All right, so normally I wouldn't post something like this into one of my stories, but this is important. There's a chance that the last 2-5 updates you were alerted to included this already, and you're sick and tired of seeing this message, but if you haven't, please continue reading:
A message from dracohalo117 and Leaf Ranger...SOPA is back, that is right people, the bill that is threatening to take away our freedoms on the internet and beyond is BACK, and not only is it back, but it is trying to be passed quietly so nobody notices, SOPA will guarantee that anybody who streams a video, whether it be on youtube, a walkthrough for a video game, or a kid singing a song that is 'copyrighted' they will be treated as a felon, that is right, a FELON, do you understand me? YOU will be treated like the highest form of criminal for uploading a video game walkthrough on youtube, for singing a song on karaoke, hell, you could be arrested and treated as a felon for posting a screenshot...
Now, why am I telling you this? Because this is only just the beginning, how long until Fanfiction is being attacked, how long until a fanfiction writer is being carted off to a maximum state prison for writing a character from Naruto into their fanfic, or a character from Bleach, or a character fro Sekirei or Seikon no Qwaser, Highschool DxD, Trinity Blood, Witchblade, how long until THAT crap is happening? I assure you that if this passes, it will not be long, oh no, it will not be long at all, because once this passes, then ANYTHING goes, Fanfiction will be attacked for using canon characters in a fanon manner, authors will be arrested for writing a book whose main character has glasses, just like in another series, artists will be arrested and confined for using sapphire blue in the iris of one of their characters like another author. We CANNOT let this happen!
Don't believe us? Look at the links below, remove the spaces, see for yourself, and please, PLEASE spread the word and fight this assault on our freedoms, because this isn't just going to affect americans, oh no, it will affect EVERYBODY across the globe!
: / www . huffingtonpost 2013/08/07/unauthorized-streaming-felony_n_3720479 . html
: / www . washingtonpost blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/05/sopa-died-in-2012-b ut-obama-administration-wants-to-revive-part-of-it /
: / www . techdirt articles/20130805/12472124074/administration-cant- let-go-wants-to-bring-back-felony-streaming-provis ions-sopa . shtml
and the video which caused us to find out about this horrible thing...remove the spaces, and spread the word...
: / www . youtube watch?v=1fTt4K4Cae4
POST THIS MESSAGE AS AN UPDATE TO EACH OF YOUR FICS! PM EVERY AUTHOR YOU'VE EVER TALKED TO AND TELL THEM THE MESSAGE! TELL ALL YOUR OFFLINE FRIENDS AND FB FRIENDS! SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE!
Juniper A/N - you also need to add a dot-COMpany and a slash after huffington post, washington post, techdirt, and youtube.
Also, here's a petition you can sign: : / petitions. white house / petition / stop-sopa-2013 / LMzMVrQF # thank-you = p
(with a dot-GOVernment after the White House.)
The Author would like to note that the issue addressed by SOPA is, in fact, an issue (and a very gray one at that.) However, she maintains that enacting SOPA would be like using a blow torch to kill the weeds in the garden...
On that happy note, thank you, have a magical day!