All posts for the month June, 2009

Gawd, how I LOVE my iPhone!!!  Should’a got me one o’ these babies a long time ago…so much fun.

Lessee…what’re my fave apps?  The apps on an iPhone are just born for “time wasting”…if you’re in a long line, or maybe waiting for an appointment (or maybe waiting for a TucsonTied download to get to your computer…plug, plug), these things are made for you!  I truly enjoy “Paper Toss”…basically, it’s that old game of “office basketball” (throwing crumpled up paper into the garbage from a distance) brought to the phone.  Several levels of difficulty…and a blowing fan is thrown into the mix just to keep you honest.  My records are 33 at the “Easy” level,  9 at the “Medium”, and 3 at the “Hard”…and don’t let that 3 fool ya…it really IS challenging to make a basket from across the room with a fan blowing thru the shot…lol.

I also love to bowl, so I have Action Bowling Free.  Everything you’d want in a bowling game…very authentic…and I “ibowl” just as lousy as I “reality bowl”…lol.  My record at this game is 167…real life, I top out in the 140’s.  VERY fun!

Finally, I have a virtual Zippo lighter on my iPhone…you choose your lighter from the stock loaded on the phone, then you can flip it open and light it.  The flame reacts to motion, so if you move the phone back and forth, the flame flickers as you do it.  VERY cool.

I’ll probably find more of these…I LOVE goofing off at iTunes. 



Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late (lol), you know about the mega-popularity of Clips4Sale.  Video clips all ready for the download…no muss, no fuss…just grab, buy, and view.  Well, now TucsonTied has entered into the phenomenon and gotten ourselves a C4S Store…


We’ve got a pretty great selection to start out the page…vids from TucsonTied faves like…

Kimberly Marvel

Kimberly Marvel

Pantera Noelle

Pantera Noelle

Emily Addison

Emily Addison

And a whole mess of others!!  Why not stop by, have a look, and maybe download a clip or two…


Why do things have to get so dang affordable?  I mean, really…Jack In The Box is now running a 2 for $3 special on their Jumbo Jacks…and I just HAD to buy into the coming craze.  And you can’t have burgers without curly fries and something to wash it down…and if you put that junk in the fridge, it just gets lousy…you have to eat it when you buy it…

…all of it…in one sitting (GULP!).

UGH.  Sleeping wasn’t easy after THAT little feat, lemme tell you…lol. 

Well…now I’ve heard that the 8 gig iPhone is going for only $99…at that price, how CAN you say no?!  Sooo…now “Tolstoy” has himself a new iPhone. 


I’m a “techie”…I love playing with new gizmos and gadgets…but this baby’s giving me a headache.  Loading pics was a nightmare to figure out, but eventually I woke up enough to do it (lol).  I dunno…maybe I’m just obtuse today, and tomorrow after work, it’ll all shift into place.  First things first…moving all my “custom ringtones” from the BlackJack to this lovely new phone…



WOW.  We met thru a model/photographer networking website and talked a bit.   Have to say I was really impressed with her from the get go…I booked a shoot with her without even thinking twice.  Our conversations there were enough to let me know I was dealing with a total professional.

She didn’t disappoint.  Soon as she arrived, we set about working…she and I seem to do this a lot.  I like her sense of style so much that I usually wind up shooting her in whatever she’s wearing when she arrives…

Pantera Noelle

That’s the first set that went up of her…practically the first shot I took of her…lol.  I met her during my “pink rope days” (I was using colored ropes, and less stringent bondage back then), and we had a LOT of fun and had a great shoot!  She was a little quiet (trust was being built up and such), but I was totally impressed with her, and we shot some fantastic stuff…

Green Rope. Feh.  Pantera Noelle in Bondage

I’m a sucker for gorgeous brunettes with cute feet…lol.  I might as well mention that I have a “minor” in foot fetish (I describe my fetishes in the way most describe their education…a Major in “Bondage”, and a minor in “foot fetish”…lol), and Pantera definitely has one of the cutest pair out there.  She’s a total package tho…one very cute and sexy lady.

Anyhow…our first shoot went well.  we had some fun and really lensed out some really great stuff.  I was thankful to know her and chomping at the bit for our next shoot.  In the meantime, she was shooting with another photographer and told him about me…one of the greatest favors that anyone’s ever done for me.

She was also a regular featured model with Dave Annis.  Saying that means something, as the man is one of the tightest  (if not the tightest) ropeworkers out there…so that definitely reflects on her…she can take some heavy binding.  Anyway…she and Dave had a shoot on my birthday (which was about a month after my first shoot with her), and she told him about me…he called me, and the rest, as they say, is history.  This meeting caused a revolution in how I do what I do…the pink rope is all but gone, I’m using true lighting now instead fo flash photography, and I’m tying the models tighter than I EVER thought I would or could.  It’s still me doing the work, but compare the above pics to this one…

LOOKIT all that ROPE!! Pantera Noelle in Bondage

Or this…

SHEESH!! HEAVY Rope Bondage on Pantera Noelle

Yuppers, quite a change, no?  And definitely one for the better…I’m having more fun than I could’ve imagined, and the quality of both the rigging and the look of the photos and video has increased hundredfold.   And I owe it all to this very lovely lady…if I haven’t said it lately, Pantera…THANK YOU!!!

The three of us (Pantera, Dave and I) have become very close friends…you know you’re in good friendship with someone if you wind up together at a Denny’s at 3 in the  morning…lol.  We’ve “bonded” (OUCH!!  BAD pun!!) as photographer and model…she’s not just a model to me; I consider her a close friend as well.

Me and Pantera Noelle, mid-tie


Somehow…I just knew.  I don’t know how, but I just KNEW.

Stacie and I met casually enough…a mutual friend (Kimberly Marvel…learn more here: ) was about to shoot with a friend of mine (Chuck, the Monk of Mayhem…you can find some of his work here: ) at my place, and Kimberly brought Stacie along for the ride (and to meet me for possible future shoots, I suppose).   I was flabbergasted…not only was she undeniably cute as all get out, but her personality just ROCKED!  She’s definitely got one of the funnier personalities of the models I know with a great sense of humor.  She stayed for a while…got an idea of what it was all about…and as she left, told me to give her a call when I was ready for a shoot.

Time passes.  I have some other shoots with some other models…finally, it comes to Stacie’s turn.  I love first shoots with new models…we’re learning about each other and what we can both bring to the table…and Stacie brought a LOT:

Stacie Snow in “secretary” bondage

I think that’s the pic that got the most reaction….and rightfully so.  Actually, it’s been ages since I had a first shoot with a “new-to-me” model that caused such a firestorm of reaction from the fans (Shannon was the last time).

The shoot went well…but I think Stacie and I really “clicked” when I did the first elbow tie.  I asked her to put her back to me so I could see how close her elbows would get.  She kinda sighed and said, “They don’t touch,” in an almost defeated kinda way.   “Well…let’s try and see what comes of it…we’ll be careful,” I replied.  I tied the ropes off and was amazed…her first try at it and they were less than an inch from touching…any model can tell you how amazing that is.   After making sure that she’d be ok in the position, I took this shot:

Elbows allllllllmost together!  Stacie Snow

I took it mainly to show her how well she was doing, but liked it so much, it wound up being added to the pic update when I finally sent it into the site.  She was AMAZED when I showed her this…it really shows in this “Behind The Scenes” shot of me showing her the above pic…

The caption says it all…

Check the surprised look on her face…she really didn’t think that she could do the pose, and here she was doing it, succeeding at it, and going far with it!  I could tell that she was happy with herself and how the shoot was going…and that I had found a real gem!

The rest of the shoot went off without a hitch…she did some AMAZING work with me…some of the best stuff I’d ever lensed.  It’s rare that I want to shoot models back to back (meaning, book them for another shoot before shooting with someone else in between), but I did with Stacie.  Don’t know what it is…her sparkling personality, wit, charm…or that she just ties up so dang well…

OMG!!! Stacie Snow in TIGHT TucsonTied Bondage

It’s rare that someone inspires me to do this kinda caliber of work…Stacie definitely qualifies as a “muse” in my shooting career…and somebody that I hope to be shooting with for a long, long time!!


dang it…do you know what it’s like having to go over everything you type and go back over it, capitalizing everything?  my keyboard seems to think that ‘capital’ letters don’t exist…drives me crazy sometimes.

i suppose i could just go over the whole whatever i’ve typed with ‘spellcheck’ and let it tell me what a dumbfuck i am over and over again for not capitalizing everything, but dang it, that hurts my ‘tolstoy’ pride…lol.  i know what needs caps and what doesn’t…it’s my blamed keyboard that doesn’t!1!

and by the way, dear readers, you have to know that things are generally going well if the only thing that i can think to bitch about is that my keyboard has an allergy…lmao.



In about 48 hours (meaning, on Thursday, June 18th), Stacie and I will be working again!  Lordy, it’s been a while since a model inspired me enough to work with her again so close to her first shoot with me…but Stacie has it all and more!!

A pic or two will be added here once we’ve got it all lensed… 😉


48 hours later…lemme tell you how it went.

AMAZING!  SPECTACULAR!  Sooooo very well, even (lol).

A good time was had by all, we lensed some GREAT stuff.  We started with an extension of the earlier “secretary” look (with a different top, tho), then went to a more “casual” look with a jeans skirt, sexy “tube” top, pantyhose and sexy heels.  I’m really loving working with her, and it really shows in the pics…

Sexy Secretary In Bondage, Stacie Snow

Stacie Snow in sexy, TIGHT TucsonTied Bondage

OK, not as young as I used to be and the shoot’s starting to hit me…I’m massively tired…lol.  Talk to ya later, blog-fans!


There’s never been a better time than now to join the site!  Just looked at the Current Updates and the Upcoming ones and my, oh MY, is some great stuff up there, or about to come up there soon…

One of my Favorite Shannon sets is now up…you’ve seen me talk about it in another category, but here’s another pic…


CRAZY COOL, that set.  I feel I really hit my stride when Shannon and I shot that day…lotta GREAT work came from it!  My first ever tie with Pantera has also hit the site…

Pantera Noelle’s FIRST EVER TucsonTied Bondage shoot!

She showed up at the shoot like that…f’reals.  She looked so lovely, I just said, “Let’s get to work!”  We shot some GREAT stuff that day…3 shoots later, and that stuff still looks GREAT!  She’s one of those gals that just can’t take a bad picture…she has two other sets either up now or coming soon that I love…

Pantera Noelle…LEGS!!

And the set which I feel is our all-time best, Pantera Noelle’s “secretary” tie…

“Take a memo, please, Pantera Noelle…”

Shannon’s “secretary” set is up right now too…GREAT stuff as well:

“What…can’t you take a memo EITHER, Shannon?!”

The secretaries in Tucson better watch out for me, huh?  🙂  One more to talk about…Stacie Snow is about to hit the site SOON…here’s a glimpse at her first set being posted to the site:

Stacie Snow in Bondage

Stacie and Shannon also have really GREAT vids coming to the site as well…ah, I could do this for HOURS, I love talking about the work so much…lol.  If you haven’t signed up, this is the BEST possible time…my best bondage EVER is hitting the site DAILY.  TucsonTied


A few fun facts…

My ideal pizza?  Pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, mushroom and onion…YUM!! (nom, nom, nom!!)

I own a 2003 Buick Century.  She’s a great car…no, I haven’t named it…lol.    She’s helped me to bring many a model to the TucsonTied “set” (most notably, Kimberly Marvel) and is a very comfortable ride.  Just like any car owner, I have a love/hate relationship with her…a routine oil change recently turned into a $283 repair bill, keeping me from going to FetishCon this year…GRRR.

Heroclix are a passion of mine.   It’s a tabletop board game involving 1 inch or taller playing pieces, sculpted very lifelike after superheroes and heroines.  I’m a pretty damn good strategist because of it…and tho I can’t stand up to veteran players, I can fare pretty well for myself.  I have some rare pieces…the “Kingdom Come” Green Lantern that I have can go for $50 or more at eBay.  I have a big, BIG collection…I need to find it some space…lol.

Video games are also a passion.  I can unerringly guide you thru Resident Evil 4 and get you every secret, secret weapon…everything about the game is not a secret to me.  My passion for vid games has (in my opinion) translated into a pretty sharp set of reflexes…for a guy my size, I’m pretty damned fast.  I’ve actually scared many a person with how fast I am.   My faves include the Resident Evil series, the Metal Gear series and the Final Fantasy series, tho the FF games actually scare me at times…to complete a game takes literally MONTHS and can be very life-absorbing…I only play them when I know I have nothing else on the schedule of life that really needs doing…lol.

Vid game systems I have: PSII and GameCube.  Don’t much care for XBOX, tho I admit to some weakening on that front…lol.  I don’t have the Wii (almost impossible, still even now, to get here), tho am interested…when a PS3 becomes less expensive than a CAR PAYMENT, I’ll get me one…lol.

my keyboard is allergic to “caps”…i have to go back over every sentence and capitalize everything I miss the first time thru.  annoys the fuck outta me…i need a new keyboard.  🙁

I’m too cheap to buy a calendar.  Every January, I use Photoshop Elements 4 and my stock of TucsonTied pics to create myself one.  Traditionally, my “sister” Angel (“sister” meaning, she’s a former model of mine who became close enough to me to call a “sister”) is the picture on her birthday month, mine (June) usually winds up being what I consider the best picture I took the year before.  You can see the calendar in the background of this self-portrait I took for my FetLife page…

Calendar is to the top right of my head…

I have a notoriously awful driving sense.  Taking Kimberly Marvel back to my place from the airport, I took a right turn when I should’ve taken a left…we wound up lost for a good long time.  Unlike other men, tho, I DO ask directions…I guess I have no pride…lol.

I enjoy playing pool, and thanks to Angel, I’m pretty good at it…

Cell phone shot of me at the pool hall…

I haven’t yet been able to beat her three times in a row…but I have managed to get a win here and there, which considering she’s a tournament player with several trophies, is saying something.   I’m not one of the greats, but I’m no slouch either! More when I think of stuff that’s interesting about me…lol.  😉