Social media is all a buzz over Milo (I refuse to post his last name) The Nazi possibly coming to MFF. I for one think all of this was just to get their name out. Or how else do you explain on the same day in fact? They are both going and flat broke. There isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t know to go to any con can be expensive and MFF is no exception. The lack of cheaper places to eat around the con being the biggest reason people actually take food to their hotel. Personally, I don’t think they are coming. I can’t say if they are preregistered…but if they are as broke as they say I doubt it.
Recently the Chicago Reader did this article on the upcoming Cats film. A large portion of that article contains opinions from Patch O’Furr of Dogpatch Press speaking as if he represents the entire furry fandom. I encourage everyone to check out that article. To me it looks more like Patch is building up his own ego than anything else. After major setbacks on his own site, like losing half his number of views with the rumored arrest of his partner, and him openly supporting Cub Porn which came out earlier this year. Despite those posts being taken down, they have survived on Archive.org
In my own survey of furries, I found their opinions about the Cats film are like everyone else. Some will see it, some will avoid it, some will wait to it comes to some streaming platform. Me I think the film looks weird, and if I find it on a streaming service I might check it out…of curiosity.
When Google finally revealed the price and the monthly plan I thought it was going to be great. $129 for the Stadia device is rather cheap and so is the $9 a month plan for the Pro Plan. But when you start digging into it an see the Bandwidth and Data Caps this country has for Internet use you see HUGE problems with it, and I totally agree with others that this country isn’t ready for Cloud Gaming and whose fault it is, not the Gaming companies, nor the developer’s, not even Google. It’s the politicians who like ISP’s getting all they can from their customers.
Let me remind everyone when the FCC allowed ISPs to put restrictions on the Internet. Those people who voted for this was appointed by Trump and the Republicans. Don’t believe me check it out for yourself.
Also, the Internet in this country is a joke. Did you know on average we pay more for less bandwidth than any other country? I did an informal survey a few years ago and found on average in Europe they pay less for broadband than we do. Back then they were paying $20 for 50MB service and no data caps. In Africa, it’s a bit more for less speed $30 for 40MB service. Meanwhile, in Japan, they got 1GB service as a standard 4 years ago and it’s available even in rural areas. Meanwhile in the US Dial-Up is slowly being replaced by Cellphone Internet. Why no fibre comes down to politics The Republicans actually killed a plan for fibre in rural areas. Mitch McConnell actually called it a waste of money.
But is it?
I feel as if I should say something about Dogbomb But really it’s hard to say something when you know very little about someone. All I really know that he was a fursuiter who suffered from ALS and during his remaining time raised money for its cure often via running events. I may be oversimplifying what I heard, but that is all I know other than what I read from social media by those who both knew and loved him.
The only thing I really can say is during our busy schedule just put aside all the electronics and give a moment of silence.
I almost forgot that the Ursa Major Awards has posted a list of Nominees which can be found HERE
I was thinking of Nominating myself until I found out the last date for entry expired 6 days ago. If your thinking “How on earth could they nominate himself? After really looking into how the Ursa Major Awards actually works…it seems they operate more like Wikipedia than anything else. Yes, you can make a suggestion whom you like to see Nominated. But when Voting comes around, it’s more a popularity contest, as in the one who gets the most votes WIN.
I am not bashing Ursa Major just stating the facts. It’s like their voting system. They claim it’s guaranteed to prevent people from voting multiple times. I don’t claim to be a computer expert but even I saw ways around this.
Then there is Ursa Major itself, how many who are actually reading these words has ever hear about it or let alone has been to their site. When I was at MFF 2018 I did my own informal poll and the results were: Unless you were involved in publishing or am a hardcore or published author you have never heard about them. I could not find a single person outside of writing and blogs that has even heard of Ursa Major Awards, let alone voted on their site.
If you have been following me for a while, you know I reblog my posts equally on various sites. Namely Twitter and G+ and yes Tumblr and I am also aware of how has put a halt to adult theme posts. If you wonder how they are doing this look no further as I recently discovered the answer.
They are using software to track adult posts down on their site. The software isn’t far from accurate. The truth is it’s quite faulty, although I will admit it did track down some adult posts I did make. Others were beyond explanation, for example why were some YouTube videos Flagged? Especially those from the Gateway FurMeet. I am not joking every single one of those videos I posted were flagged, and no nothing adult could be even found on those videos or YouTube would of Flagged them. Also some comic ones admit are from the Bizarro comic which I sometimes post.
In short I could of appealed but I didn’t. Reason why is simple my main posts are here and safe and if anyone on Tumblr sees this be sure to check out my main site for anything more adult.