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The Herd crowdfunding campaign - horror film based on the dairy industry - closing date 6th May

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My friend is producing a short horror film, “The Herd”, and I think it sounds interesting, so I said I’d share the associated crowdfunding campaign around. The premise of the film is very simple: take the life of an ordinary dairy cow, and put humans in their place. From the link…

Imprisoned within inhuman squalor with other women, Paula’s existence and human function is abused as a resource by her captors.

Escape, on any level, is hopeless as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude for one reason only – their milk.

Enslaved, inseminated and abused – every facet of their life is violated. At first the premise seems exaggerated and absurd; but is, in fact, disgusting in its stark normality.

In short, THE HERD inflicts the life of the average dairy cow on to a group of human women and weaves this premise into a brutal tale of original horror.

 From the director, Melanie Light…

“This is not just about gore and blood, it’s something that will psychologically affect you.”

And the script writer, Ed Pope…

“I wrote this script in order to transpose the horror experienced by dairy cows everyday that’d designed to disgust and disturb and portray images in a way that people can relate to by subjecting human females to the same horrors and tortures that people subject dairy cows to.”

The cast and crew includes talent that has previously worked on productions such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and The Woman. The team is passionate about it, and this film will get made whatever happens, but it will get made to a much higher standard if their crowdfunding campaign is successful. (Click that link! Or this link! Just click any of these links!)

This is all good things – interesting indie British film, animal rights, social criticism. I think it’s a great idea and I very much hope they meet their crowdfunding goal (the closing date is 6th May!). So I’m releasing this under the “vegan” tag and I’m hoping it’ll at least be reblogged a few times…all signal boosts very much appreciated, let’s get this thing made.

If you can’t donate but are still interested in following the film’s progress, it has a Facebook page here.

Bump-ba-bump! Crowdfunding camapign closes today!

The Herd crowdfunding campaign - horror film based on the dairy industry - closing date 6th May

My friend is producing a short horror film, “The Herd”, and I think it sounds interesting, so I said I’d share the associated crowdfunding campaign around. The premise of the film is very simple: take the life of an ordinary dairy cow, and put humans in their place. From the link…

Imprisoned within inhuman squalor with other women, Paula’s existence and human function is abused as a resource by her captors.

Escape, on any level, is hopeless as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude for one reason only – their milk.

Enslaved, inseminated and abused – every facet of their life is violated. At first the premise seems exaggerated and absurd; but is, in fact, disgusting in its stark normality.

In short, THE HERD inflicts the life of the average dairy cow on to a group of human women and weaves this premise into a brutal tale of original horror.

 From the director, Melanie Light…

“This is not just about gore and blood, it’s something that will psychologically affect you.”

And the script writer, Ed Pope…

“I wrote this script in order to transpose the horror experienced by dairy cows everyday that’d designed to disgust and disturb and portray images in a way that people can relate to by subjecting human females to the same horrors and tortures that people subject dairy cows to.”

The cast and crew includes talent that has previously worked on productions such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and The Woman. The team is passionate about it, and this film will get made whatever happens, but it will get made to a much higher standard if their crowdfunding campaign is successful. (Click that link! Or this link! Just click any of these links!)

This is all good things – interesting indie British film, animal rights, social criticism. I think it’s a great idea and I very much hope they meet their crowdfunding goal (the closing date is 6th May!). So I’m releasing this under the “vegan” tag and I’m hoping it’ll at least be reblogged a few times…all signal boosts very much appreciated, let’s get this thing made.

If you can’t donate but are still interested in following the film’s progress, it has a Facebook page here.

Diary entry – 17/04/2014 - #livetweetingthreesomes

I spent most of the week starting the 14th April in my friend’s house with a bunch of kinky friends including the girlfriend, Pixie and Mimieux. I guess it was roughly a sex party because there was a lot of sex. The sexual mores were definitely very…liberal. People just got naked and did stuff at will regardless of who else was in the room and what else was going on. Which is just the way I like it.

ANYWAY so on the evening of the 17th my girlfriend, Pixie, and male friend R were starting up a threesome. I was on the other bed in the room checking Tumblr. And I live tweeted it. And now I’m collecting those tweets here. Because it’s hilarious. LET’S GO.

"Girlfriend, be more careful with R’s cock." (I’m not doing anything sexual. I’m Tumblring while the threesome happens on the other bed.)

 ”Urgh you just fingered me in the balls.” This is not a very well-coordinated threesome that I’m observing.

"Help me with this strap on." "You’ve got it 90 degrees wrong." #poorlycoordinatedthreesomes

This was my girlfriend misunderstanding strap ons/misaiming fingers in both of the last two tweets. She then asked for some poppers…

"It’s not the person doing the shafting who’s meant to have the poppers." #livetweetingthreesomes

"That’s not a condom that’s lube."

"This condom’s not big enough for my fake cock." "…You’ve got it inside out." #livetweetingthreesomes

These last three are all to my girlfriend. Sex is awkward.

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Tansy’s Sex Tips

So directly after that long ramble about how there’s no such thing as being good in bed, I’m going to…tell you how to be good in bed. According to me. Yup. That makes sense.

Firstly, the only three things I can tell you about the actual physical act of sex.

  • Oral sex for penises often benefits from paying lots of attention to the head of the penis, which is normally more sensitive, although sometimes over-sensitive.
  • Oral sex for vulvas often benefits from pulling back the clitoral hood with a finger to give direct access with the tongue, a toy, or another finger to the clitoris. Leave the lights on for proper anatomy exploration, every vulva’s different.
  • There are nerve endings all over the body and gentle, light touches to these are pleasurable pretty much anywhere. Don’t go straight for genitals and nipples, run your hands over the whole torso, the back, buttocks, legs, arms…? Yeah, arms, why not. (FYI, when you do get round to genitals and nipples, male nipples enjoy stimulation too; I slept with a guy recently who prefers have his nipples licked to his cock)

That’s it. That’s all I know.

Secondly, the actually useful stuff.

Ditch your expectations and assumptions.

Everyone’s sexuality and sexual behaviour is different. Anything you’ve seen in porn, anything your friends have told you, anything you’ve experienced beforehand – forget it. This is a new person. They will behave differently. I cannot stress this enough. Whatever you were expecting, it’s wrong, so just ignore all of that and focus on interacting with the person in front of you.

Do not EVER shame your partner’s body.

So they’ve got a dodgy tattoo or a scar you weren’t expecting or a thousand different moles or whatever. So what. This is their body, it’s a part of them, and if you want to make sure they have a good time with you then you better not tell them that it’s wrong or bad, because their body is not wrong. It’s just them. You’re in bed with this person, there must be something about them you found attractive, and that comes packaged in with the rest of them too. If you really can’t cope for whatever reason, then firstly understand that it is not their fault for having a body, it is your personal preference. Then say something “I’m sorry, there’s nothing wrong with you but I find [physical feature xyz] kind of off-putting – it’s just me, there must be loads of people out there who like it but I’m not one of them, do you mind if we stop/carry on without touching that body part please?”.

Do not EVER shame your partner’s sexuality.

Pretty much the same as above. You picked this person. They are a full person, you can’t pick out the bits you fancy and only sleep with those. I absolutely encourage you to say no thank you to any sexual act they suggest that you don’t fancy, but don’t say it’s “weird” or “scary” or any variant on. If you must, say something like “I haven’t encountered that before” or “I’m a bit scared of that” (but not “it’s scary”, that implies an objective truth rather than a subjective experience), but it’s really better to just say no thanks and move on without any further commentary.

I would possibly make an exception for people who tell you they have fantasies about unethical acts such as paedophilia or bestiality, but even then, if it’s purely a fantasy rather than an intention, just before sexytimes is possibly not the best time to discuss it.

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jensomerfield:

tansyblue:

Paul Ward
Other model is Jen Somerfield
In the lower two photographs I am the base, in the upper photograph she is the base.

Paul Ward in NY. I have no idea how we did the one on the bottom left!

I remember! You had to straddle my neck (if I was still wearing glasses at that point it would have been extremely blush-worthy) and sort of fall/backbend onto my feet, then I took your weight on my feet and picked up your ankles.
Wahey for naked gymnastics! (…Or whatever you’d call that.)
jensomerfield:

tansyblue:

Paul Ward
Other model is Jen Somerfield
In the lower two photographs I am the base, in the upper photograph she is the base.

Paul Ward in NY. I have no idea how we did the one on the bottom left!

I remember! You had to straddle my neck (if I was still wearing glasses at that point it would have been extremely blush-worthy) and sort of fall/backbend onto my feet, then I took your weight on my feet and picked up your ankles.
Wahey for naked gymnastics! (…Or whatever you’d call that.)
jensomerfield:

tansyblue:

Paul Ward
Other model is Jen Somerfield
In the lower two photographs I am the base, in the upper photograph she is the base.

Paul Ward in NY. I have no idea how we did the one on the bottom left!

I remember! You had to straddle my neck (if I was still wearing glasses at that point it would have been extremely blush-worthy) and sort of fall/backbend onto my feet, then I took your weight on my feet and picked up your ankles.
Wahey for naked gymnastics! (…Or whatever you’d call that.)

jensomerfield:

tansyblue:

Paul Ward

Other model is Jen Somerfield

In the lower two photographs I am the base, in the upper photograph she is the base.

Paul Ward in NY. I have no idea how we did the one on the bottom left!

I remember! You had to straddle my neck (if I was still wearing glasses at that point it would have been extremely blush-worthy) and sort of fall/backbend onto my feet, then I took your weight on my feet and picked up your ankles.

Wahey for naked gymnastics! (…Or whatever you’d call that.)

Shiobhan's Fundraising for British Heart Foundation

This is my friend, my proper real life friend, and she couldn’t watch me on webcam the other day because she was in hospital after a heart attack. And she’s 33. And that’s not cool.

Obviously the webcam thing is the least of her problems - OBVIOUSLY. She and her partner are one of the cutest couples I know and watching them go through this is…not particularly nice. If you can, it’d be super good awesome if you could go donate, so Siobhan can have something to work towards as she recovers, and so that the British Heart Foundation can continue its lifesaving work.

You can send money straight to her via Paypal: shiobhanbhf@gmail.com or scroll to the bottom of the page above.

My favourite text ever + I hate the concept of “good in bed”.

I got a text from my friend/occasional hook up partner Snuglomaniac today, who I hope is going to show up in this blog more. The text went like this:

 “Random text! I was talking to [mutual friend I hooked up with recently] yesterday about your naked fun time. He wasn’t talking about specifics but said he felt so at ease around you, something that surprised him. I mentioned it was because you communicate well and he agreed completely, saying he felt he could achieve things with you he otherwise thought not possible. I mentioned how this communication has rubbed off on me, and thinking about it, my sexual confidence has grown magnitudes from my experiences with you. You mentioned there is no bad sex, just bad communication and this helped me a lot. I used to be scared of not ‘doing it right’ etc. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to fuck [mutual friend Snuglomaniac and I had a threesome with] yet alone [stranger to me that Snuglomaniac hooked up with on the same day as meeting] without the confidence that’s rubbed off from you onto me. Sooooo THANK YOU TANSY! *mega hugs*. You’ve been a critical aspect of my sexual development :)”

 I want to tell the world about this! I am so overwhelmingly touched. Yeah, sometimes people try new things with me, big deal, I never thought that my general sexyfuntimes were influencing people like this, or even if they’re just influencing Snuglomaniac like this, seriously, this is a huge boost to my self-esteem. I must be doing something right here. Posts like this can’t be completely codswallop (I worry that they are and I’m misleading the woooorld, not that the world reads this blog). That’s it, my work here is done – I’ve had a positive influence on someone else’s life, they’re happier because of their interactions with me, I can now retire to a remote island and rest my vagina, happy in the knowledge that the world is a little bit better for having had me in it.

 I am also going to give myself permission to think of myself as “good in bed”, although only while giggling and raising one eyebrow, because the whole concept is fucked. I hate the term and when people ask me if any of my partners were good in bed I just kind of shift awkwardly and say “hmm I don’t really like the term but I had a good time”. It’s a ridiculous concept, through and through, because sex is an interaction, an interaction with another human being, and it’ll be good if the way they want to have that interaction is compatible with the way you want to have that interaction.

 For example. I would quite like to be able to say that I’m shit-hot in bed, based on texts like the above, but I’m really not. Or I really am. Maybe. Depending on who you are. And maybe your mood.

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Anonymous said: about the whole race in GOT thing - the show is not the books, and i cannot stress that enough. in the books we meet a whole host of Dothraki, and 4 of which are dany's most trusted advisers and the "blood of her blood". in the books we are introduced to Summer Islanders, a race from Essos of black skinned people who are by no means savages. The Dornish, too, range from light to very dark depending where in Dorne they are from. The show is a bad representation.

oh and like stormborns said, all the slaves in the places Dany captures are all different colours as are the slave owners. Again, show is bad representation of a LOT of things in the series.

I believe you! However good (or indeed bad) the books are though, the show is its own piece of media and has its own cultural influence…and when it comes to race, the show is not a fabulous influence.

It’s a shame that, if the books are really good at racial diversity, that hasn’t been reflected in the show, but it doesn’t really change the show’s cultural weight.

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