S & S means ... ?  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
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8/28/2005 11:54 am

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S & S means ... ?

Redslut23's opening words were "F/23/Atlanta anyone want to meet for sex?"

Not something I'm surprised to see in any of the chatrooms here but this wasn't within this system, dear reader, nor in any other online chat system.

When Son of Quiet visits, one of the things he likes to do is use my broadband connection to play Runescape (TM), an online S&S RPG (Swords & Sorcery Role-Playing Game). It dumps the player into a graphical world populated with elves, wizards, dwarves, vampires, goblins, demons and any number of other species. Being online, Son of Quiet gets to interact with other players who have the kind of handles you might expect, chosen to fit in with the fantasy (SabreCloud, BronzeArrow, Stargazer, GeneralBentNose, WarriorBlue), based on real names (Tom12395, Brian257lol, MadamLiz), reflecting other interests (HarryPotter666, MakeItSo, TechnoNerd, LovinMcFly) or just plain abstract (Groooo, SmurfJesus, 987654321, MoonMoonMoon, MonkeyBogbot).

And then there's Redslut23.

I realise that "S&S" has been used to mean "Sex & Shopping" as well as "Swords & Sorcery" but I would have thought the context would have been a dead give-away for her. And it may be stereotyping but even though the Atlanta servers showed almost 5,000 connected users, I somehow can't see that this sort of medium helps her reach her ideal target market ("What, sex? Me? Uh ... okay, sure ... but I've just got to finish this quest first so I can get my attack level up ... and there's this ogre ...").

Son of Quiet wasn't overly interested. He was mildly annoyed at this distraction from his hacking and slaying and, for reasons that I won't bother to explore in this article, making of flour. He says this sort of thing is pretty common but he just ignores them and they go away soon enough.

It was a bit of relief. Sometimes it seems like Son of Quiet at age 13 is way too interested in sex and, while I'm aware he could have been faking his disinterest, I prefer to kid myself for just a little longer ...


freetime648 52F

8/29/2005 12:42 am

Nice Xena picture Quiet....LOL Be careful not to kid yourself too long because before you know it Son of Quiet will doing things that will cause you shock and amazement. Kids are like that. Have a chat with him...man to man about it now, that way he knows from the start that you are there for him and can be reasonable to talk to. Know what I mean?

xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
8/29/2005 1:23 am

I'm glad Son of Quiet is still in the faking age... lol

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
8/29/2005 2:17 am

have you played it just to see how common it is?

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
8/29/2005 2:28 am

you know, i really shouldn't post in your blog cause i don't know you and i know i am touching on personal things here... i really hope you don't mind.

13 is young but not that young. if redslut is a woman, that's one issue. but what if redslut is a man?

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
8/29/2005 3:49 am

Oh, definitely Free ... I've been having long man-to-man chats with him for a couple of years now and I know - I know! - that he is very aware, very interested and physically ready to explore. Emotionally, he's still a child ... and that, as much as anything else, is what's doing his head in! Sometimes he can be so adult and yet I really can believe that he finds these interruptions to his gaming an annoyance rather than anything else ... or maybe that's only when the interruption is coming from so far away?

I'm lucky: Son of Quiet and I have a very close relationship, even though we spend most of our lives miles apart. I wouldn't trade that for the world.

EE ... It's quite cute really - he gets so embarrassed when I remark upon a passing lady or note just what has caught his gaze! Dads just don't have any interest in sex, do they?


helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
8/29/2005 4:00 am

Oh J.... I can completely sympathise... Master Hansen also currently seems to display total indifference to the female sex, but history on the Temporary Internet files shows different!!

Mr Hansen is not averse to perving at the odd Page 3 girl, but he prefers to oggle these ladies on paper... but it would seem that his son, Master Hansen, fast approaching 13, and very IT-skilled, is doing his perving online.

Years ago we had a Net-Nanny on our network, but as Master Hansen has grown, so his list of "I'd like to visit this site" has grown, and Mr Hansen decided to do away with the Nanny (I'm sure if she'd been an au-pair he would have argued his case though)

Master Hansen also plays X-Box Live, and my only advise to him has been... don't tell them how old you are, or where you live. While, as his mother, I can give him love and attention, I also realise that I can't "mother" him forever.


PS. I can see it's going to be interesting swopping notes with you!!

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
8/29/2005 4:40 am

Slightly_Sexy ... Of course you can comment! I wouldn't post things here if I wasn't welcoming comments, ma'am

I haven't played it myself but I have watched it over his shoulders and, indeed, those sorts of characters do pop up every now and then. I suppose it could be a guy - the same happens everywhere online I guess - but in all honesty it doesn't bother me too much.

Son of Quiet is quite open about what he's getting up to (but then he can't hide much in so small a flat as mine and he knows that I can follow what he's been doing better than he can hide his tracks!). We've also spoken at length about the various risks he can be exposed to, not least in response to articles about grooming. I don't suppose we can ever protect our children from everything but at least he is aware.


TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
8/29/2005 4:48 am

Helga ... Fortunately (?) at the moment his online life is strictly limited by the fact that he can't get onto the Internet at his Mum's and, as I have noted above, it's hard for him to hide what he's doing here.

Mum of Son of Quiet is about to get broadband though and then I have to answer the question of whether I install some kind of blocker - even though they can be got around by a technically-savvy teen. Given that his Mum is a technophobe I think the answer will have to be "yes", at least for a while.

"Perving" is a perfectly normal part of adolescence, I think; it's the interaction with others who may take "perv" to another dimension that I'm trying to avoid.


rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
8/30/2005 6:36 am

hmmmmm...I d say he is definitely Faking LOL.....and as the saying goes, the apple never falls far from the tree ( or is that another dizzyism LOL ?? ) Maybe I should lie down LOL

dizzy xxx

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
8/31/2005 1:52 am

Dizzy ... At least he's not at the openly-salivating stage! As for the apple not falling far from the tree, I have watched carefully and I note that, in fact, apples can fall quite some distance from the tree, especially if the apple is relatively small and the wind relatively strong Lying down is always good, though, ma'am ... especially with company


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