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Sexual roleplay

Sexual roleplay is roleplay that has a strong erotic element. It may involve two or more people who act out roles in a sexual fantasy and may be a form of foreplay and be sexually arousing. Many people regard sexual roleplay as a means of overcoming sexual inhibitions, it may take place in the real world, or via an internet forum, chat-room, video-game, or email—allowing for physically or impossible erotic interests to be enacted. How the play is taken depends on the participants, the scenario may be anywhere from simple and makeshift to detailed and elaborate, complete with costumes and a script. Nearly any role could become the base material for an erotic experience, there is no limit to what objects an individual could consider sexual, it may, for example, involve wearing of a costume, regarded as erotic, such as a miniskirt and stockings, or one or both partners being nude, say for an evening. It may involve elements of submission, passivity or obedience, it may involve a sex partner being restrained.

Depending on the play scenario, the roleplay may be before spectators, bystanders may be unknowing participants in a roleplay. For example, the roleplay may involve house guests or may be taken out of a couple's home and into, say, a bar, park etc. A role may require, for example, one or both partners to flirt with a stranger, or for one partner to seduce the other partner's friend, etc, it may call for one or both partners to, strip in a car or park. The popularity of the Internet has allowed for online sexual encounters, known as cybersex, which may involve roleplay. Many of the most common sexual roleplays involve a power differential and form part of the dominance and submission aspect of BDSM. Roles can be general designations of power positions, or specific, detailed fantasies; some people, such as those living the Gorean lifestyle make use of an entire imaginary world. The controlling player is called the top or dominant while the controlled individual is called the bottom or submissive.

It can be considered dangerous and therefore a safeword is advised to continue the safety of other in such acts. Common scenarios include: Doctor/Nurse/Patient: medical fetishism where the participants play the roles of doctor, nurse, or patient. Escort – Client: one partner assumes the role of paid escort for an encounter. Executive – Secretary: one partner assumes the role of a business executive while the other takes the role of their secretary. Handyman – Housewife: the tradesman enters the housewife's home with the intent of carrying out plumbing/maintenance work. Master – Slave: the slave is required to comply with all demands of the master. Photographer – Model: this allows one partner to photograph the other as a precursor to sexual interaction. Stripper – Client: one participant performs a striptease for the other. Teacher – Student: the student dresses for the part and must do as he/she is told, or is punished. Sex doll - Doll owner: the sex doll must stay still and be obedient. Other scenarios include: Ageplay: where an individual acts and/or treats another as if they were a different age.

The practice can be regressive, in which the goal is to re-experience childhood, or sexual, recreating a sexual relationship with people of the pretend and/or true ages. This can involve someone pretending to be younger than they are, but more can involve assuming an older role. Animal-play: where a player is treated as a non-human animal such as a dog, pony, or cat. Authority figure/Misbehaving Adult: where a player takes on the role of an authority figure and blackmails or humiliates his or her partner into sexual activity. Gender-play: where one or more players take on roles of another gender. Incest fantasy: known as incest play, where two or more play the role of family members. Owner/Inanimate object: such as the bottom being human furniture. Prison fetish: situational play set in a prison environment. Given real life prisons are same-sex communities, this fetish does lend itself to male on male or female on female activities and settings. Opposite gender play is possible between inmates and guards or when the setting includes a co-ed facility/institution.

Prison play is an expansion of the uniform fetish by use of inmate and staff uniforms. Torturer/Captive prisoner: where one player is a captor who abuses the other, can include ravishment and kidnap scenarios. Uniform fetish: one participant dresses in uniform, while the other participant plays an authority figure. Can include scenarios with both participants in uniforms. Supernatural Seductions: One participant takes the role of a predatory vampire, succubus or witch and seduces, enthralls or claims the other participant as their victim. Sexologist Gloria Brame lists a number of these scenarios. General

Recreational travel

Recreational travel involves travel for pleasure and recreation. Following the introduction of rail transport, the automobile has made recreational travel more available for people worldwide. Automobiles allow the easy hauling of trailers, travel trailers, popup campers, off-road vehicles and bicycles, which fosters recreational travel. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms suggests the word "trip" as appropriate with reference to short journeys connotating business or pleasure. Roscholler, R J. Recreational travel. Carlton, Vic.: Metropolitan Transportation Committee. Retrieved September 27, 2012. Maring, Gary E.. Weekend Recreational Travel Patterns. U. S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 27, 2012. Mcdaniel, R.. Characteristics of Commercial Resorts and Recreational Travel Patterns in Southern Ontario. Ontario. Dept. of Highways. Research Branch. Retrieved September 27, 2012. Media related to Recreational travel at Wikimedia Commons How To Revive Body & Mind With Travel

Spring Pond, Massachusetts

Spring Pond, United States, abuts the three cities of Lynn and Salem. In the center of these townships "is a beautiful pond", it is a secluded lake known by residents of the three cities and visitors who come to enjoy the camps and natural environment of the woods. "It is in fact one of the most picturesque and romantic lakelets in Massachusetts". Stretching from Spring Pond to Marlborough Road in Salem, the pond and woods form a microcosm of beauty. On the edge of Spring Pond was once the Fay Farm, an English manor estate in New England; the mansion of Fay Farm was a well-known hotel in 1810, when the springs of these areas were believed to possess medicinal qualities. People visited the springs near Spring Pond to restore health, worship the goddess Hygeia and drink from the rusty iron-rich water trickling from the foot of a bank; some traveled there for fun and frolic. The hotel was converted into a private residence; the waters of Spring Pond are conveyed by springs from an aquifer lying below Spring Pond through Peabody and Salem.

Spring Pond is listed as one of the "Massachusetts Great Ponds". In 1669, colonial divisions between townships were drawn using the spring at Spring Pond as the benchmark to create the city boundaries. In 1669, the spring was used to establish the boundary between Salem; the stone benchmark remains in the water of Spring Pond, engraved with the initials of each township: L, P and S. In 1793 Spring Pond was divided among three towns: Peabody and Lynn; the spring was the boundary of the colonial division line of the townships. The dividing line left valuable, arable land on one side of the town boundary and separated the Mansion House and buildings in Lynn."Lo", a Native American, was killed around 1676 by John Flint, a soldier in the war against King Philip by the Wampanoags, near the pond. Legend says. Before 1704, early settlement of the area included Jacob and Elizabeth Allen of Salem as recorded landowners near what was known as Lynn Mineral Spring Pond. During the Third Plantation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Casper Richter Von Crowninshield, a German physician, settled on the hillsides near Spring Pond on land purchased from Elizabeth Allen.

Among Crowninshield's descendants were George Crowninshield, who founded the Crowninshield & Sons shipping business and whose family built Crowninshield’s Wharf in Salem. Benjamin Williams Crowninshield served as United States Secretary of the Navy, Representative in Congress, member of the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives, became one of the first directors of the Merchant's Bank of Salem. George Crowninshield Jr. sailed the yacht Cleopatra's Barge. Louise E. du Pont Crowninshield, wife of Francis Boardman Crowninshield, was one of America's first historical preservationists and a founding member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1810 the Twin Springs Hotel was built near the spring, whose water was rich in iron and believed to possess medicinal qualities. Patients traveled great distances to drink the water and, for a time, to worship the goddess Hygeia to restore their health; this "classical worship" damaged the hotel's reputation, it was converted into the private summer residence of Richard Sullivan Fay.

From 1847–1865 Fay lived on a 500-acre estate on the hillsides surrounding Spring Pond in Lynn in present-day Salem, growing in his arboretum a variety of rare and exotic trees and shrubs imported from other parts of the world. Some descendants of Fay's trees and shrubs continue to grow near Spring Pond, although most of the rare trees were cut by a lumber company in 1910. In 1862, Fay commissioned an army at his own expense. Officers and members of the 38th Regiment of Massachusetts named the company the “Fay Light Guard”, it was attached to the 39th Massachusetts Regiment and fought at Port Hudson, Cane River, Mansion Plains, Fisher’s Hill and Cedar Creek. The Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers reported that "In 1851 a 12 in main 1,600 ft in length was constructed to bring water by gravity from Spring Pond in Peabody, one of the present sources of supply of that town; this pond is about 40 ft above the central portion of Salem". The Lynn Mineral Spring is a place of agreeable resort at all seasons of the year.

It is a picturesque and romantic spot, by the side of an extensive pond, or lake, surrounded by hills and wild woodlands. The first white man who selected this delightful retreat for his residence, was Caspar Van Crawninshield, Esq. A gentleman from Germany, ancestor of the resp

Orange County School of the Arts

Orange County School of the Arts, colloquially called "OH-sha", retained from a pronunciation of the previous acronym for the previous name of the school, is a 7th–12th grade public charter school located in downtown Santa Ana, Orange County, United States. The school caters to middle and high school students with talents in the performing, literary arts, culinary arts and more; the educational program prepares students for higher education institutions or employment in the professional arts industry. Both the academic and arts program have prompted recognition in the US News' "Best High Schools" program. In 2012 the school changed its name from "Orange County High School of the Arts" to "Orange County School of the Arts"; this arts program began in 1983 as Los Al Players, a summer musical theatre camp for ages 4 - 16 founded by Terry Bigelow, Jean Parks, Ralph Opacic in Los Alamitos, CA. Los Al Players grew into the Orange County High School of the Arts in 1987 and reorganized as a public charter school on April 20, 2000.

During that time the school was relocated from its primary facility at Los Alamitos High School to the Santa Ana Unified School District. OCSA is a tuition-free, donation-dependent public charter school governed by a board of trustees representing parents, the community and the Santa Ana Unified School District; the school is supported by The Orange County School of the Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization for the financial support of the school's tuition-free artistic programs as well as its ongoing expansion plans. The Foundation is a registered 501 non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. In the summer of 2012, the name of the school was changed from OCHSA to OCSA; this was done to account for the grades 7-8 that are in attendance at the school. The Orange County School of the Arts students attend standard academic courses under a block schedule system with three academic classes per day alternating each day for a total of six classes. Honors classes are offered as well as many Advanced Placement classes.

OCSA has a selection of electives including Acting, Improv, Graphic Design, Vocal Ensemble and Photography. OCSA's 2012 Academic Performance Index score of 908 ranked the school as one of the top five ranked high schools in Orange County and in the top 10 percent in California. OCSA was named a Blue Ribbon School in 2006 by the U. S. Department of Education. OCSA was one of 250 Blue Ribbon schools recognized nationwide in 2006 among 35 schools in the State of California and five public schools in Orange County. OCSA was named a California Distinguished School. In 2017, 99% of OCSA alumni continued on to college, with 72% going on to a 4-year university, 22% going to a 2-year university with plans to transfer to a 4-year university and 6% are going directly into the workforce. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to continue participating in their artistic studies. The "Art Attack Live" is OCSA's daily live television broadcast of the day's announcements; the show began broadcasting by a group of 4 students from the Film and Television conservatory in September 2003.

Broadcast to every television in the school, the short broadcast keeps students up to date on school events and promotes activities. Crew members consist of students from the school's Film and Television conservatory, various students from other conservatories; the show is broadcast from one of OCSA's two live television production studios in the technology building. Students at the school are given the opportunity to audition to become hosts of the show or gain a crew internship; this is written by the attending students and peers can apply to be a part of these broadcasts by hosting them with designated themes. After 2:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the school focuses on arts education, divided into 15 conservatories: Production and Design, International Dance and Contemporary Dance, Commercial Dance, Creative Writing and Television, Integrated Arts, Instrumental Music, Popular Music, Musical Theater, Classical Voice, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Digital Media; as of the 2018-2019 school year, The Guitar Program is shutting down and not accepting new students.

James P. Blaylock, a fantasy author, was Director of the Creative Writing Department at OCSA; the director is Josh Wood. The department's Writer in Residence is the award-winning fantasy author Tim Powers; the Instrumental Music Department holds many concerts throughout the year and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in spring of 2006. The school's Symphony Orchestra, directed by Chris Russell, performed in the Sydney Opera House in the summer of 2008; the Production and Design Conservatory at OCSA designs the costumes, audio and sets for over 125 school performances each year. They refer to their conservatory director as "Captain". OCSA's largest event is the annual Season Finale, which takes place in early June at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; the Finale recognizes notable graduating seniors, presents information about each conservatory, includes theatrical presentations and instrumental performances showcasing pieces from the top performances of that year. OCSA's Gala fundraiser is the other large event and is held in coastal Orange County towards the end of March.

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Do the Best

Do the Best is a greatest hits album by the musical group Do As Infinity, released in 2002. In 2004, a combined compilation Do; some of the tracks in the album have minor changes, such as "Oasis" having an actual, definite ending unlike the original single where it had faded out instead. "Nice & Easy" was a brand new song, included, it was used as the theme song for a Lavenus commercial song featuring lead singer and musician, Tomiko Van. The CD+DVD version of the album is a re-release, released in 2004 and included a DVD with numerous videos of the first thirteen tracks of the CD album. All lyrics are written by D. A. I. A. I, arranged by Do As Seiji Kameda. 1Original CD release ²Do The Best+DVD Do the Best at Avex Network Do the Best at Oricon Do The Best+DVD at Oricon Do the Best+DVD at Avex Network

Someone Somewhere Tonight

"Someone Somewhere Tonight" is a song co-written and recorded by Walt Wilkins for his 2005 album, Mustang Island. Since it has been covered by several artists including Kenny Rogers for his 2006 album, Water & Bridges, Pam Tillis for her 2007 album, RhineStoned, by Dutch artist Mark Blomsteel. In 2013, the song was recorded by Kellie Pickler and was released as the first single from her fourth studio album, The Woman I Am. Pickler's version peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2013; the song's lyrics contemplate what different things people in the world are experiencing at the same time, contrasting between good and bad scenarios. It is performed from the perspective of a narrator singing to their significant other, requesting in the chorus that they just lie down together and be still. Kellie Pickler told Country Weekly that she felt " is such a special song and is my favorite song that I've cut and released to country radio. It's so real and it's so true, it means something and I think people need to hear it."

Pickler connected with the song because of her husband, saying that "for me, my greatest treasure is my best friend and my best friend is my husband. And every night I get to go home to a good man. I think for the people out there that have yet to discover their soul mate and that significant other, that hasn’t found that best friend yet, I want to give them hope that, possible." The song received favorable reviews. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock awarded the song five stars out of five, favorably saying that "poetic lyrics are lovingly performed over a burning, emotive melody with Pickler showcasing why she's such an engaging vocalist, the kind of vocalist, born to sing songs like "Someone Somewhere Tonight." Billy Dukes, writing for Taste of Country, gave the song four-and-a-half stars out of five. He praised the song's continuation of the sonic direction of 100 Proof and the lyrical structure, while complimenting Pickler's connection with the song, saying that "her performance is just short of the magical tear-jerking performance one feels coming from the first note, but still amongst the best and most genuine of her career.

It’s refreshing to hear her sing from a place of love as opposed to a place of pain as she did early in her career with ballads like'I Wonder.' The calm that Jacobs helped her find is allowing for her best music yet." Rolling Stone gave the song three-and-a-half stars out of five, describing it as "a widescreen power ballad with the kind of lyrics – steeped in down-home philosophizin' – that can be gruesome in the wrong hands. But here the music is raw and burly, full of shuddering electric guitars, her big, open-throated singing sells the emotion of every last word." The music video for "Someone Somewhere Tonight" was directed by Roman White and premiered on CMT on July 9, 2013. The video, which shows Pickler dancing a choreographed routine around an empty house with Derek Hough, was inspired by the singer's 2013 appearance on Dancing with the Stars: "It was neat that we were able to incorporate my passion for singing with my new passion for dancing." "Someone Somewhere Tonight" debuted at number 57 on the U.

S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week dated June 15, 2013, reached a peak of number 49 on the chart in its eighth week