Monday, June 6, 2016

Mini Tourney? Indra, Rachel DD, Jade, and Newcomers?

Well, welcome to June 2016... wow!

So, there's a lot going on, and I'm having a hard time communicating everything to everybody in an organized way, so, here we have a blog entry!  Again, sorry to be redundant, but there is a LOT going on behind the scenes, a lot of pots on the boil, and a lot of potential welling up for the upcoming season.  As ever.  As ever!  It is just traditional for June!

Our recent newcomers have been practicing and training for competitive submission wrestling, so competitive submission wrestling has been on my mind.  Plus, June is just a time for competitive matches, mini tournaments, and live events.  We had mini-tournies in June 2010 and June 2011.  On a similar note, we had our first 4-way bondage wrestling tourney in May 2013 and first 6-way bondage tourney in July 2014 (ok, those weren't in June, but average them together, and it's close to June!).  We also had our 4-way NYC bondage wrestling battle of the sexes in June 2015.

But back on track here.  Enough history lesson.  So, competitive submission wrestling!

Here immediately in New York City right now, not only do we have our newcomers Aralia, Cat Wily, and Kinzie, but we also have local ladies Indra, Rachel DD, and Jade Indica who are curious to dive in for some more competitive wrestling action.  We sometimes have Sahrye, who likes to mix it up in F/F competition.  We have VeVe finally coming home from her multiple tours, we have Amazon Annie coming home from her multiple tours, and we have Orlandoe coming home from her years at art school.  We also have little sweetheart ShaSha who, though she's not the most skilled wrestler in the world, is still adorable!

Must Haves:

Rachel DD vs Indra
Jade Indica vs Indra

Other proposals:

Rachel DD vs Kinzie
Indra vs Kinzie
Jade vs Rachel DD
Cat Wily vs Rachel DD
Cat Wily vs Indra
Cat Wily vs Amazon Annie
ShaSha vs ??
Aralia vs ???

VeVe vs ????

Then there are potential visitors and ladies from across the river in New Jersey, such as Keri and Michi Moon.  It's easiest to coordinate with the ladies who already live in NYC, but travelers and out-of-state friends can sometimes make it work for their schedules.  For the sake of completeness, I am going to post headshots and stats below.

Competitors can be matched by weight class, or they can be matched in "open weight" matches, which can be intriguing:



Jade Indica
5'2"
115 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/store/1jade.html


Aralia
5'4"
120 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/aralia



Rachel DD

5'4"
120 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/store/1racheldd.html


VeVe Lane
5'4"
125 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/veve/
Indra
5'3"
125 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/store/1indra.html


ShaSha
5'1"
140 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/store/1shasha.html


Kinzie Fire
5'3"
173 lbs.
** Need to make a page for Kinzie!
Amazon Annie
6'
200 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/amazonannie


Cat Wily
5'7"
260 lbs.
http://www.doommaidens.com/catwily



That's a lot of possible competitors!  And this doesn't even take into account visitors whose trips happen to coordinate with any match scheduling.  These wrestlers listed here are those I know to be pretty readily available.

And that's not even getting into thoughts on possible mixed matches (or even a possible 8-way bondage wrestling tourney...).  One thing at a time!

Ok, fans and readers, let us know what you think.  Are there particular matches you'd like to see?  What sorts of rules?  Regular submissions (anything goes)?  Smothers-only?  Scissors, smothers, grapevines?

You can write to me or VeVe at any of these e-mail addresses and let us know your thoughts:

orders@doommaidens.com  (goes to us both)
diablo@doommaidens.com  (just me)
veve.wrestler@gmail.com   (just VeVe)

And, of course, be sure to follow us on Twitter for quick communications and updates!  http://www.twitter.com/DoomMaidens

Thanks everyone!  Looking forward to things to come!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

3 New Wrestlers Welcome the New Season! Summer 2016

I've made some previous posts here about our two newcomers Aralia and Cat Wily, but we are now being joined by a third newcomer:  Kinzie Fire!

So, that is three new wrestlers all from our local NYC area -- wow!

Our newcomers are all novice wrestlers; they all started training with us at local community practices that we've hosted over the past year.  Their experience levels range from 6 months to 6 weeks, so they are very novice, indeed!  However, they are feisty and spirited, and they really enjoy the physical tussle of wrestling.

And they're all quite different from each other.


Aralia is petite and scrappy, but also studious.  She's also a figure model for artists.  She had the "pleasure" of taking on Howl in fully competitive bondage wrestling as her very first video match.  With so many advantages in Howl's court, Aralia ended up roughed up and tied up pretty soundly in that one.  She seems set on revenge, but she also has great potential as a bondage model!

Additionally, Aralia also was the "prey" in a Python and Prey video with Howl.  I had a sense that she could really rock that part and she really understood how to handle one of these fantasy scenarios.  She definitely hit the mark.  I also wanted to give Howl a chance to show off his latent, menacing predator persona, and he executed that very well.  Aralia and Howl were great together... but I do suspect Aralia wants to get one over on him when she can.

She also had a competitive F/F match against the fabulous Indra.  Truly, none of the match-makers knew what to expect from that combination.  But Aralia ended up getting a taste of Indra's classic sassiness, along with her equally classic squeezing and smothering.

Stats:  5'4" and 120 lbs.

Aralia on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AraliaDM
Aralia's beginner profile: http://www.doommaidens.com/aralia


Cat Wily is quite an opposite to Aralia; she's got considerably more size, she's got a slinky and sassy personality, and she's got radiating potential for domination.  Cat has only done one video match so far, and it was a competitive fight against male wrestler Adrian.  This was a tough, uphill battle for Cat, but she kept a stiff upper lip and learned a lot.  Like Aralia, she got a School of Hard Knocks welcome.  But also like Aralia, she is scheming, working, and planning her vengeance.

Cat Wily is also keen to show off her scissorhold potential and physical domination abilities.  Again, she's got a great natural dominant streak in her personality, and I would love to give her an opportunity to show that off and see where it goes.  I also think she could do really well with nylons/pantyhose domination, and she might be able to devise her own personal style of "Python and Prey" scene, featuring her as the predator.

Stats:  5'7" and 260 lbs.

Cat Wily's e-mail:  CatWilyNYC@gmail.com
Cat Wily's beginner profile: www.doommaidens.com/catwily


Kinzie Fire is our newest newcomer, but she's a real natural when it comes to wrestling and struggle play.  Kinzie may be a novice wrestler, but she is tough, scrappy, has a great "mat sense," and takes to rope-tying quite well.  She's done some modeling before and is jovial, savvy, and outgoing.

As of writing this, Kinzie has yet to appear on video, but she is excited to give it a try as soon as possible.  She's quite interested in bondage wrestling (and gave it a try last night at practice), and she has been curious about a bondage wrestling match against VeVe Lane, to see what that is like (more hazing, for sure!).  Kinzie and Aralia are also eager for a match against each other, which I think would be a splendid idea.  On its own, this match would definitely be fun, but it could also be great as part of a larger live filming event (more on that topic later).  It's even possible that Kinzie may get a chance to get on camera this coming weekend.  Stay tuned for more on that.

Stats: 5'3" and 173 lbs.

Kinzie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kinziefire

All righty.  Thanks for reading folks!  Look forward to more from our newcomers as we move forward into the summer season.  They've been doing great, and I'm excited to see them learning more and more with each practice.  And...

Live Filming Event?

There's some possibility that we may do a "mini" live filming event to give the newcomers a chance to match up against each other all in one place, in the same day.  It's sort of a tradition around here to create little live filming events when we encounter a new "class" of novice wrestlers.  VeVe was baptized in fire at a live event in NYC in 2007.  Amazon Annie, Indra, Orlandoe, and Crazy Azy made NYC debuts with live filming events, in 2010, 2011, 2011, and 2013, respectively.  Maybe it's time to fire up the crew for another "big" "mini" get together.  It'd be great to also get Rachel DD and ShaSha in on the action as well, since they might make good opponents for the newcomers as well.

All right!  Now, I'll curtail for now, since I've already made this entry pretty long!  Send best wishes the newcomers and say hello to the on Twitter, if you're on there as well.  Until next time, dear readers!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Wrestler Interviews: Aralia and Cat Wily, with Hanz

Last night after wrestling practice, Hanz Vanderkill conducted a wonder little introductory interview of our two new local wrestlers, Aralia and Cat Wily.

This is a charming little Q&A session where the ladies show their personalities and talk a little bit about how they got interested in wrestling, their favorite moves, and their beginning thoughts.

Thanks so much to Aralia and Cat for sticking around afterwards for this brief little chat, and thanks too to Hanz for being a nice host!  We look forward to seeing Aralia and Cat strut their stuff on the mats in this coming season!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Introducing Aralia to the Wrestling Scene

I'm so excited to introduce our new wrestler Aralia, who had her very first video shoot with us last night.  It was a toughy, but she's a trooper.

Aralia is not a professional model, nor is she a professional session wrestler.  Rather, she is a sweet and unassuming girl from the neighborhood who happened to join us for wrestling practices last summer.  She had no prior training, but she loves wrestling.  She's been practicing with us regularly, and she just recently decided to try out some video matches and scenes.

She's really scrappy and loves rough play, so we paired her with Howl for a bondage wrestling match for her very first video.  Not the most fair pairing for the newcomer (indeed, some stacked odds), but she fought hard, tried her absolute best, and loved it.

She also did a last-minute Python & Prey scene with Howl.  Since she is inexperienced, she portrayed the Prey, which is a divergence from our usual female-dominant Python & Prey series.  However, Howl did a great job as the predator.  This one was a fantasy scene, despite the hard struggling and physicality.

We hope to get Aralia some more competitive opportunities to come, but I also think she has great potential for other styles too.  To put a face to the name, here is the opening interview with Howl & Aralia from their bondage wrestling match.  Aralia's very first on-camera appearance for us:


She's so great, fun, and sweet, we look forward to working with her more!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

VeVe says: "ladies for videos in April!"

Reposting a message VeVe sent out to our yahoogroup earlier this week:
.................................................................................

Hi, Everyone! 

We have been ploughing through an incredibly busy shoot schedule this season, and there's more coming up!  

I wanted to let you all that these ladies will be filming with us / will be available to film with us soon.  Any custom requests or match sponsorships or even just video suggestions you might want -- let me know!!

April 1st - Keri Spectrum 

April 6th - Monica Jade

April 7th - MissFit Tess

April 9th - Kaysha Brazil
* * *  No shoot confirmed yet, but if there are requests/sponsorships we could possibly set it up

Sometime in April Michi Moon & ShaSha
* * * Looking to film some more with our local ladies too!

April 30th - Andrea Rosu (& maybe Enchantress Sahrye)
https://twitter.com/enchantresssahr


Best!!
        - VeVe

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wrestling Webcast Doings, Topics, Planning!

As some readers may already know, we've been having a lot of fun exploring possibilities with our new Wrestling Webcast, hosted by VeVe Lane and Hanz Vanderkill!

The webcast is a live broadcast from our studio, streamed via our interview collection youtube channel called DoomMenagerie (www.youtube.com/doommenagerie).  Though the interview channel has been around since this past summer (Ashley Wildcat and Tae were are first official interviewees, in July 2015), the live streaming broadcasts only started in December 2015.  We've had 4 official broadcasts, and we've had tele-commuting guests including Miss Scorpion, Keri Spectrum, Minxy Li, Anastaxia, Amethyst Hammerfist, Ashley Wildcat, and Sarah Brooke.  Wow!

But what's a tele-commuting guest?

Thanks to certain accessible technology, we are able to have guests join our webcast via their own web cams.  We can have multiple people join in on the same broadcast (I think to a max of 10 separate guest feeds), and their individual live video feeds all show up in small boxes at the bottom of the live show.  So it's like a picture-in-picture, and you can actually see everyone reacting at the same time.  And here's my favorite part of this: During the discussion, whenever someone speaks or makes a definitive movement, the program will automatically auto-toggle to show that person's image on the big screen.  It's like having someone in the control room who is making the choice to cut between cameras on a live show.  I think that creates a really cool effect.



But, in addition to this "auto-toggle," we can also control which guest's feed goes onto the big screen; this way if someone is presenting something, they don't have to risk the camera cutting away if one of the silent guests makes a little sound or movement.  And also, another thing that I really like: any of the guests or the host can choose to share their screen, meaning they can broadcast any windows they have open on their computer.  Handy for sharing pictures in a presentation.



We've also had some interesting developments with our tele-guests, including the fun antics of "virtual arm wrestling" and "virtual head scissors" contests.  To fully understand what that entails, I recommend checking out the little excerpt we have up from the US vs UK show.

Topics, Plans, and Format

My original plan was that there would be a certain "hot button" topic to discuss with each episode.  Original topics that VeVe and I had discussed including were things like differences in mixed vs F/F matches, "dangerous" moves and holds, the definition of "competitive," differences/similarities in various wrestling communities around the world, preferences between fantasy and competitive, and such!  Then, once guests were assembled, we would chat about a selected topic in a "panel discussion" style.  However, we're not quite at the stage where we are following a formal panel style!

In fact, things have been rather informal for the first few episodes, even with our large number of guests (shows #2 and #4 each had 4 tele-guests).  So, I am working now to bring in more formal format, to steer the show more toward specific topic discussion.  I have several ideas and techniques in mind for that, the most prominent of them being taking on a "discussion moderator" role myself, and thereby freeing up VeVe and Hanz to be more like guests themselves.  As it has been, VeVe and Hanz (VeVe in particular) have been trying to act as both moderators and contributors simultaneously, which has hindered their abilities to fully fulfill  both of those roles.  It's hard for them to keep order if they are also trying to play the game as well.  So, I think this is where I can step in, freeing them to concentrate primarily on answering questions, engaging in peer-to-peer interactions, and sharing their thoughts.

Audience Interaction

Our youtube live stream also allows for a "chat" option, wherein real-time viewers can type questions/comments/whatever into a chat room column that runs along the side of the broadcast screen on the youtube site.  This is really neat, but it does have some limitations:

1. There is a 10-15 second delay between the broadcast and the streaming display on youtube.  So, if guests mention a certain something in their talking, that won't be seen/heard by the live viewers until 10-15 seconds after the fact.  Then, by the time viewers choose to respond or comment in the chat area, the discussion topic may have shifted such that the viewer's comments cannot easily be addressed any more without a jarring shift in the discussion.

2. In order for guests or hosts to even see the viewers' chat comments, the guests and hosts need to open an additional window to view the youtube site's stream.

So, the guests and hosts would have their Hang Out window open, where they are actually seeing each other and broadcasting in real time, but then they would ALSO have to open another window/tab for the youtube stream display, where they would then see themselves being broadcast with a 10-15 second delay.

This can result in a lot of juggling.

So, between the delay and the need for multiple windows/tabs, it is difficult to interact effectively with viewers during the main body of the broadcast, unless a lot of attention is devoted to doing so.  Not much of a problem if it is a one-person broadcast, but once you bring in tele-guests, it becomes a tricky feat.  Not impossible, but indeed tricky.

I hope that made sense.

However, we do love interacting with the viewers, and we do enjoy input from the audience.  So, we are going to be making a special "Audience Q&A" segment for the last 10 minutes (or so) of each broadcast in order to focus on the youtube display's chat area.

Upcoming and Next Broadcast

One fan last time had asked if we could publish a schedule of upcoming topics and dates for the shows.  Frankly, I think that would be a wonderful thing to do.  However, I don't know that it is very possible at this time.

As it is right now, the broadcasts tend to be rather spur-of-the-moment, despite being somewhat regular in their bi-weekly re-occurrances.  Though I myself usually have time to think on and brainstorm about the topics, VeVe and Hanz unfortunately don't have much time to pre-plan beforehand.  I usually end up pitching a number of topics leading up to the webcast day, and as time ticks down, VeVe will grab on to a topic that strikes her a few days beforehand.  Guests are often assembled as soon as possible after that, and off we go!

Kind of seat-of-the-pants, but the spontaneity of it has been interesting.  And speaking of selecting topics, we've locked in on our topic for tomorrow's broadcast (Sunday, January 24):

Wrestling Parties and Live Events

The topic of wrestling parties has been swirling around recently on places I frequent on the web.  I've been trying to get this topic into the rotation from the start, and we've finally settled on giving it a go.  In addition to commenters VeVe and Hanz, we will also be joined by tele-guest Minxy Li, who will contribute her insight and perspective from the London wrestling scene.

VeVe, Hanz, and I have a fair amount of experience with wrestling parties.  In particular, VeVe and I ran a successful party in NYC for several years, and we've attended and hosted parties in other areas, such as Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Ohio, and Toronto.  In fact, we both first met Hanz at a live event we had here in NYC about a decade ago.

But anyway, that's on the agenda for tomorrow!  Info on that broadcast:

Sunday, January 24.
@ 12 noon Eastern (5 pm GMT)
At: http://www.youtube.com/doommenagerie

If you have any questions, suggestions, etc for this particular broadcast and topic, drop me an e-mail here:  orders@doommaidens.com

.........or Tweet to us on Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/doommaidens

And with that, I'll send this post up and off.  We're having a huge snow day here in New York City today, and there studio is begging for a good round of cleaning.  And so, away we go!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

News from Autumn 2015. Back to the Blog!

Hello and welcome to November 2015.  Wow, it's been a while since I've been at the blog!  Updating by Twitter (www.twitter.com/DoomMaidens) has really been the fastest and most efficient way of communicating with people, especially when it comes to sharing media pre- and post-filming, so the blog has remained a bit behind-the-times.  But I have some time right now, so let's do some composing.

Costumes & Special Attire

So, first off, yesterday was Halloween, so VeVe took a moment to show off her costume as we played a tad with lighting in the small studio.  She made this tiny little solo video:



Though wrestling in this particular outfit would be somewhat difficult (and not to mention dangerous to the outfit!), I personally think it has some good potential for other on-camera appearances.

And, indeed, we'd love to do even more with costumes and special attire for other future shoots.  In recent months, for general-release videos, we got a chance to try a "Nerdy Girl" catball, an Aerobics catball, cosplay bondage wrestling, a singlets wrestling match, and superheroine battles.  And we saw the appearance of VeVe's spectacular villainess alter-ego The Spider Queen.  But I wonder if we can take this even further, still.


 

 

Granted, we've had several custom commissions calling for special attire as well: VeVe's been a sexy boxing librarian, a vintage fashion assassin (retro chique dresses), a pumped-up army assassin, a zentai person, and a skin diver girl.  But I'd like to get more guests and more general release videos in on the costumed action.

Now, mind you, I am not considering leotard & tights combos as part of "special attire," unless they are meant to create a particular type of character.  That would include Lethal Leotards agent attire as well.  Though, granted, perhaps "agent duel" videos should fit into the "special attire" category.  But anyway, I digress...

Catball fights and pro-style videos are great opportunities for special attire.  However, competitive matches make surprisingly good opportunities as well.

I wanted to do more outdoor costumed scenarios and fights this past summer, but we spent so much time filming indoors that we just never had the opportunity to concoct any new outdoor works.  Going "on location" like that requires a fair bit of fore planning, and it is a little tougher when we have visiting guests involved.  But this goes into the "to consider for later" box.

New Faces and Friends

In other news, we've had a wonderful time meeting and filming with visitors and guests from far and wide.

Just last weekend we met with Goddess Anastaxia, an elegant wrestling domina from London.  She's new to wrestling media production, but she has a great look and a confident attitude.  She got to try pro-style for the first time, and she also recorded her first mixed wrestling domination video.  She also entranced Mike with her nylon-clad legs in a Lethal Leotards style pantyhose domination display.

And in September, we met Miss Scorpion, also from London.  Scorpion is more experienced as a wrestler and more experienced on camera.  She and VeVe clashed on the mats in a competitive cosplay bondage wrestling match, where both enjoyed the superheroine vs villainess theme.  They also got sweaty and predatory in a special "Python Battle" match, which featured two of the "Pythons" from the "Python & Prey" videos fighting each other.  Scorpion also tormented VeVe in a pro-style "Dirty Tactics" video.

Bella Ink was back in action with us as well, when she visited this past month.  Bella may have gotten the better of VeVe when she teamed up with Nikki Fierce in August, but October found Bella on the receiving end instead!  Oh yes, VeVe paid her back big time with a spectacularly torment-filled pro-style domination video.  I must say, Bella looked great getting worked over in the pro holds.  And this was Bella's first pro-style experience, too.  
VeVe and Bella also locked up on the mats in the previously-mentioned "Nerdy Girls" catball fight.  This catball not only featured special "nerdy" attire attitude and accessories, but it also involved garter belts and stockings.  And it involved the nerds losing their glasses and becoming completely disheveled.  Nerdy girls gone wild, indeed!

And we also got to film with Keri Spectrum in September, who, despite being located closer to us than our other guests, is still not located entirely that close.  Since she moved deeper into New Jersey, we haven't been able to see her as much as priorly, so it was nice to go and visit!  In addition to filming a special commission together, Keri and VeVe rocked the stirrup tights and thong leotards in an "Aerobics" catball fight.
And I also got to be on the receiving end of Keri's meanness in a pantyhose domination wrestling video, by fan request.

People do love when Keri wears sheer black nylons, and she did a great job of showing them off while she was crushing my head and face.  And body.  And legs and arms.  Ouch.
Upcoming from Here

Whew, so, though that was not an exhaustive list of everything that's been done since August, it does put a little spotlight on the guests we've seen.  And speaking of guests, we do have more visitors coming over this coming week.

Tomorrow, we will be filming with returning guest Mahea.  The agenda includes a competitive mixed match of Mahea vs Frankie (yes, we're pleased to have Frankie back for another filming opportunity at last!) and a pro-style match with Mahea and Frankie.  Amazon Annie will also be taking on Mahea in a competitive match for Annie's Bodacious Adventures studio.  And Hanz will *also* be going head-to-head with Mahea for a competitive match for his Mixed Battle Theatre studio as well.  Whew, Mahea's going to sleep well after tomorrow evening's shoot!

Then next Saturday we will have visitor Layla Moore in for a long shoot as well.  On the agenda there, we have Layla and Hanz in a pro-style bout to feature Layla's arsenal of holds and test Hanz's flexibility yet again.  We also have Layla and Adrian in either a pantyhose or spandex domination wrestling display, and then Layla and tiny ShaSha in a competitive female wrestling bout.  Oh boy, that's an intense size mismatch.
Hanz and Layla will also be filming together as well for their respective studios, and I think that will also be a lot of material as well.  Big day!

So!

Ok, I'm out at the cafe now, but I will need to get back to the studio very soon, since we are filming today with Rachel DD, Amazon Annie, and VeVe.  Set up for a special commission request and also a catball fight featuring Annie and Rachel together.  That should be interesting!

All righty, that's it for now!  Until next blog, be sure to find us on Twitter for all in-progress update and photo sharing (www.twitter.com/doommaidens).  Cheers!