Friday, 14 February 2014
So guess what? Some spankos are shitheads!
I've been floating around the spanking world for a good few years, and everyone that I've dealt with has been polite and helpful. That's certainly not been the case in several other spheres of life that I interact with.
At one stage when I did interviews I used to ask is this had been the experience of my interviewee, and generally it had been.
All of which leads me to the message boards at ITC Spanking.
I've lurked here for a couple of years, primarily because of the advert section for professional spankees and spankers. Now and then I'd have a glance at the messageboards, and, on a couple of occasions, I started threads to ask questions, and the responses I got were all pleasant and on point.
I have observed a ribbon of nastiness that runs through some posts, particularly from some specific members.
The other day one of these "gentlemen" started a thread to attack Danielle Hunt. He alleged that the photo with her recent advert was of someone else, as the model was too thin. Someone else agreed, alleging the use of photoshop, and a third made a comment about pictures being doctored in order to entice people into imaginary sex.
All of the posts were nasty in tone; there was nothing jovial about them, and, so far as I can see, they were basically unprovoked. I know that Dani did get involved in an argument about the degree to which spanking can be considered a sexual service, and, in the course of it, she made a major factual mistake, but she owned up to it when it was highlighted. None of this seems to be a reasonable basis for personal attacks.
Yes, I sank to their level.
Mick and Jan, the moderators and board owners, quite rightly deleted the thread overnight; I don't know if any of the other posters responded to my crude attempt to offend or not. I don't really care.
The thing is, we often refer to ourselves as a community, and that suggests inclusion, We're all in this thing together; why would you go out of your way to attack someone for the Hell of it?
Unless you're a little shit with low self esteem, I suppose. Oops, there I go again.
So I guess I'm not much better. My motives may have been purer, wanting to defend a friend, but I could have just reported the thread, instead of adding to the hatefulness.
At the time it was satisfying, and I can't say I entirely regret it, but I'm not sure it's how I would handle the same situation again.
Not a very appropriate Valentine's Day sentiment is it?
On which note, a heppy February 14th to you all out there in spanking land; and may your palms and bottoms feel whatever sensations they require!
All the best
Pictures are of Dani (yes, they really are) and are taken by my friend Roy, from the Topcat Club in Cradley Heath.