I was going to favorite this, but when the first comment listed is "nice penis!" then I can't in good conscience keep it in my favorites... I mean, even though it IS an animal, there ARE unfortunately plenty of people out their who don't care, and sadly, most of them are on Deviantart.
This is still a phenomenal work, though, and I WOULD favorite it regardless if it weren't for the fact that perverts exist.
...and in saying that, are you judging me for sharing MY different opinion? (She said facetiously.)
I am not at all saying that the artist is a pervert; after all, it's an ANIMAL, so that hardly counts as "porn." We have plenty of nekkid animals roaming around and no one bats an eyelash. The problem isn't the picture itself; the problem is that I don't want to be associated with that group of people who only see sex organs wherever they go.
I think it is a misunderstanding that there was a misunderstanding. You are thinking much too highly of me. I didn't think you were insinating that the artist wasa pervert. I knew you were saying that about people who would comment that there is a "nice penis" in the picture. I was trying to say that I would be one to comment on the nice penis even though it is on an animal. I don't think the problem is that people only see sex organs, it's that they are either being imature and pointing it out because they think it's funny, or they could be perfectly mature people saying it because they are attracted sexually to the animal. I am in the second camp. I'm sure that you know think me a pervert.
Perhaps I should simplify that last post: What I'm saying is that I myself have little "objective" idea of what either of us are actually talking about, but I do know that if you're judging me for judging you, then that's kind of ridiculous. But then that means I'm judging you for judging me for judging you, and as such I would prefer to drop the matter before we both wind up eating our own feet. (Or at least me, anyway.) I apologize for wasting your time.
And incidentally, I read online that FEMALE hedgehogs have an organ that resembles a penis to the uninitiated... granted, I'm not sure if that's actually true, since I have no interest in studying any sort of reproduction whatsoever (at least until I marry, in which case that would be an obvious part of the package). So... just thought you might be interested in that.
You had a point in that not my job to judge you (which is what I presume you were implying by your original comment), as I don't even know who you actually are. That is God's job, and He certainly isn't telling me to judge you because it's none of my business. (Wish I'd listened to that sooner.) As such, I am willing to let THAT matter drop. Unfortunately, telling the truth as I see it (or as anybody might see it, for that matter) is often interpreted as individual judgment, because obviously not everybody agrees with each other on what is permissible or not; heck, I get that all the time for being a Christian. As such, it should be universally recognized as a fact of life that it is impossible to never offend anyone at all in any way, so as such I beg of you to reconsider the next times you get offended by anything. (I'm trying it myself.)
However, in the interest of full disclosure, I don't really get the point of "I think it is a misunderstanding that there was a misunderstanding," because as someone who naturally takes everything literally, the whole sentence burns in my mind as some sort of catch-22. I mean, I get what you're trying to say, but the Literalist Circuits in my mind are buzzing overtime.