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Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - SomeOldFart - 04-08-2021

First off I just want to say how great it is that this website is still up after all these years. Big thank you to whoever it is that's running this site and paying the bills these days.

I used to post here but I mostly lurked. I can't remember what my older username even was...not like it matters. Anyway I come here once a year when I go on my annual "fuck I'm so old I miss the good old days" nostalgia trips I go on on my birthday. Well I turned 34 today and the nostalgia is so overwhelming, and I have so many thoughts rushing through my head that I feel the need to express to an audience that will understand, even if that's just like 5 people, lol. 

I found this site originally back in either 2002 or 2003 when I was 15-16 years old. Crazy to think I was less than half the age I am now and that I was just a sophomore/junior in high school and now I'm nearly "middle aged" if I'm not already. I know back then I would have considered 34 to be "middle aged". Man where does the time go?

This site is a relic of a simpler time on the internet. When hentai sites (and internet communities in general) were specialized and actually had an identity. These days there's more hentai/rule34 than ever before, but it's all on these massive sites (gelbooru, reddit, et al) that while offering a lot of content and having great utility, also have zero identity or soul. These days there's more hentai and hentai artists than ever before, but I can't help but miss these small to medium sized specialized communities. These days everything is either massive or dead, nothing in between. The internet has become this centralized, homogenized, overly political blob with a single dominant culture that prevails on the majority of the internet, and an equally shitty counter-culture that dominates the rest. And despite that fact that hentai has never been more popular, there is a rapidly growing "movement" against it. On one side you have feminists who complain about hentai being objectification and misogynistic. Seriously there are large communities of feminists that exist solely to complain about "men drawing women". And on the other side you have these alt-right digital puritans who think it's "degenerate" and will spam the "coomer" meme at you if you disagree with them. And this isn't even touching the topic of hentai of characters who are under 18. Making even the slightest defense of such art will rile up a digital lynch mob who will spew intense hatred of you, call you a neckbeard or incel or whatever other trendy meme buzzwords the digital masses use to insult people guilty of wrongthink, get you banned and if they can they'll dox you and ruin your life. And the anti-hentai position is popular enough that it ended up influencing governments. Last year australia banned adult material from Japan because of it. 

On a side note, there's this old hentai pic of gatomon that I can't seem to find and I'm wondering if anyone has it or knows where to look. It's a pic of gatomon bending over and spreading her pussy and looking behind her. The original was in black and white, though it was colored later on, not sure if by the original artist or someone else. It was really detailed and high quality for it's time. It had to have been made around 2003. It was a pretty popular pic for it's time and anyone into digimon hentai back then would surely have come across it at some point. I've searched and searched but can't find it and I don't remember the artist's name or anything. 

Also the admin/owner said he wants to give this site a "major revamp". I really hope too much doesn't change. I like how this site is "stuck in the mid 2000s".  Aside from that thanks again if you're reading this for continuing to host this site after all these years. 

Thanks for reading, I love you all.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - Jaser - 04-09-2021

Thanks for coming around. I was a visitor here way back then as well. Is this the image you're looking for?

The revamp I've wanted to do is a new layout and some functionality for artists/authors to edit their pages, plus a search, similar to FA. The layout would be based around the same color scheme and the forum banner so it's still recognizable. My life has been a mess though so I rarely manage to put any work into it, which really sucks but I still think about it often.




RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - SomeOldFart - 04-09-2021

(04-09-2021, 05:32 AM)Jaser Wrote:

Thanks for coming around. I was a visitor here way back then as well. Is this the image you're looking for?

The revamp I've wanted to do is a new layout and some functionality for artists/authors to edit their pages, plus a search, similar to FA. The layout would be based around the same color scheme and the forum banner so it's still recognizable. My life has been a mess though so I rarely manage to put any work into it, which really sucks but I still think about it often.

Yes! That's the exact pic I was looking for! Thank you so much! Part of me thought it might have been simply lost to time.

Kind of funny how there's a comment on that pic from 13 years ago talking about how old the pic was.  I wonder when the last time I saw that pic was (before today I mean). It had to have been at least 13-15 years ago. A shame it's listed as "unknown artist" though. Chances are whatever website it was originally posted on is long gone so there might not even be a way to find out who was the original artist.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - UnknownH - 04-10-2021

Well welcome whoever you were. This site does still exist. And yes, some of what you said is true. But I am still here every weekend. Everyone else I think is on the Discord. You look at that? I swear I knew who made that or at least remember seeing it. At least I don't have to find it this time. heh heh


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - Usako Man - 04-19-2021

Man, it kinda takes me back to those times. Most of the major hentai sites are gone. Most of the places that allow you to post your hentai are gone. WWOEC is gone. Yahoo Groups that used to have tons of hentai groups is gone. EZboard/Yuku that used to have hentai forums is gone and whatever it's called now is strict on keeping adult stuff out. It's all Discord, Twitter and Reddit nowadays and even then there's the big fight to kick hentai out like they did with Tumblr.

Back when I first discovered hentai my favorites were Saigado Publishing for their very on-model KOF doujin and Azasuke Wind for his variety of characters, though he had a huge hardon for Levy from Black Lagoon. It seems Azasuke still draws but not as often, I don't remember the last time he released another album. Saigado seemed to have just stopped or just switched focus to their own OCs. They started with KOF, with the occasional SF, switched to EVA and then went to OCs. They were pretty good at keeping up with KOF year after year with their Yuri and Friends and Athena and Friends, but I guess that big gap between KOF XI and XII killed their interest. It was noticeable that we got KOF XII and XIII and no new Saigado books to correspond. Oh well.

As for the social media, Twitter is so cancel-crazy that I'm surprised there are even hentai artists on Twitter. They're so politically correct you can't tell if they're gonna come after you because of nude art or because you didn't draw the dark girl dark enough. I remember someone drew this pic of Bea from Pokémon in a seductive pose and with bigger and more detailed T&A when compared to the original model, and everyone was all up and arms cause they felt her skin tone was a little too light. They were so busy accusing the artist of 'whitewashing' they didn't go for the more obvious thing of 'omg why are you sexualizing a cartoon character' or whatever. It's a shit show. Don't get me started on that random artist that took the chubbier characters from Steven Universe, slimmed them down and drew them sexy in the more conventional sense. They were out for his/her life, as in they wanted the person to kill themselves. Over art. WTF.


But yeah, I do so miss the good old days.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - SomeOldFart - 04-20-2021

(04-19-2021, 04:14 PM)Usako Man Wrote: Man, it kinda takes me back to those times. Most of the major hentai sites are gone. 

The major hentai sites like gelbooru and danbooru are still around, it's just the smaller hentai sites and communities based around specific fandoms are gone. Now all that's left are the major ones with no real identity and the social media platorms that allow hentai. Don't get me wrong, I love gelbooru but I just miss the days of small hentai sites dedicated to specific fandoms.

Quote:Yahoo Groups that used to have tons of hentai groups is gone.

Yeah I really miss yahoo groups, speaking of which I remembered recently that the pic I talked about in my first post, I originally found on a yahoo group in like 2002. 

Quote: there's the big fight to kick hentai out like they did with Tumblr.

I will never understand the militant anti-hentai crowd. These same types of people always go on and on about how the porn industry exploits women and how women are being objectified. Yet here you have a form of pornography where no human being or otherwise living thing is being exploited, harmed, or objectified...and yet they complain about it even more.


Quote:As for the social media, Twitter is so cancel-crazy that I'm surprised there are even hentai artists on Twitter. They're so politically correct you can't tell if they're gonna come after you because of nude art or because you didn't draw the dark girl dark enough. I remember someone drew this pic of Bea from Pokémon in a seductive pose and with bigger and more detailed T&A when compared to the original model, and everyone was all up and arms cause they felt her skin tone was a little too light. They were so busy accusing the artist of 'whitewashing' they didn't go for the more obvious thing of 'omg why are you sexualizing a cartoon character' or whatever. It's a shit show. Don't get me started on that random artist that took the chubbier characters from Steven Universe, slimmed them down and drew them sexy in the more conventional sense. They were out for his/her life, as in they wanted the person to kill themselves. Over art. WTF.

Yeah cancel culture is crazy. What's even crazier is just how many people participate in it. It isn't just a few thousand nutjobs, there's millions of them now. Not only that but these masses actually have power and influence now. They've gotten people deplatformed, bullied people off the internet, gotten people fired and even ruined lives completely, all because they posted something on the internet that made them angry.  I don't see cancel culture ever going away, it only gets worse and worse and the scope of what is deemed acceptable keeps shrinking. I have pretty much no hope for humanity, much less the internet.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - Jaser - 04-20-2021

WWOEC is currently living as a Discord server: https://discord.gg/aKYGAaj

I keep this list of sites updated where you can find content.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - Usako Man - 04-21-2021

"I will never understand the militant anti-hentai crowd. These same types of people always go on and on about how the porn industry exploits women and how women are being objectified. Yet here you have a form of pornography where no human being or otherwise living thing is being exploited, harmed, or objectified...and yet they complain about it even more."




Those people are just flat out anti all porn, or hypocrites. Like the ones that yell the loudest are the ones that either have OnlyFans or get gangbanged on the weekends. I remember a while ago when Pornhub took down all the videos that have rape scenes or potentially illegal actresses, and some people were using that to petition to shut it all down in general.




RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - SomeOldFart - 04-22-2021

(04-21-2021, 08:30 AM)Usako Man Wrote: Those people are just flat out anti all porn, or hypocrites. Like the ones that yell the loudest are the ones that either have OnlyFans or get gangbanged on the weekends. I remember a while ago when Pornhub took down all the videos that have rape scenes or potentially illegal actresses, and some people were using that to petition to shut it all down in general.

Yeah, their anti hentai stance really shows what their real motive is. None of the reasons they cite for wanting to ban porn apply to hentai as no human being is being objectified, exploited or harmed, so they're ultimately not even arguing in good faith. As you said, they're flat out against all forms of porn but most won't go as far as to admit it (though some do) so they just make whatever excuses they think the general public will be the most receptive to as a means of pushing for as much censorship as they can. They've been pretty successful sadly. 

It's a shame really. I remember when the internet was united against censorship of any kind. The soccer moms and bible thumpers were the biggest proponents of banning porn, and most of them weren't online back in those days. I remember thinking that attitude would be eroded from society with the waning influence of religious fundamentalism but in their place we got these secular postmodern puritans that are even worse.


RE: Just another old man on a nostalgia trip coming here to reminisce. - Usako Man - 04-24-2021

I think what happened is that back then all the Karens and pearl clutchers were too old to know how to internet, but now we have younger generations of Karens and all the cancel culture crazies stirring up trouble.



Honestly the internet was better before it became a vehicle for hashtags and movements. I miss the late 90s internet.