Simploring 2019 (105) Furillen

The name “Furillen” might sound familiar for many people in Second Life who like to explore this virtual world. Furillen.org is the website of Serene Footman where you find information about Serene’s outstanding places in Second Life. All of there creations have a strong connection with places in the physical world, places that not many people know or can get to easily. And these places always have something mysterious and a particular atmosphere.

Serene’s first creation was Furillen (at least as far as I know) and I visited it back in 2016, Of course I wrote a blogpost about it and I will add it below. And now Furillen is back! This gives those who missed seeing it the opportunity to discover and explore it. And for others it is very enjoyable to see it again.

Furillen October 2019: landing loint (upper left) / in the office (lower left) / in the hotel (upper right) / in the factory (lower right)

I’m not sure if the whole sim is exactly the same as in 2016. For example I can’t remember the dining table on the roof terrace of the old plant site. But perhaps I missed it during my visit in 2016. I recognized a lot though.

Impressions of Furillen October 2019 – upper right shows the dining place on the roof terrace of the factory

 

I recommend to read Serene’s text about Furillen at his website Furillen.org before visiting. Knowing the background about Furillen makes the visit even more interesting.

Here’s my blogpost from 2016…

Furillen in Second Life

Saturday, November 5th, I looked up the SL destination guide and came across Furillen. Somehow the name rang a bell, but more about this later. The description read very tempting for me “Furillen depicts an island off the north-east coast of Sweden containing abandoned industrial builds that were once part of a former limestone factory. Remote, bleak and beautiful, this is a Second Life photographers haven.”
Once I arrived at Furillen and saw the cold, snowy, dismal island with the ruins of a former insudstry, I began to do some research about Furillen.

Furillen (older spelling Furilden) is an island in Rute on the northeast coast of Gotland, Sweden. For most of the 20th century, there was a limestone industry on the island until it was closed to the public by the Swedish military in the 1970s–90s, when radar installations became operational. The north part of Furillen is a nature reserve and a Natura 2000 area. Since 2000, the old factory buildings from the limestone industry have been used as hotel and conference venues by the Fabriken Furillen (the Furillen Factory) company, owned by photographer and entrepreneur Jonas Hellström. He started out using the abandoned factory and its surroundings as a backdrop for commercials and rock videos. (source Wikipedia)

November 5th – Furillen in Second Life: Arrving at Furillen

There’s a website about this sim furillen.org and I recommend visiting it first. The following information is en excerpt taken from furillen.org. The sim is owned and was created by Serene Footman in Ocotber 2015. Serene is an university professor in the UK in RL and the author of several books. “I originally ventured into Second Life as a researcher. I have always found creative sims to be the most compelling aspect of Second Life. By creating Furillen, I wanted to provide an environment in which photographers and Second Life wanderers would feel welcomed and inspired.
The virtual Furillen was designed to retain some of the most distinct and recognisable features of the real Furillen: the airstream, the tree line and pier, for example, together with the large slag heaps that still exist as a reminder of the old quarry. In addition, there are several buildings, the main being a hotel that – on the virtual Furillen – doubles up as an art space with a series of rooms featuring minimalist installations.


Furillen became quite a social space. It is, especially, a place for photographers. Serene has also staged events over the past year, most memorably those devoted to Bowie, Radiohead and Pink Floyd – and it is the Pink Floyd event that rang a bell for me. I’ve visited Furillen before together with Mistress Jenny during this event, not konowing about the background of Furillen. You can read in this blog about the Pink Floyd event in the article “Pink“.
It is amazing how perfectly Serene succeeded in making the virtual Furillen looking similar to the real island as you can see when you compare the pictures from wikipedia with the pictures taken in Second Life – chapeau! One of the old buildings is used for exhibitions and right now there’s an exhibition called “Birds” with photographs from Laura.


I roamed over the island and climbed on the structures and was impressed how intense you feel to be in a real abandoned industry ruin. The highlight of my visit was the hotel which is placed just behind the tree line. The tree line looks really misplaced on this island in this dismal environment but is also just reflecting the real Furillen. In the hotel each room is a different piece of art, mostly surreal and a heaven for photograhers.

November 5th – Furillen in Second Life: The hotel behind the tree line

I know I am by far not the first writing about Furillen. There’s a long list of articles on furillen.org. Nonetheless I wanted to keep something for this diary and to inspire others to have a look at Furillen. Thank you so much Serene for providing this sim to the public!

end of my original post 2016 about Furillen (I only updated the landmark)

Thank you so much Serene for bringing back Furillen. I enjoyed my (re-)visit at lot!

Link to my original post Furillen in Second Life
https://themaurers.me/2016/11/08/furillen-in-second-life/
Landmark to Furillen
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Arcole/163/117/23
Flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/furillen/
Serene’s website furillen.org
https://furillen.org/
Furillen entry in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furillen

Diary 2019 (158) October 7th/8th Family days

Mistress Jenny and I had a relaxed start into the week on Monday, October 7th. We met in the afternoon and noticed that Suzie (suziegirl1999) was present at our home. She stayed there although she wasn’t restricted to stay. We took her with us to Heavy Bondage Club where we first caught up with our mutual news. Luci (Luci Glendale) showed up at Heavy Bondage Club and knelt next to us. Obviously we attracted a some attention as it became a busy hour with quite some IMs and applications to Mistress Jenny and me.

October 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Suzie and Luci at Heavy Bondage Club (upper left) / with slave Flo, slave Gwend and Luci at Mesmerize Dungeon (right) / and with Luci at club DeLust (lower left)

At night we went to Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Flo and slave Gwendi and Luci joined as there again. We chatted and had some banter, we watched what was going on. For me it was enjoyable also because Mistress was with me. We returned home and played a round of greedy, then slave Flo and slave Gwendi left us to go to bed. Mistress Jenny and I went to club DeLust with Luci for a short while. When it was time for us to retreat as well I brought Luci home and leashed her next to slave Gwendi’s cell. Mistress and I had some time of togetherness and that’s it already for Monday.

Tuesday afternoon, October 8th, Mistress and I spent most of our time in the afternoon helping Suzie with her RR vixen cuffs. I added our script to them so that we can help her in case that she gets into trouble. Suzie is still quite new and has to learn a lot mainly about how things work technically. After we had finished teaching her, Mistress and I went to club Domme a Domme for a bit.

October 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Suzie at home and at club Domme a Domme

When we returned inworld at night, Angelique, slave Flo and slave Gwendi were playing greedy together. She were just finished when we joined them. And as we were already at the game tables, Mistress desired playing a skipee – slave Gwendi won it.
We visited Lochme and watched a bit what was going on at the slut platform there and then moved on to Mesmerize Dungeon.

October 8th: Mistress Jenny, Angelique and Diomita with slave Flo and slave Gwendi at home (upper left) / playing skipee (middle left) / at Lochme (right) and at Mesmerize Dungeon (lower left)

Suzie joined us at Mesmerize Dungeon and while we watched what was going on there (there was really some main chat again) I taught Suzie a bit more about poses and the usage of the RR cuff set. slave Gwendi learned that we don’t like her or any slave to curse. She got gagged for this mistake and I added “no cursing” to the set of rules that she slaves hear at home like a permanent radio programm.  Due to another little incident I also added a rule that the slaves shouldn’t address Angelique with “Miss” … the set of rules get longer and longer *winks.
Last but not least, Mistress and I had some time for ourselves before we went off to bed and Mistress allowed me to lick her and to satisfy my addiction to her, to her scent and to her taste.

Simploring 2019 (104) Fox Road

I cam across Fox Road looking up a place for a simploring tour at scoop.it SL Destinations. The landmark description is inviting “Fox Road was designed with love, for pleasure from rough nature. All are welcomed to hangout, explore, or spend time here.

Fox Road – overview

Fox Road is a moderate homestead owned by lu (Vertiline Colter). It consists of two parts that are connected by a wooden bridge. The smaller part is a piece of land at the foot of mountains. It is used as a showroom for lu’s store Little Fox, that provides female apparel. The main part, where you also land, is and island and it is dedicated just to pleasure. It is coined by a rough nature. There are some huts. On a high plateau is a former event or fair place, that looks as if it was abandoned long ago.

Impressions of Fox Road (1)

A former greenhouse is now a cosy place full of decorations and plants. There are more places at Fox Road just to chill and enjoy. At the water tower is a tent with a bed and instead of a beach you can sit on a wooden deck overlooking the sea.

Impressions of Fox Road (2) – the Showroom, the old fairy place and in the greenhouse

What might keep in my memory are 2 groups of 3 chairs. They are placed twice on the highplateau and standing there in the rough environment almost out of the blue makes them kind of art.

Impressions of Fox Road (3)

Fox Road is a place to chill, a place to enjoy a quite natural environment. Nothing there is overdesigned, it’s rural and simple (except of the chairs of course). I enjoyed my visit and exploring it. I always appreciate when business is combined with an extra. Thank you very much lu (Vertiline Colter) for sharing your place with the public. I had a good time.

Landmark to Fox Road
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meropis/101/111/21
Little Fox on SL Marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/160772

Diary 2019 (157) October 6th – A full and varied Sunday

Sunday, Ocotber 6th, I went on a longer simploring tour in the later morning. I enjoyed some time for myself and took full advantage of it, not only by taking many pictures but also by just sitting and enjoying the creativity of people in Second Life.

When I returned home, slave Gwendi and Luci were inworld and I decided to see them before I had to log for lunch. I was about entering our house when Becky (igagi) showed up there. She was tied up from her toes to her hip in a hobble skirt and could hardly move. It took her a while to get to slave Gwendi, Luci and me. I chatted with the slaves and I added an armbinder to Becky’s outfit. Yes, that looked much better already.

October 6th: Diomita at home with Luci Glendale, Becky (igagi) and slave Gwendi

When I returned inworld in the afternoon, Becky and slave Gwendi were still (or again) at home. And Kitty was inworld at Psi’s realm. She was up brigt and early! I went to our house and wanted to take slave Gwendi and Becky with me to Psi’s realm, but slave Gwendi had to leave for RL, hence I went with Becky. But before I took her with me, I tightened her restraints and gagged her. Thus she was my helpless leash candy.

October 6th: Diomita meeting with Kitty (left) at Psi’s realm with Becky (at my leash) and Jammy (navanaxsacratus)

It was quite full at Psi’s realm and Kitty was leashed to the wall. She was having fun and there was really much going on so that it was hard to follow, in particular in the beginning. Sara (Sare Piers, who I usually teasingly refer to as Baroness Capelo’s sister) and Kitty had fun with eachother and this time Kitty had ended tied up. I stayed at Psi’s until Kitty had to leave, then I returned home with Becky and waited for Mistress.

October 6th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita catching up at home while Becky helplessly watches

I had not much time left for this afternoon but it was enough to catch up with Mistress and to fill her in about my night before and about my Sunday so far. I always miss Mistress Jenny, when she’s prevented to be inworld together with me. It felt good that we had at least a bit of time together.

At night Mistress Jenny was also not inworld. I met with Angelique and slave Gwendi at home and we talked about two new activities of Angelique. She might attend another maid training programm, a more personal education. And she intends to help out at a fetish club for nylons, foot worship and femdom working there at the bar or dancing for guests. The club is named NylonKiss and we went there and got a short tour by Angelique. A few days later it turned out that Angelique won’t work there…..

October 6th: Diomita and Angelique with slave Gwendi at home and at NylonKiss

Back home we played a round of greedy until slave Flo came inworld. She had a reward open from the night before and she got her reward – a rid on her beloved pony Bronco. Sometimes the oldest toys are the best! Flo enjoyed her ride and Angelique, slave Gwendi and I watched her fun. Before I locked slave Flo’s chastity belt again, slave Gwendi cleaned slave FLo’s soaking paradise.

October 6th: Diomita and Angelique watching slave Flo’s fun ride together with slave Gwendi

Finally, when slave Flo and Angelique had went off to bed quite early, I took slave Gwendi to Mesmerize Dungeon and we weren’t there for long when slave slut cecy came inworld and could join us there. Moon (Moondog Merlin) came by and we  chatted about this and that and in the end about the puzzle cage at Stonehaven and about old times. Moon had even a mesh model of Stonehaven. It was fun to just think we could revitalize it. In fact, the good memories stay what they are – memories. It was great seeing slave slut cecy again for a bit longer and we talked in private a bit (and I teased her).

October 6th: Diomita at Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Gwendi and slave slut cecy .. talking with Moon

Time flies by quickly when you have fun and it was already midnight when we returned home. By that time Suzie (suziegirl1999) had come inworld but it was too late to start anything. As opposed to I set fair timers on her cuffs and allowed her to enjoy her bondage and to return whenever she wants to. And that’s it about a full and varied Sunday

Diary 2019 (156) October 5th – A full and varied Saturday

Saturday, October 5th, I went to Heavy Bondage Club in the afternoon and met Luci Glendale again. She happily came to me and knelt at my side and she was eager to get tied up again. Luci offered to me to get into the slave uniform, that she saw the night before at our party and I accepted. She was just getting into it when Mistress Jenny came inworld. I returned home and told Luci to come to our sim and to wait there for me and Mistress Jenny.

October 5th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Luci at Mesmerize Dungeon / Diomita with Luci and Suzie

Mistress Jenny and I caught up with our mutual news and luckily Mistress also allowed me to get my fix which was overdue…. thank you, Mistress. We went seeing Luci and she had changed into the venus corset and had chosen blue, a nice outstanding colour. Mistress and I took her to Mesemrize Dungeon for a bit, until Mistress Jenny had to leave to tend to her RL.
I returned to Luci after Mistress had left and soon after Suzie (Suziegirl1999) was also kneeling next to me. Suzie is another friend of slave Gwendi and had attended the Firday night party the day before. I began to take care of her and told her to get the right gear. When I had to leave for dinner I left Luci and also Suzie tied up at home.

October 5th: Diomita with Luci at home / Diomita with slave Flo, slave Gwendi and Luci at the Stonehaven patio at home

At night just Luci was inworld and at home. I once again took Luci to Heavy Bondage Club and stayed there with her for about half an hour. slave Flo joined us there. When slave Gwendi came inworld I took Luci, Flo and Gwendi home to our Stonehaven patio.
I had plans…. I placed slave Gwendi and Luci with a spreader bar at our slut platform – and I removed the shields of their chastity belts. That took a while until I got it done the way I had planned. After all of this “work” I sat down and asked Flo if she wanted to earn a ride on pony Bronco and of course she wanted!

October 5th: Diomita enjoying the show – slave Flo teasing, licking and making slave Gwendi and Luci cuming

Her assignment was simple … get slave Gwendi and Luci to beg for an orgasm. I sat down and enjoyed the show and of course slave Flo succeeded and got them begging.. both of them. Generous as I am I granted them to cum. slave Flo’s ride on pony Bronco was postponed to the next day as it had become late for her already. I locked the chastity belts again and helped slave Gwendi and Luci to get down form our slut platform.
slave Flo went off to bed … and we got another visitor, Madoka Kawabata. How nice. We chatted for a wihle and I have to admit that slave Gwendi and Luci both behaved very well. After Madoka had left, I took the two to Mesmerize Dungeon to wind down for a bit.

October 5th: Diomita and Madoka with slave Flo, slave Gwendi and Luci at the Stonehaven patio / Diomita with slave Gwendi and Luci at Mesmerize Dungeon

And finally also Suzie showed up again. At home I enjoyed Luci, slave Gwendi and Suzie around me for a bit of banter and chit chat, then it was really time for my bed.

October 5th at home: Diomita with slave Gwendi, Luci and Suzie

Diary 2019 (155) October 3rd/4th Uniforms

Thursday morning I had a tour to Autumn in SL together Kitty (see also Diary 2019 (154) October 3rd – A tour with Kitty to Autumn in SL). It was great being with her again for more than just 5 minutes and I wrote an extra diary entry about this tour.
In the afternoon I made another simploring tour to a sim decorated for Autumn. Hence Thursday was kind of an explore Autumn day for me.
Our night was quite uneventful. Mistress Jenny and I caught up with our mutual news before we met with slave Gwendi and Angelique at home. Mistress was up for a team skipee – and she won it together with slave Gwendi against Angelique and me. slave Flo joined us and watched but went to bed when we had finished. And Angelique went off as well, as it was already late.
Mistress Jenny and I took lsave Gwendie to Mesmerize Dungeon and we chatted a bit while watching what was going on there (not much really that night). Did I mention that slave Gwendi’s hair begins to grow again?

October 3rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Gwendi at Mesmerize Dungeon

Dungeon

Friday afternoon, October 4th, I spent my free time at Heavy Bondage Club. I had some nice chats and when I had to leave to tend to my RL I had Poison and Luci Glendale at my feet. Luci is another friend of slave Gwendi and I took her home to us and leashed her close to slave Gwendi’s cell. This way slave Gwendi had a friend next to her when she came inworld.

October 4th: Diomita with Poison Fishnet and Luci Glendale at Heavy Bondage Club

When I came inworld at night Angelique, slave Gwendi and Luci were at home and I unleashed and unlocked Luci. Starry called me and proposed uniforms as a theme for the Friday night night party. She might have been just lazy as she could come as she was with her prison gang. Mistress JEnny and I wore scifi uniforms, Angelique a school uniform and slave Flo and slave Gwendi could simply stay in their slave uniforms *winks*. We had another great start into our weekend, dancing and chatting and listening to good music.

October 4th – Friday night party: overview, vero Hartmann, Sarah Fhang, Luci Glendale, Baroness Capelo, Claven Albatros (upper row) / Claire (maddh4tt3r), Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, SadaRandall (left middle) / Mistress Jenny, slave FLo, Diomita, slave Gwendi, papafox57, Virgo Babii, Angelique Maurer, Jammy (navanaxsacratus), Jade (enigmawrappednightmare)

Simploring 2019 (103) Twilight Doors – part II

For my simploring tour on Thursday, September 26th, I selected Twilight Doors from scoop.it SL Destinations. Twilight Doors is located on a 1/4 of a full adult sim. It is owned by Bo Zano (Bozanonl Resident). The landmark description reveals a bit of what Twilight Doors is about: “Studio for quality scenes and back drops”

Twilight Doors provides 17 different different backdrops, scences and artistically designed installations. In yesterday’s post “Simploring 2019 (102) Twilight Doors – part I” https://themaurers.me/2019/10/09/simploring-2019-102-twilight-doors-part-i/ I wrote about the destinations Flesh, Dolphins Cry, Rise, Snow White, Flowery Nightmares, Birds and Bees and Royal Hunters.
Today’s part II is about the remaning 10 other destinations: Skybox Scenes Light, Skybox Scenes Dark, Angel Falls, Key to Survival, Two Moons, Aww Cute, Twilight Dolphins, White Serenity, Autumn Leaves and Alien Flames.

Skybox Scenes Dark and Skybox Scenes Light is exactly what you expect: Furnished skyboxes. Skybox Scenes Light provides light rooms, nicely and stylish furnished while Skybox Scenes Dark provides darker rooms, that might be part of old manors aor castles, with candelabra and candles.

Twilight Doors – Skybox Scenes Dark (right) and Light (left)

Angel Falls is a fantasy scenery. In the center is a statue of an Angel surrounded by waterfalls to the left and to the right of the statue, the statue is guarded by two warriors.
Key of Survival again is a scenery which I can’t really classify, something between fantasy and art installation. There’s a key and 3 mysterious monks, a big fantasy castle is in the background. I fail to interpret it.

Twilight Doors – Angel Falls (left) and Key of Survival (right)

Two Moons is a light and art installation dominated by two moons who shed their light on flieds of lowers. The atmosphere is really special and offers great motifs for taking pictures.
Aww Cute is for those who love cute animals, dofs, cats and bunnies, they are cute! Aww Cute provides backdrops with the animals. It’s not my favourite among all the destination, but that’s due to my personal likings.

Twilight Doors – Two Moons (left) and Aww Cute (right)

Twilight Dolphins and White Serenity are fantasy scenes. Twilight Dolphins features an unicorn and a wolf. In the center 2 dolphins are jumping through a door.  White Serenity is a a romantic scene offering a backdrop for lovers. The white pigeon is a feature for scenes with the theme peace.

Twilight Doors – Twilight Dolphins (left) and White Serenity (right)

 

Autumn Leaves provides a forest in autumn. With the hazy windlight it looks quite realistic. Many golden and yellow leaves cover the ground. I took one picture with another windlicht setting and it changed the impression a lot.

Twilight Doors – Autumn Leaves

One of my favourite destinations at Twilight Doors was Alien Flames, another art and light installation. Many bruning matchsticks (yes no tea lights!) are swimming on a calm pond producing wonderful reflections. I took a close up picture of the flames as well as an overview picture. From every angle and distance you get a different (great) view. Amazing!

Twilight Doors – Alien Flames

Twilight Doors provide a lot to explore and discover. It is a paradise for those who like taking pictures and it is perfect if you look for outstanding backdrops and scenes. I really enjoyed visiting. Thank you, Bo Zano (Bozanonl Resident), for providing and sharing all the scenes for everybody!

Landmark to Twilight Doors
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beats/26/17/1001

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