Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Heroes: Spreader Bar, Shackles and Sirik for Ali Larter. Sweet.

“Does this makeup make my cheeks look red?”.

Heroes had another scene with Ali Larter still imprisoned by Homeland Super Security, still under the McDonald’s fry lamps. This time they made up for past mistakes by shackling her feet as well as putting the spreader bar on her. The super red lighting really screws things up, but we can hope that there will be a rescue soon that will involve breaking the fry lamps and returning things to normal lighting.

There’s also a short bit of her being escorted by a covey of armed guards in prison orange, her hands and ankles chained in a sirik, a clear plastic tube running up to her nose for some reason. It’s not at all well filmed.

And we can hope that the tendency toward more bondage increases. I mean, how do they know Ali doesn’t have super freeze breath? Shouldn’t they gag her? And frankly, a butt plug would be a good idea, but probably too much to be hoped for.

Image: Vidcap from this week’s “Heroes.”


Sasha said...

what's a sirik ?

Pat Powers said...

A sirik is a particular way of chaining someone up so they can do stuff even though they are chained. The wrists are manacled together, generally with about a foot of chain between them, and the feet are shackled together, also with about a foot of chain. A length of chain runs from the ankles to the feet, generally preventing the wearer from raising her arms above shoulder height. The manacled feet also prevent much in the way of running. Although free to move about, your ability to escape is limited and your ability to defend yourself is, too. (I'm assuming that the chain running from Ali's wrists down toward the floor in the transport scene was attached to shackles on her feet. No other reason for it, otherwise.

Ali was also wearing extra-large oven mitts during the transport scene, presumably to keep her from using her freeze superpower. A set of armbinders made out of the same material would have been even cooler.

Well, that's my definition of the term. Looking online, the only definition I could find was frm the Gor novels (which is probably where I picked it up) but in the Gorean version of the sirik, the wrists are chained closely together, and attached to the wearer's collar, and the same with the feet, greatly hindering movement.

So I guess the answer is: "something that I made up based on something that John Norman made up."

Here's a link to the Gorean definitions: