This is going to be a smallish article on how to kinda peruse different generation sites that have uploads, how to find good things in back mixes on huggingface - and examples on how to make old content work (even if it breaks your hands, feet and pixelates the eyeballs).
Update: You can NOW see easier where our backmixes are, i've directly linked some of the "MISSING" ones - Feel free to go flipping through them and going on a mixing spree and come back and release some and show us what you got!
This isn't an UNKNOWN fact, but this is largely one of the reasons when we STARTED making merges months ago - that we would upload 90% of our back mixes when we were using colab. Because while it wasn't perfect, it was something we could use later on.
We're still finding these now, and sometimes they're good and sometimes you want to ask what kind of drugs we're on and why. (Sometimes you ask that and where can you get them, but man stop asking me for snickers bars, get your own LOL)
Let's start with the easy section:
Earth & Dusk Repositories
I've been moving a LOT of my personal ones over to E&D for easier tracking as an organization. So if you've been wondering where the Lora dumpsters are, where the old Epic Mix dumpsters are they're usually here:
There's no real saying what the original model is because I went to go convert it from CKPT and like the converter i was using at huggingface just kinda died on me. It's SUPPOSEDLY "EPIC KIWI PEACH" - So it could be one of the old Epic Mix backmixes with Kiwi and Peach mixes.
Where can you find this? https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/more_backup_more_iron_models_anime
Yes, we have piss poor habit of naming repos.
This was cause I was trying to get the HF backup to work locally but it wasn't working.
I don't have a lot of other image examples on this, and wont throughout the thing because i've been doing this over 8-9 months now, it's just so hard to remember where all my model pics are LOL.
(and beleive me I suck at deleting stuff, I have crap from Jan 2023 when I first started)
https://huggingface.co/Duskfallcrew <-- If we have any open repos left that we haven't moved you can check here.
A lot of where you tend to start from is finding rentry's or lists. Then you can find users on huggingface from that. So an example is Nocrypt's list, because for a while I was using his notebook on google colab: https://rentry.co/ncpt_fav_models
We HAD started one but we're going to move ours to our website for better control - anyways this is a great start to finding more models.
Take for example from the Touhou community CTD's mixes and finetunes: https://huggingface.co/closertodeath
Where else on HF?
Well, check sometimes people have likes, or even surf the spaces and model sections!
I did secretly find these the same way I found the others via Nocrypt but they're still easily found via hunting and pecking and even keywords:
They've clearly already uploaded this but Linaqruf's https://huggingface.co/Linaqruf/animagine-xl - Saw this there before I saw it on Civit!
Some other good examples:
Keep in mind some of these are older, and have a varied aesthetic, but that doesnt' mean they're unusable in mixes or otherwise.
Other Gen Sites & Lists (+ Repositories?)
Well back to the rentry list again! I'm trying to go through my nightmare of 7-9 months of AI training links. This is nowhere NEAR a complete list of discords and i'm sure by now you've seen all of these:
Funny note: We got moderation smacked at Unstable Diffusion's discord just once, nothing to get banned over but the story goes: We were doing our first major lora (Sailor Moon Tarot) and we didn't understand the rules very well - and well we got our pic removed because they don't want "LOLI" even if it's Sailor Moon that's SFW. That's not a knock, they have a specific theme for their server, so the instance was just a badge of honor for us.
You'll also find discords from other model creators. We have ours in our linkset above, and we'll put our sponsorship details at the bottom of the article so you can find it all clearly.
There's this one that also has SD as well as voice models: https://discord.gg/aihub
OlivioTutorials has a spot to share content: https://discord.gg/w73XHZsnYk
SebastianKamph has a spot that shares resources: https://discord.gg/sebastiankamph
Y'know ther'es a lot of youtubers that have discords for this.
Disclaimer: Be aware that you should ALWAYS CHECK to see if these are on HF or CivitAI first, because sometimes "REPRINTS" do not share the original required permissions. If you can't find it anywhere but it's available - and you're just interested in using it as a merge or a finetune - Don't take my word for it, but it should be OK as long as you have sort of a record where you found the contnet.
Always be sure to CHECK PERMISSIONS.
First site I will reccomend as they have downloads is of course: https://tensor.art/
Now, you do notice i've not shared MY Profile or a code, this is cause I usually have enough stacked up credits to need any. Also that this isn't a promotion article LOL.
SOME models are for download that you don't see on HF or even on CivitAI. Again, keep in mind permissions.
Sadly yes: https://pixai.art/ - You can find stuff here, beleive it or not it's a great way to find things you haven't seen that ARE on Civit, track the model either by credit or google search!
There's not a lot of other "DOWNLOADABLE" resource websites we're aware of at this stage, a lot of the older ones are just going to take you to the same places you'll see in many other articles.
Other Lists & Repositories
Well first of all Prompt Hero has some listing i'm not sure if it's to their site or services or what: https://prompthero.com/resources/all
This site is what got me into using colab: https://stable-diffusion-art.com/free-ai-image-generator-sites/ - occasionally they have lists to sites.
As for "OTHER REPOS" - sometimes people have -- Hold on, there's a REALLY RANDOM NSFW List we have that has SOME access to different content, BE MINDFUL that not all of this is even EYEBALL FRIENDLY:
Yep, be aware with a cONTENT AND TRIGGER WARNING THAT"S DEF got NSFW and SFW content on that list. We're not involved with it, it's just a list i'm not accountable for what you've seen or not seen on it and nor is CivitAI.
And pretty much AT THIS MOMENT LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
SD Compendium: https://www.sdcompendium.com/doku.php?id=start
"BUT I NEED TO KNOW WHERE THIS MODEL WAS YOU USED IN A LORA"
Sometimes we dont' end up using an actual mix that gets used in a lora, but we keep the original backmixes for later use. Dating is going to be: Oct (because we didn't do any merging yet in Nov? XD) - and then going forward based on the repo dates.
Anything that we CAN prune will get shoved here for our models.
warning: These are DIRECT DOWNLOAD links but if you need to browse our updated model dumps:
https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/earth-dusk-AugSept2023-backup/blob/main/EpicKiwiPeach.safetensors (This is up on Earth's but pruned)
https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/earth-dusk-AugSept2023-backup/blob/main/LemaoV2MaybeBc.safetensors (We ALMOST used this but it's also a back mix to Earth Animix 2.5d)
Disclaimer: Sometimes we accidentally upload other's models because wer'e running out of drive space locally - if you see "OLD FISH" that';s not ours lol.
Model Location: https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/June-JulyBackups2023/tree/main
PROBABLY nothing in this one but:
Probably nothing but check here: https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/May2023-Models/tree/main
Again probably nothing: https://huggingface.co/EarthnDusk/April2023-Models/tree/main
(That's when we still sucked)
KoFi OG Dump
NO CLUE, just that Post it Note's in there and some other stuff.
Yea, when we have a bit more time, more deep dive time we'll actually have a list that we can even copy over to our website. It's so hard when there's STILL not that much concise information out there. So many people arel ike "GTFO DONT SHARE" - sadly this is a point where gatekeeping is getting really toxic and we're all just trying to find things!
ANY NSFW, CELEBRITY OR OTHER CONTENT FOUND WITHIN THESE LINKS ARE NOT MY OWN NOR CIVITAI'S RESPONSIBILITY. THE SITES, RENTRY OR OTHERWISE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTACT OR DETAILS TO THE MODEL CREATORS - er not even realyl then - just if something's DMCA worthy, it's not CivitAI's fault they're just links to other discords and repositories.
Also for model mergers: CHECK YA PERMS.
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