So… earlier this year, I was banned from a subreddit known as r/HungryArtists for submitting a paid request for an NSFW art piece involving the characters Will Perry and Lyra Belaqua from His Dark Materials. I was planning on aging up both of them for the commission but I was banned because both characters are canonically 12-14 years old in the book series and thus the mods determined I was asking for the creation of the CP. I found this to be kinda ironic since a good chunk of His Dark Materials is dedicated to Lyra’s sexual self-discovery and the ending of the series both infamously and heavily implied that Will and Lyra had underaged sex since HDM was purposefully written to be a harsh jab at Christianity and a celebration of Adam and Eve’s original sin.
Anyway, after getting banned from Hungry Artists I started requesting my art on a similar subreddit known as r/Drawforme. I got quite a bit of problematic art done for me over there and things went well until today when I was banned for requesting an NSFW art piece of the character Rex Salazar from Generator Rex. Rex is canonically 16 so the mods determined that I was asking for CP.
Unlike Will and Lyra, Rex has never had a live-action version, sure he was voiced by a real person who might have been a minor when the series ran but he has always been an animated cartoon character. Plus, he isn’t really a human but rather a mass of shapeshifting nanites controlled by the preserved consciousness of a 16-year-old boy that prefers to appear as his original 16-year-old self. Also, he fights giant monsters and undergoes mental and physical torture throughout the series but I guess that’s fine compared to the sheer horror of underaged fictional characters having sex.
Anyway, it appears that I will have to find a new place to request problematic art because Reddit’s art communities are clearly governed by Anti’s.
I’m getting really sick of this, fictional minors are not real and they are not entitled to the same rights as real children. How did we get to such a point where this is controversial?
I dunno, I thought this was a good place to vent I guess.
Ignore them, they’re just trolling
That account you’re replying to is a troll whose account was either banned or terminated.
Honestly, reddit was never a good place for these things. Or anything, really.
I could say a million things about reddit and why I think their site is garbage, but what could I say that others hadn’t already said?
It’s a hugbox community that conflates reason with ideological conformity and incentivizes groupthink.
Okay, i’m not sure how that matters really at all.
Why are you using Reddit? Pixiv, man. Or even better Baraag. Given what I’ve experienced, I’m surprised that you weren’t banned faster. Yes, “aging up” is a worthless gesture. I would never request it. Don’t bother with that kind of compromise. Heck, I often request characters be drawn smaller than in canon, heh.
I wonder why they blocked you. You seem to be such a nice person
Are you trolling?
Who are you asking?
@freyr Chad_Chan. Sorry for unclear threading, my phone glitched.
Anon 37 is the “anonomouse mode account” for “gift for all” and old troll who came back months after there dormancy. So yeah chad is joking, its obvious why gift for all was blocked on twitter.
People are incredibly sensitive about this sort of thing. The issue is that people forget why CSAM is illegal, because it has a victim in its production, not because it’s yucky.
I tried to speak to someone on this earlier and they insist that I should open my mind to such content being an abomination and how allowing such content to exist was harming society as a whole. Something about it being obscene. Those are the types of people you likely dealt with. Only saving grace I could find with their logic is that they seemed to believe all porn was damaging to society, they weren’t hypocrites in that regard.
“open your mind”. LOL. No, it’s they who should open theirs.
The person was convinced it was my (and every other adult’s) duty to protect children from such content being on the internet. When I brought up that that is the responsibility of parents to watch their children and keep them from searching for such content, as opposed to putting the responsibility on a bunch of random people on the internet (who don’t have the responsibility or power to affect anything), that somehow escalated to them interpreting me into saying I had zero empathy towards children and would watch kids get injured/killed with no remorse because it’s “not my responsibility.”
Worst possible interpretation of everything I or anyone said. There’s no winning with such people, I lost interest in the conversation shortly after that.
This mindset seems fairly common on sites, where it’s “You’re either with me, or against me… And you have to be evil if you’re not on my side.” while conveniently asking for consideration and open mindedness for their side, not noting the hypocrisy. All sites seem to possess it to some degree.
Reddit has a hive mind mentality, well known to make a big deal out of things that aren’t a concern in the real world. Cousin couples, for example. Go look up the story of ViolentAcrez, he was reddit’s man behind the scene for years and moderated something like 500 subreddits. All of them controversial. He was also the guy who created r/jailbait, /r/rapebait, and r/beatingwomen. They only banned him because he got doxxed and the heat was coming down from cnn and wherever.
This might explain how reddit really operates: Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web
Personally, I think it’s a giant heap of shit. The only good ones are r/HermanCainAward and /r/Choosingbeggars because they’re both educational and have redeeming value.
I’m not fond of r/Choosingbeggars. I have found that subreddit to be extremely classist.
Example: ‘‘So you are poor and looking for work but you rejected a job offer that would pay $5.00 an hour because you think you deserve more? Lol, sounds like r/Choosingbeggars material.’’
Again, they think that this is one of those video games where the “hero” can totally judge the “villain”, but the only reason that the “villain” is not agreeing is because he is not opening his mind to the “hero’s” point of view. I spit on that because I enjoy stuff, like Overlord, where the main character is a lich overlord who crushes all manner of self-styled heroes, from holy knights to mercenaries providing their families. All the same to him.
And the MAP subreddits, like r/AskVirPed, and other ones we created before they were banned.