The Deep Sinking Charter
An interest in quicksand and deep mud, like most childhood fascinations, is usually outgrown during adolescence. But for some the interest continues to develop. Many have sought out their own experiences at natural locations and man-made areas. Others have developed a rich imaginary life from which some of the most intensely melodramatic fiction has been written.
Your interest may stem from your own personal experiences, your imagination, or an interest in the subject as it exists in film, literature or other media. This forum invites your participation through the sharing of your thoughts, from the mythological to the real.
Mud seldom clings to the extent that it becomes a trap for
that reason. If it does in an imaginary setting, there would
be little sinking. If there were any sinking involved, the
trap would be from suction and not adhesion.
For muddy to be on-topic in this Forum, it must also be paired with deep mud, where the subject is muddy because they are sinking (as opposed to after they have escaped).
Anything deep. However, we actively discourage bringing up substances which are unhealthy or dangerous in any amount.
Yes, while the majority audience of Deep Sinking are males whose interest revolves around female-sinker content, people do exist and participate, both male and female, who are interested in male-sinker content. Deep Sinking specifically allows and encourages sinkers of either gender within our other guidelines.
Sometimes contributors want to post pictures of people who are not sinking, using a "wouldn't it be great if this person were sinking?" or "would someone please make a sinking fake using this picture?" justification.
Deep Sinking welcomes, and can justify paying the storage costs for, finished graphics that are on topic, but there is an infinite amount of potential source material that has yet to become that could easily overwhelm the actual on-topic content if allowed to proliferate, even if doing so did not raise thorny copyright issues, which it does. (See below.)
Therefore, Deep Sinking does not allow pictures of people who are not sinking to be posted as forum attachments.
We are somewhat more lenient about pictures of potential sinking locations or "backgrounds," as these tend to be community-produced and simply do not have the viability-threatening volume that potential human subjects do.
If you have in mind a subject for one of our artists to merge into a sinking theme, then please post a link to an off-site image. There are several image hosting galleries suitable for this purpose, like Flickr.
The most important thing when deciding whether to post material
you've found (like a clip or image) is determining that you have the
right to post it. There are three possible justifications for
claiming that you have the right to post something:
- You made it.
- The person who made it gave you permission to post it.
- Posting it is consistent with fair use copyright law.
In order to avoid misunderstandings, if you're posting materal not
your own, please indicate your basis for posting it.
If you aren't sure whether it's okay to post something, just ask. Remember, nothing bad will happen just for asking. However, if you believe that asking for forgiveness is better than asking for permission, do not assume
that you will be absolved.
The issue of fair use is subject to interpretation, and everyone
tends to view it in the light that most closely agrees with their
motives. Please use your best judgment and do not abuse the principles
of fair use.
While the moderators and administrators of Deep Sinking may
from time to time remove content believed to be infringing based
on personal knowledge, they make no guarantee that any particular
piece of content or its intellectual property status have been
reviewed. Naturally, the personal knowledge of the moderators
and administrators is most applicable when dealing with
Content owners who feel their work is being infringed by appearing
on Deep Sinking may contact Foster
Blake to have any such issues promptly resolved.
One of the primary aspects of the quicksand myth is its
almost guaranteed deadly nature. For most of us here, that
aspect was part of its original mystery and drama. So it is
expected that this aspect find its way into the fantasies
of sinking enthusiasts. The reality is that quicksand in
itself is not dangerous unless combined with another
distinctly life-threatening situation such as a rising tide
(drowning) or an unexpected drop in air temperature
(hypothermia). But it's the melodrama of the literary
quicksand that brings us here, and that tradition is kept
in stories and art work.
The irony of this topic is that we adults who want to
continue playing in the "mud" are often invading a territory that
belongs to our childhood, and society expects us to have left
it there. Since we haven't, the "rules of engagement" in
references to anything linking back to childhood must be
While this forum's mandate is to support the interest
in all expressions of sinking in quicksand and quagmire,
there is still the primary requirement to obey the laws
of the country from which this forum operates (USA).
Because of the sensitive nature of this topic, the following restrictions will be enforced. Be sure you have read and understood each point. The moderators will observe Zero Tolerance toward any submission that conflicts with these restrictions:
- For photographic media, unless the scene is from a
mainstream television program or film, no minors may be
depicted in any representation (such as "fakes" or
web-based media such as Webshots or sporting events).
- For graphical media, cartoon, "anime" and illustrated, minor
subjects must be properly clothed and in no way provocativly posed
(such as "ecchi" or "hentai" fakes).
- For written media, either in quotations from other sources or submissions by members, no references will be made that emphasize characteristics of a visually provocative nature (such as "budding breasts" or "coltish legs"). Writers should follow the example of traditional juvenile media such as the "Hardy Boys" and "Nancy Drew" stories for their level of narrative style and content.
- Factual news stories of rescues or historical incidents that are public record are permitted. Most often, a link to the news source in "Into the Swamp" is the best way to direct members to the article.
- Under no circumstances should provocative underage media subjects be posted in Saturday Evening. Material which conflicts with this requirement will be deleted and its contributor unregistered from forum participation.
For all other material involving children, post it in the
Saturday Morning forum. Some rare cases may be better suited
to "Saturday Afternoon." If it is not appropriate
for those forums, contact a moderator to discuss the matter
before posting it.