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turning fantasy into reality! Tawsingham Times The Other Pony Club is joining the new January Sales! Tawsingham £30 worth for £20 Sampler cat. lists excess stock. Buy anything, get a full list of all remaindered & s/h stuff in stock, also at £30 worth for £20! We’ve also Society! put all sale offers in other cat.s in a big sale cat. too; eg school knickers, socks, skirts, for St Caths? It’s now a dozen years since I created The Other Pony Club to play with human ponies myself, with like-minded people. Since then I’ve run scores of Ebooks/EAudio events, taken ponies to scores more, introduced hundreds to the sport, and done almost every kind We’ve wanted to introduce books you can buy in elec- of ponyplay I ever imagined: in the surf, up the tronic form from our web shop for a while and have mountains, in woods, meadows, quarries, with pony been trying to decide the best system. Over the next boys, pony girls, in the sunshine and the dark. week or three I will introduce a manual system: you buy it, I email it to you! Books that cost £5-10 on paper will The last couple of years have been difficult for be only £1-2. This is just a test; if it works we’ll bring in us, stalling many new ideas, initiatives and changes. a more sophisticated set-up. We’ll also offer audio Hopefully we’re past that now. I feel it’s time for tapes/CDs as MP3 files, at a similar price. me to open a new chapter and I’ll return to the novel I wrote in 1990, Tawsingham 2020. Since then, many key concepts; the ‘net, reality Handling Handling & Post Costs Cut TV, BDSM in mainstream culture, etc. have ar- Charges went up to £5 per order, after working out rived. What was fantasy then, looks more feasible costs; some objected—so I checked; on average cost it’s by the day. The Tawsingham Society will make £5; usually £2-£3. Canes, etc. are pricey— tube, sealing something like it happen, as we did with ponyplay., it, etc and big orders. I’m happy to pay extra on large or- but initially, just for a few days at a time, not 365 ders! Extra cost is ‘per order’. So now charges are £2 days a year as the novel! per order, plus £1 post UK, 10% to Europe, 20% else- Tawsingham is an old-fashioned structured soci- where. Plus an extra £2 for orders that include long ety; everyone has a place and knows it—because thin or otherwise difficult to pack items. they chose it! There’s a Prospectus overleaf, much more detail to come in a new area of our website (Continued on page 4) No More eShop Hassles! Many customers had problems buying from our web Continued on back page shop. Now we have SSL—it should avoid such prob- lems in future and make it much easier to buy online. St Caths 2 Out In March! You’ve ‘voted’ with your comments & cash that you prefer Anvil-BDSM video/DVD. So we’ll not buy from others from now on! St Caths 2 has already been filmed and should be on sale by March. We’re taking advance orders—we only charge your card when we can post it! Your place may be in the dungeon! The Tawsingham Society It is run by Master or Mistress too. The Taws- We draw on our experience ingham Corpo- over nearly 20 years experi- ration: the Por- ence of deep roleplay in the treeve (Mayor) UK scene (and of others), eg at and Burgesses Muir Academy, The Other (Aldermen and Pony Club, De Ferre, Pet Councillors) of Week in Denmark, St Audries’ Tawsingham; ie TV Weeks, the Whiplash leaders of PleasureZones, The Firm’s groups who events, the Other World King- bring parties to dom. Tawsingham Just getting suitable people to- and other key Jougs from gether is an event; but more is Ducking Stool from Ipswich people. Duddington needed to encourage them to The Portreeve coalesce and create a commu- appoints key officers who’ll often nity. What? be well known scene figures with an established organisational re- There has to be a ‘model’ peo- ple readily understand to give Tawsingham is not so much a cord. ‘instant structure’. We chose a place, as an idea. You can be Whilst it exists there will be en- parallel universe ‘English Vil- whatever you want to be there – if tertainment of many kinds organ- lage’, with 21st century sanitation, you can take the consequences! ised by groups present, that will hot running water, good cheap be open to anyone who wishes to food and drink, freedom if you Master, Mistress, boy, girl, come, (and is allowed to do so by wants it, and incorporating as maid, servant, slave, even possibly their Master or Mistress). many as feasible of the curious an- human pony or puppy; if you can cient kinky customs that are no imagine it and we can accommo- date it, you can live the role! Why? longer used. To establish a community It will be very much an ‘open It is a pastiche of a semi-feudal opportunity’ society where any where people can openly ac- society; where your station in life free man or woman can aspire to knowledge and live their scene re- and role within the community is be eg a Burgess, Magistrate, Bea- lationship, whatever gender and set by your own choice, (or that of dle, Village Bobby, etc. orientation, etc. that they choose, people you choose to make the so they can take part at whatever Everybody, but particular those choice for you); not by an accident level, in a way that suits them, who choose to be amongst ‘the of birth! safely, with public acceptance and lower orders’ run the risk of being Cross-dressing and role-play support from that community. confined in, eg the stocks, pillory clothes will be normal and freely The keynote is that each role or village lock-up, or a scold’s bri- accepted in public. Corporal pun- has a different set of benefits, re- dle, whipped at the post on the vil- ishment, bondage, domination, fet- sponsibilities and duties. You pick lage green; by order of the Magis- ish clothes in private, often in pub- the role that suits you, and then trate’s Court. lic too, but you won’t have to wear accept the consequences; anything outlandish or take part in what you cannot do is anything unpleasant unless you ‘pick and mix’, eg if you want to, (or to be forced to)! want staff to look after Uniformed maids, collared you, you have to take care slaves, everyone can be the age, and control of them-or if role, gender and species they accept the security of be- choose. Even ponygirls, puppy- ing owned you must ac- boys, too, either on or off site. cept the duty to obey you Scold’s Bridle from Walton On Thames Those without a Master or Mis- clude any who persist, in their in- tress will be sent to the Work- terests and that of everyone else. How? house or Pound and the whole For now please join ‘The Taws- community will be managed to When? ingham Society’ successor to The maximise the BDSM and other Other Pony Club. fun of all participants, (without be- Initially, week-long events, in about April/May and Sep/October Costs will be similar but we ing strictly bound by historical ac- hope a wider group will be en- curacy or authenticity). to include a traditional ‘Hiring Fair’. thused and interested. Things we’ll try to avoid in Tawsingham include religious, Midsummer Games and Mid- winter revels are in the novel too, More Info? sexual or other intolerance, bad We hope soon to put a draft manners, dishonesty, hypocrisy, we’ll stage them, or any other vi- Tawsingham Handbook on the able event, if there’s a demand. exploitation, bad faith or sleaze. It website, republish Tawsingham is for adults only; with common- You’ll be able to come for the 2020 and open an area of our web- sense, and freely given consent. whole week or just the weekend. site that explains in far more detail We can’t opt out of UK law so There may be smaller events, eg what all the implications are; it there can be nothing illegal or dan-The Tawsingham Corporation to will be a living, developing con- gerous. plan events, etc. and these may re- cept that evolves to meet the re- quire support from maids and oth- quirements of all the people who Who? ers too. attend and make it happen. Can In Tawsingham you can choose Maids may find that training you imagine yourself as one of to be either male or female, a free with Miss Prim helps them find a them? person or owned as a person or as Mistress and take their place in Tawsingham more effectively and livestock. Whipping At The Cart’s Tail there may be other kinds of trial, Within those categories there’ll ancillary and preparatory events be many subdivisions; most will too. have distinctive dress or accesso- ries that make the wearer’s status obvious to all. How Much? If there is no category to suit Prices will vary you, we’ll create one: what won’t with your role; be feasible is to have the benefits take more re- of any particular role, without the sponsibility, feed, responsibilities that go with it. house yourself, pay less: need su- Tawsingham should appeal to pervision, etc. dominants and submissives of pay more! every gender and orientation, even those who just want to watch- We will expect provided they accept the rules. ever yone to pay—and if you It is designed to accommodate take real respon- every taste, variation, orientation sibility and make we have come across in nearly 20 good things hap- years of deep involvement in role pen, we’ll give it play—at least every one that is you back. (Or safe, sane and consensual! you could even Some won’t fit well in such a earn a profit!) We community; eg dominants unable aim to make to act responsibly, submissives events open to who can’t accept control, those in- the widest range tolerant of others’ views or behav- of people possi- iour or without good manners. ble, so will try to We’ll discourage such tenden- ensure costs are cies, help them realise that such comparable with Combined pillory, stocks and behaviour is unwelcome and ex- holidays elsewhere. whipping post, from Wallingford (Continued from Art on front & back covers by Surreal They, and any other club, will be encouraged (by page 1) eg a group discount) to bring as many of their peo- and new publi- ple along as possible. cations, which We’ll try to meet any special needs they may will fill in de- have, and we hope they’ll all take a full part. tails. I expect eg traders to set up a ‘High Street’, It will have batchelors and spinsters a ‘bedsitterland’, FemDom all we pick out ladies with households form an enclave of their own, as most fun and etc. to create distinct ‘suburbs’ in the village. best practise There’ll be a simple dress code: each person will from events at- be expected to dress smartly and in a manner that tended, or reflects their station heard about, in within Tawsingham the decades society, but that need we’ve been ac- not be elaborate or ex- tive in the pensive. scene. (With ideas from out- It’s not going to easy side too; his- to find places to hold torical re-enactment, theme parks and some memo- events, as with TOP rable customs of Old England.) It’ll last a day, Club, but with possibly weekend, days, even a week or so, as Miss Prim’s hundreds of people in- Muir Academies. volved we can afford somewhere more eas- Muir Academy involves a dozen or so. Taws- ily. ingham may have hundreds taking part, eventually. It may include age play from adult babies up- We’d consider any- wards, possibly in and definitely out of school, do- where in UK or Europe, mestic service and slavery, dungeons, prisons, every and add a local flavour kind of BDSM imaginable, indoors and out. from the history or culture of the area we hold it in! With so many people it cannot be as tightly organ- There’ll be a letter encouraging you to join, renew ised as Miss Prim’s events, but it does need to have or whatever with this mailing. a focus, a reason to exist, some kind of structure and If your membership of TOP Club just ran out you narrative; though those attending can choose to take can ‘renew’ cheaply; if paid-up for next year too an active or passive part in such activities, or not. we’ll enrol you in the ‘Tawsingham Society’ for I can’t organise an event this big on my own, and free. Those joining get a free copy of The Taws- will involve many other groups; eg The Academy ingham Handbook, when I finish putting it together. Club, Muir Maids, De Ferre Pony Farm, Ishmael If you’d like to eg be on the bench of Magistrates, Skyes’ The Firm, the UK FemDom Society. Beadle, Supervisor of the Workhouse or Pound, then Sir Guy would particularly like to hear from you. I have volunteers lined up, but it always helps to have Tawsingham alternatives! Otherwise please encourage any other should appeal to group who may be interested to contact me. both dominants I also need models for photos in suitable poses and submissives! and situations to illustrate the web site and hand- book, still and video photography. Pretty girls, espe- cially of course, and I may pay ex- penses, etc. At least please fill in the feedback form on the Membership letter, even if you don’t join, to give me idea whether I/we can make these events work and join The TOP listserver (soon to be renamed).
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