When mouse thinks of that word, she envisions a ketchup bottle tipped and slowly being poured over a plate of french fries and Carly Simon singing in the background.
Yes, this mouse was truly a child of the 70s.
It occurred to mouse recently that often the anticipation of play and the emotional build-up is more exciting than the actual scene. This has happened a few times. Sorry Master but ya, there have been times where the build-up was better. Not knowing exactly what will happen is sometimes part of the danger of TTWD.
Sometimes knowing just a snippet or participating in scene prep is enough to send mouse into mental over-drive. Once in a while Omega will have mouse gather the supplies needed for a scene. He enjoys going for the shock value of some of those items. Like thumbtacks and sand paper. The first time mouse saw those come up on the list, she thought her head would explode. It was like...Thumbtacks...Sandpaper? He's lost his mind!
The sandpaper and thumbtacks can be used in many clever ways. But the thumbtacks, she's learned, are just for securing the sandpaper to objects. That said, he's tacked them to walls, chairs, the spanking bench...lots of places. Sometimes he'll ask for a specific number like 12 and three sheets of sandpaper. Sometimes he doesn't use them at all, instead taking the scene into a different direction all together (he likes using distraction like a magician uses slight-of-hand). He'll lead mouse into one thing and BAM...it's all different.
For mouse the anticipation is probably 75% of the scene, which goes along with 90% of BDSM is mental.
So, the anticipation factor can't be ignored. Even in the most spur-of-the-moment scenes where nothing is really planned for in advance and suddenly Master just has the 'urge' to be a little bad with mouse. The anticipation might only last for a few short minutes, but it's better when it can go on for a few days.