Just a collection of random comments from the old site, such as was recoverable. Real writing and comment to be found on WykD.com
Some things take only hours to learn but a lifetime to master. 22/09/2011
A mystery.
It’s not a mystery why one person is good at rope, it’s a mystery why so many are bad at it.31/08/2011
About rope.
Rope is not about rope.08/08/2011
I don’t do rope.
I don’t do rope. I do people, but I do them with rope.10/06/2011
Unanswered questions
It’s only the unanswered questions that remain fascinating.Of course they are the infuriating ones too. But the pursuit of the answer is what drives us on.The people that you care about always seem to provide more questions than answers.
I used to have a very great desire to be a musician. Though I practiced and became competent, I could read music, play reasonably, I never had the talent that would lift me above the mediocre. Now I see many that have a great desire to be good at rope bondage. I have great sympathy for those that try so hard, and like myself with music many simply don’t have the talent for rope bondage, and no amount of trying will lift them further.I think one of the greatest shames of life is that a person may never discover their true talent. 22/02/2011
A moment of wonderful helpless suffering, the beauty of it grips my heart like her hand, holding so tight, pleading not to be let go. 21/02/2011
Sometimes it’s more about becoming than being. 21/02/2011
I fear I am an unashamed addicted sensualist, Addicted not only to sensation but to being the cause of sensation in others. 21/02/2011
Does your work speak for you?
I’m connected to my work, it’s a part of me, it comes out of me and so I cannot help it being part of me, speaking for part of me, expressing part of me.However it’s not all of me and only connects to some aspects of my ‘self’. Though as anyone who knows me knows, they are aspects that I think are pretty important. At least they seem so to me so in this context they are.If your work doesn’t speak at least ‘of you’ and to some extent ‘for you’ then maybe you’re not doing what you should.Does my work speak for me?
Yes of course, how could it not?

It just doesn’t speak everything.

Beautiful, imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Bondage, life and love.
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About the Author:

WykD_Dave (Dave Rickman) is a UK-based shibari bondage enthusiast, who now teaches and performs internationally accompanied by his partner Clover. He started exploring bondage 27 years ago and was autodidact for the first 17 years, until a lesson with shibari professional Osada Steve changed his way of tying. Dave loves Japanese style rope work, and decided to dedicate himself to this. “It isn’t about the rope, it’s about the expression, the look in the eyes, the hopelessness, the agony”. Now, Dave & Clover teach and perform all around the world. He takes great pleasure in seeing people get it and open their minds to what rope bondage can really be. “Not just a means of restraint but a much deeper and personally connected experience than any other I’ve ever found.” Running into Dave means running into his lovely partner Clover. She is very passionate about shibari bondage too, she models and performs, as well as makes impressive photos of Japanese rope work done by Dave. Her photography focuses on the feelings involved in rope play, not just the pretty ties, and she tells stories with her pictures. Dave: “Of course Clover’s a huge part of everything. Without her photography would people ever have noticed?”

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