Something happened last week that got my mind to thinking, and it made me realize that I could make a little post on this topic. The subject in question is treasure hunting, and of course in our little world that means hunting for spanking pics.
Now I’m going to make a confession here. As you all know, my enjoyment comes from finding pics that you probably haven’t seen before, hence the term treasure hunting, but today I am going to break my usual role for a change and I am going to share with you an image from someone else’s work.
This first image appeared last week on that newspaper site that I have been telling you about. You know the one, the site where a guy is saving his spanking finds as clippings and they are being shared with the public for free, even though he is the one who is paying for them. Now I don’t want to mention his name because he might not want that, however should he also be a visitor to this site and he is okay with me sharing that then I will happily do so.
This was the image that he discovered last week from the play “Perchance to Dream”. The image is his find, however what I am sharing is my own copy that I retrieved from the British site.
So why did this trigger a thought? It’s quite simple really, I went to the British site to locate this image being that it is from Exeter, basically because I wanted to post my own edit to include the title. The ‘clipping’ doesn’t include it as the downloader edited it for his own purpose.
So on the British site I went, searching for “Perchance to dream spanking”. And what did I get in return? As we would say in England, sweet f a! Thankfully I knew the publication that the image was in so I was going to find it, so I removed spanking from the search and voila, after applying localized filters the image showed up. Here is the kicker though, I could see why the word ‘Spanking’ didn’t show up. The word was in the description, but do you know what it was listed as? Wait for it… “apanking” LOL.
THAT is a huge problem that many of us collectors have when searching for spanking pics, especially on newspaper sites, the words aren’t always shown correctly. So for example, if in the search engine it reads the text as “Kiss me Mate”, then I will not get those results for “Kiss me Kate. That’s why you always have to use an alternate set of search terms, such as “Petruchio” or Katherine and Fred, or even “Kiss spanking” to make sure that you can search multiple avenues.
This also tells me that there are many more spanking pics out there that have yet to be found. Not to mention the millions of papers yet to be uploaded online. I can tell you now, I would never have found this “Perchance to Dream” image had it not been shared by someone else, that’s just facts.
This happens in other searches as well, even though the keywords that you want are displayed on the image. Take this MEN ARE LIKE STREETCARS pic for example.
This image shows up nowhere on the search engine, even though you can quite clearly see that it says Men are like Street Cars right on the image itself. I can run this search, narrow it down to the state and individual year and it will still not show up in the search engine.
It makes no logical sense whatsoever. How did I find the image? That’s simple, I was going through hundred’s of books page by page when I found this image, and I was shocked that it doesn’t show up in the search. So what I did is I added another word that is on the page and added it to a search for “men are like street cars”, and wouldn’t you know it shows up first on the search page and get this, the term “Men are like Street Cars” appears prominently in the description. I still have no idea why you can’t search for it without the extra word, because it recognizes the other words I am searching for.
The real fun part about going on a treasure hunt though is my favorite activity, going through books page by page, year by year. It can be a tiring, tedious process, but it can be oh so rewarding.
Mostly I find those really bad quality images when searching this way, but quite often I will find a gem like this one.
Imagine my surprise when I opened a book, likely about book number 120 that day by that point, lol, and the very first image in the book was this spanking pic. Yes, that’s how the yearbook began, with a spanking.
There is only one way that you will find this pic, it will not be found in any search engine unless you are extraordinarily lucky and you find it while looking for something else. This spanking image can only be found the old fashioned way, by searching for hours through individual books.
Actually, I guess there is a second way, you can let me do all of the hard work and then “Find” it on my blog, haha 🙂
So the bottom line is this, I’ve probably got enough material already to post something new to the spanking community every day for the next two years, and then take into account that quite often I find more new pics in a week than I actually post.
Treasure hunting is something that I love to do, with some music playing in the background as I go hunting for treasures the old fashioned way. It seems certain to me that I have only scratched the surface so far, mostly because I tend to focus on the 50s and early 60s, there are decades of material still to search through.
In December I would have been doing this for the community for 17 years, and my initial goal was perhaps to do it for 20 years and then call it quits. However, I don’t know if I will even end, maybe I can keep this going for 25 years, who knows. Other factors will of course play a part, age and health primarily, but also if the audience loses interest. However, I’m pretty sure that the last of my generation who are around the same age as me will still appreciate the memories as much as I do. The days before we had the Internet and we would have to use alternate means to get our fix.