Bavatumblr Archived and Retired

I had a 3 year run on Tumblr. It lasted between July 2012 and August 2015. I loved Tumblr for the GIFs, the film screenshots, and the digital art more generally. I could and did spend hours just scrolling through certain sites, and the attention to old school aesthetics was impeccable by many of the folks I followed there.  The IWDRM site had a lot to do with my Tumblr affair, but I remained pretty much a dilettante—just dipping in and out and grabbing other peoples stuff. But when Tumblr was good—it was the best of the graphic web. 

https://jimgroom.tumblr.com/post/145860412484/bhautikj-2001-a-space-odyssey-rendered-in

But time goes on, and nothing gold can stay. My abandoning of Tumblr was a slow process, and given I never had any strong network ties there is was relatively painless, but I would miss all the images, videos and web art I collected there, so I started an archive site for my Tumblr blog back in 2013, knowing early on the day would come. Well, the day came a while ago, and I am just finalizing things now. I ran Site Sucker on the site that I recently migrated, and have saved both the local links and the Tumblr links for posterity, so almost every post on my Tumblr has two on the archive. I am keeping the WP files and database in the rare case I just to revive it, but for now I can create my own living Tumblr with Reclaim Video 🙂

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