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Quackcast 324 - The *Bleeping*cast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2017


In this Quackcast we discuss the interesting notion that censorship can actually be a positive force for creation. Sometimes working WITHIN restrictions of censorship can make you more creative and your work a lot more individual, special and more interesting. I came to this subject after reading a review of how Canadian standards forced very specific and particular changes on the TV show Reboot. Had it been made without the censorship restrictions then it would have been more of a generic show, because the methods they had to use to get around or appease the censors helped to differentiate it from similar children's shows.
We also discuss how metaphor in song lyrics and symbolism in art and movies are used to talk about restricted subjects like sex, drugs, politics, and religion and how this is another example of how censorship has given rise to interesting creations. Great examples of obvious coded messages about sex are the song lyrics of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin. We also talk about howl ove songs with secret political messages were used in Greece to foment political revolution.
And lastly we mention Heintai and ecchi in Japanese comics and anime and the Drunkduck ratings standards.

The music for this week by Gunwallace is for Silly Sweetie, it's a dreamlike tour through clouds and wide heavenly vistas, this in turn leaves you feeling warm and refreshed!

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Featured comic:
Drachronon -

Safe for work porn -
Songs used in the death camps -
How censorship changed Reboot -

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace -
Banes -
Tantz Aerine -
Ozoneocean -

Featured music:
Silly Sweetie -, by Sillykid, raded E.



ozoneocean at 11:54PM, May 23, 2017

If you try and stick to ratings as laws, weird things will happen... You have to do that in some situations, but in others it's easier just to write for your chosen demographic. Sssay "UsedBooks" or Charby The Vampirate" for example. They're not skirting ratings with a lawyer's eye so they can fit within a criteria, they're just written around the personal preferences of the authors and those don't happen to include sex or swearing. Charby does include a bit of gore though... but the thing is that it's not a choice between "stick to ratings or don't stick to them", their preferences just happen to line up with their audiences. :)

bravo1102 at 9:06PM, May 23, 2017

Want to know the difference between "R" and PG-13? A few tenths of a second worth of nipple, a second "f**k" or Showing blood as red rather than just a dark stain. The line is so thin that I toss it out the window and say "what the fuck, might as well." And just my saying that made it rated "R" anyway.

Banes at 2:35PM, May 23, 2017

I think my set point is naturally around a PG-13, too. Though I have a bucket list that includes writing some terrifying horror stories.

cdmalcolm1 at 8:25AM, May 23, 2017

I don't know if it's about your target audience or if the creative side of uncensorship drive the impact of creativity. Like if you create an uncensored story and remake the same story suitable for kids, there would be some major changes that will come of this. TMNT and Transformers are a perfect example of this. They are so not the same drive in which it was created. The real Ninja turtles are assassins and fought to kill. Not like the many kid versions we see on TV and the movies. And transformers almost was like the TMNT but was made for kid 8 to 14. As of late, the movie version upgraded to PG-13 to feed the pre teens to adult for a more realistic version from the cartoon form. When it come to me, I try not to hold back on my rated R to M stories. If I'm sharing a story I'm at Rated PG-13 of creativity.

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