the porn labyrinth

bruno

est malade
just reflecting on my search for porn between 1998 and 2002, and the weirder aspects of the way this machine runs.

what caught my attention initially was a web page with a listing of every possible xxx term, hundreds of words one after the other. i know that it was used to rank higher on search engines but why have a page of terms on its own? pure surrealism.

more intriguing was when a search brought up a web page that looked legitimate, but on inspection was made up of absurd phrases made with the very search terms you had entered. here the content could be so alien as to be unsettling.

and when i discovered usenet it was flooded to the brim with massive posts of old 640x480 pixel series. i vaguely thought that actual people were paid to upload those pictures, but the comment lines in the posts seemed to be generated with a number of templates and filled in at random, and the series began to repeat themselves over and over.

finally it occurred to me that maybe no people were involved, that the whole thing was automated!

a vast parallel universe of dead ends, re-directions, randomly generated structures and endless permutations of the same, mostly dated (1997?) content.

the wish of surrealism fulfilled in capitalism!
 
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sufi

lala
love the poetry of those labyrinthine automatically generated pages

more intriguing was when a search brought up a web page that looked legitimate, but on inspection was made up of absurd phrases made with the very search terms you had entered. here the content could be so alien as to be unsettling.
... & you got to wonder which conspiracy motivates displaying them - no clickthru ads, no apparent reason at all...
i heard that the vast majority of web porno was down to 3 porn kings; maybe they wish to send seekers off free kicks off into a hell of useless links, there seems a certain justice in it anyway... maybe it's just some fed-up old webserver's jealous revenge on the fleshy pleasures of internerds
 

bruno

est malade
sufi said:
... & you got to wonder which conspiracy motivates displaying them - no clickthru ads, no apparent reason at all...

surely underpaid, sleep-deprived programmers fuck up and produce this sort of thing regularly? as for the rest the only conspiracy i can make out is the conspiracy of page visits translating into $$$$, i don't think it's more complex than this!
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
Thought this was gonna be about the woman who yesterday said we need to make nice porn for children so they don't get corrupted by bad stuff.
 

poetix

we murder to dissect
I have an at this point quite well-trodden fantasy about a holosuite memory palace-o'-porn where every room has doors leading off to further rooms offering variations on or ramifications of the perversions practised in the room you are currently in. The further in you go, the darker/weirder/more elaborate it gets. Although it would make sense, thinking about it, to have escape hatches in the deeper rooms enabling you to route back quickly to more basic scenarios - "sod this, take me back to Swedish Twins in a log cabin".
 

luka

Well-known member
barty told me he always looks at his dads internet history and finds reassuringly innocent search terms such as
'big swedish tits'. this could just be a cunning ruse of course
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I have an at this point quite well-trodden fantasy about a holosuite memory palace-o'-porn where every room has doors leading off to further rooms offering variations on or ramifications of the perversions practised in the room you are currently in. The further in you go, the darker/weirder/more elaborate it gets. Although it would make sense, thinking about it, to have escape hatches in the deeper rooms enabling you to route back quickly to more basic scenarios - "sod this, take me back to Swedish Twins in a log cabin".
Yeah, you wouldn't want to get lost would you? Desperately open doors and being projected into sicker and sicker scenarios.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Thought this was gonna be about the woman who yesterday said we need to make nice porn for children so they don't get corrupted by bad stuff.
I'd assumed it was about a fantasy involving a jailbait Jennifer Connolly and David Bowie in a massive wig and codpiece.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
It's great that in amidst the massed masturbators there are Dissensus types declaring "the wish of surrealism fulfilled in capitalism!" as they unzip their trousers.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
When I take acid I get these signals from the cosmic consciousness to stop watching porn and eating meat.

When I take coke it's 8 hour wank marathons and a five guys for breakfast.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
When I take acid I get these signals from the cosmic consciousness to stop watching porn and eating meat.

When I take coke it's 8 hour wank marathons and a five guys for breakfast.
Achieve cosmic balance and harmony by doing both at the same time?
 
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