Sorry, no Discord. What time zone are you in? If you want, we could meet up in the chatroom to the right at specific times and discuss stuff there. We should definitely choose a beat, and do you have any ideas for how many lines we should have? Do you have a preference for going first or second?
I have respect for you and I would reccomend finding a place where more compassion and advice could be had, I am saying this to try to benefit you. This place is rarely filled with people now who will give any legitimate advice. Try to join some servers based on your interest and you might find friends who will be able to help you. People are only here to make jokes and fuck about, so yeah I am concerned for your health and being here doesnt exactly help it imo. Bes of luck.
Let me say, the Porn industry is evil, that's without a doubt. PornHub is not "wholesome"
However, Porn itself is not evil. Being horny and sexualisation is a natural feeling that needs to be more normalised and accepted. People who do sexual things for a living (porn stars, e-girls) are not losers of life, they are enjoying what they are doing, are proud of their bodies and how they look and overall normalise it. The amount of porn stars who suffer through depression and commit suicide and go silenced is horrific and I am sure the way to go about it is to not fight pornography but fight the evil side of pornography. The people who abuse people like that, make fun of them, leak private information, threaten them withh blackmail (real examples), call them words to dehumanize them. These people are as much of a problem than the evil side of pornography itself. You can like pornography and fulfil your sexual desires without it being harmful to yourself
Firstly, let me say, thank you for your perspective. And for not immediately writing me off as a sex-negative prude for my opinion.
I must say, I can definitely see where you are coming from, but I will try my best to express why I don't completely agree with what you are saying.
I never said that people who work in the industry are losers. They can do whatever they want, even though I do not completely agree with it. Al contrario, they are all people who deserve the best, just like any other person. But when they reduce themselves to objects and promote themselves to take advantage of other people's addiction (seriously- what is up with that? I've seen so many porn companies go after people in recovery for porn addiction. That would be like alcohol companies going after alcoholics, and yet they are somehow allowed to do this. They don't care about their consumers.), I can't help but feel that they are just helping the problem of the exploitation in the industry. When you say to fight the bad side of the industry rather than the concept of porn itself, I get that. But I don't know if that's even possible at this point. The industry has gotten to such a point of horribleness and degeneracy that I don't know if we can ever go back to the good ol' days, when you just had one magazine, and it was a private matter, and kids as young as 11 weren't being exposed to this (porn companies should have more restrictions.), and people weren't getting porn induced erectile dysfunction. To me, porn is no different than a drug. It is entirely addictive, and meets the basic criteria for an addictive drug:
It stimulates the reward pathway. Our brains are hardwired to want to have sex, but they aren't used to being able to see so many naked women right before our eyes. That's why it's such a big thing: porn takes advantage of our oldest desires to want to have sex. It makes our brain think we're doing it, when we really aren't. And the sad part is, is that most people are exposed to this at a young age, and that's hard to break away from when you're raised with it. Sexuality is natural. Porn isn't. Porn isn't even sex, it's people contorting their bodies into all sorts of uncomfortable positions for their audience. Imagine if you had to go through this. You wouldn't be having fun then. Porn will always do this, even if there wasn't this evil part of the industry, which is why I think it'll always be bad. Sometimes it's not even the sight of naked women, it's the novelty of it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU
Tolerance. This is the main reason why porn has turned into such a horrible entity, where child porn and rapes are put onto sites, because abusive drugs like this only cause the user to want more and more. For me (and many others), when I started watching it, it was very mild stuff, but soon enough, that couldn't get me off and I needed something harder in genre, just like with other drugs. This can lead to people developing unhealthy fetishes that they shouldn't have, people being confused about their sexuality, and more and more degenerate content overall being created. It's a horrible process that is leading people to justify illegal content being put onto websites, and women being abused time and time again. This is the main problem with it all, and yet everyone's too addicted to do anything about it. It's the reason why people defend their precious material so much.
And finally, withdrawal. Like with any other addictive drug, if you try and quit it, you'll get cravings to use it again. This especially happens if you're exposed to it as a teen or younger, and unfortunately, this is what happens to so many people without them knowing it, since they never try to quit it since it's so normalized. Most people can't even go three months without it, which is why it's such a giant industry as well. Because you cannot escape it if it is literally everywhere around you, the media in general is way too oversexualized, and this just contributes even further to that. Imagine if you were a cocaine addict, but you had it in your pocket at all times and everyone was using it and encouraging you to do it as well. That's what porn addiction is like, and why so many fall, even if they truly want to quit in their hearts. It's everywhere and seemingly unstoppable.
This is why I think porn is always going to be bad. Doesn't matter if we get rid of the evil side of it, there will still be people doomed to waste countless hours on it because it's essentially a new drug that society glorifies and gets high on regularly. Porn isn't exclusive in who it affects: it affects the performers by making them do such horrible acts for other's pleasure, and it affects the user by changing their brain chemistry until they are left with preferring pixels on a screen to an actual, real and breathing woman.
Hey there! ¡Buenos días! So great to see you, I've always thought you were super cool, and now we get to duke it out? ¡Qué fenomenal! Anyways, I like kind of mellower, nicer sounding beats, if that's possible. If not, then you just pick what sounds nice to you, man! :) I would like to go first this time around, si está bien. 8x8x8x8 is perfectly fine! This battle is going to be hype, I can already tell! Best of luck to you too! I'll start writing write away (get it?)! When I'm done you can make the blog post and I'll send you the lines. Cheers! Bye now!
Joshuakrasinski wrote: isn't it just called paint?
No, you're thinking of MS Paint. Look up a program called Paint.net. That's what I use because it actually has transparency and a lot of the tools I think you would need to make something decent looking. https://www.getpaint.net/
Maybe I could make one every now and then, but again, we'll have to see. I recently finished editing a video for a week and I want to work more on my video game. I'm not exactly the guy with the most free time in the world. Is there something preventing you from making your own?
Hello Toxic, I'm making title cards for the Fifth Official Wiki Rap Tournament, which you are participating in. For your title card, what would you like as a character to represent you and as the background?