Simploring 2018 (52) June 11th – Silent Manor

Silent Bondage Island was a quite popular adult homestead sim built, owned and operated by Adara Kattun. She lived there with her silent slaves and there were quite some people visiting regularly. You never heared her silent slaves talking as they were strictly gagged and at the landing point of Silent Bondage Island were big boards demanding to keep subs and slaves permanently gagged.
Silent Bondage Island was lovely and picturesque, and had steep rocks. On the top of the island was a villa and in the underground Adara had built a huge dungeon labyrinth with lots of cages. And there was this sound of birds, that accompanied you everwhere, you knew where you were even being blindfolded.
My family and I visited quite regularly and our Kitty was also often there and she had her times being restricted there by Adara. I won’t forget Adara ranting one day about Kitty that she had more than the 9 lifes of a cat.

Silent Manor – Overview and landing point at the harbour

Sadly Silent Bondage Island closed one day all of a sudden. But Adara built new places, that vanished again. Now there’s a new place – Silent Manor. Kitty spent already some time restricted there and when I met Kitty Sunday, June 10th, she just had managed to get free. I visited Silent Manor already before Kitty had her “vacation” there, but had not yet found the time or the right occasion to write about it.

Impressions of Silent Manor (1)

Hence I asked Kitty to write something about Silent Manor. Here is her report:

So what is new about Adara’s latest sim?
As some of you may remember, Adara Kattun has been the brilliantly creative force behind several “Silent” sims.
Her latest home, Silent Manor, contains many of the beautiful style elements that visitors already admired in her previous homes, such as the gorgeous garden, Bondage Cafe, a boat dock, a hippodrome and other race-horse training facilities, a harbor, an elegantly decorated villa with an inviting swimming pool in the back and, of course, many really cool traps scattered across the area. A must-visit is the roof-terrace where cage-enthusiasts can find a carefully curated selection of some of SL’s nicest cages and cells.
Of course the real fun starts once you go underground, into the dungeon area. Only prisoners may enter. Therefore, confess your sins, take the restraints, make sure your relay is on and tp to your fate. Please note that there is a separate area reserved for Adara’s slaves. If you’re not brave enough to tp, you can dare to explore by foot and discover the immense variety of cells, cages, restraints and other artifacts of the dungeon. Which ever path you choose, expect to find yourself in a situation that you didn’t quite expect.

Thank you, Kitty!

Impressions of Silent Manor (2) – upper left picture shows the Bondage Cafe, lower left picture shows the entrance to the pod prison, upper right picture is taken inside of the manor, lower right picture is taken inside of the dungeon labyrinth

No blog entry without pictures! After I got Kitty’s report, I visited Silent Manor together with slave kelly on Monday, June 11th, mainly to take some pictures.
We used the teleport pad, that is right in the entrance hall of the manor, to visit the cage area on the roof, the prison, and the slaves area. The prison and the slave’s area are under the manor and those familar with dungeon labyrinth at Silent Bondage Island will recognize a lot of it.
Of course you can also enter the dungeon labyrinth using stairs, if you find them. One possibility is to enter through the pod prison, the entrance to it is left of the manor. But the door from there to the dungeon labyrinth is closed from this sine. There are lots of racks and cells and cages everywhere on the whole plot as well as in the manor itself. I’m happy that Adara has also saved the Bondage Cafe from Silent Bondage Island, a place I really like.

Impressions of Silent Manor (3)

Once again, Adara created a really great place, she’s a great builder. Everything has it’s place and she used the whole plot very smart. The sound of the Harbour bell is also back again. The manor itself is furnished and decorated very stylish and elegant. And besides all the kinky stuff related to cages, slaves, bondage and pony play, Silent Manor is again beautiful and a nice place to be and to watch.

Thank you Adara for your work and in particular for sharing your place with the public. Visitors be careful – keep subs and slaves gagged and be aware of RLV traps, you might book a longer vacation.

Landmark to Silent Manor
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ancient%20Life/249/217/25

Simploring 2018 (51) Sunny Day by Cica Ghost


Today, Saturday June 9th, I got an invitation from Cica Ghost to visit “Sunny Day“, her newest installation. I followed the invitation right ahead. The landing point is on a small rock that is connected by a bridge with the main island. The first view on “Sunny Day” is already lovely, you see several suns shining from a bright blue sky, moving flowers and the typical Cica-houses. “Sunny Day” is like from another world, it has something of a childlike phantasy world, a toy world, peaceful and beautiful.

Overlooking “Sunny Day by Cica Ghost”

Between you and “Sunny Day” is the bridge which is guarded by two monster fishes with intimidating teeth. But no worries, they don’t bite. On the island you can discover a lot of nice details. The ground is made of wooden plankes. The houses, the flowers, the tree and the persons can easily be recognized as Cica’s work. A road leads around the village in a circle and there’s one car driving. You can hop on the car and make a circle tour around the island.

Impressions of “Sunny Day by Cica Ghost” (1)

At one side of “Sunny Day” there’s the fence that Cica used for her installation “50 cats” (read here) and in one corner you find the “Catshop” with all to of them.

Impressions of “Sunny Day by Cica Ghost” (1)

I also found places to sit, there’re two tables with chairs. In the first moment you wouldn’t think that you can sit on them, but you can! The 12 people of the poster are spread around “Sunny Day” and they all look happy. I had fun exploring and discovering this little oasis, not searching for a deeper sense, but just enjoying the happiness that radiates from this installation.

Impressions of “Sunny Day by Cica Ghost” (3)

Thank you Cica for another great work that made me smile! And those who’re going to visit – enjoy!

Landmark to Sunny Day by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhere%20City/53/108/23

simploring 2018 (50) Choreography of a Tortured Soul

I visited “Choreography of a Tortured Soul“, an installation by Theda Tammas at LEA 1. It’s not the first time that I saw Theda Tammas’ art, last year I saw her installations Labirinto at Blue Orange (read here) and Dissected Soul at LEA 15 (read here).
Choreography of a Tortured Soul” ties up to her previous installations. Theda arranged 15 naked, more or less genderless, statues at the edge of a of a flat platform, that is surrounded by steep rocks. The ground is covered with water, that reached up to my thighs and blood is on the surface of the water and at some places also scattered in the air.

“Choreography of a Tortured Soul” by Theda Tammas (1)

All statues are in different moving poses and some of them are rotating around their own axis. Some of the figures seems to dance alone, some dance together as couples or as groups. And all figures have an open wound at their heart and a big scarf on their bald head above the left eye. So it seems to be one and the same person because also the face and the facial expression is the same, but I’m not sure about that. The music, provided by Morlita Quan, is dull and monotonous and expressing sadness and melancholy.

“Choreography of a Tortured Soul” by Theda Tammas (2)

Besides the pictures that I took, there’s a very good video of Theda Tammas’ “Choreography of a Tortured Soul” to give you an impression what to expect. The link is also in the landmark description.

The installation makes the viewer quite thoughtfully about the own soul and about the fate of others. Thank you Theda for sharing your art, and thank you Morlita for the music.

Landmark to “Choreography of a Tortured Soul”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/198/220/21
Video of “Choreography of a Tortured Soul”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ve7CdcAis0&feature=youtu.be

Simploring 2018 (49) Paradiso – The end is near

I found some time to go simploring again on Wednesday, June 6th. Well, I didn’t really find the time for it, but I just took it. slave kelly was inworld and I took her with me. I selected “Paradiso – The end is near” from scoop.it SL Destinations. There’s no real information avaiable about “Paradiso“, at least not for those who can’t read Japanese – and I can’t. On scoop.it you find blog posts that just show some (very nice) pictures or links to flickr galleries.

Paradiso is owned by CaiN GestalT (cainabel), who writes about herself “I’m Japanese”. In her profile I found a link to her blog which is about fashion, furniture and gear. I also found a link to a blog about Paradiso, but it is written in Japanese. And there’s a link to CaiN’s flickr page. In the landmark description of “Paradiso” you find just two words “Stay Gold.”

Impressions of “Paradiso – The end is near” (1) – upper left is an overview, upper right is the landing spot

So what is “Paradiso” about, Paradiso- the end is near?
You land at a lovely place, surrounded by a circle of stone arcs. In the middle of the circle is a pavillion. Near to you is a white unicorn, at the sky you can admire an aurora borealis, there are large fields of white flowers, some butterflies. The paradies?
I zoomed out and overlooking “Paradiso” you can see that is consists of several islands that are surrounded by a shallow marginal sea. We could walk easily between the islands. Be aware, that you get wet feet at “Paradiso“.

Impressions of “Paradiso – The end is near” (2) – you will get wet feet

Paradiso” is a paradies for taking pictures. The aurora borealis makes a perfect background and the colours provided by the sim windlight are just beautiful. You will find some ruins and on the island in the middle of the sim it is raining. You will also find some really nice spots to sit and cuddle or to sit and dream or mediate. It is just a beautiful place. If the paradies is like that, I’m not afraid of it *winks*.

Impressions of “Paradiso – The end is near” (3) – on the first platform (teleport board is at the landing spot)

At the landing point are also teleporter boards which bring you to 2 other platforms in the sky. They also offer some romantic spots and provide opportunities for taking pictures.

Impressions of “Paradiso – The end is near” (3) – on the second platform (teleport board is at the landing spot) / the lower right picture is from the ground level

Paradiso” is a moderate sim, hence slave kelly was allowed wearing a bikini for the visit. She enjoyed being together with me and was in particular eager to try out the cuddle poses with me.

That’s it about my simploring tour to “Paradiso – The end is near“. Thank you CaiN GestalT (cainabel) for sharing your lovely place with the public. I enjoyed exploring and discovering it.

Landmark to Paradiso – The end is near
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Visionary%20Dreams/28/36/22
flickr page of Paradiso
https://www.flickr.com/groups/paradiso_sl/
CaiN’s blog
https://caincaincaingestalt.blogspot.jp/
Blog about Paradiso (in Japanese)
http://paradiso00.blogspot.jp/

Simploring 2018 (48) doLLoureux

I visited “doLLoureux“, an exhibition by Nevereux at DaphneArts (or Daphne.Arts).

“doLLoureux” by Nevereux, an Exhibition at Daphne.Arts

At the entrance is a board with a text introducing to the exhibition with the thoughts of Nevereux about it:

I freeze and I burn and there is no in between.
And don’t touch me unless you plan on leaving a story behind.
I am rigid because softness seemed to numb me.
I am indestructible.
In some magnetic way I turn sorrow to hope when you hold me.
I mostly sit quietly, next to me, life.
I may look simple in form, but I create worlds in a profound and complicated way.
Drop your syrups, be rapt with life;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
You living creatures, be immortals for a second (no batteries required).
One can make witnessing the default position or can attempt to change the world.
In between these 2 extremes I stand, on the lip of the abyss looking around, completely static, trying to figure out the humanity and inhumanity of dolls.
Oh, … here you are.

At the entrance you also get a HUD and an advice how to set your viewer environment to see the exhibtion. The HUD does add to the viewing experience and also stream music that fits with the exhibited art.

Impressions of “doLLoureux” by Nevereux, an Exhibition at Daphne.Arts (1)

The title “doLLoureux” is a play with words as doloureux is the French word for painful and the exhibition is about dolls. In addition the 2 capital LL also stand for Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life.

Diomita visiting “doLLoureux” by Nevereux, an Exhibition at Daphne.Arts

The exhibition presents pictures and 3D models of dolls, some are broken, some interact with others, some are set up surreal. All objects impress by the way they are presented. With the introductional thoughts of Nevereux you have a key to understand Nevereux’s intentions. I think you get an idea of this exhibtion by my pictures, but they only show some of the dolls and can’t transport all 3 dimensions. Hence you should see and experience the exhibition yourself.

Impressions of “doLLoureux” by Nevereux, an Exhibition at Daphne.Arts (2)

You should turn a special Attention onto the subtitle of Nevereux’s “doLLoureux” exhibition with which I’ll end this post:

Hold me. Frantically. Craft a narrative. In details.
Overemphasize my silence. With perverse anger.
Stare down my dead cold heart. As a compulsion
Love me without questions. Add time.

Impressions of “doLLoureux” by Nevereux, an Exhibition at Daphne.Arts (3)

DaphneArts, opened in March 2016, is an art complex that features monthly exhibitions, with a strong focus on the grotesque, surreal and existential themes. It is owned by Sheldon Bergman (sheldonbr) and Angelika Corral. Thank you for the gallery and thank you Nevereux for your impressing dolls at “doLLoureux“.

Landmark to “doLLoureux”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Seduction/44/227/2810
Website with information about “doLLoureux”
http://www.daphnearts.com/dolloureux/
Wbesite of Daphne.Arts
http://www.daphnearts.com/

Simploring 2018 (47) The Jewell Theatre – SNOW

For my simploring tour on Monday, May 28th, I picked “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” from scoop.it SL Destinations: “Welcome to your new reality. In a dystopian future, made white with ice and snow…Welcome to the world of SNOW, the Jewell Theatre’s latest Play

Impressions of “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” (1)

The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” is an installation within the LEA Program and can be visited until June 30th. It was buildt by Fake Jewell and her group of artists, the Jewell Theatre. The Jewell Theatre run their own homepage “The Jewell Theatre“. They perform live, full length plays in Second Live. Each production brings a real theatre experience to audiences whilst embracing the opportunities a virtual space provides. The performance SNOW is on Saturday, June 9th at 3:00pm and on Sunday, June 10th at 12 noon (PST).

Impressions of “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” (2)

The theme of the sim and I assume as well the subject of the performance is the destruction of the earth by the mankind, be it climate, forest or wildlife. The sim should give us an impression of how a destroyed planet might look like. There’s just ruins left over, it is cold, foggy and surreal.
The main place is surrounded by ruins. Three of the ruins contain theme rooms about decorestation, wildfile and climate change, there are boards with graphics and facts and when you click them you can either download the graphic or get more information or are led to a youtube video. “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” is an educational Installation.

Impressions of “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” (3)

Somewhere close to the main place at the ruins of an harbour you’ll find more about plastic waste and other threats for our planet. The mankind is living in bunkers below of the surface. The entrance to the is also close to the main place.

Impressions of “The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” (4)

Whate else? There’s also the theatre itself where the perfomance will be next weekend and there’s a rehearsal shack. I also found a pavillion where you can leave your pledge for your personal contribution to save our planet.
The Jewell Theatre – SNOW” impresses with it’s grey and white atmosphere, that shall provide a picture of how our environment might look like in a not too far future if the mankind doesn’t stop the destruction of the planet earth. There’re a lot of facts and figures you can get by every board to enhance your knowledge about environmental issues.

Thank you Fake Jewell and The Jewell Theatre for this educational sim and good luck for the performances June 9th/10th.

Landmark to The Jewell Theatre – SNOW
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA25/130/132/22
Homepage of The Jewell Theatre
https://jewelltheatre.wordpress.com/

Simploring 2018 (46) Backdrop Village …. Somewhere Over There

Thursday, May 24th, I found time for some simploring again. I picked “Backdrop Village …. Somewhere Over There” from scoop.it SL Destinations.
Backdrop Village is pretty much what you expect when reading the decription – a village created for roleplay and photography. The landing point is at a corner of a sky platform in a redlight destrict. I zoomed out to see the whole platform and yes it is a backdrop village and town consisting of facades. But just like in a film you won’t notice it when standing in front of it! The selection of different buildings covers a broad variety and there’s something for every scene.

Backdrop Village – overview of “Village” and “Urban”

But Backdrop Village is not just what you see around the landing point. Close to the landing point is a teleporter that brings you to other locations or themes like “Redlight, Kawaii, Darkside, Fantasy, Neon, Beach”. The platform where you land belongs to themes “Village” and “Urban”.

Backdrop Village: at the “Village” (left pictures) / at “Redlight” (right pictures)

The destinations Kawaii, Darkside, Fantasy, and Neon offer between 10 and 20 different backdrops around the according theme. There are only some backdrops where you can select poses. For most of the backdrops you need to rezz your own prop or poseball, which is allowed. Your props or poseballs will be returned after 30 minutes.

Backdrop Village: “Kawaii”

Backdrop Village: “Darkside”

I took a lot of pictures. I love the offered variety and I hope to remember Backdrop Village when searching a perfect place for a picture. For those of you that share my passion for taking pictures, this is a place to go to.

Backdrop Village: “Fantasy”

The destination “Beach” is on the ground level and you get what you expect – a backdrop for beach pictures. Of course I took a selfie there as well!

Backdrop Village: at “Neon” (left pictures) / at the “Beach” (right pictures)

Backdrop Village: more pictures taken at “Village” and “Urban”

Backdrop Village is owned by SnowWolf (Rdinry) and according to the notecard that you get upon landing SnowWolf’s partner Cali (Calisselyra) is involved as well in the sim.
I really enjoyed exploring and discovering Backdrop Village. Thank you for providing this place for roleplay and photography, SnowWolf – and thank you for the lovely pictures I could take there!

Landmark to Backdrop Village …. Somewhere Over There
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eversong/213/104/2200
Flickr group for Backdrop Village
https://www.flickr.com/groups/3932937@N22/pool/

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