Wednesday, July 04, 2007

So Much For Family-Centered Fun...

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At least I've got some good company. I punched Habakkuk's Watchpost into the program, and sure enough, they're NC-17, too.

Update: 7-06-07

My last few posts must have been more wholesome. This blog is now rated:

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9 comments:

Brian said...

I gotta know-- HOW did you pull an NC-17? What was the explanation?

Sandalstraps said...

For words like gay, lesbian, pain, blood, and abortion.

Brian said...

OK, I'll cop to the fact that those sorts of words indicate adult themes. But an NC-17? Man!

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I rated an R for having the words abortion (it's a category, so even though I have written nothing on it for months, it shows up on their scan), death, torture. No context considered. It's a ridiculous rating system.

crystal said...

Me too NC-17 .... torture and gay stuff did me in :-)

brian beech said...

Language that people use isn't accounted for? As in profanity?

Brian said...

Oh, it's accounted for, all right. But, much like the real MPAA, it gets counted on a "per-use" basis, and then it's thrown into the mix along with mere mentions of the sorts of disturbing topics mentioned here.

What I wonder is whether the blog rater, like the MPAA raters, also rates graphic depictions of violence, especially gun violence, less harshly than mentions of sexuality, especially homosexuality. Anyone rated a blog that has discussions of violent acts?

Brian Beech said...

I know we've discussed gun issues and talked about some of the violent things idiots have done with guns, so maybe that helped the rating become NC-17...maybe?!

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I discuss violence all the time--I'm a pacifist writing to persuade others! I don't give graphic visuals of violence which I consider a form of assault, like all porn.