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LittleKuriboh 01-18-2012 02:26 PM

On SOPA
 
Iíve been told that Iím not doing enough for the whole Anti-SOPA effort, and I guess I should at the very least address my feelings here if nowhere else.

Donít get me wrong, I think SOPA is terrible and should never be passed. I think these idiots trying to pass the bill are the last people who should have any say as to what goes on with the internet and its content, people who likely struggle to use their own email accounts let alone navigate a site like DeviantArt. I think censorship on the whole is wrong, and an artist has the right to express themselves however they wish.

Having said that, I am not afraid of SOPA.

Some people have noticed this and have misjudged my attitude as being something akin to apathy. But thatís not what it is. Itís not that Iím not worried that SOPA will pass. It may. But Iím not afraid what it suggests for me. Iím very afraid of what it means for other people, but me personally? Not so much.

Thereís always been the looming threat of questionable legality regarding my internet work. The whole parody thing is a very grey area. Yet honestly, if someone came to my place of residence and told me ďYou are going to be sentenced to jail because you made fun of an anime seriesĒ, I would gladly take that punishment if need be. I donít feel it would be all that justified, but if anyone had to take the sentence, I suppose Iíd be amongst the first convicted.

The truth is, even if SOPA passes, it wonít change what I believe. I believe that the bill theyíre trying to pass is wrong, inherently wrong. And as such, I would fight against it by simply continuing to work. If they passed a bill saying it was wrong to marry people from a different country, it would not prevent me from trying to marry the woman I love. Being separated by an ocean is about the same as being separated by prison walls.

It was once considered a crime punishable by death to argue that the world was anything but flat. That didnít stop people who truly believed otherwise from saying just that. And so they died believing the truth.

I donít think I can do much beyond continue to work on these silly parody videos. Unfortunately, most attempts I have made to present serious issues to my fans have been met with sarcasm or complaints that Iím not making new episodes. Some do listen, but I often wonder if Iím doing much good.

All I can do is continue doing what I believe in.

The world is round, people.

Ravenleo8 01-18-2012 04:48 PM

Thank you for continuing to keep the world round, and not blowing this out of proportion. I think you do a great deal of good by keeping to your ways. Thank you so much LK

IrisixMarik 01-18-2012 05:59 PM

I do not get it

musigal 01-18-2012 09:00 PM

Also, LK is in the UK, not in the US, where the bill is being proposed.

grimfang999 01-19-2012 03:57 AM

THEY MAY TAKE OUR RIGHTS, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE...


OUR FREEDOM

Oh wait freedom=rights...


Um...


But you know what I mean :V

zsil 01-19-2012 03:29 PM

I've got a couple of things to say:

1. even though I live in the uk, I oppose this bill, It will indirectly effect many people across the planet, as alot of the worlds websites are run from america, and if a site is censored in the US, it may then be censored for people outside the country aswell!!

and 2. Little kuriboh posted on the site??? he never posts on the site!!! This must be rather special to him!!

Lomanic 01-19-2012 03:50 PM

LK is a hero in his own way.

Ebilkittyprincess28 01-19-2012 04:25 PM

Well said, LK! Well said!

Kale 01-19-2012 07:37 PM

Totally agree, except for one thing... People have known the world's round (in Europe at least) since ancient Greece. Perhaps you're thinking it not being the centre of the solar system? History Rant over.

Anyways, keep up the good work LK.

MrsSallyBakura 01-19-2012 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleKuriboh (Post 1534049)
I think these idiots trying to pass the bill are the last people who should have any say as to what goes on with the internet and its content, people who likely struggle to use their own email accounts let alone navigate a site like DeviantArt.

This... so much.

wittyphantom 01-20-2012 01:43 AM

Amen!

Greener223 01-20-2012 04:27 PM

Lord LK himself...

May I just say...it would be an honour to fight for free speech behind you.

LordZorc 01-23-2012 02:38 PM

http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/sopa-d...icking-wounds/

zsil 01-23-2012 03:50 PM

that link.......unfortunate cut off from the word deafet to the word licking.......lol

LordZorc 01-24-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsil (Post 1536859)
that link.......unfortunate cut off from the word deafet to the word licking.......lol

::3:

zsil 01-24-2012 02:06 PM

:ohmy:lol

Reese 01-24-2012 06:30 PM

America uses its freedom to take away its freedom.

JesusRocks 01-25-2012 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LordZorc (Post 1536819)

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsil (Post 1536859)
that link.......unfortunate cut off from the word deafet to the word licking.......lol

"sopa d... icking wounds"

HAH! I lol'd really hard at this XD

LordZorc 01-25-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JesusRocks (Post 1538056)
"sopa d... icking wounds"

HAH! I lol'd really hard at this XD

That sight be trollin! :thatface:

musigal 01-26-2012 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RebornZombie (Post 1534352)
Nope, he moved to the US a few months ago.

I did not know that this had occurred. hurr durr, self, hurr durr.

eternity 01-28-2012 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleKuriboh (Post 1534049)
I donít think I can do much beyond continue to work on these silly parody videos. Unfortunately, most attempts I have made to present serious issues to my fans have been met with sarcasm or complaints that Iím not making new episodes. Some do listen, but I often wonder if Iím doing much good.

All I can do is continue doing what I believe in.

The world consists of three people, in my opinion: Selfish people, Neutral people, and Positive people. The selfish only care for new episodes, and will bitch until it is made, and if it doesn't fit their liking, they'll continue to complain. And then you have those people -- the positive people -- who support your actions, think they're brilliant, and love you for saying something. If you don't, that's fine, but it would've been better to do it. (I'm not telling you what to do. You do whatever you want, bro.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsil (Post 1534433)
Little kuriboh posted on the site??? he never posts on the site!!! This must be rather special to him!!

I don't know how new you are. You have 3,000 posts, so I know you didn't join last week or something. LK isn't frequent in the site, by like, posting in the BAR, or playing forum games. Iirc, he doesn't post much, because when he DOES post, people start going ballistic and saying "OH MY GOD!!!! HI LK!!!!!!!" or "LK POSTED IN A BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! / LK'S JOINING MY FORUM GAME?! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" some over dramatic thing. He posts news when he needs to.

Anyways. That's my two cents.

Tourniquet 01-29-2012 04:11 PM

That's all good about SOPA and PIPA, but has anyone consider that ACTA is the biggest threat above them all????
Please, take your time and sign up here!-> http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet/?wUgJvcb

december 02-15-2012 10:09 PM

Wow...that's so awesome, LK. You're really like a hero. @ w @ (I might be a bit on the FanDumb side, but...but you're really cool!)


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