- Sign up sheet (to play)
- Register prize donations
- Code of conduct
- 2013 FAQ (will be updated with a few changes for this year)
First, a quick poll. Please choose up to three of your favorite posts this year and add your reasons in the comment section (of this blog post, not on the poll).
Second, a few announcements:
Sorry, Renee, but I have not gotten your card in the mail yet. Mea culpa. Things have been a bit crazy.
JC wins the gift card from Kate Richards for Sex Toy Story 2! Kate says, “I want to make a Missy Sue sundae.” JC, you’re in trouble. I’ll see you in my office after class.
Oops! I’ve forgotten to hand out the rest of the Advent Calendar cards as daily surprises. With one going to Renee, one each to Kathryn and Anna for being such wonderful helper elves, and one for posterity, that leaves twenty-one cards to give out. I’m going to throw this open for everyone. The first twenty-one people to email me (at email@example.com), subject line “Advent Calendar card,” and give me your mailing address will receive a commemorative holiday card with the logo. Signed by yours truly, of course. 😀
Caveat: You must be registered for the Advent Calendar and have played at least two days. 😀
Tomorrow is the last official day! I hope to announce prizes by the morning of the 25th, but we’ll see. I’ll be ringing handbells until pretty late Christmas Eve, and last year I wore myself out for Christmas Day by staying up late to organize prizes. But I will at least put something up. 😀
Before I perform the drawings for the final prizes, I’d like you to include a letter to Mrs. Claus in your comment for today. Any misbehavior you want overlooked? Any extenuating circumstances for an absence? Any naughty miscreant who tempted you? Any fibbing Elf who tried to get you in trouble? Do you openly admit your wanton, blatant naughtiness and hope she will punish you accordingly? (Mrs. Claus may not be a traditional figure for Hanukkah, but she’s got her eye on you, Laurel. Strip dreidel, indeed!)
The final prizes include books (of course), painting by Cat, goody bags from V.s. Morgan, swag pack from SJ Maylee, artwork by Patricia Denke, handmade necklace by Ruth Shulman, mini red oak paddle from Katie T and Rob, and gift certificates from Ameliah ($10 to Amazon), Jay Odon ($50 to Vagabondia Creations), Tina ($5 to Amazon), Laurel ($5 to Amazon), Sarah Byrnes ($10 to Amazon), SH ($10 to Amazon), Tara Quan ($10 to Amazon), Jessica Subject ($10 to All Romance Ebooks), Jolynn Raymond ($25 to Amazon), and Anonymous in honor of Lambda Legal ($100 to a major online store of the winner’s choice).
Don’t forget your letter to Mrs. Claus!
Speaking of naughtiness. 😀 Hi, everyone. How are you? Hehe.
Birthdays. I love birthdays. Kat and Natalie, the main characters of The Way Home and Lighting the Way, each celebrate their birthdays in style. Not in the style Kat always prefers, mind you. Natalie’s Christmas gift of a new hairbrush from a few years back has not been appreciate…at least not by Kat. Every June 6, Natalie makes sure birthday girl Kat won’t be able to sit down all day. Every November 23, Kat offers her bottom for a birthday spanking in Natalie’s stead. Unfair? But of course. (I dare you to say that to Natalie!)
I try not to use any children’s pictures on this blog (for obvious reasons), but this video is titled Kat’s Birthday Spanking. AND it shows a spanking machine. How cute! (Of course, I don’t approve of spanking children. Of course, I don’t think someone should be forced to participate against his or her will.) I watch this video with outright envy, just as I watched birthday spanking machines with envy in childhood. I wanted to pout, complain, and whine after my own trip through a machine.
But I was too quiet, too proper, and too bookish for anyone to consider doing something like that to me. *sigh*
When I mentioned the Advent Calendar a while back, Lara said how much she hated Christmas. “Why?” I asked. “My birthday’s right before Christmas, and it always gets lost in the shuffle,” she replied. “Why don’t we have a big birthday bash this year for the Advent Calendar?” I suggested. So here we are. And after a month of honoring grief, regaling you with the story of creating Something Good, and working through a ***storm that hit my life, I’m ready to be naughty. Who’s with me? (Like I even have to ask…)
Do you have a December birthday? Do you have any special ways to celebrate it? What do you like/not like about having a birthday close to a major holiday? Me, my birthday is on Leap Day. No one’s home for the holidays, no one’s on vacation, and no one’s house is festive with lights and tinsel and trees. Getting a birthday spanking in the glow of twinkling Christmas lights right after sipping mulled apple cider and opening presents..mm!
Even if you don’t have a birthday in December, what are your favorite spanking fantasies about birthdays? I’ve always, always, always wanted an old-fashioned little-kid birthday party. Relay races trying to balance eggs on spoons, pin the tail on the donkey, pass the parcel (learned that from my Irish friend!), musical statues, everything. A homemade cake that isn’t quite straight on all sides and with a fingerful of frosting missing where the birthday girl couldn’t resist taking a taste (and got a smack for it, too!).
I did have birthday parties as a kid, don’t get me wrong, but they were sedate. Proper. Neat. Going to the community swimming pool, or playing quiet games with dolls. Definitely no spanking. I was so deprived. 😀
As to the spanking part, I have always been jealous of (and never received) birthday kids who got to go through the spanking machine. I never got a single birthday swat, and I never could ask for one without blowing my cover. Can you imagine the consternation if my prim and proper parents had discovered I wanted to be spanked? *shudder* Tara’s mom might not have been the only one scheduling an exorcism. 😀
Besides, half the fun of a birthday spanking is (for me) its unexpected, unsolicited nature. To be surrounded by loved ones and given affectionate teasing and birthday swats would make my birthday a dream come true. Typically, I think a spanking is an intense act of intimacy (more so than sex) and only to be performed by one’s life partner. (I’m not judging anyone who does otherwise, but this is what I believe for myself.) There are some special circumstances, such as Hana in Mira’s Miracle allowing one or two of the Castle staff to discipline Mira…but that’s an exception for me.
A birthday spanking, or a day of birthday spankings, sounds like a wonderful way to bask in loving and being loved…to enjoy the laughter and play of doing something silly and normally forbidden, and to slip back into the innocence of childhood when a trip through the spanking machine meant laughter for everyone.
What about you? What are your birthday spanking fantasies?
Don’t forget your letter to Mrs. Claus, too!
- Day 1: Welcome and Introductions
- Day 2: Giving Tuesday
- Day 3: 2nd Annual Holiday Recipe Exchange
- Day 4: Hating the Elf on the Shelf
- Day 5: Blue Christmas
- Day 6: St. Knickerless Day
- Day 7: Beyond Fairytales
- Day 8: Beginner’s Guide to Lesfic
- Day 9: Holiday Carol Sing-a-long
- Day 10: Creating Something Good, Part 1
- Day 11: Healing and Emotional Responsibility
- Day 12: Creating Something Good, Part 2
- Day 13: 3rd Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange
- Day 14: Creating Something Good, Part 3
- Day 15: Holiday Memories
- Day 16: Chag Chanuka Sameach!
- Day 17: Choosing to Believe
- Day 18: Sex Toy Story 2
- Day 19: On love and loss
- Day 20: Elf Pizelle’s Very Bad Day
- Day 21: Winter Solstice (and elf stories!)
- Day 22: Why it took me so long to write an Asian heroine