Simploring 2021 (10) Chateau de la Marliere

For my simploring tour on Saturday morning, February 6th, I picked Chateau de la Marliere from scoop.it SL Destinations. The entry led to a blogpost with just a few pictures that really looked nice. What tempted me in addition was, that there wasn’t any other post about Chateau de la Marliere so far.

Chateau de la Marliere is built on a half full, moderate region. It is owned by Antoine De La Marlière (stillgames). The place profile is short, yet inviting “French Chateau open to the public, relax, take a photo and simply enjoy the view

Chateau de la Marliere – bird eye view and orientation map

After landing I zoomed out first to get an overview. The place is nicely seperated from the neighbor plots. I had difficulties to make a bird eye view picture as right above the chateau itself was a large platform filled with stuff and plants. For the picture I had to derender about 50 objects. But it worked.

Impressions of Chateau de la Marliere (1) – the chateau

I went exploring the chateau itself first in- and outside. It is fully furnished yet you can see that Antoine is still working, some items are not placed yet, a box with textures is rezzed on the ground, some stuff is still without texture. But I got an impression of how it will look when finished – luxurious with a lot of antique furniture and old pictures on the walls.
You can also see that the chateau shall be inhabited and is not just a museum. There’s a satellite saucer on the roof, a video surveillance cam at the entrance – the private home of a wealthy French family.

Impressions of Chateau de la Marliere (2) – around the chateau

Antoine loves gardening and again, he’s not finished yet with building the park, but the layout is made and the buildings have been placed: A glass dome, a gazebo, a stall with horses and a beach hut. There are trails and benches to sit and enjoy. You can literally smell history at Chateau de la Marliere.

Impressions of Chateau de la Marliere (3) – glass dome and gazebo

The terrace in front of the Chateau de la Marliere is also another living area during Summer. I liked in particular the man reading the newspaper at the coffee table. And of course, there are birds and other animals besides a lot of flowers.
For what reason ever I experienced a lot of lag during my visit and even reducing drawing distance below 100m didn’t really help. I assume that it was either a SL malfunction or that too may scripts were running.

Impressions of Chateau de la Marliere (4) – stall, beach hut and other

Chateau de la Marliere is a romantic place that offers nice backgrounds for pictures, at least once the building platform is gone. I appreciated that Antoine De La Marlière (stillgames) opened his place to the public although it seems to be a private place and wasn’t built to showcase anything. Thank you Antoine!

Landmark to Chateau de la Marliere
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Southport%20Shore/89/220/24
Antoine De La Marlière (stillgames)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/186639847@N05/

Diary 2021 (19) February 7th/8th – On a shorter leash

Sunday afternoon, February 7th, I spend two hours with Mistress. I was at club Domme a Domme, when Mistress came inworld and she came to the club. We spent a bit of time there, then Mistress took me to DHB. I had to get the demo versions of several armbinders and then had to show them to her at our loft skybox. We returned to DHB and Mistress instructed me to get the armbinder that she selected (the body and armbinder set) and foot braces – she called it her early rezz day present.

We returned to the loft skybox and I had to wear the new gear and Mistress locked it. I should mention, that though I like the design of DHB gear, I dislike their complex and user unfriendly scripts, hence I was not that happy about it. And I don’t really like the foot braces either. But Mistress likes it and that’s what is important.
Mistress Jenny took me back to club Domme a Domme and we spent another half hour there. Mistress had some IM’s, also regarding me. I just decorated her well.

February 7th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at home

Before Mistress and I had to log off for dinner, Mistress made me lick her again, making sure that my addicition level doesn’t drop. And yes that was a feast for me.

At night we had a skipee with Flo first. She had had a busy Sunday and hadn’t found the time to present herself in a new restrictive outfit. As Mistress excused it what else could I do but agree myself? Hence tieing up Flo was postponed. The game went quite quick, first Mistress had good cards, then I had good cards and in the end I won it way to clearly – closer games are more fun.
We went to Heavy Bondage Club with Flo and studied the silent crowd until Faye (Boy Serenity) came inworld. I had plans for Faye and she knew it. As soon as she joined us I began to tie her up with an armbinder, ankle cuffs with lock on her ballet boots and a ballgag – easy and very effective.

February 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Heavy Bondage Club with Flo and Faye

When I was done and Mistress and I were satisfied with the result, we took Flo and Faye to Carnal Intentions for the rest of the night. There was not that much going on but we had us to talk with each other and I enjoyed Faye being tied up … and I intended to tighten her restrictions the next days.

February 7th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and Faye

Monday, February 8th, I went online in the later morning acutally to look after messages. To my surprise Mistress Jenny was present and after I reported in to her she summoned me to club Domme a Domme. Mistress was up for trouble as it seems. She was wearing a lockable corset with straps, really yummy! Unfortunately I’m not allowed to touch any gear of hers without her permission *sighs*. We stayex about 20 minutes, then we both had to tend to our RL again.

In the afternoon I changed into the foot braces and the body armbinder as instructed by Mistress Jenny. First thing she made when she came inworld was locking the braces and the body. Then we went to Puerto Esclava.
Faye came inworld and reported in to both of us. She experienced some issues, restrictions that I hadn’t planned to set – obivously caused by a crash with roll back. Mistress summoned Faye to us and we solved her problem. Actually, Faye didn’t stay unrestricted ofr long. After she had knelt at our feet for about 20 minutes I made her stand up and tied her arms with the armbinder again and I gagged her, then we moved on to Carnal Intentions.

February 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Puerto Esclava and at Carnal Intentions with Faye

We had a few private chats at Carnal Intentions and I teased Faye a bit until we had to leave for dinner. This time I leashed Faye at the club, thus I would know where to find her later.

At night Mistress and I went seeing FLo first, she was wearing the DHB armbindeer suit with the wheels, set it didn’t work properly. Ann came by and watched as we tried to figure out the problem. I asked Ann if there’s a re-delivery service at DHB and she confirmed that. We went there and Flo got a redelivery. She continued having issues and finally wore another straightjacket instead. While Flo was dealing with her issues Ann playfully demonstrated a “spider” add-on, that allows her to walk up walls and ceilings like a spider – funny (I made no picture though).
We continued our night with a skipee first.

February 8th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Ann and Flo at home, with Faye and Ashe (Ashelia Difference) at Carnal Intentions, dancing at home

The game as close and fun that night, Mistress won it in the end. We went to Mesmerize Dungeon and due to SL magic I could summon Faye to us (although she was leashed at Carnal Intentions. I added the nipple clamps and began to restrict her tighter. Flo went off to bed at flotime and Mistress and I went to Carnal Intentions with Faye. We had fun there teasing Faye, and Ashe (Ashelia Difference) joined us adding to the tease. I couldn’t refrain from locking Ashe (on timers, I’m not always that mean). It was already after midnight when we left the club and went home. Mistress and I had a dance on the rooftop of our skybox before we went to bed ourselves.

Simploring 2021 (9) Cravone City

I scrolled through scoop.it SL Destinations and came across Cravone City. The published picture of a big city caught my attention immediately. The entry led to a post from Maddy Gynoid “Simtipp: Cravone City” (in German) which I read before visiting.

Cravone City is built on a full moderate region, that is owned by a group, the Cravone Land group. The group founder is november grant-craven (November Sorbet). Cravone City was designed by Paradox (Paradox Ivory), who also created “Tokyo Street and Umi” (read here) and just lately “The Apartments” (read here).
Cravone City features quite some shops: Bad Unicorn, Scotch, Chuck Size, Resilience, Rossi, Animosity, Radix, HEVO, Shybird.

Cravone City: Bird eye view and orientation map

Zooming out you can see the concept of Cravone City: Syscrapers surround the sim, inside are just a few blocks on two to three different levels that are connected by stairs and streets. No matter where you are, you always see skyscrapers. The landing is at a train station, a train is just passing by. I haven’t seen before an endless train coming from and leaving into a tunnel in Second Life. That’s a great idea to liven up the scenery.

Impressions of Cravone City (1): Landing at the train station / the skating park

The town has a lot to offer beside all the stores. I first explored the area around the train station. Right next to it is a skating park with a shop for skaters nearby. I walked around the corner of the skater shop and … came to the red light district of Cravone City. I thought to myself – Why do I get here first?? Maybe because I was too lazy to change and didn’t wear my simploring clothes? Anyway, Cravone City has its own red light district. Close by is also a tattoo shop.

Impressions of Cravone City (2): Red light district / Row houses

I left the district and entered the next block. On both sides of the quite steep street are nice row houses with small balconies and fire escape stairs. These small row houses look like being protected landmarks from another century. And there are even a few rooms furnished inside. Have a look!

I continued my simploring tour and saw a nice tram, several shops, an Irish style pub “The Golden”, the Regent Hotel and a pizzeria. Everything fits together, seems as if it growed naturally over decades, new and old houses, modern and classic architecture, the old tram, the Irish pub and a modern sports car.

Impressions of Cravone City (3): Irish pub “The Golden” / the tram / Regent Hotel / Bad Unicorn shp and pizzeria

In a seperate part of the city is another shopping center with two anchor stores “Animosity” and “Hevo”. You reach it walking up stairs through garden terraces. Paradox added quite some green to the city. At this shopping mall is a nice hidden café where I took a break. Then I continued my tour and had a look into the billard bar.

Impressions of Cravone City (4): Shopping mall and café / Billard bar

From the bird eye view I had noticed a roof terrace with a pool. This part was also highlighted in Maddy’s blogpost. I tried to get up the roof but I didn’t find any way up. Hence I had to take advantage of SL’s features and used far sitting to get up. The roof terrace is a nice oasis admist this busy urban city. It is for sure an extraordinairy event location and I spoiled myelf with another break there. At least I was dressed accordingly for this place *winks*

Impressions of Cravone City (5): The roof terrace

Cravone City offers a lot of great backgrounds for pictures and there’s so much to discover, many little details be it some NPC’s (static non-player characters), the big bill boards, art on the walls of the houses, advertisements, small food stores and several more cafés – or the bakery with Paris baguettes next to the hotel. For sure I missed some furnished places and I also haven’t yet strolled through the stores.

Impressions of Cravone City (6)

Thank you Paradox (Paradox Ivory) for building Cravone City, thank you november grant-craven (November Sorbet) and who ever else is involved in this project. I do hope that the stores have enough inworld traffic so that Cravone City will stay available. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Cravone City
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cravone/41/85/29
flickr group for Cravone City
http://www.flickr.com/groups/14747982@N20
Maddy Gynoid’s blogpost “Simtipp: Cravone City”
https://echtvirtuell.blogspot.com/2021/01/simtipp-cravone-city.html

Diary 2021 (18) February 5th/6th Wearing the slave collar again

I spent a nice hour with Mistress Jenny on Friday, February 5th, at club Domme a Domme. We chatted and looked at people, rad profiles and Faye found us and knelt by our feet. I teased her a bit by telling her would tie her up soon again and asked her to get the ballet ankle boots from D’Evil for it. Mistress was not inworld at night for our party, but she helped me finding a nice theme: “It’s Friday and it’s February already. Spring is getting closer. The daffodils are due to sprout, with green leaves and yellow blossoms ….. Lets welcome the Spring and wear something in green and/or yellow or come as you are.”

February 5th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme with Faye

At night I was inworld early as I had an appointment for a photoshooting. But as so often in SL, appointments fail. That way I had time to change for the party and to unlock Flo so that she could change too. Then I tended to my RL for a bit before I returned inworld for the party.

February 5th – Friday night party: Diomita, Flo, Ebony, Faye, Dio & Faye, Dio & Faye, Baroness Capelo, Claven Albatros (upper row), Ann, Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Talos, Zarra Fluffpaw, Claire (maddh4tt3r), Virgo , Virgo topless (lower row)

I made a simploring tour Saturday late morning and talked with Kitty while exploring. At the very end of my tour I summoned Kitty to me for a hug. In the afternoon I met with Mistress and I sense already what was going to happen. Mistress had announced to take me on a shorter leash when she’s fully back from her RL obligations. We went to club Domme a Domme and to Puerto Esclava and although both of us were wearung our cuffs and keys out, I meant to sense that something was going to happen. Then while we were at Puerto Esclava, Mistress locked my wrist cuffs behind my back and ordered me to go home to our skybox. I knelt there, feeling the chains and my helplessness. Without further ado Mistress unlocked my sub collar and exchanged it with the thick slave collar. I struggled after I had quite some freedom and leeway for almost 3 weeks, but Mistress can and she does how she sees fit.

February 6th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, Puerto Esclava and at home

She took her pants off and went to her queen seat and allowed me to lick her. It flet different with my hands tied, the slave collar and Mistress clear orders. Yet I was quickly overwhelmed by her taste and scent and licked her to get what I needed badly as my fix. After I had cleaned her, Mistress took me to the new chair that I had gifted to her a few days before. She locked me behind of it, restricted my ability to have private chats and left for dinner – and I left also.

At night, Mistress kept me leash and kneeling when we went down from our skybox to see Angelique. Mistress muted me and then caught up with Angelique, yet Angelique hadn’t much to report as she had been busy with her RL during the week. When Flo came inworld, Mistress released my restrictions and we had a skipee as teams with Angelique and Flo first.

February 6th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique, Faye, Flo, and slave Irene

We went to Carnal Intentions that night and stayed there until far after midnight. Faye (Boy Serenity) and Irene (Adlerirene) joined us there. We just chatted between us and watched a bit what was going on. I struggled with the slave collar and wasn’t really up to boss Flo, Faye or Irene around, I need to get used to it again.

Art in Second Life (18) The Carbone Gallery

After my visits of “American Shot” by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (read part I here and part II here) I got in contact to Milena Carbone (mylena1992). She invited me to see her gallery “The Carbone Gallery” and invited me to her gallery group.
Actually Milena has not just one own gallery, she also has an affiliate at Noir’Wen City, the city that develops more and more to a colony of artists. I visited The Carbone Gallery at Noir’Wen City first and published my review about it about a week ago (read here).

I visited Milena’s main gallery, The Carbone Gallery, on January 25th after it had just been refurbished. The landing is in a large skybox without any roof. Here you find at one wall Milena’s biography and opposed to it a wall with group gifts. Milena adds one group gift (one picture) per month: “They are unique pictures, created from exhibtion work and researches. They arise from my heart, and are made with love.
At a third wall you find an overview about Milena’s current exhibtions and projects at other places in Second Life, her current exhibtions at The Carbone Gallery at Noir’Wen City and her current exhitbions at The Carbone Gallery. At the time of my visit there were two exhibtions: “Twins” by Milena Carbone and “The privilege af aging” by Harbor Galaxy.

I visited “Twins” first. Twins is a series of eight pictures composed with four models and two pictures per model. Twins have always been the subject of many myths, artists and symbolic representations. The exhibtion “Twins” expresses four mythical aspects of twinship. These aspects are:
– The Opposite: One turns her head to the past, the other to the future. Twins try to do exactly the opposite of their twin.
– Replication: What will make twins happy are the tiny differences
– Identity: The seek identity for themselves, their rivalry occupies their whole mind
– The Fusion: There’s always their love for eachother
Melina wrote texts about these mythical aspects. These texts accompany the pictures and with this backgrounds the pictures develop even more strength. I spent quite a while at “Twins”.

“Twins” by Milena Carbone at The Carbone Gallery

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story. Milena is a story teller with pictures and words. Find about more about Milena at the wall with her biography.

“The privilege af aging” is an exhibtion of pictures by Harbor Galaxy. It is a meditation of aging. Habor Galaxy says: “I’ve been playing with my older avatar for quite a few years now. She is a contrast to the illusion of perfection that we see so frequently in Second Life and to be honest she is a mirror to who I am at this stage of my life.
Milena created the set-up and how the pictures are showcased. Each picture is presented in a seperate box. If you like you can sit in front of the box, are just look into the box and zoom in. The pictures themselves are quite small. And yes, you will rarely see avatars in Second Life (or in any other virtual environment) that are old. As opposed to, we tend to make our avatars yound and beautiful. As a result, pictures of avatars who look old are quite rare. I have seen quite a lot pictures of older people in RL where the faces tell a story, are intriguing and of a particular beauty. Why are the pictures that small? I have a simple answer to that myself. Older people don’t like pictures of themselves that show all details and every wrinkle. From that point of you, it fits that the pictures are small.

“The privilege af aging” by Harbor Galaxy at The Carbone Gallery

I just recently reported about “Figure and Form” by Harbor Galaxy at DixMix Gallery (read here). Harbor is in Second Life for 12 years. She has a flickr page where I found a short description about her: “Just a pixel dolly exploring my creative side in SL. I don’t generally talk too much about my process primarily because it frequently seems kind of like a happy accident but in my work, I attempt to merge photography and digital painting. I take pictures using screen shots and then edit and manipulate the images in GIMP; frequently using distortion and color to invoke an emotional response from viewer.

I enjoyed my visit to The Carbone Gallery and I’m pretty sure that it won’t be my last visit and that I will see a lot more of Milena Carbone’s art in the nearer future. Thank you, Milena.

Landmark to The Carbone Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woiler/172/158/3316
Landmark to The Carbone Gallery @ Noir’Wen City
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/243/203/32
Milena Carbone’s Flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/milenacarbone/
Milena Carbone’s writing (blog)
https://medium.com/@539568
Harbor Galaxy Flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/people/harborgalaxy/

Simploring 2021 (8) Dya’s little Jordan

On Monday, February 1st, Dya (Dya OHare) contacted me and invited me to see her newest installation called Dya’s little Jordan. As the name already gives away, Dya takes the visitor to the Jordan this time. In 2020 I had seen Dya’s Abandoned Vacation Spot (read here), Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (read here) and Dya’s Southern Twilight (read here). No doubt, I wanted to visit. Dya told me that for visiting you need to be member of her group this time. She had experienced attacks from griefers and haters, hence she decided to restrict access. I can fully understand her motivation, in particular as the moderate homestead is also Dya’s home. You can join the group (the group name is Velvet Soul) by visiting Dya OHare’s profile, the fee is 300 L$. To mention it right here – it is worth the money! And in this day and age where we can’t travel, 300 L$ is a real bargain to get away from it all and to immerse into another world for a few hours!
With the group membership you can even set your home at Dya’s little Jordan, you can rezz your own vehicle to explore the sim or hang around. Max. 45 prims per person are allowed – please don’t rezz huge backgrounds or buildings.

I have never been to Arabia. What a great opportunity to travel there in Second Life at least!

Dya’s little Jordan – Bird eye view and orientation map

As usual I first zoomed out to get an overview over Dya’s little Jordan. The sim is surrounded by sandstone and granite rock as you can find it in southern Jordan. The landing in on the waterfront right next to a tourist office with some information:
The Hashemite kindgom of Jardan is a peaceful, modern and progressive Arab state in the Middle East. Jordan’s landsacap is largely desert and contains countless ancient historical sites. Some ot them such as the iconic rock city of Petra and the desert Wadi Rum are Unesco World Heritage sites.
5 Hollywood blockbusters were filmed in Jardan: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade (1989), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), The Martian (2015) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2017).
Jordan, with its friendly people, is a very worthwhile destination. Unfortuantely, I can only show a small part of it. Enjoy!:)
Love&Peace Dya OHare

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (1) around the landing point

I started my visit at the waterfront. There are some market stands and next to the tourist information is a stall with a camel – you can sit on it and explore the sim riding! I did try that later. Across the street is a store that sells everything: Water, hats, kitchen paper, shoes, baskets, vases, clothes…., just as you’d expect it on an Arab market, that is called Souk as I learned.

Walking along the promenade I came along a food stand, a coffee shop and a fish restaurant. Dya placed 2 women drinking a coffee on the promende to live up the scene. There are more NPC’s (static non-player characters) spread around the sim. I recommend to have a look into the coffee shop. At least, that’s how I fancy such a shop in Arab to be. Of course, there are also some stands of carpet dealers at the Souk. Exploring the Souk is fun as there are a lot of details to discover.

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (2) At the “Souk”

I went to the lighthouse, the motel and the beach next. At the beach you can sit in the sun or walk on the peer from which’s end you have a nice view on little Jordan. At the end of the peer is a bed with a tent above it, that provides some shadow. The beach houses are modern and offer some luxury. Here the tourists can relax and enjoy. Dya succeeded to give the beach a touch of Arabia.

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (3) The motel, the beach and the beach residences

It is no surprise that the largest building in Dya’s little Jordan is a mosque. Just take of your shoes when you go inside – I did. In front of the mosque is a Jordanian with 3 camels, for sure that’s a great motive for a picture!

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (4) The mosque

But there’s more …
Exploring the back country I came across an oil pump right next to a wind mill – old and new energy next to each other, or renewable engery for an oil pump? I saw a shepard with a flock of sheep blocking the road, a small group of tents (inviting for another break) and the Wadi-Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km to the east of Aqaba. It is the largest wadi in Jordan – well, it is a bit smaller in Second Life and in Dya’s little (!) Jordan *winks*

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (5) Exploring the back country

Almost at the sim boarder you find the renown Petra, a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan.
The area around Petra has been inhabited from as early as 7000 BC, and the Nabataeans might have settled in what would become the capital city of their kingdom, as early as the 4th century BC. However, archaeological work has only discovered evidence of Nabataean presence dating back to the second century BC, by which time Petra had become their capital. The Nabataeans were nomadic Arabs who invested in Petra’s proximity to the trade routes by establishing it as a major regional trading hub.” (source wikipedia)

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (6) Exploring the back country / Petra

Finally I went to Arab village, quite distant from the tourist areas. In the center of the village Dya has placed 3 women in full burkas. Farm animals walk around, the laundry is drying outside, I sensed here I am amoung Jordanians. The houses are by far not as luxurious as the beach residences but offer some comfort inside.

Impressions of Dya’s little Jordan (7) The Arab village / a last view from the peer to the lighthouse and waterfront.

Dya’s little Jordan is another masterpiece. Just after my visit she sent me a message and told me: “I have tried to present Jordan realistically. For example in the city all signs are original signs from Aqaba: Falafel stand, motel, street signs, fish market and supermarket. In Aqaba is also a white mosque. In the desert Wadi Rum are camps where you can stay overnight and from where tours into the desert start. At certain seasons also crocuses grow in the desert. Saffron is obtained from these crocuses. What I didn’t see, when I was there, are the balloons of course, they are just decoration.

I enjoyed my visit, my short vacation in a foreign country, a lot. I learned a tiny little bit about culture and read about Petra, Souk and Wadi Rum, something I wouldn’t have done without my visit to little Jordan. In addition little Jordan offers outstanding backgrounds for taking pictures and camal riding (!).
Thank you for inviting me over Dya!

Landmark to Dya’s little Jordan
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phantos/42/144/28
Dya’s Worlds flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14737487@N22/

Diary 2021 (17) February 3rd/4th Shackle’s Club

After the return and release of Gwendi I was not in the right mood to play in Second Life. Mistress was absent during the day and hence I used some free time to make another simploring tour. That distracted me and was fun.
At night I first was alone with at home with Flo who was cleaning the house when I came inworld. With her hands and arms tied up in her armbinder corset she moves the brush and the duster with the pure power of her will – funny to watch! I updated the family calendar and the family clock (removed Gwendi). Then I played one greedy and one skipee with Flo first. As Mistress didn’t show up we while we played, we went to Carnal Intentions next. slave Zephaney joined us there and knelt quietly and obiently at my feet.

February 3rd: Flo cleaning with the power of her will / Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Zephaney

Finally Mistress came inworld shortly before flotime. We stayed at Carnal Intentions for a while, we both had private chats with Faye and Irene, then we left and went dancing at Runaround Sue’s Hop and finally went to Dark Butterfly. It was a quiet night, just the right for both of us.

February 3rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Zephaney / at Runaround Sue’s Hop / at Dark Butterfly

I met Mistress again on Thursday, February 4th, in the afternoon. We made a tour through the clubs while we caught up with our news and had a few private chats with others. We were at Heavy Bondage Club, at Puerto Esclava and at Dark Butterfly.

February 4th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Heavy Bondage Club, at Puerto Esclava and at Dark Butterfly

We stayed quite long at Dark Butterfly as there were quite some new face and hence new profiles to read for us. One of these profile was from Miss Barbara Minx (barbaraswallows). It contained landmarks to her sim named Wild Things and to her fetish club named “Shackle’s“. Both are female only – men will be ejected. We decided to have a look and went to the fetish club “Shackle’s” first. On the upper floor of this club we found some gear, that we hadn’t seen before and Mistress and I tried it out. Mistress had fun with on chair there. It is made for M/f but some of the poses, in particular the solo poses are nice and unisex. While Mistress was occupied with something else, I got the chair on the marketplace and could gift it to her later at home – although I guess it will be mostly me being tied up on it *sighs and winks*.
Anyway we had fun kinkploring and might go back to this club again.

February 4th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Shackle’s and at home

Back home and after quickly trying out the chair, Mistress made me kiss her bum before she had to leave – she would not be inworld at night.

I had a quiet and relaxed night, that started with a skipee with Flo again. We went to Mesmerize DIngeon and to Carnal Intentions afterwards. At Carnal Intentions we had some enertainment as there was a bit of main chat. Faye came by and joined us there.
After Flo had left for bed, I took Faye to Dark Butterfly where we just talked – a nice and relaxed night 🙂

February 4th: Diomita at Mesmerize Dungeon, Carnal Intentions and Dark Butterfly with Flo and Faye

Art in Second Life 2021 (17) Khaos.Part 1 by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang

On February 17th I visited La Maison d’Aneli where at night a new exhibition was going to be opened: Khaos.Part 1 by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang.

I came across Cherry Manga’s and JadeYu Fhang’s artwork already a few times and reported about them. Last year I saw “Le Déraciné” by JadeYu Fhang in 2020 (read here) and “Endometriosis” by Cherry Manga (read here). And I visited their art and music place ADreNaLin, that they own together.

Khaos.Part 1 at La Maison d’Aneli is really quite choatic, but in a positive sense. It consists of transparent and solid boxes, geometric object and oversized figures. These figures have in common that parts of them are in the state of disolving into small boxes or pieces. This style is very common for both artista. They like to play with the human figure, to change it and to use it for expressing their art. Most of the figures are static – but some are also moving.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (1)

When you walk through the boxes, on the transparent floor, you see all boxes moving and it’s hard to focus your view. You discover more figures within the choatic structure of boxes, and the structure is permanently changing. Don’t forget to switch your sound on, the technical, random sounds fit to this installation.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (2)

I couldn’t make out any specific move, but sometimes when you get close to a figure or step into a hole in the floor (it is transparent), your avatar gets shaken around like a ball, flips up and down, falls into the nothing and gets re-teleported to where the choatic movement began. What I noticed in addition is that you need sufficent time for your visit. The whole installation changes. New figures appear, others vanish. Sometimes there’s a well of small boxes that almost flood parts of the installation, sometimes there’s none. The boxes themselves change, sometimes they are just white, sometimes black, sometimes blac and while and grey.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (3)

New elements appear and dominate the installation… boxes or long poles .. or parts of the installation begin to rotate. You are admist the chaos! It is a really intriguing piece of art – and it is art that you can only experience in a virtual world like Second Life.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (4)

I did not find out a lot about the two artists.
JadeYu Fhang is in Second Life to almost 13 years. For another exhibtion she wrote about herself: “Living in Paris, France, i followed the evening classes in academic drawing at Fine Arts School of Paris and was trained at the Applied Arts School of this city.
After these studies I completely stopped all artistic work. My journey is atypical made of multiple experiences. I returned to artistic work when I was able to get rid of all the academic rigidity that had been taught me.
My experience on Second Life since 12 years allows me to continue and improve my work and extend it to 3D.

Cherry Manga is in Second Life for over 14 years. I couldn’t find anything about Cherry, just that there is an own website where Cherry is characterized as VR-3D Artist (as if I didn’t know that by now *winks*).

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (5)

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 enabling this facinating installation, Aneli. I enjoyed my visit.
Thank you Cherry and JadeYu for your art work.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/65/22
Cherry Manga’s website
https://cherryfrancogrid.wordpress.com/
Cherry Manga’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42983210@N03/
JadeYu Fhang’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jadeyufhang
Landmark to ADreNaLin
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ADRENALINA/34/222/1954

Diary 2021 (16) February 1st/2nd The return and release of Gwendi

Monday, February 1st, was another quiet day for us in SL. I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon and we visited club Domme a Domme, Heavy Bondage Club and Puerto Esclava. Nothing at all happend, just Mistress and me chatting amoung us and a few unsolicited private chats. I even made just one picture (at club Domme a Domme).
My night began very nice as Mistress cared about my addiction and allowed me to lick her. It calmed me and made me feel better. We went shortly to club Domme a Domme again until Flo came inowrld and we returned home for our (almost usual) skipee game with her. Lucy (MissLucyWales) joined us and watched for a while. This time Flo had the best cards and won it. We took Flo and Lucy to Psi’s realm after the game.

February 1st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at Psi’s realm with Flo and slave Lucy

As it was not that much going on at Psi’s realm – although it was full – I had the time to take a few pictures of Mistress and I made a quite good portrait picture of her. Well I think it is good, Mistress looks quite in charge on it, determined and strong-willed.

February 1st: Mistress Jenny Maurer

After Flo and Lucy had left for bed, Mistress and I went to Carnal Intentions shortly, just for a few minutes as Mistress had an early start the next day.

Tuesday, February 2nd, Mistress was not inworld during the day. I took the opportunity to visit a gallery and to make a longer simploring tour. That was fun.
At night, when Mistress came inworld, we played a skipee with Flo first. Ann came by and told us that she has had contact with Gwendi and that Gwendi were going to come inworld that night. As happy as we were that Gwendi is alive and doing well, we were also disappointed and confused that we hadn’t heard anything from her all these months. She had been away for more than 5 months and we hadn’t heard anything at all.
After the game we went to Carnal Intentions with Flo, but I couldn’t really focus, still disappointed and feeling strange. Then Gwendi came inworld and showed up at home. No IM, No hello, No “I missed you”, No sorry, No apology. We stayed at Carnal Intentions until flotime and returned home to bring Flo to bed. Gwendi was there with Ann at the landing point. We went seeing her and said hello. Gwendi told us that she had been seriously sick and had not been in the mood to come inworld until the day before.
I unlocked Gwendi’s collar, her cuffs and chastity belt and we said good night to Gwendi and Ann. Mistress had an early start the next day and it was time for her to go to bed.

February 2nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Flo at Carnal Intentions / Gwendi

Simploring 2021 (7) Valium SL – MARFA

For my simploring tour on Tuesday, January 26th, I picked Valium SL – MARFA from scoop.it SL Destinations. The entry led to an entry of Susann Decuir “Neueröffnung: Valium SL- MARFA (Moderat)” (the post is in German). It attracted my immediate attention because of several issues: Firstly I visited often places created and/or owned by Vally Lavender (Valium Lavender), secondly Fred Hamilton, Lotus Mastroianni and Sofie Janic built the sim, and thirdly the published picture reminded me of “Kun-Tei-Ner”, another place that was built by Fred Hamilton (frecoi) and Lotus Mastroianni (read here).

In addition I visited Marfa, Texas, already in Second Life back in 2017 (read here) and had done some research.
Marfa was founded in the early 1880s as a railroad water stop. The town was named “Marfa” at the suggestion of the wife of a railroad executive. The Marfa Army Airfield served as a training facility for several thousand pilots during World War II. It was closed 1945. Marfa has a population of about 2,000 people, hence it is really small.

Impressions of Marfa, Texas (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa,_Texas)

Today, Marfa is a tourist destination and a major center for Minimalist art. Attractions include Building 98, the Chinati Foundation, artisan shops, historical architecture, a classic Texas town square, modern art installments, art galleries, and the Marfa lights. The city is also 37 miles (60 km) from Prada Marfa, a pop art exhibit, which might be the most photographed and visited site in Marfa. The area around Marfa is known as a cultural center for contemporary artists and artisans. In 1971, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa from New York City. Since Judd’s death in 1994, two foundations have worked to maintain his legacy: the Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation. Every year the Chinati Foundation holds an open house event where artists, collectors, and enthusiasts come from around the world to visit Marfa’s art (Source: wikipedia).

As mentioned above Valium SL – MARFA is built on a full moderate region owned by by Vally Lavender (Valium Lavender). Fred Hamilton, Lotus Mastroiani und Sofie Janic have rebuilt Marfa quite realisitc. You recognize the buildings, the art and the weiredness of this place in Texas, art in the middle of nothing. No wonder that many people visit it nowadays.

Valium SL – MARFA: Bird eye view and orientation map

The landing is admist the town center next to the fire department. If you zoom out, you can see how in the middle of nothing Marfa is located. Close to the landing point is a Motel, a garage and a gas station. And right across the street is one of the largest buildings, the “Empty Chair Gallery”. I visited the gallery first before further exploring Valium SL – MARFA.

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (1): around the landing

In the Empty Chair Gallery Vally showcases pictures that she had collected. All pictures are about empty chairs: “I felt that the ’empty chair’ in most cases created the emotion of being lonely, sad, or waiting, and wanting from the observer. They seemed to ask the same question over again and that is “Do you feel what I am feeling about my empty chair?” And often time the chairs instilled a sense of happiness, knowing perhaps, that soon someone would occupy their empty chair.”
The pictures exhibited right now at the Empty Chair Gallery are from Adam Cayden, Cecilia Nansen, D e F o e, Duna Gant, GlitterPrincess Destiny, Key Monk, Loegan Magic, Powder Grau, Samyi Basevi, Sander Sunborne, Shawn Shakespeare, Sunset Theas and Venicio Armin,

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (2): The Empty Chair Gallery

After visiting the gallery, I first explored the little town. There’s a lot to discover and I didn’t see all. Close to the residential area is a nice flower store and I saw an antiques store, both decorated with love for details. The largest building in town is the countyhouse. It was built fitting the original building in Marfa, Tx.

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (3): countyhouse, flower store, antiques store

In the residential area you find several house, some of them were still empty duing my visit but that might have changed in the meanwhile. Between two houses closer to the town I found a nice little court to sit and enjoy. Also quite close to thre residentail area is Thor’s Café & Bar. I recommend that you have a look inside. The decoration is outstanding. I think these little details make Valium SL – MARFA so particular. For example you find a wardrobe in the form of a cactus.

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (4): Residential area and Thor’s Café & Bar

The visitors and I assume in particular those who visit the Marfa Lights Festial live in a seperate camp in containers, in tents and caravans. In the center of the site is an event area. really amazing is the the gate to the site has exactly the same form and symbol as in real life. The containers did remind me of “Kun-Tei-Ner” (read here). I didn’t have the time to go into every tent or container but they are furnished and I bet there’s also a lot to see. If you get hungry after all what is to see at Valium SL – MARFA you can take a break at the bbq stand right next between the camp and the Lights building.

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (5): containers, tents and caravans and the bbq stand

The “Lights-Building” is another landmark of Marfa, Tx. in RL. It has a pertciluar egg form and daylight just comes through a small gap in the ceiling. The entrance and the exit are built in a waythat avoids any light coming it. Marfa is renown for its art. And you find it spreaded around the town. There’s the renown Prafa store, a care on a concrete box, a large board showing James Dean (I think at least) next to a scaffold in the middle of nothing

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (6): Lights building, Prafa and other art

And finally there is art spread on ranch land, many boxes and cubes made of concrete, iglus, and inbetween grazing cattle, quite weired.

Impressions of Valium SL – MARFA (7): Art and cattle, the railroad

I was impressed of my first visit. Fred Hamilton (frecoi), Lotus Mastroiani, Sofie Janic and Vally Lavender (Valium Lavender) created a really outstanding place. I enjoyrd seeing Marfa, Tx. again. In these days and age where you can only travel virtually it was a feast for me. A big thank you to all who were and are involved in realizing Valium SL – MARFA.

Landmark to Valium SL – MARFA
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ValiumSL/179/131/59
Valium group flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/groups/valium/
Vally Lavender (Valium Lavender)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vally-lavender/
Susann Decuir “Neueröffnung: Valium SL- MARFA (Moderat)”
https://mein-zweites-leben.blogspot.com/2021/01/neueroeffnung-valiumsl-marfa-moderat.html

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