Update: New banner. Maybe it won’t get you busted outright at work. Haha.
I’ve been doing a lot of researching here. A lot of reading if you will. This is because of the recent talk I’ve been hearing about the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act thing. Let me just start out by saying that we will be posting loli all day every day if I feel like it. All day.
Anyway, the Adam Walsh child protection act is basically another one of those standard “we all agree that kids are good and shouldn’t be abused, but we somehow still don’t have proper laws in place to protect them” sort of acts. Article 5 of the bill has some people up in arms because of the section regarding child pornography. The bill, however, does nothing to change the previously accepted definition of child pornography(see US Code 18 Section 2256). If you don’t want to read that previous link, it basically says that child porn has to, wait for it, CONTAIN A CHILD, you know… a REAL ONE.
Furthermore, as relates to the PROTECT Act, even with the need to prove that something is obscene (which is legally impossible) section 504 was essencially overturned in 2004 with Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union(Google Cache, because PDFs are gay). If you don’t want to read the 41 page decision on the previous link, I will lay it out for you. Basically it sets post-PROTECT precendent that no law can be made abridging free-speech and (in particular) potentially offensive images are a part of free speech and are therefore protected-speech (or expression, whichever). Which means any legal action already has post-Act precendent, even though proving obscenity and lack of artistic value is on the prosecution in the first place.
That being said…
Oh, is that not good enough? Jesus Christ, you people.
UPDATE: Look, if you’re coming here from 4chan or ESPECIALLY Little Angels Hentai (who deleted my post to try to help spread the updated information) you need to read the latest post I’ve made on this issue. It sets some solid shit down and it’s important to be informed, I believe. Here is the post. And if you’re from LAH, please let Sat know that what he did is keeping YOU GUYS from knowing the whole story on this shit. I don’t need LAH’s meager hit increase, and the community doesn’t need people shitting on each other when it’s slim pickings as it is. Man, what a prick.
I just got an e-mail from Shii (shii.org, wonderful work with gp32 on some eroge translations) regarding the hongfire.com issue pointing to Article 502 of the PROTECT Act. Before I start talking legal business, let’s have it be known that I do not support child pornography, child abuse, or most anything having to do with children. Why I do support, however, is free expression without limits and the idea that lolicon images are not related to child pornography any more than public playgrounds and toy sections are. There may be some overlap, but even than lolicon is more likely to act is a differant than anything else, and while I whole heartedly support the instant execution of child molsters, abusers, etc., I don’t feel lolicon has anything on common with that. So, moving forward, regardless of whether it turns your on or not, it’s something that’s out there and, stodgy right-wingers be damned, I think it should be allowed. Moving forward.
The e-mail I got from Shii details article 504 of the PROTECT Act (proving that relying on other people’s stuff is likely a bad idea, thanks for reading ahead to 504, jackasses.) which rather plainly states that:
`(a) IN GENERAL- Any person who, in a circumstance described in subsection (d), knowingly produces, distributes, receives, or possesses with intent to distribute, a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture, or painting, that–
(1)(A) depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; and
(B) is obscene; or
(2)(A) depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in graphic bestiality, sadistic or masochistic abuse, or sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex; and
(B) lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value;
or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 2252A(b)(1), including the penalties provided for cases involving a prior conviction.
So what does all this mean? Well, basically the first part is wide open because no one can really prove obscenity (see: The millions of previous cases involving movies, music and other art forms) and the second part is saying that any of the standard, and non-standard sex acts aren’t cool, but then tried to “protect” free expression and speech by saying that’s maybe cool if it has serious artistic value.
Again, I would argue that “artistic value” is one of those foggy sorts of statements made so that if this sort of thing gets brought before an uptight judge, you go to jail, but if not, you can probably make a decently sufficient case for yourself. This is one of the reasons I hate our legal system, but don’t get me started on that because that’s not why I made this site. I would argue that loli in the part of a story line, or what have you, contains as much artistic value, if not more, than that tripe book Lolita (it’s a shitty book, sorry) and makes itself exempt from the afore mentioned laws. Moreover, if Hustler can get away with releasing Hentai that ADMITS WITHIN ITSELF to be taking place in a high school, and get away with it because of the “All Actresses Herein Are Over 18, LOL!” warning then we have some bigger problems in the first place.
In short, I imagine you all want an answer about posting loli on this site. That answer is “yes” so long as said loli is part of a greater storyline, but that in itself depends on Six, if he wants to run any risk there might be. When the guys at Danbooru and 4chan announce their arrests, I will take anything loli down and that’ll be that. From what Shii tells me, laws against this sort of thing have been overturned twice in the past, and it shouldn’t be an exception this time. Moreover, it’s not the government’s place to tell us what we can draw, or, provided no other human being is involved, what we can look at. It’s a damn shame, but I abide by the law so let’s clean this place up a little.
[There was a hot loli picture here. -_-]
There, of age and completely covered up. Just like the Christians want.
There was a sharp decline in hits today… I guess my blessings on lolitron finally ran out. Oh well! I expect you perverts to browse more! DAMNIT! At least now I don’t feel so bad about the hit counts at ikimashou. But enough about me! What about porn?
Well, I feel so crass calling it porn because suzuneko is really an accomplished guy. If you’re a dabbler of fine Japanese magazines and websites, you’ll likely have seen his work around. He’s done a few wallpapers for Galge, two pinups for Core magazine, an S&M Sniper for Wairea and the cover for Enterbrain’s Ragnarok manga anthology. Now, I ended with the Ragnarok bit on purpose, because it’s more likely that you’ve seen his stuff being reposted on image boards whenever some get s in the mood to post some sexy Rangarok ladies, and let me tell you he does it well. I keep saying he, but I guess I’m assuming that. I mean, suzuneko could be anything… but those are details! Moving on, the art style really reminds me of the sort of work you see in eroge, at times, and then at other times you can see a bit of the Korean artwork influence come out in his works. He seems to stay pretty busy, in fact, just today he posted up a new piece of line art to drool over. Again, I always love seeing the absolute quality of the Japanese crowd, and suzuneko is a shining star among them, for sure, and his eye for color is something that feels so natural you have to think before you notice it. And PLEASE, PLEASE if you love me or the site at all, notice suzunekos amazing ability to capture a quality facial expression. I beg of you. suzuneko is someone that you should all check out, but especially people who like to see their spectacular art of anime characters that they’re fond of. At a glane you’ll see Rio from Super Black Jack, Suigintou, KunKun (mmmmm), Karen Ortensia, and I’d go on but that’s just the first page of his archive. Go and look, and as I tend to do, here are some shots from his site to let you know what you’ll be looking at. The areas he hits are loli, elf girls, priests, usamimi, the list goes on and on. Let me just say, if you ever thought you didn’t have the hots for chicks with grey skin and long ears, I implore you to take a look below. There’s a bit more of that goodness on his site.
P.S. I purposely crop these images to give you guys impetus to visit the artist. I want you to become fans, not sit around and look at this site waiting for me to start stealing galleries. These guys work hard and they deserve hits, damnit! GO!