Bacchus has a Patreon, so do the right thing

Bacchus at ErosBlog has been tirelessly sex blogging for the past 14 years. He gave me my own start in blogging by graciously offering me the opportunity to do guest posts at his blog home. I thus sometimes refer to him as my Blogfather: without his encouragement and help there probably wouldn’t be an Erotic Mad Science.

Following changing business models in the adult industry, Bacchus now has a Patreon:

Bacchus describes the mission he’s trying to fund as follows:

  1. Preserving an independent adult internet;
  2. Documenting the sources of erotic material; and
  3. Digital curation of vintage erotic art.

In my experience (an experience shared by the many readers of ErosBlog) Bacchus is a great documenter, and those of you who follow my own blogs have seen some of the intricately detailed attributions he has worked out for images that I thought were completely orphaned, both here and over at Infernal Wonders. I have always been delighted to be able to feature this work. All this art and writing, everything from hard-boiled pulp and sci-fi art to squicky fetish porn matters. It’s not trash, and it’s not just fap material. It’s culture, part (and not a small part) of the invaluable record of the psychic life of humanity.

Precisely because it is so likely to be dismissed as trash or ephemera, this part of humanity’s cultural wealth is particularly vulnerable to loss. Much of the early output of cinema is lost, because at its outset were not thought not a “serious” art form and so its fast-decaying film stock was not thought worthy of preservation until it was too late. I have many old pulp magazines that I handle only with trepidation, because as “trash” they were printed on cheap, acidic paper, leaving them now fragile yellowing husks of their former two-fisted selves. The very first television series starring an Asian-American woman (the incomparable Anna May Wong, at that), as well as the first to star an African-American woman (the also incomparable Hazel Scott) were lost because hey, it was only television, the were only women of color, and their shows were only on the Dumont Network.

The vintage adult material that Bacchus seeks to catalog and preserve faces its own threats. Not from decaying celluose nitrate film stock or acidic paper; in theory bits are forever. In practice sites are taken down in pornocalypses, censors go to work, search engines hide or fail to properly index “porn,” and people on social networks, whether out of laziness or contempt for creators, reblog images and other material without proper attribution to their sources. The work of people like Bacchus to repair this damage is an act of maintaining cultural memory.

And it’s something I think is worth supporting, and have supported, by contributing at Bacchus’s Patreon. You should to. You’ll be doing your part to keep humanity’s great and weird erotic heritage alive and available for the future.

Non-tumblr favorite: The common short-tailed boombox catgirl

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This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This artwork is by Garuku on Pixiv, and may be seen on Pixiv in a 2539×2360 pixel size where the “2013 11.5 Garuku” signature is clearly visible. The title is ウサミミヘッドスピーカー which Google’s machine translation only partly manages to cope with, rendering it as “Usamimi head speaker”.

Danbooru has an artist page for Garuku listing an extraordinary number of social media and web presence locations, including a “home page” mostly in Japanese here.

Tumblr favorite #1906: Say hello to Blinky!

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 077 – Say Hello To Blinky!.” Here is what Bacchus found.

The earliest post in this animation’s tumblr chain of attribution contains the tags “#Shizuku #Hunter x Hunter #HunterxHunter #HxH #gif”. The reference is to Hunter X Hunter, a Japanese manga series adapted into an anime television show. The girl in this animation is the character Shizuku, who has the power to summon a magical vacuum cleaner named Blinky who can suck up anything that is not alive or itself conjured. There are some screen caps of Shizuku and Blinky here, including this one:

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Tumblr favorite #1904: Female for sale

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Infernal Wonders as “Δ 075 – Female Specimen For Auction.” Here is what Bacchus found.

Two somewhat dubious sites identify this artwork as the product of the erotic artist known only as Rebecca, who is perhaps most famous for her Housewives at Play series of erotic comics as seen on her official website. The first dubious site, not linked here, included a thumbnail of the artwork in a summary of what it claimed was a “full repack” of Rebecca’s work, offered as a now-defunct 1.63 gigabyte download. More persuasively, the unsigned artwork appears in a small gallery here named “[Rebecca] Fine Art Gallery 04” and containing more than a dozen works with a science fiction theme. Some (like this one) are more obviously in Rebecca’s visually distinctive style, and none display the signature most commonly seen on her work. For interest, here is another artwork from the gallery featuring earth girls captured by aliens:

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Rebecca writes of her artistic inspiration:

I think it first started for me when my kids were small. I would take them (one toddling, the other in stroller) down to the playground in the section where we lived at the time for sun, air, and playtime. The 3 year old would busy herself in the sandbox while the baby and I sat and watched the world go by.

That world of course, was filled with what I now like to refer to as “hot mom’s”. You’ve seen them. Pretty young girls ranging in age from 20’s to 40’s with diaper bag and stroller in tow, having absolutely no idea (or do they?) how sexy and desireable they look. They wear shorts and baggy pull overs, and every time they bend or stoop to check the baby an opportunity is given to peek down her blouse (at full, swollen breasts) or at the curve of her hips and ass. Their hair is perfumed, silky, and the latest magazine style which compliments perfectly her wardrobe from JCPenney.

Ahem. Well then. Let’s face it though, God definately knew what He was doing when he made women. Any woman who won’t admit she admires (or is jealous of) how pretty her neighbor/teacher/sister/hairdresser/etc is is just not being honest. I love girls, and I love drawing them. I love depicting them in all sorts of ways that (most likely) would never happen, except in my neighborhood (the one in my mind). I can (and do) have a sex fantasy everywhere from the grocery store, bank, walking in the park, or the fitting room in Kohl’s. I spend most of my days horny and wet. If my children only knew what their mom does at home all day…

Tumblr favorite #1903: Follow her down

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My original tumblr post here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 074 – Follow Her Down.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This animation consists of frames from a 2010 music video for the song Follow Me Down by British “musical outfit” Unkle. The video is available on YouTube and the animation comes from the portion that begins at approximately 1m:40sec into the video:

According to this website the video was directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jone and features model Liberty Ross. The video is also available on the Unkle website.

Tumblr favorite #1902: Brainwashing in progress

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 073 – Brainwashing In Progress.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This animation consists of frames from the 1977 sexploitation movie Ilsa, The Tigress of Siberia. The scene is included in sets of stills at three different websites, although neither of two detailed summaries of the movie’s plot explains what specifically is happening (or to whom) in the scene with the wired-up girl (not Ilsa). Here is a larger still image of the scene:

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A probably-temporary copy of the movie dubbed in Spanish exists on YouTube, where the scene in question starts at about 52:15. Although it’s not entirely clear what’s going on, the scene appears to depict a sort of electronic brainwashing or mind-control project, that leaves its victim huddled in a barren cell while imagining that she is trapped in a tropical bog being bitten by snakes. Here’s another captured still of the brainwashing equipment in use:

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Tumblr favorite #1901: The Christmas Bride

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 072 – The Christmas Bride.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This striking image of the Bride of Frankenstein with her hair decorated with poinsettias and pine cones is called The Christmas Bride where it appears on artist Patrick Awa’s website. The artist writes:

It took me forever(I also upgraded my tablet from old Intuos 3 to Intuos 5 touch during this production which also caused a bit of struggle to figure out the proper settings), but it is finally done. This will be printed in Giclee and framed for upcoming Q Pop’s “Black Christmas” show.

“The Christmas Bride”

11 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches

Digital, Giclee Print on watercolor paper

Tumblr favorite #1900: Snake girl from the Cave City

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 071 – Cave Girl, Serpent Undies.” Here is what Bacchus found.

According to this web page, the artwork above is by Robert Gibson Jones and it appeared on the cover of the September 1945 issue of Amazing Stories:

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The artist’s signature is partly visible lower right in the image. Robert Gibson Jones was a prolific pulp artist of the 1940s and 1950s. A bibliography of his many science fiction magazine covers and interior illustrations is here.

Tumblr favorite #1899: Sometimes a monster just wants to feel pretty, you know?

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My orignal tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 069 Monsters Have Secrets.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This artwork in the style of European fumetti comics is a detail from one page of such a comic:

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This comics page appears in a 2008 LiveJournal entry as one page of a seven-page strip, which sadly is not identified by name, publication, or artist. However, image filenames containing the string “HEMBRASPELIGROSAS05” suggest that the strip may have appeared in Issue #5 of Hembras Peligrosas, the cover of which advertises a story called El Secreto De Frankenstein. What that “secreto” might be is perhaps indicated by a panel from a different page of the strip:

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The subject artwork appears to have also appeared in an unidentified publication with different lettering in French:

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Tumblr favorite #1897: Giant fembot

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My original tumblr post as here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 067 100-Foot Cyberpunk Woman.” Here is what Bacchus found.

The source post in this image’s Tumblr chain of attribution is from a blog consisting of many artworks evidently by the same artist. The blog is called “AT THE END OF EVERYTHING: drawings for the end of everything”. An earlier version of the same artwork without coloring also appears on the same blog.

Although the Tumblr blog does not explicitly identify its artist, the unique portion of the URL is “tengu-guro” which matchs up to Canadian artist tengu-guro on DeviantArt. The same artwork appears there with the title Cyber Punk 100 ft Woman and is described by the artist as a “sci-fi hentai illustration.”