Merry Xmas 2018

Hello everyone! Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while. I enjoy life tremendously on my 15 acres of land and waiting for a little voice inside me to tell me what to do next. Being a steward to a large house and all this land pretty much take everything out of me, but I love it! This year, I built a chicken coop and a goat shed. See photos below. I now got 1 cat, 3 dogs, 6 chickens, and 3 goats. I’m exhausted by the end of the day tending to all my critters.

Thoughts on Shibari  and my work

I made a really sexy and hot video with Zane Anders which will probably end up on sexy websites similar to ( I feel my work need to evolve. Bondage needs to evolve somehow. Shibari (rope bondage) is so overdone and I wince now every time I see it. I’m proud to take credit for bringing bondage to the mainstream.  with my rope video series. With, I may even say that I made BDSM palatable for everyone. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and I feel bondage needs to evolve somehow. Rope bondage is always a baby to me and I have enjoyed my time exploring the rope fetishes people have, however, it’s not as advanced and broad as other kinks could be, especially when looking into the psychology of some of these fetishes and kinks, whether in homosexual or heterosexual relationships.

Getting away from the fetish world to re-invent myself

So, my soul told me to enjoy what’s around me. Cutting down trees, building shelters for my animals, and growing food. I need to get away from the fetish world completely so I can be re-invented again. Otherwise, people (including me) tend to make the same crap over and over again – (opens in a new tab) my Van Darkholme rope video series

Funny enough, my biggest inspiration was Mumford and Son. They got famous, won awards, and got rich. This year while on top of their game, they came out with a brand new album Delta, which is completely different from everything they have done. Everybody had a cow. Where’re the banjos? People are yelling, “This is not the genre you supposed to be in?” They made something completely different and I loved it! This gave me some new ideas about bondage. 

Merry Xms everyone. xo Van

PS: If you want to see some of the stuff I’ve directed, please explore my video section.

18 thoughts on “Merry Xmas 2018”

  1. Beautiful. How wonderful the Evolution of YOU is!!!! Bravo! Thank you for being YOU!!! Thank you for Sharing…

  2. I am glad that you are enjoying and thriving with your animals. I still miss your fetish productions.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    So happy for you that you are nurturing your soul and taking care of you. You have certainly earned it. Everything looks great, including you so you are definitely doing something right.

  4. Lovely to see you enjoying the simpler life Van.

    You never made “the same crap” though. I’m still getting off on those videos! I’m happy Sebastian is keeping the flame alive but you are dearly missed.

    Happy Holidays from London!

  5. Hi Van,

    I’ve been a fan of yours for years. I just read about your new venture on Metalbond’s blog. I am so envious of you! The photos of your beautiful animals, your chicken coop, even the eggs are captivating. Good luck!


  6. Congrats and enjoy your sanctuary. It’s looks peaceful and inspiring but also tiring. Don’t overdue it. Your eggs are beautiful. Such a contrast in color. Do they taste different? Celebrate your life Van, it is yours to explore…

    Peace & Love

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