Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Well, this is awkward....

Sooo.... looks like Google did a backtrack, and might not be destroying the blogosphere as we know it after all. Which is nice of them, I guess, though I'm still more than a little distrustful of this whole situation. Even if disaster has been averted for the moment, I don't really doubt that there will be more attempts like this in the future, just probably a little slower and quieter.

So to the big question, is this blog dead? No, at least not quite yet. I'm very open to everyone's opinion on this, but for the moment I'm going to continue updating this blog with new posts.

I'm also going to keep up the new tumblr and wordpress incarnations, but more as a backup in the event that Google does another 180 and suddenly destroys Blogger again. I'll add new caps as they come to the wordpress blog. (I'm not really sure about tumblr yet, though I did add an exclusive little caption there the other day.)

As for the Humbled Harlots blog, I've been wanting to start updating it more often for a while now, but after this whole Google incident, I'm pretty much decided that I'm going to buy a proper domain name and make a real, hopefully permanent, home for my Tabitha Kohls pen name and free stories. But that will be sometime in the future. I haven't owned a private website in nearly a decade, and need to relearn the ropes before I get started.

Now that all that's taken care of, on to today's brand new caption! This is a sequel to Hijacked, from last September. I've got a few fun picture options for a third installment, so expect that in the near future.



On a sadder note, Leonard Nimoy recently passed (RIP) and I've started a few new caps continuing my V-for-Victory series, as a sort of tribute. I'm rewriting them from a different perspective, so they aren't finished yet, but hopefully I'll be ready to post them later this week.

Anyway, sorry for being gone so long, this whole Google issue has been a huge pain; even with the backtracking, it's all put a real damper on my mood, and I'm still trying to get my muse kickstarted again. Hopefully you all enjoy today's caption, and it makes up for this past two weeks.

- B-Rex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Very Important (and Final) Post!!!

Okay everyone, after spending all yesterday dealing with the new suck from Google, I have relocated this blog to https://degradeddamsels.wordpress.com/. All future posts will be there, so be sure and change any bookmarks/favorite links to the new site.

See You All On The Other Side! (Click Above for New Blog Home)



I've also set up a new tumblr page, but I'm probably only going to use it as a backup. Tumblr shrinks my caps and even with Disqus enabled, the commenting functions are lacking. Plus tracking visits is very wonky, and I'm not sure how I feel about reblogs.

My main reason for choosing wordpress is that it let me import most of the important posts from this blog, as well as all of your wonderful comments, going back to the very beginning. So that's a nice feature over Tumblr as well. I'm still figuring out how it all works, but think I can replace/rebuild most of the widgets and blog lists I have on this site. Once I figure it out a bit more, I'll be relocating Humbled Harlots, though I might actually buy a private domain address to create a more permanent location for my writing blog. We'll see once everything has settled back down.

As far as the new site goes, the only things I seem to have lost are my tags -which I'll start adding back to old posts a few at a time- and my Sorority Prank War page, which I can also rebuild as time allows. Otherwise, I think this entire blog can neatly and completely relocate to the new home without much more fuss. Which is a huuuuuge relief to me!

Plus the new site has working emoticons, which is great! ;-)

- B-Rex

See you all at the new home!

Monday, February 23, 2015

VERY URGENT: New Google (Blogger) Content Policy

UPDATE BELOW:

Hello everyone, this is a shitty way to start off the week, especially after finally getting past my bronchitis, but now it seems Blogger has decided to kill off its adult-oriented blogs at long last. Here's the email I got this morning:

"Dear Blogger User,
We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please read here (https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

(c) 2015 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043"


This will certainly adversely affect Degraded Damsels, though I'm less certain of what it will mean for the sister blog, Humbled Harlots. DD is obviously filled with sexually-explicit visual content, while HH is mostly text. The new Blogger content rules specify only images and video, not adult-oriented text. So HH may be able to survive, we'll just have to see. I'll remove all the cover images, just to be sure, though that might not matter to Google, despite what their email claims.

As for Degraded Damsels, it looks likely that this is the end. I'm very open to any suggestions from you all. Tumblr is probably the most obvious place to relocate, as I hate what Yahoo has done with its groups, but Tumblr isn't very workable as far as commenting goes and I'm not very familiar with it's functions.

If anyone knows of anywhere else that might serve my blog needs better than Tumblr, please let me know. I'm going to be doing a lot of research over the next few days.

Until I've decided what I'm going to do, I'm reaccepting members in my Absurd Tales yahoo group. There isn't any content there, but it will allow us all a way of communicating in the advent that Google deletes/blocks Degraded Damsels. When you join Absurd Tales, please leave a message that mentions Degraded Damsels, so I know you aren't a spambot. Yahoo is overflowing with spambots.

Otherwise, I'm going to be very busy for the next few weeks, trying to save and relocate everything. Please let me know if you have any suggestions, thank you. More to come in the near future.

- B-Rex

UPDATE: Alright, I've set up a basic Tumblr page here: http://degradeddamsels.tumblr.com/

Check it out and let me know what you think. I've only uploaded a few pics, but it looks like tumblr is shrinking my caps by about 20% for some reason. I'll keep working on it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thanks Everyone

Thank you all for the well-wishes. I'm still quite sick, however, but am getting better slowly. Worse yesterday, for some reason. Spent too much time out of bed, I guess.

Also, I'm buried under 11 inches of snow (plus 2 more last night) and am going crazy with boredom and lack of privacy. Half my family has showed up, to check on me and steal share my furnace. ;-)

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks, and let you all know how things are going. It'll probably be a few days before I get more caps done. Probably try to do some more age-play caps, since those have been well-received recently.

See ya all then, :-)

- B-Rex

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Perfect Disguise, Continued

I wanted to get these out yesterday, for Valentine's Day, but I've been hit with a nasty bit of bronchitis since Thursday, and been mostly bedridden since. Hopefully no one will mind this three-part conclusion being a bit late then.




There's a big snow storm blanketing my area right now, so my internet connection is very weak, and now I can't preview what these captions look like on the blog. Hopefully they'll look fine for you all. If not, just try opening them in separate pages.

See you all again in a few days, when I'm over this bronchitis (and done sucking down steroids and Augmentin pills).

- B-Rex
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