The Wily Old Crocodile: An Interview with Eosuchus

Eosuchus has been about on the D/s internet scene for a long time, posting here, writing there, and slowly building up a profile as a fine eroticist. Recently (last year) he started up his own weblog, with samples of his femdom fiction and also some more theoretical writings on femdom in society.

I asked him six questions on e-mail a few days ago and he responded at length, making for a pretty good interview IMHO. I’ve saved my own responses until right at the end, where there is also a bunch of links to his stories on various websites.

Steve: Eosuchus. What’s with that name? A Permian-era crocodile?

Eosuchus: The crocodile family are old — and in their way, wise. 😉

Steve: Your stories are all over the net now, at the Femdom Desire forums, some on the site of a Ms Christine, some on www.shemaleas.com, and elsewhere. Do you have plans to unify it all on your blog or anywhere else?

Eosuchus: Not really. There are stories from various stages in the development of this work. I have examples of most of them, and maybe someday I might put them up on the weblog. I have a lot of stories to tell, and I’ve got a few hobbyhorses that I circle around, but I have also tried to break new ground. What I dream of is finding an artist, or even a Poser person, who would like to collaborate on some FD storytelling. Maybe even put up a pay site for such work. I think the form is best approached through fiction combined with some sexy graphics. I like the approach taken by Regime Imperia. If I were doing something like that I would try for a more “domestic” approach.

Steve: You are quite well known – obviously you’re not a big glory seeker, but have you thought about publishing your stories as a collection anywhere?

Eosuchus: I have, and my little weblog is a possible first step in that direction. I have a hard drive’s worth of other materials, including a piece of FD Science Fiction that is essentially a novel.

Steve: By the way, where is the full text of *Walter*? I see it referenced here and there but can’t find it. Is it still online anywhere?
Eosuchus: That story is a few hard drives ago. It should be on Ms Christine’s DOMestic site, if she’s still got the same story archive they had years back. I haven’t checked there in several years. When they first started up DOMestic I found it an exciting way to post stories as I began to develop my own style. But I haven’t posted on DOMestic in years and years now.
Steve: Permian systems is your own brand, I take it? Have you had copyright issues with any of your stuff? I know that people who put long fiction online tend to find this a problem.
Eosuchus: Oh, I really don’t know. I haven’t noticed any of my stories being put out under another name. What’s on the internet is pretty much free, so it wouldn’t be the greatest loss. I guess I can’t quite imagine someone else putting their own name on an eosuchus story. But yes, Permian Systems is my brand and copyright signifier.
Steve: What are you working on at the moment? Your more recent blog writings seem almost like a cultural analysis of femdom practices rather than fiction, and I have to say personally I don’t like them as much as your fantasies because I don’t see ‘real’ femdom as having rules or systems, just people. How do you respond to that?
Eosuchus: Real FemDom and male fantasy FemDom — different, but rooted in the same urges. Real FemDom is for real life (or paid sessions with a Dominatrix?) and if there are rules, then they are likely to be Her rules. They will vary from woman to woman, I would think. Male fantasies circle around the same ideas, the same acts of erotic power, over and over. But then– Female erotic fantasies do much the same sort of thing– at least if one goes by romance fiction.
My musings about FemDom tropes and art are just one writer’s take on things. But, you would have to admit, surely, that FemDom fantasies do seem a little, well, limited in range. Check Namio Harukawa’s obsessions, for example.  Some are much less likely to ever actually take place than others, but they retain an erotic appeal to submissive men. Wny is this? I can’t imagine– at least in 2009– that ladies clad in leather are going to take men out for walks, as if they were dogs, but that notion comes up again and again. I find that interesting.
I have put some stories up on the weblog, and I will put up more. I thought, though, that it would be fun to put up some ideas, select some of my favorite FD images and artists and discuss them. FemDom art is actually fascinating in a number of ways. Some stuff doesn’t work, even if it’s well executed. It just lacks the necessary erotic spark. Other works are mental dynamite, at least for submissive, masochistic men. This intrigues me.
As for what I’m writing now. I continue to try and perfect some favorite short scenes. I have a story about Pony Play– something that is very new for me. I have a group of stories– that I would really love to see illustrated– describing a relationship that moves from a kinky love affair to an all out FemDom marriage. I have also been working a bit on updating another story set that I first developed for Ms. Christine’s DOMestic list about a decade ago, titled  “Beneath Her Hem” which lays out an imagined, “perfect” FemDom married life. And I have this relatively huge, SF FemDom novel, that I don’t know what to do with!

(End interview).

So, looks like we have a lot to look forward to from Eosuchus – and I wish him good luck with publication. It also looks like another FD writer looking for an illustrator, somebody wanting to do high-quality FD illustrated narrative with a domestic tone. Funny, that’s exactly what I want to do as well. Good to now I’m not the only person interested in this! Maybe someday we can get past  comic-style representations of men in dungeons and get something far more sensual and realistic happening.

(Not sure why he’s rfeerenced Regime Imperia, though.  I see what he means in regards to their presentation of ongoing illustrated narrative, but personally I think their stuff is really tacky).

Want to read some Eosuchus? Here’s some links to get you started…

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Rodzo and Strict Susan: A Good Match?

There’s many places to get hold of works by well known Femdom artist Rodzo. He used to have a webby but it’s down now. Some folks say he is dead…

While he was active he had a relationship of some kind with an internet domme Strict Susan, who displays a number of his artworks full size, together with much longer text on the same theme.

I have to say I’m unsure about this creative relationship. Like I said, the caption here is pretty much all the illustration needs.

rodzo_promotion

She’s got nice legs, she’s in charge, and she wants to keep him where he is. We get it. But Ms Susan’s full text runs over a thousand words to draw this out. Here is about a tenth of the text she provides.

Now that hope had faded and here he was again, lying flat on the top of her desk in only his underwear with the strong leather straps binding his ankles together and holding his wrists firmly to his thighs.

“I know how keen you are for promotion, John,” she told him as she settled herself comfortably onto his face, “But I really feel you need more experience in your present position.”

He tried to reply, but his words were muffled underneath her.

“I don’t think you could cope with the demands of the London office at the moment,” she went on. “Although perhaps if I gave you some more intensive training you might be ready for it in a few weeks.”

She shifted her position, pressing down over his mouth and nose. “Ah,” she murmured as his tongue worked just the way she wanted, “Perfect.”

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the facesitting thing, but the basic idea here is pretty simple; you can see it all in the picture, and I’m not sure what’s being added by the extra text. It’s not badly-written, just a little superfluous, in my view.

I get that the whole thing is a cross-promotion…she’s a story writer trying to get her words to his audience, and vice versa. But I guess really what I’m looking for is properly illustrated, character-driven fiction  where the plot actually goes somewhere, by an artist with a style I admire.  And you’re not going to get that from lengthy text designed to illustrate a single, static image.

I note that Rodzo and Susan have teamed up recently (2007-8?) to do an E-book of short stories named Rodzo’s Torment. Twelve tales about men who have things done to them, illustrated by Rodzo, sounds promising. I think I may break a long-standing thrift habit and buy it to see if it is any better than the single images “one offs” on her site…

PS – I have contacted Rodzo and Susan by e-mail to ask if they had any coment on their work together but no joy so far. I do, however, have an e-mail interview with FD writer Eosuchus coming up in the next post so stay tuned for that…

Steve M.