Neon Sign Installations by Olivia Steele
Based in Berlin, Olivia Steele is an artist who uses light and neons to add meaning and irony to a place. She creates spiritual baselines we can interpret as we want, by working a lot on typography and the style of her letters. Her work is to discover in bars, in cities and on photographs.
Okay, I was never planning on talking about this, but I feel like I have to at this point. First of all, GOD BLESS YOU ALL for having the skill, courage, and fuckin’ balls/vag to write something and put it out on the interwebs for all to see. You are amazing and integral parts of fandoms, and I admire every single one of you. However… when you write about kink/BDSM, please, please, please do some research, or if you are afraid to look up sites for info, ask someone: honest and legit practitioners will always be willing to talk to you. So… my point of all this.
You would never, ever, ever, EVER beat someone with this kind of cane:
These are not the kinds of cane that are used for “beatings” (for lack of a better word). If you hit someone with a solid, stiff aluminum or wooden cane that is used to help support someone with a weak limb, YOU WILL HURT THEM. And not in a good way. In an “oh fuck I cracked your vertebrae/rib/pelvis” kind of way, because it’s kind of the equivalent of hitting someone with a fucking chair leg or baseball bat.
These are kink canes:
They are thin, flexible, and light. They are usually made from rattan, bamboo, braided leather, rawhide, fiberglass, or nylon. You know wicker furniture, how it’s made up of braided, thin strips of wood? Those strips are known as “canes”, and that’s where the term comes from: not from a walking cane. They are basically what’s inside of a riding crop, and are made to bend when they hit their target so that the impact is focused on the skin, not the bone or deep muscle. That’s where the ouch factor comes from: the sting in the skin.
There are thicker, less flexible wooden canes for heavy impact play, but again: they are nowhere near as thick or long as a walking cane, and they are usually only weided by people with a shit-ton of experience and training on what parts of the body are safe to hit. You would never, ever ever hit someone on the back or chest or upper body in general with a heavy impact cane, only on very fleshy areas like the rear or very tops of the thighs.
I’m sorry if this sounds patronizing or trivial, but ever since the fucking “50 shades” debacle, I’m coming across a lot of things that are kinda ridiculous, and I really don’t want anyone getting hurt. Because you can: you can kill someone if you play and don’t know what you’re doing. So please, please, please: be safe, and never ever be afraid to ask someone if you’re unsure about what you are writing, or, hell- if you want to try something IRL but are unsure. Any “safe, sane, consentual” practitioner will be more than happy to talk to you, and actually probably be so happy that you are concerned and not jumping in without a net that they will hug you and talk your ear off.
This message will more than likely self-destruct by tomorrow because I have no idea if anyone I actually know IRL follows me, so if you are looking for it and it’s gone, feel free to message me ;)
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
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i don’t understand why people don’t instantly respond to “what would your dream superpower be” with the ability to manipulate probability.
think about it. what’s the chance someone will drop 1mil in front of me? 0%? let’s make that 100%. what’s the probability i’ll wake up tomorrow and be X gender? 100%. what’s the probability my bathtub is filled with mac and cheese? 100%.
as a casino employee I can confirm this would be terrifying as fuck