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The D.i.D. Chronicles is a mini-comic series about a small, online community who collect and discuss “damsel in distress” (D.i.D.) and bondage scenes from mainstream media.  Comments appreciated!
(All stories, names, characters, titles, and events portrayed in The D.i.D. Chronicles are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), productions, and products is intended or should be inferred.)
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PirateStann Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, the bad old days, pre-VCR. I remember after we got our first VCR (an expensive beast at the time) obsessively going through TV Guide each week, looking at the late night CBS movie listings, hoping to come across a re-run of 'Terror Among Us' or many of the other '70s & '80s detective movies with bondage scenes. Then wearing a particular section of the tape out from watching it over and over.
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
I have similar memories.  Nothing worse than having to fast forward through a show you recorded on a hunch, only to find out it was a wash!  And how many horrible copies of Terror must've floated around before the digital age?
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PirateStann Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had one posted for a long time. Now I have a clean copy with all the irrelevant material edited out, just "mmmphing" and struggling girls.
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vikings2win247 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
What a God send VCR's were! 
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
A-men!  :)Clap 
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Geephead Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ha! The one TV syndrome. Nobody has to share now, but back then you did. As a kid my TV obsessions were old monster movies, horror movies, good cartoons, etc. At the movies I always went to see the latest British Hammer movies with Christopher Lee and those buxom chicks with the heaving cleavage. LOL! It’s amazing how much TV I watched as a kid, because I hardly watch any mainstream TV now. Too much alternative stuff on the internet. 
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Yup, we were a 1 set family, without cable.  I never had cable until a few years ago.  As a high schooler I was a huge horror guy, then in college I got into the sexploitation, grindhouse stuff.  Hammer is amazing, but not accessible when I was younger.  So much of what I wanted was so tough to track down or seek out.  I think at one point I had 7 different video rental memberships!!  I don't watch much tv now either, but mainly because i am busy, otherwise there is so much great stuff being produced, and ways to enjoy shows from decades ago or even cancelled shows from a year ago... a great age to enjoy TV!  I have HBO Go, and I doubt I will ever get to enjoy every series I am trying to get to!  I confess, I don't collect or seek out DiD scenes anymore.  Not like I used to.  But I think whatever shows you grew up with are the Golden age memories a person will use to judge every other generation's programming!  :)
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Geephead Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Instead of video rental memberships I have streaming memberships like Netflix, Prime Video, FilmStruck, and Shutter. You definitely get more bang for your buck with these guys. 

A while back, I thought downloading torrent files on the internet was the collectors goldmine. And it was for a while until the government/web providers started to crack down and threatened to shut off your service and possible arrests and fines. 

The best east thing about all this, is that movies and TV that I’ve heard and read about...I finally get to see and enjoy. Life is good!
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Oh no, I had those memberships decades ago.  I have cable and streaming, etc. now too!  My go-to example is I used to work in a record store... people looking for a specific song (maybe for a wedding, or a party), and they'd have to plunk $15 on a CD for a single track.  Now, you can buy songs a la carte.  How many videos did I buy from distros that promised so much but delivered so little?  And mind you, much of what I purchased was built on an expectation to see some bondage, so I was clearly setting myself up for disappointment.  As such, I found scenes from basic TV and movies to be far more enjoyable.  Some of the scenes I collected were scenes I had watched as a child and remembered.  
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Geephead Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It’s so much nicer now. Everything was more expensive in the old days. Before video, they had costly super-8 clips from movies advertised in monster magazines. Now you can the whole movie or TV show for pennies on Netflix. 

The disappointment factor is pretty high with a lot of things. How many movies promise the moon and have mostly talking heads? 
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Film was a little before my time, but I spent many afternoons wandering Florida swap meets and antique malls as a kid and stumbling onto corners filled with old film for sale.  Fast forward a few years and I recall when Platoon came out on VHS, it was $100 retail.  I recall a time when it was very easy for kids to buy almost anything in such circumstances: nunchucks, throwing stars, switchblades, brass knuckles, Nazi memorabilia, old nudie mags, loops, tons of weird and strange collectibles.  Different times for sure.

And you're right: disappintment factor for so many things is high, especially if it is being sold by someone who just wants to move merch.  Like you said, they promise the moon.  My tastes have mellowed, but I still like things like that, just not to the point where I feel the need to stay on top of it or search it out.
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Geephead Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Are you still in Florida? I was born and raised in Southern California. I didn’t move to Utah until the early 80’s. The swap meets were fun for me too. They always had them in the old drive-in theaters on Saturday and Sunday. 

One way I avoid disappointment is to know as much as I can about the people who make the movies or TV shows. I also read the reviews quite closely. I try to find critics I agree with most of the time and use them to get an idea if I’ll like something. I’m open to new artists too. 

Here’s an example: I read a lot about this guy S. Craig Zahler. He wrote and directed 2 movies I really liked: Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cel Block 99. His new movie is called Dragged Across Concrete with Mel Gibson and Vince Vaugh. I’m pretty sure I will like this one too. I normally don’t watch Puppet Master movies, but the new one coming out called Puppet Master: The Little Reich is written by Zahler and i’ve Heard good things about it. This strategy doesn’t always work, but I see more hits than misses. 
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
No, I have just spent a lot of time all over panhandle/Central Florida , summers mostly.  I also tended to spend a lot of time at gun & knife shows, antique malls, flea markets.  I don't get to go to much of those places any more, and I miss it a bit.

I think I was disappointed a lot because my imagination set me up for it.  I had specific desires and I wanted to find/discover things on such a prurient level, it was so "built-up" in my mind.  And I was young and struggling to find something that reflected what I wanted to see, and I rarely found it until much later.  I did find it a bit in the tie-up scenes in tv shows like Dukes of Hazzard or Hunter.  A beautiful woman, tied up and gagged, struggling, etc.  That is the connection for me personally to collecting those type of scenes from TV and VHS, which was the motivation for wanting to create a comic sharing those kinds of stories and experiences.  As an adult, I am far more discerning.
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cristeal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
This was very much my life... As a child I also had to explain why I wanted to tape something like a cop drama that I had no previous interest in
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Haha!  Exactly.  The weird, random recordings were always uncomfortable, but not as bad as when I'd be watching something with my family and a scene would happen and it'd feel like everyone knew I was getting turned on.  Always so awkward.
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cristeal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
I don't know if my family has ever caught on, but I was definitely paranoid that they would see a pattern. There are a lot of kidnapping scenes in the movies we watch together...
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Totally!  I think anyone with our interests has definitely been there!  Always trying to play it cool... :)
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cristeal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
I envy kids discovering their bondage fetish these days, the internet and Netflix has made it so much easier to find these sorts of scenes privately
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renderedspeechless Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
I don't disagree, I love rediscovering scenes that were once only available on third or fourth generation VHS copies playing in crystal clear HD digital crispness.  But I kind of loved the thrill of tracking scenes down, seeking out the good stuff, wading through previews, playing detective trying to decide whether a preview of the next week's episode might yield DiD gold.  These kids today don't know how good they have it!!  :)

In some ways, I feel like it is almost too easy now.  Of course, when I was growing up (pre-Internet age), bondage porn was not easy to come by in general.  I was 18 before I was able to drive 85 miles to an adult bookstore, where I discovered Harmony Concepts magazines for the first time.  That opened up a whole new world for me!  If I were growing up now, I'd probably never leave my computer.
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