The AD's Office Interview: BDSM in M/Sk Fiction: Diana Williams, Kassandra and Xanthe
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|Title:||The AD's Office Interview: BDSM in M/Sk Fiction: Diana Williams, Kassandra and Xanthe|
|Interviewee:||Diana Williams, Kassandra and Xanthe|
|Date(s):||June 13, 1998|
|External Links:||part one; reference link |
part two; reference link
part three; reference link
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The AD's Office Interview: BDSM in M/Sk Fiction: Diana Williams, Kassandra and Xanthe is a chat.
It is part of a series. See The AD's Office Interviews.
Kass: [why M/Sk and BDSM]: Well, Griff.....in a very real sense, these are both very controlled, very contained men. Mulder lives like a monk, and as far as we can tell, so does Skinner. For different reasons. Mulder, because of his obsessions and Skinner because of control. But nobody is ever as simple as their exterior suggests.... And there's the issues of trust and surrender.
Xanthe: That's the way I saw them at first. In fact it was the only dynamic I saw between them at first... fed by the physical interations we see between them onscreen. That's one of the reasons I like writing! I think M displays very submissive body language with Sk earlier on... And Sk was *very* toppy in the beginning.
Diana: I've seen Discipline stories that work (nods to Xanthe) but not BDSM w/o sex, IMHO... It's about the power exchange at that point, but something else would have to be the release valve if there isn't sex.
Xanthe: If you're talking about non sexual spanking, about 800 people read every one of them I post, so presumably they like the idea.