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I'll make this quick, but basically what happened is this: the Internet Association, a trade association representing several major companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and many more, have come out in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This legislation, as I previously mentioned, could be deadly for the Internet, and could criminalize normal web users for things that should be covered under fair use, which potentially and most frighteningly includes our fan art. There's a petition on FightForTheFuture.org right now to tell tech companies to retract their support of the TPP. I recommend you go there and sign it. You can find it here: www.fightforthefuture.org/2016…

If signing petitions isn't your thing, then send emails to the companies who are in the Internet Association and let them know that the TPP is a dangerous agreement for the future of the Internet. There is a list of the Internet Association members at the bottom of the page linked above; if you find a company whose services you use, then contact them and let them know about the dangers of the TPP.

For those who don't know/remember, here's what the TPP could end up doing:
-Entire families might be kicked off the internet even if you're just ACCUSED of breaking copyright.
-Copyright infringement will become a jailable offense.
-ISPs will have to monitor its users' Internet activity in order to enforce these laws, or they could face the risk of being sued.
-Transferring your DVDs to digital, even for personal purposes, can be fined up to 10,000$.
-The lasting time of copyrights will be extended to 70 years after the death of the author before the content falls into public domain, something that could well harm the public domain itself.
-Entire sites may be taken down for copyright infringement. Youtube and deviantArt, I fear, may be the most likely victims of that.
-Cosplayers, I have bad news for you: cosplaying might become a punishable offense due to copyright.
-Fair use and other protections against copyright will be overriden by the TPP.
-Let's Plays, fan art, video game streaming, and other things we all enjoy and do could become illegal due to copyright.
-Copyright infringement will be punishable EVEN IF THE HOLDER DOES NOT FILE A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT!

I'm getting sick of talking about this stupid agreement, but it is necessary that I do, as it threatens to destroy the future of the Internet. And having spent most of my life on the Internet, I don't think I can just sit by and watch it all go down in flames. I don't often ask for this, but SHARE THIS THING AROUND. To your friends, to anyone who uses and loves the Internet. The TPP might be voted on in a matter of weeks, so time is running out. We must fight. For our Future, but also for our fanart. For the Internet, which has brought us so many great things...

Here are the links to my previous entries on the TPP:
(IMPORTANT!) The TPP Strikes...The hour is bleak, folks. There is a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently being negotiated in secret between 12 countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Brunei, and Malaysia. And the potential implications of this agreement are simply frightening:
-It basically gives all sorts of immunities to big corporations in order to protect what is referred to as "potential profits". This means that a country's regulations can be overriden for the company's benefit. It could also potentially make boycotting a product a criminal offense due to its effects on the "potential profits"... (EDIT: I'm putting this in strikethrough for now because I haven't managed to find the source of this information again)
-A foreign investor could sue a country if it takes actions or has policies that hurt their investments. This could be done at the expense of the local population, and other local companies that do not
  (IMPORTANT!) Canada has signed the TPPCanada has signed the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement... and I must admit that this makes me fear for this gallery's future.
As you may or may not remember from before, the agreement could have disastrous effects on several factors, from allowing pharmaceuticals to raise prices for medicine, to laws allowing companies to sue countries if their legislation gets in the way of "potential profits". But the scariest part, and the one that affects us all, is the sections on copyright. Fan art itself could be considered a crime under this agreement, and that is true even if the copyright holder doesn't file anything. Here's a brief summary of those little laws:
-Entire families might be kicked off the internet even if you're just ACCUSED of breaking copyright.
-Copyright infringement will become a jailable offense.
-ISPs will have to monitor its users' Internet activity in order to enforce these laws, or they could face the risk of being sued.
-Transferring


And as last time, the sources on my information of the TPP's potential dangers:
knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/… (KnowYourMeme article on TPP. Check the image and video galleries for more info)
asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life… ("Why cosplay fans fear the TPP", Nikkei Asian Review)
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015… ("Secrecy of TPP talks fuels concern about influence of corporate property lobby", The Japan Times)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNL0mU… ("Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Awareness", Vinny from Vinesauce)
imgur.com/a/KuERk#wIaF3c1 (Imgur album that Vinny from Vinesauce linked in the comment section of his video)
  • Listening to: Theft - Weight of the World
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  • Playing: DROD
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Howdy! I'm ArtfulRoomsOfDeath. I go by several names on other places, BulletBillTime and BeethroBudkin07 being the most used. I adore making use of my creativity, whether it is through comic drawing or storywriting.

I have a fond spot for Sci-Fi and Comedy genres, mostly the latter. If something doesn't take itself too seriously, I can enjoy it.

I've been making comics since I was in Elementary School, so I've been doing them for a while. Can't say my first works were very good, though. It was all in good fun though. Amongst those early days series, the ones that kept resurfacing were "Life of a Smiley", an adventure starring two unnamed smiley faces as they go through life, and "Ladybug", which stars several bugs (a ladybug who is afraid of the dark, a sidekick fly, a caterpillar who is the mayor of a town and a spider who is the bad guy). Will those two ever show their faces here on this account? Maybe, but only time can tell.

I suppose you're here for my Pokémon Nuzlocke comic! It's okay, I think everyone here is :P It's updated once every month or two on average.

And there's also my Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom webcomic. As you might have guessed, it's a Mario webcomic that I've been spent three years on and off working on. It is currently on hiatus, but I'll probably return to it some day. It also has a website! wotmk.thecomicseries.com

Favourite style of art: Something easy to draw! :P
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: A small Sony MP3 player.
Shell of choice: Koopa shells!
Personal Quote: I'll find one tomorrow.
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Another Batch of Doodles! by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
Another Batch of Doodles!
Here's another set of doodles that I did yesterday! I'm quite happy with those! It had been a while since my last drawing, due to uni. But with that finally finished, I should have some time to do more drawings! :D

I'll see you on the next drawing/journal! Until then, have a nice one! :)
~AROD
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I'll make this quick, but basically what happened is this: the Internet Association, a trade association representing several major companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and many more, have come out in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This legislation, as I previously mentioned, could be deadly for the Internet, and could criminalize normal web users for things that should be covered under fair use, which potentially and most frighteningly includes our fan art. There's a petition on FightForTheFuture.org right now to tell tech companies to retract their support of the TPP. I recommend you go there and sign it. You can find it here: www.fightforthefuture.org/2016…

If signing petitions isn't your thing, then send emails to the companies who are in the Internet Association and let them know that the TPP is a dangerous agreement for the future of the Internet. There is a list of the Internet Association members at the bottom of the page linked above; if you find a company whose services you use, then contact them and let them know about the dangers of the TPP.

For those who don't know/remember, here's what the TPP could end up doing:
-Entire families might be kicked off the internet even if you're just ACCUSED of breaking copyright.
-Copyright infringement will become a jailable offense.
-ISPs will have to monitor its users' Internet activity in order to enforce these laws, or they could face the risk of being sued.
-Transferring your DVDs to digital, even for personal purposes, can be fined up to 10,000$.
-The lasting time of copyrights will be extended to 70 years after the death of the author before the content falls into public domain, something that could well harm the public domain itself.
-Entire sites may be taken down for copyright infringement. Youtube and deviantArt, I fear, may be the most likely victims of that.
-Cosplayers, I have bad news for you: cosplaying might become a punishable offense due to copyright.
-Fair use and other protections against copyright will be overriden by the TPP.
-Let's Plays, fan art, video game streaming, and other things we all enjoy and do could become illegal due to copyright.
-Copyright infringement will be punishable EVEN IF THE HOLDER DOES NOT FILE A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT!

I'm getting sick of talking about this stupid agreement, but it is necessary that I do, as it threatens to destroy the future of the Internet. And having spent most of my life on the Internet, I don't think I can just sit by and watch it all go down in flames. I don't often ask for this, but SHARE THIS THING AROUND. To your friends, to anyone who uses and loves the Internet. The TPP might be voted on in a matter of weeks, so time is running out. We must fight. For our Future, but also for our fanart. For the Internet, which has brought us so many great things...

Here are the links to my previous entries on the TPP:
(IMPORTANT!) The TPP Strikes...The hour is bleak, folks. There is a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently being negotiated in secret between 12 countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Brunei, and Malaysia. And the potential implications of this agreement are simply frightening:
-It basically gives all sorts of immunities to big corporations in order to protect what is referred to as "potential profits". This means that a country's regulations can be overriden for the company's benefit. It could also potentially make boycotting a product a criminal offense due to its effects on the "potential profits"... (EDIT: I'm putting this in strikethrough for now because I haven't managed to find the source of this information again)
-A foreign investor could sue a country if it takes actions or has policies that hurt their investments. This could be done at the expense of the local population, and other local companies that do not
  (IMPORTANT!) Canada has signed the TPPCanada has signed the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement... and I must admit that this makes me fear for this gallery's future.
As you may or may not remember from before, the agreement could have disastrous effects on several factors, from allowing pharmaceuticals to raise prices for medicine, to laws allowing companies to sue countries if their legislation gets in the way of "potential profits". But the scariest part, and the one that affects us all, is the sections on copyright. Fan art itself could be considered a crime under this agreement, and that is true even if the copyright holder doesn't file anything. Here's a brief summary of those little laws:
-Entire families might be kicked off the internet even if you're just ACCUSED of breaking copyright.
-Copyright infringement will become a jailable offense.
-ISPs will have to monitor its users' Internet activity in order to enforce these laws, or they could face the risk of being sued.
-Transferring


And as last time, the sources on my information of the TPP's potential dangers:
knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/… (KnowYourMeme article on TPP. Check the image and video galleries for more info)
asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life… ("Why cosplay fans fear the TPP", Nikkei Asian Review)
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015… ("Secrecy of TPP talks fuels concern about influence of corporate property lobby", The Japan Times)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNL0mU… ("Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Awareness", Vinny from Vinesauce)
imgur.com/a/KuERk#wIaF3c1 (Imgur album that Vinny from Vinesauce linked in the comment section of his video)
  • Listening to: Theft - Weight of the World
  • Watching: Phelous
  • Playing: DROD
  • Drinking: Water
DROD Pixel Art! (Commissioned) by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
DROD Pixel Art! (Commissioned)
I commissioned these Deadly Rooms of Death pixel arts from my friend :iconblackyumicat:, and here's the result! They look pretty good, I'd say! If you want to commission some pixel art of your own, just go to her deviantArt!

See you around!
~AROD
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And So They Set Off Into The Sunset... by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
And So They Set Off Into The Sunset...
Related reading: artfulroomsofdeath.deviantart.…

It didn't feel right ending this without one last tribute. This series was a big part of my life for many years, so it's only fitting that I give it at least a small send-off. And have Brocius be pissed at me for one last poor managerial decision in handling their adventures... :P

May your adventures continue in the next realm of unfinished webcomics, Wanderers. Rest in peace, you wonderful comic. :')

And thank you to everyone who supported me all these years. I wouldn't have gone this far without you all. :)
~AROD
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For the past few years I've been trying to tell myself there was hope of me getting back to Wanderers. I really wanted to believe it, since I spent a long time worked on it. But I've reached the point where the comic has almost spent more time on hiatus than not. There's no point in deluding myself any further: Wanderers isn't going anywhere, and not even a reboot will help there. At least, definitely not at this point in time.

Sure, Wanderers has been a great first foray into the realm of webcomics, but it's a relic of a time long since past. This is a thing that plagues pretty much everything I ever make: if it drags on for too long, it will end up phased out by newer projects that are more closely relevant to my current interests. Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom was made under a burst of inspiration from Order of the Stick and other OotS style webcomics from its forum, at a time where I could still strongly consider myself a fan of Mario games. I wanted to tell an epic story similar to the Order of the Stick's. But it's safe to say that my field of interest has long since shifted to other things. My gaming interests have shifted away from Mario and back to Deadly Rooms of Death, and I've since begun ingesting new shows like Gravity Falls and Steven Universe, which have all had some impact on me. I've had an itch for a while to create something that could stand on its own legs, without being held up by the crutches of an existing universe. And Wanderers doesn't really allow me to do that... But the biggest issue is that the story was simply progressing far too slowly for the sheer amount I had planned for it. It took me almost 3 years to finish the first chapter, and not only that, in those 50 pages the plot just barely got off the ground. I had 5 story arcs planned already, and that was nowhere near the end of the sprawling story I had in mind. Needless to say, this was a doomed proposition from the start, I was just too ambitious and hopeful to see it.

Which is why I announce that Wanderers is, for the current moment, officially cancelled. I apologize to those who have been waiting years for it to return to its prime. God knows I wanted it to... But let's face it, I get more views making one piece of Steven Universe fanart than several pages of Wanderers can dream to have... and the comic just doesn't bring me that same level of joy as it used to back in the day. I don't honestly know if I'll ever go back to it; odds are I will most likely not. It was made 5 years ago, when everything was much different from what it is now, and things are much different now... Maybe a day will come where I will regain interest long enough to get this ship sailing once more, but until then it must sink.

I'm still not 100% sure about whether the Pokémon Nuzlocke will suffer the same fate, though it seems likely that it might get the axe as well. It's a comic that inspires me slightly more, but the problems are similar. The story is far too long for what I'm able to create, for one. 9 pages in, and we've just entered the Viridian Forest. And I have plans to make 6 Nuzlockes for this series, one for each generation... This is simply madness! I really need to get my ambitions under check before I try to make anything else! But then again, ambition has always been a huge motivator. I picture myself on the other side, having created this wonderful, sprawling series, while lacking the attention span to really get me there. I guess the Nuzlocke isn't as doomed as Wanderers. For now... I can still make a change to the story, or reboot it, to speed up the pace of the happenings. 

One dent for the Nuzlocke, however, is that I'm currently considering starting a new webcomic. One that would be its own thing. I've been brainstorming it a lot as of late, but I'm not too sure about it yet. If this idea really takes off, then the Nuzlocke will probably have to be taken out of the picture to give the new project room to breathe. But this is all still undecided. I guess this will be settled this year.

Until then, I guess one thing's for sure, Wanderers is over for now. It saddens me, but such is life. Hard choices have to be made, and this was just one out of probably many more to come...

So long, you beautiful thing. I'll miss ya. And thanks to everyone who supported me throughout this project. Means a lot to me. Wouldn't have gotten this far without you all. :)
~AROD
  • Listening to: Christine and the Queens - Jonathan
  • Watching: Dans Une Galaxie Pres De Chez Vous (Le film)
  • Playing: DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale
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