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:
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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!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Filming and Plans for FetCon 2015

Hello August!  It's that time of year again, and we'll be heading down the East Coast very soon on our road trip to FetCon in St. Petersburg, Florida, where we'll be be up to yet more wrestling adventures.  VeVe has been furiously scheduling with wrestlers and models for the event, and I've finally gotten her to fully spill the beans about upcoming plans.

We're scheduled for filming with the following ladies:  Layla Moore, Nikki Fierce, Bella Ink, Tomiko, Andrea Rosu, Mutiny, Lily Kat, and Briella Jaden.  

What a big list!   And here's what's on the agenda for these ladies...

Layla Moore -- We'll be meeting Layla for the very first time.  Layla is a multi-talented BBW model.  She lists her stats as 6'1" and 275 lbs.  
Layla Moore

While we are definitely meeting to film, we are actually yet undecided on what exactly we'll be filming.  VeVe is angling for me (Diablo) to get on the mats with Layla for a mixed wrestling size domination.  I think we'll be going that way.  But we're definitely also open to suggestions and specifics to add on to the current idea!

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Nikki Fierce & Bella Ink -- We met Nikki for the first time in May of this year, when we travelled out to California.  Now we'll be seeing her yet again!

Nikki Fierce

We have a tickle bondage wrestling special request for Nikki and VeVe.  In addition, we are also planning a 2-on-1 competitive female bondage wrestling match featuring Nikki and Bella Ink (pictured below) against VeVe.  It's been a while since VeVe has been able to have a 2-on-1 FFvF bondage match, and this pairing of smaller ladies should be a great combination.

Bella Ink
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Tomiko and Andrea Rosu -- we've filmed with both of these ladies before, though we only met with Tomiko very briefly last time.  This time around, Tomiko, Andrea, and VeVe will feature together in a spy vs bounty hunter bondage caper scenario.  I don't know much about the details of the scenario, but I do know that VeVe will be wearing her tight black latex attire yet again.

Tomiko
Andrea Rosu
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Mutiny --  This will be our second time seeing Mutiny at FetCon.  We filmed a superheroine bondage peril video with her and VeVe last year.  This year, the ladies are set for a tickle bondage special commission, in addition to one more thing... which is yet to be decided!  As always, suggestions and requests are welcome!


Lily Kat -- Lily is a friend of Mutiny's.  This will be our first time meeting her.  So far, VeVe has scheduled a bondage wrestling match with Lily.  I have no idea what to expect from that match-up!

Lily Kat
Briella Jaden -- Briella will be a newcomer to us as well.  She will be facing off against VeVe in a bondage wrestling match, and the ladies will also be hitting the mats (or bed?) for a catball of an undisclosed theme!

Briella Jaden

Whew!  And that's what is *officially* planned.  That's not to say a thing for anything that may turn up unplanned.  In fact, VeVe informs me that we do have a "wild card" availability for any one of these ladies.  Unfortunately, she hasn't given me any further information beyond that statement... hmm...

I'd also love to get some interviews with these various ladies for our new interview channel.  Must attempt to collect new questions.  But if we don't have time to collect new questions, we'll use some of the questions asked to previous interviewees.

But before we even get to all this, we still have several more shoots to handle here at home in NYC.  We'll be filming with VeVe, Thrash, and Amazon Annie over the next few days before we hit the road.  All righty -- here we go!





Monday, August 3, 2015

Starting Our Wrestler Interview Channel!

Hello everyone!

I'm pleased to say that we've officially started on our quest to collect and publish video interviews with the various wrestlers we encounter.  As we start out, these will be candid and casual interviews which consist of questions submitted by fans.

Our first was a Q&A Interview with Ashley Wildcat.  Some of you may have also seen this posted in a forum thread here about Ashley:


Our newcomer male wrestler Tae was also filming with us that day, and so he got an interview of his own as well.  Here are some of Tae's first impressions of his wrestling adventures:


(Oh, and by the way, he *did* end up getting to try his first 1-on-1 competitive experience... and it was with VeVe just minutes after this interview...)

We're looking forward to filming more interviews as time goes on, and we'll definitely let people know when question-asking opportunities come up (often announced on Twitter: @DoomMaidens and elsewhere).

Hoping also to have a new interview with Amazon Annie this week as well.  Just a heads-up.  We also hope to get interviews with wrestlers while we visit FetCon in Florida this month (heading out on the road trip in one week from now).  Stay tuned, and we will soon announce the wrestlers / models we're filming with & seeing there!

Onward and upward!