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My book release party write-up is now up on Skintwo.co.uk! Yay!
The Knotty Boys launch “Back On the Ropes”
Some of San Francisco’s finest local fetish luminaries were out to support Dan and JD. To name a few: Ken Marcus – their photographer for this book; Lochai – rigger, artist the new manager and inspiration for hogtied.com; Michael Blue – fetish photographer and former co-owner of Beauty Bound, and fetish and bondage model Kumi.
Being the sharing sort, Dan and JD didn’t just bring their books, but also gave a very fun duo-model demo of their rope-art skills, including a very dynamic suspension.
Whether the addition of The Knotty Boys and their friends had anything to do with it is not certain, but according to the club’s promoter, “T’was the best night so far in ‘09!” with the club packed with happy perverts of all stripes and variations, despite the cold rain literally pouring down on the San Francisco streets outside.
There will be a Southern California book release part on April 25th 2009, Upstairs at Bar Sinister, 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood, CA from 10PM-1:30AM.
(See the pictures on Skintwo.co.uk)
Okay, here it is the picture you’ve been waiting for … sorry it’s so grainy … the flash blew out the marks, but it wasn’t light enough in the room for a good exposure on the little camera we were using (as my Master was wanting to go sit on the sofa and watch me cook dinner, not do a complex photo shoot. I guess we are just going to have to keep lighting equiptment in our bedroom at all times!)
If you missed it, the write-up of the punishment is here.
What annoys me is how mild it looks in that image! The problem is that both the paddle and the heavy nylon cane are very heavy, thuddy instruments, and so the bruising (and pain!) is deep in the muscle. I find this frustrating, because blast it, if I’m going to suffer that much, I deserve some pretty kick-ass (errr, literally!) marks decorating my brave bottom.
But no, even though it still hurts if I plunk myself into a chair instead of easing myself gently down, no, I just have some dark yellow markings that do not do justice to the experience one little bit! Phooey!
It’s funny where you find images of yourself — and your bottom!
When I visited with the lovely folks at IShotMyself.com, they handed me a little booklet, promoting their company and websites. It’s really well done (I would have given anything to get that design job!) and, lo and behold, it also happens to have two pages devoted to lil’ old me (and my bottom)!
The image on the right is from the first shoot I did for IShotMyself.com. The one of the left is from a shoot where I shot myself before and after shaving my pubic hair (I’d let it grow in special!) and includes a video of me shaving the bits in question (and then rubbing them with lotion, like you do!)
This is a quick, somewhat random “catch-up” post.
This weekend was supposed to be a huge shoot weekend: an outdoors bondage shoot with Luke Degre and a new model on Saturday, and then a 6 hour shoot on Sunday with Lady Ripplee Severin and her girl, models Kade and Skye, and then also some fetish portraits of my friend Miu.
The shoot on Saturday went well, although we froze our bums off. I got some lovely shots, and I’m going to process my Master’s images tommorow, but I’m sure he got great stuff, too. The model was a great sport, and it was her first time doing a bondage shoot, so I think she wins some sort of award for bravery (being outside for all to see, wearing nothing but rope, knickers, and a camisole in the cold, cold wind whipping off the Pacific.) I’ll post some pictures later!
However, at the last minute, Sunday fell through. Two of the models had a health-related issue (there’s a fascinating story behind it, involving making porn, but it’s not my story to tell) and since I was renting my friend’s studio, I needed to kinda pack ‘em in to make it financially prudent. So the whole darn thing got cancelled, and now I have to try and get it rescheduled, and coordinating that many people’s schedules is never easy, but when it comes to models, it’s a bit like herding kittens. (And I can say this, as I am a model as well! So there!)
Speaking of models, my Master and I are shooting the gorgeous Sybil Hawthorne next week (whee!) and I just found this quote on her blog:
“Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy — the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.” – Eric Hoffer
My Master and I had some playtime on Sunday, but it didn’t go very well. Our connection was just not, well, connecting properly. When something like that happens, I have trouble letting go of the disappointment and hurt, and moving on so we can turn a mistake into something good. So the disappointment is at least half my fault, and of course it’s my problem from the start that I hold on too tightly to my hopes and expectations.
Scenes can’t always be the perfect combinations of lust and complimentary desires and profound connection. Sometimes people are tired, or have trouble focusing due to stress, or sometimes things just get confused because life is like that. I need to learn to “let go” so that my Master and I can salvage a scene-gone-wrong, and turn it into something reaffirming — or at least just fun!
Anyway, I come into this Monday sad and feeling emotionally worn-out, and wishing I could get a “do-over” of Sunday. Our weekends together are so short, loosing a day like that really stings.