Thursday, October 13, 2016
.......having a Halloween on a Monday isn't such a bad thing, at least not here in Chicago.
What it means is that people will start "doing things" on Thursday (because Thursday is the new Friday as one of my friends says) and, of course, there will be plenty to do on Friday and Saturday (obviously). And, since it's a long "holiday weekend", Sunday won't be boring which will bring us to Monday the 31st, All Hallow's Eve itself.
That's a lot of Halloween.
Which means, automatically, there will be a lot of kink and BDSM-oriented events. Tons.
Halloween is a BDSM holiday, probably the BDSM holiday. I think that I'm right about that.
Having that "long weekend"--including Monday--means that people will have an extended excuse to get freaky and wear fetishistic costumes at many, many events. And they will. That you can count on.
I'm not going to point to one specific Halloween S&M event because there are too many of them happening in the city at the end of the month and a lot of it has to do with what part of town you're in, what clubs you belong to, where your friends want to go, where your significant others want to go, etc. and so on.......
So, you're on your own on that one, Boys and Ghouls!
What I suggest is going to a bunch of things throughout those 5 days. You have no excuse not to. Do your research, visit "Halloween Chicago Events" websites, "Gay Chicago" websites, join Fetlife (which you need to do if you haven't already but I'm sure that most of you reading this already have.....), check out the kink events listed on Fetlife, and all the rest of it.
The most important thing is to actually go out and do things and not just sit at home and think about it. Nothing is worse than kinky people being wallflowers and choosing not to attend events that are right under their noses (very close, very affordable, very welcoming).
Are you going to be a wimp-o and just sit on your fetishistic ass at home watching "Hocus Pocus" (which is great, of course, but watch it earlier in the month and indulge yourself then) OR are you actually going to take advantage of all the freaky fun that will be happening just a quick drive (or train ride) away?
Do your research, pick some kinky Halloween events to go to, throw on some kind of costume, and live a little. Or be undead a little. You know what I mean.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
......there's always some kind of good fetish event happening somehow, someplace, somewhere in the good ol' Midwest.
Especially this time of year.
Okay, I confess, maybe not so many events taking place in.....say......late February. Understandably.
But summer and fall? All kinds of nice events!
There's constantly some BDSM happening in Chicago--damn right--but don't confine yourself within Windy City borders......
In Indianapolis IN, the Great Lakes Leather Alliance will be holding its 2016 GLLA Weekend very soon (from October 13th through the 16th) which will feature competition, entertainment, vendors, etc.
Their website is HERE with info and registration page.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Yikes, my friends, it's almost October! Only three more months remaining in '16 and there's a lot to tackle (quickly!). I believe in deadlines. I'm one of those people.
I'll have another set of photos up towards Thanksgiving. Not as elaborate and spooky as the Summer 2016 Gallery but.....perhaps that's just fine. All-American, suburban theme for the next one. That'll be a good, fun flavor to work with (all kinds of potential! ha). We'll get spooky again for later ones but it's nice to mix things up a bit, right? Right.
As of now, my main focus is on taking care of my standard pro Domming sessions with my clients, getting the photo projects done (the ones that are custom-created for this blog and my website), and attending to some very challenging non-BDSM projects that I'm working on at the moment (lots of scheduling, planning, bells, whistles, and time).
I've done plenty of "Yes, Master" essays, etc. on this blog over the years--we've covered a lot of ground and a lot of subjects--so I'm going to be taking a break from the essays for a while. You know that I stand for:
* measured, reasonable, considerate, realistic BDSM
* making sure that submissives are safe, heard, and well-attended to
* acknowledging the value of all perspectives within our very diverse, global fetish community
and, last but certainly not least,
* sharing my personal past experiences and recommendations when it comes to S&M logistics, gear, wear, and so on
All the good, old essays and rants are still up here on this blog. There's a lot of material and lots to read if you're new here and haven't read that stuff already.
For now, though, I'm a busy Master and I have a lot to do. Re-discussing BDSM subjects that I've already covered via long, rambling blog entries isn't my main priority at the moment.
In summary--be realistic (because amazing BDSM is definitely worth being realistic for), get some nice gear, play safe. Got it? Good, great, moving along.....
What will be coming up on this blog:
* more sets of new photos
* more events postings when interesting stuff comes to my attention
* and, yes, more of my fetish insights when I've got somethin' to say! And that does happen from time to time. Of course.
So the weekly updates will continue but more of those long, rambling BDSM essay-articles? Not right now. Too much to do, too many butts to beat.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Just in time for the political season! Very appropriate.
Washington D.C. will be hosting the D.C. Fetish Ball for you kinky people who live out towards that neck of the woods (and for those willing to travel).
It will be taking place on Sunday night, October 9th.
Visit the event's website to learn more and get tickets:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
a bedtime story for grown-ups, told in still images
weary of their wicked ways,
sent The Hearts away
to be punished by
The King of Spades
for a long, eventful day.......
The King of Spades: Master Aiden
The Queen of Hearts/Alice: StarlightSkye
The King of Hearts: StompS
The Knave of Hearts: Max Torque
the White Rabbit: Roman Levi
behind-the-camera: Slave S