Jan 062015
 

After a long delay, due primarily to the changes in Scribd.com’s use policies, I’m happy to announce the release of the 2013 Ropenspace Notes, currently only available via dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gifbsqrzgqj598g/AADy5yuNqBR3a7HOn4VrhBcha?dl=0

Ropenspace2013.pdf is the complete set of notes.
Ropenspace2013-Cover.pdf is a 2-page spread of the cover, for printing on Tabloid paper
Ropenspace2013-Inside.pdf is the complete set of notes, without the cover page.

Please send any comments, correction notes, additional content, or suggestions for other distribution opportunities to Master So’N’So, via the links below.

Dec 252014
 

A guide for getting to and around my place, and of various sundry things visitors might wish to know.

Arriving By Foot

Main Entrance, Parking, and the various attractions

You can look for street parking, but if you have not performed the appropriate Rituals Of Appeasement to the Chicago Parking Gods, I do not recommend this.

The main entrance of my (large, black, triangular) skyscraper is the precise intersection of Balmoral and Sheridan. At the main lobby, tell the front door clerk that you are here to see me, using my legal name, and my unit number, which you should have and be sure to tell him that **YOU ARE ON THE LIST.** He will check the list, and then you will be allowed into the actual elevators leading up to my condo. Otherwise, he will have to call me to obtain permission to let you in.

Express elevator to the my floor. Right out of the elevator.

Parking

There is parking underneath my building. There is also a much cheaper lot ($10/day) just north of me. You need to pay with cash or check ahead of time.

The main entrance of my (large, black, triangular) skyscraper is the precise intersection of Balmoral and Sheridan. In order to access the parking, go NORTH of my building, past the little plaza, turn right into the driveway between the two buildings. At the stop sign, turn right to the motion-activated garage door, wait for it to open after it detects your car, and head UNDER my building.

Pull up to the valet booth. Give them your keys, tell them when you will next need the car and that you have a resident voucher. GET YOUR TICKET.

If you’re arriving while I am unavailable, the next bit is a wee bit tricky, you should ask the garage attendants for help. The non-resident elevator leads you to a weird commercial space. RIGHT out of the elevator, follow signs leading to the main lobby. It will be confusing.

The Basics

Network: baklava
Password: honeynuts

The  living room H/A/C control is a fan control switch (Off, High, Med, Low). It is located by the computer desk, and by the nightstand in the bedroom, underneath a flip-open panel on the dark chocolate console.. If it is below 50 outside, it will generate heat. Above 60, and it will generate cool air. It has no sensors to detect the current temperature and is entirely manual. Frankly, it’s a bit of a pain.

The curtain control is on the opposite side of the window, near the two mirrors and the bass speaker. Use the string, not the beaded chain.

Note that the hammock is rated at roughly 250lbs. Two very tiny people could possibly snuggle in, but it’s generally a one-person seat.

The Bathroom

First aid supplies is located in the bottom right drawer.

There is no fan switch. There is a constant fan-like effect going on that takes advantage of air pressure differentials. It’s kind of neat.

There are a variety of scented candles, and a collection of lighters in a small cup on the sink. Please feel free to indulge in their use for ambiance or odor control.

There is also a cup of spare combs on the countertop. The left hand drawers under the sink contain a variety of supplies to make the home female-friendly, including: disposable razors, hair ties, tampons, pads and panty liners, toothbrushes, etc. There is also a rather complete set of mani/pedicure supplies including nail polish. About 80% of the time, my studio makeup supplies are stored at my home, and can be used if you have forgotten yours.

In the shower, the left knob operates the bottom two shower heads. The right knob operates the top shower head. The center dial controls the temperature. If you’re showering during non-peak hours, you effectively have a limitless supply of hot water. Please use the squeegee on the glass after you are done to reduce water stains, which you will be able to see I am clearly bad at dealing with.

The top of the stool is removable. You can find shaving cream, along with additional types of shampoo, conditioner, etc.

The Kitchen

I recommend drinking water from the fridge tap or the pitcher in the fridge.

Coffee and tea supplies are above the coffee maker and electric kettle.

Check the glass cabinets for dishes. Utensils are under the stand mixer, at the back of the top drawer. Steak knives are in the middle drawer below that.

I’ll add a few more captioned photos later for if you’re planning to cook. Until then, just ask me where stuff is.

Leaving

It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to account for the elevator and valet parking issues. Plan accordingly.

As you exit, the door is probably unlocked. Every knob on it unlocks/opens by twisting it in the clockwise direction.

If exiting to the street, you want to turn right toward the express elevators, and go to the Lobby.

If you parked under my building, then make sure you use the parking stickers which I will have left out for you somewhere visible, usually on the counter by the front door.

  • Use one(1) ticket for less than six(6) hours,
  • two(2) tickets for less than eighteen(18) hours and
  • three(3) tickets for overnight.

To get to the parking garage, the turn left out of my door, and then enter the first door on the right to get to the freight/service elevators. Take them to 1P. You’ll be at the beginning of a twisty hallway. Go forward until you find a handicap-accessible door button. Push it and then walk through the doors that open and you will be back at the valet.

Amenities & Attractions

You can see the nearest beach from my window. I leave it as a minor intellectual exercise to figure out how to get there. I have a go-bag with beach towels and frisbees in the closet by the front door.

My building has a pool, hot tub, gender-separated saunas, gym, and a fabulous sun deck complete with gas grills (must rent in advance). Glass containers are not allowed, and they are not open 24 hours, unfortunately.

There is a convenience store in the building and another one across the driveway that is open slightly later. Just beyond that is Tedinos, which is an excellent source of TRUE PIZZA (Chicago Style) and other noshables. I DO NOT RECOMMEND the Chinese place across the street. It is below average quality.

The nearest grocery store is Mariano’s, one block straight south of us, Sheridan & Foster.

The next closest retail area is Bryn Mawr, north to the next stop light, then west a few blocks. Zanzibar’s is a great sandwich shop, Nookies serves delicious American cusine, and there’s also Indian, Vietnamese, Greek, sushi, and Mexican (the taquiera on Bryn Mawr & Broadway is way tastier and less expensive than That Little Mexican Cafe).

Andersonville is straight west of my place, about 8 blocks / 1 mile. Walking distance if you’re up for it. Lots of great restaurants and nightlife. I recommend Hamburger Mary’s (straight west on Balmoral to Clark) and Kopi Cafe (you will love the mediterranean style seating!) at 5317 N Clark St. For drinking, my favorite is Simone’s.

Little India is roughly at California and Devon. About 10-15 minutes drive north by north west. A good GPS-plug in is the address 2610 W Devon Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659, which will take you to the best Indian grocery store in town, and within sight of the Idols/Ritual Goods/Kitchenware shop. I particularly recommend Sukhadia’s for snacks and sweetmeats, and Mysore Woodlands for high-end dining.

The Studio Space

My photography studio is moving locations at the time of this writing. It will probably have a separate visiting guide at some point.

The other address you might be interested in can be easily found using the GPS coordinates for Rangoli (2421 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657), which also happens to be an Indian restaurant.

Jul 092014
 

Note: Posting this here because I typed out this giant essay on a Facebook comment, and there was some kind of network error.

I think that we (Bryan and I) are exploring the divide between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Bryan, you seem to be suggesting that what is important is what your beliefs about the True Nature of the Universe(tm) are, and that there is some sort of advantage to being on the right team when it comes to picking your religious group. (Since that view is foreign to me, it’s likely that my description of your viewpoint may come off as dismissive — it’s not meant to belittle your position, but rather to demonstrate how my perspective differs from yours).

As someone who believes in orthopraxy, the basic currency unit of my faith is that God cares about what we do and how we act, not WHY we do things. I believe that God understands that we struggle between our conflicting desires, that sometimes we don’t want to be The Good Guy, that sometimes its hard to respect other people’s civil rights, that I will have days when I do not argue with my beloved from a place of compassion and faith. I believe — or rather, I *have faith* that God doesn’t mind that internal struggle, and judges us on whether or not we muster up the courage to be good people regardless of those circumstances, and that our afterlife experience will be an opportunity to work on further improving ourselves in the areas we did poorly in this time ’round the Merry Go Round.

I think that it’s important to note that this is a personal belief, that orthopraxy is my CHOICE about FAITH and its impact on my life and the lives of those around me. Not all Hindus believe this way. My mother, for example, believes in doctrinal practices. She thinks that if she prays when she’s told to pray, and shows up for the festivals, and sings the hymns you’re supposed to sing, that makes her a Good Hindu(tm).

Since I believe that what I do is more important that why I do it, it doesn’t matter to me what groups I support or associate with, EXCEPT for how membership in that group encourages or discourages Right Action.

Membership in a particular faith-based organization inherently causes conflict (because, hey, conflict is the nature of the universe) between your social, spiritual and physical duties. They are social organizations, and they create political situations. As organizations, they choose doctrine which they believe will encourage spiritual growth among their membership. That is why it is important to have a multitude of conflicting faith-based organizations — to provide a variety of options for the spiritual growth of all the different people out there.

That last paragraph is pretty in-line with “general Hindu belief,” although it’s tricky to say some things like that because there are several other important distinctions between Hinduism and Christianity which seem to be part of what you’re struggling with, Bryan. Notably:

* Christian Churches are hierarchical structures, with a clear line of power and responsibility leading from a central authority down to successive stages, ultimately coming down to a priest or pastor, who holds power and responsibility over a particular congregation.

* Hindu temples and religious organizations are non-hierarchical, and independent of each other. In America, where Hinduism is a minority religion, this is harder to see, but in India, there is a clear division between temples maintained by brahmins (which provide the opportunity to perform artha, your spiritual obligations to treat God like he’s a cool guy you want to show up to your parties), and religious organizations (I forget the term for them) which study the writings of theologians (swamis) and encourage the practices which enlighten your soul. These organizations are typically fairly grassroots, and can be vaguely grouped into “schools of thought,” but we don’t have anything akin to the Catholic Pope.

* Christianity teaches that contact with the divine is primarily managed by an mediating third party (ie, the priest). Although there is theoretically room for an individual to experience connection with divinity unaided, in practice there are extremely few cases which are deemed authentic divine experience, and they are subject to organizational scrutiny and approval.

* Hinduism teaches that contact with the divine is actually going on all the time with everyone, and that there is a basic set of practices which anyone can practice on their own in order to gain a greater understanding of their ongoing connection with the divine. In other words, Hinduism believes that unaided, unsupervised divine experience is happening all the time, and there are a couple hundred schools that can help you achieve that if you’re interested — let the buyer beware.

* Christianity accepts only one book as an authentic religious text.

* Hinduism has, quite literally, thousands of religious texts, including the Bible (although, admittedly, we tend to think it’s poorly edited). You’re encouraged to find some of those texts to be ludicrous and off the mark.

So [deep breath], hopefully all of that will help to inform your understanding of what I say next:

> …if I first say that I sincerely believe that admission to heaven requires baptism, but then later say that another person’s belief that admission to heaven only requires God’s grace is equally valid, am I not impliedly undermining the first statement that I sincerely believe that admission to heaven requires baptism?

Yes. Absolutely true. Because you’re making generalized statements about what OTHER PEOPLE need to do in order to get to heaven. And mind you, there are Hindus out there (like my mother) who will argue over what OTHER PEOPLE need to do also.

But I don’t make those sorts of arguments, because I don’t believe I have any right to tell another person what they need to do in order to achieve spiritual salvation.

At best, I might talk about why *I* chose to undergo a baptism (or a hatha yoga practice, or a monastic retreat, or a flesh hook ritual, etc etc) and what that experience did FOR ME; how that baptismal experience felt for me, and why it turned out to be the experience it was on my journey towards a more compassionate life. If I saw someone who seemed to be stuck in a rut that I found familiar, I might encourage them to explore engaging in a milestone ritual akin to my baptism, and would view that conversation as an opportunity to explore my own spiritual needs in this moment, and examine why I felt inclined to encourage them to follow one particular path over another.

> This raises a pair of related questions: can one be Christian if one doesn’t believe in the divinity of Christ; and can one be Hindu if one doesn’t believe in iterative reincarnation? Or, can I be Hindu if I believe that I’m finding spiritual truth through Christ?

While I can’t tell you what the requirements for your religion are, as far as Hinduism goes, Swami Vivekananda is quite famously quoted as once having said, “There are only two requirements for being a Hindu: You have to believe in the existence of a Divine Being, and you have to like that He or She exists. Everything after that is just gravy.”

> …[begs the question of] whether strict adherence to the idea that “everyone’s spiritual journey has some validity” requires surrendering the Hindu label. Otherwise, isn’t he claiming that Hinduism has the uniquely correct view of spiritual truth?

Strict adherence to a lax set of parameters? I think you’re missing the whole “I don’t judge other people’s paths” point. Again, you’re confusing prescriptivist and descriptivist labeling habits.

Think of it this way: Where do I live?

The answer to that lies partially in who is asking the question, and where we are when you ask me that. If we’re in Germany, then I tell you I live in America. Closer in, and I might tell you “Illinois,” or “Northern Illinois” or “Chicago.” If you’re actually in Chicago with me, I might tell you what neighborhood I live in. If it mattered to the discussion, I might give you the nearest major intersection, or my exact street address.

Similarly, when talking to a Christian who needs me to “briefly overview the basic tenets of your religion,” I am a Hindu. But within that larger label are many smaller labels. I believe in a specific set of religious texts, and I worship a specific set of God/Avatars (loosely analogous to the practice of worshipping Saints). I engage in a specific set of practices that help me maintain a daily sense of spiritual growth, and there are other practices I hope to engage in someday once I feel I am spiritually ready for them. Each of those carry additional labels that I would use to describe myself to someone who understood their meaning.

I use those labels to describe what has and has not worked for me in my spiritual journey.

I don’t really care what labels other people use to describe those beliefs. So if it helps you to understand my beliefs as “similar to UUA,” then go for it. You’re losing a lot of nuance in that transcription error, but the data loss will only matter if you try to dig deeper into what I actually believe, and besides, YOUR labels are meant to help YOU understand things. They do not “describe” me.

And really, at the end of the day, I believe that the point of all of this is how it impacts the way you treat other people today and tomorrow. Any discussion of an afterlife is really just about what sort of carrot I dangle in front of my nose to get me to move forward in the direction I want to get this stubborn ass to move in.

Jul 112013
 

“You know. That guy? The one on your couch, who’s always being cool to women and then bragging about it?”
“You mean the couchsurfing feminist blogger?”
“Yeah. Him. I tried to hook him up with your roommate.”
“How’d that go?”
“Horrible. I don’t even know their names yet.”

 Posted by at 1:54 am
Jul 112013
 

People often ask me, “Okay, but then once I’ve got them tied up, what do I do?”

Okay, first, some basic things you can do:

  • Beat them, kick them, punch them, pinch them, slap them
  • Torture them with violet wand, tens unit, etc
  • use them as furniture: foot rest, table to hold your book/crafts, drink holder, etc
  • simulated non-consensual sexual activity
  • Force them to do chores/run errands and then laugh at them while they try
  • jerk off while watching them try to escape from the bondage. All that wiggling!

Conceptually, think about it this way:
Once you’ve put them in bondage, you’ve done the thing that they wanted. You are STILL doing the thing they want you to do. You are accumulating credit on the “for him/for me” scale. While they’re in bondage, you are MORE free to do whatever you feel like to them, because as long as those chains are on, you are actively doing something that gets them off.

Plus, they’re really helpless. Let yourself be inquisitive. How bendy IS the human ear? Does he really need to be able to flex his big toe in order to walk? Where do his lips attach? Do his teeth wiggle? Does he have cavities? Are they attached solidly to that tooth? Now’s your chance to really get to know your partner as a human being.

What the fuck is he going to do to stop you from finding out? He’s chained up.

 Posted by at 1:53 am
Mar 262013
 

I had lots of fun at Bound in Boston 2013, teaching my class on Karadas. I received possibly my best compliment so far after the class: “You’ve added flexibility to my world.”

I’ve barely got time to think before I need to leave for Frolicon but I DID have time to throw this little number together:

During the Open Space Technologies section of Bound in Boston, I stepped up to teach an impromptu class on Chest Harnesses when the originally requested presenter recalculated his transit needs. When I asked the attendees what they wanted to know, they asked for examples of male harnesses. Operating on my basic principles, I tossed out a few example ideas, and they liked some of them enough to ask me to put together a tutorial document on it.

Here’s a simple Chest Harness for Men, may you use it in good health. (You probably want to right-click/Save that link, rather than opening it)

I’ve decided to use this tutorial as a freebie introduction to my new project, Knotty American Comix. That link will presumably have issues of the comic available someday.

A simple Chest Harness for Men.

 Posted by at 4:12 am
Nov 092012
 

(cross-posted to all the usual places)

Just to be on the safe side, let me start this with a whole bunch of disclaimers: This is not a complaint. This is not venting. This is me telling you what the mechanics of happy could look like.I am not talking about people, I am talking about my experience with polyamory, and I am talking about it for the benefit of those considering polyamory.

Yes, my partners are aware that I am having these experiences. I have talked with them about this stuff. That is sort of my whole point in mentioning this to YOU.

Polyamory is fucking HARD.

People say this a lot but I really think that some people out there might benefit from putting themselves in my shoes for five seconds and really asking themselves, “Could I really handle this? Am I really willing to ask someone else to handle this in order to be in my life?” Because I tell you what, I could not have handled this ten years ago.

I have spent the last five years being a secondary partner without a primary partner of my own. I like it this way. I tell people that _I_ am my primary partner. I joke that I am always the Bridesmaid, but never the Bride. Of the relationships that I am currently in, every single one that I consider myself committed to, is with a married woman.

Let me put that another way: every single relationship I am in could be ended by a third party decision.

I can already hear all of my polyamorous friends start to protest, start talking about how much they abhor hierarchies, how they don’t allow veto rights in their relationships. I know what you are going to say, and I am willing to bet my long-lost anal virginity that the people who want to protest are all in primary relationships or want to be in primary relationships. Heck, all my partners would tell me the same thing.

And I’m sorry to hurt your feelings, but I call bullshit. I understand that you and your partner have all these rules and philosophies that you’ve spent all this time working out and discussing together, but that’s not the point. The point is, _I_have not had those conversations with them. Your primary partner does not love me, your metamour, the way s/he loves you, his actual partner. My theoretical happiness does not trump his desire to make your primary relationship work. “Drop everything else and focus on our marriage” is ALWAYS still on the menu, no matter what you say.

More importantly, as a secondary partner, the potential for that choice always exists in my head. I may be good at ignoring that demon imp voice, but it will always be there. When I’m weak. When I’m having a bad moment. When my boss tears me a new one because I screwed up big and I desperately need you to wrap your arms around me, that voice is there, whispering its evil little chant: “I bet her Primary will come first,” that voice sings.

Is that likely to happen? No, because I have made good choices and I have faith that my partners are all spiritually and emotionally committed to a shared set of ethics, and I have taught myself how to trust that if their beliefs are this compatible with mine, then their partner’s beliefs are probably pretty similar.

But teaching myself that, maintaining my faith in that, was HARD. Difficult. The opposite of easy. Definitely harder than being sexually monogamous. WAY WAY WAY harder than being socially monogamous.

Keeping that lingering doubt out of my head and heart when I am deep in a self-pity spiral is HARD.

Living a lifestyle where 95% of conversations about MY feelings for YOU includes a discussion of how I think your other (read: more important) partner feels? That is HARD.

That is not the Easy Mode. That is not the Easy Path To Free Orgies All The Time.

I think that the vast majority of polyamorous people I have met thus far would find it easier to lie to their Significant Other about an affair than to learn to trust metamours like that. I know I certainly would find it easier.

My girlfriend is having her husband’s baby. Right now, they are sharing in an utterly transformative experience that I will never get to experience with her. Never. I mean, this completely fucking trumps that time when he saw the Transformers 3D with her before I could.

She and I were fluid-bonded (and, speaking of hard conversations, that is another Not The Easy Mode conversation: “I would also like to fluid bond with your wife.”). We had to break our fluid bond while they tried. Think about that. Think about how you would react to that. They decided when they were going to start trying to have a baby, at which point I had to start wearing condoms again with my girlfriend.

If you’re the sort of person who would see that as a slap in the face, then maybe you shouldn’t be poly.

(Just to dive briefly back to my last point, have you thought about whether you believe you should get any kind of say in when your girlfriend will start trying to have kids with her husband? Is that a conversation you’re prepared to have?)

When I lay in bed next to her, I can smell that she’s growing some other guy’s kid in her. Her body is changing shape. Her daily routine has been biologically rewritten. It will require a completely different wardrobe — she isn’t even going to be dressed like I’m used to. For the next seven months, her husband and this choice is going to be an inescapable element of my relationship with her.

I mean, realistically, what they’ve just done is decide to change the woman that I’m in a relationship with. Not just for the next 7 months, either.

It is thrilling and gratifying and deeply affirming to watch myself be okay with this, but I have to say, it is not easy to be okay with it.

It requires skills, it requires learning how to notice yourself be Not Okay with it, and have the courage to speak up and admit when I am Not Okay with it, and have a relationship where you can talk about it and feed your esteem while still making sure she’s getting all her natal vitamins and naps in. It requires trusting in your relationship’s communication skills, and trusting in THEIR relationship’s communication skills, which is way harder, because you are never going to get to watch them talk about you when you’re not around.

When people talk about how polyamory is hard, this is MUCH harder than anything I ever imagined Those People meaning.

As the Icing on Everyone Else’s Cake, I am by now well used to long distance secondary relationships, to weekend affairs. I am used to having to say goodbye at the airport. I have developed skills to deal with the sense of loneliness and sudden isolation, have learned to deal with having to return to my empty bed. But listening to her talk about what a great time she had and how much she misses me and wishes she could be there with me but now she’s got to go to bed with her husband? Constantly being treated as a Special Occasion that needs to be planned? That is always going to be hard. Nor is there really anything that she can do about that.

People imagine polyamory to be this place where you’re never jealous and there’s enough love and connection so that you’ll never feel left out again. I have to tell you, this isn’t my experience. I wouldn’t want it to be my experience.

I get jealous. I feel the whole wide range of emotions.

I have complex, multi-layered, so-intense-I-can-barely-keep-a-grip emotions. My relationships push my buttons and terrify me and test my idealistic philosophies about what relationships should be, about what I can be to other people. It is a challenge.

It is a challenge we face together.

It amazes me how many people think they can enter poly relationships and then tell their partner, “Your emotions about the other relationships I’m in are Not My Problem.” That you’re solely responsible for dealing with your own emotions and that asking for help and support is somehow not Good Poly? What amazes me even more than that, are the people who don’t even think about what it means to ask someone to be their secondary partner.

If you’re not involved in the emotional experience of your partners than what the fuck are you doing this for? Prostitutes and swingers clubs will be way less expensive and time consuming. Multiple, ethical, open, emotionally intense, committed relationships are hard.

As a perennial secondary partner, do you know what my deepest fear is every time I start a relationship?

That I’m being used as an exit strategy.

That my entire relationship with you was secretly, the entire time, actually just about getting the strength to leave your Actually Significant Other. Because she won’t actually know that’s what she’s doing. Because she’s convinced herself that she’s happy with her marriage and that this is just one more way that they’re expressing that happiness. Because for her I’m nothing more than a catalyst agent for her to grow some balls and Dump The Mother Fucker Already, but for me that was an actual relationship.

If it’s surprising to you that this happens often enough in the world of polyamory for me to have baggage about that shit, then maybe you should spend some more time thinking about this choice.

Sep 052012
 
Date & Time: in 16 days Friday, September 21, 2012 ·10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:
Galleria Domain Two ( GD2 )

Chicago, IL   @ map

Cost: Free to Galleria Domain members and their guests.
Dress code: Practice Clothing. Loose, stretchy clothing, or less.
Description:

Bound To Learn (BTL) provides a collaborative lab environment where you can explore shibari and other types of rope bondage at your own pace while surrounded by peers. Participants bring photographs, books, ideas and projects to work on, creating an informal environment dedicated to organic learning. All genders, sexualities, and rope-orientations are welcome.

Advanced players will enjoy the atmosphere of collaboration, surrounded by other knowledgeable riggers inspiring each other. Beginners wishing to self-educate will have a cornucopia of resources available to them including potential mentors, but this is not a class.

Bottoms will get a chance to compare experiences with other rope bottoms, and to try new partners and ties. Extra rope bottoms are in high demand at most rope events and BTL is unlikely to be an exception – we frequently have several tops working on a single bottom!

Due to the difficulty in getting equal numbers of bottoms and tops at any rope event, and the high learning value of seeing the other person’s perspective, participants are encouraged to switch during the event.

BTL will begin at 10pm, with a short round of introductions under the frame in Turmoil. We will then divide into organically created groups to practice rope bondage techniques (katas), experiment with new techniques, and learn from each other.

This month’s Bound To Learn:

Master So’N’So will field all questions! What will you be working on?


For more information about GD2, including a calendar of upcoming activities, socials, and educational events, please visit GD2.

For questions about attending Bound To Learn or other GD2 attendance questions, email Jerith at jerith@galleriadomain.org. For questions regarding the event, contact Master So’N’So at ropenight@toastology.com or check the Bound To Learn FetLife Group.

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