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Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPA
This is not about ACTA, it is about a new bill to back up SOPA and PIPA which is worse than those two and them combined.
IF you guys are tired with all the story of SOPA and PIPA, Lamar Smith, creator of thise bills is at it AGAIN.
Now he has created the bill  H.R. 1981 which has more potential to invave our pricacy and control the internet users than SOPA ever had!
His bill uses Child Pornography as a screen to monitor your credit card and bank activity on the internet. It requires that Internet Providers hold on to information about your browsing history for up to 18 months.
Altough he says our personal infortmation will be kept in a ''safe'' place, anyone knows this is the perfect excuse for hackers to steal our personal information. it is MCUH MORE dangerous than SOPA and PIPA.
Haly-K and me made a petition here: for Lamar Smith to stop with all this
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Pay the PayPal Fees
Have you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like

Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).

Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
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I'll immediately admit I didn't know who 'Mac Miller' is - but this image immediately shouts 'rapper' and 'fun' to me. That's a style o...


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As a photographer, I make photographs. Of course.

I have interests, ongoing themes. But sometimes things get a little... well, different.

As a photographer, I edit my shots before publishing them online. Of course.

The editing goes through phases, follows a (flexible) workflow. But sometimes... accidents happen. Sometimes these are "pleasant" accidents - I get to be pleasantly surprised by what they throw up.

I'm not talking about making mistakes (though I do make mistakes - who doesn't?). What I'm talking about is that the variety of software I use sometimes throws little (harmless) surprises because of little imperfections. Specifically, if I create a file in one program that another program (used for browsing only) can only partially or imperfectly display.

And sometimes these imperfect displays just happen to be 'perfect' in their own right. Something completely different. Surprises. In a vague way they are still visibly related to the original photo, but they have become a work in their own right:

The pleasant accidents of imperfection.

When my software throws me a pleasant surprise like that, I save it as a separate file. And I want to show and share them somewhere. I have decided to make this site the home for these - quite deviant - images, so they can be seen on their own, and without distracting from (or be distracted by) the related 'actual' photographs.

Just like the art in my photography is in my choice of subject and framing, the art in these deviant images is a derivative of that, plus my choice of which of these images I find interesting (or 'pleasant') enough in their own right.

When there is an online version of the 'actual' photograph, I will refer to that from the description, and use - at least largely - the same title and tags, to maintain the tentative connection between the two images. All of them will also be released here under a Creative Commons license. I am very curious to see whether they inspire others to create new art, and what they come up with!



Marjolein Katsma
Artist | Professional | Photography
I have two passions: travel and photography - and these are often combined. Though even in my own city I often have a camera with me!

When I am not actually taking photographs or working on photographs, you may find me busy programming or otherwise working on my websites.

You can also find me here:

My personal website:


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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch-list, I'm happy that you like my work, and I truly appreciate your support, faves, or comments :bow::thanks:

:love: and :huggle: s Thelma.

path2000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
thanks for the fave :)
dekadentfuture Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanx for the feedback! :)
VoiderMann Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks :+fav:, welcome to DA :)
marjoleink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Incidentally, I like your sig-activism!
VoiderMann Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks for your interested, really appreciate it.
marjoleink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the welcome, VoiderMann! :)
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