Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

Happy “birthday” to Erica Scott

No, technically, it is not my birthday, which is why I put it in quotes. January is nearly over, and I’ve been so busy with work that I completely forgot to acknowledge a passage of time. Twenty years ago, in January 2000, I shot my first video. Twenty years ago in January, “Erica Scott” was born. I had come out as a spanko in 1996, but 2000 was the beginning of my online presence, my video presence. When I decided I wanted to keep my first name, but change my last, for simplicity.

I will never forget that day… the unbelievable excitement, the nerves, the joy, the exhilaration. The huge script to memorize for what turned out to be a 90-minute video. All the costume changes. Actually working with Keith Jones, who had been my first spanko crush from afar. Shooting for 9 1/2 hours, then going out to a late dinner, then playing some more, then coming home after midnight… and being so wound up, I still couldn’t go to sleep.

So very many experiences since then. Erica Scott may only be twenty, but she’s crammed a lifetime into those years. My alter ego has served me well.

Still my favorite picture from the “Naughty Secretaries Week Part 2” shoot, although I can’t recall what the hell we were laughing at. (Apologies for the poor picture quality.)

standingduo

I never would have thought I was launching something so monumental in my life, back on that day in January 2000. The birth of my alter ego changed my life. Broadened it. Freed it. Freed me.

And now Erica [real name] must get back to work.

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30 thoughts on “Happy “birthday” to Erica Scott

  1. A very merry unbirthday to you.

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  2. This post made me smile. Happy “birthday,” Erica Scott. You are amazing. Thank you sharing all of your experiences with us over the years. Getting to know you has been truly wonderful, and our friendship is a highlight in my life. I love you, my friend. ❤️

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  3. Rox — thank you!

    Jay — Love YOU! It’s been an amazing journey.

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  4. bklynny0856 on said:

    Happy, happy, happy birthday Erica “Scott!” With best wishes to you for many more. 🍾🎂👑🎆🌹

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  5. Bklynny — thanks. Probably not TOO many more…

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  6. Jade Mathias on said:

    Hi my beautiful friend Erica ❤ CONGRATS ☺ I am so happy that Erica Scott was born you’re videos are amazing and thanks to you I know about TTWD 🤗 like I always said you are a true legend 😀 I love that pic of you and Keith you are so beautiful 😊 Much love and hugs from your friend Jade ❤💕💝

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  7. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the first twenty years. I think our paths first crossed about this time, and I was immediately captivated by your enthusiasm, humor, and the pure joy you exuded whenever you spoke or wrote about your experiences as Erica Scott. You jumped in with both feet and savored each experience you had, openly sharing your life (both happy times and the not so happy ones) in an incredibly vulnerable way. It’s been a joy having you as a friend.

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  8. Jade — thank you, dear.

    Pam — thanks, my friend! We go back a long way, don’t we. Big hugs to you.

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  9. Congrats, newborn Erica!

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  10. Pat Willmott on said:

    Erica, happy 20th anniversary of the time when you set yourself free. How long were you in the closet before then and did you hesitate much before you took the plunge?

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  11. Pat — I was closeted until I was well into my 30s, and I was terrified to take the plunge and commit to exploring. But I think I’d finally reached the point where my need and curiosity superseded my fears.

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  12. Heidi M on said:

    Hi Erica, nice post, it reminded me of some lyrics from a song in that hit musical Evita:

    I had to let it happen, I had to change
    Couldn’t stay all my life down at heel
    Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
    So I chose freedom

    I have been thinking of becoming a spanko for ages and timidity has always held me back but if i do eventually manage to break through, i will always say that Erica Scott was a role model and guiding star on the path to self-realization. H

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  13. Erica, lovely photo. Happy birthday and congratulations.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  14. Best wishes on two decades of Erica Scott. Have a big slice of “birthday” cake.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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  15. Heidi — wow. It’s comments like this one that keep me writing, keep me going with this thing we do. Thank you so much, and I wish you all the luck!

    Ronnie — thank you so much!

    Hermione — cake, you say? perk Yes, please.

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  16. Heidi M on said:

    Im happy you got a boost from my little compliment Erica!

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  17. Louise on said:

    hi Erica, i admire your courage in overcoming your terrors when you set out, especially as you were kind of own your own then and without support. Most folks would have thought, hey, this is scary territory and turned back to the safety and familiarity of the dull vanilla life.

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  18. Aw, happy 20th Erica! May I add a tribute by saying that in the spanko galaxy you represent to me the golden sun that came across the darkened skies and lit up the way for others like me to follow. A true pioneer. I’m sure you have given a lot more than you ever took.

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  19. Louise — thing is, vanilla life never was all that happy or safe for me, so I figured, what the hell, can’t be worse, right? Of course, afterward, I wished I had done it years earlier, but definitely better late than never.

    Dorota — that’s very kind of you. I’m not sure if that latter part is true, but I appreciate the sentiment.

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  20. Erica,

    I was delighted to meet this new digital you not too long after that in a spanking discussion group now lost in the mists of history. You were clever, snarky, and a total spanko. You delivered smart, thought provoking takes. And you were my age! Our lives up to that point were quite different. Perhaps that’s one reason why I was so fascinated by your tales of adventure.

    I recall you had a gorgeous profile picture where you were standing in front of a mirror after receiving your first caning. It was your comments that convinced me to reconsider the cane (those Czech people had me believing that it was barbaric).

    In any case, happy birthday to Erica Scott! You’ve accomplished a lifetime of achievements in just twenty years, and brilliantly chronicled it for the rest of us. For that, you should feel proud. I am pleased and grateful to call you my friend.

    Hugs and love,
    Bonnie

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  21. Bonnie — oh, our long-gone MSN group! What fun we had there. And I remember that picture. I used to be scared of canes too, long ago, but learned they don’t have to be brutal (it’s the tops who can be brutal, not the implement).

    You are the best and I’m so glad we “met” years ago. ♥

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  22. Bob in Wisconsin on said:

    For the record, Erica, I’ve been a devoted fan of you, your video work, and your writing for every one of those 20 years. You’ve been an inspiration to many, including me, and you’ve done so much to make other spankos feel good about who they are, closeted or not.

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  23. Bob — thank you for this morning’s happy tears. I appreciate your words very much.

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    • Bob in Wisconsin on said:

      You’re most welcome, Erica. Sometimes when you’re feeling low, please try to remember all the people you have helped, even if it’s just helping them get through a bad day of their own.

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  24. yogaman7227 on said:

    Erica – Long, long time follower & admirer. Your honesty, courage and willingness to “show up & be seen” have been an inspiration to me and anyone else who can relate & empathize with your journey/story/life into acceptance of TTTWD. Keep up the good work. rmk

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  25. yogaman7227 on said:

    And just so you know, you look amazing for someone who’s 20!

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  26. Anonymous on said:

    Happy Birthday Erica!!

    I remember when you shot NSW II!! We had been chatting online for a few months, and you still jazzed up about the shoot a few days later.

    Very good to see you back online.

    “Ktllbpcj”.

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