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Mature tags on stuff isn't something that I used to give a crap about.  As a registered user, I had it set to show everything, because I didn't give a shit, and there's some awesome art that also happens to be mature.

Now, however, my daughter has taken an interest in looking at art on Deviant Art.  She likes to look over my shoulder on occasion when I randomly browse the front page, and since I'm doing the driving, it's not a huge deal, but she still sees the thumbnails.  

In any case, thanks to this, I turned on the mature filter, to avoid coming across thumbnails for anything that I'd rather my 8-year old not seeing.  

The problem is that it appears a lot of people don't use the damn mature tag on their posts.

I know that's one of the things that the report button is for, but I'm not inclined to pull that kind of shit.  Having too many deviations reported for mature content can get your account banned, and I'm not cool with that.  I'm not about to risk getting a decent artist booted off the site because they forgot a damn checkbox when submitting their stuff.

At the same time, I don't want to be one of 'those' people - the mom going onto a site and complaining about tits.  That's shit.  Really, it is.  

Thing is, I don't even really worry much about her coming across some nudity.  It's the fetish shit that I'd really like to shelter her from, at least a little bit longer.

It's kind of crap that I can't let my daughter search for My Little Pony art on this site.  Or Sonic the Hedghog.  Those are two of her favorite series and she wanted a new Sonic background for her ipad and asked if we could find something on DA.

Let my daughter search for Sonic art on DA?  HA!  No.  Sorry, but No.  Soooo much freaky fetish shit.  And it's not like I'm against people having their kinks.  That's fine.  Just put a Fucking Mature Tag on that shit.  For fucks sake.

When you post something - I don't care if it's got nudity or not.  Ask yourself 'would I want my 7-year old 'cousin / sister / friend's kid' to see this?  If the answer is 'No', then it needs a mature tag.

It's better to err on the side of caution.
  • Listening to: Chocobo Song from FF7
  • Watching: Rewatching Buffy... again.
  • Playing: GTA 5
  • Drinking: Surge

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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm 32, I have two kids, a boy and a girl, and I've been married for 10 years to a guy I met when I was in 8th grade, and married directly after college.

I've previously been a professional 3D artist, although now I work at home and do the mom-thing. I worked for Sony Computer Entertainment for 8 years, and worked on five published titles, including several Syphon Filter games, a Resistance game and an Uncharted game.

Mostly, my contribution to the nets is made up of tutorials. I started making drawing tutorials back in highschool, when I honestly had no business instructing anyone of anything. Now, mostly I make 3d tutorials. Most of them are here on my DA page.

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hision Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav!!
Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
catrap0 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Reaching out to deviantartist for support, not trying to advertise just want some opinions, please leave a note.

Konartist3D Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Just thought you might want to check this out if you haven't done so.
Athey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah - yup. Saw that back when it was first posted (Our studio director sent out a message the day it was put up).
yummerz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Nice gallery. =)
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch
KoushakuX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
lol thanks for the llama :thanks:
aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for faving my Voldemort WIP render =D
Secundis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I learned so much from your baka neko tutorials back in '99-'01 time frame. My gf has decided that she wanted to start drawing my upcoming webcomic in Anime style so the first person I went looking for was you. :) I was sad that I couldn't find the awesome 2D anime/manga tutorials you had on, but we shall keep looking.

Glad you're still an incredible working artist.

Best wishes!
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