The pocky tag includes the pocky_kiss tag, which brings in issues of consent as well as lolis, so I had to reject quite a bit. Something about mixing symmetrical docking with phallic candy and little girls seems to appeal to fan-artists, but not so much to me.
Instead, I’ll lead off with the grown-up virgin bride who made Pocky the oral fixation for anime girls.
Who else could I lead off with on this one?
I needed a proper spoiler/NSFW tag for Hugo, and then of course I needed something to hide with it…
The Arlo cameras I installed outside have captured plenty of neighborhood cats hanging out on my front porch, but clearly I need to put out special bait if I’m going to catch catgirls like Mizuki Hoshina…
Not a big fan of the new haircut, but that’s like complaining there’s not quite enough whipped cream on your sundae. Or on your catgirl. Or something like that.
Most pictures tagged “candy” involve Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and/or simulated oral sex. This tends to reduce the number of smiles, but I did my best.
A lot of the pictures that accumulate in the leftovers folder after I do a theme search on Gelbooru are rejected for facial expressions, excessively complex backgrounds, or not really being cheesecake. In general, I bias the posts toward “happy-sexy anime-style girls with simple backgrounds”, but that doesn’t mean the others aren’t any good…
After Steven Den Beste died, some of the (many!) people who were concerned about the loss of his old web sites reached out to the family to try to recover the data from his server. I was pulled in because I was physically closest when it seemed like we might need someone to go to Portland to pick up the machine.
That wasn’t necessary, but since I was the one exchanging email with his brother, I was the one who ended up with a shiny little thumb drive containing the old Chizumatic site, and between that and the Wayback Machine, managed to synthesize a complete, functional website.
I packaged it all up, sent it to my not-so-secret allies, and then… nothing. This is not a criticism or complaint; everybody’s busy, and after that one energetic weekend, I hadn’t done anything about it, either.
But now I have a brand new virtual server at Amazon, where bandwidth is silly-cheap and disk space ain’t no big deal. And I’d already figured out the Nginx config to get the old server-side includes working.
So, this may not be the official permanent home of Steven’s old web sites, but it is a home, for a welcome houseguest.
This search was a real trip down memory lane, and we even got a sighting of the rare double half-rims: