It’s clear that Gelbooru users currently have Rem ranked Number One Waifu, but I had to lead off with some classics. A lot of the pictures in this category should really be tagged wedding_night, but we’ll save those for later…
Not to be confused with American Flagg!, drawn by “Wholesome” Howie Chaykin (as Stan Lee used to call him…), American flags are quite popular in anime and Japanese cheesecake photography. Given the history between the two countries, this can seem a bit odd, but for 16-year-old anime fans and 18-year-old bikini models, that was generations ago.
The category is currently dominated by Kantai Collection and Touhou, but if you page back a bit, there are other options. Red half-rims below the fold, and one loli crept in because she was paired with Kurumu-chan.
It will come as no surprise to You Know Who that the rubber_duck tag is a target-rich environment for cheesecake. Or that something legendary for making bath-time lots of fun would lead to water, soap suds, and lots of bare skin. And, because Japan, lots of lolis, tagged and untagged, sigh.
I rejected many quite pleasant pictures for being horizontal, so I may do a roundup at some point with the images sized differently. I also rejected censorducks and strategically-placed steam, so maybe that one will also be more NSFW.
Another cinematographic term that sounds like it ought to be a fetish. Then again, if your blow-up doll is askew, that would be a dutch-wife angle…
This turned out to be a surprisingly porn-y search tag. I had to skim through several thousand thumbnails to come up with pictures that didn’t include bare tits, bare asses, fuck-me poses, girl-girl, horribly-broken spines, untagged lolis, etc. Not that those are all bad things. Indeed, many of them were quite nice; they’re just not what I’m going for here.
If I were tagging pictures on Gelbooru, I’d have to add a whole bunch of new ones (to avoid…): absurd_breasts, invisible_corset, magic_spine, inflatable_ass, helium_implants, bodily_functions, traced_from_porn, artist_hand_in_pants, oh_that_poor_girl, etc. Fortunately it’s too much work just to browse them.
The ‘original’ tag at Gelbooru is often, but not exclusively, used for “original character”. Then again, the second picture, a fully-dressed girl surrounded by autumn leaves, is tagged “hentai”, “porn”, and “sex” for no reason. At least the “rubber_duck” tag is being used correctly…
When I went back and extracted the tags from my previous cheesecake post, I found a popular and baffling one: cowboy_shot. I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t a fetish, but a cinematographic term: getting everything from head to mid-thigh in the picture, from Westerns that needed to show the characters’ six-guns. Gelbooru taggers seem to be a bit unclear on the concept, since many of the matching pictures include the knees or even feet, but it narrowed things down a bit.
Since this is all scripted now, the mouseover comment includes the matching tags for each image.
[Update: to make the game a little fairer, and to give appropriate credit, each picture is now a link back to Gelbooru; I hadn’t realized they let you link by the MD5 checksum, which I fortunately preserved as the filename. A quick bit of scripting, and I can also confirm that there’s only one tag (other than “1girl” and “solo”) that applies to all 22 images.]
In his cheesecake roundups from Gelbooru, Steven relied on an ever-expanding list of negative tags to exclude thing that definitely didn’t match his interests. The last version of the exclusion list was:
-1boy -multiple_boys -male_focus -penis -testicles -vore -rape -loli -fellatio -sex -bondage -furry -monochrome -amputee -anal -yaoi -abs -pregnant -shota -leash -tears -chained -noose -restrained -rope -asphyxiation -execution -hanging -corpse -blood -photo -peeing -gigantic_breasts -large_penis -huge_penis -futanari
I’d never really looked at the list before, and honestly, even after you exclude all of those, you still have to wade through a river of crap to find some decent pictures that match the positive tags you include.
See if you can guess what single positive tag I added to get the following pictures:
Catgirls after the jump.