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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
9:52 am

mysocalledleif
Obviously, this group has been inactive for a significant period of time. I have no plans of 'closing' it, or any equivilant, though I will continue to suggest other means of connection to BDSM communities here in New Brunswick.

The most consistant and active group I've been involved with for a while functions through the site www.fetlife.com

This website functions very similarily to Facebook, but is directed specifically to those of us who are more kinkily inclined. I suggest membership and activity in that site should you wish to further contacts, involvement and knowledge.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
1:17 am - ~~ Atlantic BDSM Forum ~~

emma_lyn
To date, BDSM in the Atlantic Canadian provinces has been all Yahoo
group based. Once a post is buried, it's pretty much out of mind
and difficult to really navigate through. With no way of
categorizing posts, people have to navigate through some information
they really don't want to see (be it discussions on how to run a
group, past get togethers, personal vanilla information, etc).

Atlantic-BDSM.com is an online forum created to connect people in
Atlantic Canada who enjoy BDSM related activites with other like-
minded people, related local products and services,
information,'real-life' groups, and events. This forum is pansexual
and encompasses all BDSM classifications from fetishist to 24/7
equally.

With classifieds, personals, event listings, and your own personal
inbox, there's all sorts of ways to connect with fellow members.
And for those looking for discussion, ideas, and support, there's
plenty of room for that as well. We hope this will organize things
in a fashion that you will easily be able to find what you want and
avoid the pieces you would rather do without.

We check each member to ensure they are in Atlantic Canada, with
frequent visitors to the area, and businesses with a presence here
being the two exceptions. This gurantees the information on the
forum to be more relevant to you.

To join, visit http://atlantic-bdsm.com and register to get
started. When a moderator has verified you are in Atlantic Canada,
you will receive an email requesting you to click on a link to
verify your email is active.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006
2:58 pm - Change in Admin

mysocalledleif
Hey there folks;

I just thought I would make a short post here on BDSMNB to let you guys know that things are still alive (believe it or not). Dave has been good enough to leave moderation of this community here on LJ to myself and my Domme, emma_lyn in his absence. Things here are ...a little quiet. However, please do continue to feel free to post anything BDSM-related here. Not much will change about the group, simply those pressing the accept button on applications of members. I may try to stir up a little more interest somehow.

I recently attempted to hold a munch in Fredericton that was open to anyone interested. Only one new couple showed up, and while they seemed very nice I was hoping for some more activity than that. Perhaps in the future I may try again, or may post about other activities I hear of. I encourage anyone to post anything or any events about alternative lifestyle they know of.

I'd like to associate this community with one email list found on yahoo, BDSMNB, which is also open in nature. Feel free to join up if not already a member.

Comments/questions/concerns/suggestions are welcome any time.

current mood: sleepy

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
9:57 pm - New site for Atlantic Canadian kinksters!

f00dave
Try me! Just getting started, at the moment, but it looks like a good, open access point to forming a "new wave" (i.e. more accessible) BDSM network. Good job, AngelFox and Edri! =)

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Sunday, January 15th, 2006
10:05 am - Midori will be in Halifax this May!

f00dave
Midori is coming to give three workshops this time around! Get the details yourself, or content yourself with the following quick summary:

May 29 (Monday), 7:00pm, topic: rope bondage (for sexual purposes)
May 30 (Tuesday), 7:00pm, topic: erotic embarassment (humiliation, forced cross-dressing, etc)
May 31 (Wednesday), 8:00pm, topic: percussive play (hitting people, with stuff, for fun)

The first and third workshop are 2 hours (though the rope one went three last year!), the second one is 2.5 hours. Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, limited income.

I recommend booking your spot early! (At the Venus Envy store, downtown Halifax, 1-877-370-9288.)

My wife Shan is "mediumly" interested in the middle one (and would probably enjoy the others), where I'm very interested in the third, and quite interested in the first (and slighly in the second), so we're probably going to be there for all three, if we can. :-D

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Sunday, September 25th, 2005
3:29 pm - Flogger Workshop Writeup

f00dave
(X-posted from my journal)

First, some basic facts: we had one last-minute cancelleation (due to a shift change, so no worries), one no-show (with whom I'm not terribly impressed), six people of various ages and genders (including me), and a relaxed, casual atmosphere. So far as I could tell, everyone took something away with them, whether it was actual flogger-construction tips, ideas for related projects, or even just putting names to faces. My from end, I got my expected "being useful" teacher-thrill, lots of fun discussion and socialization, a few ideas for various projects, and generally got to have a great time. I'm gonna call it a success. ;-)

Thanks (again!) to all who came ... and a Terminator-2-style finger and head wag for the unexplained no-show. "Proceedings" from the workshop may get organized into a webpage with figures someday, however I was lazy and didn't bother to photograph each of the steps in my assemblage of #9 (which came together bloody awesomely, by the way ... writeup to follow in another post, soon), which will make assembling that webpage take that much longer.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for future learning/technical/demonstration events?

My favorite quotation: "You're a very good instructor, Dave." Awwww! -whomp-

Weirdest moment: When I came back into the livingroom from a detour in the kitchen and my "secret box of secret props and secretive secrecy" had been gleefully gone through ... floggers and flogger bits were everywhere! So much for my half-seriously "carefully planned presentation", eh? Heh!

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
12:37 pm - Flogger-Making Workshop

f00dave
This Saturday afternoon, I'll be hosting a flogger-making workshop in the livingroom of our apartment in downtown Fredericton. There's no registration fee, no last names, and no test. ;-)

My vanilla cover story (if anyone asks) is that we're all making props for a halloween "medieval times" theme party some (unnamed) friends are hosting and we're getting a head start on our "weapons".

I've chosen a rough format/lesson plan, modelled on those cooking shows, where they show you the start and end of each step in the process, skipping the boring middle bits. Tentative outline:

1) Show what's wrong with the naive approach (i.e. rolling some random leather around a dowel): My First Flogger ... *cringe*

2) Show what you /can/ do with proper materials and a bit of patience (my best model to date)

3) Survey various design variations (show the various models I've made, highlighting material/style/etc differences), including any models brought along by the participants (optional)

4) Brief digression on various leather types, thicknesses, etc

5) Breakdown of my common flogger components: fall (lashes), handle, wrist strap, knotwork ... digress on various ideas for handles, brainstorm a little, if people want

6) Design process: choose materials and proportions, make a shopping list

7) Quick review of required tools (and my DIY versions)

8) Basic material preparation methods (cutting lace/ribbons, preparing dowel)

9) Measuring and cutting the fall (including tip variations)

10) Handle style (diamond braid, spiral diamond braid, single-piece with corset stitch)

11) [Advanced] Wrist loop (4-lead round braid)

12) [Advanced] Knotwork: turk's head, optional interweave to make "pineapple knot"

13) Assemblage of components

14) Tightening up (fid work and hiding ends)

15) Decoration, testing, etcetera! (mention balance points and weight-shifting tricks)

The two advanced bits (11, 12) will be demonstrated depending on the interest of the participants and amount of time consumed thus far. Practising the relevant knot weaving and braiding is probably worth a whole session on its own, actually. Whatever, we'll figure it out on the fly. =D

Anyone interested should email me -- f00dave (at gmail.com) -- by Friday morning, so I can arrange
seating/snacks, guarantee you a seat, and also email you my street address. We're going to be starting at 2pm, so having people show up for 1:45pm would be good, though earlier is better if you're socially-inclined. I'll be back from the Market by 1pm at the latest. We'll knock off the "scheduled" stuff at 4pm, at which point we'll see if anyone wants to run screaming, stay and chat, go out for drinks, or whatever: I'm easy. ;-)

current mood: Organized

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Saturday, September 10th, 2005
1:17 pm - Question- Apparel

lranuh
Hello, I live in Moncton, New Brunswick, and I have a question that I think you guys might be able to help me with.

I'm looking for military boots, preferably new leather corcorans.

Would anyone here know where I might be able to find some?

Thanks~

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
12:39 pm - Midori's Halifax workshop on shibari

f00dave
I've finally gotten around to posting the "scene report" from the demonstration Midori gave as part of the workshop. There's more information in the posts before and after that one (well, there will be, once they're written =D ), if you're inclined to go digging.

Enjoy!

current mood: impressed

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Monday, August 22nd, 2005
12:03 am - DIY Flogger Tip and Shibari in Halifax

f00dave
(Crossposted to various places)

While biking out to Oromocto today, I realized that I've been hoarding a useful secret: floggers (and other DIY BDSM projects) often require leather as a basic material. Now, unlike many who are into this lifestyle, I'm not rich ... /at all/. So I've been making do in my construction projects with various found and gift leather odds and ends for a while now. Just a few days ago, however, I realized that second-hand clothing stores offer great opportunities for folks like me to obtain leather! Besides the obvious (leather sheets in the Miscellaneous bins), there's also leather jackets, pant, skirts, and belts.

Just today I acquired two jackets (chosen from a pool of eight, the other six were crap leather: I'm getting choosy! =] ) a skirt, and a pile of belts of various colours. Ripping everyting apart took a while, but in the end, I have a /lot/ of raw material, of various shapes and sizes, enough to make a couple of floggers, and possibly collars, wrist/ankle cuffs, blindfolds and the like (though the latter all require rivets or stitching or other attachment mechanisms I don't have ... yet).

It's a fun way to spend a few hours a week, and productive in the sense that I intend to use them on my poor subbies-to-be and I believe that I could even /sell/ these things, eventually. Lots of time sunken into them, sure, but the raw materials are cheap this way. Plus ... did I mention that it's fun. ;-)

In other news, I got one of the last seats, last week, for Midori's shibari workshop in Halifax on the 29th! I also have: a ride up, a place to crash for two nights, a friend in the scene who is also attending the workshop and has offered to try arranging a "flogging party" for me to join (I'm to bring my floggers =] ), and 100' of 3/6" braided nylon cord ($10 at Canadian Tire). As previously promised, I'll crosspost my trip report here.

More from the trenches as it happens, probably less with time, as school starts up (I'm lecturing again this term: joy).

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Friday, August 19th, 2005
7:31 pm - FYI

aberrantmist
A link that may be helpful when negotiating with a potential partner :

D/s checklist

current mood: energetic

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
9:19 am - A Useful Link

f00dave
A useful link I've found to workshops held in Halifax at Venus Envy: Workshops in Halifax

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
1:18 pm - D/s and M/s lifestyle flag

f00dave
As seen here, a new "flag" (symbol pair, colors, etcetera) was proposed at the 2005 Master/slave Conference in Washington, DC.

An ASCII version of this symbol-pair is: |≡ I suppose, in a pinch where you can't get at the three-lines symbol, you can always use an underlined equals sign, though it's a fairly ugly kludge: |= In any case, those who have been active in/aware of BDSM for a while should already be familiar with the "triskelion"-ish BDSM symbol/flag, the leather flag, etcetera. If not, Google around a bit, you lazy sod. ;-)

On a personal note, I've made that flag into one of my user icons, if only because it's appropriate to have a symbolic representation of my interests at this point in my own development. Hurrah. *smirk*

current mood: chipper

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Friday, August 5th, 2005
9:04 am - Greetings

f00dave
Hi there, I'm Dave, your founder and (currently) only moderator. This community is intended to provide a safe, non-judgemental venue for BDSM-ers in/near New Brunswick to get in touch with one another, hear about local events, discuss stuff, or whatever else.

If you're considering joining, please see the rules on the info page first. Thanks!

A general introduction is probably in order, though I feel sort of lame talking to myself as it were. ;-) I'm (at the time of this posting) a 34-year old male Dom, married to a vanilla wife (shanmonster), and out as all hell. I live in Fredericton, and am pursuing a PhD in Computer Science (areas: Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Vision). I'm quite new to D/s, and expect to spend the next 20+ years learning just how much I don't know about it. About the only things that piss me off are intolerance and willful ignorance, so you should be quite safe flaming away at me. *grin* I'm currently seeking "cerebral" types for discussion/educational purposes, but probably wouldn't turn down an offer to scene if the situation was right.

If you have any questions, concerns, or the like, please feel free to email me at my gmail account: f00dave (at gmail dot com).

current mood: chipper

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