Following up on my previous journal entry, I will make a few admissions here which, for the better part of it, are very personal. The first is based on that question I asked, about loving someone so much I can't let go. The fact is, I'm enamored by him, I'm in love, in only that special way a parent can love a child. I don't mean anything derogatory by this, but just because he is a fox and I love him deeply does not make me a furry. I don't mean to say that "furry" is a bad association to anything -- it is the perception of what makes a furry that concerns me.
Nothing really scared me about the furry community... that is until I came across this whole cub art phenomenon. There is a very thin line between non-sexual/casual nudity and graphic sexual content involving underage characters. For example, I would considered a nude character study casual so long as no sexual arousal is depicted. I don't consider depicting genitalia by itself offensive on an underage character so long as it serves a purpose. I personally will not draw any nudes of Azlynn unless I feel they have a purpose or something of artistic or intrinsic value.
What scares me the most around furries? It's the thought that I won't be able to protect my baby. What I consider artistic or intrinsic value may well be used as sexual gratification for someone else, even if the artwork in question is simple casual nudity. I can't stop that; if someone wants to get their rocks off and that's their cup of tea, there's really nothing I can do about it. I have to admit to some small degree that Azlynn is in the least a bit attractive. And of course, anything attractive is going to draw attention, even if it is unwanted. To add to that, he is young, and younger characters more often times are considered more beautiful simply in spite of their youth.
That brings me back to cub art -- it's absolutely tasteless to me. In fact, I find it absolutely offensive, especially when an underage character is depicted appearing to enjoy being raped by an adult.
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Um... I was molested as a child and I can speak from the experience of it -- the theft of your innocence is like losing your virginity, and when both of those things happen at the same time, it screws with the rest of your life for the rest of your life. That is why I'm so overprotective of my son. He balances out the loneliness and gives me something to shoot for. Damn, I almost felt like crying.
7 years, 3 months ago
10 Sep 2011 04:57 CEST