“I’m under 18! I can’t see porn fics/art anymore!”
Yes. That is the intention. It’s a feature. Not a bug.
“Worse, neither can my under 13 buddies who are on here and they’ll have to wait even longer!”
Okay. CHILDREN. You are not supposed to have access to this sort of content. It’s marked with ratings specifically to communicate that you are not supposed to access it. Here in the USA, where the site you are using is based and thus required to comply to the laws of, it is illegal to provide you access to such content. That is why you can’t see it, and why you can’t turn off Safe Mode. it is for your protection and ours.
Legally, your under 13 friends aren’t even supposed to have an account on here. There’s US federal laws against it. [link]
I’m sorry you cannot have everything you want, but I am not sorry minors have been blocked from accessing porn on here. It makes my friends safer. it makes you safer. I’m okay with that.