Friday, August 30, 2013

"Come To My Brother" - Teaser

If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, I want to say, "Thank you." Because you have a lot to do with the fact that this is happening now.

Come To My Brother is not an evolution of my work here, but a prequel. I wrote the first draft while still in college.

Like most young work, it has its flaws. My hope is that it contains something else too. Perhaps the stuff that's difficult to capture later in life.

Johnny Murdoc - my new friend and publisher from Queer Young Cowboys - has done a tremendous job at bringing my twenty-year-old voice to (some) maturity. Often by hacking it down to size. He's also designed a beautiful artifact.

The cover photos require more thanks and collaboration. Kimberly Kane (photographer) and Wolf Hudson (model) came together - years back - to help me shoot some promo material for this project. I think it was one of the first times I met Hudson. As you'll soon find out - if you flip a copy over - he had no issue with making a mess of me.

I hope you'll join me on September 10th in celebration of Come To My Brother's release. If you happen to live in Southern California, it would be a pleasure to meet you at The West Hollywood Book Fair - September 29th.

Please stop by again. I'll be releasing more info soon!

Danny Wylde

Monday, August 26, 2013

CatalystCon West

Hey! I will be at this year's CatalystCon in Woodland Hills, California.

Check out our panel - The Politics of Producing Pleasure: Feminist Porn in Industry and Academe.

The event goes all weekend, but we are scheduled for Saturday, September 28th, from 5:30pm-7pm.

In the meantime, please read my Speaker Spotlight page.

Danny Wylde

Saturday, August 24, 2013

In The Dust Of This Planet - On Black Metal

From In The Dust Of This Planet:

"So far, we have two possible meanings that the word 'black' can have in black metal culture. These are black = Satanism and black = paganism. One has the structure of opposition and inversion, and other the structure of exclusion and alterity. Both are united, however, in what amounts to a human-oriented relation to nature and natural forces - with Satanism we see a dark technics of dark vs. light forces, and with paganism we see a dark magic of being-on-the-side of nature itself. Despite their differences, both meanings of the term 'black' point to one thing they have in common, and that is an anthropocentric view towards the world. The world is either there for us to use as a tool, or it is there inside us as a force for our benefit. Even as the various forms of paganism adopt an animistic or pantheistic view of the world, they also assert a means of knowing and utilizing the forces of that world; the self is at once united with the world and yet split from it. The human point of view seems to be a limit for thought in both of these meanings of 'black' (Satanism and paganism).

Is there yet another meaning of 'black' beyond this? There is, but it is a difficult thought to think, and nearly impossible to know, though it does exist (actually it doesn't exist, though the thoughts of its not-existing does). As we noted, both the Satanic and pagan variants of the word 'black' remain minimally committed to the perspective of the human, even as they posit forces in the world beyond all comprehension. The result is that these dark forces are in some way always 'for us' as human beings (either as wielding darkness or 'being on the side of' darkness'). Whereas both the Satanic and pagan variants retain an anthropocentric thread, a third position, which we can call 'cosmic,' attempts to relinquish even this. There is only the anonymous, impersonal 'in itself' of the world, indifferent to us as human beings, despite all we do to change, shape, to improve and even to save the world. We could be even more specific and refer to this perspective not just as cosmic, but as a form of 'Cosmic Pessimism.' The view of Cosmic Pessimism is a strange mysticism of the world-without-us, a hermeticism of the abyss, a noumenal occultism. It is the difficult thought of the world as absolutely unhuman, and indifferent to the hopes, desires, and struggles of human individuals and groups. It's limit-thought is the idea of absolute nothingness, unconsciously represented in the many popular media images of nuclear war, natural disasters, global pandemics, and the cataclysmic effects of climate change. Certainly these are the images, or the specters, of Cosmic Pessimism, and different from the scientific, economic, and political realities that underlie them; but they are images deeply embedded in our psyche nontheless. Beyond these specters there is the impossible thought of extinction, with not even a single human being to think the absence of all human beings, with no thought to think the negation of all thought. Hence another possible meaning of the term 'black': Black = Cosmic. Or better, Black = Cosmic Pessimism."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Manhunt Ibiza/Novel(s)

Do you remember this? A while back, Lily LaBeau was supposed to launch Obviously, it didn't happen. You can ask her for the details. They're not mine to share.

But Manhunt Ibiza was supposed to be our first feature film together. Lily directed it with our good friend, Lou Charmelle. I shot (mostly), cut, and scored the thing (along with performed in it). We even ran a trailer on Fleshbot.


Now it's finally available for pre-order on TLARaw (dot) com. Sorry I can't link it. I'm afraid of getting shut down by Blogger's new non-monetization rules for adult blogs. But Manhunt Ibiza is really easy to find on the search function at TLARaw (dot) com.

I'm in the process of getting the other content we were supposed to launch with Hotel LaBeau ready for your viewing pleasure. So please follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.

On to other news...

You may have noticed a lack of recent updates. This has a little bit to do with the fact that my first novel, Come to My Brother, is due out through Queer Young Cowboys on September 10th, 2013. We're very busy prepping for it.

I'm also trying to finish a draft of a second book. It's kind of a horror story about the porn industry. Even though it may not be released for another year or two, I'm going to share an excerpt right now. The chapter can stand alone, although there is some reference to a minor plot point.

But who cares, right? By the time the book is out, you'll have forgotten about this. It could even be edited out.

(Unlike most of the entries on this blog, the following story actually is fiction. However, I'm still the main character...)


Danny Wylde