Batch Release for August 2019

Here are all the images posted from the start of August to now. No images that have not appeared on the blog or the original June 2010 archive will ever be included in the batch releases, ensuring that all releases are standardized. If you have been keeping up and have all the images from August 2019, download the incremental pack. Otherwise, download the complete pack to get all the images I have edited. Featured here is the image which I liked the most from this month in editing.

Batch Collection 08-2019 Complete:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

Batch Collection 08-2019 Incremental:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

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Butt Stuff 05

>tfw what you think is just a hot butthole turns out to be a fart fetish image
Life is suffering. In other news, editing has been the last thing on my mind for the past few weeks. I hope to get one other sizable post done before the month is out.

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Emerging from the Bunker

When I first heard on July 26th that Tenboro, the admin of E-Hentai, planned to shut down the site, I felt absolutely gutted. It appeared as if the single most important repository of drawn smut on planet Earth had mere months to live. Being a paranoid curmudgeon who still downloads all of his hentai (things get taken down, hard drive space is cheap and any perceptible loading time when switching pages pisses me off), I at least was not among the many unfortunate users who had left hundreds of favorites undownloaded, but the feeling of impending loss drove me crazy. My overall feeling on the site has certainly changed since 2011 and it now proves to be an indispensable part of the ecosystem for finding sources. The very notion that we could lose hundreds of thousands of works – many unable to be found anywhere else now – compelled me to action. From my perspective, I had it all:

  1. Donator status on EH, which let me see all of the content invisible to normal users
  2. Perks to let me download tons of archives for free, millions of Gallery Points when the free downloads ran out and a 5-digit page view cap to save galleries by scraping
  3. Terabytes of free space on which I could store all of this stuff
  4. And most importantly, the technical knowledge to put all of the above to good use

I learned of Tenboro’s announcement in the morning; that evening, I was unable to sleep. I could not in good conscience sit idly by for any amount of time at all, knowing that the clock was ticking. In the wee hours of the night I set out to make a system that would archive content from E-Hentai and preserve it on IPFS, personally running a node that would always be available to serve the content, all 50 TB of it. I saw what was being done on the Library of Exhentai and knew that the crowd-sourced model would be imperative to any community effort to archive the site’s contents, but the whole thing seemed too disorganized. Without clear direction on what had already been saved, it seemed inevitable that massive amounts of people’s time and GP would be wasted downloading and submitting duplicates of popular works. I worked relentlessly over the next week to get the project ready as quickly as possible, putting off many things (including anything relating to this site) to try and get something functional out the door. And then, it was over. On August 2nd Tenboro announced that the site would stay online after all. I was relieved, as I’m sure we all were. I finally took a meaningful break, though I felt a bit lost after having my immediate objective rendered irrelevant. I felt like one of those Japanese soldiers emerging from a bunker nestled deep in the jungle, learning that the war is over, but still not entirely sure what to do with himself.

And yet the feeling of caused by the initial scare has not entirely left me. The unease surrounding the impermanence of such a vital resource continues to motivate me; I fully intend to continue my work, albeit at a more relaxed pace and with a different focus. The project will shift from being a bare-bones system for archiving existing content to being a more feature-rich system intended to act as an IPFS-backed mirror of E-Hentai.

Nothing lasts forever, especially on the web. The centralized model to which we have grown accustomed, particularly over the past decade, does not lend itself to permanence. A company runs out of money; now the service you valued so much ceases to exist. The author of an obscure blog says, “fuck it” and lets a hosting bill lapse; now the articles you read time and again, unknown to the Wayback Machine, disappear into the ether, never to be seen again. Decentralization is not the panacea to all of these issues – torrent swarms die, specific protocols lose popularity, etc. – but I do strongly believe that the current wave of decentralized tech can help.

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Batch Release for July 2019

Here are all the images posted from the start of July to now. No images that have not appeared on the blog or the original June 2010 archive will ever be included in the batch releases, ensuring that all releases are standardized. If you have been keeping up and have all the images from June 2019, download the incremental pack. Otherwise, download the complete pack to get all the images I have edited. Featured here is the image which I liked the most from this month in editing.

This is an outdated release; check for an up-to-date batch release.
Batch Collection 07-2019 Complete:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

Batch Collection 07-2019 Incremental:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

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Impregnation and Creampies 05

When in doubt, post more creampies.

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On the Subject of Liberty

On this day, I of course bring you anime women, but also hopefully some food for thought. For all of the criticisms of the United States, there remains one element of the country which stands beyond reproach: its downright radical interpretation of personal liberty, embodied most perfectly in its approach to free speech. That very liberty is one of the reasons why this site can exist, as some of the content on here – despite being utterly harmless drawings – is deemed illegal in much of the world for one reason or another.

However for some this absence of tyranny is not a virtue, but rather an opportunity in the market. As the world wide web becomes increasingly centralized and our words subject to ever more scrutiny by depression-addled pawns in the employ of major social media companies, we need to remember that freedom of speech is fundamentally a principle. The tolerance of words and ideas is not meant to be reduced to a mere set of laws enforced by the state, but should rather be a guiding star for our behavior in our personal and professional capacities. The myth of the unassailable private company is a pernicious lie peddled by the disingenuous and the misinformed. Even a cursory glance at the thoughts expressed by the founders makes it eminently clear that the USA’s laws prohibiting the policing of speech were not so formulated because they intended to restrain government while giving private enterprises unlimited power to control what can or cannot be said, but simply because it was utterly inconceivable that any entity besides the government could so effectively silence someone,  let alone that any one company could have the power to monitor, collect and analyze the speech of billions.

Our modern landscape is dominated by rootless multinational organizations who have a slavish devotion to ensuring that only speech deemed acceptable can be funded, seen and expressed. They are eagerly supported by those too shortsighted or too ignorant of history to see that the same mechanisms of censorship would have been been used to stifle their expression not too long ago; a different cultural climate may very well result in these useful idiots being crushed underfoot by their own tools in the future, though for everyone’s sake I hope that does not happen. The policies of payment processing companies like PayPal and Stripe seek to restrict the funding of anything they dislike (including pornography, which is particularly relevant to this site) and their wishes trickle downstream to platforms that may otherwise have been open. The laws of every jurisdiction known to man, the policies of other companies and the fleeting opinions of a site’s operators cause platforms to trend towards zero liberty as every petty tyrant whittles away at the user’s freedom. The Internet is far from being the great liberator we envisioned in its youth; the concentration of power in the past decade, coupled with the ability to project that power across the globe in under 500 milliseconds has made the Net a tool for oppression that would make authoritarians of days gone green with envy.

And yet there shines a white light of hope in the darkness: decentralization. Tools like InterPlanetary File System and Substratum potentially offer us the ability to freely publish content across the globe in a way that we no longer have to resign ourselves to the whims of social media platforms or cloud service providers. Truly private cryptocurrencies like Monero enable us to engage in commerce with digital cash, sans the opinionated middlemen. The question always remains whether these project will ever see mass adoption; much useful software gets regulated out of existence or ends up being impenetrable to anyone but the technically inclined. There is however, no better time to learn than now. The restoration of our collective natural liberty depends on us mastering the tools to safeguard ourselves from tyrants both public and private.

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Batch Release for June 2019

Here are all the images posted from the start of June to now. No images that have not appeared on the blog or the original June 2010 archive will ever be included in the batch releases, ensuring that all releases are standardized. If you have been keeping up and have all the images from May 2019, download the incremental pack. Otherwise, download the complete pack to get all the images I have edited. Featured here is the image which I liked the most from this month in editing.

This is an outdated release; check for an up-to-date batch release.
Batch Collection 06-2019 Complete:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

Batch Collection 06-2019 Incremental:
MediaFire
Yandex Disk
Mega

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Idols: Mastered 03

More idols, featuring Tamaki as drawn by asakuraf, for whom I have also done an artist spotlight. The lolis come first and the titty monsters after, the way it should be.

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Nine Years and Standing Strong

Nine years later and I’m still here and alive. Go figure. I am quite happy with my output and despite setbacks like Automattic deleting my WordPress.com blog, I still consider this year to be a resounding success. The forthcoming figures will highlight why.

I have edited 2,928 images. Looking at my records, here is the yearly breakdown:
Pre-site: 109
Year 1: 344
Year 2: 295
Year 3: 311
Year 4: 292
Year 5: 314
Year 6: 323
Year 7: 343
Year 8: 297
Year 9: 300
The output for this year is slightly lower than the annual average over all years, but not by much. My error rate jumped from 1.14% to 1.40% as I fixed errors from past years, but I can at least take solace in the fact that my overall error rate has a downward trend, indicating that as the years have gone on, I have gotten more careful; this year saw me make only two errors.

Of course, these numbers only capture one facet of my output. I released a short To Love-Ru doujin and my first H-manga with Double Ring; I found great joy in seeing an enthusiastic response from someone who I respect upon receipt of the surprise gift. The effort that went into Double Ring was comparable to several months of regular editing work and it feels good to know that the effort was well-received. I also restored, by hand, over 8 years of blog posts that would have otherwise been lost, all thanks to a wonderfully kind soul.

This year also saw developments with my software projects. I released the long-in-development rewrite of the color bruteforcer in Rust. I continue to tinker with it on and off; I have been playing with the idea of adding support for additional blending modes, but I have to see if it proves useful. The booru note copier also had big updates, as I finally added proper tests, implemented a continuous integration build and fixed a long-standing bug that prevented a Gelbooru post from being marked as translated. This all serves to make the project more robust and gives greater confidence that I’m not breaking shit when I change things. The only tasks left for the project currently are an overhaul of the readme and further fleshing out of some of the documentation.

The past year of this odd project of mine started on a bad note. When my old blog got deleted last August, I felt absolutely gutted. It took me a long time to piece together what happened (Automattic refuses to tell me exactly what rule I broke) and it took me weeks to find a reasonably-priced host that would allow my content. However, the site is now self-hosted, and I feel truly independent, charting my own course with renewed vigor. I cannot fucking wait until I have officially been doing this for an entire decade. Here’s to another year filled with Photoshopping and fapping! Prost!

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Chinese Dresses

I had a few random images with Chinese dresses, so I figured why not find some more? The ridiculously high cut on the slits of a cheongsam that you see in anime are alluring to say the least.

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