No, I'm not talking about the motorized, revolving-blade wind machines--although, considering Minnesota has already had several 90+ degree days, those gadgets do probably deserve a round of applause!
No, I'm referring to people who are fans, who get out and support their favorite sports team, or religiously watch their favorite TV show, or buy everything from their favorite author and go to book signings, etc. Where would J. K. Rowling and the latest Harry Potter movie adaptation be without a faithful fan following? (On a side note--Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince looks like it's going to be setting all kinds of box office records before it's done!)
Unfortunately, being a fan doesn't necessarily help scratch that spanko itch. I may enjoy watching, oh, Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV--and I do, as past posts have indicated--but, outside of one reference over the course of the TV series, spanking is not well represented in the Buffyverse.
That's where the fans come in.
Thankfully, there are many spankos among the hordes of "Buffy" fans, and many of them are very talented. So, while the TV series may be a spanking wasteland, fan fiction abounds and, with some diligent searching, one can track down and discover story lines where Angel spanks Buffy, or Spike spanks Buffy, or Buffy spanks Willow, or Buffy spanks Dawn, or Tara spanks Willow, or Xander spanks Cordelia, or Giles spanks Buffy, Faith, and Kendra, or any number of other permutations.
Of course, this isn't limited to "Buffy"--name your favorite TV show, and there are probably spanking stories out there written by other fans.
There are also many talented artists among those faithful followers, so it's entirely possible that there are some wonderful fan art spanking scenes, as well.
Which, in a very round-about way, brings us back to a subject I've examined in recent posts--namely, those ageless teens, Archie, Betty and Veronica of Archie Comics.
I posted a couple of spanking pictures that took place in the comic over the years, but clearly that limited number just wasn't enough for fans of the book. I've gathered up a few of their renditions for your viewing pleasure.
The title of the above drawing is "Spanking Betty"--which is odd, since blonde-haired Betty seems to be noticeably absent, and the spanking is being delivered to Veronica's upturned bottom. That's fine with me--Veronica is a spoiled rich girl who needs all the spanking she can get! For reasons best known to the artist (used up all his yellow color on the chair and couldn't get out to the art supply store?), pony-tailed Betty is sporting an orange dye-job (and a few other enhancements, and the "spanking" in "Spanking Betty" is obviously meant as an adjective, and not a verb. That's fine with me, too--she looks anxious to use that riding crop, and I think it's safe to say she owes Veronica a few whacks.
The next drawing harkens back to one of the actual spanking scenes in the comic book:
We know that Veronica's dad, Mr. Lodge, isn't above applying the parental palm where it'll do the most good, and the stacks of bills certainly do a good job of establishing what this scene is all about. It's a very good rendition of Veronica's Dad, too. If I have one quibble with the drawing, it would have to be with the....well.....boobage. There's really no reason for it. I've been spanking ladies of all shapes and sizes for over 20 years now, and I believe I can safely say that not once did I ever smack their bottom and have their bra fly off. It detracts from an otherwise very good spanking drawing. You almost get the feeling that the whole purpose of the drawing, in fact, is to expose Veronica's upper frontals, and the spanking is secondary--which is too bad.
The following artwork is maybe the best of these three:
I have two more pieces of Archie artwork to share, but I'm going to save those for the next post, so consider this to be a big "To Be Continued" sign hanging here.....
The character depictions are excellent. While nothing in the drawing says explicitly that this is Betty and Veronica, they're easily recognizable. Veronica seems to be channelling Bettie Page, and Betty is shown to her best advantage and in a position that male readers have wanted to see her in for years.