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commented on SLLOTD: Bend Over
I'm not ready to deem this one fake - not enough lascivious details from a one-handed typist. Assuming it's genuine (I've heard similar from several people), LW definitely wants to have someone trustworthy to watch her back/rear.
Rather than having a guardian angel though, have a pimp/manager - ie: the person who "brought" you and who "gets to share you with whomever they want" (meaning that you discuss ahead of time if there is anyone you wouldn't want to have access, someone they deem creepy, etc. and your manager will veto on your behalf as part of the scene).
I don't know exactly how the LW swings on other kink/roleplay options (this works well with a bottom into power play), but something like this is a good way to incorporate a trusted person into the scene in character without having to sacrifice any sexiness. In fact, it could even add to the exhibitionism with some commentary by the manager if LW is into that (if this person enjoys voyeurism while also being trustworthy, then it's a perfect match). That also allows for use of safe words as a signal for when LW is ready to pack up and go home; the manager can help get LW out of there safely without too much social friction.
commented on Slog Bible Study: 1 Kings 1:1-4
Why did they have to look everywhere? You'd think plenty of young, nubile women would jump at the chance to be the king's bedwarmer...
commented on Get Schooled at Filipino Lunch Counter
@12: Maybe I'm used to eating at awesome small places, but those signs say to me that they actually serve interesting food, have some people who don't know how to appreciate something new (or ask irrelevant questions), and the staff would rather not have to say negative things to people constantly.
People who like to bitch at customers don't give away their scolding opportunities like that. There is certainly a culture gap - I've seen Asian restaurants downrated for clearing plates quickly, even though that is a sign of respect. European-style eateries let you sit there longer - with your dirty dishes - and go by a different tempo.
Next time in Seattle, I'm going to try to go check them out! Brusque usually means they focus on making great food. And I'll probably try the salmon since I grew up eating whole fish with the family.
commented on In Which the Seattle Times' Sharon Pian Chan Accuses Me of Being a Racist
I'm still undecided where I fall on this issue, but one clarification: Koreans aren't "South Asian" last I checked.
I think that it is a bit overblown to claim active racism here, but there certainly are impacts that disproportionately could affect some types of ethnically owned businesses. I've noticed that businesses run by Korean- and Chinese-Americans especially do some careful financial balancing that does rely on some existing standards that don't match up with environmental or social justice activist positions.
It doesn't mean that they're against social justice any more than the min wage law proposals are racist, but it does indicate a structural inertia that would need to be overcome before those businesses could feel comfortable with future viability.
commented on The QFC on Harvard and Broadway Is Pratically a Dog Park
@18: I'm definitely in favor of nuts being banned from stores and other public areas if people are bringing them in and letting them rub against things, fornicate, and defecate on the floor. But since they tend to politely stay put in packaging on the shelves, they're manageable.