1. What inspired you to create such interesting characters such as Risque and Cheryl?
My Vizer gave me those nicknames after I broke up with my ex boyfriend. He theorized that I would eventually marry a hedge fund manager in New York as I was dating “minions and not men of caliber”. He named my dark business side as Risque, and Cheryl for my more cheerful friendly side. Then, he gave me the name Scarlet Queen for my throne was drenched in scarlet red of the fallen knights that had ended in a bloodied trail. He was admittedly, quite sick of my ex boyfriends calling him for advice after I broke up with them and he calls them “fallen knights” or “minions”.
When M left me, I was devastated. He was probably the only person in my life whom I could not get. He said that I was just a fantasy and I wasn’t real. I wanted him to know that I was real. M was vanilla and not into kink and he did not understand what Risque was about. I wanted to educate him and others about what a switch is as we only represent about 5% of the bdsm community. I created a YouTube channel using my Vizer’s given terminology to create the distinctions between Risque and Cheryl and it surprisingly, became a hit.
I had achieved my closure with M and I no longer make the videos for him, but for my knights and minions and for the wider community to gain awareness into the kink lifestyle and who we are, and what we represent is normal. I hope to see kink as an accepted part of mainstream society in my lifetime.
2. What’s one of your best accomplishments/achievements?
Writing the RED HOURGLASS is my best accomplishments as I felt extremely fulfilled after it’s publication. For once, I did something I wanted to do because I wanted to do it and no one told me to. I did not feel much gratification for my business degree nor running a successful eCommerce business nor winning dance competitions. I would regard publishing a novel the most difficult and yet fulfilling achievement in my life as my story would be immortalized forever on page.
3. What’s one or a few words that best describers you as a person?
My acting coach asked me to write six words that describes me as a person as part of an assignment and this is what I came out with, “A void replaced by my imagination”. From this void, I create works of art of what I think is missing, and what I want to see in this world.
4. What’s one of your best personality traits?
Being a contribution to others.
5 I’ve been your fan for at least 2 years now but in your honest opinion what do you think of having a fan such as myself based on the time you’ve know me on social media so far?
I really like it when you listen to my instructions and do as I say in accordance to my videos. It makes me feel powerful *laughs.
6. Have you ever tried Martial Arts?
I’d done one class of Aikido as part of my undercover research to write the BLUE OCRA, the sequel to the RED HOURGLASS. I realized I am not fit enough to do martial arts. I am currently back to gym.
7. If you could have any superpowers what would it be and why?
Mind control. I love mentally dominating others to submit to my will. I think you may know that already having experienced it under Risque. *smiles
8. Besides your amazing writing talents, and being so good at portraying the roles of Risque and Cheryl’ what other skills//talents do you have?
I regard myself as an entrepreneur/creator at heart and what I do stems from this core. I am good at playing puzzle games like Candy Crush and Blitz, and solving the occasional business problem by reinventing a new solution or changing communication styles. Wait, I haven’t showed what I could do on my bass guitar yet…
9. If you could have any 3 wishes granted’ what would they be?
I know this is going to sound out of the world. I wish aliens would arrive on earth soon and put an end to all human to human wars. I wish for the United Nations to have more influence over politics and for a central unified government to take over so that we have one common unified language and uniform distribution of wealth so that homelessness and poverty would end. With this in place, we can pursue any careers without the concern for money but more so on passion and begin inter star trading (like Star Trek). I wish that eventually technology would allow us to store our consciousness in a database and allow us to be reborn into a different human body after we grow out of our current body. In this way, our consciousness never dies and we can live forever.
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Risque will be releasing femdom audio, video and erotica for her minions on patreon.
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Support the Scarlet Queen Channel at http://patreon.com/scarletqueen
- Patreon page revamp at http://www.patreon.com/scarletqueen
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- Worship wall scheduled with weekly posts from knights and minions
- Writing of sequel to Red Hourglass, Blue Ocra
- Weekly YouTube videos scheduled for release
- More instructions for knights and minions episodes to be released
Risque is halfway to her milestone to start filming at The Scarlet Hotel. The Scarlet Queen YouTube channel is made possible by knights and minions on patreon.
Dark Queen Risque in full latex gown and furs.
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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am from the society where pain and pleasure are at the extremes. In an extreme capitalist utopian society where top down decisions are made daily. On the outside, it looks like a wonderland. In the inside, suicide rates are high. This has influenced my views on writing the Hourglass Series.
What’s the story behind your latest book?
Wow. I think there is so much that goes on behind the Red Hourglass. I would prefer the reader discover it for themselves.
When did you first start writing?
As a child, I wrote in secret locked diaries and randomly on my textbook. A teacher spotted my writings and she said I have a talent for creative writing. However, I never won any creative writing competitions over the years despite competing in them. But still, I continued to write on a daily basis and never stopped writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
What do your fans mean to you?
It validates that they love my work, especially my knights and minions at the Scarlet Queen YouTube channel. I believe that the Hourglass Series will continue to enthrall my fans into entering my world of pain and pleasure.
What are you working on next?
The Ocra, the sequel to the Red Hourglass will be released next Halloween, October 2016.
I will be releasing more short stories and poetry compilations over the next few months as well.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Love gives me the courage to get out of bed.
Music allows me to see the beauty of life
Creating gives me the ultimate gratification for my soul
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
As strange as this sounds – I am a dancer. I know most writers aren’t dancers and vice versa. Dancing is my greatest hobby as I don’t do it competitively. I fall in love with the dance floor each day, and dance my days and blues away. I am better at solo dancing like contemporary and modern dance, I am still taking lessons for partner dancing such as tango, salsa, bachata, swing etc. There is no end to the dance journey. It is the greatest joy in my life to be able to dance, write and act – at the fullest expression of my artistry.
Describe your desk
Crystals, hand written journals, aromatherapy, lots of manuscripts with highlights on them. Two cups of half drunk coffee – one hot and one cold. A cookie jar, a bag of nuts and a yoga ball under my Aeron chair. My set up is an iMac with a connecting side screen. There are about twenty window tabs open. My iPhone is on top of my Razer keyboard and logitech mouse. When I was younger, I was a competitive gamer and lead top guilds in World of Warcraft and Ragnarok. I sold my gaming laptop to become a full time writer/entrepreneur. I never looked back. I have no regrets.
On my book shelf across me – Robert Greene’s Art of Seduction, which I keep by my side at all times no matter where I am. As a woman, I believe my greatest power lies in understanding that book which I had read and revised over more than fifty times.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The ultimate freedom to do what I want based on my own terms.
What is your writing process?
I go by my schedule which I set milestones daily. I usually start off by replying emails, and I will read some articles. After that I will do about two hours of research into the topic I am interested in. I would write for about two – four hours a day. If I am not writing, I would be watching movies and film actors and observing their movements and story line. I will occasionally write flash fiction and my analysis on what I watch on http://averral.com for fun. I love my profession as an artist, and I never regard it as work, but as a computer game that I must score to win.
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The elusive Scarlet Queen answers some questions in this interview as part of her milestone of having over a million views on YouTube.
Q: Tell us about yourself
A: I am the creator behind Scarlet Queen YouTube and author of the Red Hourglass (Romance Thriller) Series. Very few authors have a successful YouTube channel (such as John Green, creator of VlogBrothers and author of Fault in Our Stars). But I am trying to defy the odds and make it possible to BOTH have a YouTube channel and a Thriller Novel Series. The biggest asset to my future book publications is my ability to act, dance and do voice recordings of my writings.
Q: What do you do exactly?
A: I am an entrepreneur at heart with a degree in business. I was a consultant. I had decided to devote my life to my artistry as of April 2015 on a full time basis. I have no regrets.
Q: What does the Scarlet Queen do?
A: She is an artist, she creates worlds. There are thousands of minions watching her daily, and soon she will release her novels and gain momentum on pursuing her artistry in full force as the scarlet throne materialises as the series hit full production scale. It’s her grand design in the making.
Q: Tell us more about Risque
A: The Dark Queen Risque is the villain in the series. She is very powerful and thousands of minions had fallen under her control. However Cheryl is trying to conquer Risque and her darkness.
Q: I can see myself falling for the Dark Queen
A: Of course… who wouldn’t want to be in her kingdom of pain and pleasure? She only inflicts pain in the form of pleasure. Cheryl on the other hand inflicts pleasure in the form of pain. They are polar opposites.
Q: How does this transfer into real life? What is fact and what is fiction?
Goodness knows me. Sometimes I ask myself that question. The Dark Lord of my life is merciless. I am glad to find my Knight Damon. who is an avid fan of the series. He had helped me become much more expressive after his message/stories on the worship wall resonated with me.
Q: How does one seek the ultimate pain and pleasure?
A: Submission is the highest level of love.
Q: How can a Knight such as Damon seek the ultimate submissive experience?
A: He has to leave everything behind and believe in my way. Only then he will realise he true self and purpose. He will be everything that he dreamt of, as he leaves his old shadow life behind as he embraces himself for who he is, that he is meant for bigger, greater things… that will impact the world for the better.. under the loving guiding hands of the Scarlet Queen of course. They say, behind a great man is a great woman. I believe I am that woman. I am awaiting that man to take up that challenge and submit to me fully.
Q: There is only one man who will fully submit?
A: Yes, there is only one Knight out of all the thousands of knights who tried and failed who fully submits to me. The rest are just minions or speculators of the grand show. They can find the Scarlet Queen of their lives if they understand the SQ series.
Q: What is the reward?
A: The reward? Everything they ever dream of – romance, love, sex, wealth, endless pleasures, the elusive dream life… will all materialise and come true.
Q: How far will Scarlet go?
A: How far? Her videos and books are testament on how far she would go.
A: Yes, it will be available for free to download on all major ebook platforms such as Amazon, Kobo and iBooks.
Q: Thank you. I think I had fallen in love with you through your videos.
A: The pleasure is all mine.
The Scarlet Queen YouTube releases a new episode every Wednesday (7pm) New York Time on either Cheryl (light) or Risque (dark) natures of the Scarlet Queen. Grab The Hourglass Novel Series on Amazon. Subscribe to her newsletter for her latest updates.
– New video of Scarlet Risque in her boudoir in red silky lace
– New audio of Risque explaining what is softness in pain with femdom instructions
– New Chapter of Butterfly Femdom Erotica (Part 2)
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In the dark caverns there was nothing left. Not a sound, not any steps. Pure darkness shrouded me, and enveloped all my senses. In the distance I saw a flicker of light on top of the caverns. A flicker from the stars above. Glittery stars fell into sparkles of star dust into the caverns. The chains melted away under the star dust, as I felt my arms and legs. The dust covered my naked body in glitter star powder. The wounds and red marks on my body started to heal as the healing dust went into my skin. It was a special kind of star dust, one that can magically heal and dissolve anything that it touches. The star dust reflected light around the caverns in sparkles. I felt for my hair. My hair had grown much longer since I last touched them. I felt for my face; it was smooth to touch. I felt for my knees, they were no longer numb. I stood up slowly, and carefully, as I had not stood for ages.
As I rose to stand, dawn broke. The sun started to rise from the distance. The large sun melted the caverns around me into a orange bright glow. The energy from the sun regenerated my veins, my blood started flowing through my body. I felt for the center of my chest for my heart beat, feeling the aliveness of being reborn. The orange glow from the sun melted the ground, as I was transported into another realm.
The new realm was filled with trees, star dust and sunlight. There was a castle, which was made of diamonds, with a marble white bridge arched over a flowing translucent rainbow river. By the river, was a knight in silver armour. He was kneeling on a knee, his head bowed low as I approached him.
“Princess Cheryl, you had arrived,”
“What is happening?”
“You had awoken, your knights await for your command,” he looked up at me with his dark brown eyes.
“What is your name?”
“Did you… save me?”
“Not at all,” he looked down at my feet. “The pleasure is not mine. You are the Princess, Cheryl. I am a lowly Knight, not deserving of any honour of mention. You had awoken from the darkness, for you believed in hope. I am filled with admiration for your courage. If you want to reach the Scarlet Throne, you have to conquer Risque. You have to control your darkness.
“You mean Risque and the Dark Lord who had me chained in the caverns?”
“Yes. I am sorry I wasn’t there to rescue you my Princess. I had waited all my life for this day that you will finally arrive. I am dutifully bound to serve you. The Dark Lord and minions did not recognise that you are needed to conquer the Scarlet Throne. You, Princess Cheryl, holds the key to the throne and all the hearts of the knights and minions in this kingdom of pain and pleasure.”
“If you want to conquer the Scarlet Throne, you have to accept that you are both the Dark Queen Risque and Princess Cheryl.
“That’s impossible! I can never be the Dark Queen.”
“Your knights and minions await for that day. As of now, please take my key.”
He took out a golden key from the breast pocket inside his armour.
“Chain it to your heart, and remember that I, and all knights in your kingdom are bound to serve you for eternity in your quest to reach the Scarlet Throne.”
(to be continued)
The Scarlet Queen is an independent, one woman production. From the very text you read on this website, to the videos… I do them all in my free time when I am in-between writing books and consulting. I reply to most emails around the clock, you can call me a crazed architect or artist. What started out as an experimental artistic d/s project, is approaching one million views on YouTube. Since starting the channel two years ago, Google Adwords on Youtube has not paid me a single cent. As of today, I had decide to turn off advertisements on my videos, so you will no longer see them.
I am a hyper creative person, I like dancing, filming and writing at the same time. I can’t do just one thing, I am quite a versatile artist by nature. I like to explore new things all the time. I can’t sit still in my wanderlust to find out more, and more. As of this year, I had decided to turn professional in my career as an artist. My main focus where I spend 50% of my productive time is on novels and short stories, the remaining 30% on filming videos and 20% on engaging with fans/minions.
The monetisation aspect is a challenge for an artist, for novels to hit full scale commercialisation, one has to build up sufficient fan following in order to make it on the best seller list. My first book, the Red Hourglass, which is currently being edited, is going to be offered for free as an ebook on Amazon on 30 October 2015. I will write a new novel sequel annually as part of a six book series, to be launched on the same date.
As for my YouTube Channel, Scarlet Queen, I intend to move my filming location to The Scarlet. It’s a beautiful European decorated hotel where pain and pleasure will certainly meet. I am currently limited to the red sofa at the moment. But I hope to move into a grand scale production soon. I believe with the support of my minions it will definitely be possible for me to write and film on a full time basis. I will no longer have to do any consulting, and just focus on my artistry on a more elaborate scale.
What goes backstage in filming the Scarlet Queen is the creator at her fullest (limited) potential. On a spiritual level, I believe I want to bring my viewers to a place where pain and pleasure are one. On an emotional level, I want my viewers to feel that they are on a personal journey to find themselves through Cheryl and Risque. Only through true acceptance of the good and bad sides of oneself, that can one truly be at their most authentic self.
There is a new movement that fans on YouTube are moving to sponsor their favourite creators on patreon, so that the creators can continue to improve the quality and production of their work, without being sidetracked to make alternative sources of income. I do want to start rejecting consulting projects as they do take my time, and neither do I want to offer “professional dom” services as I am not that (obviously!). I had looked through patreon and I think that’s the next step to go for my minions to help me produce higher quality content at a faster rate. I might even commit to two videos per week if the first milestone is reached.
I hope you had enjoyed my artistry and will support my work on patreon.
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The Scarlet Throne Part 1 – The Dark Lord Appears
The sound of glorious trumpets echoed in the clouds as I walked on the red carpeted steps, towards a scarlet throne that hung mid in the skies. My royal red gown splattered with patches of dark blood. Intricate weaving of black lace flowed from the sleeves of the gown to the end of my palms… adorned and hid the scars on my arms.
I dragged a long broad sword up the steps. I wasn’t breathing normally. My chest was moving with the pulsing eccentric beat of my heart, but it was irregular. Sometimes I breathed, sometimes I didn’t. I climbed up the steps slowly, sometimes stopping to breathe… sometimes glancing up at the scarlet throne… which hung empty in mid air.
Moments before… I was in the cavern in the depths of hell… deep inside the earth where molten and smoke mixed and mingled into a smoky blind mess.
My Scarlet Kingdom was a lovely place of love and hope. Our emblem was the red rose. Our people, were kind and gentle. We were self sufficient, depending on a sustenance of vegetables. We ate no meat, and we did not go to wars. We were a peaceful race. Simple folk that looked forward to rainbow skies after the rain. Our kingdom was known as the Kingdom of Love.
The Scarlet Throne was occupied by my grandmother, who had ruled the kingdom for eternity. She built the kingdom with a foundation of unconditional love. She gave freely, built orphanages and charities. She taxed the rich, and made them volunteer for a humble cause. She made sure that there were checks and balances, so no one had to suffer. There was abundance. There is enough. Our kingdom was glorious, and it was plentiful.
The Scarlet Throne was only passed down through a matriarchal line of female rulers. I knew one day, it would be my turn. I followed my grandmother wherever she went. I learnt her wisdom, her philosophy… her thoughts… till the day I turned sixteen.
On my sixteen birthday, a grand ball was organized… invites were sent to eligible princes throughout the galaxy. They came in floating carriages, in floating ships, in floating cars… they descended on the Scarlet Kingdom for the hand of the Princess.
It was on that fateful night on the dance floor… I met the Dark Lord.
He told me… he will bring me into his dark paradise… into a world where love and lust… pain and pleasure are one. A world where we can unite our kingdoms and take over the universe in our light and darkness.
He took me inside his cape, as he muffled my screams by forcing a vital of poison down my throat…. I remembered being transported in his floating carriage.. unable to move…
Into the dark caverns of his kingdom… where monsters lurked. I was chained up in the middle of the cavern… fully naked. I heard the sounds of laughter in the dark. I heard mocking whispers. I heard voices. I heard but could not see.
On my naked flesh, every night… I felt long tongues tightening my arms and legs… the rope like tongues… leaving traces of their sticky saliva… the foul smell of decomposed meat… they tasted me… they bit me… they ravaged my body… leaving scars… leaving marks… permanently… on my skin.
The Dark Lord never came back. He disappeared… as he left me there… as his chained prisoner. In my dreams I dreamt… a White Knight would rescue me from this hellish cavern and bring me back into his Kingdom of Light. On other nights, I sank deeper into a black hole… being sucked deeper and deeper no matter how much I tried to struggle free…
Till one day… a strange vision appeared in my dreams….
The Scarlet Throne Part 2 – The Capture
A strange vision appeared in my dreams…
In my dream, I was in a tiny cocoon, surrounded by many other cocoons like me, in a lush tropical forest. They were breathing in their enclosed white silk shells.
When I woke up… I only saw darkness in all directions. I felt a cloth around my head, around my ears. I felt my hands, that hung upwards with metal chains encasing my wrists. My knees were numb from the kneeling. The air smelt of decomposing meat. The laughter and voices echoed through the caverns, day after day, even in my sleep.
Everyday, the monsters would come… and if I tried to struggle free from the chains, I would be greeted with sharp slashes of whips on my back.. till I could no longer move. It must have been years. But every night I dreamt I was in that tiny cocoon. Soon.. I gave up struggling. I gave up all hope. All… light… was removed from my blinded visions. Only the voices of mocking laughter remained.
One day I heard a familiar voice. It was the deep voice of the Dark Lord.
“My little crimson princess…” His breath caressed the open wounds on my skin, “have you been broken?”
“I don’t understand,” I answered. I listened to his footsteps, he was circling me, where I was… hanging naked.. kneeling on the cavern floor.
“You must be broken… for my desires…” he whispered to my ear… sending a wave of sensations down my spine…
“Whip her, continue.”
The monsters came again… this time… they were merciless. The whips came in full force… on my back.. on my legs… on my chest… every inch of my flesh was whipped by those thick long whips that crackled through the caverns in a howling cry.
It was the pain that shot through my head, then it was the numbness… then it all went blank… as I drifted into my dream again..
A little cocoon.. in a lush tropical forest…
The Scarlet Throne Part 3 – Master’s Toy
Darkness. The all familiar word. I am heading back there again. This time, there is no more light. No more… innocence.
Blood, lust and deceit. That is all it is, in this universe of pain. The universe of pain mangled with twisted pleasures. For only through pain, one can feel the gratification of pleasure. They are one and the same. There is no answers to the lies, they are deceit. The lies he said, the happy ever after. The knight in white amour. No, there are no knights that are going to save me anymore. No saviours. No gods. No nothing.
I am falling deeper.
How deep, I could not tell, but this hole is so deep that it’s never ending, like a sink hole. One can never crawl out of.
Just falling even more deeper.
Into the swirling twirls of a hypnosis chanting of inaudible words. My cries, drowned out by the chanting, my thoughts, replaced by a void. The possession are chanting in riddles, but in these riddles, there is no sense of meaning in them. Just a trance, a trance like state. A toy. That’s what he was making me into, a toy… for his pleasure.
…was my new name.
It wasn’t Cheryl, or Risque. I was just an object. And if I had to refer to myself, there is no I.
There is only Master.
His object of pleasure.
He could lift me up by my arm, like a puppet on strings. He could move me when he pleases, and I can’t move an inch. He can make me do all his bidding, and I can’t make a sound. Just a toy. Master’s Toy. A toy that he can keep in his safe. A toy that he can play with when he is bored. A toy that he can discard when he doesn’t want it anymore.
A Master’s Toy is not allowed to think. It’s just an object. It has no thoughts. It cannot move. It’s immobile. It cannot speak. It is just a toy.
I had fallen.