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The Valkyries, on young girls in comic shops

  • Juliette: A dad came in with his 4 year-old daughter and told her to ask me ("the lady who works here") for recommendations. She did and I showed her a few comics I thought she would like while the dad kind of waited a respectful distance away so that it was really our conversation. Then he said to her "I just want to make sure you know you can always ask the people in the comic book store for recommendations and they'll be happy to talk to you."
  • And all of a sudden I realized that he was making sure his little girl would grow up believing that she is welcome in comic book and nerd spaces instead of feeling like she's an outsider just because she's a girl.
  • PARENTING FTW!!!
  • Christina: That reminds me of the girl who gets $10 for every A on her report card and spends it all on comics.
  • Emily: This reminds me of the dad and daughter who came into my store and bought the American Dream tpb we had. And then proceeded to buy every book with a strong central female character I could think of to recommend. Good parenting.
  • Tracy: There is a family who would always come in on Saturday. The older sister and mom weren't really into comics, but they would walk around with the younger sister and dad while they picked out what they wanted. The young girl always came in and spent her allowance on comics.
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Anonymous asked:

Do you discipline R?

depravedgentlemansguide answered:

I certainly do. 

R is extremely devoted and very sensitive to the emotions of others, although she can be so hard on herself, the thought of causing someone else pain is absolutely beyond her. Like so many submissives, she is a perfectionist and therefore wants to be perfect for her Sir. Because of this, the greatest punishment for R is the thought that she may have slipped up, that she dropped the ball or disappointed Me. This pain hurts more than a lash and cuts deeper than anything you could imagine. In these instances we discuss the issue, and discipline is rarely necessary. 

However, part of what I adore about R is just how cheeky and naughty she is; she’s fierce, passionate, and highly intelligent. But with these virtues comes an occasional tendency to be a bit of brat, to push the boundaries and to test the limits. It’s her way of ensuring she’s owned by a strong man, because only a strong man could stand up to her. At times like this I tell her to lie with her arse in the air on the bed and I remove the cane I made from it’s bag. I explain to her that her behaviour was inappropriate, rude, and disrespectful. She is obliged to count and thank Me for each strike. At first it’s begrudging but at the end all she wants to do is crawl into My lap and kiss Me and tell Me she’ll be a good girl.

There’s a strong temptation for some Doms to use discipline to get away from difficult conversations, or to simply punish without explanation. I consider this to be an abuse of power and completely beyond the covenants of love and respect which R and I uphold. It’s a careful balancing act of strength and love, curbing behaviour but not crushing the spirit. 

Yours,

The Gentleman.

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Anonymous asked:

I'm worried about losing my virginity I feel like guys don't want to deal with "virgins" do you have any advice

depravedgentlemansguide answered:

Hi Anon, 

I can understand why this may be a bit concerning for you, but seriously, don’t stress yourself! Your virginity is absolutely beautiful and I’m sure a lot of guys would love to be your first. And guys who don’t “deal” with virgins aren’t worth your time anyway, because they don’t “deal” with emotions and therefore they don’t respect the lady that they’re with.

My advice would be to find a man who you get along with and whose company you enjoy, someone who can care about you. Tell him about your concerns and take it slowly. If he is happy to slowly help you then he is deserving of you.

Remember that you are a gift to man-kind so be confident in your wonderful self. If a guy won’t “deal” with you then don’t “deal” with him!

Yours,

The Gentleman.

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