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All is well that ends, well :)
Okay folks, this is to those of you who followed the drama between me and my Graphic Processing Unit, GPU in short, or Video-Bitch as I tend to call it now :D Today, after many tries to get the old one fixed, many tries that ended up with me accepting that the old Bitch is dead, the new one arrived. It is a GigaByte RTX 2080 and looks like this: I have to admit that it looks a bit as if designed by Klingons, and damn was it tight to fit into my computer! The look doesn't bother me much. It is also nicely illuminated on its side, with changing colours even. Completely useless inside a computer case, if you ask me :D Also great that in i
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Operation on the open Heart :)
I thought this was worth a journal entry,.... ------------------------------------------------- Not sure if you ever did something like that, but I could imagine you know that feeling where you’re facing an issue for just too long and when you reach a point where you just think FUCK OFF! Today I reached that stage regarding the mess I am having with my GPU.   It’s a fucking €700 device but I was so fed up with messing around with set-ups and drivers and diagnoses and what not that I was ready to dig deeper to the source of the problems.   The last kick I needed to do so and to develop that kind of “bravery of desp
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Artist Special Feature - April 2019 - UPDATE
UPDATE, May 2nd 2019: I update this feature because the username of the artist has changed! Everything else including the great work stays the same :) Hey dears, every once in a while you detect something, or someone, where you can't hold back to let everyone know about your finding! This happened a few days ago to me, and as often it was by accident. I am talking about  JimHawkes (https://www.deviantart.com/jimhawkes) And specifically I am talking about what is going to be an opus magnus! Because he's working on an illustrated story following Haruki Murakami's amazing novel "1Q84" Those of you who know my work, may remember that I once tried myself on in, and they may ju
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Rob66's avatar
Thank you for adding Freya's interview as a favorite (and for naming a folder for me, which I just now noticed :)!  
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LmAnt|Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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ThomasGreiner-Mai|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the +fav 
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LmAnt|Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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I read your intro and appreciate your content.

A couple of questions. What do you mean by "adult"? I think that many of your works are on verge of 'dark'. Mostly without stepping over a certain red line, thankfully. Torture and death is not far from many children fantasies, it is not necessarily adult. But understanding certain pleasures for their pleasure value is adult. Destruction is not adult, construction is, because one has to learn how to create. 

I understand that some people find pleasure in the dark and they are right to justify that this helps to avoid somebody's urge to do the same things to real bodies, to real people. But here is the inherent contradiction of setting somebody's displeasure as a condition for somebody else's pleasure. Extreme masochists want to live too, with all their limbs and health. You choose to call something "unacceptable crap as child-porn and such", somebody else will call "unacceptable crap" all the scenes of injury and death. (I am not talking here about your work but in general). The same argument that justifies gore erotica justifies underage erotica too: it helps to avoid somebody's urge to do the same things to real people. 

The second question is what do you consider "child-porn and such"? I get frequently the "don't you know yourself!" answer but there simply is no single clear answer to this question. Sure, children must be protected from crime like any other people. And  childhood is the formative, vulnerable age. I am not here to push some agenda or to challenge people, I simply want to know what is your view in this issue because you mentioned it.

In case if you draw the simple line of the age of consent, let us consider it 18, although it varies in different states and countries, then what about drawn characters? Would you accept your works in the same folder with Hatsune Miku who, accoding to the canon, is permanently 16?

Just to make it clear, I agree with you that you have the right to choose which folders your works are in and which not depending on the context of the folder content. 
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LmAnt|Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your interesting thoughts
However, I usually try to keep things simple for myself, particularly when languagebound: 
You can answer your question, like you answer the question about what's the difference between erotic and porn:
You know it if you look at it.


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You are right, these things are subjective. I know how I differentiate erotic and porn. I do not know how you do it, this is why I asked. And please, do not feel pressured to answer if you prefer not to.

I tend to call it porn when I do not enjoy it. But then it is all derogatory and it does not do justice to the genre. From the other side, as Kurt Vonnegut defined it, porn is what helps one to masturbate. Then many things that are generally not considered even erotic will be included in porn. And contemporary psychology considers it all positive. But both genres, erotic and porn, can get under one's skin, so to speak. This is something that can potentially make people vulnerable.

Porn in wide sense is any addictive junk culture. Even as such it can be a good thing, not necessarily bad.

My personal preference is to be able to appreciate the artistic qualities of art before the work catches attention by some non-artistic means. I appreciate the high artistic value of your work and I hope you will not loose it under commercial pressures - glad for your independence and not accepting commissions.

Just letting you know where I stand as the conversation is already going on.
    
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