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If your idea of a good site is high quality user-submitted content coupled with witty but also highly accurate and well written descriptions, then have at it!
Complete review published on 09.20.2014
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I Shot Myself, contrary to popular belief, isn't a necrophilia site. In all actuality, it's a site that specializes in ultra-high-quality "selfies" taken by beautiful young amateurs. But that's not all. Their tour page gives us a glimpse of the debauched world of the barely legal, and promises a vast collection that will only continue to grow with its daily update schedule.
[v]Content Amount(5)Last updated on October 31, 2014.
Over 593 videos about 4 minutes each (download)
DRM: No restrictions
+ Full Movies, Multi-Bandwidth
MPEG, MPEG (old) (700kb/s, 320x240)
WMV, MPEG (5500kb/s, 1280x720)
WMV (1900kb/s, 640x480)
WMV (2300kb/s, 852x480)
MPEG-4 (3333kb/s, 850x480)
Over 7992 galleries about 45 pictures each
+ Fullscreen pictures, Zip archives
No matter how much a site excels at providing top-shelf shit, lousy navigation can still be enough to, if not turn you away, make you temporarily lose your rod. Fortunately, this site has a clean, user-friendly layout chalk full of handy browse-features, plenty of episode information — even the technical stuff — but still also manages to maintain that simple, blogger feel that I think is perfect for a site dealing primarily with amateur content from an array of internet sources. Ain't social networking grand?
But don't go thinking just because this content is coming from average joes — well, outside of the looks department — that it'll be bland or, worse yet, something you can easily aquire on one of your favorite free sites. No, this material is exclusive, raw and uncut, and, more importantly, in its original pristine encoding. No 2nd gen garbage here.
Speaking of which, videos are available in an array of formats for streaming and downloading, including Windows Media, MPEG-4, and Quicktime. I was also quite pleased to find each scene included a lengthy, informative synopsis, as well as technical details which are often invaluable when choosing an episode.
If I Shot Myself has a major selling point, though, it's definitely its massive archive — dating back all the way to early '03 — of stunning still photography. Firstly, just because of the sheer numbers. There are, as I write this, 7992 to be had on the site, some with as many as 200 photos. What's more, even the oldest of photos hare a respectable res. And, surprisingly, there's not as much inconsistency as you'd expect given the circumstances.
It also doesn't hurt that they update damn regularly. You can expect a minimum of 3 updates per week, though lately daily seems to be the norm. Videos, I'm sad to say, aren't updated as much as the photo galleries, but it seems they're getting more attention lately. Perhaps this is the sign of a new trend? I'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed.
Oh, and before I forget, I should point out that the site has great member interaction. There's a lovely little forum where users can get together to discuss topics ranging from site issues to deep philosophical questions like, "Why is _insert name here_ your favorite porn star?" Oh, an caling it "little" is a little inaccurate since most of the front page posts have well over a thousand views, and hundreds of replies.
No site is perfect, though. And I did find a few hiccups. First off, the older videos drop in quality dramatically. Normally I wouldn't worry too much about this, but given the fact that it's the polar opposite of what's going on with the still photography and the fact taht there are so few videos, it's a bit of a bummer, and yet another reason for moving picture fans to skip this site.
On a related note, the lack of streaming video was disheartening. Come on. Throw a fella a bone, will ya? And while you're at it, perhaps a bonus site or two as well?
This site provides a smart, often humorous take on user-submitted internet pornography, providing their members with a taster choice of babes — young and old alike — in the buff, and sometimes engaged in debauchery as well. Admittedly, the archive focuses much more on the still photography end of the business, so if you're a video freak, look elsewhere. But if you appreciate the female form, amateur porn, or you're just looking for something a little more cerebral, I Shot Myself is well worth a look.
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