I decided the rap accompanying the Nerdish By Nature shirt design is probably worth a reblog of its own. Even cornier jokes about lab research and getting tenure behind the cut.
Life Ain’t Nuttin But Moles And Joules
Hey, yo, DJ, drop a funky Beryllium Astatine solution!
I’m hard like carbon when properly arranged
I’m like Musca domestica just livin’ for today
I come down like temperature in zero Kelvin
And I make nanotech that could be considered Elven
Cause it’s so far beyond
All the things my colleagues are even now workin’ on
But I ain’t talkin’ until I publish findings hard
So here’s my assistant E to help with his part
Da dada day, dadada day day. Listen to my nine Erlenmeyer’s go bang
via materiagirl ::
I chatted a law school student up about this, and he had this to say —
A: Although it can be argued that it’s the depiction, the visual representation, that should be looked at in such instances.
Mii: But then that’s still flimsy, isn’t it? So if I dress up as a 15 year old character and do naughty photoshoots, that’s an offense?
A: Nope. Because in reality, you’re not a minor. On the other hand, in the fictional world of hentai, the reality is created by the writers. So if you’d have a situation where prosecution would be impossible based on the flimsiest of excuses (i.e. In the script, she’s 200 years old). And when faced with such a problem, courts (at least in this jurisdiction) have been known to construe the law liberally so that its spirit might be upheld.
Okay, that’s it… I hereby declare today, December 3rd, Inappropriate Mental Image Day.
I think my brain officially stopped working after the follow-up question, but i’m pretty sure the last part means nuanced creative folks shouldn’t have much to worry about.
*goes off for a cold shower*
The law defines child pornography as “any representation, be in visual, audio or written, combination thereof, by electronic, mechanical, digital, optical, magnetic or other means, of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities.”
Any person who produces, distributes, publishes and commits other related acts would also be subject to penalties. Violators may include internet service providers and internet content hosts.
materiagirl responds ::
Don’t get me wrong, I’m anti-child exploitation and pornography. But what of depictions WITH obviously fictional characters? I want to see the clause for that. I heard of a hentai that showed a lolita-ish character that was said to be 200 years old. Does that count as an offense?
Also, good luck defending this, senate maderpaders! The internet has ways! And you have more than a few sleazeballs in your own ranks, you hypocritical asses.
First of all, a quick reminder: Rep. Romeo Jalosjos was freed in March. Just thought I should point that out.
Lolicontent isn’t even the most obvious test case: what about the book it takes its name from? Let’s see if Nabokov gets pulled from the shelves, before we start asking for extra clauses in the law.
Miya is absolutely right though: the law is meaningless without effective enforcement. I’d like to find out how exactly they plan to crack down on offenders. Maybe they could bring in this guy to train a specialized PNP task force.
Oh, and I hear Pedobear has called for diplomatic sanctions with the RP. Interesting times ahead…