Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Main One - I'm over there these days :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Warring In The Bedroom

Jaco and I were discussing the principles of a few styles of martial arts that we're familiar with and how the beliefs and practices involved can translate very well to apply to sex - and following on, how we both naturally utilise and apply those practices and beliefs with each other when making love.

Kung Fu - "In Chinese, kung fu can be used in contexts completely unrelated to martial arts, and refers colloquially to any individual accomplishment or skill cultivated through long and hard work".

Aikido - "Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." "

I'm a fairly spiritual person. I try to involve, and be aware of, as many of my senses as possible when I'm doing something. If I look at something, I like to touch it also, and correlate how something feels with how it looks. If practical, I like to smell and taste, wrapping myself in a blanket of perceptions while I strive to know something intimately.

Part of me being like this is a result of my brief dalliance in Chi Aikido many years back. I learned how to extend myself, to not be confined to the physical limits of my body. When I stretch out my hand, my reach isn't limited to the tips of my fingers; it moves beyond, flows through the skin and into whatever it is I touch. I also learned a few breathing techniques and meditations, and how to use those techniques to focus energy. I learned how to visualise that energy and to use it with the flow of my movements.

These are all good principles when concerning the art of fighting; awareness of self and surroundings, efficient distribution of energy, an understanding of your environment - all of which can combine to bring about a deeper understanding of your opponent and a prediction of their movement, actions and reactions.

But the same principles very seamlessly apply to sex.

Consideirng four basic principles common to many schools of martial arts;

1) Aim beyond your target

Regarding fighting, this has a simple translation; when you're throwing a punch, don't aim for the face. Aim beyond the face. You'll hit harder.

Regarding sex, the 'target' could be considered the orgasm. How many people begin having sex with just one goal being aimed for - the climax? Sex is so much more. It's equally about the journey as the destination. Think not of where you're going - think beyond the orgasm, think through it, think regardless of it.

2) A weapon is an extension of the body

In martial arts, students are tought that they don't fight with a weapon; they learn that any weapon they use is an extension of their body, not a separate entity. With this lesson, movements flow more smoothly, have more meaning, feel more natural.

The 'weapon' in sex could be the genitalia. It is very easy to have sex that concentrates on and focuses around stimulation of the sexual organs, forgetting almost that the rest of the body is - or can be - equally as involved and stimulated through the act of love-making. Extend yourself; be aware of every limb, every inch of skin, every touch and every movement.

3) Chi-Sau, or 'sticking hands' - using touch to understand your opponent's body

Chi-Sau is a practice that involves maintaining constant physical contact with your opponents' body as a method of predicting their movement and coming attacks or defenses.

With exactly the same principle used, Chi-Sau can become a means of anticipating your lover's movements and flowing with them. Becoming one entity rather than two separate bodies; a process of intimate learning where each partner anticipates the movements and actions of the other and reacts in tandem, creating a seamless flow of movement.

4) Chi - the focusing of energy through controlled breathing

Focusing Chi before fighting can give a heightened awareness of self, a more direct and focused attack and defense, and a greater conservation of and more effective expenditure of energy.

The implications of Chi in love-making are pretty much the same; a heightened awareness of self and surroundings, a more efficient distribution of energy, a more stimulating and intense experience.

So there you have it. Take your Kung Fu into the bedroom, people.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Blogging something for the sake of updating my adsense ads with new content.


I'm in South Africa! Of course, if you follow my other blogs, as you probably do, you'll know this already.

I'm in Gordon's Bay. (Cue links for Strand, Gordon's Bay, Western Cape...)

Mmmm yeah. That'll do for now. Maybe I'll start duplicate-blogging from my main blog or something.

Anyway, if you're here, there are adsense ads. They make me money! Woooh. Be kind.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

EFX2 Test Blogs

Courtesy of the one and only Styles:
"teh test blog is and there's links to the forums and bugs tracker on the frontpage."
Go sign up and, y'know, test it. ;o)

Lick the Lid of Life!


Down again. Utahcon doesn't know what's going on since he doesn't have any access to the server stuff and Keith probably doesn't know either since he hasn't heard from Martin for a long while.
We'll wait and see.
I'll get the details of the 'test blog' off Utah and post here.

Lick the Lid of Life!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fuckin' A-Right!

Batman rawks.

*runs around in circles singing the batman theme*

Yeah, the movie was awesome.


I can only imagine what magnificence the next one will bring. I hope Christian Bale stays (out of jail? hah).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Duh nuh nuh nuh BATMAN!


Back to the Batcave: Grading More of Batman's Gear

By Lore Sjöberg

Part of the enduring appeal of Batman is that he accessorizes. He was toyetic before toyetic was even a word. A horrible, horrible word.

In that sense, he's much like those who fanatically follow his adventures: He avoids the sun, dresses in a, shall we say, idiosyncratic manner, collects neat stuff and spends a lot of time on a computer looking for excuses to get into fights. We'll just gloss over the fact that he's in tip-top physical shape and probably doesn't have the complete Buffy series on a hard drive somewhere.

This, then, is Part 2 of our look at Batman's stuff. We look at the Dark Knight's various possessions, and subject them to the harsh, cold light of judgment. Because when you don't spend every night wiping crime from the streets like a vengeful Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, you have plenty of time to write stuff like this.


The Batcave has aged well. Underground bunkers never go out of style! If anything, in this age of constant surveillance your secret base would have to be underground to avoid space lasers and Google Maps. I am, however, disappointed whenever the Batcave is depicted without a life-size dinosaur statue. I don't care how gritty and morally ambiguous your story is, there's always room for an anatomically inaccurate T. rex. On the other hand, Wikipedia informs me that the Batcave originally just held a desk and filing cabinets. Bat-cubicle!
Grade: A


This is usually depicted as a small device that Batman can hold in his mouth like a Binky. A Bat-Binky. However, rather than providing Batman with comfort while teething or tripping on ecstasy, the rebreather turns Batman's superheroic exhalations back into life-giving oxygen, allowing him to survive unpleasant gases or even breathe underwater. Carbon dioxide into oxygen? Batman could solve global warming on his own, but he won't. Global warming didn't kill his parents.
Grade: C+


I'm not even going to consider how Batman deals with air-traffic control. I assume he just tells them he's the god-damned Batman and they'd better get all the other planes out of the sky because some villain is launching a series of awkwardly themed crimes and needs to be flied at. I like to think that Batman also has another Batplane, a simple woodworking tool he uses for home improvement. One shaped like a bat.
Grade: B


Batman has explosives? Many sources agree. It seems to me that if you have explosives you don't need much else. Really, Explosives Man is probably going to frighten more cowardly, superstitious criminals than a bat theme. Criminals have one main superstition: "If someone explodes you, you die." Yeah, I know Batman doesn't kill, but if he plays his cards right, nobody ever has to find that out. Just convince them you're completely crazy. In that outfit, that's not tough to do.
Grade: C-


In some incarnations, Batman has night-vision lenses, but I like it when he just has a plain old regular flashlight. Why? Because I carry a flashlight. That means I am, in some small way, like Batman, if Batman had a key chain. Which I guess he doesn't? At any rate, I'm hoping in the future Batman will carry around a Leatherman, a BatPod MP3 player and a miniature bottle of Tabasco. Then the parallels will be uncanny.
Grade: B-

Shark-Repellent Bat Spray

Whenever I talk about Batman's utility belt -- and I do that far too often -- someone always mentions the Shark-Repellent Bat Spray from the Adam West Batman movie. Yeah, that was pretty awesome.
Grade: A

Monday, July 21, 2008

Das Wochenende

Friday night - Waaaaaaaaaaaallll-Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Was awesome. I'd go so far as to say it was revolutionary.
Saturday - charged up my PSP and played Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade for about six hours, hehe. Maybe longer, I can't remember. Then decided to revamp my blog - the results of which you see - and spent many hours messing around with header images and backgrounds and all that nice coding stuff. Then suddenly it was 3am...
Sunday - more blog stuff (if you go to my profile I've set up a design-fiddling blog called Flaying with Pire. Heh. It's mostly just for me to import templates that other people have made and then 'personalise' them - hopefully learn a thing or two about CSS along the way. Who knows? Hehe.
Watched The Machinist last night (I'd seen it before but Ewan hadn't), then spent the night having paranoid dreams. Awesome.
Right then, time to show Monday who's boss. ^.^

Lick the Lid of Life!