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Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

…This is what happens when I don’t check my reader for two weeks. -_- I miss things like this. *sighs*
Anyway! Yes, I know I’m late–but late or not, this is important! If you haven’t read this, then go read it.
Go read it now.

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“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

Net Neutrality under…

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Halloween Inspiration Post–Fairies!

Just to warn you all, this post is pretty much a big collection of pretty fairy pictures. So, those of you who are anti-fairy (Who are you? I bet you don't like unicorns or sprites or elves or fairy tales either, do you?!) *ahem* might want to avoid this post. You have been duly warned.… Continue reading Halloween Inspiration Post–Fairies!

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Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!

Hi! This weeks theme is 'Le Ball Masque'--but what do you do when you don't want to, or can't, wear a mask? The answer is simple, my friends...Face Painting! Videos: There are a bunch of YouTube videos about Face Painting--here are four that I thought were nice. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfcV07bPNOo A cute and more unusual rendition… Continue reading Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!

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Make your own Chocolate Spider!

Hello~ Today I will be showing you how to make a chocolate spider! Behold, the chocolate spider! BWAHAHAHAHA--*ahem* Step one: Melt some chocolate. Step two: Spoon your melted chocolate into a plastic bag, then twist the top shut and snip the end off of the bag. Step Three: Lay some plastic wrap over a plate.… Continue reading Make your own Chocolate Spider!

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Spooky Soundtracks.

Hello again. This week, I'll be covering...spooky soundtracks! And ways to hide your speakers for Halloween night, so that you can play eerie music around your house. Let's start with that first, shall we? In the bushes. It may seem obvious, but one of the easiest places to hide your speakers is in your shrubbery.… Continue reading The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Spooky Soundtracks.

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Jack of the lantern strikes again!

Jack-o-lanterns--everyone's favorite orange faces. 😉 However, jack-o-lanterns don't need to be carved from only pumpkins! In fact, the custom began in Scotland and Ireland, with the people carving not pumpkins, but turnips and potatoes! You don't see a turnip jack-o-lantern very often in the U.S.A, though. And jack-o-lanterns have a myth surrounding them, about a man named 'Stingy Jack'. As the story goes, Stingy Jack tricked the Devil into promising to never take his soul. When he passed on, he couldn't go to heaven, because he had led a rather unsavory life, but, true to his word, the Devil refused to let him into hell either. When Jack protested that he had nowhere to go, and not even a light to see by, the Devil mockingly tossed him a burning coal from his fire. Jack carved out a turnip and put the coal inside to make a lantern to light his way. And thus, the jack-o-lantern was born! With all the creativity people have, the jack-o-lanterns are no longer simply faces; they can be dragons, houses, a silhouette against the moon--anything! Which brings us to the next part of my post...*cue dramatic music*

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza~!

Hi, guys! You may have noticed that I changed my theme again--this time, to Strange Little Town, to get into the mood of Halloween! Speaking of Halloween, some friends and I are doing something special this year--a month-long Halloween Extravaganza! Every week in October, we'll be posting something Halloween-y on our blogs. And we are...… Continue reading The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza~!