Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from Meluxine and Mastertouch

Meluxine's Deviant Art gallery is here; and the gallery of her most frequent photographer, Mastertouch, is here. I highly recommend both of them.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Did you know Jade Vixen has a blog?

Well, she does, and it's yet another great source for free fetish stuff - which you know I love to promote. :-) Of course, she uses the blog mainly to promote her pay site, but I don't mind, since she has so many wonderful pictures right there, for the occasional video, which I'll leave you to discover for yourself.

Here are just a few of the images I've found on the blog. As always, enjoy.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just because it's funny

Today's Questionable Content

I would only add that that warning label should be tattooed far enough under Faye's breasts to actually be seen. ;-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Well, it's better than the alternative

Am I the only one who finds it ironic to hear the Catholic church is up in arms about this staged photo of one grown priest kissing another grown priest, when they spent so much time and money downplaying far more serious, totally real abuses of their parishioners' faith that went on for decades?

Hell, this photo isn't even about abuse. It's just a damn sexy picture. ;-)

Story here, if you're interested. Oh, and there's a pregnant nun involved, too, if you're into that sort of thing. ;-/

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things: When Plants Attack!

Here's the companion piece to another of "Favorite Things" blog entries, When Animals Attack. As usual, with most of the pictures in this post, the MC is mostly a matter of opinion: if you kink that way, you'll see it. If you don't kink that way, you'll just see what the photographer wanted you to see...which isn't nearly as much fun. However, the image at left (shot by and "starring" Revel/Silvergrey) was staged with MC in mind. I found this image on Deviant Art, and while it doesn't seem to be there anymore, I featured it on my blog once before and quoted the commentary text beneath the picture. So, fortunately, I still have it. Note that the italics and underlining are the artist's own:

In Irish folklore the Dana O'Shee are a fae, elven people that live in a realm of beauty, their nobility akin to that of our own Age of Chivalry, eternally beautiful and eternally young. They surround themselves with the pleasures of the Arts, they live for the hunt, and to this day can be seen riding in procession through the Irish countryside at twilight, led by their King and Queen. However, the Dana O'Shee are not benevolent creatures, despite what their unearthly beauty may imply. They are vengeful and treacherous and possess a streak of mischievous malice, and many have whispered that their true home lies deep in the shadowed groves of the Realm of the Dead. Hearing even a single chord of their otherworldly music leaves one stunned and lost to the mortal realms for ever, finding themselves prey to the Dana O'Shee's hunt or enslaved in their Court as servants or playthings.

Revel titled the picture itself Unseelie Yearning.

Now here are a few more pics that will require a tad more imagination to connect with MC. I think you'll enjoy them anyway, though. And who knows? Maybe they'll give someone a story idea.

First up is a shot by photographer Chi-Rue99; followed by a makeup job from Andrea Perry-Bevan; and lastly another shot of Revel, who does her own photography.

Next up are photos from Daniel Murtaugh, Draconian Artworks (See if that one doesn't remind you of Tabico's Yellow), and another shot by Chi-Rue99.

Lastly, here are one photo from Karin Stenvall and two pieces of digital art from Kassandra Vizerskaya.

***Unless otherwise noted (usually via link), all models, photographers, and digital artists in this post can be found on Model Mayhem and/or Deviant Art.***

This is not your Wednesday blog entry

It's just a little something extra. After following this link showcasing the 20 scariest movies of all time (just one person's opinion, I guess, but that person has spot-on opinions) I couldn't help marveling that I've seen and/or read the novels behind nineteen of the twenty, the exception being Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. What does that say about me, eh?

Well, one thing I should say is that when I was writing my Peek Beneath the Duct Tape on Union, Reunion, I totally forgot to credit Evil Dead. It's an obvious influence, of course, but so far Sam Raimi's lawyers haven't sued me for failing to cite my sources. ;-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guess who's playing sexy librarian

A relatively old pic by Root of Silence. See if you can guess who the model is before looking at the tag. ;-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mosh, entranced

This is my favorite third of a photo set I found on Model Mayhem, by a photographer called lowtechfoto.

You're welcome. :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

If Cthulhu had a vibrator

Nay, foolish mortal, tell me not that this is actually a father-daughter science project. You must believe me: it's Cthulhu's rabbit, and the Old Ones are upon us in far more literal fashion than Lovecraft ever imagined!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THIS is how you do mirrored contact lenses

The (IMO) very attractive man in this picture is an Italian artist named Giuseppe Penone. I stumbled across his picture (and a few others from the same project) while doing a Google image search on "mirrored contacts."

See, this is how I picture the lenses in my least, it's how I picture the non-full-sclera kind. IMO, there shouldn't be any pupil showing at all. Unfortunately, if you cover your pupil, you can't see shit, so that's a bit of a drawback. ;-/ But Penone's an artist, so he worked the whole blindness thing in on purpose. You can read about here if you're so inclined.

As for me, I didn't care so much why he did it as how cool it looks. Plus, I'm irrationally tickled that he took this shot in 1970. You'd never know it to look at him, would you? Men's hairstyles have come right back around to what they wore in my childhood.Who'd have thought that look would ever be cool again? Certainly not me. Of course, I've even more boggled by the fact that '80's fashions are back in style. But I digress.

Back to the subject at hand. I've never understood why lensmakers can't make contacts with polarized lenses so that the whole eye would be covered but the wearer would still be able to see. After all, they can make polarized mirrored sunglasses; so why not polarized mirrored contacts? I know I must be missing something, but I don't know enough about the subject even to hazard a guess.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Which do you want first: the good news or the bad news?

Okay, I don't actually have much of a way to let you choose which news you get first, other than labeling these paragraphs. But anyway....

Good News: Callidus has a gorgeous new Flash project up on his blog about MC-by-snake. Check it out and give him some love - oh, and be sure to notice his link to his first MC-by-snake project from a few years ago. That one is well worth your time, too.

Bad News:  I won't be able to do any heavy-duty blogging for the next week or two. Oh, I'll still be around, if anyone wants to e-mail me; and I might be able to do some short-and-sweet stuff (I do have something in mind for Wednesday, assuming I get the chance). I just don't expect to have enough free time to select and organize bunches of pictures and/or write the kind of lengthy entries I enjoy so much. But that will just be fore a couple of weeks, and then things should be back to normal. Fingers crossed.

Like that old song says, "I wish the real world would just stop hassling me."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things: Hedony Design

Hedony Design is a French company that takes a different approach to latex design than many of their competitors. From my 100% amateur point of view, I can best describe this way: Hedony seems more interested in accentuating natural beauty than making torpedo-boobed plastic nun costumes for torpedo-boobed plastic women. And to me, that's a good thing.

I hope you'll think so, too. You can see from the pictures here that some of their designs are plenty fetishy, even without the squeeze-toy breasts; while others are things you could actually wear for a night on a certain towns, anyway. None in my neck of the woods, but, well, you know. ;-)

Anyway, above is my favorite object of lust, Ulorin Vex, wearing Hedony for a photo shoot with Nick Saglimbeni. Just below, Nicotine (by Maxime Avet) and Apnea (by Kencredible) demonstrate two very different approaches to Hedony's most popular design; while the model in the green halter top is one I showed you before, when I said she looked like my idea of Carly from The White Album. She and the rest of the models on this page were photographed by Josselin Guichard, a cofounder of Hedony. They aren't well known enough for me to bother telling you their names (although you can find them in the file names if you're interested), so just sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures instead.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My own early (unknowning) attempts at Giger

Hunting for and posting Giger pics made me think about some of my own old artwork, which was usually science fiction-ish - and a hell of a lot kinkier than I realized at the time. I was somewhere around 10 or 11 when I drew the pics in this post: old enough to know the facts of life, but not old enough to have much conscious interest in them. My unconscious, on the other hand...well, see for yourself!

I still remember showing this first drawing to a child psychologist whom I was seeing in the wake of my parents' divorce. He said he saw a lot of sexual imagery in there, like fallopian tubes in the alien's antennae and a vagina in the middle of its chest; but I just pooh-poohed him. These days, I still dispute the fallopian tube analysis, but only because the antennae look more like open legs to me. I guess the alien can't spread her lower extremities, so she's spreading her mind instead. And after all, isn't that the story of my life? ;-P Strangely enough, though, even at that age, I had the idea that while the alien was friendly, whomever she was offering her fruit to might not understand.

Now let me share a few more pictures from that same time period - not because I think they're great art, but just to show you what my subconscious mind was getting up to while my consciousness was looking the other way. You might recognize the fish-eating seaweed on the left as an early inspiration for the lake monster in Union, Reunion. As for the woman on the right, well, what can I say? ;-P

Thursday, October 7, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things: H.R. Giger, Part II of II

And now I'm back again for the second half of the H.R. Giger post I started this morning. If you somehow managed to miss that entry, just scroll down a tiny bit. I started uploading Giger images this morning, but Blogger was misbehaving and I had to quit and go to work. Fortunately, the pipeline seems to be flowing more smoothly now....Sorry, no, that wasn't meant to be a pun. But hey, it works! And anyway, here are the rest of the images I wanted to share with you.

I'm throwing in this last picture just to mess with your head. Did you know H. R. Giger did some illustrations based on The Lord of the Rings? I certainly didn't, not until I started investigating those links I mentioned in my earlier post. Yep, there are several Giger pictures titled Mordor, and then there's this (and one other, much less interesting) painting titled, simply, The Lord of the Rings. I shudder to think what, in LotR, could possibly have inspired Giger to paint this. Hopefully Professor Tolkien never had to see this painting before he died, because it would surely have sent him to his death - and kept him from ever resting in peace!

But if you really want to give yourself a mind trip, think about this. Giger is famous, in part, as the concept artist behind Alien. He's also known to some as the would-be concept artist of an early, aborted effort at a Dune movie. So now ask yourself, what would the LotR movies look like, if he'd designed them?