The Inshan Group

This blogpost not a simploring post neither is it a diary entry – it’s something inbetween. It is about an obscure, criminal Mafia family and their homeplace.
A few weeks ago I met a mysterious woman at Heavy Bondage Club. She was standing at the edge of the rooftop looking down on the court. I went up there and we talked. I tried to tease her and hinted that I could push her over the edge. She stayed calm and cool and just told me that I should never even think about it, that she had powerful friends and my corpse would be dumped into the garbage. And when I laughed and continued teasing her, she became very cool and arrogant and just warned me again. I didn’t push her.
I saw her, Miss Laura K, a few days later again at Heavy Bondage Club. She was surrounded by two bodyguards and had her dog with her. That day, she really looked like a member of the Mafia and she told me that she’s kind of an Underboss. Once again she warned me and I began to take it more seriously. Yet my curiosity kept me looking out for her and trying to stay in contact. Why? She was outstanding and I wanted to know more about her and the family. Her tag identified her as a “family jewel”.

Miss Laura K with a bodyguard and her dog / in the streets of the home location of The Inshan Group

Long story short, Miss K gave me the address of her home and I began to explore it. One day Miss K appeared behind me all of a sudden. She had a gun and hence, quite a good and convincing argument. I ended up in a warehouse, locked into a small cage – never cross the Mafia or a member of the Mafia.

The following days I learned a little bit about the family – The Inshan Group – and I got more familiar with their headquarter.

In- and outside of the brothel / Miss K at the VIP entrance

The Inshan Group was started over 13 years ago as a small and private criminal underworld roleplay set in and around the 80’s/90’s. Owned by Mr Zeegan Inshan and run by those below him, its purpose was and is to give everybody within the roleplay a place within its hierarchy depending upon their needs, be that a thirst for domination, the need to switch between dominant and submissive or a desire to hand oneself over for pure submission, each position within The Inshan Group is designed to meet this need.

Impressions of several rooms at The Inshan Group (1)

Below the boss, the godfather is The Fixer, Natey Baxton. He’s the Mouth of the boss. All issues are run through him and relayed to the boss. Below of The Fixer are The Madame, Zainaby Blanco and The Councilor, Dayman Darwin.

The Madame is the left hand of the boss. She manages, maintains and organizes the female family members (the finger and thumb of the left hand) as well as the sex rackets. Miss Laura K is her ‘thumb’. Within the female group members is a strict hierarchy and Miss K is its highest ranked – hence the bodyguards around her.

The Councilor is the male equivalent to The Madame. He is the right hand to the boss and manages the male Enforcer and lower Muscle group members (finger on the right hand) as well as the protection and extortion rackets. And there’s also is a strict hierarchy.
Of course I can’t go into every detail, even though I know more now.

I have connections into the Mafia now and you better don’t cross me.

Impressions of several rooms at The Inshan Group (2)

The headquarter fits perfectly with The Inshan Group. You will notice that it is built thoughtfully and with love for the detail. It is an urban setting. The landing point is on a street, for sure not the best district of the town – and it is raining. The concept is technically quite interesting. The entrance doors of the buildings are teleporters which bring you inside. And the inside doors are also teleporters which bring you into separate rooms. Each room is in a separate skybox. This way you have quite some privacy in every room – and privacy is important for the Mafia business, isn’t it? There is a brothel with a main and a VIP entrance round the back, a warehouse to store victims, several offices, a so-called orgy room, a bar, a dungeon and some more private rooms.

The background story and the home location of The Inshan Group offer a good and solid base for roleplay. You can immerse yourself into a secret and obscure world as most of us could never do in RL. With a powerful family at your back everything is possible. If you seek to peek into this world (in whatever role) …. be smart enough to find it. I won’t simply supply a landmark.

Diary 2021 (41) March 26th/27th – Claire’s Diary

Friday, Marh 26th, Mistress Jenny and I met Claire (Eroticlaire) at Carnal Intentions. We were both approached by Eroticlaire, who we had seen at Carnal Intentions before. Eroticlaire asked me to test her collar, a collar that is supposed to be very secure (at least as long you run RLV). I couldn’t resist to lock it – and it stayed locked.

I wrote about Claire and what happened to her in my last two diary posts (read here and here). I asked Claire to write about her two first days with us. Here is her view – in her words:

I went to Carnal Intentions to relax and talk to people as I saw Diomita and Jenny. I walked over to greet them and talk to them for a bit. The conversations turned towards different types of collars. They never saw my particular collar before so I let them kidnap me to show them how the scripts in it work. To my surprise, they had other plans. The moment Diomita found out I can’t get away, her friendly and nice attitude changed. She started calling me slave and bossing me around, telling me how my life will change. She had to leave shortly after but kept control of my collar. She told me she was throwing a party, and I had to be there if I wanted my collar unlocked. So I waited a bit at Carnal Intentions, before going to do some shopping for future toys I may want to get.

When it was time, I went to the party just to find Diomita and Jenny dancing. I moved closer to them, as they grab my leash. I danced and chatted with them for a bit. Up to this point, I kept thinking it was a joke. They just wanted a leash to hold while they were dancing. Boy was I wrong. When the party ended, it didn’t take long before they placed cuffs on me, keep me tied and helpless with a ball gag and a blindfold. I was dragged to another place, I don’t know where they took me, or how many people there were. I knew there were quite some from the chitchat in the background. I was tied from a hanging chain and forced to stand still as Diomita and Jenny went to bed.
At some time during the night while I stood in the middle of the room, it sounded like a party going on around me. I didn’t know who was around and couldn’t match any voices. Besides a few hands sliding against my body for a few seconds everybody left me alone. I was trying to figure out why Diomita and Jenny were taking this joke so far. Ok, they were trying to scare me but forcing me to sleep here like this? I started to get a little worried that maybe they weren’t joking. Just in case I started to think of ways on how I could escape.

March 27th: Miss Diomita and Miss Jenny in their bunker with me

The next morning Diomita came back to pick me up and dragged me back to her place. She dragged me by the leash to an underground bunker and tied me to a whipping post. The thought of this was a joke quickly disappeared as I could tell when Jenny joined that they were serious about breaking me, about claiming me as their slave. I felt scared and started to panic as I tried to escape, but it was too late. They were already in full control. As I tried to fight it and to talk my way out, I became rather familiar with Miss Diomita’s hand. She slapped me across the face until I learned how to address them property while learning few other basic rules. By the time I learned my lesson, it became hard to see as my eyes as were watery, my cheeks red, and each strike became harder than the last.
Diomita turned me around and forced me to present my back to them, then I had to answer a simple question: “What am I?” They wanted me to call myself a slave. I knew what they wanted but I refused. That quickly changed as my bare ass met Miss Diomita’s hand. The slaps came quick and hard and I quickly reached my limits. I broke… I gave in … I called myself Miss Diomita and Miss Jenny’s slave. I thought it was over but the worst was yet to come. Diomita asked me another question: “What is your darkest secret?” I started to panic and wanted to refuse an answer, but as Diomita’s hand returned to my bruised ass, it didn’t take long before my knees buckled and I revealed what it my darkest secret is. They released me shortly afterwards and tied me up against a wall with a ring gag and left.

March 27th: Me as Miss Diomita’s toilet

Later that day, Miss Diomita came down and untied me, grabbed my leash and dragged me to another part of the bunker. Before I knew what was happening she had me tied, under a toilet seat with a tube in from the toilet to my ring gag. I tried to beg her not to do it, but she didn’t care what I thought or tried to say. She just relieved herself. As her pee filled my mouth I was forced to drink it all if I wanted to breathe. When it finished she use a cloth to wipe herself clean, while I lay there trying not to get sick. She removed my ring gag and forced the piss soaked cloth inside of my mouth before covering it with a panel gag trapping the cloth inside. I spend half of the day with it inside me, getting used to my new owner’s taste. I knelt down between Miss Jenny and Miss Diomita as they played a card game with Flo.

March 27th: Miss Jenny, Miss Diomita and Flo at Carnal Intentions with me

Once they were finished they dragged me to Carnal Intentions again. A few of my friends were there. Diomita removed my gag and the cloth. They humiliated me as they showed everybody what I learned this morning. They made me tell everybody what I was.. and who I belong to. After all the humiliating comments of my friends we left and went back to Miss Diomita and Miss Jenny’s home. They tied me outside on the doorstep and gagged me again. And while I was forced to wait here, the reality began to sink in more and more. I am trapped, there is no way for me to escape as I have to endure whatever training they come up with. I fear if this will go on for much longer, I may break and fully give in…

March 27th: me at the porch of Miss Jenny and Miss Diomita’s house

Diary 2021 (40) March 27th/28th Breaking in a new slave

Saturday, March 27th, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon and we went to club Domme a Domme and stood three looking good while we cauht up with out mutual news. After about an half hour we went to Psi’s realm and I picked up Eroticlaire there. Elena (Elenasly Serenity) was also there and was having fun. It seems we found a good place for her to be. She had told me in IM before that she had already spend some time with Faye in the afternoon before.

I took Eroticlaire to our dungeon and fixed her on a whipping post there. Mistress made herself comfortable in a chair. As soon as I ungagged Eroticlaire she began to rant and demanded to be released. I really had fun! I made it very clear for her that she has no choice, that she could only choose to give in easily or to give in the hard way. Along with slapping her face again and again, she learned how to address Mistress and me, she learned what she is – our slave, and she learned some basic rules. When I was done not only her face was glowing red, also her butt was quite red and when I finally let her down from the whipping post she fall on her knees and kissed Mistress and my feet with true passion.

March 27th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and with Eroticlaire at our dungeon at home

Mistress had fun watching me, she had fine entertainment!
When Mistress had to leave, I leashed Eroticlaire at our dungeon and gagged her tightly, taking away some basic freedoms. It looks as of we would have a lot of fun with this new toy. After Mistress had left, I clarified some technical issues with Eroticlaire and Elena came by asking me to check her cuffs. She wanted to have her keys available or others – good girl.
Before I left myself to tend to my RL I took a bit time off and visited a gallery.

My night started with Eroticlaire again. I visited her and I had to pee …. hence I took her with me….
We played a skipee with Flo first and went to Carnal Intentions next with Flo and Eroticlaire. And we stayed there all night. Faye came bye and Mistress and I talked a lot with Eroticlaire. we will see how she develops. She still has her bratty moments yet the spanking and beating in the afternoon had helped a lot already – and it is fun to break in a new toy, isn’t it?

March 27th: Diomita with Eroticlaire at home / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, Faye and Eroticlaire

Sunday, March 28th, I met Mistress shortly at home in the late morning. She was giving a tour of our home to someone, who I had seen at club Domme a Domme. Mistress shared with me later, that she was having a secret date – and I was happy for her. We might both benefit from the experiences she makes. In the afternoon Mistress and I took Eroticlaire with us to club Domme a Domme where we stayed that afternoon. I bought an Anavision Hud for our new slave and had fun teasing her. So far she’s developing well. Mistress and I found a nice nickname for her – Maurer’s schnecke. Schnecke is German and translates to slug. Why “schnecke” … well, slugs a low animals, are often simply ignored or stepped on and Claire is a low slave. Before we left, we took the slave back home to the porch of our house and leashed her there.

March 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme with Eroticlaire

At night I got interrupted by my RL in the moment when I went inworld. Hence our night began a bit later. We played a game of skipee first and we had Clarie between us and watching us play. After the game I restricted Claire, took names and location and adjusted her Anavision, then we went to Psi’s realm first. We met ELena (Elenaslav Serenity) shortly there because she had a request. Then we went on to Carnal Intentions and tool Flo, Elena and Eroticlaire with us.

March 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm and at Carnal Intentions with Flo, Eroticlaire and Elena

We spent the rest ot the night at Carnal Intentions. I first made our new slave Claire ride a dilod cushion at the club. I admit, she entertained us and all other at Carnal Intentions quite well and she cleaned the floor and the dildo afterwards with her tongue. Flo left at flotime and Mistress Jenny and I stayed. We both were busy in IM, Mistress more with Elena, I more with Eroticlaire. We’re at great team – time really flew by and we were about one hour after our usual bedtime when we returned home finally.

March 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Eroticlaire and Elena

Art in Second Life 2021 (33) RL Photo Festival 2021

After my visit to “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery (read here) Nils Urqhart invited me to see the RL Photo Festival, which opened it’s doors on March 31st.

It’s the 3rd RL Photo Festival after 2019 with 12 participants and 2020 with 15 participants. The 2021 festival shows the artful pictures and photographs of 18 different artists. Nis Urqhart organized the festival, that takes place in a high-rise building, Helvellyn Gallery, that was provided by Chia (Volchia Ferduccio).

Melinda Yearsley, Sisi Biedermann, CybeleMoon, Nichelle Valois and Bonach Iretons at the RL Photo Festival 2021

On the ground floor, where you land is the dancefloor for the opening party. At one wall you can see a film of the opening party, a board with the participating artists and you can scroll through a book, which presents all 18 artists with a short biography and description of their themes. In the book you also find many links to flickr pages and to galleries of the participating artists. The book is sold for just 50 L$.

Monique Beebe, Orpheus Paxlapis,Fenella Allen and Isabel Soderstrom at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The participants are: Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon, Viktor Savior, Melinda Yearsley, Fenella Allen, Orpheus Paxlapis, Duna Gant, MonaByte, Arpeggio, Sisi Biedermann, Slatan Dryke, Bonach Ireton, ArtWolf Eternal, Isabel Soderstrom, 4pril, Monique Beebe, Linda Doune and Nichelle Valois.
I saw the work of some of Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon (Hana Hoobinoo) and Slatan Dryke already in other exhibition. The names of some others sound familiar to me, they had stands at the Chritmas market next to the Art Gallery Rill’Arts (read here). Some others show their work the very first time at the RL Photo Festival.

Arpeggio, Linda Doune, Duna Gant and MonaByte at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The RL Photo Festival provides an overview over many different themes of RL photography: Nature, makro pictures of blossoms and plants, portraits, cities, everyday life scenes, erotic art, black & white photos, animals, gardens, celestial bodies and many more. By the way, the themes are the same for SL photographers. Some photographs are augmented with graphic, others are processed.

4pril, ArtWolf Eternal, Hermes Kondor, Viktor Savior and Slatan Dryke at the RL Photo Festival 2021

To see all the different styles and themes is very enjoyable and you could spend easily many hours at the RL Photo Festival. I didn’t count the photographs but there might be around 200 – hence quite a some to see.
Thank you Nils for the organisation, thank you Chia for providing the space and many thanks to all others who were involved to make this festival come alive. Thanks of course to all participating artists for their work.
The RL Photo Festival will close its doors on April 25th.

Landmark to Helvellyn Gallery and the RL Photo Festival 2021
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/71/233/31

Diary 2021 (39) March 25th/26th E & E – Elena and Eroticlaire

Thursday, March 25th, Mistress and I had some time together in the afternoon again. We spent it at Psi’s realm visiting Elena (Elenaslv Serenity). I had a lot report and to fill in Mistress Jenny. And while we caught up, Mistress and I teased Elena a bit. Mistress unleashed Elena so that she could roam around and gave her some landmarks to explore and discover. Mistress also set her cuffs with no touch and keys out, so that Elena was vulnerable. We then moved to club Domme a Domme for a few minutes and met Faye there. Then it was already time again for Mistress to tend to her RL

March 25th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm with Elena and at club Domme a Domme

At night I visited a sim, a roleplay environment with a mafia background. I might get involved *winks*. But so far I have not yet decided if I report about it in this blog. You will see. Flo had come inworld and I went home to see her and to play a round of skipee. After the game I took Flo with me to Carnal intentions and summoned Elena to us. She decorated me at the club. Her roaming ahsn’t been successful (so far). Flo had fun tickling her with her nose when Elena literally hang around helplessly. And I joined the fun using a feather.

March 25th: Diomita with Flo and Elena at Carnal Intentions

After Flo had left for bed I used me free time to prepare another blogpost and went to bed myself.

Friday, March 26th, I was inworld quite early in the afternoon and sorted inventory, updated the slideshows and changed. That all took quite some time. Elena sent a message and told me that she had fun with the teddies at Ralf’s Dark Paradise the night before, that she had fun in the morning and had returned to Carnal Intention where Faye (Boy Serenity) locked her. I visited her and Faye shortly, then returned home to wait for Mistress.
Mistress and I returned together to Carnial Intentions and we spent most of our time in the afternoon there. I had a lot to fill in to Mistress. Faye kept Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) close at her feet. Mistress and I both had a short chat with Elena and we were both approached by Eroticlaire, who we had seen at Carnal Intentions before. Eroticlaire asked me to test her collar, a collar that is supposed to be very secure (at least as long you run RLV). I couldn’t resist to lock it – and it stayed locked. Hence we would have at least one guest more for our party at night.
Mistress also set a theme for our party: “It’s Friday again and of course we start our weekend with a party – Hats Vs Hoods, wear something on your head to show your mood. DJ Virgo is spinning the tunes”

March 26th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Faye and Elena

Before we went off to care about our RL we went to our loft skybox and Mistress cared that I got my so needed fix. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.

We enjoyed our Friday night party a lot again. Mistress Jenny and I, we both were quite busy in IMs …. with great music in the background. Good that dancing in SL is not that tiring *winks*.

March 26th – Friday night party: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Flo, Ebony, Elena (Elenaslv Serenity), Eroticlaire, Sarah Fhang, vero Hartmann, Faye (Boy Serenity), Claven Albatros, Laura (Laura00175) (upper row), Barnoness Capelo, Starbright Wingtips, Della Randt, Luna (Luna Nebula), Claire (maddh4tt3r), MissLauraK, Zainaby Blanco, Leigh (VingLee Yven), Virgo Babii, Virgo Babii (lower row)

Before we went off to bed I brought Eroticlaire to Psi’s realm and stored her there – and as she still talks back and is rebellious – she got quite some restrictions and hence time to think…

Art in Second Life (32) FreeDÂme by Vallys Baxter

On March 21st, another gallery was opened at Noir’Wen City – Vallys Baxter’s gallery. The first exhibition is named “FreeDÂme”. I went visiting the next day.

The gallery is in an old storage building. The walls are used to display Vally’s pictures and the rest of the room is filled with decorations, with stuff that piles up with time. There’s quite something to discover. And there are some nice places to sit downand enjoy this particular atmosphere.

Impressions of “FreeDÂme” at Vallys Baxter’s gallery (1)

I have come across Vallys Baxter last year when I saw portraits of her at the Itakos Art Gallery as part of the 2020 Summer Collection (read here).
Vallys is Second Life for more than 14 years. Her artist name is VallysValife. On the occasion of the opening of the gallery, Violet Boa published an interview with Vally and also wrote about Vally’s biography. The interview can be found here:

Vallys is a “sociable loner”. In her “hiding place” in Second Life, she devotes herself to the things she likes most, photography and writing. Often inspired spontaneously, by music, words, situations, emotions, sometimes by a film or a book, she transports her visions into her photos. Vally’s works are often in red, black, white 50/50 shades.

She has been interested in photography since her youth. In her passion for science fiction, she is drawn to Jules Verne’s works. Vallys is heavily influenced by the stories of “Women and Work” by Audrey Hepburn, Vivian Maier and Fran Lebowitz.

“Red is my dark side. Blue is my quiet side.
Purple is my medium side. White is my shadow.
Black is my light….” by Vallys Baxter

All of the pictures at the gallery are very erotic. They show females, naked and dressed, sometimes just the legs, then only the upper body, then only a face or part of the face. And as mentioned in the biography the colours are red, black and white. I could look longer at all of them and immerse into the picture. Vallys’ pictures are quite strong in their expression.

Impressions of “FreeDÂme” at Vallys Baxter’s gallery (2)

The gallery is dominated by one large picture at the back wall of an elevated floor showing a naked female in black and white in a quite erotic pose – an eye catcher of the exhibtion.

Impressions of “FreeDÂme” at Vallys Baxter’s gallery (3)

It is great to see how Noir’Wen City develops more and more to an artist comunity – and now it has a gallery more. I’m curious to see more exhibtions of Vallys Baxter. Thank you, Vallys, for your art and thank you Violet Boa for the P.R. and for the interview. Last but not least, thank you Nieu (nieuwenhove) and Belice Benoir for your efforts to enable Noir’Wen City.

Landmark to Vallys Baxter’s gallery at Noir’Wen City
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/127/94/32
Vallys Baxter’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vallys_baxter/
Violet Boa’s interview with Vally’s Baxter in Virtuality blog
https://www.virtuality.blog/interview-with-vallys-baxter/

Diary 2021 (38) March 23rd/24th Key Holding service reloaded

Tuesday, March 23rd, Mistress was not inworld during the day. I was inworld quite a lot, but stayed mostly idling at Heavy Bondage Club while I had other things to do in my RL. Then, in the later afternoon, I went visiting a sim, that I had explored before. It is the homesim of a clan, dedicated to roleplay a mafia organisation. Their business is human trafficking and forced prostitution. I had the landmark from a woman, who I met at Heavy Bondage Club several times and with who I had a short roleplay just between us. She, let’s call her ML had told me about the place where she and the clan is living.

Long story short as soon as I arrived, ML appeared behind me and poked a gun into my back. What could I do? She ordered a guard to take me and the two brought me to an old warehouse full with cages. Soon I found myself in one of the cages. ML covered the cage with a black cloth.
But at least this time ML released me after some time as she has not enough time inworld at the moment. Yet, she made it very clear that she will find me again.
I had fun roleplaying.

March 23rd: Diomita in trouble – never cross with the mafia

At night catching up with Mistress took a bit longer as I firstly had a (short) continuation of my blackmailing roleplay before she arrived and I had also some smaller things to report. Angelique has sent a sign of life, simply telling us that her RL is too busy for long online appearances. Of course I told her about my mafia roleplay in every detail … and then I also had an application for our former keyholding service (read here). We were just done catching up, when Flo came inworld, quite late. Hence we then had our obligatory game of skipee. It was a close game and hence entertaining. We then went to Psi’s realm.

The applicant for our keyholding service was ready to be locked and I summoned her to Psi’S realm. Mistress Jenny demanded that she add our script so that we both have access to her restraints. She, Elena (Elenaslv Serenity), did that immediately. After Flo had left for bed, Mistress took Elena and me to a public but silent place and we further dicussed the conditions. Mistress was way softer than I intended to be, but….she’s in control *winks*.

March 23rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home, with Flo as Psi’s realm, with Elena at a silent place and at home, and at club Domme a Domme

After Mistress had set all conditions, we showed Elena our home shortly, then she went off. Mistress and I went chilling at club Domme a Domme for a couple of minutes before we called it a night ourselves.

Mistress Jenny and I met again Wednesday, March 24th, in the afternoon. We spent our time at home, catching up with our mutual news. Then we took Elena to Psi’s realm. Elena didn’t know Psi’s realm. Unfortunately there was really nothing going on that afternoon. But it will be a nice experience for Elena when the bondage bunnies show up. We left Elena leashed at the Wall of Shame and moved on to club Domme a Domme and stayed there until Mistress Jenny had to leave to tend to her RL.

March 24th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm with Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) and at club Domme a Domme

I had a quiet night and was alone when I came inworld again. Mistress Jenny was not inworld that night. I decided to visit a new gallery. That was fun and I enjoyed the visit a lot. After my return Flo came inworld and we had our game of skipee first. We spent the rest of the night at Psi’s, right next to Elena. It was really full there and a lot was going on. Elena got quite some entertainment – and Flo and I got entertainment as well. I chatted with Flo and Elena and time went by quickly. After Flo had left for bed, I retreated as well and wrote the report about my gallery visit.

March 24th: Diomita at Psi’s realm with Flo and Elena (Elenaslv Serenity)

And that’s it about these 2 days.

Simploring 2021 (15) The Divide

Looking for a destination for my simploring tour on Monday, March 15th, I came across The Divide on scoop.it SL Destination. The entry led to an post of Rig Torok just containing some very nice pictures and the landmark description of The Divide:
The Divide is a study of contrasts, an expression of duality inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazaki. A hidden valley bisected by a narrow river. One side an Asian village, it lies nestled at the foot of an unspoiled forest glen. Separate in harmony.”

Upon landing I noticed Inara Pey who also visited and who’s post about the The Divide – “Crossing the Divide in Scond Life” – was published right the next day. I read her report before writing my own.

The Divide – bird’s eye view and orientation map

The Divide is a full adult region, owned by Coriel (coriel7766). According to Inara Pey The Divide is the the work not only of Coriel (coriel7766) but also of Xen (Xenia Nordberg). And Xen told me after this post was published that Threshin Barnett is also co-owning it and played a large role in helping with the build.

The Divide‘s theme is contrasts. There’s a very urban Japanese setting next to a forest full of magic. There’s the busy town with its little corners of silence. There’re places to enjoy and meditate close to a huge underground night and dance club. And there’s a rock in the form of a mushroom with ruins on its top.

The Divide was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki. I never heard or read about him and I am not at all familiar with Japan or with the Japanese culture.
Hayao Miyazaki (born 5 January 1941) is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation (source: wikipedia).
If there are any inuendos about Miyazaki’s work hidden at The Divide, then I didn’t notice them as I am not familiar with his work.

Impressions of The Divide (1) – The Town

The landing is at a spot where you can either walk into the magic forest or into town. I started my visit with the town. Just after a few meters I saw the entrance to the subway. I expected to see some stores and a subway station – but no, it is the entrance to a huge night and dance club, which alone would be worth a visit. I like the huge gitarre and the all the other decorations. There’s pole dancing as well as enough room to sit and to dance. A very well made club.

Impressions of The Divide (2) – The Subway club

The town itself is a busy place and there’s a lot to dicover. The streets are illuminated not only by boards and raceways but also by decoration lights as if there’s a festival or special day to be celebrated. Some of the stores and houses are furnished and I recommend to have a closer look. For sure I did not discover all but I particularly liked a little Japanese garden with trick fountains – an oasis of silence in a backyard.

Impressions of The Divide (3) – The Town, a bit offside the main street

At the end of the town you find some more quiet places. There’s a container used as a living space which is worth to have a more detailled look at. Over the river begins another world, way more quiet. Close to the town, just across the river, is a large house with a garden.
And I have to mention the rock, that looks like a mushroom. At it’s top are some ruins and in the center is a board game, which is played with up to 10 players (counting the chairs). I have no idea what sort of game it is. And I don’t know if it is just decoration or really playable.
REMARK: Xen (Xenia Nordberg) told me later that the game board on top is actually used by Threshin Barnett when she hosts a weekly game of Dungeons & Dragons for some friends. So it gets plenty of use!

Impressions of The Divide (4) – The Town, the large house across the river, the mushroom rockm the stairs leading into the magic forest

If you walk from the landing point not into town but over the bridge, over the river you enter a complete different world. A long stairway leads into the forest, which I called magic forest because of all the lights and laterns. There are quite a lot places to sit and mediate, places to enjoy the nature and the magic, places to spend time with a loved one either under a tent or in an hallow stump. Again, I’m pretty sure that I missed many details.

Impressions of The Divide (5) – Magic forest

The Divide is a place with several faces. It seemed to me that at the time I visited, it was still a work in progress at some areas. I suffered a bit of lag and had low frame rates while I visited. You might need to wait a bit until all textures have loaded.
Thank you, Coriel (coriel7766), Xen (Xenia Nordberg) and Threshin Barnett for creating The Divide and for sharing it publicly. I enjoyed my visit a lot.

Landmark to The Divide
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Radiator%20Springs/59/115/1987
Inara Pey’s post “Crossing the Divide in Scond Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/03/15/crossing-the-divide-in-second-life/

Diary 2021 (37) March 21st/22nd A night at Psi’s realm

Sunday, March 21st, I was inworld quite early in the morning. I visited a gallery and Kitty was inworld and we chatted. I had just finished my gallery visitt and was about to see Kitty when Mistress also logged in. That changed my plans a bit. I went to Pis’s and picked up my property and took her with me to Kitty, who had told me that she was with Ame. Because Amy (chastitycontrol) was inworld, I thought Kitty was with her and went to Amy’s home – no Kitty of course. At least I could showcaed Mistress Jenny *laughs*. We said hello .. well I said hello, Mistress was still gagged, then I asked Kitty for a teleport offer and we went seeing her at Ame (Amelie Sawson)’s home. Ame herself was not present anmore, just another couple – and Kitty was tied up properly.

March 21st: Diomita and Mistress Jenny at Amy (chastitycontrol)’s home / at Ame (Amelie Sawson)’s home and at Psi’s realm with Kitty

We didn’t stay long. It was late for Kitty and Mistress and I had to turn to our RL again as well. I took Kitty and Mistress back to Psi’s realm for a few pictures. And while I was taking pictures Mistress’ timers ran down. Once Mistress was dressed again we said good night to our Kitty and returned home.

In the afternoon, I had not as much time as usual. I waited at club Domme a Domme for Mistress Jenny to return inworld. slave Zephaney was there and was happy that I tied her up. I had some chats that kept me entertained. Finally Mistress came inworld and we spent half an hour together at club Domme a Domme. I enjoyed the last minutes of my green light. Mistress had limited it to that afternoon. Hence before I left to tend to my RL I took my property home returned control to her *sighs*

March 21st: Diomita and Mistress with slave Zephaney at club Domme a Domme / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo

We were inworld early at night and as Flo was also already present we played a skipee first. Then we spent the night at Carnal Intentions with Flo. It was relaxing … and Mistress is back in control.

Monday, March 22nd, Mistress was not inworld during the day and I was quite occupied with my RL. Hence I was inworld only late in the afternoon. It happened that my blackmail roleplay partner was inworld and I had another quite intense experience with her *sighs* (no pictures here *winks*).
I returned quite early at night and visited a gallery that was just opened the day before.
When Mistress Jenny came inworld we started our quite short night with a skipee. Then we went to Psi’s realm for the rest of the night. It was crowded and there was a lot going on, hence we had a lot to watch and had good entertainment. Mistress went off shortly after Flo as she had an early start the next day. Hence that’s it for this diary entry.

March 22nd – a night at Psi’s realm: Mistress Jenny, Diomita and slave Flo – and some other impressions

Art in Second Life 2021 (31) Honey Bender at DixMix Gallery

I visited the exhibition “Honey Bender” at DixMix Gallery in room Amalfia. The exhibition consists of 10 pictures based on SL pictures, all showing females dress in fanatsy, mysterious clothes, often wearing mask or fancy hairstyles. Most of the pictures are party blurred which highlights the sharp areas.

I had never come across Honey Bender before so far. Her style is quite unique. I like the way she processes her pictures turning SL photographs into art. The blurring gives the picture another element of virtual volatileness, moments captured forever. All of the women look interesting, you immediately begin to picture a story fitting to them and to their fancy appearance.

Impressions of “Honey Bender” at DixMix Gallery (1)

Honey Bender is in Second Life for more than 14 years. She is a stylist and photographer in Second Life. As far as I gathered, Homey Bender owns or writes for AUDAZ, a website featuring styles and outfits, accessoires, art, fashion, photographs and trends.
Honey Bender also has her own store for particular and unique fashion. And – according to her profile – she’s rich in both worlds *winks*

Impressions of “Honey Bender” at DixMix Gallery (2)

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it. I enjoyed my visit and seeing Honey’s art and style for the first time. The exhibition “Honey Bender” will stay open until April 23rd.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery 2020
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madori%20Bay/46/213/22
DixMix Gallery website
https://www.dixmixgallery.xyz/
AUDAZ website
http://audaz-sl.com
Bender store
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/200434

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