Dominatrix holding a scalpel

Athena: The glove doesn’t show too well. But the scalpel looks wicked sharp. Oh and my smile. Wouldn’t you like to know what I was thinking?

Today we take a scalpel to the formula:

Dominatrix = Athena(i) and Her Subject(i)

We are going to carve out a piece from the formula and examine it closely. With the right tool in hand, we can cook up wild conjectures. In this case, we are not even sure if a scalpel is the right tool. But we had fun taking the picture. Isn’t it the whole purpose? To bring joy to life?

First we take a look of the variable: i.

It’s simple enough. It represents how interested we are in something. We should instinctively know it ourselves, right? After all, introspection is available to everybody. Listen to ourselves. Are we interested? Is it really something we want to do? Do we have the urge to do it? Does it bring us satisfaction?

Yet it is elusive to us, for it is ever changing. We think we know it, then it changes. Like a vampire, you never know what form it will take. As soon as we see the vampire has taken the form of a mist, he shifts into a bat before we know it.

It is only natural that our interests or preferences change. Sometimes without us knowing it. Since it is natural, we should accept that’s the way it is.

It is a constant discovering process: discovering ourselves.

Last week during lunch time, Athena was energetic and bubbly. Sipping on her favorite drink, she was all smiles. A little too devilish perhaps. “I’m going to whip you tonight,” Athena said enthusiastically. Her interest level at lashing Her Subject was high.

In the evening, after the children were asleep, Athena was tired. “I still want to whip you,” Athena said while falling asleep.

In this case, the formula was correct. Without sufficient interest level, or the variable i, dominatrix didn’t happen.

She was still interested in punishing Her Subject, but it gave way to a competing interest, sleeping, in this instance. In another instance, it could be the interest level to watch TV, organize family photos, or just a conversation about family budget or children’s schoolwork.

For tonight, holding a scalpel won out competing against employing the whip. “Where is the scalpel? Hurry up and get the camera and lights ready.” Athena bossed Her Subject around.

“Tonight, scalpel picture. Whip can wait for another day,” Athena said. Not even Athena herself knows what she will really do from moment to moment. She may even revert back to vanilla without herself knowing! That would be terrible for Her Subject!

Our ever changing preferences may point to the hopelessness of our quest to make a dominatrix. But we are not aimless creatures. Our preferences does not change randomly. At least not 100% randomly. But we have to understand it and accept it before we can influence it toward our favor.

“I saw your printed draft for another blog entry. Scalpel won’t do. I need to find my sword,” Athena said.

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  1. Declan Heyse

    October 8, 2017 at 2:50pm

    You and Athena take (and post) the best pictures.

    At least in my house, I think the formula is more like some version of Dominatrix = MyWife(i) + Me(i) – Distraction(d)1 – d2 – d3 – d4 …

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