1. I want to experience the fear and helplessness that military and judicial prisoners felt when they were flogged for their offenses; to know what it is like to be the object of official punishment which cannot—and will not—end until the sentence is complete, no matter how painful. Once I have agreed to it, I’m stuck—which creates the helplessness. In short, the courage to willingly face that which countless men were forced to endure throughout the centuries.
2. To put on a good show. Through my years of watching movies that contained floggings, I have come to desire certain elements in flogging scenes, but I rarely find them. I want to create the perfect flogging scene for me.