From the beginning:
- Current Mood: amused
Due to actually finding some time to really sit down to write, I have begun writing an original novel loosely based on the Rise of Libertas. I really hope that writer's block will stay away and allow me to finish this and one day publish it. I'm loving the return of my artistic mood. Maybe I'll dig out my pencils and paint again and try my hand at some traditional art (not that I was ever that great of an artist, but it's fun).
Anyway, life is wonderful and my muse has returned. So yay!
- Current Mood: happy
ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.Via Tumblr
- Current Mood: aggravated
Also, I've been working on some character templates and brainstorming ideas for two different novels I am working on, which makes me feel rather accomplished.
Hope the first month of this new (final?) year is going well for everyone!
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I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, and that this is the best Christmas yet. May family feuds disappear, at least for this day.
I went to a beautiful candlelit service last night, and it was just wonderful. This is the first Christmas I've spent with my parents in two years, and it is going surprisingly well and I am looking forward to the rest of today.
Once again, Merry Christmas!!
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- Current Mood: sleepy
- Current Music:The Two Towers
Not a Dream, Chapter 13: New Life:
Edit: Finally decided that I needed a Not a Dream icon, just because. Thus:
I would also like to add that I am beyond excited about this:
The Hobbit is probably my favorite book of all time, and I have been waiting eagerly for this ever since the Lord of the Rings movies. I shall have to devote time to rereading all things Tolkien and watching the LOTR movies and playing the LOTR and the Hobbit games in preparation! xD
- Current Location:Lothlórien
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music:The Fellowship of the Ring
Chapter 7: Halloween posted!
- Current Mood: accomplished
- Current Music:"Metamorphosis"