Dio’s 11th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2019 – Part II

Yesterday, I had my my 11th anniversary of joining Second Life.
It has become a tradition for me to write a longer blog post on the occasion of my rezzdays, to have a look back on the last year and to realize the changes in my Second Life as well as the things that didn’t change. Yesterday, I published Part I of my anniversary entry and talked about my closer family and the changes in my family. Today’s part 2 is about my simploring tours and other highlights of my 11th year.

Let me start with my simploring tours, and there were many! I admire the creativity of artists in this virtual world, I visited galleries like DaphneArts, La Masion D’Aneli, Diotima, Niflheimer Art Gallery, the Alphalune Creations gallery of Berry Richez, the VOIR gallery and lately the gallery of Gem Preiz. I explored 8 installations and 2 exhibtions of Cica Ghost, who always conjures a smile in my face. I attended several light shows of Mario2 Helstein.
I also saw and reported about quite some installations that were supported by the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) like Gem Preiz’ Demiurge, The Labyrinth Experience or Light thoughts 4 and many more. In the meanwhile I know a little bit of the art scene in Second Life and I am looking forward with curiosity to my 11th year in SL and the art I’ll see.

Gem Preiz’ Demiurge – opened until End of June 2018

Lullaby by Cica Ghost – overview and Cica’s snail

I found many cosy and lovely sims where people buildt their own dreamworld, peaceful and picturesque. You don’t need many prims or a large place for it, Sweet Paradise of the Darks and Cake are examples for that. Most of these dreamworlds were homesteads: Maison de L’amitié, Wild Edge, Season of Joy, Hinansho, Glenrosa, Winter Moon, Adele, Baileys Norge, The Silent Mind, Chochou … just to name a few. In these sims I spent relaxing hours and enjoyed the views and the peace.
Some were really particular. I want to mention the Zany Zen Railway, a tiny, almost cute railroad crossing several sims. Zimminyville did impress me too with it’s two so different parts, the lovely picturesque town and the moon colony. And just rescently I visited The VR Planetarium Dome, not only an instructive place, but offering great views and also lot’s of fun.

Impressions of Zimminyville (5) – the pyramid, gateway to Zimminyville moon colony

The VR Planetarium Dome – Space Station Resort (1) – Landing and entering the capsule

Then there were the sims that have a real background, where a place in the physical world was build in Second Life. This way I got a picture, an idea of the real places and my visit gave reason to do a little bit of research. The Beguinage of Bruges (in Belgium) was one of these impressing places and I spent some time learning about this place in the real world.
I never heard about the Isle of May, Achill Island, Black Bayou Lake or Rummu – now I have the feeling that I’ve been there already, not only because I read about these places and saw pictures but I got a 3-dimensional impression in Second Life.
Outstanding was also the visit of the Chateau of Clagny, a place which doesn’t exsist anymore. In Second Life it came back to existence.

Impressions of the Beguinage of Bruges in Second Life at Dagger Bay (2)

I also discovered many places related to my kinky side, to BDSM. That’s another dream you can live in Second Life and I do. Unfortunately some of these places don’t stay long like the Knot Society, Club Fem, Silent Manor or Mastering the Zen.
I discovered Meadow Rose, a perfect combination of a dreamworld, cosy and picturesque but also with it’s kinky corners. I was also impressed by The Citadel, a combination of art and kink. We visited the Tentacles, a park which was created by our friend Starbright Wingtips. We also visited the Steampunk prison of her.

Mastering the Zen – Diomita enjoying bondage at the top Level of the tower

Impressions of Meadow Rose (2) – beautiful views

Thank you all for building, for creating and for sharing your dreams with the rest of the community. And please apologize if I did not mention all of my tours, it were simply too many. I did really enjoy all of my simploring tours!

What else happened in this 11th year?
Again way more than I expected before reading back my own blog. And way more than I can summarize in this blog entry. We had several 10th anniversaries: Kitty’s 10th collaring, Jenny’s 10th rezzday, Jenny’s 10th collaring, Mistress Jenny’s and my 10th wedding anniversary. We also had 2 weddings at our sim, held in the chapel that was once errected by Danii Szydlowska.
Angelique performed at the Little Princess Ballet Academy Show in February 2018. She also spent a lot of time “working” as a maid at the Hilltop Manor located in The Apostasy. Angelique spent a short time serving at Sainte Agathe Castle. And together with slave Flo Angelique “worked” at the Paradise Finishing School.

LPBA Dancing through Time – Angelique Maurer (pictures by Starry)

slave Flo and AnneWanne were our twin drones and provided a lot of fun for us, mixing them up as Flo drone and Drone Flo. Later we had quite some time where our slaves were Rubber Rocket Dolls. Trying to tempt people touching the rocket boobs and getting Rubber Rocket Dolls themselves when the rockets hit them, was fun.
Our slave kelly was rented out for more than 2 weeks to Antony (antonygift) and made some new and exciting experiences away from her owners.

Mistress Jenny became more and more the (not secret) decider in the background as my submission to her got deeper and deeper. My red lights, when she takes full control were very intense, in particular as my submissive feelings got stronger each time. This way my green lights were highlights for me in this 11th year and I look forward to those Mistress will grant to me in my 12th year. Mistress Jenny now got a mesh head too, it was my present to her for her 10th rezzday in March 2018. She’s just adorable in every way!

Mistress Jenny Maurer with her new mesh head in March 2018 (left) and November 2018 (right)

We also still enjoy bondage in all forms. We tried out new racks and new toys like the serious plug pear or the serious nipple rings. The slaves, in particular slave kelly, made some incisive experiences with the pear.

May 7th: slave kelly leashed by the serious plug at Lochme

I continued creating one “Enjoying Bondage” picture per month, that always also highlighted the activities of the according month.
Last but not least we had our great Friday night parties every Friday. We think that it might be the longest regular weekly party in whole Second Life with a duration of more than 11 years. Virgo is still our dj every week and we enjoy starting our weekends dancing and chatting amoung friends. Thank you, Virgo!

Enjoying Bondage December 2018 – varied fun: Mistress Jenny, Ehesklavin Diomita, slave Flo, Jenny sitting on slave slut cecy, “piggy” slave kelly, Jenny suspended in a hogtie (above slave kelly), Diomita sitting on slave kelly, Jenny suspended upside down, slave Gwen and Angelique (from left to right)

October 27th at the Friday Night Halloween Party: Virgo Babii, Angelique Maurer, Florence Riddler, Baroness Capelo

Mistress Jenny and I as well as the core members of our little family are embedded in a great community of friends, we know some of them way over a decade now, some for several years and some are new friends of ours. Even if not mentioned by name in this anniversary blog post, these friends do mean a lot to me. SL is first of all about people and it’s you all who make my and our SL what it is: Still going strong, still enjoyable and still exciting! It was a great 11th year in Second Life and I look forward to the 12th!
Love from Diomita
xoxoxoxox

Diary 2018 (175) September 29th/30th – A quiet but varied weekend

Saturday, September 29th, Mistress Jenny and I had only a short time online together in the afternoon and we caught up while playing a few games of Yahtzee. At night Mistress and I first went to Lochme and watched the crowd while chatting. We met BC (Baroness Capelo) over there.
That day I had published my post about Barry Richez’ “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” (read here) and I had a private chat with him while Mistress and I were at Lochme. Barry invited us over to his party that he gave on the occasion of the official opening of his gallery. What a nice coincidence that my post was published that very day!

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Lochme / Barry Richez’s invitation to the opening party of Alphalune Creations Gallerie

As none of our slaves was present we decided to attend the party. We had fun and the music was very good. Mistress Jenny had the opportunity to explore “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” with her cam while we danced. Barry had also a present for those attending the opening party – one of his pictures.

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita dancing at Barry Richez’s opening party of Alphalune Creations Gallerie

Mistress and I had fun! In the meanwhile slave slut cecy had come inworld and we went home after about an hour to see her. We know that cecy has a problem seeing us as her timezone and RL prevents her from going online at the times we’re present. While we saw our slave slut regularly when we first met her and collared her later on, it’s now more than a year that we just see her on weekend days and often just for a short time. In addition we can’t interrupt what we’re doing just because slut comes inworld. Mistress Jenny asked cecy if there’s any change in a foreseeable future, but there isn’t according to cecy.

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home with slave slut cecy

Cecy begged us not to release her and to keep her. She has been a loyal slave to us and Mistress Jenny told her that we won’t sell her and keep her for right now – but we have to find a solution. In the meanwhile Mistress decided to park slave slut cecy at home, naked and unrestricted and she ordered me to strip slut and to set her up accordingly. I prevented teleporting and using inventory after stripping her.

Then we retreated to our skybox and to crown the night Mistress allowed me to spoil her (no picture).

Sunday morning, September 30th, I met with Kitty at Psi’s realm. I hadn’t seen her for a while due to timezone issues but Mistress Jenny has seen her more often when she had the opportunity to log in during the morning.

September 30th at Psi’s realm: Diomita and Kitty meeting Jackkie (Jackk Perse) and JoAnna Bella (joannava)

Kitty assured that she had been a good girl and our chat about her causing mischief and getting in trouble (and out of it) was entertaining not only for us but also for the other guests at Psi’s realm. I also met two friends of Kitty, who I didn’t see before – Jackkie (Jackk Perse) and JoAnna Bella (joannava). What a nice start into this Sunday!

September 30th: Diomita with slave slut cecy and slave Flo at home (remark: in the Background is the Picture we got from Barry) / Diomita with slave slut cecy, slave Flo and Madoka at Mesmerize Dungeon

In the afternoon I made a simploring tour, more about that soon. My night was relaxed. slave Flo and slave slut cecy were present. I took them to Mesmerize Dungeon where we spent the night chatting and watching. Later, slave Flo was already gone, Madoka (Madoka Kawabata) came by and teased slave slut cecy a bit.

Simploring 2018 (81) Alphalune Creations Gallerie – Barry Richez

In July I visited the exhibition “Dreams in Space Fractals” by Barry Richez at R&D Gallery in Diomita (read here). Now Barry Richez has opened his own gallery, the “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” of paintings and sculptures and he invited me over to see it.

Barry Richez is a French artist. In Real Life he creates sculptures made of raku (Raku is a type of Japanese pottery) and digital paintings. In Second Life he started 2008 with some digital paintings and simple sculptures. When he progressed to more complex sculptures and fractals he participated at different contests, especially at the University of Australia in second life (UWA). Barry Richez won several prices, has created sims within the LEA program and had numerous exhibitions – and has an own gallery now.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (1) – The court between the high rise buildings with the entrance to the gallery with the paintings and to the part with the sculptures, lower right is the sculpture “Quantum”

The “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” is divided in 2 parts, one is dedicated to Barry’s sculptures and one to his digital paintings and fractals. Each part has it’s own highrise building. The landmark leads to a court between the two buildings, where Barry placed a big award winning sculpture made in 2011 and named “Electroman”. It is recommended to set your viewer to “midnight” in order to get the right impression of the art.

I first visited the part with the sculptures. There are 5 levels and you travel between them with teleporters. The sculptures have enough room to unfold their effects. On the gound level you find the sculpture “Quantum” from 2013 as well as two scuptures that allow you to become part of it, “Imagination” and “Freedom”.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (2) – upper left is another view of the sculpture “Quantum”, upper right the installation “Freedom” (with myself inside of it), lower left is called “Imagination” and lower right is myself as a part of “Imagination”

On level 2 I found the the scuplture “Peace and Love” that was also exhibited at the R&D gallery, the whole level 4 is occupied by the installation “Love impossible” and level 5 is dominated by the scupltures “Body Fan” and “Transformations”.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (3) – upper left “Peace and Love”, upper right “Love Impossible”, lower left “Body Fan”, lower right “Tansformation”

Barry Richez’s sculptures are outstanding, they impress as single, alone standing objects. They look different from every viewing angle and depending on light. And you can discover new details every time you look at them. The whole sculpture part of the gallery impressed me a lot. You can also purchase most of the sculptures if you have enough space and prim allowance to rezz them at your own place.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (4)

In the second high rise building you find Barry’s digital paintings. They are arranged by themes on several levels, that are connected by a central staircase. And you can also purchase them.

Thank you Barry for inviting me over, your art is outstanding, I really like it a lot. I strongly recommend a visit of the “Alphalune Creations Gallerie”

Landmark to “Alphalune Creations Gallerie”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stormy%20End/169/74/2851