a pleasant surprise
I want you to know that I enjoyed your video and I am not just paying you lip service, and as I praised your earlier in this thread, the video is really well done and telling of your talents; to cover a complex subject and difficult genre and produce a riveting and award winning video.
With all due respect, the explanation of your video above sets us up to shift the conversation built upon fallacies. I feel I must again reiterate; I do not intend for this conversation to hijacked in defense of art, freedom of expression, or in defence of your hard work. I also did not intend to single out your video, but it was the first one in 12 years I have seen on this site that compelled me to submit this post.
This website has nurtured a community over the many years and has churned out brilliant masterpieces; introduced us to animes and music we didn't know existed and it was built upon that mission statement above. When the mission statement mentions everyone
that means a general audience. If we can pull a comparison, movie trailers follow a similar format, where the subject matter may or may not be age appropriate for all ages, the trailer is reviewed and deemed acceptable for the general public. This is my recommendation for marquee videos.
I did notice your care in covering most details but the sensuality is too extreme and borders on erotic, but I sincerely I hope you can also understand and appreciate my reasoning. Schools usually teach us human reproduction but do not teach us sensuality or intimacy. Many of us were introduced to Animes not as Animes but as dubbed cartoons - and with time we learned of the Japanese Animation. For our younger community members who have not had "the talk" or gone through your
school system, will not understand or appreciate the art. For instance when an older community member brought in Ninja Scroll and showed it to a group of about 30 of us I was just 10 years old - I did not understand what I saw - and I cannot expect our younger community members to understand the sensuality you are artistically portraying.
Someone somewhere will take offense; to sexuality, violence, language, etc - this will be extremely difficult to enforce and a nightmare for the admins. That is why I am only requesting a careful selection of videos be permitted as marquee video previews on the main page. Now this is not an easy recommendation for me to make, especially since your video was selected most recently as Most Artistic Video ( congrats
I have repeatedly defended your work prior to your post, and this recommendation is not meant to discredit your work or some how slow traffic, although the latter is an possible ramification. If anything, this conversation may have helped drive traffic as well, so... you're welcome
I am vested in this community, as a longtime member and donor, and as such, I feel I have an obligation to share my strong convictions. Likewise, you as an active community member, contributor and peer, have every right to disagree with what I have suggested, however, I ask that you or anyone who would like to share their thoughts to engage in a constructive dialog. I am not advocating for censorship, flagging videos or making them age restrictive.
Honestly, I do not want to see a rating system and happy with the current system. I don't want to repeat my previous comments above and hope that if anyone would like to comment to read them in full. I hope the admins will read and act accordingly in the best interests of preserving this great community.
All the best,