Category Archives: Six of the Best
Greetings old friends … Betimes the means that makes us strangers, or so said Willy the Shake … As we come up to the festive season I thought that I’d round off the year with a couple of shout-outs, some news and other minutia.
For those of you that are still looking for a few last minute stocking fillers here are a couple of great ideas … My good friends flopsy and Februs over at the Kilahara Library of Spanking Fiction have released seven brand new volumes of Christmas spanking stories … With a combined total of 222,500 words, there is probably something for everybody’s tastes amongst the collection … So I encourage you to cut along sharpish to LSF Publications Xmas Library and stuff your Christmas stockings with some of these last minute goodies.
Another equally enticing stocking-filler is the latest offering from Janus Worldwide who have published Encore Number 10 featuring 85 pages of full sized pictures (some hitherto never previously published) featuring the iconoclastic Nicola Redway and her equally beguiling partner-in-crime Priscilla Waters … the two young ladies appeared in two photo essays (Janus 23 and Janus 46) which are generally considered by genre aficionados as the finest adult schoolgirl spanking sets ever published … Be bold and treat yourself!!!
For the past year the WB2SU site has generally remained open as a repository for the collection of books and cartoons that make up the Woody Back to School Unit Saga … I would like to thank the many visitors who still stop by and rummage around the libraries and galleries … there’s lots to read and lots of original toons to view and its all ABSOLUTELY FREE and even better we keep the site COMMERCIAL FREE as well and that is how it will remain!!!
Before I close and return to a very fine Malbec that I am enjoying I’d just like to play tribute to a couple of sites that just manage to keep tirelessly contributing to the well-being and growth of the entire spanking community … Happy Christmas to Bonnie Burns at My Bottom Smarts , Hermione at Hermione’s Heart , D J Black at the Voice in the Corner , Valdor at The Spank Statement , Brushstrokes at The Spanking Spot , and, of course, finally to Mr Chross, enough said … Long may you all blog.
Of course no WB2SU round-up couldn’t include a shout-out to Our Man from Phuket, the legendary booze-hound and general Scouse Scallywag Dave Ell who I commissioned to draw the 100+ cartoons featured in the galleries and who I would HEARTILY endorse as a collaborator … This is one of my all time favorites and the full story surrounding Deborah’s unfortunate late night caning can be found in Library II in the volume aptly titled A Bedtime Beating , which as usual is ABSOLUTELY FREE … Please have a very safe and enjoyable festive season … Bottoms Up … RH
After nearly six months of being diverted by other projects and everyday life events I am pleased to announce that the Woody Gals are finally back in a brand new full-length yarn Volume 42 – The Final Flogging … As usual it features the latest adventures and misadventures of Debs Morton, Jojo Heyworth and the rest of the Woody Gang … Thrills, spills and the sounds of canes, straps and slippers rebounding off tautened navy blue gossamer bumbags abound … And you know what? … It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE just like everything else at the Woody Back to School Unit and what is even better we keep the whole site ABSOLUTELY COMMERCIAL FREE as well.
The new volume is also available for download in Library 1 from the main menu above and my personal favorite way for mobile viewing is on my iPad … just touch the pdf file anywhere towards the top of the screen and when the menu appears touch the icon in the top far right corner and it will ask you what browser you would like to open in (iBooks, kindle, nook etc).
Finally I would like to thank many old friends who have kept in touch and encouraged me to continue the saga … It has always been my intention to continue to write and publish new stories about the antics of the huge cast of characters that I have created over the years and I am actively in the process of writing Volume 43 of the saga so hopefully it will not be another six months before you hear from me again … However a few months ago I made a conscious decision to turn the blog into a repository for the body of written work that I have produced over several decades and as a library to house the many artistic endeavors that I have created in collaboration with the wonderful artist and downright drunken degenerate Scouser Dave Ell … btw Dave has several books of his own original works available over at his site.
So go ahead and download the latest book, cosy up with a nice refreshing bottle of Unoaked Chardonay or a fine Pinot Noir and ENJOY … Bottoms Up! … RH
My thanks to the guest who nominated our site for inclusion in the Spanking Spot’s Creative Site of the Year award category … My thanks, also, to Brush Strokes, the spanking scenes most eminent political pundit for hosting these prestigious and coveted awards and … Finally my congratulations to my fellow nominee’s who all have wonderfully creative sites and are some of the hardest working bloggers amongst our community.
Over the past year we transformed the Woody Back to School Unit site to become more of a repository for the ongoing saga, which is now comprised of forty-one volumes, (with more on the way) all collected in Library I, and numerous other Woody related stories stored in Library II … The galleries display in excess of one hundred original Woody cartoons that were created in collaboration with Dave Ell … Our intent is to continue to maintain and update the site as new Woody material and, or, other interesting spanking related material becomes available … So please continue to watch this space and remember that everything at the Woody Back to School Unit is completely original and ABSOLUTELY FREE and even better we keep the whole site ABSOLUTELY COMMERCIAL FREE as well.
I think that one of our successes this year was to modernize the look of the site and especially to make it more accessible and reader friendly on most portable devices and to make it work better with a wide variety of browsers … hopefully all our guests are enjoying a more satisfying reading experience on every available medium … if anybody has a problem with a particular browser or device let us know and we will try to rectify … Once again my thanks for the nomination … Bottoms Up! … RH
Hi Y’all … Although I now mainly use the blog as a repository for the forty-one full-length volumes of the Woody Back to School unit saga and as a gallery for the hundred plus original Woody Toons that I commissioned from my old mucker and general wine-soak Dave Ell I am still flattered by the considerable traffic the site continues to attract and I can assure you that I very much appreciate your visits.
Like most writers I enjoy receiving feedback about the books and am always more than happy to respond to questions regarding the saga so please don’t hesitate to leave comments and I will respond as soon as possible.
As usual I would like to thank the inimitable Bonny over at the legendary My Bottom Smarts for organizing LoL 7 and a big hi to everybody who is participating in this event.
Finally folks I am closing in on finishing the latest installment of the Woody Back to School Unit, “Volume 42 – The Final Flogging” so watch this space … as usual I am pleased to invite you to stay and have a good old rummage around the Libraries and Galleries … there’s plenty to look at and read and it’s all ABSOLUTELY FREE and even better we keep the site COMMERCIAL FREE as well … so kick-back and enjoy …. Bottoms Up! … RH
There is no better way to start the Labor Day weekend than to download the brand spanking new installment of the Woody Back to School Unit saga, ‘Volume 41 – Six Shades of Red’ featuring the latest adventures and misadventures of Debs Morton, Jojo Heyworth and the rest of the Woody Gang … Thrills, spills and the sounds of canes, straps and slippers rebounding off tautened navy blue gossamer bumbags are guaranteed … And you know what? … It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE just like everything else at the Woody Back to School Unit and what is even better we keep the whole site ABSOLUTELY COMMERCIAL FREE as well … Btw I am particularly thrilled by the smooth readability of the pdf files on my iPad (it’s ok on my iPhone as well but obviously a little smaller) … Just a late additional note, if you touch anywhere on the pdf file on an iPad and you get the ‘open in iBooks’ dialogue, try it out, it presents a perfect page view … any feedback on performance on other media would be greatly appreciated … So we cordially invite you to mix yourselves a Saturday Bloody Mary, kick-back and enjoy … Bottoms Up!!! … RH
The tradition of six of the best dates back to the halcyon days of the 19th century when flagellation was all the rage. The most famous dominatrix was Theresa Berkeley who ran a lucrative house of flagellation at 28 Charlotte Street in London. The majority of paying punters who pitched up at her boudoir were looking to get themselves ‘fladged’ with birches as their instruments of choice. However, she also played hostess to a number of floggers and she therefore retained several girls on her staff who were willing to bend over for a good thrashing. These famous London Flogging girls, such as Miss Ring, One-eyed Peg and Ebony Bet, could take dozens of strokes of the birch but complained that extended sessions with the cane took too long to recover from and reduced their business opportunities. Accordingly Berkley allowed visiting floggers’ six strokes per session at a fixed price if they chose to beat the girls with the Nilgiri canes she had imported from Eastern India so that her girls would be ‘fully recovered on the morrow’. Additional strokes could be purchased at increasing ad valorem duties.
In an obituary, published in the London Times, following her death in 1836 she was described as ‘Six of the Best Berkley’.
Learned authorities on the subject tend to concur with Berkeley. Deborah Morton, who is an internationally respected pundit on the subject, has authored several treatises on Corporal Punishment, including the widely read, ‘Why Six of the Best is Always the Best’ and ‘The Five-Minute Six’.
In the former article Miss Morton observes that a punishment caning is supposed to result in some considerable degree of discomfort without becoming debilitating. She acknowledges that three or four cuts of the cane are not really adequate and although painful they are a mere inconvenience. She observes that an extra two strokes was ample to fully get her attention and would result in the feeling that smoke was billowing out from beneath her skirt for several hours. She is convinced that six is the optimum number for a caning and, although she could undoubtedly absorb more strokes, to avoid any latent wriggling, squirming, hopping, rubbing or squeaking while going about her daily business, further strokes were unnecessary.
Another aficionado in the fine art of caning Claire Brooks agrees with Miss Morton’s findings that anything less than six hardly really amounts to much of a caning.
Recalling her first caning at the exclusive Dayton Manor boarding school she wrote, “Everything was extremely polite at Dayton. We communicated a lot through little notelets that we left in each other’s pigeon-holes. I still have my favorite invitation. I had been at the school just a few months when I found a pretty pink envelope placed in my box. I opened it expecting to be invited to a birthday feast or, better still, a polo match. The message inside was neatly hand written.”
“It read, ‘Dear Miss Brooks, You are invited to repair to the House Captain’s quarters to participate in a six o’clock swishing. Yours Faithfully, Monica Rodgers’. Even more bizarrely at the bottom she had written RSVP!”
“Monica Rodgers was a prissy little thing with pigtails and a really big snooter; we used to call her Monc the Conk behind her back, but receiving an invitation to participate in one of her six o’clock swishings was a little unnerving. She was rumored to be rather good with the stick.”
“I found Monc in a terrible tizzy. She said that I had a bad case of the dt’s and was getting her house a bad reputation. I couldn’t very well argue; I had taken up permanent residence in the detention room since I arrived at Dayton. She suggested we try a swishing.”
“I had no objection in principle to the suggestion. Ma always told me that she far preferred a swishing to writing boring lines or spending hours in the detention room. So I agreed we should give it a try. She bent me over the back of her sofa and gave me three hot ones, but we all know that is only half a caning, so I felt obliged to go back a few days later and get the other half.”
Miss Susan Lawton, a highly respected disciplinarian, offers the opinion that ‘women are born broad of beam and perfectly designed to absorb six of the best’. She also believes that a successful caning is a partnership.
It is the job of the martinet to make sure that the strokes land safely in the sweet spot of the upturned behind, avoiding dangerous wraparounds or unnecessarily painful high or low riders. It was recipient’s task to ‘put it up and keep it up’ and to present the target as high and steady as possible.
Susan Lawton also emphasizes the importance of the last stroke, commonly known in the disciplinary trade as ‘the Closer’. Having carefully applied the first five parallel tramlines across the fleshy crown of the rump the final stroke should be delivered diagonally across the existing strokes forming a five-bar gate.
Deborah Morton also offers the opinion that the duration of a caning is crucial and in the article ‘A Five Minute Six’, she extends the thesis that five minutes is the perfect timing for delivery of six of the best, writing, “First there should be a sixty second set-up where you are in position over the back of a straight-backed chair (or another appropriately selected furnishing) with your skirt neatly turned back. This might not seem long but I can assure you a lot goes through your mind when you’re head down, arse up for sixty seconds. The next phase is delivery of the actual whops. One every thirty seconds, which gives you sufficient time to experience the full cycle of each stroke. Finally we should be given another sixty seconds to gather ourselves before being given the release command. It is an extremely practical approach to caning and very fair on the recipient. We know exactly what to expect and there are no surprises.”
Most educational and reformatory institutions heeded Berkeley’s sage advice regarding six of the best and it became the tradition that British canings were limited to this magic number … So now ya know … Bottoms Up!!! … RH
Finally I have found a new look for the site that seems to work on desktop, laptop and mobile devices … I will slowly go back through some of the older posts and see if I can clean them up but mostly I am trying to make the new material as user friendly as I can … so if you have a particular device, or use a browser where the site is not looking good please let me know and we’ll see what we can do … I will also reinstate the blogroll as soon as I understand how this new theme works … Thanks from all of us at the WB2SU … Bottoms Up! … RH
My thanks our guests who alerted me that the pdf version of ‘Volume 40 – Bend Over and Touch Them’, published yesterday did not meet the normal high quality standards that the Woody Back to School Unit aspires to … this is now rectified as best as I can tell … my sincere apologies for the technical snafu.
Speaking of technology, as the Woody Back to School Unit saga moves inexorably towards its conclusion this blog will become more of a repository for the library of books and illustrations that we have presented over the past few years … I believe that there are three more books yet to be written which I estimate will be finished by the end of the year … Throughout this period I will more than likely continue to commission an occasional cartoon from Our Man in Phuket, the legendary wine-soak Dave Ell when a great spanking thought inspires me … but most importantly I intend to completely revamp the site so that it is better designed for all-media and most importantly to fit the growing ‘mobile’ requirement requested by many of my guests … I’m not certain how successful this new adventure will be but watch this space … in the meantime enjoy the latest book and if you find yourself with more time on your hands please feel free to kick back and have a good old rummage around the rest of the site … Bottoms Up! … RH
We are very pleased to take the opportunity to publish the latest edition of the Woody Back to School Unit Saga – ‘Volume 40 – Bend Over and Touch Them’, … as usual, in this latest volume our cast of heroines and villainesses remain up to their bumbags in their usual and sometimes very unusual shenanigans … the sounds of canes, straps, slippers and sundry other instruments from the Woody artillery rebounding off tautened navy blue gossamer bumbags continue to reverberate throughout the book.
Just a reminder that the complete collection of the forty full-length volumes that currently comprise the saga are always available in Library I, absolutely FREE for download in pdf format … so if you find yourself with some time on your hands feel free to kick back and have a good old rummage … Bottoms Up! … RH
I have long been a fan and contributor to the the Kilahara Library of Spanking Fiction which is very ably hosted by Februs, Flopsybunny and a team of diligent spanko volunteers … most recently they have begun to publish a periodic web-zine bearing the creative masthead ‘The Wellred Weekly’ … the WW is now at Issue Five and features a wide variety of spanking focused articles, news and interviews … this splendid new publishing venture has already attracted contributions from a representation of some of the grandee’s from the spanking writing and blogging community … hearty congratulations to Editrix-in-Chief, Flopsybunny for her hard work in bringing this magazine to fruition … the Woody Back to School Unit is pleased to show our appreciation by presenting Flopsybunny with the prestigious Six Red Bums Award for exceptional services to the international spanking community … Bottoms Up! … RH