Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reflecting back on 2011....

Tonight is New Years Eve to bring a close to 2011 and usher in 2012.  If someone told me this time last year that in only twelve months I would be writing a blog post about what an amazing adventure 2011 had been, I would have accused them of getting into the bubbly a little early.

As cliche as it may sound, this year has been the best ever.  Not only with the great places that I have been able to go as International Leatherboy 2011, but also with the great time that I have been able to spend with my Family.  SIR Alan, slave scott, myself, and our beautiful dog Sandy moved into a great house earlier this month.  We are very much enjoying the space and privacy as we settle in to our new home.  Next step is setting up our 400 sq ft dungeon space.

I have gotten to speak to many boys who are in the same position I used to be in of trying to get out of abusive relationships, or trying to deal with the after effects, and I think that I have been able to touch some of them.  That in itself has been worth everything.

I don't know how else to put in words that this has been an amazing and wonderful year, and I very much look forward to seeing what happens next year.

Bring on 2012!!!

pup Nitro
International Leatherboy 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Twisted Toyland 2011

On Saturday December 17, SIR Alan and I helped alongside our club brothers and sisters of Panther L/L, at Twisted Toyland.  Twisted Toyland is a local event here (see below for history) that happens every December to benefit the Atlanta Community Foodbank.  They have TONS of BDSM vendors along with raffle prizes and great demos.  Plus its just a heck of a lot of fun.  SIR Alan certainly left his fair share of bite marks and bruises on willing recipients, and we also got asked to do a Dirty Santa scene on stage LOL.  All in all we had so much fun and I am already looking forward to next year.  If you’re ever in Atlanta in early December be sure to check it out for sure.

Pup Nitro
International Leatherboy 2011

(From Elegant, Co-Producer of Twisted Toyland)

For ten years the metro-Atlanta alternative lifestyle community has helped raise money for those less fortunate at Twisted Toyland. The giving tradition continued this past weekend as a record total of 503 people enjoyed the Twisted Toyland™ festivities at the Jungle Club. That included the 67 volunteers, chili makers and sweet treat bakers and 20 merchants with their 38 staff workers.   
This year the Atlanta Community Food Bank is the recipient of the $3500 net profit raised from admission, food sales, raffle tickets and the Erotic Candy Cane Contest. 
The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. The Food Bank also operates several community projects to aid childrens education, community building, technical assistance and advocacy efforts. For every dollar spent, 94 cents (including the value of all donated food) goes directly to services in the community. 

Twisted Toyland™ began in 2001 as Atlanta Fetish Flea Market. by Elegant, slave to Master Archer. It was planned as a small vending event to raise medical funds for bob harris, boy of Papa Doug Harris (founder of the now defunct Sanctuary Atlanta). Boy bob died of AIDS before the event but funds raised from the 75 shoppers were put towards his medical expenses. Twisted Toyland has grown each year and various charitable organizations and individuals have benefited from the event.
Plans for Twisted Toyland™ 2012 are already underway.
Elegant, Margit, Sonya 
Twisted Toyland Producer Elves