I wanted a central place to post my thoughts on a few things. First would be that it is tough for me to keep track of everything that is going on. I have been absent to a point of detriment to the Boutique. Work, family and life has to come before the boutique. A balance of real life and fantasy needed to be found. At one point of my life, I was on computers all the time for school and it was very easy to be on the boutique at the same time. I lived a lot of my life in the fantasy. Time moved on and real life had to be higher on the list and I spent much less time on the boutique. The friends I made here started to do similar. Families came along and focusing on them were higher.
This and the need I once had to move the IRC chat to a more adult based server has lead to the withering away of the quality of the Boutique. The central idea for the boutique has been a much more female friendly place for the fetish. A place where the classic Male Dom/female sub didn’t need to be central. The move to an adult server wore on this greater. When we had a large team of mods that were willing to watch over, it wasn’t too tough to counter this. But the team has dropped to one main stay and a few irregulars and in that time the IRC channels have become a place for people to mostly idle or a place for people to be preyed upon by others from the server that thing it is ok to force the classic D/s. When I log in to just play, the amount of messages I get from crappy sources is just too great. And you know who is to blame for that? Myself. No one else. I haven’t put in the time to be able to watch it all and to craft people.
Chat on IRC vs Discord.
A few months back we started a Boutique Discord (https://discord.gg/Cra4XM7) to see how well that service could be for us. I wanted to see if the tools offered by the Discord server could help with our overall crafting of a community once again.
It has but we also haven’t had a huge influx of people, people that could be of the classic D/s mindset yet. It is nice that you can see the history of the channel without being logged in 24/7. It is nice to have so many rooms that can be tailored to certain desires. It is nice to have a user interface that is pretty. It is nice to be able to load in a bot or two that will let us have games without worrying if it will bother an admin somewhere somehow.
It is nice that we can tailor the feel of the community much easier. As it allows us to not have to be on 24/7 or sort through miles of text logs to understand what is going on.
The core of boutique users are on discord often. Everyone else is invited.
I feel horrible about failing. Failing the group, failing our community, and I feel horrible about failing the mods, including our mainstay Kitten.
But life is change. Things will need to move on. Discord is going to be where many of boutique founders are going to be playing. People are welcomed.
Now one last main thing, I need to express my sadness over my biggest failure in all of this. We have had two mainstays within the boutique for years and year now. Kitten and Pinky. They couldn’t be any more different from one another. Kitten is very little nonsense, very reality based, very real world with her outlooks on the fetish. Pinky is a whirlwind of fantasies and playfulness. I could never figure out how to make the two mesh with one another. Near literal fire and water we are talking.
Kitten has been a foundation for the IRC room for years. She is the one people should often thank for what is here. I thank Kitten for what she has done. And if you are reading this Kitten, you are welcomed on the discord too. I did invite you when it started but I got the feeling that you didn’t want the change or didn’t want to have to deal with Pinky there. I can understand both.
Ok, that is enough from my brain right now if I have anything else to say, I will edit this post below. I wanted to make sure to have a central place to share this so everyone can see what I have said and thought.
Thank you everyone.
Many of the people from the boutique chat have been playing around with a discord server as of late. There have been many reasons for it mostly to see if we can help with a few issues with the chat that have been talked about over the last year or so.
We have kept it mostly for friends of friends but now we are going to open it up a bit more. So anyone that visits the site should be able to come visit us here too.
From here you can use a browser or you can download an app.
Once you have an account, you can go here when returning and all the settings for access are saved.
Well, you know what they say. A broken clock is right twice a day, and it seems that a bimbo website is right once a year! The real world pretty much got in the way of a lot of ideas I had for 2016. A lot of my creativity was used up doing things for work, but I won’t bore you with my normal real life issues.
The point of the matter is that 2016 is going to be a fun year. We’ve got a brand new Bimbo Cup coming in the summer, and until then, I’ll try to keep things going with some sort of content. I can’t really make much in terms of promises, but I promise to do my best with it.
Until then, I hope you all have a very happy holiday season. Please feel free to join our chatrooms and partake in the fun. We’re a roleplaying community, a tip sharing community, a pic sharing community, and most of all a BIMBO community. So let’s end 2015 with a bang and make 2016 a year to remember!
So once again, on behalf of myself and Molly, very very happy holidays.
The holidays are fast approaching (or have already gotten here for some), so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday season. No matter what you celebrate, be it solemn or joyous or nothing in particular, I’ve always believed that the meaning of the season is to spend it with the people you love most. I’ll be traveling the 3 1/2 hours to spend the week with my family, and will be back at the reins before the new year. 2015 will have quite a few surprises in store (and hopefully some more content from me), but all of that is to come.
In the meantime, unless Molly hasn’t set up something to automatically post on December 25th, I would like to speak on behalf of the entire Bimbo Boutique family when I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Happy Yule, a Blessed Mawlid, a Joyous Kwanzaa, and a Happy Festivus. If I missed any particular religion, my apologies. May the airing of grievances commence!
From us to you and yours, a very happy holiday season to you all.
The Bimbo Boutique Staff