So as it would obviously appear, my pictures can no longer be viewed.
Photobucket has banned my account, which I've been using since I created the blog in September of 2007. This came as a major blow for me. There's nothing I can do to bring the pictures back.
What grinds my gears about this whole thing is that it's all about money and recognition. Maybe it's just me, but this whole concept is ridiculous. These big sites want you to buy pictures, but they won't let you register unless you're some huge recognizable conglomerate or heavily-viewed website, even if you are willing to pay. I make absolutely NO money from writing this blog. I do this because I love sharing my opinions and the stuff that I find. These killjoys aren't just depriving me of my happiness, they're depriving everyone who invests an interest in sharing their knowledge and opinions. I don't understand why we all can't just be adults about this. I mean, isn't sharing a lesson we learned in preschool. Does nobody watch Sesame Street anymore?
In the words of my dear friend, I've been shut down by "the man."
Where I will go from here, I'm not sure yet.
If anybody has any picture storing suggestions, please let me know via commenting below, e-mailing me, tweeting me, etc. I will also be accepting words of wisdom and encouragement. Thank you.