December 17th - the day tumblr will begin deleting all nsfw content of any kind - is almost over, and not much has changed really. Not that I'm surprised. Whatever tumblr's plan for the future of the site is, it's going to take a while Though the mood of tumblr going into today has been a very sobered, cynical one. A lot of people aware of how slow, terrible, and outright ineffective the process is going to be. I, myself, haven't been touched, because I don't post NSFW stuff, and apparently most of the bots I follow weren't considered pornographic either, since most of the porn bot accounts that follow me are still as active as ever. Though there are a few that had their blogs wiped clean of posts, save for their icons which are still usually violating the rules. And, hilariously, a LOT of the porn bots that follow me that are still active are full of gifs that are in black and white. I'm going to guess that tumblr's AI was trained mainly on flesh tones so monochrome went entirely under its radar, and gifs are harder to analyze en masse. On that note, furries were utterly untouched by tumblr's algorithm. They'll probably slowly be reported, one by one, as people flag their accounts manually over the next year or so. I just think it's funny how ineffective their neural net has been, and will be until the day the site is gone for good.
One reason I'm really glad I moved here instead of just Twitter is that, thanks to FOSTA and SESTA, Twitter is very likely going to suffer a similar fate to tumblr in the next few months, whereas Newgrounds seems like it is going to be holding its ground in the face of this sanitation of the internet. I hope that's not in vain. The idea of this site of all places being bleached clean by interpol or some shit because one person used the forums one time to post something illegal sounds like a terrifying prospect. And, for those not in the know, that is the ultimate goal of these new laws, and tumblr is an example of that in action.
In other news, I'm going to be streaming a lof more soon. I play video games and draw on Twitch. Not with much regularity right now, but I'm getting better at that. For anyone who cares, you can follow me on https://www.twitch.tv/chevrium