I see that Steve finally got to fire a musket… or maybe the cannon? Was it fun?
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Hydraulics hiss and motors hum as three robots begin to snap into mechanical movement. Their instruments ring and the automatons begin to belt out in three part harmony.
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance.
There we go. Consider it some new reference.
Taking “hot wheels” to a whole new meaning
keep the submissions coming
Things I found on the internet. By Jerry Jones at littlesubmissions (his site is full of fantastic quality, smart F/m erotica too!) A discussion about new variations of safewords that should be considered. The list begins:Click through to read the rest of the list! My favorite one is “crimson”!EXPANDED LIST OF BDSM SAFEWORDS
Yellow: Slow down.
Blue: Shit, I forget to set the DVR for Game of Thrones! Get this blindfold off and give me the remote right now!
Aquamarine: Your BDSM playlist sucks and if I have to listen to one more god-damn asshole who thinks they’re being original by playing the theme to True Blood I’m going to non-consensually choke a fucker.
Brown: Are you sure you want to do anal? Because I ate a hell of a lot of bran fiber this morning.
Brushed Silver: I’ve been bad, take me to Target and make me buy picture frames!
Written by perversecowgirl at the blog hiding in plain sight. I love this blog. Go read it.People on FetLife regularly trot out the D/s platitude that “in a D/s relationship, the sub is really the one in control.”
Why is the sub the one ultimately in control? Because the sub can stop a scene with a safeword at any time, and because a sub can leave a relationship that’s not fulfilling.
Here’s why the platitude is bullshit, though: the dominant can stop a scene whenever they want, too (and doesn’t even need a safeword. They can just…stop). The dominant can also leave a relationship that’s unfulfilling.
Neither person in a D/s relationship is actually more powerful than the other.
Seriously, the more I think about this stuff, the more obvious it is to me that D/s relationships are not a hierarchy (as most people seem to want to believe); they’re a symbiosis. You have one person who thrives on being humiliated or receiving pain or giving service or taking orders or feeling owned, and you have another person who thrives on giving humiliation or pain or accepting service or giving orders or feeling a sense of ownership. These two people’s interests mesh well and they agree that the dominant will do certain things and the sub will do certain things and, ideally, everyone ends up happy.
Yes, the dynamic is thrilling. Yes, when all goes well the sub feels owned or powerless and the dominant feels powerful. But these are roles the two people are occupying, and the spell can be broken if either party steps out of place.
So I’m getting a little sick of domly-doms who take themselves too seriously and subs who smugly claim that they secretly run the show. STFU. Your relationship is a negotiated dance between equals, hopefully choreographed to keep everyone content, and either one of you can end it and either one of you can fuck it up. Just like the vanillas.
To the anons (or, quite possibly, one persistent anon) asking me about “but I really want to play with no limits,” I think you haven’t really considered what “no limits” means.
You may indeed want to experience pain and not be able to stop it, or to be forced…
-BDSM safty reminder-