Diary 2018 (141) August 5th/6th The Rope Society

I had a relaxed Sunday, August 5th. I found time to sort my inventory and to update my wardrobe in the morning and I met with Angelique in the afternoon at Heavy Bondage Club. She was still wearing her chastity belt and bra but it was about she had to change her outfit. I selected plastic knickers and a transparent plastic dress for her to wear, an outfit that not only underlined Angelique’s beauty but does also reveal one of her favourite kinks.

August 5th: Diomita and Angelique at Heavy Bondage Club

When I returned at night, Angelique was still (or again) at Heavy Bondage Club and she reported that she got already a praise for her lovely outfit.
Mistress Jenny joined us there and we, Mistress Jenny, Angelique and I, went over to The Knot Society, and summoned slave Flo to us. The Knot Society is a club we visited in May the first time (read here). It was renamed to The Rope Society and has changed a bit compared to our last visit. The outdoor area is really nice and comfy now and offers a lot of places to sit and meet or even to cuddle or to take a bath.
At the main house of The Rope Society we met Aeesha Weldheart (ajesha), who welcomed us. The owner of the Rope Society, Meea Weldheart (meeamarrie), joined us as well. We chatted a bit, then after Angelique had went off for bed, we sat down and had slave Flo dancing for us – quite relaxing for Mistress Jenny and me.

August 5th: Mistress Jenny, Angelique, Diomita and slave Flo at the Rope Society

We were about to leave when also slave slut cecy came inworld. Mistress Jenny summoned her to us with the intention that she could dance together with save Flo for us, Meea and Aeesha. But the dance pole was designed just for one avatar dancing.

August 5th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at the Rope Society with slave Flo and slave slut cecy and with Aeesha and Meea

Back home we said good night to the slaves and retreated to our skybox and had some togetherness just for Mistress Jenny and myself (no pictures *winks*)

Monday, August 6th, I got inworld in the afternoon for a bit and met Angelique at home while I was looking at the slave display boxes with slave Gwen, slave Flo and slave kelly. Angelique had to leave soon after and I began playing and enjoying the displayed slaves. I added some restrictions and got rewarded by their moans and their helplessness. That’s music in my ears, I confess. I spoked out aloud my thoughts and plans knowing they can nothing do about it but accept what I have on stock for them. With that thought I left them alone again and tend to my RL.

August 6th: Diomita and Angelique at home with the displayed slave kelly, slave Gwen and slave Flo

Our night began with teasing slave Gwen and slave Flo again. Then Mistress Jenny decided to leave the slaves in her display boxes and summoned me and Angelique to our skybox. She wanted Angelique to clean me … or better expressed to lick me in front of her eyes. And Angelique did so …. after a while I could blind out Mistress’ presence and enjoyed Angelique’s talented tongue and it was quite satisfying.

August 6th: Mistress Jenny watching Angelique “cleaning” Diomita / Mistress Jenny and Diomita teasing the displayed slave Gwen and slave Flo

We went back to the slaves when Angelique had to leave. After some more teasing, I released slave Gwen and slave Flo from the display boxes for a while as our house is really dirty by now and needs some cleaning. Jenny and I went to club DeLust before we retreated to our skybox and Mistress got spoiled by me (again no pictures from this part of our night *winks*)

Simploring 2018 (67) Daydream by Cica Ghost

Today’s entry is a bit out of the more or less chronical order of our blog. The reason is that Cica Ghost opened her newest installation “Daydream” on August 10th. I got an invite from her and I visited Saturday, August 11th. As you never know how long Cica’s installations stay opened until she creates something new, I decided to publish my report timely, so that there’s enough time for you to visit yourself.
The thought Cica gives us on our way visiting “Daydream” is in the short landmark description “Lose yourself in a daydream…

Impression of “Daydream by Cica Chost” (1)

Daydream is an island, but this time it is not meagre although there’re some hills and rock. You’ll find colourful trees and quite some lovely fields of flowers. The landing is quite in the middle of the sim from where you can discover it on foot. I didn’t find any of the famous Cicamobiles this time.

Impression of “Daydream by Cica Chost” (2)

Daydream offers a broad spectrum of know and unknown characters and beings created by Cica nicely spread over the island and you encounter them on your way exploring it. Quite close to the landing are two snails in a field of flowers. They look at eachother and the scene is very peaceful. As always Cica’s beings are quite large. There are two turtles and they even don’t mind when you walk on their carapace.
For me the two creatures, that look like big squirrels and eat strawberries, were really impressive and although they look like little dinosaurs there are not scary at all. There’s one being, I want to mention in particular, a crossbred of a goat and an eagle with an human face, sitting on a rock like supervising the whole island and the scenery. You can see it from the landing point and from other spots on the island.

Impression of “Daydream by Cica Chost” (3)

At Daydream you will find a few places to sit and even to cuddle. One of these plaves is s cave in a single quite outstanding tree, which is even furnished. But there’re some more, just look out!
Another element of Daydream are Cica’s cats (well know from her installation 50 cats, read here in this blog). Some of them roam around at Daydream and made me smile.

Apropos smile, Daydream seems not to have a really strong message, it is a dream, a place to let your mind wander, to enjoy new and old elements of Cica’s work, it’s colourful, whimsical, and peaceful.
I don’t want to forget that Cica herself immersed into Daydream disguised as a black cat. I found her close to the landing point and I assume that she’s sticks around there daydreaming when she’s online.

Impression of “Daydream by Cica Chost” (4)

Inara Pey has already published a blog post about her visit and as always it is quite elaborated and I recommend reading it “Cica’s Dayfream in Second Life“)

Thank you, Cica for your newest installation. As always I enjoyed my visit and I really liked what I saw, so much to discover!

Landmark to “Daydream by Cica Ghost”
Inara Pey’s blog post “Cica’s Dayfream in Second Life”

Simploring 2018 (66) Alexandria in Second Life

My simploring tour on Sunday, July 29th, led me two thousand years back in to Alexandria in the year 40 bc. I picked the landmark from scoop.it SL Destinations. The landmark description is short but precise: “The most amazing city of Antiquity. Immerse yourself in the history of the great city of Alexandreia, 40 B.C.

Alexandria 40 bc – Overview

Alexandria in Second Life is built on a full sim and rated adult. It is owned by Kleopatra T. Philopator (doroty.davies), who says about herself that she’s “the Queen of Egypt and the living Goddess Isis, remaining in Alexandreia with my family and the Court.

I landed at the “Agora” in the middle of the antique town. I found out later, that there’s a welcome skybox with some information and will provide that landmark for Alexandria.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (1) – at the Agora and the temple nearby / inside of the temple (lower right)

Alexandria is first of all a roleplay sim, where you immerse yourself into the antique aera. While I visited just one other person was present. You’re allowed to visit as a tourist, yet you just should respect roleplaying persons and not interact.

As mentioned above my visit started at the Agora. I first went into a huge temple which contained nothing but a sarcophagus. The next building I explored was the palace. I didn’t find an entrance but (thanks to flying and sitting abilities) found my way in nonetheless. The inside is quite impressive and colourful. The walls are decorated with egypt paintings, the whole palace radiates the luxury of a few people 2,000 years back in time. Really impressive even virtually.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (2) – inside of the palace

After my visit to the palace I used the teleporter system of Alexandria and visited the Caesareum, the Harbour, the zoo, the Serapeum, the great library, Pharos, Doors, Arabesque and Porn-Eio. Porn-Eio? Actually, I don’t know what this word means nor could I find anything fitting on the net. It might a Greek or Latin word. Anyway in Alexandria of Second Life it is located close to the harbour (just like nowadays *winks*) and is obviously an ancient brothel.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (3) – Exhibition “Sexuality in ancient Egypt” at the great library (upper left and right) / Caesareum (lower left) / Serapeum (lower right)

The Caesareum and the Serapeum are both ancient temples of Alexandria. You can find information about them on wikipedia as well as about Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The great library is close to the Caesareum and currently offers an exhibition about sexuality in ancient Egypt. The exhibited pictures contain notecards with information.
Of course I also visited the zoo, although I really was surprised that they had already zoos in 40 bc.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (4) – Pharos (upper left) / Harbour (upper right) / Porn-Eio (lower left) / Zoo (lower right)

Doors is the above mentioned welcome skybox, Arabesque is a out-of-character disco in another skybox. Arabesque offers regular events and there’s a board with the times and dates.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (5) – Arabesque, the out of character disco / another view over Alexandria (lower right)

Alexandria is really well made, a great place for taking pictures and for getting an impression of this ancient town, which was of high importance in the year 40 bc. Again I could visit a place that proves the enormous possibilities of Second Life. I enjoyed my visit a lot and am impressed. Alexandria is worth a visit. Thank you Queen of Egypt aka. Kleopatra T. Philopator aka. Doroty Davies!

Landmark to Alexandria (Doors – Landing skybox)
Landmark to Arabesque (out of character disco)

Simploring 2018 (65) Nantes

In 2016 and 2017 I had 3 blogpost about “Follow your Bliss” (“Happy Easter – Follow your bliss“, “Simploring 2017 (5) Follow your Bliss” and “Simploring 2017 (50) Follow Your Bliss (II)“). Sadly “Follow your Bliss” is longer existent. In the virtual world of Second Life places appear, change and vanish quite quickly sometimes. Hence it is good to keep some memories because they stay. But on the other side, the changes provide countless opportunities to discover and explore, the creativity in Second Life seems to be endless, which is not surprising as people from all over the world live out their dreams virtually. “Follow your Bliss” was created and owned by Ms. Nantes (elizabethnantes).

Nantes – an overview

As I still was a member of the according group, I got a message that Ms. Nantes has build a new place – Nantes. “I am opening a new sim, reminiscent of the original Follow your Bliss (+FYB+). Nantes will be group access only and there will be a small fee for the group to help offset the cost of staying open, I loved sharing +FYB+ with all of you and I hope you will enjoy Nantes as well.” The opening of Nantes was on July, 25th and I visited it July 26th/27th.

The landing point of Nantes is in a small hut by the sea. Here you can join the group in order to be able to visit. The fee, Ms. Nantes mentioned above, is 250 L$ (approx. 1 US$) and will contribute to keep the sim alive. From here you can either start exploring on foot or you take the teleporter to Nantes Gallery or to Ms. Nantes store, e.posEd. The store is located in a skybox above Nantes and offers animations. The Nantes Gallery is located on the sim itself. I decided to explore on foot and not far from the landing hut I found a teleporter map, that gave me a nice overview. Yet I continued simploring on foot.

Impressions of Nantes (1) – Benson House (upper left) / House by the beach (upper right) / Prodigy Brew (lower left and right)

Nantes is a group of islands connected by bridges, clearly dedicated for vacation or simply for relaxing and unwinding. It offers a nice beach with several different opportunities to sit (and cuddle). On a offshore sandbank (“Hamilton Surf Beach”) you also find several roofed wicker beach chairs, that are typical for Northern Germany and gave me a feeling of home *winks*. But there’s more. For example an outdoor cinema where you can watch youtube clips laying in the sun, called “Magic Movie Cove”. Or there is the “Lake Joliva”, a little lake with some toys and with animals to watch.

Impressions of Nantes (2) – The Nantes Gallery presenting “L’amuse Bouch”

Nantes has 3 major buildings and you can visit them all. The “Benson House” is a fully furnished residential house, the “Prodigy Brew & Boathouse” is a place to meet and chat in a nice and comfy environment, and the Nantes Gallery. The current exhibition at the Nantes Gallery is called “L’amuse Bouche”. L’amuse Bouch is French and means appetizer. What a great title for a first exhibition, that features the picture of several different artists. I admit that none of the names were familiar for me, but that might change in future.

Impressions of Nantes (3) – Magic Movie Cove (upper left) / at the Lake Joliva (upper right and lower left) / Diamond River Retreat (lower right)

I finished me first visit to Nantes with a boat tour. There’s a peddleboat rezzer at “Taslin Bay”. And I was really not dressed appropriate for the peddleboating nor for the whole visit. Next time I’ll dress casually again and will wear my simploring sneakers!

Impressions of Nantes (4) – at Hamiltion Surf Beach (upper left and right) / peddleboating (lower left and right)

Nantes is, similar to “Follow your Bliss”, a place to unwind, to chat, to cuddle or for taking nice pictures. It’s a lovely place and I can only recommend visiting. I might return for another visit of the Nantes Gallery, if there’s an exhibtion that I want to see.
Thank you Ms. Nantes (elizabethnantes) for providing Nantes to the public!

Landmark to Nantes
Landmark to Nantes Gallery

P.S.: I got a group message from Ms. Nantes (elizabethnantes) a few days after visiting Nantes: “Hey everyone, i moved the gallery and store and group joiner is now in the sky.”
The Landmark I provided for Nantes in the above post will reroute you to the a welcome skybox with the group joiner. I’ll add this one here too:

Landmark to the new welcome skybox of Nantes

Simploring 2018 (64) The Winds

For my simploring tour Sunday, July 22nd, I picked again a destination from scoop.it SL DestinationsSummers Wind. There’s an exhibition at Summers Wind featuring Giancarlo Petrini, an Italian painter. I recommend reading the blog post “GIANCARLO PETRINI: hosted at Summers Wind” before you visit. This blog post contains a lot of information about the artist Giancarlo Petrini.

Giancarlo Petrini at Summers Wind (1)

The provided landmark leads directly to the exhibition of Giancarlo Petrini. It is located at the cafe of arts right on the beach of Summers Wind. The pictures are exhibited on the pier of this cafe instead of being presented in a gallery. It is a quite particular way to exhibit pictures, that are transferred from RL into Second Life. It feels like being at the beach of an artist community. I enjoyed taking a closer look at the work of Giancarlo Petrini.

Giancarlo Petrini at Summers Wind (2)

Once at Summers Wind I started simploring the island as the first impression was really stunning. It is a perfect summer retreat, just beautiful. I walked up and discovered two large caves, one was occupied by a store for mesh heads, the other was empty but there was one piece of art at one wall. Walking further up I arrived at a large greenhouse that is obviously used for meetings.
The nature and the setting of Summers Wind is just perfect, a dream and it is great for taking pictures that look a bit like painted. On my simploring tour I saw several homes and noticed that they are private and inhabited. At one house, that was not inhabited, I found a board and could grab some information.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (1) – Cave, Gazebo and more

Summers Wind is owned by Caterina della Rovere (catweasel ohanlon) and is a part of “The Winds”: “Summers Wind and Winters Wind are community sims – meaning that some portions of the sims are public. Summers Wind is a full sim and besides having 6 homes for rent, there are also stores, a small dance club, an events center and areas to explore and photograph. Winters Wind is a homestead with 9 home rentals. Autumns Wind has 4 rental homes. Springs Wind is a private homestead sim.
Please respect the privacy of our residents. Do not enter homes and parcels without permission. There are common areas Summers Wind, Autumns Wind and Winters Wind where you may hang out and relax.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (2) – Greenhouses

At the free residential home I learned also about the concept of the community. You can rent the house and furnish the inside as you like (supposed that you don’t exceed the prim limit). You are not allowed to change the exterior of the house – and if you want to do so, just have to contact Caterina and agree with her upon the desired changed. I do understand this concept as it ensures that the overall perfect design of the sim isn’t changed and thus all community members can enjoy the environment.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (3) – a house available for rent

Summers Wind‘s public areas and the beautiful views you have overlooking the islands are worth a visit even when you don’t intend to rent a house there. I myself enjoyed my visit to the exhibition of Giancarlo Petrini and to Summers Winds – and I discovered another corner of Second Life.
Thank you Caterina della Rovere (catweasel ohanlon) for providing the public areas, the space for art, and for offering living space in such a great environment.

P.S.: I got a messsage from Caterina after publishing this post: “I’ve been blessed to have such wonderful and creative friends who deserve all the credit. Mexi Lane and Violetta Inglewood“.

Landmark to Giancarlo Petrini’s exhibition at Summers Wind
Blog post “GIANCARLO PETRINI: hosted at Summers Wind”
Summers Wind Rental Office and Pay Center

Simploring 2018 (63) Aphantasia

For my simploring tour on Saturday, July 21st, I selected Aphantasia from scoop.it SL Destinations. Aphantsia is an adult homestead sim owned by Benny Green (benygreen). In the landmark profile it is described as “A naturally themed artistic environment. Inspiration for artistic creations. All are welcome.

Aphantasia is a group of islands, connected by rope bridges. Most of the islands are abundantly covered with forests. The islands melt nicely with the sim’s background.

The landing point is in a round hut. You can join the Aphantasia group there to get rezzing rights. In the hut you also find a trap door that functions as a teleporter to 3 destinations: Houseboat, Conservatory and The Folly. I decided to explore and discover Aphantasia on foot. The first place I discovered is just by the landing hut. On the pier is a table with 2 chairs, fully set up for fine dinning and really a bit weired and decadent in this environment. What a great place to have dinner with a loved one!

Impressions of Aphantasia (1) – Landing point, fine dining and houseboat

Walking through the thick forest of Aphantasia was fun, you really feel like being in the midst of nature. The second place I visited was the houseboat. The houseboat offers some places to sit in the front and in the back. Inside it is nicely furnished and it looks like being inhabited by a family with kids. I like the little robot running around.

Impressions of Aphantasia (2) – the houseboat

On my way through the forests I discovered the ruins of a house. The place is not that easy to find in the forest with its high trees. The place is used as a hideaway. In the middle is a bathtube surrounded by flourishing flowers, very romantic.
Another romantic place is not far from the ruins – the folly. The folly is quite outstanding situated on a rock and again connected to the islands by a rope bridge. Another place to cuddle.
I also tried out the hot-air balloon that hoovers over an island that was cleared of the forest to have a landing and starting place for the ballon. I couldn’t travel with the balloon, but I could get into it (I had to fly to it) and enjoy the view over Aphantasia.

Impressions of Aphantasia (3) – the ruins, the folly and the hot-air balloon

I continued my simploring tour and walked to a group of bulidings on the next island. To me it looked like a vacation village as the first small building has a sign “Office” and the other buildings are not furnished. There are some animals laying on the street or standing on the porch. They seem to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Not far from the vacation village is a camp site.

Impressions of Aphantasia (4) – vacation village and camp site

The conservatory is quite extraordinairy. It is furnished with vintage upholstery, there are shelfs with books, globes, a bed and a desk. The windows are dirty and thus it is a bit dark but also very comfortable inside – a place to retreat for talking or reading. You wouldn’t expect a place like this in the midst of the forests.

Impressions of Aphantasia (5) – The conversatory

Aphantasia is really a great place for a short vacation within Second Life. You feel like being somewhere on the northern hemisphere, be it Scandinavia or Canada. The forests look really natural and you can literally smell the nature. There are some more nice places to sit and cuddle and enjoy. But they are not that easy to find and I may not have discovered them all. I really had a very enjoyable hour simploring Aphantasia, another gem in this virtual world.

Some more impressions of Aphantasia (6)

Many thanks to Benny Green for providing your place to the public.

Landmark to Aphantasia

Simploring 2018 (62) Formosa Cafe

For my simploring tour on Wednesday, July 18th, I picked “Formosa Cafe” from scoop.it SL Destinations. The Formosa Cafe is a restaurant and bar founded in 1925 and located at 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard at the intersection with North Formosa Avenue, in West Hollywood, California (source wikipedia).
When I followed the provided link to read a little bit about it, I came across Second Life Newers, a blog that exists as long as our blog does, written by several authors. It is about the people, places, things, and events across Second Life and has an extra section about places. Hard to belive that I never came across it before. I added the link to Second Life Newers to the “Other links” section on the right side bar.

The Formosa Cafe in Real Life and in Second Life

In the Second Life Newers blog is a very detailed desripction about Formosa Cafe along with information about it’s creator Gardenia Malheur titled “The Formosa“, written by Klaus Bereznyak. As this post is so detailled and complete, it is hard to add anything – and I won’t.
In his post Klaus Bereznyak also provided a link to another blog post about Formosa Cafe, which was published by riverpearl in her blog “Million Happy Endings” titeled “The Formosa Cafe“. I just had a short look into riverpearl’s blog but its amoung other things also about places in Second Life. I added Million Happy Endings as well to the “Other links” section on the right side bar (Remark: I couldn’t find riverpearl or Pearl Grey in Second Life, hence I assume her username must be different).

Impressions of my visit to Formosa Cafe in Second Life

Of course I also visited the Formosa Cafe and I was not disappointed at all. It is a great cafe and you can sense the atmosphere. It is buildt with love and passion by Gardenia Malheur and as I build myself a little bit in Second Life, I know what it means to get it done in such a perfection, in particular if you want to build something that exists in Real Life.
Comparing the picture from wikipedia with the Formosa Cafe in Second Life, I’m impressed! There’s so much to see and discover in Second Life, that I’d need to get a 3rd and 4th life!

Thank you Gardenia for creating Formosa Cafe and for sharing it with the public. Many thanks also to Klaus Bereznyak and to riverpearl for the great blog posts about it. I enjoyed my short simploring tour.

Landmark to Formosa Cafe
Second Life Newers blog entry “The Formosa” by Klaus Bereznyak
riverpearl’s blog post “The Formosa Cafe”

Update: Today Annie Oh (anniebrightstar), who manages scoop.it SL Destinations, send me a private message: “The Editor of SL Newser is Bixyl Shuftan, Klaus is Klaus (klaus.bereznyak) and Pearl Grey is Pearl Grey (pearlgrey) (in Second Life), all interesting people“. Thank you, Annie. I had only found Klaus.

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