The MFU 50 poll had a great turn out. Thank you everyone for voting! In case you haven’t had a chance to check, the top five vote getters are: 1. Fanwork Collections (34) 2. Short Fic Challenges (33) 3. Mini Bang (32) 4. The Writer’s Bible (30) 5. The Quote Quiz (30)
And hurrah! four of those…
Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination
Tim Wu on a new rule that violates Obama’s promise of net neutrality: http://nyr.kr/1jU2AQ2
“It threatens to make the Internet just like everything else in American society: unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.”
Above: Obama at Coe College, in 2007. Photograph by David Lienemann/AP.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Season 2: “The Cherry Blossom Affair.”
Superspy Illya Kuryakin hopes no one noticed him attempting to break into a shop with an unlocked door.
There are reasons why I love this show :D
Huge thanks to everyone for your comments and the great suggestions for how to celebrate the MFU 50th! I’ve gathered the ideas together, and arranged them into ticky boxes—because who doesn’t like ticky boxes :) Three categories, and you can tick as many boxes as you like in each category. And…
We’re voting on how to celebrate the MFU 50th Anniversary this September. Come on over and tick a few boxes. 50 Years, guys!! Time to Party :)
How I Would Paint Happiness
Something sudden, a windfall,
a meteor shower. No—
a flowering tree releasing
all its blossoms at once,
and the one standing beneath it
unexpectedly robed in bloom,
transformed into a stranger
too beautiful to touch.
Sometimes I hear people talk about “fanservice” as if it is a moderately new thing in media, and to them I say: have some Illya Kuryakin in a white-and-gold burnoose on a white Arabian stallion.
(Man from UNCLE, Season 2: The Arabian Affair)