Hi! I'm a French girl from Montpellier
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I created this account to share my doodles and drawings, because I want to try to draw more often 🖌
Don't hesitate to criticize what I share, I'm here to improve my skills
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So, why do I choose to migrate?
1/ I don't feel secure enough on an instance where the admin menace to shut everything off when they have to deal with their community and are demanded accountability
2/ I don't feel right to give audience to an instance thinking minors can't have boobs (or other sexual attributes) and allow to share sexual depiction of minors because they "don't look like one"
> This section applies to visual content such as illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, digitally-generated images, and related visual content that appears to (1) show a minor engaged in sexual conduct or (2) show a minor with exposed genitalia in a way that is intended to sexualize them.
> - Sexually suggestive or explicit content (including commentary) concerning real minors.
- Sexually explicit artwork that features
* fictional characters who appear pre-pubescent; or
* fictional characters who otherwise can be definitively and reasonably identified as minors
It has been removed and replaced by:
> The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of service:
- Content that promotes the ideology of, or attempts to recruit for, groups that promote discrimination against racial, religious, gender, or sexual identity, or mental or physical disability or condition.</li>
Then today ArtAlley admin updated the instance code of conduct:
The original CoC contained:
> The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
- Sexual depictions of children
- Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
- Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
Full nudity, sexual depiction of minors
They added to it the next day a post showing one of the problematic posts and the conversation with Elekk admin:
Our admin responded with a little thread
I am migrating to my new art dedicated account at @darckcrystale
For those who wonder why I make this choice, please open the thread ⬇️
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@darkshadow777 @curator while I would like to assume the artist in question is not intentionally making under age characters in sexual situations.. it needs to be said that the over sexualization of minors from cartoons, even when "drawn as adults" shouldn't be so normalized. I was hoping Mastodon would be a better platform than IG or FB but it's not so hot over here either it seems... please take a step back and take accountability and take the steps to prevent this issue coming up again..
Rosa is a Pokemon protagonist. As with all Pokemon main series protagonists, she is a minor in her canon. Her depiction in the reported art makes no effort to make her appear older than her canonical depiction. If it did, I could understand, but the artist just didn't even try to make her look older. Even taking into account art style.
I have attached her official artwork (by Yusuki Ohmura) for comparison.
Instance related questions
People who transitioned to another instance, is it nice where you are now? Is mastodon.art any good? By good I mean are people friendly there and do you like what you see? And does anyone know of a comic oriented instance?
I'm curious about the moving/ transferring process too, any downsides?
Unfortunately whalefall did not include the receipts of our conversation in the post talking about our policies, summarizing it instead in more vague terms that made the situation look far more ominous than it was. In the end it is just one account in question and we didn't have a reason to review those policies previously. We have reached out to the elekk.xyz admin to try and clarify the situation, but it is very difficult to fix rumours once they start circulating. (2/-)
I moved here: @darckcrystale
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