As you undoubtedly noticed, the blog has been less active than usual these last few months, with the number of monthly posts slowly declining from five (May) to four (June) to three (July). Kaelah and I have been very busy, and while Kaelah was able to keep the blog somewhat alive at least, I have not done a post since June 20th.
The outlook is that it will only get worse for us in the near future, in terms of being really, monumentally busy. So I think the time has come to make an official semi-hiatus announcement. "Semi-hiatus" meaning that, hopefully, we will not cease making updates altogether, but that the blog will definitely and officially be on the backburner until the end of October. We will try to write a new little post whenever we can, but we don't want to make promises we might not be able to keep, so we are not committing ourselves to anything - until the end of October, you might get three posts per month, or more, or maybe just one. We don't know yet.
We just wanted to let you gals and guys know what is going on. The good news in all this is that the cause is not lack of motivation or lack of ideas. Actually, I have more items on my idea list for the blog than ever, and while I have had phases of burnout like every blogger, right now I would love nothing more than to have more time available so that I can go back to writing something every couple of days, like in the good old times. It is the same with Kaelah. The reason for the recent lack of posts is really just a lack of time. Once Kaelah and I finish some of our current work and clear our schedule a bit, the blog will be back to normal.
It's not like there wouldn't be anything to write about, either. Before we go on our semi-hiatus, I would like to quickly bring you up to speed on recent events: Kaelah and I just came back from a shoot with SM-Circus and Pandora Blake. Pandora and the pet-fanatical Germans are dear friends, and having worked with all of them before, it was a very cheerful, laid-back experience. Kaelah and I did a cameo, playing the owners of petgirl Pandora. While the Herr Direktor and I went to have a beer, Kaelah ended up getting assaulted and spanked on her bare bottom by two vengeful, out-of-control petgirls. Such are the disadvantages of being a teatotaller, I suppose. It was a fun little scene. Pandora already wrote about her latest circus visit on her blog, and we will post a proper report about it as well when we finally have some time.
We also attended the "BDSM Day" organised by the Bundesvereinigung Sadomasochismus e.V., a German lobby group aiming to educate people about BDSM, fight against prejudice and help kinksters who become victims of discrimination. I did a video interview with Pandora about the politics of BDSM, the legal situation in the UK, fair trade porn, and so forth. It will find its way on the web eventually and we will let you know about it once it does.
Last but not least, Pandora brought Kaelah and me a copy of the raw footage from the severe caning scene we filmed for her upcoming site. It was very exciting to take a peek. As you probably know already, Pandora is currently looking at a launch date in November. Personally, I can't wait to see the site go live. The CP video scene of today could use an injection of new energy and fresh new ideas, and Pandora's site will most certainly be that.
So much for recent events. Now, first of all, Kaelah and I are going on a holiday trip. We can really use one after the frantic schedule of the last few months and before inevitably going back to the same frantic schedule again. But, even on our holiday, we will not completely stop collecting data for the blog: we are going to the annual Shadow Lane Party for the first time and do, of course, plan to write about it. However, no promises yet as to when and how much, exactly. We might be able to already post something during the trip itself, but then again, maybe not.
All bets are off until the end of October. But do keep looking in every now and then, to see how the semi-hiatus unfolds. We will do what we can.