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Here's a suggestion:

Stop treating sex and nudity as taboo or risqué and accept it as a normal and natural part of who we are as a species. Let's put away the old ideologies of shame and ignorance and progress ourselves by showing a level of maturity about these mundane and common facts. Society needs to stop acting like a adolescent (i.e. thinking with one's genitalia) regarding the subjects of nudity and sex. Clothes service a vital purpose in our lives -protection from the elements, our environment, breast shag, and the sight of obese and elderly body-types; economic growth and marketing; social statements; the discrete transport of weapons, explosives, and contraband; etc.- but the lack thereof should not be cause for alarm or disgust (in most cases). Maturity in dealing with these natural traits should be a hallmark of our sentient and cognitive existence. Reason drives us to advance beyond our current lackluster approach and reach a state where such trivial things no longer matter.

I double-dare you. :)
I made a dAforum post: Nudity and Sex: Deal with it! It was so good I had to make it into a deviation. Feel free to comment on both posts. I would have placed this deviation under the category of Satire but it just uses satire rather than being in a satirical format. So I chose Editorial, which is a more apt description.

EDIT:

Alright, since many have taken this the wrong way, I'll explain a few things here. Firstly, I decided to place this in the Satire category. It is more obvious to me now that such is a better place for this. Secondly, as you might have guessed from the category change, this is a Satirical work that is mean to draw attention to the errors in logic for those who are pro-censorship. And just to note, Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal was a major inspiration for this work.

And to make things even more clear:

1. Sarcasm. The references to elderly persons and the others was meant to be facetious.
2. Audience. If I were to aim this little diatribe at a particular group, I might would focus on those who are not mature, regardless of age. This is why I use the childish quip, "I double-dare you."
3. Intent. This was never meant to be take seriously. However, it was still designed to state a point.
4. Message. To clear away the debris and expose the meaning behind this, I tell you this: sex and nudity are just facts of life.
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SykaDalorian Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this.. it's ridicuous how people are so sensitive to such normal stuff.
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osyris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Welcome!
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FeminineTearsOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Excellent job. I think this gets the point across quite well. Nudity is just a part of life.
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NekomimiNoShonen Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I can't face sex with women or female nudity, even though I used to be able to. I don't consider myself immature for not liking the sight of it. As a teenager and when I was younger, I was completely fine with it. Now I have developed an outright fear of sex with women and female nudity. I am completely fine with seeing men, however. Would you say that I am one of the people you refer to in this piece?

Thank you!
- Mike
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osyris Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
If you can be mature about the discussion, then no.
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Sensuen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Hey seeing the skin is better than seeing the person's guts inside right?
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osyris Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
True. Though in the right circumstances, the interior of a human can be just has compelling... though not in a sexual way (at least for myself).
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rachaelkaye75 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I like this. Your thoughts on nudity and sex are correct (at least in my book). We were born nude and we were made for reproduction. Thats not to say that I don't have my own views on when sex is appropriate, but they are just that, MY views. I don't need to force them on anyone else and I don't want to either. I accept all human beings and sex and nudity don't change that.
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I appreciate that; and I agree with your own sentiments. Cheers! :beer:
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the-photographicpoet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hello,

You have been featured in the A,B,C's of Literature!

Please take a moment to view and :+fav: the article if you are in support and I would like to thank you for your stunning literature. I hope to read more of it.

Thank you
Sammie
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osyris Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Thanks for the feature; I do appreciate it. That piece has raised a lot of eye-brows and I am glad to see it remains potent. :)
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Wafflepunk Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
so true!
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hate1234 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
wow. so true.
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Sirius6211994 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
THANK YOU! i agree its just part of being human
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osyris Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Indeed. :D
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WarriorExodus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Here's your suggestion:

"Take one of the most emotional and powerful topics known to mankind and completely ignore it."

"Take a cultural dynamic that has fueled art for centuries and let it fall behind the gray veil of maturity, dulling and dying like all that made childhood a beautiful dream as we grow older."

"Treat a human being, baring all, as an object, merely object to be stared at unblinking, then left behind as we move on down the gallery."

You've made an excellent point.

Are you proud of yourself now?

You must be; not only did you write it, you posted your deviation here. Now you'll forgive me, but I always thought that a rant was written when something just ate at you and ate at you until you felt you had to lash out somehow!

Therefore, someone who could rein in their anger enough to not only to lash out via the delicate electronics of a computer system, to a group of like minded system users, but to truly hit the nail on the head with their issues was to be commended. You, however, want to preserve your little outburst, and that must mean you spent a lot of time on it.

Or does it? You state your point, your challenge, you back it up back it up with reason, respecting the other side of the arguement, but you back it up with reason quite literally, and then you state your challenge again. Poorly.

"I dare you"?! No, I'm sorry, "I double-dare you!" To do what? A moment ago you were saying that "such trivial things no longer matter" to those of us who "Reason drives" who "advance beyond our current lackluster." Maturity should indeed be a hallmark of our sentient and cognitive existence.

But is it a sign of maturity to speak of "breast shag," "the sight of obese and elderly-body types" or smuggling contraband? Society is the adolescent here, indeed.

Perhaps the level of maturity required of us is elevate these mundane and common facts to the level of art? Perhaps the old ideologies are not a source of shame and ignorance, but a way to progress ourselves? Let's stop treating the normal and natural part of who we are as a species and start treating the risque and taboo of sex.

Here's a suggestion:

Try finding it.

Try finding the risque and taboo of sex.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Exposed Skin, and lots of Violence; face it, we the Internet have gone a long way twoard unrepressing everything that used to make people sit up and pay attention. All in the name of your brand of free and loose speech.

And what's more, by simply lying about their age, small children are not merely exposed to this, they are hunting for it. Younger and younger are the corrupted youth, constantly scouring the net, searching for the next big thrill. This hunters instinct and energy might have once led them to discover the beauty of sex and the human body even in a chaste world, but when all is unveiled at the click of the button, all that wasted energy goes the next, the deeper and the darker taboo.

Some might say that what they are really looking for the innocence they have lost.

Others might say that this innocence was freely given, and that with the deeper mysteries of sex out of the way, the new generation will now seek out a deeper meaning to life. You, have no meaning. (not in this rant anyway.) But then there are those like me who seem to find some meaning in helping hopeless cases like you. Not deep meaning, mind you, but poking at you is a quiet meditation.

Now my advice with you is to do what people on this site are meant to do: "Deal with it" in ART.

I know you're a writer, but this is just SAD. You're dealing with the community, when the artist is an individual. The role of an artistic community is to react to art itself. If art involves a topic that people react to a certain way, then that reaction is likely to have been intended by the artist, or else that reaction is a necessary critique that the artist must come to terms with what their artistic style conveys.

What your artistic style conveys here is that you're nuturing a budding talent on a diet of cartoons and pieces of little personal risk and almost no long term commitment. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then your 169 words here is worth about an MSPaint oekaki of a stick figure guy reacting to a naked girl clip art with a narrator explaining how dumb he is. And hey, that's what your whole rant was anyway.

Only if it was a comic you wouldn't have been able to look nearly as intelligent and I wouldn't have wasted as much time on you as I did.

My only advice to you is to let something matter to you, then take your time with it. Writers are assumed deep. I, however, am a COMIC BOOK artist. A manga artist who doesn't speak japanese. Either I'm going to change the steriotype or you're going to learn to enforce it.
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osyris Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Sarcasm is ever so hard to convey through the written medium without exposing it for what it is.

Firstly, I must say you have taken all of what I said and run with it as a rogue wind does to a kite. You have taken my words to be a statement of truth and nothing more. Such will lead you to error when interpreting my work. If I had ever meant the words in their plan form, then certainly all of what you said would have value. However, you have missed several critical points:

1. Sarcasm. The references to elderly persons and the others was meant to be facetious.
2. Audience. If I were to aim this little diatribe at a particular group, I might would focus on those who are not mature, regardless of age. This is why I use the childish quip, "I double-dare you."
3. Intent. This was never meant to be take seriously. However, it was still designed to state a point.
4. Message. To clear away the debris and expose the meaning behind this, I tell you this: sex and nudity are just facts of life.

Now, your observations are most acute. Such banter sounds rather ludicrous and illogical; and it is. But again, you error in misinterpret the meaning behind my words. They are symbolic of the illogical deductions I often encounter on the subject; especially with the justification of censorship. Now, I must admit you are not the first to question my logic. Perhaps I am in error in not placing this in Satire. Perhaps I am in error for not explaining the meaning behind these words. But where is the point? If I cannot readily convince you that I am rather serious on the topic, then my wit has been for not. In this light, such objections are in fact testament to my efforts. As such, I should be happy that my goal was achieved. Still, the placement of this work into the category of Satire does sound more logical now after reviewing it and dwelling on the topic.

Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal I have to say was the primary inspiration to the format of this rant. His is a most bemusing and enjoyable read, and, I will admit, done in a way that put my work to shame. Now, to say that my work is less due to the nature of its presentation and/or format is rather belittling. And from what I have read, unless I am mistaken, such was the point of this rather long-winded rebuttal of yours. I think of myself no more for having posted this work than for having written it at all. I post and let the world have at it. Such is how these things work, I have come to find. Sorry to say I find it disheartening that you find it necessary to attack me. But how else can one challenge this work otherwise? So you are not to blame. A picture is worth no more than you give it merit; and the same goes for my words. Should an MSPaint oekaki be any less meaningful than the Mona Lisa based solely on its chosen medium? I say no. However, there is distinction when it comes to content.

As a write, should I find myself obligated to be "deep and profound"? No. But when I do attempt it, I do it as I see fit. And such will always lead to objections and the like. I am open to criticism and embrace what I can get from it. So where does that leave us? Well, there is the issue of humans as mere objects, but that was covered by another topic. "I know you're a writer, but this is just SAD." Pray tell, am I alloted some form of leniency for having this status? Sad? No. This is not sad. Could this have been written better? Yes. Could I have done more to prepare my audience for the truth behind the jabber? Yes. That being said, behold this one work among many. Do you hold it against me so much as to belittle me in addition to the work itself? Come now, we both are above such childish things. A "hopeless case", you say? My good sir, I am finding hard to hold my tongue but I do because I am in this to better myself. Do not think yourself any more than your fellow man.

Now, before I conclude this rebuttal, I would like to address how I am replying to you. In previous bouts between myself and those who have objected to this and other works, I find myself pushed towards defending myself and thus will respond in a manner that does not fit the original work being debated. I speak this way to make my point that I am more than one mere work of supposed flawed character. But others have tried to use it against me to say I am making up for ineptitudes exposed in the work at hand. I say to you this is not the case and I would hope you observant enough to see this. I rarely speak in such a manner unless it is needed; and as you might have concluded, I feel such is needed. Let us not go down the road of belittling each other but keep to the course of deciphering my work and, if needed, changing it for the better.

If I am to conserve my words for the longterm, then I am choking my freedom of expression. Should I step on others toes, I will not loose sleep. I am still setting the course for my life and as such, admittedly, have few truly longterm goals. But poetry and fiction writing are certainly areas to be noted. Still, I find that my voice should be heard in other areas as well. If I taking nothing more than the understanding that I must rethink how I present my works, then I will consider our conversation a smashing success. But I have take much more from this and humbly thank you for the observations you have given me. I am not perfect and strive for the betterment of myself and my work. This, however, does not mean I will change my ways as the wind blows. Sometimes it is better to leave works as they are as reminders of the past that will give guidance to the future.

Think of me as you will, for I cannot stop you. I only request you think of me as the whole, both from all the works I have presented and from the words I voice in other areas of this site. Until then, my good sir, I say ado.

*osyris
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WarriorExodus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
When someone someone writes a large block of text, it is an invitation to read.

When someone writes a large block text in a transient place like an internet forum, it is an invitation to read and give whatever significance we so choose to the text.

For soon the text itself will be gone and only we will remain, only our reactions a testament to its very existence.

Futhermore, since forums are often divided into groups, if we read the text of a post that was not written in our time, not written to our particular group, we feel no need to give it any personal significance and quietly let it pass on to those it was intended for.

But when someone presents a work of art in the public square, in a lasting form, it becomes a monument, a benchmark, an eyesore. Such landmarks are not to be made only for those who are available at the groundbreaking, but are created for future generations who have only to look up and see it, each to have their own feelings.

If you believe that only the immature and perverted have feelings about sexuality and nudity, then much is called into question.

The human body is the human topic of interest and identification; we do not define our humanity merely in our flesh yet if the artist must express a subject in human terms, is not a human form required? Cover it up as you will, this topic is much bigger than you or my petty squabbling with you.

I won't discredit you by referring to other pieces you have written; indeed, if you had intended to include them as part of this overall piece, you would at the very least provided a link to a sample of them.

Instead, I shall view this piece for what it is: the only written work of satire in your entire gallery, and a deviantion likely to far outlive the original forum posts.

It will never escape its essential nature as a forum post, and so its comments are essential to it. Indeed, anyone who has read through the past comments cannot miss your sarcasm, but such coating will not weather the ravages of time ravages any more than ordinary sugar.

Even now our layers upon layers of inscription are being worn away by the forces of boredom and indifference until only the general form is left in the mind of the reader. This is why I chose manga, for its clean lines and clearer pictures. Cartoons are looked down upon because their message can be established in the mind as swiftly as fleeting thought. The work may be belabored, but the pieces are never laborious to run through. But it is not my intention to convince you of the merits of my medium, only to further you're understanding of your own.

This commentary we've been writing, it is not merely scaps of complaint placed in the complaint box under the painting in the metaphor of an art gallery. You might be forgiven for thinking this, since writing is so common a form of communication. Rather this has all been giving your art a fresh coat of paint, a new angle of argument, a life and liberty of written opinion that is impossible for the more stagnant prose.

Your original piece was so unformed and incomplete, that the reader is prompted to look at just how other people have responded. There they see the vehemency of your supporters, the eloquence of your opposition, and come to a more complete and credible view of the argument. Dead authors have attempted this by much quoting of authority and citing of sources, but no opinion poll ever held the truth of seeing each written response with our own eyes.

You are both a writer and an invited reader and I sense much talent and satire within you. You know this, but it is my grave duty to inform you of what you do not know: that the only form of leniency afforded to those given status as a writer is that they are not viewed as mere self indulgents engaged in mindless drivel.

You do not take yourself seriously, and no amount of believing in you will change that. You will, however, take this topic seriously! You will taken art seriously, you will take human beings seriously, and you will take their emotions seriously.

And one day, when you are older, you will take to heart the fact that the simple, unchallenged facts of life suck the life right out in fact. If not the life of you, than the life of your art. I stand on the side of art, beside the depths of the internet and all its supposed depravity. Remove the artistic grounds from under me and I might well fall into that depravity, by reputation dashed on the dirt and filth below. But if you attack me as you attack all other perverts, who will take from me the art I lift from the depths and bring it to the light which you so easily sit beside?

I would not write this much merely to attack you, unprovoked as I am. This is a piece unto itself, a piece that I hoped might make yours more whole. In the medium of the shoutbox war, I believe you still have the ability to perfect this piece and it shall be my great honor to have played a part in such a noble undertaking.

You did a very fine job of biting back your anger in the first post. Now, to write good satire, a monument and not an eyesore, I am setting you loose on the critic who is really, literally ASKING FOR IT...
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osyris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
We both talk too much and speak so little. So let us end these long diatribes that speak nothing more than to our egos.

I have much to learn and this version is but a stepping stone. I was speaking to a specific audience that I failed to clarify and addressed them in a way that was demeaning. Certainly there are better satirical constructs to this topic which are more enlightened and constructive. But this was written "spur-of-the-moment" and not meant to weather the ages. It is here for others to read and bring their own opinion to bare. I shall work to better such offerings of opinion, though I am unsure if this work will be revised. Perhaps a new work is needed to speak on the topic? Another time if so. And I shall look forward to more such discussions like this. I know more about who I am as a writer now than then and your words have done nothing but help in that endeavor. To that end, I give my thanks.
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WarriorExodus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
You're welcome
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Emo-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I completely agree, we are far too uptight about things like this. :)
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osyris Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Indeed. Silly humans.
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Verdokai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
We are dealing with it, each in our own way, and hopefully with great respect towards other's ways of dealing, and their opinions on the matter.

The important part is to respect.

That's why, for example, nudity is mature content and sex is banned from the site. Respect.
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osyris Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
There is a common level that must be reached in order for any society, or in this case community, to function properly. The purpose of this is not to say we should, as a online community, open allow pornographic content, but rather that when the subject are brought up, an expected amount of maturity is given. Since nudity is still a touchy subject, in spite of its growing acceptance, one must come to the table of discussion with an open mind and a perspective of the human body that is not childish or ignorant. When the topic of sex is brought up, the level of expectation should be no less. As I have concluded through other conversations, due to pornography's fundamental difference in purpose, it is not conducive to community that deviantART is focused around. Therefore, in a more apt community atmosphere, where the topics of nudity and sex were not so taboo, pornographic content would still not be allowed.

Beyond all this, my statement was never meant to be pro-deviantART porno; it was meant to raise awareness of how a large part of the community acts in respect to these subject and how such needs to be changed for the better.
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Verdokai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
I didn't say that you said it. I said what it made me think of, this text of yours. Something in how it is written is a bit too condemning to me, like it doesn't promote acceptance and maturity around the subject as much as it condemns the ones who dislikes it and would like to see less of it. That tone in what you wrote is what I reacted to.
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osyris Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Behold satire at its finest. (A bias statement referring to my deviation, not my response...) It is wholly not acceptable to accept everything; this goes for how one acts. There are standards to be had and met and kept. My harsh tone is deliberate in that I am taking the standpoint of a parental figure who has seen their grown child, who should know better by now, still holding on to outdated ideologies and acting childish when matter of interest are discussed. Here I refer more specifically to the adolescent, at least in mind. And it is the mindset of most in this mental range where peer pressure and a desire for acceptance are the driving forces in their lives. As such, I capitalize on this by exploiting their worst fears, being belittled and shown to be in error. But in stead of ending this harsh reality check with more condemnation, I give a challenge. Again, the mental maturity, or lack thereof, of my intended audience should best reach to challenges that require the person to step things up. In this way, they adhere to message subconsciously, thus avoiding any protest from the conscious. In the body of the text itself, illuminations and humor are weaved in to give the reader a sense of enjoyment in an otherwise forthright statement.

The short of it is those who are ashamed of their bodies and of the idea of reproduction or the act of reproduction as a recreational activity are holding onto solely undated and ignorant ideologies and in order to make progress, a hard line must be drawn.
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Verdokai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
I can understand your goal with it, and in essentiality I agree with you - I think that people are too uptight about nudity and, partially, sex, although by writing a text that, for your intended audience, would seem condemning and challenging (and NOT challenging in a good way, but in a rather mocking way), I don't think that you're on the right track. At all.

If you wanted to write satire at its finest, then why didn't you write satire at its finest? Satire at its finest challenges in a better way, and doesn't try to piss off rather than raise awareness. It's for a good cause, but the method could have been chosen more wisely.
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osyris Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
I could argue that my intended audience would be pissed no matter what I wrote.

And if I get bored, I shall surely take a more apt crack at this.

But the biggest point I forgot the mention, and thus is my bad, this is also styled as a rant. ;)
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mrcool256 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
This is great; thank you for writing it; I greatly enjoyed the message of this.
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osyris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
Thank you. I just wish more people would think this way and put it into practice. Oh well, I've done my part and hopefully so have you. ;)
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geekiest Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Thank you!!!!! for saying it.
I introduced a friends gallery on the forums with a warning about the nudity (nothing extreme) and a girl replied 'No way am I clicking on that link'
Well who asked ya! Why do you think I put the warning there and what do you think the reason for Deviant Art is when there are other fantasy galleries? Not that I consider nudity deviant to begin with.
What is the deal???
Classical painting had nudity in the 14th and 15th century? It's crazy!
Thanks for the opportunity to rant =)
Right on!!
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osyris Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
It's just so childish. (And some wonder why I put the dare at the end...) Thanks for the :+fav:, too!
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TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i blame religion *coughxtiancough* for making nudity a sin or something to be ashamed of
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osyris Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
The people's of the book have always had a negative view towards nudity but such also comes up in other cultures and religions. Beyond their practical value, there was a social "need" for clothing long before the first people of the book were founded. I think a byproduct of self-awareness and the ego is the shame of the realization that though we have ascended past our fellow animals, we're still animals. Such drives us to distance ourselves from them; and one way to do so is through clothing.
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nagimahearts13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007   Writer
you make a great point, i like it. finally someone with sense.
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osyris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
I know, scary, huh? Logic in dA! :faint:

Thanks for the :+fav:!
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nagimahearts13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007   Writer
ha! yeah, i guess. wanna be friends? you seem smarter then some dumbasses i noe.
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osyris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Sure, why not. :)
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nagimahearts13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007   Writer
thanks, for ALL the adds and for being my friend.
*hug, poke*
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VeraPeneda Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... That was just AWSOME! I love the way you expressed yourself. It was just... so.... I dunno... Straight to the point... if you know what I mean...

Anyhow... This is just great for me, since if someone starts throwing something at me because of their own taboo, I'll throw them right into this statement of urs... (which is also good for you I guess...) ^^

Way to go...
+ Fav right a way.
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osyris Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Thank you. :)
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VeraPeneda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome ^^
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San-Tropez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Maturity in dealing with these natural traits should be a hallmark of our sentient and cognitive existence.

Then shouldn't you be able to deal with those who are overweight or elderly without clothes? Shit happens.
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osyris Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
I can...

I am appealing to my audience by making a "compromise" in order to expand the receptive potential of my message. Also it adds to the satirical humor of the editorial. It also reinforces that I am not endorsing Nudism (though I am also not condemning it either).
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
woagh, the text started moving when i moused over it

when did they start doing this
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Umm, scratch what I just said. I don't know when they enabled that feature but it rocks! I would assume within the last 24hrs, since I didn't notice it yesterday.
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I cannot reproduce this "feature" so I think that is a browser error. However, if your browser settings are set in a certain fashion, highlighting a link can also cause this.
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CloneWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it does have an element of satire to it, and that works really well in the point you are trying to get across. I wouldn't mind seeing this posted in a few newspapers.
I agree totally! It seems so stupid that some people see the exposure of skin as some kind of shameful act.

Heck, in writing, I enjoy the tasteful depictions of nudity, sex, and such. It can put across and feelings and emotions that otherwise perhaps couldn't be.
The same is sometimes true in art. I mean, look at one of my more recent pics in my gallery.

I'm backing you all the way. :D
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Thanks. :highfive:
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taho Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Since you're referring to DA's general view of nudity and sex, here're my two cents. I agree but under certain conditions. The deviation should not be so bold as to show the act itself unless in artful suggestion. That is way too blunt and in many aspects just plain crude and not artistic at all.
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