Diary 2021 (120) Sept 7th/8th Within the family

Tuesday, September 7th, became an intense day in Second Life for me. I went inworld in the later monring and had in mind to go simploring. Instead I had an exciting encounter that kept me inworld until I had to leave for lunch. And no, I won’t share anything more here.
After lunch I maed a second attempt to go simploring. To my surprise Mistress was present and I went seeing her. She couldn’t stay long and I went simploring for an hour.
When Mistress Jenny came back inworld, I returned home. slave Holly was also inworld and hence we took her with us to club Domme a Domme. I had quite something to fill Mistress in about my morning and slave Holly had also some news. I really don’t know if there were many others at club Domme a Domme as I was busy chatting with Mistress and slave Holly. slave Lily (Lily Bloodrose) joined us just when were were about to return home after one hour at the club. slave Faye just came inworld at the same moment when we arrived home, but I really had to return into my RL.

September 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita a club Domme a Domme with slave Holly and slave lily (picture in the middle taken by slave Holly) and at our lof skybox

Mistress Jenny decided to store me leashed and locked at our loft skybox, be it because she was up to it, or because of my experience in the morning or simply because she can. She said, I’d have to earn my release – and I know what she was referring to.

When I returned at night, Mistress was already waiting for me. Withour further ado, she took off her skirt and panties and invited me to lick her. I must have done a good job as I earned being released from the cuffs. I enjoyed licking Mistress and I got my so needed fix. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.

We went seeing our pet next. pet was at home in her basket and she showed it proudly to Mistress Jenny. We went to sNr puppy park with our pet and she could move her bones a bit there. Much better than if we had to walk her. When Flo showed up inworld we returned home and had our almost regular game of skipee with her. pet was at my side, Alessi knelt at Mistress side when she came online. Mistress Jenny won the close game.

September 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home, at sNr puppy park with pet and playing skipee with Flo at home

After the game we moved on to Carnal Intentions and stayed there all night. I was talking all night, first with pet in IM, then with Flo. After Flo and pet had left to bed, slave Faye and slave Holly literally replaced them as they came in when the others left. And i was talking again, this time with slave Holly and slave Faye. And all the time I was also talking with Mistress Jenny. I had a real chat night, not bad though at all. Later Argi joined us as well and added some main chat.

September 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Argi, pet, Flo, slave Alessi, slave Holly and slave Faye

At midnight we returned home and called it at night. It was a full day in Second Life for me.

Wednesday, September 8th, I was inworld during the morning and was lucky again to meet Mistress Jenny unexpectedly. She was at Heavy Bondage Club and we met there to catch up with our news. slave Lily (Lily Bloodrose) came by and joined us until Mistress Jenny had to leave.
I myself stayed a bit inworld and went shopping. I had seen something nice at club DeLust and had made notes. I found the according clothes at a fair and at the marketplace and got it all. I was quite satisfied. slave Holly came inworld just when I was about to leave. This way I got an footkiss before I left into my RL.

September 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Heavy Bondage club in the morning with slave Lily and at night with Flo and pet

I wasn’t inworld in the afternoon but for a few minutes. At night I ran late because of my RL. Flo was playing skipee and pet was waiting for me. Mistress Jenny came inworld just a minute after me. We played a round of skipee with Flo first, then we went to Heavy Bondage Club, where Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) joined us.
Mistress and I had a relaxed night. After Flo and pet had left for bed we made a little sim hop visiting Puerto Esclava and club DeLust. Mistress was up for finding some trouble, but of course we didn’t find any.

September 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava and at club DeLust

Art in Second Life 2021 (90) Waiting by Cica Ghost

Sunday, September 19th, I got an invitation from Cica to see her newest installation named “Waiting“. I was surprised getting it, as I just had visited her installation “Sandcastles” (read here), which is already gone now.

Right upon landing, it felt different from what I saw before from Cica. First of all you get big and highly visible recommendations to use shared environment, advanced lighting and shadows from sun, moon and projectors. Cica even provided a picture how it should look like at the landing to make sure, that you use the right settings. The environment settings are very important as they are part of the installation “Waiting“.

Waiting by Cica Ghost is not what I expected to see, and I didn’t leave the installation with a smile in my face like I usually do when I see something of Cica. No Cica-ish animals with big eyes, no Cica store and no hidden cat.
The ground is brown and desiccated – and the sky looks like desiccated ground as well. Acutally after a while you don’t know where is up and where is down. The trees have no leaves, the are just dead and do they root in the sky or in the ground?

Impressions of “Waiting” by Cica Ghost (1)

What you see first when entering the installation are a few buildings. These look a bit “Cica-ish”. I went there and found the first buildings empty. On a high plateau many, really many people cower together as if they seek nearness all being scared of something. It is a very dark and intimidating scenery.
A few people are not cowering on the high plateau but walking around in search of something. In one building cowers another person. Has there just been a catastrophy?

Impressions of “Waiting” by Cica Ghost (2)

Time waits for no one” is the message Cica Ghost provides with “Waiting“. And to be honest, I don’t know what Cica wants to express. As with every art installation, it is what the spectator feels, the visitors have to interpret the art for themselves. My first thought was that the people on the high plateau fled from a flood and that is why the cower on the high plateau – the result of climate change? But then all is desiccated, another result of climate change? Desiccated because of the higher temepratures? Some people try to explore what is left, they try to accomodate, others hide alone in a corner, but most just wait and let happen what will happen.
Well, that is one (that is my) interpretation. But depending on the visitor’s mood, on the personal situation one might get to a totally different interpretation.

Impressions of “Waiting” by Cica Ghost (3)

What else? Two rope nooses but they are not hanging there to commit suicide, instead you can sit there and watch. You can also dance … there are some nails sticking in the desiccated groud, clicking them animates your avatar. By the way, the music Cica has provided is not easy listening.

Time waits for no one – who knows how long “Waiting” by Cica Ghost will be available for a visit? It’s really worth a visit. What is your interpretation?

Addendum: after this post was published Cica Ghost sent me a message and told me what I missed. First of all there is a cat! And Cica had added it just for me – so sorry, Cica *winks*. Secondly there is at least one animal hidden in the dead trees, animals that can bear the aridity. Thank you, Cica.

Landmark to Waiting by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Luna%20Sea/191/182/27
Cica Ghost’s flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64860898@N05/
Cica Ghost’s shop C I C A
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Appalachian/140/139/3502
Cica Ghost on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/98471

Art in Second Life 2021 (89) “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti

Saturday, August 21st, I had some time left before lunch and decided to visit Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEA and to see another of the current installations there “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (secondhandtutti). Her installation is in the SLEA Region 3 and will be available until end of 2021.

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (1) – at the landing point

You get a notecard before entering the installation. SH Tutti wrote about her installation: “The visions of mortality. The visions of an artist. The dreams of creation.
A bed that floats in the middle (arrival point) over a body of water (emotions) and surrounding it in all directions are images (predominantly 3d) of the artist dreams: The vision of a city made of clouds that leads into a child’s playground of fantastical animal sculptures that leads into a dark cave containing a hint of monsters that leads into a spring nest of revival that leads into the ocean of Summer and LIFE!

Right when you arrive at the bed there’s another text introducing the installation:
My mind is unsettled… my body is not mine, not min this spectacle… no no, not mine this fragile vine. I remember… remember, Images play across the landscape out my window… I remember. And dreams ride the back of clouds, like lightbeams set free to carry me to places beyond me, yet inside me, above me, below me, floating out in all directions… Dreams of life, of creation, emotional capitulations gushing from this body not mine, not mine this viraled thing, lost in a track of time, resolved to watching clouds and dreams and nightmares and what ifs and one days. Oh how they carry me away.

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (2)

From the landing you can see already quite a lot of colourful objects close by or far away. I walked around a bit and fall …. into the nightmare part. It’s not too scary, a strange faceless person is dancing there and there’s a way out. Moving along in the installation “From my bed I dream of life” is quite easy. You walk (no fly zone) and you get teleported somewhere else when you click on of the wake up signs. This way you can experience the different dream elements of SH Tutti. Alternatively you ride one of the 4 clouds right at the landing spot. Each one brings you to a different area of the installation.

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (3)

SH Tutti must dream very colourful (unfortunately my dreams aren’t that colourful as much as I am aware about them). Her objects are artful interpretations of places, or fragments of the dreams. There’s a street with rowhouses in different colours, there’s a magic palace with a large dancing area before it. There’s a stage and a quite large auditorium (I assume used for the grand opening on August 16th, 2021).

There’s a circle of rabbits on the top of a rock, there are figures that reminded me of the sculptures made by Niki de Saint Phalle in the physcial world. There’s a colourful board with many geometrical forms and a throne where you can sit – afterwards I saw a sign behind the throne “Get a DNA Download. Have a seat“. Eeeep, someone manipulating my DNA?

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (4)

There’s a nice love cloud, a big rainbow, a beach with two dancing figures. There’ simply a lot to see and discover. And everything changes permanently, moving clouds, shadows. SH Tutti plays a lot with transparent walls with textures applied to them. I hope that my pictures give an impression of what to expect when you visit – a dreamland, a fantasy, art.

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (5)

I have come across SH Tutti (secondhandtutti) just once so far back in 2019 when I visited Lyric Art Gallery (read here). SH Tutti (secondhandtutti) is in Second Life sinceSeptember 2017. She says about herself:
I can create things whether people like them or not, it doesn’t matter, for it comes from inside me and for those willing or open to knowing me, they will see who I am through my builds, my art. Welcome to my world!
I hope my artwork will always remain light and joyful, a reminder of the wonder of fantasy. And please do remember I have a human heart, so please be kind.

Impressions of “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti (6)

SH Tutti has had quite a lot exhibtions since she joined SL. If you open the short biography of SH Tutti, that is embedded in the notecard about “From my bed I dream of life” you can get a list. SH Tutti is very active, she has her own blog, her own gallery spaces and showrooms, her own store on the marketplace  and she has a flickr account .

Thank you Tansee for your work for SLEA, thank you SH Tutti (secondhandtutti) for this installation. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEA
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA7/23/26/55
Direct landmark to SLEA 3 “From my bed I dream of life” by SH Tutti
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA3/128/128/46
SH Tutti (secondhandtutti)’s blog
http://www.SecondHandTutti.wordpress.com
SH Tutti Creations Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Claressa/5/88/41
SH Tutti Artist Showroom @ Carmel Art Community
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/McFarren/85/210/1526
SH Tutti’s store on marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/203467
SH Tutti’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/159126359@N08/

Diary 2021 (119) Sept 5th/6th Enjoying our SL

Sunday, September 5th, I met Mistress Jenny by surprise in the later morning when I went inworld to check messages. We found time to catch up with our mutual news, then we both had to leave to tend to our RL. In the afternoon we spent almost two hours together at club Domme a Domme, at Puerto Esclava and again at club Domme a Domme. It was quite busy at both places, hence we had a lot to look at, to read profiles and to talk about. Lily Bloodrose joined us at club Domme a Domme and followed us to Puerto Esclava. I took her leash and I played a bit with her AnaVision HUD, an experience she hasn’t had before.
I had quite some IMs that kept me busy in addition. And when we were at club Domme a Domme the second time, another random subd knelt for us – to stay honest, she knelt more for Mistress Jenny than for me.
We had a good time in the afternoon and enjoyed being together.

September 5th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at Puerto Esclava with Lily Bloodrose and with another random sub

At night I first went to Puerto Esclava and summoned pet (Newlifeloading) to me. I taught her a new command – move. If ordered she has to run around the court or the place for a few minutes, to bark and to move her bones. This way I spare walking the pet. We tried out two times to be sure that her little brain can proces the new command, then we returned home.

Flo and Angelique were at the games table and after saying hello Flo, Angelique and I played a round of skipee. And I could talk with pet, Angelique and Flo while we played. Alessi joined us at the table.
Mistress jenny came inworld right in time when we hat finished the game. We went to Psi’s realm and stayed there the rest of the night, mostly talking amoung ourselves as not much was going on.

September 5th: Diomita and pet at home / Mistress Jenny, Diomita, ANgelique, Flo, pet and slave Alessi at home and at Psi’s realm

Monday, September 6th, Mistress Jenny and I spent 2 hours together in the afternoon. We stayed quite a while at Puerto Esclava, chaught up with our news, talked about the family and discussed how to go on with who. We read profiles and had a few IMs. We moved on to club Domme a Domme where Faye joined us. And finally back home we said hello to slave Holly who had returned from a short trip in RL.

September 6th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava and at club Domme a Domme with slave Faye

I was inworld early at night and our pet was at home. She needs a basket to sleep and she had found a nice one but had no inventory to rezz it. So we did that first and placed her basket on the porch. now she has her onw place to sleep and rezz. I toaught her three new commands – her brain was really almost overloaded. One command was “puddles”. If ordered she has to pee and to mark her spot. We tried it at home.

I took our pet to Puerto Esclava where Mistress Jenny joined us soon after. We tried the new commands and were satisfied with our pet. It’s not too bad having a pet and I enjoy it for right now. When slave Holly came inworld we moved on to Carnal Intentions and summoned her to us.
We stayed there the rest of the night, mostly chatting amoung us, following the little main chat, reading profiles and having a relaxed time together

September 6th: Diomita and pet (Newlifeloading) / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava and Carnal Intentions with slave Holly and pet

Diary 2021 (118) Sept 3rd/4th Boot party / News from Kitty / pet life

Friday, September 3rd, Mistress Jenny was not inworld during the day. I spend quite a while inworld during the day, logging in and out, hopping over places, searching for trouble or anything else. I often also idled while doing other things in RL. Nothing really to report about. I had just a few IMs and even a few contacts that might result in a roleplay – but I doubt it. Finally I went visiting 2 exhibitions and wrote in our blog about them. This way my time was also a bit productive.

Mistress and I had spoken about our Friday night party and we fixed the theme. Well, to be honest Mistress proposed the theme and of course I agreed to it:
“These boots are made for walking, so throw on those kinky boots the higher the better and join us as it is Friday again. Of course you can also come as you are. Dj Virgo is spinning the tunes for us.”

I came inworld again at night and first thing i did was changing into a proper outfit for our party. Just when i wanted to go and see our pet (Newlifeloading), Mistress came inworld and we caught up with our news quickly before we went seeing our pet.
Mistress had another encrypted message from KTM (Kitty T. Maurer)

Hello Mistress Jenny,
all is well in Kitty’s world. Hopefully, it is the same for you. As for Kitty, all is well here. It might just be a good thing that Kitty is so busy. If Kitty wouldn’t have to work, who knows what ‘trouble’ Kitty would get herself into. SL-wise, things are good. The staff of the space station is taking good care of Kitty. Too good at times. *cough* They haven’t brought up the spying allegations as of late. Who knows – maybe they drop them altogether. There also hasn’t been anymore talk of attempting to sell Kitty.
Though, a few days ago, Kitty had a big scare. Traderr, the kidnapper who captured and intended to sell Kitty a few months ago, showed up here. Luckily it wasn’t to buy or sell someone. She was inquiring about the space station’s security system to use something similar for her prison (which Kitty already knows and which is rather secure).
Speaking of security, everything here is very secure and there is no good way of getting out. Kitty can walk around in the space station but certain areas are off limits. However, it is not possible for Kitty to leave. Kitty considered becoming a stowaway on one of the supply vessels that dock from time to time or even using an escape-pod. But after several attempts, it turned out that neither option is available to Kitty.
How are you? How is Mistress Diomita? Kitty is keeping up with the blog. Hopefully as is going well for both of you.
If you decide to send a reply, please use the same channel through which this message was sent. All other methods of communication have been blocked.
With lots of love from a galaxy far far away,
Kitty

Mistress replied to her….
I hope to get on SL in the morning again soon and might bring my pick lock set.
keep having fun

As for the party, we had fun as every Friday .. starting our weekend. We asked ourselves “Do puppies dance?” … Well I guess not like humans .. But I released a lot of pet’s restrictions for the party, so that she could have fun.

September 3rd – Friday night party: Angelique, Diomita, Mistress Jenny, pet, Angelique, pet (Newlifeloading), Dely Ebony (krysbia), Baroness Capelo, Claven Albatros, Laura (laura00175) (upper row), Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Sara (SaraRandall), Tsuki Takeda, Jayson Dakota, Talos (Talosborn), Sarah Fhang, vero Hartmann, Virgo Babii (lower row)

Saturday, September 4th, I spent again quite some time inworld – and not a lot happened. In the early afternoon, pet (Newlifeloading) was inworld and I took her with me to Heavy Bondage Club. I tightened her restrictions again, after I had released them for the party the day before. Then I took her to Puerto Esclava and went out of chat range with her. I tested her hearing and speaking abilities and adjusted her hearing to a level where she might be able to guess one or two words and her speaking abilities so that one could eventually understand a little bit of her garbling.

So far so good, a pet needs to learn some tricks. So I instructed pet to assume a sleeping pose when I sent her sleep (and thus make her unable to follow main chat at all) and to get up again when I wake her up. Furtheron I added the “close” to her vocabulary. She is to approach everyone who says “close, pet” and to give them a pethug.
I then took pet with me to the court where we tried out the newly learned tricks in public.

September 4th: Diomita and pet at Heavy Bondage Club and at Puerto Esclava

Dogs need to be walked and hence I took pet with me to Mesmerize Dungeon and later to club Domme a Domme and I played a bit fetch with her. So pet could move her bones and she was happy when she had to return to her other life.
Later I also had some chats again and one short roleplay, then I had to log out myself to make the most of the nice weather we finally had in RL.

At night I went to Puerto Esclava and I summoned pet to me after a while. I did not IM her and as she can’t start an IM herself she had to fully immerse into her pet life. I exercised her commands again and kept her attentive. Mistress Jenny joined us at Puerto Esclava even then pet had no IM. She behaved well.
Mistress gave me another update of our Kitty, who had sent another encrypted message:

Hello Mistress Jenny,
for lock-picking, it might be possible for you to make it inside the space station but you won’t be able to get Kitty out. They made Kitty swallow a pill that controls Kitty and also prevents Kitty from leaving.
It would most likely be better to negotiate terms of release with Lady Aleeri of Penumbra. She’s always in RP and a lot of fun to play with. So is, by the way, the rest of the gang here. Kitty would hope that you and Aleeri can come to an arrangement so Kitty may leave – even if it takes a little longer. This would also make things better for Kitty as cheating out just feels plain wrong.
xox KTM

… and Mistress Jenny answered her, that “a failed rescue mission is much better than cheating out

September 4th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava with our pet (Newlifeloading)

We stayed quite a wihle at Puerto Esclava. We talked amoung us, I even IMd our pet so that she was able to talk and to share her emotions with me and us. pet made some nice pctures too, in particular she made partrait pictures of Mistress and me, very nice. We went one to Lochme, to Heavy Bondage Club and to club Domme a Domme. Mistress got a serious sleeping attack while we were at club Domme a Domme and left quite quickly.

September 4th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava, Heavy Bondage Club and club Domme a Domme with our pet (Newlifeloading) / portraits on the left are taken by our pet

I said good night to our pet and went roaming a bit and had a nice roleplay, then I called it a night myself

Art in Second Life 2021 (87) “One Day” by Dido Haas

I got am invitation fom Dido Haas to see her exhibtion “One Day“. It is shown at the main part of Nitroglobus gallery, which is owned and curated by Dido Haas herself. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and highlights the art in a particular way. And this time it is used to display her own art.

In the accompanying notecard your find a poem from Edmund Spencer named Amoretti LXXV and the first verse is also displayed at one of the walls at the gallery:

One day I wrote her name upon the strand.
but came the waves and washed it away;
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
but came the tide and made by pains his pray

‘Vain man’ said she,’that dost in vain assay,
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wiped out likewise.’

‘Not so,’ (quod I) ‘let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.’

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (1)

Dido is quite busy with curating the Nitroglobus gallery and has little time left to make photos myself. But sometimes when she’s in the right she makes some, most of them are black/white and portraits or avatar studies.
Dido Haas is Dutch and has been in SL for way over 14 years – and according to herself, she is still enjoying this virtual world.

The showcased pictures pictures are a selection of a few portraits and avatar studies and some pictures of beaches that are quite minimalistic and make you focus on the details. Dido has developed clearly an own style and understands how to draw the spectator into her world, her pictures.

The exhibition space with the mirroring floor provides a particular experience for displaying art. Dido also adds 3D sculptures here and there in the center as an additional eye catcher. For her exhibtion “One Day” Suzanne Graves donated her sculpture ‘Shake our Troubles’ for display at the gallery.

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (2)

You can find more about and from Dido on her blog and on her flickr page. The Nitroglobus Roof Gallery has an own flickr group.

Thank you Dido for all the work you invest into the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for your own art. I enjoyed my visit. The exhibtion “One Day” will be open until September 23rd, hence just another week, so you’ll have to hurry to see it.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof gallery and to of “One Day” by Dido Haas
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Dido Haas’ flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dido_haas/
Nitroglobus Roof Gallery flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nitroglobus_gallery/
Dido Hass’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Diary 2021 (117) Sept 1st/2nd Two quiet days

Wednesday, Sept 1st, I went inworld after lunch and met slave Holly. I too her to Puerto Esclava and we just caught up after we didn’t see each other the night before due to SL’s technical issues. To my suprise Mistress Jenny came inworld and joined us there. I also saw Faye inworld. She was still leashed at Carnal Intentions and absent. I released some of her restrictions so that she could roan around when she returned.

My time was limited and so Mistress, Holly and I returned home. Faye and Alessi joined us there. We had a spontaneous family gathering *winks* – then I had to leave again.

I ran late at night. Mistress Jenny and Flo were playing skipee, slave Holly must have had just arrived as she was still in her room (her cell). I released slave Holly and went to the game table where I also met our pet. After all the hellos and greeting rituals, pet left for bed. Mistress Jenny and Flo ended their game and we played a skippe as teams. slave Alessi came also by and watched us playing for a while.
For me it was what I needed as I was tired and a bit tipsy. After the game we went to Carnal Intentions for about half an hour, where Faye joined us shortly before we had to leave and to go to bed.

September 1st – a relaxed night: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, pet (Newlifeloading), slave Holly and Faye at home and at Carnal Intentions

Thursday, September 2nd, Mistress and I met in the afternoon and went sim-hopping together. We visited club Domme a Domme, Puerto Esclava, Heavy Bondage Club and finally club DeLust. Mistress Jenny looked stunning again – well she almost always looks stunning. At club DeLust Mistress made me wear cuffs and ballet boots and she enjoyed her control and power before we went to our loft skybox, where I was allowed to lick Mistress and to get my fix. Thank you, Mistress Jenny

September 2nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava, at Heavy Bondage Club, at club DeLust and at home

I was early at night and our pet was present. I crawled her neck, and gave it a few orders … sit, down, come .. and i even talked with her in IM (after all there’s a nice sub behind our pet *winks*). Mistress Jenny, Flo and Alessi came inworld and Mistress, Flo and I played a round of skipee, while Alessi and pet were watching us play. It was a close game, hence fun. Flo left after the game, and pet had to leave already before.

Mistress Jenny and I went to Carnal Intentions and we stayed there all night. Faye came by shortly and joined us. We had a quiet and relaxed night. Later Mistress Jenny and I even went hunting a bit hopping over the usual places – but we didn’t find any new sub/slave or any trouble either, so we called it a night.

September 2nd: Diomita and pet (Newlifeloading) / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with slave Faye and slave Alessi

Art in Second Life 2021 (86) “Nero” by Lex Machine

I have covered Lex Machine (Archetype11 Nova)’s art installation already several time and just lately I saw the intallation “Numb” (read here). Lex told me that he also just had finished another installation at SLEA and gave me the direct landmark to it. The installation is called “Nero” and shall be open for the public until end of September.

Impressions of “Nero” by Lex Machine – overview / view at the landing point / theather and guitarist

Nero” is an artfully arranged installation with objects from other artists and builders. Lex’s artful way to arrange the objects, to combine them, place them into different contexts and backgrounds and to build a relation between them is his particular style (which I like a lot). As for as I found out for “Nero” Lex used art and obejcts from: Rena (guraa), Rebeca Bashly, omronAK (anthonymorfy), Brotherchic (xxalexmodelxx), Chunker Chip Cookie (Jamie Rozenberg), Tah (Tahiti Rae), Alir Flow, Ness (donotgivemyself), Gwen von Aurora (Sweetgwendoline Bailey), Ganja Brune, Bryn Oh, Nams (Nama Gearz), Jogi Schultz (yogijo), Wassa (wassaabii) and Arken Soothsayer. Wow, what a long list and I’m not sure if I got them all.

I made a bird eye’s view of “Nero” and gave most objects a name. At the central landing at SLEA you can grab a notecard about “Nero” and about Lex Machine. In this notecard Lex wrote about “Nero“:
With this arrangement I tried to tell an open ended story of 4 different perspectives: The world with evidence of it’s end standing in front of it and the reaction of being happy to just wiggle the rest of it’s sand to the bottom of the hour glass, it’s dependency upon the virtual realms of sedation and all those oh so cool different masks it lets us all wear, the dichotomy of religion….it’s nurturing nature it’s other dark sides of fear and control, and some sign of hope behind it all. At the center is something more personal…the core of what causes this brain to move in these directions. To know more of those, you will have to ask me personally. I play those truths closer to my own chest.

Remark: The hour glasses are around the guitarist who plays in front of the theater.

Impressions of “Nero” by Lex Machine (1)

Lex Machine asked to play with the environment settings for getting different impressions of “Nero“. I didn’t do that for this isntallation but you can get quite dark or quite sunny and happy pictures when you do, it’s up to you only – so try it!

In his art installations Lex tries to come to terms with his experiences as a combat soldier, with all the misery and hardship, with the violence and with the pictures that are literally burned into his memory. Art helps him (and maybe others) to express his thoughts and to rebuild his life. I personally am always touched and intrigued by his work.

Impressions of “Nero” by Lex Machine (2)

Thank you Lex Machine (Archetype11 Nova) for another great installation. Thank you to Tansee and all others involved for curating SLEA. I did enjoy my visit.

Direct landmark to “Nero” at SLEA Region 4 NE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA4/131/130/23
Landmark to Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEA
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA7/23/26/55
Lex Machine (archetype11 Nova)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sorrythatnameisinuse/

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 (85) “Surface of Mars” by Rachel Breaker

I got a group message about the opening of an exhibition by Rachel Breaker in pavillion 4 at GBTH project. It is named “Surface of Mars“.

What a strange title for an exhibition. And I had never heard of Rachel Breaker before, nor was I prepared what I was going to see. But there’s quite some information right before you enter the exhibition itself.

In the entrance right next to the poster of the exhibiton you find a longer text from Rachel Braker in which she explains the background of her exhibtion. And lazy as I am I will use this text in my blogpost.

I started this project with the intention of making a space similar to the Penn station AmTrak area or like an aiport space of stores. i was looking at abandoned malls, stores, and like fever dream type pictures, such as the back rooms. I was looking at pictures of stores half closed, where the lights are on in the back but off in the front, such at spaces that are closed or closing. This store unintentionally turned into a school, and I realized I was making a place your not supposed to be, not an abandoned space. I unintentionally recreated these motifs I remember from school that were omnipresent. I remember endless cinder block, linoleum tile and drop ceilings. Its identical to big box architecture.”

Impressions of “Surface of Mars” by Rachel Breaker (1)

Once you use the teleporter to the exhibition you land at a staircase. To your right is a door that leads to a couple of rooms. Some rooms are completely full with kind of a 1:1 modell of a brown surface, the “Surface of Mars“. There are some stones lying on the surface. Along the walls are some folding tables with objects. Like in a shop on one table are several generals made of porcelain, on another are a few buffalos, and the next table showases metal trash bins. You can purchase them by the way. The whole feel and look reminds a lot of a school. Somehow schools look all alike in the whole world: Linoleum tile floors, drop ceilings, a green stone wall … and I could litereally small my own old school.

There are things you never notice that are littered everywhere just from people using them strewed around a school in the hallways, like the folding tables, the plastic chairs, the palstic bins, the grimey formica furniture, office carpeting. Its an area that’s formed a lot like a forest, nobody designs it, things are placed as needed and abandoned, it happns organically. The sounds and the lighting are extremely specific to the space I remember. These aren’t spaces to fear necessarily, but they are vast, stormy, and sublime.

Impressions of “Surface of Mars” by Rachel Breaker (2)

I left the ground floor rooms and went up to the 2nd floor. The same picture. Rooms filled with “Surface of Mars“, folding tables at the walls offering figures made of porcelain, lions, santas, chickens, pigs. I also noticed these cheap plastic chairs, also a design used all over the world. Same goes for the plastic bins. One wall is used for announcements, white boards filled in this case just with posters from the exhibtions.

In early dos videogames where I have vague memories of wandering around these enless dark hallways in the abyss in Ultima Underworld. As a child I didn’t know how to play but I remember doing this for hours, pucking up trash and just falling asleep.

There is something about this and current events surrounding mars that I can’t explain exactly. The arbitrariness of the design of schools, the things I remember so vividly are empty, and I see the same design in the precedural martian surface. In school I remember being excited about new technology and now I just see it as a nefarious game of a few billionaires. I don’t understand how people can be excited about billionaires going into space, it’s depressing to me. I drew on publicly funded spaces, and icons of government funding that are disappearing. I found old banks that use all this imagery, and seeing them all together, repeated over and over on folding tables, seemed unexplainable but true.

Impressions of “Surface of Mars” by Rachel Breaker (3)

The exhibition “Surface of Mars” combines 3 elements. First it is a very well built school building, that really offers you the look and feel of a school, it looks “real” and real shabby as many schools are nowadays. Secondly there are the “Surfaces of Mars“, something you can easily picture being showcased in a museum to make you feel like being on our neighbourhood planet. And thirdly there are the porcelain objects, small artful pieces that you can take with you to decorate your home if you like to showcase some pretentious kitsch there.

Rachel Breaker is in Second Life since 2006. She’s a painter and 3D artist based in the USA. Rachel studied photography, did a masters program in the UK for animation and nowadays works developing props and environments for video games. Her work in Second Life started being developed in 2008 and inside the grid she participated of a round of The Arcade in 2017 and keeps a store on the Katat0nik sim and a store on the marketplace. And no surprise, you can find her also on flickr.

Her inspiration comes from planned environments like miniature golf courses, paths, also vintage toys, New Orleans Mardi Gras, amongst others.

Thank you Rachel for this exhibition. Thank you to all others who enabled the exhibtion and provided the space for the art.
GBTH means Grab By The Horns, the GBTH Project is an urban sim dedicated to contemporary art. You find more information at www.thegbthproject.com

Landmark to “Surface of Mars” by Rachel Breaker
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/the%20GBTH%20project/53/87/47
Rachel Breaker’s store on the Kata0mik sim
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Katat0nik/147/187/28
Rachel Breaker’s store on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/8052
Rachel Breaker’s flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7885610@N05/
GBTH Project website
http://www.thegbthproject.com

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