Room to Ruminate
Things change around here all the time. We don't presume to tell you how to define "beast" — what with that being such a personal issue, and all — but we will tell you right up front that "beast" pretty much defines the nature of it here. That being understood at the outset …
We really didn't make any effort to "republish" the entire Members' Area like the vast majority of web companies would do. First of all, it would take a really, really long time to go back and manually redo tens of thousands of pages, and actually we'd rather spend our time hanging out with beautiful naked women. Secondly, we've never made any claims on being any sort of "Official Web Company" with a dozen (or even dozens) of employees, and so we don't see how some "uniform" look makes any difference in our situation. Lastly, although most of us that have been here a long time now look back and laugh (or more likely groan) at the way we used to present the site, we're not really embarrassed about it. Just as people have changed over the years, so has our representation.
So here's the deal: The very early stuff on this site was built by a group that thought Internet Explorer was the be all, end all, of browsers. Consequently, those of us that now champion standards compliant approach, are basically just really embarrassed by that — but not enough to go back and republish all those pages or anything. Also ... since the New Geek in Town Herself hates IE, we have worked quite diligently to make sure that it at least "functions" in Internet Explorer, but it admittedly works A LOT BETTER in other browsers. It may not "look" exactly like it should, even in the newest IE but it should basically work. Now if you don't seek the "basic" approach in life, we should suggest the browsers in the following order. (Didn't Microsoft try to "improve" BASIC very early on in the game? We should have seen the foreshadowing. We hate missing foreshadowing.)
Risqué on the Menu
Now some of us could certainly have pulled rank and pointed out that we're perfectly fine with just the Flash directions, but the only person with sufficient rank to do so also happens to know that in addition to her technical prowess, Bijou just happens to be the best damned baker we've met in our entire lives. And we're pretty damned old, even without using dog years. Also, we love the homemade "extra" stuff she always brings to the office after a weekend of frenetic baking. ... Consequently, we would be happy to explain.
A Bit (technically a few "Bytes") About a Risqué Business
Hmm. Apparently it takes greater writing skills than we might possess in order to effectively condense a couple decades in the adult industry into a few pithy sentences. … Well, we've always considered pith overrated anyway, so we'll just go with our typical Stream of Consciousness approach. Hey, that philosophy has had some historic success. We'll hope for the best.
If you spend any time with the women of a risqué business (and men, but most of us realize that we're really not all that important) you'll probably find yourself lost in a rather bizarre world – even by XXX standards. Did you ever read "Alice in Wonderland" or try to make sense of "The Sound and the Fury" in your life? ... Well these are a snap compared to attempting to make sense out of living immersed in the adult film industry. There have been a lot of porn stars that have wandered through our various doorways, and if you join the site you're going to see all of them, along with quite a few variations of the web presentation if you want to know the truth. Heck, we've had more than a half a dozen webmasters over the years. We've never gone back and tried to "homogenize" everything, preferring instead to just let all of you see what we were doing, and how we were doing it (so to speak) at any given moment in time.