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Cresartist

Cresartist

Strange name, isn't it?

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Mon 14th April, 2014

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#10

Cresartist commented on Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, a...:

Considering what Miyamoto just said about making it more popular in Japan with the Wii U, considering how it's selling better than the PS4 at the moment, sure, go for it. Won't kill them to at least try.

I would like for it to be a unique version, even though use of the gamepad is on board, such as having Nintendo-themed items exclusive to the Wii U version (like the Mushroom mode in Tekken TT2) as well as texture packs and character skins.

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#18

Cresartist commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

Unfortunately, you guys seem to be a bit late to these news, by about a month or two. I wish this article could be an update to the news, such as an actual date...

However, I'm so hyped for this DLC. Now excuse me as I fantasize Luigi giving off the Death Stare as he drives in the Mercedes blasting dubstep with the bass at the highest level.

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#25

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@kurtasbestos @FantasiaWHT @nopedotbmp

Once you think about it, this is similar to a "Do Violent Video Games cause Violence in real life" situation. Personally, thinking that stuff like this plays a part in pedophilia-related crimes is very stupid (I normally cringe at situations like it in anime and manga, so don't think I'm supporting sexualizing young girls in any form of media), I think at this point, enough people should realize the difference between fantasy and reality. Not to mention that anime and manga over there is like what Comic Books are over here, a simple, nerdy thing that small amount of the popularity does, as well as something the general public usually doesn't care about.

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#27

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@ToxieDogg Very true, as we tend to have similar things in OUR media. Child Pageants, for starters.

Oh, and yes, the constant "jumping to conclusions." I read an article from a politician claiming that Watch_Dogs teaches people how to actually hack, even though he only watched the trailer. Shows how stupidly fast people generalize something with little to no knowledge of the subject.

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#31

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Yorumi

Like I said, we're all in the wrong, so nobody should be pointing fingers and being biased towards the other.

Every news reporter around here has every article about this topic like this: "LOOK! JAPAN DOES STUFF LIKE THIS! IT'S NOT LIKE OTHER FORMS OF MEDIA AROUND THE WORLD DOES IT!"

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#36

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Yorumi Excuse me as I delete my comment after you threw a cinder block of logic and actual sense in my face.

As I have said before, this is more of a "censorship against artists" and a "freedom of speech" argument at the end of the day. But the media constantly makes lies and claims that people do stuff like this because of their innocent hobbies and interests, rather than telling the truth and saying that they're just messed up in the head.

The west is not in the right either, so I have no clue why they're being so biased about the situation. Such as how women and teen girls are portrayed in comics, movies, tv, video games. And in terms of pedophilia, let's not forget about child pageants, which usually consist of little girls 5-12 in categories like SWIMWEAR of all things. Doesn't that make ANYONE uncomfortable?! Even the parents?! Not to mention that I have (been unfortunately told to) read certain novels where at some point, a young child have been molested or raped within the story.

I do have this article you can read, if you want: http://cbldf.org/2014/06/what-does-japans-new-child-porn-law-mean-for-manga-and-anime/

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#41

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@StaticWind People these days, convinced that they have to live in a picture perfect world get a bit too butthurt over minor things in Comics, Anime, Video Games, etc., I remember that the Graphic Novels "Bone" by Jeff Smith and Dragon Ball from Akira Toriyama, have been banned from libraries for odd reasons. Even the Comics Code Authority, which people hated for placing some restrictions on what you can and cannot do in comics being released to the public, are defending an artist's rights to their free speech and creativity. http://cbldf.org/

Funny how adults want their children to read books, but aim to ban each and every one. If "50 Shades of Gray" is okay to be on the shelves, why can't these?

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#42

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@DarkKirby This is mainly because the media often blames a person's interest (or says they have certain ones) for their illegal actions, rather than saying that people are just messed up in the head.

At the end of the day, this is a "freedom of speech" and "censorship against an artist's creativity" argument more than anything.

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#43

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@StaticWind Unfortunately, the media thinks everyone is an idiot who cannot tell the difference, and like to blame crimes on a person's interest, rather than the fact they are either under the influence of drugs, or actually have a mental problem.

Seriously, it's just fiction. Meanwhile, Child Pageants, which often has contestants of young girls from 5-12, and have categories of things like swimwear, have been rarely to never accused of oxersexualizing children.

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#46

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Romeo That's not what the media thinks, unfortunately and idiotically.

But seriously, people do get up in arms about it in terms of "freedom of speech" and such. Andrew Dobson, a comic artist, tends to discourage it, especially when it's unnecessary, and gets a ton of backlash for it alone.

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#47

Cresartist commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Romeo I'm saying in any media.

Comic Books, Video Games, Anime, Literature, etc.

Very minor "you can get over it in a matter of days" kind of restrictions, not utterly stupid ones. I do remember that Graphic Novel "Bone" by Jeff Smith was banned from public libraries because of the use of Drugs/Alcohol within it, which got facepalms from everyone.