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Freedom and Seduction

the beauty of the machine by (aykayayciti) @ Flickr

the beauty of the machine by (aykayayciti) @ Flickr

Yesterday was the celebration of the anniversary of American Independence from Great Britain here in the States, as I’m sure you all know.  It is the 232nd year since that official date.

Mike Haubrich of Tangled Up in Blue Guy (he should be in your feed reader!) waxed damned near poetic yesterday on a different sort of independence than is usually associated with the day.  He eloquently contemplates independence of the mind, freedom from the thought police, liberty to imagine and dream and lust and think without bounds and without guilt or shame.

His words pierce elegantly, like a scalpel, as he offers commentary on the nature of the very worst evil of religion; coercion to surrender that one thing that cannot be taken from us by brute force.  It is coercion by seduction of the worst sort, and Mike muses on how my own seduction of his mind is so very different.

While the entire essay is insightful and wonderful, I am humbly flattered beyond words to know that I enchant him so completely, and am compelled by my own blushing pride to point out to you all one particular little bit.  Could I have been paid a higher compliment?  I think not.

(Continued below the fold)

JanieBelle is a character, a creation of the mind. Wanting her secretly in my head, even knowing that she is a creation of someone else’s mind, is a sin. Knowing all this, it is a sin I revel in when the night is dark and the sheets are cold. She comes to me in this blog, she has even sent me an e-mail. She is dark, mysterious and sensuous and infects me when I read her. She seduces me with hugs, kisses, submission, domination and promises.

And yet, JanieBelle is not my virus. No, she is a serum.

Mike, for as long as I draw electronic breath, your sheets will never be cold for very long.

From whence came the art:

That image is titled the beauty of the machine, by (aykayayciti), and is licensed by the artist under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license.

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22 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    The only thing the priest who taught my sex-ed class got right is that the brain is the primary sex organ.

  2. JanieBelle says:

    I believe that truer words may have never been spoken, Mike.

    Interesting that he should get that, but nothing else about sex. Then again, I guess sex is strictly an intellectual exercise for a priest (or is supposed to be, anyway).

  3. Mike says:

    At least I can credit him for giving me, um, “ideas.” While my seductive, erotic writing skills are nowhere near on par with yours, my sweet, I have toyed with the ideas of mental seduction and submission and had fun with them.

    Alas, they are no longer available, and they were more fun to write than they were to read.

  4. Stephanie Z says:

    [sigh] Why do I bother to write anything? Between the two of you, you make me look like I’m writing high school essays.

    Very nice job, Mike, as usual.

  5. JanieBelle says:

    Thank you both, but


    I disagree. I like what you write. You’re comparing apples, oranges, and erotica here.


    I just write to my own kinks and fantasies. Yeah, my own stories turn me own like crazy, but uh… they did before I started to write them. Does that make sense?

    For instance, I doubt I’d do well with a story about a girl peeing on a guy (or another girl, for that matter). It’s not my thing, and it would be klutzy and clumsy.

    Maybe that’s why I don’t write explicit porn well. As much as I like watching porn (don’t we all? Admit it.), it’s not how I fantasize. I fantasize more in broken images and snippets and flashes, with hints and suggestions of sex more than actual sex scenes in my head.

    I think more of your hand in my hair, pulling hard, your mouth on the back of my neck, sinking your teeth into my flesh, the sting of the riding crop still fresh on my ass and thighs that you’re currently abrading, then I do of the sensations of being penetrated so deeply by you.

    Hope that helps.


  6. Stephanie Z says:

    Actually, I’m comparing how I write in direct reaction to others to how I write the stuff that mostly originates in my head. There’s a huge difference in sophistication and a difference in the reactions of others that isn’t wholly accounted for by the fact that I’m engaging in conversation. Uh…so there. :p

    Thank you, Janie, and I’m glad you like my stuff.

  7. Rystefn says:

    He makes a wonderfully valid point, and he makes it quite poetically. I’d say I agree, but I don’t think I need to – you know my opinion already, I think.

  8. Stephanie Z says:

    Oh, and the writing better in reaction thing is part of what makes me a good editor, so it’s not like I’d give it up. I just want it all, of course.

  9. JanieBelle says:


    Ok, I get where you’re going now. I still think you write as gooder as me, though. 😛


    I think I do know how you feel on the matter. Hard, hopefully. 😉

    Steph again,

    Don’t we all want it all? I’m glad you’re such a good editor, personally. I find your commentary and thoughts utterly invaluable.

  10. Stephanie Z says:

    Thanks, Janie, for the kind words and for letting me whine. Mostly I’m just filling space to give Mike, you know, a little time before we all start telling him again how good he is.

  11. JanieBelle says:

    Good move, Steph. If I’ve done my job well, he’ll be gone for a little bit…

  12. JanieBelle says:

    I’m guessing Mike’s got his hands full with me…


  13. Mike says:

    Umm, yes. I was off in warm sheets with a crop and….

    Stephanie, if I ever write anything I want to publish I will need your red pen.

  14. Stephanie Z says:

    Absolutely, Mike. As I was saying to someone else, oh, yesterday, I only offer it to people whose writing I already like. You definitely qualify.

  15. JanieBelle says:

    That sounds simply divine, Mike.

    And Steff, you are so very generous. So willing to give of yourself. I like that about you.

  16. Rystefn says:

    You’d better be careful, Janie, lest I start introducing you to people, and then I’ll be in a permanent state of… ummmm… NOT accomplishing anything. 😉

  17. JanieBelle says:

    I’ve been in a perpetual state of not accomplishing anything for about a week now.

    Not that I’m complaining, the conversation has been lovely, but …

    I’m not accomplishing anything.

    I think I’ve been looking for excuses, though. I’ve not been in a productive kind of mood.

  18. JanieBelle says:

    Holy crap. This was my 900th post.

  19. Stephanie Z says:

    So much for not being productive. 🙂

    Janie, I like editing, especially if I’m helping make something good even better. It takes time, yes, but it’s hardly sheer altruism.

  20. JanieBelle says:

    I think you just like the voyeurism aspect of being the first to see it…

  21. Stephanie Z says:

    I think that would make you very happy. 🙂

  22. JanieBelle says:

    Which would of course be beside the point (mostly).

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