell and pizza, then meeting them at the door with a raised baseball bat.