My experience in the scene has involved a great deal of physical pain. While I’m no masochist, many of the things I am drawn to come with a hearty dose of pain. In my vanilla life I did all I could, as a sensible person, to avoid pain. With exposure, however, my fear has … Continue reading Pain Management
First hinted at a few years back, DJ Black's Abraham Heights spanking soap has finally expanded to include previously unpublished material in the recently published season 3 edition. For those, like myself, missing the more regular infusions of DJ's fiction from his Voice in the Corner site, the new stories made for a lovely surprise. From … Continue reading Book of the Month: Abraham Heights
2017 was a very hectic year. CLASS has continued to evolve, and is a constant source of fun, friends, and occasional frustration. A minor health scare earlier in the year has helped me to refocus on taking care of myself. I've spent more time on a vanilla hobby, which has led to much travel and … Continue reading The Anti-Resolutions
I fell back into my Christmas card-sending habit this year. (Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say the habit fell back onto me, as the unsent cards came tumbling down in a glittery mess from the closet top shelf during a recent attempt at cleaning). A lot can change in a year. Based … Continue reading Glittery Greetings and Gifts of Trust
In my ongoing survey of BDSM non-fiction, Playing Well with Others has by far impressed me the most. Everything about the book- from the content to the typeface to the organisation - I found very satisfying. There are a few questions I like to ask when reading introductions to BDSM that try to appeal to … Continue reading Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Playing Well with Others
I'd been meaning to read a Gor book for a while- and have been reading one for a while. It was slow going, and my predominant reaction is something along the lines of "thank goodness sci fi / fantasy writing has improved in the last fifty years". However, whereas The Fellowship of the Ring continues … Continue reading Book of the Month: Tarnsman of Gor
I sit in the pub with a pint and a laptop, typing frantically, focused on my work, my words. Out of the corner of my eye though, I sometimes see the concerned looks. Sometimes notice the pity. It’s the holidays, and they think I’m alone. I’m not though, not really. I’m with you. … Continue reading Happy Holidays!