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11 July 2012 @ 04:59 pm
I am crazy  
So monday night i decided i was feeling well enough to go to Wumpskate. I got there slightly late, around 9:30, and they closed up slightly early, right about midnight, but i still got about two hours of skating in. I got home around 1, and probably got to sleep around 2, and got up sometime between 6 and 7 or 7:15. (Hard to be sure given the amount of snoozing i did.)

So that's fairly normal. But then balivatn invited me up to a BDSM munch north of LA, and i decided i was feeling well enough to go to that too. I got there about 6:30 and spent 2.5 hours hanging out. It was interesting, but since i didn't know anyone there besides balivatn and dannonsarisa i mostly just sat around listening to other people. (It probably doesn't help that i've always had this impression, true or not, that people who consider themselves part of the BDSM community take it much more seriously than shelleycat and i ever did.)

And since i was already in the area, i decided to check out Ruin at it's new time and spot. Apparently the managers of the Monte Cristo decided they wanted to try out a different club for saturday nights, so Ruin got booted. They've had to move from there to "La Fonda" and switch from saturday nights to tuesday nights. (I guess the Monte Cristo already had something on tuesdays as well?)

I got there about 10:30, while things were just getting started. It seems to be a decent venue, though i don't like it quite as much as the Monte Cristo. I stayed there until they closed at 2, dancing a fair bit of the time. I even managed to stumble into a conversation with a fairly cute girl for awhile :)

The trip home was slightly complicated by having to pull over for a caravan of emergency vehicles to go by, and then the first on-ramp to the freeway i tried was closed, but there was a detour! Which led me to another closed on-ramp. But there was a detour! Which led me to another closed on-ramp. I think the fourth on-ramp was actually working, but it might have been the fifth. After that though it was pretty clear sailing home.

Got back about 3. Got to sleep around 3:30 or 4, and got up sometime between 6 and 7 or 7:15. (Hard to be sure given the amount of snoozing i did.)

Then today i found out there were food trucks within walking distance of work for lunch and i got two crepes and some garlic fries, and probably undid all the exercise from the past two days =P
 
 
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受け継がれる意志doctorskuld on July 12th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
I think that anybody who is serious enough about BDSM to be part of a community and have special meetings are the type of people who take it really seriously.

It's like how a lot of people have seen Star Wars, but if you go to a Star Wars-themed gathering or a "Star Wars community munch" or something, you're gonna get the people who REALLY, REALLY like Star Wars. Maybe you're more just that casual BDSM kind of person, like how you can kinda be a casual Star Wars watcher without taking it super seriously?

Or maybe you're looking to get into it more and maybe that's what you're interested in.

Edited at 2012-07-12 12:29 am (UTC)
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 12th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
Not really. I'm not very good at taking anything seriously. (Well, at least not anything i regard as fun anyways.)
balivatnbalivatn on July 12th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
I don't think I take my own involvement with BDSM seriously. There are aspects I am serious about, like consent, but the reason I tend to go to munches and such is because there is an overlap of people who are into BDSM, people who know about poly, queer people, and geeks. I enjoy many physical elements of kink, but I'm not interested in stuff like 24/7 relationships or extreme physical things.
Kirin: FlyingSpaghettiMonsterkirinn on July 12th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this. I've occasionally been to a few munches and things, and while it's true that they'll often skew towards the more "hardcore" folks, since they're more likely to come out all the time, there's also often a sprinkling of more casual people checking things out or just socializing.
DonAithnen: happydonaithnen on July 13th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Well yes, and you're perfectly dateable *cough* :) But from what i recall i think you may be approaching the upper end of the BDSM spectrum in which i am interested in. So i wonder how many more people there are like you or me at the events, and how many are even more into it than you are.
Beth Leonard: fishbeth_leonard on July 12th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
I finally looked up BDSM on Wikipedia. (45 minutes later) Now I know a lot more than I used to, but not enough to say anything interesting, other than wow, I like Wikipedia. It's a great source of information you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

--Beth
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 12th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Um, yay? I think? :)
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on July 12th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I found it interesting that Wikipedia didn't mention in the History section about St. Augstine's Confessions (around AD 400 or 600 I think), where he talked about his most private confession being that he wanted to be a bottom to a particular woman, that was even more private than the homosexual sex he'd had earlier. I don't remember enough of the details to update the wikipedia article though, and Augstine's Confessions is so dry I really don't want to read it again to find out.

--Beth