Oh I’ve thought about it. I know how to do it. I used to pirate all my software, even before P2P and it was multipart downloads on obscure BBS, Usenet groups… and of course afterward when it got super easy. [I leeched for a while, then started contributing]… But I dunno: I think it’s the challenge of it for me, working around it. I like Paint NET. I recommend it freely to people who are just starting out their editing adventures. I’ve learned lots of great plugins that do things that people like to do.

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I don’t know. I remember learning as a kid (never knew if true) that in France at one time, theft of necessities was not prosecuted as a kind of hands-off social welfare program thing. Does that bump up to theft of insured replaceable objects? For the thief it might. For the courts, probably not. For the homeowner, certainly not because it’s a hassle to replace and having strangers enter your home is icky and destroys the illusion of safety.

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I’ve been a fan since I was 8 but I was proud to never consider myself a “Whovian” as they were called then, always just treated it like a show that I happened to like. Never got the books or went to conventions. Weird badge of honor but whatever it’s what I did. (or didn’t do). Can’t answer for the fandom, the shippers or anything. They do as they do. To me, it’s a nerdy time travel show and I like nerdy time travel shows. Lots of people don’t like it so you’re in good company. It’s a weird show.

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