Rearranging the Furniture

Ideas for a shoot are cheap: I must have a dozen right now. Even if I leave out the scenarios which are completely impossible due to the laws of physics, lack of winning million-dollar lottery tickets, or risk of physical injury; I’ve still got plenty.

But as the previous sentence implied, even the simpler shoots aren’t cheap, and that’s why the long dry spell since “Indiscretion”. Oh, I could sit a lady in a wading pool, pour slime over her, and move on; but many of my wonderful colleagues are already doing a fine job producing those. The messpians of PieWorks get their kicks putting on a little show!

With all that in mind, I’ve decided to move on. Not from PieWorks, mind you! Improving my own standard of living improves my ability to invest in new productions and bring you the silly shiny mess you’ve come to expect. Besides, I’ve been missing out on too many kink events over the last year. So, it’s new employment time; for this and other good reasons, I’ll be moving around 200 miles as soon as I’ve got a firm offer.

This also gives me the opportunity to move closer to my girlfriend, who’s been invaluable help behind the scenes for a while (and maybe in front of the camera soon). On a note complete free of pervery, I’ll also be closer to my mom: I’m not young, and she’s obviously less so, so this is a Good Thing. Life chaos may stimulate creativity, but a little stability helps us do something with it!

The last few years have been a bumpy ride at best. Here’s to a 2014 with a lot more fun, a lot more film, and a lot more pies!

Decadence: Rubber Ball 2014

This Saturday I’m heading down to the Decadence mini-event in Greensboro, NC to introduce the audience to the joys of latex and PVC! We’ll have costumes, liquid latex, and two – count ’em, two – vac beds to play in!

What is Decadence?

Decadence is public play party with a club feel – hot music, hot environs, oodles of play equipment, and new themes each time.

For April we’re bringing down shiny-slick special guest Shokolada to get the party started. Known as much for his closets of fab latex frocks as for his classes, Shokolada will be chatting about latex, answering your questions, and sliding all interested parties into his vac bed.

Afraid they don’t have an outfit (or just can’t have enough latex)? We’ll have liquid latex on hand to get you into theme.

So if you’ll be in the area, drop on by – we’d love to see you!

Decadence: Rubber Ball

Happy Pi Day 2014

Happy Pi Day, everyone! Do something irrational today!

Mistress Messiér demonstrates the art of the pie sandwich on Maya Kralovna at the Debauchery 2013 messyplay demo. Mistress Messiér and Maya Kralovna exchange simultaneous pies at the Debauchery 2013 messyplay demo. Mistress Messiér makes a pudding angel on the floor while pies are dropped on her face at the Debauchery 2013 messyplay demo. Thoroughly pied and covered, Mistress Messiér and Maya Kralovna wrestle playfully in the goop at the Debauchery 2013 messyplay demo.

Harassment at Arisia

Arisia is a science-fiction convention in New England which takes its name from the remote, mysterious guiders of Galactic Civilization in the “Lensman” books. As such, I find it interesting how they handled a harassment report at their convention.

Read the LiveJournal reports – you may find them interesting. I’d like to see this as a model for all the fan cons and kink events I attend, and the idea seems to be getting more popular. May the Arisians’ example continue to guide us 🙂

Girls With Slingshots Cameo

I made a guest appearance in today’s Girls With Slingshots webcomic!

That is indeed me, by the way. I’ve met Danielle at Katsucon and Intervention (both awesome cons, BTW) and she’s a lovely, fascinating woman. So I’m glad to score a cameo spot.

Hard to imagine someone in 2014 who doesn’t check their e-mail for a month, but that’s Hazel!

MarsCon: Erotic Fairy Tale Rewrite

The first “Adult Track” panel on Friday night at MarsCon consisted of the assembled writers each being told to pick a fairy tale. The audience gave each of us four elements to incorporate into an erotic re-write of the fairy tale, and they played MadLibs with the host while were were given about 30 minutes to perform our revision. Perhaps mine’s a little silly, but one should expect that from me!

Without any editing, this is what my flickering fingers produced on my tablet in that half-hour.

The Tale: Hansel and Gretel

The New Elements: Dominatrix – Interrupting people in the act – In the bathroom – A candy cane

The Story: One day, Hansel and Gretel (totally legally-aged for the purposes of this story) were out in the woods with their stepmother. It was a hot, muggy day, and soon they found themselves drowsy, so their stepmother suggested they all lie down in a clearing for a nap.

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PieWorks 2013 DVD Release

Five DVD cases displaying the "PieWorks 2013" cover art.

Obviously, I work almost exclusively in digital media, which is to say YouTube views and Internet downloads. However, once in a while for special events, I’ll produce DVD copies of some of our work for sale or giveaway.

This recent weekend, I appeared at MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA to appear on their erotica and adult panels (and separately to do a comedy performance on stage) and thought I’d bring along some samples of my work for sale and signing.

I have to say, I took enormous satisfaction from holding physical evidence of all our hard work in my hands. Digital media is wonderful, but sometimes it’s missing a certain tangibility.

Can’t wait to make these DVDs completely out of date with new shoots this year!

Harassment

Whether it be a fan con or a lifestyle event, from this day forward I will do everything in my power to make sure that every convention with which I am involved has an anti-harassment policy in place, well-publicized, and enforced. For decades, I have been under the impression that fans and kinky people were better than the everyday rank-and-file, and we didn’t do that crap. Over the last few years, I’ve had this mistaken impression corrected.

Today, someone actually said directly to me, “Cons don’t need anti-harassment policies because the women are always lying anyway.” And that does it. I don’t want my life polluted by these kinds of people, much less the lives of my friends. I can’t fix it myself, but I can be one more drop of water in the inevitable erosion of this mountain of idiocy. So yeah, I’ll be checking.

And I can name two events off the top of my head that have beat me to the punch: Intervention in fandom, and Debauchery in kink. Since day one, neither event has been willing to put up with harassment against gender identity, skin color, or any similar method the greyfaces use to try to split us up. These conventions aren’t the only ones willing to stand up for their attendees, and more are joining the tide.

I hope anyone who reads this is with me. Eventually, we’ll reduce these fucktards to the impotent, whining fraction they should be.

Agents of S.H.O.K.O.L.A.D.A.

A Twitter conversation…

[friend]: Awesome thing I forgot to mention earlier: I finally have an official dotgov.gov domain registration account 😀

[me]: I’m guessing I can’t bribe you to register “shokolada.gov” for me, though. 😛

[friend]: *giggles* Not really, unless you can come up with some official-y agency or program acronym that matches 😛

[me]: Got it!

Supreme – Headquarters – Of – Kink – Oriented – Liquid – And – Dessert – Applications … dot gov.

So, who out there wants to be special agents for the Flying Pie Monster?

More Debauchery Early Birds!

Just a quick note to let folks know that Debauchery is extending Early Bird registration pricing through Sunday, because they’d love to relieve you of some of that heavy tax return money 🙂

It’s $75 for a weekend of amazing presenters, great parties, a cool play space, and a friendly, perverted environment! Oh, yeah, and I’ll be teaching my newest class, and almost certainly taking advantage of their messyplay space 🙂

You should come! It’ll be excellent!