Wednesday, 30 November 2011

An Excess of Good Cheer

Before I start, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. I was both comforted and enlightened by many of the articulate viewpoints that you expressed and I'm really happy to say that I feel I could make a better case for tolerance of BDSM lifestyles in future as a result. Lovely.

Anyway, this post isn't very well thought out. But I've been thinking about how much I like both 'enjoying' BDSM and 'not enjoying' it recently. The above picture which the BDM took for our site last month falls firmly into the 'enjoying' category, both because I was having a marvellous time (until a walker with a dog who LOVED handcuffs turned up) and because I was having a chance to display what fun it was to be in the sun, under a china blue Autumn sky with my BDM, doing one of our favourite things.

In the same month, I had all the fun in the world being a captured pirate, not 'enjoying' myself in the least.

Here's the angry pirate lady. I loved being her, all haughty and determined.

But I do know that some of the people who view my work on Restrained Elegance and sites with similar content get worried when they see work that looks as though I wasn't enjoying myself, so recently I had a go at making a video that was fairly dark subject-wise (political prisoner, scary prison cell, interrogator with unspeakable devices hidden in this suitcase)
but was narrated by another version of me, a nice safe one talking about her fantasy while drinking tea and eating cake.
I wonder if people will like it. I hope that the cheery framing device won't turn off the people who like serious scenes, and that the voiceover explaining how my fantasy is developing will help to reassure people who generally like low-threat bondage fantasies. The video's up on Restrained Elegance this month so do go and see what you think if you're interested. I hope that the narrated/enacted fantasy scenario might be one I can explore further; I really loved the opportunity to shoot something quite menacing and down-beat while using my voiceover to explain what made the scene hot for me.

I'm generally feeling very jolly and looking forward immensely to Christmas. I do hope that you are too, and thanks as ever for visiting.

Very best pre-Christmas wishes,

Ariel and Amelia xx


Pandora Blake said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see this one! As you know, this sort of project is very close to my heart: how can we make dark, edgy, nasty scenes that really hit the heart of our non-consent fantasies in a way which expresses beyond any doubt the enthusiastic consent of the performers? In my own projects I've been going for contextual framing so far - embedding the scene in a website which makes it very clear that this is my fantasy etc - but I also love the idea of playing with the narrative itself.

The voiceover idea with tea and cake is *very* you and I can imagine it working rather well - not distracting at all but actually adding dramatic contrast. Or perhaps giving the effect of a documentary film examining the weird and wonderful ways of the kinkster in the wild! Anyway, I can't wait to watch it, I'm sure you've done a tremendous job and I'll definitely let you know what I think.

Icneudio said...

hi very interesting

Tim the Tum said...

I know that this is not really relevant to your post, but I just wanted to mention that I have uploaded a blog entry about you, and one about Spanking in Uniform that mentions you, to my own blog at; I hope that I haven't said anything to offend you.

Please let me know if you want me to change anything.

Best wishes from a fan.


doug and bonnie said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012 to you and yours from Douglas and Bonnie Shupe from West Michigan,U.S. We'been members for a few months and have enjoyed the Restrained Elegance website very much. Keep up the GREAT WORK!! ds/bs

Anonymous said...

Amelia Jane ,Merry Christmas from Tim ,love your vids at Northern and Firm Hand ,love and spanks ,xxx

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and I LOVE that autumn photo of you in chains.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and congratulations!!

andy said...

Would love to interview you sometime for my blog "Someone's Gonna Get It"

Have a Happy New Years.


Bondage said...

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