So, this happened today:
Title: Commission for LordFoot-in-Mouth, Mari and Asuka---
Submitted: 2013-07-11 12:09:28 am
The administrator who deleted your deviation added the following:
A member of staff has reviewed a report concerning this deviation and has determined that the character(s) depicted in a nude, erotic or sexually compromising situation are established as being under the age of 18 in their original context.
Official policy does not allow such depictions, so this deviation has been removed and should not be resubmitted.
I'm not very happy with this, as this illustration wasn't intended to be erotic. I can write a long essay on what can be depicted as minor eroticism, like a shitty illustration of a 4-year old nude brick or pictures of your kids at the beach, but I'm not.
Someone reported this deviation and dA took action. I'm not going to fight it, as I have better things to do. You can see this picture
in my Pixiv account
. It's not R18 material in my opinion, as there is no nudity, no erotic and sexual implications HOWEVER, if you see eroticism, sexual innuendos and all that, please question yourself again. You might be a fetishist in denial.
Or a christian.
Or a hypocrite. Probably the latter.
Anyway, why the title 'Strike One
'? Well, I don't see this as a warning for myself on behalf of DeviantArt, but as a warning to myself to slowly step away from the non-self-reflectiveness of DeviantArt. Of course (I don't think I'm overreacting here), this would have happened one day eventually, as there are always self-righteous crusaders-of-the-holy–self-induced-moral-standards on the loose. Now, that is not a problem, but that dA takes action IS a problem.
So, please -whomever reads this- consider this a first announcement that I'm slowly moving towards Pixiv. My Premium account on dA will not be extended next time, as I refuse to personally support them any longer. I will reduce my submission standards from 900px width to 600px with, because dA doesn't deserve better and will upload 1200px width illustrations to Pixiv in the future. After my premium account on dA has expired, I will abandon my account here as well and redirect all to a better place.
Also, for those interested, I have material on my Pixiv
that can't see the dAylight anyway, so please resort to the smut there. Pixiv also has an excellent tag and searching system, plus it's Japanese based, which means it is not hampered by western morals.
See y'all fuckers and stay classy!
P.s. I don't like you guys, I love you guys. Don't get me wrong on that. It's just that dA is starting to piss me off with their biblical hypocrisy.
UPDATE: I have updated my website www.tonibabelony.com/
with all the commissions from the latest round on a special commission gallery page, as well as a little redesign.
I thought this is kind of appropriate for the occasion. Also, it's an awesome song that I covered on a blue monday... I should upload that to the YouTubes one day!
My special DeviantArt YouTube channel with all songs ever featured in my journal: