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Challenge #03107-H199: Too Helpful

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Benevolence Org had spared no expense. They had put everything they could into their shield AI which, in a moment of pure egocentrism, named Bo. It was meant to protect the new, the unfamiliar, the gullible, from those who would exploit them on the nigh-lawless seas of the internet. It was friendly, it was helpful, and users could even customise the friendly avatar of its interface for maximum comfort.

Bo was supposed to help its users know when they were expected to pay for services, give them the options to see advertising, and hand them the truth behind any and all scams online. It was released with great fanfare and a huge uptick in market share. This was what the world clearly needed.

The user-base was immense. The elderly had it installed by their kids to protect them from Phishermen. The young had it installed by their parents so that the little darlings wouldn't run amok on the parental credit card. The left wing installed it to make sure they weren't falling for any dogwhistles. The right wing installed it to make sure no darn liberals were lying to them. Even the body corporate installed it to decrypt the algorithm. And then things... went... bad.

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The internet is still down. Alas. The gigabytes-to-money rate is atrocious - $10 per 1G of data.

Therefore, I'm staying off the webs for as long as I can wrangle it. At least until these shenanigans are sorted the heck out.

The good news is - I now have five episodes of Inter-Mission wrapped and ready for export. The bad news is that I can't publish until the leak in the datapipes is fixed and we have bit pressure again.

So. Apologies

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The system is down

Our LAN server died of inexplicable causes. Some essential part of it just up and died without any warning. So now, I am doing all my work on my laptop, with my phone as a wifi hotspot.

You can easily guess that I'm not going to be around on the internet for much longer after I'm done with my work.

At least I have a good excuse to go back to the arting again. Once I've caught up on the stuff we've

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Our internet is still fucked

Currently using my phone for all data needs, including reblogging stuff on Tumblr.

This is going to cost me a frelling fortune... BUT... I also need to keep this blog active.

Good news for my loyal followers: You will be seeing a lot more fanfic and other original content here, because the staff behind Tumblr have gone insane and decided to obliterate one of their key functionalities - tag tracking.

I will start with anything I've posted on Tumblr since the shift.

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kateordie: I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat! Hey, don't be an asshole! When you reblog a...


I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat!

Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this idiot, I hate this so much,” the person who made it sees that. Would you enjoy waking up to that every day? I don’t think so.

Be nice! It’s underrated!

Beautiful comic. In more ways than one.

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After eleven days of ponies...

You get this. An explaination as to why eleven days of ponies.

Long story short, the Internet died at home and I can no longer rearrange my posts, and posting more is a pain in the arse on my mobile devices.

But fret not, loyal followers! Soon, I shall be posting from/about Thailand! Pretty pictures, ahoy. Diatribes about why can’t we do X possibly accompanying same.

And in other news, the Hound has reached a point of annoyance where

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I just figured out why they really hate torrents

I figured it out, while watching Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood. The thing about most available media is the inherent advertising. Commercial breaks. The incidental advertising, the brand of the icons the media provides.

Thing is, ever since we started getting our media through torrents [mostly because we can’t get the media where we are] we aren’t as exposed to the commercials as everyone else.

All torrented shows clip the adverts.

The kids don’t know

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