Art in Second Life 2020 (77) MindScape3D

After publishing my post about “Hexagonia” by Amita Duranjaya (read here) I had a chat with Amita and she invited me to visit interstellART, a sim dedicated to the (cyber-)arts, owned and curated by her.

I had never heard of interstellART before but from the information notecards that I got from Asmita I can tell that the sim has several levels full of art and there’s really a lot to see. For my fist visit I decided to see the 3rd level, a landscape-terrain used for special exhibitions. Right now and until the end of 2020 the special exhibtion is “MindScape”, a collaborative project initiated by Asmita Duranjaya. 18 artists have contributed 3D-installations or 2D-pictures and visualize their imagination of the topic MindScape. I visited MindScape3D.

MindScape3D is related to brain research and what can refer to the human mind, how to develop, inspire and care for or manipulate it. 11 artists have created 3D artwork referring to the topic by adding his or her idea, be it more realistic-physical or more mental or philosophical abstract. The 11 artists are: Shenn Coleman, iSkye Silverweb, June Clavenham, Claude Belgar, Kyoko Furse-Barzane (Samara Barzane), Hayden, Melodie Heart (mariemadeleine38), Giselle Seeker (brightlyshyne), Art Oluja (Artistik Oluja), Betty Tureaud and Asmita Duranjaya herself.

The 3D area is a moon landscape that was designed by ShennColeman. Upon landing I met Larita (asmitaduranjaya1), who made writing this report about my visit to MindScape3D way easier:
Welcome at interstellART and the MindScape-project. MindScape is a collaborative art-project initiated by Asmita Duranjaya, curator and artist on this sim interstellART (Nice Atoll). 19 artists have contributed 3D-installations or 2D-pictures to visualize their imagination of the topic MindScape. I am a guide-robot and will lead you through the area with the 3D-art-installatons for an overview.
Each installation has a board with further information, which you can study after the tour on your own.
Please follow me now.

I followed her. There’s a path that lead along the different installation. It starts with the 3D area itself. I use the text from my robot guide Larita along with my pictures for this report.

My robot guide Larita (asmitaduranjaya1)

Our first artist is Shenn Coleman, who has constructed the “Brain-Dome” for this moon-area. He says: “Sharing to reach beyond the boundaries of our imagination is always a fantastic adventure. I like to create to learn and to share, and SL is a wonderful way to do that and i like to explore imaginative ways.
This dome was an attempt to visually represent the function and the genesis of the thoughts in our brain and maybe also to invite other forms of intelligence to come into contact with our human neurons.”

Our next spot is the installation by Danish artist Betty Tureaud. She says: “In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans. In my art installation I combine AI whith Neuralink, a cable direct into the brain to make a superhuman, a cyborg, where artificial intelligence AI is combined with human intelligence.”
This is an interactive sculpture with a dance-animation, if you sit on it. Jump on it and try it after the tour.

MindScape3D: “Betty Tureaud – AI”

French artist Claude Belgar says: “The sculpture “The Mind Is Free” reflects the freedom of traveling the ocean, using only the natural elements to wander across. The vehicles, ships and a plane refuge from being captured in an abstract head, so it symbolises the flow of mental imaginations – the mind is free.”
You can enter the crater to have a closer look when you come back after the tour.

Artist Kyoko presents her “BLOOD WALL :: Man’s Mind Holocaust-Killing Fields-Hiroshima. I am of the belief that our future will bring many new and wondrous creations, but in the end we will still be capable of turning on each other because of perceived differences or agendas. The 3 parts of this work represent three attempts to solve a problem. All resulting in multiple deaths. In each case methodical and intended.
Kyoko Furse-Barzane
March 2020
Please feel free to enter the dome to see the work from different perspectives.

MindScape3D: “Claude Belgar – The Mind Is Free” and Kyoko Furse-Barzane (Samara Barzane) “BLOOD WALL :: Man’s Mind”

This MindScape-version of the RL nano-graphic novel “The Pool”, written by German author M. K. Iwoleit/Hayden in SL, presents an audio-version in English and German and visitors can listen to the nano-story by clicking the specific keyboard. The installation contains also a virtual book-version. The English version of the human is spoken by Dodge Threebeards, the robot is an artificially produced voice. The German version is spoken by Dick H. G. Read more on the nc and return to the spot after the tour to listen.
Remark: The installation at MindScape3D was created by Asmita Duranjaya. The ambient etude as a background music has been composed and recorded by Hayden who is interested and active in several kinds of artistic expression.

MindScape3D: “Hayden – Der Pool / The Pool”

Artist Giselle Seeker has mystic mind-experiences. She says: “When the mind is at rest, the creative processes can flow more freely with daily stressors and distractions put to rest, as the brain repairs and restores exhausted brain cells. This allows for brain waves to flow more freely with less disruptions in the electro-neurological processes. It also seems to become more aware and open to things of the Spiritual nature. These may or may not be proven by Science, and may not be the proper terminology, but these have been my own observations and experiences in my own lifetime.”
Enter the crater after the tour.

MindScape3D: “Giselle Seeker (brightlyshyne) – The Mind’s Increased Perceptiveness To Spirituality Including Creativity When Asleep Or At Rest”

“The Clover Plant” of artist Melodie Heart refers to the idea, that Shenn’s brain has occupied a dead star and is going to fill it with new life. Melodie says: “Replant a desolate planet with natural seeds. Ban genetically modified organisms, reduce the use of pesticides”. Make it a better world. Study the installation when returning after the tour.

Artist iSkye Silverweb says: “For most people, this is a world full of sound: birdsong, voices, engines, and music. MindScape is a perfect project to demonstrate just a little bit of the experience I have, navigating in a silent world. For me and others who are deaf like me, the world is filled with seeing and feeling. With this installation you may get a taste of how people living in a world without sound come to see the rhythms of life. We can “see” many of the sounds that you hear.”
Study iSkye’s work closer after the tour.

MindScape3D: “Melodie Heart (mariemadeleine38) – The Clover Pant” and “iSkye Silverweb – Visible Rhythms”

The statement of artist June Clavenham is: “‘State of Mind’ intends to be a visual representation of how the thoughts we choose to entertain in our minds affect our emotions, the way we perceive our realitiy, the way we interact with others, and in general, all of our being and our lives.”
Enjoy this sculpture after the tour.

MindScape3D: “June Clavenham – State of Mind”

Artist Asmita Duranjaya says: “After surviving mankind, robots will start to construct their own culture by taking over forms of expression of the HipHop-culture e.g., visually, sonically and kinetically. Culture is the mental shape of beings and the result of mental efforts. No culture without mind.And now listen to the rapper TrippLee and his rap “Robot” or/and dance with the robots.” Enjoy it later.

MindScape3D: “Asmita Duranjaya – No Culture Without Mind”

Artist Art Oluja/Littlewing says: “‘Aural Blossoms’ is an visual-audio experiment in which I’ve played with a collage of colourful textures, incorporating kaleidescope patterns I created out of second life snapshots as well as music visualization wave patterns produced in the iOS beta app ‘Endlesss.’ The idea is to portray the sensation of music that blossoms in your headspace, evoking a landscape of emotion as you listen to different sounds that guide your mood.” Read more on the notecard and interact with the sculpture, when you return for an individual tour.

MindScape3D: “Art Oluja/Littlewing (Artistik Oluja)- Aural Blossoms”

That was our tour to get an overview over the MindScape-exhibition in the 3D-area. I hope you have enjoyed the tour and if so we would be glad about a small donation.
Thank you and have a good time.

I could add a lot more as some of the mentioned notecards contain a lot more information about the artists and about their work. But on one side this entry would become way too long and on the other side, you can go there yourself and read what you’re interested in. In my personal opinion the showcased art did express a lot more to me knowing the thoughts of the artists, for example “Visible Rhythms” being created by a deaf artist.

There’s also a lot more information on the web and the links are provided at the landing spot. I looked up a website about CyberArt: “Introduction, how to define and produce it”.

Thank you Asmita Duranjaya for this special exhibtion MindScape3D and for pointing it out to me. And thank you for providing the space for the arts and your passion for it.

Landmark to MindScape3D
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nice%20Atoll/190/142/3687
A webpage about CyberArt – Introduction, how to define and produce it
http://www.ethnomusicscape.de/cyber/CyberArt.htm

Enjoying Bondage November 2020 – under control

This month’s Enjoying Bondage picture is different to those before as I didn’t add many family members. Instead the picture focuses on Mistress Jenny and myself. As my submission to Mistress Jenny gets deeper and deeper I get also more and more under her control. It is a slow process but it’s steady. The background for the picture was taken at Mesmerize Dungeon. I added a picture of me kissing Mistress boots at home in the frame. I added another scene from our home to the right, when Mistress leashed me there tied up.
slave Melissa is also under control, mainly under my control and I enjoy her patience and dedication to please me and us. The picture of her on the left where she’s wearing a fetish hood and riding a dildo cushion was actually taken at Mesmerize Dungeon.

Enjoying Bondage November 2020 – under control: slave Melissa / Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita

Art in Second Life 2020 (76) La Maison d’Aneli Nov/Dec

On Wednesday, November 25th, a new exhibtion was opened at La Maison d’Aneli. It features the art of Bebop Xue, Adwehe, Eylinea, Aleallo, Nils Urqhart, DameKlaudia Demonia, Red Bikcin and kjs Yip.

As usual I didn’t wait until the opening and I couldn’t attend the opening event due to my other obligations in RL and SL. Hence I peeked in again early.

I started my visit with the skybox of Bebop Xue. Bebop is a French artist und in Second Life for over 12 years, yet I haven’t come across her before. Bobop’s skybox is devided in 4 rooms, the floor, the walls and the ceiling are animated with a light effects projecting combs on the surfaces and they are permanently changing. Bobop uses kind soap bubbles that rain from nowhere and vanish again. This way there is a steady motion in the exhibition box and the showcased pictures and the few hoovering 3D objects become more static. Her pictures are colourful, are often showing faces or scifi elements and are in my opinion really artful.

With less than 3 years Adwehe is still quite new to Second Life. I saw her art already a few times, twice at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. So far I saw always something different, Adwehe is is experimenting with different forms of art and with the possibilities that Second Life offers. The main part of her skybox is filled with a structure of different, mainly black and white and grey transparent layers, sometimes with a touch of blue, with stairs inside. You can walk into the structure and you get different views depending on your position and viewing angle. Inside of the structure several figures are kneeling ..  standing .. they appear and vanish, sometimes you see just one, sometines the other, sometimes none and rarely all. The structure tempts you to stay and try out more views.

 

Eylinea is with 2,5 years also quite new to Second life, and I saw her art before also at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. And like Adwehe she’s still exploring the possibilities and trying out new things. Her passion seem to be objects and moving light effects. Her room in the current exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli is filled with cubes and spheres. While some cubes stay fiexed at their places, the spheres and other cubes are constantly moving around on fixed routes, they turn and they shine and glow, producing different effects. It’s fun watching and letting your mind wander.
Eylinea writes abotu herself in the accompanying notecard: “Photographer, cube juggler, light dresser, tattoo artist apprentice, designer, designer of cardboard furniture and lights, jewellery maker…. dreamer at her own time! To sum it up: creator of lots of things, curious about everything. That’s how I could qualify my sl… and my rl!

Allo (Aleallo) is in Second Life for 4 years. It is the first time I saw his work. Allo makes portrait pictures of people in Second Life. He keeps them im black and white. The showcased portraits at La Maison d’Aneli all seems to tell a story as portraits should do.

I visited the skybox of Nils Upqhart next. It is designed like a classic gallery space, the walls are filled with photographs of landscapes and of some wildlife. The floor is designed fitting to the pictures as a green meadow and there are some opportunities to sit. There are really quite a lot of photographs and they show how beautiful and even lonesome the nature even in Central Europe can be. Some of Nils’ photographs are awesome and capture a very particular atmosphere.
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French landscape photographer in RL. He take s his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). And even if I didn’t come across him so far yet, he has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/.

Claudia C. Erdesathi (DameKlaudia Demonia) is from France and in Second Life for far over 12 years. She’s a former roleplayer and became a SL photographer and thematic setting builder for her own use. She “creates scenes around many fields of the science-fiction and fantasy: cyborgs, gynoids, Giger style inspired characters, dragons, vampires, etc… and sometimes explores the paths of intimate portraits or special effects with the depths of the technical boundaries…
Her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is an ancient temple with female statues embedded in the walls and in the center of the temple some angel statues. The four walls of the temple are used to showcase Claudia’s picture … most of them I’d categorise fantasy or scifi fantasy.

I saw Red Bikcin’s art before, the last time in 2018 (read here). Actually one of her pictures is at our home. Red’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is colourful and futuristic as I expected it to be. All walls, floor and ceiling are animated with a blue/green starry sky with some fog and clouds moving. There are several animated colourful fractals at the walls and round fractals that even radiate light in form of beams into the room. It is fun to be in Red’s box and just to watch the animations and the every changing impressions.
Red Bikcin is from Spain and in Second Life for more than 13 years (like me). She has her own gallery, the R&D Art Gallery Diotima. Her artworks are especially fractals, although also has made exhibitions with photography and installations.

kjs Yip (aka Jochen Schülpke in RL) is in Second Life for almost 14 years. Since January 2007 he has been dealing with light, color and prim, the basic elements of the virtual world and quite soon began exhibting his art work.
Jochen Schülpke worked for a long time as a TV journalist, wage clerk, photographer, TV editor and cameraman, is now retired. Now he acts with the pictures of kjs Yip from the virtual world. He shows them as collages in the real world. Of course, J. Schülpke is only a representative, an appearance, an avatar of kjs Yip. 😉
His skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is very colourful. In the center is a structure in blue, red yellow, and green that is used as a stairwell to get to a platform within the skybox. At this platform kjs provides some basics about his work. You can downlod three books of him about “Painting with light, colours and prims” or scroll through displayed books. The walls of the skybox are used to display more of his art. I admit, I was impressed – well, I do like colours.

The current exhibition stays opened at least until December 10th.
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
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/100/501
Art gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/56/197/30
Nils Upqhart (or Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Red Bikcin’s R&D Art Gallery Diotima
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/156/241/41

Diary 2020 (157) November 10th/11th The gangbang

I met with Mistress Tuesday, November 10th, in the afternoon. We caught up with our mutual news and then went to our house, where Alessi (Alessi20) was waiting for us after she had cleaned most of the house. Alessi was wearing no shoes like she didn’t the days before. Mistress Jenny likes that as one of her attitudes is that slaves should wear no shoes except ballet boots. Luckily Mistress exempted her wife from this rule!
We talked with Alessi about the issue and we took her to the D’Evil store where she got quite a selection of ballet boots. She would have got a chastity belt there too but she told us that she had one already from another brand. We went home, allowed Alessi to put the ballet boots on and made her wear the chastity belt. It looks nice, built according to a RL model – and it does what it is built for *winks*.

November 10th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm and at Mesmerize Dungeon with Alessi (Alessi20)

After shopping we went to Psi’s realm where Alessi decorated us. There was quite a crowd and even public chat, so we had something to watch, quite entertaining. Unfortunately the gathering at Psi’s was dissolved by a sim restart (Tuesdays rolling restarts) and hence we had to move. Our first destination was Heavy Bondage Club, but that was going to restart as well. Hence we ended up at Mesmerize Dungeon where we stayed another 10 minutes. Before we had to leave to tend to our RL we brought Alessi back to Psi’s realm.

When I came inworld at night Mistress was already present. She had changed into a stunning, almost overwhelmingly dominant looking outfit that made me kneel almost instantly. Without further ado Mistress ordered me to strip, took my leash and left. I was teleported to Mature Dommes by her.
Mistress Jenny stripped and went to the uneven bars where I had to lick her and to get my fix. What a start into that night. And Mistress came twice .. so I got a double amount of my fix.

November 10th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at Mature Dommes

I expected that Mistress allows me to dress again but after she had dressed she kept me leashed and once again left. I was teleported to the Bondage Ranch, a place that I hadn’t visited in ages. But Mistress had been there not long ago and had told me that there were a lot of changes. I was dragged naked through the whole sim and had difficulties to follow Mistress (due to lag). That made me work. Finally we arrived where we had started and Mistress asked me to ensure that my relay was switched on. We dragged me into a house and I had to sit on a rug, then Mistress enjoyed seeing her Ehesklavin getting abused.
Actually that was a very well scripted gangbang scene and Mistress wanted to showed it to me. Most probably Mistress had been abused there before as well, yet she hadn’t told me. Well the pictures and the snippet of the chat might give an idea….

***THE BAD GUYS HAVE CAUGHT YOU! IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE IN TROUBLES!
The Boss says: ***TELL ME LITTLE ONE…WHAT WERE YOU DOING HERE? WHOM DO YOU WORK FOR?***
The Boss says: ***ARE YOU AN UNDERCOVER COP? OR A JOURNALIST TRYING TO GET THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE? WELL…EITHER WAY MY BOYS HERE WILL MAKE YOU TALK…ONE WAY…OR ANOTHER…***
The Boss says: ***AND BELIEVE ME…THEY ARE VERY PERSUASIVE TO MAKE INTRUDERS TALK…***
The Boss says: *** BOYS…THIS LITTLE ONE IS ALL YOURS…***
Diomita Maurer moans
Diomita Maurer: please NO
Diomita Maurer: AAAUUWI
Diomita Maurer pants
Mistress Jenny watches and smiles
Diomita Maurer: FUCK!
Diomita Maurer: HELP

November 10th: Mistress Jenny watching Ehesklavin Diomita getting abused by the boys

We returned home and I finally was allowed to dress. Angelique, slave Flo and Steffi (Steffi1977) were at the game tables. Mistress was up for a skipee after our start into this night. We played as teams again – Mistress and Angelique against slave Flo and me. It was a very close game, hence it was entertaining. I had Steffi kneeling next to me and I had a longer conversation with her while we played.

November 10th – at home: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Angelique, slave Flo and Steffi (Steffi1977)

After the game Steffi and slave Flo went off to bed and Mistress, Angelique and I went to BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club for a while. After Angelique had went off to bed as well, Mistress Jenny and I moved on to club Domme a Domme and later to Puerto Esclava. We enjoyed togetherness and chatted, read profiles and had a few chats. What a great and varied night!

November 10th: Mistress Jenny, Diomita and Angelique at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club, club Domme a Domme and Puerto Esclava

Wednesday, November 11th, I met with Mistress in the afternoon for an hour. We caught up with our mutual news, we roamed through the clubs and were at Puerto Esclava, BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club, club Domme a Domme, and at Heavy Bondage Club. Nothing really to report except that we enjoyed.

November 11th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Exclava, at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club and at Heavy Bondage Club

Mistress Jenny and I had a relaxed night with Angelique and slave Flo. We played skipee as teams and it was a close game again. Afterwards we spent some time at Mesmerize Dungeon and at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club. And that’s it already.

November 11th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Mesmerize Dungeon and at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club with Angelique and slave Flo

Diary 2020 (156) November 8th/9th Two relaxed days

Sunday, November 8th, I was inowrld in the later morning and roamed around for a bit visiting several clubs. I ended up giving a tour to Mature Dommes to another guest of the BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club (but nothing else happened. In the afternoon I went on another simploring tour and I was just done, when Mistress Jenny came inworld. We had a very relaxed hour together and went to Puerto Esclava, Heavy Bondage Club and BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club. We chatted, perved profiles and enjoyed being together until I had to leave to tend to my RL.

November 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava, Heavy Bondage Club and BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club

Mistress was not around at night. I had a game of greedy with slave Flo, then Angelique joined us. We went to Mesmerize Dungeon but didn’t stay long there as the griefer was there once again and kick slave Flo out. We went to Psi’s realm where it was really full and busy. The main chat was hard to follow with so many people. I chatted with Flo and Angelique and we spent an hour or so at Psi’s until flotime.

November 8th: Diomita, Angelique and slave Flo at Mesmerize Dungeon and at Psi’s realm

I roamed around a bit on my own, yet nothing happened, then I went to bed myself. It was a relaxed Sunday.

Monday, November 9th, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon and we had jsut a relaxed hour together visiting club Domme a Domme and later BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club.

November 9th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club

At night Mistress was not inworld again. When I came inworld Alessi (Alessi20) was present and I showed her how to clean our house while waiting. slave Flo came inworld and helped cleaning and Ebony and later Angelique showed up as well. We chatted a bit and Ebony left again. I took Angelique, slave Flo and Alessi ato BDSM Lifestyle Swwingers Club again and we spent most of the night there. It was quiet and relaxed for me. I played a bit with Alessi and fitted her KaS hood and explained and demosntrated the restrictions of it to her.

November 9th: Diomita and Angelique with slave Flo and Alessi at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club and at Mesmerize Dungeon

After Angelique had left, I went to Mesmerize Dungeon with slave FLo and Alessi. I tested a new toy, something entertaining and also humiliating with Alessi, threw a tennis ball and made her crawling fetch it and bring it back to me on all fours. I just did that 3 times to exercise it for some time later. At flotime we all retreated to bed.

Simploring 2020 (79) Sugar Mine

I went on a simploring tour Thursday afternoon, November 5th. I picked Sugar Mine from scoop.it SL Destinations. There was just a picture from a flickr page on scoop.it SL Destinations, but Annie Brightstar (anniebrightstar) also provides links to former posts of destinations listed. And that led me to a post of Maddy Gynoid “Simtipp: Sugar Mine” (in German). After I read his post, I was really curious about Sugar Mine.

Sugar Mine – Overview and orientation map

The landing is on a stone pier leading to a quite big building with a large passage. In the building you find a workshop, at the building is a plate “Irongate Wharf”. Behind the passage is a court and another even bigger building with another passage. In one corner of the court is a lighthouse. The windlight is a bit hazy and provides a mystic atmosphere. From the landing you see a huge artifical waterfall, maybe a power plant. Furtheron you see more huge buildings on a hill and 2 light beams shine into the sky there. The scenery reminded me a bit of Metropolis.

Sugar Mine is an adult homestead, owned by Tomster Starflare and Gioia Sautereau. The landmark description doesn’t give much away: “Punky home of Tomster Starflare and his gardener Gioia Sautereau. Please feel free to explore all the places reachable by foot, vehicle, teleporters and some experience teleporters 😉

Impressions of Sugar Mine (1) – around the landing point / Harbour

At the above mentioned court at the Habour is a teleporter pad with 4 destinations: SM Harbour, SM Cave, SM Nowhere and SM Plaza. I assume SM stands for Sugar Mine. SM Harbour is the teleporter pad at the court, SM Cave leads to a cave up in the skies. I did go there briefly but didn’t further explore it. SM Nowhere is a building and testing platform up in the skies. Gioia Sautereau was there during my visit and I wanted to talk to her, but she was absent. Finally SM Plaza leads to the building complex up the hill.

Impressions of Sugar Mine (2) – at the plaza

I went to the plaza first and I took the teleporter. Again the buildings and the building style reminded me of Metroplis. You can enter the buildings. In the largest building you find kind of a showroom, it looks like art deco, but I have no idea what the centerpiece is. Next to that showroom is a large event room, also decorated in the style of the early 20th century. Nearing on corner of the eventroom I got teleported to another room. This room looked like a cafe in one corner, like the atelier of an experimental artist in the other corner. I found no way back to the event room, hence I walked outside and found myself next to the Eiffel Tower, that had lost most of its top. Hoovering next to the half Eiffel Tower was a strange flying object, that looked a bit like steampunk. I could get in there but I couldn’t move it.

Impressions of Sugar Mine (3) – broken Eiffel Tower / waterfall / submarine

My next simploring stop was at the submarine next to the huge articfical waterfall (or power plant?). the submarine is used for living and you can walk inside, yet there’s not too much to discover.

The artifical waterfall is quite interesting, first because of its construction – where does the water come from? But then also because on the top of it you find a lovely gardem, a place to wind down and you see nothing from the surrounding sim up here, it is quite an oasis. And a great place for taking pictures as well. Now I understand why Gioia Sautereau was called gardener in the landmark description.

Impressions of Sugar Mine (4) – around and above the artificial waterfall

Below of the plaza is an elevated railroad and under the tracks are stores. To me it looked a bit like a train station, just the platform was missing. The wagon on the railroad tracks is now a fast food restaurant. The shops look Asian and are quite detailed.

Impressions of Sugar Mine (5) – the “Tram station”

I asked myself what might be in the big block below of the plaza and behind the train station. I camed inside and found a way to get in. There’s a humongous hall with an art and light installation. Look at the two dolls at the entrance. One has her hands in front of her face to protect it from the light and then she takes off her face!
There must be a better way to get it, I assume that I missed anotehr force tp point. I got out with a forced tp though.

Impressions of Sugar Mine (6) – the light art installation

Sugar Mine is a mixture of Metroplis, steampunk, fantasy, architecture and art and even garden culture, quite difficult to sort into a category. There’s a lot to discover, and there’re great backgrounds for taking pictures. Sugar Mine is just different.
Thank you Tomster Starflare and Gioia Sautereau for sharing your place with the public.

Landmark to Sugar Mine
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Starbright/202/66/27
Simtipp: Sugar Mine
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.com/2020/10/simtipp-sugar-mine.html
Gioia Sautereau flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gioia_sautereau/
Tomster Starflare flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145604003@N04/

Kitty Maurer’s 12th collaring anniversary

Today our Kitty Maurer (aka. Santana Thibedeau) celebrates her 12th (!) collaring anniversary. I had prepared an offline message for Kitty but luckily Mistress Jenny and I met Kitty inworld and we had an hour together – and had fun. More about this in the diary. Here’s what I had prepared for our Kitty….

Dear Kitty,
today it’s been 12(!) years that we collared you. We look back thankfully and with a big smile to that day. It has been great to keep in touch with you over all these years even when the other life and the bad timezone match did prevent it again and again, sometimes even for a longer time (as right now).
Be assured, you’re always in our mind. We value your friendship and we hope for many years to come.
Please stay safe these times – and have fun! Become a hero of Winter 2020 and stay at home traveling just in virtual environments. The first time we become heros by not moving at all *winks*
Hugs and kisses from Mistress Diomita and Mistress Jenny

Diary 2020 (155) November 6th/7th Sailing with Starry

Friday, November 6th, Mistress Jenny wasn’t inworld during the day. I used her absence to visit “Bridge by Cica Ghost” (read here https://wp.me/psPPu-6jQ) in the later morning, I wrote blog posts and I went on another tour in the early evening.

Mistress Jenny had proposed the theme for our Friday night party the night before: “As most of us are back in lock down we all feel like we are in prison so put on your prisoner or guard uniform and join us for tonight’s dance – or come as you are”.
Our party was fun and very enjoyable as always. We chit-chatted as well as we had some private talk. We all enjoy to start our weekend with some fun.

November 6th – Friday night party: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Angelique, slave Flo, Ebony, Steffi (Steffi1977), Alessi (Alessi20), Angelique (upper row), Sarah Fhang, vero Hartmann, Talos (Talosborn), Starbright Wingtips, Della Randt, Sara (SaraRandall), Firefly Starlight, Virgo Babii (lower row) – missing as I made no picture Claire (maddh4tt3r)

Saturday, November 7th, Mistress wasn’t inworld during the day again. And once again I used her absence to write for the blog. In the afternoon I met with Starry (Starbright Wingtips). She had told us about her new passion for sailing and newly also flying. She has a new home together with Firefly Starlight admist the Blake sea. Starry had shown her new home to Mistress Jenny a few days before and she had invited me as well. Starry and I went on a sailing tour first. That was a bit bumpy for me, I crashed several times. A problem I often had before already when flying or boating. That spoiled my fun a bit. Nonetheless I made a lot of pictures of Starry’s fast yacht. Had I fun? Yes.

November 7th: Starbright Wingtips and Diomita sailing / at Starbright’s new home

Starry gave me a tour to her house next. It is from the same maker as our house, I liked it. After my visit I spent some time at club Domme a Domme and had a short roleplay with woman I met there. She had a tennis ball, that she threw and made me fetch it. That was quite humiliating yet also exciting and I got the toy for myself, something to play with our slaves.

At night Mistress and I met Angelique, Steffi (Steffi1977) and Alessi (Alessi20) at home. Mistress and I caught up with our mutual news, while I convinced Steffi to wear her cuffs, to lock them and to hand me her keys. I did the same with Alessi and leashed both. We spent a relaxing night at Mesmerize Dungeon and at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club. Angelique shared her experiences with her new incontinence system with me and I had some time to further talk with Alessi and giving her some advice on how to proceed in her new Second Life (she rezzed 12 days ago).

November 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Mesmerize Dungeon and at BDSM Lifestyle Swingers Club with Angelique, Alessi and Steffi / and at home

At midnight Mistress Jenny and I retreated and we spent some intimate time together before bed. Yes, I got my fix *winks*

Art in Second Life 2020 (75) Kalliope Bennet – There was a reason to stay

I visited Dixmix Gallery again and saw the exhibtion by Kalliope Bennet “There was a reason to stay” in room Abby.

The exhibition room looks a bit pale and cool with all walls, floor and ceiling held in a grey, lightly blue tone and the pictures are not colourful either yet also held in pale tones some more tending to blue, others to brown or grey tones. “There was a reason to stay” consists of 10 pictures. In most of them we see a the back of a woman looking out into the nature. The pictures are not only held in one coloursheme they are also a bit blurry like fading memories. So there was a reason to stay at these spots for these women (or is it one and the same), be it a favourite landscape, be the memory of a particular moment .. whatever it is, people sometimes stay as their thoughts wander to another time or place.
The selection and the setting of the pictures is well done, it simply fits.

Kalliope Bennet “There was a reason to stay” – exhibition at DixMix Gallery

It’s the first time I came across Kalliope Bennet (tsocolat) and I couldn’t find out much about her. She’s in Second Life for over 8 years. And reading her profile I could sense how the pictures fit to her, how they express herself. You can see more of her work on her flickr page.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it, and last but not least thank you Kalliope Bennet for your great pictures. I enjoyed my visit.
“Kalliope Bennet – There was a reason to stay” will stay open for visitors until December 4th.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery 2020
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madori%20Bay/46/213/22
DixMix Gallery website
https://www.dixmixgallery.xyz/
Kalliope Bennet flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalliopebennet/

Simploring 2020 (78) Midnight in Paris

Once again I picked my simploring destination for Wednesday, November 4th, from scoop.it SL Desinations. The entry for Midnight in Paris caught my eye. It led to post of Inara Pey “Midnight in Paris in Second Life” and after reading it, I decided to visit myself.

Midnight in Paris is a homestead, rated general, owned and created by Billie (littlesquaw). Billie is also the creaotr of BKLYN, a place I visited in April 2020 (read Simploring 2020 (32) BKLYN). This time Billie selected Paris at night for her town scene. In order to see it properly you should use the preset windlight and switch advanced ligting on.

The landing is inside of a houseboat on the river Seine. You step outside and WOW – what a view. Billie has created a quite realistic night scene of Paris. I was overwhelmed immediately.

Impressions of Midnight in Paris (1) – the landing in a houseboat

I began to explore and left the boat, I crossed the bridge and it was raining. My latex dress and the overknee booty was once the right outfit for simploring! Billie selected the light very smart and you can see the reflections on the puddle on the street. There are also some static figures on the streets to liven up the scenery.

Impressions of Midnight in Paris (2)

I went seeing the louvre with the Eiffel Tower in the background. I really got the feeling of being in Paris, a town that I have visited back in 2014 the last time in the physcial world.

Impressions of Midnight in Paris (3)

But there’s more to see at Midnight in Paris, not just the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the promenade along the river Seine. Behind a Bistro there’s a passage leading to a cul-de-sac road. And that is designed really well, almost perfect. There are so many little details to discover, be it the graffiti at the wall, the different stores, signs, bicycles, garbage tons, a chair, the illumination above the street, etc.

Impressions of Midnight in Paris (4)

After a while I returned to the promenade and found way more scenes and places to take pictures.

Impressions of Midnight in Paris (5)

What a great place to immerse yourself into Paris at night! And what a great place for taking pictures in Second Life. I had a great time. And I was and I still am impressed of Billie (littlesquaw)’s work. Thank you for creating Midnight in Paris, Billie, and for sharing it with the public.

Landmark to Midnight in Paris
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Marion/105/119/22
Flickr-group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14639771@N24/
Inara Pey’s post “Midnight in Paris in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2020/11/02/midnight-in-paris-in-second-life/

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