To those who care,
I'm going to renew the "Nuclear Stories", but this time I am going to start it differently with a more accepting style. Putting it simply: I can't afford to have an opinion of my own. I don't have $120 mil in order to say openly what it's on my mind - like Richard Gere does.
Long story short, with not many details. My "original" first 2 pages with the porn parody comic based on the Fallout game made angry "some" people. No, it wasn't something illegal - or not at least by the laws of Europe or USA.
A lot of people complained and it escalated to high levels: unexpected and impossible to understand.
- I'm not a popular artist( yes, I'm well aware of that) but still it got me this far. Why ?!
- The results were bad. Some would say that there's no such thing as bad advertising, but in my case, there was no advertising. They just did what I'll describe below.
- I was not able to react or do anything in my defense.
- That was a silly porn comic and still, it turned out to be a political agenda or however they understood it.
I won't say who they are - I'm not a political artist. I want to make a living with drawing naughty cartoons featuring my own characters or known popular characters... anyways,.
The results were: my site was taken down for 4-5 hrs. I had a talk with the support - they told me the reason is illegal content. I asked them to check the site, they did and my site went back online once again with apologies. Then I got an e-mail from someone claiming to be regional CEO of the hosting company / and they later denied that they sent me such kind of e-mails/.
The e-mail was friendly and was asking me to take down only those two pages because some of the co-owners do not want to upset their partners - it shouldn't be a big deal - only two drawings, I can easily do a new one, but if possible not to draw or include that exact thing I did. I responded to this e-mail but I never got an answer back, then my e-mail client returned my e-mails because the email address/recipient didn't exist. When I wrote to the support I got a response that there's no such kind of CEO in their company. Yet as friendly advice it'll be better for me not to get troubles for nothing - after all: the holidays were coming. From Twitter, these two twits were censured (for violation of the community things or whatever)- but this time I didn't bother to ask them. I had nearly 800 followers on Twitter - it's not that much but I'm working on this. Immediately after the twits were deleted those went down to 600 or something... 200 people go away on a command ? And some of my fewer patrons went away with a complaint: He draws things that are not funny but are very offensive. I got hate two e-mails. And all of that for only two pages.
So... I just deleted these two pages - from my site, my Twitter (those twits are already deleted), from hentai foundry, from my patreon and from here - just in case. I just froze the project completely. I deleted my previous "rant" here as well.... we'll never know. And things went back to "normal". Check my twitter. It has again 850 followers. It was like I was put on a pause.
As far as I remember there was one response from a user over here on NG, who was saying something about these people - it was like: They don't have a choice.
My answer is there's always a choice: France, 5 May 1789 is a good example. But fuck it. Like I said I'm not Richard Gere and I need the money and the site.
A Conspiracy Theory here is not valid. There's no conspiracy. I've been told not to mock a specific thing, despite my claims that this is 100% based on the game story, which is absolutely fictional and this is a comic - therefore should not be taken seriously, but yet... Do you remember Charlie Hebdo - people died because other people didn't have a sense of humor and the satire is offensive.
BTW /Edit/ : some of my patrons were aware of what was happening. I've got advised to change the comic and start a brand new. And I am doing exactly this. It's safe.
Happy New Year, btw.