"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"

Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.

I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.

No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.

Events I`d want to attend this year:

My favourite pastime when I`m around here:

 

Diary

new years' resolutions
1/12/2010 | 0 comments


Well, everybody seems to have new years' resolutions. If there's anything I'd want to do more consistent this year, it's updating this thing here.
I've been in here for three years now (man, time certainly flies....) but only very recently have gotten around to use this for what it is: a community where like-minded people communicate with each other. I have met some anazing people in here and, you know, "virtual" friends become pretty real when sending and receiving packages with nice things to and from them!
So I think I should and will update more than in the past.
Totally bummed about the winter weather that's so prevailing in Europe these days has thwarted my travel plans last weekend - no nice event and no sharp pointy thingies in my skin this time around. Oh well, another time, then... No thanks, Easyjet!
But there's good news: my organizational part in getting the Dallas suscon up and running is almost done with. I got an amazing deal on a group hotel and everything's now set... 80 days, and I can't wait!

And, seeing this may well be the last time I'll write in this thing using the 'old' BME/IAM software platform I've come to get so accustomed to and appreciate, I'm getting a bit nostalgic here. Stumbling across this site in its current form did change the course of my life, after all so it and its creator will always have a special place within me. I hope the "new" BME due to launch tomorrow will continue in the spirit of the old. As we says around here - Der König ist tot, es lebe der König!

I'll definitely be sticking around!

Merry Christmas everyone
12/24/2009 | 12 comments


I really like the Christmas holiday period. As always, I'm spending the holidays with family and really love it. It's the only time of the year where everyone is coming together once again (we all live scattered across various countries). It certainly feels good.
I just want to say "thank you" to all my 'virtual friends' from this community who sent cards, messages and packages! Much appreciated! And I hope I was able to put some smiles on faces as well.

Much love to everyone!


I love my new camera...
12/6/2009 | 0 comments


Went to see Rammstein the other night - in France, of all places. It's really strange (but fun!!) to see all those French people (trying to) sing along to the German lyrics :). The show was amazing and spectacular, as always. Fun times!
I managed to sneak my new camera past security and was able to snap a few good pictures and video (sample here - right-click and "save as", as it is 500MB!). Hooray for it being so nice and small! Anyway, I just love how good this thing is performing in low-light conditions like at suspension events :). Now I only need to learn how to use it properly. Those manual controls sure demand some skills...




London was a blast...
11/24/2009 | 0 comments


I've been unsuccessfully trying to upload the entry I meant to post about the London suscon on the 15th which I attended. Keep getting timeout errors... oh well... Am going to keep trying.
Anyway, I just wanted to say "thank you" to Alice and Benoit for their hospitality and hosting it in the first place.
And I finally fully grasped that suspending from hooks in your skin can be nothing but fun, pure and unbridled  - that was a totally new experience to me, and one which certainly will be repeated!
Another 'thank you' goes out to Davide for being my partner in the fun on hooks,  Emma for capturing it and anyone else who was there for making this as nice as it was. There's been a few awesome first -time experiences, too :Congratulations to Tom and Emma, among others!

Anyway, here's a few pictures for your viewing pleasure. More (A LOT more) to come as soon as I get this thing to post.... (click through to embiggen!)



   

LONDON
11/14/2009 | 0 comments

was good!
Had a fun weekend there, courtesy of Alice, Benoit, Davide  who I managed to meet there. Wanted to meet more people which unfortunately didn't work out...
Also, drove up to Coventry and met Don - he's someone I wanted to get to know for a long time, from way back when he answered my questions about writing my experience story about my first suspension which got me in here. He's an amazing person, and I'm really thankful that we could chat for some time while enjoying some good cider and typcial pub fare!

    

And I went on a shopping spree - bought a new bike and a new camera, among other things. Gotta love the low sterling and the VAT refunds! I finally have a decent camera that's capable of a bit more than point 'n shoot shots in bright daylight (the shots below were done without a tripod etc - with my old camera you'd see nothing but noise and artifacts!) Now I need to learn how to use all those manual controls.....

   

Anyway, this is how Westminster Bridge looks by day - they either must have built it by night, or someone was subversive here:



And the best thing is that I'm going there again TOMORROW for a weekend of hook fun, attending the suspension event Constant Elevation has put together on Sunday! See you all there!

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