May 2008

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Here is my list of newly discovered blogs within the BDSM blogosphere! I have found them very interesting and enjoyable to read. I hope you will enjoy them and feel free to leave a comment or two. You just may find a new favorite blog!

The Common kajira

Dark moonlight

Devil Sexy Blue Dress 2

Letters from a Seraglio

Taste of Burnt Sugar

Domination and Mastery

Kitten’s Paw Prints in Slavery

Inner Mysteries… Sacred Fires

Surrendered to Princess

The Sub Scribe

Etiquette is a code of behavior or a set of social rules that govern what we do. Within a BDSM context there are a lot more defined rules than in other settings or situations. I think a lot of what we do is with a set of rules. They are either posted or implied but they are always there.

Take munches for example. You know that most munches are in public places so dressing in fetish clothing is frowned upon. Then relationships have protocol established. Finally each person has a form of social etiquette that they follow. But what about the internet? Is there an etiquette that we as BDSM participants follow?

I think there is. Those people in chat rooms act differently than those I’ve met just through this blog, and then there is a different etiquette on social networks like FetLife, CollarMe and Alt. Care to guess which one seems the most fantastical?

Chat room netiquette seems far more fantasy-like than other areas of the web. All the submissives are spouting Sirs and Ma’ams at everyone who comes in with a Capitalized name. There are glorified fancy ‘serves’ that are long enough for me to go get my own drink, drink it, and wash the cup afterwards. It’s living the dream. I used to live in the dream. It was great fun, but I’m certain now that I couldn’t go back. It’s too much fake for me.

Blog etiquette is something else that is different and has very extreme forms. One is kind conversation in response to posts. I tend to get the most of this kind of protocol. It’s respectful and real. Then there is raw sexual energy; usually from pictures. Lastly I’ve seen the horrible comments of some blogs where etiquette is forgotten completely.

I think it would be nice to have an established set of rules for treating people online. I wish there were a way to remind people when they cross those lines. It aggravates me when I see disrespect online. It’s like people aren’t real and so they don’t have to be treated like human beings? I just don’t get it.

Now what about commenting on blogs. Do you feel that every blog post should be commented on? Do you enjoy comments and feel like you aren’t good at blogging if you don’t get comments? What about links? If someone links to you do you have a problem with it if they never comment on your blog after that?

–luna

I’m not really sure why I feel this way today. I’m 5 days into my vacation and I’m feeling stir crazy, easily edgy and not submissive at all. Master has about had it. I gave him one of those half assed blow jobs and I know he wants a decent one soon. I’ve been neglecting him since my period started and I know that I could have at least provided him with some comfort.

Then we have my exercise program; which is working! I’ve not missed a single day of exercise and I’ve even bumped it up to 3 of 4 miles in the Walk Away The Pounds DVD I have. It’s great. I figure I’ll get to 4 miles in a few weeks and can then boast that I have done 12 miles a week!

Weighing in wasn’t so hot but I was on my period so I don’t like to count it. I was up 2 lbs from last week. Hopefully this next weigh in will be better.

Pounds lost since last week: +2

Pounds to lose before Shibaricon 2009: 52

–luna

Every week there will be a BDSM question posed to readers here at luna’s Journey. Feel free to answer it as candidly as you’d like. If you’d like to participate in the discussion please leave a comment on this post, send me an email or post the response on your own blog!

What role does religion play in your life? How does it work within your dynamic?

I’ve been dreaming of ways I can live more simply and more green. I have a lot of hopes in mind of things that will make my submission involve more homemade products, homemade cooking, and recycling projects. I’ve got this pull to be more molly homemaker-like. I read a blog for simple living that has really got my attention. The blog is Down To Earth. It’s written by an Australian woman that has a a homestead where she lives simply. From stockpiling and sewing, to water collection and gardening. She has her own chickens too! I love reading it because I find pieces of it that I could turn into my own way of living. It will be a slow process but Master is encouraging of anything I find that would enhance our lives.

One of the things I’ve decided to try doing is knitting dishclothes. I’ve never knitted before so picking up needles and a tutorial was fun. I finished my first dishcloth today. It’s larger than I want them ultimately so this one may end up in the bathroom as a washcloth. I’ve had fun doing it and plan on making more in the near future. I’ve also found an interesting tutorial on a dish scrubber too. I’m going to try this one yet this week.

More cleaning is planned for tomorrow while Master is working along with some crafting. I found my whole box of craft things and now I have the itch to get back into it now that the internet really has weakened its hold on me. Right now I want to be a homemaker. I want to learn to knit and crochet and sew. I’d like to get better at baking and preparing home cooked meals. Then I’d still like to read up on canning and learn how to do some of my own.

I found a basic crocheted lap quilt I started over 8 years ago that perhaps I can finish if I can find more yarn in a similar dye lot for it. I think I would really love to have homemade things around the house again. I can cross stitch and embroider. I’d like to get back into doing that again. There is nothing home-y around the house and I think that would really content me.

One of the things that I’d like to do but Master isn’t that forgiving is powering off all the computers at night. He leaves the servers running but I’m never really sure why. They aren’t doing anything at night usually. Saving energy just isn’t in the cards for us yet. I’m sure I’ll find other ways to enhance my submission and home living.

–luna

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