Last night after many technical difficulties I attempted to do a camshow with that Jules Verne fucking machine and at best I would say it was a wash..
Of course the first question I should ask myself is why did I even try to attempt this in the first place? As you might remember I had a great photo shoot three years ago where I built the cool Jules Verne fucking machine by taking an actual functional fucking machine and removing the coverings, so that the guts were exposed, and then adding lots of crazy gears and what not to it to make it all very cool looking. But I but the whole thing was really made out of scraps of wood and PVC pipe and held together with drywall screws and a prayer. It had been made just for a shoot (and also a scene in UNS) but hadn’t been made to last.
But being so large, and cool looking, I decided to keep it around and recently though that if I was going to get rid of it, I might as well do a live show with it.
And though I hardly gave my fans much notice as to the live show, I did spend the night before the show setting up the camera on a tripod so that I didn’t have to use the built in camera on my laptop.
This actually was a pretty sound idea, because I could use the zoom on the camera to either show a nice detail, or zoom out to show the whole thing. It meant that I had to screw down a couple of milk crates where I would have my laptop off to the side. I did a dry run that night, and then I took the laptop off the 2 milk crates, so that I could secure the crates down.
And that’s where it happened. I managed to drop one of the crates directly onto my laptop screen, while the computer was on. I pretty much wrecked the screen though the rest of the computer seems unaffected.
After I had a good old cry, I did go ahead with the camshow though, by hooking up an external monitor. I had a couple of viewers, on streamate and on my site, but not in any huge numbers and it wasn’t though I made enough that night to replace my laptop either!
Also, about a half hour into the show, it was pretty clear that the fucking machine itself was flying apart from all the vibrations. So, a couple of people got to see it in action, but that was about it. So I went over to a nearby couch and finished my show there. I managed to salvage something for the show, but it was clear that my ideal fell short of my reach.
And as for the fucking machine itself, I’m just going to rebuild it into some sort of futuristic hentai fucking machine. Don’t worry, it won’t go to waste. But I think I did get some shoots out of it and, well, that’s enough. To be honest, I need to learn to part with those old sets and props that end up hanging around my studio, so that I can make room for the new ones. But you do need to take shit apart and break sets down if you’re going to make something new and better.
I did post about all this on instagram and tumblr, and I got a bunch of donations, to fix my laptop so I will be back up and running pretty soon.
Next up, my Montreal Fetish Weekend report..