You know, it occurred to me that I should probably let people know whether or not I'm dead.
So, hi! I'm here. Kind of. Actually I'm at a friend's place writing this because it's like, one of the only opportunities I get where I can do it. Where I live right now is a little screwed up. I use a shared internet connection with other people I live with, who have suddenly become obsessed with some kind of weirdness involving censorship. They decided to turn on the most obnoxious kind of content blocker, and lo and behold Inkbunny and FurAffinity, among other websites such as e621 and f-list are blocked for me now. Great, right? To be fair, they do have a kid they claim is the reason for the blocker. To be reasonable, he's 17, already gets laid a fair amount, and there's not really anything to hide from this kid anymore because he's had porn access for 90% of his adolescence.
Yes, I've tried reasoning. Yes, I've tried bribing. Yes, I've argued it's stupid and unfair to force this on another grown adult. No, I can't afford my own network. Yes, I have friends who are trained in network administration, and they have confirmed that there is no bypassing this variety of filter, currently; it's a newer kind and there's not reliable workaround yet--we've been trying for about half a year now (boy, have we been trying). No, I'm not in a position where I can move... But hopefully this will blow over soon. These kinds of bizarre, extreme things have come and gone in the past.
Yes, I'm still drawing. No, it's not the same; it's far more encouraging to know my drawing are going to reach my audiences, and every day I seethe with frustration because they currently cannot. Yes, I would still love to show all of you what I've done...!
Pixiv and Weasyl, so far, are under the radar and have not been blocked. I don't know how people feel about those sites, but their layouts are nice and I wouldn't mind uploading there if people were interested, even if it were just for getting around this annoying situation. Let me know what you think--it's been half a year and I'm getting sour of not being able to touch base with you guys!
4 years, 11 months ago
26 Jul 2014 16:59 CEST