I'm Scott and I'm a New Yorker now living in Seattle and Bill is my oldest friend who just finished serving an almost 7 year prison sentence for selling meth.
Bill in Exile originally contained letters written between Bill and me while Bill was in prison as well as a bunch of other shit but Bill has, as of late, opted out of contributing and I've just been too lazy to change the name of the blog.
Some of what this site contains IS DEFINITELY NOT work safe and some of it may not be appropriate for those under 18 years of age. Navigate away if you have doubts. And if I've used an image for which you hold the rights and wish me to remove it or credit it please send me a POLITE email and I will be more than happy to do so.
A for concept
C+ for execution
the spandex jodhpurs-ques leggings don’t work with the boots, or jacket: the boots need to be closer fitting to the calf or nearly come to the knee; and the jacket is just too heavy. It looks like he fell asleep in black long johns and had to put on what ever was on the floor after hearing “FIRE” or “we’re out of crank”.
Don’t get me started with the ciggies.
And I still really want to know if he eared the leathers or just the cash/gift card to buy them?
A- hot photo. When I saw it via my phone I at first thought it was an old shot of George Michael
B-God save us from snotty leather queens who think Jesus wrote the Bible on exactly what boots to wear. Heaven forbid they notice that dissing a photo your host put up is trashy!
C– Many decades ago, newly out, I was taken to a leather bar called Fe-Bes on Folsom Street by my friend. I had been scared when passng, but once I was inside and heard the voices………………LOL. I told him we should get WHITE leather outfits for that bar.
Didn’t you get the memo, Ollie? There’s a committee that decides whether or not you’re worthy of earning leathers. You’re allowed to submit your application once a year and that involves you successfully performing a task (usually involving entering a leather pageant and winning a sash) before your application will be considered.
In the before times within the leather tribe, one eared their leathers by submitting to more complex scenes. One theory was that if someone eared them at a glance you could see how experienced they were and not get involved a scene that was beyond their ability. This was especially important for an inexperienced sub; because their is nothing more dangerous than a dom that has no idea what he, or she, is doing. The military has been using a similar system of earning a wearable distinction for eons. And if one studies history there are many stories of what happens to the lower ranks when a commission is just purchased.
Re. your resent purchases: as long as you can take the pointing and giggling wear what you like
Sadly Scott’s explanation is all too true these days.
Although I was being sarcastic, I do stand by my opinion of bad styling in the pic, it is one thing to create tension in a composition, and another just to blow it by being jarring. Plus the occasional dissenting opinion helps in a “fair use” defense.
@Billy– you were being bitter, which is a sad cousin of sarcastic.
Fashion is about new proportions Art is about surprises, and picking at Gay photos is about Homophobia
Longer boots would have spoiled the shot by making the latex leggings look like longjohns.
When Scott posts pics or music or opinions I dislike, I do not post responses often, and when I do, I keep in mind that t is RUDE to diss his selection, and to spoil it for other readers.
If you don’t agree, try hating me in silence, and let the rest of us go back to enjoying a photo of hot boy. Thanks
Here is another deveation from leather rules http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HC6gnjPOsBE/UJGuc3FKgvI/AAAAAAABoaY/7mlTNrF0Ygc/s1600/cop.jpg
Critiquing gay “art” in a negative way is homophobic: get a grip.
Homophobic is putting another part of the tribe down just because you don’t agree with their customs, or asking someone to be quiet when discussing them. It like saying the drag queens are bad for showing up at pride because it makes the rest of the world think we are all drag queens.
Bob it was a joke that I was the only one that thought was funny. Accept that. I apologize if I offended you or any one else, it was not my intent.
I put a snarky comment at the end of a post and now you all think you know me. I tried to explain something that i learned talking to a dude in a hospice bed literally 25 years ago, and obviously did a crap job of it, try relating it to skinhead drag.
Yes to some groups a jacket is more than a fashion statement or to keep you warm; it is a merit badge. Why should any one care if they don’t want to gain access to the group?
If any one reads this, i was gone for the weekend, and has any thing else to heap on, go learn to surf at Mavericks.