There’s big news and even bigger news.
Over Eileen and Maymay’s blogs, I learned that they had a great idea for a new event here in NYC:
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That’s the big news. What’s the bigger news? It immediately struck me that this would mean they would both be coming back to NYC.
See, Eileen had mentioned wanting to beat/torture me before leaving the country about a year ago but left town before it could happen.
I sent her a quick message asking if this meant she’d be coming back to NYC.
The answer was yes. The next thing she mentioned was that she wanted to play with me when she came to town.
Stop the press!
I’m not entirely sure how Eileen playing with you is “big news.” Dominant women wanting to play with submissive men should be a relatively common occurrence that doesn’t deserve a headline. The fact that such play occurrences do garner headlines is exactly what we’re trying to fight against, isn’t it?
Woo-hoo! If the event is free to participants, how will TPTB afford the room/venue hire? [Not expecting you to answer that, LOL]. I’ll go ask them :-). Wish I could afford the air fare & hotel bills to attend :-(.
@Xenaclone: Briefly, the answer you’re looking for is cooperation. The longer answer involves things such as wikinomics, and good will towards humankind. Moreover, there really isn’t any limited “powers that be” in this model, so the question itself is hard to answer because it’s actually a bit off-target. 😉 Regardless of where you live, please feel free to join our mailing list to discuss exactly these sorts of things with us.
Talk about “When it rains, it pours…”