|19 Mar 07 The Glamour - Christopher Priest|
|"We all make fictions. Not one of us is what we seem. ... The urge to rewrite ourselves as real-seeming fictions is present in us all. In the glamour of our wishes we hope that our real selves will not be visible."
|11 Nov 06 Bow and Curtsey|
|A curtsey can be defined as being a traditional gesture of greeting, in which the woman bends her knees whilst bowing her head. In essence, the female equivalent of male bowing in Western cultures.
In sixteenth and seventeenth century France the curtsey was used as a basic movement of female reverence, and developed a number of variations during it's use which indicated the level of reverence shown to those of senior social rank (it's flamboyance only restricted by the amount of movement the current fashion in costume allowed.) [more...]
|11 Mar 06 Enlightenment|
|i've been sitting here staring at a blank screen for what seems like a lifetime, trying desperately to think of what words to write. It feels like such a long time since i've felt the need to write something serious, something meaningful and now it comes to doing it, i'm struggling. [more...]
|11 Dec 05 Narnia - sometimes it's hard being Jonathon Ross|
|Having read the chronicles of Narnia as a child i was intent on going to see the film "Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" this weekend (well, that and the fact it has Tilda Swinton cast as the White Witch" ) [more...]
|17 Oct 05 Busy, busy, busy...and thank you(s)|
|This weekend just seems to have flown by. [more...]
|2 Oct 05 Zentai-ism and the loss of egocentric emotion|
|Sometime i find humility hard, humiliation even harder.
By humiliation i do not mean the verbal humiliation brought about through name calling (i have never been required to endure that.) Nor the embarrassing humiliation of a more physical nature (though i have, on occasions, been required to do that! ) [more...]
|3 Sep 05 Manchester Pride 2005|
|2005 was a year for firsts. [more...]
|31 Aug 05 Violence against women|
|Recent discussions have raised a number of issues around female submissives, safety and early play in BDSM and where i do acknowledge that safety is an issue for any woman (after all i am one) it's not just a "first date" problem. In fact, if you were to look at the reality of violence against women, the fact is that most women who become victims of violence do so in domestic abuse situations and not because they agree to "play" too early. [more...]
|29 Aug 05 The Spirituality of Sado-Masochism (Excerpt)|
|As far as Sado-masochism goes I don't mind admitting that I've struggled at times with calling myself a masochist. But then there have also been times when I've struggled with my bisexuality, my submissiveness and indeed, my desire to Top. I think its true to say that about 95% of the pain I enjoy has to be delivered in a D/s context for it to transform into the hedonistic experience I know its capable of becoming. As a consequence I always feel somewhat reluctant about ranking myself a "true" masochist. [more...]
|27 Aug 05 Flick Lit and SMDykes Calendar launch|
|Well, i spent a wonderful evening in the company of some fabulous, talented and all around wonderful women at the SMDykes Calendar launch and Flick Lit winners ceremony last night - and it was fantastic! [more...]