2012 – The Apocalypse of 502’s and ours and Poe’s thoughts on SOPA

Happy New Year from everyone at paheal

I intended to write this post on New Years day but for a blurry tirade of alcohol fuelled revelry and the days of recovery that followed. I hope you all had an agreeable Christmas and that Santa Claus brought you many wonderful gifts and the dizzying heights of joy and wonder filled your beautiful young hearts.

2011 was another interesting year for Paheal. Our early attempt to gather funds to make necessary server upgrades was thwarted by the cruel dictatorship that is Paypal and they are still holding our funds for another 3 months!
However things are about to get a lot better around here and this I can promise you. I recently purchased a shiny new server and we are hard at work getting it ready to lighten the load on our main server. Its been a long time coming but financial restraints made it hard to commit to new hardware until now so forgive the long wait.

What does this mean? Well, in the next week or so all the slowness and capacity problems the site is plagued with will be a thing of the past. We are working out a roadmap to keep the site on its feet and in top health for as long as possible and to fix all the little software problems we deal with on a daily basis.

It’s been a difficult year for a lot of you this year. The world seems to be descending endlessly into some level of generally accepted madness and there are a lot of ordinary decent folk out there suffering. One of the largest threats to our freedoms of late is this corrupt piece of shit legislation that you all know as SOPA.
By now you all know what SOPA is and how damaging and oppressive it is so you dont need me to tell you here. But I will tell you that SOPA could very well lead to the demise of paheal if the powers it grants “copyright” owners are wielded as carelessly as those same “copyright” owners used to wield the DMCA before ISP’s got wise to their bullshit. SOPA is a perfect example of why modern Democracy is simply not Democratic and everyone here at Paheal vehemently oppose it in every way possible.
The world is changing and this blight is an example of how stupid and backward the people who run our societies are and how easily led they are by the big corporate entities that have their cock in the ears of the power people. I dont know why but whenever someone mentions SOPA I think of this passage from the conqueror worm by Poe:

Mimes, in the form of God on high,
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly;
Mere puppets they, who come and go
At bidding of vast formless things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their condor wings
Invisible Woe.

So even Edgar Allan Poe seemed to be against SOPA! If thats not argument enough to stand against it then I dont know what is.

Anyway now im just being silly. Needless to say you can say goodbye to the old sluggish Paheal and welcome a new fast, slim, sleek and working Paheal. Once we sort out the stability issues we can start looking at implementing some long needed software upgrades and the like.

As always its a pleasure to have you and I do cherish the contributions our wonderful community have made to Paheal over the years. This place simply wouldn’t be without you, yes YOU! The guy or gal reading this. Thank you very much for your support and continued interest in the world of obscure cartoon pornography. And for those of you of an un-determined gender, Shine on you crazy Diamonds.

Much love and tidings for the coming year.

– wiiaboo

TL;DR: New hardware, faster site, no more 502’s, fuck SOPA, thanks for being here.


  1. Gomenasai said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    We love you too, Paheal. Stay awesome!

  2. DonkeyPunch said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    Paheal you rock. Here’s to another great year. And yes fuck SOPA.
    BTW there is a firefox addon called DeSopa available.

  3. NL said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Good luck with the upgrades! And check the site that you showed us before about SOPA. I think they’re looking for about 42 senators to vote against it. So all of you out there want Paheal to stay, go find a senator to support us!

  4. Gomenasai said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I hope you guys fix Rule 63 some time, the site has been down for such a long time.

  5. GirlaPH said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Looking forward to the newer updates. I was getting sick and tired of 502 errors on this server anyways. I was about to come back to this website anyways since it’s been a long time since I last uploaded a new photo lol. But yeah, FUCK SOPA!! That bill really needs to die anyways.

  6. charizard2 said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    for now sopa is dead as far as judiciary branch of the u.s house of represenatives is concerned since they refuesed to vote on the issues 3 times

  7. Dan said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Thank for for giving us such an awesome site! I live in Canada, but I’m still against SOPA. Fuck SOPA! In fact, I’d like to see some kind of “political cartoon” featuring the SOPA on Rule 34. You know, SOPA fucking the internet or some shit like that.

    Cheers to everyone who keeps the site up and running. You guys rock!

  8. sheena said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    fuck you sopa

    hooray for faster site :DDDD

  9. traffik said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Thanks to you and the rest of the staff for all your work.

  10. Rapps said,

    January 11, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    If we lost paheal it’d be a very sad day, this site is fantastic, for both artists and for r34 fans. Thanks for your hard work on keeping the site up and running and here’s to another year of rule34 at its finest.

  11. trevor said,

    January 11, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    FUCK U SOPA THANK U PAHEAL and if any sopa guys ride this they kiss can my fucking ass can i get hell yea

  12. Tiquitoc said,

    January 11, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    The SOPA is one of the stupidiest ideas, actually, I support the movement against it, and it would be a very big lost if it wins, and I was scared for the moments when Paheal was menaced to dissapear due the funds problems, with it was overpassed and still is here.

    I really want to give thanks for help me to share my artwork and, through it, meet new friends.


  13. PerryJ said,

    January 12, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    Thanks, guys, for being such bros and delivering a great service with this site. Keep it up, no matter what SOPA might throw at us.

  14. Some guy said,

    January 12, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Cheers for the effort you put into this, it’s much appreciated! Here’s to 2012 and the end of the world, and other bullshit. Glad to hear the news about paheal’s future performance!

  15. Dragomaniaco said,

    January 14, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    Problema aqui http://rule34.paheal.net/post/list not está pegando o Site. Yes, sou brazilian.

  16. Rat said,

    January 14, 2012 @ 8:40 pm


  17. Tyciol said,

    January 15, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    If SOPA does pass, could Paheal survive it?

  18. Tyciol said,

    January 17, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    FUCK YEAH http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout

  19. NL said,

    January 26, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Hey, I tried posting a comment and i get this: http://rule34.paheal.net/comment/add Can anyone help me please?

  20. Dragomaniaco said,

    February 7, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    In my case, I get this message here: http://rule34.paheal.net/comment/add

    “Comment Blocked”

    Comment submission form is out of date; refresh the comment form to show you aren’t a spammer~”

    SPAMMER? I only criticize tavaquerendo correctly a message and not save anything. Yes, I post anonymously

  21. Gomenasai said,

    February 15, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Am I the only one who can’t access the site or is it down for real? It’s been almost one week since it stopped working for me and so far there are no news on the blog or complaints.

  22. O Rly said,

    February 16, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    You’re not alone, Gomenasai. It hasn’t been working for me at all. What the hell is going on??

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