Taking Master Thompson’s name was an emotional experience. Once it was installed i realized that i wouldn’t be entering back into gay-mainstream culture. i also came to realize that real men everywhere would never again mistakenly classify me as one of their own kind. i would be and live a special designation for the remainder of my life. Being branded a slave was the single biggest thing i’ve been a part of. i respect any slave that chooses to be and live branded as “slave” like i am. Being marked is a sign of pride, strength, service and living your station in life.