I agreed with some of what Joey had to say but also thought he was over eager. And kind of expected him to come from a slightly different, more soft angle. And as an anime-watcher and light manga reader, I don't consider lolicon/shotacon as coming with the territory or normal. I think the little jokes and allusions in anime are fine and even funny when played off as such, and never followed through. But other than that, I don't consider it a cornerstone of the culture. I thought only people OUTSIDE of the community thought that it was. And that's the angle I expected Joey to come from. Although I also think that banning the lolicon/shotacon genre altogether may have an unwanted effect as Joey suggested. Much like the prohibition era raising the need and desire for alcohol and the legalization of weed actually ending up in many being disinterested with it altogether. Seems like everyone wants what they can't have and when they know they can have it, they suddenly don't need it. In the same vein, I also believe that pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated. I think that there are SOME who don't actually offend tho and at least understand that their thoughts are vile and know the damage that they could incite on a child, should they act. And it's scary to me...if their "outlets" for release were taken away, what would happen. The only other option would be an incredible imagination or the real deal. Personally I'd rather bury them in drawings of fake underage children than let them loose on real ones. And I don't think that type of media is going to TURN anyone into a pedophile, anymore than video games turn people into murderers. Usually when those things are blamed, the person had something wrong with them to begin with, and it was only a matter of time before that door was opened anyway. I also don't think anyone's fantasies should be regulated no matter how disturbing..we can't start punishing people for their thoughts. But since most with pedophilic desires, DO act or try to...and since true-deep rehabilitation has proved to be useless in every case I've ever heard of..then it presents an interesting conundrum on how to handle the situation. Should we ship them all off to an island, take away their porn, look inside their heads and then shoot them in the streets? Idk. I try to think of it like this..if a relative of mine was a pedophile would I still love them? Probably. Would I want them dead? I don't think so. Would I do everything to stop them from acting on their desires and protect children's live from being ruined? Absolutely. If they did act, then what? Idk..I guess wish there was something out there that could have stopped them from fully becoming a Monster...and if lolicon/shotacon themed fiction did that, then it is probably worth keeping around.
Edit:...also I guess I'm just realizing this now...but Agnes and Joey seem almost pleased with themselves for watching or reading this genre...I don't think they are pedos or anything but the fact that they are so open and public about it and defending it in a certain manner...is just strange to me. I guess that's where the desensitization comes in.
I swear I just watched a video of hers where it was worse and she talked about how she would likely be carded into her elderly years and said more than just one statement about her overflowing internal fountain of youth...ugh but now I can't find the exact quotes...it had to have been a very recent video, UGHH, whatever I ain't sifting though the AkiFiles right now.....and she said she can't see herself as a mother yet she literally named herself after "Mommie Dearest" and calls herself Mama Aki. Lmao what
hmm...I don't think I would believe she is 30...I think I would believe anywhere from 19-27....it could go either way...she definetely doesn't look 12 tho, Wtf, and I've never thought, while watching her, "why is this 'teenager' flashing her cleavage"... MY real issue comes in where she actually acknowledges this fact, OUT LOUD...who says that?? "I KNOW I look younger than I am, I'm SOOO youthful looking, I get carded wherever I go...I KNOW I'll be carded even into my 70's!!~~~tehehehehe"
i guess all her baby faces and noises make sense now..she's trying to emulate this child-like trait into existence...and it just ends up being creepy and cringey.
doing hentai voice acting seems hellish and embarrassing...we already got a little taste of her "voice acting" from Joey's 12 days of Cringemas vid...please...please..no more
Joey on the other hand..well his voice acting isn't half bad..i'd still be surprised if he went professional tho, nevermind Agnes.. Can you imagine if they had panels at cons for their voice acting..and people actually REQUESTED the "Akidearest tentacle moan" *shivers*
also lol at the viewing of SAO, when Agnes mentioned her and Joey cosplaying as Kirito and Asuna...I think she even said they should cross play them...I was just like...NO. For many reasons...plus I'm so used to "Rachel & Jun" getting told they look like those two and should cosplay as them...Jognes would be a dissapointment...and I don't even like SAO lol
Oh and way to go Joey, taking that vid down..(did he really?) It was pretty unnecessary...so I'm kinda glad he just tossed it...it was weird to even listen to, very OOC in the first place.
What the actual fuck was with that apology from Joey to the LGBT community??? he just damn near wrote an Oscar speech and the music just never started playing.....or rather someone wrote it for him...felt like he was reading a (painfully) politically correct script and apologizing for no good reason...what did he even do wrong???...he literally just apologized to TUMBLR for not liking "Yuri on Ice"....what what what what is happeningggg
for some reason I had it in my head that Einshine's taste in anime was shit tho? I don't know how I came to that conclusion considering I can't even remember what he even liked or disliked...except for DR(just the game?) ofcourse... Does anyone know his taste? Wasnt Joey pretty established in his interests before he started hanging out with Shine? If Joey really did ever like SAO, maybe he just realized that it's not very good. (Imo)...or maybe he never liked it but felt pressure to write a review that praised it back in the day where he didn't have as much of a following and couldn't risk going against the masses...idk, I just feel like it's pretty easy to come to the conclusion that SAO sucks...even on your own. SAO fans please don't kill me...
Also...I don't enjoy hearing Aki in the background of all his videos. Or knowing she is on the other side of the camera...please...it feels like I am sitting in between them...the audience is literally the filling in the Jognes sandwich while watching the vids now
Thank goodness he is young and stupid enough to out himself. If only the rest of the pedophiles would make themselves this visible. It would make certain people's jobs a lot easier....at the same time though...nothing seems to be getting done about this guy...so maybe not. Where the fuck is his family, he's either a complete moron with some form of psychopathy...or he WAS abused, and perhaps the ones who abused him are who he lives with...so they just don't give a damn. also...wondering if his "slow" way of talking is less idiocy and being "16", and more the fact that he is not even human...a lot of psychopaths speak like that..they just don't get "IT", it meaning humanity. The ones who do get "it"...well those guys blend in with the rest of society and most people would be none the wiser.