In honor of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Water

by Robert Lowell
 It was a Maine lobster town—
each morning boatloads of hands
pushed off for granite
quarries on the islands,

and left dozens of bleak 
white frame houses stuck
like oyster shells
on a hill of rock,

and below us, the sea lapped
the raw little match-stick 
mazes of a weir,
where the fish for bait were trapped.

Remember? We sat on a slab of rock.
From this distance in time
it seems the color
of iris, rotting and turning purpler,

but it was only 
the usual gray rock
turning the usual green
when drenched by the sea.

The sea drenched the rock
at our feet all day,
and kept tearing away 
flake after flake.

One night you dreamed
you were a mermaid clinging to a wharf-pile,
and trying to pull
off the barnacles with your hands.

We wished our two souls 
might return like gulls
to the rock.
 In the end, 
the water was too cold for us.

Coney Island Parade Information

 


Happy Halloween: Bathroom Break (or not)

Darth Vadar Latexdievca remembers how tough it was to go Trick-Or-Treating and then you realized that you had to go to the BATHROOM…do you run home?
Do you ask at someone’s house?

Or do you do the Latex Darth Vadar dance and hope you can hold it for another hour…


Pink Collar (cosplay)

In the United States, a pinkcollar worker performs jobs in the service industry. Bluecollar workers are people who do skilled or unskilled manual labor, and white-collar workers typically do professional, managerial, or administrative work in an office environment.

The pinkcollar term was coined during the Second World War, when women occupied jobs as secretaries, typists, and transcribers. But as the U.S. economy evolved, pink-collar jobs became defined as those that were traditionally dominated by women.

(wikipedia/ USNews.com)

Some pink-collar jobs that are traditionally held by women include:
flight attendant, nurse, secretary, librarian … and so on.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Flight AttendentLet see if dievca can make Master comfortable as He takes to the bright blue skies.
Service with a wink and a smile.
Perhaps, she and Master can take an opportunity to see what enjoyment can be had in a small bathroom as they fly “a mile high”.

Flight Attendent PanAm Costume Amazon

NURSE

Gil Evgren NursePlaying Nurse to Master’s Doctor or Patient would be fun and might bring some humor to the challenging time He just went through.
Or so dievca would hope…

Nurse Costume

SECRETARY

secretary20pinup8dndievca could type up Master’s diction for the projects He is working on.
Perhaps be “on call” as His secretary.
Chained to His desk to be used as needed.
sexy-secretary

LIBRARIAN

Librarian Peekdievca, the Research Librarian, is available for Master’s use.
Can she find Him any pertinent information about His interests?
Let’s see if she can search the bookcases for that elegant book of Erotic Poetry.
(John Donne, ee cummings, William Carlos Williams, Catullus, Walt Whitman)
Librarian Sexy

So, completely politically incorrect…
…but a lot of fun from the D/s and CosPlay standpoint.

XO

dievca is taking the BDSM, lighthearted,  CosPlay view of these jobs.  she completely understands there are societal issues about pay, behavior, dressing that have been instilled since the 1920’s and are affecting Women’s rights and growth currently. But, as an accent to BDSM play — the career stereotypes make for interesting scenes and presentation opportunities.  Please forgive dievca if you do take offense – she means this post in good fun.


To be…wait for it…the Wicked Stepmother?!?!?! For those clothes? Absolutely!

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You might remember that dievca mentioned that Cinderella is her favorite Fairy Tale.  And after some challenging times, she and a girlfriend made their way through the 42nd Street tourist craziness to see the new Disney Cinderella….(uhh, don’t do it — it’s a chaotic theatre~)

Cinderell's gowndievca used to want to be Cinderella.  she’s changed her mind — Cinderella’s Ball  Gown was boring.  (Although the two Asian Ladies next to dievca went GaGa for it… hilarious)

dievca doesn’t want to be Cinderella, she wants to be the Wicked Stepmother!  dievca wants Cate Blanchett’s costumes, ALL of them, especially the Ball Gown!

Cate Blanchett Cinderella Ball Costume Cate Blanchett Cinderella House Dress Cate Blanchett Cinderella Day Dress Cate Blanchett Cinderella Leopard Dress Cate Blanchett Cinderella Visitng Dress Cate-Blanchett-rear_trailer-cap

The costumes are the work of legendary costume designer and three-time Oscar winner Sandy Powell. She took inspiration from various 1940s silhouettes and actresses like Joan Crawford for the perfectly coiffed Stepmother’s looks. Powell wanted Blanchett’s outfits to look like a 1940s period film that was set in the 19th century.  They completed the look with perfectly pined-up and curled hair and heavier eye make-up, plus deep red lipstick.

Battle Armour for a scary Stepmother…

All pieces dievca WANTS!