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The good ol' days

28 Jun 2017 12:16 #55051 by five_red
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Link: Superheroine Database

Stumbled across this page from yesteryear the other day, and immediately recognised it. "That looks strangely familiar", I thought to myself... "oh yeah -- I wrote it!!!!"

Ahhhhhhhhh... the dial-up era of the internet. Netscape. AOL. Web-rings. Hit counters. It was a simpler time, a more peaceful time. People communicated in paragraphs, rather than 140 characters, You could leave the house with your FTP server unsecured and nobody would steal your files. Modems made funny squeaky noises, and one minute of 320x240 video took an evening to download (in Real Player format, naturally!) Posting golden age comicbook scans to Yahoo! Groups (the Files section, of course, because Yahoo! down-scaled anything you posted to Photos), and logging in each day to see which classic issues had been uploaded over night by others..!

Ahhhh..... Amazing to think how things have changed.

At the time the SHDB list was merely a way of pulling together in one place all the various superheroine movies and tv shows. The idea was to spread awareness to fans of what material was out there, but also to allow collectors (and anyone in a position to track down some of the more obscure materials) to share intelligence. I'm pretty certain that -- for example -- the list helped spread the word about the wealth of Filipino heroines like Darna, and the various Japanese humour/kids heroines like Bishoujo Kamen Poitrine.

There's quite a few movies and shows on the list that, in 2001, I assumed would be forever out of my reach... but now clips are just a YouTube search away. And there's quite a few things that I've seen since (Gamera Super Monster, for example) that I'd totally forgotten existed, and was shocked to find that I'd documented them back in 2001. Yet some stuff (mainly non-US material) remains stubbornly unobtainable, I am now reconciled to the reality that I will probably never ever see even a short clip of Super Klenk (and if I ever did, it would likely be a massive disappointment.)

And the 'adult' section would certainly not exist if I did the list today. There's just too much stuff to document, and (sadly) the majority of the material has shifted from the mildly erotic, to hard core porn. However, on the plus side, there would be a lot of excellent non-adult fan-made material (like Random's Project Superwoman) that could replace it.

Just reading through the list of contributors is like taking a trip down memory line. Some of them are still active, some have vanished off the face of the Earth. Shakeshift... Nergd... Mikey Freedom... Five Red (whatever happened to him?!?) :)

Ahhhhh.... memories. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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28 Jun 2017 12:51 #55052 by Raa

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28 Jun 2017 13:26 #55054 by Monty
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I remember the days of AOL with Supergirls Inc. and Conceptfan where you would open a page and go off to the shop for five minutes, and if you were lucky, the page would have uploaded when you returned. Now it takes a second on the mobile phone on Wi-Fi to connect with SWM and CF. Changed days indeed!
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28 Jun 2017 14:09 #55056 by lfan
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I find it truly amazing how elusive ANY media featuring Suoer Klerk was/is. Truly the "Bigfoot" of our genre! :)

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five_red wrote: Link: Superheroine Database

Stumbled across this page from yesteryear the other day, and immediately recognised it. "That looks strangely familiar", I thought to myself... "oh yeah -- I wrote it!!!!"

Ahhhhhhhhh... the dial-up era of the internet. Netscape. AOL. Web-rings. Hit counters. It was a simpler time, a more peaceful time. People communicated in paragraphs, rather than 140 characters, You could leave the house with your FTP server unsecured and nobody would steal your files. Modems made funny squeaky noises, and one minute of 320x240 video took an evening to download (in Real Player format, naturally!) Posting golden age comicbook scans to Yahoo! Groups (the Files section, of course, because Yahoo! down-scaled anything you posted to Photos), and logging in each day to see which classic issues had been uploaded over night by others..!

Ahhhh..... Amazing to think how things have changed.

At the time the SHDB list was merely a way of pulling together in one place all the various superheroine movies and tv shows. The idea was to spread awareness to fans of what material was out there, but also to allow collectors (and anyone in a position to track down some of the more obscure materials) to share intelligence. I'm pretty certain that -- for example -- the list helped spread the word about the wealth of Filipino heroines like Darna, and the various Japanese humour/kids heroines like Bishoujo Kamen Poitrine.

There's quite a few movies and shows on the list that, in 2001, I assumed would be forever out of my reach... but now clips are just a YouTube search away. And there's quite a few things that I've seen since (Gamera Super Monster, for example) that I'd totally forgotten existed, and was shocked to find that I'd documented them back in 2001. Yet some stuff (mainly non-US material) remains stubbornly unobtainable, I am now reconciled to the reality that I will probably never ever see even a short clip of Super Klenk (and if I ever did, it would likely be a massive disappointment.)

And the 'adult' section would certainly not exist if I did the list today. There's just too much stuff to document, and (sadly) the majority of the material has shifted from the mildly erotic, to hard core porn. However, on the plus side, there would be a lot of excellent non-adult fan-made material (like Random's Project Superwoman) that could replace it.

Just reading through the list of contributors is like taking a trip down memory line. Some of them are still active, some have vanished off the face of the Earth. Shakeshift... Nergd... Mikey Freedom... Five Red (whatever happened to him?!?) :)

Ahhhhh.... memories. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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28 Jun 2017 15:15 #55057 by five_red
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lfan wrote: I find it truly amazing how elusive ANY media featuring Suoer Klerk was/is. Truly the "Bigfoot" of our genre! :)

ElF


Believe it or not, the show has a Wikipedia entry that comprehensively and exhaustively outlines everything known about the series. :)

Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]



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01 Jul 2017 18:59 #55109 by mikeyfreedom
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Ha! Didn't think I'd be mentioned in that list...long-time lurker these days. Writer's block and an inability to finish a project doomed me to it...
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02 Jul 2017 10:38 #55116 by Woodclaw
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mikeyfreedom wrote: Ha! Didn't think I'd be mentioned in that list...long-time lurker these days. Writer's block and an inability to finish a project doomed me to it...


Sometimes it help to put these ideas down and/or showcase a partial on the forums to get some much needed feedback, it's not universal, but it helped me in the past.

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