Sunday, July 17, 2016

8-Way Bondage Wrestling? VeVe chats plans, scheduling, upcoming!

8-way bondage wrestling in the works!  Maybe even multiple multi-ways?!

This morning, VeVe sat down at the cafe to record an audio journal entry of the work she's been doing to coordinate participants for an upcoming 8-way bondage wrestling tourney, and possibly even more than one of these big events.  Below is the full transcript from her 10-minute long audio chat entry, where she discusses participating wrestlers & models, New York and FetCon filming, and more!


Hey this is VeVe Lane, and I am just going to try to explain here all the wild and ridiculous behind the scenes scheduling that's been going on to try to create an 8 way bondage wrestling tournament.  

This is something we've been trying to do for a while.  Always making a bigger and better next bondage wrestling tournament.  Going from 4, to now we've done 6 to, in February we were going to try 8.  But we just have discovered that 6 seems to be the number that you can kind of easily get people's schedules to all come together.  We tried to do 8 in February; it became 6.  And we're like, ok, this does have to happen.  It's going to happen as soon as we can make it happen.  

So, what became really exciting, around the spring and beginning of summer is that we had some new local wrestlers kind of join the roster, with Aralia and Kinzie coming on board, and Orlandoe let us know that she was going to be returning to New York City permanently after finishing up school out of state.  So, we suddenly had more local people on the scene than in a long time.  Plus Keri [Spectrum] also let me know that she'd had a whole change of work situation and was much more available to come into New York from New Jersey to shoot more often.

So, this looked really great, and I started in trying to bring people together to do this some time in July.  I thought we'd have myself, Keri, Orlandoe, also Crazy Azy, who's never been in one of our big bondage wrestling multi-ways before, Indra, Kinzie, Aralia, Rachel DD, Michi. So all of these people.  And I sent out the word, we have enough people to do this.  But of course, not everyone's available at the same time.

Immediately, a lot of people said Sunday is a great day, but Indra said "No, Sundays are never a good day for me."  And Azy said, "Oh, I can only do late at night on Sundays."  But most people still agreed that Sunday is the best day.  So, we were down a few people.  And then, a couple people because it's summer, traveling as well.  So, Orlandoe and Aralia will be out of town on the day that almost everyone said was the best day.  So, what we came down to was: me, Keri, Kinzie, Rachel, and Michi all saying that July, the 31st of July, would be the best day.  But now we've got 5.  And Keri was able to call on one of the ladies that wrestles with her in New Jersey, Alexis Valerie, which brought us up to 6.  Like I said before, 6 is the number that seems to be what you can easily get.  There's still a call out for 2 people.

And while all of this was going on, we realized that FetCon was coming up, where there are actually maybe a couple hundred models all in one place.  Well, should we just try to do the 8-way there, since we're so close here in New York, but still looking for 2 people.  And then we said, well, it's gonna be in a hotel room if it's at FetCon, and can we possibly fit 8 people wrestling all at the same time on the travel mats in the hotel room?  And on the one hand, we said, no, that's impossible.  And on the other hand, we said, but it would be like a wrestling mosh pit, and it would be madness, and it would be so exciting.  And maybe we should just try it, even though it's going to be ridiculous.  So that's another idea that's going on.

I'm contacting all of these ladies.  Hopefully a lot of new faces that haven't been seen before and tried to do this with us, as well as, hopefully, a couple of favorite ladies that I have worked with before: Sarah Brooke and Bella Ink, who have both been so awesome bondage wrestling with me before.  To turn this into the FetCon multi-way version, which will not be so much a tournament as a mad wild house rumble of bondage wrestling all over the hotel room.  So that's also going on.

And while I've been trying to bring together both of these things, a third option cropped up, which all came around because another model, Constance, had written to me saying "I'll be visiting in September."  At first I thought: September's a long way off, I have all this stuff that's all on my plate right now, trying to work on July and August, can't talk about September.  But then Constance wrote back to me and mentioned another date that she would be here in New York in September, and that day tickled my memory, and I was like: Oh, that's actually the same day that both Mahea and Sara Lips will be visiting in New York.  And that's a lot of great guest wrestlers.  And Constance said "And my friend Tara Tied will be available with me that same day."  I said: Wow, we're already now up to maybe 5 people, counting myself.  This could be another good chance to have the 8-way.  Plus, some of the people that are going to be traveling at the end of July -- Orlandoe and Aralia -- will be back by then.  So, those would be some people, if we really wanted to do this in a crazy fashion.  That if we do make the 8-way happen at the end of the month [July], we could it with practically all completely different people again in September.  

So that would be kind of amazing, because that's one of the things that I worry about trying to make these things happen: do we repeat some of the same people too often?  That's one of the things that's holding us up a little bit making the July 8-way.  Because I would love to have back ShaSha to do this, but she, and Rachel, and Michi, were all together in the last multi-way.  So, I'm trying to make different combinations.  Perhaps we'll have ShaSha come back as one of the people in the September one.  Just so some different people combine.

So, for that to all get confirmed [September], that looks like it might be the very easiest day to get an entire 8 people together.  Keri has said she could come back for that one too.  The one thing that's a little uncertain [is whether Sara Lips could do it].  Mahea has already said she could do it.  Orlandoe and Keri have already said they could do it.  Constance and Tara Tied have said they could do it.  But Sara Lips has said she's interested and still checking on how her schedule will be, because when ladies are traveling on tour, their schedules can be very tight.  So, really hoping that that will pan out.  I've never gotten to shoot with Sara Lips before, so I'd really like to meet her.  She looks like she'd be amazing and really fun, and it'd be great to have her join in too.  

And so far, in my experience, people have really enjoyed these multi-way crazy crazy things as a really fun way to meet other wrestlers too.  So I think that if we can get that to happen, everyone will really like the chance to connect.  A lot of local New York ladies and a lot of visitors all together for that September thing, if that can happen.

All right, that is everything I've been working on.  Well, in regards to multi-way bondage wrestling.  Not to mention all the other custom things and little solo shoots that you put together for some of the ladies so that they will have more than one video to do that day.  Plus all of the things that are happening not on those days.  For example, the shoot that will be just later today, with me and Kaysha Brazil and Howl and Hanz.  So, other little things always going on, which means that trying to get these three big projects to happen has been just that much more ridiculous.  But things are going on, for sure, both on and off stage and in planning.

First order of business, hoping to round out the 6 people that are on board for the July thing to 8.  There are a few more casting sites and modeling boards that I've gotten tips on to post and recruit, so hopefully we'll find 2 more people and that will happen.  Even if it doesn't, we will still have a ton of ladies coming for other custom videos and maybe for a 6-way, but I'm really hoping it will be an 8-way.  Plus FetCon, plus the September thing.  So, stay tuned!  And hope that I make it through all of this ridiculous madness and scheduling challenge!

All right, have a great day, have a great summer, and I will see you around online and maybe in person, if you're anywhere that I'm coming on my August tour.  All right, signing out, VeVe Lane, bye!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer 2015 Update: 2nd Battle of the Sexes

Hello Readers!

Whew, it's been awhile!  But there's been a lot of action on the home front, particularly in the mixed bondage wrestling arena.

First off, for those who haven't heard, our local light-weight male wrestler Howl has shaved his beard, and his resulting look now falling into the classic "leading man" or "male ingenue" category.  Check this out:

Next, we are pleased to introduce newcomer Tae, who is even smaller and lighter than Howl.  And, in fact, Tae is even lighter-weight than VeVe.  Tae is a friend of Howl's, and he's got Howl to thank for all the recent bondage he's been experiencing!  Pictured below: Tae and Howl.

Like Howl, Tae is also pretty flexible (though Howl still takes the prize for greatest flexibility).  That's quite a desirable characteristic when rope-artists are looking to test out just how tightly they can pull a tie!

Just a few weeks ago, VeVe gave Tae a chance to try out his first bondage video experience, alongside Howl, in a scenario video called "What Goes Around Comes Around," which featured our gentlemen as gangsters who get their comeuppance.

Tae not only got a figurative taste of a tidy hogtie in this one, but he also got a literal taste of a ball gag as well.  What a trooper.  Then, of course, VeVe tied hogtied Howl and Tae together for extra discomfort.  And that was just the start of summertime bondage antics for Tae and freshly de-bearded Howl...

2nd Battle of the Sexes for 2015!

VeVe seems to be making a habit of joining forces with her female arch-rivals in order to fight a common foe.  In cold and wintry February, we saw VeVe team up with Keri Spectrum for our first even bondage wrestling battle of the sexes.  Forever at each other's throats in the bondage wrestling arena, VeVe and Keri put their differences aside to take down the New Jersey Bad-boys Danger Dude and Frankie.

Now, as we welcomed in Summer 2015, we also welcomed the return of another of VeVe's long-time female rivals: the wily Orlandoe!  Orlandoe has been away at school for the past year, and we hadn't seen her since last summer.  But her return to New York City coincided quite excellently with Tae's entry onto the scene.  VeVe was eager to get more ropes around Tae, and Howl had a score to settle with Orlandoe from their first bondage wrestling meeting, and so, we immediately scheduled our 2nd Bondage Wrestling Battle of the Sexes!

VeVe and Orlandoe. June 2015

NYC Bondage Wrestling Battle

Our first battle of the sexes took place in New Jersey, with 3 out of 4 participants being Jersey-folk.  Our 2nd battle, however, took place at our home studio in New York City, with all participants being Brooklyn residents.  And so, our 2-on-1 match with VeVe, Orlandoe, Howl, and Tae was dubbed the "NYC Bondage Wrestling Battle of the Sexes."

Unlike our first mixed 2-on-2 team bout, this second event featured competitors who were all very close in terms of size; February's bout saw a 50 lb weight range, whereas June's saw only a 20 lb range.  We had Tae at 118 lbs, VeVe at 120 lbs, Orlandoe at 130 lbs, and Howl at 140 lbs.  A really close, fun size mix.  

Skill level was pretty divided across the board as well.  We had VeVe as the definite bondage wrestling expert of the bunch, but her teammate Orlandoe was considerably less experienced in the art.  Howl, however, has been increasing his rope skills considerably, and was certainly more apt at quick-tie attacks than Orlandoe.  And although novice Tae was at the bottom of the rope-tie pecking order, he is remarkably fast, athletic, and squirmy.

At the end of the day, with some many aspects being close or equal, the contest really came down to fitness and stamina.  The competitors fought and countered until fatigue really started to grab hold... until fatigue started to force mistakes...  It was a battle of wills, and if anyone's concentration lapsed for a moment, they'd pay for it...

If you haven't seen this match yet and you're curious about it, full details are here:

VeVe and Orlandoe vs Tae and Howl

We didn't have the air conditioner on for this one, so it was really a very sweaty time!  Welcome to the party, Tae!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Preview: Pre-Gagged Match and West Coast 4-Way Battle

Well, hey all.  I'm back from our 2015 West Coast video tour, where we once again filmed a good many videos, several of them involving bondage wrestling.... including our first "early gagging" match!  Hooray!

Before we left on tour, we tried to get Rachel DD to try the early gagging style ("early gagging" = both wrestlers start gagged and stay gagged throughout the match), but some transportation issues stymied that attempt.  However, Nikki Fierce took up the task when we filmed in California.

Two weeks ago, VeVe and I got on a plane on Wednesday morning here in NYC.  We arrived in Los Angeles and headed *immediately* to our first shoot of the tour.  And that shoot was a big one!  We had VeVe, Nikki Fierce, Jennifer Thomas, and Liz Lightspeed all together in the same room at the same time.  And, by the way, these 4 ladies jumped in together for a 4-way bondage wrestling bout, West Coast style!

It was wild and had some unexpected happenings!

But I'll talk more about that crazy 4-way match later.  A little before the multi-way took place, we had our Early Gagging match featuring VeVe vs Nikki.

Following VeVe's original idea, there was a *small* storyline involved that basically presented VeVe and Nikki as captives of an evil mastermind, trapped together in a room.  The ladies are gagged so they can't easily call for help and can't communicate well with each other, but they are otherwise free.... and there is a pile of ropes sitting between them.  The evil mastermind, voiced by Liz, tells the gagged captives that they must fight to escape; whoever can tie up the other will be allowed to go free.

An offer they couldn't refuse!  And so, the early gagging match commenced!  Here are some quick, random screen grabs that I took out while on the road:

As you might imagine, there was a lot of gag-talk, gag-mumbling, gritted teeth, and a lovely taste of story-driven desperation.  Nothing like some special motivation!

I hope to release this VeVe vs Nikki "Early Gagging" match next, though, I haven't processed the footage yet, which delays things a bit (I got back home 2 days ago).  Today, however, I will be working on grabbing screen stills from another bondage wrestling match we had while on tour, which took place in Las Vegas: VeVe vs Cheyenne Jewel.  And, on that note, also in Las Vegas we had a bondage match of VeVe vs wrestler Maria Queen.... a match which featured ropes getting looped around VeVe's neck in the process.  Edgy!  Don't try this at home, friends!

Talk about a choker, eh?

Anyway, off to screen-still-gathering work I go.  I hope you enjoyed the preview pictures.  Look forward to more releases to come featuring these new faces.  I may be a bit slow, since the load is a tad hefty, but stay tuned for fun!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Early Gagging Bondage Match Tomorrow!

EDIT: Due to a scheduling snafu for our talent, this match has been rescheduled for next week.  But everything else below still applies!

Yes, that's right; after months of trying to make it happen, we finally have an opportunity to try an "early gagging" female bondage wrestling match!  Tomorrow!

We've got Rachel DD and VeVe on the schedule for filming tomorrow, and one of the planned matches is a competitive bondage wrestling rematch.  At last!  Fans loved the original bondage wrestling match of VeVe vs Rachel, which featured an innovative crotch rope and a very tight hogtying of Rachel.

Now VeVe and Rachel will square off with the ropes once again.  And this time, we'll finally get to try the "early gagging" concept, which viewers have been curious to see.  Here, both wrestlers would start gagged, and they would fight the entire fight while gagged (we plan to use cleave gags).

This would be a first for us, and it has definitely been on the To-Do list.  I think VeVe and Rachel will be great to give this a whirl, especially since they are both so facially expressive.

And further, even though this will be a fully competitive match, VeVe would like to frame it by a small scenario to explain the reason they are gagged for the bout.  She says she is vaguely inspired by the "Saw" movies, which, VeVe says, "featured captives needing to pass some sort of 'twisted' test in order to go free."

She goes on, explaining her idea for this match: "The two captives have to fight in order to be the one to 'finish' capturing the other, at which point the winner earns her freedom, and the loser.... is doomed to never escape."  The battling captives are "not allowed to remove their gags for the fight so that they cannot fully communicate with each other" or call out for help.

Sounds good!

Well, all righty.  I'm looking forward to how this plays out and what the "early gagging" aspect will look like.  If the shoot schedule goes as planned, I should have some imagery to share soon enough.


..... Oh, and I will also say that we filmed 2 other female 1-on-1 bondage wrestling matches that I've yet to release or even mention!  One was a match against visitor Ashley Wildcat, and the other was a match with local NYC resident Domme Vera.  More on that to come!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Spider Queen, Cinematic Style Fantasy Development

In this entry, I'm taking a moment to discuss a recent release we created called "Hunt for the Spider Queen," which features VeVe Lane and Howl in a "cinematic" type, bondage-wrestling-esque fantasy villainess rope-virtuosity fight scene.  Whew!

Some of you may have already seen the official release for the Spider Queen, and hopefully most of you have been following our Twitter-ings on the process (which included a lot of pictures!).  By the way, our Twitter is here: @DoomMaidens.  In any case, I won't go too much into explaining what happens in the piece itself, leaving that instead to the official write-up to be pasted below.  Instead, I'll talk a little bit about the process and development.

Although VeVe and I had been wanting to do a more virtuosic villainess video for some time, the real kick-start for the Spider Queen came from a February filming day with Howl.  As we talked a bit about bondage ties, Howl expressed that he was curious to try more with bondage, and he then demonstrated a bit of his upper body flexibility.  I thought immediately that it would be great to have a video featuring Howl being tied up in a variety of ways, ideally if he were to be held captive by some wicked woman.  And that wicked woman would be someone who would be called the "Spider Queen."  Who else would so enjoy binding up a male captive?

Both Howl and VeVe were excited for the idea, both especially interested in doing more "super natural" type character and story styles.  So, great!  The idea was strong, the players were on board.... but now, how to execute it exactly?

After a month of anticipation from the players, we just went ahead and scheduled a shoot date to see what we could get.  A few days before hand, I story-boarded out my concept for the intro scene, which was influenced by factors such as classic 1960s female assassin/spy depictions, the "Pris vs Deckard" Bladerunner scene recreation we did last year, and the fact that the studio space had a nicely-placed stripper pole.

A First Attempt

The intro scene concept was really solid, and I felt very good about it right from the start.  However, I still wasn't exactly sure what to do with the main body of the piece.  In the original concept rough-out, VeVe and I planned 3 scenes to follow the intro to represent the Spider Queen defeating Howl first physically, then mentally, and then spiritually (in soul).  The first would be a brief bondage fight with him partially tied and gagged to start, the next would feature Howl bound to a wall/fence and being seduced, and the third would feature his willing surrender and a reverse prayer tie.  Then a final scene would feature him in a rope cocoon, now mesmerized and totally lost.

When we got together to shoot, I was lucky enough to discover that the studio environment cooperated very well with giving me the light and starkness that I'd envision.  However, we didn't have much time to futz around and needed to start shooting right away.  We pushed through with the proto-concept as best we could, all of us needing to adjust on the fly for unexpectedness relating to the studio environment and partner reactions.  But although this shoot produced some lovely images, the multi-part concept ended up being too difficult to reach (I'll spare you the details for the sake of brevity).  And so, I scrapped the footage and decided that that shoot was just a workshop.

And workshopping is SO important for complex pieces!  I actually learned a lot from that first attempt.  And so, I went back to the drawing board, this time was a MUCH firmer concept.  Now I knew EXACTLY what I wanted from the piece.

The Final Draft

VeVe and I conferenced again, cutting out 90% of the dialogue that had been in the original trial run.  We also cut out various scenes, leaving only the Intro, the Body, and the Finale.  Furthermore, I decided to turn the main action into an actual fight, which clarifies intent quite a lot!  I wanted to see the Spider Queen in actual action - toying with her prey, dashing in, whipping quick tie binds onto him, and then dashing out, all while her prey continues to try fighting her off.  He keeps trying to fight her, but she darts in like lightning, lashing an arm to a leg and leaving him floundering.  She does this over and over as the fight progresses, humiliating him with her deft rope-work / web-work, and wearing him down by making him fight with these various changing impediments.

And that was another big thing: the swift changing of the ties in real-time.  That was a very important aspect of this fight for me, and it would be the definition of the Spider Queen's preternatural abilities: this incredible speed and deftness with the ropes.

VeVe knew exactly what I was talking about, and she felt really great about being able to execute.

We would keep the intro basically the same (with some tighten-ups thanks to experience), we'd make the Body of the piece much more physical and combattive, and we'd bring the finale scene around to mirror the intro scene.  And so, we quickly scheduled again with Howl, and together we all set out to film the Final Draft, now all with experience on our side.

And the end result was very satisfying!  The space set-up went super smoothly, the filming rolled like clockwork, the physical action from both VeVe and Howl were spot on, and the shots looked fantastic!  Below is the official release write-up with a small selection of images (I hope to post more images at a later time).

Detective Howl was no match for the insanely skilled Spider Queen.  But would a savvy female protagonist fair better against this villainess?  Somehow I don't think so... but we'd love to see her try!  Oh yes, we'll definitely need to have the Spider Queen match skills against other would-be heroes and heroines in the future!

Hunt for the Spider Queen
VeVe Lane and Howl
April 2015

Men have been mysteriously disappearing around the town. All leads point to an old, abandoned warehouse, so Detective Howl breaks in to investigate. But unfortunately for Howl, the Spider Queen, a cunning and perilous female predator, is expecting him...

The Spider Queen (VeVe Lane) lies in wait as Howl explores her lair, choosing her moment to ambush and incapacitate him. Howl recovers to find himself stripped to his briefs, with individual ropes bound to each wrist and ankle. The sadistically smiling Spider Queen appears, stepping out to join Howl in her own little private arena. Let the games begin!

Howl rushes his foe, but the Spider Queen is an expert fighter and rope-web-spinner. She has no doubt which of them will triumph in this combat, and she plans to enjoy her victory. As the two clash in the arena, she wrestles Howl down and lashes his limbs into handicapping binds which quickly turn his attacks into futile and humiliating struggling. The Queen is amused. 

Throughout the battle, she changes Howl's bindings with lightening quick skill - releasing an arm here, hobbling a leg there - all while trapping him in painful wrestling holds, toppling and toying with him, and mocking his desperate efforts both to fight and escape. She finally pins him face down and begins weaving him into a torturous reverse prayer hogtie, bending his wrists and shoulders unnaturally and inflicting agonizing pain. She completes his humiliation with a rope blindfold and then takes his breath away.

The defeated Howl recovers to find himself tightly wrapped in a cocoon of rope, even over-the-mouth gagged with rope. He's now totally at the Spider Queen's mercy. She admires his lovely new look, a beautifully helpless addition to her collection... 

A lot of physical action and struggle; physical domination against resistance; impressive combat-action rope-work. Includes chicken wing ties, frog leg ties in combat, and finale of strict reverse prayer hogtie and rope cocoon.

Preview thumbnails and full details:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Yeah! A Glimpse at Superheroine 4-Way Battle

The superheroine 4-way bondage wrestling battle went down yesterday!  Working on the footage now.  But in the mean time, enjoy these pre-match camera phone pictures!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

4-Way Female Bout is on for April 2015! and Thoughts!

Yes, 4-Way Female Bondage Wrestling is back, finally, for 2015!  And not a moment too soon: spring has finally sprung!

Our first female 4-way match of 2015 had a little bit of a slow start due to weather, illness, and travel, but we were able to capture many 1-on-1 matches and the crazy 2-on-2 Battle of the Sexes in the meantime.  But now, finally, the moment has arrived to bring in the ladies for springtime mayhem..... tomorrow!

And the competitors?  Ashley Wildcat, Rachel DD, Jade Indica, and ringleader VeVe Lane!

The theme?  Superheroine bondage battle!

How will these super-ladies handle the impending peril that is multi-way bondage wrestling?!?!


How exciting!

VeVe and I were chatting today about the format for the multi-way on this go-around.  Previously, we have done these multi-way matches in a "Tournament" style, allowing for 2 simultaneous 1-on-1 matches to go on at the same time, on the same mats.  Once the two winners are determined (and the two losers end up hogtied), the remaining winners then face off against each other, leaving the bound losers to watch, jeer, and squiggle out of the way if need be.

This style is very good for keeping the mat space fairly open and clear, believe it or not.  As each pairing stays fairly contained, we can get a pretty good look at both groups working simultaneously, seeing almost everyone without too much obstruction.  It also makes for interesting video framing, such as having one group in the foreground and one in the background.

But we have considered the potential of a "free for all."  This would mean that anyone can attack anyone, and possibly 3 participants can attack 1... There's also the idea of 2-on-2. and once 2 people are tied, the remaining 2 will fight.  There are both upsides and downsides to these varied arrangements.

Free For All

It's neat in theory, but is it too chaotic?  More importantly, is it too chaotic for competitors who don't have previous experience in a multi-way bondage match?  For instance, tomorrow we will have both VeVe and Jade who have multi-way experience.  But Rachel and Ashley do not.  Would a free for all be too overwhelming for them?

Would it be too chaotic for the viewers?  Would it result in a pile-up that makes things hard to see?  I must admit, I am very curious to try shooting a free for all and see what I can see (the camera and I can usually work our way into seeing MANY things even in a chaotic setting).  But is it something to try for tomorrow?

Furthermore, would a Free For All result in an unexpected 3-on-1?  While that might be interesting in some cases, it again might result in too much chaos to try with first-timers.  Or would it?  Hmm... But, again, that is IF the Free For All actually organically goes that way.

Ok, and then there's the...

2-on-2 Teamwork

A fun concept which we saw earlier this year in the Battle of the Sexes bout, which pitted VeVe and Keri against Frankie and Danger Dude.  How great to have a teammate!  However, 2-on-2 does slow things down a good bit, as we've experienced.  Or does it?  Or, even, is that a good thing?  Or, actually, is it just the same thing as the regular 4-Way tourney style, but with the option for teamwork to come into play?

And going on...

I'm at the risk of making this entry suddenly much longer than it was intended to be.  And, for time's sake, I'm not being as articulate as I'd like to be.  But it really is fun to consider the different possible options, and I'd like you to think about the similarities and differences as well:

1. 4-Way Tournament style
2. Free For All style
3. 2-on-2 Teams

I should actually make a Venn diagram...

I'd love to eventually try all of these types of arrangements and see what they all yield, especially with all different sorts of participants involved, both veteran and newcomer.  But the real question that remains for now is this:

What style should we use for tomorrow's superheroine bondage battle?

I'm leaning toward usual 4-Way Tourney, largely because I don't know Ashley at all, and Rachel hasn't yet experienced the chaos of the multi-way (by the way, ladies and gentlemen, just wait until we get to the 8-way and 10-way versions, but I digress).

But I'd like to allow elements from the Free For All concept, such as allowing individuals to reach across from their pairing to interfere with another pairing, should they feel so inclined.  But, I mean, hey, even in the Tourney style, they might just do that anyway.  Furthermore, why would someone want to interfere with another group if there is no team concept, and if she is already fighting to save herself as it is...?  So, should there be a teamwork concept...?  And that spins us back to thinking about 2-on-2 style.

Ok, anyway, enough of that.  I'll chat more with VeVe about it!

But, as always, gentle readers, your opinions are welcome as well!  If you have thoughts on or preferences for any special arrangement of the 4 competitors, feel free to let us know in the comments section below or by e-mail (

(FYI, persuasive arguments are lovely and wholeheartedly welcome!)