"Never judge a book by its cover"
A pierced (ex-)librarian....whatever next....where will it all end? I really don't know, but this is my story so far.
Born in 1948, which makes me...OK, so you do the math. Eyes - Green. Height - 5ft 9ins. Weight - currently 154lbs (but trying to get it down). Starsign - Libra: the sign of a balanced personality, hmmm.
Being nice to people. Beautiful golden sunsets. Cacti: the way they defy the odds of nature. Chinese food. Feeling the need not to take anything too seriously. A long soak in a hot tub. On-line shopping. Relaxing and doing nothing occasionally. Sixties' music. Oh - and BME, of course.
Favourite film of all time:
Whingers - 'If you can't cheer up, shut up'. Cold wet winter days. Homophobia. Indecision. ISPs that cut out on you after two hours. Junk mail that's sent in an envelope saying "Important - This is not a circular". Machines that don't work like they're supposed to. Weak coffee. Websites that say only 'Under construction'. Cruelty to animals - remember, they were here first.
"Don't knock it till you've tried it."
Big boots, high heels, black leather, skin-tight rubber, PVC, corsets... Mmmmmmm!
BO: there's NO excuse for it - soap and deodorant are NOT that expensive.
Intolerance - 'If you don't like it don't do it, but don't tell everyone else they shouldn't like or do it either'.
Goal in life:
Be happy - There are enough miserable ****s in the world without me adding to them.
My "library catalog":
In stock (in order of acquisition) - PA ring (now 5mm); paired standard lobe rings (currently at 4mm); septum (now with circular barbell); stomach tattoo; pubic piercing (titanium CBR) *RIP 18 Jan 2002*; centre tongue (2mm barbell); navel rings (only the inverse remains out of the pair); paired 21mm dia nipple rings (first two pairs both rejected); BME and Celtic Rings logo tattoos - matching pair on both outside shoulders; Madison (14ga CBR) *RIP 17 Mar 2002*; wrist bar (PTFE) done during the British Meet at Brighton - rejected, but only after 4 years; 'love handles' - paired D-ring surface piercings *RIP*; cartilage ring (left ear); tragus (right ear); nape (PTFE bar)*RIP*; second pair of nipple piercings (vertical barbells); second nape *RIP*; bridge; BMEboy tattoo (centre back); 16mm dia guiche (my third try at a guiche) *RIP 6 Jan 2002*; third nape *also RIP*; 'Cell' back rings - a set of 6 D-Rings (lasted around nine months); pair of spinal surface bars *RIP*; replacement pubic ring *RIP* and guiche *guiche RIP 13 Apr 2002 after only two weeks!*; replacement Madison (12ga CBR) *RIP*; smiley aka scrumper *RIP*: paired foreskin rings.
Future additions: It's been some years now since I added anything new, or replaced anything. But that doesn't mean the urge may not strike again at any time!
And I'll bet that that you thought that librarians were boring old ****ers!
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And now here's the rest of it (in alphabetical order - I'm a librarian, remember)
My buddy pics: My character: My chastity: My corsets: My counter:
My days as a schoolboy: Click the photo to read the story in words and pictures of my days as a grammar-school pupil in the 1960s.
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Slices of Life Come and see what I get up to when I'm let loose by myself!
You're out of luck here: there aren't any. Why not? Not because I don't have any buddies - there are lots of really great people here on IAM. But I didn't want to put up a screenful of buddies just because everyone else's page has one. I like to be an individual, to do what's right for me - that's what BME is all about, really.... Just in case you were wondering.
(And here I quote from the results of a psychometric test): "Happy in his own company. Prefers to make his own decisions. Co-operative and obliging. Avoids conflict. Modest. Even temperament. Non-emotional. Relaxed. Copes without being flustered. Concentrates on the big picture rather than the detail. Quite radical. A challenge rather than the conventional. Non-conformist. Disorganized. Spontaneous reactions. Solution-focussed. High expediency. Finds his own way of doing things. Confident intellectual. Generates interesting, practical ideas."
Ever wondered what it's like to be locked up in a chastity belt? You can read all about my chastity escapades in the IAM Chastity Forum
Yes - I wear a corset! My current favourite to be laced up in is my black 28" PVC one, which you can see along with my others in my Corset Collection gallery.
Currently at: - Thanks for stopping by: enjoy your visit!
Me... as a second-former, aged 12!
And now here's the rest of it (in alphabetical order - I'm a librarian, remember)
My buddy pics:
My days as a schoolboy:
Click the photo to read the story in words and pictures of my days as a grammar-school pupil in the 1960s.
12/27/2009 | 0 comments
Today being Sunday, I took the dog for a walk in the woods this morning. It was already past ten, but very quiet out. Just a few cars on an otherwise busy road, even fewer pedestrians and a bus passed us with no passengers on board. The DIY shop, normally a hive of activity, was shut. There were a few other dogs about, though, as we made our way through the woods - the open grassy bit still covered with frozen ice where the cold weather of Christmas was still in evidence. Past the frozen pond, we made our way onto the common and spotted a father with two lads trying out what I guess was a Christmas present in the form of a radio-controlled car: I felt a determined tug on the lead but was sure they didn't want any four-legged help with it!
the ranch home, I spent quite an enjoyable afternoon scanning in a load of old photos from the family albums my sister had lent me when I went to see her just before Christmas. A lot of the photos I remembered having seen before from when I was still living at home with my parents. The dates and captions - some of which I now recognized as wrong - ranged from before I was born up to about 1960: they then dwindled noticeably and there were very few after that. I'm not quite sure why, although by that time we'd given up living overseas and didn't go in for exotic holidays so that may have been part of the reason. Added to the fact that as the years went by, I became a good deal less photogenic than I had been as a youngster!
12/26/2009 | 0 comments
For many many years - almost as long as I can remember - we always used to celebrate Christmas with some sort of family get-together on Boxing Day. Gradually, that custom started to fall into disuse: my parents are now both dead, as are all the aunts and uncles, and my cousins all have families of their own. So we now tend to enjoy a quiet celebration of our own instead, but with happy memories of the all the fun times we used to have as kids.
As a little memento, I've still kept the photo of the Christmas party at my Junior school which I was looking at earlier! The date was December 1958, I'm third from left in the photo, and it was our last Christmas out in Hong Kong. I was ten at the time.
12/23/2009 | 2 comments
I'm not (and never have been) a devoted reader of ModBlog. Nevertheless, I occasionally comment on assorted things I find particularly interesting or unusual - as I do in forums and indeed blogs elsewhere. So, following the invitation on Rachel's page, I added my two cent's worth to the current discussion on the recent featuring of a tattoo which was subsequently claimed to be racist and therefore removed. This is what I put:
“This stuff should be documented on BME, but it should not be held up for idolization on ModBlog, at least not without an accompanying interview to give it context and commentary”
I think Shannon’s hit the nail on the head there. The choice of what to feature on Modblog is - and always has been - that of the editor. I didn’t see that pic so I can’t comment on whether I thought it was a racist tattoo or not. I don’t think Modblog should shy away from the occasional controversy on the other hand, provided the submitter is given a fair chance to put his/her view across.
I don’t subscribe to deriding people as “stupid” for their choice of tattoo design. I may not agree with it, but I respect their right to get it and to submit pictures of it if they so choose - however personally distateful I may find whatever it symbolizes. Attempting to suppress or ridicule racist tattoos doesn’t make them go away, nor does it tackle the underlying problem which is the racist attitudes that inspires them. If anything it makes racism appear less of a problem than it really is, and unless we as a community have the courage to discuss it openly and rationally and try to understand it better, nothing’s going to change.
I stand by that: it's an honest summary of what I feel about it and I don't see it as either insulting, argumentative, inflammatory or unsuitable for any other reason. Having submitted it, I was therefore perturbed and not entirely pleased to discover for the first time a little note at the top which read:
"Your comment is awaiting moderation."
I shall refrain for the moment from making any further comment or drawing any inference from that, but I await the eventual outcome with interest.
*EDIT* - I've just now (17:15) found and seen the picture in question.
12/20/2009 | 0 comments
Yesterday was bitterly cold, although fortunately sunny, so I went over to my sister's and took her Christmas Card. She lives in Leamington Spa, so on the way, I went down the street past where my old school was. Having been re-formed into a sixth-form college in 1977, it's now closed altogether and I believe is to be converted into some sort of luxury retirement complex. It's been boarded up, surrounded by a security fence, and is awaiting the builders. I took some photos as best I could, struggling to poke the camera through the fencing against the sun shining straight in my eyes. On the home again, I noticed a gap in the fencing at the back just big enough to squeeze through: there was no-one about, so I stood in the playground just as I'd done in the 1960s, but this time taking pics with a nervous eye over my shoulder in case anyone had seen me.
I'm pleased with the way the pics came out, and I've uploaded them to my flickr account. In a way it's a shame I couldn't have done it earlier while the buildings were still in use, and maybe have got some interior shots through the windows. On the other hand I can't help feeling that the appearance of desertion and decay has accentuated the time-lapse since I was there as a pupil, and given them a sort of atmospheric quality which has more than made up for that. I certainly experienced a definite "end of an era" sensation which I don't think I would have done had I merely been taking snapshots of a sixth-form college.
So... How are YOU going to give your support to IAM in the coming weeks?
The following people signed this petition:
"(Take and submit good pics, get a new tatt, and review experiences)"
Jen "(sent in cash, submitted a story and will try & get good pix)"
CT "(Updates of my sleeve when I start it shortly.)"
barcode "(thank you for your continued efforts and kind interest!)"
t-snake "(Too much of my very little free time spent reviewing experiences)"
Cerra "(Reviewing, as usual.)"
Narakyndryn "(If all goes aok, I'll have a few more experiences to share.)"
nobcatz "(take some pics. for IAM diary)"
Anna "(i hope i will have lowbrets to take pictures!)"
cenobite "(Just discovered reviewing experiences.)"
snodogj "(More experience reviews and more ink pics...after tonight...)"
Stormchaser "(Hi, right now: submitting. reviewing once could also be an option)"
bodybuilderef "(More sumissions, iam submissive!)"
Erica "(Lots o' reviewing)"
havoq "(Sending new pictures, writing experiences, and sending in some $)"
titanium_angel "(Just put in my tongue experience, and will keep reviewing!)"
PrettyHateMachine "(Reviewing experiences! I want to be in the top 100 reviewers soon)"
rogue83 "(I don`t have interesting stories or pics, I`ll just sent the £`s )"
MrHorus "(hopefully i'll buy some stuff from the shop over xmas)"
CactusWitch "(Pay for continued membership, review and submit more experiences)"
Curt "(continue to review experiences and ante up via paypal as well.)"
ali719 "(Reviewing, submitting, paying for IAM)"
-Matt- "(A few days ago I submitted a story to BME)"
ozzisme "(Pictures, experiences, reviewing. All that good stuff.)"
merrry "(I'm going to take your advice! HUGS,,,,,)"
Lullay "(Continue editing and submitting experienes, add photos + Paypal.)"
The Wong Fuckin Person "(submitted a bunch of pics, and review experiences now and then)"
Betty London "(Review review review!)"
starless_dark "(Submitted some pictures and might try to finish some experiences)"
Suuz "(write an experience as soon as i get something new )"
yarddog "(comment, sign peoples pages and inprove mine)"
sweetcheeks "(Bombared the experience engine with my awesome tattoo experiences)"
strawberry "(Write good experiences, sponsor people if I can, buy a subscrip.)"
EternalLife "(Reviewing and submitting experiences!)"
ducttapedave "(Finish writing my experiences and take pictures that don't suck)"
carterlite "(review more expieriences! and buy something at the shop.)"
earsofa "(submit stuff...and stuff...and stuff.)"
aniorange "(I am going to submit some more experience, and read them)"
Maladjusted "(Submitted new experience and started reviewing others again.)"
lilfunky1 "(experience reviews, submitting pix, buying from bmeshop ect ect)"
Calhoun58 "(just submitted more pics)"
extremehard "(yes I wont, but my english is too bad)"
Jake "(i just rejoined under the paid membership option)"
shalla_bal "(I have been a supporter in many ways for a year+ now !!!!)"
cirrin "(More reviewing)"
fishywoman "(write, review, pics, $, whatever and whenever I can )"
Don "(I'm going to submit my spinal bars as an experience this weekend)"
wolfbane "(Reviewing and submitting experiences as well as photographs.)"
scrunnel "(I promise I will finally get around to writing some experiences.)"
luvpain99 "(Sending in pictures, videos, BMEShop, and ocassional money.)"
kaylah "(Review Experiences!!)"
marq 2.0 "(Continue reviewing experiences)"
pierced_vein "(.well i bought 5 shirts and got 5 months free membership.)"
Psycho_fly "(review experiances)"
Xotchil "(i'm going to have a piercing party and post pictures!!!)"
fuck_life "(review every english and very ocassional chinese articles!)"
Desert Rat "(reviewing and adding expiriences, photos of my work.,bmeshop, etc)"
_amberx00 "(I'm Going to add my Ear Stretching Experience :D)"
Petra Pan "(submit pics, write experience..)"
hailshimmer "(Keep at least one more horrib written experience from your queue.)"
Ashley "(Once I get my tax return, most of it's going towards IAM/BME.)"
macacu "(go to as many bme events and take tons of pictures)"
phoenixxx "(pics of my nipple scarification...)"
INGUSWETRUST "(content )"
Biscoito "(more photos i think !)"
Paindreamer "(Submitt pics, continue review and submitt experience)"
seeeingred "(I am going to use BME to learn more about Body Modification.)"
MizzGrell "(I just submitted a story and I'll turn in some pictures asap :D)"
DragonHeart "(will be adding info, pics, etc about my genital project over time)"
vonfaust "(reviewing more experiences, writing more, being me. ;D)"
PatrickB "(Been for years init?)"
little_angel "(pay my membership, submit pix, sponsor friends *5 so far* & shop!)"
DreamsOfJade "(Try to write up an experiance that is happening this wednesday)"
Dawnie "(As usual. Submit pictures, experiences and review some!)"
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Ren "(Continue sending pics and experiences, and money when I have it.)"
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SivaAngel "(i review experiences, write some and sent in pictures.)"
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tengu "('bout time for some experience submissions, methinks.)"
SaintMary "(I have six rolls of film to develope and more reviewing to do.)"
primhauk "(I love reviewing experiences.....)"
Ballpain "(gonna keep submitting and subscribing. Doing both is best!)"
karma "(review experiences)"
Jewf "(Im one of the top reviewers. I plan to keep it up.)"
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Dreadlocksmile "(Writing more experiences, reviewing other peoples & more photos!)"
Lady_Stardust "(I've paid $10 and I'll submit new photos!)"
TattooedRedhead "(I regularly use the plastic cash card in my wallet to give to BME)"
Lilith "(Write experiences when I can, and pay for the IAM membership)"
screwed "(New pics, and I should be part of the BME 4 Life club soon....)"
doxgukka "(writting exp, buying tees, submitting pics. )"
Devoured_by_Envy "(submitted pictures, reviwed and submitted experiences)"
Temescal "(pics and money)"
Cricky "(more photos)"
spookie "(I'd like to sponsor someone eventually. )"
Spacy "(experiece reviewing, writing, submit pics and if got money bmesho)"
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eterared "(Write an experience about my snakebites I should be getting soon.)"
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frog "(reviewing, and bmeshopping!)"
Asidia "(Just submitted my first experience and have 2 more to go!)"
wicked1 "(review loads and send in my new gauging experience)"
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telstar "(I will continue to pay for my IAM membership and send in more pix)"
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catDevi "(Just paid up and will continue to review experiences.)"
EvilKiTTie "(submit pics, do some experience reviews)"
heliophobe "(BMEshop and adding experiences when I get my new mods)"
*dookieangel* "(reviewing and submitting my hood experience)"
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TheWitch "(Reveiw experiences, to catch up with you! And maybe submit some )"
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Kraz_Eric "(more pictures, an experience, and pay for my IAM page....)"
giselle "(I pay for IAM, buy from BMEshop, review and submit experiences...)"
Michis "(Review experiences and submit more photos)"
dollsnatch "(buying BME Shop stuff, and reviewing looooaaads of experiences)"
Mike Mars "(More reviewing, I bought the modcon book as well)"
Anaesthetise "(review, submit, donate...be an active member as much as I can)"
plotski46 "(Review many experiences, and submit my nipple piercing story.)"
hunterjackson "(I will keep my page up and offer help to my friends here on iam!)"
bizarroboy "(I'll keep writing that confuses, conflicts and confounds people.)"
Angel82 "(I like to review experiences and add my own when I get pierced)"
kd "(I just sent in an experience tonight)"
Kinderfeld69 "(I review experiences, and submit all pictures I can)"
OralDefecation "(I paid for my membership to IAM. And I bought plugs from BMESHOP)"
Amadahy "(I donated to the bucket)"
amalthea "(more experieces, photos, and $$$)"
lokey "(submitting pictures of latest tattoo)"
LoTuS "(sending in my pics, and buying some more bme shirts)"
Stickboy22 "(i have a constant membership, and i want some shirts soon)"
ivonkohler "(Sent in photo's of my ugly mug + i'll write some experiences soon)"
Mrs_bungle_ "(experiences-reviews + writing, and pics if i can sort em')"
Jack "(Bought a full membership on a pay-monthly thingummabob)"
sewingmyfish "(have just written three new experiences to submit...)"
())crayon))> "(Gonna be taking piccies of my new piercing when I get it )"
DIY'er "(perhaps a submission. ... and bmeshop. )"
Nikki Knuckles "(I've been reviewing a lot, but I think I suck at it. )"
exitus84 "(make some playpiercings . . .)"
jessa "(hey! you laughin at me?)"
annonamiss "(stories and pix!!)"
rhi "(pay for my account and buy lots of bmeshop stuff)"
nibjet "(I just sent an experience, and payday is next Friday.)"
gothicphoenixx "(reviewing experiences, submitting another editorial/experience)"
AnotherBleedingHeart "(write another experience & log my navel streach to submit later)"
EziliGede "(reading/writing experiences)"
papercut "(I am going to donate fifty pounds sterling to BME)"
squiggles "(well I write experiances that you review, and do reviewing myself)"
PerfectAngel "(Full membership, and will send in a few experiences.)"
incur "(payment, sponsor, sponsor, sponsor and review! )"
CelticFairie "(Get some pics up, more experiences, i already payed the $10)"
curlyhare1 "(im outta experiences to write, which leaves submiting pics!)"
crazybrujo "(by deleting old diary entries and galleries that waste space)"
ephemeral "(pics, experiences, money.)"
kmason "(I just had an experience approved...now I'll go back to reviewing)"
DIVINITY "(inspiring words : fuck it !)"
Bryan "(review experiances, write one or two, send some pics)"
LostEtrnl "(more pics, possibly another experience, and more reviewing...)"
YoungMom "(I've just started reviewing and where ever else I am needed)"
KaoolS "(I paid for my and my bf's accounts and I buy stuff from BMEshop.)"
Girl "(continue to review, submit pics and experiences)"
Maribelle Lebre "(I am submitting a ritual tattoo experience.)"
purrtykitty4m "(To write and review more experiences!)"
Caroline June "(Reviewing experiences I imagine.)"
Scarred "(put up an experience a few days ago now i got the camera out!)"
meechums "(experiences, pictures, sponsership )"
Shit Disturber "(review experiences)"
gangrel of finna "(A wild serlection of pix and maybe some expierences)"
juniper "(I'm reviewing like a madwoman!)"
MyDaydream "(I am going to send in some more spiffy photographs)"
wrongway152 "(wrote in an experience, which you reviewed! thanks! x)"
dave "(review experiences )"
kay "(give everyone hugs?)"
Poppie "(I have submitted about 6 pics today and started IAM:SelfPiercing )"
Superstarlet AD "(I'm currently writing the Tooth Filing FAQ)"
StealingTheMoj "(pimp it out to everyone i see...and review experiences )"
shpluck "(experience reviews and adding some pictures and an experience)"
soontohang "(Reviewing is fun!!!)"
InnerDemons "(Submitted a couple of experiences)"
kermee "(I just paid for my membership and write my lobes experience!)"
ataxia "(having my conch dermal punched at 4mm in the next few weeks.)"
Moosh "(with lots of pic's..)"
belladivision7 "(Continue manically reviewing experiences.)"
pinface "(Submit pictures of my brand spanking new double nape piercings!)"
Bear151556 "(REveiw Expeiences, and finish writing a few of my own so I can su)"
Kittybeth "(Submit a few more experiences and a photoset; reviewing )"
Mistress Kittenn "(I'm going to add my nostril 2 experience and review experiences)"
Paranoid "(ive just submitted another hundred or so pictures for my gallery)"
dazedeagle "(I'm reviewing! plus I plan to add some pics...)"
Glow "(Hi there! )"
ZombinaCorpse "(I'm going to submit some more pictures of my mods!)"
gretel "(continuing to submit to bme hard, reviewing experiences. xx)"
devilskebab "(I've gone and paid for a subscription)"
Ron Garza "(ill continue sending shannon pics of my work,.as i have since '96)"
TMHahn "(Read and submit more experiences.)"
509mike "(Submit scrotal ladder experience)"
Efix "(picture submission, reviewing experiences and writing one too)"
ohcupcakes "(submitted experience of my new industrial. will submit pics soon!)"
A Meet means a Madison: third time lucky?
Lovely name - lovely nature: my "Love Handles"
Vertebrate with a vengeance - I have some spine!
"I ink, therefore I am" - my very first tattoo
What could be simpler? One lobe or two....?
Tongue piercings are fun? Maybe, but just think again first.....
One in ten: the tenth pubic piercing experience added to BME
Nipple rings... the story continues
Next instalment (for now) - the navel
My PA ... the one that got me started on all this.....
Madison - the day I followed in a porn star's footsteps
It goes all the way through! I step into the world of suface bars
'Back' to the future - my set of "Cell" rings