Howdy folks, here we are again, chatting about things, little and big, important and trivial, funny and not so funny. Let's begin with last Friday's live show on livejasmin.com. It was a learning experience, for sure. I start in the free chat room and whenever someone wants a private show, I am automatically ripped away from the chat room into the private room, where I can finally be more fun and show off my various "talents. It's a fast transition because I want to give the people their money's worth for their show but don't know when it is coming. I also have to learn to manage multiple privates as well... tougher than it sounds, I assure you. By the end, I could finally relax and just have fun but getting the system down was a task. I have made a verbal commitment to Hot House and livejasmin to do a couple weekly shows... Friday late night @ 3am and Sunday afternoon at 3pm. This is my first double performance week so come by, support your pal Craig, flirt and have fun with me cuz that's really what I want to make these shows all about!!!
Next, I know we all like free and we don't want to pay for things easily accessible to us, however I would ask everyone to please consider buying porn once in a while instead of pirating free copies. It is impacting the industry much worse than you realize. At this rate, there won't be much of an industry left if we all don't chip in our fair share to keep adult films in production. I am buying my porn and I work at these companies! I get that buying every porn is asking a little much but maybe support your favorite studio or actor(s) and at least buy their movies??? There is a lot of turmoil behind the scenes with most major companies and we are trying to stay afloat. We need your help!Third, I love my fettish people and am starting to put together a collection of jocks, underwear, movie set props, etc., that the hardcore, diehard porn fans and jock fettish lovers will truly enjoy. I was recently introduced to naughtybids.com where I can sell memorbilia, underwear, jocks, props from the set, etc. just like an ebay auction! The only problem is I am not allowed to advertise anything relating to used, sweaty, cum-covered, pissed-on, lube-stained clothes of any kind or I will be automatically shut down. So, I will advertise as they want me to but I guarantee that will not be the case. You can always ask me via email what condition the items are in. I can tailor it to your wants pretty easily. My email for that is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am in the process of creating auctions now under screenname craigreynolds69. So check out my auctions if you get the chance.
Finally, I understand I am new to the adult film industry and I definitely have a ways to go to develop a career path worthy of the greats... however it SUCKS not getting nominated for anything... it's still too soon and I didn't have enough material released at the time entries were submitted... but STILL! I figured at least the Josh West, Ross Hurston, Craig (me) threeway in Reckless 2 would get a nomination for best 3way at the Grabbys... but no... it was not meant to be. I am exciteds for Kyle King, Steven Scarborough, Vince Ferelli, Ethan Wolfe and my other friends who did get nominations... they all earned it. Likewise, Reckless is up for several nominations!!! So at least I have something to do with.... well, ANYTHING! Again, I am being sarcastic and snarky because that's how I am, so please don't take this ranting seriously. Anyway, next year I am taking home Newcomer of the Year, Best Threeway, and 1 more for Video of the Year. Just as Kathy Griffin perservered and finally took home her emmys, I will one day get mine! Check out the nominees for the GRABBYS.
Another notable topic, Hot House Backroom just released the first scene of our new movie entitled Sanctuary (Part 1 of 2)... with yours truly making his 3rd movie cover!!! If you know me, you are aware I am about as humble as they come. I always saw myself as an ugly duckling growing up and focused on academics and sports throughout my school career. It wasn't until my late teens and early 20's I started to realize that I seem to have something that attracts people to me... and not until the last year or so that I have come to embrace the fact that I am not that ugly duckling anymore. That being said, I am so excited and flattered to make even 1... let alone 3... movie covers!!! This goes beyond the visions I had of how far I would realistically go in this industry.
I have a talent of sabotaging myself from succeeding because honestly I have never felt confident enough within myself to be able to adequately handle the long-term responsibility of success... which requires more than hard work and dedication... it is a commitment to maintaining such a high standard indefinitely . I typcally function as peaks and valleys; steady and even pacing are not normally areas where I accel. I will, oftentimes, work my ass off to accomplish something until I burn myself out and no longer have an interest in the task.
Anyway, I typically steer clear of anything that I am not confident I will succeed at. I am an Aquarius, I don't deal well with criticism and losing. This time, however, I decided just to try, give it my best shot and if worse came to worst, I would simply walk away. What happened instead, to my great relief, was Steven Scarborough and the Hot House crew. I began enjoying the job, enjoying the friendships, enjoying the work environment, and most of all I enjoyed the support and guidance I received from everyone, mostly our fearless leader, Big Boss Man (Steven). My castmates have all been AWESOME and along with their help and direction during scenes, I actually became someone worth their time and investment... and I actually even started to believe it myself!
It is a new thing to feel legitimate confidence instead of overcompensating pride to cover my insecurities or to use humor to laugh off compliments from people I didn't believe about myself. It's new, it's got me a bit on the defense waiting for the other shoe to drop, but this time I just might let things run their course as they were meant to be, hand over control to powers beyond me (yes I am a passive control freak), and trust in the path laid out for me.... for better or for worse.
So yes, that long-ass story had a point... I am happy about the movie cover! It is a hot leather and bondage movie and I can't WAIT for you all to see where they set me up in this movie! Again, I always hope to bring you something new, interesting, innovating, something you haven't seen before because porn can get very repetitive and interest and attention spans are not kept by doing the same ol' thing over and over again. Any recommendations?
Alright, I have spent many many hours designing what will be my third version of a webpage, so please check in on it at http://craigreynoldsxxx.com/ or .net... depending on which site works out the best with uploads. Also reminder that Friday at 3am and Sunday at 3pm each week will be my live shows on livejasmin.com. Many more things are coming soon so stay tuned, read Roma's Hot Blog for current news and BUY HOT HOUSE DVD's!!!! It's is top quality work that will keep you cumming and pre-cumming for years! "That's all I have to say about that"- Forrest Gump