Man jailed for three months for "pixie porn"

In New Zealand, "cartoon fantasy creatures" led to a conviction for possessing child porn.

A man has been jailed for watching cartoon videos of fantasy creatures having sex. Ronald Clark downloaded the Japanese anime cartoons three years ago, setting in train events that would see him in court in Auckland and jailed for three months for possessing objectionable material, and sparking debate as to what harm is caused by digitally created pornography.

Even the Daily Mail, Britain's high priesthood of pedophile panic, clearly thinks this is a joke, calling it "pixie porn."

But to some, this is itself a form of child abuse: "It's all part of that spectrum," says one Alan Bell, the director of ECPAT Child Alert. He seems to have no self-awareness at all for what this suggests about children who have been victimized—children whose very real suffering blurs behind his ridiculous prosecutorial fixation on cartoon thoughtcrime.

I take it there are not many Caravaggios in New Zealand.


    1. Anybody caught playing ‘doctor’ without a board certification does 20 to life…

  1. Thought police.  If THOUGHTS were sufficient for a charge, we wouldn’t have enough politicians on the streets to form a functioning government.

    1. It really is a thought crime issue.  Somewhere there was an animation which showed the drawing of two stick figures having sex.  The animator paused to admire the work.  Then added an crude arrow pointing to one of the two figures and labeled it “12 year old”, immediately storm troopers broke through the walls and dragged him away.

      At the time, i wondered if drawing the meta-drawing of the drawing was itself a crime (or if my describing… [looks about fearfully])

  2. In 50 years, they will look back in disgust at how barbaric we were.  That’s because every silicon factory gulag will have walk-through MRI machines to tell whether someone is just getting off on pixie porn or is a true psychosocial deviant who should be shunted over into the brain re-programming line.

    1. “In 50 years, they will look back in disgust at how barbaric we were.”

      My guess: In 50 years we’re going to have some major victories and some major social losses, so we’ll have a new set of problems to deal with (or the same ones, expressed in new ways.) We’re not necessarily “moving towards” anything unless pushed there through activism, law, and some sort of public giving-a-shit. 

      1.  In 50 years, sarcasm and irony will still be 1. mistaken for one and the same and 2. remain unnoticed by all but a select subculture of mutants.

  3. It may be silly, and it may be a gif from a children’s classic, but I’ll still admit that I scrolled past that animation in a hurry when browsing BB in my office. What does that say about such representations (aside from the fact that I shouldn’t be browsing BB while at work…)?

      1. No!  It’s a horrifying perversion!  Anybody who disagrees is obviously a pervert, and should be investigated with extreme prejudice!

    1. Since it’s BB policy that they are by default NSFW, I’d say it says you like pushing your luck. Either that, or you work in the wrong place.

  4. so, if I watch Saving Private Ryan, there’s a real possibility that I’ll go to France, kill Germans and tear up the landscape?

  5. Pedophilia is a disease. A disease which voluntarily seeking treatment for can land you in prison or worse, even if you haven’t committed a crime. Pedos who attempt to keep their urges at bay using cartoons are probably the kind of people who would seek treatment were it not incredibly dangerous to life and liberty to do so. New laws around pedophilia should be about making treatment available to these poor souls, not finding new ways to lock them up.

    1. Ok.  What if…the pedo becomes a born again Christian.  NO…CATHOLIC.  Then confesses the sin of desiring pixie ass to a priest?  TECHNICALLY, he’s off scott free!

    2. Pedophilia can’t really be treated, though, and it certainly can’t be cured. It’s not a disease.

      1. But it can be managed.  There are people who possess the urge towards paedophilia but do not, in fact, allow themselves to harm children.

        These people are unsung heroes.

        1. Pretty much everyone has the urge to punch somebody occasionally, but manages not to do it. Not sure that’s heroism.

          1.  If the urge to punch somebody is an equivalent to  sexual urge, you
            might want to seek help too. The point is that in that case, you can.
            Anger management help exists and isn’t a black mark on your person for
            Denying your sexuality, forever, because of whatever quirk
            made you that way, seems like a lifetime of torment. I can live with
            calling it heroism if they manage to get through life without ever
            acting on it.

          2. so what do you call them if they don’t manage to live their life without acting on it?

            They aren’t heroes.

            They are just managing not to molest and rape children.

        2. Heroes? No.

          People who manage not to MOLEST AND RAPE CHILDREN. aren’t heroes.

          That’s just, you know, NOT MOLESTING CHILDREN.  

          Kinda something we expect people to not do, ever, for any reason, and for good reason.

          Just like murder.

          Or are people who don’t murder also unsung heroes?

          What a load of hogwash.

          Look, I feel some pity for folks who have this disorder, but heroes? That is about a thousand steps too far.

    3. I’d argue that, in all likelihood (I won’t claim to know ‘facts’ like you lot pulling stuff out of your asses saying it’s incurable) there are cases which would respond to treatment and cases that wouldn’t. People who hurt kids, jail. Lifetime supervision if released. People who have intrusive thoughts that they can’t help and don’t want, treat them. Mental illness is treatable. Plenty of people suffer from intrusive thoughts. Plenty of people get horrible ideas stuck in their heads… these people can be helped. Drugs, therapy. I say again mental illness is treatable. Don’t make blanket statements about people who aren’t neurotypical, it’s stupid.

        1. Comparing pedophilia to homosexuality is pretty awful of you. Pedophilia is mental illness, not sexual orientation.

          Obviously everyone is responsible for their own actions, and should be held accountable for them. My posts are to try to bring awareness to the fact that there are pedophiles who don’t pose an immediate threat to children and we should help these people instead of waiting for them to commit actual crimes.

          1.  Pedophilia is perhaps an organic preference, thus the concordance in gayness; gay culture with stand-up and standup peeps and of course /oddlybenign being the horrible secret Boy George revealed sure helped, so the Archer where an ODIN agent subtly ragequits is an exception to sage up policy (on high ranking Mil/Fed persons who have slick human relationships) if anything. So again, helping someone substantiate theoretical exposure to a hyperbolic DA  scopes out as hateful at best. Another crack at knocking gnosis, CG and/or wee folk neoteny into opposing pockets?

            ‘Never bring a photobomb into a toon boom studio courtroom?’ When is the Opinion due for publication?

  6. I thought that pixies where imortal*/ageless/at least very old , so wouldn’t this be more like elder porn not child porn?

    *unless done in by fairies

    1. Yes, but pixies LOOK like children… kind of… so I guess if there was a real life pixie, and you happened to be attracted to and/or somehow managed to have sex with it, you’d also be prosecuted as a pedophile, because you’re attracted to something that looks like a child. After all, think of the children.

      1. Pixies appear to fly, therefore everything hovering above 4″ is inappropriate (except in juvenile) court and civic behavior. Monetize, lather, repeat. Contrawise I think novelizations of Atlus games for a crime serial audience would be productive non-cataclysmic and low-risk.

  7.  Finding and stopping *real* child abusers is expensive and messy and time consuming and chancy. Far easier to catch a pretend child abuser, and claim he was a threat.

    1. Finding and stopping *real* child abusers is expensive and messy and time consuming and chancy.

      I thought that it usually involved a taxpayer-paid trip to a tropical foreign locale for a week of “interviewing” friendly young locals.

      1.  Fake children, man; it’s not just bots in FPS and MMORPG anymore. Energetic drones are going to ask you to take them home and change their pants until moms come and without enjoying it because…compliance?

        Yes; it seems less chancy that way, like fish in parchment and pastry.

    2. From the article: “Clark has previous convictions for indecently assaulting a teenage boy and has been through rehabilitation programmes . . .”

  8. You people disgust me.  Supporting the continued exploitation of the faerie folk.  Ugh.


  9. This is crazy! It is will known that Pixies and other fair folk are immortal and look young.   They are sexually mature and look younger than they are.

  10. New Zealand is nototious as a feminist country. This nonsense is what happens when females are in control.

  11. Soon it will be a crime to make love with a partner who has proportional dwarfism or congenital growth hormone syndrome.

  12. We have a pretty strange justice system and judiciary here in NZ. Some would say ‘perverted’. As you know, judges never wank. Except for the judge who did so – while a case was being heard. Tut tut.

    Everysooften these judgemental little puritans crawl out of the woodwork and cast their poison around our society. The case mentioned is one recent example. I think these nay-sayers have utterly forgotten how THEY arrived on the planet and project their disgust onto everyone else. 

    This sort of witch-hunt eventually turns back on the perpetrators, judges included. It is often the most outspoken moral evangelists that have the most to hide.

  13. Another spin on this issue are the people who photoshop legal-age models to look well under the legal limit.

    I’m too lazy to research this, but I believe some years ago a guy was locked up for just this offense: the pictures were of identified porn models over 18, but as had been modified to look like children, he was convicted. [citation needed]

  14. Heh! I was just re-reading Nicholson Baker’s Vox, and he talks about how arousing that Tinkerbell stuck in the keyhole scene is.

  15. This shit makes me volcanically angry. Governments that jail people for looking at harmless images are doing NOTHING to reduce real human misery. And if recent research is correct, they may actually be encouraging more sex crimes. It seems as though the countries with the loosest laws on pornography have less sex crimes. Why? Because people have a safe outlet for their desires. Human laziness and the instant gratification of the internet keeps them at home. Cut off every avenue for someone to explore a dark part of their sexuality, and you leave them little choice but to find it in other people.

    If nothing else, it pisses me off for the sheer stupidity. If these morons want to be consistent, they also need to ban hospital-themed TV shows to prevent diseases.

  16. Unfortunately this happens in other countries as well.

    In Sweden a well known Manga researcher and translator was arrested and tried for possession of manga drawings that allegedly depicted child pornography. (it appears that his wife ratted him out to the cops in a bid for custody of their child)

    He was convicted by two lower instances of the court and was finally cleared in the highest instance. But even there, the judges had to come up with some convoluted points, and they still found at least one of 39 images to be illegal, although it was felt that his possession was acceptable in light of his work. Meaning that no real legal precedent was set and the law remains unchanged.

    There was a huge media storm and several political parties also chimed in with criticisms — other than the obviousness of comics not harming children — that hunting for comics is taking away resources from helping actual children.
    On MP actually turned herself in to the police for possession of a newspaper article with an old painting that depicted naked children in a sexual situation – the investigation is still ongoing I believe.

    Apparently this is not unheard of in the US either:

  17.  true    why do they draw the female with very little clothe real big boob tight ass no need for that ——or is there hard rod in the way of the [  drawing ]. what next strap less dress so we no it a girl. come on guy pull it up before it pop out?

  18. What a load of crap! These clowns are making crap up! No study has ever linked cartoons to real world child abuse. This guy just wants to put people in jail for for being different and being “wrong” in his eyes. 

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