So, time for an update.
I have the game engine for my next game up and running, and seem to have most of the bugs fixed. I had this done a couple weeks ago - haven't really made too much progress recently.
The artists continue chugging away. I have some truely amazing pieces that I'm getting pretty excited to share, but I shall hold strong - you all will have to wait for the demo :P. Probably still a couple months away, depending on exactly how motivated I am (and how busy my other job keeps me - things are crazy there right now).
I'm feeling a bit perverted today, so this next bit contains Too Much Information about me. If you're not interested, don't increase the zoom on your screen until you can read the fine print. :P
I've been visiting an erotica writers group here in Seattle for nearly 9 months now. We sit, read one person's work, and then critique it while that person listens. About six months ago though, a new guy started showing up - Torp, I shall call him. Torp was about 30 years my senior, and Torp liked me. Torp thought I was really attractive.
Now, this is somewhat of an unusual experience for me. I'm tall and thin and a bit flat and don't put much effort into my appearance. I don't usually get any attention paid to my body, only my mind. But we ended up drinking coffee, and talking about life - I did rather enjoy his company, and he enjoyed mine, though I made it quite clear at the beginning that it was going nowhere.
He was, it turned out, doing two things of relevance to this story. First of all, he was moving back to California. And second, he was getting rid of some BDSM equipment for his move (he's very much a masochistic, a little submissive). He offered to give me some of his stuff, but I dimmured - I was just discovering my kinky nature at that point, and not ready to do anything so drastic as *own a sex toy*. He laughed, and we kept talking.
The second and final time I met him, he presented me with a little black box, velvet padded and containing a steel butt plug. I didn't turn it down that time, though of course I was rather embarassed. *^^* And that is how I came to own my first sex toy, an $85 steel butt plug gifted to me in a non-creepy way by an almost complete stranger.
Now, of course, I'm a little more comfortable in my own skin. I might like a ball-gag, or wrist/ankle cuffs or something else I can use on myself without a partner. ;)