Naturally, the rigger only actually has “rights” within the boundaries of consent, and only for as long as the bunny is happy, and the tie is safe. But… What I want to bring up today is a game I like to play. Before I go any further, I want to share that Alice calls this particular mischief cheating! At least, he did when he read the post I shared about the inescapable bondage game
“you haven’t mentioned that you cheated!”
But I disagree with his wording… I wonder if any of you can help settle this disagreement for us? Was it a down right, mean trick? Or was I simply being a lovely friend by extending his play time? Have a read, and let me know what you think.
So, hopefully it is obvious that I would never leave anyone in my ropes unattended. It would be irresponsible and unfair for the rigger to hood the bunny, tie them up in (what we assume to be) inescapable bondage, and then leave them all alone. To my mind, anyway. Maintaining a watchful eye on my vulnerable friend is one of the most important jobs I must do as a rope top.
But what happens when they find an end…?
Or manage to loosen a friction and seem to be wriggling free?
In my head, this is where rigger’s rights come in.
If I can see what is happening, and they can’t, why not make their escape fun last a little longer? That is, after all, why I am there. And if I can also retain my winning streak?
Last time I played this game with Alice I hadn’t tied another in many months. Setting his camera up to record proceedings I stood back to watch. Realising too late that- uh oh- I’d left a dangling end within reach of his wriggly fingers. No sooner had he worked the bight free from the double column at his ankles than I was sliding it out from between his fingers.
Easing it over his pointy heels, the snug rope pulled his ankles in a touch more and I had to stifle a giggle as frustration leaked from between his lips.
I was on the school run later in the afternoon when the phone rang.
Fearing the worst I answered, certain that he’d taken a tumble post play. (We’d eaten together afterwards, and all had been well when I left. But… you never know.) His voice down the line…
“That was sneaky!!!”
His amusement was evident as he admitted to watching the video back a few times since my departure. He thought he had dropped the end and was unable to find it. Or that I’d left him a red herring to fiddle with.
In fairness, either option was a possibility, but no. Turns out I was just up to no good.
He can’t have been that unhappy… he’s already looking forward to next time!
Do you think you might exercise your rigger’s rights? Or do you think it’s just Wicked?! Maybe you want to buy Alice a Coffee to make up for his tricksy friend?