The Story Of O, by Michael Davis
U and denys r no talent racist lying frauds. What kind of monster abuses positive accomplished young black men? Michael Davis PhD Player Hating Dickhead.
The denys he is writing about is my best friend Denys Cowan. He also left a voice mail on Denys’ business phone where he called Denys a “Faggot,” among other things.
Who is this person? Let’s call him O. If I really wanted to “playa hate” I would give up who he was, thus ending any chance of this guy ever working with any major entertainment companies. I don’t out him because there is still a small chance that he will try and clean up his act.
Why is he so upset? More than a year ago he submitted a project to me which I thought showed promise. The project has not moved fast enough for him and O wanted to know why. I told him what I tell everyone about selling in the entertainment business…
I was first told this by a big time producer friend of mine when I voiced the same concern about a project we had sold to Showtime some years ago. He told me:
Now, I did not call up Showtime and call them racist, nor did I call up the executive in charge of programming and call him a derogatory name for a homosexual. I certainly did not leave a text message calling the guy a “Dick Head” nor did I leave a message on his voice mail. No, what I did was think to myself over and over again:
Have I ever wanted to take someone to task because they made me wait?
Did I ever want to write an angry letter telling someone “I told you so” and that I thought they were idiots because they passed on Static Shock or Mr. Smith The Family Man after both those projects got picked up somewhere else?
Have I ever taken a look at what was on TV or in a comic book and want to tell a network executive or publisher what fools they were for not doing my projects?
Most everyone believes they have built the better mousetrap; sometimes we are even right; most times we are not. That’s when the waiting is the worst. I know what waiting is like. I’ve had a project at Dark Horse Entertainment that was green lit over five years ago. That project won’t be out until next year…maybe.
Why didn’t I do like O did? Why didn’t I leave a text message and/or voicemail that would clearly show my frustration?
I didn’t because first I’m a professional. A professional knows that part of the entertainment business is waiting. It’s not fun nor is it necessary all the time, but it is a big part of the entertainment business. A very big part.
Another reason I did not go off on DreamWorks, Disney, Dark Horse or any company for passing on a project or making me wait is because I would like to go back there some day. I doubt if I called and left the following voicemail message for Steven Spielberg I would be welcomed back.
Ring, ring, rin…You have reached the office of Steven Spielberg please leave a message.
Me: Hey, Spielberg, you stupid idiot. I can;t believe you passed on my superhero movie Suicide Bomber Man! You idiot! You stupid person! I hate you and hope someone pees on your leg! By the way – those were black people in The Color Purple! Duh!
Yeah, that would surely get me back for a follow up meeting. I doubt if Denys will be open to a follow up meeting with O after being called a faggot. That word is just as offensive as the “N” word to some in the gay community. Denys is not gay but that does not matter: using that word to describe anyone is career suicide in Hollywood.
Another reason I do not react like O is I’m not. How do I say this nicely? I know, I don’t. A stupid childish NIGGER.
If this is the first time you are reading my column I apologize for springing the “N” word on you like that. Before you push that “reply” button to register your protest know this; I am a black man. A very PROUD black man.
I know there are some black people who hate the “N” word but just as many black people will tell you there are just some people who’s behavior is best described by the “N” word. You can be any color and still be considered the “N” word in my book.
That said – why am I calling O the “N” word? This is why: this young man came up through my mentor program. MY mentor program, which he attended for free. Some of the biggest talents in the comics industry came up through my mentor program. MY mentor program, where there was never any tuition charge for anyone at any time.
These students were given all I had to give because I wanted to help them be the best they could be. That was my loft they were in, those were my contacts I was calling on their behalf, those were my years of experience I was giving them every week for FREE. Those were my lawyers and my agents I was paying to look over their deals.
I have lectured all over the damn world and when I do someone writes me a BIG DAMN CHECK, because what I have to say is valuable. I never expected any of my students to give me a cent, nor has any student, ever done. There are few things I hate more than someone wasting my time, and O wasted much of my time.
My cousin taught me a saying, an saying he said was especially important to young black people, that saying is:
Hell I have taught hundreds and never wanted anything except for those I taught to go out and teach others.
My program was full of all races, but the black kids had a special place for me because in many inner city black households the thought of your son or daughter going into the arts is very scary. I often had to invite parents over to my home so they could see how I was living to give them a real sense of what the arts could do for their kids. Those very same black kids that think it’s easier to get into the NBA than to draw a comic book.
I mentioned before that a slew of big name talents have come out of my mentor program, but I am not responsible for their success. They are. All I provided is another place where their dream was welcome and not ridiculed. A place where their work was applauded and not put down, where they could be among others who shared their vision.
Hey – it’s hard to be an artist, but harder still if your community and family see your dream as a waste of time.
The artists, writers and editors who came out of my program did the work. I just listened when they talked and shared what I had and what and whom I knew. Often they were the teachers and I was the student.
They are responsible for their success, I was just happy to be there on their journey.
For a former student I have helped to say to me that I am a monster that abuses positive accomplished young black men when I have done what I have done to help him on many levels is to me the text book definition of nigger.
There is a real feeling among some black people that other black people who have “made” it owe them something. You know what? I agree with that somewhat but to collect you must come correct, in other words be good at your craft and be professional!
Professional like Tatiana, who had to create another image for this column overnight. Did she bitch? No, she simply did the job. That’s a professional.
O and his partner sent Denys Cowan the most unprofessional proposal Denys had ever seen. It was so bad that Deny’s assistant did not even want Denys to look at it. The proposal was dirty and hand written with dozens of spelling errors… and that’s what was good about it. Denys looked at it because I called him and vouched for O. I had no idea what O was sending until Denys told me… loudly.
I did not vouch for O’s partner. In fact I did not even know O had a partner until I called him to talk to him about his unprofessional proposal. I make it a point NEVER to vouch for someone I don’t know… never.Denys even talked to O on the phone a number of times. Denys runs a major division at a powerful network. His day is full but he made time to talk to O.
Presidents of companies have to wait to get a call back from Denys but he made TIME to talk to O.
The same O who called Denys a faggot and a no talent racist lying fraud.
In his speech the other day Senator Obama said about the black community and his church; “Trinity embodies the black community in its entirety – the doctor and the welfare mom, the model student and the former gang-banger.”
O and his partner are like some (they are the exception, not the rule) young black artists who think they are owed something. They think no matter how unprofessional they are they should still get a break. O got a break, a BIG break because I made the mistake thinking he was a professional. That break got him a direct line to three major executives at two major entertainment companies. Now, because of his actions the next person who seeks help from me will have to deal with my hesitation when perhaps they should not have to.
Things did not move fast enough for O at one company so he leaves his mentor a horrible text message. At another company he presented a horrible presentation causing the network to pass on his project andI’m the Dick Head.
Does he wait? Does he send another version of the proposal? No, he calls me a Dick Head and my best friend a faggot. He treats two people who tried to help him this way.
As a black man I have to be very careful about what I do. That’s the reality of living in America. An Ivy League education meant nothing during a gang sweep on New Years Eve some years ago when I was arrested for being in the right place at the wrong time. I’m sure I looked just like a Blood or Crip in my Armani suit. A school building named after me meant nothing during a traffic stop in New Jersey where the police took my brand new sports cars because they did not believe me when I told them I was not the Michael Davis who had his New Jersey license suspended. I have never had a New Jersey license and the Michael Davis they were looking for had his license suspended when I was 10 and it clearly showed that on their car computer. Proclamations from the cities of New York and Los Angeles and the state of New Jersey and the F.B.I. meant nothing when asked to participate in a police line up because I “fit the description.”
As a black man in this country (a country I love by the way because what some assholes do does nor reflect the rest of the people here) I have to make sure my actions reflect what I stand for. Yes, I can be an idiot sometime and have been but I take responsibility for my actions when I am.
If he treats two people who tried to help him like this, it boggles my mind how he acts towards people whom he has a legitimate issue with.
I’m embarrassed because some people will think this is how all black young artist will react when things don’t go their way.
Then I think of men like Senator Obama and my best friends Denys Cowan and Mike Stradford and what they and I have accomplished. When I think of the vast majority of black artists in the comic book business I’m filled with pride.
And to O I say this: you have made it impossible for me to help you. I hope you can grow up and deal with whatever demons you have dogging you.
You know what’s really sad? Your project was not dead at my company. It is now. It’s dead because you called your biggest supporter a Dick Head, and his best friend a faggot.
You killed any chance of your project being done because you could not wait like everyone else. Who’s the Dick Head now?
If you really want to call me something try this. Dr. Davis. That’s what the PhD stands for.
One last thing, forget about my career and education and remember this; I have not forgotten where I have come from, the Edgemere projects in Far Rockaway Queens – a place where punks stay inside for good reason.
Michael Davis is disappointed.
Wow. I'm just looking at the screen with my jaw down somewhere below my keyboard. Wow.
Not to defend the dickwad at all, but from the POV of someone who's been hustling for months to get full-time employment again, I can tell you that waiting is sometimes very hard. I don't have a choice, but being in limbo is a tough thing to do, and not everyone is cut out for it.
So how many of those companies have you left abusive text messages for, Elayne?The kid sounds like every stereotype you've ever heard about the "urban youth" who wants everything handed to him. For all the kids Michael has helped, he's the one that the bigot will point to and say, "You see? What'd I tell you?" You do not have to come to everyone's defense. Some people don't deserve it. Some you are totally allowed to laugh and point at, especially if the person who has done so much for him is TELLING you to. This wasn't a tragic tale about a kid he tried to help and who stabbed him in the back, it's the story of an unappreciative dumbsh*t.I can only hope that he's a YOUNG dumbsh*t, and has time to learn and grow a bit. I'm assuming he had some small talent, Cause Michael doesn't strike me as the type who'd keep the project alive if it was valueless. When you've got all those eyes on you WAITING for you to screw up, you can choose to rail against them and wait for Mommy (or President Mommy) to come and save you from the bullies, or you can dig in and succeed anyway. On the whole, one hold greater promise than the other.
True-but I feel the same way about people who work in retail that treat their customers like crap-they should find another job. I'm just in the store looking to buy something. I am not responsible for what ever problem you have which is making you treat me badly. This is made worst because his reaction comes after I have helped him in the first place. The real problem I have with O is he took advantage of my relationship with Denys and another executive who gave of their time and energy to take a look at O's stuff because I vouched for him.
Wow, indeed. Tough insights, there, man. The presumption of entitlement may be the biggest obstacle to the long-term effectiveness of any mentor-to-protege relationship.My school-days apprenticeship to George E. Turner — an accomplished illustrator and film critic, later an H'wood storyboarder/FX artist and editor of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER magazine — involved the learning of patience as much as any technical skills or critical-thinking processes. I use that sense of patience more so than any other such ability. Comes in downright handy, with eventual payoffs more generous than any immediate gratification. My greatest payoff involves a long-term equal partnership with George, on a long-running series of movie-history books among other projects — continuing well beyond his demise, and still reflecting his generous influence.I've had a few appreciative proteges of my own, in the newspaper and cartooning rackets, and an even greater number of ostensible proteges who have been keener on "ripping off your energy," as Robert Crumb puts it, than on learning to lay the groundwork for something worthwhile to take place. The "entitled" ones burn out rapidly — and often burn their bridges in the process. The mentorship imperative remains in place, of course.
Some folks have a strange sense of entitlement. They think they are owed something out of proximity. I've
Part two…I've been mentored, and I mentor. Gotta prime the pump. But there are just some assholes out there who want life gift-wrapped.
In a very real way you mentored me during my early days in comics…sorry about that voice mail I was drunk…
That was YOU?
I assure you this phenomenon is not confined to African-americans. I saw almost the same scenario play out a few years ago with a friend of mine who happens to be gay, and the kid he was trying to help went off on him about being "self-hating," "closeted," and a member of the "Pink Mafia." None of which were true, or relevant. Another time I saw it happen with an older AA member trying to help a kid who'd been clean for ten months and needed a job. Both of the guys in the mentor position have helped an incredible number of people in their respective communities. Both of them have impeccable credibility. Both of them came from very bad times initially and pulled themselves out pretty much on nothing but willpower and raw talent, they owed nothing to anyone… they spent time mentoring because they were hoping to ease similar struggles for those who came after. And after being bit in the hand that reaches out once too often, both of them do a lot less mentoring now than they used to do. Part of it's unearned entitlement, but I think the rest of it's just plain invincible self-obsession. Kids like this don't SEE other people at all, let alone think about the consequences their actions might have for others like them down the road.
For another perspective on how to treat your mentors, I would point everyone toward an essay on ComicMix:http://www.comicmix.com/news/2007/11/23/thank-you…Dr. Davis, you end your essay by backhandedly calling "O" a punk. That's what he is, a PUNK, or at least that is how he acted with his recent text messages and voice mails. "PUNK," it's a good word. It's derogatory and descriptive. It implies a certain level of immaturity on his part. It implies a certain level of anger on yours. It's fairly gender neutral (although if I was asked to draw a "PUNK," I would draw a male figure) and it's race neutral."NIGGER" implies race baiting. It's derogatory. But the connotations of the word preclude it from polite discourse. I'm turned off by the word. I know that you take a great deal of time in your essay redefining the word to limit it's context. You go on to make the disclaimer that you are black, your best friend is black, that not all black people are the "N" word. I understand that what "O" did was offensive and that you wanted a neat, compact way of expressing your anger. I know you didn't want to be polite. But, "NIGGER" was still the wrong choice of words.You said, "I doubt if Denys will be open to a follow up meeting with O after being called a faggot. That word is just as offensive as the “N” word to some in the gay community. Denys is not gay but that does not matter: using that word to describe anyone is career suicide in Hollywood."You are right, the word "FAGGOT" is just as offensive as the word "NIGGER." I don't think you need to be gay or part of the gay community to find it offensive. Using the word "FAGGOT" injudiciously should be tantamount to career suicide in the entertainment industry or most any other industry that relies on polite conversation. It would be hard to remain open minded after hearing the word "FAGGOT."Why isn't it that way with the word, "NIGGER"? Why isn't the word "NIGGER" career suicide? Oh, that might be the direction that polite society is moving. But not quickly enough.I know, the rules of speech shift depending on who is talking. In our society, it seems it's considered less offensive for black men to use the word "NIGGER" or gay men to use the word "FAGGOT." There is the argument that people are taking the word back, empowering themselves by disarming the words that were once used to put them down. I think that's bullshit. I think it just keeps alive archaic words and hateful concepts.Let's put this another way. What if the mentor and student were both Jewish? All other factors about the essay are the same. Would it be fair for the angry mentor to turn around and call his former protégé a "KIKE"? No. Not even if he took the time to redefine the word. It would be race baiting and a distraction from the author's main point, that a punk will bite the hand that's trying to help them. It would be race baiting and offensive, even if the author took the time to say, "You can be any faith and still be considered the 'K' word in my book."I will push my analogy too far (because I'm long winded and don't know when to stop.) What if the mentor and protégé were both women? Is "CUNT" a fair word to use in this context?Again, words like "FAGGOT," "KIKE," "CUNT" and "NIGGER" have meanings and connotations that reverberate beyond our attempts at limiting their definition or scope. They fall under the broad category of "Hate Speech." The words censor themselves from polite conversation. They don't belong. The words stand out like sore thumbs, making all the other concepts around them difficult to grasp. I know, you weren't trying to be polite. You meant to shock. You knew someone was going to take the bait and hit the "reply" button. Still, the word "NIGGER" remains a distraction from what is otherwise a very interesting and enlightening essay.
"Why isn't it that way with the word, "NIGGER"? Why isn't the word "NIGGER" career suicide? Oh, that might be the direction that polite society is moving. But not quickly enough. "Many people, Chris Rock a good recent example, have done discourses on the difference between "Black people" and "niggers". Yes, the word (or various (mis)spellings of it) is used as a friendly term, or a taunting jibe by folks in the black community, and that's not what I'm talking about. When used as a derogative by the black community, it means "You are living up (or down) to ever stereotype in existence, and you should be fuggin' ashamed of yourself." IOW, "You are ACTING LIKE a hateful thing." When used as a derogative by a NON-member of the black community, it usually means, "You ARE a hateful thing". An important distinction.It's the same as an Italian telling another "You're being a total guido" or a comic fan telling another "Don't be such a fanboy". It's a warning or admonishment thet your actions are making all members of the group look a little worse in the world's eyes.The Boondocks episode "Return of the King" had a positively killer speech by (the in a coma for decades and not actually assassinated) Dr. King about this – well worth seeking out. We've become so knee-jerk cautious of certain words that we've forgotten the importance of context. Don't get so afraid of words that you don't use them at all – just be careful you use them properly. Words are as potent a weapon as any, and should be used with care and caution. Don't make the mistake of deciding that some words are too dangerous to be used at all. That route is doubleplusbad.
Vinnie Bartilucci makes some interesting points. For those of you interested, here is the "Return of the King" speech from the Boondocks:http://youtube.com/watch?v=-g7uX6jaEfI&featur…;=relatedI find it very funny. Party because the use of word "nigga" by Dr. King is in a satire. You can get away with more when you are dealing with comedy. You can get away with more than that if the comedy is actually funny.I haven't seen that episode of the Boondocks, but for context, you can check out the Wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_King_(Boondocks_episode)Here is Chris Rock's tirade against niggas:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpUSElgJcyI&fe…;=relatedI was struck by the line, "Books are like Kryptonite to a nigga," just because of the context of this conversation.Again, Chris Rock is a comedian and is using the word satirically. There is a big difference between Chris Rock using the word "nigga" and Michael Richards. For comparison, here is Michael Richard's tirade:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgmCBKPHnSY&fe…;=relatedRichards committed career suicide, or came damn close. He was forced to apologize, recant and go into treatment. Chris Rock's audience laughs; Michael Richards' walk out. What is the difference? No, it's not their race. Rock was funny. Richards wasn't. Rock was clever. Richards was frustrated, angry, stupid and in the end pathetic. Richards point, that he was frustrated with hecklers and worse–an inattentive audience that preferred talking amongst themselves rather than listening to him– was completely lost the moment he began using racial slurs. Richards gets a bit of a pass, because his tirade came out of anger and frustration. He can claim temporary insanity. These aren't written unfunny jokes he is spewing, just an ignorant, hateful tirade.When Ann Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot", this was, in part, done in reference to the Michael Richards incident. She was unapologetic. She tried to redefine her use of the word as being a schoolyard taunt similar to "wuss". It's not. "Faggot" is generally recognized as homophobic hate speech. For Coulter to later claim otherwise is just silly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB3X4iz8jTU&fe…;=relatedYou can clearly hear her lose her audience. They know that not only was her joke offensive, it just wasn't funny! She gets no pass for being funny. She gets no pass for being off the cuff or emotionally disturbed, temporarily insane. This was a crafted bit of unfunny hate speech.Personally, I think Coulter is a hateful, fear-monger. I think that her opinions ought to be shunned instead of sought out. Why? Partly because she can't control what she says. This bit of unfunny hate speech is all too characteristic of her shtick. She has made a living out of saying incendiary things and then unapologetically trying to back them up. Do I think she has a right to say what she says? Of course. I'm not advocating censoring her, she is free to say whatever hateful thing pops into her head. I just don't think NOT giving stupid comments a wider forum is the same as censorship. I don't need the opinion of the Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan to get a balanced world view. Did the audience that walked out on Michael Richards censor him? No. They just stopped listening.
I have no problem calling another woman a cunt. I know exactly how offensive it's going to be but I'll still use it, its just an insult. The other 2 slurs you offered up aren't, especially the N word, but Michael has extensively written about using the word. So Russ, I just don't think cunt applies in this context.
A sad but very thought-provoking piece. Hope O can get his head on straight, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of cause for optimism at the moment–I wonder if he'll ever realize how lucky he was to have a mentor like you…
I'm still stuck on how the pitch was handwritten, but the bridge-burning message was typed.
Wow. That's a good point. Hadn't thought about that.Back in my First Comics days, I declined to read an unsolicited hand-written manuscript because, well, it was unsolicited, it was hand-written and the handwriting was unreadable. The author went on to become a successful comics writer. Whereas I don't regret my decision (I think that I have the right to presume a certain minimal level of professional attitude), I'm saying this to point out that some jerks grow up.Of course, some jerks simply get successful…
Under the right circumstances, I can call someone a fuckhead without blinking an eye. But I just can't use racial slurs — ever. Although I'm white, I attended racially mixed Chicago schools from seventh grade through high school. As a matter of fact, in seventh or eighth grade, when I was still a loud-mouthed, 4' 11" runt, I was cornered in a school gangway by several white male bullies who were going to beat the crap out of me. Three bussed-in black girls from a rough West Side area of Chicago walked by, including one who happened to be my friend, and in a much tougher show of force, chased my tormentors away. Those guys never bothered me again, either. Thank you Diane Dillon, wherever you are…Suffice to say, today I find it impossible to utter the N-word.
WOW! Michael this article was well written. I have fun reading your articles and honestly some make me mad at what you are saying but this article makes me mad at what was said to you. In my humble opinion, I think you held back in your writing about O! But I am glad you did, it just shows who the bigger person is. It is unfortunate that as you said in your article, O didn't just burn his bridges but also the bridges of so many other talented people in the business. Because from now on you will be leary to help someone else. That is the sad part of this article. I know I have been in situations where I have helped people and it turns out I am the bad guy when things don't work out. Why oh why is it that so many people think that because in their opinion they have talent they are entitled to be at the front of the line for everything. Don't they know that it takes time to go up the ladder and that the person before you can either help you or drop you. But you know one thing it has not stopped me from helping people out it has slowed me down a bit I just take a closer look before I help out but I still try. Please don't let one inpatient, unappreciative Jerk stop you from mentoring and helping the talented young people out there. Don't let this one ruin it for so many that are patient and appreciative. I love that saying "Each One teach One". If we all followed that rule oh what a better world we would live in. Doesn't O know that this world is filled with very talented people who are not famous, not because they are not talented but because they did not have someone to help them out. O, you blew it!—-BTW the illustration of the burning bridge is beautiful and describes this article to a T.
I just got a text from O telling me that I had better 'make this right' or he will go public. I told him I (and Denys) have every single email,voicemail and correspondence ever sent between us. I also told him that I HOPED he did go public. For all I know he really thinks he was wronged but the only way he can make any noise is if he starts making stuff up-but he would be a fool to do that because there is a L O N G paper trail that is so damning to him it's sad. He messed up and knows it so now he wants to cryHowever…if he (and this might be the case) is getting edged on by his 'partner' and decides to just make stuff up then I will unleash the full force of my anger AND my lawyers anger on his ass. I cannot believe he just sent me that text! I would hate to make this guy an example but that may be the only way to teach him and those like him what the real world is like.So O in the words of President Bush. BRING IT ON! Remember YOU brought this on yourself. Once you start sliding down that hill there is no stopping until you hit the ground-"I'm sorry' will not help you when are faced with the reality of what can and WILL happen if you start some stupid war you can't win. Those were your text's dude. That's your voice on the voicemail. Those are your words if you want to go public with what you have done then go right ahead.This is the last bit of advice I am going to give you and I ay to God you take it. Just do better. That's it dude-you broke my heart with all this so I say one last time-just do better.
When someone who came up through your mentoring program abuses you in that manner – just find yourself a copy of the Kinks' song "Prince of the Punks", in which Ray Davies does a devastating job of dissecting a former protege:"he tried to be gaybut it didn't payso he bought a motorbike instead…he talks like a cockneybut it's all baloney;he's really middle-classand he's just a phony…"
Question: How old is O? If he's a very young man, it might be worth it to try one last time to pull him to the side and give him some badly needed advice. It takes a younger person with less experience a while to realize that he is shooting himself in the foot.Also, I'm so mad at you for making me do the Please-Don't-Be-Black-Dance in vain! Usually, I only reserve that dance for when I watch the local news.
O is in his late 20's or early 30's. I have tried reaching out to him even after this article-all i got was venom via a text message. I have NO comment about the dance except to say THAT was funny!
I really enjoyed this article. It was all well written, thoughtful, and provocative. My favorite part, among many highlights? The Google ad on the right-hand side advertising racist jokes for sale. Progress!
Wow. Just caught wind of this on Dwayne's board. The synopsis posted there had the same unfortunate pull of being the unwilling observer of a bad accident occurring before one's eyes. You're praying that somehow, someway, a tragic ending will be avoided, but you also know that the odds aren't good. So I came here to get 'the rest of the story.' And sad to say, the odds didn't lie this time. This is sad on so many levels. I'm sorry for your wounding and for 'O's' descent into madness/stupidity/ignorance/frustration/despair. I also pray that this fiery dart sent against you will fall to the ground quenched and impotent. Peace to you, MD.
I'm confused…is your title an intentional allusion to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_O ? The D/s angle is a funny addition.
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