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Thoughts – April 19, 2017

Yesterday evening I had planned a rope session. I had prepared everything and made sure there was no candle wax on the bamboo mats any more.
I had a few ideas on how to start the rope session, what tools and tricks I would use to Dominate Princess and how to pleasure her.

When Princess finally arrived I felt I wasn’t in the right mindset to play and to create and make something special happen. Also I sensed Princess being very nervous.
I gave Princess some time to unwind, listened how her day had been. We had a glass of wine and we kissed and cuddled. It helped Princess to relax even more.

We both wanted to play but deep down lacked the enthusiasm. I still could not find the right mindset to do what we both love.

When Princess or I don’t feel like it, if we feel we cannot unwind, or something undefined puts a weight on one of us we don’t play. It is as simple as that. Because if we would we would dine at an exquisite table without enjoying the wealth of taste and odors in-depth.

Not playing at all is far better than feeling an obligation and ending up not feeling satisfied.

“Let’s go to bed and watch a movie,” I told Princess.

So we go comfy under the duvet and I switched on the Raspeberry PI 3 running a home media software called Kodi.
The Raspberry’s sound is converted to digital and then outputted to an Akai Equalizer EA-A7 (mid-eighties) and then goes in the Pioneer A-103 amplifier (1994-96) to a JVC three-way speaker system.

I use a Samsung 27” very fast HD computer screen for output.
The sound and image quality are very good for such a cheap combination of mostly second-hand stuff.

“What movie are we going to see?” Princess asked.

I smiled. I knew Princess wanted to see this movie in spite of so many negative comments.

I wanted to see it after all the fuss about this movie.

To be honest after about 10 minutes in the movie we both almost decided to choose another one.

But then the movie somehow captivated us by it misleading simplicity, the beautiful photography and the many, many winks to older movies.
I found the joy I had when, as a kid, I watched the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers movies.

The music was sublime and both leading actors really great.

Yes, La La Land is one hell of a movie, one we both liked very very much. I guess you need to have some life experience and love the movies to appreciate La La Land to its fullest.

I find Ryan Gosling to be a fine actor ever since I saw him in the excellent The Place Beyond The Pines .

We slept well, Princess and I, holding each other close throughout the night.

This morning we went to a shop specialized in… that’s an entirely different story. More on that later.

 

 

 

 

 

Something completely different

I’m not always busy flogging or spanking Princess. She is not the whole time enjoying the tight embrace of rope nor is she begging for relief while her body is covered with clothespins. Princess is not orgasming the whole time either. Sometimes we do very mundane stuff.

Like going to the movies. Yesterday we saw Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, a Tim Burton movie. We enjoyed it very much. The 3D was not used so much to hide flaws in the film by giving the viewer the impression all sorts of stuff is floating around. No, here 3D was used to create depth in an more artsy way.

Albeit I liked the movie very much I was a little disappointed as I had expected something more magical. Some of the movie was shot not that far from my hometown.

Yes, Princess and I love movies and I try to show her stuff that is somewhat older but still a great movie experience. Like Woody Allen’s Manhattan or Wild at Heart, a David Lynch movie.

Now that the winter is approaching it is a great idea to watch movies in our bedroom. It was/is a small project that kept me busy for some time. It is almost finished yet already operational. The only thing that will change is the screen. That will be at the end of the year.

Raspberry Pi 3b with external disk Ricoh GR II
Raspberry Pi 3b with external disk
Ricoh GR II

So I got a Pioneer A-103 amplifier (1994) for 40 bucks. The Akai EA-A7 Graphic Equalizer (1985) I already owned was also installed in our bedroom. With it 100 Watt Pioneer boxes. To be honest I am not that picky anymore. When we are in the fields I can’t hear the crickets anymore and even birds singing are fading away.

I have an old Samsung 21” HD (1920×1080) display but that will be replaced with a +27” HD screen very soon.

Raspberry Pi 3b Ricoh GR II
Raspberry Pi 3b
Ricoh GR II

I can access my collection of music and movies, all stored on hard drives, using a very cheap ASUS 7” Android tablet. The heart of the whole system is a Raspberry Pi 3 equipped with a HiFiBerry DAC+ light sound extension card. It runs Kodi Home Theater on Debian Linux. Total cost this computer, not much bigger than a credit card does not exceed 6o dollar. I am not counting the external hard disk.

Every computer in my house talks with every computer in my house. When I get a new movie or a new CD is goes almost automatically to the external disk of Kodi.

I can watch a zillion internet channels like TV, video, music. For the time being I have configured my Youtube and Vimeo account.

Sound is terrific and I cannot wait to get a bigger screen.

Raspberry Pi 3b Ricoh GR II
Raspberry Pi 3b
Ricoh GR II

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