Frolicon was the bee's knees and there were a lot of contributing factors.
The people. Frolicon, as a whole, attracts a wide range of folks, and the majority of them aren't hardcore leather. It's a nice change of pace. It's a much more relaxed atmosphere with so many things to do, kink or otherwise. It's sci-fi, and geek, and trendy alt, and SM. I adore it.
Specifically, the people I most adore I managed to get a little time with here and there or more. boymeat , lolitasir , holey1 , mglthr , cheshlthr , taliakit , dreamertheresa , nightmareredux , feyrieprincess , sirwinterwolf , souda (!). impgrrl gives the best drive-by hugs (one of these days ...). ahpook_is_here is dashing (at one point I considered surprising him and jumping into his lap, but well ... we don't know each other THAT well). luckygirl74 was rawkin' the sexy. willowrain and lzbnangel weren't seen much during the event, but on Sunday we finally had a little chat time. i_had_roses was constant amusing conversation through-out the weekend. fetishcuriosity and I pulled out our TES Fest routine once more and gallivanted about, arm in arm, on Saturday night -- the bunny and the kat. So many glorious people.
Boymeat's classes were amazing. Courtesy of kendell , my yellow bra and panty set for his piss play class was joined by awesome_tastic knee high socks with yellow and red hearts on them. She wasn't even there but she made her presence known. Much thanks. Each of his classes was upped in attendance. 30-40 for piss play, and then 50-60 for flogging but electricity? 90-100. Such great energy, people excited to learn, and people there just for the show, and oh what a show.
There was kissing, and making out, and hot sex and hot play. Friday night, it was early, I'm not usually an early player, but we started to play anyway. "Let's play light", we made a decision. It lasted less than five minutes. I was in the zone, he was in the zone, we were in the zone, and it was anarchy. It was wet, and bloody, and painful, and making-out. It was challenging for a few minutes, and then brain floating away happiness non-responsive. We smoked, we set up shop.
He played with others, it was a joy to watch. It's even more fun when the bottoms are your friends, and they want you there holding their hands for their first time feeling a whip. souda , oh what a twisted familial moment. Her boyfriend is my faux husband, and she calls him Daddy which makes her my daughter, and her boymeat 's stepdaughter. She took it so well. I love how people ride pain, and being close enough to whisper to them, and feel their hot breath in my ear? Yeah, that works for me.
dreamertheresa scared the crap out of Phil and I. I hope she continues to scare us every time we have a chance to play because yes, yes, and yes again. I thought I broke her, he thought she had passed out. nightmareredux just laughed at us both as we scrambled before reminding us it's her MO.
I like that in the middle of all the fun and goodness, there can still be moments and that those moments ultimately are dealt with pretty quickly and efficiently. Contrary to popular belief, we don't see eye to eye on everything. Most things, the super important things? Yes. But sometimes we have to go back and lay a little more groundwork for the future. So we do so without too much to-do. We continue to set the precedence, and raise the bar, in our relationship for good communication, compromise, the occasional boundary, and a hell of a good time.
At the very end of the weekend, after most people had left, a very special friend came down to Atlanta to grab lunch with me. We haven't seen each other very often lately, but we still talk constantly. We've both been busy but the lourve is very much there. It was good to have some face to face time, and we had it over a tasty_licious meal.
I will say rogueboi 's presence was missed over the weekend but soon we'll live in the same city, and I cannot wait for what is sure to be quite the ensuing shenanigans.
Other than that, I'm a fan of Hotlanta.
And that's all I got to say about that.