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I will no longer be paying for a CORE membership, nor will I be using this site for any further artwork.  I'm debating whether or not to completely remove my account in general, but if anyone still follows me here, I feel it's fair to give an explanation as to why.

Weeks ago, another user I formerly followed (whom I will NOT name) posted a poll with a list of female fictional characters, asking voters to choose which one they wanted to rape.  I found this grossly appalling and filed a complaint.  Today I received a response from DeviantArt telling me that "just because I find it offensive personally, doesn't mean it's against DeviantArt policy."  That's a fair point.  My anger then shifted to "why the fuck isn't that against policy?"  Rape is illegal.  It's a horrible, reprehensible, evil and vile act, and to even court the idea in even a fictional context has no place in a site like DeviantArt in my opinion.  Deviations depicting explicit sexual acts, erect male genitalia or erotic (non-artistic) nudes are prohibited, but soliciting rape opinions is not?  I understand that DeviantArt has their policies in place, and this is not a 'screw DeviantArt' decision or a 'rally against them' post.  This is me finding that policy personally unacceptable and withdrawing my financial support of the site and refusing to use it further as a result.  

I understand there is an abundance of fetish-related artists and works on DeviantArt, my page has involved that kind of material almost exclusively.  But there is a clear line between a fantasy representation of a fetish and outright asking who the best victim of rape would be.  That is a line I personally feel has been crossed in this situation, and the dismissive, almost reprimand-like response I got for having the gall to question it has led me to this conclusion.

I won't automatically assume anyone who uses this site is awful, nor do I think a majority of the management of this site is corrupt or even malevolent, but I can't support a site with this kind of policy.  So, after 13 years, I'm closing down shop and ceasing any further payment to DeviantArt.  And if this journal gets removed, censored or if there are repercussions against my account for posting it, especially given that I did not post screenshots of, quotations of, or reveal the participants of the correspondence regarding the offending deviation or the individual that posted it, I'd say that pretty soundly justifies my outrage.
I will no longer be paying for a CORE membership, nor will I be using this site for any further artwork.  I'm debating whether or not to completely remove my account in general, but if anyone still follows me here, I feel it's fair to give an explanation as to why.

Weeks ago, another user I formerly followed (whom I will NOT name) posted a poll with a list of female fictional characters, asking voters to choose which one they wanted to rape.  I found this grossly appalling and filed a complaint.  Today I received a response from DeviantArt telling me that "just because I find it offensive personally, doesn't mean it's against DeviantArt policy."  That's a fair point.  My anger then shifted to "why the fuck isn't that against policy?"  Rape is illegal.  It's a horrible, reprehensible, evil and vile act, and to even court the idea in even a fictional context has no place in a site like DeviantArt in my opinion.  Deviations depicting explicit sexual acts, erect male genitalia or erotic (non-artistic) nudes are prohibited, but soliciting rape opinions is not?  I understand that DeviantArt has their policies in place, and this is not a 'screw DeviantArt' decision or a 'rally against them' post.  This is me finding that policy personally unacceptable and withdrawing my financial support of the site and refusing to use it further as a result.  

I understand there is an abundance of fetish-related artists and works on DeviantArt, my page has involved that kind of material almost exclusively.  But there is a clear line between a fantasy representation of a fetish and outright asking who the best victim of rape would be.  That is a line I personally feel has been crossed in this situation, and the dismissive, almost reprimand-like response I got for having the gall to question it has led me to this conclusion.

I won't automatically assume anyone who uses this site is awful, nor do I think a majority of the management of this site is corrupt or even malevolent, but I can't support a site with this kind of policy.  So, after 13 years, I'm closing down shop and ceasing any further payment to DeviantArt.  And if this journal gets removed, censored or if there are repercussions against my account for posting it, especially given that I did not post screenshots of, quotations of, or reveal the participants of the correspondence regarding the offending deviation or the individual that posted it, I'd say that pretty soundly justifies my outrage.

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ThatSolarisGuy
Solaris
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Personal Quote: "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and delicious."
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:icondragonbuster2:
dragonbuster2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Hello sent pm
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TornadoWeirdo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Know Jesus before destruction comes upon the earth. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCd5eZ…
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ThatSolarisGuy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are adorable =3
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TornadoWeirdo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." - Luke 18:17
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ThatSolarisGuy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You picked an interesting place to preach :)
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someguy231 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Say, you do commissions?
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ThatSolarisGuy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do, you can note me if interested.
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someguy231 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do you need me to send another note for an idea?
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ThatSolarisGuy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, things are calming down, I can probably get to it.
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someguy231 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent a note!
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