I saw lots of great costumes at Dragon... and lots of yummy eye candy, too. There was at least one really hot Catwoman I saw, and a hot female Jango Fet... and one girl in leather fantasy armor who looked quite nice. Lots of fursuiters, too, and some of those suits were just amazing.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Two Great Weekends (Kinky Geeky Stuff!)
Last weekend my lovely Owner took her took her puppy up to the Maryland Renaissance Fair along w/ our friend, Poet. We had a great time (despite a bummer ending for Poet). It’s about a 6 hour drive from our place – nothing too bad. We rode up together Friday evening, and were at the Fair site bright and early Saturday morning. Traffic was fine, lines were fine, and the crowed was fine. The Maryland RenFair is a great location: about twice the area of our Charlotte RenFair and has lots and lots of trees (it’s almost all shaded, and we didn’t even need to use the sun-screen we brought). We had a great time walking around, drinking lots and lots of beer, and ogling the eye candy. They have a reptile show and we got to see a really, freaking huge snake. Shakespeare’s Scum was, I think, our favorite act we saw; we saw their funny versions of Richard III and Romeo & Juliette. I solved a math puzzle presented by one of the wandering entertainers. We ate the obligatory RenFair food (Scotch eggs!)… and did I mention the beer? There was a lot of beer. They also have a fun, long slide made of polished wood… and a Ren-themed bookstore where I bought a fabulous little anthropology/folklore book about werewolves written in 1930, which cracks me up reading it b/c it is so un-self-critical in it’s obvious Christian bias in that wonderfully naïve way that only a 1930’s “folklorist” could be – like he frequently refers to the MalleusMaleficarum as this definitive, authoritative source of information. I love reading anthro/folklore work from that era in general b/c it has this Indiana Jones meets HP Lovecraft in a completely non-PC way that, assuming you don’t find it totally offensive, is really quite fun and charming.
Anyway… Shdwkitten at Ren! Always a source of entertainment. While I was solving the afore-mentioned math puzzle, Shdwkitten was chatting w/ this guy who complemented her ink, and then found out she was there w/ her husband and a “boyfriend” (sort of) whom she’s also seeing, and then… he starts hitting on her. And he’s married, but he’s totally wanting to cheat on his wife (who isn’t there) w/ her. She teased him, and it was very funny. But then she topped that. Because later, we were chilling, and she complemented this cute, 21-year-old, muscular guy on his ink, and then they start chatting. Now, I’m wearing my collar and Ma’am is petting my hair while also hugging Poet, so this guy makes a reasonable assumption and asks, “Are you on Fet?” LOL. He turns out to me Roughmeup99 on Fet… and before we’re done, Ma’am bends him over a fence and, right in front of the crowed, God, everyone, and a couple of Japanese tourists who took pictures, she body-punches his back and claws him bloody. LOL. It was just a brief encounter, but we all had a good laugh, and we’re hopping to get-together again – possibly at our RenFair in
next month… *knock on wood*
The only bummer was that Saturday night Poet came down w/ a fever… which developed into strep… which caused him to miss Dragon*Con. :(
Which brings me to my second amazing weekend: This weekend was Dragon. For those who don’t know, Dragon*Con is one of the largest sci-fi/fantacy/gaming cons in the nation. It’s freaking HUGE. In fact, it’s too huge, which is why I haven’t gone to one in five or six years. My first Dragon was in 1990 or ’91, back when it was just in one hotel and a few thousand people. Then it grew to 2 hotels and was cool… 3 hotels was alright for a while. But now attendance is over 50,000 people and it’s in 5 hotels. The last one Ma’am and I went to in ’07 or ‘08 was so f-ing crowded that we just didn’t have a good time. We felt like we were either standing in lines or crushed in crowds all… day… long. So we both kind of said: Never again.
Never say never.
Sir contacted Ma’am a couple of days before Dragon and let her know he had an extra badge available. I thought it over… and said, what the hell? I’m so glad I did b/c I had a great time.
Traveling solo, I arrived Friday evening and joined Sir and some friends in the Point of View Lounge for drinks and a game of Cards Against Humanity (the other game where the rules are made up and the points don't matter). We had so much fun, and were laughing so much that three ladies from a neighboring table asked to join us. George (Game of Thrones) Martin was also sitting at a neighboring table. Unfortunately he didn’t ask to join us, b/c it would have been great to say we played Cards Against Humanity w/ George RR Martin. (I didn’t see it, but Sir said that Martin was carrying a sign earlier that read, “Be nice to me or Tyrion gets it!” LOL.) The card game (somehow) led directly to sexy-fun-time back in our room. I think it had something to do w/ being gang-banged by the Blue Man Group…? I don’t know – I just seem to remember that at one time I had like four people biting me.
I had some great roommates, including a couple of our extended-pack members – Bishop & Gwynn. The way I’ve explained our pack before (and this is just my take on it; I don’t speak for anybody else here): we have the sort of “core” group of pups who recognize Loki as our Alpha in some more-or-less formal, D/s way and we follow his protocols (which I think consist only of “Do what the fuck Sir tells us” and “Don’t like olives”), and that’s myself, Tebow, Soma, and Hunter... then there’s this more nebulous group of other pups who surround us and we also have loads of fun with, and that includes a wonderful couple of non-domestic-canine puppies: Bishop (hyena) and Gwynn (wolf).
Saturday morning, Sir had to do one of his speaking panel things, and an old friend of mine (one who I went to Dragon with back in ’90 or ’91 when we were teenagers) joined us for the day. After Sir’s panel, we hiked over to the Dealer’s Room – which was huge and sprawling and labyrinthine. At times I wasn’t sure if we were going to ever make it back out again. I did drool over some Star Wars motorcycle/replica jackets, but I didn’t find anything that I both wanted and could afford. (Although later I did buy a used-kilt off Bishop, so that was cool!) Eventually we got out of the Dealer’s Room and got some food. My friend and I tried to get in on a Marvel Supper Heroes RPG game but it filled-up. That was disappointing b/c I haven’t played Marvel Super Heroes in like 20 years. One slot opened on a classic dungeon crawl game so I let my friend take that… and so I headed back upstairs to rejoin Sir and co. We went to the FeLife meet-n-greet. I saw Noir (my Owner's Ma'am's Sir), but otherwise it was a bust b/c they held it right next to the karaoke and it was too, damn loud to meet-n-greet… so we left that to go to LGBT Rainbow Flag Party. Sir had me on-leash, which always makes me a very happy puppy doggie! *wags* But this night it also served a practical function, as Sir was wearing his (incredibly awesome!!!) steampunk Saint Bernard leather-pup hood, which meant he couldn’t see well, so, leashed to him, I was also kind of acting as a seeing-eye-dog.
We left the party before it was too terribly late and went back to our hotel room for more sexy-fun-time. I got pounced, and Sir and I had some wickedly primal sex. He was in, as they say, “a mood.” There was some pretty ferocious biting, clawing, howling, snarling, and growling from both of us; my brain just exploded – flooded w/ stimuli, I couldn’t tell whether I was horny, frightened, raging, exhausted, or super-energized… and there were blood stains on the bed sheets before we were done. (I actually don’t remember how we finished; I think I actually just passed-out at some point.) It was really, really good sex. We woke-up still horny in the wee hours of the morning and somehow managed to have sex again, w/ less snarling and barking, w/o waking our roommates.
I left shortly after Sunday breakfast. I’ve decided that I would like to do Dragon again in the future. Probably not next year – maybe every-other year – but only for a day! The whole 4-day Dragon weekend is just way, way too much for me these days. 2 nights and 1 day was plenty. I drove home Sunday and collapsed, physically and emotionally exhausted. Fortunately there’s nothing on the calendar next weekend b/c I’m going to stay home and do nothing! :)