Diary 2021 (116) August 30th/31st slaves on the rack

Monday, August 30th, I went visiting another art installation around lunch time. In the afternoon I roamed around a bit, yet again nothing worth to report in here happened. I just had a very short RP at Puerto Esclava – and of course a few applications. I also studied the hearing/talking HUD that our new pet Sun (Newlifeloading) was going to use. It is a really complex and powerful script with endless variations and restrictions. I created a first set of restrictions for hearing and chatting and some commands.

I was about to log off when slave Holly came inworld. I returned home and spontaneously set up something to keep her busy and to further get deep into her mind. I rezzed a bondage rack on the porch of our house and fixed slave Holly on it. I restricted her thightly so that she could fully focus. Then I uploaded the first part of a (Second Life) film/slideshow by Marine Kelley to her RemVision and left her alone.

August 30th: Diomita and slave Holly at home

Our slave pet Sun came also inworld. I had unlocked her completely the night before so that she can further adjust and fine tune her puppy gear. Hence both slaves were busy when I logged of for dinner.

At night I came inworld early and set up our new pet. She’s now Maurer’s pet and quite restricted! I bet it won’t take long until she realises what I meant with: “Be careful what you wish for”. But we will see and have our fun with our puppy.

August 30th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home and at Carnal Intentions with Maurer’s pet (Sun), slave Faye and slave Holly

When I was just done Mistress Jenny came inworld and I demonstrated what our pet had learnt already. slave Holly returned inworld and I can tell, she was quite excited about her experience. And slave Faye came inworld as well. We all went to Carnal Intentions.
Our pet had to leave for RL all of a sudden and hence Mistress and I teased our slaves and relaxed. I had to pee and instead of going home quickly I took slave Holly with me and used her properly as my toilet. slave Holly had to pee herself – what comes in has to go out – and I accompanied her to her bucket.

August 30th: Diomita at home with slave Holly / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with slave Faye and slave Holly

When we returned to Carnal Intention, Mistress Jenny had made herself comfy with slave slave Faye and put slave Holly in a cage nearby … just because I can. Time went by quickly again and soon later we had to return home and to bed.

Tuesday, August 31st, I met Mistress Jenny briefly in the later monring, when I logged in to check my messages. She had to leave though and I didn’t stay inworld long myself, I just changed and went on a 10 min sim hopping, then I logged off. I met Mistress in the afternoon again. Our slave Faye was present and we took her to Psi’s realm with us. I rezzed the same rack that I used ofr slave Holly the day before and fixed slave Faye on it. This time I used the vibrator of the rack to stimulate Faye. I restricted her tightly, took touch, names, location, inventory…. and I restricted her view. Then we teased her the the vibrator, with spanks and told her that all eyes were on her. I was “This soul” *grins*. Actually there was some attention at Psi’s – everythime something is going on it attracts people. But we weren’t lucky that afternoon. Just as we neared the high … the sim was restarted (Restart Tuesday) and we had to leave.

August 31st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Faye at Psi’s realm and at Carnal Intentions

We went Carnal Intentions with Faye and spent the rest of our time that afternoon there until Mistress Jenny had to leave. I left slave Faye restricted and leashed at Carnal Intentions and returned home with Mistress Jenny. After Mistress had left I tended to slave Holly, who had soem issues with her collar. I hope that I could solve it. slave Holly had also sent me her thoughts, her feelings during the week before including her RemVision experience the day before. She wrote about habits, routines and rituals. It’s very interesting (and made me smile) as she realizes what happens, yet can’t do anything about it. I think alike. I realize how my submission to Mistress Jenny gets stronger and stronger and also why and what is causing it – yet I can’t change a thing. Acceptance is what you can do about it and slave Holly accepts and enjoys.
I also saw pet shortly, but I had to leave to tend to my other SL activities visiting other places and writing about them.

At night Mistress Jenny wasn’t present. I went inworld early as I had got an invitation to see Cica Ghost’s newest installation named “Sandcastles”, which was opened that day. It was still early when I was done with my visit. Cica succeeded again conjuring a smile in my face.

Impressions of “Sandcastles” by Cica Ghost

During my visit our new pet had come inworld and I said hello to her in IM before I logged off to write the report about Cica’s “Sandcastles” (read here). That took a bit longer than I had planned. When I tried to get inworld again, I couldn’t as SL was mainly down. I remember the days when it was more familiar that you couldn’t get inworld for a few hours, nowadays it is quite rare luckily. I succeeded to get inworld after half an hour. None of the family and friends were inworld. I bgean hopping over empty places – crashed – and it took again half an hour to return. I tried to buy a new rackand my balance dropped to -1 L$, hence shopping was no good alternative. Finally I went to Carnal Intentions. slave Alessi was there and joined me and we had the time to talk a bit – and I had the time to restrict her a bit. And then slave Lily (Lily Bloodrose) joind us as well. SL was still quite empty, but overall I had a relaxed night *winks*.

August 31st: Diomita at Carnal Intentions with slave Alessi and slave Lily

Art in Second Life 2021 (57) La Maison d’Aneli June/July 21

Wednesday, June 23rd, a new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Asperix Asp, Therese Carfagno, Melusina Parkin, Mistero Hifeng, Vroum Short and ChrisTower Dae.

I started my visit at the skybox of Mistero Hifeng. I think everybody, who is somehow connected to art in Second Life has come across Mistero Hifeng already. And if not – visit La Maison d’Aneli. Mistero has a very unique style which makes his 3D figures really unique. His way to break up part of his figures into pieces has become his signature. For his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli he reproduced some of his 2D artwork into 3D.
Mistero is in Second Life since 2007. You can see his art in many sims – also at our home. Mistero Hifeng’s art can be purchased at his “New Store Digital Art – Cammino & Vivo Capovolto“. He also has a flickr account.

Melusina Parkin showcases almost 30 pictures in her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli. She titled her exhibition “almost nothing”. How fitting!
Melusina Parkin’s photos tend towards minimalism, which is Melu’s main inclination: simple details from daily life or usual landscapes are the subject of mostly empty scenes, stressing voids, space, geometries, lights; this reveals hidden meanings or pushes the observer to give them her/his own one. Her favorite subjects are wide landscapes, city views, industrial environments, popular lifestyles and daily objects.
I was once again intrigued by Melusina’s style, that forces the spectator to focus on a detail and such pulls the spectator into the picture .. and you begin to make up a story in your mind.
In the center of the exhibition room you find a table with a book with all pictures showcased at La Maison d’Aneli in the exhibition “almost nothing”. Or you can get a particular display show. Those who are regular visitors to Melusina Parkin’s exhibitions know these books already:
Melusina All-in-One Exhibits allow you to keep at home the whole exhibit you visited and loved. It’s an alternative kind of the exhibit catalogue: you can hang the object on your home’s walls and enjoy the changing images.
They come in four versions, that you can choose according to your home style: plain or framed, changing image by touch or in random loop. The objects are set as modifiable, so you can adapt them to your walls.

Melusina has her own gallery, her own shop “Melu Deco”, a flickr account, a blog, an online book about her former exhibtions 2011-2019, and a youtube channel.

The opening event took place in a seperate room on the ground right where you land at La Maison d’Aneli. This room was created by Vroum Short, another artist who I covered already a few times in this blog. The room is held in black with a lot of white permanent changing light effect on the floor, the ceiling and the walls. Within the room you find little islands with penguins and the dance floor in the center. Of course there’s a dj’s desk (with an animated robo discjockey and drummer. Vroum named her room “Ice disaster”. Considering the islands on which the penguins survived, the light effects may symbolize the meling ice, the ice disaster. You can also recognize some penguins in the light effects.

I know Vroum Short as the owner of VeGeTaL PLaNeT. I peeked at it several times but never found the time to really visit it and to write an extra blog entry about it. The VeGeTaL PLaNeT also hosted Aneli Abeyante’s La Maison d’aneli for about a year. VeGeTaL PLaNeT is gone but there’s now the VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (read about it here and here)
Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. She works with lights and light effects, sometimes also very colourful. Vegetal Planet Gallery a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life.
Vroum has a store for her art on the marketplace and a flickr account.

Asperix Asp is in Second Life since 2007. He’s a Spanish senior artist with 35+ years of experience in digital image, infography, rendered tridimensional fractals, virtual entorns… and had many expositions in RL and SL. For me it was the first time I came across his artwork. Asperix skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is a sphere with a transparent floor in the center of the sphere so that it is a half sphere, a dome. The sphere is textured with fractal art, some look like snails, the lights make it look like space art, the texture of the floor reminded me of the Statue of Liberty, in particular together with the Sculpture in the center of the room. Looking down through the floor you get more and other views.

Around the center sculpture Asperix arranged 8 fractals. They change permanently, hence each picture you take is a bit different. The fractals remind of mineral, of stones and for me at least are either from space or details on earth we never see. Fractals are just intriguing. To see more of Asperix work, visit Asperix’ gallery “Render4”.

Therese Carfagno came to Second Life in February 2007. Soon she got a job as a journalist, and met the most interesting artists in SL. Seeing so much creativity inspired her to start taking pictures herself. Therese thinks that taking pictures helps to look at the world a little closer – and there are so many wonders to see in SL:
“I have no interest in calling myself an artist. I take snapshots. If I’m happy with the picture because of the motive, the colours, the people in it, or anything, I upload it to Flickr or exhibit it somewhere. That’s it. And if someone else like what I do, that’s even better.”
You can see Therese Carfagno’s pictures also on her flickr account.

The pictures presented in Therese Carfagno’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli are all but simple snapshots, at least in my opinion. The black and white pictures look very real and were in the style I expected as they fit in line with a former exhibtion of Therese Carfagno at La Maison d’Aneli. The colourful upright pictures are very artful and some seem to be a mixture between abstract pictures and portraits. I have no idea how that is made – but it is quite artistic and not just a snapshot. Chapeau, Therese.

ChrisTower Dae is in Second Life since December 2006. It’s the first time that I came across ChrisTower Dae. His passion are avatar portraits. He tries to capture the expressions that a skin can offer, that give (according to many people) a soul to the avatar and make it a personality.

ChrisTower has designed his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli like a labyrinth, yet it is not a labyrinth. The black and white structures are extraordinairy. From the ceiling, that is textured with a labyrinth too, ChrisTower has suspended his avatar portraits – not just along the walls but crisscross.
The portraits are mostly coloured, a few are in black&white. And yes, ChrisTower proves that you can create very expressive faces within Second Life, even if we all are mostly very beautiful and young. You can give your avatar a soul, make it your second appearance, make it being yourself. And I know from myself that I identify with my avatar. ChrisTower succeeds in making the soul tangible and understandable.
More of his artwork can be seen on ChrisTower Dae’s flickr account.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/59/22
Mistero Hifeng’s “New Store Digital Art – Cammino & Vivo Capovolto”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Boulevard/47/96/1503
Mistero Hifeng’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/incognitadelmistero/
Landmark to Melusina Photo Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/248/101/1940
Landmark to Melusina Parkin’s store for Art Deco furniture “Melu Deco”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/243/99/1930
Melusina Parker’s flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melusina_parkin/
Melusina Parkin’s Virtual Exhibit blog
http://meluphoto.blogspot.it/p/home.html
On line book Second Life exhibits 2011-2019
https://www.calameo.com/books/005997622f28dd58ca75d
Melusina Parkin’s youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVzglBiqhrOLXnAp3Qt3Zjw
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/100/501
Vroum Short’s flickr account
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vroum_short/albums
Vroum Short’s art on marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/fr-FR/stores/81862
Asperix Asp’s gallery “Render4”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Polyakov/57/27/33
Therese Carfagno’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carfagno
ChrisTower Dae’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/christowerdae/

Events in Second Life 2021 (1) Icons of Fashion – Upcoming May 30th

I got a request from my friend Nathalie Monday to write a bit about an upcoming event, the “Icons of Fashion” show. Nathalie promotes the show that is produced by Fortunate Szondi.

When: Sunday, May 30th, at 9 AM SLT (5 PM GMT)
Where: ONE ON ONE AT *VOODOO BAYOU BLUES*
Direct Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//198/47/3829

The event is a classic fashion show were the designers walk on a catwalk and present their fashin and themselve. It’s about the clothed not the clothes. Which means it’s about the models themselves and the fashion they love.

Nathalie provided a quite long list of the participants. To my shame I had to admit to Nathalie, that I didn’t know any of these designers. But that is only due to my lack of knowledge. For example there’s one of the oldest jewelers in Second Life, there are renowned models, there are designers who already celebrted 15th anniversary as SL designer. And visiting the fashion show you will for sure learn more about fashion and who’s behind the designs. There shall be 3 walks: one formal, one casual and one dealers choice. It sounds to be exciting!

So get read for the “Icons of Fashion” show on Sunday, May 30th, at 9 AM SLT at ONE ON ONE AT *VOODOO BAYOU BLUES*

Landmark to the fashion show “Icons of Fashion” at ONE ON ONE AT *VOODOO BAYOU BLUES*
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//198/47/3829

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.

Art in Second Life 2021 (30) La Maison d’Aneli April 21

In April La Maison d’Aneli features two artists Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives and Violaine (Anadonne)

Violaine (anadonne) is in Second Life for 4 years now. Violaine is a RL photographer with many inspirations. She lists “human beings, films, shapes, trash, fashion, colours, black and white, minimalism, maximalism, commercials, graffiti and erotica – and many other things”. Her pictures at La Maison d’Aneli show this broad variety. The abstract pictures look like maps coloured in different tones of one colour. I other pictures you recognize parts of human bodies, other show people. Violaine’s pictures are displayed in groups of two or three pictures which belong together.
I saw Violaine (anadonne)’s art before at La Maisan d’Aneli, in November 2018 (read here) and in January 2020 (read here). The more I see of her art, the more familiar I get with her style and the more her pictures, in particluar those showing humans and part of humans, become intriguing.

Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives is a Catalan artist, children’s books writer and illustrator. She works with different mediums, oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal and pastel. At La Maison d’Aneli she presents her exhibition “The secret of the Crystal Mountain”. The text and illustrations are from Nuria Vives, Aneli Abeyante and Nuria worked both an the setting into the 3D world of Second Life.

I would call “The secret of the Crystal Mountain” a walk-in children’s book. It tells the storry of a hippo family. You walk through several scenes (skyboxes) as you read and see the story. In the accompanying notecard the story is summarized in a few sentences along with direct landmarks to the scene. I recommend to just use the teleprots in the corner of each skybox (next scene).

“The secret of the Crystal Mountain” by Xirana Oximoxi and Aneli Abeyante (1)

Long ago, in a beautiful place in Africa, lived Isantim’s family. It was a family of hippos that spent all day inside the river to rest. It hadn’t rained for a long time and no one knew why. Isantim and his bravest children decided to organize an expedition to find out what was going on. They climbed the highest mountain in the country to talk to the clouds and ask them why it wasn’t raining.

They were about to reach the top when they realized they were walking on a layer of crystal and they saw that in the middle of the heart of the mountain, on a pedestal, was a golden metal cage. Inside there was a small bird. Little goblins that looked like fire surrounded him.

The hippos were going from surprise to surprise without understanding what was it all about. They saw a thin small cloud approaching. When he was closer, they took the opportunity to ask him thousands of questions. After discovering that the prisoner was the Rain Bird, the hippos set off to find an entry into the mountain.

The cave was like a labyrinth full of narrow tunnels. The hippos feared they would get lost in it and never being able to get out again. Luckily some bats that lived in the cave, after they heard that the hippos wanted to free the Bird, showed them the path that would lead them to the center of the mountain. But the bats warned them of the danger in which they will find themselves.

The hippos, who were not afraid, went on until they reached the entrance of the central gallery. Seeing them, the goblins, all at once, threw tongues of fire at them. The gallery looked like a flaming meteorite. Then, with the water they brought to cool off, the hippos all at once sprayed the goblins and left them well soaked and extinguished. Carefully, they took hold of the golden cage and came out of the mountain, guided by the bats.

“The secret of the Crystal Mountain” by Xirana Oximoxi and Aneli Abeyante (2)

After struggling a bit with the lock, they managed to open the door and to free the bird. He soared up in the sky making a cheerful whisper and a happy whistle. Soon they lost sight of him. After a while the hippos saw their cloud friend grow and swell like a cotton castle and then it started to rain.

It is not the first time that Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives is featured at La Maison d’Aneli. I saw her exhibtion “Women Artists XVI-XIX” there in February 2019 (see here) and her exhibtion “Lost Souls” in April 2020 (see here)
Xirana has her an own website and an own blog.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/65/22
Xirana Oximoxi’s website
http://nuriavives.com/
Xirana Oximoxi’s blog
http://nuriavvives.wordpress.com/

Art in Second Life (9) Planet by Cica Ghost

On Tuesday, January 26th, I got a message from Cica Ghost. She had just opened her newest installation “Planet“- I went there the next day and as always I enjoyed my visit to Cica’s installations

Planet is a strange and weired world of itself. Planet has pink, violet and blue ground textures, the sky has also a touch of violet. Flying saucers, UFO’s, fly above in the sky. Cica’s tip jar is also a UFO. I zoomed out for an overview. You can see another planet (the earth?) on the horizont. What I noticed first were the bizarre structures with holes, some looking like trunks, others like skulls.

Impressions of Planet by Cica Ghost (1) – Bird yes view, Cica’s TipJar

Looking around I noticed that some holes are filled with eyes that look around on what is going on, some of the structures move a bit, they can’t move a lot though as they are connected with the ground. There are objects with one, two and three eyes. Quite close to the landing is a colourful structure, kind of a large worm with one eye and 3 objects with 2 eyes, which reminded me a bit of polyps. On the ground are several fields with flower like objects. I first thought it were mushrooms, but now I think they look at bit like jellyfishes. From these fields and from nowhere particles rise and vanish, The particles look like little ufos, others like matchstickmen and others like viruses. So much to discover!

Impressions of Planet by Cica Ghost (2) – Eyes are watching you

The thought Cica provides with Planet is: “What if I’m a princess on another planet? And no one on this planet knows it?” (Candace Bushnell)
The princess lives in her own little world on Planet. In the center is a glass dome with a large rolling shutter gate. Inside lives the princess with her cow, the laundry is drying on a washing line, many flowers and gras provide an earth like environment. Also inside is the princess’ house, decorated with pictures of other Cica-creatures.

Impressions of Planet by Cica Ghost (3) – Princess’ glass dome

You can use some of the flying saucers to fly yourself. Just hoover with your mouse over them and if you can sit … et voila. The UFO flies you around and you can watch out trying to differentiate between rock and living creature – and enjoy. There’s also a rocket, mabye the rocket the princess onced arrived with. You can sit in the capsule and look out.

Impressions of Planet by Cica Ghost (4) – Flying with the UFO, the rocket and other creatures

What else? There’s a free space ship that Cica gifts to us. I tried it, it is funny to fly around with it. And you might wonder, where is the cat? It is in the glass dome, not that hard to find this time. *winks*

Impressions of Planet by Cica Ghost (5) – The Space ship gift, the cat and a few more impressions

Planet by Cica Ghost is as all of her installations first and foremost fun. Her funny creatures and her fine irony always make me smile. Although there are quite some strong pictures that refer to all of our lifes at the moment. The glass dome with it’s little perfect world inside, safe and sound. The virus like creatures waiting ouside, the big monster virus with one central eye which shows up at the coast, the particles that look like viruses, the immobility of Cica’s creatures, the empty holes, where once might have been eyes ….
Well you might (and should) have another and happier message – just smile looking at Cica’s creatures and creations.

P.S.: I saw other blog entries about Planet by Cica Ghost and noticed that for some reason I had not the environment setting that Cica had intended for her installation (I thought I had set it to region default but I had not). Her sky looks like in the poster, the first picture in this entry. Anyway, my pictures are even more particular now *winks*

Thank you Cica for another great installation.
Have fun! As always, we don’t know how long Planet by Cica Ghost might stay open.

Landmark to Planet by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/van/187/89/32

Happy New Year 2021 and some stats and findings about this blog (2020 in review)

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The virus changed our real life and some of us had more time inworld unexpectedly, other had no time for Second Life at all anymore. What a year! With regard to this blog 2020 has been a very good year. I succeeded again to have an entry for every day (YAY). Blogging daily is a challenge as there’re days with not that much to report. In addtion, I’m not able to write every day due to other obligations and vacation (well, not in 2020 unfortunately, my last was in January 2020) or – like in this year- because of sad familiy affairs. Hence I always have some posts on stock and I try to pile up a few more, when I’m off for a few days.
In 2020 there were about 180 diary entries, 85 simploring reports and 85 posts about art in Second Life. Over all the blog grew by 392 new posts bringing the total archive of this blog to 2,240 posts.
As taking pictures is one of my passions in SL and storage space here is not free, I group my pictures to save space. When you click the pictures you can see them a bit larger. I also post the pictures on deviant art (Diomita Maurer at Deviant art). For my simploring tours I opened a flickr account where I publish pictures from these tours in full size. As there’s a picture limit of 1,000 for a free acount, you find there only the pictures of the last about 30 simploring tours. There you get the pictures in a higher resultion. In total I took more than 16,000 (!) pictures on Second Life in 2020.

In 2020 over 19,000 people visited our blog compared to 13,000 in 2019 – that’s more than 1,500 visitors per month! The number of clicks also reached a new record high: 68.000 (compared to 53,000 in 2018 and 45,000 in 2020).
Most clicks came from the US (17,000), Germany (17,000) and the UK (4,000). The statistics show that in total people from over 130 (!) countries visited our blog. Also the number of followers increased to over 220! Many thanks to all friends, readers and followers.
Most found our blog coming from search engines (14.000), from Facebook (2,000), from deviantart (1,200) and from  scoop.it SL Destinations (1,100) (that’s from where I often pick my simploring destinations). Again not only the new blog entries attracted readers, there’re also some “evergreens”. The Top 6 Posts in 2020 were

1. The Victorian Corset Story – Part II –  754 clicks March (written by slave Flo) – ranked 4th in 2019
2. Kara Bound – 173 clicks – April 2014 – also ranked 2nd in 2019
3. Enjoying Bondage June 2016 – June 2016 – 154 clicks – ranked 1st in 2019
4. Kitty Maurer aka Santana Thibedeau – 148 clicks – April 2011
5. Maurer’s slave Gwendi aka. Gwendi Dash – 146 clicks – August 2019
6. Diary 2017 (125) July 31st / August 1st sissy maid – 142 clicks – August 2017

This blog contains a lot of memories for Mistress Jenny and me and for the people close to us in Second Life. It started as a little diary to keep up with all the things happening around us in Second Life and has grown with time. In the meanwhile I read back myself often to look up a date or to check if I came across a place already before. I introduced a new series in 2019, the “Backflash of the month”. In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers this series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.

In my diary entries you could follow how my submission to Mistress Jenny kept growing deeper and became natural for me, but you could also follow how much I enjoy to have her as my sub, as my property during my green lights. She’s still and will always be owned by me as well.

I still have fun writing and it’s my intention to continue daily, if I find the time for it. Considering how much of our free time in real life is spent in this virtual world it makes sense to keep the memories like you do in real life. The memories are real and they stay vivid and present this way.
That we attract so many readers who follow our ways in SL makes me happy and keeps me motivated.

Thanks again for reading and following my and our blog.
Have a great year 2021 in SL and in RL, and above all stay healthy!
Diomita Maurer

Merry Christmas 2020

We wish all friends and readers of our blog a merry Christmas. Enjoy time with your families in Real Life (please follow the restricting rules) and in Second Life (no social distancing, no masks), just celebrate! And stay healthy!

 

Diary 2020 (78) May 28th/29th Relaxed days

I met with Mistress Jenny Thursday, May28th, in the afternoon. We both had a strange friendship offer from someone, who just joined Second Life three weeks before. And we were curious to see the stranger. It turned out that it was someone who knew me from deviantArt and therefore seeked the contact. She was quite new to SL and hence Mistress Jenny and I gave her a few hints before we went to Heavy Bondage Club where Seu (Suomai) and slave Luci joined us and decorated us. We didn’t stay long though as Mistress and I both had to return to our RL.

Our night began at home where Flo was just dusting when we came on, Seu (Suomai) and Angelique joined (picture 1). Flo complained about the dust causing an allergy to her:
slave Flo shouts: tchiiiiiiiiii mmmmmhhhhhhhh
slave Flo curtsies
Mistress Jenny: hello Flo
slave Flo: good evening dear Mistress Jenny and Mistress Diomita
Diomita: hello slave Flo
slave Flo: tchiiii
Diomita: how are you slave Flo?
slave Flo: you would not like my answer Mistress
Diomita: awwww, that sounds not that good
slave Flo: the dust here is making me suffer by asthma, and show irritations on my skin
Mistress Jenny: it could be under your clothes Flo, you need to strip and take a shower
slave Flo: maybe I should have a time out from house work Mistress
Diomita: probably we should put slave Flo in a more protective outfit, Mistress
slave Flo didn’t take a shower. Instead she went into the bath tube in our bathroom (picture 2). Quite something very inappropriate for a slave in our household by the way and it will have to be punished appropriately later. Anyway, as she was already in the bathtube and slave Gwendi had arrived (Angelique went off to bed), I asked slave Gwendi to scrub and clean slave Flo (picture 3 und 4). Mistress Jenny, Seu and I supervised the cleaning (picture 5).
Mistress Jenny: Flo got a lot of dust under her clothes, so we will scrub her clean and put a protective layer over her body
slave Flo: yes , and my skin is irritated and asthma makes me hard to breath
Mistress Jenny: we can’t have health and safety inspecting us
slave Gwendi: So you’re like an old used vacuum cleaner, isn´t it????
slave Flo: hey – thats not a nice comparison, Sis
Mistress Jenny: kind of
slave Gwendi: I’m just trying to help with a diagnosis??
slave Flo: I do not need diagnosis – I’m a doc myself Sis – but someone who help me to cream my body
slave Gwendi: vacuum cleaners have filters and for slaves it is called hood, a filter change usually helps with vacuum cleaners
slave Flo pouts
After slave Flo was cleaned I put in her into two layers of a clean white latex catsuit that should protect her from dust. We met at our living room again and Ann came by shortly (picture 7). After Ann had left again, we went playing a round of skipee. Seu watched while Mistress and slave Flo played against slave Gwendi and me. It was a close, long game and we had fun and it took long, way over flotime – and time for all of us to retreat to bed. We had a nice night at home.

May 28th: A relaxed night at home in 7 pictures: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Angelique, Ann, Seu (Suomai), slave Flo and slave Gwendi at home

Friday, May 29th, I was several times in world. I roamed, looked around and sorted my inventory. While roaming I came across a dirty window that coud be cleaned by simply sitting on it. I liked the animation and that I got a sponge attached by the script. Our dusting script and system isn’t supported by the creator anymore and there are in particular no duster gags available anymore. That’s why just slave Flo cleans the house (good slave girl) and others can’t help or step in for her. Just the sweeping is working for everybody. Long story short, I got the cleanable windows on the marketplace and tried them out at home. As it worked nicely I went to the inworld store of the creator and found even more cleaning tools and scripts and I got them all. Back home I replaced the sweeping and added zones for vaccuming, for dusting and for wiping. Now everybody can help keeping the house clean. We will see how this works out.

I also met shortly with Mistress Jenny, but she had to return to her RL soom again and we hadn’t yet fully caught up with our news.

Our Friday night was relaxed as expected. We, Mistress Jenny, slave Flo, slave Gwendi, slave Luci, slave Zia (Ziahon82), Seu (Suomai), Angelique and I met in our living room, chatted and caught up and agreed on a theme for the party. Well, Mistress Jenny agreed for us on “Black and/or White” as it caters for everyone. Hence everybody changed and we went to the dance floor, just Angelique went to bed before.

May 29th – gathering at the dance floor: slave Gwendi, slave Ziah (Ziahon82), Diomita, Seu (Suomai), slave Luci, slave Flo and Mistress Jenny

Our Friday night party was enjoyable once again. We heard that Starry gave up her prison, which did really surprise us all. But she told us that she has a few cells at another place now, so there’s still the possibility to park a slave at her place *winks*. Beside that, we just had fun as always.

May 29th – Friday night party: slave Luci, slave Flo, Mistress Jenny, Diomita, slave Gwendi, slave Zia (Ziahon82), slave BB (Ebony Massey), Baroness Capelo, Tyra Sciarri (upper row), Diable (Orspn Neutron), Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Hotaru Takedo, Sara (SaraRandall), Claire (maddh4tt3r), papafox57, Claven Albatros, Virgo Babii

 

Diomita’s flickr account

After publishing my post about “Dya’s scent of the Caribbean” (read here)  Dya OHare asked me to share my pictures on flickr. The picture on this blog can be downloaded but I am aware that the quality isn’t very high. I had to downsize the pictures in order to limit my costs for WordPress and not to pay even more than I do pay right now. For this reason you also see mostly 4 pictures grouped to one picture in this blog. For more than 8 years I publish the full size pictures on my deviant Art account here and over the time I uploaded more than 11,000 pictures on deviant Art.

Nonetheless I decided to open a flickr account as well for the pictures of “Dya’s scent of the Caribbean”, and yesterday I added my pictures of “Elephants by Cica Ghost” (read here). Today I added my pictures of “A Favela” as well.

Flickr is limited to 1,000 pictures. I intend to publish mainly the pictures of my simploring tours on flickr and when I reach 1,000 pictures the older pictures will be deleted. The more kinky pictures of the diary entries will be published on my dA account only.

Here is the link to my flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/188414948@N07/

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