Still watching Netflix on Roku- that’s right. Tonight I watched the first part of The Grey starring Liam Neeson. Let me tell you this. In the first 20 minutes, there’s a death scene. Basically, it left me wanting to see this face before I die. Liam plays the scene so well, that’s the feeling you’re left with: if you’re going to die, you want Liam leading you- guiding you to your ultimate fate. His voice is so soothing and reassuring, you’ll swear he that knows what he’s talking about. You’ll swear that he’s died, saw what death had to offer, wasn’t interested, and Liam Neesoned his ass back to life. See for yourself. So far, the movie is pretty awesome. The plot so far is that Liam works on oil rigs with transients, criminals and other oddball, social rejects. There’s also some young babe he can’t get out of his head. He’s constantly dreaming about being in bed with her. His plane crashes. He and the survivors get their shit together ala Lost, only to be hunted by a pack of maneating wolves. Liam Neeson movies are pretty good, so I can’t wait to watch the second half, tomorrow night.
Digital Desire is now $9.95
Well, the picture pretty much says it all. The owner of the site has this to say:
In recent years, all of us have suffered due to online piracy and unethical free sites– giving away content to a non-paying audience. We work very, very hard on our content production and our site but are realizing the impact of free sites on the potential paying audience. This problem is not getting better and there is little reason to believe that it ever will. If major record labels and film studios can’t protect their own hundred-million dollar products from illegal distribution, adult production companies have little hope. But we still believe our site is something truly special and that being a subscriber has unlimited daily benefits. It’s more than a storage base of adult content and we work nonstop to make Digital Desire a unique and dynamic experience for members.
We’ve decided as a team that we can no longer sit back and watch revenues drop without adapting to times. We don’t want to be that record store in the mall that is trying to sell CDs for $20 while online digital music is thriving at more palatable prices for the average consumer. We all saw what happened to record stores and denial can only lead us out of business.
Our solution is a simple one: offer our same great experience to consumers at an affordable price. Like Netflix, a price under $10 a month is far less intimidating for a monthly signup.
Makes sense to me. In fact, I’m mulling over the idea of droppingto something like $19.99. There are webmasters out there making an effort to curb copyright infringing. Everyone enjoys free content. The Internet has conditioned us to expect to get this stuff for free. The truth is that producers spend a lot of money to publish good, new content, and if the content is stolen or published online in such a way they can’t make money, the business is going to fail and then there will be no more good new content- to steal or buy.
As a webmaster myself, I am not surprised by Digital Desire’s move, at all. The guy over the, the head photographer J. Stephen Hicks is very protective of his work. Check out some of the galleries on the site. That’s right, the pussy shots are censored. Those are old school magazine tactics, right there. You get a sense of what you’re going to get as a member- but no free shots. at $9.95 is definitely worth the cost of admission. Even if the style is a little 1990′s, he’s got tons of the new models, busty babes, and they all masturbate or play with themselves in some capacity. It’s kind of like MC-Nudes without the modern edge.