So! A few months ago, I started a new kind of post I like to call “This Day On A.S.B”. I wrote a lot there about why I love doing these posts so much, but basically old Usenet folks are quirky as shit and the content is weird, endearing, educational and vaguely sociology-ish in ways that you can’t really predict until you just dive in. I personally think it’s a damn shame that the current TNG crowd is often totally disconnected from kink roots or history. I get that most of us (myself included) aren’t really interested in old-guard mores and I don’t really think there’s anything wrong with that. (Times change.) But 20 years ago—in the misty fog of memory us millennials call the early-Internet, kinksters had a lot to say that is still relevant today.
All that being said—I found some awesome links, a week ago, but didn’t write them up until today, so—I present to you this *last week* on a.s.b ., a la December 10th, 1993:
In this post Jim Woodward invites you to join his new alt.sex group centered on ‘Amazonic female domination’ and ‘Amazonically proportioned women’. Bless.
The Welcoming Committee
Here, Alan Smith publishes the third draft of a welcoming letter, giving newbies to a.s.b. an idea of how it all began, along with a bit of the the a.s.b. ethos. One of my favorite parts:
We’d rather you were careful. Read the FAQ. Get something nonporous between your body fluids and your partner’s. Remember the litany “safe, sane, consentual.” *ALL* bdsm activity is inherently dangerous to all parties, so take care of yourselves, okay?
We’d rather you didn’t post personals here. This is a discussion forum, not a meat market. Try alt.personals.bondage.
We’d rather you were open and accepting. This sounds kinda pompus, but it really boils down to “you don’t slam my kink and I won’t slam yours.”
A Snarky Follow-Up
To this light-hearted post about a local munch in the Boston area.
And one ‘minor musical point’, apropos of seemingly nothing.
That’s all for this post folks. Thanks so much, and more when I get time!