Suspension and deleted artworks
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I don't want to repeat myself on this topic, I talked about it a LOT on my Tumblr account and you can read the situation here if you like it:

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Long story short, on September 13th I was suspended by Deviantart staff due to reports of me drawing content of "Underage sexualized characters".

Before you flip, don't take that allegation so seriously because this is due a person or group of people using this technicism to report and remove a lot of Shantae artworks from several artist around the site. Apparently because they're are upset about people wanting her to be featured in Smash or something, I don't know, I can't confirm or deny this allegations, but it is what I've been hearing on twitter.

I'll be honest the least character I expected getting banned for "underage content" was Shantae, after all I always drew as a chibi or as a fully grown woman when the idea it was a little suggestive, so I never thought that would be an issue at all.

After the suspension was lifted more than 30 of my Shantae submissions were removed, from sketches to alternate version without a chance to appeal any (Link), so basically from now on, there's nothing guaranteeing that my Shantae artworks won't be removed from this site whenever a random nobody comes claiming them, as it has been proven, and that means I can no longer safely share most content featuring her on this site. 

While the DA rules are "clear" about this topic (Link)  as long as the character in their original context is not 18, they would consider it as underage, even if it is an aged up version of the character. I'm not going to to divert the blame to anyone, but after this issued occurred I didn't even know that there was an official statement about Shantae's age from the developers, and I don't seem to be the only one. It's nothing that wouldn't be fixed with a simple time skip and literally nothing would change at all, but anyways...

While I can understand why some of the artworks had the potential of being removed from the beginning (mainly the ones that I’ve only featured my NSFW account) I know for a fact that the massive removal of artworks from my gallery didn't only responded to the suggestive content in itself, because they also removed very innocuous artworks from my account, the best example being a Winking Shantae drawing being treated as sexually offensive: Link 

More likely a deviantart admin, Or bot(I'm not sure at this point), just removed all the artworks that were reported without even checking thoroughly to see if they were worthy of deletion or not. Either that or a girl winking is too erotic and lascivious for DA staff.

I always considered Deviantart a second home, It all started here for me after all, but after being threaten like this, out of my personal pride and self respect I can't push myself to continue uploading stuff here... at least for the time being. After all, What's protecting me from people removing my content with false claims if I can't claim back at the removal or talk to a human being on the other side when this stuff happens?: Link

I still have some commissions to share, and it wouldn't be fair for the people that payed them to not share them here, specially if it features their original creations, but I won't lie, I'm not in good terms with the people that run this site anymore. I'm also probably going to have to send to storage other stuff that wasn't removed because it's a risk of getting suspended again. 


List of deleted artworks by title:
  1. Nega-Shantae Dancer
  2. Nega-Shantae dance
  3. Shantae Dancer
  4. Shantae phone wallpaper
  5. Shantae phone wallpaper (Alt.)
  6. Dreams of magic
  7. Nega-fantasies
  8. Lovely Nega
  9. Shantae love
  10. Shantae love (Alt.)
  11. Shantae swimsuit
  12. Nega-Fantasies (Rough Sketch)
  13. Shantae wink
  14. Nega's fashion tips
  15. Royal dance (Nega)
  16. Royal dance (Shantae)
  17. (NSFW) Shantae and Friends Bounce
  18. Bikini Shantae
  19. Friend to the harem (Alt.)
  20. Friends to the Harem
  21. (NSFW) Shantae and Friends Booty loop
  22. Quick shower (Shantae)
  23. Quick shower (Nega)
  24. Teasing Nega princess
  25. Teasing 1/2 genie princess
  26. Nega Summer
  27. Half-genie
  28. Princess Shantae
  29. Shantae embrace
  30. Nega-Shantae
  31. Dreams of magic - Rough sketch
  32. (2016) Shantae embrace - Sketch
  33. (2016) Shantae alt. expressions
  34. Shantae Summer
(Update) artworks that weren't removed but are now stored for safety reasons:
  • Friends to the Harem (Sketches)
  • Princess Shantae (Sketch)
  • Nega's Fashion tips (Sketches)
  • Shantae Love (Sketch)
  • Reach for the Sky (Sketch)
There's no much point on having the sketches up if the final piece has been removed after all, it would only make me vulnerable to another suspension.

It's a shame that all the interactions I had with people on these post are gone now, as well as the meta-data and dates in which I uploaded each. I simply can't go back to 2016 for example and upload them again, for me, each submission is like a little time capsule that cannot be replicated. I always thought that Deviantart could be a good place to archive most of my content, but it doesn't seem to be the case with their report system being this broken.

It's like politics I guess, you mostly live along  some great and nice people that just want to do their thing and live their lives, but there's also a couple of A-holes that try to make everyone miserable and f*ck everything up, while you're also being governed by a bunch of idiots that don't do anything about it.

Thankfully Devianart is not the only site I share my artworks anymore, so if you need me you can find me in any of these other sites as well:

Fan arts and gifts Corner! 


Tabby by teddiboncers  Gift: Tabby sketch by LinkerLuis<da:thumb id="717560964"/> Witchtober Oct22 Tabby by Furboz [FA] Tabby by PaulGQ


Naylah Comic - Costumes by Big-Uncle-V Naylah ^3- by Big-Uncle-V LinkerLuis by Ninja-8004

Special thanks to the people that took the time to draw some of my creations, this is something I rarely get in other site besides DA. One of the reason I stayed here for the longest time is the people and friends I made over the years.

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Undergrizer's avatar
But still - you accept commissions from Patreon?
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
I take commissions here to, as long as I'm not suspended or something.
Sorantheman's avatar
Very sorry to hear about any of this to be honest. Just hope that we can see more from you on this platform and others, even if it is not Shantae work.
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
I've been thinking about it, and I guess I could either leave it just for Original content, or avoid shantae stuff on this site.
Sorantheman's avatar
I feel that you can do Everything else safley on this site other than just Shantae. Thankfully, you have other platforms to upload art for her.
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
I'll keep uploading as usual, maybe if I don't find more trolls trying to report my stuff I can do everything as I used to.

Only time will tell.
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MacroTeanHobbyist General Artist
DA is circling the drain, tbh
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
I wouldn't be surprised if eventually they announce that they're closing the site. I know for sure I'll never pay for a premium membership again.
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AeonAGVHobbyist General Artist
DA is being shit as always :( Sorry to hear about the deletions, Genie Waifu is actually too pure tbh.
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
I don't think there's actual humans behind this site anymore xP
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AeonAGVHobbyist General Artist
Yikes. Well, I am going to be following on Tumblr then.
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
My tumblr is down too XD
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AeonAGVHobbyist General Artist
You got hit by the dragnet too? That's terrible! You planning on contacting Support to get reinstated?
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
dragnet?
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AeonAGVHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they use bots or algorithms to indiscriminately delete "suspicious" accounts whether or not the user was legit.
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
One day, they're just gonna kick everyone out of the internet and make us pay a fee to access each site XD
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SafeGaming89Hobbyist
I was wondering you've been for almost 2 months. It's unfortunate much of your content was removed but it's still nice to hear from you again.~
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
Let's see how much time happens until I'm gone again XD
Dragonkingmark's avatar
dang man...didn't know that's what happened
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
Yeah, it sucks. My Tumblr is also down.
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BlazbarosProfessional Digital Artist
Well that blows :/
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LinkerLuis Digital Artist
That's what happens when you work with Other people's IPs I guess. On the other hand my original content is invisible.
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BlazbarosProfessional Digital Artist
Which is really weird because Shantae seems to lend itself and almost encourages lewds =p

But that would be blaming the victim I guess.
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