Let’s make this happen!
We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings.
Textbook: Ah yes, the great Net Neutrality Battle. Net Neutrality won on February 26, 2015, and to celebrate, the Internet, with its freedom, lost its shit over two llamas in Arizona and the color combinations of an ugly, poorly-constructed dress. A great day in history.
The celebration this week has been particularly loud among the next generation of content producers. They have turned to the Internet to reach a large and growing audience. “This battle has been such a long slog,”; said Jay Bushman, who created [edit: um, no] the show “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” on YouTube. “I don’t expect Thursday to be the end of it, by any means. But it’s certainly better than the alternative,” he said. Bushman said he turned to the Internet several years ago because it was less restrictive than dealing with the entrenched networks. “I didn’t need anybody’s permission,” he said. “You can make stuff, put it online and go directly to an audience.‘
The LA Times asked me for some comments about the net neutrality ruling. I’ve got a sinus infection, so I was a bit loopy when I spoke to them – hopefully I made a modicum of sense.
As flattering as that is, I wish they’d properly credited me as Transmedia Producer on Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and not the creator. I’ve emailed them about a correction.
With comic books continuing to reach an ever-growing audience, a new publisher aims to bring more creator-owned series to readers directly. Founded by Saori Adams and Sean E. Williams, Comicker LLC is launching today with its Comicker Digital label on its website, ComickerDigital.com.
“Currently, Comicker Digital is releasing series as ad-supported webcomics, collected as issues on comiXology and DriveThruComics, and through our subscription mobile app which is being developed and powered by The Horizon Factory,” Adams said. “We realized that not all readers want their comics the same way, so we’re giving them as many options as possible. One size doesn’t fit all anymore.”
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Comicker. Expect more updates in the near future.
Last month, we launched the first app authored with The Horizon Factory’s platform – Shelf Life: The Complete Package.
This is one of the next things on our plate: an exciting partnership with Comicker.
In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness
With goldenrod stockings, crossgarter’d natch.
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Director of Photography: Peter Suschitzky
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Best movie is best.