Happy International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!
You did know that April 23 is International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, didn't you?
Honestly, I didn't make this up.
According to Wikipedia which is never wrong....
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day is a commemoration declared by author Jo Walton, held on April 23 and first celebrated in 2007, in response to remarks made by Howard V. Hendrix stating that he was opposed "to the increasing presence in our organization [the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America] of webscabs, who post their creations on the net for free". The purpose of the day, according to Walton was to encourage writers to post "professional quality" works for free on the internet.
The name of the day originates from the assertion by Hendrix that the "webscabs" are "converting the noble calling of Writer into the life of Pixel-stained Technopeasant Wretch."
I'm sure all my fellow bloggers will identify readily with the description of ourselves as "pixel-stained technopeasant wretches."
This is our day!
This post was sponsored by the Union of Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Wretches Local 251. No pixels were lost during the writing of this post.