Thoughtful mood today, which means I’ll be typing a bit…lol. I’ll try and balance it out with a pic or two so you get not only me yakking my ass off (lol), but some visual as well. Sorry for the length in advance. I know some folks avoid me like the plague when I type lengthy, but sometimes it’s necessary. Sometimes the bad that’s going on comes out thru the typing…
Let’s see. first, a few one-line thoughts… Fuck nuclear warheads; the female pout is the strongest weapon known to mankind. Put a gal in front of me with a gorgeous pout and I’m butter in an instant, and any argument or disagreement between us is lost to me in a heartbeat. 😉 My own personal “Kryptonite”, if you will. 😉
Learning is a primary force of life. I have a saying that I coined which I think sums it up: “The day you stop learning is the day you learn arrogance.” Think you know EVERYTHING? Well, you don’t…let me guarantee that. If you think you do, then you stand out from the rest of us mere mortals, lending you that arrogance. Me? Still learning. I know what I want from things like my photography, but I’m always willing to try new ways and ideas. And if I try them and don’t like them, don’t be offended.
Final Fantasy 7 rocks and has been taking up WAAAAAAAY too much of my time. FetLife ( http://fetlife.com/users/18809 ) as well. Apologies for that. Pic intermission:
I’m a bit of a blundering fool….lol. 😉 I make a good portion of the mistakes in my life purely thru lack of thought, or lack of calmness. Endeavoring to improve on this is a constant. They call it “growing up”, I think. 😉 See, I spent the formative years of my life chained to my Mom’s ultimately fatal diseases and helping her to live comfortably. I only really started living at 39, when she passed. This has stunted my growth dramatically…and tho I cover for it well, I still manage to be socially inept on an almost constant basis…learning to change that. I apologize here to anyone who might be reading this who I may have inadvertantly offended. Work in progress here; that is me. 😉
As a matter of fact, my spine just recently finished growing in…using it and utilizing it properly has turned out to be fun. And “practical jokes” are RARELY “practical”. Funny as all hell (and I MEAN that)…but rarely “practical”. They should really rename that. 😉 And yes, those thoughts DO go together…those who know, know why. 😉 And a fond “Thank You” TO “those who know”. It really helped…it really did. 😀
All right…those out of the way. Let’s see…recently the “TucsonTied Empire” (not TOO egotictical of me to call it that, huh? 😉 ) grew a bit by adding on StacieSnowBound ( http://staciesnowbound.com/ ). Right away, things got silly and made me feel more than a bit scummy from outside opinions. I should explain a few little things about the site. “StacieSnowBound” is a site created primarily for the housing of MY Stacie Snow work. It was created with her approval and permission. Yep, I did indeed snatch away a domain name from her, but should she ever want it, I’ll happily make it available to her. There are perks involved for her in allowing me to use her name for it…that’s between me and her. The point is, she’s fine with it. There hasn’t been much adversity to it, but for those who had some…there it is, on “electronic paper”. 😉
I went and did it again, dammit. I guess I sold more of my soul for the sake of promotion. 😉 Recently, a large chunk of the body of my work with my model Angel wound up at Moraxian’s Game Room as a “Guest Gallery” http://www.moraxian.us/front.htm His work will be appearing on my site soon. Also, JBRoper and I exchanged some images of Stacie Snow for Guest Galleries on each other’s sites as well… http://jbroper.com/ I certainly hope this doesn’t offend anyone as it apparantly did the last time I did a GG exchange (shrugs). I went into that with full model approval (even tho I didn’t have to…it was even at her suggestion), but it ruffled feathers. (shrugs again) It’s BUSINESS…and I’m desperately trying to get my name out there and benefit the models involved as well.
I recently learned something else…I’m a bit of a hypocrite! 🙂 God, what foolishness. Told myself I’d never stand in judgement of somebody’s life and wound up doing just that. Just because something someone’s doing that may skeeve the hell outta me doesn’t mean I have the right to stand in judgement of it. Bondage skeeves the hell outta people and I’M not judged…at least I THINK I’m not…lol. And yet, I stood in judgement of someone because of something he was doing…NOT COOL, Tony. When I decided that I wasn’t only a photographer but a fetishist as well, I told myself that I would never stand in judgement of what someone does…too little time in life of foolishness like this, and besides…what can really be defined as “normal” nowadays, anyway??? 😉 Go thru life and do so without judging…that’s the important thing. Mental BITCHSLAP made, relative sanity returned. And a thank you to the someone who snapped me back, and did so so very politely. 🙂
One more missive: being such a sweet guy causes the people around me to treat me so sweetly, even when I need to be corrected. Generally, when I “visit the woodshed” when I’ve angered someone, it always winds up being pink and frilly with unicorns hanging on the wall. ‘Bout to die from “sugar overload”, close friends (lol)…if I need a talking to, just DO IT! I’m a relatively big boy with thicker-than-before skin. 😉
K…rambled enough for now. Thanks for allowing me to vent and hope you enjoy the pics.