Another Interview: Kink Writer Anneke Jacob

7 10 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Anneke Jacob approached me and asked if I would be interested in “any interest in the book that won the National Leather Association novel award, or in its author, or both?” I jumped at the chance. I had just listened to her on an episode of Greydancer’s Ropecast. It was a good listen, and I was to learn something else as I did my research for the interview.

Anneke Jacob is the first ever winner of the National Leather Association: International Pauline Reage Novel Award in 2008. It looks like a good read, here is an excerpt:

Even when he’d said he wasn’t coming I kept listening for his truck. As the neighbourhood was well studded with massive four-by-fours, I spent far too much time looking out the window, disappointed, as some muscly black macho symbol growled by with its empty truck bed. Hoping instead to see well-used burnt sienna beneath my window, brown in shadow but glowing like sunset when it caught the light. The truck was old but cared for, the finish softened and smoothed like a well-used pair of jeans. It got so whenever I saw that colour out on the street, my heart lifted like a balloon.

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5 Questions with NCMaster

17 07 2009

NCMaster is a good friend of mine, and a local leather leader who has received some small renown.  So it was natural that I would ask to interview him.  Hope you like it.

5 Questions

1) Who is NCMaster?

NCMaster is a Leather Lifestyle Dominant that has been in the lifestyle for over 20 years. I have been married to My wife/slave for about 6 years now. We are very active in the local and regional Leather Community. I have served on the Board of Directors for Capex for 3 terms. My slave and I have hosted a D/s Relationship SIG in our home for the last 4 1/2 years. We have an extended Leather Family that has become very close and we spend a lot of time with our family.

2) How did you get into the Scene/Lifestyle?

Like many, I can remember having kinky thoughts and ideas even as a child. During My first marriage which was vanilla, I tried to involve my wife in some of the things I wanted to do, but it just wasn’t going to happen. After the divorce, I began to explore and discovered that other people shared My interests. This was before the Internet and I didn’t realize that there were groups that were into these things. Soon I discovered the Leather community and found a home. I began learning as much as I could from both dominants and submissives, experimenting with everything I learned.

3) What is our claim to fame in the scene? i.e What are you know for?

I think I am known as a community leader and a knowledgeable Elder. I have done presentations on many aspects of the lifestyle across the southeast for local, regional and national organizations.

4) What should the next Generation know?

The next generation should become knowledgeable in the traditions of our heritage and the sacrifices of those that lead the way. The next generation should also learn of the respect and dedication for the Leather Lifestyle that defines us. The next generation should also learn to be adventurous and pave their own path in some ways. Take the lessons from the past and define them in new ways.

5) What is important?

Personal Integrity. Loyalty. Honor, and self Respect.


New Feature on House of Void: Interviews

24 06 2009

I have decided to make use of my platform by interviewing some friends I have made (usually of some noteworthiness) in the Lifestyle.  I have asked quite a few already, but I am going to start this with a friend who is also a fetish photographer: Darque de Sade of Indigo Blaque Studios. Now, on with the interview.’

5 Questions with Darque de Sade

1) Who is Darque_de_Sade?

Darque at heart is an aristocrat with a strong hedonistic streak.  A Daddy Dom of 22 years and counting based out Brooklyn, New York. The person you may not want to give an uncensored mic to due to a somewhat intense mentality

2) How did you get into the Scene/Lifestyle?

I was able to put a name to what felt and enjoyed when I was 17. Due to lack of an outlet for WIITWD at the time (pre-internet) I was a bit lost as there was no one I knew of that I could talk to or learn from. After years of being true to myself when I could I came across Black BEAT and considered myself a true part of the scene.

3) What is your claim to fame in the scene? i.e What are you known for?

If I went by what people say, it would have to be my photography (some people think I’m good).  I own Indigo Blaque Studios, a photography and graphics firm.  We’ve launched the Indigo Blaque Project, which is dedicated to featuring women of color in kink in a way befitting their beauty.

4) When composing your photographs, what do you try to keep in mind?

Realism.  I have 2 fan bases (I hate that term), those who like the beauty and art of my work and those who seek the beauty and authenticity of the scene portrayed.  I feel as long as I’m real about what I’m doing everything else falls into place.

5) What is important?

My religion, my family and loved ones,  I tend to stick to the basics. Success would be nice being able to beat some ass all week would be great but in the end I have what I need.


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