Simploring 2022 (1a) Grauland January 2022

After publishing my post about “Grauland January 2022” (read here) I had a conversation with JimGarand, owner and curator of Grauland. He told me that we both, Inara and I, have missed a part of his newest iteration. I added this part now at the end of my post …


Following Inara Pey’s blog I came across “Grauland” again. Inara just had published a new blogpost about “Grauland“: “Graulands’s tropical beauty in Second Life
I have visited Grauland in 2019 the first time (read here), three times in 2020 (read here, here and here) and twice in 2021, in April 2021 (read here) and in November 2021 (read here) . And every time it was different. Each redesign was worth a visit, as is this one!

Grauland January 2022 – overview and orientation map

The landing is in a quite big building that is built into the ground. You can walk outside and start your exploring tour. Right in front of the building you can get a jetski and have fun cruising around the island. I for my part went further inside first. Stairs lead you up into a hallway that is illuminated like a red light district and has a few benches to sit on. At the end of the hallway and after a few more steps upstairs you are in a Zen garden. The whole structure of the building is intriguing as you wonder about its purpose. Nonetheles ti fits way better into the environment as one might think on a first glance.

Grauland January 2022 – entrance building and Zen garden

I continue exploring Grauland and walked out of the entrance building to the agglomeration oc concrete blocks. These blocks became quite of an identifying element at Grauland in almost all iterations. Jim like to play with contrete elements and to place them into the landscape using them as a  landmark, as central element of landscaping. The blocks are located above a natural cave the the sea has carved our from the rocks.

Grauland January 2022 – the concrete blocks

Walking over the island is fun, there are plenty opportunities to sit, the palm trees and the vegetation offer nice views. I walked to the residential house that is fully furnished with style, has a lovely sun terrace and a pool and again nice places to sit and hang around either at the house itself or at the gazebo. I went to the beach and tried out some of the places to sit and watch the time pass by – very relaxing and enjoyable.

Grauland January 2022 – residential house, gazebo and beach

But there’s more to see and I’m not sure if I really saw all. The telephone booth at the beach with the single lamppost  is for sure outstanding. Birds have occupied it. And of course it makes no sense there, that’s the art – to place something and unexpected into the beach environment. The shark signs at the beach conjured a smile on my face. I saw all the empty inflatable mattresses on the sea and asked myself if the visitors have become shark food. Funny!

Grauland January 2022 – more impressions: the telephone booth, the shark sign, the Zen garden

What I missed during my fist visit was that the empty inflatable mattresses actually are a hint that the sun bathing visitors had become shark food. Good news is, that in Second Life you survive even being eaten by a shark *winks*. I returned yesterday for a second short visit….

A second visit to Grauland January 2022

I swam farther out in the bay and dived. There’s a quite colourful underwater world to be seen. And of course quite some sharks swim around peacefully, they must be sated. In the ship wreck I found a room with a bed, but I had not enough oxygen with me for a sleepover. So when you visit Grauland, don’t miss the sharks!

Grauland January 2022 – diving in the shark bay

JimGarand has once again re-invented Grauland and has returned to a design that reminds more of the former iterations of Grauland. It feels warm and sunny (great when it is grey and cold outside in RL) and offers great places to sit, fun activities (the jetski), art, wit and sharks. I enjoyed my visit again. Thank you Jim.

Landmark to Grauland
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberia%20Isle/89/216/25
Grauland flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/4560078@N24/
Inara Pey’s blopost “Graulands’s tropical beauty in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2022/01/12/graulands-tropical-beauty-in-second-life/

Simploring 2022 (1) Grauland January 2022

Following Inara Pey’s blog I came across “Grauland” again. Inara just had published a new blogpost about “Grauland“: “Graulands’s tropical beauty in Second Life
I have visited Grauland in 2019 the first time (read here), three times in 2020 (read here, here and here) and twice in 2021, in April 2021 (read here) and in November 2021 (read here) . And every time it was different. Each redesign was worth a visit, as is this one!

Grauland January 2022 – overview and orientation map

The landing is in a quite big building that is built into the ground. You can walk outside and start your exploring tour. Right in front of the building you can get a jetski and have fun cruising around the island. I for my part went further inside first. Stairs lead you up into a hallway that is illuminated like a red light district and has a few benches to sit on. At the end of the hallway and after a few more steps upstairs you are in a Zen garden. The whole structure of the building is intriguing as you wonder about its purpose. Nonetheles ti fits way better into the environment as one might think on a first glance.

Grauland January 2022 – entrance building and Zen garden

I continue exploring Grauland and walked out of the entrance building to the agglomeration oc concrete blocks. These blocks became quite of an identifying element at Grauland in almost all iterations. Jim like to play with contrete elements and to place them into the landscape using them as a  landmark, as central element of landscaping. The blocks are located above a natural cave the the sea has carved our from the rocks.

Grauland January 2022 – the concrete blocks

Walking over the island is fun, there are plenty opportunities to sit, the palm trees and the vegetation offer nice views. I walked to the residential house that is fully furnished with style, has a lovely sun terrace and a pool and again nice places to sit and hang around either at the house itself or at the gazebo. I went to the beach and tried out some of the places to sit and watch the time pass by – very relaxing and enjoyable.

Grauland January 2022 – residential house, gazebo and beach

But there’s more to see and I’m not sure if I really saw all. The telephone booth at the beach with the single lamppost  is for sure outstanding. Birds have occupied it. And of course it makes no sense there, that’s the art – to place something and unexpected into the beach environment. The shark signs at the beach conjured a smile on my face. I saw all the empty inflatable mattresses on the sea and asked myself if the visitors have become shark food. Funny!

Grauland January 2022 – more impressions: the telephone booth, the shark sign, the Zen garden

JimGarand has once again re-invented Grauland and has returned to a design that reminds more of the former iterations of Grauland. It feels warm and sunny (great when it is grey and cold outside in RL) and offers great places to sit, fun activities (the jetski), art and wit. I enjoyed my visit again. Thank you Jim.

Landmark to Grauland
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberia%20Isle/89/216/25
Grauland flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/4560078@N24/
Inara Pey’s blopost “Graulands’s tropical beauty in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2022/01/12/graulands-tropical-beauty-in-second-life/

Diary 2021 (175) December 21st/22nd – Romance in the clouds / Sun released

Tuesday, December 21st, I went inworld in the later morning. Mistress Jenny and slave Holly were at home and I met them in front of our house. Unfortunately I got interrupted by RL and when I returned Mistress had to leave to tend to her RL. I went to Puerto Esclava with slave Holly and we spent half an hour there just chatting.
In the afternoon I had 2 hours together with Mistress Jenny. We made a longer tour over the clubs. We spent time at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club, at Puerto Esclava and at Dark Butterfly. Finally Mistress took me to our loft skybox. “Time for your fox, Ehesklavin,” she said, stripped and invited me over to her chair. I licked Mistress eagerly and passionately and fell deeper in my submission to her. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.

December 21st: Diomita with slave Holly at Puerto Esclava / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club, at Dark Butterfly and at home

At night I met Mistress Jenny at Puerto Esclava and after a while Mistress took me to a dance place that she had found when surfing profiles. It reminded me a lot to the “Ballroom in the clouds”, a place we used to visit in our early years … a decade ago. The place is called “Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant (Semi-Formal)“.

December 21st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita dancing at Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant

Mistress and I danced half an hour there and really enjoyed the music and being together. We returned home and played a skipee with Flo and when we had finished, slave Holly was present as well. We went to Carnal Intentions until Flo had to leave for bed. While we were there I coloured slave Holly’s chastity gear in Christmas colours.

December 21st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Holly

Mistress asked me to take slave Holly to “Romance in the Clouds” for a dance. slave Holly will be off for a couple of days over Christmas and her online times won’t be predictable. So it was kind of a Christmas dance with her. Alessi showed up at home and Mistress took her to the ballroom as well and danced with her.

December 21st: Diomita dancing with slave Holly / Mistress Jenny dancing with slave Alessi / Diomita and slave Holly at home

We returned home and said good night to slave Holly and slave Alessi. I was a bit confused to be honest. When slave Holly had told us about her absence over Christmas she had asked to be locked and wrapped for this time. And in the morning slave Holly had asked me for permission to get some items as “gift wrapping”. Mistress Jenny had helped her. So .. what about locking up slave Holly? Well, Mistress Jenny said good night to me and I returned to slave Holly. One item she had prepared for me was a Christmas stick gag, that I locked on her ….. and she would go into the present box, that Mistress Jenny had placed next to Holly’s room – and I should open it when I see slave Holly next …. so more to come about this present *winks*

Wednesday, December 22nd, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon and we spent time together at Heavy Bondage Club and at club Domme a Domme. I sent out our Christmas cards and got quite some feedback. Nothing more to report from the afternoon.
At night Flo and pet Sun were present and we went seeing them. We played a skipee with Flo while we talked with Sun in IM. She still is not in the mood for SL. We released her, so that she can follow her desires when she’s in the mood again. I couldn’t prevent it, releasing a sub always saddens me but I knew it was the best for us and for Sun.

Flo won the skipee and we went to club DeLust afterwards. Flo sat down in a chair and Mistress and I danced for the silent crowd. Flo tried hard to get any conversation running but of course she failed with the silent crowd.

December 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and dancing at club DeLust with Flo watching us sitting in a chair

We left club DeLust and went to Carnal Intentions, where it was quiet as well. It seems that many people are busy these days. After Flo had left Mistress and I went to Puerto Esclava for a bit, then we called it a night ourselves.

December 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Flo at Carnal Intentions and at Puerto Esclava

Landmark to “Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant (Semi-Formal)”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anaconda/225/67/3381

Diary 2021 (168) December 7th A varied day

Tuesday, December 7th, I met Jenny when I came inworld in the morning. We went to club Domme a Domme and to Puerot Esclava, we chatted and caught up wiht our news. After half an hour we both had to leave and to tend to our RL.
Jenny was wearing her cuffs and her keys out since the day before. She was looking for trouble. Hence, before we left that morning, I locked her cuffs and set a timer – hoping whe would have fun.
I peeked into Second Life again after lunch. Jenny and I had bought the chains and the hooks, that are at Psi’s realm and where I like to leash and tie up our slaves. I wanted to place some at our homeplace. To my surprise I met Jenny again. We placed two chains – one at our porch and one at our terrace.
I wanted to push Jenny a bit more into trouble. I went to club Domme a Domme with her and left her at the “Bitch Post” – with her keys out of course.

December 7th: Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at Puerto Esclava / Jenny in trouble at Carnal Intentiones

I was not inworld in the afternoon due to my RL. Before I returned at night I found a picture in my email – Jenny in trouble *winks*. I looked forward to hearing about her time and if she had fun.

Jenny reported me of her little adventure. It didn’t start where I left her though. She went to Lock Without Asking (LWA)  – and there she met someone who shared her love for bondage….
We went seeing Flo and just when we had started a skipee, Angelique came by, so we restarted the game and played as teams. Jenny and Angelique won it easily. Angelique went to bed ans as neither slave Holly nor pet Sun were present we took Flo on a short simploring tour to a Winter place. I picked “Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region“, which I found on Inara Pey’s blog – a lovely sim, “a tiny Swedish village of childhood memories, snow covered landscape, warm Fika Shoppes, and the light sound of Reindeer paws.” I took quite some pictures, it must be a habit *winks*. I’ll share a few here and if you want to know more, read Inara Pey’s blogpost “Frogmore’s Swedish Winter Cripsness in Second Life

Impressions of Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region (1)

Impressions of Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region (2)

Jenny was experienceing quite some lag and hence our visit was not that long – yet I have to return to this lovely place. We took Flo to Carnal Intentions and soon after we had arrived slave Holly and slave Alessi joined us there.  We stayed at Carnal Intentions for the rest of the evening.

Mistress jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, slave Holly and slave Alessi

Landmark to Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malfurion/227/96/22
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Frogmore’s Swedish Winter Cripsness in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/12/04/frogmores-swedish-winter-crispness-in-second-life/

Diary 2021 (167) December 5th/6th Mrs. and Mrs. Maurer

Sunday, December 5th, became a particular day in Second Life. When I came inworld in the afternoon, Jenny was shopping and I joined her. We looked at lovely fetish clothes, then we went to club DeLust where we just chatted with some other guests (in IM) and among us. It was very enjoyable. I think I haven’s mentioned so far, that Mistress Jenny granted me some time off, she didn’t change my collar, but she just wanted me at her side. Hence I could a bit come down and enjoy time at her side, wife and wife.
I had to take a short break for RL and when I returned Jenny was gone, a she had also to tend to her RL suddently. I played a bit around with the pictures I took and added some filters. I like the result!

December 5th: Mrs. Jenny Maurer and Mrs. Diomita Maurer at club DeLust

When we met at night again, our pet Sun and Flo were inworld. Jenny and I discussed what to do that night, but didn’t decide. Instead we went seeing pet Sun, caught up with her and took her to the games tables where Flo had jsut finsihed her 3rd game against herself (she won all surprise surprise). And while we said hello to Flo… slave Holly came inworld, slave Alessi joined us, Ebony came by …. and Argi visited us …. and all of a sudden we were 8 people. A spontaneous family night.

December 5th at home: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Maurer’s pet Sun, Flo, slave Alessi, slave Holly, Argi and Ebony

We talked and chatted and in the meanwhile Jenny and I helped our slave Holly to get a white catsuit and i adjusted her chastity gear, added vixen cuffs and coloured all in “gold”. When we were done with that I asked all to line up for a picture.

We went to our terrace and spent the whole night there. Flo cuddled with Argi on one sofa, Ebony occupied the other sofa. Jenny and I sat in our chairs with slave Holly, slave Alessi and pet Sun close to us at our feet. What a chat night, very relaxed, we have a great family around us! Flo and Sun were the first to leave for bed and we sorted us again. Ebony cuddled with Argi and Alessi too Sun’s place at my feet. It was already after midnight when we stood up to go to bed. We had a lovely family night!

December 5th at home: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Maurer’s pet Sun, Flo, slave Alessi, slave Holly, Argi and Ebony

Monday, December 6th, I had again a nice and relaxed time in the later afternoon with Jenny. We went to club Domme a Domme first and cought up with our mutual news there. we had some IMs but nothing was going on and we moved on to Puerto Esclava after a while. We both enjoyed just being together and made some alternative plans for the upcoming nights with the slaves.

December 6th: Mrs. Jenny Maurer and Mrs. Diomita Maurer at club Domme a Domme and at Puerto Esclava

I had the idea to create some more pictures of us at club DeLust and we went there before we had to log off to tend to our RL. This time Jenny held me in her arms. I used the same setting and filters for the pictures as the day before. These pictures will look great at home.

December 6th: Mrs. Jenny Maurer and Mrs. Diomita Maurer at club DeLust

At night we gathered at the house, Jenny, Alessi, Sun and Angelique. we said hello to Angelique, but she was about to leave for bed. We went on a short simploring tour looking for a Winter fun side. We visited “Lemon Trees Christmas Snow“, a lovely place, great for taking pictures, but the activities, that Jenny was looking for were missing. I might return for a full simploring tour, if I find the time for it.

December 6th: A visit to Lemon Trees Christmas Snow

We returned home, as slave Holly had come inworld and took the slaves to Psi’s realm. Sun had to leave for bed as well and I took care of Alessi and Holly and locked them up restrictively. I had fun and enjoyed looking at the two. They did well and pleased Jenny and me. And of coruse I took quite some pictures. slave Holly took also some pictures with her restircted view, always intriguing to see her world.

December 6th – a short spontaneous bondage night: Jenny, Diomita, Maurer’s pet Sun, slave Holly and slave Alessi

We stayed about an hour at Psi’s realm, then went to Carnal Intentions with the slaves to wind down a bit before we went to bed.

December 6th: Jenny, Diomita, slave Holly and slave Alessi at Psi’s realm and at Carnal Intentions

Simploring 2021 (35) Jenny and Diomita exploring Winter sims in Second Life

Wednesday, December 8th, Jenny and I wanted to take a picture for our yearly Christmas card. We changed into Christmas outfits and started our tour at Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region, where we had been the day before already. I had found the landmark following Inara Pey’s blogpost blogpost “Frogmore’s Swedish Winter Cripsness in Second Life“.

We looked for spots to sit and cuddle and we found some really nice motifs.

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region

The next sim we visited is one, that we visit every year. It has become a tradition for many people to visit Calas Galadhon’s Christmas isntallation. I’m very happy that Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith realized it once again. This year it is called “A Christmas wish“. And of course Inara has blogged about it: “A Calas Christmas wish for 2021 in Second Life“.

Jenny and I made the balloon tour and I took quite some pictures….

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Calas Galadhon’s “A Christmas wish”

… and more pictures …

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Calas Galadhon’s “A Christmas wish”

Finally we sat down overlooking the big ice skating area in front of the main building – we enjoyed!

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Calas Galadhon’s “A Christmas wish”

The last sim we visited was Luane’s World, also featured in Inara Pey’ blog: “Luane’s Winter world in Second Life“. We looked around, sat down for a picture and visited the funny floating ice sheet with the ice bears. Hint: Click the illuminated ice bear: “Santa Teddy Bear thinks Jenny Maurer would make a great hunting buddy

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Luane’s World

December 8th: Jenny and Diomita at Luane’s World

Our little Winter simploring took more than 2 hours – we enjoyed! Thank you Inara for blogging.

Landmark to Crisp Kringle – Frogmore Christmas Region
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malfurion/227/96/22
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Frogmore’s Swedish Winter Cripsness in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/12/04/frogmores-swedish-winter-crispness-in-second-life/
Landmark to “A Christmas wish”
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MIST/247/82/3002
Inara Pey’s blogpost “A Calas Christmas wish for 2021 in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/12/01/a-calas-christmas-wish-for-2021-in-second-life/
Landmark to Luane’s World
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Le%20Monde%20Perdu/167/167/35
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Luane’s Winter world in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/12/06/luanes-winter-world-in-second-life/

Diary 2021 (160) November 22nd/23rd Under control

Monday, November 22nd, I spent some time at Puerto Esclava around lunch time. Goddess Katie had demanded that I wear just some rugs, no shoes and dirt when I’m alone – and so I did. You also see why I was wearing sunglasses for almost a week. I caught a black eye, when Goddess Katie had to punish me for being unattentive.
It was strange being at Puerto Esclava like this, but none really took notice of me. I even got my feet cleaned by a pathetic slave girl there. I just wonder that she didn’t taste the dog shit I had stepped in by accident *winks*.

November 22nd: Diomita at Puerto Esclava / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Heavy Bondage Club with Ann

Later in the afternoon I met with Mistress Jenny at Heavy Bondage Club for an hour. We caught up with our mutual news and we watched the silent crowd. Annie (Transann) was there and she presented us her newest puppy suit. Good that our doll Sun didn’t see it. Our hour went by way too quickly again.

At night Mistress and I played a skipee with Flo and our doll Sun and slave Holly joined us and watched. After the game Sun had to leave for bed early as she had a long day in RL. We took slave Holly and Flo to DHB and got a new chastity belt for slave Holly. Back home we tried it on – a perfect fit! It was Flo’s bed time and we took slave Holly to Psi’s realm to expose her in her new gear. slave holly likes her new gear – and we do too. As she’s back in chastity we removed the sybian from her room when we brought her to bed that night.

November 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home and at Psi’s realm with slave Holly in her nwe chastity belt

After Mistress Jenny had left for bed, I went to Puerto Esclava and spent an hour with Goddess Katie there. We just talked and got known to eachother a bit better.

November 22nd: Goddess Katie (Katielouisse) and Diomita

Tuesday, November 23rd, I logged in in the later morning. Mistress Jenny was present and she summoned me to her. She was at Penumbra Space Station and visiting our Kitty – finally. We hadn’t seen Kitty for ages!

Penumbra Space Station is hidden in an asteroid field in the outer regions of a little travelled star system without any habitable worlds floats “Penumbra Station”, a private residence of a wealthy individual with morally very dubious incomes from slave trade. The few who have set foot into the station… were lost to the world. It is known that the station holds a containment system for the merchandise… and that the owner has strange and deviant tastes. But yet… there are some rare individuals who crave the total loss of control and the tight restrictions….
Read more at the Penumbra Space Station website.

November 23rd: Penumbra Space Station source: https://companionaleeri.wixsite.com/penumbra

Mistress had contact with the owner and governess of the space station Lady Aleeri (Aleeri). Soon after I arrived, Lady Aleeri joined us and we retreated with her to talk about our Kitty. Lady Aleeri turned out to be a nice and strict person and we could quickly find a good solution for our Kitty. She will have IM, yet with us only. And she may visit us (none else). And as a little extra for her friends who miss her mischief at Psi’s realm, she might even go there.
But….. she remains in space until further notice.

November 23rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Lady Aleeri and Kitty at Penumbra Space Station

In the afternoon I met with Mistress Jenny at Heavy Bondage Club and we stayed there quite a while catching up with our mutual news as we had no time when we had met in the morning. Then we moved on the club Domme a Domme. We had just arrived when Goddess Katie entered the club. Mistress Jenny ordered me to kneel between her and Goddess and to offer my leash to Goddess.

Mistress and Goddess Katie talked with each other and after some time at club Domme a Domme, Mistress asked me to go to our secret hideaway and to teleport Goddess and her. I did as ordered. The two dommes came up with rules for me, one was that I had to stay naked at all times when in the secret hideaway. Goddess snapped her finger and I stripped. I had to crawl and worship Goddess feet while the two talked and kissed. Both made it crystal clear that I have no say in any matter.

November 23rd: Mistress Jenny and Goddess Katie with Diomita at Heavy Bondage Club, at club Domme a Domme and in our secret hideaway

When Mistress had left to tend to her RL, Goddess had her way with me and fucked me hard with her strapon before she left herself. I was quite exhausted and returned home and went off myself. What an intense afternoon – it was just the 6th day being co-owned by Goddess and so much had already changed for me.

After this intense afternoon, I had a comparably relaxed night within the family. Sun was cleaning the house when we came inworld, Flo was playing skipee. We joined Flo and played a round. I talked a lot with our doll Sun in IM. She was in a bad mood and tired and didn’t join us. She left before we had ended the game.
slave Holly and slave Alessi joined us at the game table and we took Flo, Holly and ALessi to Carnal Intentions after the game. We spent the night chatting … and I played with Holly’s new belt and cuffs and got a bit more familiar with it.

November 23rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, slave Holly and slave Alessi

After the slaves had left for bed, Mistress Jenny went simhopping and I went to Puerto Esclava and spent more than an hour at Goddess Katie’s feet. We just talked. It seems as if I had stung into a wasp nest and got myself into real trouble…. (no picture this time)

Simploring 2021 (34) Southern Magic

Looking for a simploring destination, I had to scroll through the blogs, that Annie checked for me and us before on her scoop.it SL Destination. On RigTorok’s blog I came across “Southern Magic” and decided to visit it.

Southern Magic is an adult full region owned by Davis (davisdelong). The landmark description lists the main points of interest and activities on this sim: “Welcome to Southern Magic! Romance and Music are in the air! Bring a date or find one in the many romantic nooks and crannies!” along with several tags “Southern shopping square, cocktail bar, Riverboat, Hand and Foot, Greedy, 7 seas fishing, Musicans, Djs, Ride the Croc, Adult

Southern Magic – birds eye view and orientation map

Southern Magic is built to create the look and feel of the old South in the US. The landing is right next to the largest building at “Southern Magic“, the Magnolia Club. You should be a group member to enter the club, joining the group is free.

The Magnolia Club is an adult based meeting and dance club on Southern Comfort sim – a place for romance and more. A place to meet, hangout, catch up with friends and lovers, dance, cuddle and maybe more. We hold occasional events here but music is always on and you are welcome to come and dance or wait for people to show up any time of day or night.
On the indoor balcony upstairs you will find dining tables and chairs. You can eat all kinds of beautiful cakes desserts and patisserie, drink tea and chat quietly perhaps for before moving on upstairs to more sensual pleasure – the access to this part is reserved to group members. On the outdoor balocony are teleporters to 4 suites, each consisting of 4 rooms with adult equipment (The Bedroom, The Living Room, The Bathroom and the Playroom). Each suite has a slightly different decor and furniture.” (most parts taken from the notecard that you can grab at the entrance)

Impressions of Southern Magic (1) – The Magnolia Club

I continued my simploring tour and walked through the lovely park in front ot the Maglia Club to the little town “The Square”. The houses really provide the look and feel of the old South. All of them are furnished, the stores are really store where you can buy clothes for example. The atmosphere is really great.

Impressions of Southern Magic (2) – The Park and The Square

Next stop for me was the Riverboat. No old South without a Missisippi paddle wheel steamer! The Riverboat offers a larger gaming area on the lower floor, and a large dining room on the upper floor. The Riverboat Club holds a Dinner Dance Experience on Fridays. The Dinner Experience is a roleplayed formal dinner (Grab a notecard at the entrance to the boat to read more about it).
And above ot the dining room is a wedding room, almost perfect for weddings!

Impressions of Southern Magic (3) – The Riverboat

You can explore Southern Magic either on foot (like me) or you take the carriage (I didn’t) or you use the teleporter boards which you find at all mayor points of interest. I walked long the river on the Riverboat walk and came to the Open Air Venue and Dancing area. And I visited The Plaza, another event space.

Impressions of Southern Magic (4) – The Riverboat walk, The Open Air Venue and Dancing and The Plaza

But there’s even more to do at Southern Magic. There’s a 7 Seas Fishing game if you like to spend your time with that, or you could visit The Swamp. I read that you can ride an alligator there (I missed trying that, a reason to return asap). Beside these activities you find quite some nice and romantic spots to sit and cuddle at Southern magic, lovely places surrounded by the atmosphere of the old South.

Impressions of Southern Magic (5) – The 7 Seas Fishing, The Swamp, and two of the many romantic spots

I enjoyed my simploring tour and saw another great place in Second Life. Thank you Davis (davisdelong) for sharing your place with the public and for adding all the activities!
You can find more information, more great pictures on the Southern Magic website here.

Landmark to Southern Magic
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Southern%20Comfort/111/187/21
Southern Magic website
https://southerncomfortsl.weebly.com/

Simploring 2021 (33) Grauland November 2021

following Inara Pey’s blog I came across “Grauland” again. Inara just had published a new blogpost about “Grauland“: “Grauland’s Lights in Second Life“.

I have visited Grauland in 2019 the first time (read here), three times in 2020 (read here, here and here) and the last time in April 2021 (read here). And everytime it was different. Each redesign was worth a visit so far.

Grauland is an adult homestead owned by JimGarand. He runs a shop for poses (M-1 Art Poses). Inara reported in her post that JimGarand had been away for a few month, and that he moved to a new (adult) homestead. And he created again something different from what I saw from him before. As far as I could find out, Jim’s shop for poses (M-1 Art Poses) is not (yet?) located in the skies above – at least I saw no teleport point to it.

Grauland is a modern town. The landing point is in an older part with a red light district. In the background you see the skyscrapers of what might be the business district. It you use shared environment, it’s night and a bit hazy. You can sense that you’re not in the best district of the the town. The facades are used for big paintings, racelights lead to nightclubs and other stores like a laundry or a cinema. Public toilets are not far from the landing point.

Impressions of Grauland November 2021 (1): Around the landing point

I walked towards the promende first, had a short break at a bar, then walked all along the promenade with its modern light art objects. The promenade ends in a tunnel.

Impressions of Grauland November 2021 (2): Promenade with its modern light art objects

I walked back and used the stairs to enter the largest building at Grauland. I named it “Modern Art Building”. In the court you find more light art objects. The building itself seems to have no purpose. It is just empty. The glass facade offers great views on the skyscrapers inthe background. I left the Modern Art Building on the other side and came to a huge Arch of Victory, obviously a protected landmark in the heart of the town.

Impressions of Grauland November 2021 (3): Modern Art Building

I continued exploring the redlight district and found more hidden backyards, bars, a garage amd even a furnished flat, which you enter through a door teleporter. The atmosphere of Grauland is very dense and feels authentic. Jim selected the textures, the all paintings and racelights very well and I’m pretty sure that I missed many details. It is very well made!

Impressions of Grauland November 2021 (4): The redlight district

Finally I visited the beach and the pier. That’s quite a contrast to the town. At the end of the pier is a hut where you can sit inside like in a sailor’s club and outside you have a nice view on the sea or backwards to the town with it’s skyscrapers in the background. At the beach you also find a nice campfire.

Impressions of Grauland November 2021 (5): pier, beach and campfire

JimGarand has once again re-invented Grauland and surprised me with a totally different design. The setting and the atmosphere of Grauland are very fitting. The art is not too dominant, yet present and the Modern Art Building gives enough reason to speculate about its purpose (if any). Thank you Jim, in particular for sharing your sim with the public again.

Landmark to Grauland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberia%20Isle/92/221/27
Grauland flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/4560078@N24/
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Grauland’s Lights in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/10/28/graulands-lights-in-second-life/

Simploring 2021 (32) Otter Lake

I had a bit of time for a simploring tour on Tuesday, October 19th. I picked Otter Lake from scoop.it SL Destinations, as the picture with the entry looked promising and I wanted to visit an Autumn sim. It was the last time that I could select a destination from Annie Brightstar (anniebrightstar)’s SL Destinations, as Annie announced that she finishes her great work. Thank you for your great service over all these years, Annie!

Back to Otter Lake: “You just otta see Otter Lake nestled in between the mountains. Rezz a boat by the boat house, go fishing in the lake, drop by Otty’s cafe where you can sit relax and have a coffee.” (taken from the landmark description).

The landing point is on a pier next to a water airplane. I zoomed out first to get an overview. Otter Lake is a village or small twon somewhere in Canda. It is embedded into a mountain sim surround and it is located on the shore of a see. A road leads through the village and over a bridge to the other side of the lake. The road vanishes into tunnels at both ends. And as it is Autumn the trees glow in all colours – a scenery that I really love.

Otter Lake is a homestead, rated general, owned and disigned by sharon Hinterland: “My passions are shopping, listening to music, photography and modelling. I also really like to create landscaping and decorating

Actually I had visited the “otter lake region” back in 2019 and I was excited and impressed about it (read here). Did I pick it as the name sounded familiar? It makes no difference as Otter Lake is very different from otter lake region that I visited in 2019. But again it is a masterpiece in design and fun to explore.

Impressions of Otter Lake (1) – At and around the landing point

I began my simploring at the landing point. There’s a habourmaster building which is fully furnished, a tank to fuel the water airplane, a boathouse and a diner. The scene is livened up with a few static figures. The landing spot is quite picturesque and I stayed there for a while taking pictures with several environment settings. It did remind me a lot of my visits to the North-East of the US.

Impressions of Otter Lake (2) – At and around the landing point

I left the landing point and walked along the road. On the other side of the road is a residental house. The door was closed, hence I didn’t look into it, but I could see that it is furnished. Next to it is a police station, a chapel and a garage & gas station. It all looks perfect, a quiet small town along a road in a beautiful fall setting.

Impressions of Otter Lake (3) – Residentail house / police station / chapel / garage & gas station

I walked further along the road and came to a sawmill, obviously the main employer in this town and to a bar with a sportscar parked in front of it. The bar is worth a visit as it is furnished and decorated with love for the detail.

Impressions of Otter Lake (4) – sawmill and bar

The road ended in a tunnel and I walked back and over the bridge to the other side of the lake. Right behind of the bridge is Otty’s café. I took a short break there while overlooking the lake. There’s not much more to see … just another residential house on an island in the lake. The island is connected with a small bridge – and the residential house is fully furnished. Have a look inside.

Impressions of Otter Lake (5) – Otty’s café and the other shore of the lake

What impressed me most was that I felt like visiting the North East of America. I had many of these views in real life and the beauty of the landscape in Autumn is really hard to describe. If you have fairly good weather, it is just a dream – a dream we can live in Second Life. I really enjoyed my visit to Otter Lake!

Thank you sharon Hinterland for creating Otter Lake and for sharing it with the public.

Landmark to Otter Lake
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanzarote%20Cove/61/98/21
Otter Lake flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14660289@N24/

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