July 13th, 2007


You should get some lessons, it's sitting too far back. She'll get saddle sores!

Last night we watched Secretary. You know the one, with Jake Gyllenhaal's sister Maggie? And the saddle? That scene always makes me go "WTF?" It's not in keeping with the psychological nature of the rest of the activities they engage in, in my opinion. It's too... crass? Obvious? Something like that, anyway.

Miss Holloway is into pain and submission rather than humiliation. While I can see submission in the saddle scene, there seems to be humiliation instead of pain in it, and while it has comedic effect, I honestly don't believe that would happen in a relationship like that. Mr Grey seems to be more about the psychological game than about the physical game, although he happily spanks her as a substitute for her cutting - and the saddle is just.. not in keeping. Especially with the straw that he's strewed around. It's just.. wrong.

The scene where she catches him hiding from his ex in the cupboard, and then he catches her cutting herself, on the other hand, is brilliant. In 30 seconds it ties them together and sets the scene for everything that happens in the rest of the movie.

You can tell I've spent some time thinking about this, can't you? I'm interested in the psychological dynamics of that type of relationship, and one day I'll probably write an essay about it.

Scared yet? *cough*

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I'm going to Fidels after work today for the usual coffee for a while. Please come say hi. Also, I'm a little afraid of jinxing it by saying so, but look! It's not actually raining, and the wind has dropped off completely. It also feels about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. Does this mean we'll actually get to spin fire in relatively comfortable conditions? *gasp* However will we cope?

(for those of you who don't know, this week has been heinous southerlies with lashings of rain and some sleet for good measure.Kaeo in the north is underwater, loads of people have been evacuated and are without power or water, it's a mess. big storm. here, we just got four days of miserable and cold weather)

But it's ok, because the Aucklander that came to Wellington, causing all this crap weather, has now settled in and is becoming local. The weather should improve accordingly.

And tomorrow will be sunny and nice! Yes it will! Looking at flats on Sunday, woo hee!

[EDIT] The Tool didn't last very long. I just can't tolerate heavy percussion. Now I'm listening to Different Class.
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