eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
[personal profile] eruthros
Listen you guys I don't know if I've mentioned this six or twelve times before but I love it here at dreamwidth! I am so glad I moved and found this great space and subscribed to all sorts of great new people.

I am so thrilled we moved [community profile] kink_bingo here last year -- like, I just last week had an Official Conversation with [staff profile] denise where I was like, hey, our new round won't be opening for six more weeks, but I just wanted to see if we could get more invite codes in case people from lj want to play! And she was like, no problem, here you go, let us know if you need any more, we value your community. And they'll mention kinky and sex-positive groups in [site community profile] dw_news posts, and they'll stand up for our legal rights to talk about the things we talk about! I just! Guys! I feel like I have found a safe space.

Anyway, I got started thinking about that because [personal profile] telesilla asked me "So I, of course, LOVE kink_bingo and I'm just wondering why you & TWW started it up and if you had any idea that it would get to be a huge as it is now."

I can't remember how we decided to start it up, or where we got the idea, so I asked Twings if she remembered, and she doesn't either. But knowing how conversations with Twings go, I imagine that it was probably something along the lines of:
"I wish there were more kink fic!"
"Yeah! Also I am sad that some kinks are often marked as icky -- what is up with that, fandom!"
"Yeah! We should have a challenge. To have more kink fic! For all kinds of kink!"
for some reason we think of bingo here for reasons that neither of us can recall, seriously, bingo, who knows, but I do recall googling to look for bingo terminology for kinds of bingos
"Okay, let's make a list of kinks! I'll write them down as we go."
"Okay! Let's see: bondage and humiliation and sensory deprivation and..."
I also recall getting to about eighty kinks and then running out of brainstorming power and ending up with three separate sensory deprivation kinks, IDEK.
Twings: I will ask my journal if anyone would be interested in playing! If there are twenty people, we'll make a community!
eruthros: Oh cool! I will make some cards in photoshop!
finis

So, we had no idea it was going to be huge -- in fact, when I showed Twings how I was making the cards I remember that she asked me if I would be okay with making as many as sixty of them in a month, in case people wanted second or third cards. *facepalm* The first year I was making all the cards by hand in photoshop (reading off of a randomizer) until I left the country and then Twings made the rest of them, and last year we both made some in advance -- "only sixty people said they were interested in playing again on dreamwidth, and we're moving to dreamwidth which is new and smaller, let's make 200 cards in advance so we have backups!" we said -- and then we both made more and then I switched to doing them in imagemagick and typing all the kink names. I think we gave out something like 700 last year.

I am continually surprised by the number of people who are interested, because in the first round I thought maybe twenty people would play! And that's also why the rules have gotten clearer and more detailed as we've gone on -- the first time we did it, we were like "ho hum, twenty people, all people we know" so we didn't even alphabetize the kink list. It's even kinda funnily at the worst time of year for both of us -- I'm usually out of the country with almost no internet in the summer, and Twings is often travelling -- but we accidentally started in late May and we did it twice, so!

And it was also weird for me because I didn't have a fannish-only lj -- my lj was more fannish before my sister gave my whole family the url, and then I started having to flock/filter fannish stuff a lot. So I felt like I couldn't talk about kink bingo on lj, but I wanted to talk about it all the time. Especially since one of the things running the community has done is transform kinks I have that I used to be vaguely and uneasily ashamed of1 into things that I do want to talk about and feel comfortable talking about. I knew intellectually that putting the kinks all together on cards would be YKINMYBYKIOK and put kinks on equal footing, but I didn't really think it would make me feel this much more comfortable about talking about kink, this much less squicked by the kinks I don't share -- like, I'm much more able to take kinks and say, this isn't my kink right now, but what if I put it in a different context, what if I do it as powerplay, what if ... And even better, now I feel like I have a space here to talk about that sort of thing!2 Because I have moved to dreamwidth! And y'all are here! And this post comes full circle.

Also: eeeeee one month til the next round opens aaaaah I have so much to do before then!

1In a not hot way.

2Though mostly I'm not right now because I'm dealing with the kink-pseudo-wiki instead, oh my god, why is it so huge, it needs to stop. Also seriously if anyone can think of a clip for orgasm denial or object penetration or piercings/needleplay -- there must be a clip for needleplay that I've just blanked on, right -- that would be awesome.

Date: 2010-05-02 02:36 am (UTC)
sabinetzin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sabinetzin
there must be a clip for needleplay that I've just blanked on, right

Adam's tongue piercing!

Date: 2010-05-02 02:52 am (UTC)
gloss: Maggie and Hopey love each other! (Locas!)
From: [personal profile] gloss
Kink Bingo made me realize that moving to DW was the right thing. <333

Date: 2010-05-02 03:37 pm (UTC)
gloss: Captain America wrestling space tentacles (porn)
From: [personal profile] gloss
That *is* a L&R icon, yes! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

...that is, you should read it! Queer punk Latin@s are better than *anything*. There are d/l sources but also two beautiful enormous omnibi.

Date: 2010-05-02 02:52 am (UTC)
sasha_feather: topless woman licking a gun (gunplay)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
I love Dreamwidth and I love [community profile] kink_bingo and I love yooooooou!

:D

Date: 2010-05-02 02:54 am (UTC)
toft: jim and blair cook dinner (food_sentinel)
From: [personal profile] toft
Im SO excited about KB! (sorry for lack of apostraphes, Im in Montreal). And I keep meaning to make a post about or think more about, at least, the way that KB has changed the way that I think about kink. Will do this when I have a apostraphes. But it has! And for the better!

Date: 2010-05-02 03:07 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
Re: apostrophes, I am going to imagine that you are an eagle.

Date: 2010-05-02 03:20 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
An eagle in Montreal!

Date: 2010-05-02 03:30 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
Un aigle Montrealais!

Date: 2010-05-03 01:37 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (misc_writeeverywhere)
From: [personal profile] toft
Indeed.

Date: 2010-05-02 12:13 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: canada or bust! (gen - canada or bust!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
. . . they don't have apostrophes in Montreal? Oh those anything-goes Quebecois!

Date: 2010-05-03 01:36 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (angry_cockit)
From: [personal profile] toft
Let's just say that since you last went there, the rules of grammar have gone the way of the traffic rules and the drinking age!

Date: 2010-05-03 01:37 pm (UTC)
toft: brian blessed capslock (angry_brianblessed)
From: [personal profile] toft
I was on a keyboard where I couldn't FIND the apostraphes because there were grave accents where I expected them to be, and I was tired and a in a hurry!

Date: 2010-05-02 03:01 am (UTC)
sineala: Detail of The Unicorn in Captivity, from The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestry (Default)
From: [personal profile] sineala
there must be a clip for needleplay that I've just blanked on, right -- that would be awesome.

If you count tattooing, Season 1 of Oz (maybe even the first episode?) has some, um, non-consensual ass tattooing as a plot point.

If not, then I dunno.

Date: 2010-05-02 03:05 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
The only needle thing I can think of is various fandoms that have needles-in-eyes. I think there's one in Farscape and maybe Firefly? Oh and I guess there are scenes of people shooting up (eg Pulp Fiction) and I'm betting there are scenes of people getting stitches (I recall one of someone sewing their own stitches, but I don't remember where from). None of those are really needle-play/piercing in the way you probably mean, but if you get desperate, well.

Also, I loved this post and I love Kink Bingo! Thank you for moving it here to DW.

Date: 2010-05-02 11:54 pm (UTC)
ryca: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ryca
I know that there is a scene in First Blood (1st Rambo) wherein he stitches himself up (and you can see the needle pull on the skin, etc)*, and I believe that there's an episode of Leverage wherein Nate gets shot and Elliot stitches him up.

I believe, though I haven't seen it, that the Japanese movie "Audition" has a needles-in-eyes element, but I think it's presented as pure torture (I don't know how/if that would qualify).

Of course Trainspotting has some hypodermic use, as well.

I wish that I could think of more!


*There's a rather fantastic scene in Rambo III that involves self-cauterization of a bullet wound with gunpowder and a flare...

Date: 2010-05-05 03:02 am (UTC)
ryca: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ryca
Oh, First Blood is quite honestly an excellent film. They get progressively more unintentionally funny as they go (the knives, guns and muscles get bigger with each movie), but the first one was a serious movie, chock full of social commentary. It's also (probably unintentionally) an interesting take on machismo and strength (real vs overcompensation, etc.) and a decent character study. I don't want to oversell it, but it's really worth seeing (if you do go ahead and watch it, be sure to then look at the original ending on youtube after you've seen the ending they used). The movie isn't without its problems (I'm fairly certain that there is *a* woman with a speaking part in the movie - see above re: machismo) but it's a cultural reference for more than just its devolution into a punchline franchise.

(Also worth seeing is a back-to-back screening of Charlie Wilson's War and Rambo III - can you say mind fuck?)

Date: 2010-05-02 03:11 am (UTC)
pocketmouse: (worried)
From: [personal profile] pocketmouse
I can't actually think of a clip for orgasm denial, but something something zombie!Owen something something.

Also, you didn't mention tattooing, but the needleplay made me think of it -- the talking tattoo in that one X-Files episode. Mmmmm...

Um, Invisible Man (the sci-fi show from 6-ish years ago) might be good for needleplay. Lots of injections and stuff.
Edited Date: 2010-05-02 03:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-02 12:22 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: an elf, a man, and a dwarf walk into Rohan . . .  (text: stop me if you've heard this one) (lotr - stop me if you've heard this one)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
ahaha, the scene where Scully gets tattooed is, believe me, already clipped, uploaded, and embedded in the kink wiki tattooing post. :) It is SO DARNED HOT. Let's think about it some more.

Date: 2010-05-02 06:46 pm (UTC)
pocketmouse: (panties)
From: [personal profile] pocketmouse
AWESOME.

If you don't have access to Invisible Man (which I doubt, I'm sure it's up on youtube or something), I can skim through it for you, I have the DVDs of the first season.

(and I'm sure there's hotter things for orgasm denial, but I now recall Owen specifically talking through out loud his newfound inability to have an erection)

Date: 2010-05-02 03:21 am (UTC)
helens78: A man in a leather jacket, seated on the ground, looks up hopefully. (Default)
From: [personal profile] helens78
I was so incredibly excited when [community profile] kink_bingo moved to Dreamwidth! It really is something I look forward to every year and can't imagine passing up. I think I've written some of my all-time favorite stories for it, too. :)

Date: 2010-05-02 08:39 am (UTC)
livrelibre: DW barcode (Default)
From: [personal profile] livrelibre
Yay KB! And it's been awhile since I've seen it it but isn't there an ep in SG-1 where Jack gets pinned to the gateroom wall by some alien device and makes O-faces? ETA: Oh and I don't know if this is cheating or not, but the Sex and the City ep where Charlotte gets hooked on the Rabbit?
Edited Date: 2010-05-02 08:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-02 09:39 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: amelia pond dragging the Doctor by his tie. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY LOVE! (eleventy!11!!! - doctor who)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
my sister gave my whole family the url

Who does that?!

I'm happy for y'all. :)

Date: 2010-05-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
anatsuno: ana's throat in a leather collar, and the words "for purchase" (handle without care)
From: [personal profile] anatsuno
I love kink_bingo SO SO MUCH OMG. Despite my complete inability to participate so far. *g*

Date: 2010-05-02 04:49 pm (UTC)
fiercelydreamed: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fiercelydreamed
Hmmm. For orgasm denial, there's a scene in Buffy S5E16, "Who Are You," where Faith in Buffy's body encounters Spike at the Bronze, tells him all the things she could do to him, and then tells him she won't "because it's wrong" and walks away.

For needleplay, I think Nick Knight's music video for Bjork's "Pagan Poetry" could work really well. The clearest piercing clip is the last fifteen seconds (3:49-4:05 on that link), but there's also clips at around 1:00 and 1:30 that might work.

Date: 2010-05-03 02:33 am (UTC)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)
From: [personal profile] sophinisba
Not especially fannish, but there's a scene of a man sewing a ribbon to his nipple in Manon of the Spring.

Date: 2010-05-03 01:30 pm (UTC)
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
From: [personal profile] dagas_isa
Thank you for posting this. ^^ I must say I've been enjoying the community.

Date: 2010-05-05 03:45 pm (UTC)
theleaveswant: text "make something beautiful" on battered cardboard sign in red, black, and white (bound)
From: [personal profile] theleaveswant
I'm sure I've seen something with ear or maybe lip piercing where you can actually see the needle go through the flesh, but I can't recall what. Oh, there's the ear-piercing scene in Grease? Not as graphic but I think it could work. Lots of tattooing scenes (rarely realistic regarding healing, which pisses me off esp. when I know the actors/filmmakers have tattoos and know how it really goes), but not a lot of permanent or temporary piercing that I can think of. Hrm. Have you looked for acupuncture at all?
ETA: if you're accepting injecty needles, see Dakota in Planet Terror.
ETA2: maybe a useful resource, a friend of mine just started this neat blog for tracking her journey puzzling out where she fits in the tangle of medical fetish, disability devoteeism and hurt/comfort kink.
Edited Date: 2010-05-05 09:03 pm (UTC)

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