Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Something to Whet Your Whatsit

So the free book thing is done and gone, but here is something I have been working on - based on bits of Roger Benson's art and manips I have done from scratch.


Anonymous said...

Big fan of this! Is this just a one-time thing for fun, or part of a longer project?

Toyntanen said...

Are you a big fan of Roger Benson's work in general, Anonymous, or this rendition in particular?

Although I am working with him on producing some new work, some of it based on manipulating elements of his originals, this isn't really one of them and does not form part of a series per se. This one is based on one of my favourites of his cannon, one that originally made me think "Hmmm... What might be going on here".

Originally it portrayed some sort of scene being played out in a college dean or tutor's office - but that was not how I saw it. So with the addition of a suitably period-style camera and stool (from another of his pictures, a diploma on the wall (created by yours truly)and a metronome adapted from a photograph, the cane in the foreground (also created by moi) and one or two other changes, the whole scene changes. In hindsight, I probably should not have added the caption.

The presence of the camera represents - and hints at (even without the caption) - one of my main interests: plausibility in spanking literature. How does one get a strapping, would-be independent late-teen or early twenties lass to docilely bend for the cane or drape herself across the knees of some authority figure, whether that be a strong-willed stepmother almost young enough to be her sister, a governess or institutional figure for a damn good spanking or thrashing? Part of the answer relies on making a start on toning down some of that independence - and replacing it with something diametrically the opposite.

There is probably enough embedded in the image to put over that SOMETHING sinister is going on. Exactly what can be left up to the imagination. But I couldn't resist it; the dialogue is practically straight from one of my older books and the idea of the camera and what its presence infers is from the free book, but also from a part written thing I have on my computer at the moment.

There IS a half-finished pictorial series, that I was working on with Angela Fox (if you know of her stuff) but I got side-tracked, then I got sick in various ways, and since I seem to have somehow lost contact.

paulopost said...

I like stuttering girls!
I just sent some detailed feedback by email ;-)