The answer to that is no. Because I honestly don’t feel that my artistic skills are good enough to take money for, so I’d feel like I wouldn’t do a good enough job to actually deserve the payment. Considering all the amazing artists out there, I’d also feel that I might take away their opportunity of making some money, and that they deserve it more than I.
However! I do DO requests, even if I haven’t put much up as of late. This is because of school and work, so I haven’t had much free time to actually do them (even if I have most of them sketched up). Not only is this a way for me to improve, by making me draw different things/makes me draw regularly, but I get motivated because people get happy (?) when I draw stuff they want! I dunno, it feels nice to do something nice to other people is all…
So if there were anything specific you had in mind for a commission(?), just put it in my askbox as a request and I’ll most likely get it done sooner or later! I’ll be starting up again with requests on a more regular basis once my exams are over (28th of May).
Thank you all again for your patience and support, you are all really lovely people.
CISPA Is Not Dead
Visit Fight For The Future and CISPA Is Back for an overview and actions you can take, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for background on the bill since it passed the House and what happens next as it moves to the Senate.
Meantime, the White House responded to an anti-CISPA petition signed by over 100,000 people with — in part — the following:
The White House issued a veto threat for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on April 16, because the legislation did not fully address our core concerns (especially the protection of privacy). Even though a bill went on to pass the House of Representatives and includes some important improvements over previous versions, this legislation still doesn’t adequately address our fundamental concerns…
…There is broad consensus on the need for more threat-related information sharing — including among the leading privacy advocates we regularly engage on the issue. The essential question on which people across the spectrum disagree isn’t if we can share cybersecurity information and preserve the principles of privacy and liberty that make the United States a free and open society — but how.
Related: Here’s something to chew on, via Wired:
A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States “for foreign intelligence purposes,” the Justice Department reported this week.
The report, released Tuesday to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada, provides a brief glimpse into the caseload of what is known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. None of its decisions are public.
The 2012 figures represent a 5 percent bump from the prior year, when no requests were denied either.
Image: Via CISPA Is Back. Select to embiggen.