Has it ever struck you as a tad hypocritical that file-sharing networks dedicated to making sure that everyone else’s work is available for free on the internet are so keen on gouging you themselves? Either with heavy registration/membership fees or by setting loose plagues of malevolent adware upon your poor vulnerable little computer, making you pay for their services in an entirely different way. Still, I’ve got good news for you; Soulseek isn’t like that, not even the slightest bit.
We’re talking free filesharing client, free downloads, free chat rooms and free file search, all completely adware free. They make the money to support the network and fund client developments through donations and various non-essential premium privileges available for purchase which ACTUALLY ARE NON-ESSENTIAL!! Now wipe that drool off the bottom of your chin, it’s unseemly and a trifle distracting.
Soulseek is my filesharing client of choice, I’ve flirted with iMesh (another free client) and even Kazaa Lite, (at my then girlfriend’s request and expense) and found neither to be anywhere near as much to my liking, having less functions, less files and variety of files available and (to my extreme distaste) virtually no comics in their entire networks. Soulseek has an entire chatroom dedicated to comic lovers, as it does lovers of just about every kind of music, video and file type, who are always willing to point you in the direction of some obscure masterpiece and share their beloved fetish material.
Spend a little in the online community of Soulseek, the peer-to-peer network where everyone knows Grant Morrison’s name. It’s a friendly kind of place where you can get sworn at in any language of your choice and be in the warm, welcoming company of fellow obsessives, all knowing full well that you would never, ever under even the most impossibly bizarre of circumstances, fit in with normal people. Shhh little geek, don’t cry, you’re with family now.