Simploring 2021 (22) Soul Deep

For my simploring tour on Sunday, May 16th, I picked “Soul Deep“. I read a blogpost from Inara Pey about it: “Going Soul Deep in Second Life” that caught my attention.

Soul Deep is an adult homestead owned and designed by Kaelyn Alecto (thenewkae). And I saw and visited quite some sim’s of her before, most recently her sim “It All Starts With A Smile (IASWAS)” just one year ago (read here).

Soul Deep – overview and orientation map

Kaelyn wrote in her profile “Photography is the story I fail to put into words…“. “Soul Deep” is a place to relax, a place to retreat with friends, with your loved one, or just alone. And “Soul Deep” is a place that offers countless motifs for photgraphers. There’s really a bit of everything and nonetheless the sim is still natural, all of a piece.

Soul Deep” is embedded into a mountain sim surround. It consists of several small islands. In the center is a big pond. The landing is at the shore of this pond on the terrace of a café. From here you can walk on a wooden walkway around the pond.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (1) – around the landing point

Along your way you come across many opportunities to sit and enjoy. You even find rafts or a boat large enough for a small party. Just opposed to the landing point across the pond is the largest bilding complex of “Soul Deep“, a harbour building with a naval petrol station, a shipyard and a residential building (the blue house, which doors were locked hence I didn’t look into it). The posters, the lobster buoys, the whole set-up looks like a harbour building in New England.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (2) – The shipyard and pier

Not far from there you can walk over a little bridge to the ruins of a church, another romantic place to stay for a while. You also find some nice motifs including birds or other wildlife. Back on the main walkway there are more places to sit and a larger event area with a stage.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (3) – Church ruins / event area

I went or better expressed I swam to the lodge next. Acutally in Second Life you can fly the little distance. The logde is a big residential house, fully furnished. On the large terrace everthing is prepared for a bigger event, maybe an anniversary, a birthday party or a wedding. There’s also a little bar. And no sutprise there are more places to sit and enjoy. A bit off the island with the ladge is another cosy place to retreat.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (4) – The lodge

As mentioned before “Soul Deep” offers many different motifs for photographers. Not far from the landing point is a forest, with another ruin that could be a nice background for romantic pictures, and with a camping site. If you want some higher rocks or a background witu mountains, then there are some high rocks you can climb up to and there you even find a goat.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (5) – The forest and the high rocks

And finally there are also waterfalls and beaches – a bit of everything. And have I mentioned the many places to sit and enjoy? I think I did.

Impressions of “Soul Deep” (6) – Diomita enjoying the simploring tour

Soul Deep” is a lovely sim with a broad variety of cosy places and different backgrounds for photogrpahers: “Photography is the story Kaelyn fails to put into words…“.
Thank you for this great place to hang around, Kaelyn. I enjoyed my Sunday morning simploring tour a lot.

Landmark to Soul Deep
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soul%20Deep/99/135/23
Soul Deep flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/souldeep/
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Going Soul Deep in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2021/05/15/going-soul-deep-in-second-life/

Diary 2021 (67) May 21st/22nd The European Spank Contest

I was inworld in the later morning on Friday, May 21st. I had in mind to go simploring but once again I couldn’t realize my plans. Instead my blackmail roelplay continued until I had to leave to tend to my RL.
In the afternoon I met with Mistress Jenny and we went to Heavy Bondage Club to catch up with our mutual news. Faye joined us there and had a chat with Mistress Jenny. Mistress and I spent some time at Puerto Esclava, then Mistress had to lave for her RL.
slave Holly was inworld. She had sent me an IM and confessed that she had spnet money without my or Mistress Jenny’s permission. It was not much money, just a few L$. But the main point was that she got clothes without asking. Of course I had to punish her. First she had to write down her rules on the writing desk at home (a nice tool where she slave has to write down accurately and precisely predefined texts). Afterwards I took slave Holly to our dungeon and flogged her butt until it was nicely red. Then I bolstered her….

May 21st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Heavy Bondage Club with Faye / Diomita with slave Holly at home

When I met Mistress Jenny at night she had a surprise for me. She exchanged my heavy slave collar with my sub collar. Honestly I stopped counting days or weeks as the slave colalr has become the normal collar, the sub collar is a reward and I enjoy wearing it. Thank you Mistress Jenny.
At night we had our regular Firday night party. Mistress Jenny and I had talked about the theme the day before: “Thank God It’s Friday again – and we are having a party to start the weekend. We are having bad weather for May. So wear your summer dress and we will coax the sun out – or come as you are. DJ Virgo is spinning the tunes.”

May 21st – Friday night party: Elenaslv Serenity, Flo, Teller Torrance, slave Holly, Angelique, Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Firefly Starlight, Laura (laura00175), Claven Albatros, Kira Skytower (upper row), Sara (SaraRandall), Starbright Wingtips, Della Randt, MissLauraK, Mausi (mausilein2), Anesu (Katuhl), Ebony Massey, Dely Ebony (krysbia), Baroness Capelo, Claire (maddh4tt3r), Virgo Babii (lower row)

We had a great turn-out that night and fun as we always have.

Saturday, May 22nd, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon. We went to Puerto Esclava with slave Holly and caught up with our news there and chatted for a bit. Mistress hadn’t that much time and our 45 minutes together went by far too quickly – and I forgot to take a picture.
Ater Mistress had left into her RL I took slave Holly with me in our office and had her lick me. I was just dressed again when Angelique came by requesting my advice about an outfit – I could help her, but I had to leave with slave Holly as I had to pee…..

May 22nd: Diomita and slave Holly at home / Diomita, Angelique and slave Holly at Carnal Intentions

I went to Carnal Intentions with Angelique and slave Holly and allowed slave Holly to use one of the dildo cushions there after I unlocked her chastity belt. Mistress will complain that I spoil slave Holly *winks*. Then it was about time for me to tend to my RL as well and I left slave Holly leashed at Carnal Intentions.

Our night began with a skipee with Angelique and Flo. slave Holly came inworld but was distracted by her RL and she was safe at Carnal Intentions anyway. After our game we went to Carnal Intentions where Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) joined us. Mistress Jenny and I listened and watched the European Song Contest (ESC) in the background. It was fun for us to talked about the songs and the performances. slave Holly had an assignment. She should find out how to change the settings of her butt spanker so that it doesn’t fade as quickly as it does with the standard settings. Mistress Jenny and I spanked her again and again but it took all night to find a setting that might be satisfying for me. We craked jokes about “spanking for the science”.
Then Mistress Jenny came up with some additional fun related to the ESC. If the UK would get more points than Germany, I should get 3 spanks publicly, if Germany gets more points, I should spank Mistress Jenny three times in public. Mistress involved Flo and Switzerland later. The votin was a desaster: the UK got not a single point, Germany 2 … and Switzerland became 2nd in the contest with more than 500 spanks. Funny sidenote, Italy won the ESC with a song perform by a slave boy (the main singer was wearing fetish clothes and a collar).

May 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique, Flo, Elena and slave Holly

Now consider that we spanked slave Holly (for the science) all night … that we watched the ESC all night in the background and talked about it amoung us, that Italy and the slave boy won ..and that Mistress Jenny and I would get spanked by Flo in public as a result of the ESC…. does ESC not fit way better to “European Spank Contest”?

Art in Second Life 2021 (50) Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2

I’m more than 13 years in Second Life and although I have quite varied passions in this virtual environment art is for sure a quite big part of it. And I still come across artists I never heard about before although they are very active in Secondlife even longer than me.

For my art afternoon on Sunday, May 2nd, I decided to visit Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEA and to see another of the current installations there “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2“. Her installation is in the SW corner of Region 4 and will be available until June 30th, 2021.

I got a notecard before entering and this notecard – written by Marea2007 Praga – is that detailed, that I don’t need to write anything more. This makes it a lot easier for me.

The installation My Surreal World, Part 2 (3d Sculptures and Poetry) is the continuation of a previous Project realized in Plusia (My Art Land since 2007), fruit of lived Dreams and States of Mind experienced and reworked now in a Surrealist Key. All the sensations and emotions of love in a dreamlike world expressly created for the liberation from the social conventions and represented with passionate irrationality and spontaneous impulse. The unconscious breaks free and creates a dream world that here finds full representation and reality.

Impressions of “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2” (1)

My love for Art has always had a special attention to Surrealism, which has always been more congenial to my moods and my nature.
This intention is further developed in my current project in Second Life: *Art & Fashion* where I apply my idea of Surrealism with 3d sculptures and a clothing line for female avatars where I combine Real Art (Watercolors, Paintings, Photos, Drawings) with Virtual Fashion.

In this Exhibit realized in SLEA with 3D Sculptures and Poetry (Remark: Poetry is in Italian) I intend to carry out the representation of the freedom of the woman (I don’t consider myself an artist but only a creative person) that leaves the thoughts free to choose which path to take… wandering in art without a destination or look for one or infinite.
It’s also the representation of human freedom more generally: the freedom that is born, evolves, but also knows how to take root and regenerate itself, according to what it feels and wants.
Genesis, constant change and metamorphosis that know accentuate the diversity and that know to shift attention … distorting the common sense, showing us a different reality, a new perspective, infinite new interpretations.

Impressions of “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2” (2)

Eyes, hands, cages, masks, roots, watches and many other symbols .. all images that hover soft removing obstacles, judgments, contingencies, limitations and boundaries.
Surreality, dreams and emotions that dominate and win over all and are timeless…far from any social convention .
The Charm of the Dream, all that exceeds the apparent reality, and touches, crosses and involves aspects unreal, supernatural, ethereal, linked to the subconscious and other worlds and languages.
A journey that I would like to share with those who will come to visit me because…. “the key word is not opening, but sharing”.

Marea2007 Praga

Impressions of “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2” (3): At the entrance you find more information / in the center of the installation is and event area with a creative DJ desk and a chessboard dance area

Marea2007 Praga is the owner and curator of Plusia, a project for the dissemination of the arts since 2007. For ten years she has organized art exhibitions offering free spaces to artists from all over the world, she hosted theater companies, dance and live music and also collaborated with Science On The Road and other cultural initiatives to bring science in Second Life in a comprehensive and simple way.
In recent years she has limited her presence in Second Life due to work and family commitments but still continued to deal with art but with less assiduity. Every year she participates in the Linden Birthday with her personal projects.
Her current projects and all the events and exhibtions she supported can be found on Marea’s website.

Impressions of “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2” (4): The art of Wan Laryukov

In her installation Marea also features another artist – again someone I haven’theard about before: Wan Laryukov. You can teleport or fly to the transparent sepereate platform above the installation. Wan Laryukov presents her 3D and 2D art there. Wan is in Second Life also since 2007 and from her profile I gathered that she is alo connected to Plusia. She owns a gallery named “The Eye Arts”. Another artist and another gallery that I should visit soon.

Impressions of “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2” (5)

I had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon enjoying art and learning about artists, I didn’t come across before. If you have a passion for art and if you like surreal art I can only recommend to visit “Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2“. Thank you Tansee for your work for SLEA, thank you Marea for your engagement for the arts and for this installation.

Landmark to Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEA
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA7/23/26/55
Direct landmark to Marea2007 Praga – My Surreal World Part 2
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA4/121/124/23
Marea2007 Praga’s website
https://plusiaars.wixsite.com/plusiasl
Landmark to Plusia:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonville/51/60/21
Landmark to Art&Fashion store:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonville/67/75/21
Art&Fashion store on Marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/83023
Landmark to Wan Laryukov’s gallery “The Eye Arts”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/36/206/3102

Diary 2021 (66) May 19th/20th Two nights alone…

I was inworld very early on Wednesday, May 19th, and had in mind to go on a simploring tour. Instead I had another continuation of my blackmail roleplay and was invited by the one Mistress has an adventure with …. my time inworld was filled – just not with the activities I had planned.
In the afternoon I met with Mistress Jenny and we had a lot to catch up. In addition I had issue with my viewer which lost its settings – similar to what Mistress had experienced the day before. Luckily res toring the settings helped for me, Mistress and I went to Peurto Esclava first for a bit, then we decided to play a skippe with Flo.
While we played slave Holly came inworld and cleaned the house. And after our game Mistress had to tend to her RL. I took slave Holly to Carnal Intentions for a bit to decorate me, then I logged off myself.

May 19th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava / Diomita with slave Holly at Carnal Intentions

At night Mistress wasn’t inworld due to her RL. After a game of skipee, I took Angelique and Flo to Carnal Intentions. We just chatted amoung us, not much was going on in the club. After Angelique had left, I began to restrict Flo a bit. And then slave Holly came inworld and I tied her up hanging at Carnal Intentions. I had fun teasing the two and later after Flo had left for bed teasing Holly

May 19th: Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique, Flo and slave Holly / slave Holly’s Anavision view (upper right)

Thursday, May 20th, I was inworld quite early in the afternoon and roamed a bit around. Finally I waited at Carnal Intentions for Mistress Jenny and she joined me there. We stayed more than an hour there and caught up with our mutual news. Lucy (MissLucyWales) joined us for a while.
After Mistress Jenny had left, I visited one of the sims participating in the BDSM hunt, which took place from may 15th to May 31st – Tempelhof https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ceiram/70/190/22. I had fun doing the scavenger hunt there and succeeded, yay! While I was doing the hunt, slave Holly had come inworld and she cleaned the house. When I returned home, I controlled her homework, then I took her with me to Psi’s realm and stored her there.

May 20th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions / Diomita at Psi’s realm and at home with slave Holly

Mistress was not inworld at night. I had a varied night, that began, no spurprise, with a skipee together with Angelique and Flo. We went to Psi’s realm and stayed there for about an hour, chatting amoung us as well as in main chat. Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) joined us and I took her close to me.

May 20th: Diomita and Angelique at Psi’s realm with Flo and slave Elena

After Angelique and Flo had left, I went to Carnal Intentions with Elena and slave Holly and I continued having fun. I fixed slave Holly as a human table and had Elena lick my feet. Then I sat on the table and tired a few poses – and made Elena sit on the table masturbating. slave Holly had an outstanding view, in particular after I took off her blindfold. I had fun watching – and the slaves had their fun too.

May 20th: Diomita at Carnal Intentions with slave Elena and slave Holly

Art in Second Life 2021 (49) GenovArt Glass Gallery – May/June 2021

I got an invitation for the opening of a new gallery in the skies above Genova City – GenovArt Glass Gallery. Actually there are two galleries. The Glass Gallery and the B&W Gallery, which is still under contruction. Both exhibition spaces are humongous. The exhibtion at the Glass Gallery feature of the art of Lita Menges, Paola Mills, Fiona Saiman and Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau), four female artists from Italy.

The Glass Gallery has two floors. On the ground floor is the exhibition of Lita Menges and Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau), on the 2nd floor is the exhibition of Paola Mills and Fiona Saiman.
Lita Menges’ photos are characterized by dark tones and surreal scenarios. Lita is in Second Life since 2007 and was immediately by the magical world and creative potential of this virtual world.


Lita writes: “For the vast majority of people SL is a place where they can express segments of themselves that most likely would not find space in RL. Second Life is a “container” in which we are what we would like to be in rl, or just a part of it. You can find a thousand ways to express that part of yourself that you decide to bring in sl. I chose to take pictures. For me, taking pictures on sl represents a phalanx, a natural extension of me, the most natural way to communicate what I feel.
Lita Menges has a flickr account and a blog.

Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau) is in Second Life since 2009. She’s passionate about photography in RL and uses Secod Life to experiment and to try out new things. She writes: “Trying to convey the magic I see. A world of maximum expressive freedom where my mind frees itself from being reality by entering into a perennial game of inventions….. Magda has fun, she plays and createsa wonderful world that makes the impossible possible.

I’ve seen Maddy’s art the first time back in 2017 at Enchanted Art where her exhibition “Maddy 2017” was showcased (read here) Further on I saw Maddy’s work at La Maison d’Aneli in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (read here, here and here).

You can see more of her art at her flickr page.

Paola Mills joined Second Life in 2007. For her it became a nice of creativity.
Paola writes about her work: “I am not a professional photographer in RL, but I like to take pictures when I see something I like, a person or a situation, which is why I always carry a small camera in my bag. Second Life allowed me to develop, without the need for powerful means, my emotionality, freezing the moment of a feeling in simple shots that stop for a moment of my time.


I think I am an end user of Second Life by exploiting the ability of creators who know how to give reality to the bodies of the avatars and who know how to give movement to the avatar with the use of animations.
My work combines these two aspects, the care of the avatar as a human body, and the study of body language.

Fiona Saiman arrived in Second Life back in 2006 and immediately got seduced by the possibility of taking photos: “I started experimenting and learning snapshot effects, but I only used the tools SL was offering and could create thrilling images. But discovering Wireframes (Control + shift + R) it has been my greatest passion; a type of photo a little different from the usual, the simplicity of using a keyboard shortcut to get the magic of a spider web hidden behind everything and everyone inworld.
Playing around with keyboard shortcuts to take things off or add elements to make those charming lines stand out in my view.

The exhibition at the Glass Gallery is about “Windows… the eyes of the world on us, observe or be observed by other? Hiding or getting naked“.

This time I decided to propose myself in a different way. After all, experimenting is always an enrichment of one’s being and then, loving the challenges, this time I put my face and even my body on it. Why is this woman always and often near the window? you would ask yourself. The window is a metaphor of the gaze, of the point of view that you have on the world and that the world has on us. To watch or to be seen? This is the dilemma.”

Fiona Saiman has a flickr account and a blog.

I enjoyed my first visit to the Glass Gallery. Many thanks to the initiators of this gallery. And many thanks to the 4 participating Italian artists!

Landmark to Glass Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nabru%20City/57/117/2053
Lita Menges flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/litamenges/
Lita Menges blog:
https://tumbletherabbithole.blogspot.com/
Fiona Saiman’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/161929461@N04/
Fiona Saiman’s blog
https://straylife.altervista.org
Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/magdyne/

Diary 2021 (65) May 17th/18th slave Holly’s new belt

I met Mistress Jenny in the afternoon on Monday, May 17th. We caught up with our news and went to Carnal Intentions where we continued talking while watching the other guests. After Mistress had left to tend to her RL I had another continuation of my blackmail roleplay before I logged out myself.

May 17th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions and at Psi’s realm with Angelique, Flo and slave Holly

Mistress Jenny and I started our night playing skipee with Flo and Angelique. While we were playing slave Holly came inworld. After our game Mistress Jenny too Angelique and Flo to Psi’s realm and I went shopping with slave Holly. I had selected a new chastity belt at KDC for her, a belt that emulates a real life chastity device. It comes with a quite outstanding locking system and I had to understand that first.
I joined Mistress Jenny at Psi’s and we stayed there for the rest of our night chatting amoung us and I got familiar with the locking system of slave Holly’s belt. Doesn’t it look great on her? *winks*

May 17th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm with Flo and slave Holly

Tuesday, May 18th, I met Mistress Jenny in the later morning unexpectedly. She was enjoying her adventure and I was invited to join shortly. Mistress and I, we both don’t know how it will continue.
In the afternoon I went on a simploring tour and was almost finished when Mistress Jenny returned inworld. She had troubles with her viewer settings. She had lost them and restoring didn’t help. Hence Mistress was a bit busy with restoring her settings. While she did that we went to club Domme a Domme and later to Heavy Bondage Club, where Mistress continued while we talked. slave Holly had come inworld and had finished her cleaning chores. I summoned her to us and I talked a bit to her getting know to her better every day. When Mistress had to leave to tend to her RL, we returned home.

May 18th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique, Flo and slave Holly

After our regular skipee game with Angelique and Flo at night we went to Carnal Intentions and stayed there all night. We watched and chatted amoung us. slave Holly was late and when I went home to pick her up I couldn’t return as Carnal got full. I had a little bit of fun with Holly showing her the anal hook suspension at home.

May 18th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions and at Psi’s realm with Angelique, Flo and slave Holly

Finally I could return to Carnal Intentions with slave Holly. I fixed her on a rack there and declared it “Spank Holly night” … Unfortunately none of the guests were brave enough, so Mistress, Flo and I had to spank slave Holly *winks*

May 18th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Holly

Diary 2021 (64) May 15th/16th A quiet and relaxed weekend

Saturday, May 15th, Mistress wasn’t inworld during the day. I was inworld several times over the day. I visited the first sim of a BDSM hunt that started that day and features different BDSM places. There are gifts to search at each place. The first sim was a Shibari sim, very well built and with a lot of racks and gear. I will keep it in mind for a green light.
Beside that short visit nothing happened. At Heavy Bondage club I saw Angelique and talked with her, but that is all.

At night, Mistress Jenny was present and we had a skipee as teams first – we, Mistress Jenny, Angelique, Flo and I. After the game we went to Carnal Intentions and stayed there most of the night. Although the place was full there was not much going on. We talked a bit in main, but mostly we talked amoung us and just enjoyed the atmosphere.

May 15th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique and Flo and at Runaround Sue’s Hop

After Flo and Angelique had went off to bed, Mistress Jenny and I went to Runaround Sue’s hop for 20 minutes and danced to oldies. That was fun.

Sunday, May 16th, was a bit alike the day before. I was inworld quite early and wanted to go on a simploring tour. To my surprise Mistress came inworld. Her adventure is still going on and her play partner was inworld. Hence we just quickly caught up, then Mistress left to tend to her adventure and I went on a longer simploring tour.

In the afternoon, we met again. Flo and Angelique were also present and hence we decided to play skipee as teams first. The game took longer than I had thought and when we were done I had to leave to tend to my RL.

Mistress Jenny and I spent the night with Flo, first playing skipee again, then at Carnal Intentions. Argi joined us there and she was entertaining – like always. We also had a bit of main chat to follow. We had a relaxed and enjoyable time. After Flo and Argi had left to bed, Mistress Jenny and I went to club Domme a Domme for a few moments before we called it a night ourselves.

May 16th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and Argi and at club Domme a Domme

Simploring 2021 (21) Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly

As a member of her group “Nantes” I got an invite from Elizabeth Jewell (ElizabethNantesJewell) to visit her newest creation “Krak Bak Caye” as Simquarterly.

Krak Bak Caye is inspired by Caulker Caye, an island off the coast of Belize. Krak Bak means “relax” in Kroil Patios, the language spoken here besides English.
The landmark brought me to a sky platform with an airport for small planes admist the rain forest. A friendly hostess greated me: “Hi Diomita, and welcome to Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly! Happy you’re here! Krak Bak Caye is just a short flight. If your reservation was for the Resort please take the closest plane. If you want to start your visit at Main Street take the farthest plane. Just click the plane’s stairs to start your journey!

Landing at Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly

I got the advice to turn my sound on (I did) and I got a “Tourist guide”, a booklet to rezz or to attach as a HUD with more information about Krak Bak Caye. The sound is very well done and fitting, the tourist guide is just great and made me feel as if I were on a short vacation in RL.
I took the closest plane and traveled to the resort (the teleport takes you to the ground level).

Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly – overview and orientation map / introduction of the tourist guide

The resort “The Reef” is just as you picture your stay at a luxury resort in the Caribbean, a modern welcoming reception building with a reception, places to meet and great pictures. And the vacation homes at the beach are wonderful.

Impressions of Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly (1) – The resort “The Reef”

I began exploring, came along “The Split”, a narrow waterway dividing the island in two. It’s said that is was cause be hurricane Hattie in 1961, but villagers maintain that it was hand-dredged after Hurrican Hattie opened a passage a few inches deep.
I visited “Jronkin Lizard”, a strand bar and café, I came along rezzer for paddling and for windsurfing. I didn’t try them out but i can imagine it is great fun. Close by the bar is a “Krak Bak Caye” sign which is said to be an attraction. I really can imagine that such a sign would be a landmark for tourists to take pictures (and I did that in Second Life *winks*)

Impressions of Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly (2) – “Jronkin Lizard” strand bar and café / rezzers for windsurfing and paddling / “Krak Bak Caye” sign

Continuing my walk I came to the main street, the other desination I could have taken at the landing airport. It is a small town with more bars and restaurants, souvenir shops, bike rentals, motel and some more stores. The main street offers quite some nice details and great motifs for photographers.

Impressions of Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly (3) – The main street

And finally I visited “The Blue Hole”, a marine sinkhole. It is filled with ocean life and much to discover if you’re a snorkler or SCUBA enthusiast.
I roamed aroud the island a lot and searched for other wildlife. According to the tourist guide you could see quite some birds at Krak Bak Caye. I could hear them (keep the sound on, the background noise is very realistic and adds a lot to the vacation feeling) yet unfortunately I didn’t see any – maybe just like in RL *winks*.

ElizabethNantesJewell Resident, known as Elizabeth Jewell, finds sim design relaxing, a positive focus, and a creative outlet that she can not only do from home, but also share with others. “That’s the real enjoyment, when I see other people feeling good visiting my sim!” she stated.
I have seen quite some creations of Elizabeth Jewell (ElizabethNantesJewell). Back in 2016 and 2017 I visited “Follow Your Bliss” (read here, here and here). In 2018 I visited Nantes (read here) and the Nantes Gallery (read here). Elizabeth Jewell (elizabethnantesjewell) still owns Nantes and Fusion City (located above Fleur de Sel), which is also home of Nantes Gallery. And in 2020 I visited “Ghosts of Jericho”, another sim built by Elizabeth at “Sim Quarterly” (read here).

Impressions of Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly (4) – The Blue Hole / The Split

Sim Quarterly is a sim and initiative of Electric Monday:
Art and the virtual world, Second Life© are very similar — you are able to both find yourself and immerse yourself (and maybe even lose yourself) in something totally unlike what you already know. The experiences you gain help you grow and form new opinions about the world. That is what I hope this sim can provide over time. I am very excited to bring to you a quarterly art project by way of The Sim Quarterly.
The project features one creator every 3 months (every quarter) as an artist in residence. The purpose of the sim is so that residents can experience something new and even create a community.
Sim Quarterly has an own website.

Caye Caulker in RL (source wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caye_Caulker) / a page inside the tourist guide of Krak Bak Caye

I had a lot of fun visiting Krak Bak Caye! Thank you Elizabeth for this beautiful installation that provided a short vacation for me. And thank you Electric Monday for providing The Sin Quarterly for installations like this one. I learned that you made the great sound and all the graphics on the invites and posters.

Krak Bak Caye by Elizabeth Jewell at The Sim Quarterly will stay open for the public until July 25th.

Landmark to Krak Bak Caye (simquarterly)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Sim%20Quarterly/7/10/1403
flickr group for simquarterly
https://www.flickr.com/groups/thesimquarterly/
Simquarterly Website
https://thesimquarterly.com/
Blogpost on simquarterly.com about Krak Bak Caye
https://thesimquarterly.com/2021/05/05/welcome-to-krak-bak-caye-by-elizabeth-jewell/

Enjoying Bondage May 2021 – Chains and blindfolds at Psi’s realm

One of our favourite places to be in Second Life is Psi’s realm. The sim exists since 2007 and was in direct neighbourhood to Stonehaven, my first place in Second Life where I had a home. I’m very happy, that Psi’s realm still exists – thank you Psi Merlin!
There’s one room, that is for what reason ever the meeting point at Psi’s realm. Monday, May 3rd, I had an inpromptu Enjoying Bondage night there with Flo, Faye (Boy Serenity), Anastasia Serebryakov (shinrakuonji) and Sarah Minotaur (tanyaxfira) (read Dairy 2021 (59) May 3rd/4th At Psi’s realm). And of course I took quite some pictures. One of these pictures is the bas for this month’s Enjoying Bondage series picture.
I added slave Holly from the time when I had stored her at Psi’s realm. Nicely tied up and chained, with restricted view and gag, she got time to get used to the thought of being owned. The picture I selected was taken on April, 22nd.
Further on I added Mistress Jenny and me from a picture that I took at club Domme a Domme on May 4th. Mistress had blindfolded me and was experimenting with the RLV spheres. And finally I added Angelique from a picture with me that I took on May 1st at Heavy Bondage Club.

Enjoying Bondage May 2021 – Chains and blindfolds at Psi’s realm: (from left to right: Mistress Jenny, Angelique, Diomita, Anastasia Serebryakov (shinrakuonji) (on the floor), Flo, Diomita, Faye, Sarah Minotaur (tanyaxfira) and slave Holly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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