What's the deal with Rule 34 material?

Reply Thu 27 Aug, 2020 05:20 pm
The focus of my post maximillius, was on the word 'woke'.

Reply Thu 27 Aug, 2020 07:19 pm
Sturgis wrote:

The focus of my post maximillius, was on the word 'woke'.

And so was the focus of my response, Sturgizzy.

1. The word "woke" is commonly understood as a criticism of the left. It is specifically addressing the tendency of the left to act superior to everyone when they complain about behavior (or songs, or jewelry or hairstyles) that most people consider to be normal and acceptable.

2. I understand why you wouldn't be particularly fond of the work.

3. I think everyone who read my use of the word "woke" understood perfectly well what I meant.

It is a perfectly good word.
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Reply Sat 14 Nov, 2020 01:27 am
JGoldman10 > "Rule 34" is an unofficial Internet rule that states, "If it exists there is porn of it." As a Christian I have no desire to make any kind of fantasy porn in any form. A handful of people I have interacted with have tried to sway me to do that over the years, even back when I was in art school...

Gee, you must be good, for people to try to influence you that way! I'm just saying, as a compliment. Smile

JGoldman10 > Why are there deviants out there who think they "need" to make porn out of any and/or every conceivable thing out there?

Because people (including you and me, sorry) are animals, and subject to biological urges? I have no interest in porn myself—if nothing else, I've never felt anything alluring about the idea of voyeurism—but it's hard to make judgments about what does or doesn't turn particular people on.

Each of us does what happens to make sense to us, but none of us really has a clue why we've turned out with our particular values or preferences. It's probably governed by brain structure—that's what modern real-time brain research seems to indicate. And why do our brains have more or less activity in certain of our brains's very specialized areas than other people do? Why do those areas exert more or less influence over what we think and feel? Perhaps we'll understand that, at some far future date—but for now, it's a mystery.

I think some of us are just luckier than others: We have positive values that induce us to be good, responsible, respectful, caring people. Other people don't have those values. But I think it's vain to try to take credit for them, or to judge others for not having them. Nature is obviously into diversity. Otherwise there'd be just one kind of bird, tree, flower... and person. Instead, we have great spectra of them.

We're all just doing the best we can with what we have, and we're all parts of the same system that produced us and keeps us alive at every moment. Maybe when—and if—these fundamental realizations finally go mainstream, we'll be able to be kinder, more accepting, and more supportive with each other—because telling each other how to be rarely works, and usually makes things worse.

Till then, IMHO, such judgments are just pointless finger-pointing (excuse the oxymoron) that, despite good intentions, usually comes off as little more than self-aggrandizement. Oh well, huh? Cheers!
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