Lizard is a bondage enthusiast, with a lust for mental/emotional sadism, and neck rope. She began tying five years ago, at a rope share group known as The Knotting Circle, and since then, has aspired to be a lifelong student of rope.
Lizard gathers inspiration and knowledge from teachers, peers, and most notably, from the people that she ties. She is most well known for her innovative, “outside of the box” style of rope, which favors intention and adaptability over traditional aesthetics.
When teaching, Lizard draws from her experience on both sides of the rope, as well as her career as a healthcare professional. Her passion and sense of humor make for an engaging class while her adaptive approach to rope inspires creativity and encourages problem-solving.
Lizard believes in making rope education a collaborative effort between tops and bottoms. She encourages active participation and feedback from the people who are tied in her class, so that everyone may learn from varying experiences.
Native to the DC/Baltimore scene, Lizard has taught for rope events such as Ropecraft and Bound in Boston, as well as larger kink conventions like Dark Odyssey Winter Fire, where her “Bare Bones Bondage” class received high acclaim for making rope bondage “accessible” to everyone.
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Orannis, who likes to be called O (pronouns: she/her), identifies primarily as a masochist and submissive. She entered the scene 6 years ago, drawn to old-guard style BDSM, protocol, and edge-play/ordeal. She was a member of an “old-guard” inspired BDSM household based in Philadelphia for 5 years where she was trained in protocol, leather skills, and sadomasochistic play under the careful tutelage of her Madame, LolaDoe. She continues her training under her Master Rufio.
Although she has retained these interests her life changed when she was introduced to rope 4 years ago. Primarily a bottom, Orannis was drawn to rope for its ability to foster intense connection, offer unique challenges, and deepen headspace. She trained initially under Murphy Blue, with whom she studied primarily his style and the style of Naka Akira. She has since had the opportunity to tie, connect with and study under talented riggers from all over the world to include, but not limited to Naka Akira, Kazami Ranki, Tifereth, Aeolist, Honeybear, PrometheusV…
She is particularly excited about her work with Lizard, with whom she ties as well as co-teaches. Orannis works in healthcare and incorporates her professional knowledge into the classes she teaches. Currently, she is particularly interested in neurology and kink. She has also studied bioethics and hopes to bring her interests in social justice, feminism, and equity into her kink career (and life in general).
Orannis has performed at Nuit Des Cordes, Bondage-A-GoGo, and for Dark Odyssey and Ropecpaft. She is a NARIX alumnus. She currently serves as a staff member for Ropecraft where she is the head of medical.