D&D & Updates – 21.6.21

Hey everyone, today’s blog is mostly just a quick catch up.

You might have seen that I’ve been learning how to GM for Dungeons & Dragons over the last few weeks, which has been really fun so far. As part of getting more into Table Top Role Play Games (TTRPG) in general I’ve also done some arts and crafts and turned my living room coffee table into a battle map!

It’s just painted white, with the lines drawn on in sharpie (I had to ask for help, I’m too gay to draw straight lines…) and then a plastic layer on top that means we can draw on it with whiteboard pens and they’ll just wipe off. It’s really useful now that it’s done and I’m super happy with it.

Over the weekend I also got to run some test combat scenarios with my partners and it was a really good learning experience, it’s given me so much more confidence for how much I can throw at my players.

The one less good thing that’s happened recently is that one of the people in my bubble got a positive COVID19 result, so my entire bubble is self isolating at the moment. They’re ok, obviously not feeling great but so far it’s not been so bad as to need to go to hospital.

That does mean that I won’t be running my game on Tuesday night. But that in turn means that I get to take part in a little one shot that my Sporty BF is going to run, which is fun.

So negatives and positives but overall trying to stay positive.

Oh and a friend of mine has said that they’ll send me some mini figures and paint to have a go of painting and that if he likes them then he’ll send me more and feature them in a project he’s working on! So that’s cool ^_^

Here’s a look at some minis I’ve painted so far.

I think that’s everything for now, until next time:

Stay safe & be happy x

Blue’s Back! – 11.6.21

Hello lovelies!

I’m very excited to be writing this blog. After getting my first dose of my COVID19 vaccine on the first Friday of the month (4th June 2021), I’ve been thinking about returning to in person work.

After taking time to think over everything I’ve decided that I will be returning to in person work from the end of June (28th). This wasn’t an easy decision and I will still be being very cautious and taking my time as I return to in person work.

This means I won’t be taking on TFP (trade/time for pictures) modelling work (unless I believe the shoot is of great benefit to myself and the photographer), I’ll only be accepting in person sessions that are booked in advance with a deposit being paid and I reserve the right to change my mind at any point if  feel unsafe or uncomfortable (but that’s nothing new).

I will be prioritising working with those that had reached out to me whilst I was on hiatus. However if you are interested in working with me be sure to check out my contact page.

If you’re looking to find out about my adult services please go to the Blue Alice section of my website.

Despite being so excited to return to in person work I really hope that everyone will understand that I am still quite anxious and will need people to be patient whilst I figure out the best way to feel safe whilst shooting.

I look forward to sharing more exciting news with you as I get back to work but for now let’s just say I’ve missed this and I’m so excited for the future!

Stay safe & be happy x

Running To #MakeASpace – Day 1 – 3.5.21

Hello lovely humanoids!

Today is day 1 of my Running To #MakeASpace fundraiser! Despite the rain I still went out and I even managed to run 4 laps! So I’m feeling pretty proud of myself.

In total I ran 1.28km (although the mapping on Strava seems a little off so I feel like I managed a bit more than that).

Screenshot of Blue’s progress on the Strava website

So with 1.28km down that means I only have 3.72km left to run! Check out my fundraising page to sponsor me or to cheer me on ^_^

I’ll be posting an update vlog at the end of the week to let everyone know how I’ve gotten on and I may even include some clips of me running…maybe xD

That’s all for now, thank you for checking in.

Stay safe & be happy x

My Fear Of Whorephobic Social Media

Hey lovely humanoids!

I wanted to talk about something that’s been bothering me for the last while…well for quite a long while actually. I am terrified of being kicked off of social media platforms like Instagram for being too “sexy”.

Some of you may remember when I panicked and went through and deleted anything on my Instagram account that could be considered even a little bit NSFW. Since then I’ve been posting as SFW content as I can and then the pandemic meant that I was mostly posting selfies…so it’s gotten to a point where my account feels more like a personal account than a professional one…and I don’t like that.

I don’t like that I’ve felt so scared of losing my account that I haven’t posted my more “exciting” photos. But I’ve watched as so many other accounts do. And it feels like I’m letting the team down by letting my fears get the better of me.

So I think I’m going to go back to posting some more “risque” selfies every now and then because I have so many that I love and feel great about but I’m just so worried about getting shadow banned or deleted that I don’t post them. 

I am so sick of whorephobia and skewed moralistic nonsense being used to censor people that want to celebrate their bodies (and heaven forbid make some money from it). So yeah, enough is enough and I’m going to stop letting my fears get the better of me.

Obviously all of my fully NSFW/explicit content will remain behind a paywall or on an adult site but I’ll go back to posting some more fun teasers.

How do you feel about the censorship levels on social media? Do you notice many people being shadowbanned or their accounts being deleted? Or do you generally avoid the “sexier” side of social media?

I’m always curious to hear different people’s experiences.

So I guess that’s it for now. Keep an eye out for fun and flirty things popping up on my socials.

Stay safe & be happy x

Fundraising To Help Umbrella Lane #MakeASpace

Hello lovely humanoids!

I hope you’ve all been keeping well, staying hydrated and enjoying the nicer weather if you’ve been fortunate enough to have it. Today I have some exciting news!

You may or may not have seen that Umbrella Lane have launched a new fundraising campaign to raise money for a new community space. The old community space was wonderful and did so much good for the Sex Worker community. I have so many fond memories from the weekly drop-in sessions as well as the events that were put on there.

So I’ve decided that I’m going to do what I can to help raise money and #MakeASpace for my fellow Sex Workers.

Specifically, I’m going to run 5km each week in May 2021 and I’m aiming to raise £250!

Image Description: Orange background with white text that reads “Running With Blue To Help #MakeASpace” followed by a wavy white underline and then “Help Blue raise money for the Umbrella Lane community space!” in smaller text. Two icons of trainers are on either side of the title. An icon of a woman running is in the bottom right. BlueMerkitten’s logo is on the bottom left.

If you follow me on social media then you’ll already know that I try to go for a run during my lunch break each day (except for one rest day). Generally speaking I manage between 1 and 1.5km during those runs, so this will be a bit of a step up for me and I am a little nervous about keeping up with my target but I know I’ll have all of my friends and followers cheering me on.

If you can afford to sponsor me, that’s awesome! Thank you!

If you’d rather donate directly to the main Umbrella Lane fundraiser, that’s totally fine. You can donate HERE.

Can’t afford to donate? Don’t worry! Why not share some info about the fundraiser? You could help Umbrella Lane reach even more people!

Find out more about Umbrella Lane and their fundraiser HERE.

I’ll also be aiming to post a vlog about this in the near future, so keep an eye out for that! (29.4.21 – watch the vlog here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23CRh4MAVkA )

Stay safe & be happy x