I did not intend to issue a ‘Maiden Voyages’ this month due to the slowdown in publishing, but there are a few items of note that need to be shared. I always tend to slow down in September because that is when things get busy for me. Because Pigtails is a creative endeavor, I don’t want to push myself when I am not feeling creative. I have also reached a kind of equilibrium where I managed to get a few big projects out of the way and I it feels like a natural point to take a rest before forging ahead. I have three projects that require some follow-up research and I think I will try to put out a few short posts this month to clear up some of the backlog.
First of all, I’d like to thank those guest authors who contributed posts in the last month. So far, they have all expressed an interest in contributing on an ongoing basis. There are two or three others promising articles, so perhaps we will see them in the coming month.
The biggest news is that as of August 22, 2014, Pigtails in Paint has been blocked in Russia. This is upsetting since Russia (and other members of the Federation) represent a large proportion of internet users. Supporters of the site are strategizing ways of overcoming this obstacle. I do not want this site to be relegated to the underground because of the obnoxious efforts of moral bigots. I also want to point out that because writers of this blog take particular political positions, this site is especially vulnerable as detractors can use the nudity to justify blocking the site even thought their real objection may be to our political position. Another point I should make for those who want to ensure continued access to this site: learn to use proxy servers. Even if your country blocks this site, it does not mean the site is shut down. Proxy servers are designed specifically for the purpose of reaching “invisible” sites and offering anonymity for those who visit them. And though it is true that a large number of these sites engage in illegal weapons sales, pornography, activities regarded as terrorism etc., some have been the unfortunate victims of heavy-handed politics and every effort must be made to keep Pigtails from falling into that category. The most recommended proxy of this type is Tor but, in time, this may change.
There is some closure in the matter of the Záhořová post. One of our readers attempted to order prints and finally received a response from the museum offering to sell them. You can read the details at the end of the post here.
Also, due to the request of several readers, a few additional images have been added to the Wyatt Neumann post.