I'm a newfag so I'm sorry if this kind of thread has been repeated a million times over.
To be honest, this is a first for me making a thread on a forum. Anywhere. Ever.
So this is a bit strange for me, and I'm kind of fearing the feedback (if any..)
Usually, for myself, when I face something in life that embarrasses or upsets me, I run to others for reassurance so that it's okay. So... in a sense, I guess that's what I'm doing here. But I'd also like to hear other people's opinions.
Since I am so often buzzing around this pit of hell aka SANKAKU, or 4chan - (in fact, almost all of the internet is a bad place now) I guess I've almost lost touch as to what's accepted in the real world... ah, that's not a good sign, is it.
So here's the issue.
I am a visual arts class, so we have a copyright & portfolio development course, one that's a really high quality course and our prof is really knowledgeable.
Now let me just get this out there, I am female, and I'm kind of timid and shy, but behind the surface I'm probably a huge pervert.
We were assigned to write an artist statement, in which case I mentioned a series (2D drawings btw, not real-life girls) I would like to continue with someday, one that involves a young girl (particularly 13) and an older man (late 20s). So, I went on mentioning that the young girl is extremely mature for her age(in mind, not body), so there is some sexual tension between the two. And to be honest, I find these sort of relationships fascinating especially in literature, whether it be manga or whatever -- actually, I was hoping to reflect upon "Lolita" somehow (I mean the Russian novel). Though honestly, I have never read it, but I heard that even though it's controversial, it's classic literature (not that I'd like to achieve classic lit status, but at least do something both racy and fairly accepted in society...?).
Uh anyway, though I did get an 80 on the assignment, she came to me afterward and pretty much just said to me, "...SO, THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, HUH? :|"
Ah, oh, so intimidating... after that moment I realized, 'right, er, sexual loli isn't really too ACCEPTED in our society... other than otaku society...'.
So I guess she saw the loli idea as more of a pornographic idea than an artistic idea, and told me "it's fine if it's drawn from your head".
Like wut, you really think a 19 year old girl is going to go steal a 13 year old child for nude poses? Oh just wait, I'll be on Sankaku's front page someday for fucked up news.
But so seriously, fff, I wasn't even planning on drawing porn in the first place.
Then she told me she mentioned it to all the other profs in the art faculty; asked if it would be acceptable or not, etc etc etc...
So now the whole art faculty thinks I'm a pervert. ok.
Whether you like loli or not, (and this is all 2D loli I'm talking about) what's your take on it...?
I don't think it's wrong. :x At all. I don't really like the full out loli-porn like I like loli-ecchi, but, still, I think it's artistic, cute, playful, and really nice to look at.
I mean, (from by my experiences/art policies from this particular class) you could have a girl in leather/s&m gear/very sexual looking, and it can still be considered art. But the moment you put up a picture of a little girl in the bathtub it's considered child porn.
Where exactly is this damn line drawn? Cos... I just don't see it. :/