Welcome to my gallery of content rescued from the Erotic Mad Science tumblr! If you’re curious for an explanation of why it is that I thought it necessary to create this gallery, please see the explanatory note belowClick on any thumbnail to see the full-size image, contained in a post with commentary and image provenance. Happy browsing!
Even if this ugly day never comes, there is still a major problem with Tumblr, which is that its content is simply not searchable. Tumblr blocks access to the crawlers of search engines and the Internet archive, probably to make itself more appealing to the corporate suits who are now its overlords. To me, that is not the Internet. The Internet means openness. It means having content that people who want to find can find. And it means backups for the historical record.
I will not stand to see the content I have curated hidden — tucked away as if it were something shameful — any more than I can stand to see it lost. I intend to save at least some of it, and that is the purpose of both my “Tumblr favorites” blogging and of this thumbnail index gallery. At the time I write these words the gallery has 57 thumbnails in it, but that is a number I expect to grow to hundreds over the next few months.
May it last always, and may many enjoy it.