My "treatise" on the corner controversy
This post is for Jay! Earlier this week, she wrote about how her work computer faces a corner, so she’s essentially “in the corner” for eight hours a day. This got me thinking about the ever ongoing discussions about corner time on FetLife, and I wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece about how to make it entertaining.
Mind you, I don’t really have an issue with the corner thing. It has little effect on me — aside from posing for pictures there on occasion, I don’t have much experience with it. I’ve never had a top who was into it. So I don’t hate it, but it doesn’t do anything for me, either. My sole (and vehement) objection regarding it is when tops put a bottom there after the spanking. Before the spanking, or during a break, fine, but after is a big NO for me. Sorry, but when the spanking is over, that’s the time for whatever your idea of aftercare is — not for making your bottom feel isolated and untouchable.
Anyway, here’s what I posted on FetLife, for those who aren’t on there and might find it amusing. 🙂
I’ve been observing the “corner wars” posts the past couple of weeks. Bottoms hate corner time and think it’s a waste of time. Tops think corner time rocks and is an absolute necessity. I, of course, am on the side of right: the bottoms’ side. But if tops insist on this ridiculous practice, I have a solution.
Bottoms: just bring a tablet or your Smartphone with you.
While you’re stuck standing there feeling like a dummy with your red bottom on display, maximize your time! Catch up on the latest news. Answer your emails. Write something new; perhaps a treatise on the latest reasons why tops are wrong. Take selfies of sticking your tongue out. You’re facing the wall; they can’t see you.
If the corner time is extra long? Bring a Kindle with you and read a new spanking novella. Get some fresh ideas on how to make mischief once you’re sprung from your painted prison.
If your top balks at this, claiming you’re not entitled to entertainment during your punishment, remind him/her about how you’re always in trouble for wasting time and not getting things done. You are simply trying to rectify this situation by not letting any precious minutes slip by without filling them with something useful. (Useful to whom doesn’t matter.)
If your top is one of those nose-to-the-wall sticklers, then put your headphones on and listen to music. Enrich your senses. Turn the sound up enough so that it turns everything your top says to you into garbled murmurs. Which is pretty much what it always is, anyway.
Exercise your artistic abilities. Go to the Paint program on your tablet and draw a funny caricature of your top. The possibilities are endless. Or hone your computer skills and do something artistic with Photoshop. I once swapped a top’s head out with Alfred E. Neuman’s head. It was highly amusing.
My point is, make lemons of lemonade. What you think of corner time is immaterial, if the tops insist on it. So instead of protesting, use it to your advantage. Who knows… the tops might just see the erroneous nature of this silly ritual and give it up altogether.
Of course, that might mean that you need to maximize your time elsewhere. I suggest reading the news while OTK, but do that at your own risk.
The comments I received overall were quite funny. Of course, one Uber-Dom sort had to chime in and say something about how that would be the perfect time for some extra spanking attention on the soles of the feet. !!! I wrote back that striking the feet is not spanking, it is bastinado. And I pity the poor BASTard who would try BASTinado on me, because I’d kick his sinuses through the back of his head.
Have a great weekend, y’all.