First. You have got to read Karen’s hilarious article for WhatCulture.com, “Game of Thrones: Ten Things to Do While Waiting for Season Four” (see link below). Then head over to her blog and laugh yourself sick.

Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please

What would the internet do if everyone stopped giving away their work for free? What would the internet do if everyone stopped giving away their work for free?

A while back, I decided to stop writing for free.

There were a number of factors that drove this decision:

  • I started working, off and on, with a labor law attorney and began thinking seriously about the relationship between capital (most likely, your boss, or your boss’s boss) and labor (most likely, you) for the first time since I dated that Marxist in college. The Marxist’s name was Paul and he quoted The Communist Manifesto and also introduced me to free internet porn.
  • I’ve long been troubled by the fact that so many creative people (and porn sites! but, um, this doesn’t bother me as much) give their work away for free on the internet.
  • I’ve been giving my work away for free on Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please.
  • I left this comment…

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