Bug Alyx Here (Prev)

Okay, I’ve added this page because it’s clear people need a place to write me little notes, like, “I’ve been waiting for AGES…when are you going to post another story?!”

So this page is for you, cherished readers. Write to me, write to each other, heck, write your own stories! And then I can bug YOU for a change! ๐Ÿ˜†

307 Responses to Bug Alyx Here (Prev)

  1. Alsyn says:

    Your story was great, I enjoyed it. I have read almost all of Loki’s books.
    And I plan on spending some free time over the next few days, reading
    in your archives :).
    I have never written to anyone but Loki, hope you don’t mind. AA or Alsyn

    • Alyx says:

      Welcome Alsyn! Of course I don’t mind if you write me, and I’m a big fan of Loki’s too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You didn’t mention which story you read, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know!

  2. Dreamgirl says:

    Yay, official bugging site! Altho you might regret setting up this page. *eg*
    Only 2/5 done?? – what have you been DOING??? Can’t wait that long …. *whine* can’t study w/o a new story, soon. *nod*
    What do we need to do to get you finish it? How about sending u some skittles? chocalates? donuts? heehee

    • Alyx says:

      I might indeed regret setting up this page. *snort*

      What have I been doing? Seeing to brats like you, for one thing! Send me TA’s email address — I’d be happy to give her some tips to make sure you study, young lady!

      Sending me chocolate would do fine, especially if it’s in the form of a hazelnut souffle. ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. lola says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. SP says:

    Alyx, how come I can’t post on about page?? I was going to ask what happened to the other quote (I’m pretty sure it was a different one last time I was there. Or am I losing it?? lol). It’ll be really nice to have all the quotes there, because then, together, they’ll present a more holistic view of who Alyx is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Hope I’m I polite enough in my veiled “demand”?) LOL

    • Alyx says:

      Hi SP. You can’t post on the “About” page because I disabled the comments for that page. It’s normally (when you look at other people’s blogs) a simple page which has a biography and/or a few words about what the blogger wants to share about themselves. But since I didn’t have any place for people to make generic comments, they were using that page. And I could see it going on and on….which I didn’t think was a good idea. Which is why I created the “Bug Alyx Here” page instead.

      Was there something specific you needed to say on that page? Was it to comment about my new quote? (Or complain about me changing it? *bg*) I think if I saved all the quotes I’m planning to use it would go on forever, as I have a LOT of favorite quotes. However I’m open to it, if other people are as demanding feel as strongly about it as you do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. fizzybrat says:

    About those quotes: I would like the rest of Alyx’s readers to weigh in on something. A snippet of recent conversation about the current Robert Frost quote on the “About” page:

    Fizzy: HA what a perfect poem for a top!
    Alyx: LOL I hadn’t thought about it that way!
    Fizzy: WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HADN’T THOUGHT ABOUT IT THAT WAY?!
    ROTFL
    Alyx: I hadn’t! I was touched by the transitory nature of the poem, and its harkening back to younger times! *dignified sniff* did you honestly think I’d posted it because of the idea of swinging a switch???
    Fizzy: Yes!!
    Alyx: (laughing) I wonder if everyone else is as twisted as you are?!

    Ok seriously…was I the only one who saw “swinger of birches” in the first line and thought that? ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Wow, kinky fiction with interesting characters, creative approaches to discipline, believable dialogue, tantalizing buildup and an enjoyable plot? ๐Ÿ˜€

    I just finished enjoying the first three installments of the Cassandra and Nicole saga and Turnaround, and I eagerly anticipate devouring the rest of your library. I just wanted to go ahead and use the “bother the author” option to thank you for making these available and voice my appreciation.

    I’d ask you when the next story is due, but I can see that’s already a popular question, and something tells me I’d just get smacked.

    -Austin

    • Alyx says:

      Ah, polite AND wise…I can tell we’re going to get along just fine, Austin. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Seriously, I’m very happy to hear you’re enjoying my stories! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me know. I really do appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. lola says:

    ;-)……. i’m trying not to bug you….much….

    • Alyx says:

      Hmm…you’re not succeeding very well, are you? ๐Ÿ˜† No, I’m just teasing. If those are not-so-subtle reminders that you’re waiting for my next story, then rest assured I have not forgotten about it. Unfortunately have not had time to work on it recently. And there are a bunch of social (and other) engagements coming up, so I probably won’t get to work on it this week much either. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (I know, I’m not happy about it either.)

      But as I said before, I am at least 2/3 through, so it hopefully won’t be too much longer.

  8. Cutey says:

    I love the new bug Alyx feature.. I love bugging people. so when is the new story…..

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Cutey! Hmm, methinks you need something to keep you busy, young lady! *raised brow* Feel free to send me your gf’s email address, I might have a few suggestions for her. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Well, I hope the new story might be finished this weekend. But then it has to wait for the editor to check it over, and she’s buried pretty deep at the moment. So….sometime next week? *crosses fingers*

  9. sandy says:

    Hiya Alyx, maybe you could tell us who the Editor is! Or better still, create a special ‘Bug the Editor’ page, just for her…then we could all give her a wee bit of friendly encouragement.
    Also, and I’m not moaning or anything, but 8 blog posts in March, compared to bugger all, so far, in April! But, as I said, not moaning.

    Hope you’re well Alyx,
    Take care.
    s.

    • Alyx says:

      Sandy, you crack me up. I am tempted to create a “Bug the Editor” page except that she’s truly swamped with RL obligations, and some of them are actually more important than spanking fiction. Yes, I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true. ๐Ÿ˜€

      It’s funny how your “not moaning” and your “not trying to give anyone ideas” are awfully similar! And both deserving of a good hiding. *glare* *relenting* Okay, okay, I may be inspired to post something soon. (The kind of inspiration that’s known as “sublimation” in therapy circles. Like when your palm itches and you write a blog post to try to work it out.)

      Hope you are well too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Well, I’ve now read all of your presently-posted stories (of which I think Taken By Surprise is my favorite, incidentally), and I find myself a little sad that I have nothing of comparable quality to read for the time being. I can certainly understand that you’re busy, but geez, you have a responsibility to your many fans to keep our impatient, greedy appetites for good writing at bay! ๐Ÿ˜„

    In the meantime, take care, and thanks again on behalf of each of us with whom you’ve shared your work. I’mma go try and figure out how to set up one of these WordPress thing-a-ma-jigs!

    -Austin

    • Alyx says:

      Hey Austin, I can see you’re joining that impatient greedy queue which has formed…..waiting to be smacked. ๐Ÿ˜† Seriously though, I will try to finish the next story soon. I appreciate everyone’s patience.

      Thanks especially for letting me know what you liked. That story that’s your favorite was just a small “knock-off” compared to the other longer ones, so I find it really interesting you liked it the best. WordPress is a good blog, though some things are frustrating. Good luck with it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • True, it was significantly shorter, but I thought it introduced an interesting and important new dynamic to their relationship- that of spanking for psychological release, a “because you needed it” session. I appreciated the detail put into that aspect. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Alyx says:

          Ah, I see. Thanks for noting that. I do think that’s an important part of discipline sometimes. And I do think that brats/bottoms appreciate it…..later. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Dreamgirl says:

    more bugging and pouting …..

    what have you been doing lately?! me thinks you need a top to give you some inspiration/motivation, lady! lol (sorry, but it IS named “Bug Alyx here”) hehehehe

    • Alyx says:

      Dreamgirl, you do make a top’s palm itch! *swat!* *LOL* I’ve been busy, okay? But I am going right this minute to work on the story, so the end is in sight (heheheheh….and you’ll see whose end once you read it ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

      (And as for needing some top-ly motivation, you are the third person to suggest such a thing, which frankly surprises me. My goodness, if I didn’t know better, I’d think people want to see me spanked! *shocked* The very idea!)

  12. cras says:

    So, having decided that you are definitely an instigator and deserve everything that comes of it since you did label this section “Bug Alyx Here” knowing that it would drive some of your readers to do so, I figured I would give in to my impulse. So, how’s the story writing coming along? Anything new yet? I know it’s only been a short span of time since your last story was finished and posted, but impatient readers want to know! And we can’t help it if we’re addicted to your wonderful writing, because it is pretty fantastic and we just can’t resist but pester you until there’s some more.

    *Stops and looks at what I’ve written so far* Yeah, I think that’ll do for now. *grins* Of course, part of me wonders how impudent it would be to back the others in their suggestions that you might need a bit of Topping yourself. *winks and tries to run off quick enough to avoid getting swatted*

    • Alyx says:

      *rolling up my sleeves to….answer* *g* An instigator, am I? When you know perfectly well brats like yourself need little or no encouragement to engage in your favorite pastime! *grabbing you by your ear* *pulling my arm back* Of course *swat!* I hope you do realize *swat!* that by spending my time *swat!* answering posts like this one *swat!* I have that much less time to write? *swat! swat! swat!*

      *stops and watches at you rubbing* Yeah, I think that’ll do for now. ๐Ÿ˜†

      • cras says:

        *Has one hand rubbing my ear and the other rubbing my bottom* Of course, if it takes *Sooo* much time to respond to things on here, I can’t imagine why you’d set up a section like this. *winks at you* I suppose I deserved that, though you didn’t have to be so enthusiastic about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Cutey says:

    pouts
    There haven’t been new posts…….. i’m bored. I need a regular story fix.

    • Alyx says:

      Ah, young Cutey, I know exactly what you need, and it doesn’t have anything to do with stories! *LOL*

      I know, I’ve been very busy lately. And there likely won’t be a new story for awhile (though it’s percolating in my brain at the moment), but I will try to make a blog post soon. Today, perhaps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. lola says:

    ::::deep, deep sigh:::: I’m with Cutey…bored, bored, bored…come on, Alyx…entertain us!

  15. lola says:

    well..but I’m still bored….and its your job to entertain us….

    • Alyx says:

      Oh, I see. Playful threats aren’t enough for Ms. Lola, mm? All right, then. Come over here, young lady. *motioning you closer with a crook of my finger*

      • lola says:

        ok, ok… I get it. You don’t need to entertain us. But you want to, right? We LOVE your stories!!

        • Alyx says:

          Not so fast, brat. You wanted entertainment, and I can provide you with some. *deliberately rolling up my sleeves* I guarantee it will cure what ails you. *eg*

          • lola says:

            :::swallowing as my eyebrows rise::::: um…Alyx…its cool…really, its very cool…:::sliding back slowly until I find the back door:::::

            • Alyx says:

              *grabbing your arm and marching you over to the chair* Very cool, hm? *sitting and pulling you across my lap* Let’s see if we can heat things up, shall we? *patting your upturned bottom* Any last words before the warm-up begins?

  16. lola says:

    :::thinking of something witty to say….::::::: Um…wanna switch?

    • Alyx says:

      As much as I would love to use a switch on you, I will make do with my hand….this time. *raises palm and brings it down repeatedly on your backside* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *pausing* I hope you’re finding this sufficiently entertaining, Lola. If not, I can always use my trusty hairbrush. As I’m sure my brat will tell you, that’s always very entertaining! ๐Ÿ˜€ *finishing up with a flourish* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *SMACK!* *setting you back on your feet* Behave yourself, missy!

      • lola says:

        :::rubbing my butt:::: Geez….. (so does this mean you will do a story soon?)

        • Alyx says:

          I was away for a few days, but am back now. I’m working on a story, but “soon” is a very subjective description. We’ll see….no promises. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. bijou56 says:

    Hello Alyx,
    I have been a fan of yours for a while and I wanted to thank you for sharing your stories for ours is a very narrow niche indeed. Your stories are rich with the delicate social intimacies between top and bottom that gives one a sense of solidarity and community within the often misunderstood sapphic domestic discipline lifestyle. Reading your tales and the comments of these lovely ladies has convinced me to make the leap and sign up for an account. I am also writing my own tales of DD, though I am no where near making a public debut. I eagerly await your next yarn although I see that you have many brats to take care of as of late and I am glad I joined after that little party. I assure you my wife would have not offered a virtual punishment ha ha! Here is hoping your arm doesn’t fall off before you can fire off another story!

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Bijou56! Thank you for taking the time to post and let me know you enjoy my stories. I agree, the F/F domestic discipline niche is a tiny one, and the whole reason I started writing in the first place — I couldn’t find enough reading material! It’s good to hear that another person is writing for that genre — I’m looking forward to seeing more stories out there!

      (Yes, I’m going to be a bit busy for now. ๐Ÿ˜€ However I do hope to have another story up in the near future.)

  18. snu56 says:

    Hey Alyx,
    I have been reading your blog/stories with my wife Bijou56 for quite sometime now, and I must say it is a pleasure. Like the little brat she is, Bijou was going to join this site today without my knowledge. But in the end decided to share that decision with me, which I am grateful for because I was also considering joining (although I would have enjoyed tanning her cute little bottom!). I noticed as I perused through the comments that there seemed to be quite a number more subs than tops on here, so I figured I would help level the playing field. Perhaps we could trade tales and techniques. Us tops need to stick together!

    • Alyx says:

      Welcome Snu56! It’s great that you also enjoy my stories and that you took the time to post — thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad to have both of you here, and I am sure you will find other reasons to tan her bottom! *vbg*

      You’re right, I am very outnumbered here, and it’s great to see more tops post. Trading tips and techniques is a wonderful idea! I can just see it now: implement recommendations, methods to insure obedience, the most successful punishment you’ve administered….the possibilities are endless! *eg*

      • bijou56 says:

        Egads! What have I done? And you were right Alyx she did find a reason. A tip to all the brats out there make sure you are right before you accuse your wife/gf of not listening, turns out she was and doesn’t take kindly to attitude! I’m still tender from that one! hee hee

        • Alyx says:

          Attitude is never a good idea. *shaking head* Glad to hear another brat advising the brat posse of the importance of making sure you’re right before accusing a top of anything! (Even if you ARE right, you’re likely to pay for it. Heheheh. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  19. Kaie says:

    great site Alyx! I finaly got around to making it over here to read your great stories. Miss ya!

    • Alyx says:

      Kaie! *big hug* Miss you too, hon. Next time stop by earlier….I’m sure you could’ve added to the general mayhem. ๐Ÿ˜†

  20. bijou56 says:

    Hi Alyx,
    I was wondering if you would be willing to do a trade of sorts. I need an opinion of my work and though my wife enjoys my stories, she loves me and is therefore bias in a charming way. *wink* Anyhoo, if you could read over my story and tell me what you think I would be willing to edit for you. I can also offer top spot on my blog roll when I start up my blog. Whatdya say? Wanna make a deal?
    P.S. I like the community story you and the gals are penning. The multitudes of personalities give a nice layering effect. It reminds me of a screen play in a way. *notices Snu standing behind me tapping her foot* Oops! I have to get supper on. I’ve been procrastinating for an hour now and I don’t want any, shall we say, motivation applied to my backside *roguish grin*

    • Alyx says:

      Hey Bijou56, that’s great news that you’ve written a story! Hopefully it’s my favorite genre (F/F discipline), as we need as many writers as we can get in that field. I’d be happy to read your story, though it might take a little while. I’ve got my hands full at the moment, and was actually threatened with a ruler (!!!) if I don’t get some writing done. Anyway, send it to my email address (link on my page).

      Good to hear you’re starting up a blog too. And it’s nice you have such “motivation” behind you (heheheh) to keep the procrastinating from getting out of hand! ๐Ÿ˜†

  21. 1Chicklet says:

    *Poke*

    • Alyx says:

      I felt that, missy! And I’ll have you know I’m working on another story. If I can stay away from that Brat Camp thread on the Sapphic Discipline Forum! ๐Ÿ˜†

  22. bystander says:

    okay, first hello ๐Ÿ™‚ and can i just say how amazing your stories are :). second, just wondering (really really wondering and fingers crossed hoping you’ll say yes :P) are you writing another cassandra and nicole story soon??

    • Alyx says:

      Hello and welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for taking the time to comment, Bystander. What IS it with the Cassie and Nicky pair??? Itโ€™s like readers canโ€™t get enough of them, and while Iโ€™m not complaining, itโ€™s gone even beyond my fathoming. *g*

      I do have another story coming out mid-July or so, but Iโ€™m afraid itโ€™s not Cassandra and Nicole. And the next few Iโ€™m planning after that arenโ€™t C & N either! Hmmโ€ฆ.I can see I shall have to think up new adventures for those two, and put it into my queue. Poor Nickyโ€ฆ.I guess people just love to see her get into trouble. ๐Ÿ˜†

  23. bystander says:

    I love everything about them, the whole relationship between them is amazing and i was in giggles at some of the sayings “big footed groupies” lol, i love Nicky’s way with words. Can’t wait to read your next story, and mega thanks for replying to my comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. SP says:

    I love Cassie and Nicky too. They are both so loving and all the stories read like RL to me. Heck, who doesn’t fantasize having a relationship like theirs. *sigh* But Alyx, being the naughty girl that she is, surely Nicky has gotten herself into enough trouble by now for you to write another story. *wink*
    Happy long weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      I think Nicky will always manage to get herself into trouble, SP. *g* In fact, in my mind she’s already headed for difficulty because she hates her job and is totally unfulfilled by it. No doubt she will be rather difficult to live with until Cassie can take her in hand. *vbg* So yes, there is no shortage of plots for those two (or for SuperTop, for that matter).

      What there is a shortage of is time to write!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (Have a great long weekend yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  25. 1Chicklet says:

    Hey Alyx,
    chicklet(b) here: Just thought I would stop by and let you know that we are 2 weeks into the month of July. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Alyx says:

      *LOL* Uh-huh, and I’m assuming the little “b” after your name indicates you are bratting me, rather than providing me with a polite toply reminder? I am very much aware of that, thank you very much, missy! My earlier internal deadline of July 15 is not going to happen. However I have a new internal deadline, which is before the end of the month, and that MUST happen. โ—

      So stop bugging me and let me write! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 1Chicklet says:

        *Giggling* Yes, Alyx you are correct in your assumption (I thought I would make it easier for you so you don’t have to guess), but do you know what they say about assuming? Umm..so how does an internal deadline work when compared to an external deadline?
        That emoticon you used sure does look like a horses backside ๐Ÿ˜€
        chicklet(b) *scratching head thinking really hard* hmm…if you don’t want to be bugged then why do you have a “Bug Alyx Here” section? “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
        Listening to “Celebration “by Kool and the Gang but singing “Motivate good times, come on….”

        • Alyx says:

          An internal deadline is internally imposed, as opposed to one that is externally imposed. You do recall how things work that are EXTERNALLY IMPOSED, don’t you, young lady? *raised brow* Too bad I can’t tell your top side to IMPOSE an EXTERNAL reminder to your brat side right at this moment! ๐Ÿ˜€

          (You are right about the “Bug Alyx Here” section, however. That was a big mistake on my part. *LOL*) *listening to Pat Benatar but singing “Hit her with your best shot”*

  26. micah says:

    It’s so good to see chicklet in an environment where I’m not scared of her!!!
    Chicklet….just wanted to say Hello to you for real. unlike at Alyx’s swell party!
    I was totally new to blogs, etc and didn’t know Tops would post… You really did scare the bejeepers out of me…I swear to you, you left an impression that lasted for days…
    BTW – thank you for bugging Alyx about missing her deadline. I would love to but I’m concerned I may be on her hit list right now…

    • 1Chicklet says:

      Hello Micah and thank you. Chicklet(T) *raises eyebrow* the impression only lasted for days not weeks or months? (Must be my tamed response out of respect for Alyx and her blog.)
      Chicklet(b) I do believe that if you ask Alyx or anyone that knows this side of me will say I can BRAT with the best of them, and being on a hit list is not something this side is concerned with ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • micah says:

        I believe you really can brat with the best of them. I looked at a few threads from Sapphos Brats and you are an expert when it comes to bratting. i can only aspire to rise to your level….
        but at the same time…dang, you can switch the other way giving me the shudders oh great POTENT TAIL.
        Ummm….that’s the nickname I gave you for myself. The view as you left the room was thrilling…in my mind anyway…*bg*

  27. Dreamgirl says:

    hey, I don’t care if it’s internal or external, I just want that darn new story already!! *stomp foot, hands on the hip*

    sorry about that, but this section IS for us to bug ya right? heehee. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ok, I’ll be quiet now since I’ve …umm… contributed a little to the fictional Alyx saga over at SD, lured by a certain creative fellow brat whose name shall remain unknown … *quickly exits*

    • Alyx says:

      I SAW that little post regarding the size of FA’s nether regions, young lady! *narrow-eyed gaze* You’re lucky I’m too busy to take you over my knee like I should! *growl*

    • 1Chicklet says:

      Yeah, I’m [chicklet(b)] with you Dreamgirl..it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s an internal or external…I just want the story. *jumping up and down “I want a story and I want one now”.

      • Alyx says:

        *swat!* Young lady, what you want and what you need are two different things! Since you’re not within arm’s reach, you won’t be getting what you need. *eg* However you will probably be getting what you want within a week, I hope.

  28. Kaie says:

    Hi Alyx!!! BUG BUG BUG….any chance that Cass/Nic story will coming in the next few years?? missed ya!!!!

    • Alyx says:

      Kaie! *hugs* Still busy making tops’ palms itch, I see! ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t have a Cassie/Nicky story planned, I’m afraid. But there will hopefully be others instead. Miss you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. micah says:

    YEARS?!?….What about days or weeks….Months is clearly not acceptable while YEARS is a downright punishable crime…

    • Alyx says:

      Young lady, since we are still waiting for your next story to be published, I don’t think you are one to criticize! *whack!*

  30. bystander says:

    just thought i’d drop in and say hi, see how you are all doing, love the banter here, never fails to make me laugh (go micah :D). have a good day all

    • Alyx says:

      You are always welcome to drop by, Bystander! Feel free to add to the banter at any time! ๐Ÿ˜€

      (But naughty Micah doesn’t need any encouragement! It’s amazing she has any bottom left! ๐Ÿ™„

      • micah says:

        *grimacing*
        apparently there seems to be enough bottom to go … around…and around…and around

  31. bystander says:

    oh, just read micahs story (but couldn’t comment) wow, wow, wow……..loved it so much, can’t wait for the next one ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Alyx says:

      I’m sure she’ll be thrilled to hear that, Bystander. But why couldn’t you comment?? Are you registered on that board?

    • micah says:

      *Talking loudly* Thank you so much Bystander for your kind words…I really do appreciate them…
      *drawing you into a hug and slipping you a $20* *whispering*…I know we agreed on $50 but I’m a little short….OK,OK…I’ll have it by Friday…
      Just kidding…Thank you very much Bystander…I REALLY appreciate it…Trying to write stuff and post it after I’ve drooled over Alyx’s stories for so long is as intimidating as He**

  32. bystander says:

    Sadly no, i’m not registered on that board, will have to see how to do that, Also think i need to change my name to *innocent* bystander so as not to appear to be encouraging any naughtiness (even though it provides me with a great source of entertainment ๐Ÿ˜€ ). Whispers to Micah…no worries ๐Ÿ™‚ now how do i change these $ into ยฃ’s?!? Seriously though you are a fantastic writer as is Alyx, especially in love with her *very quietly so Alyx doesn’t get annoyed with the repetition* Cassie and Nicky stories. Really looking forward to reading more of your stories Micah. Trying to read the thread on SD but think i lost the beginning and possibly end, may have stumbled somewhere into the middle lol

    • Alyx says:

      Yes, you should register with the board…not that we need any more brats. ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously, it’s a fun group.

      (Alyx is resigned to the fact that, regardless of whatever new things she comes up with, her first writing characters seem to remain the most popular. And she appreciates the appreciation, in whatever form. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  33. bystander says:

    Going to register now, brat? what brat? ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Kayla says:

    Seeing that I just happened to stumble into this most definitely new world (and haven’t been able to pull myself away for the past week and a half) I would like to thank Fizzy, Alyx, Loki and all the other brats for unknowingly filling me in on a lot through blogs and stories. I haven’t laughed so much in quite awhile. You are a witty bunch and it warms my inner brat heart.

    One thing I kind of noticed through some of the stories is a reoccurring detail that has caused me much thought and question. Are Tops ALWAYS older than their brats/bottoms? I do admit that it is hard to imagine a 20something Top and a 30something brat/bottom. Funny, but hard to imagine. The question is why? I never believed age was a given for knowing what is best for someone or for containing knowledge. I guess I always found the wisest people were those who have lived life’s experiences. I have met some very well grounded women who put me to shame when I hear how old they are.

    Anyway, I haven’t come across a story yet where the ages were reversed and I guess I’m just questioning why.

    • Alyx says:

      Mmm, nice meaty comment…I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Okay, I can’t speak for everyone, because I obviously haven’t read ALL the kinky stories out there (not for lack of trying, mind). But it’s true that most of them seem to follow that pattern, and I think that makes sense. As you say, the wisest people are GENERALLY those with the most life experience, and most people gain life experience as they age. However that’s just a general rule and there are lots of old idiots and young sages. Another factor you haven’t mentioned is that ideal tops (and stories mostly portray ideals) are the ones with more patience, and frequently one learns to “go with the flow” more as one gets older. As you get older you really start to appreciate what is truly important, and what is not worth getting your undies in a twist over. (Again, speaking generally, because there are lots of exceptions.)

      All that said, however, there is absolutely no reason why a top couldn’t be younger than a bottom. I am a switch, and in my previous relationship I bottomed to someone who was younger than me. And in the relationship before that, though my partner wasn’t exactly a top, she did spank me and she was a good 15 years younger! So yes, it can and does happen. Why haven’t I written a story about that? I have no idea! It’s never occurred to me before, I guess, simply because age isn’t really a big deal to me either. But now that you’ve brought it to my attention, I think I would like to write a story in which the top is younger than the bottom. *smile* When I start writing again, that is.

      Thanks for giving me something to think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Luke says:

    Haha i had got bored 1 day n came on here nice stories by da way i relly do lik them lol so wen’s ur next story gnna b upp?!?! lol im bored as hell rite nw hope 2 read more stories from u lol i lik fizzy’s character im jus lik her lol evn though im a guy its funny

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Luke, thanks for dropping by and commenting! If you are just like the Fizzy character, then I bet your poor top has her/his hands full! *LOL* I’m taking a short break from writing at the moment. But am turning over stories in my mind all the time, so eventually there will be lots more discipline, never fear! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Luke says:

        Lol ur funny n yes she does lol but i manage 2 stay out of of trouble by playin sports n playin music with my band lol yeaa but sometimes i can get crazy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. alsyn says:

    Alyx, Do you have to be twenty to be on here?? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    And poke poke when is your next story coming? hehehe I’m finding it difficult
    to be patient. Your Fizzy stories are by far my most favorite of all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      Alsyn, if your state requires you to be a certain age to read my stories then you should be that age. (I personally don’t consider them porn, but some of them are erotic. *g*) And if you’re younger than the law allows, then you shouldn’t be reading them — find someone to give you a good spanking and send you to bed, missy! ๐Ÿ˜€

      The Fizzy stories are mild enough for 19-year-olds, I think. Though emulating that brat will insure you have trouble sitting a good deal of the time! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  37. alsyn says:

    Well I did the required research and the age most everywhere is 18 :).
    I had to ask my mentor if she knew, even though it got me in a bit of
    trouble.
    Last April, when I first posted I had posted using a relatives e-mail. And
    got caught by the lady who is now my mentor. She is actually my Aunts
    partner. Anyway, as a result I don’t hack into anyone’s e-mail anymore.
    And I wanted you to know that AA was not me.
    And that I really love all your stories, especially Fizzy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      Thanks for straightening that out, Alsyn. And you’re lucky your mentor didn’t tan your bottom for that stunt! But I’m glad you’re here and you like my stories. Even the naughty Fizzy ones. ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. bystander says:

    Hi Alyx , it’s the quiet one here :).
    How are you? all good i hope?
    Just while i’m here, i may as well ask……
    any word on a new story??? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      Hello, Bystander. For a “quiet one” you certainly seemed to have gotten into some trouble in the SD Forum, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I am fine, but a bit tired as I have just returned from a short vacation. Yes, I snuck away without announcement, as I didn’t want to tempt any brats into parties while I was gone. ๐Ÿ˜€ There is not a new story being written at the moment, though there are several floating around in my head, including a possible looong one. *g* We’ll see if it gets written or stays a fantasy. But I do intend to pick up the pen again soon….thank you for asking, hon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. bystander says:

    Somehow i do manage to land in just a little bit of trouble O:).
    I’m glad you are ok and enjoyed a little holiday.
    Whatever makes you think there would be parties? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I look forward to reading whatever you write ๐Ÿ™‚
    Take care

  40. alsyn says:

    Alyx are you or anyone having trouble accessing the SD forum? I’m getting an error. Alsyn

  41. Dreamgirl says:

    wha? still no new stories?
    Alyx, are you on strike these days???
    Me needs a quick fix. *frantically looking for f/f story*

    • Alyx says:

      Hey Dreamgirl,

      Yes, I’m taking a break. I need one. ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously, I’m swamped with work and still have to sign up for a class before year-end. There probably won’t be any new stories for awhile, sorry! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      But here, check this out. This woman writes Glee discipline-fic. I don’t even watch the show so have no ideas of all the characters, but her stories are very good: To Write or Not to Write. Maybe that’ll hold you for awhile. (Hey, shouldn’t you be studying anyway? *swat!* ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  42. sandy says:

    Hi Alyx,
    You know, I thought you sounded a bit knackered with your last post and a few of the comments since… I hope you’re remembering to look after yourself and aren’t having to work too hard!
    And I wouldn’t worry about not having any new stories either, I’m sure all your readers (myself included,) will still be here if you ever do decide to write again…but please keep up with the odd blog post though, it’s nice to hear how you’re getting on!

    Take care.
    Sandy

    P.S. This is the 100th comment in the bug Alyx section, is there a prize for that or something??

    • Alyx says:

      Hey Sandy,

      Thanks for checking up and letting me know you loyal readers are still there. *hug* You’re right that I’ve been going through a lot right now — work and other issues — and feeling a bit shattered by the time I get online. But I was going to post another blog post soon….if only to grumble about pronunciation about Italian food. ๐Ÿ˜€ I know you’re all looking forward to that one. *snort*

      And congratulations! There is absolutely a prize for posting the 100th comment in this section! I’m afraid you’ll have to claim it in person, though. *eg*

      • sandy says:

        Claim it in person! Does that mean the prize is a trip to Hawaii then??

        Look forward to reading the next blog post!
        s.

        • Alyx says:

          The prize is a trip over my knee, young lady. And you can come to Hawaii to claim it, or I’d be happy to head to that cold country of yours and warm us both up in the most efficient way! ๐Ÿ˜†

          Okay, I’ve posted another blog post, just for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. sandy1984 says:

    Haha.. love it when you talk dirty!!

    Just let me know when you next plan on visiting my side of the pond…I’ll be waiting to claim that prize!!

    Liked the blog post.
    Sandy

    • Alyx says:

      You know why you keep getting moderated, don’t you? You keep changing your login (either name or email address)! It won’t do you any good, you know. I can spank you no matter which persona you’re pretending to be! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      (I do intend on visiting there again someday for sure. And then we’ll see how brave you are, eh? *eg*)

  44. Barbara Ann says:

    Hi! Are you on Twitter??

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Barbara Ann, and thanks for writing. I am not on Twitter, I’m afraid. Perhaps I should be if I’m going to post these non sequiturs, huh? *LOL* But the thought of all those brats tweeting me…lorrrrrd! ๐Ÿ˜†

  45. 1chicklet says:

    *lightly knocks on screen* “Hello, anyone home? Hello, Alyx?” *knocks again* “I’ve just made some crepes filled with strawberries,drizzzled with chocolate and a light sprinkle of powdered sugar, and since you have been on my mind (and heart) I thought I would bring some over. Bon appetit” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      Oh my. *trying not to drool* You obviously know the way to a top’s heart is through her tummy! ๐Ÿ˜† Well, this top’s heart and tummy, anyway! That sounds absolutely scrumptious, and I will enjoy the virtual feast tremendously. (Plus, no calories! *bg*) Thank you for your thoughtfulness, and I hope you really did have some yourself in RL, as that sounds like a real treat. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 1chicklet says:

        Oh, if only I could have. I am a responsible Top and they are not on the approved list. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My enjoyment came from everyone else enjoying them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to hear that you can enjoy the virtual feast as much as everyone else in RL. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. alsyn says:

    Alyx are you feeling better? I hope so ๐Ÿ™‚ love alsyn

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Alsyn, I am better, thank you. I get tired quickly and the incisions still bother me a little, but at least I’m not at work! ๐Ÿ˜€

  47. tigger0011 says:

    I’m a little slow and I just discovered what this page is!
    So, Alyx, if you’re recovering and not working and all, couldn’t you write another Cassie and Nicky story? Like, maybe Cassie goes to the hospital? It could be instructional, like the old Curious George books they used to read. Cassie Goes to the Hospital, Cassie Goes to the Dentist, Cassie Goes to Mexico. You can have this idea for free. No need to pay me royalties!

    • Alyx says:

      ROTFL! You know, that’s actually a really cute idea, Tig. I may just take you up on that one day. Though I really don’t think my brat side is well-developed enough to pull it off. I’ll have to do a bunch more observing first. You and Fizzy and the others just carry on as usual…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kayla says:

      I second the Cassie and Nicky story. I miss them. *pouts* Hope you feel like writing again soon and best wishes on a quick recovery.

      • Alyx says:

        Thanks, Kayla. The next story is likely to be a SuperTop one, but I will get around to Cassie and Nicky again one day, I promise. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. bystander says:

    hey Alyx, hope you are well. sending hugs

  49. 1chicklet says:

    Alyx,

    This is me not being a stranger…though you might wish I was. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    For starters, I wanted to let you know that I hope you are being a good patient and doing all that you should in order to facilitate a speedy and good recovery.

    Secondly, I wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed reading you many wonderful stories and posts. You have a way of bringing what one thinks and feels to the stage and letting them know that they are not alone.

    Lastly, I would like to let you know that I admire you and have a tremendous amount of respect for you. You are one fine example of a person with great honor and integrity.

    Hope you have a nice weekend, *Hugs*

    Chicklet

    • Alyx says:

      Hey Chicklet,

      Thank you for such generous compliments and for your good wishes. I am being as patient a patient as possible. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’ll be good to put all this…er…behind me. *g*

  50. lola says:

    Is this where we bug Alyx still? I mean, I haven’t in a while and thought that maybe I should. I hope you are feeling better and that you will indulge us with a story soon…very soon…like yesterday-soon? smile

    • Alyx says:

      Yes, this is still where you bug Alyx. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am feeling better and am back at work (half-days), gradually getting up to speed. To be honest I haven’t felt like writing in awhile. But my readers have been so patient and wonderfully caring, that I do owe them something, don’t I? *smile* I have a friend coming to visit for Xmas, but will try to get some work done as well. Thanks for checking on me, Lola. I hope things are going well with you. Happy Holidays, and I appreciate you hanging in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Kayla says:

    Even though I feel my bratty side kicking in with a vengeance after this post โ€œThe Top Handbook only suggests that you donโ€™t spank in anger. It realizes there are extenuating circumstances when brats would drive a saint to losing patience. *vbg*โ€ I will try my best to be civil.

    So why does this comment irk me so much? Well because it was you who, in a round about way, told me that Topโ€™s shouldnโ€™t spank in anger. It was something I respected. It was something, I thought, was included in the โ€œtrustโ€ package.

    Sure there are little things here and there where I feel is completely unfair to the brat and that Tops sometimes take advantage of being the top; but this……..this was something I thought was a rule. It was the line that separated love and caring from abuse. Now I donโ€™t know. Maybe it is all about power, control and dominance but you never gave me that impression before. Well you, fizzy and 10thMuse didnโ€™t; now Loki on the other hand is a different story.

    I guess that comment and hers just felt so uncaring that if pissed me off. It doesnโ€™t change my opinion of you and Iโ€™m sorry if Iโ€™m in the wrong here but I had to say it.

    • Alyx says:

      I’m glad you decided to be civil. *g* And I’m glad you took the time to post about something that was bothering you, although the original exchange occurred on Loki’s blog, it should be noted.

      So, first of all, let me say that my comment about the Top Handbook was intended as a joke, as we both know such a thing doesn’t exist, any more than the Brat Manual exists. Various “quotes” from both books are thrown about freely precisely because anyone can make up whatever they feel like. So it’s used as an indirect way for tops and bottoms/brats to take little jabs at each other and joke around. On my part, at least, the jabs are done with humor and affection, not malice. And the “vbg” (very big grin) was supposed to tip you off that I was teasing. If it appeared that I was serious in any way, then I apologize and want to assure you I was not.

      Now whether it should be a “rule” probably depends on the two people involved in the relationship. Certainly it gets broken at times, even with the best of intentions, because even tops are human beings. But if you’re asking me whether I personally believe it to be a good practice, the answer is that I do. I think it’s a good practice to avoid doing ANYTHING when in the grip of anger, though I will admit to still struggling to put that into practice when it comes to things like discussions over relationships (as TMT will probably attest to ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

      I have purposely avoided punishing a brat when truly angry, both because I wanted to be calm enough to be fair, and because (for me) spanking is ultimately connected with caring, and I had to be of the right frame of mind to engage in it. There are different strokes for different folks and I would never judge another person’s preferences with regards to TTWD. But for me it is never just about power, control and dominance. There is a difference to reading/writing fantasy material about such things, or getting off on them, and engaging that way in real life.

      If you want to know my philosophy on how a top should be (albeit very idealized), then you can find it mainly in my stories. I hope that clarifies things. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Loki says:

      As this references me, let me make myself clear, albeit in far blunter tones than Alyx, whose patience I must applaud.

      Atrocious Lex is a story about fictional people. It is NOT a manual on relationships. If you get upset about a fictional story, well, in one way I suppose it might mean it’s well written, or it might mean it’s being taken too seriously. Either way, both Alyx’s and my responses to your comment were lighthearted.

      I don’t write perfect characters. My tops aren’t models. Don’t take them as such. In the Atrocious Lex series especially, pretty much everyone is flawed beyond belief.

      I think it goes without saying that beating real people out of anger is bad, but if it doesn’t, well, there I just said it.

      Also, cheers for implying that I’m all about power, control and dominance. Charming. I do so enjoy being the bad girl.

      • Alyx says:

        Ah yes, for myself I took no offense. But for my friend Loki — Kayla, I do think you owe her an apology. Assuming you know anything about her based on her stories is clearly in error, because anyone who does know her would know your insinuation is insulting and untrue. I do know better than you, and she is an incredibly caring person.

        (Which doesn’t negate the streak of bad grrl in you, Loki. *bg* Pity I never got a crack at that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

        • Kayla says:

          *sighs* Okay, okay, okay I admit that I should have slept on it before I responded yesterday. Upon thinking of why your response bothered me so much I have come to this conclusion. One it has nothing to do with the Atrocious Lex story nor with Loki either. I guess that is why I didn’t post on her page. Two, I know the Top Handbook is not real. I guess why I was so upset was because I admire you so much. I guess it’s a case of finding out your “hero” is really human after all.

          As you said your philosophy on how a top should be can found in your stories. That was what I was referring to earlier. I find you to be an amazing caring person who is respected by all here. I guess I was just taken aback by your “joke”. It seemed to go against your code of ethics. In my eyes it was out of character and I apologize for my response. I’d blame it on long hours or the holiday season but I honestly don’t know what it is. Anyway, again I’m sorry.

          Now off to see Loki who btw I was not insinuating was all about power, control or dominance.

          • Alyx says:

            *nods sagely* Now you see why it’s a mistake to do anything in anger? Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you that a good trip over my knee wouldn’t cure. (Note: That’s a JOKE. *g*) No, I am not taking your concerns lightly, which is why I took the time to respond as I did. But I do think a sense of humor is important — I’m not one of those kinds of tops that takes myself seriously all the time. And I’ve heard it said that “the top may be in charge, but the bottom is in control.” I think that’s quite true. You might reflect on that when you think things are unfair for the brat.

            Thank you for your apology, I appreciate it. I think Loki will appreciate it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Kayla says:

              Thank you Alyx and your probably right about the “trip”. Usually I do have the most amazing sense of humor if I do say so myself. *shurgs* I dont know what happened yesterday. Anyway, thank you for acepting my apology. It makes me feel a lot better.

        • Loki says:

          Thanks for the kind words Alyx ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a very caring, nice and sweet person. You however, are naughty to make reference to cracking any part of my grrlness and somebody should spank you very, very soundly indeed.

  52. sparrow says:

    Is there any chance The Library will be restored to your site? You encouraged a lot of talent there.

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Sparrow,

      I was a moderator on the Sapphic Discipline site, but not owner. It was not at all my site. Becka was the owner, and therefore she would be the one to ask. She occasionally stops by here so perhaps she will see this and answer your question. I agree there was a lot of talent encouraged there.

      FYI, I have had word from a friend of mine who is working on a new site, one which will likewise encourage all kinds of F/F material. Hopefully she will post it soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. sparrow says:

    Thanks for the info. By the way…………there seem to be quite a few folks pleading for another Cassie and Nicki story. Just sayin’. There is also the matter of Calyx and Loki stranded in the cemetary facing dire consequences if they can’t sneak back in The Bucket as stealthily as they sneaked out. That was an awsome last chapter. I do believe it is your turn. Again, just sayin’.

    Isn’t it nice to know you are loved and you are appreciated?

    • SP says:

      Heehee, Sparrow, I was thinking about the Bucket too! Here’s my scenario: obviously it’s no fun to be a fugitive for the rest of your life right? So let’s find a legit way. Maybe they see a house on fire or a mugging in progress etc. and perform some Good Samaritan acts, and become national heroines and famous! Eventually the governor pardons them both. So … they spend the last night in their cell with Loki again otk on Callie’s knee but this time it’s a farewell spanking, gentle and emotional. All ends well: Loki back to her bf and Callie’s new gf is waiting for her outside the gate. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Alyx and Loki: how does THAT sound? LOL Just tryin’ to help. *bg*

      • Alyx says:

        Thanks for your input, SP. ๐Ÿ™‚ That was definitely an idea I hadn’t thought of! Something tells me they’re better off keeping a low profile, though. *g*

    • Alyx says:

      It is wonderful to know I am loved and appreciated. It’s humbling, actually. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And I agree, Loki’s last Bucket series chapter was awesome! Feel free to let her know that, y’know. And meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out where to go next with that. Loki flummoxed me as much as she did Callie! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  54. Sparrow says:

    Callie didn’t kill the creep who killed her lover. She isn’t a lifer. Loki isn’t evil and her bad behavior seems to be the result of making poor choices in trying to do good deeds. The kind guard probably knows about the plot and could very likely show up at the cemetary to bring them ‘home’.
    It seems that Loki still has much to learn, and Callie has much to teach her. Maybe in time Callie’s broken heart can mend and her feelings toward the little fish will change.

    I did, in fact, let Loki know how awesome the last chapter was. It is she who told me it is your turn.
    It certainly is a challenge!

    • Loki says:

      Everyone is so keen to put Loki and Callie back behind bars! You should all be spanked for insurrection and in… inexactitude and in… inflammable underwear.

      Thank you for your lovely comments Sparrow! Your encouragement is the wind beneath a writer’s wing ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Sparrow says:

    Alyx, did you know that all reindeer grow new antlers every year, but the males lose thiers sometime in November to mid-December. The females keep theirs until after they give birth in the spring. That means that all of Santa’s Reindeer were females!

    Have a Merry, Happy, Healthy Holiday and New Year.

    • Alyx says:

      I have heard that before, Sparrow, and I believe it. As they say, it would take females to pull a sleigh full of stuff around the world in one night and never get lost. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Wishing you and yours very Happy Holidays as well, and a joyful and healthy New Year!

  56. cutey1991 says:

    Merry Holidays.Alyx.I’m hopeing for your version of santa this year.

    • Alyx says:

      Happy Holidays to you too, Cutey. Believe me, if I could send Noelle around to visit various people, you are definitely one of those on the list! ๐Ÿ˜†

  57. bystander says:

    hey Alyx. hope you are ok? have a wonderful xmas

    • Alyx says:

      I’m fine, Bystander, but typically busy at this time of year. I hope you have a great Christmas and Happy Holidays yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. bystander says:

    Thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚ glad to hear you are fine

  59. lola says:

    Hey there Alyx:

    Wanting to check in on you to see how are you doing, but also to wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a wonderful 2012.

    Oh…and should you decide to write us a little story or 5, we won’t complain…:)

    • Alyx says:

      That’s very generous of you, Lola. ๐Ÿ˜€ Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and safe and happy new year! *hug*

  60. bystander says:

    i agree with lola ๐Ÿ˜‰

  61. Raine says:

    Heya Alyx ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays~

  62. bystander says:

    Just wanted to say hi, Hi ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Basketball Girl says:

    Hi Alyx,

    You know, no one has asked for a new story all year. Perhaps we could be rewarded ๐Ÿ™‚

    BG

    • Alyx says:

      Uh-huh. And you do know what kind of “reward” is usually given to brats for being a wisearse, right? *raised brow* ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Basketball Girl says:

        **Before verbalizing this comment in a very neutral tone, I’m making sure that I’m at least an arm lengths away and aware of various exit strategies, since your brow is raised (always better to be safe).**
        Well Alyx…I was making an observation and merely suggesting positive reinforcement to encourage our good behavior ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t think that was against the rules, right, good behavior is good? Maybe some of us made New Years resolutions to attempt to decrease the number of rules we break. The reward (not specifically the one you are implying, I had something else in mind) would demonstrate your appreciation/approval of our attempt at keeping the resolution. See a simple explanation ๐Ÿ™‚
        **Watching nonverbal body cues before making my next decision**

        BG

        • Alyx says:

          Good behavior IS good, that is correct, BG. And if you have a New Year’s resolution in place to reduce breaking rules, then by all means I want to encourage that. (Of course if that statement is not the case, then I would consider that “lying by implication” [see Top Manual, page 36], which would be equally discouraged.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

          (Seriously, a new story will be forthcoming eventually, that I am sure. But as when…that I don’t know. *sigh*)

          • Basketball Girl says:

            Well then…I am guilty of lying by implication. I think I’m just going to go work on some things that needed to be done yesterday and quietly (yet eagerly) await your next story.

            Bye, Bye!

            • Alyx says:

              Uh-huh, I suspected as much! *aiming swat at your departing backside* I think you should reconsider making that resolution a real one, young lady. And going to worked on overdue tasks is a good start! ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. pippin says:

    “… no one has asked for a new story all year.”

    That’s very funny, BG. And I quite agree with you about a reward. *g*

    • Basketball Girl says:

      Pippen

      Your site looks so good! The amount of patience and work you have put into it shows. You should be proud of all your hard work and balancing it with RL!! I can’t wait to see how the rest of the site turn out, but you have quite an artistic gift! Thank you for sharing it with us ๐Ÿ™‚

      BG

      • pippin says:

        Thank you, BG. ๐Ÿ™‚ I should point out that I’m not artistic, really. It’s the artists, like Alyx, whose work I’ve showcased that should receive your praise. They are the creative souls whom I admire a great deal and wish I had but an ounce of their talent.

        pip ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Alyx says:

          I have to agree with everyone else on that, Pippin. It takes talent (as well as hard work) to create a site such as yours. You do have an eye for beautiful graphics and definite creativity too. I’m limited in that area myself but I can recognize it in others. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      See my comment above, missy. ๐Ÿ˜›

  65. Raine says:

    Yes I agree, no one has asked for a new story so I guess we all deserve a little reward for being so patient?
    Please Alyx, pretty please! *clasps hands together and sit on my knees*

    • Alyx says:

      *g* You realize your charming request contradicts the “not asking for a new story” statement, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Actually Raine, I have a couple of things I need to see to first, including finishing up an online course I’m taking. But I promise to start soon, okay? (I can’t promise to finish soon, but starting is the main thing, right? *g*)

      But thank you and all the other lovely people who are posting and asking. All joking aside, I DO appreciate your patience and even more, the fact that you all still come around to check out my work. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • SP says:

        I’m sure you are a very good student, Alyx! ๐Ÿ™‚ How ’bout finishing up that class, taking a little vacation (which might even provide some inspiration – ya never know!) and then starting to write again. *wink* *wink* *poke* *poke*
        Sounds like a nice plan?? heheh

        • Alyx says:

          I have finished my final exam with a perfect score! Yay me! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now to catch up on some correspondence…..

          • Basketball Girl says:

            Nice Job!! Hope you get a break before your next class begins, sounds like you definitely put a lot of work into the class ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Raine says:

            Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

          • SP says:

            Yay you indeed! Congrats!
            Now about catching up on some correspondence … hmm … not a bad idea at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Alyx says:

              Yes, catching up on correspondence alternating with doing overdue New Year’s cleaning. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

              • Basketball Girl says:

                Wait, if you are a top, how do you have overdue tasks? Kinda sounds like brats are held to a different standard ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Alyx says:

                  The serious answer: It’s only overdue in the sense that culturally we’re supposed to go into the New Year with a clean house. And I’d be further along in that if I hadn’t had the most awful end-of-2011 (medical procedures, guests, work, holiday stress, etc.) which set me back. I’m really hoping for a better year this year! ๐Ÿ™‚

                  The not-so-serious answer: The Top Manual, Law #1: “Do as I say, not as I do.” ๐Ÿ˜† But actually, brats are not held to a different standard. You can ask my brat if she has any overdue tasks, and I’m sure she’ll admit she does. And you can also ask my sometimes-top if she has any overdue tasks, and I am sure she will admit to some as well. So I’m in good company either way you look at it! ๐Ÿ˜€

                • Fizzy says:

                  “Brats are not held to a different standard??” *gleefully imagining the conversation next time I am “overdue” on an assignment or chores* So either I just got a get-out-of-spanking-free card, or…you’re getting spanked for procrastination too? heh. hehe ๐Ÿ˜†

                • Alyx says:

                  There is the same standard for both of us, my brat: I discipline you on the issues you’ve asked for correction over, and you discipline me on the issues that I’VE asked for correction over. So yes, go ahead and present me with that “get-out-of-spanking-free card” and see where it gets you. Hint: the position is one you’re familiar with, but the impact will be much greater, trust me. *growl*

                • Basketball Girl says:

                  Sounds like to me Fizzy that Alyx implied that everyone has overdue tasks, but did not exactly say the consequence each person faced when tasks were overdue. So we all have overdue tasks, but the brats are the ones that get caught, seems equitable ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Alyx says:

                  Well stated, BG. That’s exactly what I was saying. And I’m glad you feel it’s equitable….that mindset bodes well for your future as a brat. *g*

                  (I’m not certain whether Fizzy’s gleefulness is over the thought of avoiding punishment, or of me being spanked for something. But I suspect I know which it is. *narrow-eyed look*)

                • Basketball Girl says:

                  Fizzy I think Alyx is setting a trap. Forget the get-out-of-spanking-free card, we could all watch Alyx get spanked (for the greater good ๐Ÿ™‚ Just call us, we can bring the pizza and beer, and whatever candy you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Alyx says:

                  Me? Set a trap? Now why would I ever do a thing like that?? Particularly when my brat is an expert at getting into trouble fine on her own! ๐Ÿ˜†

                  And it’s Highly Unlikely you would ever be present at such an event, BG. As in, “It’s highly unlikely that Mitt Romney will share his millions to send us all on an Olivia cruise.” And definitely Fizzy will not be invited! *snort* Assuming that my sometimes-top ever has reason to spank me….also unlikely. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                • Basketball Girl says:

                  People do not intentionally get in trouble, usually. Trouble somehow finds us, so I doubt Fizzy is trying to get in trouble.

                  Highly unlikely translates to me as try harder ๐Ÿ™‚ Where there is a will there is a way right?

                  And I’d venture to say if you have a sometimes-Top that trouble may find you, even if it is rare.
                  BG

  66. sparrow says:

    Ms. Sparrow extends warmest congratulations on your course completion and perfect score and hopes with all respect and humility that this frees your time to devote to the creation of one of your wonderful stories which we look forward to enjoying at tea time…..in the not too distant future….whilst nibbling scones….in the drawing room….with tiny cakes and biscuits…….seated in a circle… with ankles crossed….in crinolines and old lace…looking ever so angelic….
    (Hopefully, all this polite sucking up will yield better results than an impudent poke. If not, I shall retire to the North Bridge and Whist Room in quiet anticipation, catching my breath after that awsome example of a run-on sentence.)

    • Alyx says:

      Well now…I am at a loss for words, which doesn’t happen often! Torn between admiration at the polite…er, “sucking up” and the overuse of ellipses. Being a fan of ellipses myself (as is very evident, I’m sure), I can appreciate that run-on sentence and the picture of quiet gentility you painted, which I am certain is at odds with your personality. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you for your warm wishes, Ms. Sparrow. I hope to begin writing again soon. I’m not sure yet what I will be writing, but it will be kinky, I’m sure of that. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  67. sparrow says:

    I can do quiet gentility, in short bursts as required to protect my behind. I can also do weedle, stammer, obfuscation, selective hearing, opportunistic amnesia……………I think you’ve “got my number”.

    I’ll just go to the nearest corner now, and pretend to be mature.

    • Alyx says:

      I’m quite sure I’ve got your number, and retiring quietly to the corner to protect your backside is very wise, Sparrow. ๐Ÿ˜€

  68. bystander says:

    Congratulations on your exam ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. *coughs* I do remember reading once – some wise woman sent this to me – ‘assumptions make an ass out of me’ I think that would be… a very, very, rosy one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  70. SP says:

    heehee, party time! *whisper to all* time to grab that beer and pizza. And bring some strawberries too! lol

  71. Basketball Girl says:

    Oooo and powdered sugar! Powder sugar can be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Fizzy says:

    Yes thank you Basketball Girl, I wholeheartedly agree! Trouble does find us, we do not go looking for it. Except when we say things like “Assuming that my sometimes-top ever has reason to spank meโ€ฆ.also unlikely,” as fine an example of top-baiting as I have ever seen. ๐Ÿ˜€

    And to TMT: Hee.

  73. sandy says:

    Alyx, I think they’re all forgetting who the boss is around here! It’s high time you got that wimpy ruler of yours out and started asserting your authority!

  74. Alyx says:

    Alyx stares at Sandy in astonishment. “You know, you’re absolutely right! I’ve been sadly remiss in more than one area!” She picks up her sturdy wooden ruler and marches over to Basketball Girl. Grabbing her by the ear, she leads her over to a nearby chair, and pulls her easily over her knee.

    “It’s a good thing you’re wearing these thin basketball shorts,” Alyx says with satisfaction. “I won’t need to pull them down for you to feel this.” So saying, she lifts her ruler and brings it down with a loud SMACK. Several more follow, painting stripes across BG’s wriggling bottom. Then with a speed that leaves the miscreant breathless, Alyx stands and marches her over to the corner.

    “Put your nose there and behave yourself!” she orders, with one last stinging swat. “I have other brats to attend to!”

    SP is the next to be led by her ear and pulled down over Alyx’s lap. “Party time, is it? Well, let’s see how much you enjoy the celebration!” The wooden implement rises and falls again, landing with loud reports against SP’s own cloth-covered “peaches.” Alyx ignores the cries that emerge, delivering whack after whack till she is sure the message has gotten through. Then SP is led to another corner, with one last stroke of the ruler and instructions to remain there if she knows what’s good for her.

    Her own brat is next, as Fizzy is pulled into a familiar position and the ruler comes down with swift noisy strokes. “I guess this is another example of Trouble finding you,” Alyx says with a grim smile. “In fact, I think you have just given my hairbrush a name: Trouble!” She adds a few stingers to the tops of Fizzy’s thighs, causing even more kicking from the naughty wailing girl. Then Fizzy too is led to a corner.

    “Hmm, running out of corners,” Alyx notes. “Good thing I only have one more brat to see to!”

    Sandy backs away as Alyx approaches her. “But…but…I’m the one who reminded everyone about your authority!”

    “Yes, indeed,” Alyx agrees as she levers her into a horizontal position over her knee. “That’s why I’m just going to use my palm on your naughty bottom!” And then her hand begins whacking, a bit muffled against Sandy’s clothing but with an impact that eventually leads to a very warm backside. Then the brat is lifted upright and led to the last corner.

    “Thanks for the reminder, my friend,” Alyx whispers into her ear with a firm pat against Sandy’s left cheek. “Next time you get to feel how ‘wimpy’ my ruler can be!”

    Alyx surveys the brats around her with a satisfied air, till she notices TMT’s raised brow. She blushes, then grins with a slight bow in her direction. “You’re right, honey. Assumptions can be unwise, and top-baiting always is. But I’m sure we’ll discuss that in more detail at some future date.” *smooch* ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Basketball Girl says:

      Standing in the corner thinking to myself: It seems like we have been standing in this corner forever. I’ve been rubbing my stinging butt, seems to be getting a little better…***that ruler has to go and this time to an incinerator so that it does not cause any more pain*** These walls are really boring to stare at, maybe I could just slip the dry-erase marker out of my pocket and doddle some new basketball plays. That would help the time pass and maybe distract my thoughts away from the stinging. That should be fine, Alyx just said something about standing here…
      From the reflection in the window, it looks like TMT is moving back there (maybe we’ll still get the audio from the “show” *g*) *whispering to SP, Fizzy, and Sandy*

    • Kayla says:

      Wow I have to say SP was right, that was one hella party. Glad I wasn’t invited. ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. pippin says:

    Ummm. *tapping BG on the shoulder* You’re aware that Alyx has a big ass paddle, right? If she brings down that polished, 1-inch (or is it 2-inch?) thick, 3-feet long piece of wood from her wall, you’ll be wishing that nasty ruler of hers doesn’t end up in the incinerator. And though walls are indeed boring to stare at, I do believe that looking down onto the floor isn’t the change of scenery you were thinking of. Just sayin’. *g*

    • Basketball Girl says:

      Ah…ummm….no **suddenly have a sinking feeling in my stomach** I wasn’t aware that something like that even existed, but it doesn’t sound similar to a paddle you would use to row a canoe or even similar to wall art. (note to self: that piece of wood will fit in the incinerator too)

      I don’t think this is going to go well. My only hope at this point, is that there is a show ๐Ÿ™‚

      • pippin8 says:

        *feeling rather sorry for BG, pippin hands her a dampened Mr Clean Magic Eraser* I’d clean off those doodles before Alyx sees them. I recall she’d just clean the place; and well, if she sees her recently pristine wall with basketball plays, you’ll be staring at the floor soon enough. And oh, Outrigger canoeing is very popular on the islands, so there’s no shortage of paddles here. *g*

        • Basketball Girl says:

          Thanks Pippin. I think I got most of the plays off the wall. The plan of getting rid of the big ass paddle isn’t going to work really well, if there are so many paddles on the islands. Maybe I’ll try to figure out how to behave instead.
          How long do we have to stand here? I’m ready to come out, please ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. SP says:

    *rubbing my stinging peaches and glaring at Pippin for reminding Alyx of her ass paddle while thinking of the incinerator*
    Yes, Ma’am, I’ll be a good girl.
    Can we come out now, please? Is there still going to be a show??
    *eg*

    • pippin says:

      Hehe. Being a ‘good girl’ didn’t even last you a second with that last comment, SP (aka Sore Peaches). *LOL* ๐Ÿ˜›

      • SP says:

        Pippin: yeah, sore indeed! *rubbing spanked peachy bum* lol But hey, still sweet, I reckon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Basketball Girl says:

          I wonder if instead of putting the ruler in the incinerator, if we could take the big ass paddle, and whatever bag of implements Alyx as in her arsenal and just put all of it in the incinerator. I start sending hand motions to SP about how we could get of this window that is near me. The next thing to get is to grab the ruler, wooden ass paddle, and the really big black bag of implementation (maybe Pippen with her incredible memory could help us out where these are). I’ll keep pushing on these walls to see if there are any secret passage ways that previous brats have built. We gotta do something to get out of this…*eg*

  77. Fizzy says:

    *trying not to squirm in the corner, speaking to the room at large* Personally, I would like to live to brat another day, so I would just like to say that I do not need to see a show. No interest whatsoever in any shows. Except for maybe some TV shows – cartoons – which I will be going home and watching now, kthx. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  78. Alyx says:

    Alyx had had enough. Though Sandy was remarkably quiet, and Fizzy (for the moment) determined to be well-behaved, it seemed as if a mutiny was brewing. She decided to nip it in the butt. *g*

    “All right, Sandy and Fizzy, you’re dismissed. Try to stay out of trouble, young ladies.” Alyx sent them on their way with firm swats to their seats with her palm. She bit back a grin as she saw them high five each other when they thought they were out of her sight.

    “Basketball Girl and Sweet Peach, you may turn around.”

    The two other miscreants left their corners, and gasped at the sight that met them. Alyx had retrieved the “big-ass paddle” which Pippin had referred to, and stood before them tapping it against her palm in an intimidating fashion.

    “I actually haven’t used this paddle in years,” she said menacingly. “But the pledges who experienced it jumped quite high at the impact. Do either of you have trouble believing that?” Eyes wide, both brats shook their heads quickly.

    “It would be wiser to contemplate how sore they must’ve been, from the safety of your beds, rather than see what kind of ‘show’ will happen if continue with your naughtiness….don’t you think?” Both brats nodded, looking rather faint.

    “Then get going!” They headed for the door at a fast clip, but didn’t get away scot free. Each brat received a sharp *POP* from the paddle right before they reached the door.

    “OW! HEY!” Alyx shut the door quietly on their surprised faces. She carefully put the paddle back up on the wall with a grin. “Ah….those were the days.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Basketball Girl says:

    *looking down at the ground* I’m sorry Alyx for being disrespectful and not following your directions. I will try to do a better. Then I quietly walk away (quite sore), hoping to never feel that big ass paddle again and hoping Alyx is not too disappointed in me.

  80. bystander says:

    That was pretty cool to log in to that. Almost as good as logging in to find a new story ;).
    Hi all, hope you’re all well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      I’m well, and as you can see, the brats are just a naughty as ever! Hope you’re doing well too, Bystander. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. sparrow says:

    I have the germ of a story idea running thru my head that has me wishing I had the ovaries to attempt to write it myself. (Not gonna happen. ) So, I offer you this scenario in hopes you might wish to do something with it. {…nudge…poke…}
    You have exclusive access to an Olivia cruise ship, and you personally invite everyone included on your cruise….(ie TMT,Loki, Alyx, Fizzy, Nicki, Cassie and her band, Gena Gershon…whomever floats your boat, its your party, your fantasy group)…and what follows are conversations/incidents/encounters between various passengers. The action can be on board or in port. The encounters can be lone musings, one-on-one, several people, or a large group. Bon Voyage! […but do try to keep Loki from climbing the walls!]

    • Alyx says:

      LOL, that idea does have so much potential, Sparrow! I can imagine a lot of action of all sorts happening on that Lurv Boat! ๐Ÿ˜€ But I definitely think you should attempt that story yourself…after all, it is your idea. However I doubt that anyone could prevent Loki from climbing anything if she set her mind to it. ๐Ÿ˜†

      • sparrow says:

        Did you not see Loki’s latest post re what she is up to? Don’t try this at home! Love that sassy, busy, prolific, talented lady!

        Loki also baited me to try writing a story. However, it is not something I have done since…a very long time. I did actually begin something titled ‘When Tops Collude’, and got up to aroung 6500 words before being thwarted by my own critique. Writing essays, business proposals, contracts, and procedural documentation is a loooooooong way from writing a good story, creating characters, and composing scenes with good dialogue in character enough to tell who is speaking without actually using a name. Having a good vocabulary and a ‘way with words’ doesn’t make a writer any more than being overly dramatic makes one a great actress. But I make a helluva great reader….and just as every great actress needs an audiance, so do accomplished authors. So I remain, the appreciative recipiant of the fruits of your labors, the gifts from your muse, the wonder of your imagination.

        • Alyx says:

          I did see Loki’s post, and her pics as well. I may have to re-think my assumptions about her upper arm strength. ๐Ÿ˜† She is indeed all that you say!

          You had a great title there, and 6500 words in a story is an accomplishment! It’s too bad you didn’t finish it. But I do appreciate all you do as an audience — you do make a great reader, Sparrow…thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • sparrow says:

            Actually, I am still working on it, because my OCD won’t let me leave anything undone, even if I am the only one who will read it. Keeps me humble makes me appreciate a good book even more.

  82. Anonymous Brat says:

    catstory

    Soon?

  83. SP says:

    ROTFL
    Great job Anon Brat!

  84. Alyx says:

    Oh, you will get your story, my little “Anonymous Brat”! And it will come with a song. You will be perched on my knee while I am telling it, and the song will come from YOU, as you wail a background tune! *growl* You are lucky you picked an adorable picture, Fizzy-Brat! I’ll only spank you till you can’t sit down for a few days, rather than a week!

  85. allm9 says:

    ok im all new to this sorta stuff..but is it ok if i ask some questions?
    1. uhhh how to ask nicely?(*scratching back of head*)…umm u see, i was readin ure notes about age and top/bottom (took me a while to figure that one out..DONT LAUGH>>im naive what can i say? :P)..n i didnt think u were THAT OLD>.but u sorta have to be(dontcha) to have someone be 15yrs younger then u right (unless u robbed the cradle..and hey u bez a cougar..its all good!) ๐Ÿ˜›
    2. love the two sorta stories u did with sandy, BG. SP and fizzy..but ok my take..uhmm my questions in regards to those were
    A) at the mini story where the ‘brats’ had the party why did they all stay..DUHHHH RUN!!! scatter u can ONLY get one maybe or 2 if ure lucky..and as the bear proveb goes..u DONT HAVE TO BE FAST>..just NOT THE LAST ONE!! snicker snicker!!
    b) the comments about the ‘whimpy rule” (roflmfao)..uhmm girls u didnt think it totally thru..u have someone OUTSIDE the window to toss all the bag too..they take off..and later we all have a luau with those as the fuel..OR better still..throw the bag into the volcano n appease the fire god!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    3. Finally, if this is my thought process what would that make me?? cuz for me to submit..u have to pretty much catch me first..n then sit on me to hold me down cuz ‘momma didnt raise no fool’! i would be fightin like a tigeress. ๐Ÿ™‚ snicker snicker..’
    Needless to say if u havent figured it out by now..i LIVE for sarcasm im a total smartaleck (i prefer to use another word but as i dont see very much swearing here i’ll be respectful, as ii tend to swear worse then a sailor/truck driver..n im good at it..know some in 4 languages total! YEAH ME!!)

  86. allm9 says:

    oops i have to apoligize again as u dont know me or visa versa (n therefore my sarcasm was too soon) and sayin u might be a cougar could/would be perceived as rude..i meant honestly no disrespect..

    • Alyx says:

      Welcome Allm9! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and post. Let me see if I can address your comments in order….

      1) I am indeed THAT OLD. But it is rude of you to make a comment like that about someone you don’t even know, and unwise to point it out to a top in any case. (Btw, I have also had a partner who was 12 years older than me, and all ages in between…I fall in love with the person, not the number.)

      2) I’m glad you enjoyed those posts. Now as to why the brats stayed at the party, it was probably because: a) they were wise enough to know they should take the punishment they earned, as brats who cause havoc and run away are soon not very welcome, and b) a sore bottom passes in time, helped along by cuddles and more naughty hijinks.

      The same goes for the ruler (and any other implements) — there is a line which wise brats do not cross: It’s fine to joke about burning the paddles, and temporarily hiding the implements will be forgiven (after a good walloping). But I think the brats know running away with the ruler would only prolong the inevitable…. ๐Ÿ™‚

      3) Regarding your own thought processes: not knowing you, I would hesitate to assume anything. You sound like a brat, and a brat who is indeed “new to this sorta stuff.” I’m glad to hear you didn’t mean any disrespect, and I believe you. But a word to the wise? On the internet it’s all anonymous and easy to misinterpret things. If one makes a good first impression, one can always build on that. If one makes a bad one…sometimes one doesn’t get another chance. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • allm9 says:

        Very true on all counts Alyx the way u wrote the answers made me realize some things..for first part, that is very reason i apoligized (makin a bad impression vs a good one) as i kept ruminating on what i said and realized people would take it wrong. I also sometimes latch onto something someone said/ wrote n need to understand (yeah here comes the part where i admit tact and i aren’t really close..lol).
        So inregards to #2 A)i guess it therefore comes down ot accountablitiy right? ok i guess i get that then. Cuz if i screw up (which i do a lot..i know hard to believe right..lol) i admit it to the point that even if its not totally all my fault i wouldnt rat out the others but accept it all. I also get the one that runs wouldnt be welcome after awhile. As i strongly believe in fairness, However, no physical consequences were involved and as stated before…yeah would prove interesting..
        B) i guess i understand that..(well to be honest i dont..cuz it if saves ure butt..hey works for me).. then again i guess that would just tick the person off more then wouldnt? (plus i cant destroy other people’s property..just aint in me but i might HELP someone else! ๐Ÿ˜› )
        3) Yep totally new to this! ๐Ÿ™‚ to the point i keep talking/teasing my friend in other state about stuff n she keeps callin me a brat. N im like no im not! im just a sarcastic smartaleck, who if someone is dopey enough to make a comment that ‘leaves the door open’ OF COURSE im obligated to say something witty back. My friends all back home n my family is all like that..so holidays can prove interesting watch all the feathers get ruffled and the fur fly..snicker snicker

        • allm9 says:

          ps. forgot to add Allm9 is actually another smartaleck comment about me..(its actually 2 words) and is the exact opposite of my personality

  87. sparrow says:

    Hi, Alyx. It seems we are both ‘women of a certain age’, and we are both vertically challenged. You are actually an inch taller than me. But I don’t have a topply bone in my body. Loki did have occassion to chide me for a certain toppliness in my comments, but she saw through my BS and rapped my knuckles smartly. ( A mature Switch is awesome, but a brat with a topply self-image can be downright scary, even if she is 15 years younger….Just sayin’.)

    As a ‘recovering brat’ I feel a certain obligation to advise Allm9 against underestimating the awesome power of your toppliness. I once made the mistake of misjudging the gentle, loving and seemingly endless patience of the one-and-only love of my life in dealing with my hot temper, sarcasm and pedantic arrogance. Got my butt in a sling real quick… and taught me to never assume what a Top can, can’t, will or wont do to redirect a brat on a wayward path.

    So, Allm9, don’t poke the bear, keep your head and your butt low, and never forget: Age, stature,sweet demeaner, rain, sleet, snow or dark of night will not deter a Top from their corrective duties! You can run, but they’re gonna git ya… in the end! I think you’ve come to the right place, in the nick of time. : )

    • allm9 says:

      roflmfao..well whatever that “certain age” is..they always say with age comes wisdom. However, dont always believe it ;P I think sometimes life experiences makes one, way more wise and knowledgeable about the world that age cannot. I also say in regards to age “im old enough to know better but young enough to say wtf and do it anyways!” ๐Ÿ™‚ BUT i have to ask is ‘toppliness’ even a word? sorta have to admit though funny as i find it, i guess it fits.

      And whatcha mean i’ve come to the right place, in the nick of time? ( honestly dont know what u mean)..AND as for POKING THE BEAR.,,,WHY NOT? its fun!! u just have to find the fine line between NOT gettin into trouble and gettin into trouble. course the first time u probably cross the line but after that u should be good to go, or u just have to be really good at readin non verbal clues and stop before the steam is coming outta the ears or their top blows..:)

  88. Basketball Girl says:

    Welcome Allm9,
    I do not always make the best decisions, but I can tell you burning implements (even thinking, implying, dreaming) will result in your backside feeling as though it is on fire. Sparrow is right about not poking the bear, do not do it. And while there is a lot of fun and playful banter around here, directly acting on something you were warned not to do, will not get you pleasureful consequences and it is disrespectful to the Top. When one is trying to ‘find the fine line’ a slower approach may yield a more positive response. And I doubt seeing a Top with steam coming out of her ears is good, I would not make that a goal or even imply it. Good luck out there ๐Ÿ™‚
    BG

    • allm9 says:

      Well thanks for the heads up/warning to both you bg and sparrow and i KNOW i should really listen but..sometimes me and listening dont go so well together (and not being a smartaleck about that statement just truthful). how be i promise to at least try? (any brownie points for that?). and may i ask what a slower approach is??
      i take it ONE big no no would be to point out if someone was wrong? tee hee hee. problem with that is i CANT STOP myself from pointin out where they are wrong, never have been able to.(did that in college once with a professer..when she finally conceded the point she wasnt a happy camper, course i WAS nice n did it in private..but still..heck even did the same thing in high school.) ..oooh ohhh n my new friend also warned me..to tell someone ‘my gramma hits harder then u”, or crackin jokes right before/durin or after” probably wouldnt fly either…my response’ ‘well if i AM supposedly a ‘brat’ im screwed cuz i can NOT make comments’. ..HOWEVER on the plus side..i guess realizing and admitting it is half the battle right?? RIGHT??? oh god PLEASE tell me im right? ๐Ÿ™‚ (so that would work in my favour right?)

  89. milinaus says:

    Hi Alyx,
    I just wanted to say how wrapped I am to have stumbled across your blog. Your stories are divine, and from what I can tell, your outlook on F/F DD is beautiful.

    Coming from a place where I believed this to be a very dark side of my personality, your blog and your stories have forced me to re-evaluate.

    Forever thankful,
    Mil

    • Alyx says:

      Welcome Mil, and thank you very much for those beautiful words! ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a dark side to everything, including discipline, but it’s not my style to dwell there. For me, when it’s all about love, it can be very bright indeed. *smile* Very glad you enjoyed my stories, thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  90. Kayla says:

    OMG I’m dying her ladies! Please someone write something new…..ppppppllllllleeeeeaaaaassssseeee. Heck I’ll be happy with a “Hello World”.

    • Alyx says:

      Hey, Demanding Missy, Loki is writing new stuff like a house on fire! (Or ninja on fire, if you go by her tagline. *bg*) So you make sure you are properly grateful and humbly thank her! *stern look*

      (As for myself, I am slowly checking things off my list…still have taxes and shopping and packing to do, but I’m hoping to get in a little writing time soon. Oh, and have you already seen these stories? Lexus Grey. She has a TON of stuff and she’s an amazing writer!)

  91. Kayla says:

    I wasn’t trying to be demanding. I mean I did say please. LOL I ended up reading something off of Sparrows page and I have to admit it freaked me out a little. You are right about there being a darker side to everything including discipline. I try to keep an open mind but somethingโ€™s are just really hard to understand and trust me I have tried. I guess that is why I don’t do a whole lot of exploring on other sites. I feel extremely comfortable here. The word “safe” pops into mind as well. TMT’s page is also good but sometimes her writing is haunting like her story Persephone. I still haven’t left a comment but the emotions generated by that story still show themselves, off and on, a year later. As for Ms. Loki, well it was her site that led me here so I’m eternally grateful. As I have said before she is a very diverse writer and she has shown different sides to the world of discipline. Some of which have been quite entertaining. However, in the end it’s your stories that resonate with me the most. You can feel the commitment and love that your characters have for each other. There is respect and caring. Hmmm kind of reminds me of the few convos I have read between you and TMT.

    Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have finished my taxes already and I’m a HUGE procrastinator so why haven’t you?

    • Alyx says:

      TMT’s story Persephone is very haunting, and unusual, like most of her work. I personally can’t read that one too often, but I do think it’s a beautiful story and shows one aspect of her really quite varied talent. ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree that Loki is multi-talented as well. It’s amazing how she can do book covers and games and write just about every plotline under the sun! (Oh, and btw, if you ever like an author’s story you should always make it a point to tell them so as directly as possible. It’s the least we can do for work that has moved us. Authors don’t write just for love, you know. Encouragement is important to any endeavor, and in a solitary one like writing it’s even more important. *getting down off soapbox* ๐Ÿ˜€ )

      Thank you for your kind words about my own stories. For me the best kind of relationships definitely have to have respect and caring. And if the conversations between TMT and myself reflect that, that’s no surprise. Our relationship values respect and caring very highly. In fact, if you’ve seen her post on Love and Spanking, you’ve read about the kind of magic that happens in the best of relationships, including discipline relationships. Needless to say, I agree completely with everything she says.

      Edited to add: Re: my taxes, perhaps I have other things going on in my life, which I might not talk about, but which have been taking up a great deal of time? Trust me, I would like to finish them very soon, as I’ll be away from home on April 15.

      • Kayla says:

        If I didn’t have a pushy gf I do believe I still wouldn’t have my taxes done. I know you are busy I was just needling you a little. Glad you got them done. One less worry.

  92. Kayla says:

    p.s Thanks for the link. I’ll be sure to check her out

    • Alyx says:

      Whoops, some of her stuff is really dark! Avoid anything that says it has torture in it. But if you go back to the older stories, they’re not bad. (Will respond to your other comment later, after work.)

  93. allm9 says:

    Ok i’ve been waiting anxiously and semi patiently for some new writing! So any brilliant flowing of words that can formed to become a sentence, that can then be strung together to become a paragraph? Then, those paragraphs become a story? i saw u wrote about moving and taxes (ooh shudder icky), so i GUESS i can allow some more time! ๐Ÿ™‚ but please can we maybe get something in say before the end of the year? that should be fair and enough time eh!?! ๐Ÿ˜›

  94. milinaus says:

    My goodness.. so I have now read everything! I mean EVERYTHING here. I feel like a stalker.

    My girlfriend wants to know why I’ve been so distracted, and spending so much time online. I’m thinking about just sending her the link ๐Ÿ™‚ Does ANYONE have any other suggestions?

    Mil

    • Alyx says:

      By all means send her the link…we writers can use all the readers we can get! ๐Ÿ˜€

      As far as you being distracted, surely there are benefits as well? I know when I read kinky material, I’m frequently…er…open to suggestion from my lover. *g*

  95. milinaus says:

    He he.. yes this is true. I have certainly been ‘in the mood’ a lot lately. She doesn’t know about any of this though.. I’m unsure how she’d take it. Aside from being gay, she’s actually very straight.. but straight in a kinda tough toppy way. She’s a natural top, but doesn’t know it.. or maybe she does ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for responding to all my stupid messages, Alyx. I know you’re busy. No need to respond to this one. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Alyx says:

      It sounds to me too like maybe she’s a natural top. So with a little nudging in the right direction, who knows? You may come to regret the juggernaut you set rolling into motion, Mil! *vbg* One can only hope. I wish you the best and do keep me updated on the progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Basketball Girl says:

    Taxes aren’t due until April 17 at midnight…you have plenty of time. Or file an extension which will get you until mid-September at least ๐Ÿ™‚ See problem solved, since you have all that extra time can we have a story?

    • allm9 says:

      oooh i LIKE The WAY U THINK BG!! tee hee hee…OR she could just not do them at all, accidentally on purpose of course. It will take the gov’t YEARS to figure it out, by then she can have all the time in the world to do her taxes! ๐Ÿ˜› As for the moving no problemo, gotta solution for that also..call your friends and offer free pizza (or other food) and beer and watch them come outta the wood work. See, then you would be moved in just a few hours! (Arent i just oh so helpful! *bg*) Then with all the HOURS of free time u save (plus sparing you all the headaches and muscles aches that goes with moving and taxes), you can give us a Easter present of a story!

    • Alyx says:

      If I were a brat like you and Allm9, BG, I might consider such a thing. As it is, I have completed filing my taxes and can now concentrate on the million-and-one other things I need to complete in the next couple of days! (I’m not moving anywhere, Allm9. However I am going on vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  97. Kayla says:

    So as I was painting the fence today in 80โฐ weather because no one was home to tell me that might not be the wisest thing to do at 2 in the afternoon. It caused me to think about a famous brat named Tom Sawyer and his white washing the fence adventure. I now know why he disliked it so much. Anyway, it got me thinking about roles. There are certain roles for women and certain roles for me; or at least what society has raised me to believe. Now this leads me to a question that I absolutely HATE being asked but it never fails to come up when I meet someone new. Ready? โ€œSo who is the guy and who is the girl in your relationship?โ€ I guess I should feel some pride in confusing their little stereotyped mind but I can never answer that question to their satisfaction because there is no easy answer. So why do I bring this up? Well it got me thinking. Is there ever a question that always seems to come up when you tell people/or they find out that youโ€™re in a DD type relationship?

    • Kayla says:

      me = men. I’m not that speical. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alyx says:

      This deserves a more thoughtful reply than I have time for at the moment. So give me a couple of days to respond, will you? ๐Ÿ™‚ (If I finish my preparations, early, I’ll respond earlier. But right now it doesn’t look good. *g*)

    • Alyx says:

      Okay, back from my vacation, and knackered, but will start now to catch up on my posting and emails! Thanks for waiting so patiently.

      I know what you mean about roles and straight people’s “So which one is the guy?” question. I try not to roll my eyes, because sometimes it’s a good teaching opportunity, but sometimes it’s just an idiot. *g* However regarding the “What question comes up when you tell people you’re in a DD relationship?”…..well, I have to admit I don’t “come out” about that.

      For one thing, I would define a DD relationship as one in which my romantic partner engaged in discipline with me for the purposes of correction, if not primarily, as least half the time. And I don’t have that kind of relationship. My lover and I engage in it primarily for sexual purposes, though I have been punished for various things on occasion. (Quite undeservedly, of course. *vbg*) I have a discipline relationship with a brat I top, but that’s not a romantic partnership, it’s a valued friendship.

      Even if I were in a DD relationship, I think I would find it very difficult to come out about it. I wouldn’t be ashamed of it, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. But it is intensely private to me, as it strikes to the very core of my sexuality. So I can’t answer your question from an experience standpoint, because I don’t have any experience with it. Maybe someone else does and can answer that?

      Come to think of it, I’d probably have questions myself about such things. Just in the sense of “So how does it work for you?” I’m always interested in the different ways people conduct their relationships. ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. allm9 says:

    *tap tap tap on your shoulder* uhmm excuse me alyx? uhmm when are we getting a story? huh huh huh? your vacation is done, and taxes are done so you cant use that as an excuse anymore! :p I tried to be patient ,but its not my strong point! so can we get a story soon ? please please pretty please with chocolate ice cream, cherries and all the other crap! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Alyx says:

      You can leave out the cherries and “other crap.” However I am currently working on another story. Can’t promise when it will be finished, but am doing my best.

      • allm9 says:

        Ok so that can be taken as a positive or negative thing? For you see, you could be telling the truth to get us to leave you in peace, but only telling a partial truth. :p Because you did say a story SHOULD be done by the end of the year, and currently you are working on one. You could write one word or heck one letter a day or per week, and thus “working” on a story. See where the problem lies (and no its not with me), I am just trying to be a “good sort” (*hand over mouth snickering*) and point out some logical conclusions that can be raised! So I’m sure I’m not the only one who would be curious if you could perhaps narrow it down from now, til say, some time next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Alyx says:

          Allm9, I’m generally a patient sort, and I’ve tried to make allowances because you mentioned something about being new to the scene. However the time has come for me to explain the difference between being playful, and being an obnoxious brat. Now every top is different, but I am going to let you know how I work.

          Bratting for me is a part of the interaction between tops and bottoms/brats, but the wisest brats know that it is merely a vehicle to express their mischievous side, and to make a top laugh. Sure, sometimes there are pranks involved, or smart remarks, in order to be spanked. But these should only happen within an understanding that there actually exists a relationship where the top and brat have agreed that spanking will happen. One example is between myself and my brat, where extensive negotiation and continual communication is involved. Another example is the virtual “playing” that happens on the Sapphic Kink Forum, where those involved have the same expectation. Still another is between myself and my lover and sometimes-top, where we engage for our mutual pleasure.

          I try to treat everyone I deal with — tops, brats/bottoms, switches and vanillas (if any *g*) — with respect. I hope for the same in return. I don’t mind engaging in joking and teasing and repartee. But constant provoking remarks, disrespectful actions (even describing such actions), and an excess of foul language are not my idea of fun. As I said, every top is an individual, but I think the more time you spend in the discipline community the more you will see that most of us have definite limits as to the amount and type of bratting we will take.

          The safest way to proceed is slowly, to check whether a top actually is open to your bratting, and not to assume we are waiting for objectionable behavior as an excuse to spank someone. For myself, I am selective as to who I want to top (except in places like the SK forum, where we all enjoy playing). And if you are at all familiar with Fizzy, you will know I have my hands full. ๐Ÿ˜€

          Now, to address your question about my writing (and btw, questioning a top’s truthfulness falls under the category of “obnoxious bratting”). I honestly cannot say when I will finish my next story. Or even what story that will be. I am working on one at the present, but have several in the queue, in various stages of completion. All joking aside, I very much want to post another….even more than my readers want to read one! But there are lots of things going on at the moment. I hate making excuses, and I truly appreciate my readers’ support and patience. There will definitely be one before the end of the year, and I do hope within a few months. But I’m afraid I can’t promise anything.

          Fortunately, there are lots of wonderful writers/stories out there. Perhaps we should start a thread at the SK Forum about that? We can all post our favorite sites/links and have a few more things to read while we’re waiting for Loki’s next book to come out. *g*

  99. allm9 says:

    Well consider myself properly chastised! (*chewing on bottom lip, looking at ground* n really thinkin hard how to say this without gettin u more mad) N I didn’t call you a liar I said there can be a play on words n thus still telling the truth(which is true) but you are right I did imply that and that was in poor taste. As for the swearing, I honestly thought I was doing better, needless to say I guess not. Its not so much an excuse as an explanation, swearing is just second nature to me. i was enadated (sp?) with it for my whole life, that half the time I dont even realize I say it, let alone write it. I promise to really try ok? And I know you won’t believe this but I’m honestly not trying to brat (at least I don’t think I am), I’m just sarcastic and a smart aleck, part of it is from my genes, and the rest is life. After years of bullying I learned having sarcasm and a quick wit (quick comeback) made them back down sooner or think it wasn’t getting to you.
    *takes deep breath, stillin biting lip til it was bleeding,fiddling with fingers n looks straight into alyx’s eyes*
    “I’m really sorry I came across..no that I STILL KEEP coming across as an obnoxious brat. I didn’t mean to offend but it’s too late cuz I already have n keep doing it! And that I keep disrespecting you in regards to the swearing, n calling you a liar even in jest was mean n totally not cool. Your first impression of me sucked cuz I don’t have a “filter” half the time, n u warned me n I still kept screwing up. Hmm maybe you were right from the first eh !?! I realize it not worth much but I really am sorry!”

    • Alyx says:

      Accepted. *smile*

    • disneydyke says:

      Hey, I kind of relate about not having a filter, alm9. Maybe the thing is to find an appropiate outlet for it? Maybe a blog of your own? Or something… I don’t know… And about swearing, it’s the same thing… Maybe find the space where you can get all sweary. I barely swear in my everyday life but I do get sweary with good friends… I don’t know. As a newbie brat myself, I can understand about wanting to just jump in the fun, but we must be patient if we don’t want to get the wrong kind of spanking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Kayla says:

    Whats a vanilla?

    • disneydyke says:

      Non-kilky folks are vanilla. But I think there’s a sliding scale. My vanilla can be someone’s kink. I once nibbled at someone’s neck and she got really freaked out. I’m not a vampire, I assure you.
      So different folks, different strokes, all that jazz…
      How I love the lingo… What lingo? All of them…
      Off to sleep, ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Kayla says:

        Hmmmm debates with myself about possibly being a vanilla. Well I know that the more alcohol I have the less vanilla I become. *L* So maybe I’m a kink in vanilla clothing. *shrugs*

      • allm9 says:

        Thanks for asking Kayla cuz i didnt understand the lingo either but i was wondering if it was something like that. Of course DD u just confused me more by the explanation..lol oh well c’est le vie! n thanks for the comments, i decided to stay outta trouble ive been sitting on my hands,n zipped my lip.

    • Alyx says:

      That’s pretty much it — it’s a term used to describe those who are not kinky. Of course there is a sliding scale, as DD alluded to. Some hardcore BDSM types would consider us relatively vanilla. I’ve also heard people refer to themselves as “vanilla with chocolate sprinkles.” *g* The important thing is to feel comfortable with whatever we are, so we can accept everyone else.

  101. tunneldagger says:

    Echoing old thoughts here, but any chance of more Cassie and Nicky stories? Prettyprettypretty please? With a hazelnut souffle? :3

    • milinaus says:

      Seriously Tdagger, unless you’ve a death wish, don’t go there! My fear is if we all hassle her too much, we’ll poison her creative self and never get another story.

      • tunneldagger says:

        *pout* but this is my only ever time trying to bug her!
        Isn’t bugging spose to stimulate creative flow?
        I even offered food porn! :{ it’s a sad day when yummy deliciousness doesn’t work…

        • Alyx says:

          *g* Thank you Milinaus for your concern (and defense) and understanding. And thank you Tunneldagger for the food porn. *suspicious look* Has someone sold my secret weakness to you??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          There will definitely be more Cassie and Nicky. I already have a good idea for the next story, and I was going to write it especially for all the wonderful brats who love the characters and have been so supportive and patient. However…I honestly can’t promise when it will get done. Right now I’m in a writing block (not an inspiration block, but one that keeps me from actually typing out the words into my computer), and in addition I have a lot of stuff going on. *sigh*

          But just to answer your question, YES, there will be more. I’m working on the situation, I promise you.

          • Basketball Girl says:

            Alyx~we will keep over here. You do a lot of writing on the forum and I think you field a lot of questions. We do not only want you for your writing (though it is quite good), but also your wisdom and kindness you show to everyone.

            • Alyx says:

              Aw, thank you, Basketball Girl. That is really sweet of you to say. (And btw, I did start writing DD’s punishment over at SK, but then got interrupted. Will finish tonight!) ๐Ÿ™‚

              • disneydyke says:

                Errrr… thanks? Will it absolve all of my sins? Hope so. I’m still not convinced metal is better than wood, y’know? ๐Ÿ˜‰

                • disneydyke says:

                  And hey, blogging, commenting and foruming counts as writing, BG is right. We’ll all keep enjoying your toppy presence. ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Basketball Girl says:

                I’m sure DD will appreciate your painstaking attention to detail, as much as I did. And likely you will receive glowing reviews ๐Ÿ™‚

          • milinaus says:

            I do feel for you, Alyx. I often suffer from artist block. It’s normal I spose. It’s a strange beast, and at times torturous, but a great feeling when the dam walls finally burst. I find visualizing that moment can help bring a block to a premature end. But of course, you have to find what works for you.

            • Alyx says:

              Thank you, Milinaus. I will try that, as I’ve tried other things that haven’t worked. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • tunneldagger says:

            Actually no, no one sold me your secret weakness. It wasn’t really a secret. ๐Ÿ˜„
            i have been lurking around watching you for about a year and a half or more, but only got brave recently..
            (wow that sounds so stalkery.. Ew.. Sorry..)
            I am very glad you will be writing more Cassie and Nicky stories. Please don’t feel pressured. I know when I am told to write something, it is never as good as i think it could be if it came from my heart.
            Just know that you have and eager audience who loves your work. :]
            i agree with Basketball Girl. As great as your stories are, it is you that we love the most.
            Thank you for being such an inspiration, even if you don’t realise it. โค

            • Alyx says:

              *LOL* You’re right, my love of food is no secret! But yes, the best chocolate dessert I’ve ever tasted was that….guess I must’ve mentioned it somewhere. Anyway, thank you for all the reassurance and sweet things you’ve all said. It warms my stony top heart. ๐Ÿ˜€

              • tunneldagger says:

                ๐Ÿ˜€ i knew it! Those are super good though. Hazelnut and chocolate… Nomnomnoms.
                Psh. Stony. Do you guys see this?
                Pretty sure your heart is made of solid chocolate, Alyx. Its super sweet, and is easily melted for the right reasons. โค

  102. Ash says:

    I can’t wait for more stories. Alyx, I send you a cookie in my mind in hope that it gets rid of the writing block.

  103. Amy says:

    Hi Alyx,
    I discovered your website a couple of days ago. I spend a lot of time on it. I really enjoy it. I have spent most of my time reading about Cassie and Nicky. I will be in college soon. I hope to find a relationship like theirs when I get there :). Thank you for taking the time to write theses stories.

    • Alyx says:

      Welcome, Amy! Glad you found you found your way here, and very glad to hear you like the stories. Thank YOU for taking the time to let me know. (And I hope you find a relationship like that too.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. kiaigirl says:

    I completely understand, Alyx. I’ve had writer’s block for quite a number of years now and it’s a horrible feeling. I’ve given up at this point but I hope your amazing, creative juices start flowing again very soon! You are an extremely talented writer and I will be patiently (well as patient as possible) waiting for the next Cassie and Nicky story! =D But when it does come out….I’ll be jumping up and down! hehe!

    • Alyx says:

      Thank you, Kiaigirl. It is a horrible feeling, but I’m sure I will beat it. In the meantime, I really do appreciate your patience and support. Thanks for the good wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. sparrow says:

    Just hearing you have an idea for a new Cassie and Nicky story has my little heart thumping with joy! I shall, out of respect and gratitude, be patient and suppress my natural brat tendancy to wish for instant gratification. (But its sooooo hard to do!!! ) I hope all that grown up duty and responsibility stuff gets out of the way of your muse soon. RL can be such a drag sometimes. Heres wishing you brighter days, best of health, and fewer burdens real soon.

  106. Basketball Girl says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Alyx! I do not know if you have biological children, but you have adopted many us on this site. Your maternal instincts should be celebrated and acknowledged today! Thank you for everything you do and the patience you show us. Cheers!

    • Alyx says:

      Aw, that’s very sweet of you, Basketball Girl! Your mama raised you right. *vbg* *hug*

      No, I don’t have biological children, as I consider parenthood to be the ultimate in responsibility, and I don’t feel I have the time or inclination to assume it. (I don’t even own a dog, though I love animals, for the same reason — they deserve the kind of time and attention I don’t have to give at the moment.) However I have discovered an unexpected maternal side to my personality, both with the birth of my youngest niece, whom I adore (and who adores me ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and when taking on the occasional brat.

      It is interesting how the affection and discipline involved with topping do echo parenting. ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great Mother’s Day yourself, hon.

      • Ana says:

        Ooh…I should have read THIS post before um…asking for another story. Or I should have offered lots of cookies while asking. Sorry for provoking…it really was meant as a question! And I’ve just started getting to know you, but I agree with you on the parenting part. Happy one-day-late “toppy” day. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Alyx says:

          I don’t think “asking for another story” quite describes it, young lady. *g* But no offense taken at all! (Though bribery with cookies is most welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Thanks for the good wishes. I think “Toppy Day” for those of us who are not mothers should be a new tradition! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Basketball Girl says:

        Two dogs are all I can handle. Having my own children would petrify me. My niece is amazing. I take great pleasure teaching her all kinds of devious things. All very educational I can assure you ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Alyx says:

          Oh dear, a new brat in training?? *g* I have a niece whom I adore too. She’s connected me to the wonder and innocence we’ve forgotten we had as children. Isn’t it a lovely and miraculous thing? I love dogs too — they teach us about the importance of living in the moment and simple pleasures. But most of all they just love us….they’re awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Ana says:

    Alyx, may I ask how you got your “stories” page to have the drop-down bar? I’ve been messing around with my blog and trying to figure out how you did it, but I haven’t found anything by googling or looking it up (or trying to) on the wordpress help site. I can figure out how to add the page, but that’s it. I added a page under the “parent directory” of “spanking stories” hoping that it would show up as a link and/or drop down option from that page, but no luck.

    Is it an option only available on this particular theme? Or do you have the customizable version of wordpress?

    Thank you!

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Ana,

      No, I don’t have the customizable version, just one of the free templates (which has caused me no end of grief on occasion, because it really restricts what you can do). But the way I did it was exactly what you said you did — for the story page which I wanted to be on the dropdownlist, I added the main story menu page as a parent directory.

      So for example, on the page that has the story Small Town Blues, under “Page Attributes,” “Parent” I selected “Stories” in the dropdownlist (which is the name of my stories page). I also wrote in “1” under “Order” because I wanted it to be listed first. If you already did those things, I’m not sure why it’s not working for you. But you can try the WordPress Forum — they did answer a question from me in the past.

      Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ana says:

        Ah! I got it. Some of the themes support the drop-down menu, and some don’t. The one that I’m using does not, so that is the problem. I am now trying to find a theme that will support a drop-down menu but still preserve my other widgets.

        Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Am I the only one giggling at the “parent” directory…?

        • Alyx says:

          Hope you solved your problem, Ana. Though I guess you won’t be spending much time doing anything but studying. *g* Nevermind, June 4 will soon be here! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Ana says:

            *slightly embarrassed smile* Yes, it worked out brilliantly, thank you. And um…yes. Here’s to vacation for both of us.

  108. Amy says:

    Hi again, Alex. I just graduated high school. Unfortunatley I only had a few sort of friends at high school. I do have a few friends who are very kind :). Unfortunately they live very far away. I feel isoated. I also realized that I was bisexual recently (That was interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I have looked at lgbt communities at local colleges, however, many of the colleges in my area closed for the summer.
    In conclusion, I am simply feeling scared, and lonely and a wee bit confused. Do you have any suggestions? Do you think that you could help me?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I could tell by the response to my last post that you sincerely care.

    • Kayla says:

      Although I am not Alex I thought I might give you some ideas. First off congrats on graduating high school. That is a big accomplishment! One thing that you can do is look for lgbt groups on campus. I don’t know where you live or how big the community is however; most colleges will have a lgbt group. Prepare for it to be small. Depending on your interests there are some organizations that have lgbt chapters like the Sierra Club. There are also lesbian softball leagues which will run in the summer as well. We’re out there we’re just really hard to find sometimes.

      I remember when I first came out to myself. I was just starting junior college. We had no organizations however; I found out one of my professors was gay. I learned a lot from her and felt connected, which was nice. I understand the feeling of isolation. We didn’t have all the internet resources that are now available for your generation. I didn’t find connections until I went off to the University. Enjoy your college years. There is no hurry. I’m sure you will meet and make a lot of nice friends.

    • Alyx says:

      Hi Amy,

      I think Kayla had some good suggestions, thanks Kayla! ๐Ÿ™‚ And if anyone else has some good ideas for Amy, please chime in.

      Good job getting through high school, btw. That’s a very tough time for many people (I don’t have any really fond memories myself *g*). But hang in there, because if you intend to go to college it’s a great place to meet all sorts of new people and lots of gay/lesbian ones too! It’s normal to feel isolated, even if you have lots of friends. I think it’s a little better now, but when I was your age I didn’t dare come out to anyone. So yes, I felt very isolated. One thing that helped was reading all about other lesbians (both historical books and trashy novels *g*), so I knew I wasn’t alone. Do keep in touch with those understanding friends of yours, even if only online or via phone calls.

      Most states have LGBT community centers, so go check them out. Look in your local paper or online, and give them a call. It might be just a struggling little place, but it’ll make you feel good to make the effort and reach out, trust me. And it might also be a place full of cool gay people, including kids like yourself. Just Google your state and LGBT and you’re bound to find something, or check out my link down below.

      Here are a few links to resources for gay youth as well:
      GLSEN
      CenterLink (lists a bunch of GLBT centers in various states)
      Point Foundation (this is a neat program that assists LGBT youth through education, and this is their resource page)
      About.com GLBT Teens (this is a good page for newbies into the community)

      There is also a neat site for gay teens I came across once, just a fun site to hang out rather than educational. But I can’t find it now! I’ll keep looking and let you know if I find it. In the meantime, hope some of this helps. Kayla’s right that some places are magnets for lesbians, like softball leagues. Or if a known LGBT person is putting on a show, you can sometimes meet people in the audience! I once got hit on watching a Bi singer put on a free show at the local YMCA. I was just leaning against the fence watching her, and some cute girl came up and leaned against the fence too. Then started leaning against me! God, I still remember the feel of her arm. ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, you never know, so don’t give up, okay? Summer won’t last forever, and once college starts it’ll be a whole new world. In the meantime, take some time to learn about the community…it’ll stand you in good stead when you start dating. *g*

      Oh, one last link. This woman has some tips on how to spot other queer types: Effing Dykes (read her blog from the beginning). Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Alyx says:

        Addendum: I was chatting with Fizzy, and my brat pointed out how potentially dangerous it is to go writing to strangers on the internet. (Though I am less strange than some, trust me. *bg*) (And yes, the irony of my brat coming up with the commonsense advice is not lost on me!) Anyway, I was thinking about the gay/bi aspect of your searching, and I completely forgot about the kink aspect! But if you’re here reading my blog, it’s highly likely you’re that way inclined, so let me address that as well.

        You’re still very young, and I don’t know how much experience you have (nor I am asking about your private business), but TAKE IT SLOW, okay? It’s one thing to find a queer community, and quite another to explore the kink community. You can get hurt in either, but you can really get physically (and emotionally) damaged with the latter. There’s lots of time to learn about everything, but it only takes one mistake to have memories that will haunt you forever. And wouldn’t you rather have memories of how beautiful and loving and HOT it can be? *g* So be careful about exploring that world, okay? Concentrate on meeting good people, and the other stuff will follow. And don’t believe everything you see on the internet either! For all you know I could be a pervy sweaty guy with a bad comb-over who does this for kicks. *shudder* I’m not, but you don’t know for sure, do you? So take care and take your time, missy! *stern look*

    • mil says:

      Hi Amy,
      Just wanted reiterate something Alyx said. It’s true that it’s normal to feel lonely and confused about all this, and know that there are millions of teens who feel exactly the same way. So, you are not alone in your loneliness (I’m not sure if that’s a comfort or not :)). It sucks a bit at the mo, but gosh, you have SO MUCH FUN ahead of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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