Nergal really is one of the demons of hell, and his role is Chief of Secret Police. Many pictures have him looking very demonic and weird, but I wanted his evil to exude from him rather than have any physical manifestation. The picture I found that most fit the one I had in mind seems to come from a game, “Fire Emblem.”
And isn’t it sweet that on Valentine’s Day we get a surprise wedding? Purely accidental, I have to admit. Had I kept to schedule this chapter would have been posted yesterday. Still — serendipitous.
Of course, any talk of Valentine’s Day and tying the knot automatically makes one think of the iconic Bettie Page, the ultimate pin-up model and love-light of many a man (and woman) back in the ’50s and early ’60s.
She was also iconic as the ultimate bondage model.
Around this same time, John Coutts was publishing his irregular series about “Sweet Gwendoline,” a feisty and well-developed blonde whose major purpose in life was to get captured and tied up.
Gwendoline also enjoyed a small surge of popularity in 1984 when French director Just Jaeckin produced the movie, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak. The role of Gwendoline was played by the adorably cute Tawny Kitaen.