Voted Video 10/10 | 3rd August 2014 00:42 (128 weeks ago)
I would have been just as happy if you had decided to end things as soon as you flung the implements from the table, Dave. I actually let loose a giant sigh of relief when you did that as nothing about the scene seemed "right" to me. Oliver wasn't being "Oliver," and had you both gone through with what was planned I think you would have ended up with a very dark and somber movie instead of the warm and uplifting example of friendship and compassion we get to see.
The changes in Oliver's behavior are truly astounding, as others have remarked, but we all know that he's favored as one of the best actors on SLS, so I keep in mind that the character of Oliver we see in all the Mr. X and Dad films are just that, a character that's been developed over many movies. This was Oliver's first Real Punishment and so perhaps our first peek at Real Oliver.
The spanking was very hard indeed, but I sensed no anger from you in the least, and for once, no resentment from Oliver. He didn't fight you at any point and submitted to what he agreed to accept. Not the Oliver we know at all, is it?
As some may know, I'm not particularly fond of Oliver the character (he's the one I love to hate) but after watching this I have gained tremendous respect and affection for Oliver the person.
I heard the plea uttered between spanks and from behind clenched teeth that you please consider how well he's turned his life around. He must be doing well with all foolishness behind him, and for that I'm truly glad.
Not only are you compassionate, Dave, but you found the perfect balance to do what you felt was right for yourself, for Oliver and your friendship, and also for your membership. (keeping in mind there would never have been a spanking without cameras and a website to feed.)
Thank you again, Dave and Oliver, for allowing us to watch what had to be very difficult and very personal moments for both of you. ::::HUGS::::
p.s. - not sure if Oliver reads comments, but something to pass along if you can. I know you mentioned that when this incident first occurred, Oliver seemed surprised that the members would speak out in support of him, writing to you personally, and on the forums to offer advice and help, and pleas for clemency. I believe you said he thought we'd all be clamoring for his punishment. He also seemed somewhat surprised in the video that we would write to you and ask that you go easy on him for his punishment.
Please let Oliver know that we are spankos, people who have a kink for spanking and discipline, but we are also moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, and friends. We are loving and compassionate every day people who might have had someone we cared about in a similar situation, or may have been there ourselves. No one wants to see a bright, young person with their whole future ahead of them miss a golden opportunity, or fail, if there is something to be done about it. If my sister or niece were in a similar situation, I would only wish that if a person in her circle of influence had advice or influence, they would use it to help, not berate her.
Be the change you want to see in the world, Oliver. Change your expectations.