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#$@%* admins Be #$@%* bots
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Published: November 28, 2018
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The title is a reference to the Splatoon 2 Pearl's demo before she joined Off the Hook (#$@%* Dudes Be #$@%* Sleepin): Link

Some might be aware that last time DA "admins" decided to remove half of my Shantae pictures using the current restrictions of "erotic and fetish content" (Link ), based on the fact that the character is 16 in her "original context", Invalidating my depictions of an adult version of her, so I thought to myself...

What would happen if I tried the total opposite and drew a character that looks younger despite being older in its "original context"?

If you read closely, based on the wording of the current restrictions they give priority to the "context age" without any particular mention of appearance, hence why aged up versions are still technically not allowed. So, in theory, almost all depictions of characters like Pearl should be protected by the same policy, because she is in fact 21 in her "Original context" (It's true look it up), so any attempt of removing it using the same restrictions should be invalid.

Would they give priority to appearance over age if someone were to claim it?... Because last time I checked they removed more than 30 submissions from my gallery because of the age of a character, without any consideration of its appearance. 

Personally, I still think it's dumb to threat swimsuit pictures as if they were erotic or fetish content by nature, but I'm 90% sure that the removal of all my artworks didn't solely respond on the content itself, but rather the fact that it was reported by trolls... That doesn't change the fact that I should have been able to ask for a revision from DA staff if I thought they were making a mistake, because now I have my doubts if there's real humans behind the help desk of this site.

I'll now proceed to upload all my artworks as usual until I stumble into another hurdle, thanks for reading :)

Update: By November 30th this artwork was flagged for supposedly featuring Mature content, more details on this Journal: Link


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ConceptsNext's avatar
ConceptsNext|Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, Nevermind?
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LinkerLuis's avatar
LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Okay?
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Feurdelis's avatar
It truly does suck what DA did man, the fact they keep allowing this stuff is insane, and how they refuse to catch onto how it can be abused. 

On that note, very clever and funny way of sorta getting back at the system man! Love the play on words with the title and even how this seems so in character for both of them to respond. Lovely work on the lighting too and even the shine effect done here!
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MichaelJohnMorris|Professional Digital Artist
What makes it more stupid is that Pearl and Marina are confirmed 21 and 18. >_<
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Yeah, that's the funny thing. Based on the rules Pearl should be allowed, which is dumb because I always draw Shantae with more than adult proportions, but since she's not canonically of age it's not allowed XD
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MichaelJohnMorris|Professional Digital Artist
What's wrong with drawing her that way and saying "She's 18 here!"?
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Deviantart has an explicit rule that doesn't allow aged up characters, they don't count,. If they're of a certain age in their original source they treat it as such.
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PsychoBeef28's avatar
16 is the legal age where i am so this whole thing look even more retarded to me.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I understand to some extend the idea of limiting the content on that regard.. but I can't help but feel we're all just wasting our time arguing about the supposed age of non-existent people XD I think this fictional characters will be okay at the end of the day, there's bigger issues out there to deal with XD
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PsychoBeef28's avatar
I made a journal about this. "Psycho Rants: Small R34 Defense"

Check it out. Its short
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Yeah, I gave it a read now.

Taking fiction too seriously is not healthy, nobody gains anything from scrutinizing it like that, let alone some indie artist on a corner of the internet XP they won't have an impact on the bigger frame unless they're insanely popular.
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Xanegoh|Student Writer
This makes no sense since Senran Kagura images are apparently okay, despite the fact that 90% of the characters are under the age of 18.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Maybe the fan base of senran kagura cares less about the lewds, because that's the main feature of the series, While Shantae has some obsessed fans that don't want to see some type of content.
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Xanegoh|Student Writer
But there's official art of Shantae in a bikini, and all of the girls in slave Leia costumes. "Pirate's Curse" had her nude in a tub. I mean, there's nothing to see, but still.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Someone wrote me about not liking pirate's curse for the fan service, so there's people out there that don't like it even when the company does it.  
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madworld-guy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see what you did there :)
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
They have it all backwards XD
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madworld-guy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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roniereid2002's avatar
Middle finger
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Flipping the squid XD
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zmorphcom|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpervplz:
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :)
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zmorphcom|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very much so! :D
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