Sunday, April 18, 2010

Propriety Plague

I would have been a really BAD Victorian because nothing bugs me quite as much as proper people, but if I lived in a society where EVERYBODY bought into that crap, I'd be in a lot of trouble. I suppose it is grounded in my issues with rules. Say it with me: RULES SCHMOOLS! But there is also a judgmentalism to it and judgmentalism bugs me even MORE than rules. And you know what ELSE bugs me more than rules? POMP. It drives me CRAZY when people act better than everybody else and one of the things those pompous, judgmental people do is act PROPER! Grrrrrrrr.

My mom used to drop the 'ladylike card' when I was cartwheeling in dresses or eating with my mouth open. I'm willing to bet to this day she doesn't see how the feminist “you need to make your own options, because there are no guarantees anyone will take care of you,” ran contrary. Did she want me to act like a lady or be an independent person? I didn't really see that the two were compatible.

No, if proper behavior didn't include baring my bottom before the relatives, I didn't want anything to do with it.

So in an effort to tempt the rest of you away from propriety, I am presenting the prisoners. You see, in the Tart Dungeon there is a Posse of Prisoners for my Pleasure.

Parade of Prisoners

Aragorn was one of the original prisoners and he's been very helpful keeping the other prisoners in line because he's... you know... a MANLY man.  He's been largely resistant on the lingerie training, and he is disinclines to dance like I like, but MAN can he use his sword!

Another early entrant is Captain Jack. He wins kudos for his ability to turn pretty much ANYTHING into a toy, if you know what I mean, and for having that 'look' in his eye that tells me he is one of very few people on the PLANET who thinks thoughts as naughty as mine.

Lucius runs my cabaret. He took to the Lingerie training like wildfire and actually has some skill as a choreographer, so when we have special guests to the dungeon, I lean on him a lot to organize the entertainment.

And then there is the new cast... (my friend Stacy is responsible for their attire.)

And our new special feature:

First we spend a little time getting really dirty...

Then we get clean again!!!!!

See, isn't this more fun that being proper?



Loved the "P" BLOG also the photo's.
I suppose times were much moredifferent in the Victorain era, don't think I would have liked it much either,


Patricia Stoltey said...

I love to visit our blog, Hart. I never know what I'm going to find, but I always have fun here.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Okay, might take a few hours to scrub those last few images from my mind.

Wile I find prissy girls unappealing, there's nothing wrong with ladylike. One can be an independent woman with tomboy tendancies and still be totally feminine.
I do think the Victorian age would've bugged me as well though

Watery Tart said...

Yvonne and Patricia-thank you!

Alex, I don't mind being feminine at all. It is the rule following and worrying how others perceive me that I really take issue with. Sometimes I want to be ALL LADY, but I don't do it because I SHOULD... see where I'm going? It's just the societal expectations I refuse to internalize.

Marjorie said...

Definately A LOT more fun!

Helena Soister said...

Oh, but sometimes proper Victorian men can have a smoldering wildness in them. And helping that part of them break free can be lotsa fun.
Or maybe that's just my fantasy...

Watery Tart said...

Marjorie *winks*

Helena- I've known repressed men. I think that breaking out thing is a myth. Oh, sure, for a little while they will test it, but then they go back to being repressed again. Whatever the case though, the only way I could approach it is with time travel. I could possibly enjoy corrupting THEM, but could not cope with them trying to restrain ME.

Sugar said...

thanks again for a great post. What a great way to start my day..cap'n jack happens to be my all time fav! the crazyness and all!!

Watery Tart said...

Sugar, you can't deny the appeal of the eyeliner... I'm just sayin... Yeah, I LOVE Captain Jack and his naughty ways...