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Her cruel beauty inspires Sardax again!

The terrific British femdom artist Sardax just finished a new illustration, inspired by the character of the beautiful and cunning Miss Meirong in my top-selling ebook Learning to be Cruel. He imagines something that Meirong might do if I write a sequel. Usually I don’t write sequels to my stories, I tend to “shoot my wad” on the tale and move onto the next. But I might make an exception to this by doing a new installment of Learning to be Cruel as soon as I can make the time. I know that phrase “as soon as I can make the time” might sound lazy, but in order to pay my rent, health insurance, and so forth, as a freelance porn writer, I already do thousands upon thousands of words for adult websites and magazines each week, and lately I just want to relax afterward, watch old movies, and shoot the breeze with my pals!

Sometimes I wonder if working on a laptop, as I have for the last two years, makes my eyes more tired than when I wrote on a desktop, which I did for almost fourteen years. I find myself more swallowed up in the writing on the laptop, but it could come at the cost of more energy and more weary orbs. Well, I’m just thinking out loud…

Anyway, here’s the small version of Sardax’s new illo, with Meirong dazzlingly potent in a blood-red dress and hemoglobin-red femme fatale heels! You can see the full size version on his site here.

She is tearing up a book belonging to Lester, the guy kneeling in front of her. Lester, who is dominated by Meirong in the first story with humiliating food play in a crowded diner, is an inveterate reader…not unlike myself.

I have some ideas for a sequel, and I hope I’ll do the story. It’s funny, the idea I have will go into even more intense realms of erotic emotional cruelty, and I’m almost scared to travel there. When I write a story, I feel like I’m living it in the hours that I spend in front of my laptop. And sometimes I feel I should spend more time living life in the real world rather than in my fictional one.

Meaning…maybe I should find a beautiful Asian woman to worship in real life.

This emotion is unpleasant because it makes me feel that writing fiction is somehow a “second-rate” version of existence. It comes from something that my father unfortunately said to me when I was in high school, just an offhand comment no doubt, while making my first attempts at fiction writing. It took place in 1968. I’d left my desk to go to the kitchen, and when I came back I saw that my father had wandered into my room and seen some pages of the story I was working on. It was, like the stories I write today, about a guy getting involved with a gal, and my father said to me, “Instead of writing a story about getting a girlfriend, why don’t you get one in real life?” From that moment on I have felt in a ridiculously immature yet resilient way that writing fiction is a second-rate way to live. Intellectually, I know it’s isn’t; to write well is one of the things I aspire to, and admire in others. Yet the wound from my father’s words has never healed.

It was particularly galling because unlike a lot of somewhat shy, bookish adolescents, I actually did date girls in high school–a lot of them. I might not have had a steady girl until I was senior, but my father was unfair in his implication that I wasn’t trying! I started dating when I was a sophomore, and I was always in there pitching.

His casual comment has haunted me ever since, even though I tried to expunge its power through therapy and introspection.

A feeling of guilt–of unworthiness–haunts the characters in my stories too. Especially Lester in Learning To Be Cruel.

If you’re interested in checking out the original story, you can find it on Amazon here.

 

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Femmes fatale, dangerous heels, and pulp fiction thrills!

I had a pleasant weekend, especially in two ways. Firstly, I went to a big comic book convention in New York on Saturday and had an enjoyable day of hanging out with my friends, some of whom had tables selling their art or pop culture memorabilia. One of my friends, Marcus Boas, specializes in paintings of beautiful women, warriors, and sword-and-sandal scenes in the genre of heroic fantasy. A few years ago when I was editing Leg World magazine, I commissioned this painting from him to illustrate a story I wrote, a tale which I may reprint soon as an ebook:

The image was inspired by the actress Chelo Alonso, who starred as evil queens, conniving dancing girls, and fierce swordswomen in 1960s Euro epics.

You can find see more images of Marcus’s work here at the Kaso Comics site. Explore the full site here; ย tell ’em Irv O. Neil sent you if you contact them!

I’m not much of a fan of contemporary comics, but I occasionally buy older ones published in the 50s or 60s, so I picked up a couple of Classics Illustrated for $3 each. I go for reading copies, not pristine collector’s items.

The Hamlet in particular had some striking artwork inside. Ophelia looks like a real babe...but there I go again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also found a copy of Weird Tales with a Margaret Brundage cover. I thought it would be fun to read the stories in the original format. The magazine’s interior wasn’t in the greatest shape, but definitely readable. At least the cover looked pretty good. I managed to negotiate the price down.

This was the magazine that published many stories by Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian.

Brundage is legendary for her provocative, kinky cover art for this magazine, and in fact a book entitled The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art, is soon to be published about her work from Vanguard Publishing. You can find more information about it here.

So it was a fun show and I got a few goodies to entertain myself. But if I seem to be in a “public relations” mode today, referring you to artists and publishers, it’s because of the second nice thing that happened over the weekend.

A terrific site called Femdom Artists, which I’ve had on my blogroll for some time and on which I frequently comment–for quick reference, you can find it here–was kind enough to run a few of my ebook covers in a post. I concoct these covers myself, even though I’m not much of an artist. The simple style and bold colors I use are meant to evoke the naughty underground femdom porn booklets of yesteryear that you’d sometimes see in smut shops or get via mail order.

A sweet girl who knows how to use her power to dominate...

A kind but firm therapist gives "maternal discipline" to a guilty 40ish porn writer in this tale.

Femdom Artists must have great traffic, because I got more visits to my own blog than I ever have in the nine months I’ve been doing it. Although I’ve always had a steady flow of visitors daily, from all over the world, this was a definite spike. And I thought since more people are looking at EROTICA IS MY TRADE, at least for the moment (as an experienced blogger elsewhere, I know the increased traffic won’t necessarily last), I thought I would also direct them to the work of my friends (Marcus) or publishers whose books I’ve enjoyed (Vanguard).

What’s also interesting to me is that while two of the sister sites of Femdom Artists, Femdom Blogs and Female Led Relationships, recently ran a couple of written items on my work, without pictures, it wasn’t until the ebook covers were displayed in the Femdom Artists site that I got a lot more hits on my blog. Visuals communicate far more immediately today than words, it seems.

I’m happy to say that even though my drawings are crude, they accurately convey each heroine’s personality. If you look at all my covers, you’ll see that each lady looks different.

I try to write erotica, porn, smut, or whatever you want to call it, that has lifelike characters.

So that was my weekend. And just to prove that erotica these days isn’t just on blogs or ebooks, but out in the open where everybody can enjoy it, let me conclude with a couple of Times Square sexy billboard photos I’ve taken recently.

Here’s a Jessica Simpson high heel shot that just went up near 49th Street and Seventh Avenue:

Maybe younger people wouldn't consider such heels femme-fatalish, just normal footwear in the Age of the Woman! I prefer the noirish interpretation.

And here is a shot of the electronic billboards at 46th and Broadway, always a source of saucy delight to tourist and New Yorker alike:

In Japan, there are entire magazines devoted to young women in panties teasing the readers. Maybe we're headed in that direction? Hope springs eternal! ๐Ÿ™‚

In an upcoming post, I’m going to have more to say about the symbolic significance of the corner of 46th Street and Broadway, and why it is appropriate that there are pictures of scantily-clad females at this particular location! Stay tuned.

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(The billboard photos are Copyright 2012 Irv O. Neil.)

 

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Online museums of femdom erotica!

It sounds as if the critics like the new show Pan Am, starring Christina Ricci, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago (just commenting on the photos, that is, and how the girls looked so sexy in their uniforms). I found an interesting interview with Christina here where she talks about the open misogyny of the 60s portrayed in the show, versus the hidden misogyny of today.

It made me think about the misandry (is that the right term for contempt for males?) that women have always had for men, but which doesn’t seem to be the subtext of too many serious dramas…if any. Because men are supposed to be the oppressors, it’s not perceived that there is much of a market catering to sympathy for penis-bearing individuals.

Now, this is a femdom illustration I found at an interesting site called Mistress Fantasy. It is one of a series of pictures made by an artist named Bakerman, who says in the copy accompanying the pictures that he likes to get pies in the face from beautiful women.

I wonder if it could be fun for me, too…

Maybe this is a relatively benevolent form of punishment in a future matriarchal society?

One reason I like this illustration, apart from the comments above, is that it seems to portray something that happens all the time in our society. Metaphorically speaking, men are always getting pies in the face from women in any manner of shameless ways. It happens frequently in relationships, marriages, advertising, television, books, movies, politics, et al. This picture portrays one artist’s fetish, but I feel it has a wider resonance.

Some women find femdom imagery silly, or even offensive, and I think that might be because they sense that it can represent a man’s triumph over women even though ostensibly he is submitting to her in the art. To turn defeat into a sensual experience is, as I understand it, the old Freudian explanation of perversion, and I think there is some validity to it even though Freud is looked down upon these days. If women often make you feel oppressed, well, turn the feeling into an erotic trigger and you can then have delight in your own sense of defeat and submission! (I am speaking only for myself, nobody else.)

However…

I think women want to feel that they are defeating men who don’t want to be defeated, and could easily defeat them instead (the women, that is) in the right circumstances. But when men are eager to turn defeat into pleasure…ah, what fun is that for the ladies? It’s like preaching to the converted! The dialogue might go something like this:

“Do as I say, worm!”

“Yes, ma’am!

“No, you idiot, you’re supposed to tell me to go fuck myself!”

“But ma’am, I really WANT to lick your boots!”

“Bah! Men!!!”

Now, there is another excellent website I frequently visit that has also kinky art of women ruling over men, and links to many other fascinating sites related to femdom explorations and other topics as well. It is called Femdom Artists and you can find it here. Recently they ran the following picture:

Bilbrew is one of the truly iconic artists of the genre.

When I first saw Bilbrew’s work, upon moving to New York in the early 70s, I was mesmerized. I understand now that after years of hearing feminist exhortations in college from 1969 to 1973 about “men oppressing women,” and seeing lots of destructive bitchy behavior from females throughout my life, I realized instinctively through drawings like this that there was a way to eroticize the pain of dealing with females. I truly am one of those men who can’t live with them, and can’t live without them. Yet I have lived without them–as a bachelor–for many years.

I consider art like this, from Bilbrew to Bakerman, to be vital documents, as well as artistic expressions. You can keep your Rauschenbergs, deKoonings, and Basquiats; I’ll take Bilbrew, Stanton, Willie, Bakerman, Montorgueil, Banjo…the list goes on, but you’ll have to visit these great sites, which I’m adding to my blogroll, to learn more. They are for adults only, obviously.

Finally, since this is the weekend, let me also put in a plug for my ebooks about dominant ladies having their way with susceptible men! The latest is SPELL OF DOMINANCE, a collection of 5 short stories.

You can read a sample for free at Amazon!

Go to my author’s page and you can find links to all the ebooks. You can meet gals Learning to be CRUEL…and a young lady who instructs a man that TOES ARE FOR SUCKING! These digital tomes are available in the Kindle format at Amazon US, UK, and Germany.

Enjoy and have a good weekend!

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Erotica

 

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