What is adult?
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 June 2013, 8:35 am
Stubborn has a great post up about Adult Themes. He says: "It seems that anything that’s considered “not appropriate for children,” must, then, be “adult themed,” but I’d like to propose a different opinion. Truly adult themed stories and games are not focused on sex and violence, but instead on themes that can best be appreciated and understood by adults, themes about selflessness, parenthood, money struggles, and so forth.".

Me, I have a slightly different opinion: For me the difference between adult and immature behavior has a lot to do with dealing with the consequences. Sex or violence are not inherently adult or immature themes, but when they are depicted as having no consequences, that description is immature. Sex and violence in games often follows that pattern. But there are books and movies that deal in a very adult way with the consequences of sex or violence. In fact most recognized literary works are about the consequences of sex and/or violence. Remove all sex and violence from let's say Shakespeare, and there is nothing left. But by focusing on the consequences instead the act itself you get something adult instead of immature.
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