Voyeurism

25 Apr 19
Bayou Book Junkie

Title: Playing Around Series: Rough Play, Book One Author: Suzanne Clay Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: April 15, 2019 Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex Pairing: Male/Male Length: 84600 Genre: Contemporary, LGBT, contemporary, college, new adult, bisexual, friends to lovers, coming out, group sex, voyeurism, dirty talk, ethical nonmonogamy, family issues, biphobia, family drama, athlete […]

25 Apr 19
bullshitbasher

Islam frowns upon publicizing the sins of others; in fact, it encourages us to conceal their sins. Except of course in the case of ‘those who have been wronged’ (or to protect those who have been wronged). Such sensitive matters must typically be handled discretely and sensitively to protect all involved. Undoubtedly the idea of […]

25 Apr 19
The Resident Judge of Port Phillip

2019, 306 p In reading this book, I alternated between anger and a vague sense of voyeurism. When I review books, I tend to avoid tackling the author and try to engage more with the words on the page, the research, the planning decisions in mounting an argument. However, sometimes the author insinuates herself so […]

25 Apr 19
PSA Planet

We are living in an increasingly invasive world thanks to the advancements in mini camera electronics and accessible high-speed wireless. Nobody wants to be paranoid but this ‘spy cam’ epidemic is real and happening more often than we realize. It is time to be better informed. Unlike the 80s and 90s when cameras are big […]

25 Apr 19
Thoughts of a Cynical Investor

Or is it cock-up? Sorry. Can’t help the flippancy. What happened is really black comedy at it’s blackest. After the police, AGC and NUS washed their hands (OK sort of) over a voyeur (Maybe taking the attitude “From poor family; must pang chance.”?), the unhappy victim got the voyeur crucified on the day the Christ […]

25 Apr 19
White Box Art Channel

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, claims in its introduction, to be the world’s oldest purpose built public museum; founded in the world’s oldest University (in the English speaking world.) The initial collection was based on the curios assembled by the Tradescant  dynasty in Lambeth, in the seventeenth century. It was opened by Elias Ashmole in […]

25 Apr 19
Not Again Podcast

Here is a long Wednesday Thing Episode. I talked about how getting fart in the face became thee icing on the cake getting fired and my experience with Neal Brennan both having him on the podcast and doing a spot in his show. I have updated my own little Grab saga and the job that […]

24 Apr 19
Coby's Entertainment Blog

Hotel Mumbai tells the story of the infamous November 2008 attacks on Mumbai. These horrific attacks were perpetrated by a Pakistani Islamic Fundamentalist group. The attackers ended up taking the guests and staff at the iconic Taj Hotel hostage. By the end of the attacks, 174 people were dead; however, many were saved by the […]

24 Apr 19
bethsfilmreviews

I will be looking at how Arnold’s alluringly crafted first feature-length film Red Road differentiates from her usual genre, infused with the suspense of a thriller, the jittery camera creates a feeling of free-floating paranoia. Arnold presents a transformed approach to realism, her image-driven landscapes communicate and emphasise Jackie’s loneliness. Jackie, Kate Dickie, is a […]

24 Apr 19
Consequence of Sound
The Lowdown: Though he’s only recently found acclaim as a novelist, John Darnielle has always been a storyteller. From the toxic voyeurism of the Alpha Couple on down, Darnielle’s most rewarding work as the Mountain Goats often comes at the end of a narrative thread. Recently, that thread has also run through thematic explorations of Darnielle’s youthful obsessions; after paying homage to bygone wrestlers on 2015’s Beat the Champ and reckoning with their Bauhaus years on 2017’s Goths, the Mountain Goats now deliver the third entry in this nerdy triptych with In League with Dragons, a record of “dragon noir” inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. The Good: Although Darnielle announced the record with full RPG pomp during an event with D&D makers Wizards of the Coast, In League with Dragons evolved past its initial concept as a high-fantasy rock opera into something that slips back and forth between the real and imagined. Anyone hoping Darnielle might go full Darkskorch Canticles may feel a twinge of disappointment, especially when they hear the traces of true “dragon noir” that remain from the project’s early life; from the harmonious “Clemency for the Wizard King” to the tense “Younger”, the songs located during the siege of Darnielle’s fictional city of Riversend pulse with an energy and attention to detail that most Dungeon Masters would kill for. Of these, “In League with Dragons” is the best. Sung from the perspective of the soon-to-be toppled wizard as he waits for his (potentially unreliable) dragon ally, the song captures what Darnielle himself identified as “a drawing-together of the themes in play: rebellion against irresistible tides, the lush vistas of decay, necessary alliances.” Though the fantastical moments are tantalizing, they’re also matched by songs found closer to our own world. Opener “Done Bleeding” finds Darnielle, an aging wizard in his own right, reflecting on his past and his ever-changing concepts of self over pictures of lessons learned and good choices made. It’s perhaps the most content he’s ever sounded, or at least his version of content. There are moments of genuine surprise, too; Darnielle finds real emotion in his modern-day Wind in the Willows update “Possum by Night”, a Broadway-grade piano ballad aided in its pursuits by Jon Wurster’s jazzy watercolor rhythms. Wurster’s drums may be the record’s truest secret weapon; from thumping like a sick heartbeat under Jethro Tull flutes on the moody “An Antidote for Strychnine” to ticking double-time on “Cadaver-Sniffing Dog”, his beats are always exactly where they’re needed most in any given moment. The Bad: Not all of Darnielle’s transitions from wizards to reality land where he wants them. Of the record’s trio of songs dedicated to our own world’s aging wizards, only “Doc Gooden” and its tale of a rainy road trip to Seattle during the once-dominant pitcher’s late-’90s stint in American League purgatory really lives up to its source material; the character sketches of Ozzy Osbourne in “Passaic 1975” and an unnamed arms dealer taking in an outlaw country show in “Waylon Jennings Live!” are both too thin and by-the-numbers to make either man’s story stand out. The record also fails to take full advantage of the baroque possibilities afforded by producer Owen Pallett, opting instead for a muted, mostly flourish-free approach that (with the exception of the chilling Get Lonely sequel “Going Invisible 2”) undersells both his and Darnielle’s obvious talents. The Verdict: Given the record’s stated evolution, In League with Dragons is an inevitably uneven listen; after your first time through, you’ll likely walk away hungry for a fully realized version of Darnielle’s rock opera. Like most D&D campaigns, the story of Riversend may always remain unfinished, but Darnielle’s work on In League with Dragons reminds us that the stories of our own world, however imperfectly told, hold more richness than any fantasy novel. The record gives us yet another chance to appreciate our own wizard at work, an opportunity that no fan of indie rock should ever pass up. Essential Tracks: “Done Bleeding”, “Younger”, and “Possum by Night” Buy: Check out more Mountain Goats vinyl here.  
24 Apr 19
The Norwich Radical

By David Breakspear

Part one of a three-part series

CW: graphic mentions of sexual harassment, voyeurism, and physical and mental abuse

In the first instalment of this story I chronicled the sworn Affidavit of Corey Donaldson, a former immigrant inmate at a low security prison in Georgia at McRae C.I. Corey provided evidence of industrial-scale prurient crimes targeted at the dignity of immigrants and carried out by Core Civic.

24 Apr 19
Erotic Story and Sex Story

Emily’s breasts heaved with every breath, as she leaned back on my sofa and slid her hand down her tight stomach and into her yoga pants. Unaware that anyone was watching, or even knew she was there, she turned the volume on the television up with the remote that was resting beside her before dropping […]

24 Apr 19
Metro
The whole experience is, in my opinion, grim; it makes me feel uneasy and doesn’t inspire hope at all (Picture: Credit: Carolyn Jenkins / Alamy Live News) I’ve never really understood our society’s obsession with poverty porn, the exploitation of the poor to gain publicity, attention or entertainment, sometimes for a charitable cause. What is it about looking at someone else’s misfortune that can give us a self-esteem boost to make us feel superior, maybe even happier about our own lives? The infamous Benefit Street — a controversial documentary about the lives of residents who lived on a street I used to live on in Birmingham — exploited its cast to gain high viewing figures. Jeremy Kyle, also, is a classic example of poverty porn; its ‘chav’ hating format has become a household name on daytime TV. And celebrity fronted charity appeals such as Comic Relief have recently come under criticism from MP David Lammy for continuing to perpetuate ‘tired and unhelpful stereotypes.’ It doesn’t seem that poverty porn will be going away anytime soon. It’s set to go one step further when later this month a fully interactive immersive ‘poverty experience’ is due to come to my home of Birmingham. Run by Christian child development charity Compassion UK, it states its visitors can enjoy a family friendly experience, the sights, sounds and smells of which are comparable to life in poverty in a developing country. Ironically, there is little compassion or empathy in showcasing a poverty safari to an area of Birmingham that, according to a report written by the Campaign to End Child Poverty, has the highest percentage of poverty in the country. These children are already living it and experience it day in and day out. This wouldn’t be an experience but more familiar to their everyday lives and is quite ill thought out and lacking empathy. As a councillor in Birmingham and a volunteer in my local food bank I support residents who are living in extreme poverty week in week out (Picture: Reshma Trilochun) It has therefore justifiably received backlash from ordinary Brummies who have called it out explaining that poverty is not for entertainment and stating that it doesn’t belong in Birmingham, where you could walk up many streets and witness poverty. The whole experience is, in my opinion, grim; it makes me feel uneasy and doesn’t inspire hope at all. As a councillor in Birmingham and a volunteer in my local food bank I support residents who are living in extreme poverty week in week out. My email inbox is full of people crying out for support and my advice surgeries are just as busy. Austerity is taking its toll on many in this country and preventing them having freedom or the ability to make meaningful choices in their lives. A home visit last week saw a single mum who had fled domestic violence living in a damp house with a broken boiler unable to feed her children as her universal credit payment had not yet come through. As I left the house after dropping off a food parcel and some clothes for her children I cried, even though stories like this are not unique. She doesn’t need to visit a poverty experience; poverty is already her life and it’s heart breaking. Summer holidays, which are meant to be a fun and exciting time for children, can be a source of dread for low income parents who worry how they will afford extra food now they can’t rely on free school meals, let alone extra childcare expenses or money for days out. Last summer I had mums in tears as they visited me to get support with new school uniforms. Holiday hunger kitchens, such as the Ladywood Project, are a common feature across Birmingham. [metro-tag-post-strip] They try their best to fill the gap taking some of the pressures off parents, providing lunches as well as vouchers for gas and electric during the holiday period. Interactive poverty isn’t entertainment. This voyeurism shouldn’t make us feel good about ourselves when so many of our citizens in Birmingham are struggling themselves. Perhaps Compassion UK should rethink their poverty safari truck and perhaps donate the money that would be used to commission the project to grassroots action working on the ground to eradicate poverty – there are many in Birmingham that need every penny. Under this government’s austerity project it’s only going to get worse. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/16/tampons-schools-progress-wont-end-period-poverty-9223088/” title=”Tampons in schools is progress but won’t end period poverty”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/28/4100000-children-still-living-poverty-uk-9042166/” title=”More than 4,000,000 children are still living in poverty in the UK”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/12/amber-rudd-now-admitted-universal-credit-pushed-towards-poverty-please-help-8570605/” title=”Amber Rudd – now you’ve admitted Universal Credit pushed me towards poverty, please help”]
24 Apr 19

Vickis NZ Health Human Rights

  VICKI WILSON’S NZ  HEALTH HUMAN RIGHTS APRIL  2019   (a)  I am a 69 year old pensioner. For over 30 years I have been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of human rights abuse perpetrated by an international/local communist/terrorist satanic cult in not so democratic New Zealand. I had previously been employed by the New […]

24 Apr 19
STORIES BY XPANTHER

Feature Writer: Gabrielle Prevot / Feature Title:  Futanari Mistress / Copyright: © 2016 by Gabrielle Prevot / Story Codes: M/F, Consensual, Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual, Heterosexual, TransGender, Hermaphrodite, Shemale, Fiction, First, Oral Sex, Anal Sex, Masturbation, Petting, Sex Toys, Cream Pie, Voyeurism, Tit-Fucking / Synopsis: Mika finds out where Olivia lives and goes to talk to […]