the slippery slope

anonymous asked:

To the anon that was worried about the laws changing. Loli and Shouta falls under an obscenity law in the US, and in Canada if I recall. Basically if you order something physical from Japan, like a manga, and it gets checked, you can be charged with a fine, or even prison time. Having it on your computer is fine, and it's not something that can easily be filed under more serious laws. Policing fictional content is a pretty slippery slope, after all.

Pretty much! The laws aren’t likely to change, but we prefer to have a plan B in place for our users.

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Dedications | Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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VFD in every book | The Slippery Slope

  • Violet: Just bring Klaus to me.
  • Quigley: Well, he locked himself in the bathroom.
  • Violet: Just tell him I said something.
  • Quigley: Said what?
  • Violet: Anything factually inaccurate.
  • *two minutes later*
  • Klaus: I'm sorry, the sky is blue because it's reflecting the color of the ocean?!
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“Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action. If this is true, then the book you are reading now is the perfect thing to drop into a pond.”
- Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

‘I’m not a baby,’ Sunny said, and hugged her. It was the longest sentence the youngest Baudelaire had ever said, and as Violet looked down at her sister, she saw how true it was. Sunny was not really a baby, not anymore. […] Sometime, during the unfortunate events that had befallen the three orphans, Sunny had grown out of her babyhood, and although it made Violet a bit sad to think about it, it made her proud, too, and she gave her sister a smile.
—  Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

‘Aside from the remains of the fire, this is a very lovely view.’

'Very lovely indeed,’ Quigley said, but he was not looking at the view beneath him. He was looking beside him, where Violet Baudelaire was sitting.

—  The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket, pp. 211-212
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Why is this so hard to understand? I know it’s a slippery slope and it depends on both the person and the situation but sometimes people just need someone to listen to them.. truth can come later in some cases

(from “DISCOVERING MYSELF | 16 Personalities Test”)