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

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

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

Gem Preiz’ Demiurge – opened until End of June 2018

Lullaby by Cica Ghost – overview and Cica’s snail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impressions of Meadow Rose (2) – beautiful views

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simploring 2019 (2) Maison de L’amitié

Simploring 2019 (2) Maison de L’amitié

Inspired by several entries and pictures on scoop.it SL Destinations I decided to visit Maison de L’amitié. I had visited Maison de L’amitié in April 2017 the last time (read Simploring 2017 (28) Maison de L’amitié). It was during Spring and it was a complete different sim at that time. Maison de L’amitié is a homestead owned by Corina Wonder. Maison de L’amitié is French and translates to house of friendship.

La Maison de L’amitié – overview

As often I started my visit with a bird’s eye view of the sim. Formed like the letter “U”, the layout is quite unusal. One part of the “U” is connected to the surrounding mountains, the other part faces the sea and inbetween is a fjord with steep rocks. What looks a bit strange fom the bird’s eye view is very smart when you’re on the ground. From there the simsurround fits perfect and provides a pure and natural impression of Winter in the mountains.

La Maison de L’amitié – the ice Skating area

The landing is in the Northwest close to a ice skating area, with a snowman in the center and some deers laying on the ice. There’s an gazebo nearby and the view from the gazebo over the water is really nice. Along the whole West coast is a promenade. It is illuminated with laterns and again you can see some deers. The only house on the West coast is decorated for the season. The promenade leads to the South cap of Maison de L’amitié from where you can see the lighthouse. A truck with Christmas trees is stuck in a snowdrift right at the South cap.

La Maison de L’amitié – along the West coast

La Maison de L’amitié – the South cap

If you follow the road you get to the fjord. Along the road are several places to sit and enjoy. In the fjord you can watch birds and seals. And at the end of the fjord is a waterfall, but you can’t go there on foot as the road ends at another house with a fantasic view over the fjord. The house is decorated for the season as well and I had a look inside – and no surprise the living room is decoarted as well and looks really cosy.

La Maison de L’amitié – the fjord house

I continued my simploring tour and climbed up to the high plateau of Maison de L’amitié. In the South is a hut and one single gondola, maybe a leftover from an old gondola lift. The hut itself is empty but close to it is a nice campfire under a natural roof with a log to sit.

La Maison de L’amitié – the fjord and the high plateau

Maison de L’amitié is a dream with a really picturesque Winter atmosphere. Exploring it is fun and there’re enough spots to sit and enjoy. I liked in particular the way how it melts into the sim surrounding, just perfect. Thank you Corina Wonder for sharing the Winter world with the public. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Maison de L’amitié
Flickr page of Maison de L’amitié

Simploring 2017 (28) Maison de L’amitié

Saturday, April 8th, I went on a simploring tour. I decided to visit Maison de L’amitié, a homestead sim owned by Corina Wonder – a place made with love how she writes herself about it. Maison de L’amitié is French and translates to house of friendship. I once again followed Inara Pey’s blog “Maison de L’amitié in Second Life”, where you can find a detailed description.
Maison de L’amitié looks like a Mediterranean island, it is a picturesque little harbour village with a large beach and with a lot to discover.
You land on the street between the fishing harbour and the village. I went along the street to explore the big mansion with the surounding park first. The park is small but has all what you’d expect from a park, including a fountain. I went into the mansion, on the ground level is a registration desk, a room with a piano, an office and a room with  fireplace, suite and a harp. On the first floor there are 2 rooms for ballet lessons and a locker room. So I conclude that the mansion is used as a music and ballet school.
The village is really picturesque and  offers many lovely views. I visited the book store and the fruit shop. I really loved the board at the fruit shop “Peace – Love – Juice”. Firstly you can’t buy peace or love and secondly you could find a slippery meaning of it. Exploring the village I came to the site of the broken Lighthouse, something I never saw in Second Life nor in reality. And as you would expect from a little Mediterrean village, there seems to be enough money for building another new lighthouse but there’s no money nor time nor necessity to remove the ruins of the old lighthouse.
Last but not least I took a walk along the beach. There are a lot of places to sit and cuddle and to dream. Near the new lighthouse is a nude beach, yet I could resist to have a nude sun bath, although it was tempting.I enjoyed this short vacation, this visit and the impressions. Thank you Corina Wonder for providing this sim to all of us. I strongly recommend to visit it.
Landmark to Maison de L’amitié
There’s a flickr page for pictures of Maison de L’amitié
Inara Pey’s bog entry about Maison de L’amitié