Sorry for the downtime. I’m back for now with lots of stuff prepped, but I should warn that there will be a little downtime over the next week when we move ModBlog to a dedicated server, and I’ve got a bunch of surgeries over the next (probably) month. They’re not expected to be a big deal (click here if you want to see what they’re removing — and have a chuckle at the crazy dude that thinks it’s an implant and that I’m a millionaire), but they’ll mean the occasional day or three of silence.
Anyway, let me start out 2007 with Jacques‘s liberty-themed tattoo done by Kat at Underground Arts in Wellington, New Zealand… I figure that BME and its members are in a constant state of testing where personal liberty begins, and at what point the State is willing to step in and punish you for taking control of your own body, assisting someone else in doing so, or in my case, publishing it and promoting it. So fingers crossed that we see those liberties continue to expand in 2007. Although we’ve had a couple rough patches, I think the notion that “freedom of expression” is a right and “self ownership of the body” is an undisputed truth, grow closer to being universally accepted.