Thunder in the Mountains 2015 recap


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Thunder in the Mountains 2015 this year went off without many problems. For the first time in many years, I did registration again. Thanks to the entire team that made it a simple and streamlined process. I hope any of you that came on Friday noted the efficiency so you could get to the vendor area faster. This took up my Friday day.

Then we had the TNG meetup. While I don’t know if any of these pairings lasted (I’d be curious if they did), we talked to each other and then the singles met up to see if we could match people to play that evening. I did see at least 2 of them playing that night. I am happy for this!

Then came the play party. Oh man, that is fun. We played until the wee hours and returned to our rooms.


Saturday was a mixture of classes and the talent show. We took first place in the Talent show with a parody of A whole new world spiced up with kinky lyrics.

In case you were curious, these are the words:

Male: I can show you my world
Whips and chains and bondage
Tell me slave, now when were you last chained up on the wall?

Male: I can bring out my toys
Lay them out before me
Stingy, thuddy and shocking, you will get to taste them all.

Male: A whole new world
A new fantastic state of mind
Someone to tell you no and where to go
And tell you that you’re gorgeous

Female: A whole new world
A secret life I never knew
But when I’m chained up here
It’s crystal clear
Female: That now I’m in a kinky world with you
Male: That now you’re in a kinky world with me

Female: Unbelievable pain
Indescribable feelings
Screaming, squirming and moaning
Through the endless dungeon space
Female: A whole new world
Male: (Don’t you dare call out red)
Female: A hundred purple welts for me
Male: (I’ll hold your breath, it gets better)

Female: That big hitachi’s great
I’ve cum since eight
I can’t go back
To who I used to be

Male: A whole new world
Female: Every hit a surprise
Male: With other types of play to do
Female: Every hit just gets better
Both: We’ll do it anywhere
Let the people stare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Male: A whole new world
Female: A kinky world
Male: That’s where we’ll be
Female: That’s where we’ll be
Male: A dungeon space
Female: Wait is that mace?
Both: We’re both kink-ky

Saturday night we had amazing scenes and found out a lot about each other.

I also received a squirrel costume and ran around in that. I’m so happy.

These are the classes we attended:

Advanced D/s and Protocol (Part 1) – Dominant & Submissive

In his Advanced Protocol classes, Thraje will show you how to develop your own, personalized values-based dynamic and individual protocol system. Committing to the exploration of D/s is a fantastic starting point, but deepening your D/s dynamic and making it more persistent becomes the real journey. Protocol is often touted as one of the most effective tools for deepening D/s and bonding a submissive to his/her Dominant. However, it can take years to journey from the introduction of D/s to various longstanding protocols – social, military, diplomatic, “Old Guard BDSM” – advanced protocol that is optimized for your mission and values.

In Part 1 of this workshop, Thraje will take a deep dive into the more complex aspects of being dominant and employing protocol in BDSM, including – Construct of advanced personal BDSM protocol, structuring protocol for individuals and submissives/partners, maximizing responsiveness from submissives/partners, communication and discipline, and specific protocol tools. In addition, Pixelvixen will share the accompanying submissive viewpoint to serving a values-based dominant and his/her personal and D/s or M/s protocols.

How to Create Amazing Scenes – Get in to Their Heads

Do you w ant to create mind-blowing scenes that leave you and your partner in a state of bliss and pleasure? Do you want to feel confident in knowing what to do next in a scene? Are you feeling like you might be missing the mark on full satisfaction with your play? Then come to this class to find out what’s between the lines and under the skin and experience the anatomy of a truly hot scene. There’s so much more to amazing scenes than just knowing how to use the tools. Whether you are a seasoned top, an experienced bottom, a novice to topping or new to bottoming, this class will share with you what you can do before the scene to maximize scene success and increase confidence. Learn about the 5 essential questions the top should ask the bottom. Find out the 5 questions the bottoms should ask the top to prepare for a great scene. This class is for all levels of experience, orientation, gender and relationship status. Bring note taking materials with you and ask your questions!


This is the hardest day. It involves packing out of the room and winding down. We did some classes that I think made an impression on both of us.

These are the classes we attended:

Service with a Smile – Tactics for Overcoming Temporary Obstacles in Being Your Best

Service is a way to demonstrate admiration, caring, respect, affection, and of course, love. It can also be a reward in and of itself, either as a pleasurable thing the bottom really enjoys doing, or an experience the bottom wishes to have for a personal reason. Some people enter service specifically to have the experience on their way toward becoming a more well rounded practitioner of SM. But again and again, we return to what they most basically want to do, and to be useful. Attending “Service-oriented Submission” is not required, but highly recommended. Laura will discuss strategies in overcoming those temporary distractions that keep a service-oriented individual from performing their best. Also addressed are questions of basic needs in a relationship, and ways of determining, for yourself, if the relationship you are in is positive or negative, whether you have temporary difficulties, or consistent ones. Workshop participants are encouraged to share ways they have discovered to keep a proper service mentality, and to being up the challenges of being servile.

To encourage honesty and open communication, this workshop should limited to those individuals providing service, rather than managing or receiving service. If that’s not possible, the class can be taught, but it’s better to limit the attendance to encourage discussion and honesty.

Own Your Kink

Have you ever fantasized what it would be like to have the ability to live your life on your own terms without caring what other people think? What if others had no choice but to accept you for who you truly and essentially are? Would you let your full true self out of its cage? If this has peeked your curiosity, this may be the class for you. Simon will go over the primary “word prisons” that we and others around us impose upon each other and some ways we can break out of those word prisons.

Video Glasses / Autoscopy

Autoscopy is defined as “looking back at one’s own body from a vantage point or position outside of the physical body”. Cases of it have been attributed to everything from delirium and psychosis to astral projection and life after death. Autoscopy is also associated with seeing one’s double or a duplicate of one’s own body. In this seminar Eibon will use video glasses and cameras to simulate autoscopic experiences within BDSM scenes, adding another new and exciting dimension to a type of play that is just now catching on around the country. Everything from candle wax to terror play becomes more intense while the bottom is “outside his/her own body witnessing it.”

Advanced D/s and Protocol (Part 2) – Units & Communities

In Part 2 Thraje will show you how to develop your own, personalized values-based dynamic and protocol. Committing to the exploration of D/s is a fantastic starting point…but deepening your D/s and making it more persistent becomes the real journey. So how do you extend your D/s dynamic and interactions beyond the boundaries of coupledom/partnership, including other partners, circles of friends, Houses, Leather families, and kinky community?

Thraje will also discuss the process of expanding the core protocol beyond the boundaries of self and partner, looking to multi-party dynamics (play partners, poly, families, houses), dominance hierarchies (the 4 most common structures), communication and discipline in multi-party dynamics, managing clashing protocol in houses and community, and successful community protocol for gatherings and parties. In addition, Pixelvixen will share the accompanying submissive viewpoint to serving a values-based dominant and their multi-party protocols.


Overall, it was an amazing weekend. I am always sad when it ends, but there is always next year. I cannot wait to share this amazing experience again with the woman I love. I think she really enjoyed it as well.

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