Monday, July 28, 2008

More-Toe Combat

I'm so proud of Wez. He's not only on a roll producing one great image after another, but now he's started to come up with his own great foot and tickling related puns! His piece this week continues his run of sexy videogame characters with "More-Toe Combat". One of the ticklers in this piece has 4 arms, which always comes in handy when restraining a victim. ;)


My piece is a request from a member who wanted to see a certain cocky stage magician get what's coming to him. This guy is certainly no 'Angel'. In fact, after seeing this piece, you might just call him a "Ticklefreak". Check out "Criss-Crossed" in my member's gallery.

We're fast approaching our one year anniversary! It's hard to believe, but we started last August. I've got some ideas in the works to celebrate the occasion, but I'm also open to suggestions from you guys. Let me know how you think we should celebrate our first birthday at AHA!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

I'm 7 Years Old Again

Those who know me well know I have a fetish for more than just tickling. I'm a certifiable action figure addict. I was also the perfect age in 1977 to become completely obsessed with the original Star Wars trilogy. Hasbro has been making Star Wars toys for decades now, and just yesterday they released a brand new version of the flagship of their Star Wars collection, the Millenium Falcon. I got the original one in 1977 for Christmas, and it was my favorite toy. This new model is approximately 30% larger than the old mold, and I couldn't resist getting it immediately.
Now, excuse me while I geek out over the details on this monster. The best part of the update of this toy for me is the cockpit. In the old toy, you were barely able to force Han and Chewie into their seats. This new version has room for 4 figures and lights up!
The new interior is laid out much more like the 'actual' ship, and has the hidden smuggling compartments, laser turret station, medical bay and storage room.
The hold area has all the little details from the film: the chess table (which lights up) and the area where Luke trained with his lightsaber. The boarding ramp slowly lowers along with sounds and light effects.
Virtually ever piece of dialogue spoken in the films is in this toy, accessed through dozens of buttons hidden all over the ship. There are also light and sound effects, including a great blue glowing engine.
Having this ship makes me feel like a kid all over again. Now I just need to figure out a place to put it!

Monday, July 21, 2008

AHA at the Movies

Hey Everyone,

This week we bring you two pieces from the silver screen. Sloth's piece is especially 'Goonie', as it depicts that other famous Sloth at the mercy of his two brothers in "The Other Sloth".

My piece is titled "Why So Serious?", and it's pretty obviously a tribute to the most recent Batman film. I saw it this weekend, and was completely blown away.

Everything you've read about the late Heath Ledger's performance is true. He completely disappeared into the role of the Joker, and made him a force of nature. He's not a villain interested in fame or fortune, only in spreading terror and chaos. It's truly the definitive performance of the character.

My take on the movie is a bit more light-hearted, of course. And who among us wouldn't love to pull the boots off of Christian Bale?


See you next week, when we'll be getting back to some requested images.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Last Two Updates

Hey everyone,

My trip to Maine last week threw off the schedule just a little bit, but we'll be back on track tomorrow.

Last week's update only included "Feet Fighter" by Wez, which depicts two of the burliest characters from a certain fighting videogame in a sexy tickling wrestling hold. Posted this week is "Aw, Crap" in which a well-known demonic investigator is overpowered by a tentacle (tentickle?) monster.


For this week's update, Wez once again supplies an image (he's on a roll!), this time of a classic monster, "The Bare-Wolf of London". A poor, burly Irishman is overcome with laughter as the werewolf wears him down with tickle torture.


Coming on Tuesday morning from me is a piece that I'm going to be posting in the Free Archive section for everyone. This was supposed to be my special 4th of July piece, but my vacation made it fall a week behind. When I did that Uncle Sam image to advertise the site when we first launched a friend of mine asked "Why didn't you do a sexy Uncle Sam?". My drawing for Tuesday has a decidedly sexier Sam being tortured by the current administration, in a poliTICKLE piece that could only be called "Freedom Tickling". The sketch here is black and white, but the final piece will be in full color.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!


Monday, July 7, 2008

Light This Week, Heavy Next Week

Hey Everyone,

This week we're only posting one image, a new piece from Wez titled "Feet Fighter", based on a certain popular videogame (I'm sure you can guess which one).

Fear not, we'll be making up for the light posting next week, when we post 3, possibly 4 images.

I'm on the road with my family in the glorious state of Maine, which is why I wasn't able to get my piece finished in time for Monday. We'll be back to a regular schedule next week.


Sunday, July 6, 2008

F*@K MySpace

Last week I was deleted from MySpace for the second time. I've decided that I probably won't be going back.

Before my angry rant, let me try to list a few of the positive things that MySpace did for my site in the brief time I had a page there. It's a totally free resource for posting info, pictures etc. about yourself in order to connect with other people who share your interests. It was an excellent way for me to get the word about my website out to guys who have a tickling fetish.

And now, the bad:

The people at MySpace (or the evil machines who send out automated form letters in response to any inquiries) seem to have a completely arbitrary and hypocritical system for deciding what content is appropriate, and what is not. In my travels through their membership roster, I encountered hundreds of websites with content much more explicit than anything I ever posted. There are also plenty of sites that exist to promote another business or website. They hide behind the blanket policy of being able to remove "anything we deem inappropriate" which is vague and subjective enough to include anything at all.

The most distressing part about being deleted from their system is that it happens without a single warning or explanation. One day, you simply cannot log in and you realize that all the work you put into the page, all the photos you uploaded and, most importantly, all the contacts you made are gone in an instant. The first time my page was deleted I was up to nearly 4,000 contacts. That may seem like a modest number in comparison to the millions of connections that celebrities get, but for a small-time tickle artist like myself that was a huge number.

The bots at MySpace tell you that there is no way to retrieve your profile or any photos that were uploaded to your page-it's gone forever. I call "total bullshit" on that one. Suppose someone's page contained information that was important for some criminal investigation? They would be legally required to maintain some sort of record of a deleted page.

I decided to try again, and not put as much effort into the page this time. Within a few months I was back up to 600 members. Then, once again, my page was gone.

This time I fired off several e-mails to them that were decidedly nastier, demanding at least an explanation for what specific content on my page was the deciding factor in deleting me. Of course, all I got in return was form response after form response, no matter how many times I wrote back. I would have been satisfied if a single person had written back to me and said "This was the photo that got you deleted" or "You can't promote your website in this way on your page".

I'm writing this post to warn anyone who has gay fetish content on their MySpace page to count on being eventually booted off their site. I would strongly encourage anyone with a male foot or tickling fetish to join (link in the sidebar) which is a wonderful MySpace-like page specifically for foot lovers.

My only regret is that I can't buddy list Matthew McConaughey on