Well, its that time of year, when my activities and the weather, get the better of me, my fatigue sets in, and instead of writing new posts, I fall asleep at 10PM. (Well at least the insomnia is gone!)
I’m just basically giving everybody a heads up that posting miiight be a little bit sparse around her until January, which is convenient because that’s when all the new mid-season shows start, and I am excited about a few of them.
So yeah, I’m still here. I’m still watching some favorite shows and discovering new ones, but during this Christmas period, since I have less time to discuss individual shows, I’m going to focus on getting some of these long form posts out of my queue, that I’ve simply not finished. I know you guys are pretty busy too, during this holiday season, so I don’t want to tax you with too many posts. (Y’all got stuff to do.)
I did get a chance to watch Titans, (which I am kinda enjoying), Nightflyers, (I fell asleep on this), and something from Youtube, (which looks suspiciously like Nightflyers), called Origins (which has an Asian lead character, so was mildly intriguing).
Upcoming posts include an essay on movie landscapes, taking my nephew to see the new Spiderman movie, and my favorite smart movies. Come January, it’s time to start talking about the 2019 Summer movie season, and the mid-season TV shows. I will still reblog stuff, and post links to things, but original content is going to be at a minimum for a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, this is whats going on on Tumblr, which is in somewhat of a panic. I’m not especially worried about it personally, because I did back up most of my posts to this site, some time ago, and Tumblr simply isn’t my primary site, but a lot of people are going to be hit hard, even if they don’t post NSFW stuff there, because hte algorithim being used is shoddy, and can’t tell the difference between NSFW posts, and just regular stuff. For example, I follow a number of horror blogs, which feature art that can be disturbing, and occasionally features some nudity. Some of these sites have already been flagged. Historical articles that feature women in bikinis have been flagged, and there are feminist sites that regularly discuss female sexuality that have been flagged. None of these sites have anything to do with pedophilia or pornography.
In response to the NSFW ban being enacted by Tumblr Staff, on December 17th 2018 I propose that we all log off of our Tumblr accounts for 24 hours.
The lack of respect and communication between staff and users is stark. Users have been begging staff to delete the porn bot outbreak, which has plagued the website for well over a year. The porn bots oftentimes send people asks and messages, trying to get them to go to a website full of viruses. They also spam advertisements on others posts.
Users have also begged that Tumblr ban neo-nazis, child porn, and pedophiles, all which run rampant on the site. The site/app got so bad that it was taken off the app store.
However, instead of answering the users, Tumblr has instead taken the liberty to ban all NSFW content, regardless of age. But users have already run into issues of their SFW content being marked as sensitive and being flagged as NSFW, not allowing them to share their work.
Not only does this discriminate again content creators, but it also discriminates against sex workers. Disgustingly, the ban will be enacted on December 17 which is also International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
This ban is disgusting, and while I (and plenty of others) welcome porn bots and child porn being banned, the Tumblr filtration system is broken. It tags artistic work’s nipples as NSFW (when it is art), it tags SFW art as NSFW (when it is not), and does not stop the porn bots, neo-nazis and dozens of other issues.
This ban is discriminatory. This ban is ineffective. This ban is unacceptable.
To protest, log off of your Tumblr account for the entirety of December 17th. Log off at 12 am EST or 9PM PST and stay off for 24 hours. Don’t post. Don’t log on. Don’t even visit the website. Don’t give them that sweet ad revenue.
Tumblr’s stock has already taken a hard hit. Let’s make it tank. Maybe then they will listen to the users.
Reblog to signal boost! We must force change.