Tag Archives: Fiction

Episode 006 The Slave

Episode the Sixth; in which The Pageist celebrates her first year being kinky, visits her first dungeon and almost envies *the* slave. 1.05 Intro & Announcements: Power Exchange Summit–Early Bird tickets are still available. If you’re into the power exchange thang, then you should go to it. The place I’m getting my sweet player–PodTrac–also has […]

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Episode 005 A Life Less Monogamous

Episode the Fifth; in which The Pageist discovers monogamy is neither for the characters in the novel she reads this week nor herself! She also discovers some fun sex toys and receives her first feedback. 00.55 Intro & Announcements: I mentioned the gloriousness that is Power Exchange Summit (if you’re into power exchange) and pondered […]

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Episode 001 The Marketplace

Episode the First: Wherein The Pageist begins sharing her love of books with the whole wide, English-understanding-world. The Pageist is a podcast about books on BDSM and other forms of non-traditional sexual expression and relationships. Including fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels; from the classics to contemporary works and featuring topics from ethical non-monogamy to sex […]

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Secretary: The Film vs the Short Story

Secretary: A Comparison of the Film and Short Story –This essay has spoilers of both the film and short story.— Quotes from the short story are in block quotes [Film notes are in brackets.] *General commentary follows an asterisk The Mary Gaitskill story was published in her collection Bad Behavior in 1988. I reviewed it […]

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Bad Behavior

Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior is a collection of stories about some truly unlikable people. Really. I wouldn’t want to have lunch with one of them. Reading about them was engaging, though–Gaitskill captures the grimy, complicated reality of life, but this isn’t feel-good material. It isn’t redemptive reading, either–where someone triumphs over adversity. It’s a collection […]

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Something Leather

June is a by-the-book sort of woman. She’s straightforward. She knows what she wants. Not particularly satisfied in love, but also not particularly bothered enough to do anything about it, she gets on with her life in Glasgow. Then one day a series of odd events leads her to a literal hole-in-the-wall of a shop […]

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