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Recently I have gotten a multitude of notes from various deviants asking my opinion on a certain topic, and this is:

"What is your opinion, thoughts on the #FreeTheAuthor movement?"


Now let me first say that :iconemma-rosse: is a dear friend of mine. She is a great author, and believes that what she is doing is the right thing. You have to admire her hard work and passion put into this effort. 

That being said, I have mixed feelings about this movement. 

I want to start off with the obvious:

DA rules do say:

"DeviantART strictly prohibits the submission of materials classified as pornographic or obscene. There is no exception to this prohibition.
Certain content may be deemed obscene by the administration and as such the staff reserves the right to remove such content immediately upon discovery. The administration reserves the sole right to review and classify questionable material as obscene or not obscene."


When you agree to the "Terms of Service" and "Etiquette Policy" when you join, you agree to the fact that your work may be deemed inappropriate and taken down. 

This is especially true is the subject of the fanfiction is UNDERAGE


United States laws explicitly say that sexual content/acts with those under the age of 18 is prohibited. DA has reasonably deemed that rule to also apply to fictional content, including fictional characters and reader inserts. 

If you post a lemon or sexual explicit piece with an underage character, DA has complete and total right to take it down. I agree when I say you should not be posting that, ESPECIALLY if you are under 18 years of age. 

Now, regarding fiction with characters who are not underage: back to what I said about the DA Etiquette Policy, DA reserves the right to deem your work obscene or sexually explicit, and take it down. You agreed to that fact when you clicked the box that says: "I agree to the Terms of Service and Etiquette Policy" at the bottom of the signup page.

DA also defines what is explicit and what is not, any genitalia engaging in sexual acts is defined to be obscene, whereas simple nudity is not. Correct me if I am wrong, but I have yet to see a literary piece banned or taken down for simply expressing the idea of nudity. So that is at least level on both fields. Meaning DA allows nudity in written works as well as pictures, as long as there are no sexual acts involved. As much I dislike the idea of barely clothed models posing provocatively for the camera, it isn't prohibited and is in fact, an artistic form. 

I think that's one of Emma's points is that material such as that described above is allowed while actual sexual literature is not. Which honestly boggles my mind a bit, and confuses me. Actual explicit and pornographic material is banned, which is exactly WHAT Lemons are. Pictures of models, as long as they are not engaging in sexual activity, does not fall under that description. Though I agree that some of it should be, I want to make clear that for the most part: These two things are not one and the same.

Once again, I do not support deviations that involve models in provocative and suggestive wear/positions, in fact I do not appreciate finding them on the front page often, I do not enjoy seeing that. HOWEVER they comply with guidelines of the site, whereas Lemons do not. That is my current understanding, and a position I do not argue with. 


And YES, I believe that such pieces deserve a mature content warning, and any piece, literary or not, that depicts sexual situations in explicit detail, deserves a STRICT warning. 

So in total, what Emma is doing, as justified as it might be, is probably misinformed. I support the fact that she is raising awareness of the suggestive/provocative content with no mature content labels, but the fact that she is trying to get Lemons accepted by DA is not an idea that I support for reasons mentioned throughout this journal. 

If you feel as if I am missing anything, would like to suggest anything to add to this journal, please comment below. Thoughts and feedback is also appreciated. 

Thank you for your time

Zeph


Oh and also: The deviation/article/piece/movement in question



Dear deviantART: Free The Author
In a world as colorful, diverse, unique and beautiful as it is today, I’ve learned through my 10 months on this website that many people enjoy expressing themselves in many different ways when it comes to art.
Whether it be through romance, nature, darkness, light or everything else there is to express with, it becomes even more interesting when I see the people express themselves with so many different mediums.
Myself? I enjoy expressing my artistic abilities through many mediums: Digital art, poetry, but most avidly, the xReader fandoms. Avengers, Sherlock, Free!, Shingeki no Kyojin and many, many others.
99% of my stories are romantic. I love to write romance, though I usually don’t take it much further than a little something like a sweet little kiss, the beginning of a new relationship, a baby being born, or occasionally, the odd sexual innuendo. Once, I tried writing a lemon. However it didn’t work out very well, and I decided to remove it for personal reasons.
Hey guys, my new Laptop is here, updates will (hopefully) resume shortly.
Thanks for your patience!
-zeph
So some of you may have noticed that I've been rather inactive here for the past week.
Well that's due to the fact that my old laptop fried and my new one hasn't arrived yet.
So in the meantime that means no updates, no or little responses, and generally not a lot of activity on my part.
So if you are disappointed that i have not responded, please understand I'm trying my best to catch up with what little time I have.
As for college news, everything is going very well. I just finished my second weeks of classes, and enjoying all of them. The campus is lovely and I've already made quite a few friends.
I'll make sure to give you guys another journal when i get my new laptop, okay?
Mwuah~~:heart:

-zeph
So I start college tomorrow.
This means updates are going to be much less frequent, I am not going to respond as quickly to messages, and will probably not be on everyday.
I'm nervous, but...

-sigh-
//forgive Zeph for being a major sap and suddenly getting very mushy

I just...want to thank everyone.
every comment, every favorite, every little note saying "Hi, I love your work! :D" means just sooooo much to me, i can;t even begin to convey it.
When I started here, I was just on to keep track of my favorite artists. I never imagined that in less than 3 years, I'd have more than 2000 watchers, over 150, 000 page views, and soooooo many friends as I do now.

I've been through some pretty tough places, and you guys have always been so supportive and helpful. I wish I could hug every one of you individually, but a thank you will have to suffice.

So as I enter into a new part of my life, I know I'll have people who support me and will catch me when I stumble.

I'm excited and terrified and honestly a little amazed I managed to make it this far.

This is probably the last journal Im going to make for a while, so i'll leave you with some words I found written by my past self the other day

-ahem-

Hey friend
things may be great right now, you may not be feeling on top of the world...
but
things get better.
It may take some time, you will have to be patient, but it's worth it. Because feeling happy and loved and full of joy is the best feeling in the world 
so hang in there
promise me
C:
EDIT 8-25
Hi guys!
So seeing as I didn't get as many entries as I wanted, I am extending the contest. I will announce the end date soon, I need to look at my school schedule. For now it will most likely be in october, that sound good to everyone?
ALSO
Now that i have a bit more money, I will handing out bigger prizes. 200 points will go to the first prize winner of each category and 100 to the runner up. If I get more entries than expected, then I may throw in a premium membership as well!
Please please please enter you guys, I'm bending over backwards for you guys here and I would really like something in return. ^^;
Don;t forget to link your pieces to this journal!

Good luck to everyone!

EDIT 7-12
Okay guys, I have an official end date for the contest!
The end date shall be August 25th, Noon East coast time.
That gives me a day and half to decide who won and distribute the points. 
ALSO AND REALLY IMPORTANT; PLEASE REMEMBER TO LINK YOUR CONTEST ENTRIES TO THIS JOURNAL OR THEY WILL NOT BE COUNTED, UNDERSTOOD?

EDIT 5-26
So the prizes have been announced. 100 points to the first prize winner of each category, 50 to the runner up.
I only have one official entry thus far guys! If I dont get more soon, I may consider not doing the contest.


EDIT:
added the theme, thanks for reminding me you guys.


Okay, now that my AP Tests are finished, and I'm officially out of school, AND I'm close to hitting my 2000th watcher, I think it's about time to have a contest!

:iconletter-cplz::iconletter-oplz::iconletter-nplz::iconletter-tplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-splz::iconletter-tplz:

The theme: fanart


Okay, so this will be a writing AND art contest, meaning there will be FOUR separate winners.
I'm still figuring out prizes, but I'm going to see if I can spend a little bit of money on points.


Le Rules:

MAIN RULE:
must be a drawn or written fan art of one if my existing series, requests, or one shots. You get to choose which one. :>
1)You may enter ONCE in both categories
2)Must be pg-13, meaning no lemons, explicit content, etc. (Unless you get explicit permission from me first)
3)All entries are due at the deadline (That will soon be announced)
4)No whining
5)No plagiarizing
6)if you are caught breaking any of the above rules, you will be removed from the contest
7)You may submit an already existing piece. 
If I think of any more rules, then this journal will be edited and updated



Art Entries~:heart:
idkilikereadingtho.deviantart.…
iloveslushiez.deviantart.com/a…


Written Entries~:heart: 
mazzafeme147.deviantart.com/ar…


There will be two winners for each category, 1st place and runner up for each.
The deadline will be announced within the next week


Have fun!
Mwuah~:heart:

Journal History

Recently I have gotten a multitude of notes from various deviants asking my opinion on a certain topic, and this is:

"What is your opinion, thoughts on the #FreeTheAuthor movement?"


Now let me first say that :iconemma-rosse: is a dear friend of mine. She is a great author, and believes that what she is doing is the right thing. You have to admire her hard work and passion put into this effort. 

That being said, I have mixed feelings about this movement. 

I want to start off with the obvious:

DA rules do say:

"DeviantART strictly prohibits the submission of materials classified as pornographic or obscene. There is no exception to this prohibition.
Certain content may be deemed obscene by the administration and as such the staff reserves the right to remove such content immediately upon discovery. The administration reserves the sole right to review and classify questionable material as obscene or not obscene."


When you agree to the "Terms of Service" and "Etiquette Policy" when you join, you agree to the fact that your work may be deemed inappropriate and taken down. 

This is especially true is the subject of the fanfiction is UNDERAGE


United States laws explicitly say that sexual content/acts with those under the age of 18 is prohibited. DA has reasonably deemed that rule to also apply to fictional content, including fictional characters and reader inserts. 

If you post a lemon or sexual explicit piece with an underage character, DA has complete and total right to take it down. I agree when I say you should not be posting that, ESPECIALLY if you are under 18 years of age. 

Now, regarding fiction with characters who are not underage: back to what I said about the DA Etiquette Policy, DA reserves the right to deem your work obscene or sexually explicit, and take it down. You agreed to that fact when you clicked the box that says: "I agree to the Terms of Service and Etiquette Policy" at the bottom of the signup page.

DA also defines what is explicit and what is not, any genitalia engaging in sexual acts is defined to be obscene, whereas simple nudity is not. Correct me if I am wrong, but I have yet to see a literary piece banned or taken down for simply expressing the idea of nudity. So that is at least level on both fields. Meaning DA allows nudity in written works as well as pictures, as long as there are no sexual acts involved. As much I dislike the idea of barely clothed models posing provocatively for the camera, it isn't prohibited and is in fact, an artistic form. 

I think that's one of Emma's points is that material such as that described above is allowed while actual sexual literature is not. Which honestly boggles my mind a bit, and confuses me. Actual explicit and pornographic material is banned, which is exactly WHAT Lemons are. Pictures of models, as long as they are not engaging in sexual activity, does not fall under that description. Though I agree that some of it should be, I want to make clear that for the most part: These two things are not one and the same.

Once again, I do not support deviations that involve models in provocative and suggestive wear/positions, in fact I do not appreciate finding them on the front page often, I do not enjoy seeing that. HOWEVER they comply with guidelines of the site, whereas Lemons do not. That is my current understanding, and a position I do not argue with. 


And YES, I believe that such pieces deserve a mature content warning, and any piece, literary or not, that depicts sexual situations in explicit detail, deserves a STRICT warning. 

So in total, what Emma is doing, as justified as it might be, is probably misinformed. I support the fact that she is raising awareness of the suggestive/provocative content with no mature content labels, but the fact that she is trying to get Lemons accepted by DA is not an idea that I support for reasons mentioned throughout this journal. 

If you feel as if I am missing anything, would like to suggest anything to add to this journal, please comment below. Thoughts and feedback is also appreciated. 

Thank you for your time

Zeph


Oh and also: The deviation/article/piece/movement in question



Dear deviantART: Free The Author
In a world as colorful, diverse, unique and beautiful as it is today, I’ve learned through my 10 months on this website that many people enjoy expressing themselves in many different ways when it comes to art.
Whether it be through romance, nature, darkness, light or everything else there is to express with, it becomes even more interesting when I see the people express themselves with so many different mediums.
Myself? I enjoy expressing my artistic abilities through many mediums: Digital art, poetry, but most avidly, the xReader fandoms. Avengers, Sherlock, Free!, Shingeki no Kyojin and many, many others.
99% of my stories are romantic. I love to write romance, though I usually don’t take it much further than a little something like a sweet little kiss, the beginning of a new relationship, a baby being born, or occasionally, the odd sexual innuendo. Once, I tried writing a lemon. However it didn’t work out very well, and I decided to remove it for personal reasons.

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Zephyros22
Emma .C
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
Hi there!

My name is Zephyros22, Emma to my friends. I am a hobbyist writer and artist, and plan on studying Fine Arts or Studio Art in Fall 2014
My interests include:
-Shingeki no kyojin
-Hetalia
-Various Anime
(My favorites are Sailor Moon, Nabari no ou, Revolutionary girl Utena, Tsubasa Resevior chronicles, and others)
(Message me and see if I have watched one of your favorites!)
-Marvel
-Star Wars
-Avatar the last Airbender and LOK
-Other stuff that I can't remember right now. ;P

I love comments, favorites, feedback of any kind. I love making new friends and chatting (When I have time)

If you are looking for a particular series, I tend to sort them into folders, your best chance of finding the complete series is by looking in said folder in my gallery~!
If you don't find a certain chapter, please comment on that folder and I'll address it ASAP

I tend to accept requests ten at a time on a monthly basis. Message me to find out when the next opening is! (They fill up fairly quickly~!)

I'm usually open to art trades, which can be drawing or writing. But I do not do anything NSFW and I'm pretty hesitant about writing OCs.

AT THIS TIME I DO NOT ACCEPT REQUESTS

ART TRADES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL ONE STEP FORWARD AND OBLIVION ARE FINISHED

Fanart!
ziqingt.deviantart.com/art/Lev…
razedbywolves1.deviantart.com/…
heophtia.deviantart.com/art/Ri…
zoex0712.deviantart.com/art/Le…
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