In which John discusses some surprising news regarding his relationship to the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, aka El Chapo, who is currently in prison in Mexico. Also discussed is John’s novel Paper Towns, book reading as a countercultural activity, and the odd lives that books can have.
“IT MIGHT SEEM APPEALING BUT YOU’RE JUST STEALING”
Probably my favorite thing to come out of this election is that I now get to compare art thieves to Donald Trump:
Donald Trump (and other politicians) use music that belongs to “the original artist”, but they don’t ask for permission. This not only pisses off artists, but it’s actually illegal. As the song says, “that’s LICENSING, you gotta call my publisher”.
Similarly, when you see art on tumblr or other websites and it DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU, you don’t get to repost it to get viewers/followers/make yourself look cool/make money/ WHATEVER. It’s not only not cool, it’s illegal. When artists file takedown notices because you repost or use our art, we are filing ACTIONABLE LEGAL CLAIMS against you.
two drawings from roleplays with @zenami . we p much did an au where gabe and jack talk about their feelings like actual adults but hoooo boy does it get angsty (they have a lot to go through before they’re allowed to be happy lol). first drawing is gabe in quarantine after coming back to life, second is them after overwatch is dissolved. i also found a new love for drawing jack a couple years after his prime.
“Let me ask you a question. Say there’s a runaway train. It’s hurtling out of control towards ten people standing in the middle of the tracks. Only way to save those people is to flip a switch, send the train down another set of tracks. The only problem is—there is a baby in the middle of those tracks.”
While there are obviously fewer (okay, zero) period pieces to talk about here, this does give us an opportunity to post about some of the wardrobe pieces from the upcoming series before they’re all sold out! Please beware of potential spoilers, although everything is still speculation at this point.